Summer Picks

Summer is finally here and I am sooooo ready for it as I’m sure many of you are.June so far has been a pretty rainy month here in Washington but that’s all about to change.Sun is in the projected forecast for at least the next week!!!!!I’m preparing for summer so I thought I would share some of my summer go-to picks with you.Cheers to a great summer!!!!

Billie Razor//Supergoop CC Cream//Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen//Polarized Aviator Sunglasses//Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelets//Beach Sun Hat//Tie Dye T-Shirt Dress//Boyfriend Denim Shorts//Arizona Birkenstock Slide Sandal//Starbucks Unsweetened Dark Roast Ice Coffee//Coffee Mate Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer//Stainless Steel Mermaid Straws

Feelin’ It 🍎

I just recently started listening to podcasts while I work out and really love these two in particular. Good Company – with Grace Bonney founder of Design Sponge, best-selling author and founder of the Good Company magazine.

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The Dave Chang Show – hosted by famous chef/restaurant founder/owner Dave Chang of the Ugly Delicious Netflix series. Both podcasts explore creativity in business while talking about the struggles and success of it all. It’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff which I love.

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Jamie Cooks Italy 🇮🇹 – YouTube

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I’ve watched many cooking shows in my life but I’ve never watched a cooking show that made me salivate the whole entire time! Jaime Oliver and his friend Gennaro explore Italy’s heritage through the richness of its people and their food.

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The 90’s are back and I’m excited to revisit some styles from my youth! Bring on the caboodles, scrunchies and big clips! Let’s pretend the butterfly clip phase never happened. I nabbed this caboodle online from ban.do. They have a variety of cute caboodles in a varying sizes and styles. Big clips and scrunchies my recommendations are from Amazon.

 

 

Feelin’ It – Summertime

Here in the Northwest the dog days of summer are really heating up! This week we’ll be hitting the 90’s and might even surpass 100 degrees which is, super hot for us! The following are a couple of things I’ve been feelin’ this summer. Try them out and let me know what you think.

Emeril Lagasse – Chocolate Mousse

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Here’s a quick, easy, delicious tasting summer dessert that’s wonderful for the summer because you don’t have to use your oven. Personally I don’t really care for milk or dark chocolate but when I tried this I fell in love. Emeril Lagasse the BAM!!! man himself has a boxed chocolate mousse that is to die for!!!! All you need to whip up this quick and easy mousse is milk! I suggest chilling it in beautiful glasses. An easy, elegant delicious tasting dessert for the win!!!!! They carry it at Fred Meyer in the baking aisle or on Amazon in 6 packs!

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Refreshing Summer Beverage

Lavender Lemonade

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I remember very clearly the first time I had this drink it was at local coffee shop and I can recall it being so refreshing and delicious. After that experience I was curious to find out how to make it myself. After inquiring I found out that its super simple to make. It’s simply just two ingredients lemonade and lavender syrup. You can use either frozen concentrate or premade lemonade and Monin brand lavender syrup. Once your lemonade is made/ready just sweeten with a 1/4 cup of lavender syrup or  to taste and stir well. Serve cold. The colder the better. I also suggest using edible lavender sprigs as a garnish or stripping the sprigs and mixing the actual little lavender pieces into the lemonade as a final touch. Enjoy!Bottoms up!

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The lavender syrup can be found online @ the Monin site below or at Cash&Carry stores.

https://www.monin.com/m/catalogsearch/result/?q=lavender&category=15

Book – Journal

52 list of happiness

https://www.mooreaseal.com/collections/everything/products/52-lists-for-happiness

On Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Lists-Happiness-Journaling-Inspiration-Positivity/dp/1632170965/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493610857&sr=8-1&keywords=52+lists+for+happiness

I loved the 52 Lists Project and I absolutely love the 52 Lists for Happiness Project just as much. This is  my “go to” gift this year. I gave out the 52 Lists Project last year and this year I’m handing out the 52 Lists for Happiness Project. These books prompt quick short personal journaling sessions that are encouraging and release positive vibes!!!! I’ve really enjoyed soaking up the sun this summer and going through this. Also, Moorea Seal will be releasing a new book this fall called Make Yourself At Home it just went on presale. It looks fabulous! If you’re interested take a look!

https://www.mooreaseal.com/products/make-yourself-at-home

Accessory – Temporary Tattoos from Tattly

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The design I’m wearing is part of the Bloom set by Helen Dealtry.

https://tattly.com/

I can’t say enough about this amazing temporary tattoo company based in Brooklyn, NY. The temporary tattoos Tattly creates are not only made in the U.S.A. they are non-toxic (vegetable based ink) and super cool. Created by professional artists the variety of styles/designs they carry is endless. There literally is something for everyone of every age. Summer weather is perfect for showing a little skin and highlighting the brilliance of these tattoos. Sold online and at selected retailers (Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Powell’s’ City of Books etc..).

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