School is out for my girls. We finished a few weeks ago and my son finished last Friday. We are all in full-on relax mode. Well, not really, because my daughters are headed to sleep away camp next week. But our minds are on fun things to do in the summer. Do you have your bucket list ready?
From BBQs to warm lazy summer days, we are ready. Although we are still waiting for the warm lazy summer to arrive here in Chicago. There are strawberry fields to visit and blueberries to be picked. There is simply too much to do in the summer. So here are some things one simply MUST do if you live in the Midwest!
Drink Lemonade On Your Deck
Be sure to make fresh lemonade and drink up during the golden hour!
Host a Backyard BBQ
Hang String Lights Over Your Deck
Add some twinkle to family game night or a relaxing afternoon by hanging string lights on your deck.
Spend a Lazy Afternoon in a Hammock
Can you think of anything better than spending the afternoon napping in a hammock?
Make Your Own Salsa
This summer salsa recipe is so easy . . . fresh, simple and delicious.
Decorate Your Home for Fourth of July
Gather Friends for a Cookout
Invite your friends. Invite your family. Invite your neighbors. Have a good old fashioned pot luck. Try something new and have fun.
Make Homemade Ice Cream
Hang Up a Rope Swing
If you have large trees in your back yard, find a way to shimmy up it and hang a fabulous rope swing. You will thank me, your kids will think you are the best mom in the world!
Make a Dish with Your Backyard Garden Bounty
Whether you wish to teach your children about nature and where their food comes from, or you just want to grow some of your own delicious food -- you will be amazed at how much fun a garden can be.
Get Outside and Play a Game
Take a Hike
The country life is about connecting with nature. Get out and explore your area, there are plenty of forest preserves if you live in an urban area.
Which activity are you going to check off first? I've decided since we have been so busy and already been in 5 different states in the past month that I am going to enjoy a summer book!
About Tiaras & Tantrums: Rese is a mom of three. She enjoys home educating her kiddos, taking photos, and traveling the globe. Rese is a family lifestyle photographer and home educator. Connect with Rese on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Tiaras & Tantrums.