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and it’s HOT!  We’re talking 100+ degrees and you’re sweating immediately upon stepping outside.  Like it’s too hot to be outside unless there’s a pool or some sprinklers involved.  And it’s making my crave ice cream!
We had friends in from New York this weekend and enjoyed hitting up a couple of our favorite restaurants (Pappasitos and Buffalo Grille) and then barbecuing up some veggies and shrimp at our house on Sunday with some frozen margaritas and homemade guacamole (courtesy of my hubby).  I added a little summer decor to our house too, which I’ll show you tomorrow.   How are your temps these days?  It’s just blazing hot here- then we had a brief, but welcome, thunderstorm on Sunday evening while our friends were over! 
My friend Courtney (A Thoughtful Place) is dishing out 5 days of 5 minute projects this week (awesome idea!) on her blog and was kind enough to ask me to contribute.  Just click on the picture below to visit!

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  1. June 6, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Love that series idea! I'll be clicking over to check it out. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me over the weekend…what a nice surprise when I got home from NC yesterday evening. I featured your botanicals post last night! 🙂

  2. June 6, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Ohh, that blazing heat. We are in the Sierra Mountains and while usually already in the 80s we've had extremely odd 50s & 60s and lots of rain. And we never have rain! Stay cool or in some water! At least you have a great excuse to eat lots of ice cream.

  3. June 6, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    It's blazing hot here in Alabama! I'm trying to convince hubby we NEED that pool NOW, instead of next summer….fingers crossed!


  4. June 6, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    Hot here too! We were back in the gym this morning for the start of summer volleyball (and no…it's not air conditioned!!!) Can't wait for Courtney's series. I have something on Wednesday.

  5. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    June 6, 2011 / 10:21 am

    Wow – sounds like a lovely weekend, we had a day of sunshine in London on saturday and then back to grey and rain yesterday and today! Its meant to be summer!!
    Rachie xo

  6. June 6, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    I'm in Birmingham and the heat has been stifling. Its been in the high 90s but the heat index has been well over 100.

  7. Ricki
    June 6, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    I'm in Dallas, so it's a bazillion degrees here too. Not so great for playing outside, but perfect for ice cream!

  8. June 6, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    You are so lucky you got rain! I am in Clear Lake and we keep hoping for some, but alas it never happens 🙁

  9. natasha {schue love}
    June 6, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    Gosh, it's still freezing and raining here…it's supposed to get to 69 degrees by Friday…and I am SO excited about that! 🙂 Love Courtney's series this week…hopping over to check yours out!

  10. June 6, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! I'm jealous of your weather, thunderstorms included. This morning it was 53 and I believe now its bout 60. This Emerald City is often times confused when it comes to weather 🙂

  11. Lauren {whimsy lane}
    June 6, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I'm in Phoenix so it's HOTHOTHOT here too!

  12. June 7, 2011 / 3:22 am

    Our temps are pretty average, except last week we reached 78F. Yesterday was 72 and I burned. My stupid mistake.

    Our weather is wonky… tomorrow the high is 68 with rain.

  13. emily
    June 7, 2011 / 2:46 am

    Can I get your guacamole recipe? I have one that's decent, but am always on the look out for a better one. I can't believe how hot it already is here! Ugh!

  14. June 16, 2011 / 4:57 am

    Love Pappasitos – I was just in Houston last week and made sure I got my fill of Pappasitos twice (including half off Fajita Wednesdays)!

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