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Red Twist Back Top + Memorial Day Outfit Ideas







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Memorial Day is THIS weekend! Can you believe May has already basically come and gone? I find it crazy how quickly seasons seem to pass by now that I have kids. It can be pretty bittersweet, but I'm excited to summer to be here and have every plan to soak it up to the absolute fullest!

Now, about this top...SWOON! I think I might have to snag it in all the other available colors because I just can't get enough! It's such a staple summer piece with a fun twist (pun intended!) in the back. It was hard to decide on one color, but this classic red is one of my favorite summer shades, especially with crisp whites and natural accessories.






Since Memorial Day is basically the official kick-off of summer, I'm sharing a few patriotic summer outfits below that you can rock all season long, including for Fourth of July! I think my top 3 holidays are Christmas, Easter, and Fourth of July. There's just something so fun about spending the day celebrating our freedom and loving our country, all while digging into delicious BBQ and ending the night with a gorgeous fireworks display under the stars. Memorial Day is less exciting, but just as important; remembering those who made it possible to celebrate all of our favorite holidays in freedom. America really is the greatest country!






SHOP MEMORIAL DAY READY LOOKS


So how do you celebrate Memorial Day? Our church usually holds a community prayer meeting and then we usually fire up the grill with family! I have quite a few military family members so we always enjoy a chance to thank and celebrate them while spending time together!



50 FREE & Cheap Things to Do This Spring & Summer


Now that spring is finally upon us, and we've hopefully finished up all that spring cleaning, it's time to enjoy all of that fresh air! Soak up that sunshine and get inspired by these 50 FREE & Cheap Things to Do This Spring & Summer:

TAKE A FAMILY WALK OR HIKE

PICNIC AT THE PARK

PLANT SOMETHING OUTSIDE

RELAX OUTSIDE WITH MUSIC + A GLASS OF SWEET TEA

SKIP ROCKS AT A POND

FEED THE DUCKS, TOO

GO FOR A BIKE RIDE

TAKE YOUR DOGS TO A DOG PARK

VISIT THE FARMERS MARKET

OPEN THE WINDOWS WHILE YOU CLEAN THE HOUSE


TRY A NEW RECIPE ON THE GRILL

CATCH THE SUNSET OR SUNRISE

WINDOW SHOP AT SMALL SHOPS

WORKOUT OR DO YOGA OUTSIDE

EXPLORE YOUR HOMETOWN

ENJOY AN OUTDOOR CONCERT

TAKE A DRIVE WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN

PLAY BASEBALL IN THE YARD

BAKE SOMETHING NEW

PLAY IN THE RAIN


ATTEND THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

SET OFF FIREWORKS

VISIT THE ZOO

HAVE A WATERBALLOON FIGHT

ROAST MARSHMALLOWS

RUN THROUGH A SPRINKLER

GO TO A BASEBALL GAME

MAKE YOUR OWN POPSICLES

EXPLORE YOUR HISTORIC DISTRICT

BROWSE SOME OPEN HOUSES


HOST A BBQ

GO FISHING AT A LOCAL POND/LAKE

PICK FRUIT AT YOUR LOCAL ORCHARD

MAKE HOMEMADE LEMONADE

CATCH FIREFLIES

LAY OUT A BLANKET AND LOOK AT THE CLOUDS OR STARS

BLOW DANDELION SEEDS (AND MAKE A WISH!)

HAVE A FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

HOST AN ICE CREAM PARTY WITH A TOPPINGS BAR

TRY OUT A NEW FOOD TRUCK


START A PINTEREST PROJECT YOU'VE BEEN SITTING ON

PLAY IN THE CREEK

ATTEND A MOVIE IN THE PARK

HAVE A GAME NIGHT

WASH THE CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY

GO TO THE FAIR

CHECK OUT A CRAFT SHOW

MAKE ROOT BEER FLOATS

BLAST SOME OLDIES AND DANCE ALONG!

CAMP OUT IN THE BACKYARD

As I was making this list, it occurred to me that one of the things I most look forward to in the spring is the ability to leave my windows open! Something about the natural light with a warm breeze rolling in, fresh air filling the house, especially while I'm baking or cleaning, is so relaxing and immediately puts me in a good mood! I love to have calm music on in the background, too (some of my go-to's are Big Band/Swing like Glenn Miller and Indie Folk like Fleet Foxes)!

As we edge towards summer, too, I keep thinking about all the fun we can have with the kids outdoors! From the zoo to the sprinkler in the yard, there are so many fun activities that don't cost a dime! I always look forward to warm weekends at home with my family. What do you look forward to most this season?


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