The Ultimate Guide To Summer 2016

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! This week I am participating in a summer collaboration with some fellow bloggers. I am sharing: The Ultimate Guide To Summer 2016. I've included essentials, ideas for when you're bored, and a new recipe I'm dying to try. Enjoy!

What I'm Doing This Summer

Before I get into the body of this post I wanted to share what I'm doing this summer. Starting early July I am taking two summer courses at my local community college: Introduction to Psychology and Public Speaking. After class, I will either go home to study or go to my local hospital to volunteer my time.

Not the most fun summer, I know, but I'm working on earning college credit and building my resume. Hopefully all goes as planned.

The Essentials
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→Victoria's Secret Polar Water Bottle

It's extremely important to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months. I use a polar bottle because it keeps my drink cold throughout my long summer days.

→Yoins Navy Cami Swing Chiffon Dress

I actually don't own this dress, but I do own several spaghetti strapped dresses. They're perfect for summer. Very breezy! I love throwing them on before class.

→Kate Spade Watches Metro Watch

I love this Kate Spade watch, yet I don't own it. I own a Michael Kors watch which is extremely similar. I love, love, love it! It's the perfect accessory when I'm in need of something rose gold and girly.

→La Blanca Black Draped Swimsuit

Now I do own this bathing suit. Yes, it's a little bit pricier than most suits, but worth it. I got it 2-3 years ago and it's still in great condition. A classic black one piece is an essential. They're perfect for the beach or family barbecues!

→Michael Michael Kors Logo Stud Flip Flops

I wear these shoes everywhere! They go with absolutely everything! Black flip flops are a must. If you're looking to invest in a good quality pair, Michael Kors has a broad selection.

→MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set logo-Print Tote

I've used this bag for most of the spring season. I'm going to continue to use it during the summer season too! I love how spacious it is. It's perfect for holding my water bottle, wallet, keys, books, iPad, pens, etc. for class.

→Lilly Pulitzer In The Bungalows Key Fob

I have a Lilly Pulitzer key chain in a different print. I'm obsessed with it! I want to get my hands on the starfish one. It's so cute!

→Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

I love wearing the bear minimum for makeup during the summer. Concealer, powder, and gloss is really all I need. Oh, and maybe some mascara! These matte lip creams aren't too heavy. They're perfect of just a hint of color and shine.

→All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

I am currently on my fourth bottle of this product. It's amazing! I'm obsessed. During the hot months my makeup sweats right off of my face. With this in hand, it lasts for several hours.

Be Spontaneous This Summer

If you're not going to be on the move throughout the summer, bored you be not:
  • Go on a hike
  • Teach yourself a new language (Duolingo)
  • Watch the sunset/sunrise
  • Backyard movie night
  • Make homemade ice-cream
  • Have a bonfire and don't forget to roast marshmallows
  • Go to a festival
  • Volunteer
  • Go to the beach
  • Start a garden

Try This Recipe With Me

I'm all about trying new recipes, chocolate related that is. I found this recipe on Pinterest: Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate. I say we try it together!

This recipe only takes 15 minutes. I'm down. Click the image to checkout the ingredients and instructions in order to make this delicious masterpiece:

That concludes my Ultimate Guide To Summer 2016! I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Be sure to check in with me every Monday for a new blog post!

Thanks for reading,


  1. Nice post! This Summer, I am trying to improve my French by using Duolingo. I find it very helpful and easy to use.

    1. Thanks, Róisín! Duolingo is one of my favorite apps. It really keeps me on top of my game throughout the summer. Thanks for reading and commenting! x

    2. As soon as I saw Duolingo I had to comment! I am so obsessed. Currently, I am doing Spanish and French :)

    3. That's really cool, Christina! Thanks for reading & commenting!

  2. It seems like we both have busy summers! x I begin volunteering at my local library tomorrow and am taking tennis clinics all break long. I'm also really looking forward to getting back on my feet in regards to blogging since my one-year blogiversary is tomorrow. x

    1. That we do! That sounds like so much. I would love to get into tennis. It seems like such a cool sport. I hope you have an amazing summer. I'm looking forward to future blog posts from you! Keep up the wonderful work with your blog! Thanks for reading and commenting! x

  3. I loved your post! Even though I have a busy summer planned, I would love to teach myself a new language. Maybe French! :)

    xo, Natalie

    1. Thanks, Natalie! That would be so cool! I would love to learn French. Thanks for reading & commenting! x

  4. This was such a great post idea and I loved everything you mentioned and all your ideas! Thanks so much for participating in my link-up! XOXO Olivia

    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! I love your link-ups. Count me in anytime!

  5. That frozen hot chocolate looks DELICIOUS!

    1. Right?! Thanks for reading & commenting, Rebecca! x

  6. That Kate Spade watch is too cute!
    xo, Syd

    1. I'm obsessed with it! Thanks for reading and commenting! x

  7. Duolingo is so good. I always use it to revise for Spanish.

    1. Same! It's a heat study tool for the summer months. I love how it keeps me on top of my game. Thanks for reading & commenting!