the happygirl guide to. . .june

 I was in Florida a few weeks ago when I saw this surfer surveying the waves.
 He wasn't more than 13 years-old but he looked like an old soul.

When I close my eyes and think of June, I remember those happy, warm days of early summer when all you needed to decide was whether you would be riding your bikes first or playing Marco Polo in the pool. Summer means Coppertone, cool watermelon slices, outdoor movies, s'mores, long drives around the coast and nights that cool off just enough to warrant a light summer blanket. It also means summer movies, strawberries and cool, crisp cocktails to beat the heat.

Here are some other things to be happy about this month:

June 5th     National Running Day Not a runner? Start walking.  You got this.



June 7th     "Much Ado About Nothing" opens (Featuring Clark Gregg and Nathan Fillion)

June 8th     World Oceans Day (This is a great day to learn how to surf or sail.)

June 10th    Iced Tea Day (Make this for Paula Deen's Sweet Tea recipe)

June 11th    Corn on the Cob Day (Try this recipe for Bobby Flay's Garlic Lime  Corn on the Cob)

June 13th    The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival rocks on in Manchester, Tennessee

June 14th    Flag Day (Click here to learn how to get a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol)

Get Daddy some Maple Bacon Vodka at Uncrate.com

June 16th    Father's Day (Check out Uncrate for some cool, crisp, hip, offbeat gift ideas)

June 16th    Season 6 of "True Blood" premieres on HBO

June 21st    Summer Solstice (Sure, dance naked in the moonlight but then curl up in these soft towels)

June 21st    "Monsters University"  and "World War Z" premiere

June 23rd    In June Native Americans in New England know the full moon as the Strawberry Moon because this is when strawberries are ripened. Make this Strawberry Rhubarb pie from TheKitchn to celebrate.



June 23rd    Catch the season finale of "Mad Men"on AMC. Learn how to make classic cocktails like this Mojito, courtesy of AMC's Mad Men Cocktail Guide


What are you looking forward to the most in June?