Ask Amy! 5 Summer Must- Haves & Vacation Plans

Let’s talk summer and vacation plans!

I love summer for so many reasons beyond just the weather. Summer has that laid back sleepy feel with long days, sunsets, outdoor activities, Jeep hair, and flowers galore! What are your favorite things about summer?

Another favorite part is vacationing! We leave Monday for our summer vacation adventure. If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you may remember last year we went to South Africa on a Safari (Link HERE) and then to Capetown (Link HERE). This year we are setting off for another wild adventure, this time to Greece. We plan on spending 3 days in Athens and then 7 days cruising the Greek Isles! It’s another bucket list trip! I would love you to follow along with our trip over on Instagram if you’re interested.

If you’re traveling this summer, here’s a great post about traveling with all my favorite traveling essentials (Link)

5 Summer Must Haves

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A New Day at Target!  Oh, my goodness, friends!  If you are looking for cute basics this summer, then this line at Target has you covered. Everything I'm taking on vacation is from this clothing line.  I’m completely in love with this linen-blend tank from A New Day at Target (Link).  I have this in both black and gray!  I also love this ruffle sleeve linen-blend tee in burgundy (Link).  It can be easily dressed up or down.  Another favorite is this tie shoulder striped tank (Link). Last but not least, a twist front tank from A New Day at Target (Link). I wear an XS in all of these. 



Vases!  You definitely need vases for all those beautiful cut flowers you'll be picking.  One of my favorites is this green milk glass one from Magnolia Hearth & Hand (Link). Another favorite is this wood one from Threshold (Link).



Books!  I love having books lying around to grab for summer reading.  I put together a list of some of my all-time favorite books that you can access in this post (Link).  A couple of new favorites I would add to that list are the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas and the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard.


A summer handbag! I always feel like summer is the perfect time to change up your handbag.  I have a gorgeous colorful clutch that I love to pull out which is a fun pop to almost any outfit. Here are some other great bags to consider.



Coffee and smoothies!  When the temps go up, my love of coffee does not go down, but sometimes I feel like mixing it up and go with cold coffee, espressos, or as a fun addition, a smoothie. What is your favorite hot weather drink?


I'm going to be taking the next couple weeks off of blogging to enjoy our family vacation, but then I'll be back with more fun DIYs and home decor ideas!

To life feeling like home!



  1. Marty Oravetz says:

    Oh wow, sounds like a fabulous trip.

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