Friday, July 6, 2018
What a weird week with the 4th on a Wednesday, no? Well, not too weird for me because I’m off all summer! But, it was weird for the people I spent it with because they had to be ready for work the next day!
Air Conditioning and boats with AC!
O.k., we were not really looking forward to the 4th because we had an extreme heat advisory and all of the plans are outside! We wanted to show our German cousin Pia a great celebration, too. But, we were invited to go out on a boat with AC! And the angels sang! It didn’t feel bad when the boat was moving or when you were in the shade or in the water. I did have to go in to the AC a few times and maybe it was a mental thing to know it was available, you know?
We had some red, white, and blue lunch picnic foods on the boat and I attempted this layered drink below. The secret is highest sugar content on bottom so this was cranberry juice, sprite, and then Gatorade G2 blue. I don’t think the sprite worked. I have done it before with Sobe juice I think as the white layer. Still it was pretty cool!
We boated until about 4:30 then went to my SIL’s house for dinner. I brought red, white, and blue fruit pizza. I gave the recipe here and you can do mandarin oranges and strawberries or really any fruit. It’s a crowd pleaser. We left by 7:30 but Pia was going to go out to the fireworks with teenagers.
Natural hair and makeup!
You know what my routine is right now? It’s basically nothing. I take a shower and keep my hair wet to stay cool and put no makeup on. I’m saving money by not wasting makeup that will melt off, you know? You have to look for the upside to the heat, right?
I love my hair sylist, but I’m taking a little summer break from highlighting my hair. I found this product and have sprayed it mainly at my roots and I really like it. It smells nice, too.
New to me Self – Tanner
My friend H told me this was her favorite tanner and I thought I had already found mine. This is cheaper at 6.99 and it’s my new favorite. Check out my self tanning post from quite awhile ago here. I really don’t feel the need to sit in the sun anymore and this gives me just the right amount of color. I love this stuff.
New blog friends, link ups, and just blogging in general!
You all, I am having so much fun blogging here. I read blogs for years and thought I could never do it myself. Thank you for reading and I’m so excited to have some new fellow bloggers that have commented on my posts and been so nice to me. Please check out my new friends!
Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag
Joanne at Europafox
Shannon at Slay it Again Shan
Jenna at Tractors and Glam
Because I have some new readers, I want to direct you to some summer posts you may have missed. (Note: I’m trying to provide content that I would like to read myself and that reflects my interests. Those are mainly product recommendations, books, tv, movies, fashion, beauty, frugality, cooking, entertaining, boating, among others. Please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments what you want me to talk about!)
want to read my post on swim cover ups go here
need ideas for entertaining your kids on a budget go here
need ideas on kids’ clothing go here
need motivation to invite people to your home this summer go here
I post Monday – Friday at 4:00 a.m. I am definitely not up that early, but I schedule it for that time to help my early riser readers. Monday is Hello Monday where I recap the weekend, Tuesday is a Tuesday Tip, Wednesday is What I Wore, Thursday is Thursday Thoughts, and Friday is Friday Favorites.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting!