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It’s August. Why don’t you

It's August why don't yo. Woman holding cup of coffee over outdoor rug patio

It’s August. Why don’t you…

There’s something special about August. It’s just the best of both worlds. You see, I love fall. It’s very much my favorite season.  But I am also a summer girl at heart. So to me, August is like having your cake and eating it too.  Perhaps it’s knowing that summer is winding down and that there are new beginnings around the corner with back to school, getting into routines, fall approaching and the -BER months. Around this time every year I try to cram in every last bit of summer, right up through Labor Day hanging out poolside, grilling while also getting excited for all the pumpkin spice that will be coursing through my veins, sweaters  and cozy recipes.

If you are like me. Here are some ways to enjoy every last drop of August.

It’s August, why don’t you…

Pick some sunflowers. (If you’re in the Upstate area, here are some of my fave spots).

Where to see sunflowers in the Capital District

Go to the beach. And bring back some sand and seashells so you can cherish your trip with this sweet memory box.

Have a lobster roll.

Hit up the farmer’s market and enjoy fresh summer produce like peaches, zucchini and corn.

This summer stonefruit and burrata salad has been on repeat all season.

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

I also have my favorite zucchini recipes here.

Dry your hydrangeas. Now is a great time to start clipping them and drying them out to use all year round.

How to dry your hydrangeas

Get in the last of those books you wanted to read this summer and finish out the summer reading challenge strong.

You can check out my book recommendations here.

woman laying on couch on back deck reading on her kindle

August 9th is Book Lover’s Day. Get all of your bookie friends together and host a Book Exchange Brunch.

How to host a book exchange brunch

Gather the kids and all their friends together and hit up the Drive -Ins for one last summer hurrah.

Get ready for back to school with this fun back to school countdown or my back to school basket idea.

Start easing into fall decor and DIYs. Like this fall front porch decor idea.

Or check out these fall finds.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Make your bucket list for fall.

Let’s enjoy every last bit of these lazy, sun soaked days shall we? Cheers to August!

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  • Reply
    Mayank Bothra
    August 7, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Great Read! Love it.

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    August 7, 2023 at 9:11 am

    I am always sad in August as my favorite season is ending, but these are great ideas to get the most out of the end of summer. In fact I think I will pick some sunflowers today!!!

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    Tanya Derrey Bingham
    August 7, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I love posts like this Nicolle, what a wonderful reminder to slow down just a bit and really enjoy August 🙂 have a wonderful week!

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    Nancy Andres
    August 7, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    So relieved it’s August. Monsoon season and summer heat doesn’t seem it will last forever as they did in June and July. Love the idea of visiting a farmer’s market. That’s fun to me. Saw your post at SSPS#273. Sahed there too. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health.

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      August 8, 2023 at 6:26 am

      Hi Nancy! I know it this summer has been unusually hot and rainy! Hoping the cooler weather is on it’s way!

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    August 7, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Nice ideas on how to stay present to the current season and enjoy it while you can!

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    Wendy McMonigle
    August 7, 2023 at 5:31 pm


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      August 8, 2023 at 6:20 am

      oh I would love that!!!! <3

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    Kathrine Eldridge
    August 8, 2023 at 7:12 am

    This list is so wonderful! I love the idea of picking up seashells and keeping them as keepsakes. Summer goes too fast!


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    August 8, 2023 at 8:26 am

    We have 2 days before school starts and we will enjoy the pool one more time and hopefully till mid September a few times after school. I did not go to a sunflower field this year but did go to a lavender farm. I am excited for cooler weather and the different plans we have for the fall.

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    Anna Price
    August 9, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Nicolle! I definitely want to stand in a field of sunflowers. Then I want to eat a lobster roll. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. Also thank you for linking up with the Home Imagined link party.

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    Esmé Slabbert
    August 9, 2023 at 11:22 pm

    Summer is still in full swing here and will be for a while, but yes looking at the daylight and when it is getting dark in the evening, I have to admit that summer is dwindling down.
    Love that stonefruit salad you have here.
    Thank you for sharing your links with us at #273 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

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    Julie Syl
    August 10, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Loved it, brought a smile to my face. I always believe that Summer is the start of things Drying off, the clearance of what needs to go even as we all know it. That’s why it makes space for Fall, which is the precursor to the Bedding down -BER months. Thanks for sharing wirth us at the Senior Salon Pit stop

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    My Corner of the World
    August 12, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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    August 14, 2023 at 9:52 am

    I am so ready for fall…and down in Texas it doesn’t seem like it’ll come soon enough! I appreciate all of these ideas to enjoy the last bit of summer!

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    Literally Laurie
    August 14, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Time to stop the clock so trying to embrace the last few weeks. 🙂 Love this post!

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    August 14, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    I’m on the other side of the world so I am looking forward to the days getting a bit longer and a bit warmer. I love some of these ideas though and I’m feeling more relaxed just by thinking about them. Thanks for sharing!

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    Lindani Lucky Thango
    February 13, 2024 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed the read and the tips for making the most of August. Balancing relaxation and growth is key. Looking forward to more posts like this!

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