Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Cooler Summer

I have a bittersweet relationship with good ole summertime.

The weather is lovely and the activities are grand.  

I do love wearing flip flops every day.

But, the lack of routine drives me batty and there are only so many times you can schlep to the beach with 3 kids and all their gear without wishing for mid-August and the return to normalcy.  

It's only mid-June and I'm dreaming of jeans, Halloween costume planning, and pumpkin lattes. 

Here are some things that are making summer a little cooler around here!

Mr. BMJ took the day off yesterday.  We spent the morning at the "adult" pool at the country club (thanks to a morning camp for Baby Girl), had lunch and cocktails poolside, napped with Baby Girl, and went downtown for bikini shopping.  


I got 2 new bikinis for our upcoming trip to Mexico (one week away, yay!).  Yes, I said bikinis.  I'm going to throw caution to the wind, suck it in, and go for it.     

This hot pink bikini can be worn a million different ways.   My favorite is to tie the straps across your body and wear it as a bandeau.  It's comfy and flattering and such a fun color!



The picture doesn't do this one justice.  The colors are much richer in person.  This is not a "blend in" kind of suit.  I need to start doing more planks STAT!



On our way home, we stopped for pizza at DeSano's Pizza Bakery.  It did not disappoint!


I'm ordering Baby Girl a new suit.  I found these on major sale right now ($19)!  She may get 2!



Speaking of Baby Girl, she's been waking up at the butt crack of dawn lately.  I can't handle a 5:30 wake up call unless I'm getting on a jet plane to a tropical vacation.  We found this nifty clock that lights up at the time that you set it, like 7 am rather than 5:30 am.  We threatened instructed her that she can only get out of bed when the bug lights up.  There's a little bit of a learning curve, but it's definitely helping!



Stay tuned tomorrow for a massive recipe post that I've been meaning to write for weeks now.  The days are just getting away from me this summer.  I think it's the lack of schedule we're suffering from!

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because I finally get to meet two fellow Charleston bloggers tonight in person, Shelby and Ally!  We're going to have drinks and apps at Barsa.  Looking forward to it girls!


9 comments:

  1. Love. Love. the bikini's and girl...you don't have to suck it in! You will have to let me know how the clock works out for you. I have heard from friends that it has been a lifesaver, but a bit of an adjustment for the kiddos. Have a fun night out tonight!

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  2. Woohoo for the bikinis- looking back years later you'll never regret wearing a bikini when you could!

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  3. I need that alarm clock too. Henry has been getting up at 5:30 since school is out. UGH. I love both those bikini's and the little girl suits!! I would wear a bikini but I have the ugliest stomach. It's "flat" but not cute. :-) You are going to look amazing! Can't wait to see vacation pics.

    Don't you dare start dreaming about pumpkin lattes yet!! lol. :-)

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  4. I totally understand! I've already started shopping for boots for the fall. I love nothing more than those crisp autumn days with leggings and boots... sigh.

    Xo,L
    simplylowcountry.com

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  5. Awesome bathing suit finds all around. Sounds like a perfect day with pooling, cocktail and naps. Can't wait to hear more about your Mexico vacay tonight! I'm pumped!

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  6. Girl you know I love a schedule like no other!! And the hubs taking a day off and sitting pool side sounds like a dream come true!!!!! Ahh have so much tonight.....totally jelly!! Tell Shelby I said Hi, meet her in person and she's the sweetest ever!!!

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  7. Girl you're going to rock those bikini's. Love them!! So jealous you girls are all meeting tonight. Take tots of pics!!!

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  8. love that hot pink bikini!! have the best time with your blogger date -- so jealous i cant be there! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. Love those bikinis!! You're going to look so hott in Mexico! I like how you can change up the pink one. Might be buying that one as well. That wake clock is genius!! Can't wait for tonight! So excited!!

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