Monday, May 22, 2017

Smiles for Summer

While I know it's not officially summer (yet), I can't help but be all smiles because this past weekend was one of those that gave me all the summer feels. It started with an impromptu date night, walking to one of our favorite neighborhood spots. The weather was perfect, warm with a slight breeze, and on our walk I could hear the crickets chirping - a good indication that summer nights are near. We sat under twinkling lights on the restaurant patio, and it felt good to be dining al fresco again!

On Saturday morning, I got up early and had my coffee on the front porch before heading out to a blogger event hosted by Core Power Yoga and Avo. Hopefully you were able to see more on my Insta Story, but this was an exclusive preview event to promote the grand opening of the new Core Power Yoga studio that will be opening in the Nashville area next week. We did our practice outside and soaking in the sunshine was amazing! The rest of the day was filled with more outdoor events - a walk to the Farmer's market where I picked up fresh strawberries and then a stroll through the neighborhood carnival, complete with food trucks and live music. The day left me sun-drenched and smiling for more summer days ahead.

Sunday also didn't disappoint, with another beautiful day and time spent with our church community. We had two church league kickball games, followed by an I Do BBQ for a couple in our small group class who will be getting married this summer. I found myself outside again, with community, and loving every minute of it. Isn't that what summer is all about? Spending more time outdoors with those you love - whether it's dinner on the patio, exercising in the sun, strolling through the farmers market, playing outdoor games, or attending a BBQ. Getting a little taste of that this weekend was just what I needed!

These printed jogger pants have quickly become a favorite of mine - especially for those warmer days! I recently packed them for our trip to St. Thomas and they made for the perfect vacation pants. I dressed them up for dinner and down with flip flops and a tank for a casual day of island exploring. Sadly, my print is no longer available, but I linked them in a different print! Bonus, they are under $80 right now! So how was your weekend? I hope you're getting warm, summer like days where you are! Thanks so much for reading.