Thursday, June 28, 2012

summer goals.

 canvas tote bag largo navy/aqua stripe: c/o Citta Design / hot pink sunglasses: SHOTS (aka sisterhood of the traveling sunglasses)

1. spend one day a week at least at the beach. last week alone, i spent a total of 5 out of 7 days at the beach (the other 2 days i spent traveling. unexceptable, i know), so now i'm going through withdrawals because it was absolute bliss. and after getting back from St. Simons, i wondered why i didn't spend more time at the beach only 20 minutes away from my house. so we're gonna make this happen. it's not like this is a difficult goal for me. so let's assume that this goal is pretty much a done deal.

2. use this striped tote bag as often as possible. which in my case means lots of beach trips and vacations! my friends from Citta Design sent me this and i couldn't be more in love with it. i'm already obsessed with stripes and with the canvas streaking with navy blue and turquoise,  you know i'm sold. to top it off, the leather straps make it ultra classy and so easy to throw over your should when you're running out the door. like i said, in freakin' love.

3. finish up reading list. even though i read all year round, summertime is my season to read even more. if that's even possible. it might have to do with all of those summer months growing up when mom would take us to the library and we would have backpacks full of books to read - or even through college years, i found summer time to read all the "fun" books. and in case, you are wondering here are a few on my list: 

Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Wuthering Heights.
Gone Girl.
Anna Karenina.
Girl Who Played with Fire.
The Great Gatsby.
Specials.
anything by John Green.

4. more photography projects! whether it's taking on the challenge of taking a photo an hour through out a day or using my fisheye lens more than usual, i wanna do it! i keep meaning to do these little projects that i see pop up around blog world...but then never get around to doing it! also am working on my smashbooks, so those should be making an appearance very soon. so remember keep me accountable, folks!


5. follow S.H.O.T.S (aka sisterhood of the traveling sunglasses). so back in March, i met up with some pretty incredible ladies in the state of A-to-the-Z. after we got back, we tweeted about how much we missed each other and wanted to stay connected. we made a joke about sending a pair of jeans around like in The Sisterhood of the Travelings Pants but as we were all different sizes (and even a beautiful preggo friend in the mix) we didn't see how this would work. so....i happened to find this pair of obnoxiously HOT PINK sunglasses which will begin making it's travels to this lady, this one, that one, and last but not least, this one. so be on the look out! 

so what's on your list of summer goals?
also any other book recs? i'm always open to them!

much love.
{happy friday, friend.}

34 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to do more photography too! I love the idea of a photo an hour challenge. I also love that SHOTS is happening!

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  2. I LOVE the sun glasses! What a fun idea to do!! hehe

    And I totally have been meaning to do a photo an hour for a day, for like ever now! I just keep forgetting!! LOL Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  3. same goal:)...beach at least once a week and so far I'm on track:)...

    love your cute photos!
    xx

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  4. Oooo, I love the challenge of one photo every hour of the day. Gonna do it! Good luck on your summer goals. They are all super awesome :)

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.com

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  5. YES! I love your photos and I know this will be yet another awesome project of yours! PS... beach photos are my fave!

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  6. This is AWESOME. Glad you did a summer list! I love it all! :)

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  7. I love that bag! I don't go to the beach as often as I did when I was younger (I simply burn to a crisp!)
    But I love all your books on your to read list!! I am starting Wuthering Heights and I really want to read Anna Karenina + The Great Gatsby

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  8. Oh that bag is super cute! I like the list you made I think it has a lot of good things to do during the summer :)

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  9. That is an awfully cute bag! I love all your photos and look forward to seeing more photography projects! I need to steal some books off your list :)

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  10. oh man, i've already been hitting the beach pretty frequently. like you said, easy goal!

    love the traveling sunglasses. i'll keep my eye out around blogland.

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  11. Great goals!!! Sounds a lot like mine! :) Have a good weekend! xoxo

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  12. I want to yell "SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!" obnoxiously right now. xoxox

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  13. What I wouldn't give to live close enough to the beach to go every day. I am so super jealous... I may not be able to read your blog for the rest of the summer ;) I kid, I kid!

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  14. I love Wuthering Heights! After you read that you should read Jane Eyre, it's even better.

    Check out my "summer" reading list here:http://curlsandfrills.blogspot.com/2012/05/bookshelves-of-books.html

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  15. I live 5 minutes from the beach and I havent been once!!! My lack of beach going is seriously a crime!!!

    Love the book list! I've read most of them except for Gone Girl (just slightly a book nerd growing up!), I'll have to check it out!!

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  16. haha, LOVE the sunglasses idea! cannot wait to see all the shennanigens!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  17. love that pretty bag! also, The Great Gatsby is awesome. hoping the movie in December is great, too!

    I live close to the beach, but we NEVER go. silly, huh? =/

    Love your summer list, Ilene!

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  18. Some things on my list - go to the drive in, go to some baseball games, swim A LOT and have a mojito (or two, or three....)

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  19. ok cool the perks of being a wallflower was my absolute favorite book in high school! i actually am reading it again now that I am 25 because all i remembered is that i really liked it

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  20. i LOVE your beach tote and the travelling sunglasses is so cool!

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  21. I love the beach. If I lived near one I would be at it every. single. day.

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  22. My only real goal this summer is to read as many books as possible. I recently updated my goodreads.com account (something I am trying to do more often). And with all this reading my local library has become my best friend.

    thepoppie.com

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  23. I love your reading list! I'm such a bookworm...so looking over that list made me nostalgic and wanting to reread some of my favorites. I hope you like Anna Karenina...I think there's a movie coming out soon about that (in the fall maybe?)...so that'll be nice to see it right after! :)

    Have a great weekend lovely!

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  24. not bad goals to work on all summer!

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  25. you should add some Sarah Addison Allen to your reading list, she's perfect for summer :)

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  26. Great summer goals and photos! I also just started reading Anna Karenina, it has been on my To Read list for a while. I hope to finish it this summer too! I also should make it a goal to spend more time at the beach. =)

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  27. awesome summer goals. i really, really need to start playing around with the camera more. haven't learned that much. :( enjoy that adorable tote!!

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  28. I am LOVING this S.H.O.T.S. idea!! So many of my friends live all over the country and the world... what a great, GREAT way to keep in contact in share something really great!!! I'm totally stealing this! :)

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  29. that's a pretty beach? which beach is this? the kids and i are headed to hilton head next week and myrtle beach the next. can't wait!

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