Friday, August 17, 2012

Quick Pics & Summer To-Do List Update

I've been trying to get lots of things done on my summer to-do list, but I keep getting thwarted by random things, usually the weather or lack of gas due to having to travel somewhere for errands and not pleasure.

One of the errands I had to run was to get fitted for my bridesmaid dress for my brother's wedding. The shop was an hour away, so instead of travelling all that way for a 5 minute appointment, I decided to make more out of the trek. I planned to go to a state forest, but Chris and I ended up not being able to find it and there was potential for thunderstorms, so we decided we'd try another day. We did end up looking around this really cute antique shop where I got a couple of teacups and a heart-shaped wicker mirror. We also ended up going to Goodwill that day and I found a couple of good items.

[Teacup finds]
[Heart-shaped wicker mirror]
[Thrift finds]
What else have I been doing lately?'s a look:

[Carnival fun]

[I discovered the best cereal ever. It's like autumn in a box.]
[Found this little bit of nerd treasure at the library. :)]
[What I'd look like in the Futurama universe!]
[Chris and I went shopping and this happened]
[Some book finds at a local used bookstore. I got all these for $20!]
[We went through a sunflower maze at a local farm. More on that soon! ;)]
[Tea with friends]
[Got my hair trimmed up again! :)]
Here's my list reposted with the things crossed out that I've done:

1. Read more! Right now I'm reading Lucille Ball's autobiography. I'm not too far into it, but I'm enjoying it so far.
I'm working on this. I started reading The Lost World!
2. Attend some carnivals/fairs. Part of this is because I love the photographic opportunities they offer.
3. Find and explore some lighthouses
4. Go on a weekend getaway with friends
5. Take pictures in a vintage photobooth. An authentic one that prints in black and white!
6. Find more vintage stores and better thrift shops.
8. Go to a theme park
9. Plan a giant BBQ
This is happening next Saturday!
10. Visit historic/old-fashioned shopping districts.
11. Plant a sunflower. 
12. Play in a sunflower maze
13. Have a water gun fight
14. Go for a ride in a hot air balloon. This is pretty expensive, so I'm not sure I'll be able to do it yet.
15. Sell some stuff on eBay
16. Spend more time exploring the coast
17. Record music with Chris
18. Relearn/practice piano

Ok, so I haven't really done a lot yet. To be fair, I'm planning for a weekend camping getaway in September and I'm also planning to go to a vintage photobooth next week. I was supposed to go to a theme park at the end of the month, but the trip got cancelled. :\

To be honest, I'm focusing all of my planning energy and anticipation on autumn. I'm already creating a to-do list for it and a fall shopping wishlist. It's always hard to wait for it to arrive, but for some reason this year I'm extremely anticipant of it's arrival. Most of my Pinterest time (don't even get me started on how addictive this is) is spent looking at autumn-themed pins and boards. I have an entire list of about 30-40 autumn-specific recipes that I can't wait to bake. I'm already looking into when and where all the neat Halloween and autumn festivities are in the area this year and I'm already planning parties/events for the season. Honestly, I'm obsessing a little. Ok, fine. A lot. It can't come soon enough!


  1. I know what you mean! I got next to nothing on my summer list done, but I am totally motivated to get everything on my autumn list done! I love autumn!! <3

    P.S. I love your thrift and antique finds!