Make Every Summer Day Special:

Amy Hannold, Frugal Living Editor

Celebrate each day, always – and find some new holidays or “observances” you can enjoy. August begins with “National Clown Week”, August 1-7 – and I’m sure you can think of many ways to enjoy clowning around with your kids. Invite the neighbors and make it a party or play date! Serve circus food and create a relay race of clown items – see which team can get clownly-dressed the fastest!

August 1-7, according to, is also “Simplify Your Life Week”. School supply sales and yard sales are great opportunities to find organizing tools – for less. Choose one area of your life, whether it is daily paper work, kids’ toys or your car to organize – and set out to find the tools at a great price.

Here are a few other of Augusts’ special weeks. Find someone to encourage, and a memory to make – have fun!
Single Working Women’s Week, August 1-7 (Is there a single mom at church or living near you? How can you help her this week?)

National Resurrect Romance Week, August 8-14 – (Surprise your sweetheart!)

Weird Contest Week, August 15-21 – Create fun, silly times with your kids and friends!

Be Kind to Human Kind Week, August 25-31 – Enlist and encourage your kids to practice random acts of kindness this week. Adopt a neighbor for the day (yard work, invitations to tea, handmade notes, etc.) or other ways to show love to one another.
Other Frugal Fun Times in August:

Friendship Day, August 1. Be a Friend, Make a Friend. Talk with your kids about friendship skills. Find friendship-themed book at the library or create a puppet show!

National Night Out, August 3. Neighbors getting to know neighbors, as well as safety-related and family-focused organizations gather to promote drug free, crime-reduced communities. Many communities and neighborhoods have planned events:

Smores Day, August 10. Can you say campfire and chocolate! Experiment with new smores ingredients – and don’t forget the washy-wipes n’ cameras!

National Garage Sale Day, August 14 – Get out there and find great deals – use for Garage Sale Apps, sale listings and lists of consignment/flea markets near you.

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