With modern technology and social media coupled with long hours at work, it is rare for someone to have a list of hobbies that they truly enjoy. With summer right around the corner, some people are finding themselves with a little more free time. Most likely, the typical ‘watching a movie’ or ‘going to the mall’ have already been played out and you are looking for something that defines you and all of your quirky goodness. Check out these ideas for a few hobbies we think you should acquire this summer.

1. DIY Natural Products

One of the things that I most look forward to doing this summer is making my own lotion, deodorant, hair gel and face scrubs. There are so many things that we buy for ridiculous prices that are loaded with chemicals. That’s just not how we are suppose to live. The base for most of these products are coconut oil, beeswax, aloe and essential oils, so it would definitely be a most cost efficient and healthier hobby than most.

2. Geocaching

When I was a kid, I loved the idea of finding buried treasure and would plan with my brothers to dig up my backyard (to my parents’ dismay). Now that I am an adult, I don’t have to dig for treasure that isn’t there. If you don’t already know about it, let me introduce you to geocaching, the world’s largest treasurer hunt! Basically, people all around the world are hiding little treasurers in small containers designated by a map. When you go to the geocaching website and download the app, you will receive the coordinates and will bring something along with you to put in place of the treasure that you take out. Learn more about it by watching the video above and by visiting the geocaching website.

3. In-Home Gardening

We have all swooned over the cute crochet tops on Instagram and Etsy, so why not try to make one yourself. Check out this tutorial on the basics of crocheting.

5. Cause Campaigning

Tree Identification

Imagine yourself on a cool and breezy day, wondering through a lush forest and observing the creations of life around you. I am currently taking a terrestrial studies class and observation and identification is the main objection. We see trees everyday but we never take the time to actually observe them. Plus, would it be cool to be able to look at a tree and be able to tell whether it is a Red Maple, Cedar or Poplar tree based on the striations in it’s bark and the shape of its leaves?

What you’ll need: some cute hiking boots and a tree identification guide based on where you live. I live in the Piedmont, so I use a Piedmont Field Guide.

7. Henna

Henna is originally so cultural specific and is so beautifully crafted nonetheless. Indian Mehndi designs are absolutely stunning and perfect to showcase your carefree spirit throughout the summer. Try both traditional and white henna to see which you like best.

What hobbies will you be picking up this summer?


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  • K. Elizabeth

    I will definitely be pulling out my crochet hooks and reviving my veggie garden this summer.

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