July 21, 2015

Rainy Day Activities

I swear with all the rain so far, I am starting to think we are stuck in spring. Instead of enjoying summer fun outside, most days we are in the house finding things to do.
I've come up with a list of summer rainy day activities that you can enjoy in the house, or venture out to see at other local places.

Create a new recipe. What about making some fun popsicles?

Visit a local museum...most places offer coupons.

Make a fort...there's nothing greater than acting like a kid again.

Aquariums are indoors...and they're awesome.

Puzzles and board games don't need to be a thing of the past. Enjoy one in the comfort of your air conditioned home.

Watch a movie. While you're at it...make some popcorn. I suggest making it the old fashioned way and doing a popcorn dance in the kitchen.

Read that book you've been putting off. I have so many on my list. There's also some pinned on my Pinterest page, check it out.

Follow Dream Big & Buy The Shoes's board R E A D a Book on Pinterest.

Try out a DIY project that you have always wanted to. A few fun and easy ones can be found here: Chalkboard Menu Planner
Wine Glasses & Coffee Mugs
Succulent Garden

Have a Nerf gun battle.

Organize your closet, cabinets, and everything in between. I may be crazy...but I enjoy this kind of thing.

Take a drive through the rain and wait for that rainbow, I promise it will be beautiful.

Create a new summer cocktail for when the rain stops. If I can make a suggestion, I think you should try a Moscow Mule. My recipe can be found here, and it's amazing.

Scroll through Instagram and find some inspiration. While you're there, follow me.

Try a new hairstyle. Master that sock bun, or test out your new curling iron and make waves.

Light a candle and catch up on your favorite blogs; support one another in this crazy fun world we live in.

I hope your summer stays sunny, but if it happens to now have some options.

What's your favorite thing to do when it rains?


  1. Love these!! I take the kids to the library when it rains or we definitely make forts.

  2. These are such great ideas - we usually opt for a movie day or go to the movies :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I am convinced I will NEVER master the sock bun. I am all for building a fort (rain or shine) and puzzles though! I don't know the last time I did a puzzle!

  4. Great ideas! There have been lots of rainy days here!

  5. I haven't made a fort in ages! But that sounds so much fun! I'll have to store these ideas away for when it's cold winter days and I don't want to go outdoors too.

  6. Sending some sunshine your way gurlie! My favorite thing to do on rainy days is curl up on the couch and watch movies or binge watch netflix :)

  7. Love these ideas! We're having super rainy weather in San Diego and have been doing different things than normal this summer. Thanks for sharing...we'll definitely be doing some of these!

  8. Thanks Melissa...YES the library is another great spot. My mom always took us there on rainy days in the summer when I was younger. How did I forget that?

  9. You and me both girl...I'm on attempt 78 I think. I looooove puzzles. Puzzles and Battleship remind me of my younger rainy days!

  10. Thank you Nina, unfortunately the rain has been a theme here this summer too!

  11. FORTS, FTW! ;) Yes we get real creative in the winter here too since it lasts forever!

  12. Thanks Florida friend, it hasn't been too bad this week...thank goodness! Yes Netflix is the best!

  13. Thank you Amy. Erie Pa has been way too rainy for my liking, that's why we have to get creative. Hope you get some great sunshine, but enjoy these when it's not. :)

  14. It's been quite rainy too. I try to stay busy getting stuff organized around the house but if all else fails blogging and movies are great ideas too!

  15. I love organizing..I'm a freak when it comes to that. I can read blogs for hourssss so that's always great too :)