Summer Bucket List: Two Month Update!

Posted August 21, 2019 by shooting in Personal / 31 Comments

I’m linking up with Leslie and some other fab bloggers today with my Summer Bucket List update. There is only one more month of Summer, and then it’s my favorite season!! We’re not in Fall yet, so let’s see how I’m currently doing on my list.

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Summer Bucket List: An Update

  1. See a movie at the drive-in theater: Not yet, but I’m still hoping to make it there at least once before the season is over!
  2. Go to King’s Island (theme park or water park): Yes, I went to the water park on July 4th and it was really nice and relaxing!
  3. Make S’mores (I found gluten-free graham crackers!): Yes, I probably ate way too many for a little while there, but they were so good.
  4. Read 2 Celebrity Memoirs (I have a bunch of them, but I’ll go easy on myself and say at least two): Nope…I keep forgetting about this one, but maybe I can fit in one in the next month?
  5. Start My Project Life Album for London: Not yet, but I have pretty much everything to get started, so I just need to sit down and start!
  6. Write or Publish all my posts for New York (for these next two, even if I don’t publish them, I want them all at least written out in some way!): I haven’t written any for New York yet…but see #7
  7. Write or Publish all my posts for London: I have almost all of my London posts written; I need to finish up the last ones and then they are at least written, and I can start scheduling them. I did post my Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play review (when I saw it in London!)
  8. Finish up iZombie on Netflix (there are 4 seasons on there, and I’m on season three right now): I finished season three, so now I need to watch season four.
  9. Start losing weight again (I’ve been going up and down for awhile now. I don’t have a set goal for this at the moment, as long as I’m starting to lose again): I honestly don’t know, as I haven’t really weighed myself in awhile. I think this will be something I can work on more in the Fall when dance starts again.
  10. Go to the Spa (I have a gift card from my birthday): Yes, I went and got a pedicure with my mom and sister.
  11. Go bowling (I used to bowl with some old co-workers a lot but I haven’t been in awhile, so it would be fun to get some friends together and go!): Technically I went to the bowling alley, but I just hung out and ate because I have a pinched nerve in my back and I couldn’t bowl. So this one isn’t really crossed off, unfortunately, but hopefully soon. I start physical therapy this Friday for the pinched nerve.
  12. Attend at least three library craft events!: Oh yes. I’ve been to quite a few craft events this summer, and there are some more to go before Fall hits. I’m excited.

One of the crafts my mom and I made in June were these wooden flags. Mine are straight lines, and my mom’s are diagonal. We’ve also made wooden bead wind chimes, paint poured vinyl, watercolor handkerchiefs, tie-dye socks…I still need to post these things on Instagram!!


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Okay, so it’s technically like 4/12, but some are almost finished, so I’m not saying it’s a complete fail. It’s been a bit of a weird Summer – but like I said, Fall is my favorite season and I love Halloween, so hopefully the Fall will be better for me. At any rate, I still have one more month to cross off a few more items!

How are you doing on your summer bucket list? What do you consider the end of summer for you? 

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31 responses to “Summer Bucket List: Two Month Update!

  1. Great job with you bucket list! I have been seriously neglecting my bucket/to do list this summer. Yikes. You just reminded me that I want to go to the drive-ins, too, this summer!

  2. It’s been kind of a weird summer for me too. We didn’t do a lot of the things I thought we’d do, but it hasn’t been all bad. I will say I’m eyes ahead to Fall.

  3. Looks like you’re doing a great job on your bucket list. I really need to make one so that I push myself to do more things I want to do. I tend to get in that go to work, come home and veg routine way more than I should.

  4. What a cute flag, and how fun to do it with your mom. Also, the s’mores sound wonderful and the pedicure, heavenly. Thanks for sharing your update. One more month–good luck!

  5. Wow you’re going to be busy over the next month! The drive-in cinema and spa sound like a great way to end summer. I’m currently in winter – the joys of living in the Southern Hemisphere 😛 Good luck with your bucket list!

  6. Jen

    I have been lingering on pressing iZombie, but haven’t yet. Maybe it’s time I start it. I love your 4th of July summer wooden flags. It is adorable!!

  7. I love the flag you made!

    There are two things on your bucket list I’d like to do, too. A movie at a drive in theater (oh, the nostalgia,) and read two celeb memoirs. I want to do two rock star memoirs, as after having finished Daisy Jones & the Six, I think they’d be interesting. Though probably not as candid.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. We are only half way through our bucket list and eek… I don’t know if we’re going to finish. I thought I was going to have this weekend to do something but nope- Liv has a friend over and I don’t have room in my vehicle to take 5 kids plus Matt and I. Unless I ditch Matt. Ha!

  9. Some great goals on your summer bucket list and I think you did quite well. Glad you went for some spa pampering – it always feels great doesn’t it?
    Sorry about your pinched nerve and hope all goes well with the physical therapy. Pinched nerves are really painful – I think you can tick the bowling goal off your list – you were there and had a really good reason for not taking part.

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  10. I consider summer to be over when my son goes back to school in September. Then I launch full blown into autumn mode and get grumpy if the weather doesn’t cooperate! lol I love autumn. It’s my favourite season by a mile.

    I’m sure I’ve said this before but I like the bucket list idea broken down my season. It’s a nice way of pushing yourself to do the things you want to do “at some point”.

  11. Bowling is fun! I went twice in Park City and I probably hadn’t gone before that in like 5 years. Sorry to hear about your pinched nerve. Hope you work it out with PT. Good luck with tackling your list! 🙂

  12. I used to love going to the drive-in, it was so cozy and the concession place was fun haha! They’re getting hard to find now, at least around here!

    And oh my gosh I haven’t bowled in ages! 🙂

  13. That wooden flag is absolutely adorable Lauren, I love that it has that beautiful rustic charm, that’s super hard to achieve. You could sell those and make a small fortune. That’s a brilliant list and you’ve already ticked so many off with an entire month to go as well! Oh its been years since I’ve been to the drive in theatre, there’s not many around in Australia anymore. Are they still common in the US?

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  14. You still have a month to work on the remainder of these items and have a lot of activities underway. I had to look at my list last night to see where I stand. With the upcoming long weekend, I want to take full advantage and mark some more activities off my list.

    Get those books you want to read out so you see them. Pick a fall date to start watching your weight…maybe on 09.21 when we do our fall bucket list reveal? If you haven’t tried WW online, I would highly recommend it!!

    Yay for s’mores, spa day, and King’s Island. I loved our day at the water park. Would gladly do that each month in the summer.

    I need to get back to scrapbooking. Lacking a few days of our trip to Germany, yay for you to get London posts published. My granddaughter Lucia is 3 and I haven’t scrapped her birth. Ugh.

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  15. Drive Ins are so much fun! I’ve started a raw fruits and veggie’s cleanse. I’m hoping to lose weight and get healthier too. I’m looking forward to checking out your London posts. Good luck with your Summer Bucket List!

  16. I don’t know if you’ve read it yet, but I’ve heard Sally Field’s memoir In Pieces is good. I haven’t read it myself, but I it’s on my list to read. I sure hope your back issue is resolved soon!

  17. Jen

    S’mores are the best! We’ve been making them on our gas stove lately lol! Heat the marshmallow up over the flame and then make the sandwich, yum! I’m so glad you got to have some this summer! And I hope physical therapy helps! It was a lifesaver for me and my back, here’s hoping it’s the same for you! ♥

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