I feel like I should be going on and on about how hot it is here in Oklahoma right now, but it’s actually not so bad right now! We’ve had a cold front come through with lots of rain recently, so it’s been nice to get a break from the soaring temps we had just prior to this. I’ll take it!
And since I know that we will be heading back to warmer days soon, my mind is in full summer and hot weather mode! Bring on the cold, crunchy salads, ice cream, iced drinks, and summer dresses. And hey, we may even attempt a few small summer gatherings!
Here’s what’s going on in the month of July!
1. Favorite Summer Recipes
2. Summer Entertaining
This is the best time to invest in summer entertaining because it’s when everything seems to go on sale! Here are a few of my favorite things for summer entertaining:
3. The Boy’s Birthdays
And speaking of summer entertaining, our boy’s birthdays are both in July and only 4 days apart! We can’t wait to celebrate them in a combined birthday party. I’m secretly hoping that they will love having combined birthday parties forever, but for now we will ride this wave as long as we can! A mama can dream, right?
Ollie will be turning 1 and Atlas will be turning 3. We went all out with a tropical plant themed party for Atlas when he turned 1, but I think this year we’re going to keep things simple and small. The theme? Birthday party 🙂
4. Favorite Summer Dresses
Real life: I hate wearing jeans, or really pants of any kind. I know, I know. I would live in summer dresses and shorts all year long if I could! So, to say that I love summer dress season (which is totally a thing) is a big understatement! Here are some of my favorites that are soft, comfortable, and mom-friendly:
5. Update On The House
In case you missed it, we are building a house! We’re still in the design phase, but our lot has been cleared and things are moving towards laying foundation soon. We are also a little bit behind schedule, but I hear that’s how it goes when you build a house. Thankfully, we’re not in a massive rush to get it done (yet)! Here’s where we’re at:
And we have recently had our meeting to pick out tile, flooring, and countertops. Although I think I’ve already changed my mind about the countertops that I chose….so many decisions in such a short amount of time! I’m hoping to post an update on all of that soon 🙂
6. What I’m Eating For Dinner
One of my favorite things to ask people is what they’re eating for dinner! I’m always looking for more ideas and ways to combine healthy eating and delicious flavors into a quick and easy meal. So what are you eating for dinner tonight?
Here are a few of my favorites lately:
I don’t like to turn my oven on very much in the summer, but I do love how easy this recipe is. Plus, allllll the summer flavors!
Pesto on EVERYTHING. Pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta. I’m obsessed lately!
If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, this is one of my summer faves for making inside!
Salads with lots of refreshing and crunchy produce. So perfect for this hot weather!