Summer is...

Bruschette for dinner.

Iced tea like it's going out of style.

Strappy sandals with gray nail polish.

Basil and sage hoarding.

Navy, orange, light blue & teal.

Cherry tomatoes ripening on the vine.

Peach and blueberry crumbles in old Pyrex dishes.

A new Radio Flyer wagon.

Flowers bursting with color.

Echinacea in the backyard.

A cold Vietnamese noodle salad with a heavy dose of mint.

Red wine outside.

Frozen yogurt for lunch.

Pop-Its littering the sidewalk.

My husband watching EVERY single Red Sox game with his favorite glass.

Hijacking closed schools and playing hopscotch.

Easy free-form pies bursting with fresh summer fruit.

Skateboard tricks & cold lemonade.

A perfect excuse to wear neon.

Kids so exhausted from playing, they fall asleep in the car.

Ripe strawberries infusing vodka and jam waiting to be opened.

Mason jars filled with vegetables.

My niece visiting from MA.

Grilling EVERYTHING in sight.

Eating dinner outdoors.

A bowl of fresh fruits & vegetables from my neighbor's backyard.

And last but not least... the sound of an ice cream truck!

What does your summer look like? Post pics on your blog and send me a link!

I wanna see!

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  • July 27, 2011

    How does he get to watch all of the games? That's what I hate most about being here in the summer, it's hard to watch Red Sox games! Can I come to your house to watch? ;-) I will be able to watch this weekend when they play the evil Yankees. Go Sox!

    Loved these pictures!

    • July 27, 2011

      direct tv baseball package!!! GO SOX!

  • July 27, 2011

    road trips, wine tasting, lake almanor and zucchini!

  • July 27, 2011

    I want your summer.

    • July 27, 2011

      I want those strawberries you picked. We're even.

  • July 27, 2011

    I especially like Pop-Its littering the sidewalks!

    • July 27, 2011

      the cleaning up part is always my least favorite though :)

  • July 27, 2011

    I pretty much love everything in this post. I can honestly say that I've had bruschetta for dinner, fro-yo for lunch and lots of strawberry vodka. I totally forgot about pop-its, it's been forever! :-)

  • July 27, 2011

    this last summer week!

  • July 27, 2011

    Awwww...summer encapsulated. Love, love, love (you have cute feet!)

    • July 27, 2011

      your post about tomatoes got me in the mood! and thank you!

  • Kalen
    July 27, 2011


    • July 27, 2011

      AWESOME!! It's my mom's!! I soooo want it.

  • July 27, 2011

    all of these things are summer...but the ice cream truck always brings me right back!

    my husband has a fave drinkin' glass too! boys...

    • July 27, 2011

      right?? someone put it in the dishwasher and he FREEEEEAKED out.

  • July 27, 2011

    I need me some of that fro yo. Stat.

    • July 27, 2011

      half of it was cookies & cream and the other half was peanut butter! SOO good.

  • July 27, 2011

    Your summer looks wonderful! I want an ice cream truck in my neighborhood! My summer is sparkling wine, peaches from the farmers market, oysters at the bar, lying by the pool until the afternoon thunderstorm rolls in (Colorado). Summer is walks with the dog hand in hand with the husband. Summer is slow and easy. Happy Summer!

  • erinlucy
    July 27, 2011

    this is so lovely. it makes me excited for our summer, though i know once it's here i'll be whinging about the heat like a grumpy old man!

  • Liz
    July 27, 2011

    Your summer looks wonderful shutterbean.

  • As if I haven't been craving the warmer months of summer enough - then I see this wonderful post describing it in a nutshell. I'm also a big fan of taking meals outside during summer (the closer to the beach the better), getting out for a walk whenever I can and indulging in ice cream.

  • July 27, 2011

    I want your summer! Particularly your nail polish shades, noodle salad, and fro yo for lunch. Also, your adorable boy. Graham, who is now 6 1/2, fell asleep for the entire ride home from Lopez (90 minutes!) on Sunday. Too much playing!

  • July 27, 2011

    I want some summer! It's winter here, and all cold and rainy and snowy.
    Can't wait for some good-lookin' summer!

  • July 28, 2011

    Love this photo album of summer. I made lemonade and added a little of your strawberry infused vodka. I was "sipping" the stuff like it was my first cold beverage in months. So good!

  • July 28, 2011

    My summer looks like celebration and new beginnings! I just got my Masters degree, started a new job, and moved in with the love of my life! so much to look forward to ! check out my blog -

    • July 28, 2011

      Wow!! Congrats Jilly!! You're a rockstar!

  • I love all these photos. They all look perfectly summeresque! I love your call to action for us all to post our summer in pictures. I may just have to make a summer post of my own.

    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  • July 28, 2011

    So cool! That smells like summer..oh yeah! :)

  • July 28, 2011

    Love this idea – it reminded me of things I still want to do!

  • July 28, 2011

    looks like a lovely summer to me! i love the strategically placed wine glass. very high class ;).

    also, i want a neighbor with that kinda produce.

  • July 28, 2011

    I live in London. We have no summer. Wait, we did. For a week. In April.

  • July 28, 2011

    Ooh oooh...I love you inspiration of a new post...gotta get it together. Especially love that I can dig up existing stuff, since my house is in shambles and my good dishes are packed! PS - I love summer...

  • July 28, 2011

    Love this, Tracy! I wondered if I could dig up a couple of pictures and found a bunch. So fun. Here's my summer

  • Absolutely loved this post and wanted to make my readers smile. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • July 28, 2011

    I feel like our summer just began so I am looking forward to more summer adventures.

    oh, and I want to eat that bruschetta!

  • July 28, 2011

    LOVE this!!!
    Will be working on my own Summer post too!
    Strawberry Vodka included
    Thanks for that (strawberry vodka) ... it made my summer!!

  • July 28, 2011

    haha love the red wagon!! So cute.

    • July 29, 2011

      Casey is soo stoked about that wagon! Childhood dream to buy one for his kid! :)

  • July 31, 2011

    Love your summer photos! I could not get enough of all the fresh produce everywhere I looked.

    Thanks for the little push to get this post up on my blog.

  • August 1, 2011

    I was on vacation last week and created a little Summer Word Collage right before I left. I posted in on my blog this morning and then caught up on your posts this afternoon ... perfect timing! btw, i heart your podcasts!

  • August 2, 2011

    Hello fellow San Franciscan! Love your summer themed posts and that "summer is iced tea like it's going out of style". I totally agree! Here's what summer is to me over at my blog! Thanks for the post idea!

    • August 2, 2011

      thanks, Jamie! Thank you for playing along with me.

  • August 20, 2011

    Loved this post so decided to copy you! Here's mine:
    I'm really going to miss summer!

  • September 10, 2011

    Here is my summer post. Now, that summer is officially over.

    • September 11, 2011

      oh no! where did your post go? I went to check it out and the link was broken :(

  • lindsey
    June 20, 2012

    i am also a mason jar lover (and hoarder!) and i'm super curious about the brand of the one you were drinking out of-it doesn't look familiar at all!

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