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! 


  1. Awesome list!!
    You're gonna have fun!! yay!

  2. So excited! I need to do this again this year and include it in my project life album.

  3. Great idea!! Love your list!!!