Summer Favorites

Hey friends! Today I am joining some the fabulous ladies over at The Blended Blog for a fun summer questionnaire.

Pool, lake, or ocean?

Umm…all of the above. Pool for swimming, the ocean is my second home but nothing is more tranquil than a lake.

Camping, cottage or hotel?

Hotel. I’ll take a nice cottage too. But I’m definitely not a “sleep in a tent” type. I need running water and a bathroom. I get covered in mosquito bites anytime I step outside on a summer evening so a whole night wouldn’t be for me.

PJs, nightgown, t-shirt/shorts or Bday suit?

Depends on the season. In the winter I wear PJs but summertime I typically wear a tank and boyshorts.

Favorite summer beverage?

Alcoholic- Mojito, Β Non-alcoholic- A huge lemonade with lots of ice.

Would you rather be hot or cold?

Hot! I’m naturally freezing and I get a chill to my bones all winter that never subsides. no amount of layers or blankets do the trick.

Sandals with heels or flats?

For looks I prefer heels. I’ll wear heels to work but NEED to switch to flats when chasing the kids.

Shorts or skirts?

Both, but probably shorts. A few years ago I would have said skirts but with little kids I am always sitting crisscross applesauce and playing. Shorts are more conducive to playtime.

Sit in the sun or the shade?

The only time I choose to sit in the sun is at the beach. Otherwise I am also hunting for a shady spot at the part or at an outdoor restaurant.

Water, tea, or soda?

Water. Especially being pregnant, I am drinking water nonstop.

Favorite summer fruit/vegetable?

Watermelon. Almost everything else you can get year round, but nothing beats the taste of a summer watermelon.

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise. One of my favorite things in the whole world is watching the sunrise down the shore. I am naturally an early riser and with kids who wake before the sun (ugh!), I see the sunrise almost every day.

Bike ride or walk?

Bike ride. We ride bikes everywhere when we are down the beach and now that Hank is a confident rider, we ride up and around the park all the time.

Winery or brewery?

Both. Maybe winery a little bit more. Not that I’m a big wine-o but I generally prefer the taste section at a winery as opposed to a brewery. I’m am picky beer drinker.

Garden or no garden?

Honestly, no garden but we have several. Refer to the question above when I said that I get eaten alive by mosquitos. I can’t stand bugs but I love the look of gardens. I’m lucky that Kevin takes over the bulk of this job.

Big summer concert or music in the park?

Music in the park. Our summer days are usually running from one crazy activity to the next. By the evening, I rather relax in my chair than be at a big party.

Fave cookout food?

Corn on the cob. Jersey has fantastic corn and I go to town on it every summer.

Dine indoors or patio?

I always prefer patio. Our porch is covered and there is a fan which helps keep you cool. Whenever the weather permits we eat outdoors.

Fave summer destination?

The Jersey shore, specifically Wildwood. My parent have a place where we stay. It is our 2nd home and where we leave a piece of our hearts every winter. The boys are smitten too. They literally ask every day (actually multiple times a day) if we can go to the beach.

Big theme park or local carnival?

Big theme park. We do the carnivals too but I love making a weekend out of trying new destinations. The boys are really into rides and it brings out the kids in us too.

Drinks blended or of the rocks?


Popsicle flavor?

Outshine Fruit Bars in either watermelon or mango. Sooo good!

Hamburger or hot dog?

Neither. I’ll eat a hot dog but neither really do it for me.


  • Reply Amanda August 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

    We have a lot in common! Bring on the watermelon and sunrises! xo

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 7, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I am so happy you did this beautiful mama! So fun reading your summertime answers! I hope you have a marvelous Monday!

  • Reply Allie August 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

    So we watched the first episode of The Ranch on Friday night. I wasn’t really into it, but Robert finished the whole thing yesterday! Thanks for the recommendation! We will need to try those Outshine Fruit Bars- those sound like something Ari would love. Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply Jenna August 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

    We have a lot in common and I liked learning more about you. I love iced water and I also like my drinks blended. I would rather go sit in a park and listen to music as well because of the exact same reasons. I hope you have a great start to your day!

  • Reply Tanya August 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    When I lived in England, I felt the same way about being cold. I could never get warm enough during the winter. Lots of hot baths and coffee were involved in trying to warm up! Now that I’m back in Texas, I like to stay cool and avoid being hot at all costs! Fun question and answer link up!

  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady August 8, 2017 at 5:10 am

    I remember Jersey corn being SO GOOD- that is funny- my best friend from high school is from Jersey and her parents took us to Point Pleasant one summer- we had a cookout and I remember that corn like it was yesterday!

  • Reply Deena August 9, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I just picked up some mint at the grocery store- I am totally craving mojitos. Thanks for linking up with us!

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