12 things i am putting on my summer bucket list

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.

10 thoughts on “12 things i am putting on my summer bucket list

  1. That all so sounds so exciting! Ive never thought of making a seasonal bucket list but what a great idea!!!

    I am so jealous that you are going to Paris; you with LOVE it!!!


    1. I absolutely cannot wait to visit Paris. I’ve been dreaming about it since I was a little girl! And, we can all thank Lina for the seasonal bucket list inspo. 🙂 You should totally write your own – I’d love to read it! xx

  2. Your trips sounds wonderful! I had a feeling before I read it that it would be Paris – enjoy!!
    I went to Paris at the start of a big road trip camping round europe back in 2008… and enjoyed it, but I was out of the main centre (as camping!) and it was the start of the trip, so I really want to go back and experience it properly – and with Gemma too… I’d like to train there if I’m honest, as there’s not many trips that are none airbound from our little island!
    The rest of your list sounds fab – I’m totally inspired to write my own!

    1. Oh my goodness… a camping around Europe trip! That is totally on a longer, future bucket list of vacations. 🙂 Lina and I have talked about it for years, and we will make it happen one summer soon-ish. So many places to go, so many vacations to take. Am I right?! Of course, Tokyo is right up there for us too. But, first, Paris! I cannot WAIT!
      Def write your own. I’d love to read it! xo

  3. Your photos and plans make me so happy! Summer truly is the most fun season of them all.
    I missed your space! So happy to be back to my quiet morning coffee-and blog-reading ritual. I’m catching up on all your posts now!

    1. So glad that you’re back and that you’ve got your morning ritual running again. I’m still trying to figure out some of my rituals since I am working full time now. They will come! Thanks for keeping up with me – it really does mean lot. Hope you’ve got some good summer plans planned! 🙂

  4. What a great list! You’ve never been to Paris? You will love it! It was my second choice of city to live in (after New York) and if I hadn’t liked it here so much I would have given the City of Lights another chance. Well, life is still long, so who knows what will happen next. Anyhow, my point is: It’s quite a lovely city. Practice your french before you go.

    Oh, and what a great roadtrip experience in the States. What other cities are you planning to visit?

    1. Thanks, Laura! I know… it’s been a long time coming and I cannot wait to visit Paris finally! The road trip is really just from NYC to North Carolina, so nothing new for me… but just to have a chance to drive a car + to feel that freedom of being on the open road. Sooooo good! 🙂

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