Summer Blogging Struggles & Belated Bucket List

I am going to be honest, I have had a super hard time keeping up on posts lately!

Since I work full-time and blog for fun, family life and work of course come first, and the blog is worked on as I am able to get to it. Up until recently, I had been cranking out almost a blog post a day! But then 4th of July happened, the nice weather hit, and my blog schedule when to $hit.

This is my first summer blogging, so I am experiencing this for the first time. All you other bloggers out there, do you agree that this is a harder time of year to keep up on things, and why is that? I feel like we are extremely busy around the holidays so I don’t know why summer would be a busier time for me, aside from the sunshine calling me and conscious decisions being made to be outside instead if at my laptop.

Well, just for the sake of catching up, here is what we have been up to! 

July has been just simply perfect in Seattle. I have zero problems with the weather this month. It has been around 75-80 degrees and just extremely sunny and comfortable! We kicked off the month hosting a 4th of July party at our house with friends. We are a foodie group and all cooked and truly just had one of those great days where we sat around, ate great food, drank great wine, and enjoyed the sun and company. I got my hubby a CharBroil smoker that we put to use making a brisket and it was delish.

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A peek at our 4th of July spread

Since the weather has been hot, work for me naturally has been a little crazy. I complain about having time to blog, and sitting here writing can think of at least half a dozen days where I stayed late to close a deal or deliver a boat or help a customer.

img_1929This time of year is hard since I see my hubby and daughter a little less when the hot and busy days at work hit, so we try to make the most out of the time we do get together! Last week they came and snatched me up after an especially crazy day and we headed out to dinner on the Kirkland waterfront at Carillon Point. As you can see from the picture to the left my daughter was thrilled (two-nager anyone?).

I also worked a beautiful sunny weekend at the floating boat show at Kirkland Uncorked, a Seattle-area waterfront wine-tasting event.

This past week we took our daughter (almost 2 1/2) to her first movie and saw Despicable Me 3! It was super cute and she loved it. We went to AMC in Woodinville where they have the big comfy leather recliners and thought it was a much more fun 1st movie experience going all out like that.

To top it all off, my husband and I went to a concert with some of his friends last night at Marymoor Park in Redmond. If you have never attended a summer outdoor concert at Marymoor, you are missing out! It is as Pacific Northwest of a venue as you could imagine… a clearing inside pine trees with craft beer, bistro lights, and food trucks galore!

 

Wow! If that isn’t a perfect start to a Seattle Summer, I don’t know what is! Looking ahead, I do have a little anxiety feeling like there is a lot left to do and we are quickly running out of time, so here is my Pacific Northwest Bucket List for the remaining few months of summer:

-Try a new recipe with our CharBroil smoker (I’m thinking Hawaiian Pulled Pork)

-Take an amazing boating trip! We have plans to head to Roche Harbor, but I would like to make it out a few more times!

-Head to the Woodland Park Zoo to meet the new baby giraffe!

-Get in some beach time at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard

-Try a new Seattle-area ice cream shop! We are Molly Moon’s junkies, but I want to expand my horizons. I was thinking Shug’s Soda Fountain in Pike Place Market.

-Buy some ridiculous pool floats for our trip to Lake Chelan! We are heading there for a wine tasting weekend with friends in August and I just simply can’t wait for some beach time too.

-Hit up the Bumbershoot Festival Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center! Bumbershoot is a big music festival that I have been relatively impartial to in the past, but the lineup looks incredible this year. I especially want to see Flume, Odesza, HAIM, The Roots, and Kaleo.

 

Okay, that seems like plenty to pack into a month and a half, so I am going to stop there, though I feel like I could keep going. What do you all have left to check off your summer bucket list??

 

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6 Replies to “Summer Blogging Struggles & Belated Bucket List”

  1. Summer blogging is always a struggle! You’ll be happy you spent your summer with your family though! Keep a long list of ideas on your phone and that will give you lots to write about when the weather turns rainy and cloudy! Xx

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  2. I hear ya!! That was me in May!!! But its come back around and things have picked up! Everyone has those weeks!! Chin up buttercup and looking forward to whats coming!! Enjoy your family time, its way more important xxxxxxxx

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  3. Sounds like you’ve been having so much fun! It’s interesting you mention the season blogging problem. When I first started my blog it was in the summer during college. So for 3 months I blogged every single day. (Which BTW was totally unsustainable). Then when I got back to school I hardly blogged at all! Now that I have a full-time job, I try to do fewer and quality posts that are reasonable with my schedule!

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  4. Looks like a great list! I’ve also been wanting to hit up Golden Gardens maybe to practice some photography. If you want to take a “photo field trip” together, let me know!

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