summer

Fun Summer Reading Challenges

Life

I was the queen of summer reading back in elementary school & middle school & high school...aka back when summer reading was a thing. It's a little bit depressing that summer reading tends to cease to be a thing once you hit college and beyond...and to that I say pshhhhhhhh! (You don't understand how long it took me to figure out what word to use. I almost used ptooey. Which…

End of Summer – #SummerBloggerChallenge

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Time to sum up the summer! Wow, it's shocking that it's fall already! Summer feels like it was long and short at the same time, if you understand my meaning. So let's look back at my first #SummerBloggerChallenge post and see if I've completed everything I set out to do this summer! An X means I didn't do it, and O means I did complete it! Find a Job! X…

Summer Loving – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Life

As Grease songs now play on repeat in my head, here is where I can be sappy! The Summer Blogger Challenge is letting me shine! This week our prompt is to write about a summer love, so clearly I'm going to be talking about my boyfriend and I, who got together last summer around this very time (actually on Friday the 13th)! We met in July, but because we were both awkward, and because…

Summer Throwback – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Life

Let's see, I've had a bunch of summer memories that have piled up over the past 23 years. It'd be hard to pick just one to look back on! (Apologizes in advance for the poor quality pictures, but I had to pull a bunch off Facebook!)   So I'm throwing back across the years: Back in summer 2013 I went on an amazing trip to the Outer Banks with my…

Summer Hairstyles – #SummerBlogger Challenge

Blogging, Life

Disclaimer: I am terrible with hair. I can't braid my own or even curl my own hair. The only thing I can manage is to straighten it and brush it. So here I will share things I WISH I could do with my hair.  Also! I recently got a hair cut! I cut off about 3 to 4 inches of my hair! WHOA! I probably should have done it at…

Summer Wardrobe – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Life

The days are getting a little colder here, at least the mornings are. I'm not complaining though, I welcome fall with open arms! But, I suppose the summer challenge is still going on, so I must continue onward!  Flowy Tank Tops flowy tanks by jassteff featuring a scoop neck tank top I love tank tops that flow out around the bottom. I have my share of form fitting tanks and…

Cocktails – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Design

One of my favorite things is champagne! I love mimosas and bellinis the best, but there are other drinks you can make with champagne! So whenever you got some bubbly, you can try out some of these! I also wanted to give my design skills a go and try making a cute little info graphic styled poster! I'm thinking I might add a few more to this later and use…

The Bookworm Does: Go Karting + Mini Golf

Life, Local Flavor

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is mini golf, and I'm pretty competitive with it as well! We had to drive for a bit (an hour) to get to this place, but I had a Groupon, and well, you can't compete with that! The downside though....when we got there it was FULL of small children there for a private party! So we couldn't go-kart until they…

Cold Brewed Ice Coffee + Giveaway

Blogging, Life

Summer is the time for iced coffee! Though I'm not the biggest coffee fan, unless it is cream flavored coffee, I am intrigued by all the ways my boyfriend brews his cup of joe in the morning. Recently we picked up a cold brewing pour over for these hot summer months. Being a barista certainly helps in gathering all needed coffee making supplies, but I'm still more knowledgable on the…

Summer Recipe – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Life

I am madly in love with two appliances in my kitchen. One being my food processor (salsa galore!) and the second being my crock pot! (Stew, soup, and pot roasts YES!) Sometimes it feels weird using a crock pot in the middle of summer...since it feels like it's mad for making fall/winter type recipes. But! We don't have a grill, so that's out, and sometimes I just crave a pot…