Monday, November 12, 2018

DIY Headbands using your Silhouette machine

Just finished making our "Shop with Santa" gifts. If you don't know what it is, it is an event coming up on Saturday, December 1st where kids can shop for homemade gifts (made by 4-H families) with assistance from a 4-H member and have them wrapped by an adult. Most gifts are priced around $1-2. This allows kids to pick out affordable presents for their family and have it be a surprise.

My daughter and I made these together. You can see the other (Name) headbands I created in the post Silhouette Heat Transfer Gifts Created for Tweens. There are some other fun ideas there too.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Holiday Events at Cabela's


It all starts this weekend! So, check it out! We are lucky to have one very near us and since I still have one left who is a believer we will be participating in some of these as our schedule allows. The age of my son now is the age my daughter was when she stopped believing, but I got through Christmas and Easter that year. This may very well be the last year. I am not sure how things change for us, but I want to take in all the "magic" I can this year.



Friday, November 2, 2018

FREE Entrance Day at National Parks


Coming up on Veterans Day on November 11th is the next FREE Entrance Day at our National Parks.

The above pictures are mine from Death Valley National Park.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Becoming Prepared

Don't let the word proper in the title scare you. You aren't collecting food and water and supplies to live off of for 6 months. In fact it is only helping you get set up for being 72 hours. With that being said you do need a lot of items especially if there is more than one person in your household.

This book gives you 52 different proper projects that you can learn to do so that you are more prepared if something does happen for longer than 72 hours. Think of these 52 different projects as Pinterest of survival ideas that you can access in case of a power or internet outage, which is why you need to buy the book.

Each week there is a new prepper project for a year but for the first 20 weeks there is a shopping list that has you buy items incrementally as to not overwhelm your budget.

In the case of a power outage you will want to have pre packaged and canned foods available so that you are not required to open up your refrigerator and freezer so that you can hopefully salvage most of it.


I actually picked this book for my book club to read this month as I am hosting. I willing to bet that none of them would have normally picked up this book or considered it, but I am hoping that even if they don't starts becoming more prepared it gives them some ideas and plants a little nugget in their brain for the future.

So while other book clubs are reading some New York Times bestseller that probably features a natural disaster or the end of the world I have picked a book that helps them think about how to become more prepared for when we have our next tornado or some other kind of disaster.




Thursday, October 25, 2018

Zipper Pull Hack

The zipper on these jeans kept coming down and I suddenly remembered the hack I had seen at one time where you put one of these rings through the pull and around the button to keep the zipper from going down and it works like a charm!

Friday, September 14, 2018

FREE Entrance Day at National Parks



Coming up next week Saturday is a FREE Entrance Day at National Parks for National Public Lands Day!

The above picture is one that I took at the Grand Canyon National Park.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Target 3rd Free Sunday at MN Children's Museum



Mark you calendar, because next Sunday is the third Sunday of the month and you can get in free to the MN Children's Museum (normally admission is $12.95/person.)

Free admission hours are 9am-5pm.