1| Fourth of July
Fourth of July holds a special place in my heart because growing up we would spend a week at my cottage and hold a huge fourth of July party. So, I have a special love and appreciation for this day even though we didn’t go to my cottage for the day, but Josh and I celebrated all weekend long with friends and family.
2| Ice cream Day
No one can hate this day. On July 17th, make sure you head over to your favorite ice cream shop for your dose of ice cream. I won’t lie, I used to not be a huge fan of ice cream compared to other dessert options, but now it’s one of my go-to picks, especially in summer. July is the perfect month of have all the ice cream (even if it’s not on the 17th!)
3| Beach Days
I wish I could go back to high school where my friends and I could just pick a day, and spend the day at the beach. Honestly, there’s nothing better that getting your mind off of all your problems and relaxing at the beach. Between my cottage and living near the lake all my life, I love and appreciate the beach during the hottest days of this month.
4| Summer Bucket Lists
Some people may not agree with me, but I love having bucket lists for each season. Let’s be real—time goes by so fast! And it seems to go by faster as the years go on. So why not make it your mission to all the things you love and want to accomplish during a particular time of year? You only have a few months to enjoy bonfires, watching sunsets on the beach, etc.
5| Road Trips
If there’s any time to take a road trip with your best friends or significant other, it’s during summer! Take a spontaneous day trip somewhere within two or three hours from you and go exploring. Josh and I are planning to take a weekend getaway to Pittsburgh for a Pirates game and a weekend away to be with friends. Even if it’s a short trip, it’s always fun to go somewhere new.
6| Smores-Flavored Everything
Unpopular opinion about to come your way, but I absolutely love that July is a month where there are smores-flavored ice cream, Oreos, Starbucks Frappachinos, and so much more. The options are endless when it comes to this and I love it. I grew up loving smores and having them around a campfire.
7| Being Outside
It’s the little things in life. For me, I love that we can do simple, everyday things outside during summer. Whether it’s reading a book or magazine or relaxing and enjoying the sun, there’s something great about getting outside more during this month. So take full advantage of it while you can!
8| Summer Fairs/Carnivals
July is the beginning of different fairs and carnivals. Although I’m not a huge fan of rides, I love the food, music, games and unique shopping of craft and art fairs or carnivals. Some people don’t enjoy fairs or carnivals, but when you go to the right ones, you will have a good time. I promise!
9| National Cheesecake Day
I’m here for the cheesecake, guys. Hit up your local Cheesecake Factory on July 30th because there’s nothing better than giving yourself a reason to have some of this amazing dessert—especially when it’s a decadent cheesecake like the work of art from Cheesecake Factory. Trust me, you won’t regret treating yourself on this day.
10| Feeling Childish
I feel like we can get away with reverting to our childhoods from camping, bonfires, blowing bubbles, pool days, etc. Summer is a time to play and enjoy each and every day you have. Sometimes, it’s good to take a break from adult life and have a day where you do the things you loved to do growing up. Take a day where you can have fun, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.