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Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Goals or Bucket List or What Have You

This little row of sticky notes is my summer to-do list:

Summer Goals

1. Etsy Clearance - I still have a ton of the felt stuff that I used to sell in my shop, and since Etsy came out with a new app, it makes it even easier to do a quick sale. Soon I will have everything listed and at low-low prices! 

2. Crochet Beach Bag - Alycia from Habitual Homebody runs fun, monthly crochet-alongs, and this month's is this Beach Bag. I might not make it by the deadline (which is Wednesday... and I haven't started..) but this is the perfect bag to take to the grocery store on my Vespa. It shall be made! 

3. Donut Quilt - Inspired by Amanda from Hey Porkchop, I'm dying for this Donut Quilt. Chris gifted me the pattern for Valentine's Day, and it's been waiting, patiently, for me to make it. It, too, shall be made! 

4. Library Card - I've lived two blocks away from a branch of the Burbank public library for over a year, and still don't have a library card. For shame. 

5. Blog Re-design - I'm thinking something simple. I love the look of these templates from xoSillyGrrl on Etsy. 

6. Camping - I love camping, and summer is the time for it. My tent and grilled-cheese-maker will not gather dust this year! 

7. Web Series - I'm burying this big news at #7: I've written a 6-episode web series and will be filming it this summer. I'm terrified. 

8. Pool Party - Every weekend. Snacks + Friends + Pool = Party. 

9. Beach - More than last year, which means at least once. Yeah, I'm kind of silly for living in California and not taking much advantage of the beach. 

Craft Nook

What about you - what are you doing this summer?

16 comments :

  1. I also need a blog redesign - thanks for posting the links.
    Congrats on the web series!
    My big to-do is a major addition and renovation to our house (starting in about two weeks - yikes!). I am currently mentally preparing myself for a gigantic change and trying to be reasonable about the amount of work we can do ourselves - I'm not too sure we can handle ripping out linoleum flooring... but, I know we can do the painting!

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    1. Oh, wow! That's awesome! I'm still "enjoying" apartment living, so a project like that isn't even on my radar. Good luck to you, can't wait to see pictures!

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  2. Great list! You're reminding me to be more intentional about how I spend my time this summer. I'm a summer girl, but it goes by so quickly and I always feel disappointed that I haven't done enough by the time the cool weather comes back around.

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    1. Yes, I remember having the same feeling in Chicago! At least here in LA, I can let a few of these goals seep into September and October (since it's still around 90 degrees some days), but it's harder when the weather changes. Although then you get to go apple-picking and such, so that makes me jealous!

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  3. I also make to-do lists all the time. I want to make at least 3 dresses and 2 cardigans this summer, plus other side projects off course ;)

    BTW, is that an ukelele? I love them. I have one and I'm trying to learn how to play, but with so many projects I can hardly find the time :(

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    1. Good luck! You can do it!

      And yes! I taught myself a few years ago - I love it. I actually have a little project in the works involving some uke videos, too. It's not on the list because it's just a side project with a friend, and it will DEFINITELY get done!

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  4. An awesome list, and congrats on writing the web series!! That's very exciting, and I totally understand the terror/excitement.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! It's a whole new world!

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  5. I've been wanting to make the donut quilt too! Maybe we could do a quilt-along to keep each other motivated!

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    1. YES PLEASE! Let's make this happen!

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  6. Ah your list makes mine look sluggish (knit a lot, music practice, and yes, update my blog). My blog update will be minor but it always takes a full day of avoiding everyone and looking crazy-eyed. Those templates are really nice. I guess buying a template is the way to go, but I'm a creature of habit.
    Your web series sounds very exciting. Good luck on filming and on all of your summer pursuits!

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    1. Music practice?! I like the sound of that! What are you doing/playing?

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  7. Well, I got a banjo for Christmas but haven't spent enough time with it to learn more than a few basics. I want to get my son practicing with me as motivation over the summer. We'll see...

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  8. can't wait to see your web series!! i remember you mentioned it a while back.. i'm sure it will be awesome! :D

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