Friday, May 20, 2011

Make A List

I am one of those types of people who likes to make lists for everything.  I like to be able to see what I have to do and then be able to cross off the things I accomplish.  Well this year I thought it would be fun to make a list of summer activities that we want to do with Hudson and the new baby.  I was inspired by an idea I snagged from Pinterest as well as a project that I saw on Eighteen25 last summer which you can find here.  Mine isn't fancy, just super simple.

First, Jeremy and I took turns coming up with ideas and then I compiled them and designed a very colorful list using Word.  I chose a different font for each activity.  I love the way it turned out!

Next, I found a frame that wasn't in use and instead of putting the list inside the frame behind the glass, I decided to use double stick tape and simply tape it to the outside of the glass so that we can check activites off the list as we go.

After the paper was attached I hung it up in a place where we would see it all the time reminding us to take time to focus on the fun stuff too instead of always the work that needs to get done around here!

I love how it turned out and can't wait to start crossing things off.  First things first though, summer needs to start!

**Some have mentioned/asked why I didn't put the list in the frame and use a dry erase marker to check off the activities. Well, that was my original intention, but then once I printed the list I decided that I wanted to be able to remove it easily and I wanted Hudson to be able to handle the list and help check things off and if the marks were done with a dry erase marker, they'd be gone in no time!!  We would constantly be redoing the thing!!  He's a wild little 2-year-old! So, thanks for the suggestion ladies...maybe when Hudson gets a little bigger! : )**

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  1. Ooooh, this is so great! I want to do this with my kids! I was thinking, you could use a dry erase pen on the glass to cross the items off too. Love it!

    I would LOVE to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!


  2. I love this idea. I was going to say the same thing as Rachel. I would probably put this list behind the glass and use a dry erase marker! (Saw your post on Tatertots and Jello)

  3. Cute! I'm working on some lists for summer myself. One of them is summer rules! I'd love for you to share this at Fun For Kids Friday.


    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  4. I love this idea!! I want to do something like this too :)


  5. I'm going to share this with my Facebook friends :) I did something similar with my kids as gifts for their teachers. Stop by and check it out!