As I sit here typing away, my children in honor of their first week of summer break have began to do some really “summer like” activities…well, for us…:)

My elder daughter, who graduated from college about a month ago is preparing for a missions trip by gathering items from friends and neighbors who would like to donate items for a garage sale. She is currently out organizing the items and readying them to be priced…lil’ sis is out there beside her, as a trusted and faithful buddy!

Our younger son has decided that he would like to take on a summer writing project, which he has worked on all morning. Writing, writing, writing with brief moments of questions, statements and observations. For a kid who has demonstrated an intense dislike for writing in the past, it shocked me that HE was the one who came up with the idea and has committed the morning or afternoon of all four of the first days of summer to the task. He says his goal is to publish it for he and his friends by the end of summer via Blurb. I say…GO FOR IT!

With the hubby and elder son at work, that leaves me at home, not teaching and turning my mind toward blogging once more…

So what to write? It occurred to me that since summer is upon us and my kiddos have already planned much of their summer, there may be some folks with younger peeps who may not have made it that far…so that is where my summer comes in…I could blog about ideas that I find to help out!

The first I found today is actually a craft idea that can be used for a bzillion different uses! The first thing that came to my mind was containing items for road trips…Our family LOVES road trips, so this template will come in very handy!

But, as you can see, it could be used to organize much, much more. It could be a pencil box, a sandwich holder, a snack box, a wipe container (if they are not too wet), a mini garbage receptacle, and the list goes on and on.

I think this was a very clever idea on many levels. Not only does it serve many purposes organizationally, the project also requires very little investment, can be done together with your children or grandchildren, and is repurposing something that many of us already have. I think that the whole concept is great! I love the idea of dressing it up, too. If any of you decide to create this container and dress it up, please post, as I would LOVE to see it!

Below the photo, there is the link where I found the idea, I recommend the site as it has various repurposing ideas that really make sense and help with organizing some of those little things that can make us a little goofy, sometimes.

Happy creating!