Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favs - Summer Edition

Ya'll it's Friday and I just cannot believe how excited I was to start today so five o'clock could roll around and I could welcome in the weekend. When you have a few short weeks due to Holidays and other days off, that first week back to FIVE freaking days just seems to take FOREVER, right?!

It's Summer, and that usually means people are enjoying the fabulous weather, no school (which also means less traffic for me, yay) and summer vacations. I thought instead of just doing a random round up, though those ARE my favorite things, I would share my favorite things about Summer, specifically.

1. Vacations
Living in Florida, we're #2 on the list of America's 10 Most Popular Summer Vaca Destinations and I couldn't agree more. There is so much to do and if you don't care about rides, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

Now, with the vacation destination status, means we deal with a different kind of traffic but that's one of the prices in paradise.

2. Sunshine!!
June has the longest day of the year and I love the longer days we enjoy during the Summer due to a few things. One, I'm afraid of the dark...I know, I'm thirty and super afraid of the dark. Two, you feel like you have so much time in your day, even if your bed time doesn't change during the Summer.

3. Family, Friends, Grillin' and Chillin'
We've always been the kind of people that grill (and smoke meat) all year. Even in Kansas, with snow on the ground my dad would be out back under the porch with his shorts, boots and coat on grilling out. Want to learn how to grill - check out my post where my dad walked me through how to get the charcoals started without lighter fluid.

4. Fresh Fruit
The price for fresh fruit goes super low when it's in season and I love enjoying it at super low prices. For a lot of people, it's the only time they eat Watermelon, but since I'm allergic that's not me.

5. So You Think You Can Dance!
I have a lot more time on my hands during the Summer, because the only show I watch is SYTYCD. Now, I've only been watching that show for about four years, so I have no idea what I did for TV before that, other than wait impatiently for the Fall shows to return. We also love The Great Food Truck Race, but that's not on right now, so I only kind of include it. Do you have any Summer TV shows you watch?

Honorary Mention - Street Fests!
In Florida we get these what seems like all year, I mean Christmas is still usually around the 70's so we're incredibly blessed BUT I love going to any type of town festival or party during the Spring and Summer months. This was mom and I at just one of many we've been to over the years.

What are some of your favorite things about Summer? What are your plans for the weekend?

Linking up High Five for Friday with Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin, Cup of Tea, and Della Devoted!!! Also found another Heather in blogland that has a Friday favs link up!


  1. I'm so jealous of your proximity to cheap fresh fruit! That was my favorite thing when I lived in California!! Im with you on loving the longer days - sunshine is good for my soul!!

  2. I really love the sunshine too and that the sun is out until at least 8:30 now!!! I miss the beach - a lot!! :( xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Loving these pictures! I think I could put up with the traffic if I woke up to a beach view every day!

  4. I always forget about SYTYCD ... used to watch that show religiously.

    Fresh fruit. THE BEST during summer!

  5. I am LOVING everything on your list. Grilling and chilling and sunshine are the BEST!

  6. Fresh fruit is definitely one of my favorite things about summer! The only summer show we watch is America's Got Talent. Sometimes it's interesting, and other times, not so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. The beach, long days and sunshine are so awesome!!! I could do without 100+ degrees 100+% humidity days but you have to compromise somewhere right? lol I have been enjoying all the fresh fruit too! Have a great weekend!

  8. I try to avoid all talk about SYTYCD while it's on. Living in Australia, spoilers always happen for me because shows air AFTER they air in the US. I love love love that show!!!

  9. I love fresh fruit too this time of year. How can you not?? And I totally agree - street fests and fun events are such a win in the summer. Such fun! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy it after those long 5 days! (It so stinks having the first full week after several short weeks. I completely understand)

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  10. Girl I'm just as afraid of the dark and I doubt that'll ever change :-P

    Love love love summer! All the good things about this time of year is a never ending list!

  11. So many good things in this post! I love summertime too, especially the longer days. I always look forward to better (and cheaper) produce options too!

  12. yes to summer time!!! we've been vacationing in FLA for the past 3 years and we'll likely be doing a cruise from port canaveral. i love FL!

  13. I am almost 30 and still afraid of the dark too.... I hate it... When the power goes out its like my worst nightmare lol!!! But being a Florida girl myself... I love our proximity to the beach and our fresh seasonal fruit!!! Yum!!! Great post!!


  14. I am so jealous of your awesome weather but the traffic is not so fun. I have not grilled much this year I need to fix that ASAP, everything tastes better on the grill. Looking forward to SYTYCD coming back!

  15. Summer ends so fast. I wish it would stay hot and dry here. Too much rain!

  16. You really can't beat sunshine and the beach!! I love sleeping with the windows open and the sun not setting until 9:00!!


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