I love Chicago for so many reasons. I will say, however, that come winter time, I’ve threatened to move many, many times. Somewhere tropical mostly because the winters can last so long to the point they become unbearable. It’s sad that with how beautiful Chicago is, we sometimes only really get to enjoy it a few months out of the year.

But Chicagoans are tough and every winter, we think we’re not going to make it through “this one,” but we always do. There’s something about our summers that make us forget the harsh winters. The city becomes alive again and everyone is out enjoying and making the most of every single day. Since Hector and I started dating, we really try to get out and see as much of Chicago as possible. Whether it’s going to the riverwalk or getting a bite to eat at a new restaurant, we certainly try to the make the most of every single day.

This time, I thought why not create an actual list of things I’d (we’d) like to accomplish or do this summer and document each item on the list right here on the blog! I’m going to look at it as a challenge but make it practical enough where every wish on the list is totally achievable and something we really want to do. (Crossing our fingers we are able to do it all!)

Hector and I created a list of 10 things we’d like to do this summer and the list is as follows:

1.Travel to a new City in the US

2. See a play or theatrical performance

3. Go to a concert

4. Visit a new park in Illinois and have a picnic

5. Go on a hike

6. Eat at one new restaurant in Chicago

7. Visit a local farm or farmers market

8. Complete a Whole 30 (this might be tough)

9. Go to the beach

10. Take a mini road trip to a local historical town

I can’t wait to cross each item off the list above and share with you each experience. I think this will be a fun little way to challenge ourselves and take full advantage of the summer days we have. I encourage you to do the same!

What are some things you’re hoping to do or accomplish this summer?

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    • mimbrogno Reply

      Thank you so much Katherine! <3 I hope we are able to do everything on the list!

  1. The sunglasses are perfect with that dress! My summer bucket list is to do something new every month – read a new book, try a new restaurant, watch a new movie. I just want to make the most of it!

    • mimbrogno Reply

      I feel like it’s a pretty hefty list so we will see how much we can actually accomplish!!

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