My 2017 Summer Bucket List

Hey gang,

Summer is so close I can almost taste it! 

There are so many things I love about this time of year:  sun-kissed skin and cotton dresses and trips to the strawberry patch.  I love sitting on the porch swing eating popsicles while the littles run through the water sprinkler in the front yard.  And this year my own sweet girl will be running through those sprinklers.  I just. can't. wait!

I want to make the most of this summer.  So I've been working on a Bucket List of all the things I want to do!  Some are geared specifically towards little ones - like making homemade playdough!   But I like to think that most of these things would be fun for all ages.  Because who doesn't love a good blanket fort and building sandcastles?


  • Host a wine night
  • Swim in a lake
  • Have a living room dance party
  • Jump on a trampoline
  • Swing on a tree swing
  • Stargaze in the middle of nowhere
  • Make a blanket fort
  • Grow lavender in a pot
  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Drink fresh-squeezed lemonade
  • Spend a day at the beach
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Pick strawberries at the patch
  • Bake a fresh strawberry pie
  • Take a boat ride
  • Go tubing
  • Play in a water sprinkler
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Stomp through rain puddles
  • Play a board game
  • Make a flower crown
  • Plant a butterfly garden
  • Create sun art
  • Finger painting
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Picnic at the park
  • Have a pillow fight
  • Take pictures on a disposable camera
  • Say yes to an unexpected offer
  • Send a handwritten letter
  • Give an unexpected gift
  • Listen to country music
  • Take a road trip to anywhere
  • Read a book
  • Go on a date with my husband
  • Book a couples massage
  • Plan a cookout
  • Sit out by the fire pit
  • Play with sparklers
  • Watch fireworks
  • Tailgate with friends
  • Go camping
  • Roast marshmallows over an open fire
  • Go bowling
  • Sign up for a charity walk
  • Take a break from social media
  • Watch a sunset

Whew!  That's all I have for now - but I'm sure I'll be adding to the list as the days go on.  In the meantime, what are some of your plans for the summer?  Are there any special summer traditions that you can't wait to share with your family and little ones?  I want to hear all about them in the comments below!

With love,