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Seven Ways to Make July Great

SunflowersIt’s July! Can you believe it? Here are seven small ways you can make the month great.

1. Treat yourself (or someone else!) to flowers

The power of a $5 bouquet of flowers is highly underrated. Treat yourself to a fun bouquet from the Farmer’s Market, or check out the seasonal selection at your local supermarket. I scored the prettiest trio of pink peonies a couple of weeks ago for less than four bucks, and I smiled every time I walked by them the rest of the week.

2. Play with sparklers

July is the month of fireworks, and sparklers are the perfect way to celebrate. Pick up a basic box and (safely) enjoy. Bonus points if you can snap a Pinterest-worthy photo with friends.

3. Enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) outside

Whether on your porch, deck, or a restaurant patio, whip up a fun and fruity drink and enjoy the summer sun while pretending to be on vacation, if only for just an hour.

4. Take an evening walk

Taking an evening stroll around the neighborhood is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the warm weather. It’s a great time to disconnect from technology, decompress, and enjoy the sights and sounds of your community.

5. Challenge a friend to a round of mini-golf

A round of mini-golf with a friend or partner is guaranteed to be filled with competition, laughter, and if you’re as bad as me, a little humility. This is also a fun and fairly inexpensive weeknight activity, perfect for breaking up the monotony of the work week.

6. Paint your toes a bright color

Treat yourself to an at-home pedi and gussy up those toes with a bold color. I’m currently loving OPI’s “I Eat Mainely Lobster”.

7. Make homemade popsicles

Don’t have a fancy mold? No problem! Popsicle sticks, plastic wrap, and paper dixie cups will get the job done. Get creative with your flavors and add-ins, or check out this article from The Nest, which rounds up 10 easy and delicious recipes. The champagne raspberry pops sound awesome!

 

Looking for more ideas on ways to make the summer extra special? Check out my Summer Bucket List. What will you do to make July great? Anything you’re looking forward to this month? xx

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Fit for a Friday

A compilation of musings, findings, and favorite links from the past week – fit for a Friday.

You go, girl! All the lessons are great, but I especially love 4, 9, 12, 19, 24, 37, and 39.

"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't wait for a special occasion, today is special."

In an effort to avoid spoilers, I’ll keep this as short as possible. SUCH a good episode. I’m amazed how full-circle the series can go in just 7 episodes, and I can’t wait to see how they wrap it up in 2015.

Also, how amazing was the wardrobe in this episode!? Everyone looked really great, but Betty in particular stood out to me in her handful of scenes. She had some fab dresses, and how cute was that little daisy shell she was wearing in the kitchen? I’ve officially added this top from Boden to my Wardrobe Wishlist.

Baby goat! “If we could live happy & healthy lives without harming others…. why wouldn’t we?”

Such a girl crush. Mindy rocks.

This post from one of my favorite bloggers convinced me I need popsicle molds, ASAP. Strawberry Basil Pops are most definitely happening in my near future. So easy! So fresh!

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  • And this little joke:

Q – Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?  A – Too many cheetahs!

… I’m the worst. Have a great weekend, friends!

What’s on your Friday Faves list?