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Some of My Favorite Summer Things

Written by Patti on August 15th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Summer will soon be gone, replaced by light sweaters and thoughts of Halloween costumes.

It has been a swell summer. Lots of fun parties and goings on. I thought it might be fun to make a blog collage of my favorites to share with you.

Rafting down the Hootch with a bundle friends was a blast.

Eric and I made blueberry swirl ice cream.

I NEVER tire from watching fireflies. The epitome of summer.

To cap off the season, we will welcome some friends to the house and make a pile of paella in the backyard.

Almost time for paella.

Things I will not miss about summer? Mosquitos (they love me!), the raging heat at 9 a.m. and that’s about it. I love summer. I’m a Florida girl, what can I say?

What have you enjoyed most this summer?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to The Sound of Music – My Favorite Things


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jennifer says:

    Our summer has been kind of crazy with sick grandparents, but I have loved time spent in the kitchen with my kids and hubby; baking cookies, grilling together. It’s the simple things that often make me the happiest! I hope you guys get to enjoy this little touch of cooler temps this week like we are. Wow, it’s nice this morning!

  2. Melanie says:

    I will miss mosquitos, they own most of my blood. 🙂
    Can’t wait for cool breezes, comfy sweaters, and cider with a splash of bourbon.

  3. Lisa says:

    Cold dark movie theatres.

  4. Patti says:


    Everything coming out of your kitchen looks amazing!


  5. Patti says:


    Me, too! I am a mosquito magnet! Yikes!


  6. Patti says:


    I would have to agree. There is nothing like slipping into a dark movie theatre on a sultry night.