Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Edition

So how is everyone on this fine Tuesday? You know what I want right now? I want to go to the beach. I want to put on my swimsuit, slather myself in coconut tanning oil and lay in the sun all day. Of course I'm having to delay that little trip til late next month, but there are still a few things that just put me in the beach mood. So here are the Top Ten Things that can make me feel like I'm closer to the beach.

10. A Tan. I fully intend to hit the tanning bed this week. Go ahead, warn away, I won't listen. I love a good tan, and I only indulge in the tanning bed once a year. Let's face it, I'm not taking this blinding white ass on the beach to stand out like a sore thumb. Nope, not gonna do it.

9. New tattoos. Don't ask why because I am not sure, but I seem to get my tattoos during beach season. Maybe because I show them off more? I don't know. I'm getting a new one next month! Yay!

8. Those white shell necklaces. You guys know what I'm talking about? Like this-->
When I was in High School I bought a new one each year.

7. Riding with the windows down. I love to blare my music with the windows down and the wind messing with my hair. You can only do it in the summer and I love it!

6. Carolina Beach Music! Who doesn't love to shag? It's easy it's fun, and no matter who you are you just can't hate it!

5. Drinks with little Umbrellas. I love my liquor sweet with a cherry and an umbrella. It just feels like summertime.

4. Hammocks. I used to live in a place and we had a nice big hammock in the back yard. We lived near a creek so you could literally nap and hear the water flowing. It was awesome!! I miss the hammock.

3. New Sunglasses. The kind that cover half my face. I love Sunglasses!

2. Straw Cowboy Hats! I so wish I had a pic on this computer of my straw cowboy hat. It's my must-have beach  accessory. I guess big floppy hats fall into this category too :)

1. Coconut Oil. I am currently using coconut shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lip balm all because the smell of coconut makes me think of the beach and of summer. (i.e. it makes me happy)

How about you? Do you love the beach as much as I do? What makes you feel like it's actually summer time? Don't forget to comment to enter Jenny's giveaway this week!


  1. I have this massage calm from Eden Fantasy's that is coconut and lemon grass that stuff is AWESOME.. I won't tell you we have a hammock huh.. yeah not nice to tease lol

  2. I usually buy a new sundress of some sort. I always feel nice and beachy in a new, colorful twirly dress. I currently add coconut cream to my deep treatments to give them a little punch. Makes the hair so shiny! You should try it!

  3. Don't forget the flip flops. They have those really cute ones now a days with the bling. And they are so cheap, you can get lots of them. The minute I can start running around the house in them, I know that summer is here. Course I won't rub it in that I started doing that in March here in Florida.

  4. Yay for tattoos. I'm getting a new one this weekend, I can't wait. Happy sunny days!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. I would also recommend Beach Umbrellas with carry bags for storage and convenience. This feature makes it easier to carry all your goodies with you, like your sunscreens, towels, snacks and your favorite beach toys.

  6. @cinnamon- of course, flip-flops! I'm in SC and I still start in March. to be honest, I started in February. I'm a flip-flop whore.

    @Samual- thanks for the relevant spam

  7. Weren't we just talking about tattoos?! Where and what

  8. I live in Minnesota so our summers last about 3 months if we're lucky. My desktop background, wall calendar and cell phone background are a consistent beach scene photo that someone else took.
    And my vacations only consist of palm trees, white sand beaches and tan boys with their shirts off.
    So yes...I share your joy for the beach!