Hello Summer

Last summer I followed along with Ali Edwards and created a Summer Manifesto, or bucket list/fun list; whatever you want to call it. We chose 10 things to focus on making sure we did during the summer, and even though it was a stressful summer schedule-wise, we had a great time enjoying some simple things like peaches and shave ice, and even some big things, like fireworks for the first time.

It was awesome

So when Ali posted her updated title and intentions for creating it again this year, I knew I wanted to do the same approach. I had already been thinking about our list, and in fact, have already completed a few! I debated on doing a mini album, and I still might. But I think the plan will be to just include it in my Project Life using Becky Higgins Design E page protectors (it's a 12x12 page protector with four 6x6 pockets.) I really loved mine from last year and am excited about this years.

You can get Ali's updated title here.
You can check out my 2012 Summer Manifesto/Bucket List here.

Our list this year (so far, we might change one or two):
  1. Go to the beach
  2. Build a campfire. Eat hot dogs and s'mores
  3. Fireworks
  4. Go stargazing (or possibly do a picnic + cloud-gazing...might make more sense with a kid.)
  5. Go to Schlitterbahn or at least go swimming.
  6. Eat at Amy's ice cream
  7. Road Trip
  8. Summer photoshoot 
  9. Eat tomatoes and basil from the farmer's market
  10. Go blueberry picking

As with all my planned activities, I definitely try to go with the flow and just be happy to be together and savoring this time. However, having a few things on our list really helps us to live with intention, and I love that.

Join me if you would like to! 


currently | the welcome back edition

Hello again!

If you've stuck with me this long, I thank you! It's been a pretty crazy year since February, but hoping that I can get started blogging again. I've been working on projects and sharing on Instagram, just not here on the blog. Unintentional blog-cation I guess. Anyways, I'm still here!

Thanks for sticking with me! :)

so to get me going again: a currently post

date: 6.1.13

location: my crafty space/office/bedroom

eating: going to make breakfast after I post this...probably eggs and turkey sausage. Until then, a Dove dark chocolate + peanut butter will have to do!

drinking: diet coke (noticing a trend here, but also trying to drink more water)

enjoying: sleeping in just a little...stayed up way too late last night watching "27 Dresses" and "Pride and Prejudice." (what can I say, it was a girl's night)

listening: to my Spring 2013 playlist. lots of the Safe Haven soundtrack as well as a little Phillip Phillips, The Lumineers, Fun and Sara Bareilles's "Brave"

wishing: I had a crystal ball to help with upcoming decisions. But like my awesome Dad told me, "If we had a crystal ball, then where would the fun be?"

thinking: I better make this quick. Lots on my to-do list!

making: some videos for an upcoming project. More on that to come.

feeling: trying not to compare myself with others. I am me and I am okay.

loving: loved doing Day in the Life yesterday and sharing on Instagram. The last one I did was Feb 2012. You can see that here. You can check out Ali's Day in the Life series here. She does one every month. I didn't want to attempt it this year with the other projects I have going on, but I really had fun with it yesterday taking photos here and there with my iPhone. Not as in detail as last time, more of a "glimpses of the day" approach. But it was fun to share on Instagram and see what others are up to. Not sure how I will bring it together. Might just use the right hand spread of my "week" in Project Life.

you can check out Tina's currents at Life Love Paper here

better get back to work!