Re-Cap: Summer To-Do List

At the beginning of summer I created a to-do list of activities I wanted to complete this summer-- I did okay by completing 14/25, more than half, yay! In my defense I still have a few weeks to go and technically summer lasts a LOT longer here in SoCal. Here's a quick re-cap:

Kayaking: I had finally talked my boyfriend into kayaking and had plans to go over  Labor Day weekend but it was just so. freaking. hot. We re-scheduled this to the end of this month.
Pizza on the Grill: Tried it, loved it --we're making this again tomorrow night!

Weekend Trip: Visited Lake Mohave with the family, we're going again for some lakeside camping in a couple of weeks! 

Road Trip

Read More Books: Done! Here's what I read--

Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour by Rachel Zoe
China Dolls by Lisa See
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Power Play by Danielle Steel
The One & Only by Emily Giffin
Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book by Babe Walker
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson

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Grow Herbs: … and don’t kill them: I was doing so good with keeping my basil fresh... until I left it outside in the heat all day RIP lil plant :(

Movie Night at the Drive-In: Nope, still haven't gone :(

Ride Bike

Go to the Beach

Indoor Go-Kart Racing

Make Ice Cream/Sorbet: I made a no-churn chocolate chip ice cream that turned out super yummy! 

Eat at One New Restaurant Each Month
          June: Slater's 50/50
July: Lazy Dog's
August: 26 Beach

Photography e-Course: I'm still working on finishing the photography e-course from A Beautiful Mess but so far I've gotten some camera tips, new ideas for photos, and I love how the instructor explains everything so easily. 

Homemade Macarons: They were a lot more work than any cookie I have ever made but they came out good-- I was very proud of myself with this one!

Attend Blog Events:

Try New Summer Recipes: My passion iced tea lemonade is a MUST for hot days

Pinterest DIY Projects: Aside from recipes, I was inspired to create my own DIY Oatmeal Honey Acne Face Mask

Wine tasting in Temecula: Too hot, will go when it cools down

Visit Friends

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch

Movie in the Park

Take Walks After Dinner: Again, too hot. There was no way.

Visit The Getty

Treat Boyfriend to a Baseball Game: Steve and I at an Angels game 

Inspire Someone to Create a Summer List: Did I? If not, join me in creating a Fall To-Do List this month! 

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