Thursday, June 24, 2010

100 things and a 100th post giveaway!

100 things I want to do this summer:

1 Read Unclutter Your Life in One Week!! by Erin Rooney Dolan
this week.
2. Unclutter my life next week! :)
3. Host a yard sale.
4. Paint my front door a pretty shade of pink.
5. Add flowers to the front porch that complement the door.
6. Order materials and new curriculum for school.
7. Read Francine River’s newest book, Her Mother’s Hope.
8. Write my Philosophy of Christian Education paper to finish the course!
9. Find the electric sander!
10. Sand and paint the hutch in my breakfast room, white.
11. Paint the inside robin’s egg blue.
12. Purchase new handles and knobs.
13. Replace the old ones.
14. Go to the beach.
15. Look for shells, sea glass, and heart shaped rocks.
16. Bring home a zip lock bag full of beach sand and display my finds.
17. Work on gardening curriculum for school.
18. Catch fireflies in a jar.
19. Host a family Independence Day cook-out.
20. Make Mom’s potato salad and strawberry/blueberry shortcake.
21. Add sparklers to the shortcake to serve.
22. Go to the fireworks in the evening.
23. Toast marshmallows.
24. Make S’mores.
25. Paint a Lightning McQueen mural in Dayton’s bedroom…
26. …and a Noah’s Ark mural in his playroom.
27. Take a canning class.
28. Get the bike from Dad’s barn and attach my new basket.
29. Add flowers.
30. Sort through all the paperwork from Mom and Dad’s estate.
31. Get up really early and go for a walk.
32. Pick wildflowers on the way.
33. Make a lemon meringue pie for Mom to share at the nursing home.
34. Get my nails done before “the J’s” wedding.
35. Get a pedicure too.
36. Buy a pretty summer dress.
37. Paint for pleasure.
38. Try a new Weight Watcher recipe.
39. Make an appointment to highlight my hair.
40. Go on a garden tour.
41. Super clean my classroom and re-vamp my desk.
42. Go to a matinee on a rainy afternoon or when it’s just too hot.
43. Have movie theater popcorn and Diet Coke for lunch.
44. Scour the thrift shops for the perfect living room coffee table.
45. Go for blood work prior to...
46. …my annual physical.
47. Print photos with Zig Ziglar’s quote for my WW friends.
48. Take a photography class.
49. Take living room curtains, linen tablecloth & napkins to the dry cleaner.
50. Get a tan.
51. Keep a food journal to track WW points daily.
52. Plant the rest of the flowers I’ve already bought.
53. Send some “Bluebird Notes” (note cards, really) to Koralee.
54. Add lime slices to my seltzer water.
55. Paint B’s room and make into a “guest room.”
56. Put the pineapple bed from Mom and Dad’s in the guest room.
57. Purchase new bedding and curtains.
58. Paint the living room.
59. Paint the downstairs bathroom.
60. Touch up the paint in the upstairs bathroom.
61. Take deep breaths.
62. Design Lap books for gardening classes…
63. … and American history classes.
64. Make Christmas gift list and take it when I go thrifting.
65. Look for a replacement piece of glass for ballerina picture.
66. Fill a box of books to sell to “The Book Bear.”
67. Look for cheap vintage dictionaries to shred and punch…
68. ..or vintage French dictionaries…ooh la la!
69. Plan a vacation getaway with my husband.
70. Schedule a day with C, B, & J to go through and pack up stuff at Mom and Dad’s.
71. Look in the barn for gardening tools to donate to school.
72. Invite a few friends over for a bonfire
(just a fire really, but doesn’t it sound better than a “just plain” fire?)
and conversation.
73. Look up at the sky and find the Big Dipper.
74. Drink a Corona Light with lime.
75. Paint Olivia’s dolly high chair to match her kitchen set.
76. Add a vintage decal.
77. Find one first. :)
78. Read blogs about “Where Women Create.”
79. Organize craft and gift storage room.
80. Begin an inspiration bulletin board.
81. Help Beth with decorating Olivia’s bedroom.
82. Talk to pastor about Sunday School curriculum ideas.
83. Pray continually.
84. Count my blessings.
85. Look for the simple pleasures in every day.
86. Start a blog for recording inspirational quotes and scripture verses.
87. Think of a name first.
88. Organize my home office.
89. Do something about all the wires!
90. Set up bill pay system for self and estate.
91. Sit and Relax…
92. Soak up the sun.
93. Swim in the pool.
94. Remember these are the days we long for in the middle of winter!
95. Invite a friend over for lunch.
96. Serve chicken salad on a croissant,
green grapes,
potato chips
and something sweet and lovely for dessert.
Any suggestions?
97. Set a pretty table.
98. Use Mom’s Waterford Crystal glasses.
99. Finish crafting my photo note cards for my
100th post giveaway!
100. And lastly… Don’t fret if it everything on this list doesn’t get done!
Now if you're still with me after all that...
I have a framed 8x10 photograph

Add Image
and a set of "BLOOM" note cards
I crafted using photographs
that I've taken in the last few weeks.
post a comment.
Post another if you're a follower.
Grab my button on the sidebar and/or
post about my giveaway on your blog,
and you'll be entered for each oportunity.
I 'll choose a winner on Sunday, July 11th.
This is just a small way of saying
Thank You
to all of you who make it so delightful
to be a part of the blog world!
Many blessings,


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  2. Hi Susan, it was fun reading your 100! Love your 'work on a gardening curriculum for school'. Would be great for all schools, all over the world.

    Have a wonderful weekend, with lots and lots of sunshine! xx

  3. I'm on board with #14!! Let's head out for sand and sun!!
    Love your post!! What a great way to celebrate your 100th blog entry. :)

  4. Wow my friend...that is a lovely list...much longer than mine! Oh I would love to paint my front doors PINK!!!! I already have the paint can out..I seem to paint a lot in the Summer too..on my list..shelves and a church pew.. and an iron table and chair set. Wish we were neighbours...we could paint together.
    Hugs for a great day...the sun is shinning here so must get out there pronto!!!! xoxoxo

  5. would love a chance to win! love your 100 ideas!!! I hope you accomplish all the ones that matter the most to you!

  6. That's quite a list! And I thought mine was long, you've got me beat. It's so good to have goals though, good for you! The flower pictures are gorgeous. Lisa~

  7. I am a flower gardener so your giveaway is very appealing to me-thankyou for the chance.

    Elaine R

  8. Oh my gosh! Did you write that whole list in one sitting? The note cards are beautiful . . .

  9. Wow! What a list. It felt convicting to read:) I want to volunteer as a guest for the chicken salad on a croissant luncheon. Sounds so good to me, I don't care what desert you serve. Seriously, I admire your list and it added inspiration to my day. The giveaway is beautiful and so generous. Thrilled for the privilege of having a chance to win it.

  10. Wow, what a list! I'm impressed withjust the time that it took to put that into words. I've had a list going in my head but I haven't taken that time to write it down and prioritize. I especially liked number 100!

  11. I'd love to enter this giveaway. <3
    My clock says 12:15am pacific coast time so I'll have to post about your giveaway tomorrow or so .. probably Sunday cuz tomorrow's full and I'll be exhausted come evening. Gosh. I'm exhausted NOW! I hear my dear husband in the next room, snoring - loudly. tHat cAt snores as well. The girl (Lizzie) sleeps quietly - she's nice. ;o)

    Nighty night,

  12. Happy One Hundred!
    I'm just glad you got your computer fixed so you can show us your incrediable, creative work.
    Here's to more hundreds!

  13. Pretty!!! I would love to be apart of your give away. And, I jsut became a follower at both of your blogs.
    Happy 100th post! I just past mine and was thinking that it is time for another give-away. They are so much fun!

  14. What a fun 100th post!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Your flower pictures are beautiful. Thanks so much for your visits and comments on my blog -- I think you are my longest reader -- cool : )

  16. I will be having a giveaway come Monday for my 1000th post. So do you know Sandy's blog? Because I couldn't find it.

  17. Hi Susan, I love your pictures! Very, very pretty! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by, Marcia

  18. Oh, and I'm a new follower! I would love to win, Marcia

  19. What an ambitious list!!! Waterford makes any table gorgeous doesn't it? My mom has a set too!

    I hope your uncluttering goes well Susan!!!

    What a lovely print!!! Those flowers are so cheerful! Love 'em!!!

  20. and...OF COURSE I'm a follower!!
    I'd follow you to the ends of the earth. :)

  21. since I'm a follower, and I've gotten used to the fact that this doesn't make me a creepy stalker...I'll post another comment.
    Can I borrow the book mentioned in #1 when you're done?
    Thanks :-)

  22. That's an amazing list, Susan ... I'm exhausted just reading it! Full of great projects and good things ... and a list is always helpful!!

    I'm going to post your giveaway button now ; )
    Love the cards!!


  23. What an amazing give away! So inspiring. Love your blog!

  24. Don't fret for sure! I don't see any soup, I mean soap on the list. That was too funny.
    Enjoy your day!

  25. Brazilian greetings Susan!! Thank you for dropping by my blog! I enjoy a lot your post today and hope you accomplish the 100!! Goals make us move. Sweet week my new friend!! Hugs, Bela.

  26. Just had to come and thank you for all your sweet words you left on my blog! xoxoxo

  27. HELLO DEAREST! I was on vacation, but here I am and I hope that you can do all these things before school starts!!!!! Anita

  28. Love your "100 things" inspire me!! First time on your blog...will keep coming back!! Happy Summer to you!

  29. I love number 100 the best!!!! Great reading, and thanks for all the other 99 great posts!!!!

  30. Sue - I need a lesson! How do I "grab your button?" I clicked on it, but now I don't know the next step in this new world of blogging. Do I somehow copy it to an area on my blog? Thanks for your help for this newbie :-)