Break out the kit card for this month’s kit and you can read about how "Silver Lake Lodge" is all about “adventure calls” and how it “urges you to explore the great outdoors.” I can honestly say that this kit is the perfect expression of how I want to and have been spending my summer.
So I moved to Kentucky and learned that kayaking/canoeing is kind of a BIG TIME HOBBY here. I’d never been before—honestly, the water in the Kansas City area is nothing to brag about, #MudRiver—but I can’t say that I haven’t REALLY WANTED to go kayaking. The other weekend, Josh invited me to go out to the lake with his family (I’m seriously debating which is larger: their kayak collection or my craft supplies collection). It was quite the experience and something totally worth dropping in my day-to-day Traveler’s Notebook.
Pretty much The. Most. Perfect. Stamp. was the “Summer Bucket List: Check” stamp which was included in the Planner Stamp Add-ons (the Summer Holiday Stamp). I stamped it on one of the journal cards from the Documenter Kit and cut it out. I also made use of the “Summer days/afternoons/nights” stamp because it fit perfectly in the sky of my favorite photo from that day’s adventure (which Josh took—GO, JOSH!—because I could not be trusted to do anything but hold on to my paddle and try not to flip over).
I loved the summer-themed ephemera pack in this month’s add-on. While we weren’t out on the ocean, I though the shape correlations between kayak and surfboard made for a nice balance. Adding some stamped phrases on top of the boards just made it little more fun.
I was a 100% newbie at this, so Josh’s family was really helpful getting me going. As long as I didn’t flip the kayak over, I was calling the day a success (spoiler alert: I did not fall out of the kayak!). I really felt that most of the day was filled with encouraging words and helpful tips, so I filled up the right side of the spread with some of the tidbits of wisdom that were yelled at me from across a lake—all big and positive and very helpful. The final bit being if I was feeling tired or unstable that I could paddle over to Josh and he’d hold on to my kayak so I could rest. Turns out that we’re more stable together.
What adventures is "Silver Lake Lodge" taking you on???