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  1. Menopausalmother says:

    This makes me miss having small children to enjoy the summer with. But I DO have a granddaughter—-I think we should go out for ice cream!!!

    1. Marcia, ice cream sounds pretty awesome right about now! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. Kelly B D says:

    I love this! Our little will turn two this summer and since I’m a Pinterest addict I already feel pressure to entertain her maybe too much and too perfectly – especially on the weekends (I work full time and she has daycare during the week). As she gets older, will need to keep it under control and still fun. One a week is a more realistic goal for us. . . . . plus, this year, we have to go through the zoo at least once a weekend now (we walk by it on our dog walk and it’s free, so I’ve been saying “why not”).

    1. Kelly, I love your “why not” approach to fitting something special into your busy schedule! It reminds me of a blog post I read about “yes” moments: http://letslassothemoon.com/2012/05/31/a-lifetime-of-yes-moments/

      And I hear you on the Pinterest pressure. I love, love, love Pinterest but goodness…sometimes there are just TOO MANY good ideas!

      Congrats on your little one’s birthday coming up soon. :-)

  3. I hate summer bucket lists just because a bucket list actually has to do with death. However I love your ideas!! I have decided that part of the magic of summer is to have unplanned, carefree days and having a list or board will take away from that for me.

    Oh, well. I love seeing what ideas people come up with on their lists though. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    1. Carrie, you make a very good point about bucket lists! It is kind of morbid when you stop to think about it, haha.

      I love your approach of unplanned, carefree days. Definitely something for me to aspire to. :-)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Jacquie Fisher says:

    I love your ideas! Now that I think back on our bucket lists, we’ve never had checkboxes on them. And I guess it never occurred to me that removing those does make it less of a ‘check off the item’ type of list and more of a way to collect our ideas.

    The other thing we’ve done is to make ‘unfinished’ lists — a place to keep the ideas for things we’d like to do but also allowing for the addition of new things that come up along the way. And I really enjoyed The Happiness Project and Gretchen’s second book too!

    Thanks for sharing on the Discover & Explore summer linky!

    1. Jacquie, I love your approach to “unfinished” lists. It reminds me of a someday/maybe list from the Getting Things Done book.

      I am a big fan of The Happiness Project too, but I haven’t read her second book yet. It’s good to hear you enjoyed it – I should bump it up on my TBR list. :-)

      Thank you for the opportunity to share on the Discover & Explore summer linky, and thank you for stopping by to comment too!

  5. Emma Craig says:

    Ha – I thought I was the only one who finds those summer bucket lists a chore!

    1. Emma, I’m glad you like the idea board approach! You hit the nail on the head – it’s fun to read summer bucket list ideas, but after a while, they start to feel like another obligation.

  6. Kaaren Tamm says:

    I love this!

    It lets you just decide if it will be a Yes, No or Maybe. And you can rearrange and make it your own. Fun!