Today I am excited to bring your Courtney from No Day But Today's summer essentials. Courtney is a fellow Coug who is the mother of the darling and photogenic as all get out Charlotte (pics above). Courtney is just about the nicest gal around, whose smile is contagious and just brings the best out in everyone. Her blog is full of amazing photos of Char that she takes herself and also little beauties you might let pass you by sometimes. A treat for anyone who visits!
*What one item can you not be without this summer?*
Combine our Northwest "summer" with my white skin, along with my desire to keep my skin healthy...and a tanned body is pretty much out of the question. Enter: Versa Spa. I first learned of it through Miss Lisa Spry who swore it was the only spray tan to go with. No Mystic Tanning for her, and it always looked so even and great after she'd do it, that I quickly became a fan. Even though I am not quite the expert at getting the zero streaks like Spry and Michelle, for the most part it always comes out looking good. Plus, there is almost always some sort of Groupon or Living Social deal to use...or you can just barter with them (again, I don't have quite as good of skills as the Ultimate Sales Lady Spry, but I try)
*What are you craving for summer 2011?*
Besides the actual sun (I think I wrote this same thing last year?! Do I need to move?!), I'm craving projects.
I'd like do redo our picture wall to look something like this, a bit more structured but still eclectic.
And maybe enlarge a few from Charlotte's 1 year picture session like this
And I really want to make this. Being present is something I'm always working on and I would love this constant little reminder that this moment will pass...both the good ones and the bad ones.
*What is your essential summer song for 2011? *
While this isn't really a quintessential summer song...and I have no idea actually if it's old or new (I actually am not even sure where I first heard it?), I've been loving Little & Ashley's "Stole My Heart". It's my dance-around-the-living-room-with-my-girl song of choice these days!
Thanks Courtney for sharing your summer faves! I am loving this song from Little & Ashley - so sweet and fun! And your projects look like a lot of work with a lot of reward! Love that do it yourself, "this too shall pass" sign. I am ALWAYS telling myself to live in the present. It really is a great motto to life. If you haven't already, be sure to head over to No Day But Today right away!
Pssst...we're halfway there!!