Summertime Inspirations| Orange and Gold Daytime Smokey Eye

When I think about summer, I think about vacations, bright colors, and sunshine. This look was inspired by Summer. I wanted to create a look that screams summer, but still fun and flirty....more

The start of something new..

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We Played Outside…All Day Long!

We Played Outside…All Day Long! We all knew that Summer was coming  fast when the street on my corner was closed … a parade was coming  and we knew it only meant  summer; in the beginning of June my neighborhood celebrated Brooklyn-Queens day  the parade always ended with moms in baby carriages …I always remember that…. We played outside from morning until nighttime The girls were always playing something, we would play house, each of us had a gate, and that was our house, and our babies and the carriages....more

It's Summertime: Let Your Kids Play

 Summertime sure has changed since dinosaurs ruled the earth I was a kid....more
Ah, those were the days, weren't they? I remember playing out there late into the night, with ...more

Summertime

Today, summer truly begins in my house. School is ending and all 3 kids will be home by (probably) 1:15. To me, "summertime" means no strict school schedules. It means playing more. It means going to the pool. It means time for camp rather than school. It means time for fun....more

The Lazy Days of Summer

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time to celebrate those who have served our country, spend time with family, barbeque, and hit the pool for the first time. For me, it has always marked the beginning of summer....more

Opting Out of Summer

This year, I’m going to pass on the whole summer season. There’s nothing about it I like. I hate the heat because it gives me migraines, hate the outfits that people are forced to wear because I don’t like the way my body looks and have long given up my dream of someday wearing a bikini. Even if I reach my goal of losing fifty pounds, my hamburgered had-three-babies belly would ruin the look. So I’m opting out of summer. When April is over, I’m going to move straight into October, eliminating the months that give me so much grief....more

You Know You're Married to a Baseball Coach When...

You can tell the difference between an 82 MPH fastball and an 86 MPH fastball.  No seriously, I can.  Once after a baseball game Joe asked me what I thought of the team.  I responded, "Honestly honey, I thought our guy didn't seem to be throwing very hard."  "Well, yeah." Joe replied.  "He was only throwing about 82-84.  You're used to seeing 86-88."  Seriously?  I surprised even myself on that one. ...more

The Last Swim

I don't know why it is suddenly so important for me to suck what's left from summer. My lawn is so burned out it coughs clouds of dust in my face when I try to mow down the hardy weeds that adore drought and heat. My daughter is bored of the swimming pool. "But Mommy," she says. "We ALWAYS go to the swimming pool."...more

Cocktails to Mix for Summertime Fun

Summer is, for apparent reasons, my favorite time of year. Lounging at the beach with your friends on a sunny Saturday, baseball games and barbecues on Sundays … it doesn’t get much better. Oh, wait, yes … yes, it does. Raise your glasses, because summer is also the season for wonderfully sugary and fruity alcoholic drinks. Here are some ideas for your summer imbibing. ...more

Beverly Mills

Co-author of Desperation Dinners

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