Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog Swappin-time!

It's Blog-swappin day! Today's post is written by Lauren, of Lauren's Thoughts, and my post is on her blog! I've enjoyed swapping with her, hope y'all enjoy it too!
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The end of summer is near. We can all get out our tissues and cry about the last few days filled with sunshine, pools, and summer romance or we can keep it alive for a few more weeks until the leaves begin to change. Whether you've been in a relationship for what seems like forever or just found a new summer love, you want to keep the romance alive for the rest of the summer. Here are some tips to squeeze the last few lovely drops of lazy summer days and have a ton of fun with your sweetie!

1. Grab your bikes or rent some and go exploring. Make a map of where you'd like to go on your adventure. You can choose a bike trail to head through a few cities, visit the beach or park, or ride around a downtown area. Be sure to stop somewhere new for lunch, take cute photos, and steal a few kisses between long rides.

2. Pick one of the last hot days of summer and head to the beach. Stick your toes in the sand and splash around in the water. You just can't escape summer without heading to the beach at least once, so don't miss out!

3. Another hot day and you want to stay cool in the A/C? Go to your local movie theater and pick out a flick to see....then jump around and see a few more. Spending the day cuddling in the dark glow of a fabulous movie with the one you love and keeping cool from the summer heat at the same time? Win, win, win.

4. Instead of bar hopping, try garage sale hopping. This is a great idea if you're planning to move in together, but regardless it is fun to scour neighborhoods for the best deals. Buy each other something for under $5. It is a cheap date that is sure to bring a lot of laughs because the crazier the present, the better.

5. Lastly, take advantage of all the outdoor concerts the summer has to offer. Whether you see a famous band you love or just head to a local park to see free music, it is something you both can enjoy. Swaying in the breeze and holding hands while you watch a fun band may just be the thing to ignite that spark.

Enjoy the summer with your loved ones! Even if you're not in a relationship, you can easily adapt to plan these "dates" with a friend or family member.

I've really enjoyed blog swapping with Susan here at "Adventures in my Kitchen". If you'd like to read more from me, please visit me at Lauren's Thoughts. I'd love to have you! xo