June 14, 2021


 The beach is calling.......

The "anticipation"
 of our family beach trips may be THE most
fun part of the entire experience.....
I pretty much have lists in my mind of what
to bring since we have loved this vacation for so many years.
We reserved our beach rental house a year ago, so the planning
has been over a year in the making....

It's funny how little things become traditions.
I texted this to all the children when shopping last week....
they know the drill....and it makes us all SO happy!

I plan menus in order to bring only the best....of the best!

Our current favorite salad dressing

Love this BBQ sauce

Yes Ma'am....BBQ HAM SANDWICHES will be on the lunch menu.....

A light summer dessert will be on the menu also.....

This smells divine....I love scrubs for pedicures
and keeping feet in tip top sandal weather shape

Maxi dresses have been selected....

And.....our days have been spent trimming and power washing...
getting the outdoors summer ready!

I can't believe we are already in mid-June....
I so hope you are enjoying your summer days
and are finding happiness in ordinary things....


  1. Oh, sounds wonderful! Thanks for the tips on the things you like! Happy Monday!

    1. Hi Kim...so happy you stopped by today...wishing you a lovely week ahead!

  2. Hi Betsy,

    You are going to have so much fun on your family beach trip!! The planning is half the fun, isn't it? We've had a few of those trips ourselves over the years, and they are great for making memories. That creamy lemon dip sounds wonderful, and I love your pretty maxi dress. :)

    I enjoyed your post today, Betsy, and have a wonderful week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

    1. Thank you so much Denise..it's been a few years so we are so looking forward to this one! Have a great week ahead!

  3. Have a wonderful vacation with your family! We're going to Traverse City this week. Isn't it great to able to get back to normal!!!

    1. Hi Ellen! Yes, it is just wonderful to no longer be fearful of being around family and friends. It seems like a bad dream doesn't it? I so hope your Summer brings you lots of fun times!

  4. such a happy exuberant post Betsy... full of YUMMY pictures!
    the food alone on those vacations would be enough to look forward to!
    add to that the sun and the beach and the Sea! OH MY!
    and for those of us who are now armchair travelers... your last line is the Best!
    " and are finding happiness in ordinary things...."
    and I ARE! LOL!!! xoxo

    1. Hi Miss Tammy! It's always good to look forward to something...even if it's an ice cream cone in Summer......I hope you are doing well and staying cool..gosh we got hot all of a sudden! Hugs from me to you!

  5. It's going to be wonderful! What do you do with the lemon dip, besides eat it by the spoonfuls?

    1. Hi Vee...fresh strawberries are served with this light lemon dip....sounds like a delightful summer dessert....hope you are enjoying these summer days!

  6. Betsy, I am excited for you! What a special time you're all going to have! I am now, though, coveting your Texas Trader Joe's bag! (grin)

    1. It's adorable! I so hope your summer days are being filled with family and fun times!


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