Thank you for your sweet comments/e-mails after my last post! I’m so grateful to each of you for spending time with me here. I feel such a strong connection with all of you (even if we’ve never “talked!”). I know that’s strange but I do. If you read this blog chances are we have a few things in common ;) and you know me well. If I haven’t scared you off yet I have a feeling we would be pretty tight if we knew each other in person. Thank you for your support and for always making me feel safe to share bits and pieces of my life with you. I’m incredibly grateful for this kind community!
Summer goals! I’m keeping it simple but I’m definitely excited to get a few things done around my house over the next couple of months! Because it’s always a little crazy with the kids home I’m going to focus on 15-20 minutes of organizing each day vs. attempting major overhauls. I’ve found that if I really commit to organizing just 15 minutes a day I can make a lot of progress. Join me! I’ll share my progress in IG stories and try to do some round ups here too. I have a cute printable I’m using to keep me on track! Of course I do. You can download it too! Of course you can. :)
I have this printable with double lines and one with single lines if you need more room to write. Whatever you prefer! You can download my 15 minute organizing printable HERE. *If you are already a Sunny Side Up subscriber just enter your info. again to get the printables.. it won’t add you twice! Also, if you sign up and don’t get an e-mail soon after check your junk mail! Once in a while it lands there first.
This is what my list looks like at the moment. Just a few spaces that need a little re-fresh! I’m also working on my husband’s side of our closet so I’m breaking that down into sections I can tackle in 15-20 minutes a day. His office needs some help too.. I started it in January and never finished!
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More on staying on track this summer at the end of this post! I’m excited to share my cute new phone case with you! Not long ago I shared the cute floral phone case above..
Walli cases released a few new patterns for summer and I couldn’t resist picking up this fun sun kissed pattern! Nothing like a little ombre in the summer time. :) I also picked up this cute yellow rose case for my mom. She has yellow roses all over her yard – they are her favorite so when I saw that case I had to get it! I love these cases because aside from the fun patterns they also have a finger loop and a slot for cards. They also have some cute matching card pouches and lanyards. Love them! Use this link and the code SUNNY when you check out for 15% off!
Father’s Day snuck up on me this year and I’m sorry I’m a horrible blogger for not sharing gift ideas two weeks ago! Ha. I’ll make it up to you buy sharing Kenny’s favorite gift EVER. A new pair of Vuori Banks shorts. Clearly he’s a fan! I get him a pair for every holiday/birthday/special occasion which is why we basically own them all now! But really it’s all he wears. Especially now that he’s working from home most days. He’ll throw on a dress shirt with a pair of these shorts for zoom meetings and then put on a Vuori tee after work with these shorts. Regardless of what is happening he’s always in these shorts! They are so soft and comfortable and look great. You can get them HERE or HERE.
My husband also lives in Van shoes. The kids and I all just get Vuori clothes, a pair of vans, chocolate chip cookies and a hand written note any time we need a gift for Kenny. We’ve learned what puts a smile on his face. :)
A few more of my husband’s favorites! The small backpack I just ordered for summer travel and the map I landed on and thought was such a cool gift. You put a picture from each state after you visit. A perfect gift for someone who loves to travel!
I ran to Target last week and found so many cute things!
I love these quilts to lay at the end of a bed!
Picture of my room at Christmas but I still have this knit blanket (natural) at the end of my bed. :)
This woven tray with handles is so cute! LOTS of ways to use it.
Thanks for joining me on a little Target run! Fun right? That store is downright dangerous. You think so too?
Told you we were tight. ;)
Sine we’re talking about getting organized this summer here is the one 15 minute organizing project I have checked off my list. A go-to drawer for Kole when he’s bored! I just cleaned out one of my office drawers and filled it with some activity books I know he likes to do.
I also added a few more things to this “fun things to do when you’re bored” list I started for him a few months ago. I’m keeping this list in the drawer too. Now if he’s board and needs a little direction this summer I can just point to the drawer! I’ve seen jars where you pull out items to do too – lots of fun ways to do this! I decided a list would be best for Kole so he can just scan it and pick something he’s willing to do. No excuses with two pages full of suggestions!
If you want other options to keep kids motivated and productive (in-between fun) this summer these Daily Expectations charts worked great for us for years. One version is for younger kids with fewer tasks, behavior and a reward. The other version is just a task list for older kids.
We also use and love our Zone cleaning charts. Well.. I love them. The kids not so much, but they get the job done. ;)
When you download these they are a PDF that you can type on and personalize. Add things you want your kids to get done daily..
and then fill in the Zone section. This is for the main living spaces that need to be cleaned every day. I wanted each space to have a detailed list so my kids wouldn’t forget anything. We rotate the zones each week or month so they have a chance to clean different spaces. Cleaning their Zone is one of their daily tasks.
I also have my HOME PROJECTS printable if you are working on specific projects you want to break down.
And my beloved CURRENT PROJECTS printable if you have a lot of individual tasks for certain projects!
Last but not least is this fun habit tracker. Just write the habits you’re working on in the empty boxes and check off each day of the month that you follow through!
You can download any of these printables in my library when you join my e-mail list HERE. Whether you want to keep your kids on track or keep yourself on track (both for us please!) I hope they are helpful this summer.