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Summer Bucket List – July Update

July is more than halfway over…say what?! Man oh man, the summer is really flying.
We are doing our best to enjoy every last minute of these gorgeous summer days, and our bucket list is keeping us both on track.  
Because before we know it..that school bell will ring and it will be back to reality for B. 
Crossing off summer bucket list
Here’s what Casey has been up to lately…
Sassy Shades
Rock a pair of sassy shades: Finn & I are definitely not the kind of people to wear super expensive shades. I’m always throwing them in my purse (hello scratched lenses!) and he is known to lose things (sorry buddy!) Therefore, you’re more likely to see us rockin’ $5 sunglasses..than $50 ones! 
On a recent trip to Chicago, we both found ourselves shades-less, so we ducked into a small shop to pick out some ridiculous sunglasses. I got some pink, heart shades for less than $10 and he went with white ones. They definitely did the job of keeping the sun out of our eyes, but more importantly we felt super sassy! 
Omelette and oatmeal eating breakfast outside
Eat breakfast outside: It’s always a treat when Bridget and I get together for some girl time. A few weekends ago, we spent an entire day hanging out, working on the blog, and prepping for an upcoming blog conference (Hello Haven!) We started off our jampacked day with a long walk from Bridget’s house to downtown Lagrange for some breakfast. Sitting outside eating oatmeal and eggs, coffee in hand, with your best friend…it doesn’t get any better than that!
Go on a date: As stated above, my man and I recently enjoyed a weeklong trip home to Chicago.  Typically we only get to go to Chicago for a weekend, and it is always hard to cram in time with friends, family, and each other. This weeklong trip was the perfect amount of time to cross off everything on our to-do list. We spent 2 nights downtown Chicago and enjoyed nice walks and dinners together. It was pure bliss.  There’s nothing like Chi-town in the summertime. 
And here’s what Bridge has been up to…

Buy fresh flowers for yourself: I bought these hydrangeas (my our favorite… right Case?) @ the local Trader Joe’s. Not only did a snag these fabulous stems… I bought the whole dang plant, roots and all. I cut off each flower to enjoy inside mi casa and planted the roots outside mi casa for future blooms. It’s been about two weeks and it looks like the roots are going to make the lodge smile with lots of future hydrangeas. Keep your fingers crossed people…

Date night: Casey isn’t the only ones enjoying a little sunshine alongside her boy. Thankfully, I snagged my better half to enjoy a summer night doing one of my all time favorite things: riding a tandem bike together. Matt and I rode our first tandem bike a few years back in the amazing Mackinaw Island. I enjoyed the scenery, took a few pics (don’t tell Matt) and enjoyed the romantic experience. Matt on the other hand… he took care of the pedaling, sweating and even a little cursing up front. Not much has changed since then, we I still enjoy riding this bike for 2… without being a backseat driver.

Watch Fireworks: As part of my sister’s wedding week festivities, the family got a big group of guests to camp out and enjoy a local firework show. Surrounded by some of my favorite people, I enjoyed these glamorous lights and chatted all things wedding prep. Can’t wait to fill y’all in on the amazing wedding.. stay tuned, I promised it’s on it’s way.

Use an umbrella: Here’s a sneak peek of our engagement photo shoot. I can’t wait to share allll of the details once I get the pictures back!! Wow, I have so much to fill you in on. I’ll leave you with this: it was about 95 degrees, beyond humid, and it rained… quite the hat trick on our big day. Although these elements were horrid for the hair-do, the weather didn’t damper our day. Matt and I had a blast, rain and all.

How’s your summer bucket list coming along? If you haven’t gotten in on the fun just yet… it’s not too late. You can download and print your own Summer Bucket List right here.

Read more about our Bucket List Adventures in these posts…
Make mojitos
Send someone a card just because
Visit a park
Host a BBQ
Buy something at a garage sale
Read a book that inspires you
Enjoy a bike ride
Bake a new treat

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Summer Lovin’

Oh summer…how we love you so! (and not just because one half of this rookie duo is a school teacher. Okay maybe that has something to do with it…)
Summertime is a special time. The days are oh-so-long, and the warmth and sunshine make us smile a little brighter every day.
We both have crazy times ahead of us (planning two weddings!)..so we want to make the most out of Summer 2013 and enjoy all of the laid-back memories that are bound to occur.  Since we’re big fans of lists here on DIY Playbook, we thought a SUMMER BUCKET LIST was necessary to make the most out of the next few months.
Summer Bucket List
Together we came up with a well-rounded list of activities that we feel we can accomplish before that school bell rings in the fall. 
Some items on the list are summer classics
 -Make s’mores
-Host a BBQ
-Go on a bike ride…
While others have a refreshing twist
-Take an artsy photo
-Rock a sassy pair of shades
-Go an entire day without your phone <–nervous about this one.
Mason jar of markers
All of the tasks on this bucket list remind us to live in the moment and enjoy all of the joys in life…big and small.
Dry erase marker on picture frame
We both printed out the lists, framed them, and put them in prominent locations in our homes. Then all we have to do is mark off each task using a dry erase marker on the glass. 
We have a few visits planned this summer, so we’re hoping we can cross of a few items off the list together during those mini vacays.  We are planning to document our Summer 2013 Bucket List on Instagram (@diyplaybook #bucketlist)..so be sure to follow us and catch up on our progress. (Don’t worry, we’ll update ya on the blog too!)
But here is the best part…we want you guys to join in on the Bucket List action! Just download the FREE PRINTABLE and get going on the fun summer activities. If you complete an activity, be sure to capture it and tag us on Instagram or Twitter @diyplaybook with the hashtag #bucketlist. 
We cannot wait to have an amazing summer with our MVP readers!

Here’s a sneak peek of DIY Playbook’s Summer bucket list…
Summer Bucket List Free Printable
Download the ENTIRE bucket list for FREE here
Good luck conquering the #bucketlist. Take pictures along the way, enjoy every moment, and remember to share your adventures with us by taggin @diyplaybook. Maybe your picture or adventure will make its very own appearance here on the Playbook. hint…. hint….
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