Memorial Day Plans & Kicking Off Summer

Well it’s time once again for me to join my friends Allie from A Gal Named Al, Tara from Mommy In A Nutshell, Holly from Pink Lady  and Trina & Sara from Moms’ Coffee Date for Ladies Who Link. We are talking about our Memorial Day plans and how we are kicking off summer. If you are a blogger we’d love for you to link up with us and share your favorite ideas for kicking off summer.

I suspect if you’ve stopped by here any at all in the last month that you’ve already realized we “kicked off summer” in a BIG WAY by celebrating our sons college graduation and then heading to the beach for a week.

Benny is a pretty serious guy, but every so often the goofy side of him just slips right out and I love it!

 Of  course I am all too happy to share pictures one more time of our graduate.

I can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than by spending a week at the beach. The only downside is that now our vacation has come and gone. We needed to work it in between graduation and Benny’s new job so that meant an early vacation this year.

When our kids were younger Memorial Day marked the opening weekend of the pool and therefore the beginning of summer. The communities we’ve lived in in both Minnesota and now California don’t have many community pools the way the southern states do and so I really miss those days.

Memorial Day also marks the kickoff of grilling season, backyard barbecue’s and all things red, white and blue.

Pinterest is a perfect place to look for Memorial Day ideas and recipes.

images via Pinterest

How cute would this American flag burlap table runner be at your summer cookouts?

May is not only often thought of as the beginning of summer, but it’s also National Skin Cancer Awareness month. 

It’s a good month to go for a full body check at your dermatologist (if you set you appointment up far enough in advance).

Use that sunscreen friends! You won’t believe how much sun you will still get even with it on. As a person who was just last week soaking up as much sun as I could, I can tell you it was not with covering any exposed skin with sunscreen and still being able to get a healthy glow.

And speaking of sunscreen. I used my Rodan and Fields lip shield this time at the beach and loved it.

They come 2 to a pack and have SPF 25. I loved the way it went on my lips. Super silky and not at all waxy. I put it on before walking in the morning too and will continue to do so now that I’m home. I think people often forget to protect their pucker. 

#doesthatsounddirty #getyourmindoutofthegutter

A few weeks ago I did a post on beach vacation essentials you can check out here.

In case you’ve missed my previous Lady’s Who Link posts you can read them here:

Favorite Target Finds

Mom’s Roast

What’s In Your Makeup Drawer

Best Organizational Tip & Tricks

Thanks for stopping by today. As always I’d love for you to share in the comments what are your plans for Memorial Day and how do you like to “kick off summer”?

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of each month and join us as we talk about the topics listed below.

Happy Friday Eve! We can see the finish line!




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