Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Essentials - Midwest

Though the official start to summer is exactly 30 days away, we're getting a head start here at Run With Me. 
With summer being my most favorite season ever (EVER!) and temperatures already in the roaring upper 80's here in Atlanta.....It's officially summer in my book! 

To celebrate this splendid season, I've asked 6 of Blogland's most beloved bloggers around the country to share their favorite summer activity and their TOP FIVE summer "must-haves." 

Kicking off our series? The fabulous Katie from Keep Calm and Carry On
I swear this girl wakes up with perfectly coiffed hair and is a brown sugar mama in the dead of winter. Love her and I know you will to if you don't know her yet!

Top 5 summer essentials:
1. Raybans - I rarely take mine off in the summertime. They go with everything and do not leave tan lines!

2. A cute bathing suit for the days spent at the pool.

3. Friends- what would a summer be without good friends?

4. Skinny girl Margaritas and Skinny girl Cucumber infused vodka (genius). I wouldn't exactly call them essentials, but they do make the summer better. ;)

5. Bright colored clothing - that would be some of my husbands closet, and some of my closet. The brighter, the better for the summertime!
Favorite Summer Activity
 Billy and I love to travel back to his hometown of Cleveland for Indians games! 


and if anyone wants to buy me one of these houses (taken on our recent trip to Naples, FL) on the ocean, I wouldn't be opposed to it. Just sayin'...


This post has me convinced I need to visit Katie in Ohio this summer.....or maybe we'll just meet up in Naples at her new residence! 

are any of her Summer Essentials on your list?! 

Check back tomorrow as we travel to the Northwest for our next blogger's Summer Essentials!

XO, A

22 comments:

Katie said...

glad you shared her blog - i love it! and bright colors and friends - yes!

Brooke said...

Such a cute idea for a blog series! I LOVE it!

July said...

which ray bans do you wear?!

Sarah said...

Love this!! I love her summer essentials. We are very similar in what I would put on my list. :) And Skinny Girl is definitely essential! I'm picking some up to take to the lake this weekend- holllaaa! :)

Katie said...

Thanks Ash for having me!!!!!!!!!! :) Such a good idea for the summer! I still can't see 3 of the pics not sure if it's just me?!

@July-the aviators! love them:)

Young and Fabulous said...

soooo amazing! and yes ashley i agree...her perfecto hair and bronze bod makes me jealous

skinny girl margs are deff a summer essential. I have to agree with her Ray Bans!! I posted the same on mine!!!

brighter the better...great motto. YOLO!!

xoxox

Amber said...

Agree with all these summer essentials!

Heidi said...

Skinny Girllll!!!!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

YES! perfect list of summer essentials! i really need a new pair of sunglasses :) xoxo jillian:: don't miss my $50 NOVICA giveaway!

Ashley Slater said...

katie is such a sweetie...I was THISCLOSE to meeting her when we drove through but it didn't work out :( bummmmer. love this (even though several of the pics aren't showing up for me--not sure if it is just me though because the other comments here sound like everyone saw them all! i will have to refresh my page and see if that works!)

xo,
ash

natasha {schue love} said...

So fun! Love Katie and this series!! :)

Marian said...

Ray Bans are def a necessity!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

loving that swim suit choice! the colors and stripes are perfect. looking forward to the rest of this series! :)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

oh man, summer essentials.

it's been raining here for like weeks. not to mention the cold weather lately.

oh, sun, please come back so i can utilize some of these tips...

Sabrina Says said...

Love it!! That bathing suit is SUper cute!

I wish I looked good in aviators :( I've always wanted to find the perfect pair! But no... I have an odd shaped face for them...

I love this series Ash! Katie was a great Kick off!!

LOVE YOU LADY!!

Sabrina Says

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I love her, and I need her nail color and the swim suit. STAT.

Happy Monday lovely
Tab

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Great list of summer must haves! I never take my ray bans off either! Going to check out her blog now!

I'm having a fun neon giveaway going on, def check it out!

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Katie said...

mmm summer! Such great essentials!!

Angel said...

i'm excited for the rest of this series!! can't wait! last week of sophomore year!!! :) i'll be free fridayyyyy!

Hannah said...

Ray bans don't leave tan lines?! Ummm getting some asap. Just got a gnarly sunburn complete with goggles from my glasses :/

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Sami said...

Oh just love Miss Katie and love her Summer Essentials. We happen to share quite a few but that might be because we both live in the Midwest.. kinda :)