Hello Summer: A Bucket List

Hello summer 2012. This year I decided to play along with Ali Edwards and create a summer manifesto or a bucket list as I am doing. You can find out more about it here. She created an awesome digital template package and has made hers a mini book. I thought about it as I dearly adore mini books, but since I had these 6x6 pocket pages from Becky Higgins for my Project Life, and as I have had a really hard time "keeping up" even in my own modified mish mash version, I had an epiphany while driving the other day: just make it in my Project Life. 

Ahhh.... it just felt right. 

So here is a look. This is the beginning of volume 2. No, volume 1 isn't finished but it looks like it will be full by the end of May's pages. So this will begin June 2012.

Here is a look at my actual bucket list. I had seen this idea on Pinterest a while ago. You can find the link here. I'm writing actual things we are going to do this summer on the clothespins and attaching them to the bucket. Then when we complete it I can use the pin to organize any ephemera I collect, or I might make a banner out of them with Instagrams. We will see. 

Keeping it simple. No big vacation or road trip planned. We may do a day trip to a water park, but overall we are just enjoying the little things here. I put a few things on there to stretch us out of our comfort zones which is good. A few really easy but oh so joyful things to savor this season as well. 

Here's a look at the bucket I decided to use. Just a plain little bucket from Home Depot. Lots of possibilities for play and making memories this summer.

And this is just so fun I had to share. Aren't they just too cute together?

So what are your plans for the summer? Or winter for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere? 

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One Little Word Update: June 2012

Just a quick post to share my June 2012 prompt for One Little Word. This month was about getting messy, having some creative play time with our word. My word is Awake.

I will share more when I have time. I took photos of the details and would love to share more about the process. But for now here's a look at my prompt. I gotta say it's probably my favorite prompt. Even more than the photography ones. Weird, huh? I love photography but find I am too perfectionistic when it comes to choosing the photos.

Maybe I let go more with this and don't stress about it being right or enough. I can just be me.

And I wouldn't call myself an art journaler. I really don't do a lot of stuff like this, but maybe I will do more. I really liked it.

"Awake My Soul" 
One Little Word 2012