~Summer 2016~

Friday, September 9, 2016

late nights
lake days
milkshake runs
bagel dates
turning 16
painting rooms
Hallmark movies
Instagram chats
attempted flatlays
poor poor succulents
long walks
Everybody Loves Raymond
fried eggs
doughnut adventures
messy buns
no makeup
summer ballet
Finding Dory
murder mysteries
free bagels
the dollar section at Target
fruit fruit fruit
Paper Comets
water water water
long phone calls
sleeping in
taco nights
the Olympics
falling in love with beta reading
new blog designs
golden oreos
attempting to drive
jam sessions with my sister

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Summer 2016. It was pretty epic. I'll be honest- I didn't knock everything off of my summer bucket list. I never had that water balloon fight. It was far too hot to attempt any picnics. Swing dancing never seemed to work out, and I didn't make a single smoothie. But I spent lots of time with awesome people. I had my first campout. The amount of ice cream that I consumed was insane, lake days were plentiful, and I finally painted my room. It's impossible to do everything, but I did do a LOT of awesome things. I'm not ready to be back in the swing of life, not ready for fall weather, not ready in general- but I'm glad to be able to say that it was a full, wonderful summer. 

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How was your summer?


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful summer! ♥

  2. I'm happy you had such a wonderful summer! And that blog design is truly beautiful, I love it. I'm not ready for fall either, I don't want the sun and warm days to go away. :/

    1. Thank you so much, Simona! I'm glad that I'm not the only one jumping for joy at autumn's return. It's still warm here for the most part, but I'm not ready to lose that!

  3. I really do love this list! Maybe I will have to make a list of my own! I need to go on a bagel date, a coffee run and some other little things! Going to use this as inspiration!

  4. Your summer sounds like perfection.

  5. Love love love this list! Sounds like your summer was dreamy.

    1. Thank you!! Ahhh it wasn't as perfect as this list makes it look, but it was a lot of fun:) ♥

  6. This is perfect! My summer was crazy-busy, but packed full of people and sunshine and joy and light. :) I spent most of my time at the pool or in church, and loved it. <3

  7. Your summer sounds like goalsss!!

    1. Haha!!! Not exactly, but it was a lot of fun:) ♥

  8. Aaah this sounds so amazing <3 Your list is so perfect.

  9. Eeeep I love this list; I'm glad you had a good summer!

  10. Okay, Grace. It's been WAAAAAAYYYYYYY TOOOO LOOOOONNNNNGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't read a blog in ages, and so of course on the first night that I read blogs in a bit I come and check yours out.

    YOU GOT A NEW DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I love it! So clean and girly and YOU. And I've missed so many good posts, including your vlog which I promised to watch.

    But I feel you girl, this summer has been a kingdom dance (current soundtrack) flurry of fun and work, even if we didn't get everything done. That's okay, because what we did get done, ROCKED! Your summer looks and sounds ah-mazing! photography, friends, blogging, ice cream, you can't go wrong!

    1. HANNAH!!!!!!!! I've missed you so much!!!! It has been FAR too long! We will have to catch up sometime very soon. ♥

      I DIDDDDDD! Thank you so much!! I'm so thrilled that you like it! I'm so happy with how it turned out- Vanessa did it, and she did such a beautiful job. ♥

      That is completely okay! You really haven't missed much, and I know that you've been busy having lots of wonderful adventures. :)

      It was pretty wonderful! And I can't wait to hear all about how your life has been lately:) ♥

  11. I WILL FIND OUT HOW MY SUMMER IS GOING TO BE IN A FEW MONTHS. :D hehhe. It's cooooming. I can feel it!! Although, like I'm totally wearing jeans and under my blankets right now. Darn you, Spring, and your false promises of warmth. *sighs* ANYWAY. I love this post. I can practically taste summer just reading it. :')

    1. EEK YOU LUCKY DUCK!! We just started autumn and I'm already like OKAY SUMMER WHERE ARE YA? Obviously, I need to move to Australia. I hope that you have an amazing summer, Cait!! ♥

  12. YES THIS MAKES ME HAPPY. I've done a lot of the same things and asjkf;a. Especially the beta reading thing. I was swamped with beta projects but it was so gosh darn fun. xD

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

    1. I'M SO HAPPY THAT IT MADE YOU HAPPY!! Beta reading is so overwhelming but oh my goSH I LOVE IT. XD

  13. It sounds like you've had a really wonderful summer Grace! I've been meaning to check out your blog for a while now; you're always leaving the sweetest of comments on mine! Can I just say how incredible your blog is, I mean WOW. It's got such a cute, fresh layout and your content is wonderful- I loved this post!

    Sara | Herelectricocean.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Sara! You're the sweetest. ♥

  14. Yes! I hope your autumn turns out just as wonderful as your summer was. :)

    Also, I haven't been here for a little while and wow, you have a new deign! It looks great! And your about pages are incredible too - seriously the way you described why you blog was beautiful. xx

    1. Thank you, Jessica! :)

      Oh my, thank you!!! That is so sweet- it means a lot! ♥

  15. This is SUCH A CUTE POST, GRACE!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 I LOVE your list!! Definitely gonna steal this idea for next year. ;)

  16. Your summer sounds fantastic. I love how you summed it up so simply.


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