Summer Love

It is no secret around these parts that my favorite time of year is fall. Mainly because I HATE to be hot. So what the hell am I doing in the south you ask? Well, even though most days are unbearable with humidity at 6,5875,641%, you can’t help but love summer. There are just so many things to do!

Here are my favorite things about summer!

1. Summer dresses – They are so easy and comfy! Just pull one over your head, pair with some cute shoes and maybe a necklace…grab your sunglasses and you are out the door! Plus, no pants!


2. Flip flops! – Flip flops are my favorite shoes ever. I really wish these were a thing all year. How can you not love them?!


3. Going to the beach! – We try to make at least one trip down to the gulf every summer. When we are lucky…we go more! With tons of beaches just 4-5 hours away from here, you can’t not go!

4. Outside patios – I love being able to sit outside at restaurants and bars. Beers seem colder and food just tastes better!


5. Outdoor events and concerts – I love the impromptu fair wheels, carnivals, brewfests, and outdoor concerts and festivals. There are always plenty of these going around!

6. Summer colors – I love bright colors, and bright colors just scream summer!

7. Music – Fun music always comes out for the summer! I posted the top summer songs for the last 25 years here.

8.  Grilling Out – There aren’t very many things I like better than grilled out food! Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, corn….yes please!!!!!


9. Sales! – With Memorial Day, 4th of July, back to school and Labor Day…you can score some really great deals all summer long!


10. Laid back, casual days – There are no major holidays in the summer that take weeks of preparation, most people take vacations during this time, and everyone seems to have a more laid back and casual attitude. You want to sit out on a patio and drink all day? No judgement. Lounge at the pool? Cool beans. Binge watch a TV show? By all means!

What are your favorite things about summer?




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  • Reply Kateri Von Steal July 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    1) Summer Dresses – I’m wearing one right now!
    2) Carnivals and Faires – because ITS SO AWESOME
    3) Sitting outside at restaurants – OH BY THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO W-O-B in 2 weeks (well the aquarium first, but then on the ride home WOB WOB WOB WOB WOB SQUEALS!)
    4) The warm SUN.. Sitting outside and just SOAKING IT IN

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  • Reply bri @ deliciously active July 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Oh yeah! Bright colors, longer days, breezier clothing, and SANDALS. I love the summer. Just wish this thing called work didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment.

  • Reply Ashleigh @ This Life of Mine July 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Yesss, I love love love summer dresses too. Pants in the summer are so annoying. Plus I love to pair my bright flip flops with a cute summer dress!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph July 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    On the whole, I dislike summer. The things I do like:

    1 – going to the beach (although I prefer May or September!)
    2 – flip flops
    3 – soft ice cream, stone fruit, watermelon, grilling
    4 – longer light

  • Reply Brittney July 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Flip flops arent a year long thing…oh because I totally wear mine year round hahahaha

  • Reply brooke lyn July 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    getting drunk on patios for the win!!!

  • Reply Kerry July 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I love being on the beach but on patios even more. Being able to workout outdoors and just feel the sun on my face. I am just not a Winter person.

  • Reply Lidija July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I am such a Fall person too! Hello riding boots and PSL! But I definitely don’t mind the summer dresses, summer concerts, and beach time! And maybe my birthday, HA!

  • Reply Brews and Tunes (DJ Fusion) July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Gotta Love Beer in the summer!!

  • Reply Kate July 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m a total summer girl mostly because I hate being cold. I don’t know why I live in Boston. But yes to the beach, flip flops, dresses… all of it!

  • Reply Kristen July 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Flip flops are amazing. They’re my favorite thing! I have even been known to wear them in the winter during a snow storm. 🙂

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda July 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    hells yes to sales!! i just bought a shit ton from american eagle – their clearance section has an additional 50% off and i bought so many things for only $150; including a chunky sweater for winter for only $15 🙂

  • Reply Laura July 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I spy JT lyrics!! And beer! And the Ferris wheel in ATL!! Agreed with the dress thing— who the hell needs pants anyway?

  • Reply Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix July 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I refuse to wear pants in the summer LOL! Its dresses, skirts, shorts or nothing at all!


  • Reply Duckie July 11, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Ahh summer! Guam is like summer all year long. Except for now. Right now, we’re in the midst of a tropical storm. Crap.

  • Reply karli July 11, 2014 at 2:35 am

    hey gal! i am contacting people that linked up in the last 5 on friday linkup…that has since been put on hold for the summer. well…if you were interested, a friend of mine and i are starting it back up! the first one will be live this friday morning! prepare your post! 🙂 it’s going to be called “oh hey, friday!” it’ll be the exact same rules. write about five anythings. hope to see you there! karli from http://farmerbell.blogspot.com

  • Reply Megan July 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I miss summer and the beaches sooo much! It is freezing cold here in South Africa.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie July 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    agree with 100% of these. yay summer!!!

  • Reply Kari July 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I love all these same exact things about Summer! Summer is my favorite time of year because here on the Gulf Coast it seems we only two seasons Summer & Cold, lol anything below 70 is cold to me though. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kari Scott
    Editor for AlabamaWomenBloggers.com

  • Reply Krystal July 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I love all of these esp summer dresses and flip flops and well of course the beach!

  • Reply Wendy@BlushandBarbells July 13, 2014 at 4:24 am

    sooo not a fan of summer – I hope I get to stay in Mexico City until it’s all over back home…but it’s summer all year round so I’ll just have to move here permanently, I think.

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