today, i’ve got the day off – from now until monday actually!! – and the weather here in sweden is out of this world beautiful. with only about one month left before school is out (but i still work during the summer, except for my 4 weeks of paid vacation), i’ve got spring fever + am longing for summer like nobody’s business.

all of that daydreaming of warm weather, sunshine, and more days off, plus my love’s post about her summer bucket list over on her blog,  has inspired me to follow my creative wife’s lead and create my own summer bucket list.

we’ve got a super exciting summer planned, with quite a bit of travel, so i am a very, very happy girl. and while there’s really not that much that is new stuff… except one amazing short trip to a new city, i know that this is exactly the kind of summer that i want + need. most of my plans + dreams are just all a bunch of opportunities to connect + dive into who i really am. the things that i really love, that make my soul sing + my heart full.

so, i present to you: liz’s summer 2016 bucket list!

my “while in europe + at home” list



summer me coffee

// arrange backyard bbq with friends + family

// enjoy a long weekend in paris (my first visit!!)

// fika outdoors at local cafés

// take long walks by the river

// spend a weekend in the swedish archipelago

// get my photography groove on

my “while on my american vacation + visiting home” list




beach family sitting

// drive a car (!!!) + do some road trippin’ in the states

// hug my parents and never stop

// drink (cheap!) craft beer till my heart’s content

// climb a mountain + wander in the woods (maybe camping too?!)

// hang out with friends in our beloved asheville

// soak up every second of beach week with my family

so, there you have it. a few of the things that i am looking forward to this summer. how about you? are you thinking ahead to summer (or winter)? do you have amy plans and/or wishes?! tell me!

xoxo. liz.