Summer Fun List 🌻

Also, see this, this, and this Darling Desi video for more summer vibes.
Holidays
Themes
  • Sunshine
  • Beach
  • Island
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Tropical
  • Jungle
  • Animals, Zoology, Oceanography
  • Nautical/Navy
  • Pirates
  • Westerns
  • summer sports movies
  • Vibrant, vivid
  • Bold, brave
  • Happy
  • Picnics
  • Island
  • Farming
  • Country
Rereads
  • A Tangled Web  2021
  • Blue Castle 2021
  • Abby books  2021
  • Eight Cousins duology 2021
  • Ivanhoe 2021
    Katherine Paterson books 2021
  • Key to Extraordinary  2021
  • Mother 2021
  • Much Ado About Nothing 2021
  • Snicker of Magic 2021
  • Tangled Web 2021
  • The Borrowers 2021
  • To Kill a Mockingbird 2021
  • Ashtown Burials 2021
  • Leepike Ridge 2021
  • Annie Henry  2022
  • Little House books 2022
  • Boys of Blur 2022
  • Dianna Wynne Jones Books 2023
  • Mo and Dale Mysteries 2023
  • Witch of Blackbird Pond 2023
  • 100 Cupboards 2023
  • Stratton-Porter Books 2023
  • The Hunger Games 2024
  • MM Kaye 2024
  • Jane of Lantern HIll 2025
  • Magic for Marigold 2025
  • Corfu Trilogy 2025
  • Dandelion Wine
Books
  • Classics Club
    • JULY Ben Franklin autobiography
    • JULY The Federalist and The Anti-Federalist Papers
    • A Good Man is Hard to Find or other Flannery O’Connor novel
    • 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or another novel by Jules Verne
    • A Toni Morrison novel
    • Another Maria Edgeworth novel
    • Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas SUMMER
    • Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    • Grapes of Wrath and/or East of Eden and/or Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
    • Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano
    • Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
    • O’ Pioneers and/or Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
    • The Enchanted Castle and other works by E. Nesbit
    • Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson
    • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • See Reading list
  • Jules Verne
  • Mariner
  • Western
  • Beachy
  • PG Wodehouse
  • Wendell Berry
  • That David Person of essays
  • A Season for Second Chances
  • Because of Winn Dixie, other animal stories
Movies/TV
  • Westerns
    • Destry Rides Again (1939)
    • Along Came Jones (1945)
    • Texas Across the River (1966)
    • Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
    • North to Alaska (1960)
    • Angel and the Badman (1947)
    • Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
    • The Virginian (2000)
    • The Sheepman (1958)
    • Saskatchewan (1954)
    • Hildago
    • Only the Valiant (Peck!!!)
  • Beachy/sea
  • Nautical
    • Gregory Peck Horatio Hornblower
    • The Horation Hornblower TV series
    • Master and Commander
    • Sea Hawk
  • 1940 P and P
  • Summer-y sports movies
    • Baseball
      • The Natural
      • Moneyball
      • Angels in the Outfield
      • 42
      • The Sandlot
      • A League of Their Own
      • Field of Dreams
    • Football
      • We are Marshall
      • Remember the Titans
      • Rudy
      • The Blind Side
      • Friday Night Lights
    • Tennis
      • Wimbledon
    • Golf
      • The Greatest Game Ever Played
      • Caddyshack
    • Soccer
      • Bend it Like Beckham
  • Adventure
    • Indiana Jones
    • National Treasure
  • Dirty Dancing 1 and 2
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Grease
  • Footloose
  • Indiana Jones (actually summer)
  • Fisherman’s Friends
  • The Dig
  • Aquamarine
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Pompeii
  • The Hannah Montana Movie
  • Roman Holiday
  • Say Anything
  • Monte Carlo
  • The Parent Trap
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Stand by Me
  • Adventureland?
  • The Notebook
  • A Room with a View
  • Anime Laid Back Camp
  • The Durrells
  • Mary Stewart Moonspiners
Playlists
Activities/Bucket List
  • Shaved Ice
  • Gelato
  • Farmers Market
  • Picnics
  • Lakes, beaches (except I prefer them cooler?!)
  • Swim with Bjorn
  • Peach and berry picking
  • Drive in movie
  • Gardening, picking, canning, and such
  • Make ice cream and sorbet
  • Tennis lessons
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Work on my balcony, projects
Taste/Scent
  • Citrus
  • Berries
  • Fresh air
  • florals
  • Garden produce
Drinks
  • All types of lemonades
  • Iced tea (esp. Trade Winds Raspberry! I also need to find a good peach tea)
  • Cordials, punch, and such
  • To try:
    • White Peach Cranberry Juice mentioned by Marian
    • Milk tea from Elizabeth’s post
    • Find a recipe (I think I had one saved at one time) for a raspberry cordial like Anne and Diana thought they were drinking
    • I feel like I saw in a Little Women recipe book some sort of nectar drink I wanted to try
    • I also feel like I noticed a recipe in my Mitford cookbook a tea or punch or something I wanted to try
Food
  • Sandwiches
  • Barbecues, grilled foods, cookouts, that type of food
  • Tacos, taco soup
  • Homemade ice-cream
Colors
  • Bright berry and citrus and floral type colors
  • Bright ocean and beach colors
  • Earthy adventure/safari tones
Fashion
  • Styles
    • Nautical
    • Beachy
    • Maxi
    • Vintage play suits
    • Palazzo pants
    • Summer-y boho
    • Clog sandals
    • Espadrilles
    • Not so much my style, but animal print, explorer/safari style fits well with summer
    • Straw hats
    • Hair scarves
  • Fabrics/Textures/Prints
    • Florals, brighter than Spring, dandelion prints
    • Watermelon, lemon, fruit prints
    • Polka dots
    • Nautical
    • Gingham
    • Stripes
    • Cotton voile
    • Linen
  • Nail Polish/Beauty
    • Bright colors
    • Sheer, jelly shimmers in bright colors
    • Self tanner?
  • Jewelry
    • Nose rings
    • Toe Rings
    • Anklets
    • Beach glass
    • Berries, global, rustic
    • Minimal jewelry?
    • Metallic temporary tattoos
    • Feather earrings
Decor
  • Fresh flowers!!!!
  • Bowls of fruit
  • Seashells, sea glass
  • Baskets
  • Gauzy curtains
  • Polka dot or checked or striped table cloths
  • Outdoor living mainly
  • Hammocks
  • Gardens
Again, please offer any suggestions!!!!!

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