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Memorial Day is this coming Monday, which means we’ve officially arrived at my favorite season of the year. Whether you’re looking for a fun and timely recipe or the perfect source of summer entertainment, this seasonal list is sure to help you get your summer off to a great start.

Countdown to Summer

7 Summery Desserts

If summer brings out your sweet tooth, these darling treats are sure to hit the spot.

Summer Desserts

Ice Cream Tacos // Sand Pudding Cups // S’mores Cake Pops // Banana Split Bites // Chunky Monkey Popsicles // Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza Watermelon // Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

6 Breezy Beach Reads

There’s nothing better than a lazy beach day spent with a book. Here are some summer-themed reads for every member of your family.

Summer Family Reading

The Art of Fielding // The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy // Ice Cream Summer // The Lake House // The Stars of Summer: An All Four Stars Book // Time of Wonder

5 Scrumptious Summer Salads

Celebrate the season’s produce with one of these delicious salads, any of which would make the perfect contribution to your next BBQ potluck.

Summer Salads

Mexican Chopped Salad // Chicken and Rice Salad // California Spaghetti Salad // Thai Cucumber Salad // Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

4 Perfect Poolside Accessories

I’ve yet to meet a woman who feels completely confident in a swimsuit, but with accessories this fun, nobody will be paying any attention to your bikini (or tasteful one piece!).

Poolside Accessories

Giant Pineapple Pool Float // Floppy Derby Hat // Aquatic Lotus Luxury Velour Round Beach Towel // Bohemian Style Straw Handbag

3 Classic Summer Movies

We all have our favorite seasonal films. These are my personal picks for a summer movie under the stars.

Favorite Summer Movies

The Sandlot // Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights // The Parent Trap

(Please don’t tell me I’m blasphemous for preferring the more recent versions of both Dirty Dancing and The Parent Trap!)

2 Sentimental Seashell Crafts

If you’re looking for a way to preserve your summer beach vacation, these easy crafts are just for you.

Seashell Crafts

Seashell Monogram // Driftwood Seashell Mobile

1 Epic Summer Bucket List

Take your family’s summer to an epic new level by checking off all the activities on this fun list.

Summer Bucket List

// 100 Things to Do This Summer with Kids, from Land of Nod //


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