Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Bucket List

Each summer, I love putting together a list of new adventures.  I feel like the seasons just fly by, and checking in on this list every other week or so helps me stay more intentional, not just letting these beautiful summer weeks slip by.  Here's my list for this year:

- Attempt to grow Confederate Jasmine: One of my friends had this growing up the columns on her last house and is doing the same on her new house.  She told me that it's pretty easy to do, so I'd love to add some to the columns on our front double porch.
- Build a blanket ladder: Sooooo, I killed my giant Ikea palm in our living room.  My thumbs are definitely not green.  Now we have a big empty area to the right of our television, and I've love to add ladder right there.
- Stay active 5 nights each week: Right now, we're playing football, kickball, tennis, and golf.  I can't see much of that changing, so that's at least 4 nights per week, plus I'd love to get back into running more.
- Finish our back patio: This project is still going.  I really want some pretty string lights and more comfortable seating!
- Watch the solar eclipse: August 21st, a total solar eclipse is going to happen right over Charleston.  This is pretty much a reminder so I don't forget to go out on the Ravenel Bridge and watch it!
- Try 5 new Charleston restaurants: This one has been on our bucket list the last two summers (2015 and 2016), and we've accomplished it each year.  There are always new spots popping up, plus tons of amazing places we still have yet to try.  This amazing paella below was from a work event, made by FIG chef, Mike Lata... hoping that spot might be on the list this summer!
- Shoot under par: Last year, I shot even par, but this summer, I want to get under par.  We'll see!
- Read at least 2 books by the pool: Anyone have a favorite comedy book?  These have been my favorites lately, and so far, Lauren Graham's book is the only one on my list!
- Go berry picking: I love all the family farms in the Lowcountry, and we've done strawberries and blueberries in the past.  I'd definitely go back to one of those or even find a new farm for raspberries (my favorite!).

17 comments:

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I'm about to add a blanket ladder to our living room, too! As soon as our former roommate takes his speakers...

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

You have some great things on your bucket list! We added string patio lights last year and now I want to be on our porch all the time! And can't wait to hear about the new restaurants you try! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

morgan said...

Great list! I would also love to grow jasmine :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yum to berry picking! Love how active you are in the evenings, I've always wanted to join a kickball league. So fun <3
Green Fashionista

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

These are all great summer goals!! I think the jasmine would look super pretty! We are finishing our back patio too and I can't wait to enjoy it all summer long!
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

berry picking and reading and trying new restaurants - so many good things this summer that await! i need to make a list myself and get cracking :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Missy said...

I love that jasmine! I can just smell it! I need to make a list like this for sure!

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the total eclipse. I didn't know but will mark my calendar! I think my summer goal is visiting new coffee shops. I love a good cup of coffee. I'm all about making it my summer mission :)

coastalkelder.com said...

Confederate jasmine is SUPER easy to grow here. Just start with a small vine and it'll take off. Don't trim the ends, just wrap them back around where you want it to grow! I love the few weeks when it blooms - smells so good!

Lisa C said...

We are not overly handy people, so we found a blanket ladder that matched our cabin-y furniture for like $70. Can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

Julie said...

We just built an ikea blanket ladder not too long ago - love it!

When we were in Charleston way back when (like 2004) one of our favorite spots, especially for their key lime pie, was Charleston Crab House, the location right on the water. We also like this little almost hole in the wall place around Folly Beach, had the best hush puppies. I'm sure they aren't there and your list is huge on places to try but I remember those 2 as to being great!

Jen said...

I absolutely love confederate jasmine, it's so beautiful!

queenofthefoodage said...

Great idea! I think I'll make a summer bucket list, too!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

you should definitely get string lights! We have them on our patio and it makes it so cozy!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Fun list of things to keep you bust this summer. I've never gone berry picking so that definitely has to change.

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

*busy

Carly Blogs Here said...

Summer bucket lists are always so fun to read! We went berry picking this weekend and it was so much fun, plus so nice to have endless fresh berries on hand now. The jasmine will look so pretty on your columns!

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