Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Favorites ~ Getting in to Summer

Happy Friday!
Happy Last Day of School!
Today is the last day of school for students!
My summer hours officially begin next week and I'm so happy I get an extra hour in the morning and Fridays off! Since summer is officially kicking off this weekend, I'm sharing some of my summer themed favorites right now...
Linking up with Andrea & Erika to share my faves:

Chuck Taylor Slip-On Sidelines
Shay wrote about these shoes a few weeks ago, and I totally impulse bought them.
I'm so happy I did ! I love them.
They are such a comfy cute shoe for summer!
Starbucks Unsweetened Iced Tea

I'm a huge fan of unsweetened iced tea.
I love it from Dunkin' Donuts and from Starbucks.
I also make my own and drink Pure Leaf all the time..
but Starbucks in the summer is a fave for sure...
Ice Cream Sandwiches & Chipwiches
It's no secret that I love ice cream.
But in the summer, I love old school Ice Cream Sandwiches and a big ol' chipwich

I made my own chipwich's last year and brought them to a BBQ - they were a huge hit and SUPER easy. I just grabbed a big box of cookies from Costco and put different yummy ice cream in the middle of them. I got pints of Hagen Daas and cut cirles right through the container and stuffed it between two cookies. Easy peasy!
Hot Dogs on the grill
I love all things grilled.
But I love a grilled (almost burnt) hot dog in the summer.
They have to be the all beef Thumanns hot dogs and I have to grill them myself (or Ted)
but I loooove them in the summer! With a whole lotta ketchup!
Ted & I have only gone once this summer, well Ted went twice... but it's so fun!
We have a huge bay right down the road from my mom and a few creeks.
So we've been really loving the option to get in the water and paddle around!
The Beach
 I'm going to sound like such a snob right now, but I like the beach in early June and September and October. The beach in the summer is such a mess.
It's full of BENNIES, vacationers, people who trash it, all kinds of crazy stuff...
so us "locals" love the summer in the "off" months.
Local summer starts the day after Labor Day and it's kind of a big deal around here.
We like to walk Jake on the beach and let him run free and jump in the water.
We do this on a huge beach where we can drive on.... it's so fun.

There it is.... Ocean on the left, Bay on the right...
 We also love to go down to the inlet and watch the boats come and go.
There's the Barnegat Lighthouse
Don't get me wrong - I'll go to the beach in the summer and I love living so close but it's so nice in the off months. And it's super pretty in the fall...that sounds weird, but it is.
Have a fantastic weekend!!


  1. It's not even 6:30 in the morning and you're making me want a grilled hot dog! They are one of my favorites too. And I agree, the beach is better in off season. So much more peaceful. Have a great weekend!

  2. I agree about the beach, too. It's always such a mess over the summer. :(

  3. Those slip on converse are super cute! I love unsweet tea this time of year too :)

  4. I am also a huge fan of unsweetened ice tea! I love this list. - Seri from