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7 WAYS TO CREATE AN ENDLESS SUMMER

This post was written in collaboration with EOS.

As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



If there's one season I'm never ready to have end, it's summer. I love the relaxing days, the warm, Jasmine scented nights, and constant rotation of friends and family coming together to share a meal. While summer can't stay year round, there are some elements from the season that we work into our year-round lifestyle. Here are seven ways we keep summer going all year round:


1) TURN YOUR YARD INTO A SPLASH ZONE


Summer always means water for this So Cal girl, and we have a ton of water options available and ready to use year round in our outdoor space. Currently in residence are a kiddie pool (which we moved E's slide into for extra fun), misters on the patio for the adults, and a sprinkler attachment for running through.


2) CREATE A RELAXING SPACE


Summer isn't summer without some serious lounging. We try to have multiple spaces for relaxing, from our sectional to a blanket inside E's teepee.


3) ADD SOME TUNES


A soundtrack always sets the mood, and the quickest way to say "Summer" is with the right songs. Some of our favorite playlists are pandora stations. We can't get enough of 1234 Radio, Phoenix radio, and Sweet Pea radio right now. We use this durable, waterproof bluetooth speaker - and it's under $20!


4) DON'T FORGET THE BUBBLES!


It's amazing how a bubble machine instantly creates that care-free feeling we all associate with summertime. This one is only $10, and lasts for months outdoors in the hands of a two year old ('nough said).


5) EAT AL FRESCO


Eating outside always makes me feel like it's summer! We recently invested in some high-end plastic wear for outdoors, and it makes it so much easier to eat outside most evenings. We also plan our meals around the grill at least once a week, so we can play, cook, and eat outdoors.


6) ALWAYS BE SWIMSUIT READY!


Nope, I don't mean get in shape, stay in shape, eat well (though we all want to do those things...). The truth is, you're always swimsuit ready even if you're not where you want to be yet! Instead, make sure the body you have is ready to go at a moment's notice with EOS shave cream. I know, it sounds cheesy. But hear me out - I've been using EOS shave cream since they came out years ago. I've got sensitive skin that always needs more moisture, and this shave cream is more like a lotion you shave with. It keeps my skin hydrated, bump-free, and smooth, so I'm always ready for that swimmy.


7) NEVER STOP PLAYING


This is at the heart of it - whatever you're doing, keep playing. Build a fort. Draw with chalk. Play tag. Just keep playing, and summer will never truly go away.

What are some ways you keep summer going year round?


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