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

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 07.12.17
5 Ways to Make the Best of the Rest of Your Summer +  A Giveaway!
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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!

( 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!"
  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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  • pookiepura By pookiepura

    I guess that I will spend the rest of my summer working....and sweating. It's too hot to do anything outside here!

  • jolynn22 By jolynn22

    Work, mini vacation to D.C., and then just trying to enjoy being outside as summer is so short here!

  • plong22 By plong22

    I love sitting on the porch swing and reading in some spare time.

  • melanietheresa By melanietheresa

    Working, mostly. But I've been taking a few days off here and there to do fun things, like the beach.

  • RachP03 By RachP03

    My plans for the rest of the summer are to attend a Peach Festival, go to the Watermelon Days in my town, go to the waterpark, go to a San Francisco Giants game, go to a Mariah Carey concert and to the Nacho Festival.

  • CleoNe By CleoNe

    Sitting on my deck, reading, sipping fruit smoothies.

  • tcgirlie24 By tcgirlie24

    lounging by the beach, barbecuing with friends and family, catching a few outdoor concerts with friends and knocking off books off of my summer reading.

  • miswede54 By miswede54

    I always take my daughters and their families away for a long weekend so I can spend some fun time with all of them. We go upnorth and rent a cottage on a lake and just play in the water, go hiking , have campfires, do silly games and make great memories.

  • tumcsec By tumcsec

    I spend my summer reading and crocheting Christmas gifts. I'm also taking care of my elderly mother so my husband and I are unable to take any trips.

  • SimplyKristi By SimplyKristi

    I will be spending the summer with my kids inside during the day and the evenings at the pool, permitting we don't get rained out.

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