It has been a fun week around our house.
We have started to check off several items on our summer bucket list (about time- summer's on its way out!).

Our list is simple.  Which means there is no pressure or anxious feelings that accompany it.
No demanding time schedules or big to-dos, just simple, fun experiences we want to complete before summer escapes.  


Ella loves bubbles.  She has been asking for the colored bubbles for awhile, but they were a little too expensive.  This week, we went to Target and found them on clearance.  They were pretty messy and didn't have much color, but she loved them none-the-less.

The sprinkler has been a favorite the last few weeks.  It has been so steamy by the afternoon, that the kids need water to play in so they don't overheat.  What girl doesn't want her umbrella while playing in the sprinkler?

Liam digs... all day long.  Even if he's just digging the carpet in his room- he digs.  

I redid our schoolroom this month.  My mom painted the walls and I have been busy putting on the finishing touches.  We have a partial map wall in the room.  The top is wallpapered in maps and the bottom will be a chalkboard wall.  It is going to be a fun room.

PS.  I am giving away a gallon of the ECO-friendly paint that we used in our school room. 
Enter to win some- we loved it!!

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  1. Oooh! I love the idea of maps on the top and chalkboard on the bottom. Fun and smart!

    We've been enjoying our slip n slide - a sprinkler might be a fun purchase, too.

  2. Good for you for keeping the kiddos active this summer. I am a new follower and I look forward to reading more through your blog. I blog over at and would love for you to stop by and say hello. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

  3. I love the maps idea! How perfect! We've been utlizing water on hot days, too- it's so fun!

  4. I found your blog through Blissful and Domestic's Link Up.

    Did you have a problem with the colored bubbles staining clothes? I didn't realize how messy they were when I bought them and I had a terrible time trying to get red out of my daughters favorite shirt.