Since Summer is officially here, I thought it was a great time to reflect on my favorite things about this time of year!

Photo: Cristiano Ribeiro

Longer Days

I'm just going to go ahead and say it... I hate dark, dreary days. When Summer arrives, those days melt away to sunshine and plenty of daylight! Speaking of melting...

Ice Cream

I have a major sweet tooth, but I also am very cold-natured. So unless it is exceptionally warm outside, I just can't eat ice cream. During Summer, I love to indulge in the sweet, frozen treat.


Much like my taste for sweets, I also really love grilled meat - steaks, burgers, pork chops... even the lowly hotdog gets an upgrade when you toss that bad boy onto a grill. However, I do prefer charcoal.


With Summer comes summer vacation for the kids, and that means I get to hang out more with my mini-me. There are few things better than getting to just do whatever with a 15 year old kid. I learn something new every time!

So, get outside, fire up the grill, eat some ice cream and spend some time with your friends and family! However you spend your Summer, I hope it's fantastic!

♥ Kat