I cannot believe we are half way through August! Where did the summer go?! Not going to lie, while I have thoroughly enjoyed summer, I am ready for cooler temperatures and alllll the fall things that go along with it! I look forward to the day I can step outside without getting hit with intense humidity and sweating immediately ha! It’s been two months since I posted my summer bucket list, so I thought I would give an update. With only a few more weeks left of summer, I’ve gotta cross a few more of these items off my list.
P.S. Before I chat about my summer bucket list update, I’ve gotta chat about this gorgeous striped dress (that’s on sale!) I tend to steer clear of deep-V dresses and tops, but I’m obsessed with this one! The bright stripes are TOO fun, so I paired it with my bright Marc Jacobs bag & the most comfortable sandals!
SUMMER BUCKET LIST ITEMS I’VE COMPLETED
–READ AT LEAST FIFTEEN BOOKS | Since making my summer bucket list on June 13 I have read 22 books! You can see all of my book reviews here & my book recommendations here! Excited to share my August reading list next week.
–GO ON A ROAD TRIP | We did a road trip to Baltimore, Maryland and D.C. back in June. It was such a great trip seeing friends & celebrating a wedding. We also headed to Charlotte, NC for a weekend getaway.
–GO TO A BASEBALL GAME WITH FRIENDS | We went to a baseball game with friends for the 4th of July!
–MAKE “SUMMER FRIDAYS” A THING | I’ve ended my Fridays around 3:00 a few times this summer. It’s been nice to clock out early & get outside a bit more.
–SPEND MORE TIME AT THE POOL | We have definitely gotten our fill of pool time in this summer (when it hasn’t been raining!) It’s been great to escape to the pool for a few hours each weekend to relax and read!
–DO A GAME NIGHT WITH FRIENDS | We’ve done a few game nights with friends this summer & it’s always a good time.
–TRY A FEW NEW “SUMMER” DISHES | Ok, we’ve kind of completed this! We have tried a few new dishes & Nick has made homemade pico! We definitely want to make a cobbler before summer ends.
ITEMS I STILL NEED TO DO!
–TAKE A TRIP TO THE LAKE | The weather has been so temperamental lately that it’s been hard to plan a trip to the lake!
–TAKE AN OUTDOOR POP-UP WORKOUT CLASS | I’ve either been out of town or they’ve been rained out every time there has been a pop-up class. I think there a few more happening before summer is over, so I plan to make it to one.
–SPEND A WEEKEND BEING FULLY PRESENT & OFF OF MY PHONE | Easier said than done, y’all!
–GO TO THE FARMER’S MARKET | We tend to go more in the fall than in the summer!
–GO FOR A WALK IN THE PARK ON A NICE NIGHT | I feel like I’m blaming the weather a lot… but between the humidity & heat I cannot even fathom going for a walk outside lately haha! Just walking to the gym is enough for me.
–TRY AT LEAST THREE NEW RESTAURANTS | We have tried a few, but we tend to be creatures of habit and go to our favorite spots. We’ve also been trying to save money & eat out less!
–GO TO THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP | Crossing my fingers we can make it out there this week, even if only for a few hours!
–EXPLORE MY CITY | Total freaking fail, y’all! Hoping as summer winds down I can try some new places & explore some areas more.
–TAKE A DAY TRIP SOMEWHERE IN N.C. | My sister heads to college in a few days in Wilmington, N.C. (where Nick’s two sisters also live!) so we want to plan a trip down there at some point! We will also be heading to the mountains a few times this fall (once with friends, once for a game & maybe a few other spontaneous trips!)