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Friday, 9 May 2014

Summer Bucket List & Shutterfly Giveaway - #KFCBucketList

Here in Southwestern Ontario, our summers are so short.  We try to soak in every second of the 2 months that the kids have off from school.  There are many memories are made between playing baseball and soccer games, tennis matches, playing with friends, riding our bikes and just plain lounging around and soaking up with warm sun. I remember when my girls were little and we lived literally across the street from the Toronto Zoo and we used to go there just about daily, so that they could visit "their fur friends" and play in splash pad.

This year I decided to put together a Summer Bucket List to keep us going through out the summer.

I thought of couple of ways of displaying our list, but in the end Good will won out and I found my perfect display!

Here is how I did it...

I picked up this plain tray with wood frame on it from Goodwill for $3.00. I taped it all up and took it outside and spray painted the white part with Chalkboard paint. Did you  follow that? Complicated, I know.

I decided not to touch the wood.  At first I thought of staining it or painting it and then I decided to keep it "au natural".  I like it better that way (for now anyways).

I used a thick- tipped Chalk pen to write on it. At first I wrote some random stuff on it to practice, and then I wet a cloth and wiped it off and  started again. I gave it a chalkboard look. ;)

I have to laugh... my chalk writing needs some a lot of improvement! Wow. #itrieddontlaugh

I asked the kids (and hubby) for 5 things they wanted to make sure they did this summer.

Funny part was that most of our things overlapped.  For example, Hubby wrote down: golfing, family bike ride, beach and Anthony had those three exact things on his list too!

Here were some other ideas that were thrown at me:
  • Tropical Island vacation (yes!!)
  • Fly a kite
  • Lemonade stand
  • Picnic at the park
  • Go to zoo
  • Go to farm to pick berries
  • read lots of books
  • have a BBQ party for our friends
  • Go to a pool
  • go to drive-in movies
  • make smores in backyard.
My own personal list this summer is:

- Finish my weight loss Challenge and WIN IT! 
- Run 10km without stopping (to pick up a lung off of gravel)
- Add privacy to backyard
- Read 5 books! (the tropical island vacation should help with this one. lol)
-  Family bike ride

It will be fun to go on a Tropical Island vacation. Hubby haven't done that in 11 years, and we've never taken the kids. We're talking. It's a start.

It will be fun to see how many of those items we can all check off our list this summer.

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KFC has been a part of my summer memories for a long time.  I remember as a child picnicking at a local park with my family, uncles, aunts and cousins and a KFC bucket always making it on to the picnic table every time. Oh those childhood memories!

KFC is having a KFC Bucket list contest going on from May 12- June 15!

  • With the purchase of any bucket or combo, you’ll receive a game card that gives you a 1 in 3 chance of winning.  KFC has a 12 piece bucket for only $14.99.
  • Every bucket or combo ALSO has an instant peel and reveal food prize and a pin that you enter online to reveal your prize. Every PIN is a WINNER!  (you can go here to enter your PIN and for more info starting May 12th!)  
  • Prizes:
    • 3 - Grand Prizes of $10,000 to build your own dream vacation
    • 5 - $5,000 Earth to Echo Adventures
    • 5 - $10,000 Pepsi Dream Rooms
    • 40 - $300 Try That Prizes
    • Over 3 Million Shutterfly Prizes
    • Over 1 Million Food Prizes

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And now for the Shutterfly Giveaway!

To save all your Summer Bucket list memories one of my lucky Canadian readers will receive a Shutterfly prizepack!
 (sorry open to Canadian readers only)

This is what you get:  

Shutterfly calendar, 15 free cards and collage print.

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“Disclosure: I am part of the KFC Bucket List Blogger Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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