Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share July’s edition of OLD NEW BORROWED COOL with you! Can you believe it’s JULY and half of 2013 had gone by already?! What’s more, for us here in Kentucky, almost half our summer is gone as well! We’ve been crazy busy as I’m sure you all have with wonderful summer activities like barbeques, sleepovers, swimming….and SUMMER CAMPS!! Yes, I just said those two magical words! Between my all my boys, one, two or even all three of them have been at some camp or another pretty much every week. My youngest had three back-to-back and he’s VERY excited that this week is all his own – ESPECIALLY since his dad and two older brothers are at scout camp!
That means he has his mama and his dog all to himself. I am pretty sure that’s a boy’s idea of paradise!
He’s looking forward to doing things like sleeping in, having what HE wants for dinner, going to a matinee of Monsters University and Thursday’s 4th of July fireworks. Speaking of the 4th of July, he’s been saving up his money to buy fireworks of his own – things like sparklers and popper and whatever else Mom deems somewhat safe. He loves seeing everything decked out in red, white and blue (including our house) and insisted that we make some kind of patriotic craft this week. And THAT, my friends, is where this month’s Old New Borrowed Cool comes in! What is better than a two-fer, right?!
Because my creativity seems to be at a halt with CHA prep work taxing my brain, I decided to head to my favorite inspiration source (you know what’s coming, right?)…yep – PINTEREST! I looked up “4th of July” crafts and I saw the cutest little luminaries made from empty cans! “HEY!” I thought. “I have all the stuff I might need to make those!” And with that, I sent my little man off on a mission to round up all the necessary ingredients to get our craft on.