5 Ways to Make the Best of the Rest of Your Summer + A Giveaway!

    by   SheSpeaksTeam   

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Jul 12, 2017

Can you believe it's July already?! Soon it’ll be back to school, back to cooler weather… but let’s not talk about that yet.

There is still time! Summer is in full force and here are five tips so that you make the best of what's left of it!

Plus, find out how you can enter the #SheSpeaksSummer17 Giveaway for a chance to win an all-new Fire HD Tablet with Alexa!

#1 Indulge in summer treats

Nothing says summer like watermelon, so why not incorporate more watermelon into your summer!

Treat yourself to this light and fresh Watermelon St-Germain Slush, it includes: 
2 cups frozen watermelon
2 mint leaves
squeeze of lime
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1 ounce Gin
1 ounce St-Germain 

Looking for something non-alcoholic? Try this cute & easy Watermelon Sundae Recipe.

#2 Be a tourist in your own hometown

Summer is a great time to travel even if you can’t go far! Sometimes the best places are right under your nose. Take a trip around your hometown pretending to be a tourist. Book a tour, take a class, book a date night and take advantage of the season!

#3 Read Outside

Enjoy the beautiful weather and relax by digging into a great book. Looking for a summer read? You can download one of summer's most anticipated books, Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, for free, before it hits the shelves.

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.

Emma In The Night is a unique, touching and thought-provoking story that will keep you on your toes; you’ll never expect the ending! Get your free download here!

(BookShout.com and the BookShout app are compatible with your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer, and the Kindle Fire HD.)

#4 Get in the water!

Summer is all about being outdoors, so put on your favorite swimwear, find a pool, lake or beach near you, and jump in!

#5 Stargaze

Summer nights can be equally as lovely as summer days. Find a nice spot (if you’re in a city you might want to find a location that offers a darker sky), lay out, and gaze away. If you’re interested in all the star names and constellations you can download an app like SkyView or Sky Guide that will tell you exactly what you’re viewing. 

What will you be doing for the rest of the summer? Tell us for the chance to win an all-new Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa!

There are three ways to enter:

  1. Comment below and tell us how you plan to spend the rest of your summer.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway: Click HERE to Tweet: “Entered the #SheSpeaksSummer17 Giveaway to win an all-new Fire HD 8 Tablet, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/2v9QkH2"
  3. BONUS (worth 5 entries!): Post on Instagram: Take a photo showing your summer plans or favorite summer activity. Tag #SheSpeaksSummer17, #SheSpeaks and #entry

*One lucky commenter, Tweeter or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive an all-new Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa. Giveaway is open through August 2nd, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member natpay!

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by NatalieLiu | Laguna Beach, CA
Oct 19, 2017

Great post to read!

by bhanuu | FORT WORTH, TX
Aug 09, 2017

Now as only few weeks left, i am focusing more on exercising, social get togethers, swimming in open pools and night runs. Its still summe...

by hachi1 | SAN ANTONIO, TX
Aug 09, 2017

Take a trip ASAP to the ocean, a lake or waterfront! Take a walk, say a prayer, hold hands with your hubby and kids. Have fun in pure peace and joy while summer is still in full speed!

by mickiz | valdosta, GA
Aug 07, 2017

buy a house

by kuchick | Abilene, KS
Aug 04, 2017

Summer is so almost over :( I spent some time reading the book that you guys gave me for free and we are spending time with my parents doing some projects like laying tile.

by Flagler2 | Savannah, GA
Aug 02, 2017


by Flagler2 | Savannah, GA
Aug 02, 2017

I'll be kayaking and jet skiing and going on a Caribbean cruise.

by groach | PARADISE VLY, AZ
Aug 02, 2017

Getting the kids ready for the new school year, working in my garden, blogging!

by MrsRiot | LITTLE ROCK, AR
Aug 02, 2017

We've only got about 2 weeks left! We are taking the boys to the lake with friends again this weekend and we're all taking my mom to my (late) father's hometown so she can attend his high school reunion and see all of his friends and family!

by gbongiovi | YPSILANTI, MI
Aug 02, 2017


by crit0683 | NICOMA PARK, OK
Aug 01, 2017

Lake, pool, popsicles, ice cream! Anything to keep cool

by Poonam1421 | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Jul 31, 2017

Road trip to P.A and enjoying summer.

by nycnina | NEW YORK, NY
Jul 31, 2017

Relax by the beach with a good book, maybe with my new friend Alexa and a Fire HD 8 tablet. :)

by Rdeselle1 | Mansura, LA
Jul 31, 2017

Hoping to hit the beach anywhere!

by PaladinApos | SOLANA BEACH, CA
Jul 31, 2017

I plan on spending the rest of the summer looking for a new place to live!