How I Did on My Spring Reading and Bucket List

 Happy first day of summer!  While I have already shared 10 things I'd like to do this summer in this post and it feels rather weird not be sharing my summer bucket list now, I did still want to look back and see how I did with my spring bucket list.  I think I did pretty well! 


1.  A Place for Us by Harriet Evans--  Check! 



2. The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock-- Check!



3. The Paid Bridesmaid by Sarah Wilson--   Check!



4. Tahira In Bloom by Farah Heron--  Check!



5. If You Must Know: A Novel by Jamie Beck-- Check!



6.  Someone Else's Secret by Julia Spiro--  --Nope!

7. The Light Through the Leaves by Glendy Vanderah-- Check!



8. The Apology Project by Jeanette Escudero-- Check!



9. Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life  by Brianna Madia- Nope!

10. The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews--  Check!




1. Get some potted plants going on the deck-- preferably basil and a few other easy to grow edible ones.-- Check! 



2. Check to see if we have an old bike that Evan can fit on and start adding some bike rides in place of a few of our daily hikes. -- nope! 

3. Get the patio furniture out and start eating outside more often-- Check!

breakfast on the deck

dinner on the patio

4. Try a new salad recipe (either for lunch or dinner)-- Check!  

We tried an easy BLT corn salad recipe


5. Go kayaking!--Check!




6. Get caught up on scrapbooking (up until Jan 1st of this year)-- Check!  I finished the last page from 2020 by Easter





7. Make Easter cards for the family-- Check! 



8. Enjoy a weekend getaway with my husband -- Check! 







9. Put out all the spring d├ęcor: flowers for the front steps, garden decoration, and a wreath for the door.-- Check!




10. Visit a museum -nope

11. Go to the beach-- we've always loved the beach in spring best--nope

12. Plan at least 2 day trips for Alec's April vacation-- Check!  We went on a seal watch and then hiking/ out to lunch at Panera bread. 









13. Celebrate Ian's 18th birthday!-- Check! We just had a small party at home with the grandparents. 






14. Visit the botanical gardens-- Nope!

15.  Find a new state park to explore.-- Check! My husband and I checked out a few new ones in New Hampshire. 


Comments

  1. You've been so productive, Joanne! But you've also taken some good time to relax, too... all those books!!

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    1. Yes, I have been enjoying so many great books!

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  2. You have got through a lot of books, great choices.

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  3. You sure had a productive spring! :)

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    1. We did! Now I'm excited to see what summer brings.

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  5. Way to go! You had a great spring! The dessert for Ian’s birthday looks DELICIOUS!! Will you share the recipe?

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    1. We followed this recipe and just omitted the peanuts- https://www.melissassouthernstylekitchen.com/peanut-butter-brownie-trifle/

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  6. It's always amazing to me how many books you read. I need to incorporate more of that into my days,
    XOOX
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  7. Joanne! I'm always so impressed by what you accomplish in a month...that might take me at least six months! Congratulations on all of those checks!

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  8. Like the cover design of Tahira in Bloom.

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  9. Just leaving to sit in my garden and read in my book! The hole afternoon!

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely! It's raining her today so I'll have to sick to reading indoors.

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  10. Wow! What a productive (and busy) spring! So many checks!! Here's to a summer just as nice:)

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  11. Good for you for getting so many things checked off your list! And also major props for getting caught up on the scrapbooking! I am still trying to work on getting caught up on mine. And I love your wreath! It's so pretty!

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    1. Now I just need to start working on 2022 pages.

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  12. You did great! The wreath is beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  13. I'm adding a few of these books to my library list! That BLT salad looks delicious!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. It was so good but next time I'd heat the corn just a tiny bit and serve it immediately while the bacon and lettuce are still crispy.

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  14. Man, I have so much admiration for people who read a lot. I was one of you as a kid, haha! I need that “reading gene” to turn back on! The flowers on your front steps are so pretty!

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    1. Yeah, I have pretty much never stopped reading; even through high school and college I always had a "fun" book in my bad to sneak in some reading between classes.

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