10 Ways to Enjoy Your Home in Summer

We usually think of summer as a time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, but why not spend some quality time in the great (air-conditioned) indoors, with a lemon shandy in one hand and some light reading in the other? For anyone who needs a mini-vacation ASAP ("Serenity now!"), here are 10 ways to unwind in your own home.

  1. Summer reading - no heavy novels allowed, beach reading only :)
  2. Host a party - have your friends over for white wine and summer salads.
  3. Brew some iced tea - maybe make that a Long Island iced tea.
  4. Grow something - start a container garden on the deck.
  5. Open the windows - let some fresh air in.
  6. Buy some flowers - there's no better time to decorate your home with bouquets.
  7. Take a vacation from your computer - just walk away from the laptop.
  8. Have a film festival at home - watch your favorite summer blockbusters.
  9. Take a bath - unwind in the tub.
  10. Take a nap - grab some sleep on the sofa or the porch.


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