summer journal: flying kites

June 13th, 2012

Summer is in full swing here and our days are full up to the top. Around mid afternoon I come up for air (thank god for quiet time) and then I think of you and this little blog. Then I feel guilty for not posting something–anything! Instead of feeling crappy for not writing long meaningful (ha!) posts, I thought I’d keep a kind of slap dash summer journal: most pictures will be from my phone, there might be links to crafts or recipes, or there might not be any words at all, but they will all be a little window into our summer days.

flying kites

Desperate for a first day of summer activity, I ran into Walgreens for some cheap kites. I chose the not quite so dirt cheap ones and they work out pretty well. I got one big one, but it wasn’t windy enough for it to fly. There were mini kites for sale too–3 for 5 bucks–that I bought on a whim. These tiny kites worked out the best. The kids could control them and when the wind died down they just ran to make them fly.

flying little kites

If you like the idea of a simple, summertime blog I would love it if you joined in. If you have a blog, use summer journal as your title. If you are more of an instgramer/twitterer/tumblrer type use the #summmerjournal hashtag. Leave a comment if you’d like to play along, so I can follow your summer journal!

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22 Responses to summer journal: flying kites

  1. Melissa says:

    this is a great idea, I’ve been slow to get going on my blog because if busyness and wanting to actually write something. I’ve been taking at least a photo a day but haven’t really done anything with them…

  2. mrsm says:

    I’d LOVE to join along! What a great idea. Thanks!

  3. Jenni Bailey says:

    My whole blogging intent is summery (even in the winter) but we’re moving this week so…not so much at the moment. But once all this packing nonsense is out of the way I will 100% blog (and instagram) along!

  4. kristin says:

    Oh that’s a good idea. I’d love to play along, at very least on instagram. Happy summer!

  5. Jo Batey says:

    I would just like summer to arrive in the UK!!

  6. Nicole says:

    tried to comment twice earlier. Dunno what went wrong. (Harumph.) Thanks for the inspiration! Happy summer.

  7. Kimberly says:

    Ooh, I like this idea! I just posted my summer manifesto today, so I hope to play along on the blog & instagram, too :)

  8. MelanieO says:

    Yes! I would love to play along!

  9. Marissa says:

    I’ll do it!

  10. MelanieO says:

    By the way, my Summer Journal will be in the “off topic” section of my blog :)

  11. Ali says:

    Like the idea of a summer journal – we are 3 weeks away from the start of ors and no sun in sight, but here’s hoping.

  12. Love this idea! That’s what summer is all about, simple fun! I’ll play along (after I finish my not-so-simple wedding next week!)

  13. pure genius.
    i just updated my blog for the first time in a week and was feeling the same way as you, and wondering what to do about it.
    i’m copying you for sure.

  14. I jumped on the bandwagon! You can see here…
    http://creatingbitsofenvy.blogspot.com/2012/06/summertime-journal.html

    Thanks for the idea!
    ***Jennifer

  15. Christina says:

    I’ll give this a whirl… was wondering about a good way to keep posting to my blog with significantly reduced kid-free time. Hopefully, my first Summer Journal post will go up later today!

  16. Barbara says:

    I’m looking forward to this series… great idea!! Love your blog :)

  17. Holly Keller says:

    Love the pared down blogging for summer…if only I could find my way back to my blog again over here. I am a little lost in my own summer (even though my camera is fixed…shhh, don’t tell)

  18. Marya says:

    Great timing – I’d love to journal-along too!

  19. Mag says:

    What a fun idea!! I’ll join! I was actually contemplating a kite post!

    Mag.

  20. Natausha says:

    Hey this is kind of the route I go with my blog anyway so I’d love to join in and will be doing the “summer journal” titles :) Please check it out whenever you have a spare moment!

  21. Caila says:

    Great idea! This will be my inspiration on those days where I don’t have anything creative to show. Because we are spending every spare moment of our time on walks or in the swimming pool. :)

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