I’m a Florida girl who’s spent almost her whole adult life in the tropics. What can I say? I love summer and long days and heat and beaches! So, it just seems right to share some of my favorite summer stuff!
But first, I thought I’d kick off with Olaf’s song, “Summer.” Just imagine me singing along.
“When life gets rough I like to hold on to my dream of relaxing in the summer sun just lettin’ off steam!”
I can’t help but compare this current season to where I was last year at this time. Undoubtedly, my number one most favorite summer thing is breathing in fresh air whenever and wherever I want to!
One year today, I was experiencing my first day back in the United States after a 28-hour plane trip from Manila where I had spent the prior three months in my apartment with only a window’s view to the outside world.
Today, I walk and live each day with a greater appreciation of the very air I breathe!
Ok, I admit I may be late to the party, but I have just discovered the wonder of cauliflower rice! I’ve been trying to find ways to cut some carbs out of my daily menus. Cauliflower rice allows me to make several of my favorite things without the huge carb load…whoop, whoop.
Better yet, I’ve discovered microwavable rice that can be stored in your normal pantry without refrigeration. I’ve included the Amazon link here, but you can find a much better deal at Sam’s club.
Here are a few great recipes to add to your summer menu.
Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
Brocolli Cauliflower Casserole
This girl absolutely loves espadrille sandals and I literally have them in all kinds of styles and colors. The espadrille sandal is a combination of cuteness, style and comfort all squished into one glorious shoe.
I like to store my dark chocolate pretzel crisps in the freezer. This cool, crunchy snack is perfect for long summer evenings…crisp, cool, chocolatey goodness…who could ask for more in a snack? But I do leave you with one word of caution…do not eat these straight out of the bag! Pay attention to the nutritional label on the back and pull out the amount you intend to eat before you take your first bite.
Your nails are the perfect place to show off the fresh colors of summer. Colorstreet nail polish strips come in all kinds of fun colors and styles that don’t require constant upkeep. Shoot me a message if you would like to learn more about them.
It just feels like I have more time in summer; time to go outside for a walk after dinner or to sit and chat in the back yard as the sun slowly fades on the horizon. Thank you God for long summer days that draw my attention to the verdant beauty of nature!
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Yep, I love summer and all my favorite summer stuff! I hope you are carving out a little time each day to enjoy it while the sun is still high in the sky.
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