how to read more during the summer

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! Today’s post is going to be all about how to read more during the summer without missing out on the exciting and warm summer days.

Let’s get started!

Read Outside:

A great way to spend some time outdoors is to read outside. Reading outside is really relaxing because you can enjoy nature and enjoy a good book.

☆Bring books with you everywhere:

The wonderful thing about putting a small paperback book into your bag is that you always have a chance to read. Waiting in line? Pull out your book. On a car ride? Pull out your book. Eating Lunch? Pull out your book. The possibilities are endless.

☆Audio Books:

Audiobooks are great for when you’re on the go during the summer. Whether your hanging outside, at the beach or adventuring in a new found city, you can always pop in your earbuds and listen to a great story.

☆Read graphic novels:

Graphic novels are fun and can be easily read in under an hour. Plus, lots of graphic novels have cute summer themes.

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I hope you guys all enjoyed today’s little post! what do you read in the summer? how do you read more in the summer? what are you doing this summer?

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summer bucket list 2019

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! Summer is coming! And I am so excited! In today’s post, I am going to be sharing my Summer Bucket list!

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grow my audience: I want to grow my audience more and stay more consistent on my blog and my socials

☆Make summer themed lifestyle posts: I want to make more summer lifestyle posts. If you have any ideas, comment down below!

Host blogging activity: I have always wanted to do this! Hopefully this summer I can 😀

☆ Start my blog design business! (I’m starting it sometime in June)

☆ Start Youtube Channel: I have always wanted to do this, Hopefully, it will be live sometime in August!

☆ Post three times a week: I want to make my blog exciting and have new posts more frequently

☆ Post more photography: A lot of people like my photography, so I am going to try to post more of it.

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☆ Read Less: I actually want to read less this summer. Last summer I read 50 books, but this summer I only want to read 25. I want to spend more time outside and with my friends and family, instead of chilling in my room and spending the whole day reading.

☆Read more nonfiction: I read way too much fiction. Fiction is amazing, but I also want to develop more skills this summer and learn more. So I am going to try to read at least 10 nonfiction books.

☆Get ahead of my TBR list: There are so many books that I haven’t read that I really want to read. This summer I want to read some of those books.

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☆ Draft the rest of my novel: I wrote a bit of my novel during Camp Nano and I really want to finish it. I love the story so much and I hope that it can become published. I plan to work on it a little bit this summer.

☆ Write every day: I started a diary a while back and I want to finish it and start writing every day again.

☆ Write more poetry: I love writing poetry, but I haven’t really had a lot of time for it. I want to work on it this summer.

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☆ Study More: In the fall I am going into high school and I want to make sure that I study during the summer so I won’t forget everything I learned before.

☆ Practice Math: Math is not my best friend, so I want to do some math warm-ups every day.

☆Sign up for college classes: I got accepted into two colleges’ College Credit Plus program, so I want to spend some time picking out the classes I want to take in fall.

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☆ Get my nails painted: I got a nail salon certificate for Christmas and thought it would be perfect to use in the summer. I’m thinking about painting them yellow, or white.

☆ Take some morning runs: I want to start running every morning, and exercising a bit more.

☆ Make some money: I am saving up for a Mac, and new camera and an Ipad Pro. I want to start some buisness and make some money during the summer to go towards my savings and so I can have some extra cash.

☆ Volunteer: I really want to volunteer at the library or the animal shelter. I think it will be a fun way to help support organizations I love.

☆ Spend more time with friends: I have a lot of great friends, but sometimes I don’t always get to spend time with them, because of everyone’s schedules. I hope to spend more time with them and develop deeper friendships with them

☆ Go thrifting: I have found some really cute clothes and local thrift shops and I hope to go there again with one of my friends that are obsessed with vintage clothing.

☆ Learn More French: I love french, and I want to really take some time to learn it.

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☆Practice more piano: I love the piano, and now that I am a worship leader in my youth group, I want to be the best pianist I can be.

☆Practice Clarinet: I love clarinet and I want to practice it so I can do well when I go into the intermediate group.

☆ Write songs: I love singing and songwriting and I really want to write a song.

☆ Use my uke: I don’t always use my ukelele and I want to use it more this summer.

☆ Learn some French songs: I think this will be a fun way to practice French.

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☆ Go to the movies: A lot of great movies are coming out and it would be really fun to go to the movie theatre to see them.

☆ See a musical: I love musicals and I would love to see one!

☆Go to the beach or swimming: I would really love to go to the pool or the beach.

☆ Go to the funfest: Our city has a fun festival every summer and I would love to go with one of my friends.

☆ Get boba tea: I love Boba and I really would love to get some.

I hope you all enjoyed my Summer Bucket List! I hope this post inspires you to have a fun summer!

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What’s on your summer bucket list?

What movies are you excited about?

Do you want to have a retro summer like me?

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we all scream for ice cream

Why hello there! Happy (late) Memorial Day!

Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! Recently I went to Mitchell’s ice cream and went on a little tour! I thought it would be cool to share some pictures of it!

(Also I am sorry that I haven’t been posting recently. I am in a little blogging block so if this post seems stiffer than usual that’s probably why :D)

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There are a lot of Mitchells locations in Ohio, but for the tour, we went to the Ohio City location. It originally was a movie theatre so it still has this little sign! I thought it was really cute the way it said now serving!

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I really loved the design of the shop. It had this really cute industrial and minimalist aesthetic.

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Then they showed us how they made the ice cream and behind the scenes in the factory. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot of good pictures of this part.

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After the tour, we got some ice cream! I tried out a new flavor; Lavender honey. It was amazing! It tasted almost like vanilla but like lavender? I don’t even know how you taste lavender but it was delicious!

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Yum!

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Mitchell’s is one of my favorite ice cream shops! I recommend trying them out if you need something yummy to cool you down on a hot summer day. But beware, sometimes their lines are so long it goes around the whole store!

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What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? What’s your favorite ice cream shop? What’s your favorite summer treat?

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🌻 august recap🌻

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Welcome back to my corner of the web! August has come to an end and THAT MEANS ITS TIME FOR A MONTHLY RECAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP *echos*

August was filled with happy summer days and SCORCHING HOT WEATHER! Let’s start off with my August faves!

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The Matched trilogy, Jane Eyre(manga classics) and Wuthering Heights

 

The Matched trilogy is a very exciting dystopian series that I really recommend! It’s GREAT!

aesthetics-

I really like the sunflower, space, and vintage aesthetics

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songs-

bella- Jamie grace

known- Tauren wells

warrior-Hannah kerr

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websites-

pinterest

scratch

WordPress 😛

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do a collab

create a sneak peek for my novel

hit 200 followers

interview my new OCs

make a DIY post

find my dads’ camera xD

fix up my youtube channel

do a couple book reviews

finally, have a giveaway

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed your summer!

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What are your goals for September? What did you do this August?

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//how to survive those hot summer days//

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Fun fact! It’s summer! As much as I love being able to stay up late and going to the beach, it gets quite hot where I live. This seems like the hottest summer ever in Ohio! Most days have been almost 90 degrees. I am someone who is veeeery sensitive to weather. I tend to overreact a lot… and when it’s hot I feel like I am melting into the ground XD. giphy (3).gif

Since I’m taking college classes (I made a post all about it here ) I haven’t been going outside too much but when I do IT SURE IS HOT. Now if you live in a place that stays mild all year long then that’s awesome! For Ohio, the weather seems just CRAZY all year, each season you don’t really know what to expect. Anyways, if you live somewhere where it gets super hot in summer, I have some tips for you how to survive!

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Sometimes the best thing to do is stay indoors. Try rereading your favorite books, binge-watch youtube, find a new fandom to obsess over, write something, animate, draw, try something new! If you’re looking for a new show to watch, try Free Rein or The Legend of Voltron.

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ALWAYS HAVE A WATERBOTTLE HANDY

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I mean it! Having water at your side not only keeps you hydrated but it makes you feel happier and more energetic too!

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Stray away from dark colored clothing! It really helps! Also, try to wear loser clothes, it lets air flow throughout your body easier!

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Having a positive attitude not only makes you feel better but it makes the others around you feel great too!

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Although the summer heat can be irritable summer is still fun! I hope you all enjoyed this post 😀

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Whats your favorite thing about summer? Is it hot where you live? Did you like today’s post? 😀

 

 

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