Inspiration · Life · Parties/Entertaining · Recipes

7 Ways to End Your Summer

Happy Friday, Ya’ll!

 

The weekend is here! I was thinking that since there’s only so much time left in the summer, it would be fun to create a list of fun things to do with the rest of the days left. These are not only fun date ideas but also greatĀ ideas to do with your friends as well.

Let’s get to it!

 

1.) Paddle Boarding/Kayaking on a Local Lake

  • Who doesn’t enjoy spending the day with friends on the lake with some ice cold refreshments? šŸ˜‰
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Photo credit: Rootsrated.com

 

2.) Go on a Segway Tour of your City

  • I know this may sound a little silly, but let me tell you, I don’t remember laughing so hard as I did doing a Segway tour inĀ Austin. Believe me when I say you should forget about looking dorky for a day, and just get out there and do it!
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Photo credit: Dabble.co

 

3.) Go to a Local Brewery on a Steamy Night

  • I don’t know whether there’s anything better tasting thanĀ an ice-cold beer on a hot and humid night.
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Photo Credit: Archdaily.com

 

4.) Tube down the Nearest River

  • Last weekend, I went tubing down the Cannon River with my family, and it was such a memorable afternoon filled with so many laughs. This is a great way to spend a hot afternoon with a group of close friends.
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Photo Credit: Buffaloriverreserttn.com

 

5.) Make your Own Homemade Ice Cream

  • Ice cream and summertime go together like PB&J, so why not put the extra effort in and make it from scratch. Click HERE for some awesome recipes from Real Simple.
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Photo Credit: Realsimple.com

 

6.) Enjoy a Free Local Concert

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Photo credit: kruger.photoshelter.com

 

7.) Throw an End-of-Summer BBQ

  • Gather a group of friends, have everyone bring their favorite summer dish, make a big ‘ol batch of sangria, and let the fun begin!

 

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Photo credit: imightbite.com

 

It’s time to make the most of what’s left of summer, and live it up to the fullest! Enjoy!

 

With Love,

Jenna

 

 

 

Home Decor · Inspiration

Find Your Home Decor Style

Happy Thursday, Ya’ll,

Hope you and your Dad (or dad-figure) had a lovely weekend and did something out of the norm together.

Something I want to talk about on this post is finding your own design esthetic. It seems as though many people buy things that they like and put it in their home without cohesion Ā or I do believe people have a difficult time channeling their home decor style or a design esthetic they are trying to convey in their home.

You may think, why does it matter? It matters because this space that your creating if not only a place for your life to happen, but also this is your oasis. Your home should be a place where your insides are shown on the outside for all to see (sounds silly, but it’s true). When you entertain, this allows your guests to get to know you even better.

Chances are, your design esthetic will change throughout the years, and that is okay. It’s only natural- it’s an ongoing and evolving process! Your home should convey on where you are in your current stage of life.

Now, enough about why your home design is so important, let’s get to the quizzes!

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After taking over a dozen home decor quizzes, these are the two most accurate:

 

SheKnows Interior Design Quiz

Lonny Style Quiz

 

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What did your style turn out to be?

Once you get the results, Houzz.com is a great resource for home inspiration that meets your personal style.

I hope this encourages you to be more intentional with you home to turn it into your own oasis.

With Love,

Jenna