Update on my Summer Bucket List!

Earlier this summer, I wrote out a list of things I wanted to do over the course of the Summer. I’m going to go back through and see what things I did do and what things I didn’t. Maybe what I didn’t do will roll over into my fall bucket list 😉

  1. Visit NYC -No, but I am going in October *excitement*
  2. Trips to the beach – Yes, I was able to go to the beach several times!
  3. Go to an amusement park -No, but I’m going in September
  4. Go fishing -No, but does snorkeling count ?
  5. Hike – Nope
  6. Swim in a pool -Yes, this one was easy
  7. Play mini golf – Yes, several times actually!
  8. DIY project -Yes, I built an Ikea desk that took DAYS
  9. Tanning day -Yes, but I am still quite pale (thank God for self tanners)
  10. Get a massage -No, I’m broke
  11. Spend a day with Jace (my nephew) -Yes, he was so cute!
  12. Spend a day with Ethan (my nephew) -Yes, he was so crazy and silly!
  13. Eat an entire watermelon -No, I did not repeat last summer’s biggest feats
  14. At home car wash -Yes, and I’m due for another one
  15. Get a pedicure -Yes, I got one in the begining of summer
  16. Make s’mores -Yes, What’s camp without S’mores?
  17. Bonfire -Yes, I’ve definitely had campfires and I think one bonfire
  18. Day without technology (we’ll see about this one haha) – I want to say yes but no
  19. Go to a concert -No, I’ll catch you next year Firefly
  20. Read a book -Yes, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
  21. Cook a new food -Yes, cooking is actually quite fun
  22. Do yoga -Yes, as well as other fitness classes
  23. Pic nic with friends -No, I mentioned this to my boyfriend once but it never happened…
  24. Bowling -No, and I’m not too upset about this one lol
  25. Ride my bike -Yes & No? I can’t remember. Wait, yes! While I was babysitting in June!
  26. Make homemade popsicles -No, AND I DEEPLY REGRET THIS

If you actually read this whole list, then wow props to you. Hope your summer was more fulfilling than mine haha. If I was being honest, I had a great summer just not as much *pizaz* (is that how you spell it?) as I might have wanted it to be.

I did 15/26 that’s 57% completed! Better luck next year haha!


Summer ’16 Bucket List

  1. Visit NYC
  2. Trips to the beach
  3. Go to an amusement park
  4. Go fishing
  5. Hike
  6. Swim in a pool
  7. Play mini golf
  8. DIY project
  9. Tanning day
  10. Get a massage
  11. Spend a day with Jace (my nephew)
  12. Spend a day with Ethan (my nephew)
  13. Eat an entire watermelon
  14. At home car wash
  15. Get a pedicure
  16. Make s’mores
  17. Bonfire
  18. Day without technology (we’ll see about this one haha)
  19. Go to a concert
  20. Read a book
  21. Cook a new food
  22. Do yoga
  23. Pic nic with friends
  24. Bowling
  25. Ride my bike
  26. Make homemade popsicles

My summer break started in the beginning/middle of May and I originally made this list back then. I’m surprised by how much of it I’ve already done and I’m hoping to finish them all. Expect a post at the end of the summer with an update 😉 If you have any good Summer bucket list ideas, let me know!

– Kelly

Anticipating Summer

With so much going on in my life right now, it has become easy to get swallowed whole by the schoolwork, laundry, errands, work, and all the other junk that is keeping me busy. Even though I like being productive, I have also been keeping my eye on the calendar for that day when school will end and all the pressure of school will be off. I am starting to get “summeritis” (definition here) since my last week of school is in May. Knowing that summer is so soon, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I want to do this summer. I definitely want to take a few trips to the beach, visit New York City, and maybe even buy a milkshake at Wawa at 3 am. I’ve realized that this is my last summer where I’ll still be a kid -I’m seventeen, by the way. Now this does not mean I want to let loose and go crazy but it does mean I want to adventure and have a little bit of fun since next summer I will be busy with college and all. I’m thinking about making a Summer ’16 Bucket List of sorts filled with all the things I want to do. I’m not sure if anyone else makes these but I seem to make one every year haha. I sometimes follow through on the list but not always. I’m super excited for what’s to come and the anticipation is making present day seem boring. Good thing Summer’s coming soon!

Do any of you make Summer Bucket lists or have summeritis? If so let me know down in the comments!

-Kelly Landis


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Nominated for the Liebster Award!


Hey Readers!

Hope everyone is doing well! This past Saturday, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the amazing, Sheema (aka ThroughMyLens). Definitely take some time check out her blog; especially if you love makeup, skincare, etc. She is an excellent writer and I look forward to new posts by her. Thanks for the nomination!

So, the rules for this tag are:

• Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

• Copy and paste the Leibster Award badge to your post

• Nominate 10 new bloggers

• Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you

• Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate

• Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog


Sheema’s Questions for Me:

Would you prefer to see a sunrise or a sunset? 

I’d prefer to see a sunrise by myself after an early-morning run on the beach. However, if I was with someone else, I’d prefer to watch the sunset.

Dark or white chocolate? 

Dark chocolate all the way! I eat it almost every single day (Shh.. it’s healthy right?)

What’s your favourite colour and why? 

My favorite color is either black because it goes with everything or pink because it’s super girly!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

One word. Netflix.

Can you speak more than one language, if so, what are they? 

Besides English, I know un peu français (I took 4 years of French  so maybe more than a little but I’m not fluent) and I know very little Spanish but I am taking it in school this year.

If you could be invisible, what would you do? 

See what my dogs do when I’m not around haha.

What’s your favourite song?

This is a hard one. I’d probably have to say Oui by Jeramiah.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? 

I’m definitely more of an early bird lol!

If there’s only one country you could visit, which will it be? 

Ugh. This is hard! Probably Bora Bora (see my last post) or France!

Tell us something random/funny about you? 

I’m really good at picking stuff up with my toes hehe.


I nominate the following blogs: 

Street Style Upgraded

D-City Hippie



Beth’s Blog 

Timble And Thorn 

With All My Affection 

Bristles and Thread

Ramona Chrisstea 

The Style Matriarch


My 10 Questions for the Nominees:

When did you start blogging?

What’s your favorite post that you’ve written?

Who are some of your favorite bloggers?

What country are you from?

Ice cream or frozen yogurt?

Favorite genre of music?

Who is your inspiration?

Phone or laptop?

What’s your favorite holiday?

What’s your favorite social media?


Thanks Sheema, again, for nominating me! If I did not nominate you, feel free to answer my questions in the comments. I’d be happy to read (: Have a great week everyone! I’m planning to post every week from now on so keep an eye out for my posts!




I Want to Visit Bora Bora

borabora pic

For a long time, I wanted to visit the Maldives. After learning that they we’re on the coast of Africa, I decided that I would not want to be on a plane for that long. The main thing I liked about the Maldives was the super cute tiki huts over the water. I so badly wanted to visit an island like the Maldives (but closer to home, if possible). Over time, I learned of a place called Bora Bora! This place was similar to the Maldives because they had the tiki huts on the crystal clear water. Obviously there we’re differences between the two but I started to really really like Bora Bora the more I learned about it.


It turns out that some very famous people have stayed at Bora Bora. The Kardashians visited Bora Bora in 2011 and had their whole trip shown on their reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Their trip showed all of the exciting things you can do in Bora Bora; like lose a pair $75,000 earrings. After seeing their show, I started to realize how fun of a place Bora Bora would be to visit.

Another famous couple (that I love!) visited this place as well. The famous YouTube stars Aspyn and Parker Ferris! They went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon last year and had a blast. They vlogged their trip on Youtube showing all the exciting things they did. Activities ranged from snorkeling, swimming, tanning, eating, and so much more.

bora pic

Bora Bora is truly my dream destination. I hope to one day to visit such a beautiful place filled with beautiful blue skies and luscious green land. If I was to go, I’d most definitely stay in a bungalow over the water with steps into the ocean (like how cool is that!?). Aside from swimming, you’d catch me biking, eating, taking pictures, learning about the native culture, snorkeling, and hopefully spending quality time with whoever I go with.

If any of you have ever visited Bora Bora, please share with me your adventures and pictures 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!



*These photos are not mine and we’re retrieved from the following websites:

Picture 1: https://www.creativeinvitesandevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/borabora.jpg

Picture 2: http://www.tahitilegends.com/vacation-package/package-detail.asp?pack_id=2807

Picture 3: http://www.alux.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/0.06902800-13537082011.jpg