Summer is almost here! However, due to the current situation, we’re not so sure if you’ll be able to spend that much needed sunshine at the beaches this year. But, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a wonderful time quarantined at home with the family. You can make the most of the coming summer months without risking exposure to infection. Here are some fun tips to make your summer fun and memorable!
Getting some sun is great! It allows your body to produce Vitamin D, which is good for your bones and blood cells. Aside from this benefit, the summer sun can be quite brutal, so remember to keep yourself cooled down and hydrated with some vital H2O. Don’t have an in-ground pool? Can’t visit the local beaches or lakes? Then let’s make our own body of water right at home! Bring out the inflatable pool and cool off with the family.
No inflatable pool? That’s ok! Dig up the squirt guns and let the youngsters experience what it was like before the age of the internet. Show them how to play and be active, instead of just having their eyes glued to a screen. Show them the fun of quality time, and the simple pleasures of a backyard water gun war. And if you don’t have squirt guns, all hope isn’t gone. Roll out the hose and go old school!
Don’t feel like playing with water? That’s fine. You can just lay down a blanket and have some refreshing snacks in your yard. Heck, you can even set up your living room and have a summer-themed snack gathering. Ice cream, watermelon, maybe even some hotdogs! If you’ve got a grill, it’s time to fire it up and have a BBQ. You don't have to be at the beach to drink some beers and enjoy some burgers. And once the evening rolls around, make s’mores by a bonfire with the kids. The key is to get into the summer mood and get your tummy’s fill. What’s your favorite summer snack?
Nothing sets the mood better than good, quality music. Put together a summer playlist and let it echo through the house. As long as you’ve got a BlueTooth speaker and WiFi connection, use them to fill your home with good vibes! No speaker? WiFi down? A good old fashioned CD or record player is never a bad idea. Put on some reggae, acoustic covers, classic rock or whatever songs you love singing along to. It doesn’t matter what genre you’re into, just as long as you get access to that good time summer road trip feeling.
There’s no reason to get stuck in your jammies all day. I mean, trust us, that sounds tempting. But why waste the summer that way? Put that summer energy to use and show off your summer spirit! It’s time to get dressed and take some photos with your summer OOTDs! And of course, to top it all off, don’t forget your favorite Madison Ashley summer piece!
You don’t need to leave the house to get dressed and feel fabulous! Just do it, because. You’ll be surprised how dressing up can make you feel happy and refreshed. Wear your bikinis and sunbathe on the lawn. Take breakfast outside and style your favorite cover up with those brightly colored sandals you’ve been dying to wear all winter! It’s a perfect way to get out and break the quarantine blues. If you don’t feel like sunbathing, break out the sunhat and just enjoy the 80 degree warmth.
Put all these things together and you’ve got yourself a fabulous summer party right in your home! The best part is spending it with family just as you would on the beach or by the lake. You can even set up a tent and camp out as if you were out in the wilderness! Don’t let COVID take your sunshine. It might seem as weird at first to not plan a beach vacation, but once you realize you’ve got all you need right at home (aka, your family) you’ll definitely have a fabulous time!
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