Friday, June 27, 2008

spt - feng shui summer




hello?? anyone there?

it's definitely that time of year when blogging becomes sort of secondary to all of the other stuff that goes on. there's just enough blogging going on to know that this summer finds people moving (jenny, lucy), vacationing (natasha, cristin), swimming (kristi, becky) and sweating (me, jill).

it may be extra challenging to fit in spt posts this summer, so let's go easy for the month of july. and? as an extra bonus, if you complete all FIVE july challenges, maybe you'll get a cool little button to put on your blog!! *

our routines can seem out-of-whack in the summer and it's more important than ever that we funnel our energy into the hearts of our families. not so easy to do when there are more snacks to prepare, more laundry to do, more trips to the store/movies/museums/gas station... we must strike a balance between pool time, library time, travel time and quiet time!!

to help channel our personal chi, let's take time this month to focus on the 5 elements of summer: sun, water, shade, grass and ice cream!!

these can be as easy or as challenging as you want them to be...just get out there and take some pictures!!
july 1 sun
july 8 water
july 15 shade
july 22 grass
july 29 ice cream
*edited to add: challenges do not have to be posted on tuesdays in order to qualify for the button. however... there must be 5 photos (one for each challenge). combinations of multiple elements in one photo will not count. fair enough??

22 comments:

Amber Grannis said...

I love this, Lelly! Do I ever need to find my own personal CHI this summer!

Lene said...

Oh this sounds fun -- and easy! Which is a good thing because suddenly summer has seemed to taken over any routine that we had!

Kim Sue said...

cute idea - can't wait to see everyone's summer fun!

Rachael said...

This sounds like a lot of fun!

Marie said...

"The elements of Summer" Brilliant!

And the best part is, there is no way I can get stuck for an idea.

Bren's Life said...

I'm with you on the sweating! This sounds like a lot of fun...
Happy Summer!

Chris said...

Hve to join you on the sweating of summer. HOT! I love these ideas and do we have to complete them all on the right Tuesday. :-) I will have to be on my toes.
Happy Sweating!

Amy said...

WOO HOO!!!!
Blog sista-friend, you are good! :)
Looking forward to July's SPT's!

Windy said...

Sounds good to me!

Holly said...

I likey!

I seriously don't know where June went. I will do better with July's SPTs.

Oh, I'm sweating too.

Alisha said...

Fair enough! I love the challenge! Thanks, Lelly.

Hannah said...

Cool! I can't wait- and I WILL actually do them this time. June was freaky crazy for me and July is the same, but I missed not doing them weekly :(

Jennifer H said...

cool.

Laurie said...

This is going to be fun!

And I'm so glad you specified 5 photos to qualify, and not necessarily 5 photos of one's self. :)

Chris said...

Thanks for the clarification. :-) 5 photos will happen!

Courtney said...

Oh good...something easy! Sounds like fun, I am eager to get my 5 in!

Alisa said...

oh yea! You always come up with great ideas- I love how you get me to document my life in a way that I never would have thought of!

Jill said...

I'm amused and honored to be listed along with you as sweating this summer...ugh.

I am so sorry for totally missing out on all of June's SPTs. I am hoping to catch up at some point, but lack vision.

I'm excited by the simple topics you're giving us for July. I know great things will be done with them, but somehow the one word topic makes it seem more doable.

michelle said...

Love the idea! I hope your enjoying your summer Lelly! :)

Rebekah said...

oh, i have things to say about the sun...but i'm going to focus on the *positive* nature of that glowing ball of lava.

i look forward to receiving my button. i say that with the confidence of someone who absolutely will be doing all five of her july spt's. nuff said.

Lucy said...

now that I'm not feverishly thinking of all things moving...I hope to participate in SPT more. I don't know about all FIVE, but one is a good place to start, right? You're the best, Lelly.

carlo said...

i am hoping to do ONE july spt since i really have not participated. dang...

GREAT topics! you are so amazing and still coming up with challenges. how cool is that?