Summer Activities Bucketlist & What to Pack in Your Bag

Summer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglasses
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Summer has been in FULLLL swing here with my single momming it while James has worked away. I have been planning big day trips and making sure that I have packed up enough items to last us til the evening. Some of the most important items on my list are sun care products (sunscreen and sunglasses) and of course snacks! I’ve put together a list of some summer activities that we are checking off for summer as well as what’s in our summer activities bag.

Summer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglassesSummer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglassesSummer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglassesWomen's Summer Sunglasses rom IRIS | Romper Gentle Fawn

Thankfully James got home a couple days ago and will be taking some time off so we will get some ample time to explore as a family. There are so many great places to explore in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t get everything crossed off the summer bucketlist, but here’s to hoping.

This post is sponsored by IRIS. Please note all views and opinions are always my own.
Photography by Julie Christine

Summer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglasses
Summer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglasses

Our Summer Bucketlist

  1. Destination Cultus: Cultus Lake Waterpark, Cultus Lake Adventure Park & Cultus Lake Marina
  2. Hike Lindeman Lake
  3. Richmond Night Market
  4. Harrison Hot Springs
  5. Blueberry Picking
  6. Abbotsford Agrifair
  7. The New Aldergrove Water Adventure Park
  8. Maan Farms Children’s Play Area
  9. Multiple Beach Days
  10. Drive in Movie Theatre

When packing up to go out on these adventures and activities there is one thing that comes with me everywhere, my sunglasses from IRIS.

Keeping your eyes protected from the sun is so important to keep them healthy. It’s fun to have multiple pairs of sunglasses to go with each outfit, but loading up on cheap sunglasses isn’t doing any benefits for protecting your eyes. As you can see above, I’ve chosen a frame that goes well with many different outfits, they have come with me on multiple adventures thanks to the great quality.

Summer Bucket List and Summer Bag Checklist including Women's sunglasses

I’ve put together the top ten things in my summer bag, with a selection of my favorite sunglass styles. You can shop more high quality women’s sunglass looks here.

What’s in my Summer Activities Bag

Summer Bag Checklist including women's sunglasses, swimsuit and more




  • “It’s never too early to begin exploring the world”
Whenever I share about our family off on another adventure I’m often asked about what it’s like travelling with three kids. Sometimes it will be comments like “brave mama” or something of the sort. Which I totally understand, it can seem so overwhelming to travel with kids. But I want to encourage you all to not hold back by how tired you might be ... or that you won’t be able to relax as much if your kids weren’t there. Travelling with your kids, seeing new places through their learning eyes is refreshing in itself. Tiring yes, but so so rewarding.
How do you feel about travelling with kids?
  • I made these for Mother’s Day and then decided to keep them
for myself. Ha!

Using my @canoncanada PIXMA Printer and
their restickable paper, I put together a quick and easy DIY that would make a perfect gift for someone.. or for yourself.
Personalized wine bottles!
There are even more DIY ideas at the link in my profile thanks
to Canon and their PIXMA Printers. #Sponsored
  • Favourite bathing suit, new necklace and a counter full of shells. Time to swim ✌🏻// link to swimsuit in stories
  • When mommy bloggers want to take a flower market photo 🤣 #lifewithkids
Thanks for ALL the recommendations for everything to do in Gibson’s and the surrounding area. There are SO MANY awesome locally owned shops we want to discover still. Today started with a 🛥 tour by @sunshinekayaking as we explored along @sunshinecoastbc and the surrounding islands, we grabbed ☕️ at @beachcombercoffee and 🍦 at @mikesplace2003 along with food at #yum !

Explored a little along the 🏖 and then discovered everything within @gibsonspublicmarket — leaving with some 🧀 🥖 🍎 for afternoon snacks. See everything in my stories including some sea creatures from @nsmec 🦐 🐟 🦀 sooo cool!! A quick 🚎 ride home with @bc_transit for a rest before the kids start begging to go for a 🏊‍♂️ 🏊‍♀️... it’s definitely tiring travelling around all day with three kiddos but my mamas some sort of superhero and their eagerness to learn and love for exploring makes it 💫🙌🏻🥰
One more day to #exploreBCbybus — excited to see what’s to come.
  • I’m surprised you can’t see the wrinkles on our bodies from the camera after our three hour swim this afternoon. 
We got up at 630AM to make sure we had enough time to finish packing 🤦🏼‍♀️ and drive out to catch our @bcferries — after a quick ⛴ ride over we all hopped on the @bc_transit city 🚎 into Gibson’s and then further into Sechelt ... where we became water prunes. 🏊 
I’ve been asked to share an article for @bc_transit on our experience as we #exploreBCbybus 🚎 — the next few days I’ll be sharing on my Stories some of the places we explore too! I’d love to hear your recommendations on places to eat, thanks to a lovely follower for suggesting dinner at 🍔 @pklsburgers, we are pleasantly stuffed.

Where should we go next?? 🌊 ☀️ We’ll be around Gibson’s and Sechelt the next two days.

Also, just gotta add... my mom makes a pretty great #InstagramGrammy 🙌🏻🥰🤣
  • You don’t need to birth a child to be a mama. I don’t talk about being a step-mama very often, mostly because overall it doesn’t feel any different then being a mama to the kiddos I birthed. Everyone’s journey to motherhood looks and feels different, some may seem easier but each unique with their own challenges. Wherever you are in your motherhood journey today, I want to say that you are loved, you are appreciated and you are exactly what the child you are mothering needs.
#motherhoodunveiled #thisismotherhood #momstyle #momofthree #canadianmom #vancouvermom #motherhoodunplugged #theweekoninstagram
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