Rest & Relax

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” has been on repeat since the summer solstice. It’s my favorite season (a close competitor is fall), and I’m soaking in every carefree moment. I can’t even keep track of all of the ‘out of the office’ emails I’ve gotten this season, but I’m certainly not complaining. It feels like a real summer break.

“Play” is our theme for the month of July. And there are plenty of different ways to get out there and have F-U-N.

We met the newest kid on the Dairy Block, The Maven Hotel, and experienced a mini staycation in this funky, art deco-inspired hotel. We also hit the town for a roundup of our favorite places to dine, see and, of course, play.

Even if you’re running errands this July, like that weekly trip to the Farmers Market, it can be made into an exciting adventure. Blogger Dana Wisniewski of Yoga Pants Years created a Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt that will make your little ones not only entertained but interested in eating healthy farm fresh food (We mean it!).

Finally, it would be summer without a little gardening. Our focus is Xeriscaping with regionally-adapted plants, native plants and pollinator-friendly plants. Not only will your water bill be cut in half, but you can also enjoy a beautiful garden with minimal upkeep. That means more rest and relaxation these summer months, and we could all use more of that.

Enjoy your summer break and treat every day like a mini vacation.

Thanks for reading,

Dana