July 13, 2015

How To Have The Perfect Summer Day

I'm a big fan of all the seasons, I like experiencing change. There's something about the warm sunshine that just does it all for me though. While the options are endless for fun in the summertime, I know that some of my favorite moments are the ones spent relaxing.

Best Summer Water

I put together some of the essentials so that you can have the perfect summer day. 

Step 1: Infused Water
I made some delicious water with basil, lemon & about amazing. This was my first time concocting something like this and it turned out so good. I can't wait to try different combinations. Not only was the water refreshing, but it's low calorie and is a great drink to boost metabolism.

You will need:
1 lemon
6 strawberries
Handful of basil

To make:
Slice 1 lemon
Slice & quarter the stawberries
Put all ingredients in a pitcher
Fill 1/4 of the pitcher with ice
Fill pitcher to the top with water
Let sit at least 4-6 hours for full flavor

Pour & Enjoy!

Best Summer Water

fruit water

Step 2: Ultimate Summertime Playlist

While you're outside basking in the sun, or cruising to the beach, the right music can really get you in the mood. I love to jam out to my favorite local hip-hop and rap station, listen to Britney Radio, or enjoy Dance Pop Radio on Pandora, but my favorite is Spotify.

I love Spotify because you can choose your own music without paying per song and create awesome playlists. I enjoy a wide variety of music, so my Summertime Jams playlist on Spotify is kind of all over the board. I promise it will make you want to throw your hands up in the air and dance though, so check it out.

Step 3: Make summertime plans

It's nice to relax and get your mind right, but I often use that time to plan some future adventures, sort out some activities for fun in the sun or coordinate my next outfit. Pinterest for the win! 
The world is at your fingertips on Pinterest; whether you're looking for great summer snacks or the best places to venture to on a roadtrip you can find it there. If you're in need of some new ideas, I have you covered. Check out all the fun I have going on this summer on my Pinterest boards

Follow Dream Big & Buy The Shoes's board S U M M A * L O V I N on Pinterest.

If you decide to sip on some summer cocktails, blast your favorite music or plan your next adventure, I hope whatever you choose makes for some awesome sunny memories.

What's your idea of a perfect summer day?


  1. Oh that infused water sounds so amazing right now!! Anything with the outdoors and I'm happy for summer! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love infused water! That one looks so good!

  3. Malibu & pineapple, a beach, and margaritas for dinner. <-- My perfect summer day :D

  4. You know how much I love summer! And this looks DELISH! Perfect for summer :-D

  5. YUMMMM...that sounds perfect and yummy to me!

  6. You should try it out, you would love it...I'm sure with some booze it would be perfect for one of your fun weekends ;) XO!

  7. It sure is, I have another one I made that I'm trying out now!

  8. It is really tasty Biana, you would love it! Outside in the summertime makes me all sorts of happy :)

  9. It's a perfect combination B :) The water is SO good, I am going to have some at my bridal shower...just working on the perfect combination ;)

  10. I love infusing my water but for some reason I'm really boring with it and then I read posts like this and sit here going "Why did I never think to combine strawberry, lemons, and basil??!?!" That sounds delicious. Looks like we know what will be filling up my cup tomorrow...

  11. Infused water is the best! Love it....feels like a treat but it's still healthy with just hints of flavor. And even better? Have all of the ingredients for that water infusion above. Score!

  12. haha...I have been trying out different combinations and it's pretty fun. I hope you enjoy your infused water ;)

  13. Exactly Anne! It's not overpowering either, which is wonderful. The strawberry, lemon & basil is SO good, I hope you enjoy it!