My Summer Wish List

It will officially be summer on June 20 and this year, I plan to really make the most of the season. I love the more relaxed time the season brings, but to be honest, I’m usually cranky once the humidity and heat hits 90°. I end up wanting to stay in front of my air conditioner. But this summer, I will be proactive and get things that will help me enjoy summertime more with my family.

Here’s my summer wish list:

  • Zoku Quick Pop Maker: I have been wanting to buy this since it came out. This ice pop maker lets you make your own homemade ice pops in just seven minutes. Ice pops that quick sounds great to me, and using healthy ingredients is a huge plus. I don’t like giving my kids ice pops made with dyes and other junk. I plan to get gourmet and create some really tasty pops. I also plan to make an espresso pop!
  • A Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker Ball: I have no idea if the ice cream made in these balls is any good, but I do know that it’s a fun way to keep the kids busy. And I love ice cream.
  • A Slip N Slide: I have fond memories of the Slip N’ Slide when I was a kid. I also have some scars, but what fun it was! I’m getting one of these bad boys for my girls this summer.
  • I will treat myself to Red Eye Cafe’s New Orleans Sludge iced coffee drink daily. I’ll have one in the morning and a Greek frappé in the afternoon.
  • I will read a ton this summer. I just read A Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. Next up is Anna Quindlen’s Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

What’s on your summer wish list? What things will make you happy, or keep you sane, this summer?

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  1. Slip and Slide, argh !!

    Herb thought it would be a great idea to get one for the little ones. He hooked it up went to do some work in garage and viola! an hour later his beautiful front lawn lawn was a mud pit. 15 years later the indentations are still there but the lawn looks like Augusta in April.

  2. I agree that the Slip and Slide can really do a number on the lawn. We found that by laying one of those big blue painter tarps underneath it (folded at least twice), the damage was much less significant. We also left it out for just a couple of hours and put it down in a different spot next time. Slip ‘n slide is so much fun…it’s worth the trouble.

  3. My brother is a lawn nut so he just moves it after two hours. We have had ours out two times already. The kids are getting pissed and are wondering when I am going to hook it up when they are home!

    I am also buying a new ice-cream maker. Let me know how that pop maker works out GG.

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