Summer is Here and Sunday Morning Coffee

Summer dinners on the patio, fruity cocktails, popsicles, homemade ice cream, and grilling on the barbecue. Summer is here, and I love it.

Thanks for joining me for Sunday morning coffee as we celebrate the holiday weekend. Today, I am sharing my weekly thoughts about entertaining, decor, crafts, and recipes, and that summer is here in our family!

beach deck with two swivel chairs and a fire pit with the sunset in the back ground.
Season 4 Volume 21

About Me

The large picture window at our beach house with an amazing view of the ocean.

Memorial Day weekend is officially here.

And that means summer has arrived. Right? I don’t know when summer officially starts (and I am not waiting until June 21st), but Memorial Day weekend has always been the sign that summer is here for me.

For years, I have said that summer is my favorite season. It all began with the last day of school, which was my favorite day every year. What came next? Summer vacation!

Even as a young kid, I spent my summer vacations crafting, cooking, and creating.

I guess some things never change!

I know one thing that is happening this summer.

We will spend most of the summer at the beach in Ventura. And I cannot wait.

A bright sunlit living room with large windows overlooking a beach. The room includes two white armchairs, a glass coffee table, and decorative items such as a pillow, trays, and a small bottle on the table.

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My Latest Project

My Latest Project

Please don’t laugh, but I currently do not have a project.

At least, that is what I am working on this week!

Well, other than my health challenge. And that is going amazing!

(I am down 17 lbs. and very happy!)

An adult woman wearing sunglasses and a pink sweater pushes a baby in a stroller along a sidewalk. The surrounding area has green grass, trees, and houses.

I have been thinking about summer projects, and one of them is big. I mentioned it before, but I am pulling out my canvas and paints and will paint some large abstract paintings.

I am so excited.

Here are some of the abstract paintings I painted a few years ago.

Hopefully, I haven’t forgotten how to paint! (JK, I don’t think that could ever happen!)

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

beach deck with two swivel chairs and a fire pit with the sunset in the back ground.

I have a big birthday in a few weeks and am totally in denial.

I am not telling you how old I will be on June 8th.

It’s just old.

Because of this milestone birthday, I have been doing everything to add youth to my life.

Things like working out, losing weight, bike riding, eating healthy, and playing with my kids and grandson.

And it’s working.

In a week, we are hosting nine friends up to the beach house to celebrate my birthday and my friend Robin’s. Our birthdays are one day apart, and we are the same age.

So, we are at the beach getting ready for my birthday celebration next weekend, and I am very excited.

Now, I must decide what kind of gift I will put together for my guests.

I keep thinking about a Beach bag, but I don’t know. Any ideas???

Bright, modern living room with an ocean view, featuring a wooden dining table, wicker chairs, a white sofa, and abstract art above a fireplace.

This week's to do list.
  • Get the beach house ready for the Big Birthday Weekend; there will be nine of us. This includes stocking the refrigerators, cleaning the house, and more!
  • Finish the plans for a fun end-of-the-year project I am working on. I hope this works out!

Oh my gosh! This Teriyaki Sauce recipe is amazing!

Daily Dream Decor shared Beginner Friendly Succulents.

I love these Flower Crafts to Make by The House That Lars Built.

This Air Fryer Asparagus is the best!

This past week was one of my favorites on the blog. I shared 2024 Summer Decor trends, tips for furnishing a new home or apartment, summer porch ideas, spring flowers for your home, a fun bridal shower brunch, and how to create a large flower arrangement.

Next week is going to be fun! I am sharing eco-friendly ideas, how to make a ladder chandelier, a beautiful magnolia wreath, Amazon Summer Decorating ideas, the harvest from my garden, and a huge giveaway!

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We shared many of our favorite home items this week, and here are the top sellers!


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Outdoor seating area with two chairs overlooking the ocean at sunrise or sunset under a partly cloudy sky. Text at the bottom reads, "Summer is Here and Sunday Morning Coffee.

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  1. Wait you can’t say you dropped 17 pounds and not share the details on how you accomplished that because we all know it isn’t easy. Congrats. Please give us a peak at what worked best.

    1. I’ve stayed consistent with my plan and my trainer! Thanks so much, it hasn’t been easy but the pay off has been amazing ☺️

  2. You look great! Congrats on that and your upcoming birthday!! I think age now a days is just a number. It’s how you feel and live as to how “old” you are. Sounds like you are doing all the right things to be around a long time for that precious grandson. Have a wonderful birthday celebration. 🎉🎂
    BTW the pictures of the ocean view at the beach house are beautiful. Nice to see the May grey lifted for at least a little bit.

  3. Last year I turned 80 and wanted no part of it or parties etc. Just leave me alone. Age never bothered me but 80 just sounded so Old. One surprise party later…celebrating for 3 weeks…kids flying
    In on different days to make it last longer…lunches…dinners…walking with friends and it ended up being the best time ever…..approaching 81 now and I say bring it on!!!!

  4. Congrats on reaching this birthday, every day is a gift! With the challenge of endlessly decluttering my home since before COVID began, I find I am “leaving behind” many swag items from functions and charity events : Mugs, bags, pens, phone accessories….I just don’t want more stuff. I think the best thing to make for each of your friends is a written paragraph to each of them about what makes them a special friend to you, their superpower and/or a special memory that the two of you have together . That is a keepsake that would be treasured and not take up much room. You could put the card/paper with it in a photo frame. I know I would treasure that from a good friend.

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