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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I ❤️ summer and more favorite things

Don't you just love summer?! No schedules, staying up late and sleeping in, eating whenever and whatever, watermelon and watermelon slushies, Malibu Rum, reading, the beach and the lake, produce stands, and just hanging with your people. Ahhh yeah! We aren't taking a vacay this year because of the whole house purchase thing, so I'm trying to soak in all of the summer things. I'm a little sad it's going by so quickly! There are so many books still to read and so much grilling to do and chips and salsa to eat and so many pounds to shed!

So, this summer I have found quite a few new favorites! They include, but aren't limited to...

This candle! I bought it today from an awesome little shop not far from me, Altar'd Market (@altardmarket on Instagram.) You know coconut and lime are two of my varrry favorite things, and now I can smell both of them at the same time! It smells delicious!

Golf! Who knew I would like it so much?! Well, I like being on the green with a breeze blowing and no kids threatening to kill each other anyway. I really have enjoyed my first two lessons though. I'm getting prepared for the Stoerner Family and Friends Golf Tournament August 13th benefitting Emma's Hugs. I'm excited! If you live nearby, visit for more details and registration information. I would absolutely love to see you there! In case you don't know what Emma's Hugs is, you can find out all about it at or click the link on the sidebar.

Bluetooth. Technology (when it works) is a beautiful thing. I love having bluetooth in my car so I can connect and listen to my favorite podcasts or Pandora. And I love connecting my phone to our JBL or Bose speaker and hearing some good tunes while I cook or chill on the couch or the back porch. It's just so great!

Zumba! I used to love going to the gym and getting my groove on at Zumba. For one reason or another I haven't been able to shake my booty to the Latin tunes in quite a while. The past couple of weeks I have been able to catch my sweet friend, Jessica's class. I love her! Hope I can keep it up when we return to school and work and the craziness of soccer and dance, etcetera, etcetera. It's so much more fun sweating my back side off doing Zumba than anything else.

Downton Abbey. I've almost completed the last season. I really like historical fiction, and this series has been so interesting. I love the costumes and learning about how society was way back when and the changes it saw through the years. I hate to see it come to an end. I guess all good things do. 

Getting my eyebrows waxed and tinted. I rarely get haircuts and only make it to the salon to get my brows done every couple of months, but I love it so much. I get to lay on the esthetician's warm, cushy table and close my eyes. They usually have soothing music playing and there are never any kids screaming at each other. It's wonderful! Today, as I waited, I relaxed in the waiting lounge with a warm wrap around my neck and sipped on lemon water and a glass of vino. Ahhhh! My own mini summer vacation minutes from the house. 

Well, that is about all I can think of right now. I hope you're summer is shaping up to be everything you dreamed it would be and more! What have you been doing? 

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