I know, I know, you’re dying to get your BBQ on and probably don’t care one bit that our summer is chugging along and slowly trying to eliminate me from this planet.
100 degree days that feel like they are 114 are not fit for human life.
Not humans who abhor sweating like they stole something and having their skin scorched senseless anyway.
Fortunately we got a jump start on our All American Family Summer Adventure when Mother Nature wasn’t being such a hater.
We also set up another This-Dude-is-gonna-be-rich-one-day lemonade stand. His entrepreneurial spirit has made him $30 this summer! Not sure if it’s the fact that he looks so thug life intimidating while he’s selling…
Or if it’s the extra effort he puts into his superior product (this time he also sold cookies with his special fruit tea concoction), his unique style (he’s convinced the business man look gets him more customers), or the awesomeness of the stand itself…
Which got pimped out a makeover courtesy of Target.
You know how Target is with their we-have-everything-cute-and-no-way-are-you-gonna-leave-without-most-of-it ways.
I swear, I love and hate every single thing about that store. I love that it’s amazing, I hate that Dumb Dad has to sweat me about going there.
I actually have a secret fantasy about getting locked inside of a Target overnight.
How fun would that be?!
Try on all of the clothing, play with all of the cameras and the bikes and stuff, watch old movies on the TVs, read some books, eat that delicious movie-theater-quality popcorn they have in the café!
I need to speak to the Target peeps about having a blogger lock-in!
Okay, that’s never going to happen.
But, Target sent us a Big Honkin Summer box of goodies to help us make the most of summer, and you know what did happen?
Obviously #3 got some lemonade stand upgrades, but also, #1 used some of the enclosed craft-type items to make himself a snazzy duct tape wallet…
Miraculously he still doesn’t have any money to put in it, but I bet the chicks will dig it anyway when they see it. You know how girls are about Dudes who can create.
We are also working on cool summer adventures books with the help of their board book kit (it’s cool because the kit comes with 3 books; enough for all of The Dudes to make their own!).
It’s all very hey let’s have fun and try not to panic even though the sun is trying to kill you and you have to stay indoors, ya know?!
And, it’s super affordable (every single item we got to get our summer memory making on with Target was less than $15)!
Sure, you’ll still not be able to get out of the store without spending a Benjamin or two, but that’s because you’ll snag these inexpensive summer crafts, and then you’ll also snag a cute swim suit cover-up for yourself, and maybe a pair of wedges and a colorful beach bag too. And then you’ll also pick up some sand toys for the kids, and some $5 movies to make your 9 hour trip to the beach less unbearable, and of course, dog food, and paper towels, and everything else you ventured into the happiest place on Earth store for in the first place.
Okay, now be honest so I don’t feel like I have a problem, how many times do you go to Target each week, and on average, how much do you spend?
Don’t feel bad here, we’re all friends.
And, it’s, um, for research (and by research I mean I am compiling some stats to share with Dumb Dad so he will step off about my Target bills).
What’s got you feeling Wordful this week?! Link up below and then head out to visit Angie’s Seven Clown Circus and this week’s lovely linkers!
- A great day on the beach with the Slice of Heaven family.
- A joyful post about the happiness found at VBS at From Our Front Porch Looking In.
- A trip to the beach with the cutest little milk lover at Modern Style Mama.
- A fun #TypeACon round-up post from Moments that Define Life (I may be partial to this one since I’m in a few of those shots!).
pBd Admits It’s Free: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. Translation: I get paid to write, just like you get paid to
play solitaire do things at your job, but it doesn’t influence my ability to keep it real; they pay me to share my opinion, whether I like them or not.