More articles about summer-fun

Weekend Trips to Take Before Summer's Over

It’s August—and there are only four (!!!) full weekends left to celebrate summer. Get the most out of the time you have left by planning a last-minute vacay to any of the following destinations before September sadness (a.k.a. fall) sets in. Whether you're after an outdoor adventure, a full foodie experience, a relaxing spa retreat or an authentic cowgirl excursion,... CONTINUE READING 15

Going on Vacation: the Relationship Maker or Breaker

Summertime is prime travel season, and there’s nothing like taking a vacation with a significant other. I recently went camping with my boyfriend. The idea of spending a long weekend shower-less in upstate New York’s wilderness sounded pretty appealing to me at first. I’d hiked most of New York’s high peaks region, so I was used to getting dirty and being outdoors.... CONTINUE READING 51

LOL-Worthy Reads Written by Fab Female Authors

It's officially August, and at this point you've probably made your way through your must-read books for the season. In honor of today's featured National Girlfriend Award, "SHE is my LOL-Worthy Girlfriend" (have you told us why SHE is your LOL-Worthy Girlfriend in the National Girlfriend Awards yet?), we're bringing you five LOL-Worthy books by women authors. Whether they're insanely sarcastic... CONTINUE READING 11

Modern Cabin-Chic

Woodsy cabins, lakeside lodges and summer homes are synonymous with this season—but decorating those little log houses can often look too over-the-top or cheesy. Below are five updated takes on cabin décor, perfect for refurbishing a summer home or just adding a few cabin-chic touches to any room. -Cait Rohan One of the biggest common threads between log cabins/lake houses, etc. is... CONTINUE READING 13

4 Fave Bartending Gadgets

The perfect way to celebrate summer (or Shecky’s 10th birthday, happening now with deals and more!) is by serving up refreshing drinks at a patio cocktail party. So why not have some really great gadgets to surprise your guests when you make those delicious drinks? Below, see four top bartending gadgets and gizmos perfect for this weekend and beyond. Waring Commercial's Portable... CONTINUE READING 18

10 Budget-Friendly Summer Bucket List To-Dos

Happy 10th birthday to Shecky’s (have you checked out our amazing deals and more?)! In honor of the awesome party attitude that goes along with a b-day and our love for Fridays, we’re bringing you a TOP 10 AT 10AM every Friday. This Friday, I’ve got 10 cheap must-dos before summer slips away. Why so wallet-conscious? I don’t know about you, but with... CONTINUE READING 22

Summer's Best Blueberry Recipes

Here’s at Shecky’s, we’ve got the summer blues. No, I'm not talking about the feeling you get when you realize it’s 85 and sunny, it’s only Tuesday...and you're stuck at your desk. I'm not referring to the fact that summer seems to be going by too fast, either. I’m talking about National Blueberry Month. What's the best way to celebrate?... CONTINUE READING 27

Elegant Affairs’ Scallop & Bacon Kabobs

We don't know about you, but we think everything's better with a bit of bacon. We love how this recipe combines summery seafood (scallops!) with bacon, peppers and mustard, and odd-but-tasty add-ins like orange juice, maple syrup and dill. Sounds a little strange, but the end result is amazingly scrumptious. Definitely a great departure from the typical chicken and beef skewers!... CONTINUE READING 23

Top 10 Hostessing Essentials

Happy 10th birthday to Shecky’s (have you checked out our amazing deals and more?)! In honor of the awesome party attitude that goes along with a b-day and our love for Fridays, we’re bringing you a TOP 10 AT 10AM every Friday. This Friday, I'm giving you 10 hostessing essentials—things that you couldn't throw a party (birthday or otherwise!) without. Purchase these soiree accessories... CONTINUE READING 61

Make Sex Sizzle This Summer

According to iVillage, temperatures shouldn't be the only thing getting hotter this summer. Up the ante on your sex game and your steamy nights are sure to rise with the mercury! Fear not if fun in the bedroom has you imagining naughty nurse outfits and the like, because their sizzling suggestions are all modern and summer-specific, including ideas like turning off... CONTINUE READING 70