Looking forward to the weekend and a little free time? Here are 8 ways to make the most of this weekend, refresh your home and yourself!
8 Ways To Make The Most Of This Weekend
1. Refresh your front porch or patio
Add a potted plant or a new doormat to freshen up your front door. Give it a quick sweep – you’ll feel so much better each time you walk through the front door! Curb Appeal Ideas and Porch Decor Tips
2. Decorate for Independence Day or Canada Day (it’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year!)
Hang a flag with pride! Or hang some bunting or fan flags along a porch railing . Another idea is adding mini flags along your walkway. 32 Amazing Patriotic projects, recipe ideas and Firework Photography Tips
3. Pick up some farm fresh produce, fruits and veggies!
I love going to farmer’s markets in the summer do you? Plus there is usually homemade pies, tarts and treats – yum!! There is nothing better than the flavorful taste of locally grown produce! Right now we have strawberries in season – this Barbecue Tilapia with Strawberry Lime Salsa Recipe is AMAZING and doesn’t taste or smell ‘fishy’!
4. Shop early and avoid crowds! Better yet – shop the BIG Sales that are online this weekend and SAVE money on the things you need for your home and family (This is a GREAT time to buy a few things for Christmas presents!)
Ann Taylor – 50 % off EVERYTHING with Code: JUSTBEACHY
Serena & Lily – Enjoy 20% off EVERYTHING with Code: HAPPY4TH
Nordstrom – The Almost Summer Sale is On! Great markdowns on clothing, accessories and home items!
Urban Outfitters – 30% off all sale items!
Pottery Barn – It’s the Fourth of July MEGA SALE with up to 70% off!
Stock up on these gorgeous Lanterns, Mercury Glass Candlesticks and Flameless Candles that are on SALE!!
These are decor items I’m obsessed with and will really make your home stunning! See my post: Decorating With Lanterns – Indoor and Outdoor Ideas
Wayfair – July 4th Blowout sale – up to 70 % off!
The Blanchard Upholstered Headboard that’s in our guest bedroom (It’s so gorgeous and comfortable!) is on sale now 59% off!!
World Market – Take and extra 10% off your online order and free shipping over $100 online using Code: SUMMER
5. Hang some string lights
String lights and summer just go hand in hand I think! I hung a set in our gazebo and love the twinkle at night!
You could add some to your deck, patio or front porch – or even in a tree to add some sparkle to your summer nights!
6. Organize one small area in 15 minutes or less
It could be your kitchen counter, a junk drawer, a foyer console area or your bathroom counter – you choose! Just organizing one spot won’t take much time but will make you feel like you accomplished a major task this weekend! 15 Minute Bathroom Organizing Tips
7. Make a fun thirst quenching summer drink
I love trying out fun new drink recipes during the summer – do you? This Mocha Iced Coffee Float is delicious!
8. Enjoy some time on your porch, patio or deck!
Make sure you put your feet up this weekend and recharge your batteries! Long weekends can be hectic with family activities, parades ect – so make sure you get some time to unwind! Grab a magazine or a good book…or watch the fire in your fire pit at night…. and put your feet up – You deserve it!
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Love the porch and patio. Simply beautiful!
Thank you Dianne!! xo Heather
Love these, especially the fresh produce idea. May I add…..
remember the reason for July 4th–it’s our precious freedoms. I spend part of every Independence Day weekend reflecting on this, and reading/watching inspirational things about our founding generation. Fly your American flag, too.
Thank you Marilyn – I’m so glad you love these ideas! As a military wife whose husband has served his entire career in the Army and has been deployed many times to Afghanistan and Bosnia fighting for peace, freedom and human rights we absolutely do celebrate those who has served and sacrificed every day! 🙂
I love this! Just little reminders of the good stuff in life..
Exactly Darlene!! I hope you had a great long weekend!! xo Heather
Carol Daley says
What is the color and finish of the front door?
All of my paint colors are here Carol! https://www.settingforfour.com/paint-colors-home/