summer 2014 favorites

by admin on July 16, 2014

One of my least favorite things is that I don’t have a camera and I have to use Google images to convey what my favorite summer things are! But, here we go. This blog is about as SHORT & SWEET as it gets, it’s July remember? Enjoying the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.



Bonfires. Simon, our 11 yr old grandson builds a fantastic fire!


My Crocs – have a black pair and a white pair. I LOVE THEM.

Walmart Sheets

Walmart Sheets $18.99 Queen Set – they are like sleeping on a summer breeze!

iced coffee

Iced coffee, with a straw. Has to have a straw.


Fresh-picked blueberries, gathered from our 9 bushes. This year’s crop has been excellent!


Wild blackberries and domesticated raspberries – both abundant this summer!

mowed grass

Freshly mowed grass! Reminds me of my friend Kim, but I can’t tell you why!

porch swing

A good porch swing – we have the best too, my bro-in-law Cliff built it for us! (This isn’t it.)


Simple, spur-of-the-moment picnics are the BEST.

New River

The New River, which flows through our county, flowing North into Virginia and beyond!


A pond, which I want so badly I can taste it!

Bible Gateway 

I can look up any passage or address of a scripture and have it right at my fingertips when I’m too lazy to get out my Bible!

What are some of YOUR favorite Summer 2014 things?


Wednesday Linkups:

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Three Word Wednesday

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

beth willis miller July 16, 2014 at 6:39 am

Love these images and great ideas–all good in any season :)


admin July 16, 2014 at 7:16 am

Beth, a new camera is on my birthday wish list for October!!!


Kitty Lawrence July 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

Opening the doors so the summer sunshine can pour into the house.
Flip flops. Freshly mowed grass (especially if I don’t have to mow it).
Pink lemonaide.
Shorts, tank tops, car windows down with the breeze blowing through what little hair I have left. Grilling burgers. eating chocolate ice Cream while sitting in our pretty little town and watch people watching me as they saunter through the streets. Hearing the sounds of kids laughing at Bible school. Walking with the summer sun as my jacket. Going barefoot. RED GERANIUMS. It isn’t summer until RED GERANIUMS are sitting in pots on my front porch. My neighbor’s hydrangia hanging with white “snowballs”. Library books all about summer stories. Sunglasses. Full grown maple trees with their branches raised in praise to the Creator who made them. Summer is a brief breath to be taken before winter closes one inside. Freedom. I love summer.


admin July 16, 2014 at 7:17 am

Wow – this is definitely “over the clothesline” material.


Kaylene Yoder July 16, 2014 at 7:28 am

My favorite is probably campfires and s’mores with the family! :) Bible Gateway is a close second for sure!! Now I don’t have to feel as guilty, knowing others use it a lot, too! Thanks for that! :)


admin July 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

Kaylene, there is now NO condemnation!!!!! So glad you visited Hope Heart Home today – thanks!


Julia July 16, 2014 at 9:47 am

What a fun post! <3


admin July 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

Julia, I try to make blogging really easy and enjoyable in the summer months! Thanks so much for stopping by.


Sherry July 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Oh great fun post. I have been there having to use found pics. Sometimes they are better LOL! Great summer favorites. Thanks for sharing!


admin July 17, 2014 at 5:57 am

Sherry, thanks for driving by and saying hello!


Sandy Blevins July 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Love this…and all the comments! I so love summer! I can almost feel it slipping away…I want it to stay!


admin July 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

Not to worry Sandy I’m sure it will return after our monsoon season next week!


peggy hoefl July 17, 2014 at 5:38 am

I live in summer.


admin July 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

I like to visit you during your Jan/Feb/Mar summer season!!!! My fave! xo Sister.


Beth July 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

How fun! Bike ride! Lots and lots of bike rides. :) And any opportunity I have to be with family and friends. Thanks for sharing you faves with Three Word Wednesday, Susan. Blessings.
And, love Biblegateway!!!


admin July 18, 2014 at 6:12 am

Bike rides – I like to ride also, but am looking for a 24″ bicycle. I think I’ve shrunk!!!


Cindy July 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

Great list, Susan!! I’m not usually a big fan of summer — too hot and humid for me most of the time, but this summer I’m actually enjoying the season. We’ve got tons of berries this year too, yum!


admin July 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

I have a friend who feels the same way, Cindy!


helemarie July 19, 2014 at 4:03 am

Sitting in my swing, in my secret garden, with my twinkie lights on my trees, bonfires, smell of a summer rain. Clean fresh sheets, that I’ve taken off our line, coming outside early in the morning with my hot tea, to hear the birds sing to Jesus. Working in my flower garden till after 9.00 and then take a nice relaxing bath. Seeing all the flowers in my garden, hearing the grandkids laugh playing in the little pool , going fishing with the grandkids, taking bike rides. Just the smells of Summer!


admin July 19, 2014 at 5:13 am

So why do we have heat on in the middle of July???


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