Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight! Are you still embracing summer or have you already switched over to fall mode? Each year, I hang onto summer to the very last moment…and this year is no different. So, join me today as I share my tips on how to make the most of summer! After all, it’s not over yet!
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Ways to Make the Most of Summer:
Turn your backyard into a staycation:
If you don’t want to travel far to enjoy the summer season, create an oasis in your own backyard!
In the past, I’ve shared my backyard staycation tips…which took on a whole new meaning during the pandemic! Since then, I think we’ve all learned to embrace our homes in a whole new way!
Backyard Picnic Ideas to Make the Most of Summer:
Recently, I shared a bunch of backyard picnic ideas to inspire you. Before long, the temperature will be too cool to dine alfresco…so enjoy the sweet summer weather while you can!
Indulge in Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables:
In New Jersey, corn and tomatoes are at their peak in August…and they’re amazing! We’ve been making almost daily trips to the farm stands lately…
Grill Your Dinner and Dine Alfresco:
This year, I think we’ve blown through several propane tanks from all the grilling we’ve done! And even though we’ve had some super hot and humid days, we’ve eaten on the patio a lot! It’s really my favorite place to dine!
Besides grilling burgers, chicken and steaks, there are many nights that I just eat a salad…and I can never get enough arugula!
Over the years, I’ve tried many arugula salad combinations and here are 3 of my favorites!
Escape to the Beach:
If you live in the northeast, you know that August is the perfect time to visit the beach…or as we say in New Jersey – go “down the shore”! While you’re planning your trip, here are some things to pack in your beach bag!
Summer Shopping Finds:
Embrace what’s left of summer with these shopping finds:
Grab a fun beach read…I recently finished Under the Southern Sky (and loved it!)
Show up at the beach with a pretty straw tote!
For even more ways to make the most of summer, here are a few ideas from around the internet:
- Here is a gorgeous summer tablescape with hydrangeas!
- Embrace the summer season while keeping your home fresh!
- This summer salad looks delicious!
- And another amazing summer salad with seasonal cantaloupe.
- Here are some pretty late summer ways to decorate with sunflowers!
- Stay cool with these delicious summer cocktails!
Hopefully, some of these ideas will help you embrace the last of the lazy days of summer!
- For those of you who are ready for fall, I’ve shared some ideas for September!
- Don’t miss these Easy End of Summer Decorating Ideas!
What are doing to make the most of your summer?
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