Imagine my enthrallment when I flipped through the pages of the May issue of Coastal Living and saw their article titled "99 Days of Summer" which is a compilation of 99 inspiring, 'summery' things to do between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It's one seriously fun list. I thought I would recap a few of my favorites for ya'll!
Day 5 - Honor National go Barefoot Day on June 1st and treat yourself to a pampering pedicure. Or head out for a long walk on the sand - it's nature's foot massage!
Day 14 - Stage a backyard family production.
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Day 16 - Get a cool new cover-up.
Day 23 - Don't let skyrocketing gas prices bring you down; kick up your kickstand in beach cruiser bliss. Take a spin on your bike and enjoy the exercise and fresh air!
Day 42 - Whip up an easy smoked salmon dip: Combine 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons capers, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, and 4 ounces chopped or crumbled smoked salmon.
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Day 44 - Get yourself some coastal bling. What better beachy bauble than a necklace or bracelet made from sea glass?
Day 46 - Refresh any tired piece of furniture with a new coat of paint.
Day 49 - Jazz up your ice tea with lemonade frozen into ice cubes.
Day 53 - Use gingham to trim pillows or tie back curtains, or even pull back your hair with gingham ribbon. it's hip again!
Day 54 - Punch up your home's palette with something tagnerine, Pantone's 2012 color of the year.
Day 56 - Make beachy place cards. Use permanent markers in summery hues to write guests' names on smooth beach rocks, clam shells, or small pieces of driftwood.
Day 59 - Eat at the closest food truck to you.
Day 64 - Add instant beach house charm to any room with the right wallpaper.
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Day 65 - Soften up a bench or hammock with an easy homemade pillow. Sewing a pair of napkins together is any easy way to create an instant pillow cover!
Day 67 - Line the path to your house with pinwheels, or plant them in window boxes.
Day 68 - Make a cook quickie cocktail with champagne. Pour 3 ounces champagne and 3 ounces lemonade in a tall glass. Top with 1/4 ounce Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur.
Day 73 - Browse your local bookstore for an inexpensive, beach coffee table book.
Day 79 - Add a simple, easy coastal touch to a room by filling a glass lamp or glass vase with shells or driftwood.
Day 80 - Grab a list of open houses in your area and take a tour.
Day 89 - Dine outside. (Something I do ALL the time in the Spring and Summer months!)
So what do you think, will you try out some of these fun tips this summer? I sure will! To see the entire list of 99 Days of Summer, go here.