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The 99 Days of Summer

  • May 20, 2014
  • By Brittany
The 99 Days of Summer

Hello friends!  It’s not secret over here that I am a huge fan of the warmer months. Yesterday I sang the praises of spring but seriously,  I would totally be ok with it being 70 degrees plus all year round.  Wouldn’t bother me a bit!  Needless to say, when summer finally hits, I want to make the most of it .  One of my favorite magazines, Coastal Living (because, you know, I live on the coast . . .), has a feature every year called The 99 Days of Summer and goes through 99 ways to make the most of your summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Well, last year I made my own 99 Days of Summer list and loved it so much, that I decided to do it again this year.   What better way to celebrate the best time of the year!?

1.  Carve a watermelon and make a fruit salad.

2. Try a CC cream.

3. Get a manicure in a bright, fun color.

4.  Instagram the #99daysofsummer.

5.  Watch a summer flick.

6.  Go for ice cream (or fro yo!).

7.   Bring frozen lemonade to the beach.

8.  Make a summer playlist.

9.  Make a video using the GoPro.

10.  Carry around a water bottle at all times (and drink from it!).

11.  Play a beach game.

12.  Go to an outdoor film.

13.  Try an artisan salt or olive oil.

14.  Wear flip flop necklace.

15.  Wear Kate Spade keds.

16.  Play mini golf.

17.  Play real golf.

18.  Play croquet.

19.  Make a strawberry cake with strawberry sauce.

20.  Swim in the ocean.

21.  Do Zumba and practice samba!

22.  Get together with old friends.

23.  Ride bike to the beach.

24.  Eat corn on the cob.

25.  Play tennis.

26.  Buy one thing from C Wonder.

27.  Read a beach book.

28.  Go the ballet.

29.  Make bruschetta. 

30.  Eat cherries.

31.  Play lawn games.

32.  Get a new cover up.

33.  Use sidewalk chalk.

34.  Exfoliate!

35.  Self tan.

36.  Celebrate the summer solstice.

37.  Snooze outside.

38.  Make a summer dessert.

39.  Photograph a sunset.

40.  Get up to watch the sunrise.

41.  Visit Newport, RI.

42.  Take some fun photos like in a photo booth.

43.  Play tic tac toe in the sand.

44.  Walk the beach.

45.  Eat blueberries.

46.  Part hair a different way.

47.  Wear wedges.

48.  Collect shells.

49.  Visit a lighthouse.

50.  Shakespeare in the Park.

51.  Add sliced citrus to water.  

52.  Pin a flower in hair.

53.  Drive with top down.

54.  Buy a postcard from somewhere summery.

55.  Buy fresh flowers.

56.  Eat seafood.

57.  Wear a tunic.

58.  Visit a spa.

59.  Use a fresh fragrance in the house.

60.  Create a kitchen garden.

61.  Wear a summer scarf.

62.  Get new sunnies.

63.  Organize book shelf.

64.  Create some {fun} beach house rules. #beachhouserules

65.  Try a summer braid.

66.  Try a new ice cream flavor.

67.  Outdoor workouts.

68.  Visit a new beach.

69.  Go to Martha’s Vineyard.

70.  Go to a ballgame.

71.  Kayak.

72.  Eat al fresco.

73.  Wear stripes.

74.  Do some summer grilling.

75.  Try some new fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market.

76.  Try a new workout.

77.  Attend a blog conference.

78.  Drink lemonade.

79.  Have a picnic.

80.  Eat peaches.

81.  Walk home from work along East River.

82.  Wear a floppy hat.

83.  Get a pedicure.

84.  Film a video.

85.   Leave work early and just relax.

86.   Make a mocktail.

87.  Take a ferry ride.

88.  Go to the US Open.

89.  Buy a new swimsuit.

90.  Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

91.  Explore Governor’s Island.

92.  Free Friday nights at MOMA.

93.  Smorgasborg

94.  View Summerstage

95. Walk the Highline.

96.  Bryant Park yoga.

97.  Summerstage- John Butler Trio.

98.  Big Apple BBQ.

99. Visit Summer Streets. 

100.  Visit Museum Mile.

101.  Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Pam Tanowitz Dance, National Dance Day, Paul Taylor

I may have gotten excited and ended up with more than 99.  Oops!  Extra fun for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Readers, what are your plans for the summer?  What’s your favorite season?  Do you like to make plans or are you more of a spontaneous, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants person?   

By Brittany, May 20, 2014
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  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    May 20, 2014

    I love, love, love summer! It’s by far my favorite season and there’s so much I want to do too – go on a picnic, go to the beach, get a massage, take a trip to NYC – just to name a few!

  • Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
    May 20, 2014

    I love this list! I feel like I need to make my own now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    May 20, 2014

    I love a good bucket list! C and I made one for this summer although it’s mainly about food lol

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    May 20, 2014

    Great list Britt!! Call me if you ever need someone to go to Shakespeare in the park with you, I’ve always wanted to go!

  • Shawna
    May 20, 2014

    this is so great — thx for sharing. i plan to do a lot of these this summer and have a new friend from Newport, RI, so maybe i’ll finally check that off too. ๐Ÿ™‚ my fave time of the year is def Summer for the activities, but weather-wise i like end of Summer/beginning of Fall…those Indian Summer days are golden.

  • Heather Murphy
    May 20, 2014

    amazing summer list! I could totally live in 70 degree weather all year round! Actually, I could live at the beach year round- maybe someday!

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    May 20, 2014

    Whoa! What a great list! I’m totally a Summer girl and also, totally a PLANNER! It’s a gift and curse. I can’t wait to get to the lake, play in the sand, drink Bud Light Lime and listen to country music!

  • Cailee Joy @
    May 20, 2014

    Oh this is such a great idea!! I love 66 and 69!! But they are all great!! I hope that you have a great 99days of Summer!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim
    May 20, 2014

    Fun list!!
    Summer is definitely my favorite and I’m already in on the stripes (striped sun dress today) and pedi!!!
    My favorite thing is to be by the water – the lake has to do most of the time but the ocean is my preference. Not in the water – just laying out next to it!!!

  • Nicole
    May 20, 2014

    Great list! I love a lot of these things and will be doing them too! I always bring a water bottle everywhere haha and I love cherries, blueberries and bruschetta. I’m sure that there will be plenty of those in my life all summer long!

  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    May 20, 2014

    Summer is not my favorite. It’s just too hot in AZ! All the other seasons I love though because the weather is so glorious here especially Spring. Spring here is the best time of year. It’s more equivalent to your summer.

  • Paige@FitNotFad
    May 20, 2014

    Oooooooh I absolutely love this and may steal it ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you are out to have fun this summer! How’s the weather on the east coast now? Hopefully a little warmer! This summer I MUST be on a pontoon at some point!

    • FitBritt
      May 21, 2014

      Go for it girl! I hope you have 99 days of perfect relaxation and bliss!

      The weather here is wonderful now!

  • Carla
    May 20, 2014

    I love this…so stealing it! And I can already scratch self-tan off the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    May 21, 2014

    I was just telling my kids this morning that I love 70 degree weather! I think 80+ starts to get too hot. We get plenty of 100+ degree weather here in the summer though. I LOVE summer though and your list got me so excited for it!!!

  • Runner Girl Eats
    May 21, 2014

    Love this! I can’t wait to make my own summer list. My favorite summer activities are eating late dinners on the patio, living in shorts, and post run popsicles ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allie
    May 21, 2014

    What are “sunnies?” And you should totally do the Instagram thing! Right now I’m trying to decide what to do with my toes for Spain. I have a pedi scheduled on Friday and I’m thinning red, white and blue…but then, after the race, it won’t match most of my outfits!!! Oh the problems I have ๐Ÿ™‚

    • FitBritt
      May 21, 2014

      Sunnies are Australian slang for sunglasses. They have some funny lingo. Cossie= bathing suit. Kit= outfit. Boot= trunk of car.

      I just got a pedi today and it is a shade of red. I’m loving how vibrant it is. Doesn’t red, white and blue go with everything? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    May 21, 2014

    A lot of these are applicable in Chicago (or have Chicago equivalents) so I’m definitely stealing this if you don’t mind! What a fun way to get excited about summer! You really have a sunny attitude and I love it!

  • Lisa @ Lulu's Big Adventure
    May 21, 2014

    Use sidewalk chalk! Yes! It’s been so long since I’ve done that.

    • FitBritt
      May 21, 2014

      I know me too! My cousins are quite young and I did it with them a few years ago and it was so fun!

  • Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    May 21, 2014

    I love this idea! It’s so easy to let the summer months fly by without really taking advantage of the warmer weather. I’m most-excited for our baby moon to the Adirondacks, which is coming up in just a few short weeks. Other than that, they’ll be lots of laying by and in the pool, since summer = 3rd trimester for me this year.

    • FitBritt
      May 21, 2014

      Oh I’ve always wanted to visit the Adirondacks. I bet it will be so fun! Laying by the pool sounds good to me!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    May 21, 2014

    Yes, I want to do all the things! I don’t know if I have a favorite season. It used to be summer when I lived in Florida but in California, I like spring and fall just as much. Either way, I’m excited for summer!!

  • Working Mommy
    May 21, 2014

    I love the list! Kate Spade Keds – Check! Everything else – no checks. ๐Ÿ™ I really need a time off!

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