Summer Bucket List

First things first, I wanted to thank you all for your encouraging & supportive comments on my last post. You all are so sweet & I am truly humbled by the amazing community of women that read my blog. Motherhood is incredibly tough. And fueled by our babies smiles & the grace of God, we will all survive! πŸ™‚
Let’s get back to the fun stuff, our summer bucket list!
1. “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Live by these words!
2. Get lots of grass & sand between our toes, making memories outside is what childhood summers are all about.
3. Make a pizza on the grill.
4. Spend too many hours playing in the pool & sprinkler.
5. Backyard camping, we promised Harper we would do this one night & she is already so excited.
6. Make lots of homemade popsicles, including iced coffee ones for myself!
7. Take our zoo to the zoo!
8. Eat dinner on the screened in porch during a thunderstorm.
9. Take the girls to the botanical gardens & splash in the splash pad.
10. Visit the Food Truck Park.
11. Make it to a few more outdoor concerts.
12. Get one of my babies to nap in the hammock with me, bets on it being the newborn!
13. Go to a Braves game, preferably when the Cubs are in town! #gocubsgo
14. Find the very best homemade margarita recipe & sip them by the pool.
15. Chase down the ice cream truck a few times.
16. Soak up every single beautiful, chaotic moment of our first summer as a family of FIVE. 
And because nothing says summer like a great pair of jorts! These distressed boyfriend shorts are my newest favorite summer staple, found them at Target the other day & have been living in them since. They aren’t maternity (and certainly aren’t buttoned) but for only $20, I could not pass them up! I also had no intention of working out today but then I definitely broke a sweat trying to put on my gladiator sandals. The baby bump is officially in the way of putting on shoes so I guess we should resort to our regularly scheduled flip-flopping.
Sending sunshine & summertime vibes. XO
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28 Comments

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    Kelsey Dewey
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    You are effortlessly stylish!

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    Celeste
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    I laughed out loud about the sandals! And yes to grass and sand and sunshine.

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    Kasey Sutgrey
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    I love those gladiators and they do like work putting on! You gave me a bunch of ideas for our bucket list!

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    Elizabeth
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    When you find the margarita recipe PLEASE share!! It's all I have been able to think of for weeks!! I'm not due until late October but you can bet your pants I'll be drinking a margarita under the Christmas tree this year, haha : )

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    Sarah
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Your summer bucket list sounds awesome!! Iced coffee is all we drink over here, so I'll have to give those popsicles a try as well!

    And LOVE the shoes and bag! And the shorts!! The whole outfit is adorable πŸ™‚

    – Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

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    Brianna Franzosa
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Amazing Popsicles!! http://pinterest.com/pin/37717715606090089/

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    Karra
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Such a great list! We're backyard camping this weekend to celebrate fathers day early!

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    Ria B.
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    How do you keep them up without buttoning them?

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    Melanie H.
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Love #8!! Summer thunderstorms are the. best. πŸ™‚

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    Molly Martin
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    We make pizzas on the grill using Trader Joe's pizza dough!

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    Allison Cooley
    June 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Number 8!! Love those sandals! I wish our town had a food truck park. I don't even know if we have food trucks:/ lol.

    'Tis Our Life Blog

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    Mary
    June 4, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Yes please share that Margarita Recipe… I'm due a week after you and all I can think about is a tasty Marg!

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    Melanie H.
    June 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    When I was preggo I used a hair elastic – stick it through the button hole and then wrap both ends around the button. Or when your tummy gets even bigger a rubber band might do the trick!

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    Sarah Polk
    June 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    The best part of backyard camping is making breakfast the next morning. We used to cook our biscuits on the grill—don't know what else we made, but I definitely remember the s'mores at night and the grilled biscuits in the morning.

    Sarah
    http://www.thepolkfolk.blogspot.com

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    Isabel H
    June 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Costco brand, Kirkland, margarita. $10. Pour and drink. Done!

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    Olivia C Myers
    June 4, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Love the outfit! Those sandals are gorgeous!

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    Hannah A Quiver Full Blog
    June 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    We will totally join yall at the food truck park! We love it! Haven't been since I've had Hattie. I'm dying to take my kids to the Ferris wheel(whatever it's called), the aquarium, and king of pops! I just bought those shorts and I'm pumped about it!

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    Candice@popsiclesandpotatochips
    June 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    We were just at the Atlanta Zoo this past weekend and they opened a new splash pad there too , by the merry-go-round. I am definitely planning on taking my little one there on a hot day !

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    Christina @ Embracing Simple
    June 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Pizza on the grill? Yum, I'm totally adding that to my summer bucket list too πŸ™‚

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    Jess Casey
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    http://www.thekitchn.com/pitcher-perfect-supereasy-stra-151952 BOOM! I made this exactly as described and it was soooo good!

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    Kristen Magann
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The Food Truck Park is the best. Don't forget that it's closed on Tuesdays…I don't know why but EVERY TIME I had a craving for FTP last summer, we went over on a Tuesday just to be like "Oh yeah, it's closed on Tuesdays". And check their website for the trucks listed because some days are better than others.

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    Kerry Dyer
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Love the zoo in the Summer! πŸ™‚

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    Daisy Harvey
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Such a lovely idea to make a summer bucket list! Hope you have a wonderful summer πŸ™‚

    http://en.emoi-emoi.com/

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    Stephanie Y
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Jk- just Google it and YUM! We will be visiting them ASAP!

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    Stephanie Y
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    What is king of pops? We live on the south side and head out and about on the regular. Always looking for something fun to do in town with the kiddos.

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    Amanda Cruse
    June 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    You will love going to the Braves game! Definitely one of my favorite bucket list items! And I have heard that pizza on the grill is absolutely delicious!

    While I still haven't found that perfect margarita recipe, I think you might like this recipe for drunken oranges especially if you like Screwdrivers or Mimosas! They are delicious! Thinking… Rum and watermelon might also be a good mix πŸ˜‰

    http://www.pepper.ph/get-wasted-on-fruit-with-this-absolut-orange/

    ps. thanks again for your email this morning!

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    alexandra
    June 11, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Hello! This Vitamix Recipe is far and away the BEST margarita recipe…its all whole fruit so no artificial juice…the alcohol gets hidden so well and it goes like like water…well almost! It's definitely the best I've ever had…
    https://www.vitamix.com/Recipes/Whole-Fruit-Margarita/C-Series/Variable-Speed/Classic-64-Ounce

    Enjoy!
    Alexandra
    http://mysunshineandsugar.blogspot.ca

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    derrick recky
    January 2, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    very nice post!!
    ticals

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