Go on a vacation with Daniel (this is a easy one, since our trip is planned)
- Create scrapbook layouts for the first six months of 2015 using the Project Life app
Get together with some friends to get some other scrapbooking done Make cards (either alone or with a friend) Create monthly/seasonal "vingette" on top of my entertainment center
- Do a DIY project for my home
Have a cook-out Try a new recipe
- Cook at home at least once a week
Write a note to someone every week
- Read for at least an hour a day
Watch the fireworks on 4th of July Go to the Farmer's Market
- Attend a local festival
- Go on a day-trip
I don't think I took a picture of my "patriotic" display, but it hasn't changed all that much throughout the spring and summer. In fact, I still have (fake) forsythia twigs in the jars. I also like to decorate the blank wall in my dining room and throughout July, I had a fabric swag and wreath hanging there. When August rolled around, I changed out the swag and hung up some of my "vintage" beach postcards from my collection. Most of them are from the Jersey Shore, but there are a couple from Daytona and Ocean City, I think.
|Postcard garland in the dining room|
|If you can look beyond the silliness, you'll see the vingette on top of the entertainment center!|
I had already crossed this off, but I thought I'd show some birthday cards I made for some August friends. I found some adhesive-backed paper at Michael's and am enjoying playing with it, as well as trying to use paper scraps a little more often.
10. Write a note to someone every week.
This isn't something I've logged or taken a photo of, but I have been trying to be more intentional about sending notes to people (or birthday cards can count, too). I personally enjoy getting notes in the mail, so I imagine that others do too. It doesn't have to be a long letter. Just a short note saying you're thinking of them can go a long way in making someone's day.
So, even though school has started back for kids in Middle Tennessee and my college guy will be going back to Knoxville this coming weekend, I don't consider the end of summer to be until Labor Day weekend . . . and that comes late this year (September 5-7). I've still got lots of time for summer fun!