Friday, May 28

Embracing Summer

Memorial weekend... the unofficial start of summer

Here's how I plan to embrace summer this weekend:
  • Eating strawberries
  • Playing outside with the kids... maybe even on the new play-set Daddy will be working on
  • Reading "A French Woman for all Seasons," my favorite way to begin each new season
  • Visiting local Farmer Markets
  • Playing in the garden
  • Making fresh lemonade
  • Brewing a batch of homemade Sweet Tea
  • Trying new desserts with seasonal berries, including more strawberries
  • Grilling outside
  • Eating almost every meal outside on the deck
  • Making some patriotic crafts with my daughter
  • A picnic
  • Lounging on a blanket in the grass while reading books, though probably Eric Carle and Dr Seuss
  • Getting out the sunscreen
  • Sleeping in fresh white lavender-scented sheets
  • If it's warm enough, getting out the kiddie pool
  • And eating more strawberries
How are you celebrating the summer kick-off?

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MelissaAggie98 said...

Happy Friday! You have a really great blog here!

I'm your newest follower...if you get a chance could you please follow me too at

Have a great weekend!

beadsandmorebylois said...

MMmm you've made me want to eat strawberries now! p.s following you from New Friend Friday! Hope you have a great weekend, please follow my blog too Thanks x Lois x

Cotton Kiwi said...

Sounds perfect CJ. I shall keep popping back to enjoy your summer virtually. Ours is well and truly over. We have incescant rain and cold to look forward to for the next few months :o( .

Theresa said...

Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. We are planning on going to the parade in town, getting the backyard ready for summer and of course BBQing. I am your newest follower from FMF.

{ to be charmed } said...

Hi CJ,

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for your kind words. I love your blog, it's filled with so many fabulous projects. I had a hard time choosing but I post your DIY Strawberry Barrette Tutorial on my blog.

Thanks for your support!
Cheers ~ Elizabeth

Beth said...

Ooh those strawberries look so good! My strawberries are starting to grow in my backyard and I'm so excited for my June bearing ones!!

New follower from New Friend Friday- please follow me back at a

Happy Friday!!

Heather said...

Wow. You are going to busy. Have fun!!

Anonymous said...

CJ- I just received my Cappuccino machine that I used the gift certificate I had won from your great blog!!!

Thank you so much! I have been wanting to get one for so long as we have lots of overnight guests (2 different sets this past week!). A machine like this is going to be so great and help them feel more pampered in our home!!

I did a little blog entry with the giveaways I won lately (man has God been blessing me!)

I planted some strawberries and am hoping that mine taste and look as good as yours do!!

bee blessed- you sure blessed me!


Blommi said...

We will be celebrating my daughter's 3rd birthday this weekend :)

Now following your lovely blog, from new Friend Friday.

doulanana said...

I just love your blog! I am visiting you from New Friend Friday from the Girl Creative. I hope you get a chance to drop by and visit and follow me too!

Laura said...

Wow what a great weekend!!

Laura @ along for the ride

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