A Typical Summer Day in Orange County!

Hello beautiful readers! Wow has it been a hot summer so far in Southern California! Like, even warmer than usual…into the triple digits some days! While extreme humidity is not my forte, there’s nothing better than sunshine beating down during a pool or beach day. My city is made for the summertime, which of course makes it my favorite season. I thought I would share with you a typical summer day in Orange County, where I grew up! When I’m not at work, you can probably find me in the ocean, on the beach, or of course chilling in my favorite pool floaties!

Pool Days & Mermaid Tails

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Little fun fact about me: I’ve lived in the same house for 17 years (excluding my four years in college of course). I learned how to swim in this very pool, and it continues to be one of my favorite spots during the summer. My family loves buying these unique floaties for our pool; they add a bit of pizzazz to our backyard and are the epitome of the summer season. This year, we purchased an adorable mermaid tail floaty. It’s all pink with a scale pattern and of course a giant mermaid tail at the back. Throughout my life, I was called a mermaid because I spent so much time under water, and this floaty really brings that image to life. I can finally be a real little mermaid! We also got a rainbow themed floaty that arches all the way over your head. If you look closely, you can see the bits of sparkles inside the actual ring. It’s so fun, whimsical, and brings me back to my childhood!

Other days if I’m not getting into the water, I love laying out a towel and tanning. I bring a good book, my sunglasses, and some suntan lotion for my face. I probably don’t wear sunscreen as much as I should, considering I live somewhere that is sunny most of the time. I love these little moments where I can enjoy the sound of the water and feel the sunshine while I’m reading. That’s what summer is all about!

Laguna Beach Excursions & Swimming with Dolphins

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If I’m not lounging by the pool, you can definitely find me at my favorite place: the beach! I grew up with surfers and skaters and living within a five minute drive from the Pacific. It has created the most magical childhood for me and I couldn’t imagine my life without the sea. This place is simply a part of me and I will always come back to it.

On this day, we decided to go to Tablerock beach in Laguna. It was a short walk down some stairs to get to this beach (there’s usually lots of stairs to get to these beaches). The day was scorching, the sand was hot, and the water was cooling. There is no better feeling than laying out for a while, then jumping into the waves! The water was particularly blue on this day and we were visited by a pod of dolphins. You can always know there is no danger around and can feel protected when the dolphins are present. This beach is very special because if you swim around the rocks to the left, there is a secluded area with a cave leading to more beaches! There are endless gems in Laguna, which is one reason why we love going there. It truly is a unique place with many memories from my childhood!

Some days my sister will want to go surfing, so we pack up the car with the board, our towels, water, snacks, and our sunnies. I love tanning on the sand (either listening to music or reading) and watching her catch some waves. Other times, I will bring my own rash guard and join her out in the water. Surfing definitely isn’t an easy thing, but sometimes simply sitting out in the water can be very peaceful and calming, especially early in the morning when no one is out yet.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and got a glimpse into my summer activities in Orange County! It really is a beautiful place and would recommend stopping by if you’re ever in Southern California. Let me know what your favorite summer activity is down in the comments! Talk to you all very soon! xx

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25 Comments

  1. July 10, 2018 / 9:23 am

    ‘Throughout my life, I was called a mermaid because I spent so much time under water, and this floaty really brings that image to life’

    Ok. Who do I have to vote for president so as to be called a mermaid every day? ;)) Great post, it was relaxing to read, j’know? Like I was settled in a floaty twice my size kind of relaxing <3

    • July 10, 2018 / 9:25 am

      omg this comment is the cutest i love it! i’m so happy you enjoyed reading this post and that it was relaxing! that’s how i want my content to always feel! thanks for the constant encouragement girl!❤️

      • July 11, 2018 / 7:02 am

        Aw no worries. I love your enthusiasm when you reply <3

  2. July 10, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Omg that float is the cutest thing ever!!! I love love love it.

    • July 10, 2018 / 9:50 am

      ahh thank you!! i love them😍

  3. July 10, 2018 / 9:49 am

    I spend my summers doing much of the same things as you, but instead of the ocean, we have a river with sandy beaches. We lay out, read, smoke cigars, listen to music, and when we get too hot, we jump in the river for a swim, maybe spend an hour or two floating with the current, or if we’re feeling more adventurous, find a rope swing and jump off! On the 4th, we took our kayaks out and just paddled for a few hours. So relaxing!

    • July 10, 2018 / 9:51 am

      that sounds great! i’ve never been to a river before, but it sounds like tons of fun! thanks for stopping by the blog!💕

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:14 am

      aw thank you so much love!

  4. bingingonabudget
    July 10, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Thanks for sharing, this looks like an awesome way to spend the summer.

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:14 am

      thanks so much! it really is a good time on the west coast!

  5. July 10, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    The pictures are stunning! I always wanted to learn to surf but never had enough water. Looks like you have a thrilling time in the summer!

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

      it really is such a good time in the summer! i’m very blessed to live where i do😊

  6. July 10, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Great post & pics! 🙂

    With this was a typical summers day for me!!

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

      thanks so much!

  7. July 10, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I’d love to visit the west coast beaches! It all looks so gorgeous (:

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

      aw thank you! they really are unreal. come visit!😂

  8. July 10, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I’m jealous. I haven’t even been swimming or near any kind of water since last summer. 🙁 I rarely ever get to go swimming, even though I absolutely love the water.

    • July 12, 2018 / 8:12 am

      i’m definitely lucky i’ve been around a large body of water my whole life!

  9. July 14, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Those floaties are so cute!! It must be so much fun to lounge around the pool all day or go to the beach and possibly get to swim with dolphins xx

    • July 14, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      thank you! with work my beach/pool days are limited. which make them even more special when i get them💕

  10. July 15, 2018 / 11:55 am

    I need that mermaid tail floatie!!! I am so jealous that you have a pool and a beach so close to you – I live in a City so it’s small gardens and picnics in the park for me but I would love to live near a beach someday. I find it so calming. xx

    • July 15, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      aw thank you! it really did make my childhood magical. but gardens and park picnics sound so fun! i’d love to make memories like that too! xx

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