Two Teens And Their Mama: Five Favorite Things About Summer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Five Favorite Things About Summer


My son pointed out today that summer is half over.  Not possible!  But I looked at the calendar, and he's right.  Even though fall is my favorite season, I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet.  Here's why:

--Our annual beach vacation to the Oregon coast.  It's coming soon and I cannot wait.  Lazy days, nothing to do but nap and read, and yummy food.  

--Sandals.  Next to fall boots, I love summer sandals.  There's nothing more comfy than a perfect pair of flip flops on a warm day.  Haute Look has some really cute ones on sale right now.

--Salads.  I wrote last week about how much we're enjoying salad night at my house, especially with all the fresh fruits and veggies available right now. Andrea at Living On Cloud Nine shared a recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad on her blog this week, and I can't wait to try it.



--Warm, sunny weather.  There are two months during the year in which I am not cold.  July and August.  Thank God for July and August.

--The smell of suntan lotion.  It brings back so many great memories and makes me happy.  A few years ago I discovered Beach Body Lotion by Bobbi Brown, and it's my go to summer scent.  It's light and fresh and smells just like a day at the beach.


What's your favorite thing about summer?

21 comments:

  1. Blogging and enjoying evenings with my family.
    Dazzlingzest.blogspot.com

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    1. Summer evenings are wonderful for sure!

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  2. Ugh not the heat that's for sure!
    I've got to try that lotion tho.

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    1. Yes, yes, summer heat is great :). Definitely try the lotion.

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  3. Summer always goes by too quickly. I feel like it just started! I agree with you that suntan lotion smells great, I though I was one of the only people who loved the way it smelled. :)

    Brooke

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    1. I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by. Suntan lotion smell is the best!

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  4. Yay! Another thing in common. I adore the Fall. It's also my favorite season. However, I am getting rather alarmed at how fast summer is zooming by. Almost into August. How did that happen? I hope you are enjoying your holiday. And your mom? What a trooper.

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    1. Thanks Kelly. My mom is pretty tough. She's feeling a little better today.

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  5. Half over - yipes. The last half always goes by most quickly!
    How nice that you still have your Oregon vacation to look forward to though, Lana.

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  6. I love Beach by Bobbi Brown! I have the rollerball and wear it the dark, cold days of winter to remind me of summer!

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    1. I have no idea why I never wear it in the winter - but I will now!

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  7. Favorite thing is swimming after work! Having so much light after I get home, making it feel like the day goes on forever! So sad when I go to work and get home in the dark, no fun!

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    1. I would love to have a pool and swim every evening!

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  8. Mm.. salads. In the summer, I want ice cream and salads a lot. In the winter, it's popcorn and soup. And all of those things all the time!
    We still have three or four mini trips coming up, so there's that. And Scarlet is doing Lego camp!

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    1. What's Lego camp? That sounds like so much fun!

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  9. I love hanging out at the beach with a good book or just paddling around the lake! The smell of suntan lotion is right up there too! I've never smelled the Bobbi Brown Beach and will need to check it out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Definitely check out the lotion - you will love it!

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  10. That strawberry spinach salad looks great! I love salads and will definitely try this one. What I love about summer are the long days. It gets hot here, so I appreciate that it stays lighter later so I can go for a nice walk in the evening when it's cooler outside. I also like summer rains. Not violent storms, but gentle rain. And the smell in the air after it rains. Ahhh!

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  11. Lana... I love Summer... I mean love it... I adore sandals, tank tops, going out without coats... all the beautiful sun, the warmth... and salad after salad... and any berry and fresh fruit in season... I need to live somewhere warmer xox

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  12. I am not a huge fan of summer because I am totally opposite of you. I am always hot, always! We need to change locations! It's hot as well hell here! We had our air go out for two days and I thought I was going to die! I'm getting caught up on my reading today I've had a lot going on and had to take a break for a little while.

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