Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List

Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
Each time a new season comes around, I try to sit down and write a little bucket list. I like having a few goals and adventures to try. It keeps my weekends busy and it reminds me to take advantage of how fast times flies by. Today I’ve come up with a few ideas that are sure to inject a little spontaneity into your summer. Take a peek below and feel free to “borrow” any of these ideas for your own bucket list too…

  1. Update your summer reading list and be a bookworm.
    Summer is the best time of the year to dive into great books (the holidays are a close second). I am going to challenge myself to read at least three new books this summer. Stay tuned for Lauren’s summer reading list later this week for a few great reads you’ll want to add to your own list.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  2. Host a beach bonfire party.
    I can’t remember the last summer that has gone by that I haven’t put on a beach barbecue. And I’m not about to let this tradition slip away. I’m planning on keeping it alive this year by hosting a bonfire with family and friends, complete with a few refreshing cocktails.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  3. Wear a bikini sans cover-up.
    Even if it’s just for one day, wear a bikini on the beach without a wrap or kaftan. Let go of your self-consciousness and enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes with flaunting it in a tiny two-piece.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  4. Write out a lofty list of long-term goals…
    …And make them pretty ambitious. Even if you don’t land your dream job or lose 20 pounds, it’s nice to have a record of what aspirations are important to you. And summer is the perfect time to reflect on these big objectives.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  5. Master the art of grilling shish kabobs.
    This might sound silly, but this summer I am determined to grill a perfect platter of shish kabobs for dinner one night. Grilling hasn’t always been a walk in the park for me (I usually leave it to my dad or boyfriend to handle). But this year I’m taking matters into my own hands. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes…
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  6. Take a vacation—leave your phone behind.
    These days, people are way too attached to their phones. I’m guilty of it too. I vow to take a vacation this summer that does not involve answering emails and texts 24/7. However, an Instagram here and there may be allowed under extremely picturesque circumstances.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  7. Go salsa dancing on a Saturday night.
    This won’t exactly beat the heat (more like fire it up), but salsa dancing seems like the perfect summer evening activity. Research the closest salsa club and round up your best friends. Margaritas are a must.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
  8. Go on a hunt for a floppy hat.
    Each season I like to narrow down my shopping list to one style essential, and I make it a priority above other frivolous clothes and accessories. This summer, it’s a bohemian floppy hat. They look cute when worn with a bikini or a blouse and white jeans.
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List
    photo via: Barefoot Blonde
  9. Take a painting class.
    Creating something artistic can instantly brighten up your mood and help you discover a new hobby. Whether that means writing poetry or making pottery, art can be very therapeutic. This summer I’m going to broaden my horizons and try taking a painting class. You never know when you might uncover your hidden talent…
    Tuesday Ten: Summer Bucket List

What summer adventures and activities are on your bucket list?

If you still need a few more ideas, check out my Spring Bucket List.

Team LC

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  • Monica_in_Heels

    Fabulous ideas!!! Will definitely have to try them!


  • Sarah Heckle

    My goal this summer is to take as many weekend getaway road trips as possible … and to make it to the lake!


  • Ashley

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ideas here!! How important it is to keep goals in mind because time truly does fly by! Thanks for the ideas! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • kjandersen11

    Probably spending less time on the computer. Rather a hard task to accomplish, but I am planning on it.


  • chloe guy

    loving the ideas but where number ten!!??

  • Amy Breckenridge

    these are all such great ideas! i have been reading a ton and i just took a solo vacation to antigua which was so relaxing. check out my photo diary!

  • Rachel

    Love these tips!!


  • Kelly

    I already kicked off my summer with a new book. This past weekend, I made a big dent in my book already! Love the ideas!

  • Sara Stern

    Such awesome suggestions. Love the list idea & definitely going to try it!! Xo

  • suzanne

    Love the bucket list!! Diffidently great ideas for my to do list :)
    Suzanne from http://www.writtenbysuzanne.com

  • Katy @ All sorts of pretty

    Love this idea! I made a 28 things to do before I turn 29 next year list (here: http://allsortsofpretty.com/28-before-29/) but I like the idea of breaking it down in to seasons. On my to-do list today is to make a summer to-do list – hah! :)

  • hooleywithaz

    i love summer to-do lists. my main goal is to go camping with the mister at least twice. we are halfway there…just ordered a tent and a camping stove on sale this weekend!

  • My Style Diary

    Definitely puting some of these on my bucket list!


  • Chelseaness

    I think I’ll look for a floppy hat!

  • Donna Hale

    Love the idea of taking a vacation with no phone or social media might be better! Great list.


  • marija jurlina

    summer is my favorite season, love everything on this list, I will definitely go in search for floppy hat and maybe do something else from this list…

    check out this old maritime photos http://nesto-netko-negdje.blogspot.com/2013/05/putujuca-izlozba.html

  • Martin M

    A bonfire is at the top of my list!!! It

  • Sam

    Yay!!! It makes me so happy that someone else loves salsa dancing too! I have found that it is a great way to do something a little out of your comfort zone, but it is so much fun. Cumbia dancing is also a great dance to ‘let loose’.
    Have a great summer girlies
    Love Sam


  • KN

    Maybe learning how to count could be added to this list: There are only 9 things listed on this Top 10 haha Ooopss! Good list to inspired me adding more to the one I was already working on. Good stuff

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I would actually be very interested in taking a painting class! Maybe I will see if any of my friends would go with me.


  • Karen Rideout

    I’m moving out so redoing the apartment/working on it would be fun! Also exploring the new area! = D

  • Allie G

    What a perfect list! I definitely need to have a beach bonfire.


  • Jade Wright

    I am becoming such a bookworm!! Been doing so many book reviews on my blog.
    Keen to see what your next suggestion is!


  • Tiffani Stuart

    Well, I’m going to two concerts, Bruno Mars & the NKOTB, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees tour :) I’m excited, because I’ve never been to a concert before. Also, I’m going on a road trip with my girlfriends to Tennessee!! I need to brainstorm about some other things, but your list has helped me get the mental ball rolling!

  • Ms. Salsita

    Salsa dancing is an absolute must! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. Contact me if you are in the San Francisco area. I work at a few salsa clubs and can give you all the info. We have salsa every night of the week!

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  • Caterina Passarelli

    You inspired me to create my own summer bucket list. =) Here’s mine = http://www.caterinapassarelli.com/2013/06/05/summer-bucket-list/

  • jiturka

    This one’s lovely :-)

  • Nicole J.

    Love this!!

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    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  • case

    went to the Dominican Republic and loved it! I’ve met so many new people this year! Now I am starting college! So excited!

  • Stefie

    I just wanna go to the beach with a book and turn my phone off :)

  • Daria Sg

    Great list Lauren. Would love to hear/get inspiration for fall/winter bucket list :)


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