Friday Frivolity, Summer Edition

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At last week's party, we focused on everything Dad.

By this point in the year, summer is in full-swing pretty much everywhere, so today we're taking time to embrace those lazy-hazy-crazy-days:  

What pops to the forefront of your mind when you think of summer?

For me (besides the above song, which of course is really a round-about reference to the first episode of season 3 of this show), I can't say "summer" without hearing this:

Oh, yeah, I saw you standing up there, getting your groove on while you watched that little clip.

Don't even try to deny it.

But seriously, I bet most of you pictured something like this:

when I mentioned the word summer, right?

Well, I live with that in my backyard, so summer for us means getting as far away from the heat and the sand (and the crowds of people) as is humanly possible, so summer for us usually means this:

And, just so you know, if your vacation plans happen to bring you down to The Sunshine State, you should expect this:

Every. Single. Day.

Seriously, you can set your watch to our afternoon thunderstorms - my summer camp as a kid actually had "rain time" on the daily schedule, because it was way smarter to just go ahead and plan to pack all 348 soaked-to-the-bone campers into the one rec room for an afternoon movie that no one wanted to watch than even attempt any typical camp activities...

But, outside of the 35-minute downpour you'll experience each day (which, by the way, will NOT cool things off, but merely produce more steam, making the humidity register approximately 5,479 out of 100), you can certainly expect plenty of sun.

Just keep in mind what that means:

And also keep in mind that hurricane season started this month.  It's usually pretty quiet until school starts to ramp up in the fall (and a big one will absolutely threaten to hit on day one or two of the new school year, which - let me tell you, as a teacher, is such a pain in the neck), but if you happen to be caught down here as one is heading this way, there are a few things you should know:

Don't expect to find any bread, that's for sure!

Yup.  And it's mainly to flush toilets with, because pretty much everyone's using the storm as an excuse to get soused!

And I really hope you hadn't planned a trip to the Keys if a storm starts a'brewin'...because if you did, this will be your view for about 600 miles!

So, what does summer mean to you?

Now, on to the link-up! 

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits.  She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more!  Lately, she's begun a series of around-the-world date nights, called Passport to Fun -- check it out for lots of inspiration!!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living a life full of all of her favorite things... friendship and connection, laughter, books and music, furbaby love, minimalism, wellness pursuits, Paleo-ish cooking, and on and on!  Curious about how to create a capsule wardrobe without losing your mind??  Check out her series here!

Host, Audrey, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated."  Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more!  Her latest post features a gorgeous DIY Valentine's wreath, AND a free "love" / heart cross stitch template!

Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more!  Jessica also has a knack for winning things, and gives her readers tips on how to win things too!  Her list of 101 Blog Posts Ideas includes so many creative and fun ideas -- be sure to check it out! 


Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!

Featured Post from Last Week:
Four hosts means FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there!    

The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Tara over at Homeschool Preschool is always coming up with great printables and these adorable Ocean Clip Cards are perfect for summer days spent at the beach!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy.  That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. 

If you're just here to have fun, skip the rules and start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!  To improve traffic to your site, try to link posts we might not have seen in a while... keep it fresh!  :)

There are three rules only: 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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