Here comes SUMMER.

I have grown to love the change in seasons. What a joyous occasion the first day of summer has become! I’ve pondered things I anticipated in spring (here) and again in fall (here). Summer is short in the mountains of Park City, so every day has to count. Here’s what I’ll be doing this season…

Playing barefoot in the grass.

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Growing more things in our garden, like spinach, carrots, and strawberries!

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Making batches of homemade ice cream (like this!) and popsicles.


Wandering the farmers market and Park Silly Sunday booths.


Finishing a printed collection of recipes for gifts!

Eating creative salads and lots of tacos, al fresco.

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Drinking homemade rosemary-ginger lemonade (recipe here).

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Reading the last couple of books to meet my Life List challenge!

Walking under the shady aspens and pines on my favorite trails.

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Wearing sundresses and flip flops. All. The. Time.

Working on a new creative writing project.

Welcoming my crazy natural curls. No hairdryer in summer!


Traveling to a cabin in Bear Valley in July to celebrate a dear friend’s 40th birthday!

Anticipating booming summer thunderstorms.

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Creating delicious things with in-season produce!


Exploring campgrounds near home, like this one. #bettyforever

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Celebrating our two-week tomato season before the first freeze (which happened in September last year!).

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Enjoying a few of Red Butte Garden’s outdoor concerts. This year: John Hiat/Taj Mahal, Santana(!), Gary Clark, Jr., and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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Smelling freshly cut grass on Saturday mornings.

Watching the Tour de France in July!

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Challenging myself to learn something new- a sport, a skill, a kitchen technique.

Cherishing my hot hubby, sweet pup, and dear friends (near and far).


Practicing patience, understanding, faith, and gratitude for whatever comes my way.

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What are your favorite things about summertime?

One year ago: A summer solstice weekend with my folks.


  1. I love summer breezes, walking around after a late dinner in the cozy heat and last rays of sun at nearly ten o’clock on our fantastic long days in Oregon, movies in the park, laughter, smiles, and the many different shades of sunglasses worn by the city’s inhabitants… And running without gloves and a hat!

  2. What a lovely summer list! Question: how are you printing your recipe collection? One of the items on my 30-before-30 list is to organize all of the recipes I have. I’d love to know if you’re using any particular site or store to complete this.

    1. You know, I was going to make books using Shutterfly, importing a few photos for each recipe and typing out the how-to. So far it’s been a lot of work and I’m only halfway through appetizers. Hmmm.

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