Awesome Car Trip Activities for Kids

Road Trip Car Activities For Kids

A mini van.  Four kids.  Over 1,000 miles each way.  More gear than anyone could possible need or use.  We must be crazy!

Our family is about to road trip to Disneyland!

Nick and I are super excited about taking our kids to Disneyland.  And, crazy as this sounds, I am also super excited about the road trip!

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20 DIY Disney Shirts (Not Another Round-up!)

DIY Disney Shirts

To prepare for our trip to Disneyland (only a few more days away!), I spent the summer making shirts for our family to wear.

Not just a single shirt per person for a photo op.  Oh no.  A shirt per person, per day.  Plus a couple of extras!

DIY Disney Shirts

I had decided that it would be fun for the kids to have a Disney shirt each day we are at Disneyland, which will be four days.  And on one day the whole family will wear matching shirts, so that meant one for my husband and I.

Well, Nick decided that the kids should have a couple of extras.  And I thought that maybe I would wear a Disney shirt each day.  Then Nick surprised me by requesting a shirt for each day!

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DIY Disney Autograph Books

DIY Disney Autograph Book What’s a trip to Disneyland without the magic of seeing the characters?  Well, I don’t know!  The kids are super excited to meet some of their favorite characters.

While I don’t remember ever having an autograph book or having the characters sign anything, apparently it is what you do at Disneyland these days.

Since I am a DIY fan, and I want to try to save some money on our trip, I made each of the kids their very own personalized autograph book.

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DIY Disney Necklace Craft

DIY Disney Necklace (8) Our Disneyland countdown chain is getting shorter and shorter, and now we are measuring the time until we leave in days rather than weeks!  We are super excited (and not at all stressing out…!)!

We’ve managed to do a few more Disney themed crafts.  It has been so fun having a Disney themed summer, and helps us keep our trip in mind (like we could really forget it, right?!).

Last week we made Mickey Mouse necklaces out of washers and nail polish.

DIY Disney Necklace

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Disney Sewing Craft

Disney Sewing Craft

A few months ago I decided to start teaching the girls to sew.

I came across a great idea (on Pinterest, naturally!) for using shelf liner to teach kids to sew.  So I bought some shelf liner, plastic needles, and small balls of different colored yarn.

This is basically the same idea as lacing cards.  I cut a square of shelf liner (you want the spongy type, with holes in it), and draw a simple shape on it with a Sharpie.  Then we thread their needle, and the kids sew along the lines of their shape, going in and out of the holes in the shelf liner.

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Disneyland Road Trip Clipboard Craft

Disneyland Clipboard craft

Our family trip to Disneyland is fast approaching!  We are super excited!

We told the kids about the trip at the beginning of summer, so that they could have fun thinking about the trip, and so we could do some Disney crafts this summer to get ready for the trip!

The first craft we did, the day after we told the kids, was to make a Disneyland countdown chain.  When we started we had 52 days until the trip.

Disneyland Countdown Chain

It has been fun watching the chain get shorter and shorter.  Today we are 22 days away from our trip!

Yesterday we worked on another fun Disney craft for our trip.  The kids decorated clipboards for the road trip!

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We’re Going to Disneyland Goody Basket

Going to Disneyland Goody Basket

We’re going to Disneyland!!!  Woo-hoo!  I am so excited!

We’ve talked about it for a while, always as some distant, future trip, but we decided to go this summer since kids under 3 years old are free.  That means Patrick and Norman are free.  And the girls are at the perfect age to experience the magic!

Once we made our decision of course my brain went into hyper drive!  I’ve been planning, and researching, and pinning.  So get ready to see a lot of Disney on here this summer!

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Let’s Go Fly A Kite: Summer Decor

Kite Summer Decor
With each new season, I wait for decor inspiration to strike.  Last spring it was birds, and this year I found myself drawn to kites.  How perfect!  Decorating with kites would take me through spring and summer.  I love themes that are long lasting!

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DIY Nursing Cover with Removable Strap

Happy Summer!!!  The DIY Sisters have been a little MIA lately.  Sorry about that.  You know how it goes…!  The last time Bridget and I neglected the blog it was because we were both pregnant.  That is not the case this time!  We are, however, busy with our new babies and our growing families.  But we will try to be better about posting the fun projects we have going on.  And now, since I’m speaking of babies and projects, here’s a fun project for DIY nursing covers.

Nursing Cover This is my new nursing cover.  And I LOVE it!!!  (And yes, I am actually nursing Norman in this picture!)

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Greasy Hair Remedy

I may have given birth 4 months ago, but I still have not gotten my body back.  I am not talking about a flat tummy or extra baby weight clinging to my thighs, I am talking about EVERYTHING else.  I don’t think your body is ever your body again after birth.  Your hair, nails, skin, EVERYTHING changes.  And continues to change and adjust for months after baby is born.

Bernadette recently starting using Apple Cider Vinegar for deodorant-body odor another side effect of birth!

Blame the hormones!  Almost everything can be attributed to hormones.  But as luck would have it Apple Cider Vinegar appears to help with more that just stinkiness!  It can help with ALOT of the hormonal imbalances in our bodies.  Seriously, if you have an issue try using apple cider vinegar and see if it helps.  And then let me know!  I am always looking for new ways to use ACV!

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