This is the time of year when every organized mama I know starts to put together bucket lists for the summer... I like to do this too, though some years the list of things I want to do in the summer with the girls is documented in a pretty way, and some years it's a handful of things only in my head. Right now, I am following the latter plan. It looks like this:
1. Move without being committed to an institution
2. One week later, go to Disney for the first time
3. Get library cards in Montgomery
Maybe I'll add something else later. Ha.
Here's a super-fast and fun project you can put together in about an hour that will make your summer bucket list even more fun: summer surprise cards. I made these cards originally for an album that appeared in my Ella Publishing Co. eBook Meaningful Minis, which is available for purchase at Big Picture Classes.
Here's what to do:
+ Look through your photo archives for summery photos you've taken.
+ Type up a little "summer surprise" message that can be used for each one; underneath, type something from your list (i.e. go get ice cream! take a family hike! wash the car in the driveway!) in a smaller font.
+ Order a whole bunch of scratch-off stickers from a place like Easy Scratch Offs. We have made our own scratch-off stickers with silver paint and dishwashing detergent before, but these are totally worth shelling out $7.00 for a pack of 100. There are a ton of choices if you look around there. They're nice to have on hand : )
+ After you've printed the photos (these are about 3 x 4), back them with some scrap cardstock to make them a little sturdier, then adhere the scratch-off sticker to cover the surprise part. Dole them out with a coin as needed when your family needs a fun surprise!