Summer is the perfect time to indulge in simple joys- an evening spent in the backyard with good food and good friends don’t have to cost a lot, but can make for lasting (and frugal!) memories.
When you head to the store to pick up your carbonated refreshment of choice, the bubbles don’t have to stop there! For about $1.30 for a bottle of bubbles and your favorite digital camera or iPhone, you will have gorgeous pictures to scrapbook during the winter months!
I’m seriously over all of the body bashing that goes along with bikini weather. Make the warmer seasons about health and exploration, not having the perfect body. Summer is the perfect time to explore new sport and get in shape!
If you’re not sure if you’ll be into windsurfing or extreme frisbee for the long term- alway see if you can buy used, rent or use a coupon. Head to the park with a frisbee, volleyball net, marucci wood baseball bat or a yoga mat to enjoy the cool breezes and gorgeous blue sky – it’s better and cheaper than any gym!
When the last time you indulged your inner child? Sidewalk chalk is perfect for two reasons- not only is it great for artistic expression, but it’s an exercise in the impermanence of the season. As soon as it rains, the designs are gone…easy clean up but even for adults, it’s fun!
Chalk is also great for walkabouts as well. Grab a bucket of chalk- I got mine for $1.99 at Target, and tag the neighborhood with silly pictures or inspirational messages. Someone in my neighborhood has been tagging “SMILE” all over the sidewalks and sure enough- every time I see it, I do.
So, after all this fun- you’ll need to refresh yourself right? Smoothies (with or without the rum!) are a perfect to take advantage of the fresh fruit that’s abundant this time of year, cool off and get healthy. Keep some frozen fruit on hand, and use yogurt instead of ice cream to keep it healthy- throw in whatever juice you have around, and voilá!
For about $5 you can make a blender full of delicious healthy goodness. Read my post about smoothies here.