my summer bucket list : progress (in instagrams)

Summer 2013 Bucket List

1. Trip to Disneyland

2. Finish reading four books (1/4)

1003274_10151478404096604_882934630_nStarted reading this book for my virtual book club and am already intrigued! Usually it takes me a while to get into a book, so I’m pleasantly surprised.

3. Get my splits back

4. Camping


*read about our camping trip here and here*

5. Malibu Beach

6. Try barre classes

7. Go on a walk every day (in progress)


Missed this girl while we were away on our trip.

8. Repurpose our china cabinet (in progress)

9. Find a new hiking place

10. Baseball game

11. Sign with an agent

12. Declutter our apartment and my computer (in progress)

13. Sand and stain IKEA counter top

14. Kayaking

15. Make homemade ice cream

16. Use our deep fryer

17. Sign up for a new acting class

18. Spend time with friends (count: ~12) √


19. Bike rides (count: 1) √

20. See at least one summer blockbuster

21. Spend time with family (count: 3) √


*read about our Fourth of July celebration here*

22. Eat breakfast (in progress)


With the holiday, a friend in town, and a camping trip, our diet was not exactly the best last week. It’s nice to be home and back to normal.

23. Plant basil and parsley

24. Scour a flea market

25. Find a great Mexican restaurant & margarita

26. Take more photos with my DSLR (in progress)

27. Finish my scrapbook

28. Meet new friends

29. Visit a new dog park

30. Hang out at a pool


Since I’m not a huge fan of actually swimming, and this item is on my bucket list for the relaxation of lounging by a pool, I’ll count this one as checked off (from our time at the Fourth of July party). It was more fun watching my nieces swim and jump in the pool anyway. If I’m able to check this item off again, so be it!

31. Eat a snowcone

32. Mail letters/postcards

33. Bake a cake

34. Try a new recipe


I told you I’d make another new recipe! I found this “Quinoa and Vegetable Salad” recipe here. It’s super easy to make and really yummy (I used “regular” quinoa I had on hand, instead of the red)! I have a feeling I’ll see a lot of this meal in the future. Thanks Rebeca for the “Oh She Glows” recommendation!

35. Be outside as much as possible (in progress)

This past week has been about getting back into the swing of work and errands after our holiday week last week. I filled out the paperwork to officially sign with my agent, cleaned up the apartment after Sonny’s visit and our camping trip, did necessary errands like get a car wash and grocery shop, and was a nanny for some super adorable kids. I spent a lot of time this week going through and editing all the photos I took (the plethora of photos you saw in my posts were already heavily narrowed down). I also sent off a couple of postcards from our trip and have been loving getting letters back in the mail. This weekend we will be tackling the rest of our china cabinet, as well as (hopefully) going on that bike ride. I can’t believe July is already flying by!

P.S. Check out my past updates…

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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