Tag Archives: Summer

Happy Solstice!

In a lovely bit of irony, thing are wet and dreary here in the Sunshine state on what is supposed to be the longest day of the year. Those of us who have lived in the state more than a few years are just rolling our eyes and shaking our heads. This is so apropos for our capricious little state, but in the spirit of the solstice, I wanted to share my summer bucket list with you guys. There is quite a bit to do as the days start to shorten once again.

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Swim in the ocean
  3. Look for seashells
  4. Buy a watermelon
  5. Have a cookout
  6. Make strawberry short cake
  7. Buy a summer hat
  8. Have a picnic
  9. Wear a sundress
  10. Build a sandcastle
  11. Wear flash tattoos
  12. Take a day trip somewhere new
  13. Eat as much summer produce as possible
  14. Have a summer movie day
  15. Eat a snow cone
  16. Dance in the rain
  17. Make friendship bracelets
  18. Play in a puddle
  19. Buy some over the top sunglasses
  20. Get ice cream from a local shop
  21. Watch fireworks
  22. Build a blanket fort and take a nap in it
  23. Watch the sunset

What’s on your summer bucket list?

Image from here.

Mermaid Wish List

Summer weather and the accompanying beach trips always take me back to when I was younger I wanted to badly to grow up and be a mermaid. I may have falling a bit short of the mark, I mean my hair is barely long enough to necessitate a dinglehopper, I prefer Victoria Secret Bombshells to sea shells and I still haven’t figured out how to breathe underwater. My shortcomings aside I do like to pick up the occasional thematically appropriate item (like the OPI Mermaid to Order polish). In honor of that, I give you my summer mermaid wish list!


  1. Let’s be Mermaids Tank Top
  2. Skinnydip Shell Bag
  3. Too Faced LA Creme Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
  4. Crown & Glory Mermaid Headband
  5. Silver Shell Ring
  6. Julep Polish in Aquarius
  7. Mermaid Tail Tights
  8. Skinnydip Mermaid Tears Box Bag
  9. I’m Really a Mermaid Tank

What is your summer wish list looking like?


They may not be forever, but these gorgeous metallic temporary tats by Flash are completely amazing. I tend to cut back on my accessories during the warmer months and I think this might be the perfect way to add some weightless bling to my wardrobe this summer.

Flash 8 Flash 6 Flash 5 Flash 1 Flash 7 Flash 4 Flash 3 Flash 2


Now if I could decide on which kit to get. All of them seems a bit excessive, plus I don’t want to have to explain buying $100 worth of temporary tattoos to the husband. He is a pretty understanding guy, but I think that might be pushing my luck.

All images from Flash.

Gotta Stay Hydrated

It is stupidly hot here in sunny sunny Florida. The temperature is now regularly hitting the mid to upper 90’s and the humidity make it feel like you’re swimming instead of walking. Unsurprisingly, I have been doing my best to stay hydrated, but drinking glass after glass of water, can be a little boring. So I try to keep a pitcher of  infused(flavored) water in the fridge. Not to brag, but I’ve been doing this for a while and I feel like I have come up with some pretty good combinations. Strawberry, orange and basil, cucumber, mint and blueberry(yeah I’m kind of awesome like that), but then I flipped through my blog feed and saw this post by Alisa Burke….yeah, i’m going to have to up my game.

Water 1 Water 2 Water 3 Water 4



I can tell you that I won’t be making the cilantro water though, no matter how many ways I try using that herb, I just don’t like it. Tastes like soap.


All images from Alisa Burke.

Friday Link Love

Summer 1

It’s that time of the week, the count down to the end of the work day has begun, and I am daydreaming about sleeping in and relaxing. We all know it’s a rare weekend that is all play and no work, but being on your own schedule makes the to-do list a little more bearable, at least for me.

Three easy steps for keeping you toes pretty for sandal season.

Water color striped bunting for your 4th of July celebration.

12 steps for the perfect picnic.

Some gorgeous inspiration for dining alfresco.

I cannot wait to try out this recipe for Cheesy Corn Cakes & Spicy Avocado Salsa.

A quick spruce for your wooden kitchen utensils.

LOVING “Summer Vibe” by WOTE.

These lilac flats from TOM’s are summer essentials and I am a big fan of their One for One policy.

Image from here.