Saturday, June 22, 2013

Poolside Photo Bomber

I was excited this morning when our visors arrived.  They came at the perfect time for me to pack up and ship all that had been ordered and be home in time to take the kids to the pool before naptime.  I brought one of each visor with me for a photo op.

I think it turned out good and visors, great!  All colors are in stock and ready to ship,

 And just as I was taking one of my last pictures, along comes the cutest photo bomber in his fancy sun hat.

 He later tossed the hat to share a snack with a sweet little neighbor!

I hope your official first weekend of summer included some sun, water and a snack shared with a friend.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Box Fun

While I have been working on organizing and consolidating Minus 1 store stuff, I've recovered some empty boxes.  I know you've heard people say how kids like boxes better than toys.  I am thinking that might be true:
 (My three youngest and two neighborhood friends.)
These boxes were houses, trains, buses, robots and more!

And just when I thought they had exhausted all uses for them.  This happened:
(Note the squirrel to the left of the stick.)

They made a squirrel trap!  The other four kids were upstairs waiting patiently, holding the end of the yarn, for the squirrel to go after the treat they left for it.  Carson, however, was just wanting to shoot it. 

They did "catch" (I use that term loosely:) one but by the time they came down the steps and plowed over Carson to get out the door, the squirrel had popped the box over and was high tailing it out of our yard.  I'm not sure what the plan was if they actually did catch it but I am sure it would have been a "catch and release".

Moral of the story:  When considering your next toy purchase, consider hunting down a few big boxes. I think they encourage imagination, team building, cooperation and a whole lot more.  (Not to mention that they are easy on the summer budget.)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New name...

What do you think?

We are working on our store site and most likely are going to drop the "Project" from our store name.  The Minus 1 Project originated as our blog title with the "project" referring to all the things we would be doing to make there "minus 1" orphan in the world.  We wanted to document all of our fundraisers in hopes of giving other families ideas and sharing what was successful.

I like the simple "Minus 1" for the store name and underneath something like 
"because every adoption = (-1)Orphan".

I'm hoping that will allow us to work on some new new (-1) designs.  I get loads of questions when I wear my shirts with that because people are curious as to what it means.  

**We were disappointed to hear that our new chevron "Take It All" bag is in very limited qualities.  If you were considering ordering one, don't wait.  I don't think they'll be on the site much longer.  We are searching for another great bag to replace it, hopefully soon!

 Take a minute, too, to read the post below if you haven't already about our store site.  Have a great day!