Summer 2017 is almost here!  This year I finally sat down and made a bucket list and am sharing it with you to hold me accountable.  I always try to savoy every moment of beautiful warm weather and being off in the Summer.  I know I’ll try new recipes, lay by the pool, and explore new restaurants so I wanted to come up with other Summer Fun.  This is my own personal list, but I hope it can give you some ideas if making your own.

Dominican Republic Punta Cana Majestic Resort

Girls Trip.  My college girlfriends and I are planning a trip to Chicago in August.  I can’t wait to see them and celebrate two engagements!

Wine Tasting and Picnic.  Running Hare and Ingleside are our favorite local Vineyards.  I love tasting, then sharing a bottle and snacks.

Ice Cream.  Just eat lots of ice cream 😉

Make a new Summer Cocktail.  I have a long list of Drinks on my Pinterest Board I’ve never made.

Read.  Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Host a Brunch.  I love making breakfast food and have always wanted to have friends over for a Boozy Brunch.

Sunrise Yoga.  I’ve seen a few Classpass classes I hope to take advantage of this Summer.

Visit Mom and Dad in Cleveland.  And Mom wants to go zip lining.

Make a Pinterest Craft.  I have zero crafts pinned, so I need to do some research.

Go to the Beach.  Hoping to visit my sister in California and then maybe a weekend trip to Ocean City, MD.

Visit a Museum.  I’ve lived outside of DC for seven years and have only been to one Museum.  I really want to go see the Newseum, Holocaust Museum, or the new African American History Museum.

Go on a Hike.

Go to the DC Zoo.  Hello Pandas!

Make Popsicles.

Try a New Workout Class.  I still need to try Orangetheory Fitness and I’m hoping my sister will take me to Barry’s Bootcamp when in CA.

Go to an Amusement Park.  I grew up in Cleveland and loved the thrill of Cedar Point rides, but I would settle for any park.  I just love roller coasters.

Do a Full House Cleaning.  Like hands and knees scrub the floor, wipe the baseboards, etc.

Finish Decorating my Office.  I just need to hang some things on the wall and figure out an easy set up for my photography.

Play Mini Golf.

Brunch and Baseball Game.  Has to be both together, brunch then afternoon baseball.

Truck-A-Roo.  DC Food Truck Festival.

Host a BBQ.  Especially since Tom has mastered smoking ribs, chicken, and pork.  We really need to have some friends over.

Learn More and Practice Photography.

Make Homemade Grilled Pizzas.

Volunteer Together.

Go Strawberry Picking.

Bake and Decorate a Cake.  Then eat cake 😉

Plant an Herb Garden.  We don’t have any grassy area so I just want a few herb plants on my porch.  Usually I do basil, cilantro, and parsley.

See Fireworks.

Do something on this Dating Bucket List I found while doing research for this Summer Bucket List.  How fun are some of these?

Rooftop Happy Hour.

Beer Tasting.

Attend a Cooking Class.

All You Can Eat Crabs.

Also do things on my Birthday Bucket List.

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Thanks to Amanda and her Thinking Out Loud link up.

What’s something on your Summer Bucket List?

What travel plans do you have this Summer?

Any Summer reading recommendations? 

40 Comments on Summer 2017 Bucket List

  1. Avatar
    Amanda @amanda-isms
    June 8, 2017 at 11:31 am (2 years ago)

    THis is such a fun list!! If you’re outside of D.C., you can do the hike and wine tasting all in one at sugarloaf mountain! It’s right near the germantown area! (I’m in Baltimore). Hosting brunch is so fun too!!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh thanks for the recommendation, I’ll def need to check that out! We’re in southern MD so that’s not too far.

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    Kathy W
    June 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Awesome list! Sounds like fun (and food!)!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Food, Fitness, and Fun are my FAVS! 😉

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    Carrie this fit chick
    June 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this idea and this list!!! I agree on making a brunch! I want to do lots of picnics and barbecues when I’m in Tahoe!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes I love any reason to get together when the weather is warm and focus it around food 😉

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    Emily
    June 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm (2 years ago)

    All you can Eat Crabs sounds so yummy; and I love your goal of eating lots of ice cream. Always eat ice cream. 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Picking crabs takes awhile but it’s so fun. And totally agree, always ice cream 😉

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    Ivanna
    June 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a great bucket list! Wine tasting and hikes are def on my list as well. Yay summer.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes those two are summer musts!

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    GiGi Eats
    June 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow! Your bucket list is HUGE! Honestly, for me, I don’t really have a bucket list of any type. Just to be happy and keep truckin’ along like a BOSS! haha!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha! I really wanted to make it so those weekends we had no plans I can refer to the list for some fun ideas.

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    Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    June 8, 2017 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this, so many great ideas!! I found a good list of summer reading ideas I will try to share tomorrow. I have a girls trip planned to visit a childhood friend in July, I am so excited!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh yes I’ll have to check out that Summer reading list! And girls trips are the best!

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    Suz
    June 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Ummm can we do a bunch of these together?? (especially brunch!)

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

      YES PLEASEEEEEEE! =) =) =)

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    amy
    June 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a fun list! Planning to make a list with my kids ASAP. They have two weeks left of school and then SUMMER!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Yea I think making a list would be even more fun with kids. Mine is an adult/couple version I guess, lol.

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    amy
    June 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a fun list! Planning to make a list with my kids ASAP. They have two weeks left of school and then SUMMER! My oldest is graduating high school and I want to enjoy every second of the summer before she heads off to college.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 8, 2017 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Aw that’s exciting for your oldest. Definitely take advantage of your time with her this summer!

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    Bethany
    June 9, 2017 at 4:16 am (2 years ago)

    I love these! I am all about the ice cream and want to order an ice cream maker. We are planning to go to Okinawa Japan and I am too excited!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Having an ice cream maker would be so much fun! I would eat it all the time 😉

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    Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    June 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a great list!! Hope you enjoy that teacher summer life! <3 This summer my goal is to have a safe healthy delivery and snuggle my little girl as much as humanly possible haha! Also…lots of fruits/veggies and sunshine must be mixed in!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Hoping for a healthy delivery for you as well. And so many snuggles soon!

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    Caroline
    June 9, 2017 at 2:06 pm (2 years ago)

    The Newseum is great! I have been there twice and it’s really fascinating. There’s an admission fee but it’s worth it! Definitely recommend 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

      We’re thinking of taking my parents there when they visit. I think they’d enjoy it!

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    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    June 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to do all of these things. It was still cold when I went to Chicago in March for the first time, and I hear it’s AMAZING in the summer. So enjoy that! As far as the rest of the things? YAY for summer break! Enjoy it all, my friend! 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Ashely, now just hoping I can accomplish them all 😉

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    Susie @ Suzlyfe
    June 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to join in on each and every one of these. But then you need to come to Chicago so we can do all of the Lakefront things and go to our zoo and go to our rooftop bars!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm (2 years ago)

      I will be in Chicago the first weekend of August to visit my Girlfriends! Would love suggestions or maybe we could meet for lunch or a class 😉

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    Lisa @ Lisa 3D
    June 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a great list! I’m traveling this year at the end of summer – we’re going to Disney World!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh Disney will be so fun! Happy Summer Travels.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Isn’t it, love this time of year. Hope you’re enjoying yours in AZ!

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    June 13, 2017 at 5:15 am (2 years ago)

    I want to do everything on your list! I wish we could join forces. LOL! A big one for me under the Pinterest category is to finally make something with the 5 trillion wine works we have. I got half way through a wreath two years ago and that was it.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh that’s a good idea. We used to save all our wine corks then I eventually just started tossing them.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    June 19, 2017 at 2:49 am (2 years ago)

    GREAT summer bucket list! I’m with you on some of these things, I love doing wine tasting picnics, eating ice cream, going for hikes & traveling! Those are all things I plan to do this summer 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes to all of these. I hope you get a chance to do them Nicole!

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