Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Fun To Do List!


We've got two weeks of school left here and it already feels like the middle of August!
The heat is incredible. 

Summer and what we're going to do for three months of it,
is about all we can think about around here, so....
we made a Summer Fun Wish List/To-Do List. 


We started with a big sheet of watercolor paper. 
Then, I sketched a big heart in Black Sharpie.

The girls and I brainstormed all of our summer plans,
hopes, and dreams, I did most of the writing but they added some words and drawings too!

We wrote everything with Sharpie brand permanent markers. 


Then, it was such a beautiful Saturday morning that we went out on the deck and I set up the girls with
my special watercolor brushes, a couple of water bowls, and a tray of watercolor paint.


The three of us, got to work "coloring" our wish list.
Painting al fresco,  barefoot in PJs, 
with a cup of morning coffee, and two cute little girls at your side is
 just. about. perfect.


We even had fun with some salt on the edges of our list
to create a fun effect. 



I wonder if I could convince the ice cream truck driver
to do pool-side delivery? 


We pinned our finished "list" up on the bulletin board


What's on your summer wish list?
I linked up and shared this post here. 

Fondly,
pink and green mama, MaryLea


27 comments:

Alicia said...

this is beautiful :) we made a list, but it didn't turn out nearly as cute! oh and i just wanted to let you know that a friend and i are working thru your backyard ebook together this summer, doing a project a week with our kids all together. we had our first day today and made stepping stones...next week is the fairy garden. i'm so excited...thanks for all the inspiration :)

Danielle said...

I love this - It came out great and looks like you guys had fun making it.

danielle

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Alicia,

So fun!! I love the idea of doing it together with another mommy friend! What a great way to make memories with your kids. : ) Would love to see photos of your projects!

Fondly,
MaryLea

Apron Appeal said...

ooooooo....sewing camp, what does that entail?

Alicia said...

We made similar lists the other day in our journal. We have a lot in common - Dutch Wonderland, popsicles - and we just got back from Kitty Hawk! :^)

Cheryl said...

I love your way of making a summer list. The colour wash is so pretty. Our list usually sits in a file and, ahem, can get forgotten. Your list is practical and pretty, all in one! I'm feeling inspired.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Cheryl,

Color washes make everything prettier! ; )

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Alicia -

Dutch Wonderland is the best! We took the girls two years ago and we all loved it - we also got an awesome Royal Family portrait that we used as our Christmas card - LOL! ; )

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Apron Appeal -

"E" is taking a little camp through a historic society in our area. She'll be in an old plantation house learning Crochet, Knitting, and Cross Stitch --- I want to sneak in and play too but alas, it's only for 8-12 year olds.

Jacquelien said...

This is a nice project! Wondering.... Dutch Wonderland, what's that?

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Jacquelien -

Dutch Wonderland is a super fun family friendly theme park in Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania Dutch/Lancaster area.

: )

jmarie@jaimemariephotography.com said...

This is beautiful!! I am so going to do this this weekend with my girls. Thank you for sharing! You make art out of everyday things, and I love it. :)

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@jaimiemarie --

Aww....thank you, that is just about the nicest compliment you could give me! : )

xoxo
MaryLea

jmarie@jaimemariephotography.com said...

Just thought of a question though. Have you ever made a windchime, or thought about making windchimes?

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Jaimemarie --

Yes! To windchimes - we made our own with collected driftwood and sea shells from our beach trip last year. Here's a link to the post:
http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/2010/05/kids-craft-sea-shell-mobiles.html

One is hanging in our backyard, the other is in my daughter's room. : )

Fondly,
MaryLea

Anonymous said...

Very cool! This should be a t-shirt. :)
~ Cindy H.

Emma said...

That is the cutest summer plan I have ever seen!!!! If only mine were old enough to do one like that....

Little Wonders' Days said...

This is such a beautiful list and I'm sure it will be a wonderful memory of your summer. I'm jealous that you can write so pretty!

brooke said...

This is so pretty! Love it.

Danielle said...

I wanted to let you know that Ifeatured this great project in my Weekly Bookmark pst. Stop by and See!

danielle
http://mostlyfoodandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-i-bookmarked-this-week_11.html

meg duerksen said...

awesome. :)

Cindy Bultema said...

So beautiful! What a great way to start summer! Love it!
Thanks for sharing~
Cindy :)

Jackie said...

What a creative and fun idea. I may have to try this with my kids. Sounds like some great ideas for the summer months.

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

A very creative spin on an extraordinary to do list! I hope you will take a moment to link it up and share it with others on The Sunday Showcase It is a hop that highlight kid craft, artwork and activities! This would be perfect- hope to see you there!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Yay! You linked up- and I am so excited that you did! You are going to be one of our features this week at The Sunday Showcase! Make sure to grab your button and come back to see your spotlight and link up once again! Congrats ;-)

<a href="http://www.classifiedmom.com> Classified: Mom </a>

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

I loved this list when I saw it a couple of summers ago and I still love it. It's so fun and beautiful, but I also love how you made it together. I'm sure it was fun. I hope you have another wonderful summer! Thanks for linking up to the party.

MJ said...

Love this beautiful list! New follower here :)

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