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Our Staycation 2014 + Home Depot Gift Card Winner

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Happy Saturday! We are finishing up our spring break and getting ready to head back to the “real world” Monday morning. We managed to pull off a fun “staycation” that was full of activities, family time and many trips to local restaurants. My step daughter’s were here for the week and we had fun baking, crafting, eating out, getting manicures, play dates, water hose fights, eating lots of ice cream and frappes, and of course, a trip to the movie theatre.

The new RIO 2 movie was adorable!

staycation 2014 four generations one roof

If you are here looking to see if you are the winner of the Home Depot $100 Gift Card Giveaway, be sure to jump over to the rafflecopter widget here or the spring mudroom makeover image below, and scroll down to the middle of the post to see the winner and entry #!

Someone got a fab box of goodies and of course, a $100 gift card to Home Depot.

staycation 2014 four generations one roof

During the year we try to take one or two family vacations. Last summer we visited, Cape Cod and Lake Winnipesaukee and this past winter, we visited Stowe VT. The kids were a little disappointed that we were not going anywhere on this school vacation but we quickly reminded them that vacations are expensive and staycations can be just as fun. The cost of lodging is so expensive that when you factor out that cost, it is doable to still visit local attractions and have fun without breaking the bank! Don’t get me wrong, staycations are still a little expensive especially when you are eating out dinner multiple times during the week but we tied in our dinner nights out with fun grilling nights at home as well. Thankfully we had warm weather, in the 60’s, during the week. Does anyone else believe in STAYCATIONS? If so, what are some fun activities that you do?



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  1. When my kids were little, it was predicted to rain the whole week we were on vacation. Rather than be stuck in some hotel or cottage, we stayed home and had a staycation! It was the best! My two boys and I sat on the couch and I read Harry Potter to them, we ordered take-out every night, and we had the best time!! When I look back, that is actually one of my favorite vacations!

    1. That is so great that you have that memory 🙂 It’s always the most unexpected and unplanned events that we remember!

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