First Day of Summer Ideas

summer sunset

Hey, tomorrow is the first day of summer. How do you plan to celebrate?

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Today is national flip-flop day. Just in time for summer, right? How convenient. Feelgoodz is a brand of cute flip-flops made with natural rubber, so they are nontoxic. I’ve seen them at Whole Foods or you can get them here.  Inhabitat lists 10 eco friendly flip-flops.

Get your chill on with Becky’s diy summer popsicle recipes. Pull up a chair and enjoy. Cool, healthy, refreshing, and the kids will love them too.

Beer is a summertime staple. But did you know that many top beer brands use unhealthy ingredients. Though it is kind of sad to see Newcastle and Guiness on the list, at least Sierra Nevada is on the healthy beers list. What’s your fave?

If you’d rather drink your joe iced this summer (and you really should try it if you haven’t) try a cold brewed coffee. I have a toddy maker that I purchased at my local coffee shop that is easy to use and makes ridiculously good coffee. Or if you’d rather, Whole Foods carries an already bottled cold brew made from their house coffee, Allegro. Super yummy.

It’s just not summer if s’mores don’t make the scene. Feel guilty about the over-the-top-ness of these treats? Try this healthier version of s’mores from our Summertime board on Pinterest.  Mmmmm!

Sounds like a perfect first of summer day to me. What will you do to usher in the new season?


[Image by Liz Thompson]

Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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