Monday, May 26, 2014

Top Ten Things I Want to Do This Summer

I LOVE my job....but I am so excited for summer!

Shhh...don't tell my students the teachers are just as excited as they are!

I have so much that I want to do. I thought it would be fun to link up with Deanna Jump for her Top Ten Things I Want to Do This Summer.

1. SWIM! The girls and I LIVE in the pool during the summer. In fact, we will be having a pool party this afternoon.

2. Read - I LOVED The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now, I am reading Looking For Alaska by John Green. I will also be reading Maze Runner for book club. I have to throw in some happy reading too. And of course some professional development!
Front Cover      

3. Organize Something happens to my house during the school year. It becomes a MESS! I need to go through all of the closets in my house and all of my crafting supplies. I want my house to look like this.

Dressing design storage ideas | Dressing room | Luxury Lifestyle, Design & Architecture blog by Ligia-Emilia Fiedler

Organized closet for little girls

Small Organized closet | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Organized closet. relatively the same idea just different names and , we have no kids. lol

I know, I know, it's a lot. I get motivated by Pinterest. I will take before and after pictures for you.

4. Craft It Up! I love to scrapbook and make cards. I have a Cricut, a Sizzix, and a million stamps. Unfortunately, my crafting station is such a mess, I have not used any of it in a long, long, time. Like two years, minus a few small projects. After I get everything organized (top priority), i want to start scrapbooking and making cards again.

Soak Up the Summer -

Create Sunglasses for a Summer Scrapbook Page

Simple Summer Scrapbooks Kids Can Make

Yes, I want to scrapbook with the girls, too! I will post pictures, promise!

5. Fun With My Girls My girls and I love to do crafts, play games, and play outside. Not going to lie. One of my favorite parts about summer is spending time with these two!

Yes, my camera is still missing and this is how bad my cell phone pics are!

6. Meal Planning Do you meal plan? I try to, but I don't stick to it because I forget we have something going on one night and the meal I planned will take to long. Or, I have to run to the store middle week because I forgot something. This summer, I want to get in the habit of planning all of my meals, making a grocery list, and sticking to it. 

How to Meal Plan: A Clean Eating Primer from Real Food Real Deals #healthy #recipes #mealplanning

Meal planning menu board #DIY ... great way to stay on track all week with healthy options planned out ahead of time.

7. Stay/Get Fit Not going to lie. I may have gained a few pounds this year. I did not eat as well as I should of. I did not work out as often as I should have. I let stress get the best of me. I have been doing better in the past few months and plan on continuing on this path. 

Inspirerende Fitness Quotes - Girlscene

8. Craft my Classroom Pinterest has me excited to give my classroom a makeover. I can't wait to my crafty on!
Maybe use different colors but its a cute way to update a rocking chair!
I have a rocking chair that needs a makeover. 

Directions for how to make pocket chart stands for the little Target dollar pocket charts.
I have always wanted to make one of these!

i really love how cozy this classroom library is!
I LOVE this picture!!!!

9. DIY Yard Makeover This will be our 5th summer in our house. We build it so it came with a small, dirt filled yard. Every year, we add a little more. Last year, we added grass. It died. So sad. My husband will work on that. I want a vegetable garden. 
I would really LOVE to make my own garden for freshness, more flavor, safety and self sufficiency it offers.

10. Florida At the end of June, we are going to Florida. That means Beach Time and Disney Time!!!!
Key West, one of our "Top 10 Florida Beaches"

What are your summer plans????


  1. Your summer sounds like its going to be great! I love to craft and totally understand what you are talking about with your craft station. I will think about crafting but if my station is messy I take one look and walk away!


  2. I love the summer plans! Sounds like a lot of fun heading your way. I just emailed the account for this blog about a TpT product I purchased, and I just wanted to make sure that you got it! I would appreciate a response as soon as you get a chance! Thanks!