Summer Bucket List

What do you consider the start of summer? I'm trying to enjoy the mild days of spring before the heat and humidity kicks in, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to some hot summer nights. I find that summer is often the hardest season for me to enjoy because it tends to slip on by without major holidays or birthdays to mark the passing of time... then I end up in September looking forward to fall, but without anything to show for the summer. I thought making a bucket list for May through August would help punctuate an otherwise sleepy season.

  1. Host a 4th of July party on our deck.
  2. Go on a boat.
  3. Visit a small town.
  4. Make my own popcicles.
  5. Go to the beach or swimming hole.
  6. Have guests stay at the house.
  7. Make a big breakfast with mimosas.
  8. Look for shooting stars.
  9. Wear dresses everyday for a week.
  10. Grill outdoors -- make pizza on the grill!
  11. Hike and exercise outdoors.
  12. Play cornhole.
  13. Visit Cheekwood Gardens and Belle Meade Mansion.
  14. Go to an outdoor concert.
  15. Roast marshmallows.
  16. Play with sparklers.
  17. Go to the farmer's market.
  18. Go on a picnic.
  19. Paint my toe nails red.
  20. Do a crafty project not related to business.
  21. Make my own cold brew and sweet tea.
  22. Make our own pickles and give some to our neighbors.
  23. Send letters to friends.
  24. Go down to Broadway.
  25. Grow something in my garden.
What are you summer must-dos? I'd love to hear more inspiring ideas for ways to enjoy these hot months before I'm all about pumpkins, orange and black, spooky cats, crunchy leaves, and cozy sweaters. {Can you tell that fall is my favorite season??}


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