The cool air is creeping in, and while summer is coming to a close (there’s no doubt about it) there are some little things you can do to squeeze every ounce of fun out it! I don’t want to get pessimistic on you, but whether we like it or not the seasons are trudging onward, and soon the leaves will be changing and we’ll be downing our pumpkin spice lattes like they are going out of style.

While fall is my favorite time for dressing (hello layers and leather jackets) I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. And I say it’s not over until it’s over, so I’ve compiled some ways you too can hang onto summer.


Get Outside

This weather is arguably the most tolerable of the whole year! Use it to your advantage, and stroll the city, the boardwalk, go for a hike, enjoy a meal or two outdoors while you still can.

Play In the Water

While the air is cool but the water right now is actually the warmest it will be all season! Go ahead dive in. Just make sure to pack some warm blankets to curl up in after (better yet some hot tea). You’ll only really be cold once you get out.

Map Out Your Weekends

Whether you’re back to work, or back to school your vacation time is pretty much MAXED.  You’re going to want to plan those weekends wisely before everyone gets lost in the shuffle of the 9-5 work flow again. Grab your planner and start to plan some weekend adventures, day trips, road trips you name it. Forget Netflix for a while it’ll still be there when you get back.

Whip Up A Summer Cocktail

Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing cocktail! Go ahead spritz up your favorite bevy with as much fruit and citrus you can muster. Let’s be honest they are the most fresh and delicious this time of year anyways.

Organize Anything

September is like New Years for me. I’m always SO motivated to get things in order and start anew. On the off chance that it’s rainy or yucky outside use the time to clean, organize, and get your house in order.



Hope you found today’s post helpful. How will you be spending your last few days of summer?



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  • Reply Christopher Norris August 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Love those beach photos of you! Quite literally “KILLIN’ IT”!

    • Reply shortpresents August 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Aw thanks SO much!!! It was definitely a carpe diem moment. To nap or go out and shoot photos! I decided on the latter #noregrets

  • Reply Lesley Metcalfe August 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    All great ideas, Kayla! September feels like New Years for me, too. There’s something about that “back-to-school” time of the year that gives a sense of renewal. I’ve been trying to get my house organized any time that I can’t be out in the sunshine. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    • Reply shortpresents August 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Girl!! You are so wise! It feels so good right? I think it’s ingrained in us after so many years of going back to school. And a refresh of office supplies never hurt anyone’s mojo lol !!!

  • Reply Tina Capalbo August 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I have always loved September too – a fresh start. But because this is our vacation week on PEI, it doesn’t feel like summer is ending at all. I’m milking it! 🙂

    Enjoy your last days of summer!

    • Reply shortpresents August 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      YASSS milk it babe!! Milk it as much as you can.

  • Reply Shelley D'Anjou August 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    We just spent a few hours at Burntcoat Head Park in Noel! Perfect day for it…cloudy but no rain!! I just heard about this Park online…it’s definitely worth the hour drive!! Their website has the tide schedule! It’s so beautiful!!

    • Reply shortpresents August 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Shelley, I’ve been meaning to get there forever!! I’m so glad you made it out. I think I’m going to have to take my own advice and plan to go in the coming weeks! lol

  • Reply Samantha August 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Such a great post Kayla! I am a little sad that we are missing this Halifax summer but we have spent it exploring California which has been a great experience! Can’t wait to be back in Halifax for the fall though 🙂

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