On pinterest, I've seen some beautiful succulent terrariums. I was able to make three for my house for under $20. Lowes sells a variety of succulents in a 6-pack for about $13. All I needed were some small rocks (thank you, Hobby Lobby, $2.99) and I used dirt and vases I already had. This is how they turned out, and I especially love the largest one with the Voluspa Italian Tangelo candle on my kitchen table!
See that one on the bottom left, it used to be in a globe-like vase, but silly me put it within Madeleine's reach. She let me know that wasn't a good move by bringing it to me and dropping it on my bedroom floor. Thanks, love.
Pedicures with your girlfriends - that's always fun!
These...for 98 cents each, I can afford my addiction.
Summer Bible/Book studies...
And of course, inexpensive, yummy smelling summer beauty products! I don't like to wear much make-up ever, but especially in the summer, so that usually goes by the wayside (save for a little bit of mascara and lip gloss, depending on the occasion.) This lotion has just enough tropical scent and a ton of moisturizer, and it was maybe $4. While in summers past I've been a Fiji girl, this year I'm trying Belize! Like a vacation in your armpit. Just kidding.
I also have been enjoying sleeping in this lovely gift in Hawaii blue. As I mentioned in 2009, I wish I could just estivate in it allll summer long. ;)
es·ti·vate[es-tuh-veyt] Show IPA
verb (used without object), es·ti·vat·ed, es·ti·vat·ing.
to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity.
Zoology . to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals.
There's hope for summer Scrooges yet. :)