Summer is a time for steamy sunsets, golden days, warm breezes, and straight-up crazy living spaces. We’re talking kids, water messes, dirt, chalk-hands, missing sandals, and haphazard schedules. I don’t know about you, but while the teachers are celebrating, I’m inwardly shuddering. And outwardly. I love my children. I love them. I LOVE them.
Also, summer is a time for parents to unwind and for children to hunker down in front of the television. Last summer we survived, but this summer, I want us to thrive. At our last MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, our leader asked the question, “What inspires you?” Friends, what inspires you?
I’ve been between projects and classes, so I’ve been in the creative doldrums. But as I thought over the question, an idea began to blossom. Let’s have an inspired summer. Let’s have intentional days, thoughtful evenings, and breezy memories.
So I’ve planned out Epic Summer 2017. Friends, mamas, let us journey into these glistening days with smiles on our faces and a plan of attack. Once a week, every Tuesday, from June 6 until August 22nd, I’ll be posting a weekly challenge or activity on my blog and social media outlets. Some are simple, some will involve a bit of planning, and all will bring laughter, smiles, giggles, and picture-worthy moments. Share the posts, comment, supply your own pics, and make sure to use the hashtag #epicsummer17. Each week will give you a Risk to do or a Reality upon which to meditate. You can do the Risk/Reality that day or some time that week. Each week will have a theme and an encouraging note to go along with it. The more of us, the merrier, in my opinion. I hope you will join me in taking charge over your summer. Make amazing happen to your family. Make fabulous memories. Create magic with your treasures, however old they may be. Our children will have the memories that we provide for them. What do you want them to remember from 2017?
What do you want to remember?
Let’s make it an Epic Summer.
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Team Messy Bun is a group of booklovers, wordsmiths, and anybody who likes a good adventure. <tosses sparkly confetti in the air> Here we inspire, empower, and create bliss. And probably drink lots of coffee.
I've heard it said that the best way to reach people is to talk to them one-on-one. What a concept, yeah? So I have set up a fun and interactive group on Facebook called Team Messy Bun. No, you do not have to have a messy bun in order to participate. In fact, hey, I condone all hair types and shapes. Post a pic if you've got something awesome on your head, please.
Here's the group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1863146427281089/
Please feel free to join and please share with/invite your friends!
The group serves a couple purposes.
1) To connect better with readers.
2) To empower my friends and readers to create bliss and communicate effectively in a hopeful and light-hearted manner.
3) To celebrate years of hard work coming to fruition as Indelible releases to the public!
There will be laughs, behind-the-scenes, sneak peeks, giveaways, and probably a lot of talk about coffee. Let's celebrate, yo. These days are gettin' salty, so let's release some balloons, toss some confetti in the air, and languish in a cozy reading nook. Go Team Messy Bun!
Head on over to B.A. Morris' blog Six Pack On A Sunday. He's kicking off a fun blog tour with other authors called 20 Questions, and he perused my site and book and had some questions. We talked music, writing ideas, and superheroes. You'll like his site. He's a new author with Clean Reads and writes sports and fiction, which don't always happen to coincide. Keep an eye out for this upcoming author and enjoy our 20 Questions!
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