Alisa Murray’s Top Ten Things to Do in July | #alisamurray

Top 10 things to do in July!
with “Auntie A”

Clean out the garage and begin your storage bins of A. things to keep and B. things to give away so that by end of year you’ll be ready to make a donation just in time for someone else’s holiday
Start thinking about the surplus in your garden and if not buy a surplus of fresh farm to market and can some veggies and make preserves for the fall months ahead
Prepare for family celebrations all month long
Schedule a beautiful evening diner party with several of your closest friends
Make some popsicles for the children to enjoy while playing in our Texas sunshine
Begin shopping for the children back to school supplies… the best get stocked in stores in July and by August they’ll be picked over so get them this month!
Begin preliminary shopping for family Christmas gifts including getting a family portrait scheduled so your holiday cards are done ahead and are on time
Read at least two good books, on my nightside table now… Are We Having Any Fun Yet? The cooking and partying handbook by Sammy Hagar and The Road to Character by David Brooks
Get each of the children their own blank sketch book and ask them each day to either draw, write or paint something. You can theme the weeks of July or leave them to do whatever they fancy but this will keep their minds sharp for the upcoming school year
As Always…Go to the park, zoo, or pool with your children and no cell phone. Admire them in the sunshine and listen to what they have to say about life

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