8 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy the Weather

8 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy the Weather

The sweet spot between end of summer, beginning of fall is the perfect time to get outside and end enjoy the weather.

Here are 8 ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather before the temperature drops.

1. Host an End of Summer Bash

Say “so long” to summer by hosting one last bash. Invite family and friends, set up some yard games and plan a summer themed menu to salute the end of the season.

2. Go for a Bike Ride

Before the frost comes, get out for a bike ride or two. Hit a trail or even enjoy riding around your neighborhood on a nice day. 

3. One Last Water Day

Before you put your swim stuff away for the winter, head to the pool, beach, lake – whatever is closest to you, for one last day of water fun.

4. Get Some Exercise

Enjoy the weather while doing something healthy! Take a brisk walk or move your regular workout routine outdoors. Check out these exciting ways to break a sweat in the sunshine.

5. Take a Hike

Take in the fall foliage with an outdoor hike. The benefits of hiking are not only physical, but mental too. Hiking helps reduce the risk of heart disease, relieve stress, improve sleep quality and more, for instance. What are you waiting for?

6. Enjoy a Picnic

Grab a blanket and your favorite foods and find a spot. Even if it’s in your back yard, a picnic is a great way to enjoy the day and take in the beautiful weather. 

7. Do Some Yard Work

Why not make your outdoor time productive by doing something good for you and your home? Take the opportunity to spruce up your yard. Boosting curb appeal can even add value to your home!

8. Sit Around the Campfire

There’s nothing like a summer campfire with family and friends. Before it gets too chilly, enjoy some time around the fire reflecting on your favorite summer memories.

We hope you enjoy this special time of year! As always, if there’s anything we can do for you, your friends or your family, contact us today.

5 Summer Safety Tips for You and Your Family

5 Summer Safety Tips for You and Your Family

Summer is here! With the season of sun and fun comes new hazards to be aware of.

Here are some of our top tips to keep you and your family safe these next few months

  1. Stay Safe in the Sun – The sun may be shining but it’s also strong! Be sure that you and your kiddos wear lots of sunscreen, stay hydrated and get some shade throughout the day.  
  2. Stay Cool by the Pool – When it comes to pool safety, supervision is key. Always ensure an adult is present when the pool is in use and keep chemicals out of harm’s way.
  3. Practice Good Fire Protocol – Always be cautious when it comes to fire and use the proper protocol when grilling, handling fireworks or building campfires.
  4. Play with Peace of Mind – Do a safety check of your sidewalk, decks, outdoor play-sets and play areas to ensure your children can play safely this summer.
  5. Keep your Home Secure – With the warmer weather typically comes an unfortunate uptick in crime during the summer months. Ensure your home is safe and secure to avoid a break-in/safety issue.

For more summer safety tips, please visit https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/summer-safety-tips.html today.

We hope you have an amazing summer with your family and friends! If there’s anything we can do for you this season regarding your home financing situation, please feel free to contact your local Inlanta loan officer. Stay safe!