Summer To Do List

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This spring we did a little dining room update. I decided I was tired of decorating around a mirror and even worse, photographing into a mirror. Since so much of what we do with this space revolves around decorating for holidays and parties, I knew I wanted to put something up that lent itself to decorating. I had grand plans to build this massive chalkboard. We even started picking out materials. Then one day while perusing Hobby Lobby, I saw a chalkboards and thought---a trip tic. With 40% off, the husband and I determined we could buy three boards for around the price of making one. ...

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August In Review

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August seemed to be about three things: 1. Crossing things off of our summer to do list. 2. Back to School. 3. Prepping for fall. It is absolutely crazy to me that summer is over, that Quinn will start preschool and turn 4 this fall and that my husband is going to be 30. Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 21. Hard to believe how quickly we went from being excited to go to bars to two kids, a mortgage and careers. Anyone else look around and wonder, Whose life is this? As far as crossing things off of our summer list, here are a few I blogged about this August: Making ...

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Lemonade Stand: Cash-Money Millionaire Style

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Clearly you are all here to learn how to get rich, quick! Right? There are five steps to becoming a cash-money millionaire via a lemonade stand. 1. Enthusiasm. Every single time someone rode, biked, ran or walked by he jumped up and down and yelled "Lemonade, Lemonade, Lemonade". His enthusiasm was hard to ignore. 2. Appearances. If it looks cute and appealing and clean and refreshing, they will be a whole lot more likely to stop. 3. Charm Like anybody can tell this kid no. 4. Location. You gotta go to the people! We set up shop right on the ...

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Summer To Do List: Fly A Kite

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Slowly, but surely we are checking things off of our summer to do list. You can see our first summer to do list post here. Our latest summer to do activity: flying a kite. Did you spy the grasshopper? All in all flying the kite was a success. Next time I am getting a fabric kite, though. This one just didn't hold up the way I would have liked. So far we have completed: a trip to Chicago where we visited the Shedd Aquarium (Haven't blogged about it yet), sleepover, Swimming at Grandmas and sparklers, the water fountain, water balloon fight, church ...

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Summer To Do List: Water Balloons

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Our mission to check things off our to do list and make the most of summer continues. I introduced the summer to do list during my mid-summer crisis, which usually happens for me right around the Fourth of July. I already shared one thing off of our list here, and today it is all about the water balloon. This was a first for both kiddos. This laundry basket put Quinn's patience to the test. OMMM...Cannot touch the water balloons, OMMM...cannot touch the water balloons. And its on....like Donkey Kong. Check out this play-by-play of Eleanor's first water balloon ...

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Summer To Do List: Sleepover

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We have checked off a few things from our summer to do list (read more about our list here). One of those things was a sleepover. Quinn slept over his grandparents with his aunt, but never had anyone sleepover. My cousin Ian, who is 12, slept over. Quinn just idolizes him and thinks he is pretty cool. He was the perfect sleepover guest too, because I didn't have to worry about him getting homesick or missing his mommy. The most amazing thing about having children is everything is magical. You experience life in a completely different way when you are experiencing it through the eyes of a ...

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Summer To Do

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Hope you all had an amazing Fourth. We sure did. I officially am calling today, recovery day. It is taking everything in me to not join the napping kids and write this post. Ya feel me? If you are a regular reader around here you know that I was having a MID SUMMER CRISIS (similar to a mid life crisis). The Fourth of July always does that to me. It always makes me feel like summer is almost over. To remedy this crisis Quinn and I made a fun summer to do list. Anyone else?   Because I am me and share everything, I will be back with updates on our summer to do list. I plan on ...

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