Monday, June 24, 2013

How the Lovebirds Kick Off Summer '13

We hit the ground running right into summer over the weekend! It was good but tiring, and I'm excited to have nothing on today's agenda especially with the heat wave we suddenly have here in NYC. 

Here's a snippet of what we were up to . . .

Blogging While Brown with my sister Lauren

Highly recommend seeing this film - thank you to BWB for including it on the agenda!

A little "me time" getting dolled up for Mr. Lovebirds return from a week away
Lil Lovebird graduated from her preschool prep class . . . next stop preschool!

Building Nia's Little Partners Learning Tower - lots of fun posts and a giveaway to come . . .

And here's our family's annual summer bucket list of things I'm looking forward to: 
  • Setting up our new place - I have so many fun ideas and look forward to integrating lots of Young House Love's ideas from their book (and yes I owe a recap of when I met them SMH!) 
  • Lots of time just hanging out here in Jersey City - enjoying playdates with my local moms Meet-Up group, making use of our new Liberty Science Center membership, the local splash pads and pool
  • 4th of July - we have an awesome view of the skyline at our new place so we'll be staying put watching from the comfort of our apartment
  • Celebrating the new mommies in my life - I have a few friends expecting and so happy to be a good support for them!
  • Nia's 3rd birthday - leaning towards a Daniel Tiger theme!
  • Applying the key takeaways I learned at the slew of conferences I've attended in the past few weeks - I'll be disseminating the info over a few upcoming posts . . . I'll be taking a break from conferences until October's Blogalicious - hands down my favorite conference!
  • Working on my fitness as I prepare for mine and Mr. Lovebird's fall Vegas getaway (you can read about last year's trip here) 
  • The Jazz Age Lawn Party - it will be my 4th year attending, and its popularity has exploded! Despite having a ticket I almost didn't make it last year due to the super long lines, but I'm determined to get to the ferry way early this year
  • Our family reunion in Maryland - I'm excited for Nia to be surrounded by her cousins over Labor Day weekend 
Here are previous years' bucket lists: 2012 and 2011

What's on your bucket list this summer?

P.S. Be sure to enter my summer giveaway for your chance to win Kiss Nail Dress and Press-on Manicure!