Happy Friday everyone! As you may have guessed from the profusion of guest posts in our Summer Kickoff series, I’ve been taking a little break and was blessed to spend two weeks with my family in my beloved Outer Banks. Which is why all the summer ideas and activities my friends have been guest posting have a special place in my heart; to me, summer is here and already in full swing! Just to show what a break from blogging and a good vacation can do, here’s a Before and After of what I looked like on Day One of vacation vs. Day Fourteen. I’m obviously happy in both, but see the relaxation and glow in the AFTER?
That’s what summer does to me, which is why I celebrate it so much on here. We may have kicked off summer with a bang, but you know I’ll be sharing more summer ideas and activities until the leaves start to fall and pumpkins start popping up everywhere. In case you missed it, get your pinning fingers ready because here’s links to the 10 posts from the Summer Kickoff series– chock full of summer fashion, recipes, DIY ideas, gardening tips and more:
Curated Collection of Summer Ideas on Looksi
And because I can’t get enough of summer (are you tired of it yet? HA!) I also have a curated collection of summer ideas going live on Looksi this afternoon. Why visit Looksi when there’s sites like Pinterest? Because Looksi approves each link individually, meaning there’s NO spam links, only carefully curated photos with links that actually go to great websites– unlike Pinterest, which thanks to following a spam link crashed my computer yesterday. 🙁 So be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter and I’ll let you know when the collection goes live so you can find lots of fantastic, hand-picked summer ideas and inspiration from around the internet and a few favorite bloggers.
Summer Ideas, Recipes, and Activities Link Up Party
And because I soak up and revel in ideas from blogging pals like you, we’re having a special summer link up party today! Please link up any and all summer ideas, activities, recipes, travel recaps, beach decor– if it’s related to summer, please share it. Because I can’t get enough of this season. In case you hadn’t noticed.
:: this is when I started getting worried emails from my friend M begging me to see a doctor about Seasonal Affective Disorder, lol! ::
I’ll feature some of my favorite ideas next week, so get linking and I’ll get clicking!
On that note, it’s my goal to spend as much time as possible outside over the next 3 months so I’m off to go work on that. Who’s with me? What are your favorite outdoor activities in the summer? Anyone else ready for a VACATION?!
(and who has ideas for the massive amount of strawberries the kids are about to pick today? link them, pretty please!)