6.26.2015

Sweet summer time...

Isn't summer just the best? I love it. I adore the pace, the smells, the heat, the clothes, the late nights and sleepy mornings. All of it. Life was just made for summer. We've adapted quickly this year to all things fun-in-the-sun so here are some of my sweet summertime favorites...

Summer Finds...

How adorable is this tea towel from HobLob? They had tons to choose from but I could only use one 40% off coupon at a time. I have plans to go back and get more.


Summer Service...

Holly is leading a great summer of service campaign and we joined the fun this week. Check out how we donated this week and you can also read TONS of great ideas from Holly here



We also joined them one morning this week to make bags for seniors in our community. In under one hour these kiddos (plus some parents) made 360 bags for senior citizens - what a blessing this work will be! You can follow Holly's challenge along on Instagram at #soschallenge2015.


Summer decor...

I am a sucker for a seasonal mantle and Kim did a great post last week about her July 4th mantle (let's discuss her garland and her use of straws (!) ) and inspired me to do the same.  In about 15 minutes I did this with things I had around the house. Now I realize not everyone has all of this stuff laying around, but you'd be surprised by what you do have! 


Summer treats...

We can't get enough of these watermelon popsicles but check out these other fun recipes I posted on the Dish here.  


Summer fun...

Radley had a friend come over last week and it rained non-stop for about 2.5 hours. And they played outside in the COLD rain for about 2 of those hours. Y'all I literally teared up watching them play. Nothing sweeter than watching your kids truly experience joy. 


Summer projects...

Our banquette is coming together and I couldn't possibly love it more. We still need to add hinges, stain the top, paint the bottom, extend the table, and paint the chairs, but look how adorable this is! Ryan has totally outdone himself and I *promise* a step by step(ish) post once it's complete. 

(and go ahead and ignore those wrinkles, mkay?)



Summer style...

I am loving my Shimmering Gold Heart Knot necklace this summer. Cindy and I purchased these together when she was running a bestie sale. Not gonna lie,when it arrived in the mail, I was totally intimidated to wear it - I just didn't think I'd be able to pull it off. But, it has become one of my favorite pieces and looks fantastic with just about anything. It's the perfect summer style piece and is a great conversation starter. I'm a sucker for supporting small business owners and Mary's shop is full of fun finds - each necklace is hand made and just amazing.

Summer {blog} lovin'

I'm pretty pumped to share that Shelly and I are working on an awesome new link-up that celebrates women. We hope that it will be ready by the 2nd week of July, so stay tuned!!    

Linking up with AndreaErika, and Narci


16 comments:

  1. So excited about your new link-up!!! Can't wait to hear more! And, THANK YOU for spreading the word about the Summer of Service! Loved having you guys at the Food Bank this week! Hope you guys have a fabulous day!

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    1. We had a blast! Let's chat about the fire station breakfast on Sunday!

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  2. Love those towels!!! Those watermelon pops are such a great idea, I'll have to try them for our little ones!

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    1. Check out the link to the other post I wrote - I found some coffee ones that I HAVE to try soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Love every single thing about your summer favorites!!

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    1. Happy FRIDAY to you! Because it's a big one!!!

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  4. Send me reminders in the mornings to wear my heart knot necklace...I forget I have it because it is in its bag!

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  5. I cannot wait to hear more about this link up!! Happy weekend :)

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    1. We are so excited!! It's going to be so much fun!

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  6. Love the watermelon Popsicle and would love to join in our your link up! Very nice site and I will follow all of your social media. I found you on the facebook link up!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! The link-up is going to be so fun... we just can't wait! Loved your post today!

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  7. I will definitely be trying those Watermelon popsicles! Yum!

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    1. Seriously so easy! I think I want to add pineapple juice or coconut water instead of plain old water next time.

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  8. I love the necklace you totally know how to pair it up. Thanks for the summer inspiration! Your family is adorable by the way.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! It took me about 2 weeks of owning it before I actually wore it but I now I grab it for everything! :)

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