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!


  1. Love. Love. the bikini's and 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!

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

  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. :-)

  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.


  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!

  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!!!

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

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

  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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