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Let's build something together!

That is one of my favorite slogan's (Or is that a tagline? Over a year removed from a design firm, and I can no longer remember). It belongs to Lowe's, although I am more of a Home Depot gal. But suffice it to say if someone handed me a $5,000 gift card to Home Depot (or Lowe's), I would be ecstatic. If I had $10,000 to spend, you could hear my shouts of joy from miles away. The things I could do with that money. Well, the things I could have Brian do with that money anyway.

I love walking around Home Depot and admiring the fancy bathroom sinks and tubs. I look at the lighting and think about where I would put each fixture. I touch textured and colorful tiles and wistfully look at the fancy kitchen cabinets. I admire the various carpet styles and blinds. I look at the fancy front-loading washer and wonder what it must be like to have a steam dryer. I even look longingly at the vacuum cleaners because I can no longer buy a replacement filter for my eight year old model (who knew my dirt picker upper was such a forgotten old lady).

Forget 10k; let me have $50,000 to spend at that store!

But enough of my fantasies (though I am pretty sure many of you share some of them). Today Brian, Jordan, and I went to Home Depot for a kid's workshop. Until recently, I had no idea HD did this sort of thing the first Saturday of every month, but I am glad I discovered it. The projects are pretty simple to put together, with some glue and a hammer and nails. And because there aren't a lot of pieces, I bet even I could have helped Jordan if Brian had not been there. Best of all, today's craft was useful and cute, a school bus pencil holder. Jordan definitely enjoyed herself; she got better with a hammer as she kept pounding (Brian's fingers unfortunately took two hits). She was so adorable in the apron she gets to keep, and she even seemed kind of proud of the pin she received after she completed the project. I highly recommend this activity for kids who are somewhere near Jordan's age, which is almost 7; I think the recommended age is 5 to 10. And you just show up sometime between 9 and 12; no need to register in advance.

Lowe's offers a similar workshop, and I already signed Jordan up for next weekend's, which is a bug box. I am not as jazzed about this craft, since Jordan has a bug catcher, but I think she will have fun. One thing to note: You must sign up in advance for Lowe's workshops, and you (the parent) must sign a waiver. Hopefully there won't be power tools involved! I am hoping we can make it to HD's September workshop, which is a football display. I am not entirely sure what that is, but if it involves a football, then how bad can it be?

Let's build something together!


Anonymous said…
we've done the Lowes one once or twice - once as a Brownie field trip. Very fun. you can always look in advance to see what's coming up to attend. Lowes also gives patches for their projects, the girls liked that. Does HD do that too. Have fun! :)

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