Update: Summer Fun List

8 Aug

We’ve been busy crossing off items on our 2012 Summer Fun List .  This week we crossed off #16: Make some sidewalk chalk paint and paint the driveway and #22: Plant some flowers / vegetables / herbs (plant anything really).

FabDaughter LOVED the sidewalk chalk paint and it was super easy to make.  There are various recipes are all over Pinterest.  The one I used called for equal parts of cornstarch and water (I used a half cup each).  Mix until the cornstarch is dissolved, divide the mixture into cups or a muffin tin, then add a few drops of food coloring and stir.  FabDaughter made the paint under my directions then all three of us went outside to work on our masterpiece.

This weekend I went to Michael’s to stock up on some of the cheap craft projects out of the $1 bins.  These are perfect to have on hand to entertain FabDaughter on a weeknight while I’m getting dinner ready.  I found a Good Luck Egg that grows shamrocks with the possibility of a four-leaf clover (probably only if you are lucky) and thought we could use that for #22.  It took all of 5 minutes for FabDaughter and I to set it up (which consisted of adding 2 tbsp of water to the planter and dropping the seeds in) but we did plant something:-)  FabHubby told me today that our seeds are starting to sprout.  Yay!

I had the best intentions to start a small vegetable and herb garden this year and possibly plant some flowers in our beds.  But the fact is that I have NO idea what I’m doing.  I never started and I ran out  of time to plant anything.  I’m hoping next year I can at least get vegetable garden started.  I will have to plan it in advance so I don’t miss out on the timing again and hopefully my Mom will help me get started (hint hint, wink wink)!  My grandpa, her dad, had quite the extensive garden.  I have very fond memories of helping him in the garden when I was a little girl and then taking our picks inside for Granny to wash and cut up.  Plus, fresh veggies from the garden are the best!


4 Responses to “Update: Summer Fun List”

  1. Sarah (theGIRL) August 9, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Love this! You’re so crafty…you inspire me to let bigSIS help more!

    • fabmomkt August 9, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Thank you! I always try to let FabDaughter help me (even if I have to do something over when she isn’t looking). I think it is good for her self esteem:-)

  2. MommyPapparazzi August 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    What fun!! Actually, it’s the perfect time of the year to toss some bulbs in the beds and see what comes up next year! Oh – and super easy! 🙂

    • fabmomkt August 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      Thanks! What bulbs should I do? I’m clueless and in need of some green thumb help!!!

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