Squeeze in the Last Bit of Summer: Win a $75 Gift Card

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.19.20
Squeeze in the Last Bit of Summer: Win a $75 Gift Card
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Many schools have started classes and Labor Day is approaching. But summer is not over yet! Make sure to enjoy every moment you can.

Check out ideas to squeeze in more fun this summer and enter to win a $75 gift card to Goldbelly, where you can order food from local restaurants anywhere in the country.

Scavenger hunt


Set up a scavenger hunt with a list of clues around the house or in the neighborhood. We love this because it's so adjustable by age, and if you break up the groups by family, it's naturally socially distanced. Participants can get together to show their findings or send in photos. Don't forget prizes for the winners.

Sample Something New


If you live near a winery or a brewery, it could be a great way to enjoy an adults-only evening. If you don't, have a taste-test of wines, craft beers or mixed drinks at home. We recommend inBooze, where you can infuse your own cocktails like Sangria or Berry Lavender Lemonade. Get 20% off at InBooze with the code: SHESPEAKS. Plus, if you're already at home, you don't need to worry about a designated driver. Alcohol not your thing? No problem! Try local cheeses, ice cream or whatever food you prefer.

Water Play


There's nothing like the beach or pool on a hot summer day. For something different, see if you can rent paddle boats or kayaks. Or if you're staying at home, throw on the sprinkler or have a water balloon fight. You can even make your own slip & slide by getting a long plastic tarp from your local hardware store. Pour on some baby shampoo and turn on the hose. Guaranteed fun for hours.

Pick-Your-Own


Now's the perfect time for pick-your-own at a local farm. Depending on the part of the country you are in, there could be blueberries, peaches, sunflowers, corn or more. No farms near you? Stop at a farmer's market or even a local market. It's amazing how much more delicious produce is when it is fresh.

Plan a Photo Shoot


We are living through a time that will go down in history. Don't forget to memorialize it with photos. Your options are endless: dramatic shots at the park, playing dress-up with kids in the living room, or masks-on in front of your favorite store. Another option - document a full day by snapping a photo every thirty minutes, no matter what you are doing. It will really show a slice of life in 2020.

Eat Like You Are on Vacation


Did you cancel a vacation this summer? Or did you miss your annual trip to see family? Whatever location you are dreaming about, plan a dinner that reminds you of it. For example, if you love visiting Maine, make a lobster meal. If you miss home cooking from New Orleans, make a special dinner of gumbo, with beignets for dessert. You can find plenty of recipes online, or take a look at Goldbelly, where you can easily get food from around the country shipped right to you.

How are you celebrating the last bit of summer? Tell us to win a $75 Goldbelly gift card!

SheSpeaks Summer Giveaway
*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to GoldbellyGiveaway is open through September 6, 2020 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  makysmama.

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  • miriama59 By miriama59
    09.03.20  

    We made one last trip to the lake and then a family bbq. My grandchildren start school today
    and yesterday was a perfect day with them.

  • herbalkate By herbalkate
    09.03.20  

    We've been watching classic movie marathons on Turner Classics. They've had a wonderful summer schedule called Summer Under the Stars and so many good movies. In fact, tonight's line up is all docudramas about doctors and nurses who found treatments and cure for various diseases, such as rabies, syphilis, polio, yellow fever, and more. I've been a medical history nerd since I was a child so I am thrilled about tonight's movie line up.

  • heatherjones145 By heatherjones145
    09.03.20  

    I'm spending every moment that I can at home with my kids. I love spending time with them and don't want it to end. If the virus doesn't slack off soon I won't be sending my kids to school. I just can't risk their lives with them being so close in a classroom  full of kids. We stay home as much as possible. 

  • QueenBrooks73 By QueenBrooks73
    09.02.20  

    My way of enjoying the last bit of summer is to do something special for someone twice a week. Either buy someone lunch or dinner, make time to check in on the seniors in my life and for me I get some food and get down to the harbor, sit and take in the sights.

  • gmoney1951 By gmoney1951
    09.02.20  

    just hanging around home saver for this senior................. this is a college town

  • kpayne1027 By kpayne1027
    09.02.20  

    We have been swimming daily. Its still sumer here for sure. Enjoying the mornings and evenings as its cooler!I am pretty ready for the heat of the summer to be over!

  • shanesmommy2 By shanesmommy2
    09.02.20  

    With summer coming to an end we are celebrating with birthdays good food and family! 

  • jlwittich By jlwittich
    09.01.20  

    We are enjoying the last bit of summer by bringing the children to horseback riding lessons. We also have been going to the wildlife refuge to look at the gators and walk on the trails.

  • eview1 By eview1
    09.01.20  

    Well, I am trying to make the best of it, however, I have not been doing much of anything lately. I had some injuries that prevented me from leaving my house as well as the corvid-19 virus. Thus while sheltering at home, I have been working in my yard when I could, trying to plant thing, clean up my yard and house. I maintain my sanity with playing with my 2 4 legged girls, taking walks and running with my dogs. We have had so many storms lately, too much rain. I am trying to get my house in order, will have to renovate the inside due to a lot of water damage, find a contractor, then move out for about 2 months. 

  • MyCraftyZoo By MyCraftyZoo
    08.31.20  

    This year has been so crazy, on top of Covid our house flooded and we've been displaced for 2 months now! Hopefully, we'll soon be celebrating by moving home! They said Oct 1st, but I'm hoping for a celebration sooner than that!

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