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Friday, April 27, 2012

The 2012 Summer List

Ummm.....summer starts in 4 weeks over here!  Ca-ray-zay!  While I was sprucing up the deck, I cleaned up the potting bench too.  When the kids got home from school I had them help me make our 2012 summer list.  Last year was the first year we made a summer list, and the kids loved it so much I thought it would be a fun tradition to continue.  Plus, it gives me some direction and ideas of what I can do to keep them busy, entertained, and not driving me crazy for the next 3 months.  ;)  Yes, it's a win - win!

potting bench

diy potting bench

Any guesses who added "sit and relax" to the list?   Ha!  I seriously doubt that will get checked off; what do you think?  I also added "build a fairy garden", and the kids were on board.  I think it will be a really fun project for us to do together.  I've started pinning some ideas and can't wait to get started.

summer list

I found these little metal pots at Marshalls for $2.99 each.

potting bench

I'm just slightly obsessed with them.

metal flower pots

I am so glad I pulled this old work bench out of the garage last summer.  It works so well as a potting bench and really brightens up our patio area.  It also doubles as a buffet for entertaining outdoors.

For all the deets on how I repurposed some old cabinet doors to create these chalkboard shutters check here.

summer list

They really are the perfect spot for our summer list, and I'm looking forward to crossing things off one by one.

summer list of activities

Have you made a summer list?

potting bench


Here's a recap of what we managed to cross off this list and you can check out all the other lists we've made in the past!

potting bench for all seasons
Have a great weekend!  Next week I'll be participating in Derby Week over at The 2 Seasons.  It's going to be all kinds of horse-lovin'-Kentucky-goodness, and I'm thrilled they asked me to participate!





19 comments:

  1. Great ideas, all of them! And having a visual is such a cool touch. I especially love the "lay by the pool"... looks like fun times ahead. :)

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  2. we just started out list a few nights ago- the kids and i sat down and did it. we have some of the same things- birdhouses, fairy garden, and lightning bugs! fun times ahead! i wish you lived closer so we could do some of those things together! :)

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  3. Love the idea of the summer list and I'm totally going to do that with my kids too! And I'm seriously kicking myself that I didn't get those adorable pots at my Marshalls after seeing them on your potting bench! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. Derby week. SO fun. You know, I need to do a summer list with the family as well. I love that idea. Those little metal pots are so darn adorable. You added the numbers, right?

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  5. What a fun tradition to carry on each summer with your children. It looks like everyone will have a action packed summer at your house. Love this idea.

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  6. Such a cute little area outside! I love your chalkboards - and your summer list looks like you will be having alot of fun!

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  7. So, when they say "I'm bored!", you'll have some ideas for them! Great idea!

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  8. Yes Barbara - that's the plan at least! ;)

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  9. What a cool idea with your outdoor chalkboards and I love that blue color!!!

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  10. Carmel, I love your potting bench with the herbs! I NEED to make a summer list!

    The 2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera...on my site, please stop by! Her work is amazing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. I love this area of your house, Carmel! What a great place to hang out. Perfect for the summer list!!! I can't believe your summer starts in only 4 weeks!! Wow.

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  12. Oh, this is so awesome. You do such a great job with your outdoor area! Your summer list looks great and I love the fairy garden idea :) 4 weeks till summer...I WISH!!!

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  13. I will never get over this potting bench. It's perfection! Love the list too... summer here we COME! : )

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  14. The summer list is such a great idea! I love it!

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  15. Lovely! Great potting bench :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  16. What a fabulous work space. Im jealous!

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  17. Such a delightful garden space! I love the colors you chose.

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  18. You had me at the zinc pots.

    I need them.

    Actually I need a Marshall's.

    Have a great day rock star :)
    karianne

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