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Project: Halloween Treats

October 31, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Halloween treats – yes, treat bags for the trick-or-treaters tonight.

Halloween Treats

Each year I put together about a dozen treat bags for the children who trek out to our house in the country. I don’t know why, yet I feel like since there aren’t that many houses around we should give bigger treats. Does that even make sense?

So, this year I’ve got popcorn, full sized chocolate bars, halloween ring pops, fizz candy, and some other items, too.

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

I also picked up these spooky treat bags since they were so cheap. The little ones, well those are for my ‘back-up’ treat bags. Does anyone else get anxiety about running out of candy? I do – and when I’m making treat bags for about $2.50 per kid, 12 seems like enough – I’m not really interested in making 10 backup. Who wants that much extra candy around their house? So, this year I decided to make little treat bags to ease the anxiety of running out.

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Everything all laid out – 12 large bags and 6 smaller ones.

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

They are filled to the brim!

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Now, the best part is we won’t snack on the candy since it’s all packed up nicely.

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

Ah – Gorilla Tape! There are two boys who live down the road from us and one of them stops by in the summer about 2 times a week when we’re working outside. He just hangs out and chats. One thing he usually mentions (he’s brought it up about 3 times) is that he really wants Gorilla Tape to build a fort, yet his dad won’t let him use it because it’s too expensive. Makes perfect sense.

Well, kiddo – here you go. Your favourite colour Gatorade and some Gorilla Tape of your own.

Halloween Treats: 3ten.ca

For the Dogs

I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this before. Treats for dogs on Halloween. What! Yes. Bella and Lily loved Halloween, mostly because they loved all the commotion going on and found it exciting. More people to check out, smell – so fun!

Well, this year I wanted to include them somehow, yet in a slight, sweet way. So, I hunted down some individually wrapped dog treats. Yes! Total score. These meaty sticks were 2.69$ at Pet Value and were actually on sale, by one get one. So I got 8 for around 11.50$. The best part is, they’ll stay fresh for other pup visits even if we don’t use them all.

Who thinks that in the next 3-5 years Halloween dog treats will be more of a regular thing? I do!

Halloween Dog Treats: 3ten.ca

Happy Halloween – I hope you’re having a spooktacular day!

Project: Larry the Boler After

October 27, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Ta-Da!!

Here is Larry the Boler after. In all his glory. He’s shining with delight and ready to hit the open road. Too bad there’s snow on the ground right now. Augh.

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

We stuck with blue and went for a more bright sky blue with a bit of a warmer undertone than the before colour. Do you like it? We love it!

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

These cozy camper cushions are also a great touch – they warm up the light and bright inside and add some texture. They’re a little fuzzy and so fun.

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The back section folds down to a bed or you can set it up as a dinette.

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

A bunk or a couch in the front? You pick!

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Matching propane tank and a new jack. It’s like Larry is all ready to hit the road.

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

This blue beauty was one of my favourite to renovate. Maybe it’s because we took him camping in his original state to Kootenay, or maybe it’s just because he’s so bright and fun. Either way, we’re proud.

Larry the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out Larry the Boler after his renovation. We hope to be camping again soon – it’s just too chilly right now.

See you on the road camper friends.

Project: Larry the Boler Before

October 24, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  2 Comments

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler before – here are all of the before and a few progression photos of our work on this blue beauty. My dad is a huge Detroit Lions fan (man, can then win one soon, please!) and this little gem reminds me of the Lions so much.

We got him last year on a northernly drive about 6 hours north of us. It was such an awesome road trip.

This is Larry.

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Sure – he looks pretty decent, until you look closer and can see that he was spray painted. Yes, I think with a can. Overspray everywhere.

Secondly – the inside was avocado green. A nice colour, yet not a very good match with the blue.

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

We removed the frame and did some reinforcements and a brand new bumper.

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Each time we do a reno we learn something new – see the holes on the front? Those are original and are about 60% the size of the back lights. What are they? Reflector sockets. We’re not fans of them, nor the ugly rubbery rock protector, so they both gotta go.

Sanding here we come!

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Well, there you are – Larry the Boler before.

Larry the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Stick around for the reveal on Saturday. Do we stick with that bright blue or do we mix it up and pick a different colour? I bet you can guess!

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon.

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