Summer has kicked into full effect, and we are cruising, icy margarita in one hand, grilled shrimp skewer in the other. From barbecues to pool parties, we've got alfresco entertaining on the brain. Also on the mind? The season's most treasured ingredients: tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, cherries, zucchini — the list goes on! Besides these July gems, there are several other items we're currently obsessed with. Here they are: the things you've gotta have to make the most of the next 31 days.
It's the middle of July already! At the start of the month I asked readers to share their main goals for the next 31 days and the hopes were all lofty. Here's a sampling (and some inspiration!):
- Find a job. — a1stbornunicorn
- Buy a house! — brisas
- Finishing my Summer class. Prepare for a job hunt. Develop a business plan for the side business I want to start. — luna08
- Get rid of clutter in my house while my husband is out of the state on business. I will probably also do some mildly obsessive cleaning to help me cope with the loneliness. — Spectra
I'm still trying to make up for a spendy three-day weekend, but otherwise, it's smooth sailing this month. Are your goals still on track? What are you doing to stay in line?
July is here and along with popsicles and ice cream galore, that also means there's another thing for me to drool over: the new Anthropologie catalog! As always, the set of the bohemian catalog is inspiring me to redecorate my own interiors. Come along and steal these gorgeous design ideas!
Oh, the lazy days of Summer! The kids might be off, but mom still has much to do. Don't get bogged down by the task list; make monotonous activities fun with these awesome items! From a kitchen tool to help you chop safe food for your tots to a stylish sack to lug their wet swimsuits down to the laundry room, check out our five fab mommy finds!
Setting goals for the whole year or season can be overwhelming, but I find it's productive to make a list of week-by-week or monthly goals of items you want to accomplish. In June, most SavvySugar readers said they hoped to finalize Summer plans, save, and get through graduations. And this month, Summer is in full swing. What do you hope to fire away at in July?
July is the month where Summer hits its stride. It's an endless parade of pool parties, barbecues, and hot days. Not to mention the food: burgers, grilled pizza, berries, ice cream, avocados, and salads. Clearly, we're embracing the gloriousness that is the warm season and encourage you to do the same! To make our lives easier, we are turning to five little items. Here are our must haves for the next 31 days.
Staying organized and on top of your savings are key to long-term financial and personal success. Doing so isn't easy without a little extra assistance, which is why we've put together a selection of pretty printable downloads that will help you get and stay on track. The beginning of a month is the ideal time to get organized.
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With the arrival of July, it's safe to say that Summer is in full swing. Currently I'm obsessed with hearty salads, planning picnics, eating outdoors, and homemade ice cream. I've rounded up the month's most important items — I either can't live without them or I'm dying to get my hands on them. In order to enjoy a spectacular July, here's what you must have.
Between vacations, business trips, and wedding season, July is a busy time for many people. As much fun as it is to hop from the beach to the mountains to the weekend house and back, it can be tiring. So tell me, do you have a full house this month? Is your house crammed with guests or empty because everyone is traveling? Source
June flew by so quickly it's hard to believe July is here! To ensure that you properly enjoy this glorious Summer month, I'm sharing the items I currently can't live without. These are my must haves for the month of July.