How To Enjoy The Summer Months

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Tips and ideas for getting the most out of those lazy summer months we all love. Ideas for summer recipes, outdoor decor, flowers, activities, and more.

lantana in summer planter

Summer means something different to all of us. Some of us think of family vacations and trips to the beach. Others think of lazy days at home and long walks. Today I’m featuring 25+ ideas for getting the most out of the summer months, because they are almost here. There’s a little bit of everything, so wander through the ideas, and begin to make your summer plans!

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faux galvanized pots planted with herbs
  • Add walks to your daily routine.
  • Explore a farmer’s market and enjoy fresh, seasonal food.
  • Plant your favorite herbs.
  • Take your yoga outside. I’ve actually done this twice with some girlfriends, and it’s truly amazing!
  • Go berry picking.
  • Make a foraged arrangement. Cut too-big herbs, ivy, fern fronds, hosta leaves, tree branches…anything you have in your yard that will bring the outside in.
yellow bowl with homemade lemon ice cream
  • Make ice cream or popsicles!
  • Set up an outdoor movie night in your backyard. Grab some blankets, popcorn, and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  • If your community has botanical gardens, make sure to go!
  • Make lavender lemonade.
  • Get creative and spruce up your outdoor space by adding your own personal touches.
enjoy the summer months vineyard with wine tasting table
  • Visit a local vineyard.
  • Spend a day at the zoo.
  • Take an outdoor cooking class.
  • Explore local historical sites or landmarks. Learn about the history of your region while enjoying a day of sightseeing.
  • Attend an outdoor art festival or craft fair.
  • Shop your house and refresh one room by switching out the accessories.
farmhouse style blue and white pitcher with purple coneflowers 2023
This pitcher is no longer available.
I also have this one that I love.
Here is another choice.
  • Buy yourself some fresh flowers…or if you have a cutting garden, bring a big bunch inside.
  • It takes a bit of effort, but try dining outdoors. Pick an evening where the weather is cooler, and make the menu easy.
  • All about why summer is my favorite season.
  • Even though this post is all about “things to do,” it’s also important to slow down the pace of your daily life. Enjoy the summer months by adding activities that get you outside, but also take the time to rest and relax!
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    I enjoyed reading your post, Ann! Thanks for all the great suggestions for enjoying the summer.

    The blue and white pitcher from Anthropologie is beautiful and I think I just might have to order it!

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, ANN! Thanks for always bringing us your wonderful posts — and your new recipe post. Your recipes are always so yummy!

  2. Miss Daisy says:

    If I had a vehicle I could enjoy it, I’m 69 and on disability due to numerous medical issues. I live a five minute drive from the store but it takes me seven and a half hours walk , and in 100 degrees heat , believe me I’m not enjoying it. Hope you enjoy yours.