Now that the weather is warmer and school is just about finished it’s time for a summer bucket list! I’m always lost as to what to do when there’s no school so the summer bucket list is the most important season of bucket lists.
Summer 2018 bucket list
These are a few of things I’m hoping to do this summer:
Eat meals outdoors and enjoy the weather.
Roast marshmallows over the fire pit and make s’mores. I’ve actually already done this!
Enjoy the outdoors more. Go for walks, sit outside, take pictures of nature, bike rides.
Eat summer foods. Salads, fresh food from the garden, fresh fruit from the farmers’ market, homemade popsicles (a future recipe post?!), gazpacho. This is making me hungry.
Make a summer playlist.
Travel. There are two trips I’m going on. Guess where?
Pick some flowers to bring inside.
Redecorate my room.
Enjoy the free time, work on art and other things.
Make iced herbal teas.
Do yoga or meditation outside at least once.
Have a sleepover.
Help out in the garden.
Go to the park.
The goals are the less fun, more important things I would like to accomplish over the summer.
Finish all of my finals. The number one thing!
Get my drivers license and practice driving.
Clear out unwanted stuff.
Prepare for next school year by pre-studying to make sure I didn’t forget things.
Keep blogging up and hit 1,500 (maybe 2,000?) followers!
What are some of the things on your summer bucket list or summer goals you’d like to complete?
In my young adult years, it’s my goal to gain as many experiences and learn as much as I can, mostly through travel and whatever path of school and work I will be in. The schools I’ve applied to are nearby so I will be living at home, which will provide me with a good home base without having to have my own place to worry about ( or the added cost of living ) so I can travel more freely. The schools also offer several different programs for travelling abroad:
Co-op where you can be hired abroad for a school term and get to work as part of your education.
The exchange program where you can take some of your courses at a school abroad.
With the opportunities the school provides and on my own, there are lots of places I’m hoping to explore in my young adult years. This post will be about Europe!
I’ve been working on a list that is more in detail but right now I just have a bit figured out.
First stop – Iceland on the way to Europe.
It seems to be not too uncommon to stop and stay in Reykjavik for a day or 2.
What I would do
See around the city
Go to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal pool. It’s naturally very warm water and they have places where you can swim in it. Even if I wasn’t swimming, it’s very beautiful.
Take an Icelandic pony tour of either the volcanoes or some of the historical sights. Pretty much anywhere just as long as I can ride one of the ponies.
What I would do
The list for the UK could go on forever, but these are the things I would want to do the most.
Explore London, maybe take a bus tour.
Go to the baths in Bath.
See some of the major historical sights.
Visit Buckingham Palace.
Probably bike throughout.
Visit some of their cool coffee shops.
Explore the city because it looks like a really interesting place.
Go to the Van Gogh Museum
Visit the Rijksmuseum Library
Learn to Salsa dance
Visit a colourful market
Explore the place
There is so much to see in Italy I would be happy to go anywhere. So far the list is just one thing, though.
Spend a day in Rome.
I would probably only want to spend a weekend at most in Athens and that would be it.
I promised to keep the blog updated with doing things off of the fall bucket list and now that fall is almost over ( oops! ) it’s time to post!
After experimenting with pumpkin muffin recipes my favourite has been adapted from BRETTNSHARA on All Recipes. They are moist and have lots of flavour without being overly spicy. I’ve already made them at least 3 times!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oat flour. ( For extra fibre! )
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice. A good recipe for pumpkin pie spice can be found here
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the streusel
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 large flake oats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Mix flour, oat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until it’s combined in a large bowl. Add all the other muffin ingredients to the flour mixture. In a separate bowl mix together all of the streusel ingredients until it’s crumbly and combined. Pour batter into muffin tins that are either greased or have muffin cups, add streusel on top and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick can be poked into a muffin and come out clean. Enjoy delicious muffins!
Do you have a favourite fall baked good? And would you like to see more recipes?
It’s almost fall! Or it already is, but right now it is pretty warm here and I’m in a fall-ish mood so it’s time for an autumn post.
A Million reasons to love fall
Fall is probably my favourite season, I may have gotten my love for fall from reading Anne Of Green Gables and it making me truly appreciate how pretty fall is. The world quiets down for a nap through winter, trees turn beautiful colours, the weather cools down, food gets warmer and heavily spiced, drinks hotter, houses cozier. I can’t let fall go by without taking full advantage of it!
Pinterest is the best place in the fall, with spicy recipes and pictures of cozy cats by the fire, so it inspired me to make a fall bucket list of all the things I would like to do to really have a good autumn!
I will keep the blog and my Instagram updated with posts of doing things off of the list, so keep watch for them all season!
This sounds like it should be the name of a coming of age movie.
Sometimes with being homeschooled, I have felt like I’m missing out on being a kid because I’m not in school like lots of other kids my age, and I’m at home a lot of the day like a retired person. That’s not a bad thing at all and I like to think it makes me a little more mature, even though it probably doesn’t haha. A little while ago I made this list of things that felt like a teenager should do or that I didn’t want to miss out on, mostly it’s just things on my bucket list that I want to do as a teenager.
The Teenage Bucket List
Climb a tree because I haven’t done this yet?!
Go to a concert. Did this, but more would be fun or a festival.
Stay up all night. I’ve done this, too!
Watch the sunrise?? I’ve done this, not quite sure why I had this 0n the teenage list, though.
Go to a sleepover. Did this!
Dye hair crazy colours. Did this, too!
Start a business. Working on it.
Learn to drive. I’ve read a little bit of the book, that’s probably good enough, right?
And get drivers license. Because what’s the point of learning if I don’t get a license?
Go to a school dance. My homeschool group doesn’t have a lot of high school aged kids so I can’t really set one up, but I’ve always wanted to go to one. Ok, to be honest, I just want to dress up.
Go on a road trip. Or just travel. Done a little bit of this.
Get a job.
“Graduate” homeschooling. Getting there.
Go to a pool party. I’ve done this already, too!
Meet some of my online friends. I’ve met one and there’s plenty more to go.
Go to one of the Great Lakes beaches.
Have a Tumblr photo shoot.
Do a colour run. I’ve done this a few years ago!
Learn to skate. Sort of did this, I stood up and moved a little bit on skates.
Learn to ski.
Learn an instrument. I’m not sure what one I want to do, I’m also not very motivated to do this.
Make a blog. Here it is!
Take ballroom dance lessons. I need a partner.
Make a giant collage in my room. I had one then took it down after it had been up for about a year.