Easy and Relaxing Summer Picnic

Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the sun, warmth, and endless time spent outside! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is have picnics. Now, I'm not crazy about grass, it makes my legs itch and usually has thousands of little ants hidden inside. I'm allergic to ants, so this is just a disaster waiting to happen. Cody and I don't let that stop us! This past weekend was the first time we weren't taking a weekend trip in months. We decided to relax and have a picnic to enjoy the nice weather and sunshine! We skipped the grass and had our picnic in a little strip courtyard (is that even a thing?) near our apartment. The walls are covered in vines and beautiful plants and there is just the right amount of shade! We were able to lay out our blanket off to the side and enjoy ourselves even more than if we were in a field of grass!

We packed our cooler bag with a few goodies and a delicious summer salad that is SO simple to make! Simply slice strawberries and avocado and scatter them on a bed of spinach leaves. Top it with a nice light dressing and you're done! This salad is perfect for picnics because you can bring the ingredients and make it right there, so simple and so fresh (and refreshing)!

We've already started making plans for our next summer picnic and can't wait to pack up our bag full of our favorite summer foods! Next time, we decided we will bring a few pillows for cushions and maybe even put on some music to listen to while we eat and enjoy each other's company!

Whole Foods Arroyo has generously provided a cooler bag filled with picnic goodies to give to one of my readers! The bag is a fun periwinkle color and is filled with all the supplies you need to take your summer picnic (shown below)!

All you have to do is comment below and tell me where you want to have your summer picnic and who you want to have it with! Then, head over to Instagram for additional entries! This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end Friday, July 24th One winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday, July 27th. - This giveaway has now ended.

This post was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Noodoso, and the partnerships that make this space possible!

xo, Suzanna