Some of Our Hopeful Summer Plans

Summer makes it’s official arrival tomorrow! Granted, we’ve had 90-degree weather since Memorial Day weekend so I’ve been embracing more of a laid-back vibe for about a month now. Summertime in the Midwest is without a doubt the best time of year, and I always want to make the most of it! Seasonal to-do lists seem to be a thing for me every year on the blog, so today I’m sharing some of our hopeful summer plans.

Some of Our Hopeful Summer Plans

Universal Thread jumpsuit from Target, no longer available! | sandals | similar purse | sunnies

Volunteer at the library. I’ve been wanting to do this for so long, but I’ve admittedly dragged my feet on it. Even if it’s just one day a week, I would love to get involved at our local library because it’s one of my favorite places in town and it’ll get me out of the house a little more.

Take a couple weekend trips. We’d love to experience Door County in the summer – our fall experience was less than ideal. This is an easy couple-hour drive for us, and we more than likely could find a place to stay that’s pet-friendly for Finn! We’re also planning to visit some friends in nearby states.

Go to a concert. This is on my summer bucket list every year! We technically already cashed in our yearly concert when we saw Kenny Chesney in April, but who cares about technicalities? 😉 Have I ever shared that Sugarland was mine and Ryan’s first date 10 years ago? We’ve seen them a couple other times since, and now that they’re back together/touring we’re trying to make it happen.

Work on our home’s curb appeal. I was not blessed with my mom’s green thumb, but I’m trying! We’re working hard to freshen up the outdoor landscaping, and Ryan hopes to finally redo our deck. We already sold our old patio furniture set, so now we (aka Ryan) has to put in the hard labor before I can pick something new out.

Finalize plans for our anniversary trip. We got married the first week of October and always go away to celebrate. More details to come on this in a future post, but we’ve decided on the destination and booked our hotel. Now it’s time for flights and planning everything else!

Visit a berry farm. I revisited last year’s summer bucket list for inspiration for this post, and berry picking never happened! This is still something I’d love to do. Ryan recently surprised me by taking me to a butterfly garden, so I don’t think I’ll have any issue convincing him to do this!

Run a 10k. Time to push myself outside my 5k comfort zone. I know that I can easily run a 10k now, but I want to put in some solid training beforehand so I can run/finish the way that I want. If I’m feeling extra-ballsy a half-marathon would be the ultimate goal before summers-end, but we’ll see.

I know that these posts aren’t exactly exciting for most people other than me, but there’s something about putting to-do list items in writing that makes them more real and attainable. You know? Anyway, thanks for reading (as always) and perhaps some of our hopeful summer plans gave you a couple ideas, too!

Do you have any exciting summer plans in the works?

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  1. 1.28.19
    Biana Perez said:

    I think it’s so fun to have things to look forward to in the summer! Planning travel is always high up on my list! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  2. 1.28.19
    Jen Tucker said:

    I just made my own little summer bucket list with a couple of the same items! Here’s to a great summer ahead!

  3. 1.28.19

    I love that jumpsuit and seeing your fashion/hair! I also love this post! It is inspiring me to think about the same for us. So many good ideas.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • 1.28.19

      Awe, thank you! I don’t consider myself the most fashionable – I keep things really casual – so I’m never sure if I should share pictures like that on here or not. So thanks for your kind words! Hope you’re able to add some own things to your summer bucket list. 🙂

  4. 1.28.19

    Sounds like a great list! Happy summer!

  5. 1.28.19
    Caroline said:

    Love that jumpsuit on you!! It is so cute! I need to look up where there are good berry farms! Chris would like that haha. If you add coming here to weekend trip list let me know! 🙂

  6. 1.28.19
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I hope you get to do everything on your list! Happy Summer!

  7. 1.28.19

    I wanted to go berry picking this summer, but I think that we missed out on our opportunity this year because it’s so hot. I think that it’ll be more fun with the girls next year anyways. And yes to running a 10K! Girl I know that you’ll kick some serious butt!

    • 1.28.19

      Awe thanks girl! I’ve been looking everywhere for a 10k race, but unfortunately there’s hardly any close by to me. Still keeping my fingers crossed, though!

  8. 1.28.19
    Lyddiegal said:

    I love that jumpsuit, it’s so cute!

    Only one concert a year? That seems like a silly mandate. I decided last year that if a band I liked was playing near me than I was going. I saw three shows last fall and I don’t regret any one of them.
    Hope you get to cross all these things off your list!

    • 1.28.19

      Thank you! Lol, the one concert a year isn’t really a mandate – it’s just how it always seems to work out for us.