Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Five on Friday - What I Love About Summer

Friday, June 26, 2015

I am happy to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday Series. 

I'm taking five minutes of my day to share five things:

Today I'm sharing some things that I love about the summer!


1)  I love refreshing drinks during the summer such as the ice tea at Panera Bread.  It's one of my favorite ways to cool off when it's hot outside.


2)  I'm so grateful for our summer vacation I just had with my family to sunny California.  We just got back yesterday and once I'm all settled in I will be sharing with you photos and more about the vacation.

Here are two photos that I'm sharing with you from our trip.  If you follow me on INSTAGRAM then you will recognize these photos.  I hope you will join me on Instagram to follow along!


I just love California and the sunny warm weather!


3)  I love summer and grilling food and BBQ's and not having to use the oven as much when cooking dinner or entertaining friends and family.  I made grilled corn and the recipe to make it was so easy.  I will share this with you soon.


4)  I am enjoying my container gardening and growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, mint, basil, lavender, and edamame (they are beans in a pod) and it's my first time growing edamame beans.  I love having a small garden to tend too.


5)  My family and I are looking forward to visiting and spending time at my mothers beautiful home and beach for the summer.


Have a nice Friday and weekend and have fun doing whatever makes you happy! 

I will be sharing this with Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday link party that she is hosting.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

26 comments:

  1. What fun summer activities Julie!! I have only been to Cali once but I loved it!! And Panera Iced Tea is delish...one of the best places for sweet tea here in NoAla.

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  2. I like iced tea too; in fact I am drinking it for breakfast instead of coffee this morning. California is a beautiful place with nice climate in many areas. I used to travel there for business periodically and I really enjoyed it. Your mom's beach house looks absolutely gorgeous. Who wouldn't like spending time there?!! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Julie.

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  3. I love California too! Lucky you!! Iced tea is one of my favorite summer drinks. That corn looks amazing...so does your mom's beach house!

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  4. How fun for you, dear Julie! Swimming sounds like a fabulous idea :)

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Five on Friday post with us. Happy weekend!

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  5. Lovely happy things Julie your vacation sounds great as does your mother's home near the beach, have a great weekend. :) xx

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  6. I adore a cold drink during the summertime. I love finding new and wonderful things to mix with ice and enjoy on the back deck. My latest favourite is Elderberry Cordial mixed with soda water and lime juice. Delightful!!

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  7. I love your list, Julie! Your vacation sounds lovely, same house as last year? And your mom's place...simply dreamy! Did you grow up there?

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  8. I am a tea lover too! I am glad you had a lovely visit with family in Cali...so beautiful! Your mom's place is amazing! What a blessing to get to live there. Enjoy that trip as well! Have a wonderful weekend...:)

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  9. Wonderful summery moments!!! Especially spending time with family and friends!!! Glad that you had a great time away, it sounds as though it was wonderful. Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  10. Love all your items that you love for summer. Ice tea is always the best.
    Fresh herbs from garden and time at the beach. Your mothers home is stunning. I would be staying there all summer. Hope Bosco is warming up to you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  11. I love iced coffee in the summer, in fact a few weeks ago I wrote a whole post on my 5 favourite summer drinks! Your photos are all so lovely and summery. Enjoy your time at your mothers x

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  12. I'm so jealous of your beautiful summery pictures. California certainly looks lovely no wonder you are looking forward to getting there. I love having a little garden to look after too xx

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  13. Hi Julie, enjoyed your fav fives. Your summer fun in pics look perfect. Beautiful garden you have doing so well. Love CA too and glad you had a great time!
    Hugs cm

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  14. A really summery five. You really can't beat it. Have a lovely weekend. X

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  15. Enjoy all your Summer favs too! I miss California sunny weather the most, as I'm sipping on some sweet peach tea! =) Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Wow is that really your mum's place? It looks idyllic and i'm sure you will spend alot of time in that beautiful pool. Enjoy :)

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  17. Great choices, Julie :-) Such beautiful pictures. Your garden looks great! Mmm, I love a good glass of cold sweet tea!

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  18. Your summer sounds wonderful! Glad you had a great vacation!

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  19. You're making me feel very summery just looking at your wonderful photos! xx

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  20. What a lovely place to go on your holidays, I hope you are nicely relaxed and enjoying more and more BBQ's! I love corn on the cob, very refreshing with the meats! Have a wonderful week my lovely xx

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  21. How very lucky you are to spend time with your mom and family in such a beautiful oceanside home!! Gorgeous! I like your idea of summer with the iced tea, the grilling and the time with family ... all perfect!
    Wendy

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  22. I've never tried ice tea Julie, it sounds yummy :)

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  23. Sounds as though you summer is exciting yet restful Julie! I'm sitting here with an ice cold glass of tea right now :-)

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  24. Hi Julie! A bit late to comment but these photos on your summer are wonderful. I'm so glad that you guys got to go to California. I miss California a lot, not the heat though:) Although it's better than the humidity here. Now I want to take a bite of that corn, yum!!!

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  25. Those pools look soooo cool...Summer are for endless fun by the beach, in the pools, with your loved ones :)

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  26. Julie, sounds like you're having an amazing summer!! I love all your picks :)
    Susan

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