Thursday, June 28, 2012

guest post {fun summer ideas}

Hi friends! Today I have a special treat for you, a lovely guest post by Moe from Five Sixteenths. She is sharing a few fun ideas of things to do this summer to make sure you make the most of these gorgeous long summer days!

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Hello there Rellas Bellas readers!

I'm Moe from a little blog called Five Sixteenths.  I am a recent grad (class of 2011) who's embarked on this journey called 'real life' & have survived my first year post grad.  I blog about my creative life, my journey into indie business, DIY's, blogging tips + tricks, my favorite camera apps, & all around encouragement.  I also run a small time etsy shop by the same name, Five Sixteenths.  There you will find one of a kind jewelry & pottery and a little bit of blog design on the side.

Today I want to share with you 5 Awesome Things to do this Summer.  This summer, since I am moving up north to meet up with my boyfriend to start our lives together, I am all about trying new things.  Summer is one of my favorite seasons & while it is ridiculously hot, it is the best time to get out & go!  You're friends may have more free time, so try something new with them.  Because I am leaving a rad group of friends to go on another life adventure I want to try loads of new things along side my best pals.  There's no reason to stay cooped up in your house if you can get up & go!


Take the Scenic Route // On your drive home from work do you often wonder what would happen if you got off a different ramp & just kept going?  If your gas tank can afford it, take an afternoon drive down a road you've never been.  Drive to a place you've always wanted to go but never found the time.  Drive down the coast, or through the mountains, or outside the city limits.  Let your heart take you wherever it desires


Go to a Theme Park // I live near an awesome amusement park in Virginia & it is awesome to go to even to just walk around.  You can people watch, get ice cream, have a good dinner, & have a thrill.  A lot of amusement parks do deals with state residents that allow you to pay for a day but then come back.  If you don't live near a theme park or cant afford the ridiculous tickets, try finding a fair that is near you.  Go for a once around the ferris wheel & grab some cotton candy.  Theme parks & fairs are great weekend activities.



Learn a New Craft // Keeping your hands busy will keep you from getting too bored.  Pick up crocheting or knitting & make a hat for the winter.  Take a class offered at your community center or at a fabric/craft store.  You never know what you'll end up making.




Go to a Flea Market // The best part of the summer is rolling up to a good antique mall, thrift store, or flea market with a bit of spare change.  You might find a new floppy hat, a great summer skirt, a cool new bag, or that shelf you've been wanting to put your plants on.  Roll in with a few friends and make it a challenge to find the best deal on the most obscure thing.  See if you can be the thriftiest & pick out an awesome outfit.  Take it home & wash it then wear it when you go to the theme park, take the scenic route, or go to your craft class!

Mix Up Cocktails // Have a get together for no particular reason.  Everyone has a cook out for Memorial day, the Fourth, etc...but how about celebrating something different.  Have a Christmas in July Party or a Halloween in August celebration, just have a great get together with friends!  Having an impromptu party is a lot of fun.  Try a new drink recipe or mix up some mocktails.  Another excuse to try something new!

So there you have it, 5 awesome things to try this summer.  Make sure you make the most of it..Summer only comes around 1 a year!

What are your plans?

I've turned of the comments so be sure to stop by Moe's blog Five Sixteenths and give her some love!



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