I have been traveling a LOT this summer. Thankfully, some of it has been with my family, but I have had to take a few trips for the blog, in which my family was not able to accompany me. I have tried to come up with a few fun ways to help them know that I am thinking of them while I am away, and honestly… I have a blast doing it and I get a big kick out of their excitement over it.
I usually hide a few small treasures (and by small, I mean erasers, pack of gum, quarters, etc) and then I will call them and give them hints as to where their next treasure might be. (*I do jot down the places where I hid things and tuck it in my bag, as the first time I did this I could not remember a few of my hiding spots, lol!)
This last time I had to leave town, I hung this fun clothes line in our dining room. I bought a pack of colored paper bags at the dollar store, and filled the bags with fun little trinkets. From time to time while I was gone, my hubby would let them “pick a bag”. Most of the things in the bags were activities (card game, coloring book, stencils, window art, etc) so this came in really handy for my hubby when he needed to cook dinner or something, as it would give them something fun to do so that he could try to figure out how to use the kitchen. (tee.hee, sorry hun, couldn’t resist 😉 …muah! )
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.