Monday, July 25, 2016

Share Your Summer Favorites

Okay, so I know August is just around the corner and soon these long, hot days of summer will draw to a close. But I'm holding on to these rays of sunshine - even though the temperature gauge reads 90+ (ewwwwwwww) - with a vengence this year. Holding. On. Seriously! We had a fairly easy winter (only 1 snow day - crazy!), and I'm fairly certain that means winter is going to come early and come hard once December rolls around. Even in 90+ degree heat, I'm not ready for snowboots or plowing or layering...

So, without further ado, here are three of my summer must-haves (and, yes, I'll be wearing them/carrying them around until the first snowflakes fall):

First, Nike Comfort Bed flip-flops. I love them because the bottom is similar to a tennis shoe (although much lighter) so you can actually walk and not worry about a sharp object impaling you if you step on it. Also, the color selection. This year mine are black and hot-pink. In years past I've chosen brown/peach, electric blue/yellow...depends on my mood. There is a pair at the mall now that is a white/coral/electric blue combo. I'm thinking about buying early for next summer!

Second, Jordan Essentials lotion bar. It's perfect for cracked/chapped heels and hands. I buy vanilla because I don't like heavy scents in the summer time. I rub the bar over my heels/hands whenever they feel a bit rough and - poof! - all better!

Third, a great scented candle. I picked up a couple of red velvet cake and jelly bean scented candles at Yankee Candle in April. They're all burned down practically to the bottom. Which is good, because I'll do a winter stock-up in a couple weeks. I burn candles year round, but in the summer the scents have to be light and airy. These were perfect!

Okay, your turn: what are a couple of your summer must-haves?

10 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I live in shorts during the summer months. Cotton of course.

I also can't go without a pretty sunshade. I hate hats. They make my head hot. A sunshade protects most of me.

Tammy Y said...

Lemonade, Strawberries and vacations

Kristina Knight said...

shorts are definitely a must-have for summer, Mary! Ohhh, I've been on a lemonade kick *all* summer, Tammy!

Colleen C. said...

Summer must haves... definitely the A/C, love having ice cream, and enjoying some reading!

Dana Nussio said...

This year, my summer uniform has been my loose-fitting Abercrombie & Fitch Boyfriend shorts and soft cotton v-neck T's. (I have 6 different colors. :)) I always have fizzy water with fresh mint and lime in my hand. These things just make me happy.

Kristina Knight said...

thanks for visiting, Colleen, and A/C is a MUST!

oooh, sounds like the perfect drink for summer, Dana, I'm going to try it.

HiDee said...

Those flipflops look wonderful, Kristina! My summer favorites are sweet iced tea, camping and hiking (getting away from it all!), and driving with my windows down. Oh yes, and a stack of good books!

Laurie I said...

Chinese slippers that are like pillows for my tired feet, my sun glasses and a great book. ( :

Claire McEwen said...

Great music! I made a summer playlist this year, with all my favorite classic summer songs. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves, Boys of Summer by Don Henley, Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams... and the list goes on. It makes me feel like it's summer even when I'm just doing chores.

Kristina Knight said...

Oh, how I miss my great-grandmother's sweet tea (it was the only sweet tea I liked!), HiDee!

Laurie, I need to find these slippers...

Claire, yes! Summer music is *always* a favorite!

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