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5 Ways to Welcome Summer

5 Ways to Welcome Summer

This 5 Ways to Welcome Summer post is sponsored by EDWARDS® Desserts. 

5 Ways to Welcome Summer

Summer is so close and we cannot wait. I love the feel of a warm summer breeze, walking barefoot on the beach, berry picking and all of the summer activities that we participate in each year. There are just some things that scream summer to me and whenever I do them, I am reminded of all the things that I love about the season. We hope that you enjoy our 5 Ways to Welcome Summer post.

I am thrilled to partner with EDWARDS® Desserts this year to share with you why we love celebrating all things summer. Our post, 5 Ways to Welcome Summer shares some of our favorite tips to get in the mood for the upcoming season.

5 Ways to Welcome Summer

1. Get out into the sunshine.

Summer seems to come a little early here in Atlanta but I don't mind the warmer weather. As soon as I step outside in the sun (after wearing SPF, of course), it begins to feel like summer so I always associate the feel of the sun with the summer season. 

2. Fire up the grill.

Get outside, fire up that grill and make some summer food faves like corn on the cob or grilled burgers. Start getting that summer grilling list ready! I know that it's going to be a good dinner when I pull into my neighborhood and I can already smell the food grilling. That smell takes me back to my childhood where my dad would grill out 4-5 days per week.

3. Break out the summer gear.

Nothing quite says summer to me like flip flops, shorts and bathing suits. It's time to get out those summer clothes while putting away jackets and other winter items. The first pair of shorts that I put on each summer always takes me back to childhood. Getting new summer clothes is such a fun thing to do.

4. Pick berries

We love berry picking in this family and we pick berries several times per year. In fact, we are heading out this weekend to pick strawberries as an extended family so I am already getting some of my favorite recipes ready like: Glazed Strawberry Donuts. Want to find a berry picking place near you? Visit PickYourOwn.org.

5 Ways to Welcome Summer5 Ways to Welcome Summer5 Ways to Welcome Summer 5. Share an Edwards pie.

This year we are celebrating summer with a dessert party on our patio. EDWARDS® offers some delicious summertime flavors like: EDWARDS® Hershey's* Chocolate Crème Pie, Turtle Pie, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and S'mores Pie. We picked up a Turtle Pie and my family absolutely loved it.

EDWARDS® Turtle Pie is a classic treat that is now a decadent pie with layers of chocolate and caramel sprinkled with pecans and chocolate chunks on a cookie crumb crust. Edwards Baking Company was founded in 1950 by Tom Edwards as a small retail bakeshop in Atlanta, Georgia. The brand stands for exceptional indulgences made effortless. EDWARDS® Desserts are found in grocer's freezers nationwide and are sold as whole pies and in convenient individual servings. Find EDWARDS® Desserts at a store near you.

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This 5 Ways to Welcome Summer post is sponsored by EDWARDS® Desserts. 

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  1. robin rue

    We’ve been grilling for at least a month here. BRING ON SUMMER! It’s so short, we try to make the most of it.

  2. susan

    We love to have our family together for cook outs, it is a great summer tradition…. And those pies, oh goodness they look amazing, yummy!

  3. reesa

    We love welcoming summer with a BBQ! These delicious Edward’s desserts would be perfect to end a meal with!

  4. First of all the pie made me speechless 🙂 I love Summer since there are so many refreshing cold drinks to enjoy and of course the BBQ! My family loves going out in Summer, it is a short season and we’d love to make the best of it.

  5. We’re definitely going to be doing a lot of grilling. Me made some good kebabs the other day! Picking out a good Edwards Pie sounds like a good idea!

  6. Jenna wood

    Berry picking is always a Summer highlight- we have a farm we’ve been going to since I was 5 years old. And, of course, we keep plenty of Edwards on hand.

  7. Meagan

    Nothing screams summer to me quite like summer bbq and picnics! Looks like you’ve covered all the essentials for welcoming summer!

  8. Pam

    Edwards pies are a great dessert for cookouts. You don’t have to cook them and you can focus on grilling perfectly.

  9. Danielle

    I love Edwards pies! We haven’t had one in a while, so I’m thinking we deserve a treat this week.

  10. We are going to break out the grill sometime soon here. That’s how we welcome summer around our parts. Nothing like having some good grilled food to spur those summer memories.

  11. Amy Desrosiers

    Wow, I had no idea that these pies are that decadent. I totally need to get one for my next after dinner, dessert.

  12. Claudia Krusch

    We love to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. I will have to pick up a EDWARDS Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie for dessert this weekend.

  13. Lisa Bristol

    We have been enjoying the warm weather. These are great ways to get outside and welcome summer. EDWARDS® Hershey’s* Chocolate Crème Pie is one of my favorites. I will have to pick up the Turtles one to try.

  14. I am totally down with pie but do I have to share. heh
    I have never had an Edwards pie but they look so very good I’m going to have to go find one.

  15. This pie looks so good! I love anything turtle flavored so I will definitely add this to the grocery list next week!

  16. I have to admit, I’m probably the lone person that loves summer activities, but doesn’t like summer weather. It’s so odd. If we could have 75-78 degrees year round (except for Christmas, I NEED snow on Christmas) life would be just grand! These are GREAT ways to get into the summer season, and grilling will always be at the top of my list. Making a good pie for my family is a close second!

  17. I am so glad the warmer weather is here. It’s nice to be able to get out for walks. I can’t wait until it’s time for berry picking.

  18. It’s great to be able to barbecue again. Everything tastes so much better when it has been grilled.

  19. Kathy

    Yes, I’m so excited for summer! My girls are done with school for summer this Friday! Only a few days left. We have some plans for the summer and we can’t wait!

  20. Edwards Pie is one of our FAVORITE Summer treats – cool and yummy and mom doesn’t have to bake! PS I’m waiting for the sunshine to feel like summer but it’s been raining here FOREVER

  21. These are some really great tips. I need to buy another grill this year. That pie looks absolutely divine.

  22. These are some great ideas, I keep saying to my other half we need to go to our local strawberry farm and get some of their berries as they taste so much nicer than supermarket ones.

  23. I really want to go berry picking this year! Thank you for the reminder! We embrace summer by playing golf and hanging out in nature.

  24. Summer is such an exciting time of year! Can’t wait to do some of these things to welcome it. Berry picking is such a fun thing to do with the kids.

  25. With just 6 days left of school, we are so ready to welcome summer with open arms! I can not wait for plenty of sun, swimming and scrumptious food.

  26. Jennifer Van Huss

    These are definitely true ways to welcome summer!! I have never tried an Edwards pie before, but then again there is no ice cream pie I haven’t fallen in love with!! Your pictures are amazing! I can’t wait to try one!

  27. Our summer weather has been hit or miss. I’m looking forward to doing the things you listed above.

  28. Victoria Heckstall

    What a fun and great list to welcome Summer, my niece and nephews re so excited about summer, we do a lot of outdoor activities and get social with our relatives of welcoming the summer.

  29. The Turtle Pie looks so tempting! I live in the tropics, so we grill all year round.

  30. man, you really know how to make the best of Summer : ) I’ve done a few on the list thus far and I’ll plan to do them all soon, thanks!  ps: that pie looks amazing!

  31. I LOVE Edwards Pies!! I think the Turtle is my favorite with the S’mores coming in at a close second. Great post!

  32. We love grilling all year round so it is a summer thing for us but I do notice that we spend a lot more time outside. I love Edward’s Pie and would surely accept one if someone shared with me.

  33. I love to BBQ in the backyard during the summer months. So “Fire Up the Grill” is my favorite item on your list.

  34. E H

    I have never tried this pie before. I always pass by them in store, and go, not sure what to expect. It does look so good in your photos, perfect for summer!

  35. I haven’t really tried Edward’s Pies before, but this looks like a yummy one! I would love to try this sometime.

  36. We celebrated the start of summer with a trip to the beach. The warm weather is amazing and the whole family loves being out on the water. BTW that Edward’s Pie looks delicious.

  37. These are great ideas! We love going berry picking too and we are growing our own berries this year! That pie looks amazing!

  38. Delicious summer pie!! I, for one, cannot wait for summer to get here! We already got the pool ready just waiting for the weather to get warmer!

  39. We have never been berry picking, but it sounds like so much fun! I need to see if there is a place near our home that offers that. Great tips!

  40. I’m liking your summer ideas. I need to plan a few fun things for my family too. I definitely wouldn’t mind picking up a good pie!

  41. Catherine Sargent

    These are all great ways to welcome summer. We have grilled out the past couple of weekends. I need to pick up a couple of pies for dessert this weekend.

  42. Kelly

    I am really loving all of these suggestions! I need to get out and pick some berries – I only went once last year and was so disappointed.

  43. y entire household loves Edwards pies!! I agree that they are the perfect way to welcome summer!!

  44. It’s definitely time to fire up the grill and make awesome recipes for the family! I think these are lovely ways to welcome the summer and the heat that comes with it.

  45. I think these are great ways to welcome the summer season. It’s going to be terrible dealing with the heat so a little treat for yourself would be nice, like that pie!

  46. One of our favorite summer activities is picking berries. We’ve done it since the kids were tiny.

  47. These are all splendid ideas! Of course, our first step is firing up the grill!

  48. Brianne

    Yes I love this post so much because summer is my fav! These are great tips! 

  49. Kristi

    That pie looks delicious! We like to play yard games and that would be a great treat for afterwards.

  50. Our Family World

    I need to find that pie ASAP. Oh my goodness, it looks so delicious! That is one pie I cannot refuse, I’d even go for seconds! Thanks for sharing your tips to welcome summer. Berry picking sounds like a great activity!

  51. Rosie

    These all work for me. My favorite thing is berry picking – strawberries and blueberries. Sometimes we find wild blackberries.

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