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Summer 2016 Bucket List + New Design & Camera!

Hey guys :) How are you all doing? It's been a while since my last post, but the main reason for that was because I was working on REDESIGNING this blog!! *cheers* So what do you all think of it? I thought it was pretty nice, but I wasn't quite sure if it was a little plain at the top...but I've heard that simple is beautiful too.

So today I'm going to post my summer bucket list for 2016 =) LET'S SEE HOW THIS YEAR GOES.  I did one for last year (last year I posted my summer goals in like March....um, yeah.) and I got some of them done, but not all of them.  So what I want to do is redo some of those goals that I didn't accomplish last year and DO THEM this year.  And then maybe I'll add a few extra ones for this year.  So basically what I did for this post is go on my pinterest and on my bucket list board I just picked out some stuff that I want to accomplish and why not NOW. (also you guys the term "bucket list" is sort of weird.  ack.)

also i'm using the same gif that i used last year so yes thank you i know i'm so creative  #NOPE




This one is one that I had on my bucket list last year too, so I MUST GET IT DONE this year.  I just think it would be pretty cool to do.



I think I had this one last year too, and last year I had a pretty good garden too.  (YO I RAISED A 11 FOOT SUNFLOWER.)  But this is something I want to do every year, and hopefully this year too :) 

with your best friends on a summer night:

HAHAHAHAHAAH.
okay so this is one that would really, really make me happy if it would happen.  BUT, I don't know the future of course, I'm guessing it probably won't happen.  PROBABLY.  But you never know.  I sort of doubt it, but we'll see I suppose.


Have a Photo Shoot - Of life the world around me; and may be have one of myself. :3:

KASFJSLJFIJESKFJSKFJDSKFJ OKAY SO I GOT A NEW CAMERA AND I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT AT THE END OF THE POST BUT OH MY GOODNESS AAAAHHH AND YEAH I WANT TO HAVE A PHOTOSHOOT THIS SUMMER AND ALL CAPS DESCRIBES MY FEELINGS TOWARD NEW CAMERA.  
What a beautiful run-on sentence, Autumn.

a bucket list for girls ✔ : Photo:

So originally I was just going to have "Try macarons"...but why just go and buy them when you can MAKE THEM?? I hope to try to make macarons thiis summer, but if I only try them out at a bakery or somewhere, I'd be glad too. 



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Alright, so those are my goals for this summer! I'll try to do a recap at the end of this summer, and hopefully I'll at least have gotten a few of these done.  Last year I had 12 things on my list, and obviously, this year I only have 5.  Two reasons for that: 1) I probably have a better chance of actually getting things DONE if I have a shorter list and 2) A lot of things have changed since last summer in my life, and um yeah.  I had said 2016 was going to be my miracle year, and I'm still praying and waiting and hoping that God will make it that miracle year.  But I'm also learning that the only way I'll be able to have true joy and contentment (It doesn't necessarily come in finished summer goals) is by walking close to His side and trusting and obeying.  1 Tim. 6:6 is TRUTH.  Godliness with contentment IS great gain.  Pretty incredible gain.  So yeah, I'm sincerely praying that God will help me to have a good summer and to be content in where I am.  ♥

OH RIGHT ALSO ONE MORE THING YEAH TOTALLY NOT IMPORTANT I GOT A NEW CAMERA YEAH PSH WHO CARES EVEN???


AKSDJFLAFJAFJDKSJFDSFJSDFLJKFJDSKF WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS THING. 
I'm not sure even.



SO YES I GOT THIS CAMERA THING AND I'M REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.   AAAHHH.





ALSO RANDOM  BUT GUYS YOU'VE NEVER  SEEN MY BIRD HAVE YOU??? HE'S A COCKATIEL AND HE LOOKS SWELL WITH A FISH EYE EFFECT ON HIM.  also he can sing and screech loudly but we all love him despite his annoying manners.  also i don't know if he likes me very much.  but that's okay.



So proably in upcoming posts there will be more pictures taken with this camera, because I'm still trying to figure what all the buttons mean on this lovely contraption.  It's a bit of a change from my old camera.  ACTUALLY THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT. 


Anyways, so I hope you all liked this post! What are some of your summer goals? Do you like the new design? HONESTY, GUYS. BE HONEST WITH ME.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and keep smiling =)
autumn 

33 comments:

  1. AHH I LOVE YOUR GOALS AND YOUR DESIGN IS FLAWLESS AND YAY FOR NEW CAMERAS SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AHHHHHH!!

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    1. AAAAAHHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH GRACE ANNE <3 SO EXCITED!!

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  2. lol I eat quinoa chips from simply 7. I like the sour cream & onion XD
    -Mic

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    1. haha, YAY! I wondered if anybody would notice that when I posted the picture =) I've only tried the BBQ but I'm sure that's delicious too <3

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  3. What camera did you get? Because if you have the T5i we are camera twinsies and camera twining is the legit best thing ever XD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. OMG SERIOUSLY??? I was actually planning on getting the EOS Rebel t5i but I couldn't get a good deal on it so I didn't get that one. ARGH that was so close! I agree, camera twinning = legit awesomeness.

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  4. We've done the mentos in diet coke thing a few times, and it's cool! And then we get to eat the mentos after, which is really yummy. I don't like gardening, and don't care too much to have a garden, but I would like to have a "color wheel garden" at my home when I'm grownup, which would be circular, and have all the colors of a color wheel, and would look all pretty, and I'm not sure if that's gonna happen ever, because I don't like gardening! Maybe my husband will. And sleeping under the stars is wonderful. If there aren't bugs. I hate dem, and they make it torrible, but without bugs, on a clear cool night, it's great! I and my siblings and neighbor have done it a few times, and we like to do it on the trampoline so were not right on the ground, where there's grass and hard ground and stuff. And did you know that it doesn't have to be summer to sleep under the stars? We did in late November last year, and it was SO COLD, and I almost didn't d it because it was so cold that night, but that that was one of the best times we've done it! It's great when it's cold, because then you can get a bunch of blankets and all snuggle together and be all cozy warm, and it's cold so you don't get too warm, and there are no bugs! I definitely prefer it to summer. When it's warm there are bugs and you get too hot with all the blankets and you can't stay out of the blankets 'cause then you get eaten by bugs. And bug spray is gross. And I've sort of done photo shoots, but not really. Like, I've gone out side and shot pictures, but never preplanned or whatever. It sounds fun though. And what ezactly are macarons? I've seen them in pictures and stuff, but they're still a mystery.

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    1. Oooh, yes. I knew some friends that went camping closer to fall and I was with them some of the time and I can safely say that it was some of the best times EVER. I'm sure that would be so beautiful <3 GAHHHH NOW I WANT TO DO THAT SO BAD AGHHHHH Though, my family isn't really the outdoorsy/camping type (MUCH TO MY DISMAY) so I sorta doubt we will. We'll see. It's definitely something I hope to do SOMETIME, Lord willing :) Yeah, I love summer, and I think it would be fun to go camping in summer too. Having a campfire, sleeping under a starry canopy, and hearing God's creation around us would be GOALSSSS.
      Haha, I've done several photoshoots with friends before. Most times they're spur of the moment things. Once me and another friend were at another friend's house and we decided to have a photoshoot right away so we literally drove back to our homes to get our cameras and we had a shoot. crazy <3 i love them though.
      macarons are a french sweet. they're made out of a meringue base and are a confection. and apparently they're awesome <3

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  5. that camera looks STUNNING! I cant wait to see your photoshoot pictures when you post them (which you will because you gotta.)

    I think we might have the same camera even. ITS SO GREAT YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU FAITH <3
      haha, yeah, hopefully! i'll have to ask my friend though and she's not really into me posting her face on here. (NONE OF THEM ARE ARGH)
      ADKSDJF SERIOUS??? Which one do you have? Mine's the t6i.

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  6. AGGGGG OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I just got a new camera too, maybe even the same kind??? you're already on the right track, i can't wait to see what else you do with it!!!
    Wonderful summer bucket list!
    Here's to having an awesome one!

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    1. Hey Abigail! Thanks for stopping by <3 SERIOUS?? Hold on...
      I just stopped by your blog; I think you got the Rebel t5? THAT CAMERA IS BEAUTIFUL ♥ It seems like a lot of people are actually getting that one. *facepalms* haha, i actually have the EOS Rebel T6i. I was planning on purchasing the t5i...but it wasn't really working out so... AW THANKS YOU'RE TOO NICE <3 your pictures are CLASSIC, girl.

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  7. Macarons are so much fun to make! However be careful you don't over mix them or you'll have a problem! Summer is such an exciting time!

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    1. Awww that's awesome! Okay, thanks for that tip. I often overmix my cake batters and they usually turn out pretty dense, so I'll have to keep that in mind =) It is, isn't it?? <3

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  8. Hey Autumn! x Your new design is absolute perfection and I love it so much. I've only tried a raspberry macaroon but really want to try other flavors. Have you heard that Trader Joe's sells them?
    - Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Sanjana! Thanks for stopping by :) Aw, thank you very much <3 you're so nice. SERIOUSLY???? OH. MY. GOODNESS. THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M GOING TO CHECK IF MINE HAS THEM OMG THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR ME THANK YOU. AAAH. I had no idea they carried macarons.

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  9. Your new design is really nice! And the bucket list sounds like fun - hopefully you get a chance to do them all. :) Sleeping out under the stars is really fun. I've done it a couple of times with my siblings - once in the middle of winter, which was foolish, but anyway. The benefit of that is that you get to have a campfire, which adds so much.

    How exciting you got a new camera! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photos. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica <3 EEEEEEP. I hope so! I think it would be fun if I could also be able to get some pictures of them all too....that why I have tangible proof ;) AHAHAHHA I'm sure that was interesting! Yeah, campfires are the BEST EVER <3 I love them so much.
      YES I'M SO EXCITED!! AAAAAAAH.

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  10. "Put a mento in a diet coke" made me giggle so extremely that my stomach started to ache. But my favourite, which im gonna have to do my self is sleep under the stars. (If there is no rain)

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    1. AHAHAHA LOL SORRY 'BOUT THAT. I do want to try it sometime!
      GAH YESSS I want to go sleep out under the stars so bad....But you're right, rain would dampen my spirit quite a bit. (SORRY ^_^) haha....

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  11. Your blog design is so pretty and I love it! :D It's so simple but elegant at the same time. *nodnod* And you always take the best pictures.

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    1. EEEEEPPPPPP AIMEE YOU'RE TOO NICE. *nods*
      Thank you so much!! That means a lot =)

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  12. AHH THE NEW CAMERA. *faints* Big complicated cameras scare me, but I really do love taking photos, so maybe someday I'll take the plunge.

    Ahhh sleeping under stars. If you can ensure that there's no bugs/rain/uncomfortable nature, I'm in. (I sound like such a picky person. I just really love mah bed xD)

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. AAAH KATIE!! Haha, IKR?? Same here. I was like looking into cameras and all the shebang when I was trying to decided which one to get, and I was like, WHOA. How do these contraptions work? Then this one came along and I still am confused on what I'm doing. Whatever ^_^

      YESSSSS. I'M WITH YOU ON THAT. I probably sound like this crazy outdoors person who just wants to go freaking SLEEP OUTSIDE BUT NOOOOOO. I hate bugs. Rain would ruin everything. AND I WANT PERFECT NATURE OF COURSE. I mean, how else would I get good pictures?? MY BED IS MY FAVE PLACE TOO <3

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  13. Sleeping under the stars sounds perfect! Can I join you? :p loving the new design - and congrats on the camera!!

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    1. YES YOU CAN! I think it would be so cool to have a blogger campout someday or something like that ^_^
      thank you! THANK YOU <3 GAH YOU TOO NICE TO ME OLIVIA.

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  14. Jlchouf DUDE THAT CAMERA IS A BEAUTY! I can't wait to see some of the amazing shots that will inevitably result Ahhhhhh

    Summer lists <3 yours is awesome and I WANNA SLEEP UNDER THE STARS. I so get you there, and I've never done it but I really want to because it would be magic. And if you make macaroons, you have to do a tutorial of some kind for us all, kay? ;)

    I feel about the shorter summer list thing. I tend to make long lists and then not have a chance to do all the things :'( but this year I'm actually doing a shared 10 things list with one of my best friends who's in the military and hes going over seas this fall. So we're like ok this has to be the best summer ever because it's gonna be soooooo long until we see each other again.

    I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES!

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    1. AAAH YUSSS IT IS.
      I'm super excited about it and can't wait to improve my photography!
      YES I WANT TO CAMP OUT SO MUCH BUT WE'LL SEE ^_^ It would be so so so so awesome tho :) SERIOUS?? Hey maybe I will if ya want me to. Thanks for the idea =)
      DUDDDDEEEE COOL. That's awesome that he's serving our country...but I get you on that too. Memories will last forever. AAAAHHH HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU!

      AAAH KAY <3 u r the bomb, man.

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  15. Your pictures are so gorgeous! <3

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  16. Ooooooh back with my tag hehe :). Funny you post this, I was JUST thinking about doing another one as well lol! EEE new cameras are the best <3 can't wait to see more of your beautiful pictures! Also, the new design is totally awesome girl

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  17. How cool that you got a new camera!!!! Congrats <3 <3

    Grace
    golden halcyon

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