5 Things to Try This Weekend

Summer weekends evoke a sense of urgency inside of me. I catch myself feeling anxious that yet another summer is going to fly by in the blink of an eye. I spend so much energy making weekend plans and trying to ensure that not a day goes by without taking advantage of the magic of summer. But sometimes, the best adventures are ones that are unplanned and spontaneous. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” 

With this in mind, this weekend I challenge you to live in the present and soak up a little summer sun. And if you are in the mood for making fun plans, are here five ideas you might enjoy…

1. Wear a light summer scarf with shorts, a top, and your hair pulled off your face. A breezy scarf can add a touch of color to a summer outfit without actually making you feel bundled up. Bonus points if you carry a basket of roses on your shoulder…
ight summer scarf with shorts2. Plan an evening outdoors with your family and friends. I love the idea of creating your own drive-in movie theater with a projector screen, outdoor cushions, twinkle lights and a bowl of popcorn. Can’t decide on a movie to watch? Click here for some of our favorite flicks.outdoor movie3. Rearrange your coffee table. I recommend topping it with a tray, books, a scented candle and a pretty vase of flowers. Even a small change will give your entire living room a fresh perspective. Pinterest is full of coffee table inspiration. And if you’re in the market for a new coffee table book, take a peek at our guide of favorites here.
pretty coffee table arrangement4. Bake a candy-covered cake. I found this recipe for a candy chocolate cake with Swiss meringue buttercream from Just Love Cookin’ and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. For all you Boot Campers out there, consider this your cheat day.candy-covered cake5. Try a pink and metallic manicure…and add a knuckle ring to top it all off. This mani is easy enough to DIY and the end result is so feminine. Don’t worry if you accidentally smudge one nail…we’ve come up with the quickest fix to have your nails looking perfect again (click here to see it). And stay tuned for our full guide on how to give yourself an at-home mani going up on the blog next month!pink and metallic manicure

What plans do you have for this weekend?

Also, what has been your most memorable spontaneous adventure?

Get the conversation started in the comments below.

xx
Allison
Team LC

Photo: SheFinds, J. Crew, Style at Home, Just Love Cookin’, Buzznet
Categories: Allison Norton, Grow
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  • Kelly Lynne

    That home-made movie theater is adorable!! My goal is to try that one night before the summer ends!
    A park in my city has a free outdoor concert every Sunday in the summer. Looking forward to enjoying live music outside with my friends and family!

  • Isabel Cloutier

    Love this!! Great ideas!
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  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Ok seriously that cake looks absolutely delicious and I am loving that home-made movie theater, I need to recreate that in my backyard!!

    xo,
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  • suzanne

    I love that manicure! it looks like such a fun combination :)
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  • Abi’s Little Wanderings

    I rearrange my coffee table every other week! Manicure is a great idea. http://www.abislittewanderings.blogspot.co.uk

  • Deanne Castro

    Love that manicure! I will definitely try it out!

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  • Melia Williams

    I like using glitter nail polish or those nail stickers (faster and worry of smudging!)

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  • Kate Noto

    I’m working so I might chill after work by the pool

  • Deana Toussi

    fun ideas! i was soo close to getting a metallic pedicure last night, then decided to switch the color last minute. But it’s my birthday tomorrow so I’m making oh-so-casual beach plans with a couple of friends then winging the rest of the weekend! Spontaneity is fun :)

  • Britty

    Love the pink an metallic manicure! I will absolutely be trying that this weekend!

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  • Raven Locks

    Those nails look fabulous. I love the cotton candy pink with silver. It looks so chic!

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  • Martin M

    I do have a BBQ planned with my friends on the beach! Cant wait for it :)

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  • Dana Ivy

    Creating your own outdoor movie with fam and friends?!? Genius!

    Xo
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  • Leanne

    Love the idea of an outdoor movie!

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  • Marie Fournier

    I love the idea of the outdoor movie & the pink and metallic manicure ! Have a good weekend!

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  • Jade Wright

    I am seriously inspired to go home after work tonight and redecorate my coffee table after this post! Thanks :)

    Also in love with that knuckle ring!

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  • photosbyjaana

    the outdoor movie setup looks heavenly!! how fun.
    my weekend includes such exciting things as running errands. :/
    my most memorable spontaneous adventure? well, there are many. but the first that comes to mind was skinny dipping in a lake at midnight!
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  • Monica_in_Heels

    Cute ideas!!! I like the coffee table idea!!!

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  • Jordan

    I love the idea about having a night outside with friends and family… I wanna do that soon if not tonight to just relax!
    My plans for this weekend include my cousin’s baby shower ( which I’m so excited for) along with spending some time with a significant other!
    My most memorable spontaneous adventure was a couple years back when a friend and I decided to just drive for a while and we found this gorgeous lake and foresty area to relax by.

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    Does anyone know what kind of metallic polish that is? Or have any similar recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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  • Donna Kdouh

    nothing much fr the weekend:) broke up with my boy so drama weekend:)

  • kjandersen11

    The drive-in movie theatre idea sounded great. I went to a free concert on Friday. Loved seeing Jason Derulo & The Wanted perform. That

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  • Katelin Absher

    I love the Drive in movie idea!! Super super cute idea!!! :)

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  • Shannon T

    I love the metallic manicure idea. What nail polish did you use for the silver?

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Sounds like a perfect adventure!

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    Glad we could inspire you! We’d love to see a pic of the finished product!

  • Ashley

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    Spontaneous thinks are the best :) this weekend I spend some quality time with my family!!

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  • Emily Joyce

    I am going on vacation with my family this weekend! Florida here I come! Anyways, I LOVE the outdoor movie theater idea! I really want to try it!

    Another idea I have to add to this list would be to create a campfire with some friends, make S’mores, and play “”Ten Fingers,”” also called “”Never Have I Ever.”” It’s so fun! It’s a great way to get to know each other better, and it sparks story-telling. If you don’t know how to play, the link can help you out! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_fingers

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    :D i have to buy some metallic nailpolish, because this nailart looks nice.
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