Summer is finally here! This is one of my favorite times of the year. I am a summer baby and so are my husband and father which means lots of birthdays and celebrations. I think that 4th of July might be my favorite holiday. I used to be jealous that my grandmother’s birthday was on the 4th of July. I thought it was so cool that she got fireworks for her birthday every year. My husband also proposed to me on the 4th of July, so that cemented my love of the holiday.
I am especially excited about this summer and thought it would be the perfect time to share my favorite summer things!
Leinenkugel recently released Lemon Berry Shandy and it is available year-round! This is my go to drink for baseball games, parties and concerts. It is brewed with blackberry juice and a natural lemonade flavor. It only has 126 calories so it doesn’t completely blow your calorie budget either.
I got this watch a few weeks ago during the Nordstrom sale and I LOVE it! The white ceramic band makes it the perfect summer watch. It seems to be out-of-stock at Nordstrom, but I found this one on eBay that is still available.
I first saw these sandals in gold on Ashlee Frazier (Bachelor alum) and thought they were so cute. I am not a huge gold person though and I saw the pewter ones in Nordstrom and immediately fell in love. They are so comfortable and I have been wearing them pretty much everyday so far. I may need to get an extra pair just in case I wear them out. They are $59.95 and worth every penny!
This bra is on my summer wish list. I have so many low cut dresses and tanks and this would be perfect to make them wearable for showers and work events. If anyone has tried this out let me know. It’s $58 at Nordstrom and the reviews look pretty good. I may have to get it in all three colors!
I recently discovered Cashmere Mist and had no idea there was such a cult following for this product (just read the reviews and you will see what I mean). This deodorant smells AMAZING! It is great for my sensitive skin and it works really well. It keeps you dry and smelling great for the entire day. This is a must-have for summer. You can get it everywhere, Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora any major department store. It can run $10-20 depending on the size you want. I want to get the small travel size to keep in my purse.
This is my favorite summer nail color! I have already gotten this color three times in a row and can’t wait to get it again. For those of you not familiar with Shellac, it is a long-lasting gel nail polish. It lasts about 14 days and dries instantly at the salon. You can’t apply it yourself unless you have a UV lamp to treat it. My nail salon is running low and I might just buy my own bottle to bring in. It is $12.25 on Amazon. I have toyed with the idea of getting the UV lamps myself, but my nail salon does such a great job, I don’t really need to.
This is basically a magic foot cream. There is no other way to describe it. I love to wear sandals, wedges and heels in summer and that leads to blisters, cracked heels, calluses, etc. This cream is a godsend for summer wear and tear. I put it on at night and my feet are magically restored to normal the next day. I have never found another product like this and can’t say enough good things about it. It’s only $12.47 on Amazon and a little goes a long way.
This was another Nordstrom sale purchase (it is still on sale for $34.80) and a great piece for summer. The best part about this bracelet is that it doesn’t clang on your desk when you are typing at work because it’s rubber. It’s very versatile – you can wear it with a dress or at the beach. I like this one so much I will probably get the pink one too.
My husband and I LOVE Italy. We went there on our honeymoon and fell in love with it. I was so excited when Bath & Body Works came out with their “Let’s Go to Italy” Collection. John and I recently made our own limoncello (more to come on that later) so this was perfect.
My favorite summer food is corn on the cob. I have loved this since I was a little girl. My other favorite thing is piggies! I collect pigs and one day want to have a cute little potbellied pig that I will name Wilbur.
My mom will periodically bring me cute pig stuff for the kitchen and she recently got me these pig corn holders. I think they are adorable and bring my two favorite things together. You can still pick some up on Amazon for $10.08. I have already used them about five times now and I’m sure I will wear them out before summer is over.
So there you have it, my favorite summer things. Now that I’ve shared my favorites, I would love to hear what summer things you can’t live without, so please share them in the comment section below.