Also a big thanks to Diann for featuring my "new" table at her Nifty Thrifty Things party.
Ok. I'm not gonna lie. Summer is my least favorite time of the year. I know, i can see you all pressing the unfollow button as i sit here and tell you i won't be decorating with shells or other sea life. I think it stems from a childhood spent going to day camps, then working outside at camps, then post degree still working outside at camps. Nothing against those places, but I'm just a girl who loves her air conditioning. However, summer inspiration link parties are abounding, and i can't put off its inevitable arrival, so let's remind ourselves about the good points of summer with pictures from my old school favorite. Since i need some convincing...
Summer-the only time i really get a craving for ice cream. A cone of soft serve or mint chocolate chip on a warm day? Refreshing.
Out door concerts and festivals. Best when free, of course.
No denying the gorgeousness of fireworks for the fourth. I love feeling that pop pop pop thump thump in my chest during a killer finale.
Fire up that grill!
Get those fruity drinks a flowin'! Love those pina colada's at our yearly luau.
Wish this is what the pool was like. Wish this is what the view was like!
The shore, a summer staple, means boardwalk fries, funnel cake, and "watch the tram car please."
Followed by moments of heat induced "maybe this is the lucky one."
I'd take this relaxing set up any day.
Notice i left out things that are unpleasant, like green head flies, mosquitos, gnats, humidity, heat, sunburn, traffic driving to the shore, around the shore, and home from the shore.
What (pleasant things) does summer mean to you....anything else you would include on your list?
Having fun in the sun at the fair weather forum @ centsational girl, seasonal sunday @ the tablescaper, countdown to summer @ domestically speaking, weekend bloggy reading @ serenity now.