Tuesday, May 31, 2011

summer to-do list

we know some of you have already done this summer's to-do list. that's because you're awesome and sooo on top of things. us three have a bad case of procrastination-itis, so ours are just now getting done. 

we wanted to be able to share the entire frame insert with you this year. but, make sure you check last year's list to see other ways to get it done.
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 click on the color of your choice to be taken to the download. make sure to do the top + bottom.
2011summerplanspink01 2011summerplansaqua01 2011summerplansorange01 2011summerplansyellow01 2011summerplansgreen012011summerplanspink02 2011summerplansaqua02 2011summerplansorange02 2011summerplansyellow02 2011summerplansgreen02

what you'll need:
  • 11 3/4 x 36 inch frame
  • download in your choice of color
  • black permanent marker
what you'll do:
  • print off both sections of your 12x18 summer to-do list (we printed ours at costco)
  • line the two sheets up so that the stripes match up
  • tape the back of them together
  • trim about 1/4 to 1/2 inch off one side so they'll fit into your frame 
  • place the list into your frame behind the glass
  • use a permanent marker to write down all of your summer to-do's
  • then mark them off when the fun is had
*note: the permanent marker will wipe right off with windex

what are some exciting items you'll be adding to your to-do list this summer?

35 comments:

  1. Great idea! I haven't even thought about ours yet!

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  2. I was just thinking about ours from last year, so glad your doing it again. Thanks for the download to make it pretty.

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  3. Another tip -

    I used lamination sheets INSIDE and wrote with dry erase then framed it.

    That way the glass doesn't get permanent marker on it. :)

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  4. That's so sweet!! Could you do a "winter" one for all the Aussies please? :)

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  5. Great! I just did our list (http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/super-summer-checklist.html), but I might print it out on using your paper to make it pretty. :-)

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  6. Love this! Thanks so much :)

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  7. This is another great idea. How in the world do y'all come up with this stuff? I swear I'm the mother of 5 great kiddos, but I don't have a crafty or original bone in my body.
    I love the idea of lists like these, it keeps them from saying the dreadful words..." Mom, I'm bored." Deadgummit, can you believe I heard those words yesterday and we haven't even hit our first day of summer break yet. Today is our first day.
    This little list is going to save me...I hope.

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  8. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on May. 31, 2011. Thanks again.

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  9. school's no out around here yet, so we haven't even thought about it yet!! :) but i love it!!

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  10. Adorable. You sisters have the best ideas. My daughter goes to year around school so is off only for the month of July. She is also off all of November & March. I guess I will need a shorter list. How fun.

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  11. You guys are amazing! I love this idea and what's even better is that you're sharing your downloadable printable with us! Thanks a bunch! Can't wait to get started on my summer to-do list! Have a great week you guys!
    ~Robin

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  12. Can't wait to do this with my kiddos :) We live in Vegas so I was checking out our list of things to do - what waterpark do you go to??? Our local pool (silver mesa) has a fun play area and one slide, but if there is a real water park in Vegas my kids would love it! Thanks! :)

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  13. What would I do without you guys?!!

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  14. Just glancing at that, I was sure it was a cute font because the writing looked so perfect. What a fantastic idea!

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  15. We have ours up!! So much fun. We had a brainstorming night to come up with ideas. Kids came up with Breakfast For Dinner, Build Harry Potter Legos, and Win the Lottery!! Would be fun to check that last one off!! LOL!

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  16. I love this! We have already started a list today. We had things ranging from making our own ice cream and having an "Amazing Race" to watching fireworks on the fourth and teaching my eight year old how to type (his idea). I also linked to your blog on my facebook page as when I posted about this they got excited. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  17. I was just telling my girls we need to make our list, and at the same time wondering why I have a new found love of chevron stripes!

    This is a match made in heaven for me!

    Thanks!

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  18. I so wished that i could hug you right now! This is tooooo cute! Thanks so much for sharing on off to make our's now!

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  19. Oh my goodness this is cute! Chevron is so in right now too! I just posted my our summer bucket list too! :)

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  20. So excited to do this! Thanks!!

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  21. Love this! I printed my at Costco today. Found a great white frame, on sale at Hobby Lobby. I'm making my list and shopping for a new Sharpie!
    Thanks for the free printable!

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  22. Love this idea! Thanks for the downloads and the inspiration!

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  23. I'm loving your printables this year - thanks! I used one of these for my To Do list for the summer (posted on my blog http://alaynascreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-plans-part-1.html) and I also printed off the Stay Cool tags for the teachers. Actually the Stay Cool tags did double duty. I sent freezer pops for the teachers, then printed them off in smaller sizes and attached them to ice cream sandwiches that I handed out to the kids when they got off the bus on the last day of school.

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  24. I love this idea! Thanks so much for the free printable! I did this right away after seeing it and loaded our to do list with fun things to do. I linked to you here: http://flowerificbowtastic.blogspot.com/2011/06/end-of-schoolstart-of-summer.html

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  25. Thank you so much for the downloadable! I adore all the ideas you have! I mentioned you on my blog and hope many others follow you!

    Check out my project:
    http://meyerskids.blogspot.com/

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  26. featured this today on my blog

    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  27. love the summer to do list. Printed the GREEN one, and it was two different color greens - HELP! I emailed you directly, no answer. The COSTCO girl printed it from her computer to and same thing... LOVE THE GREEN! HEL:P!!

    cookwithbarb @ aol . com

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  28. What a great way keep track of summer goals and wishes!! Thanks so much for the printable. I featured you on my blog with other great Summer ideas: http://kirstikoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/best-summertime-activities-printables.html
    Come say hi and thanks again for sharing!

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  29. We love our Summer To Do List! We are taking photos to document we really are doing things, then we are going to enlist our good friends at Costco to print up a book to remember it by! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. i got so many awesome comments as people saw this in my kitchen.....now i need something else to fit in the frame..HELP :)

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  31. Does anyone know of another place to print these? There won't be a Costco in this area until the summer and want to get started on this as soon as possible!!! :) Thanks!!

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  32. These are great! It's all about the chevron pattern - thanks so much!

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  33. Oh, I love this idea! It's fantastic, you're amazing. Can you do Christmas one? Or winter, don't matter. Your things are amazings!

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  34. I can't wait to start do the list! I have the first ideas, thanks so much!

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