Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just What You Need

Here's what you can do when you're not having a great day. 

Tips from someone who has become a professional distraction artist. 

Tip #1: Paint Your Front Door

You can buy a quart of premium paint for about $15. 
Buy a can. 
Buy a brush. 
Change your world. 

I recently needed a little pick-me-up. 
I picked a bricky-orangey-red for my door. (this is not a picture of my door)
It literally made my whole weekend better! 

Tip #2: Buy a New Bag

I really can't see how you can go wrong with a summer jute bag for $18.
Grab your bag.
Grab your towel.
And go.

I think goldfish are lucky. Right?

Tip #3: Blowing bubbles makes everyone smile.

And when you're done blowing bubbles...

Head downtown and see a free outdoor movie!
Downtown Milford Inc is sponsoring a Music and Movies series this summer.
Your town might be doing the same!
Fun and Free is the way to do it.

Tip #4: Pick Your Own Fruit and Eat It

U-Pick blueberries are ready and waiting at Fifer's!

A note about the rule: Don't eat more than you pick.


And you should definitely wear your best Hawaiian shirt to pick blueberries.
And while I personally have trouble combining cost control and self-picking, the experience makes it worth it.

Tip #5: Go Old-School

There's no bad mood a good game of hopscotch can't fix.
Especially when you get to teach a 3-year-old boy how to "appropriately" throw a rock.

It is amazing what these five things have done for me in the last week.
I am not kidding - major mood overhaul!

Have a great weekend everyone!!