It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Here in Tennessee, we are down to just three weeks of sun-soaked freedom from the school books. I ordered my new curriculum yesterday and when I finished it hit me. Summer break will be over before we know it. Now is the time to think of how we can most of our summer break.
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I’ve pulled together some of my favorite posts about making the most of summer. We won’t get it back. So, let’s plan some really fun stuff with our family. Let’s pull together some date time and really take care of our relationships. Let’s cook out and bask in the sunlight and carve out time to live our lives in the way we most desire. Let’s treasure the moments. Let’s be intentional about creating the experiences we want our kids to remember and the opportunity to let our relationships strengthen and sweeten.
- Picnic Ideas – Indoor or outdoor picnics, family or romantic picnics, we have got your picnic food ideas covered. Check out all of our favorite picnic ideas!
- Summer-themed Craft Ideas for Kids – Your kids can get creative with fun arts and crafts projects perfect for summer afternoons! Art projects for kids and teens included.
- Summer Romance Date Ideas– 25 Creative and Fun Date Ideas to make the most of your love story.
- Family Road Trip Travel Tips – Traveling with kids can be tricky. Especially if a long road trip is part of the plan. But no worries, we have plenty of family travel tips that keep kids happy until they reach their destination.
- 40 Boredom Squashing Summer Ideas and Activities for Families – Make this summer the most fun by creating memories and enjoying every minute of it!
- Grilling Ideas for Summer Gatherings – Find the best marinade recipes, and ideas for how to grill chicken, steak, and shrimp. Also, our top pick for the perfect grilled hamburger recipe.
- Ten End of Summer Traditions You Can Start This Year – This collection of ten fun family traditions to celebrate the end of summer with your favorite people.
- Start Journaling This Summer – These ten summer-themed journal prompts make it easy to capture this summer and summers past.
- Inspirational Summer Life Quotes – 15 of the best short summer sayings and famous inspirational quotes all about the best parts of summer.
- Bake Something That Tastes Like Summer – This collection of blueberry recipes offers up the best blueberry desserts and other blueberry recipes that are out there. From blueberry muffins to blueberry pie, these summer recipes are must try!
- How To Have An Epic Bonfire Party – Tips and Tricks From Pinterest To Make Your Bonfire Party Memorable!
- Get Creative With Your S’mores! – The first must-have for any great bonfire is a S’Mores Bar! You can also have a Chili Bar or a Popcorn Bar too but you must have a S’Mores Bar and keep it interesting with some fun smores ideas like the combinations in this fun post.
I hope you find plenty of ways to enjoy these last sweet days of summer! We plan on floating on the lake one last time, having an end-of-summer BBQ with s’mores, and hiking one more mountain. As for date nights, we have a Sangria Saturday date set up where we will sit at the top of the mountain at the winery admiring the view, eat our brick oven pizzas, sip our sweet sangria, and reminisce about the best moments we have had this summer. Plus at least one more date at the drive-in and a game of putt-putt.
What do you want to do? I encourage you to make it happen because these moments make up our lives and if we aren’t intentional, they just fly right by. Why don’t you plan just one thing right now? You’ll be glad you did.
Wishing you the sweetest summer yet,
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