Summertime is here! Time to drink coffee and catch up and dish about summer things!
Good glassware - It’s really one of the most underestimated luxuries in life to have the perfect glass for your drink, and here is one in our collection that has quickly made its way to MVP status. It’s the glass for summer iced tea and iced coffee. Plus, also one I’ve been reaching for as a vase!
Snail mail - I’ve been doing more handwritten notes and cards lately, and am always referring to this fun book that Josh bought on our honeymoon. It has a section on everything from greetings to paper selection and will get you all fired up about old fashioned correspondence.
Getting on the peloton bandwagon - Kind of! You can get the app for $13/month and they have lots of low/no equipment work outs. So I can do classes on my TV in the comfort of my own home whenever I can fit it in. Way cheaper than a gym and I especially like that they have a mix of lengths of workouts so I don’t fall into the trap of thinking, I don’t have 45 minutes to spare, so I can’t do anything.
A recipe tin - Got this cute recipe tin and it feels so good to have a collection of handwritten, tried-and-true recipes all in one location.
Watermelon, all summer - Because watermelon season is once again upon us, I need to tell you that I have a newfound love for cutting watermelon stick-style. It’s easier to cut and easier to eat!
Also, a helpful diagram when selecting a melon that has not failed me yet.
Container gardening - So one thing that has always made me shy away from container gardening is thinking that containers were like $80 each. Not true! These planters are a high-quality, low-cost, well-designed item from Target that I bought and planted stuff in so… I guess I’m a gardener now?!
Kitchen shortcuts - Have been wanting a mini food processor for no less than 4 years and when I saw this tall drink of water - er - I mean, this mini food chopper for $20, I made the plunge. Now I want to know how I ever lived without it? It’s perfect for sauces and salsas, mincing everything from peanuts to onions, and was in heavy use for a while pureeing baby foods. So much easier than dirtying the full food processor!
Summer foods! - So excited for all summer cookouts and summer produce! On my list of things to eat regularly this summer are:
- Homemade vanilla sweet cream in this easy DIY cold brew.
- Grilled Mexican street corn salad
- Loaf pan fudgsicles
- Shake up lemonade - state fair style!
- Roasted tomato soup with lots of fresh summer tomatoes.
- Grazing platters outside all summer!
- S’mores with homemade marshmallows. The best!
It's feeling like we're all teed up for the best summer yet... Happy summer!