Documented: My Summer Bucket List



I’m starting to get very anxious about the move to Michigan. Not really about the moving a thousand miles away from everything and everyone I’ve ever called home part — but the actual packing my shit into boxes in a reasonably organized fashion part.

One of my coping techniques for freaking out is to make a list. So I decided to write out my summer bucket list: what do I want to accomplish this summer? I used the brand new ‘summer lovin’ kit from Olya and Charisse to documenting my list.


Olya (one of my absolute favorite instagrammers) sent me a message last week asking if I’d like to show off a new kit that her and Charisse designed — I love everything these girls create, so I jumped on the opportunity. You can pick up the digital cards at or a physical set at


I added this spread to my ‘for me’ album — an 8×6 album dedicated to documenting whatever I want, whenever I want. Having an album just for my own thoughts and feelings has been incredibly freeing. I don’t have to worry about documenting an entire story, or using specific products, or spelling/grammar/cursing errors. It’s like a scrapbook/art journal hybrid — perfect for when I want to get some feelings out on paper and use pretty paper at the same time.

What’s on your summer bucket list?

How do you plan on documenting your summer fun?
  • Olya Schmidt

    Love LOVE what you created with our Summer Lovin’ kit! Girl, I totally hear you about having a me album with no rules or deadlines. I’ve thinking of making one like that and this might be just the push I needed. Thank you!
    And thank you SO MUCH for agreeing to showcase our kit. You rock!

    • Thank you so much for letting me play! I love love love the watercolor motif and the palette is fantastic! It was such an uplifting kit to use.

  • Oh, you’re watching the World Cup? This is a big deal for brazilians like me and is so nice see that some bloggers I follow is enjoying too!

    • I am super into the World Cup. One of my favorite memories as a kid was when my dad took me to see some of the US players come back to our hometown after World Cup ’94. Everyone was in the streets for hours, it was really amazing.

  • Damn, this is gorgeous.

    • Thanks :D I really love the watercolor look. The cards are awesome and the just worked so perfectly!

  • Janine van Emden

    a very good tip my mom gave me for moving: write down what goes into which box clearly and write it on the side of the box. Cause when you start stacking them and have only written it on top… oh boy…
    And her best tip for unpacking: just start with the top box.
    and no stressing please ;-)

    I still need to write my bucket list for this summer. I have it sort of in my brain but I want to add it to my summer album.

    • Yes!!! On the sides. Such a good idea!!!