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Get Away by Planning a Day Trip

By on July 20, 2017

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One of my favorite things to do is to take a day trip. The hubby and I choose a place that we would like to explore, plan the day, and take off. We usually look for places that are an hour or two from home so we can spend a majority of our time enjoying what our destination has to offer.

Planning a vacation was the topic of a previous blog post. However, taking time off for a vacation isn’t always a possibility. A day trip is an excellent way to get away to relax and recharge without taking a lot of time off.

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Choose a Location

Choose a location that has something that you would like to see or do. Whether it’s a shopping destination, museum, historical site, sports game, or simply enjoying nature, there are plenty of new places to explore.

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Plan the Day

Before taking off for the day, the hubby and I choose where we would like to visit, and what we would like to do when we reach our destination. We also look for a local restaurant where we can dine. However, we don’t plan out the entire trip.

Some of the best memories are made when you’re being spontaneous. If you see a place that you would like to stop, do it. If you don’t reach your planned destination, it gives you a good reason to go back and visit.

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Make Memories

Take the time to make memories while you are enjoying your day trip. Pick up a souvenir, or take pictures throughout the trip. Add your itinerary, thoughts, and feelings of the day, along with the pictures you took, to a travel journal or scrapbook.

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When you don’t have the time to take a vacation, take a day trip instead. Take the day to relax and recharge while making new memories.

Until next time,

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Planning for Your Next Vacation

By on July 17, 2017

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My husband and I have spent the last few days on vacation. We have a favorite spot that we visit a couple of times every summer. It’s always good to get away and recharge.

Planning a vacation takes time, but the end result is definitely worth it. Taking the time away from everyday life is a welcome break. It’s helpful to take the time to rest and relax. What do you need to take into consideration while planning your next vacation?

 

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Choose a Location

Do you have a favorite place that you love to visit? Is there somewhere that you’ve always wanted to travel? Do you let adventure take you places?

Choosing a location to travel to can be one of the most challenging parts of planning a vacation. Researching your travel location online is helpful in planning your vacation. There are multiple travel sites that give relevant information and personal reviews. Taking these into consideration can help you have a successful vacation.

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What to Pack

Packing can be difficult especially when the weather is subject to change. Consider the forecast, and plan accordingly. Choose clothes for each day of your vacation and add a sweater or jacket just in case it’s needed. Staying somewhere that has a washer and dryer is a bonus.

If you have kiddos, you’ll need to pack their clothing, as well as packing for whatever they will need during the trip. Planning out and packing some activities for down times can be helpful to keep them occupied.

If you’re working during your vacation, consider what you will need. Will you need your laptop? Do you need your planner? Is there paperwork that you need to take with you? Plan out what you need so you’re not missing something while you’re away.

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Getting There

Whether you’re planning to drive, or flying is your choice of transportation, you need to plan out your route and purchase plane tickets if needed.

While driving to a vacation destination, my hubby and I like to stop at places that we would like to visit along the way. This gives us the opportunity to stretch our legs, and take in something new.

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Accommodations

What are your ideal accommodations? Do you like to stay in a hotel with amenities, or would you rather be on your own in a home style accommodation? Choosing where you stay is easy to research online. Look at the ratings that have been left by previous occupants. You should also consider the location of your accommodations in relation to what you are planning to do while you are on vacation.

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Meals

When traveling, my husband and I often find a small rental with a kitchen. We have found that preparing our own meals is cheaper than eating every meal in a restaurant. We do indulge in a couple of meals at restaurants. I like to find restaurants that are local to the area. You can often ask for recommendations from people that live or work in the area.

 

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Pets

We travel with our pets so pet-friendly accommodations are important to us. Make arrangements ahead of time to board your pets or engage a pet sitter. It’s important to take care of this as quickly as possible as quality kennels fill up quickly, especially on holiday weekends.

If you take your pets with you and have plans to go somewhere for an extended period of time, you may want to consider looking for a pet daycare in the area. This will allow you to enjoy your daily adventure without having to worry about your fur babies.

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Before You Leave

Before you leave home, take care of any cleaning and laundry that need to be done. Also, make a list of things you want to accomplish when you return home. Taking care of these items will make things less stressful when you return home. You will have enough to take care of with unpacking, laundry from your vacation, sorting your mail, and getting everything put away. You don’t need extra items to contend with when you walk through the door.

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When You Return

When you return from your vacation, make sure you find the time to print off your pictures and record your adventures. Whether you journal your trip or create a travel scrapbook, you then have a keepsake that you can use to reminiscence.

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The end result of planning a vacation is definitely worth it. It’s important to take the time away from everyday life to rest, relax, and recharge. Plan your next vacation, and enjoy!

Until next time,

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Introducing the Home Management Binder

By on July 10, 2017

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I would be lost without my home management binder. It keeps all of my important information that I frequently access in one place. In looking for binder printables that would work for me, I eventually created printables that served my needs. Today, I’m sharing those free printables with you.

Choose the printables that you need from the Home Management Binder Package, and print them off at home. The size of the printables are 8 1/2 x 11, but they can be resized to fit your needs.

Home Management Binder Package

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  • Cover page (2 title options)

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  • Weekly Planner – undated (1-page and 2-page styles)
  • Cleaning Planner
  • To-do list
  • Home Projects list
  • Website/Passwords list
  • Contacts page
  • Shopping List

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  • Meal Planner
  • Refrigerator/Freezer Inventory
  • Recipe page (keep track of your favorite or most used recipes)
  • Account Information page
  • Donations page
  • Home Maintenance page
  • Car Maintenance page
  • Medical Information page
  • Medication Tracker

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  • Important Dates
  • Holiday Meal Plan page
  • Gift Ideas page
  • Fitness Planner
  • Meal Log page
  • Holidays page for 2017 and 2018

You can join and access the free Home Management Binder Package printables here. When you access the Home Management Binder Package, you will receive access to Living a Simplified Life’s Free Resource Library. You will also receive our weekly emails that offer exclusive content, more free Home Management Binder printables, and new free printables that you won’t find on the blog. I am hopeful that the printables are as helpful at keeping you organized as they are for me.

Until next time,

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How to Deal with Overwhelm

By on July 6, 2017

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Just when I think that I’m caught up on things, something else gets added to my plate. Sometimes, overwhelm creeps in even though I try to balance everything. As much as I would like to complete things so they can be marked off my list, I also know that a break is needed from time to time.

Life isn’t always easy to manage. There are days, or weeks for that matter when things seem to pile up. Too much to do and too little time. When there are multiple things to take care of, it can lead to feelings of overwhelm. So, how do we deal with those feelings and find a sense of peace?

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Exercise

Exercise is a great way to alleviate the stress that you are feeling in your life. Take a break by participating in your favorite type of exercise. Exercising could involve taking a walk, riding your bike, doing some yoga, going for a run. Whatever exercise you decide to do, use the time to destress so you can get back to what you need to do.

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Listen to Music

Music is personal, and your favorite tunes can help when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Put in your earbuds, or blast your tunes while you’re working. It can help to ease the pressure that you’re feeling.

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Read

Reading can be your favorite book or magazine. Dig in, and let it transport you to a different time and place. This is also an excellent thing to do before you go to sleep. Reading can help you to relax so you aren’t focused on what you need to accomplish.

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Write about It

Keep a journal to write about your day and even your frustrations. Getting them down on paper can help to ease the overwhelm that you may be feeling.

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Use Essential Oils

If you haven’t used essential oils before, it is something that you may want to try. They are a clean, and useful alternative for many different things. One way to obtain the benefits essential oils offer is to diffuse them. Personally, I like to use lavender to relax and destress.

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Have a Cup of Tea

Sipping a cup of this beverage can help you to relax when things are overwhelming. If you actually want to decompress, make it decaffeinated.

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Just Breathe

Spend a minute breathing slowly, and deeply to unwind when things are bothering you. Focus on your breathing so you can center yourself in peace, and quiet to relax.

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Life can be overwhelming when trying to manage everything that we need to do. It’s important to step back and take the time to tame the feelings of overwhelm that can creep in. Choose something that you can do to take your mind off of everything that you need to complete. By taking the time to relax, you can better focus on the task when you get back to it.

Until next time,

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How to Shop Without Overspending

By on June 29, 2017

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Shopping is something that I enjoy doing. Especially with my girlfriend. Each time we go shopping, we have a competition to see who can spend the least amount of money. On one of our outings, I beat her by only 11 cents. It’s a good way to keep me in check so I don’t overspend.

It’s important to stick to a budget when you go shopping. Spending extra money without planning ahead can potentially cause you to have regrets in the long run. So, how can you keep from overspending when you go shopping?

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Set a Budget

If you are planning to go shopping, it’s important to set a budget ahead of time. Especially if you are not shopping for anything specific and just going with your friends. Figure out what you can afford to spend ahead of time and stick to that budget while you’re shopping. You also need to weigh your options while you’re shopping. If you don’t absolutely need it, don’t get it.

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Bring Cash

When you charge your purchase to a credit or debit card, you can’t see the immediate impact that it is having on your account. If you use cash, you can immediately see the amount of money that you are spending. Bringing cash while you go shopping not only gives you a set budget, it also guarantees that you won’t overspend if you see something else that you want.

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Forget the Cards

In bringing a preset amount of cash, you can leave your credit and debit cards at home. This will keep you from overspending when you see that item that you just can’t live without. It’s easy to use your card when there is something that you want. You can prevent that from happening by leaving your cards at home.

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Stick to a List

Before you go out shopping, create a list of the items that you need. Stick to that list and avoid making any unplanned purchases. If you see something that you want, add it to a wishlist for future purchase. Keeping an additional list will keep you from making impulse buys. If you add it to your list, it gives you think time and you may decide that you don’t need it after all.

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When shopping, it’s important to set and stick to a budget. It’s helpful to only bring cash, leave your cards at home, and stick to a list. In this way, you won’t make any unplanned purchases that you may regret later.

Until next time,

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Get Things Done When You Feel Like Procrastinating

By on June 26, 2017

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Procrastinating has taken over at our home. Earlier this year, we cleaned out my Mom’s home. Some of the items were things that I chose from the estate to add to our own home. We are storing furniture in the lower level of our home for our boys. They will take it with them when they move into their own homes later this year. There are also files and memory boxes that we will need to sort through eventually. There are more items that have been added to our already long to-do list and it has become overwhelming.

When you are overwhelmed, it is easy to procrastinate. There are always other things that need to be done, and it’s easy to put off the things that are just waiting for you to take care of them. How can you get things done when you feel like procrastinating?

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Make a List

No, it’s not the neverending to-do list that you normally keep.  Make this a short list of the items that need to be completed. Keep this list to only two to three items. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by the length of the list. Number the items according to the order of importance that you want to complete them.

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Tackle One Thing at a Time

It’s important to focus on one item at a time. Start with item number one and once that is complete, you can think about completing item number two. It’s easy to want to get everything done at one time. Realistically, though, we know that isn’t going to happen. It’s better to focus on one task at a time rather than spreading ourselves too thin by tackling everything at once.

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Break Things Down Into Manageable Steps

Once you have determined what task, to begin with, you need to break that task down into manageable steps. Procrastinating takes place when the steps are too large to handle and you don’t feel like you have the time to complete what you have set out to do. Consider the amount of time that you have to complete each part of the task, and plan accordingly.

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Celebrate Your Progress

Even if your progress is a small victory, take the time the to celebrate it. Indulge in some me-time whether it’s just relaxing or spending time doing something that you love. This not only rewards your efforts, it also helps to motivate you to continue.

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It is easy to procrastinate when you are overwhelmed. Instead of putting things off, make a list of what needs to be done, choose one item to complete, and break that item down into manageable steps. You’ll feel so much better when your list of items is complete instead of hanging over you.

Until next time,

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How to Organize Your Next Gathering and a Free Printable

By on June 19, 2017

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A family gathering is one of my favorite things to do. I love getting our entire family together for dinner. With a son in the military, we are able to get all of our kiddos together about once a year. I truly look forward to those times and want to spend my time talking and visiting rather than working to get a meal prepared and cleaned up.

The summer season is the perfect time for get-togethers consisting of barbecues, picnics, or bonfires. How can you organize your next gathering so you can spend more time socializing with your guests?

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Plan Ahead

One way to get a jump start on organizing your gathering is to plan it out. Who is going to be invited? What types of food and drink will be served? With there be any decor to set the mood?

It’s much nicer to have everything ready to go so you can spend the day of getting ready and seeing just to the last minute details.

Using the free Gathering Planner printable below, you can start the planning to get your party going. The planner is two pages of planner goodness. Everything you will need to plan out the perfect gathering. Click on the image of the Gathering Planner to join and get access to your free download.

 

Keep It Simple

Keep your gathering simple so you can spend time with your guests. It will also allow for quicker clean up after everything is finished.

Choose foods with easy prep and don’t feel the need to make everything yourself. You can purchase items and add your own flare if you decide to.

Decor can be made up of things that you already have around your home. Glassware and candles can be set up as a centerpiece or in another prominent place where your guests will be mingling. Flowers also make a great addition to any setting. Use seasonal flowers that can be found at the store, garden center, or even in your yard.

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Prep Ahead

Prep your food, set up your place settings and serving dishes, and decorate ahead of time so there is minimal work that needs to be done when everyone is together.

If it is a picnic or barbecue, many of the food items can be prepared ahead of time so that the only work that will need to be completed is grilling and setting out the food. That way you can spend more time visiting with your guests.

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Plan a summer gathering and invite your family and friends. Once everything has been planned out and put into place, take the time to spend with your guests. Talk, visit, and make memories.

Until next time,

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How Journaling Can be a Beneficial Outlet

By on June 15, 2017

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My youngest son recently started a new chapter in his life. This requires him to be away from home during the week without any contact with home. I’ll admit, it’s difficult to go the entire week without seeing him, speaking to him or texting with him. I often wonder how he is doing. Journaling has helped me out during the week. I can write down my thoughts and feelings each day.

Do you journal? Have you thought about it? Journaling can be a beneficial outlet by providing a place for you to record your thoughts, ideas, and memories. So, how do you get started with journaling?

You will need to find a journal that you like. It doesn’t have to be expensive unless you find one that you absolutely fall in love with. A spiral notebook will work just as well. Or, you can use a binder and add pages to it as needed. The journal can be kept each day, during a particular time period, or as a travel journal.

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Just Write

Journaling doesn’t have to consist of all writing, but it could. The writing could consist of prose or poetry. You could even create song lyrics if the mood strikes you. Personally, I keep my journal like a diary. I add dates with writing, embellishments, and pictures. In the end, it is more of a memory journal than a diary.

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Creative Outlet

If you are artistic, a journal can serve as a spot to add your creative flair. Instead of getting a lined journal, you can purchase one that has blank pages so you can add your artistic touch. The artwork, along with your thoughts or feelings, will make a keepsake that you can enjoy for years to come.

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Picture Pretty

A journal can serve as an inspiration point for just about anything. Instead of keeping an inspiration board, keep it in a journal. Add photos or drawings that represent what inspires you. It will be a go-to resource that you can carry with you.

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Bullet It

A bullet journal is kept with bulleted lists. You can keep track of your day, goals, or wishlists. You can also add embellishments such as washi tape, stickers, and pictures to make the journal more personalized. A bullet journal can be a place to keep everything that you want to keep track of each day.

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Journaling is an outlet for you to record your thoughts, ideas, and memories. But, it can also be so much more than that by adding your own creative touch. Choose a journal, personalize it, and make it your own.

Until next time,

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How to Cope When You’re Missing a Loved One

By on June 12, 2017

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At certain points in my marriage, my husband has to travel for a week or two at a time for mandatory training. Although I know that he will be home eventually, it’s still difficult to be apart from him for so long.

There are times in life when you may have to be apart from a loved one (spouse or child) for a period of time. Whether it is a work trip or your loved one is away at school or in the military, it can be difficult to be apart. Sometimes, you can keep in touch each day. Other times, you could go days or weeks without any communication from your loved one. How can you cope when you’re missing your loved one?

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Stay Positive

Even though days and weeks may seem to drag,  it’s important to remain positive during your loved one’s absence to help you cope with it. Staying positive is especially helpful if they contact you. You don’t want them to worry that everything is okay at home.

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Keep Yourself Busy

The days can drag by when you have a loved one that is absent from home. It’s important to fill your day with things that will keep you busy. Find things, at home, that need doing and get them done, or find a hobby that you can take up while they are gone. Reading, either fiction or nonfiction is also an excellent way to pass the time. You could also take a walk each evening to help pass the time.

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Write Letters

If you can send letters to your loved one while they are away; do it! Even though there may be texts, phone calls, face-to-face calls, or emails, a letter can brighten your loved one’s day. It is also something that they can keep once they return home.

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Keep a Journal

Keep a journal of what you are thinking about your loved one each day. Add pictures of family, friends, or daily events, and when your loved one returns home, you can give it to them. Your entries don’t have to be long or detailed unless you want them to be. Write just enough to provide them with a snapshot of what you’ve been up to while they were gone.

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Get Together With Family or Friends

When your loved one is away from home, one of the best ways to pass the time is to get together with family or friends.  It helps if you have people to spend time with, especially in the evening when the day’s activities slow down. If you can’t get together, make some time to talk on the phone.

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When a loved one is away from home, it can certainly be lonely. In order to cope in their absence, it’s important to stay busy. Remaining occupied with other things will help take your mind off of their absence until they finally return home.

Until next time,

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Making the Most of Your Summer

By on June 8, 2017

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As a former teacher, I looked forward to being able to rest up and get things done during the summer. My husband works year round and I would spend the summers doing things around the house that were put off during the school year and needed work. To get ready for the new school year, I spent time planning out the new school year, lesson planning, rewriting curriculum, and attending training. Of course, we also spent a week or two on vacation.

Summer is a busy time of year. If you have kids, they may be little ones or have completed the school year, and the summer adventures begin. If not, you’re looking to get out and enjoy what summer has to offer. What activities can you do to make the most of your summer?

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Get Outside

Swimming, bike riding, taking a walk, or starting a garden are activities that can get you outside during the summer months. Pick your favorite, or another outdoor activity, and enjoy the warm weather and the sunshine.

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Read a Book

Whether fiction or nonfiction, summer sometimes offers lazy days that can be used to catch up on your favorite book or a book that you have wanted to read.

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Farmer’s Markets

There are farmer’s markets throughout many areas. Take some time to go to one and soak up the atmosphere. Many farmer’s markets offer live music while you look around. You may even find some fruits or vegetables that would make a fresh addition to your dinner plate.

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Garage Sales/Flea Markets

If looking for a bargain to use or repurpose is your thing, there are many garage sales, and flea markets to be found during the summer. It’s a way to add something new to your home without having to cost a lot of money.

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Festivals

Whether a music festival is your jam or an arts festival is more your style, there are plenty of festivals to choose from during the summer months. Get out and enjoy your favorite.

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Museums

Museums are often a low-cost way to spend the day. Pick your favorite and start exploring. You never know what you may learn in the process.

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Baseball Game

Whether it’s a major league game or a minor league game, it’s fun to take in the game in person. There’s always a lot of action off of the field, as well. You can satisfy your taste buds with your pick of your favorite ballpark food.

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Day Trip

Planning a day trip allows you to experience somewhere that you’ve never been or revisit a place that you love. Choose somewhere that you can get to in an hour or two and spend time exploring the area. A day trip doesn’t have to be expensive. Instead of buying a meal when you reach your destination, pack a picnic lunch and find a park to spread out and eat. There are plenty of things to see and do that don’t cost a lot. Figure out how much you want to spend, including gas, before your trip and stick to that budget.

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Make the most of your summer by doing things that interest you. Whatever it is that you decide to do make sure to rest, relax, and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

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