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10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

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I am always a little sad when August rolls around. It is sort of like the Sunday of weekends. Even though we still have a few more weeks, the stores I have been in lately are reminding me that fall is nearly here. Not that I mind seeing the pumpkins and back to school stuff, it is just that I have a few things I still want to do this summer.

Summer has always been my favorite season and l know it won’t last forever, but I am trying a few ways to make the days go a little slower and truly embrace myself in the season. It is truly the small moments that create memories that last a lifetime.

So in that spirit, I made something similar to a summer bucket list, yet really more like a summer awareness checklist. Here are my suggestions to truly take in the warm, sunny days.

  1. Cook up some zucchini with one of these easy zucchini recipes.

favorite zucchini recipes

2. Have a barbecue with friends…

 

chicken on bbq

3. Go to the beach at least a few more times…

ca-beaches

4. Watch a summer sunset…

 

Check out Dine Out Long Bech 2.0 coming soon!

 

5. Make one of these refreshing summer cocktails. There are a few here that sound absolutely wonderful and I honestly do not think there are enough days to make them all.

Refreshing summer cocktail recipes for summer!

 

 

6. Make a few of these fresh summer salads 

When you want a light salad, this Spinach Strawberry Feta Salad is great spring or summer salad! WIth mushrooms and candied pecans, it is sweet and tangy!

7. Go to brunch with friends and enjoy some mimosas…

 

mimosas

 

8. Go to an outdoor concert or concert in the park…

Hollywood-Bowl-Concert

9.  Make something with succulents. I have been meaning to make something this summer and just have not carved out the time. Here are some great succulent craft ideas.

Cheap Spring decorating idea

10.  Scale Back on Social Media

It has been such an eventful year with the loss of my mother and I truly want to enjoy each day and be present in the moment. I have actually already started scaling back on the social media. I feel like lately social media has become more of a distraction and takes away from my focus.  As a productivity manager, I know it is really important to filter out the things trying to overwhelm your life.

Do you ever feel that way? What do you want to do before summer ends?

simple-planning-for-future

Tamara

Friday 12th of August 2016

Mm... food festival. I haven't tried Pokemon Go but I will! And the sunset thing.. Maybe in Alaska. Ooh! My summer concert will be Toad the Wet Sprocket when we get back from our honeymoon.

Raquel

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

I cannot wait to see your Alaska photos! Have a great time!

Akaleistar

Friday 12th of August 2016

That is a beautiful sunset!