I'm blogging every day in October - check out the main post here!
Let me start by saying I've never been a huge summer fan (give me rain and cold weather any day, all day), but this year, I think I finally fell in love with summer. It was a good summer spent drinking in time and sunshine with my family. For the first time, I put aside my dislike of sunburns, extreme heat and really tried to see the beauty in that season and see the days as lovely gifts from God.
And y'all...it was indeed lovely.
I am SO ready for fall to get here, but this summer I loved June, July, and August -
the bright clothes
shorts (gasp, yes - only in the privacy of my own house, though)
iced everything: iced mochas, iced lattes, iced coffee, iced tea...iced drinks period!
naps...naps are glorious...have I mentioned naps? (My brain almost never lets me slow down enough to take one though...even when I really want to. Sigh)
pink + orange (Kate Spade colors forever and ever)...I once painted my room orange and loved it
seeing the breeze dance on the sunlit leaves outside my window
Mason jars of cold water
Eos lip balms (as usual, I am late to the party)
Target's summer hue gift bags and To-Do lists
fabulous fun and light music
Bath and Body Work's candles
sunglasses in every shade
and I mean every shade.
my ridiculously long hair that seemingly grew overnight.
Iced green tea - I slowly tried to detox my body of coffee, which I'm pretty sure was the only thing running through my veins during the last few weeks of school and finals. I'm loving iced green tea with a bit of sweetener (honey, if I'm making it at home). It hydrates me, but is a bit more fun than regular water. Panera Bread's green tea is the best. Sigh.
(Confession - the green iced tea/coffee detox didn't go so well. Instead, iced lattes or iced coffee with milk have been my go-to's. With flavorings: mint, raspberry mocha, coconut.)
Happy weekend, friends! May your day be bright + happy + filled with some of your favorite things.
What did you love this summer?