I don’t know how it is where you live, but it did seem like summer would not come to New England this year.
Less than a month ago, we had to turn the heat on. Less than a week ago, I was wearing long sleeves on Desmond’s birthday.
I even looked at photos from last year’s summer vacation, as if willing the heat to come:
And now we’re at the start of summer, and the weather is calling for sunshine (and thunderstorms) and temperatures in the 80s, and the strawberries are growing and the best summer recipes are being blogged, tweeted, Facebooked, pinned and more.
And with these soothing summer photos (making me say, “Ahhhhh“), we welcome you to this edition of Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: “Funtastical Summer”. With school letting out and summer officially starting this week, please share your posts that celebrate the best of summer to you – this can include, recipes, crafts, travel ideas and tips, summer memories, and more. The sky is the limit! You can share a new post, or find one from the archives! My wonderful co-hosts are:
Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life
Crystal from Mommifried
Angela from WriterMom’s Blog
Kristen from Four Hens and a Rooster
Make sure to bookmark or subscribe to their blogs and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. The links to their social media spaces are on their blogs. We all faithfully return the favor!
I had quite a heavy two weeks. I celebrated my son’s first birthday as well as the last day of my daughter’s first year of preschool. As always, I enjoyed reading a wide range of blog posts – from the introspective essays to the refreshing summer recipes. I dig it all.
I enjoyed “Kids Were Here” at Reflections of Now. Kimberly is a mother of four, a graphic designer, a blogger, a social media maven and a photographer too. I never miss a post and this one was an especially good reminder for me to stop and look at the messes my kids make – each mess contains stories and imagination.
On the theme of photographers/bloggers, there’s The Miss Elaine-ous Life. Check out her photography (self portraits too!), her writing on assorted subjects and her “Old School Blogging” series.
Happy.Pretty.Sweet. is a feast for the eyes. It’s a blog about life, beauty and fashion. Favorite posts this week were about Superman-inspired fashion as well as Cinderella-style glass slippers. Where else can you find such variety?! Maybe in Scarlet’s closet.
Now, let’s get started on the link party! Have fun and visit the links below. We ask that you try to visit at least three. Remember to leave a thoughtful comment on the new blogs you’ve discovered and let them know you’re visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Feel free to pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board, too! In the URL field, place the link to your post. The name field should contain the title of your post. And if you’d like to co-host a future link party, give Crystal a shout at mommifried@ gmail.com (no spaces)
Use the hashtag #LOBS when tweeting! Doesn’t it have a nice ring to it?
A few simple requests are…
** Follow and visit all of the hosts and co-hosts
** Link up your favorite post! Please try to stick to our weekly theme
** Please share this link party so others can join
** Visit at least three of the blogs on the link party
And now, party time: