5 Things to Do Before the End of Summer

August 10, 2017

Technically, Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22. But who pays attention to the official dates, anyway (ME!). Even though we have over a month left, with the kids going back to school and Keith’s 2nd year as a professor looming near, it sure does feel like something great is ending. I’m reminiscing on the best days of summer with the 2 piece striped outfit from Zaful and some of the best ‘golden hour’ sunlight I’ve seen all year. And I’ve come up with a bucket list of sorts for 5 Things to Do Before the End of Summer.


Gosh. Those Tan Lines. That Sunburn. That Wind Blown Hair. TAKE. ME. BACK.

I’m loving this 2 piece set. The pants have those cool slits in the front which make it perfect for strutting down the street and showing a little leg. There are built in shorts, so no worries of flashing people. I also think you can totally wear this into early fall because the color is so great! I’ve split the outfit up too and worn the pants with a white tank and the top with high waisted jean shorts! So much fun! Plus it’s only $26. So grab it for next year for sure. I’m wearing a medium for reference.

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5 Things to Do Before the End of Summer


  1. Eat an Ice Cold Watermelon. I’ve already done this several times this summer, but you can never eat too many watermelons. If you keep your watermelons at room temp to eat them, though, you’re really missing out! Stick that whole watermelon in the refrigerator for at least 12 or so hours and then eat it. There is seriously nothing more refreshing than Cold Watermelon. (PS: My dogs are OBSESSED with watermelon! Try giving it to your pups!)
  2. Go on a weekend Getaway. Keith and I said we were going to do this (just the two of us) and still haven’t. I’m still holding out hope. Nothing says summer like exploring a new place (even if it’s just an hour or so away from home) with your best friend! My dream is to do a weekend getaway with the dogs and only do dog friendly things for a whole weekend. Keith says then I couldn’t go shopping, though… Sacrifices! A couple places on my list: Asheville-NC (Biltmore – haven’t been in years), Las Vegas, Chicago, Oxford-MS (It looks so quaint), & Nashville. Some close. Some far! All super exciting.
  3. Go out for Breakfast. Can you believe that Keith and I have had a pretty easy going summer schedule and have been at home the whole time and never went out for breakfast together. For most people, even if you work a normal 9-5, summer is just a but more lax than the rest of the year. Call in to work and say you’ll be in late one morning and take the fam out to breakfast. I remember it being such a fun bonding moment when my family would do this during the summer. Or wake the kids up a little earlier and head out before school. Soon, It’ll be to cold to do anything before 9am!
  4. Get some tan lines. Lather on that SPF (I put on so much SPF the day I burnt at the beach – see above evidence) and hit your local lake, pool, or even just the water hose outside! Since we don’t know anyone with a pool around our town, we bought a $20 8′ round kiddie pool and totally made our own backyard oasis several times this summer. It’s totally not too late and the pool stuff will be on major sale soon.
  5. Read a good book. Am I the only one who misses summer reading lists from school? I was also probably one of the only ones who actually did it! I LOVE to read but in recent years, I’ve found less and less time to actually enjoy it. College really messed me up because I had to read so much for school and that made reading for fun not so fun anymore. This summer though, I’ve been rereading a favorite of mine, The Sword Of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Any other sci-fi/fantasy nerds out there will also enjoy this one! It’s kind of like an adult Harry Potter! Whatever your genre of choice, pick up a book and start to read. Take 15 minutes before bed every night (reading lulls me to sleep too – plus I have really cool dreams) and just read! You have a month. That’s plenty for at least 1 book (or 5, if you’re like me)!


Don’t waste this last month of summer. Do something fun while school is just starting and before the hustle and bustle of the Holiday’s starts to hit. The month of October is always super busy for me so I’m planning to enjoy every minute of these last summer days.

Fun fact: I set a summer goal this year. It was a silly goal and I still haven’t done it. Wanna know what it was? HAH! It was to use the term ‘sidebar’ in an actual conversation when I wanted to converse with someone one on one for a moment. I’ve been watching too many legal shows, really! And I’m still looking for an opportunity to use it in real life…. I’ve still got a month.

Did you guys have any fun summer goals? What were they? Comment below. I’d love to hear about them!


  • Reply Taylor Aube August 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I Iove all of these tips!! I still have one little getaway to make before summer ends!

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      So Jealous! I need to keep chatting with Keith and maybe He will let me!

  • Reply roxy August 11, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I’m so with you! This summer has been chillier and rainier than normal so I feel like it’s already Fall, LOL. But I’m all about keeping the tan up as long as possible, I’m so pale without it!

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Me too, girl! I have to keep that self tanner around in the fall and winter!

  • Reply jcrewismyfavstore August 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Super cute outfit! And, I love your list of things to do before summer ends! Now, I want watermelon!!!!

  • Reply Kimberly Smith August 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Yes to all of these – a weekend getaway is on my wish list!

  • Reply Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary August 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    What a fun post! Love these ideas.

  • Reply Ashley Zeal August 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Yess! Trying to read so many books before the end of summer!

  • Reply Jenna August 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    What a fun post idea!!

  • Reply Alex August 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Cute! We are heading out on a last summer vacation for the week, to California. Can’t wait!

  • Reply Adaleta August 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    First this outfit is super cute and what fun end of summer ideas!!

  • Reply beth August 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Love this!!! Totally agree with the weekend getaway…I need to get another one of those bad boys on the books!! And watermelon…because who doesn’t love it in the summer?! xx–Beth

  • Reply Caitlin August 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I love your tips! Reading a book in print instead of on my iPad is always a way for me to unplug and refocus.

  • Reply adriana August 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous! Weekend getaways are so fun – I still have so much to do this summer, determined to make it happen lol!

  • Reply Ashley DTKAustin August 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    So many great tips!! But can we talk about this outfit!? HOT!!! I’m in love with everything!

  • Reply Margret August 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Yea I am all for these!!

  • Reply Sara August 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    YES to tan lines and a good book! I can’t believe Summer is almost over – it went too fast!

    xo, Sara

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 14, 2017 at 9:03 am

      I know! But cooler temps do sound PRETTY GOOD!

  • Reply Stephanie August 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    This is the cutest outfit ever, first of all! I love the color and fun style on you! Secondly, I think I still need to do a weekend getaway, but I’ve pretty much done all the rest (there’s watermelon in my fridge right now haha). This is such a fun post!

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 14, 2017 at 9:03 am

      The watermelon is my #1! And it only tastes super fantastic during the summer. Winter watermelons are less than spectacular!

  • Reply Lindsay August 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Love this set on you! I’m with you – I’d love to take one last little getaway!

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

      You and me both, girl!

  • Reply Rachel Li August 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Love your jumpsuit so much!! And can’t believe summer is coming to an end!

    • Reply Kassy S. Randazzo August 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

      I know!!! But I’m ready for cooler temps!!!

  • Reply kelly torrez August 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Such a fabulous striped dress!

    Birdie Shoots

  • Reply Ashley houston August 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve been living off of watermelon! Soooo good

  • Reply Megan August 13, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I’m so sad to see summer end! I need to do the five things on this list!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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