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Cool Down and Relax: Summer Relaxation Tips

Ah, summer - the season of sun, fun, and endless possibilities. But with the heat and hustle, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. That's why it's crucial to take time to cool down and relax. In this blog post, we'll share some refreshing summer relaxation tips to help you unwind and recharge.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

One of the best ways to relax during the summer is to immerse yourself in nature. Pack a picnic with your turkish towel, grab a good book, and head to your nearest park or beach. The soothing sounds of rustling leaves or crashing waves can work wonders for your mind and body. Bonus points if you can find a shady spot to escape the sun's rays.

Indulge in a Refreshing Treat

Nothing says "summer relaxation" like a cold, sweet treat. Whip up a batch of homemade popsicles or ice cream(serve yourself some in a pinch bowl), or treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie or iced coffee. The combination of cool flavors and the brain freeze can be incredibly soothing.

Soak in a Relaxing Bath

At the end of a long, hot day, nothing beats a luxurious soak in the tub. Add some calming essential oils, light some candles, and let the warm water melt away your stress. Pamper yourself with our Turkish Hand Towel Collection and pair it with a good book or some soothing music for the ultimate relaxation experience.

    Summer is a time to slow down, unwind, and recharge. By embracing the great outdoors, indulging in refreshing treats, and practicing gentle self-care, you can find the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. 

    Comment below what you've got planned for this summer!

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    Susan Maj - July 5, 2024

    We are going on a road trip out west to visit Yellowstone Park.

    Karin L. - July 4, 2024

    Relaxing at home and BBQing.

    Maria Sidiropoulos - June 30, 2024

    The best giveaway and beyond generous. Beautiful items.

    Susan Marina Brown Lane - June 30, 2024

    Try to stay cool in the SC heat!

    Paula S. - June 29, 2024

    Going to outdoor concerts, baseball games, cooking out in the backyard and spending time with my son and celebrating our birthdays together while he is home on military leave!

    Mike Bratek - June 29, 2024

    My plan for this summer is to do more fishing!

    Veronica Garrett - June 29, 2024

    Stay cool

    Jesse Gadzala - June 29, 2024

    Swimming at the beach and going on road trips!

    Christine Adams - June 29, 2024

    Spending as much time at the beach as possible!

    Margo - June 28, 2024

    Plan on spending lots of time at the beach and under the air conditioning!

    Sue Barney - June 28, 2024

    Spending lots of fun quality time with my 3 yr old grandson!

    Michelle G - June 27, 2024

    Lots of little trips to see family or have fun with friends

    Teresa Organ - June 27, 2024

    This summer I hope we get to go visit my brother and his family in Louisiana.

    Loretta K - June 27, 2024

    improving my golf game!

    Kai - June 26, 2024

    I’m looking forward to reading a lot of books and spending some time at the beach this summer! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Jolene - June 25, 2024

    lots of local festivals, farmer’s markets, road trips and boating

    Brittany Frisbie - June 24, 2024

    I plan having multiple cookouts this year and hopefully visiting the beach.

    JULIE TARDI - June 24, 2024

    my plans for this summer is to lay back and do what ever sounds good each and everyday

    Sandra Lebeau - June 23, 2024

    I love summer and enjoy swimming, gardening, festivals, fresh fruit & veg, playing with the dog and enjoying my beautiful yard filled with plants, wind chimes, and garden decor, friends, family and the wildlife.

    Ali - June 23, 2024

    I plan on hosting backyard get togethers for friends and family and taking a trip.

    Shana Stiles - June 23, 2024

    lots and lots of swimming and working. I hope I can squeeze in time before school starts back up and take my kids somewhere we’ve never been locally.

    Leslie Merritt - June 23, 2024

    Spending my summer relaxing with my son.

    Catherine Cole - June 23, 2024

    Spending most of the summer at my RV, relaxing swimming, socializing

    Jerrilynn Atherton - June 23, 2024

    I work 60 hours a week…no actual plans for summer!

    Karen Bellomy - June 23, 2024

    nothing exciting working towards my bachelors degree and lots of bbqs and swimming

    Megan tyler - June 23, 2024

    Going to California! San Francisco, Lake Almanor, The Redwoods 🩵

    Donna Doyle - June 22, 2024

    Camping with family, celebrating my daughters 40th birthday.

    tiffany dayton - June 22, 2024

    A vacation to Missouri

    Alison - June 22, 2024

    I plan to read more books!

    Debbie Dubois - June 21, 2024

    My exciting plan is to visit my son in California he is stationed their Corporal in the Marine Corp so proud so miss him it will be my happy day to hug him.

    Edward - June 20, 2024


    Tina - June 20, 2024

    No plans yet

    Mary Dailey - June 20, 2024

    Plan to go to the lake as much as we can!

    Naomi - June 20, 2024

    Floating in the pool as much as possible!

    Kim Reid - June 19, 2024

    Trying to keep cool this summer, thanks!

    Carolyn D - June 19, 2024

    I plan to go to Vero Beach for a week this summer.

    Deb Ford - June 19, 2024

    I’ll be hanging out with the kids in our pool!

    Vikki Billings - June 19, 2024

    Spending time with my kids and grandkids, hopefully spending some time at the lake.

    Sam - June 19, 2024

    Mostly just work, but hopefully can get some hikes in with the pups.

    Mackenzy Barry - June 18, 2024

    This summer I’m going to go visit my uncle up in Muskoka Ontario!

    Sydney Fassler - June 18, 2024

    I’m taking a trip to Southern California!

    Karen Hunt - June 18, 2024

    Lots of hiking, fishing and going to the beach.

    Tom Bellamy - June 18, 2024

    Going on a cruise and deep-sea fishing!

    laurel whitney - June 18, 2024

    Reunions, 2 celebrations of life, a wedding. Trying to relax.

    Julie c - June 17, 2024

    Summer plans already started with lots of gardening, thrifting, long weekend in Michigan near the beach, 65 family members invited for July 4th reunion, my Martha Stewart Tag sale the next week, a kitchen update, a home school high school graduation, a week in the Northwoods of WI, a wedding shower and a wedding. Fun, fun, fun..,

    Stacy M - June 17, 2024

    stargazing from the beach

    Sarah Oswald - June 16, 2024

    My plans are a bridal shower, wedding dress shopping and to visit friends I haven’t seen in awhile.

    Monica Stewart - June 15, 2024

    I plan on going to Cedar Point Amusement Park a lot thrlis summer as I bought a gold pass. They have so much yo do there! Besides the great rides, they have a beautiful, clean beach with a newly renovated boardwalk with restaurants & hotels. It is just like a resort!

    Mir - June 14, 2024

    Swimming in the lake!

    Sue Maj - June 14, 2024

    Road trip out west!

    Linda - June 13, 2024

    Outer Banks, NC

    Kriss - June 13, 2024

    A trip to Oregon!

    Rebecca Bishop - June 11, 2024

    I plan on going to flea markets and other road trips! 🩵

    Art - June 11, 2024

    I want to start a new hobby gardening.

    Paul Prior - June 11, 2024

    Hopefully doing some road trips around New England.

    Amber Lee Kolb - June 11, 2024

    Celebrating my nieces birthdays in June and July and hopefully lots of road trips and beach days!

    Kathy Donley - June 11, 2024

    no special plans this summer. Hopefully get to the beach a few times other then that not sure.

    Janice Wright - June 11, 2024

    hanging out with the youngest grandkids and front porch sitting

    Bre Kershaw - June 11, 2024

    We are looking forwards to all the lake days!!! Being out in the sun with family is all I need 🩷

    Janet Kellar - June 10, 2024

    Relaxing by the pool

    jberry - June 10, 2024

    Planted a garden, now I’m stuck(sticking) with it.

    Anita - June 10, 2024

    My husband & I will be on many road trips, fishing & camping. Hoping for a great Summer

    Lisa Bromley - June 10, 2024

    Great opportunity!

    Odessa Frey - June 9, 2024

    Lots of sunshine and swimming for the summer!

    Angela DiCicco - June 9, 2024

    As much time as possible playing pickleball, in the sunshine, laying out, working on my flower beds, and working on a flower farm.

    Felicia Shapiro - June 9, 2024

    I lan on enjoying the summer in Manhattan!

    Christina Ferguson - June 8, 2024

    My summer will be low key this year. Lots of gardening, BBQs, reading and catching those sun rays,

    M Nk - June 8, 2024

    I plan to travel to Turkey with my family and spend a couple of weeks there!

    Dani Mabe - June 8, 2024

    Spending time with my family!

    Bernardina Sims - June 8, 2024

    I am having lot’s of backyard bbq’s and swimming in the pool!

    HENRY NGUYEN - June 8, 2024

    I’ll rush to the beach first and stay there as long as I can !

    Marlene V - June 8, 2024

    My plan is spending lots of time outdoors doing yard work and going to the beach

    Joyce - June 8, 2024

    Hoping to grow a bounty of vegetables in my backyard garden, traveling the province and making new memories

    Jenni Epperly - June 8, 2024

    No special plans except to work on the yard and garden.

    Julia Wilkie - June 7, 2024

    No set plans, but I want to visit my sister, daughter, and granddaughter in Southern California.

    Lorena Keech - June 7, 2024

    While I’d love to putz about with my flowers, I’m afraid I’ll be working more than I hoped.

    Sandy C. - June 7, 2024

    I’m going to read 1 new book a week!

    Sandra McFadden - June 7, 2024

    No real plans as of yet. But I will try to plan to stay cool in this hot and humid area I live in.

    Shelley Butcher - June 7, 2024

    This summer I’ll be spending time with my grandkids and hiking

    Liz Kilcher - June 7, 2024

    i love this giveaway

    Sierra Norris - June 7, 2024

    My plan for this Summer is to really enjoy nature! I want to take time outside to just walk, put my feet in the grass and enjoy the sunshine!

    Julie Bickham - June 6, 2024

    My plans are to go hiking, camping and going to concerts.

    Maureen - June 6, 2024

    At this time we are taking one day at a time.

    Crystal Abel - June 6, 2024

    We plan on going to a lot of festivals and fairs this summer!

    Lynn Mullen - June 6, 2024

    Lovely stuff – great for a home oasis.

    LeAnn - June 6, 2024

    I am going to the mountains to cool down!

    Kari B - June 6, 2024

    I plan on doing some camping this summer

    T Erickson - June 6, 2024

    We plan on getting some long overdo yard/landscaping work done. We really enjoy summer afternoons outdoors for BBQ’s and get-togethers, so getting the yard looking nice is a top goal! We also hope to take a weekend or two to the beach to simply take some walks on the sand.

    Darlene Carbajal - June 6, 2024

    Traveling to San Diego!

    Ashley S - June 5, 2024

    I’ll be celebrating my nieces first birthday this summer. Other than that, no big plans.

    Rhonda Miller - June 5, 2024

    I’m not much of a summer lover but l do enjoy turning my house into an oasis! Cool sheets and calming colors with lots of comfy places to chill

    Donna Barnes - June 5, 2024

    Enjoying the great outdoors: bike rides, grilling, sitting on porch, visiting with neighbors.

    Catrina Lyttle - June 5, 2024

    Enjoying the garden.

    Sarah Murphy - June 5, 2024

    to go visit my friend up north

    Jacqueline Sparks-Davila - June 5, 2024

    To relax and go to the beach!

    Trinity Rosario - June 5, 2024

    Spend some quality time with my husband and do some traveling!

    Rikki J. - June 5, 2024

    Go to my stepdaughter’s wedding in Chicago and also to the beach.

    Melissa Griffin - June 5, 2024

    No specific plans as of now.

    Traci Scott - June 5, 2024

    Spending as much time as possible with my granddaughter, before she goes off to college.

    Barb Popescu - June 5, 2024

    Just chillin’ with friends

    RICHARD SKUSE - June 5, 2024


    Liza G - June 5, 2024

    Planning to travel as soon as I hear where the free handsome men hang around.

    Thomas P - June 5, 2024

    Hang out in the yard and the beach (less than a mile away.)

    candy - June 5, 2024

    all the traveling I can

    Catherine L. - June 5, 2024

    to travel to another province to visit my twin grandbaby girls for the first time.

    Brittany Gilley - June 5, 2024

    I’m working extra this summer so that I can go to Spain for the next solar eclipse

    sandra burns - June 5, 2024

    Nothing husband is really sick.

    Theresa C. - June 5, 2024

    Sadly, moving – but with the hope of buying new pretty things!

    timothy james pressel - June 5, 2024

    Soaking up the sun on the beach

    Heather Swanson - June 5, 2024

    Front porch sitting lots of wildlife to see.

    Brenda Williamson - June 5, 2024

    I don’t have any set plans this summer. Looking for a new place to live with my kitties.

    Deborah Waddell - June 5, 2024

    Nothing special – having a staycation. Putts around the garden, catch up on my sewing, relax with a book, do some cross stitch.

    Arthur Otsuka - June 5, 2024

    Traveling around in California.

    Maria Sidiropoulos - June 5, 2024

    Spending time in Greece for my brothers weddding

    Maria Sidiropoulos - June 5, 2024

    Spending time in Greece for my brothers wedding

    Kathleen Roffey - June 5, 2024

    spending as much time outdoors as possible

    ScottyDee - June 5, 2024

    Get in the pool as much as possible

    Sara Alvaro - June 5, 2024

    Savoring summer with my grandchildren.

    Sandra Dufoe - June 5, 2024

    Going to spend it at home reading and enjoying my family.

    Todd Snelgrove - June 5, 2024

    This would help make an awesome picnic!

    Cynthia C - June 5, 2024

    I’ve already had a vacation, now I need to get some outdoor chores done.

    Diane Warstler - June 5, 2024

    I plan to spend as much time as I can with my five grandchildren.

    Lisa Vance - June 4, 2024

    Going to spend the summer playing in the pool with out poodle puppy

    Julianna L - June 4, 2024

    What are your plans this summer? I plan to visit Fort Lauderdale this summer.

    Thomas Gibson - June 4, 2024

    I plan to visit my aunt in Maine this Summer.

    Margaret Smith - June 4, 2024

    No special plans as yet. Thanks for this giveaway,.

    Ann Fantom - June 4, 2024

    Go on a family vacation to the beach

    Chad Boyd - June 4, 2024

    My plan is to spend as much time at the lake as possible this summer.

    Claudia - June 3, 2024

    keeping it local with Road tips, Hikes, Lake time ,Festivals .

    Deb K - June 3, 2024

    Taking a family trip to Milwaukee!

    Sandra Jones - June 3, 2024

    Hope to spend as much time as I can outside, enjoying my pool, walking and fire pit time! Also plan an upstate NY getaway and a late season trip to Charleston.

    Gail Yarbrough - June 3, 2024

    My plans for Summer is to get outside and move more. Walking my digs or working in the yard.

    Gail Yarbrough - June 3, 2024

    My plans for Summer is to get outside and move more. Walking my digs or working in the yard.

    Gail Yarbrough - June 3, 2024

    My plans for Summer is to get outside and move more. Walking my digs or working in the yard.

    Claire - June 3, 2024

    Great giveaways with amazing gifts. Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everyone.

    Mark Chadwick - June 2, 2024

    Hanging with the grandkids and starting a few household projects are on my Summer list this year!!

    Amanda Price - June 2, 2024

    I plan to go to the beach with my husband next summer. I can’t wait!

    Lynn - June 1, 2024

    I plan to visit some fun local festivals this summer!

    sharon shafran - June 1, 2024

    to enjoy our 3 year old great grandson as much as possible

    Shannon Peterson - June 1, 2024

    Our daughter is eight abundant has always wanted to go to tge Beach so in July we’re finally taking her. I’m so excited

    Diane Mungall - June 1, 2024

    What a lovely giveaway! I love all the whites! ❤️

    A - May 31, 2024

    Count me in!

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