Category Archives: summer vacation

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores "Cape Discovery" Summer Crafting Challenge

I was asked by JoAnn Fabrics if I’d like to participate in a summer crafting project with my kids and add it to by blog.  My response “YES!”, I frequent JoAnn Fabrics at least once a week lately so with my kids home and in tow all the time, it was easy to get them to pick out something to do crafty!  Although a lot of the crafts are more on the girly side and I have 2 boys, we managed to find something to do!  Tie Dye Shirts! 🙂 If you’d like to sign up for a 20% off coupon, go to the link to do so!  www.joann.com/discover-­‐connect 

 So we started the project with 2 shirts and the package of tie-dye.

 The package had 5 colors of dye (Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow) and 10 pairs of gloves and instruction guide.
 We looked up patterns in the booklet and we tried to do one of them.  I’m not so sure how well it looks like the pattern, but hey, it worked!
 Ready, Set, TIE-DYE!

 We didn’t read the directions as good as we should of because the shirts were supposed to be wet to start, so we had trouble getting the color to stick but it worked out in the end! Lesson learned for next time!

 You have to let the shirts sit til they dry, so we left them outside on the table to soak up the sun!
Time to see what they look like!
Caden wasn’t very happy with his, he wanted his to look like Brody’s and it had too much white he said.  I told him, it’s really hard to make 2 shirts look exactly the same, so we can try another time.  🙂
After they were dry, we washed them in the machine and they tried them on, they loved them!!  I think we are going to do more shirts this year at family camping!! Along with a few other patterns with our cousins 🙂


To view more projects to do with your kids this summer, visit the Summer of Fun Catalog at JoAnn’s website!  http://joann.shoplocal.com/Joann/BrowseByPage?StoreID=2412048&PromotionCode=JoAnnStores-130331CC&PromotionViewMode=2

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Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is officially here and we started it off by heading to the lake house.  The weather could of been warmer but the boy’s done seem to care!
 Caden had fun fishing, he’s been talking about it since last year!
Brody played baseball with the kids next door.
Bring on SUMMER!!!  We can’t wait to go on our annual family camping trips, this year to Lake Charlevoix (Boyne City) and Ludington, MI.  
What kind of fun summer trips do you take as a family?

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House Party NERF Super Soaker Block Party

So I’m not sure if you’ve heard about the website
 But it’s pretty awesome.  We’ve won a few of these parties in the past and they are ALWAYS a good time.  You sign up to win on their website and if your selected, they give you the things you need to have a party.  Well I signed up for the Nerf Super Soaker Block Party and I WON! 🙂
I got all these amazing products to have our party this weekend.  My boys are going to be so excited and to be able to play with friends is gonna be even better!  What a perfect end of the school year party to have!  Go Apply and see what you can win! I know I’m gonna keep applying, we love to HOUSE PARTY!

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