Longest Day of the Year

June 20th is the official first day of summer! Known as the summer solstice, this day is also known as the “longest day of the year”. Although this day falls on a Monday, here are some ideas on how to celebrate SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIIIIME!

If you happen to have the day off or your work day ends at 5pm or 6pm, throw an evening pool party! The day is cooling off, and you can enjoy drinks and food by the pool:

Virgin Sangria Punch

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Vegan, Gluten free


  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Oranges


  • 1 tbsp Lime juice, fresh 

Baking & Spices

  • 3/4 cup Country time lemonade or pink lemonade flavor drink mix


  • 3 cups Club soda
  • 1 cup Orange juice garden fresh market
  • 1 qt Reduced-calorie cranberry juice cocktail


Berry Lemonade Popsicles

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yield: 10+ POPSICLES


Will need: a pitcher, popsicle molds


  • Country Time Berry Lemonade Starter
  • Water
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries


  1. Pour 3/4 cup of Country Time Berry Lemonade Starter mix into a pitcher. 
  2. Fill the pitcher with 7 and 1/4 cups cold water. Stir to combine.
  3. Add a few sliced strawberries and blueberries to each popsicle mold.
  4. Fill each popsicle mold with the berry lemonade.
  5. Place the top on the popsicle mold and insert popsicle sticks.
  6. Freeze the popsicles overnight.
  7. To get the popsicles to release from the mold, fill your kitchen sink with room temperature water. Place the mold in the water, making sure the water does not go above the top of the mold.
  8. Allow the mold to sit in the water for a few seconds.
  9. Begin to wiggle a popsicle free. If it feels tough, allow them to set in the water a few more seconds.
  10. Once all of the popsicles are removed from the mold, enjoy or wrap the extras in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.


YUM! Another thing you can do, although you may want to start this over the weekend, is summer cleaning! We are midway through the year, so it is time to update that wardrobe, revamp your living space, and get ready for the next 6 months:

Blaine Bowen – Mikey Boyfriend Tee

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Blaine Bowen – Billie Jean Tank Dress 

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Blaine Bowen – Candice Collar

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Blaine Bowen – Neala Ring

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Blaine Bowen – Katherine Set

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But there is only so much that you can do on a Monday! If you have partied all weekend long, still exhausted from spending time with your father, or just had a long day at work, you can always just RELAX! Read a book, binge watch on Netflix or Hulu, have a cup of tea, or have a nice soak!




Bring on the heat and have fun!



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