Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Essentials

I love Summer time! The warmer weather, the trips to Powell, the icy cold refreshing treats, the NOT having to bundle everybody up just to go outside, the BBQ's, the sound of ice cream trucks driving around the neighborhood, the summer blockbuster movies that come out, all of the yummy fruit that is in season, watching the kids play in the sprinklers, the overall laid back feeling that IS Summer. Well, with all of this cold weather lasting a little bit too long for my liking, & warmer weather finally on the horizon, I give to you my list of Summer Essentials....

Okay, so nothing is more refreshing than taking a summer shower lathered up in
Raspberry Sorbet Shower Gel, smells like summer in a bottle!
I actually use "Faux Tan" by Bare Escentuals year round,
but I really up the ante when summer rolls around, more skin = more Faux Tan.
And then when I go in the ACTUAL sun I lather on some SPF 50, no joke.
The Perfume "Miss Marisa" by Ebba, I wish you could all take
a big wiffarooski through your monitor, you'd smell delightful notes of cassis & cooling mint. Amazing.

A ginormous Straw Hat. Mine is a tiny bit different than this, possibly larger,
if you can possibly deal. I worried at first about wearing it with my pixie haircut, but I'm over it. Love my BIG hat.
Flip Flops galore! I always think that I am going to sport really cute sandals,
& I have a few pair that work their way into rotation, but for the better part of summer, it's a trusty old pair of Flip Flops.
A big fluffy Beach Towel, to wrap up in after taking a dip in the pool,
or knee boarding/wake boarding off the back of the boat.
For some reason I have been obsessed with Aviator Sunglasses lately.
Love their sleek, can't go wrong classic shape.
And no, I actually don't at all feel like
I belong in the movie
"Top Gun" when I am wearing them.

Essie Nail Polish
These are three of my personal top 3 picks for summer, looks great with a tan (faux tan, ahem). And with names like
Lollipop, Shop Till I Drop, and Pink Parka
how can you really go wrong?

Now, c'mon Summer...
please arrive SOON, with lots of Sunshine!


Mikesell Family said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I've been super obsessed with aviator sunglasses too! I bought some a month or two ago and they broke. I haven't bought anymore cause I was hoping the obsession would go away. I've loved the new oils at bath and body too.

Staceroo said...

Okay, so this has nothing to do with this post, but I love how you're a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios. Kate was so excited when she saw those on the screen. She just started screaming at me - "Mom, MOM! LOOK! There's a Cheerio and a Fruit Loop!"

So that led to reading the thoughts on the side. I also like that it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring, because that's where I live. Love ya.

Simply Sorenson said...

I am so excited for summer too!!! Can't wait for the fires in the fire pit roasting smores with our fave neighbors! I also love not having to bundle up to go outside. The only bad thing is the kids are so dirty every night when they come in the house for dinner! Oh well, I am ok with that right now, I just want it to be warm!!!

Lindsey said...

Your family is so cute! Im so glad we are neighbors.

Marilyn said...

I love your blog, it gives me some 'in-sight' into you that I don't see when you are around me. I love all your pictures, they are great. I also love your quotes and sayings, so many of them are very thought-provoking. I'm with you on bringing on the warm weather. I can't wait for Lake Powell with the family...should be great!!