Summer Essentials


living in los angeles means summer is pretty much a year 'round event. that being said, i haven't seen the sun since may because of the dreaded #junegloom. holy cow you guys. i've forgotten how depressing it is to be stuck in perpetual darkness with a constant threat of rain and heavy humidity. it feels like i'm back in the midwest ;) 

but we've been working hard to keep things fun and 'summery' over here. last weekend we fired up the grill, played outside (with sweatshirts) and enjoyed some yummy ribs and grilled corn on the cob. despite the clouds and chilly temperature, it sure felt like summer! here's my summer to-do list of essential 'summery' things we plan to do before fall comes back around:

1. grill at least once/week

2. eat more watermelon and have seed spitting contests

3. get outside at least once/day

4. find a new park 

5. visit the long beach aquarium

6. go to the zoo

7. take a vacation (or staycation)

8. leave the heat-styling hair tools in the closet and go au natural (at least most of the time)

9. sip iced coffee on the porch

10. make new friends

summer is such a fun time even when the weather doesn't cooperate. i know some of you are suffering through 100degree heat and humidity right now so add some water activities to your list to try and stay cool! 

i'm participating in a little link-up thanks to the ladies at the b bar so check out the links below for more summer essentials!