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September 24, 2012 / missjandme

Thank You, Home Depot!

Miss J and I have started a new tradition this summer – I’ve been taking her to the monthly Kids’ Workshop at our local Home Depot. We went to our first in June, and the organizer, Nancy, was kind enough to give us an extra of the May project that she had. Then for the July workshop, my parents were visiting and Julia had the awesome experience of having Grampa take her to the workshop. We missed the August workshop while we were on vacation, but the wonderful Nancy came through again and saved us a kit, which we got at the Spetember workshop.

Miss J has really enjoyed the workshops. She’s learning some useful skills, like following instructions and hammering nails. She’s also learning about the sense of accomplishment that comes from making something useful and then actually using it! And most of all, we’re having a wonderful time together!

Stickering up her finished toolbox.

The finished September project and a cheesy smile.

The September project was the little toolbox. Miss J completed the project at Home Depot, but made a few later alterations at home. We had a free Sunday a couple weeks later, so we worked on the two kits we had brought home from the missed workshops.

Beginning to assemble the planter box.

And the finished project.

The finished bulletin board.

The three most recent projects, including the toolbox’s recent makeover.

I really appreciate the fact that Home Depot provides these workshops free of charge, including the adorable orange apron. It’s so nice to have a nice activity to look forward to once a month that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Thank you, Home Depot!

Have you been to a Home Depot workshop? What other free or cheap activities have you found in your community?



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  1. Sarah De Diego / Oct 5 2012 12:34 am

    I’ve heard such great things about the Home Depot workshops. Unfortunately, we live 45 minutes from one. My husband would have loved the toolbox!

    Thanks for stopping by The Zoo and sharing your recycling tips with us. I think you got it when you said that people just don’t think about the consequences.

    Would love to follow you in you’re on FB or Twitter.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

    • missjandme / Oct 9 2012 9:50 am

      We’re about a half hour from ours. We try to combine other errands onthe same day so we’re not just driving that far for the workshop. It’s been an adjustment living in a rural area!

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