Welcome to Unconditionally Her and to August, our last great opportunity to enjoy summer.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac – that “oldie but goodie” which debuted in 1811 and is still in publication today – the summer season ends this year on September 21 if going by the astronomical start, or on August 31st going by the meteorological start.  It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, the days of summer are winding down.  If you are interested in learning more about the seasons and how they are set, the Farmer’s Almanac has a great article on the website. It’s a great time to make some plans about how you want to spend the rest of your weeks of summer, whether following the climatologists’ astronomical start or the meteorologists’ start.  How do YOU want to spend the rest of your summer?


I have plenty of things I want to do while summer is still here.   And I got a great start on it recently with a weekend at Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee, about 90 minutes east of downtown Nashville. It was a great weekend with friends on the lake taking in all the beauty and sunshine of summer, and enjoying each other’s company.  Center Hill Lake is actually what inspired “Boat Bites” that have recently appeared in Unconditionally Her, and which will be featured throughout the summer.  There is nothing that screams summer more than being on the water, wearing flip flops and tanks all weekend, eating watermelon and corn on the cob, and sitting on a porch in the evening looking up at the stars.  I plan on more weekends outdoors, more books, more cold beverages, and a few short road trips with what is left of my summer. How ‘bout you?


Unconditionally Her has a lot in store this month as we wind down summer 2021.  As noted above, we will share more fantabulous recipes including more from our “Boat Bites” series, “Sip of the Month,” and a great Watermelon Feta Salad in honor of National Watermelon Day.  More inspiring UNTOLD stories are coming as well as faith, personal interest stories from some of our new contributors, and lots more!  We are so excited to share to August with our readers. Let’s get started!


Be Encouraged, Be Empowered, Be Inspired – Be Unconditionally YOU!