July 13, 2014

Summer Daze

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?  



  1. sounds so lovely and so different to me right now, as it's currently winter here in australia

    1. Oh no that sounds rough!! Definitely couldn't do cold right now.

  2. that argo tea sounds amazing! & I completely agree with you---this summer is going by so quick!

    Makeshift Munch

    1. I definitely recommend it! They also have a green tea one which I haven't tried yet but it's in my fridge:)

  3. I always save my Lulu bags! The best totes :)

    From Metro Cards to Meal Plans: a College Lifestyle Blog

    1. I always make sure to ask for the big bag even if I only get something small too!! I just really love them :)


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