Well, Clutchettes, we’ve come to another Monday, and it’s the first full one of summer!

While many of you are suffering through sweltering heat, for the rest of us summer is a little more forgiving. No matter what corner of the world you’re in at the moment, I’m back with a few things to try this week to add a little spice to your routine.

Shall we get started?

Have a picnic: Let’s face it; it’s too nice out to spend all day indoors. This week grab a blanket, your favorite salad or sandwich fixings, a bottle of something cool, and head outside for lunch. Don’t worry; if you get rained out just spread a blanket in your living room, grab your food and your boo (or bestie), and have an indoor picnic.

Lift weights: Many of us know the benefits of cardio and find time to squeeze in some sort of workout into our routine, but some of us fail to add weights to the mix. Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights will not cause women to bulk up, but it will help us tone our trouble zones that much quicker.

Go to a museum: Melting under the summer heat wave? Head to a museum! Aside from the free A/C, museums offer cheap and easy ways to indulge in another culture. Even better? Many museums offer free days during the week, so check your local paper or museum website for deets.

Ride a bike: Last week I rode a bike for the first time in years and it was great! The old adage about not forgetting how to ride is correct, so if it’s been a little while for you, this week is the perfect time to jump back on a bike. Live near a beach? Many boardwalks and piers offer bike rentals by the hour, so hop on and enjoy the ride.

Find a signature scent: Summer is the perfect time to switch scents. It’s hot outside, we sweat, and the last thing we need is a heavy fragrance sitting on top of our skin. Experiment with perfumes, oils, and body sprays to find the perfect scent to carry you though the season.

That’s it for now, Clutchettes. What’s on your to-do list for the week?

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  • Keiko

    I bought a new bike last Friday. I have probably ridden at least 30 miles already in the last few days.

    • JC

      Congratz, I love biking

  • I have lifted weights, run the treadmill, found my scent, although I am looking for a daytime one (Af. Mami where you at?) and I just bought my new bike, one of those cool folding ones you can take on a bus or train. Not really into picnics but I have some BBQs coming up.

    • omfg


      welcome to the fold. :)

      i’ve ridden a folding bike for a few years now. i actually want a second bike now…

  • List is spelled wrong in the headline.

  • tight lipped mary

    you should have used spell check.

    • I do. Mistakes happen. It was corrected. All good.

      Thanks for reading!

  • I do want to buy a bike. A cute pink one

    • Keiko

      I bought a new bike Friday. If you want a cute, pink bike, you are going to have to do some real shopping, because you want to buy a bike that is actually good for riding. I recommend not buying any bikes from places like Walmart or Target.

    • omfg

      which bike friday do you have? i was thinking about the companion 16. is yours custom?

    • Isis

      Ok thanks

    • Keiko

      No, no. I bought a new bike on Friday (June 22).