Summertime is here and I’m so excited to enjoy the season! This summer my mantra is slowing down and focusing on making the memories that I’ll remember forever. Since moving into the house almost two years ago at this point, one of our favorite things to do is enjoy the backyard space (which after this past winter’s El Nino storm…it’s been awhile since we’ve been out here!). We also recently became backyard chicken parents so it’s been fun watching the dogs play with the chickens and run around in the open space (I’m so surprised that they get along as well as they do!)
To make our new summer memories, our backyard hangouts now consist of putting out the couch cushions, plugging in the party lights, turning on a great playlist, and lounging with friends and delicious Magnum ice cream bars. There’s nothing like ice cream bars to make it feel like summer–they give me the nostalgic feeling of my childhood when the ice cream man would drive down the street and we would run out to get a treat. I picked up a few varieties of Magnum bars from Safeway for this particular get together with a small group of friends because they are so easy as a hostess too… just pull them out of the freezer and let guests have at them. I also served them up with a small bowl of raspberries (I love raspberry and chocolate together!) so the dogs could have a treat too. And even when it’s just our little family together in the backyard, I love how we can create a summertime weekend feeling anytime, even if it’s a Tuesday night!
And to make it even sweeter, if you spend $20 on Unilever ice cream brands (like Magnum) at Safeway, you’ll receive a $5 digital reward (through 9/30). Visit Ice Cream Rewards for a chance to win a year’s supply of ice cream! One first prize winner will be selected each week so fingers crossed–that’s a lot of backyard memories to be made!
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