Bucket List Summer 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hi Friends! Today I am linking up with Jillian from cornflake dreams. She has a fabulous blog and I will be working with her later this month to make my blog more pretty. :)

Nothing like waiting till the last minute...I started my bucket list last night because life has just been busy! I came up with a pretty ambitious list but it should be doable considering the fact that I'm a teacher and have all summer off. :) 

I wanted to make a "top 11 for 2011" but I just couldn't narrow it down. So here's my top 13 for summer 2011 bucket list! ;)

1. Backpack Half Dome in Yosemite (am I crazy?!)

2. Paint our ugly mailbox a sharp black. Ew. It's horrible.

3. Try a new trend such as bright colored shorts, tying a scarf on my head, or knotting my shirt (like she did here).

4. Try to exercise twice (gasp!) a day

5. Tile our bathroom (either ourselves or pay someone). Linoleum be gone!

6. Take a day trip to the Santa Monica Pier. I've never been and that ferris wheel is calling my name!

7. Finish scrapbooking my wedding. This is embarrassing. It's been over four years...

8. Organize the books in our built-ins by color.

9. Paint our office desk white like this girl did.

10. Read at least five books this summer. That means finishing Lauren Conrad's Style  pronto!

11. Go to the local farmer's markets in town like I did here.

12. Throw a fabulous bridal shower for my brother's fiancee with DIY decor.

13. Eat at more local non-chain restaurants like this.

And that's a wrap! Hope you enjoyed my bucket list for the summer and are inspired to write one of your own. Tell me, what are some things you want to do? See you tomorrow where I will continue to fill you in on my recent SLO trip and I may possibly be guest posting here!


  1. Holy cow! If you backpack the Half Dome...wow! That's all I can say! :) Found your blog thru Cornflake Dreams and love it!

  2. What a list! i like it. Please do wear colorful shorts, they're too cute! And have SO MUCH FUN hiking hte half dome at Yosemite! Wowzers, that will be awesome.

  3. This was one of the best summer bucket lists I've read today!! I admire you extremely for backpacking Half Dome in Yosemite! I would love to do that!

  4. great list! i really love the idea of organizing books by color and wearing cute scarves :) thanks for linking up! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  5. Wonderful list! I love it! You surely will inspire some of my summer activities!

    xx Ivana

  6. it's so funny to me that everyone was so interested in my hiking trip! if i had known i would have blogged about other backpacking trips i've taken. the truth is i would not be an adventurous girl unless my hubby was. he has pushed me to try new things and it has been great! half dome july 9th! here we come!

  7. half dome is so fun. I have done it twice. You can do it.

  8. I would add one more if I were you: #14. Get Pregnant. :D

  9. Finishing our wedding and honeymoon albums are on my summer to do list too! Great summer bucket list. I'm a new follower :)

  10. Bright colored shorts sound like so much fun! I love the idea of organizing books by color too - fun, yet practical at the same time :D

  11. LOL at Tiffany. I second a #14. Santa Monica Pier is awesome, would love to do photos there sometime.

  12. Tiffany, I was thisclose to adding that as my # 14 but hesitated at the last minute. I hope that is the first thing I can cross off my summer bucket list! Maybe I'll go back and update it? :)Yay for baby making!

  13. LOVE your bucket list! You should definitely tile the floor yourself...it's not that hard and it's such a great accomplishment {and money saver} in the end. I also want to read more this summer!


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