Swimming is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime. As soon as it’s warm enough to hit the pool or beach, I’m there, making the most of the warm weather. Being from the north, the swimming season is generally rather short, but that’s part of what makes it so precious. I like to make the most out of my time in the water, or relaxing near the water, looking and feeling my best. That’s why I’ve partnered with MERSEA, a gorgeous woman-owned travel wear brand dedicated to sustainability and artistry, to share my pool day essentials!
I love watching the things I’ve grown so carefully with love and care make another person smile, whether it’s flowers from my garden or extra vegetables we give to our neighbors in the summertime. I’ve read dozens of books on gardening, composting, seed saving, and helping colorful flowers bloom early, and I own dozens more books on the subject. Here are my favorites that are easy to understand, with useful, correct information, are great references, and are great for any skill level.