22 Signs You're Ready for Summer. Now.

You're dreaming of sandcastles, ice-cream trucks and sandy beach chairs. You've got summer fever. And you've got it bad.

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1: You're so desperate to get to the beach, you don't mind going in your parka and snow boots.

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Two teenager girls, friends, make the snowman at the Brighton Beach covered by snow after the winter storm Jonas

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©iStockphoto.com/Alex Potemkin

2: You have twice as many pairs of flip flops in your closet right now. OK, fine — three times as many pairs.

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Color flip flops by the swimming pool in sunny day

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©iStockphoto.com/EllenSmile

3: There's no more room on your DVR because you've recorded and watched every episode of Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Island Hunters, Hawaii Life and Big Beach Builds.

4: Your kids are sick of reminding you that they definitely don't want a "beach chic" bedroom makeover.

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A little cute Girl is sulking. She is wearing a purple shirt in front of a gray background.

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©iStockphoto.com/Turner-Art

5: You're rethinking your opinion of Daisy Dukes.

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A selection of hot pants on hangers.

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©iStockphoto.com/FrickerDettli

6: You totally staged this photoshoot with your dog the other day in the garage.

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jack russell dog at the beach on a hammock , relaxing on summer vacation holidays, ocean shore and sun as background

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©iStockphoto.com/damedeeso

7: You've watched an embarrassing number of YouTube tutorials on creating "messy" beach waves.

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Young woman standing in front of bedroom mirror doing hair

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©iStockphoto.com/Onzeg

8: You would willingly try on a bathing suit at Target the second the summer gear arrives. Even a bikini.

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Mark Meyer with a leopard print bikini

Mark is amused by a leopard print bikini at the preview. He's not quite sure how someone could lose just their bathing suit. Hmm ...

9: "Livestream, farmers market" might show up at the top of your Google search history if anyone looked.

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Female Stall Holder At Farmers Fresh Food Market, Smiling To Camera

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©iStockphoto.com/monkeybusinessimages

10: You've been collecting spa water recipes since January 1.

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Pink lemonade with lemon, lime and strawberries

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©iStockphoto.com/pilipphoto

11: You've added popsicle molds to your Amazon wish list.

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Homemade orange and lemon popsicles with ice and citrus fruits on stone black background. Summer food concept. Top view.

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©iStockphoto.com/Merinka

12: Much to your family's dismay, you've had the "Summer Hits of the '90s" Pandora station blasting on repeat.

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Young woman tossing hair while enjoying the music

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13: Here's your stack of summer beach reads.

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Piles of Paperback Books Hobart, Australia, July 07, 2012: Piles of Paperback Books are displayed at the Salamanca Market. The outdoor Market is held every Saturday in Hobart at Salamanca Place

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©iStockphoto.com/mollypix

14: A sexy, new pair of sunglasses seems like a "really smart investment."

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Fashion portrait of sensual afro american young woman wearing summer clothes and sunglesses, standing against blue background, smiling at camera.

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©iStockphoto.com/izusek

15: You've posted a survey on Facebook to find out if your friends think you should order a swan-shaped floaty or a donut-shaped floaty. (So far, the donut is winning.)

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Four girls holding a pink pool inflatable around their faces like a frame while laughing together and standing outdoors next to a pool

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©iStockphoto.com/wundervisuals

16: Instead of a crackling fire on your TV, you've downloaded a video of ocean waves. And you're playing it on a loop.

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Raw ocean power, up close.

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17: You've created a Pinterest board for outdoor string lights, and so far you've pinned 172 varieties.

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outdoor string lights hanging on a line in backyard

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©iStockphoto.com/ronstik

18: You've already fired up your barbecue this year, even though you had to wear a scarf while flipping your burgers.

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a man approaches his grill with a platter of chicken. He is excited about the prospect of BBQ in spite of the big pile of frozen snow

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©iStockphoto.com/goldyrocks

19: You finally decided to Google WTH SPF actually means.

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Little girl applying suntan lotion on the beach

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©iStockphoto.com/ArtMarie

20: You're seriously considering turning your linen closet into a beach towel closet.

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colourful display of fouta beach towels - also called pestemal towels or hammam towels

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©iStockphoto.com/22kay22

21: You would pay approximately one million dollars to be right here, right now.

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aerial look of a beach with people having fun high from the sky

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22: ...Or one billion dollars to be here.

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Woman relaxing in hammock on tropical beach in the Caribbean

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