It’s finally here! The glorious weather of Summer is upon us and as promised, here are some of my favorite summer activities.
As I’ve shared before, having a handy list of ideas can be super helpful when the “I’m bored” sentiments start filling your home…keep this list on your fridge to guarantee a spectacular, fun-filled summer—we’ve all earned it!
As someone who is new to homeownership, I’m very curious as to how my fiancé and I can landscape our property to make it even more like “home.” I’ve always appreciated the beauty flowers can bring, the lushness of green plants, and the delicious taste of home-grown vegetables, however I have no experience with getting from point A to point B when it comes to having my own garden.
This spring, I decided to give it a shot. I started by watching the way the sun hits the property. Where do we have full sun? Where is there partial sun? Where could we plant a shade garden? Next stop: Home Depot and the Farmer’s Market to pick the brains of those more experienced than me and to purchase a few plants that could thrive in my yard. I decided that I would stick to container gardening for now, before committing to a certain area of my yard.
Although I barely know what I’m doing, I’m thoroughly enjoying planting and caring for my plants. There is something oh-so-therapeutic about playing in the dirt all day and adding beauty to your space. I’ve got a new appreciation for yard work, even though I’d prefer my weeds pull themselves.
Last night was one of those nights I could do over and over again… dinner with my dear friend Maria. We ate at Copper Top and both ordered the same salmon entrée. Our non-stop gabbing went on for more than two and a half hours. No gossip… just chit-chat about our lives, our families and our dreams.
Without even planning it, the evening piggy backed on my Monday blog post where I wrote about wanting to feel more freedom, inspiration and connection everyday. And lucky me, I felt all three last night.
I must admit that I am not the most diligent when it comes to staying hydrated. I often “forget” to drink water during the day and I constantly leave forgotten, half-full glasses around the house that I just didn’t get around to finishing.
Especially with the warmer weather around the corner, it is even more important to keep in mind the importance of drinking water, not only after exercising or on very hot days, but always.