Monthly Archives: May 2014

Printable Summer Priorities Chart

Time Management: Setting Summer Priorities

Make this summer an enjoyable one.  To ensure that you fit everything in, use our printable Summer Priorities Chart as a road map to plan your summer activities.

Activities to Do

Whether it’s a summer concert in your town, or a new movie with your favorite actor, just jot it down on the list.  Other activities may include:

  • Visit local library or museum
  • Take tennis lessons
  • Spend the day at the beach
  • Go outlet shopping

Friends to See

Have you been meaning to get together with a few friends?  Write their names down on the list and then schedule a date to get together.  Here are a few ideas for activities:

  • Go out to dinner
  • Attend a concert
  • Host a cookout
  • Plan a play date for the kids
  • See a baseball game

Vacations to Take

Whether it’s a week at the beach, or a weekend trip to just get away, be sure to list the vacations you’d like to take.  This way, you’ll certainly enjoy the summer, and feel refreshed in time for fall.

Things to Do

Are there a few things that you’ve been meaning to take care of?  Summer can be a great time to accomplish things, especially with nice weather and longer days.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Hold a tag sale
  • Clean out the garage
  • Build a shed
  • Paint Adirondack chairs

Printable Summer Priorities Chart

Just click  on the link below to print your copy of the Summer Priorities Chart.

Summer Priorities Chart

Printable Summer Priorities Chart


Happy Summer!

Here are a few other articles you may enjoy:

Summer Meal Ideas

Household Checklist for June

Tool Box: Time Management Schedule


Grilling Tools in Kitchen Drawer

Where should you store your grilling tools?

Are you wondering where to store your grilling tools?  Those long spatulas and tongs can be awkward to organize.  We have a solution for you.

Store grilling tools in a kitchen drawer

We have stored our tools in many locations.  After several years, we have found the best place to store our grilling tools is actually in a kitchen drawer.  We chose the drawer closest to the outside door.  That way, we can grab the tools on our way out to start grilling.

Grilling Tools in Kitchen Drawer

Why a kitchen drawer works well for storing grilling tools

Storing grilling tools in a kitchen drawer works well because:

  • all of the grilling tools are in one location.
  • the tools are easy to grab on our way out the door to grill.
  • the tools are easy to put away after we wash them in the kitchen.
  • the long spatula, tongs and other tools fit perfectly in a kitchen drawer.

We are no longer looking in multiple locations for the grilling tools.  At one time, we stored our grilling tools with our pots and pans.  Later we moved them to a large corner cabinet.  We’ve even tried storing them outside near the grill, but they didn’t always make it outside after being washed.

By storing your grilling tools in one kitchen drawer, you’ll find them easy to locate and put away after each use.

Happy grilling!


lilacs in bathroom

What’s in Your Vase? Spring Flowers for Your Home

Spring is such a busy time of year, but there’s always time to cut some flowers from the yard. Fresh flowers are a great way to bring the outdoors inside.  Let’s take a look at some of the arrangements we’ve enjoyed in our home this spring.

Bright Yellow Tulips in a Vase

These bright yellow tulips are just so pleasant to look at every day.  They are especially cheerful on a gloomy, rainy day.

Yellow cut tulips

Lilacs in a Glass Vase

Lilacs are blooming, and their scent is very strong this year. We cut ours right before a big rainstorm.  We just love the purple color of these lilacs.

Purple lilacs in glass vase


Purple Lilacs in Small Green Pitcher

Just a small sprig of lilacs in the bathroom brings a fresh clean scent to the room.  We love the look of flowers in a glass pitcher.

lilacs in bathroom

Spring Floral Arrangement from Your Local Florist

If you need a quick way to brighten up a room, you can also swing by your local florist for a fresh floral arrangement.  This mix of salmon roses and pink daisies lasted two weeks on our dining room table.

Salmon roses and pink daisies

Join Us to See More Pictures and Floral Ideas

Did you enjoy these pictures?  If so, let’s connect.  We invite you to join us in the following ways:

  1. “Follow” us on Pinterest.
  2. Pin one of the pictures above on your board in Pinterest by clicking on the Pinterest button at the end of this article.
  3. Optional: Share a picture of your favorite spring flower arrangement.   Once you follow us on Pinterest, we can invite you to post a picture to our Pinterest group board for Spring Flower Arrangements.
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