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To Do List

Summer To Do List

LifestyleKelly Kennedy

Every summer I'm overcome with the possibilities of how to soak up the fleeting good weather while it lasts. As soon as early June hits my natural hurried disposition melts into a leisurely peacefulness.  Instead of taking the train, I'll spend hours strolling home through unexplored neighborhoods. Gone are the outings where I cross off THE most things on my to-do list and they're replaced with destination-less excursions that have no time limit. Below is a list of things I plan to do this season to take advantage of this peacefully adventurist spirit I have.

  1. Take a commuter trail upstate for a day hike. I have my eye on
  2. Bake a gilette from scratch with fresh berries
  3. No question I'm going to watch an outdoor movie in the city, the question is which one?
  4. Sit in Prospect Park on a sunny day soaking up the sun in this reading that
  5. Having flowers in the house every damn day.
  6. Creating the perfect picnic and enjoying it in central park
  7. Catching Shakespear in the park
  8. Spending a day at the beach.

Winter To Do List

LifestyleKelly Kennedy

Winter can be tough but I think if you take moments to appreciate what it brings it doesn't have to feel a depressing. Coming from New Hampshire I've learned lots of ways to enjoy the colder months. There are plenty of things to do outside and great excuses to explore the great indoors as well. This list below is what I want to achieve before the season is done...

  1. Bake the best loaf of bread which would ideally include some whole grains. I've yet to find the best recipe though
  2. Go skiing
  3. Have a Hot Tottie by a fire ( I hear this hotel's bar is great for that)
  4. Knit a sweater
  5. Ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza 
  6. I haven't been back to New Hampshire in years, but maybe this winter I'll go see this.

Autumn To Do List

LifestyleKelly Kennedy

Fall is my favorite season and I'm so thankful it's finally here after a long steamy summer in Chicago. There is something about autumn that feels like a new beginning each year. I get giddy when the bright leaves cover the ground and the air starts to cool. 

Each season I try to make to do lists; things I want to accomplish before the next season starts. It's usually pretty typical stuff (go to the beach in the summer, have hot coco in the winter, ect) but it really helps me feel like I'm making the most out of that time of year and keeps me from having regrets when the time passes. Here is my list of what I'm going to do this fall:

  1. Bake the perfect apple pie. I already attempted this two weekends ago and it was such a failure! ( I don't recommend this recipe )
  2. Take a long job along the Lakefront Trail
  3. Bad scary movie marathon while eating candy corn and drinking pumpkin beer (here's a list to start with)
  4. Carve pumpkins. Mike and I bought pumpkins last year and then never carved them, not this year!
  5. Have a picnic in the park before it gets too cold. Doing it solo is a great idea also.
  6. Work on my buttermilk biscuit recipe in time for Thanksgiving. Last year my biscuits were less than impressive and I want them to be the star of the meal this year.
  7. Take the train out to the 'burbs to see the foliage in nature.



Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
— Albert Camus