And just like that, summer is over... fastest summer ever, right? We kind of had a lot going on, but still. Amid all the craziness, I did manage to knock a few things off of my Life List... #33 - Keep a plant alive for more than 3 months... Remember these terrariums? Yeah, I kept one of them alive for FIVE MONTHS! Can you believe it? I'm sure many of you are reading this and thinking "what's the big deal?", but I have the blackest of black thumbs, so this new record is kind of a big deal for me. AND, it didn't even die, we just couldn't keep it alive during the cross-country move. Who knows how long I could have kept my streak going! Admittedly, the other terrarium died a slow and neglected death, but I'm still calling this one a victory.
#37 - Watch Emma eat her first ice cream cone... I'm so bummed I didn't think to get a picture of this at the time, but Emma did have her first ice cream cone this summer (well, we shared one) and she loved it! For those of you curious about what it was, it should come as no surprise that we went with only the best for our little boo boo - Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache from Salt & Straw.
#49 - Rock my natural hair color (or have it be mostly my natural color)... Back in February, I hinted that I was getting ready to take the plunge into mousy brownville, and I did. And while I wouldn't say I hated it, my natural color just didn't feel like me. (Every fake blond reading this knows exactly what I'm taking about.) I gave it a solid effort, though. Despite wanting to dye it back immediately, I kept it for almost 4 months, during which time I sent my BFF the following message: "Let's make a pact to never dye our hair brown again. It's never easier, it's never less maintenance, and we both look way better as bottle blondes. Deal? - sincerely, your regretfully brown-haired bff." That pretty much sums it up. I'm happily back to blond, and staying that way for good!
3 down, 73 to go! And I'm signed up for my photography class (#53), we're knocking out the AFI top 100 (#76), and I found my perfect shade of lipstick (#54)- I just have to order it. Have you made a Life List yet? How's it going so far??