Monday, 16 May 2016

Summer Listings

Hello Glitterbugs,

Not a Motivational Monday today, I looked and looked at quotes and I couldn't really find anything that suited. Last week was quite challenging in my personal life (although great in my work life) so I won't try to preach to you how to do something when I'm not feeling it myself. 

Instead, I thought I'd do one of my favourite blog activities, a list! 

Lists bring me the greatest of joys. I wrote a similar one last year and remember enjoying trying to tick everything off. As life has progressed there are new things to try and more adventures to be had so I thought it would be nice to set out a hopeful goals list of things to do this summer. I'll check back in September and see how I got on. 

Summer Listings

Buy new garden furniture. 
Host at least 5 'Drinks on the Decking' afternoons.
Spend time with Darcy outside.
Build her picnic table.
Have a day at the seaside.
Organise a Mummy Group picnic somewhere beautiful.
Cheer for Darcy on her first sports day!
Absolutely stuff myself with strawberries.
Have an afternoon at a PYO farm with friends.
Have a grown up night out with nice dresses and cocktails.
Go to the health club at least twice a week. 
Take Darcy to the play farm place with her friends. 
Write more.
Download and watch Darling Buds of May. 
Have long evenings in the garden with friends.
Pick a month and vlog every day of it. 
Work towards de-cluttering my office. 
Take a big trip to Seattle with Darcy and love each moment!
Learn to cook one amazing thing.
Learn to bake one amazing thing. 
Find an amazing party shop and stock up on themed supplies. 
Clear out my kitchen (so many junk drawers) a little bit. 
Create a summer playlist and lay listening in the hammock. 
Just once get up early and watch the sun rise. 
Spend more time at my parent's house. 
Film and Mummy and Darcy lookbook. 
Print off nice pictures, frame my art and make a gallery wall in the lounge. 
Drink more water. 
Explore London again. 
Relax, properly. 

For now, I think that will do. I'm walking into this new season feeling stronger than I did last year. I am so grateful for all my blessings and all the sweet things that I have and intend to enjoy each and every day. 

What do you look forward to in the Summer? 




  1. I'd love to see the mummy and Darcy lookbook! Hopefully you'll manage to get everything ticked off this summer!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. Loved this post! I always enjoy reading other people's lists of what they want to achieve; this definitely can still count as a motivational monday!

    Karina xx

  3. This is such a lovely post, I hope everything is better for you this week.

    Lots of love x
    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  4. This is so insipring! You've made me wanting to make a summer list of things to do, particularly now I've finished uni & have 5 months off! I'm looking forward to travelling & spending time with my boyfriend ^_^

    Katie | Words By Katie

  5. This post is lovely! And Darcy is gorgeous! You've inspired me to create my own list of things to do this summer! Thank you x

  6. They all sound like lovely things to do. I definitely want to get outside more and have a picnic in the park.. whilst revising! x

    Wonky Lauren

  7. Sounds like a great list of fun things to do. Love the gallery wall idea xxx

    Erin |

  8. cannot wait for your host!! x

    jess x |

  9. Sounds like lovely things to do, I can't wait for summer! xx

  10. I love lists. My husband complains about them cluttering up our house I have lists of lists. Also Looks like you have your summer sorted xx

  11. I also love lists! In fact, I think I should do my own summer listings, because I want to do a lot of things this summer and it will be very useful! Loved the post, and I can't wait for you to vlog a whole month haha x

    Zoel Hernández |

  12. ooooohh, a list! I love them, especially when I can read about activities!
    Super cute pictures Louise!

  13. Oh, I do love a good List! :) I have to say, mine would be to have more BBQs and days out in the Sun! <3

  14. "Get up early and watch the sun rise." Whenever I travel, I always make sure to do this at least once. However, I haven't tried making an effort during a regular day at home. Perhaps, it's about time. :) Great list Louise! | Bloglovin' | Instagram

  15. Loved this post and adored the list. Seem like lovely things to do in the summer!

    Hannie Arden from

  16. love it so many cute activities.

  17. This is a great list :) I should so do the thing where you print off pictures and decorate them as art around the house, that's a great idea! xx

  18. You've inspird me to go and make my own list. Glad you can see all the positives when you're having challenging times xx

  19. This is so insipring! xx

  20. Love these ideas! Sophie x

  21. All of these are such great ideas. Some of them I need to do myself, such as sorting out art for my house. We've been here for 5 months now and I still have nothing on the walls! I think I'll have to start my own list very soon!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  22. I absolutely love bucket lists! I write bucket lists for everything - for holidays, a particular season or even a weekend trip to a particular city.
    This summer, I'm looking forward to lots of barbecues with my family and friends, swimming in the lake and long summer evenings, but I'm also planning on using the time in order to sort out my makeup collection and clothes as well as adding some nice touches to my room and creating a photowall with pictures of the people I love and motivational quotes. For some reason, I'm really excited about that.

  23. Lovely post Louise :D Darcy is so cute :D x

  24. Great list - has a real summer feel to it! I do love writing a good list, I have also been prioritising them too, as they can seem overwhelming when there is so much to do.

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  26. "Print off nice pictures, frame my art and make a gallery wall in the lounge. "

    I've been meaning to do that forever, but I'm so lazy haha

    Good luck on this list, Louise! Maybe update us on your progress? I would love to hear about it!

  27. I love your list of things to do over the summer!! I have a list to but mine is a mile long! I'd love to see updates on your progress?

    Bethany x

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