Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer Bucket List

Even though the official start to summer isn't for a couple more weeks, once MDW and the start of June hit, that pretty much does it for me.  I always love picking out a few fun things to do at the start of a month or season but summer always has the most to offer and I'm quite looking forward to the next three months. {last year's list - here and how I did on it - here}

  • Take our annual trip to California 
  • Adventure somewhere new
  • Weekends at the lake - it's sadly the last year of our lease so we have a couple big weekend gatherings planned up there as well as a few smaller ones

Special Events
  • Celebrate our anniversary somewhere special - it will be two years come the end of the summer
  • Have a Christmas in July gathering 
  • Do something fun for our half birthdays (I've always wanted to!) - Derek's was a few weeks ago and mine is in a few weeks

Around the House
  • Landscape around our front walkway
  • Grow one item - last year I did zucchini, cherry tomatoes and mint which took up too much space on our deck so this year I'll keep it to just one
  • Finish off our lower deck area and add rocking chairs & such 

  • Attend a local polo match
  • Go on a picnic
  • Ice Cream Night(s) - we never go "just because"!

In the City
  • Spirit of Philadelphia - a boat cruise around the city 
  • Baseball games - go Phillies! We've actually got one tonight... 
  • Enjoy a rooftop & somewhere new 

Just for Fun
  • Enjoy a nice BBQ at home for just the two of us
  • Play some golf - either on the course with Derek (no more than 9 holes this year!) or the driving range
  • Go wine tasting - somewhere new

And of course the usuals... Pool days, happy hours, dining al fresco, host grill nights.  I'd also love to have a few nights with no plans to do some nice things on a whim.

The next three months will fly by, I'm sure - hoping for a great season! 


  1. These are all great ideas! Summer always flies by - it's good to have a few things you want to do, specifically to help make the most if it!

  2. Lots of fun things to partake in this June/Summer! I love an impromptu trip to get froyo or ice cream on a warm night! Hoping you guys check a lot of these off of your list!

  3. So many fun things planned. Can't wait to see you mark them off and share about your fun travels. :)

  4. Great/fun list!! I think that we should somehow make every weekend a three day weekend for the next few months too. :-)

  5. Looks like a fun list of things to do this summer!! Great ideas!

  6. Looks like you have lots of plans for the summer! Knowing you guys, I'm sure you'll get to do all of them. :)

  7. I love all of the things that you have planned for this summer! Y'all have quite a bit on your list and I hope that you get through most of them :)

  8. So many fun things to look forward to this summer! Love the Christmas in July party idea! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. Okay I've got to hear more about this Christmas in July! And you've got some great things on your list! So sad about the lake house lease being up!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  10. I think that you have such a great mix of things to do this summer that are out adventuring somewhere else, in your backyard, or even in the city! It sounds like y'all will have a very exciting summer!

  11. I love how you divided up your list! It makes so much sense. Happy summer :)

  12. 1. YES to only 9 holes of golf. I just completely lose focus if it's any more than that haha! and 2. Is derek auditioning for baywatch in that photo?? hahahah! love the list!

  13. awwww i love christmas in july! i have always wanted to do one here, so it's more like christmas at home... which i assume is how it started, at least at home anyway. hope you have a lovely summer :)

  14. We are all about some ice cream nights "just because!" You totally need to start doing that!

  15. So many fun things planned!! I know summer is going to flyyyy by (like it always does) so we are planning to spend as many weekends as possible at the beach!

  16. yes to rooftops and wineries and bbq's and everything great :)and half birthday celebrations - great idea!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  17. What a fun list! I guess it's time I got my act together and made our summer list too!

  18. Lots of great fun for a fun time of year! I need to make one, I have so many things I want to do!

  19. I love how intentional you are with what you want to do in the different seasons! Cheers to summer!!

  20. This feels like the perfect mix of summer activities!! Any ideas where your new place might be??

  21. Oh where are you going in California? I might be able to give you recommendations.

  22. I love this idea, a bucket list for the summer! I want to go get a snow cone with friends to beat the heat. Hope you have a wonderful summer.

  23. It looks like you guys have a lot of great things planned! I think it'll be an awesome summer! :)

  24. Great list of things to check off this summer! I can't wait to follow along! xo, Champagne&Suburbs