May 29, 2010

Summertime Treats

This weekend kicks off summer and what better way to celebrate then to get outside and enjoy some sunshine!! Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year and here's a few fun ideas to get you in the mood...

Create the perfect getaway with a Tipi and camp out in your backyard! You can fill it with blankets and pillows to make a cozy reading retreat.

Share a tasty orange-ginger margarita with friends. Made with orange concentrate, tequila, ginger liqueur, grated ginger and margarita salt. So refreshing!!

Bake a pie!! I LOVE pie!! Cherry, apple, cream cheese, boysenberry, sweet potato, pumpkin.... I don't discriminate, I will eat them all!! These cherry beauties are perfectly festive for the summer holidays with the star shaped dough cut-outs.

Have a picnic and dine outside. Who says you can't eat every meal outside? There's something wonderful about waking up in the morning and enjoying a little fresh air while you take in the sights over your coffee and a paper. Eating outside is casual and relaxed and opens up a whole new outlook.

And last, fly a flag in appreciation for our freedom and to honor those who have sacrificed. My favorite holiday is the 4th of July. It's my week to spend with family down in Newport Beach, barbecuing, playing games and heading to the beach everyday, closing with a firework show.

My grandparents created a tradition of camping at Newport Dunes each summer, and the tradition still continues almost 40 years later. Part of my family camps while others stay in the comforts of a hotel next door but I love this photo because it reminds it remind of my grandparents original camper where I spent nights up on the top bunk staring at the stars out a tiny window.

Hope you have a Happy Memorial Day weekend and get outside and enjoy!!


  1. ooh such a joyful post!! love the summer colors!!

  2. That margarita looks divine!

  3. that margi looks amazing!!!! i have to try!



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