My 2018 Camping Gear Wishlist
I thinking of upgrading some of my camping gear for a few trips this summer/fall. Here's what I'm thinking, let me know what you think.
You don't want to be camping and find you don't have something you need. I've put this list together for others to learn from my mistakes over the last 4 years so they don't find themselves missing something. I'll keep adding things to the list as I think of them or find I need them but if you think something is missing, please let me know. Note that I won't be adding chemicals or general maintenance/cleaning stuff as they can be deferent based on the of construction of your unit. Also, you will undoubtably have some of the items already, just don't forget to pack them! Have fun camping!
I love to make mosaics, whether it's a terra cotta pot or a 3d relief, it's lots of fun and the results look amazing. Here is what I use to make them. You'll also need a few things you probably have around the house: a pair of latex or dishwashing gloves, paper towels, some newspaper, a few disposable cups, a hammer, a sponge and something disposable to stir with (I usually use left over chopsticks)
I say every year that I'm going to get my shopping done early but here I am, last minute shopping again. I'm looking for websites that offer online ordering with in store pickup so I can avoid some of the craziness and thought these ideas may help some of you other procrastinators out. Note that the things listed here are available at my local stores so YMMV.
I've been getting a lot of requests lately about which laptop to buy for someone so I thought I'd put together a list of the best available in different price ranges. I will keep updating and changing it as new models come out or prices change. Fell free to ask any questions!
I love to bake and decorate sugar cookies with the kids. Its a great rainy day activity. When I don't have time (or the ingredients), I love this shortcut! I use prepared dough and add a little flour so we can roll the dough out. Quick and easy!! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Here are some of our favorites for game night (in no particular order). Some are just for adults but others work for the whole family and I've tried to indicate the ones that aren't good for kids. We're always looking for new games to try so if you have any other ideas, please do let me know!
Using a variety of household objects and toys, create an outdoor golf course for your children (and adults) to play on. Set up your course using plastic cups or small hoops as the holes. Use a variety of objets as hazards, tunnels, and bumpers. I use plastic toys, cut boxes (tunnels), Lego creations, etc. Have fun!
This is a fun, chemical free slime that my children love to play with! Pour 12 ounces of glue into a container to mix your slime in. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda & mix together. Add drops of washable glitter paint and other tactile objects. This won’t stain your hand like food coloring will! Mix together again. Mix 2 tablespoons saline solution into your slime until it starts to form together.