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).
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.
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.
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.
August 9th is Book Lover’s Day. Get all of your bookie friends together and 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.
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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One of the things on my summer bucket list is to read more books. My family used to make fun of me because on my summer vacations I’d often go to the library or Barnes and Noble to get some books to read over the summer while most kids did all they could to avoid reading. It’s always been one of my favorite escapes. I’m sharing my Summer Reading List for 2021 below.
And all of the books are linked on Amazon so you can download to your kindle or purchase the actual book if you still like flipping through pages.
Scroll to the bottom to download my free summer reading list printable with my recommendations.
Summer Reading List 2021
I read this one last summer in 2 days. Elin Hildebrand is one of my favorite authors for an easy beachy read. There’s been talks that they may be making it into a movie too!
I read all of Judy Blume’s books as a teenager. I read this one back in college and remember it being really good. It’s a story about two girls who are friends during the summer on the Vineyard. It’s on my list for this summer to read again.
this one is on all of the lists for must reads this summer. This thriller is a Reese’s Book Club Pick and I’ve been told that its perfect if you loved Big Little Lies or Little Fires Everywhere.
based on an end of the Summer beach party in Malibu, this book is about dysfunctional family relationships. Many of the reviews on Good Reads say that the characters are extremely well written and will have your emotions all over the place.
A female powered thriller that based on the synopsis reminds me a little of the Stepford Wives or Desperate Housewives.
The Amazon reviews say this book is about female rage, sexuality, and adventure and the characters go to dark places. May not be everyone but sounds thrilling.
This story takes place at a family summer home in Cape Cod where a mother of three comes to a crossroads in her love life forcing her to choose between her husband or her childhood lover.
A new couple moves into a gated community and finds that it may not be all it appears to be. The main character Alice learns that there are some secrets about her home.
Reviewers say this book is like what the ladies of Sex and the City would be like in the social media age. Think new motherhood in Upper East Side.
Check off the books as you read them and add a few selections of your own!
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