Summertime Edition | #SundaySocial

Thanks so much to Ashley and Neely for hosting the Sunday Social!

1. What is your best summer memory as a kid?
Visiting my mom’s family in Sneeds Ferry, NC (near the beach)

This was the coolest gift shop ever! I guess, it was always cool being able to walk into a shark’s mouth!
At one point they had a tank inside with sharks inside.. but I think they got rid of it..

2. What is your favorite summer drink?
Anything with alcohol, hahahah or Sweet Tea & Water

3. What is your favorite summer TV show? 
Orange is the new Black (Season Two starts June 6)

Under the Dome (Season Two starts June 30)

4. What is the best outdoor summer activity? 
Being in a pool, we when bought our house, we were excited to get a pool, we’re currently cleaning it now!

This is the actual picture of our pool  🙂

5. What are your summer vacation essentials?
Sunblock, Shorts, Flipflops, & Tshirts (duh!)

About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. I would love to have a pool. Have a great summer and stay hydrated!

  2. Jackie @ Our Nashville Life says:

    Our house doesn’t have a pool and that was one of the things I wanted. How can I live in the south without a pool? Our next house will have one. I don’t care what I have to do to get one. Or at the very least we’ll need a community pool, even if it’s not as good as my own.

    Have a great weekend!


    • Natalie says:

      I really wanted a basement, we opt out for 3 acres and a pool and a 1 story home.. i still want a basement, lol

  3. My best summer as a kid was going to Potawatomi Park in St. Charles, IL with my parents and brother. That was our vacation. There was a carnival that year and we got there early in the morning to grill our breakfast. Dad made eggs in a frying pan and they were delicious. We fished, canoe ride, got a ride on a paddle boat, went to the carnival, mom heated up some spaghetti she brought in a big pot on the grill, and we built sand castles with Mom, and we went swimming it was just the four of us as a family. We stayed there til dusk and roasted marshmallows. It was the best family quality time ever and I’ll never forget it.

  4. WOW! My kids would love the shark building, that is cool!

  5. Pool Beach Anything That Cools The Family Off!!

  6. Ohh we are building a house and a pool is a MUST. cant wait till next summer to dive in. Enjoy your summer!

  7. What a fun post, I really need a pool and if flipflops are all year essentials in TX (except winter)

  8. I love the show Orange is the new Black. Can’t wait for second season. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Aisha Kristine Chong says:

    It’s summer – time for fun and some swimming, haha! Enjoy!

  10. Ahhh, summer! Don’t you wish it were always summer? 🙂
    My favorite summer memories were all my summers between 2003 – 2010. These were my happiest, most carefree, and craziest summers. Things changed after 2010.

  11. You had me at alcohol and then you had me even more on Orange Is The New Black!!!!
    18 more days!!!!!!

  12. callista83 says:

    First of all I LOVE your pool. Second… what is sweet tea? Is that what we call Iced Tea in Canada?

  13. The restaurant looks so cool! I would have loved that as a kid, I still would love it, lol

  14. The door in the beach looks really cool with the shark like mouth.

  15. michele d says:

    That gift shop looks like a lot of fun just walking through the mouth of a shark. Summer is always fun around my home. We like to keep busy!

  16. That gift shop looks awesome. My nephew would go crazy in there.

  17. Evidently I need to watch Orange is the New Black and Under The Dome. So many people have said it is their summer series.

  18. My best summer vaca as a kid was going to Colorado! We had some much fun in the mountains hiking and seeing all the different wildlife. To this day bc of that vacation I love to go on long nature hikes.

  19. That shark building is cool! Love your summer ideas. I just love summer and all the places I want to travel too now that it is warming up.

  20. I love that big Shark Mouth and I thought it was an Aquarium or an Ocean Park.

  21. klg1982 says:

    I would love to watch orange is the new b lack. it’s on my netflix list!

  22. My summer is ending and Have a class now this monday. But Thank you for sharing this. I will miss my summer days

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