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Free printable road trip game ~ color the license plate

Going on a road trip this summer and looking for a way to entertain the kids? This is perfect! All 50 states have a place to color, any way you choose. Color them just like the plate you see, or get creative and color them in any way you want. How many can you find?

Download the pdf here state plate game

We did this on our trip to the Oregon Coast and it kept my kids busy on the LONG trip, we turned it into a game for the whole family. Everyone was busy looking for plates, while int he car, walking thru parking lots and just about everywhere we went.

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replace a worn out trampoline safety pad with pool noodles ~ Easy DIY, #diy, #trampoline, #poolnoodles, #homeimprovement

Here is a quick and easy safety tip that can be done on a budget…. Replace A Worn Out Trampoline Safety Pad With Pool Noodles .  Plus it looks really cool, I love how the bright colors POP and make the trampoli look bright and cheerful.

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We have had a trampoline for a few years now and I think we take pretty good care of it.  We take it down for the winter, and try to avoid the kids “abusing” it.  Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for the weather!  All it took was a few bad wind storms last year and the poor net and safety pad were trash!  I am sure I am not the only one who got pinched by a trampoline spring or two as a kid. It doesn’t feel good!  I was hoping to avoid that with my kids. Since I am thrifty, I didn’t want to spend a lot on a replacement.  These pool noodles were from the dollar store.  I bought 10 but only ended up needing 9.  Can’t beat $9!  Not to mention, I think it looks fun and brightens up the back yard!

You will need:

Pool noodles

box cutter

A tool to remove the springs (we got one with our trampoline that we saved. but I found a replacement here for super inexpensive if you need one!)

Begin by measuring your spring and deciding what length you would like your sections to be.  Then measure and cut your pool noodles into as many sections as it will provide.  You will probably end up with little pieces off the ends, save them, they will work for summertime crafts for the kids!

Once you have them all cut, it is time to put them over the springs. Using your nifty tool, remove one spring at a time, sliding the pool noodle onto the spring before replacing it.

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This isn’t hard, just monotonous.  Thankfully I had my husband do it for me and it took him just a few minutes.

There you have it!  A bright, cheerful trampoline makeover that will be fun all summer long!

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I was in my garage today and saw this ladder to an old loft bed that we don’t have anymore. It has been sitting in there for quite a while, and I am kind of surprised it hadn’t made its way to the thrift store or dump by now! I am sure glad it hadn’t though! Inspiration struck and my problem of a back yard pile of towels and suits was solved.

If you don’t have an old ladder, I would recommend checking craigslist, thrift stores, yard sales, or a Facebook yard sale type group. (If you aren’t in one of those, do a search for one in your town in Facebook.)

I wouldn’t recommend using a large ladder, or one that is super rickety as you will probably have a kid try to climb it and that could be bad! Look for a small size that has multiple rungs.

I plan on setting it on my patio where it is off the grass but still lets the heat dry the clothes before they get brought in to be washed.

Do you have any technique you use in the summer to keep the wet clothes at a minimum? Please share!

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It is hot.  So hot that I don’t want to go outside. My dog is the opposite. I would think with all the fur they would not want to be in the heat, but she loves to play! Another one of her favorite things is ice. Every time the freezer opens or someone uses the ice dispenser she gets so excited! I decided this was the perfect thing for her. Maybe your dog would enjoy it too!

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Get a bowl that is a good size for your dog. Large dogs will need a larger bowl while smaller breeds and puppies will want a smaller bowl. I added a couple of treats, just small pieces or portions because I didn’t want her to fill up on treats. Small toys would also be a great idea to add. I tried to add them after it set up a bit, but the ice was only frozen on the top! So I chipped into it and added the treats. Some floated, and others sunk which was great so she didn’t get them all at the same time.

Let it set up for several hours or over night. It should slide out of the bowl easily, but if not add turn it upside down and run some hot water over it to help loosen it. That is all. Set it in a shady area to keep it from melting too quickly and let your dog go at it! Dogs will love it!

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