...time for joining the Happy Family Movement in their annual Summer Bucket List challenge! Here is where I talked about our 2012 Summer Bucket List and here is all of our completed Bucket List 2012 items! And ever so quickly, a new year is upon us and we are ready and raring to go again!
Click the link above to register and join US for this year's challenge. Friends, it's FREE. It's FUN. It's a great way to be accountable. We all make or have little lists in our heads but getting them on paper is one way to start checking them off and START DOING.
Your list doesn't need to be complex. Ours has big things (going to an Amusement park) and little things (having a squirt gun fight!). It's just the concept and making thelist and DOING it that matters. And the kids LOVE IT. Bella was chomping at the bit this year to make our list.
This year I only listed about 20 things. Sometimes if I put too many, its just overwhelming. Sometimes we add things along the way too not even realizing they should have been "bucket list" items! There are no rules! It's YOUR FAMILY, YOUR LIST. Make it simple. Have the kids make the list or color the list or draw the list and hang it up. When you are struggling on a day or wanting to do something -- check the list! That thing has "saved" many of our hard days! Other times it just gives us the burst of enthusiasm to enjoy even the hardest of days!
This year I repurposed that old yellow frame with chicken wire (last seen used for my BABYS FIRST BIRTHDAY!) I also downloaded Persnickety Prints Yellow Chalk Talk cards and printed them at home to make our summer bucket list display! Really, REALLY easy. I only added numbers to the cards with stickers I had and then Bella, Luke and I brainstormed and I wrote the items down. Easy peasy. Here is the finished look.
(super cool that today it was featured on Persnickety Prints Instagram feed! :) My first shout out! WOOT!) And her is how a pulled back version looks. This is in our kitchen.
Super happy with it and love that it is hung over my magnet board in the kitchen so I can add other things along the way (or photos of us completing the FUN STUFF)!
YAY! Here's to another fun summer! I hope you JOIN US!