Last week we built a fort. Luckily we had a pretty good start to one as our babysitter is amazing and loves to do this kind of thing with our kids – so we reenforced the structure and made additions.
hmmmm. Our weather today was not conducive to this kind of fancy.
However. We told those clouds where they could stick it. For like, 10 minutes.
I know the Summer Jar has taken over a little, sorry 🙂 It’s just so fun. Seriously. So fun. I go to sleep so excited to find out what we’ll be doing the next day.
I’ve decided that schedules are what brings me down. If I commit to something I feel the weight of it, always. Not just some times, or before it happens. I don’t let it go, I am responsible. The schedules with our kids are one thing, I am always responsible for them – that never changes. But the play dates and the play groups and outings and friends? It’s often overwhelming for me so I over commit our calendar and then hide for weeks on end when I can’t take it any more.
The Summer Jar has greatly alleviated that stress for me. Spontaneous living is very important and this is one way of making sure that we have a dose of this in our lives, no matter what else the calendar holds.
And since some of you are starting to make your own and send me photos … I thought … NOW HERE’S AN IDEA! I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you guys are making, either from the lists or your own Summer Jar’s … or maybe neither but it’s amazing and you want to share it.
Enter the jodimichelle.com flickr photo group. I can’t wait to see what you’re creating!
You guys rock, pretty much … and here’s what Meghan said:
Like you, I used all things that I had laying around: cleaned out soup cans + random jar I stole from my dad’s garage, scraps of scrapbook paper, twine and I used a stencil + scalloped scissors for the tags. SUCH a great idea!!
Aren’t her jars adorable? I love the tin can look with the twine, SO CLASSY. Thanks for sharing, Meghan!