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One of the things on my summer bucket list is to read more books. My family used to make fun of me because on my summer vacations I’d often go to the library or Barnes and Noble to get some books to read over the summer while most kids did all they could to avoid reading. It’s always been one of my favorite escapes. I’m sharing my Summer Reading List for 2021 below.
And all of the books are linked on Amazon so you can download to your kindle or purchase the actual book if you still like flipping through pages.
Scroll to the bottom to download my free summer reading list printable with my recommendations.
Summer Reading List 2021
I read this one last summer in 2 days. Elin Hildebrand is one of my favorite authors for an easy beachy read. There’s been talks that they may be making it into a movie too!
I read all of Judy Blume’s books as a teenager. I read this one back in college and remember it being really good. It’s a story about two girls who are friends during the summer on the Vineyard. It’s on my list for this summer to read again.
this one is on all of the lists for must reads this summer. This thriller is a Reese’s Book Club Pick and I’ve been told that its perfect if you loved Big Little Lies or Little Fires Everywhere.
based on an end of the Summer beach party in Malibu, this book is about dysfunctional family relationships. Many of the reviews on Good Reads say that the characters are extremely well written and will have your emotions all over the place.
A female powered thriller that based on the synopsis reminds me a little of the Stepford Wives or Desperate Housewives.
The Amazon reviews say this book is about female rage, sexuality, and adventure and the characters go to dark places. May not be everyone but sounds thrilling.
This story takes place at a family summer home in Cape Cod where a mother of three comes to a crossroads in her love life forcing her to choose between her husband or her childhood lover.
A new couple moves into a gated community and finds that it may not be all it appears to be. The main character Alice learns that there are some secrets about her home.
Reviewers say this book is like what the ladies of Sex and the City would be like in the social media age. Think new motherhood in Upper East Side.
Check off the books as you read them and add a few selections of your own!
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Sweet summertime! The days get a little lazier, you stay up a little later, ice cream is perfectly acceptable every night after dinner and dips in the pool count as showering/bathing. There’s so many reasons I love summer. Below I’m sharing some ideas that are on my summer bucket list as well as a free printable Summer Bucket List with ideas to get you started.
My 2021 Summer Bucket List
Berry picking – The boys LOVE berry picking and obviously eating as they go! After strawberry picking, making strawberry shortcake is a must! My favorite version is my strawberry cheesecake trifle. If you’re local, we went strawberry picking at Stanton’s Farm in Selkirk, its a small family owned farm and the strawberries were delish! They will have blueberries in July too!
Camp outside with the kids – put up a tent in the backyard, make some glow jars (you can see my easy DIY here), eat s’mores and tell ghost stories. Rick and Maxwell did this last summer and had a “boys night” and Maxwell still talks about it, he thought it was the greatest thing.
Try an Aperol Spritz – believe it or not I have never had an Aperol Spritz and it sounds like the perfect summer drink. So it’s a goal of mine to try one this summer. My other favorite summer cocktail is my Paloma recipe.
Read all the books on my summer reading list – Click here to check out my summer reading list!
Host a BBQ with friends – after the last year we’ve had, I’m ready to have some friends over, kick back on the deck and get to entertain. If you’re looking for an eye-catching meal idea that is sure to wow, check out my grilled steak charcuterie board.
Make a little road-side farmstand – last year I got into gardening and I would love to have a cute little roadside farmstand with some of my home grown veggies and flowers for people as they drive by. This year may not be anything fancy but I’m determined to give it a shot.
Whats on your summer bucket list? You can download free summer bucket list below with some ideas to get you started!
Hot cocoa bombs are all the rage right now! So naturally for Valentine’s Day this year, Maxwell wanted to share his love of hot cocoa bombs with all of his friends. I created this cute “You’re the Bomb Valentine” free printable you can use for the tags. (See below to download the free printable)
While you can certainly make hot cocoa bombs yourself, this homegirl doesn’t have the time or patience for that. I get mine from my girl Brittany who is local. You can check out her Instagram page to see all of her other confections.
I wrapped each one in cellophane, tied it with some ribbon and added the tag. Super easy and festive!
Check out these other Valentine’s printables from my friends
I love you a latte
Valentines Tic Tac Toe
Non Candy Valentines
You Make My Heart Glow
Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies
I like you Beary Much Printable
STEAM Valentine’s Day cards
More free Valentine’s Day card printables
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This week’s meals and recipes are below:
Brinner! Mom’s egg bake (recipe below) with roasted potatoes and fruit
Mom’s egg bake (I usually double the recipe to have leftovers for throughout the week)
- 8 eggs
- 1 envelope of Italian salad dressing mix
- 3 cups of shredded monterrey jack cheese
- 12 oz cottage cheese
- 1/2 red or green pepper chopped
- 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup of butter melted
- Beat eggs and salad dressing mix in a large bowl.
- Stir in cheese, cottage cheese and chopped peppers.
- Mix flour with baking powder. Stir flour mixture in with butter and incorporate into cheese mixture.
- Pour into a greased 8 inch square baking pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Paninis and soup (I don’t use any recipe. Our favorite paninis are mozzerella with roasted red peppers and pesto. And I serve with a quick tomato soup).
Sheet pan beef and broccoli
Crockpot corn chowder