Penny's Passion: TBB Asks about June - Summer Lovin'

Monday, June 4, 2018

TBB Asks about June - Summer Lovin'

Happy Monday!  Today I'm joining The Blended Blog gals for the June edition of  
TBB Asks.  

Walk or Bike Ride?
I love a good walk, but riding my bike is so fun too!  A few years ago, my friend Tracy gave me a retro bike complete with a basket, bell and pinwheel.  Her name is Chelsea.  If you lived in my neighborhood you would see me tootling around the block.

Favorite Picnic Food?
Good question.  Eric and I did a couple picnics last summer with cheese, fruit and wine.  It was pretty lovely!  We have our first picnic of the summer planned for June 15.  That's the first night of our Muny season tickets and it deserves a picnic celebration.

Pool or Lake?
Well, I'm just a tad bit afraid of water so the lake is definitely out.  Floating or sitting in the pool is definitely my preference.

Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream?
This is a trick question. If it's soft serve ice cream, I will go for vanilla. If it's dipped, then I'm more of a butter pecan gal.  But don't get me wrong, if you sit ice cream in front of me I'm probably going to eat it no matter what the flavor is.

Ice Cream Cone or in a Dish?
Give me a good cone.

Flip Flops or Slides?
Slides all the way.  I have this thing about having something between my toes, so flip flops are out.

Jean Shorts or Jean Capris?
Shorts.  Years ago I purchased a pair from Loft and paid what I thought was way too much.  Turns out they have lasted so long that I've really gotten my money's worth out of them.

Favorite Summer Fruit?
Bring on the watermelon!  It's pretty much a staple around our house in the summer.

Corn on the Cob or Cut Off the Cob?
I've been cutting my corn off the cob since my days in braces YEARS ago.  We have a magical little tool (available HERE) that makes slicing the kernels off the cob so easy.  Couldn't live without it!

Favorite Summertime Song?
I can't really narrow this down to a single song, but I do love going to outdoor concerts in the summer.  We have a great venue in St. Louis (Hollywood Amphitheater) where you can take your beach chair, sit on the hill and listen to the artists they bring to town.  There's nothing better than jamming out under the stars!

Favorite Summertime Activity?
See above.  Outdoor concerts are my fav.

Favorite Berry?  
Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry or Blackberry?
Blackberries win!  We love to hit up our local orchard when blackberries are ripe and pick our own.  A few years ago, I did a post on what I made with the blackberries we picked.  You can read it HERE.  I've also posted a recipe for Blackberry Buckle HERE that is!

Bikini's, Tankini's or One Pieces?
Definitely tankini or one piece. The days of bikinis on this body are long gone.

Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses for me.  Old Navy has really been bringing it lately.  I love their swing dresses.  You can throw on this dress with a necklace and be ready to go in a flash.
Available HERE
One Word to Describe Summer?
Delightful.  I love the longer days and atmosphere just feels more laid back.  I know I definitely get way more done in the summer than any other season!


  1. I was just on the Old Navy website and they do have some super cute dresses right now! The Blackberry Buckle recipe looks so delicious too!

    Side note - we're coming to visit relatives in St. Louis this weekend through next week and while we've been many times before, we're always looking for new places to eat, do you have any recommendations, especially for BBQ? We love our family but sometimes they don't always have the greatest suggestions :)

  2. Such fun things!! I agree about watermelon, Old Navy, and the slide shoes! I have to join this!

    Have a great week!! Melanie || Toots + Dill Blog

  3. I love wearing flip flops, but definitely prefer sneakers. Choosing a summertime song is so hard. There are so many good songs. Old Navy has some really pretty dresses. I also saw a few cute dresses at Target.

  4. haha, I have that dress on right now! Although it's green striped, so comfy! I want it in all colors! I need to try that corn daughter has been liking it off the cob lately.

  5. I really love Old Navy - they have some awesome dresses, and I'd love to get some more for the summer. That tool for the corn looks like something I need! I usually use a knife to scrape it off.


  6. I love that your bike has a basket!

  7. That Old Navy dress is so cute, and your retro bike is to die for. Have a wonderful week!

  8. Love you bike! So cute! That blackberry buckle looks delish!

  9. This post was delightful. And so pretty. Starting with your bike. I want a bike basket. So added that to my Amazon wish list. Continued down the post to your corn de-cobber. Added it to my wish list. You should see how I used to remove corn from the cob for my kids. I should write a post about it! And then pinned the blackberry buckle recipe. So much goodness here. Love the blue font, too!!