b*list :: summer ’11


A little over a year ago, I posted my Summer 2010 Bucket List. This list included everything from watching the sunrise, to fishing with dad, and eating something unexpected at the State Fair. It was a bang-up list and a bang-up summer. My summer list inspired me to create the Fall 2010 List and the Winter 2010-2011 List. I skipped spring because, really? What is there to do in Minnesota in the spring besides watch the snow melt? Summer is finally here, so I am picking up the b*list tradition again. This time, however, I’m going to keep it short, simple and sweet. I’d rather do just a few things really well this summer. I want to spend time with the people I love, play hard, and really, thoroughly enjoy each second of this short season. So, without further ado, here is my SUMMER 2011 B*LIST:

sunrise | go barefoot | SWIM | climb | pray | KAYAK | BONFIRE | bike | fish | fireworks | ice cream | GARDEN | learn | read | hike | TV-FREE | eat local | road trip | relax | REACH OUT | html | berry picking | farmer’s market | sunset | FRIENDS & FAMILY

Now, let the fun begin!! What’s on your list?

  1. Laura Stewart says:

    I like that your summer bucket list is tangible! I especially love the TV-Free and berry picking ideas! I just might have to add them both to my summer bucket list in my Moleskin notebook! I really want to check out Berry Hill Farm in Anoka. They have strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins and honey…you can’t beat that! I’m thinking we need to make a berry picking date this summer. :)

  2. Bridgette says:

    I like your list. I love doing seasonal lists! :)

    And and BTW Laura, Berry Hill Farms in Anoka is fabulous. We went last year for the first time!


  3. Suze says:

    Summers are wonderful, aren’t they? Time to really change up your routine and do something different. And I don’t think we ever quite get over the “vacation” mentality that we develop after 12-16 years of school. Go for it!

  4. Tricia says:

    I always love your lists! You always do a great job at jetting to everything too! This year my list is something like this:

    pick pumpkins from my garden, catch up on scrapbooking, knit a scarf from TWILIGHT for my SIL, Go Strawberry picking with my boys, Enjoy Cape Cod, Organize my basement/garage, plant bulbs in the fall.

    Happy summer! It looks beautiful up where you are!

  5. jordan says:

    I love your list! Mine would be very similar…plus finishing the wedding scrapbook (it’s been 2 years…what?!) and some home DIY projects…Happy Summer to you!

  6. Love your list! You’ve inspired me to make one of my own on my blog. Thanks for lifting my bad mood :)

  7. Miia says:

    Love lists and yours are great!

    I would put to my lists things that are challenging to do (berry picking I do anyway etc.):

    One sunny day: have a gentle picnic at the forest behind Ainola; the residence of composer Jean Sibelius, with good friends

    One sunny yet windy day: visit Suomenlinna, have hot goulash soup as lunch

    One sunny evening: visit a lake, make a bonfire and try to do s’mores. (Little explanations: as living far from USA I just recently run across Pop Tarts. And tasted flavor s’more. Wondered what is this s’more? Then I kept banging to s’more every now and then, lates in your blog with VERY good explanations, thanks for it. Now I have a house full of boys aged 11-13 and planned to do s’more with them. Actually I bought the stuff already: only that they do not sell Hersheys here in Finland or similar graham crackers, but I am going to try this with local chocolade and digestive… :) )

    One rainy day: watch Garfield II with kids, candy and soft pillows.(Watched that in Scotland some years ago after a hot day spent in old castles and it was magic moment and hope to catch some of that aristocratic athosphere again…)

    One rainy morning: take a run with good waterproof jacket.

    Have a nice summer!

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