Summertime and the living's a little weird this year.

It looks like summer, it feels like summer, and the weather just keeps getting hotter. But this summer is unlike any other summer that we have experienced in our lifetimes.

We don’t know about you all, but it is so strange to us how to some degree things are so normal, while to another degree things seem completely upside down and sideways. As we know, the pandemic continues to be in full force and even getting worse in a number of states. Our country is also starting the long and arduous movement towards real, societal change and many times it feels like there is nothing but bad news out there.

We all know that if we really listen and pay attention to what is going on in the world, that there are glimmers of hope and peace all around us. So today, just for fun and a little diversion, we are sharing some of our favorite summertime things. You can also check out last year's list here. We hope that these little lists of ours makes you smile!

A Few of Our Favorite Summer Things

(Non B&G) Fashion

We are loving this skort from Athleta! It is super comfortable, and longer than they typical shorts we see.

These new Donald Pliner flip flops make me so happy...I wear them all the time! [bonus- they are on sale!]

Though we are partial to the hats that say "Tacos," we love anything that covers our face and hair this summer!

White Denim

The easiest way to dress up a summer outfit (and they pair well with B&G tops)! We love the Prima from AG.

Beauty and Wellness

We are keeping summer hours, and these wipes make cleaning our faces before going to sleep a breeze.

We miss the gym, but we love online workouts. The quick arm workouts from Pop Sugar are amazing!

Dry Shampoo

The perfect solution to summer sweat! So many options, but this inexpensive option is a favorite.

Tan Luxe Drops

We know better than to tan, but this blogger favorite is a good alternative for a summer glow!

Food and Drink

Vinho Verde

Forget rose all day! Summer calls for this lighter, slightly bubbly wine that is perfect for enjoying the evening.

Halloumi Cheese

This delicious cheese takes us back to Greece, and this recipe paired with a summer salad is perfect!

The Easiest Mocktail

When it's too hot for wine, we love fresh lime, light ginger beer, and a splash of sparkling water over ice.

Caprese Salad

Tomatoes are peaking right now, and this salad from Cookie and Kate is soooo good!

Just for Fun

We love Peonies, and these beauties are a steal at Trader Joe's. Get 'em while you can...they don't last long!

Lanai Lounge Chair

These outdoor lounge chairs from from Crate & Barrel are not only beautiful but they are so bright and cheery!


We love summer nights, and now there are apps to help you find your favorite constellations!

Glow-in-the-dark Bocce

We had fun playing flashlight tag until my sister sprained her ankle. Then we switched to this super fun Bocce Set!

We hope you have a joyous-as-can-be summer!

Love, Erin and Jen

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