Can you believe that it’s almost the end of July? Summer is zipping by like it always does but the good news is – it’s not over yet! There’s still time to squeeze in that family trip you’ve been wanting to take or finally have the cookout you’ve been trying to schedule all summer. The days are still long, allowing plenty of time to enjoy summer pleasures. The nights may soon start to get cooler, but that’s all the better for making the perfect s’mores over a late-summer bonfire.
The kids will soon be back in school and summer will once again become a pleasant memory, but not today. Today, there’s still plenty of summer fun to be had, whether it’s spending time with your kids at the pool or taking a solitary evening walk around the block. Maybe you’ll enjoy an ice cream cone on a hot day (July is National Ice Cream Month, after all) or stay up late to gaze at the stars. Whatever you and your family do, I hope you make the most of every lazy, crazy, fleeting day of summer. Enjoy!
THINGS TO ENJOY & INSPIRE IN JULY & AUGUST:
July stirs up feelings of patriotism as we celebrate our Independence Day. Keep that spirit alive and well everyday with these 26 Quick Reminders of Just How Stinkin’ Awesome America Is! from the FractureBlog.
How did you spend the 4th of July? Fireworks are always my favorite part of the festivities, and there were some great ones this year. Here’s just a sample of some of the best fireworks displays from across the country from the NY Daily News.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Since July is National Ice Cream Month, let’s ditch the guilt and get a cone (or two) of our favorite flavor. Not sure what to pick? A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to America’s Best Ice Cream Flavors | Roadtrippers should provide some inspiration. Indulge and enjoy!
August is National Peach Month. To celebrate, try out a few of these delicious peach recipes from KitchMe.com. These recipes may be healthier than ice cream, but some of them look just as delicious!
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. – Regina Brett at BrainyQuote.
Looking for ways to make the most of the remaining days of summer? This list of 10 fun things to do with your kids this summer from Parents.com offers some ideas for simple summer fun. See how many of these you can sneak in before the kids go back to school.
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