Monthly Mixtape: Flip Flops and Popsicles


Monthly Mixtape: Flip Flops and Popsicles

And by that I mean it’s pouring rain.

But I’ll take it! Because in about a month, we gon’ be dry and barren and humid and icky and nasty and sweaty and dead grassy and whiney and weedy and no.

Remember in old movies how June was always THE BEST month of the year? Everything happens in June! Weddings, lush gardens, blooming flowers, busy farmer’s markets, family vacations, picnics on the lawn and dinner parties on the patio. You stay up later! You stay out later. You wing it. It’s June.

I’m actually super excited for June. My kids start summer camp/school next week. (WAAAAH/YAAAAY) I have a fun bestie trip (!) to Boulder (!) next weekend (!), and I don’t feel obnoxiously overloaded with work like I normally do. Also, Dawson’s Creek. (<–don’t punch me.)

So this mixtape. It has no real theme. It’s really just music that I’ve had on mega repeat lately. Some songs are brand new to me, and others are gems I’ve been obsessed with for years. But, all feel like RIGHT NOW. This pre-muggy, pre-buggy summer era of bright days and twinkly nights.

Listen to it while you clean the house! Listen to it while you run some errands. Listen to it on your next road trip! Listen to it at your next back-patio dinner. Shoot, refill your coffee and listen to it right now. It’s June!

JUNE TUNES, omg that rhymed.

I give you, the “Flip Flops and Popsicles” mix.


Your turn! Give me your fave (not fav) June tunes right now. You know how I need these obsessions to survive in this life.

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15 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Flip Flops and Popsicles

  1. MariB June 1, 2017 at 10:24 am #
    Try..... In the Name of Love by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, Pink Moon by Nick Drake and Not Throwing Away My Shot from the Hamilton soundtrack. My 9 year old (!) twins love that one. Random ? for you - I just got a pair of Avarcas because you look so darn cute and sassy each time I see a picture with you wearing a pair and I aspire to sassy. But they are pretty stiff - do they loosen up quickly? Thanks!
  2. Amy R June 1, 2017 at 10:41 am #
    Where are the kids in the car photo?
  3. Erin June 1, 2017 at 11:24 am # Take a gander at my 2017 playlist...I do one per year and it's a musical journal of my year and each song brings back a memory or event...I've been listening from "Kathleen" onward pretty consistently for the last few weeks. It's an eclectic mix for sure but hope you'll enjoy it! ?
  4. Megan@Cozy Eats June 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm #
    Any song by Catfish and the Bottlemen, I just went to their show and I am absolutely obsessed. You know a band is good when you can listen to both albums from start to finish and love every song. :)
  5. Marjon June 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm #
    It worked! The swipething ;)
  6. Danielle Fields June 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm #
    O. M. G. Love that mix. I was hardcore devoted to Pandora but have no idea whyyy!!! Hello Spotify! Thanks Bev! Love your blog!
  7. Christine @ Yum and in Love June 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm #
    The swipe worked! I need to figure out how to do that!! I've been listening to Slow Hands by Niall Horan, A 1000 times Byblos's hamilton and rostam, anything by First Aid Kit and I'm obsessed with my friends out of Nashville- Birdtalker! They just announced a tour this morning but I'm not sure if they're coming to KS
  8. Kim P. June 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm #
    It's going to sound like I'm stuck in the '90's, but I don't care! The Jesus & Mary Chain & Slowdive both have new albums & they're real good. I've been grooving to "Black & Blues" by the former & "Star Roving" by the latter. Dreamy!
    • Bev Weidner June 2, 2017 at 5:52 am #
      Giiiirl, I LOVE old shoegazer bands like this! I had no idea they have new albums out. On it!
  9. Debbie D June 2, 2017 at 5:37 am #
    Stevie Ray Vaughan--anything of his!
  10. Kaye L June 2, 2017 at 9:27 am #
    You are coming to my town Boulder!!! If I see you around town (you MUST check out our farmer's market) I'll try not to squeal in delight. I hope you love it as much as I do....get in a hike fo sho! Can't wait to see your insta posts and stories from here and I promise not to stalk you and all of your hilarity!


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