Fourth of July: Four Outings, Part the First

I am a planner.  I love thinking of fun things to do, new ways to do them, and how we can make the most of little holidays.  Making tree shaped cookies on Arbor Day? That would not be unheard of.

Since the Fourth of July is coming up in just a few days, I am posting a few of my dream ideas for family outings, or even a date with the girls or the special guy in your life.  I’m not quite sure what we’ll be doing yet, but it probably won’t be as elaborate as these little events.  If I have learned anything as an acting major, it’s that sometimes, you have to fly by the seat of your pants.  Especially when family is involved.

Look forward to a new idea each day leading up to the Fourth!

1) Summer by the Bay

The Place:
Pick any of the gorgeous lakes that seem to be miles apart up north, pack up the car, and get away for a day of rest and relaxation.  Bring some cosy blankets, a sun hat, and some lawn chairs for an afternoon spent reading.  Or, if you’re like me and my brother, pack along a Frisbee or football and challenge each other to a game in the sand.  Whether chilling or running around, you can’t beat a day at the beach!

The menu:
Orchard turkey burgers with caramelized onions, grilled sweet corn salsa, and yogurt freeze with fresh fruit in a waffle cone. Light and easy…and sneakily healthy!Orchard Turkey Burgers

Grilled Sweet Corn Salsa l

Summer snack food,  Freeze yogurt in a waffle cone and top with fresh fruit.

This one is as easy as putting vanilla yogurt (or any of your fave flavors!) in a waffle cone, topping with some delicious berries, and putting it in the fridge overnight.

The Outfit:

Oh, I am so in love with this Pink bikini top.

AE Crochet Denim Shortie | American Eagle Outfitters

Perfect with some sweet lacy bottoms from American Eagle.

AE Colorblock Girlfriend Cardigan | American Eagle Outfitters

When not frolicking in the water, add a little cardigan to add some coverage…and  possibly some warmth! It can get a little cold in these Northern lakes.

The Playlist:

I Want Crazy, by Hunter Hayes
Toes, by Zac Brown Band
Cruise, by Florida Georgia Line

Country heaven, right there.

Hope you liked part one…stay tuned for the rest!


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