Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Time!

It's Summer! I just LOVE summertime!
Darlene at Our Creative Life is hosting an "I LOVE SUMMER" party today.
Let's CELEBRATE Summer! Come party with me and other "party goers" and share the LOVE for summer, summertime recipes, favorite summer vacations, favorite summer decor, activities, etc.!!
I already have my "summer music" on my sidebar. Turn it up and sing along as I take you on a "tour of summer". I am celebrating with Photos. Photos of what summer means to me....I am sure you will agree that these photos are all about "summer".

Be sure to check out my favorite summer dishes:
Greek Marinated Shrimp
Drunken Chicken
The Best Fish
LA Caviar
Picnic Fare
Tropical Salad
Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Starwberry Shortcake

And many more can be found at my recipe blog, Plates and Places.

Thanks for dropping by my Summer Kick off Party! Leave me a "roadmap" and I will be certain to drop by your blog! Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville. I appreciate it!

I would like to invite you to come back tomorrow evening and link up to the 20th edition of Thrifty Thursday- the day we get show and tell all about our thrifty finds! Everyone is invited. Just grab a button on my sidebar for Thrifty Thursday or Bloggeritaville. Come back Wednesday evening and link up so all our guest can visit.

I am going to use this as my Outdoor Wednesday post. To see more outdoor post visit our gracious host, Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer!

In the meantime-Enjoy your Summer! Thanks again for stopping by, my friend!
To visit more Summertime Party goers, Click Here. Thanks to Darlene for hosting!


Chandy said...

Loved all of those pictures! Summer does bring fun times! I love all the ones in the water, that's my favorite part of Summer! I posted about making rootbeer floats, does that count? LOL

Bama Belle said...

Summer loving to you!

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Yes, and meanwhile we have nothing but fog and rain down here in Sunny San Diego. Boo hoo. At least we have Bloggeritaville! A girl can dream! C'mon, sun, get out here!

Keetha Broyles said...

Here's my contribution:

George and Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is fine
Oh your daddy's rich
And your mammy's good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry.

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take the sky
But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by!

RN and OSHP said...

Great Pictures!!! I want to go to the beach...Right Now :)

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I love all those pictures..... we need to relax together soon... since it's summer and all!

Kelly said...

Love your summer faves, Leigh. Of course, I knew I would! Have a great Tueday!

Deb said...

great summer photos...can tell you love summer...

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Love all your summer photos! Thanks for particating in my Summer Party!!

Have a Wonderful Summer!!

Darlene said...

I just stopped by from the party! Your slideshow shows a lot of fun summertime things!! What fun!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That looks like sooo much fun! Happy Summer to you, too!

Mari said...

I love summer too!

Chandy said...

You know, I'll be there... Thrifty is my middle name! Isn't Thrifty your middle name, too? I think that's why we get along so well- two classy ladies with great taste but thin wallets! LOL

See you next post that's for sure!

Cindy said...

Really nice pics Leigh,
Your kids are so darn cute! Love Jimmy Buffet too. Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Leigh, I lived my whole life when I was little for summer. I loved it from the minute is started and missed it from the minute it stopped. These pictures are perfect.

Now that I'm "old" LOL!, I have morphed into a lover of late fall here in Florida and also early spring. But those pictures really remind me of why I lived for summer.


Sheila... of course it helped that I was a creature of water and never got out of the water except to ride horses or my bike or maybe to ski behind the boat! ;-)

Rachel said...

Gorgeous pics! We're going down to the beach next weekend. . . you're helping me look forward to it!

Valerie said...

Great pics will definitely try out the Drunken Chicken!!

Brooke said...

Oh, mom, I look so stupid in those pictures except for one! >:) By the way, this is "Sister Sledge." Grrr! I hate that name, mom .. or "Leigh." *SOB!* Why'd ye name me THAT? hee

jennifer said...

OK, your daughter is the most charming young lady - I love her comment!

I missed this post somehow!! I want to make a slide show and I know you use it so I came to your blog to find it aaaaaand... I found this post! Very summery!

I hope that your weekend was wonderful Leigh.