How is your summer bucket list coming along?
I’m a little over a month into my summer challenge and things are going really well! Here’s everything I’ve done!
Read the books on my summer reading list
So, I was totally on a roll with this for the first couple of weeks after Memorial Day. I read three books in three weeks and started the fourth. I’m still working on the fourth and have made it a goal to carve out time each night before I go to bed to read. The books I’ve read so far are The Andy Cohen Diaries, A Hundred Summers and We Were Liars. I’m currently working on My Sunshine Away. If you love watching Bravo, you’ll love the Andy Cohen book since he name drops like crazy and the book is trashy in all the best ways. A Hundred Summers would be a good beach read (since most of it takes place at the beach), but I wasn’t a fan of We Were Liars. I wanted to be and tried hard to like it when I got to thinking about it more after I finished it, but it wasn’t working. So far I love My Sunshine Away.
Make at least three new ice cream flavors
I’m one ice cream into my goal! If you didn’t check it out last week, here’s my recipe for chocolate covered strawberry ice cream – perfect for summer!
Exercise at least three times a week/fit back into my skinny jeans
Minus the weeks we were out of town, I’ve been doing Stroller Strides at least three times a week. I haven’t tried getting back into my jeans yet, though and I’m going to give myself another few weeks until I try. I did finally give in though and go to the mall and buy shorts in a larger size that I can actually zip and button without the help of the Bella Band I used while I was pregnant. They were two sizes larger than normal (a size 4 versus my pre-pregnancy size 0), so I’ve got my work cut out for me!
Go for solo runs at least twice a month
I went on my first solo run last week and it was so nice! Thanks to Stroller Strides, I went farther than I thought I would after not having been on a good run for so long and I wasn’t even sore the next day. Score one for mom! Can’t wait for my next time out!
Have fresh flowers in my house at all times
Fresh flowers in my house make me happy. I’ve kept up with this one and love it.
Start making baby food for Cecilia
OMG, I’m in baby food heaven, y’all! I’ve made a few purées for her (in addition to just mashing up banana and avocado for her to eat) and I love it. I bought these trays to freeze them (I store them in a labeled plastic bag once frozen) and it’s been so much fun making food for her and then watching her enjoy it. Turns out she loves cinnamon just like her mama 🙂 I’ll be sharing my recipes on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there so you don’t miss them!
Go to at least three outdoor concerts
This one is an easy one since we live in gorgeous San Diego! So far, my husband and I have been to see the Rolling Stones at Petco Park in May and we have an Alabama Shakes concert on the books for August. We’re also planning to go to one of our neighborhood outdoor concerts next week!
Purge and organize each room of our condo
I’ve been everywhere with this one. I thought I would just go one room at a time, but I’ve been jumping all around from room to room and project to project. I did clean out my closet though and donated a TON of clothes. Even though it’s hard for me to part with some clothes, I always feel so good about it once I do it.
Go to a city I’ve never been to
A few weeks back we had the opportunity to travel with my husband for his work. We explored Ventura and Ojai together and had a lovely time. We stayed right on the water in Ventura and baby girl loved taking walks and looking at the ocean!
There you have it! Update #1! I’ll check back in next month with more updates! I hope you’re checking things off your bucket list, too!
I thought you might also like: