Its crazy to think that we are already in the middle of July. I feel like just yesterday I was packing up my dorm room and coming home for the summer shocked at how fast my freshman year flew by. An now here I am just as shocked that it is July 14th and in 1 month and a half I will be starting my sophomore year. Crazy right. I often have to remind myself to live in the present. I often complain at the end of every summer that I didn't go outside enough, go to the beach enough, etc. I get sick of the 90 degree weather and stick to the AC inside or work too much.
So this summer I have been trying to make the most of it and going outside every day, if the weather permits. I hate to report but this summer there have been way too many rainy and cold days. This weekend though was gorgeous and I just laid outside and read my book for a while. It is currently my favorite thing to do because I get so soaked up in the fact that is summer and I get to relax without any worries. I don't have a pool or anything but I take my lounge chair to the back yard, wearing a bikini, lay out and read. When I go out I always bring my book, a drink, and sunscreen/bug spray (I live in the woods so there are a ton of mosquitoes!).
My favorite pool/beach/yard bag are the giant Lulu Lemon bags because they can hold a ton and look super cute too. My new love is the Argo Tea iced drinks (this one is the Hibiscus Tea Sangria..mmm!). I didn't know that these existed until I was browsing the Peace Teas at Walmart and found them. They are a bit expensive but Argo Tea is my favorite and they come in the cutest glass bottles ever. I also recommend the clip-on bug spray thing because it really does work. I do however still bring normal bug spray because I hate mosquito bites that much (mine swell to the size of a quarter). But the bugs definitely stay away while the fan is turned on. And don't forget your sunscreen! The spray kind is my favorite because I don't have to touch it then and get my hands all sticky. I try to leave my phone inside and just embrace the sun for a little while.
I usually just wear an oversized shirt with some flip flops and a baseball cap to keep the sun off my face! I love reading on my Kindle because it is so much easier to carry around and hold while laying out. I am currently reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I am only about 50 pages in but so far I am really liking it! let me know if you want me to do a book review on it!
What are some of your favorite things you have been doing a lot this summer?