Five Favorites ... Summertime (vol 1)

Summer is a great time especially on those "perfect" weather days!! Here are some of my favorites for summertime ...

outdoor music
1. FREE outdoor concerts

In the summer we LOVE outdoor music especially if it's FREE!! Lots of cities have outdoor concerts, but our favorite is Partridge Creek in Clinton Township, MI. They have music EVERY day of the week from Memorial Day until Labor Day. If you are in the area, we'll see you there!!

2. Our Gazebo

As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz says, "There's no place like home," and sometimes that's the case! Our house backs up to woods so in the past after eating dinner on our deck the mosquitoes forced us back into the house. We now have a gazebo with netting panels that keep the bugs out. We also purchased a hanging light for out there so we can sit and relax or play games until late ... some great family and friend time!!

Hummingbird Feeder
3. Hummingbirds

We have a Hummingbird feeder we can see from either our indoor or outdoor dinner table.  They are fascinating to watch! They are so fast it is impossible to get my own picture, but this is what they look like on my feeder. They are small but a Hummingbird can eat up to 14 times its weight in a day.

4.  Grilling

In the summer I LOVE to grill. An EASY dinner is grilling chicken tenderloins that have been marinated in Italian dressing.  I have a grilling tray similar to the one in the picture. Doing grilled veggies such as asparagus, zucchini, peppers, onions and mushrooms are delicious. I like to drizzle a little garlic flavored olive oil on them for some extra flavor!

5. Hammock Time

When we moved, in there were already hangers in two of our trees to hang a hammock so guess what our first Father's Day gift was? We have all enjoyed hammock time!! On the "perfect" weather day, it's SO relaxing!!

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