summer living


In honor of the first official day of summer this past weekend, I thought I'd share a new seasonal tradition we started here at Keinsley HQ: the season's manifesto. I was so inspired by Natalie at Natalie Creates and her summer fun list, so Matt and I spent an evening last week grilling out and making our own! Summer in central Indiana is HOT. It's sticky and muggy, which is the perfect excuse to jump in the lake at every opportunity and move slower than normal. As we were writing this list and really thinking through how we want to live this summer, that thought kept coming to mind. I want to live slow these next few months. Breathe deeply, drink in the summer air. Savor the hours and hours of daylight. I want to be really intentional about how we fill our days and weekends this summer and build in plenty of time for REST, for play, for restoring our souls. So without further ado, here is our manifest for how we want to live, what we want to do and experience and try, during this summer 2014!

pick strawberries  // lake days often // play with Scout more // spend tons of time outside // bike rides // go hiking // brew beer // Indians game // sleep in // eat outside whenever possible // camp! // more polaroids, less instagram // canoe or kayak the White River // social media-free weekends // concerts in the park // shop local // read good books // host a cookout // grill steaks // symphony on the prairie // wakeboard // conserve energy // take a road trip 

breath deeply. live simply. move slowly.

It's been such a good summer already. I'm so excited to see the rest of it unfold!