My Ultimate Summer To Do List


It’s hard to fathom that we’re already well into July! The seasons fly by so fast that if we don’t stop and look around once in a while, we’ll miss them completely. I know that once summer is over, all I’ll want to do is cozy up at home and do all the fall things. But I also don’t want to wish away summer which is is why I compiled my 2017 summer to-do list. Honestly, we need to make the most of that sunshine while we have it, and writing things down is one of the best ways for me to hold myself accountable.

But what should be on a summer to-do list anyway? I think it should be easily attainable, not hard to plan, and affordable… We’ve got about 10 weeks left— we got this!

  1. Watch a movie in the park
  2. Order dessert from an ice cream truck
  3. Read 20 books (currently 2/20)
  4. Host a BBQ Game Night at our place
  5. Play beach volleyball
  6. Eat corn on the cob
  7. Go tubing in West Virginia
  8. Go blueberry picking
  9. Go to an outdoor concert
  10. Take a nap outside

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summer to-do list


this is our first summer back on the east coast and we couldn’t be more excited. we’ve got lots of roadtrips planned to visit family and friends, attend weddings and spend a few weekends at the beach. summer is all about taking things slow and savoring life. so while we’ve got a pretty packed few weeks ahead of us, we’re going to do our best to enjoy each moment with that theme in mind.

  • sample the tiki drinks at a tiki bar
  • score a prime picnic spot for an outdoor concert
  • float down the potomac at harper’s ferry
  • have brunch at a beer garden
  • break out my big hat at the saratoga horse track
  • stand in line at jim’s steaks for the best philly cheesesteak
  • cheers on the nationals and enjoy a hotdog and beer
  • create the perfect road trip playlist for weekends away
  • break out our hammock on a lazy sunday at the park
  • host wine and cheese nights on our rooftop as often as possible
  • ride bikes up and down the boardwalk
  • raise a glass at barrel oak winery
  • grill some peaches
  • go to an old fashioned, drive-in movie theater