Our travels this summer have taken us to beautiful back country roads. More often than not we’ve found ourselves without cell service which is welcomed. The name of the game has been picking in uncharted territory. The further from home, the better as far as I’m concerned.
Typically there are more chickens than people. Oh, there have been so many chickens. Caged, penned, free range. You name it. We need more chickens in our life. That’s for sure.
There have been creeks, peaks and rivers. One gargling right by our back door at this cabin by the woods. Glamping at its finest.
Barns and dilapidated out buildings too.
And one memorable barn-red, covered bridge.
We’re getting ready for another adventure as we continue to check items off from our summer bucket list. How is yours progressing?
It seems like we anticipate summer all year long living in Cape May. All of the seasons are beautiful here in this quaint coastal town but summer takes the cake. The town swells with visitors. The locals are busy working their craft whether it be retail, hospitality or agriculture. The energy in the southernmost point of New Jersey is amazing. Yet there is still time for a sunset bike ride by the bay, an afternoon nap on the beach or an early morning walk in the garden. The days are so long and full of possibility.
This year I don’t want to solely consume myself with work and miss out on what the season has to offer. I may have been guilty of that last summer. We put together a summer bucket list to keep ourselves motivated to enjoy all that life has to offer. We may even spend a few days acting like tourists as we did prior to moving here on a full-time basis.
With July rapidly approaching, I challenge you to make a summer bucket list too. Keep track of your goals whether on a piece of paper, a chalkboard, email, whatever works for you. Simply challenge yourself to fully enjoy the season without any regrets.
What’s on your summer bucket list?
While discussing bucket lists and goals, I should mention that I was interviewed in June’s issue of Cape May magazine. We talked lighting. Of course, I was happy to discuss all of the upcycled lighting we’ve created and posted about over the years.
Earlier this year, I made a goals list and included “contribute to a regional magazine” amongst what I wished to accomplish in 2015. And wouldn’t you know I did just that two months in a row! I am convinced that there is really something to putting your goals in writing and therefore releasing them into the world. It holds you responsible for accomplishing the tasks, even if only as simple as doing yoga on the beach just once this summer.
This month has snuck up on me and it is moving way too fast. I feel both a sense of panic and a sense of relief at this point in August. Mostly just panic though. The summer days are dwindling and there are far too many things I’d like to accomplish in the next two weeks. It has been a busy summer nonetheless but there is still time to squeeze more in and try new things. Cook new things. Explore new places. Take more pictures.
Please summer, don’t go! We’re just getting acquainted…
One of my friends dove into milk painting this week. She is an experienced furniture painter but wasn’t into the notion of mixing her paint – a common objection with milk paint that can easily be overcome. Well she decided to try new things and it has really paid off for her!
Check out this beautiful washstand done in Apron Strings.
This coffee table went from mid-century to farmhouse with Mustard Seed Yellow.
This evening is the Petal Pushers floral design workshop at The Rhoads Garden in North Wales, PA. We still have a few spots open and would love to have you if you’re local. Come early so we’re sure to have a space set for you or send an email today letting us know you’ll be attending. Try something new!