I mentioned not long ago that this is the “Year of the Weddings” for our family. There are three to be exact, all within four months.
We could also call this the “Year of homecomings”. My husband’s sister and my brother will both be returning in the coming months from years of church service outside the country.
Talk about exciting!
But before the fun times and happy reunions can roll, we have to transport ourselves miles and miles out of state, away from home, to where the parties are happening.
This means we’ll be spending what will seem like countless hours in the car over the spring and summer months.
While I’m not looking forward to the whining that’s sure to ensue en route with four young, very active children who do not like to be pinned down, I’m anxious to be there to witness these special events and to be reunited with loved ones.
Whenever we travel, I have a hard time not being bothered by how messy the car gets. I’ve started getting smart and packing trash bags to contain the snack explosion inside the car. But without fail, when we finally arrive at our destination, the exterior of our vehicle looks like it’s been through a battle zone. The number of bug smudges and dirt smatters are undeniable evidence of the distance and difficulty of the trek we’ve just made! The kids even always notice that the car is looking quite worse for the wear.
But, things are about to change drastically for the better in that department, because we’ll never leave home again without our Armor All Ultra Shine Wash Wipes, Ultra Shine Wax Wipes, and Ultra Shine Tire & Trim Shine Sponges!
I found these new, amazing products in the Automotive Section at Walmart.
I can’t even begin to tell you how convenient this 3 step cleaning system is! No bucket, suds, water or sponge necessary!
Everything needed to make the car look like a million bucks while on the road is contained within these three boxes! The products are pre-moistened and treated to make spiffing up my “sweet ride” a total breeze! (I drive a mini van, but don’t laugh because it can really get up and go!) Ha ha!
My car has never looked so good as it does now!
Be sure to take advantage of the $2.00 off any one (1) of the Armor All Ultra Shine Wipes from Walmart, while supplies last!
And now, because I don’t have to waste time worrying about how grimy the exterior of my car is, I can spend more time with my family enjoying the moments and views outside our windows! I created this little accordion adventure book so we can keep a record of all the fun places we go and things we see. I added corner mounts so we can easily insert our photos and there are spaces for little notes and memories about our journey.
Here’s how to make it:
You’ll need scissors, a standard white poster board, a ruler, a bone folder or something else that will make creases, corner mounts, a glue stick, and burlap ribbon (if you want to make a sleeve to go outside around the book).
Grab your posterboard and draw 3 columns that are 8″ wide and 18 1/2″ long. Then measure in 1/2″ and draw a line (this line should span for 24″, without the excess). This will be the 1/2″ tab that you will use to attach the pieces together.
Head over to The Crafting Chicks for the adorable U.S.A map printable that’s shown on the cover.
Embellish it with themed stickers, ribbon, buttons, whatever you desire!
I can’t wait to hit the road and fill this album with photos! What fun travel plans do you have for the coming months? I’d love to hear!