4 Summer Bucket Essentials

A few years ago, in an attempt to bring some structure to my summer days with two young toddlers, I made our first Summer Bucket List. It was a simple white poster board I had laying around. I grabbed some sharpie markers, borrowed my kids’ crayons, and quickly doodled some ideas on the paper.

Summer Bucket List

It was the beginning of a very fun tradition for us of creating a list of fun things we would like to do in the course of the summer. Summer Bucket list became my saving grace that now keeps me cool, (mostly) stress-free, and always prepared for some summer fun!

Creating a Summer Bucket List or Summer Fun List can bring structure into your summer, too! But you won’t have to actually write out the whole schedule for the weeks or even days. That would be so daunting and the opposite of fun, honestly.

Ready to create your very own Summer Bucket List?

Let me help you to break it down!

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Girls’ Getaway How To

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill

Taking time to step away from the routine and mundane tasks is an important part of tending to your health both, physical and emotional. One way to make such a step is to take a short trip and get away for a couple of days. Open the curtains for THE GIRLS’ GETAWAY! Traveling provides a variety of experiences to choose from and a welcome change of scenery. But traveling with a friend or two gives your trip a much-needed element of fun, distraction, and adventure!

girls' getaway

Just like with anything, to have a successful trip, you need a plan!

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PARTY PLANNING 101, PART 4 (EXECUTION)

This is the fourth and final part of the Party Planning 101 Series. If you missed previous blog posts on RESOURCES, PRIORITIES and EXPECTATIONS, and ALL THE DETAILS, just click on the links and catch up!

I hope you find this information helpful and inspiring!

An important part of any execution is understanding your abilities. So before you run to the craft store and buy all the supplies, I want you to sit down and evaluate. This will certainly eliminate the stress later.

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PARTY PLANNING 101, PART 3 (ALL THE DETAILS)

Welcome back to PART 3 of the Party Planning post series!

Who doesn’t love a nicely organized party when things go smoothly, and the party is simple yet tasteful? I know I do, and even though I don’t always reach the “simple party” goal, I do strive to make the event personal and memorable. If you are a work in progress in the party planning department, just like me, I hope you find the posts in this Party Planning series helpful and inspiring!

Just to refresh, in the first part, I talked about your RESOURCES and how to utilize them. In part 2 I encouraged you to figure out your PRIORITIES and set your EXPECTATIONS.

Today, I’ll be talking about the fun part of the party planning—all the DETAILS!

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PARTY PLANNING 101, PART1 (RESOURCES)

I don’t know about you, but I love throwing parties, whether it’s for my kids, for friends, for family or…just because, ha! But I have to admit, I have struggled on many occasions with planning, understanding my abilities, overcommitting, or keeping the budget. It all added so much stress and anxiety to my days, which is quite the opposite of what you should be dealing with when trying to throw a fun celebration for someone you love!

I have come up with a few simple strategies (based on my past mistakes!) that now help me stay focused and on course with spending, time management, and productivity. I’ll be sharing them in a series of posts, titled PARTY PLANNING 101. Hope you find them helpful as well!

Today, I’ll be talking about your RESOURCES.

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