• You've stumbled upon 'The Good Stuff.' Whether you're here to share in my adventures or just passing through, I'm glad you're here!

  • #InstaLife

    #HappyBirthday Jancz 💗 Just remember that "no one likes you when you're 23"... Love, Sissy
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#SpooGirls #sisters #tothemoonandback #sassysisters #theyearof26 #sisteract @janci_lamour #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: There are few things more beautiful than a wheat harvest. There's a reason we sing "...for amber waves of grain."
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #canont5i #photography "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
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...Happiness, yes, Tom was certainly right about that.
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #theyearof26 #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: Sharing my #TravelJournal from my work trip to #EstesPark a few weeks ago. My sweet mama also got to tag along and we made a mini vacay out it, complete with a great hike!
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#TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #hiking #Colorado #GemLake #PaulBunyansboot #latergram #canont5i #wanderlust #igotitfrommymama #gooutside The company alone was worth the two blisters I earned #billygoattrail #hiking #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #theyearof26 This is what slow, sweet summertime is made of 🍷☀️👫
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  • My Favorite Words.

    'The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' -Exodus 14:14

    "You've got to know your limitations. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way." - Johnny Cash

    "Courage is the ladder that all virtues are mounted on." - Mr. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

    "It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minuteyou haven't lived." - Gilmore Girls

    "Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible" - Luke 1:37

    "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the lights that I have." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Writing is a struggle against silence." - Carlos Fuentes

    "At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Grey's Anatomy

    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them." - Marilyn Monroe

    “It’s not that I believe everything happens for a reason. Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast. There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is." – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

    "Opportunity knocks; that doesn't mean you have to knock the door off the hinges." - Sam Herringshaw

    "Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors." – William P. Young, The Shack

    ‎"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

    "I think I'd miss you even if I'd never met you."-The Wedding Date

    "If you don't even believe in the possibility of magic, you'll never ever find it." - Castle

The Good Stuff: Summertime

Boy, do I like absolutely love summer.
You know Luke Bryan‘s lyric “drunk on you, and high on summertime“?
Well that’s my relationship with summertime. Call me cheesy, but my feelings toward summer are the same as Lorelei Gilmore’s  feelings towards snow {which ironically I hate,} it’s just magical.
This list is actually pretty hard to not run away with. Most of the items warrant their own subcategory list. Or I could go on and on about summer here, in Oregon, when I was a kid, yada, yada, yada. You get the picture.

Summer here in Kansas took a little while to show up but by now it is full swing and I am soaking up every bit of it.
20130612_194853 Here are 50 things that are good about summer in my book.
What do you love about summer?

  1. Huge fireworks shows
  2. 4th of July {My favorite holiday!}
  3. Clear starry nights
  4. Grilling and backyard BBQ’s
  5. Fireflies
  6. Rodeos
  7. Watching crops grow
  8. The camaraderie of harvest time
  9. EVERYTHING about the county fair
  10. Sitting out on the porch
  11. Sun kissed cheeks and getting new freckles
  12. Watermelon, corn on the cob, BLTTC’s, grilled asparagus
  13. Sun-bleached hair
  14. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  15. Racer back tank tops and cut off shirts
  16. Picking berries
  17. Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime”
  18. Funny tan lines
  19. Finding that perfect pair of cheap sunglasses
  20. Wearing boots with dresses
  21. Homemade sun tea
  22. Fishing and camping
  23. Time spent up at The Diggins {my family’s cabin}
  24. Farmers markets
  25. Watching summer storms roll in
  26. Going to sleep when its still light outside
  27. Sonic’s “Summer of Shakes”
  28. The fact that sundresses are as comfy as yoga pants
  29. Random summer TV series
  30. Driving with the windows rolled down
  31. The smell of aloe vera
  32. Cheap flip flops and  cute sandals
  33. Men’s swim trunks that have funny or weird patterns
  34. Outside concerts
  35. Early mornings before it gets hot out
  36. How it smells during twilight, after the heat has passed
  37. Farmer tans
  38. Walking through rows of corn that are taller than you
  39. Losing track of time
  40. Bright summer colors
  41. Memories spent in Nevada with cousins at Grandpa and Grandma Spoo
  42. Memories of lazy days spent in the yard or pool at Gramps and Grams
  43. Not wearing any makeup
  44. Messy braids and ball caps
  45. Otter pops
  46. Wedding season
  47. Going barefoot
  48. An empty and laid-back night in Aggieville
  49. The fascination that country music has with singing about summer
  50. Spontaneous free spirits

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

One Response

  1. Amanda I LOVE the new look of the blog! It’s so cute and this post about summer is great! =)

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