When we were asked to head out on a mission to purchase All You Magazine and share the money saving ideas that we found inside the glossy, I was psyched! I’ve read All You before and have stored away lots of little tips that have added up to big savings. My foray into the July issue was no different. I headed over to my local Dollar General and came right home to pour over the issue.
As always, I found valuable coupons, tips on cutting down food costs and inexpensive DIY ideas, but I also took away a great idea for some family quality time. As all you parents know, it’s summer. The dude started pre-school last year and this is his first summer since starting school. Let’s just say that he’s going through a bit of withdrawal. Keeping him busy has become oh so important. Until camp starts, it’s up to me to plan fun activities and All You Magazine featured an awesome idea that helped with just that last night.
They suggested giving your kids a camp out sleepover. Even though the dude isn’t old enough for a sleep over yet, I decided that a camp out in our family room would be awfully fun. One of my favorite parts of the piece was their suggestion to create homemade lanterns with paper bags and LED lights. So, while I was at Dollar General, I picked up some flashlights, LED lights, paper bags and s’mores fixins’. For well under $20.00, I was able to purchase the makings of a super fun evening.
I can’t even tell you what a good time our little guy had with our family room camp out. His baby sister even got in on the action! We made the s’mores. We told ghost stories. We played flashlight tag. Mommy and Daddy had as much fun as the four year old I think. Haha! And he’s all gung ho about “camping out” tomorrow night too. Thanks for the idea All You! You made this mama very popular.
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Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and All You, but all opinions expressed are my own.