Make: Summer Bucket List

It’s that time… what do you want to do this summer?!

This post comes from our blog intern, Emily.

Summer is quickly approaching. This year, (I swear I say this every year) I want to get the most out of the warmest months… summer always hits and fades away all too quickly. Before I know it, I’ve only done a few of the things I hoped to do and long for more time. But, I’ve got a plan this year and it starts with making a list.

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1. Beach, beach, beach. Swim in the ocean 5-100 times
2. Shoot 10 rolls of film
3. Go paddle boarding
4. Do 3 new hikes
5. Drink rose at a picnic in the park with all my friends
6. Have a bonfire
7. Make popsicles
8. Go slower: think slower, move slower, act slower
9. Swim in a Colorado river
10. Go fishing with my dad
11. Enjoy the golden hour as much as possible
12. Host a dinner party
13. Kiss more
14. Wake up earlier
15. Ride my long board
16. Join a CSA
17. Be kinder to my body
18. Create
19. Cook with my mom
20. Say YES
21. Read a good book, or two. Or three. Or four.
22. Wear dresses
23. Use fresh herbs like crazy
24. Buy fresh flowers weekly
25. Go rock hunting
26. Visit a new park, and return to an old one
27. Play with kids
28. Camp
29. Do what it takes to feel free
30. Farmers’ markets
31. Go to the zoo
32. Make homemade pizza
33. Watch the stars
34. Find a waterfall
35. Get outside of my comfort zone!
36. Be more sun-safe
37. Eat outside
38. Walk and wander more
39.  Go to yoga on the pier
40. Take that ceramics class
41. Make more meaningful conversation

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+What’s on your list? Let us know in the comments!

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7 years ago

What a lovely list of things! I should put number 8 on mine as well…

7 years ago

Good article, been thinking about the same thing myself. Summers keep rolling by and my son keeps getting older. I’m ready to create some more experiences and your list is very appealing. Please check out my blog at

7 years ago

Amazing summer bucket list…looks similar to mine! Beautiful pictures..can’t wait for summer already!


7 years ago

Great writing, love your list and all of your posts!

7 years ago

Take the pier class with Paula Tapia, you won’t regret it! :) Loved your post!

7 years ago

The zoo is a horrible place of animal abuse. Please don’t go to zoos people!

7 years ago

Love this bucket list! Surprised I’ve managed to complete a lot of entries

xo, Natalie