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Road Trip Bingo – Free Printable Insert

Here we go again with another addition to our Busy Books! This week, I have a Road Trip Bingo printable to share with you! A very fun game for car, train, and (maybe) plane trips! Grab a box of crayons, colored pencils, or markers and fill in the boxes as each item passes by!

Road Trip Bingo - Free Printable Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

What is a Busy Book?

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, then you know all about this! If not (sign up here!), let me tell you all about it! This summer, I will be releasing printables each week that can be put together in a mini binder to create a Busy Book, which will provide hours and hours of entertainment for your little ones while you travel this summer and beyond!

Printables in this series will include coloring pages, games, and more! Each printable will fit perfectly in a mini binder or an A5 planner! I chose to make everything in this series A5 size so you could easily (and cheaply) purchase mini binders for your children!

You can find mini binders pretty much anywhere binders are sold. My favorites are from the Target Dollar Spot and Amazon.

Road Trip Bingo - Free Printable Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Busy Book Series:

Wondering what other printables are in this series?

Check back each week for more Busy Book printables!

[Related: Summer Bucket List Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable]


All my printables come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming these down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this road trip bingo insert is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook when posting my printables!  I love seeing how you’re using them!

You can download the printable road trip bingo here, PBTT Busy Book Travel Bingo Insert.

[Related: Packing Checklist Insert: Free A5 Planner Printable]

Check out my favorites pages for my top printable supplies, including my favorite paper and trimmer!

I’ll be back again next week with another Busy Book freebie!


Road Trip Bingo - Free Printable Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes


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DIY: Hand Painted Bubba Keg

Hi everyone!

Today, I’ll be sharing a Bubba Keg painting tutorial with you.

Bubba Kegs are very popular for college road trips and Woodser parties.  Some of my friends and I are going on a road trip to LSU in a few weeks, so I decided to paint my friend a Bubba Keg for her birthday.

I painted myself a Bubba Keg when I went on this same road trip two years ago, so I don’t have to worry about painting myself one for the trip this year!

IMG_5309Supplies:

  • Bubba Keg (I got mine on Amazon)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Modge Podge (I know it’s really called Mod Podge!)
  • Paintbrushes (in various sizes)
  • X-acto Knife

IMG_5312Martha Stewart Crafts:

  • Wedding Cake
  • Champagne (optional)

Buttercream:

  • Sapphire
  • Plum Polished
  • Petunia (optional)
  • Seaway
  • Darling Teal

As you may have noticed, I only ever use Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic paint, but Jo-Ann’s just came out with this new Buttercream line!  I couldn’t resist giving it a try!

IMG_5316Start by applying painter’s tape around the edges of the metal.  The metal portion is the only part of the mug we will be painting.

I went ahead and covered the entire handle as well.  I didn’t realize until after I took this picture that it would need to be protected too!

IMG_5317We’re going to use the white paint as our base coat.

IMG_5324Add three or four coats of white paint.  You want to completely cover the “Bubba” logo that is printed on the metal.

The idea is to create an even layer of paint for your design to be drawn on top of.

IMG_5326Once the white paint has dried (give it an hour at least), begin painting with the light turquoise.  IMG_5329This project is all about building up the color, so we’ll need to add several coats of each paint.

IMG_5335Add three or four coats of paint, until you’re satisfied with the opaqueness.

I let the light turquoise paint dry overnight.  I wanted to make sure it was completely dry before I began painting on my design.

I chose Ikat for this project!  Ikat is so pretty and super easy to paint!  If you’re also a fan of Ikat, you can continue on to read about how I created my design.  If you don’t like Ikat and would prefer another pattern, go for it!  Feel free to skip ahead to the end where I go over how to seal off and finish the Bubba Keg!

IMG_5336I wanted the blue paint to be the star of the show, so I’m going to use it for the larger portions of the Ikat design.

Start with a decent amount of paint on your brush and paint a rough diamond shape.

IMG_5339Add a tiny bit more paint to your brush.  Hold the brush perpendicular to the mug and begin dragging out the paint.

It’s okay if the sides aren’t symmetrical!  They aren’t supposed to be!

To see a video of the Ikat painting technique, click here.

IMG_5343Continue painting the diamond shapes all around the mug.  I ended up with six of them.

It’s okay if the distance between each diamond isn’t the same.  None of mine are!

IMG_5347Now we’re going to add little half diamonds between the large ones.

Start with the dark turquoise and paint a triangle.

IMG_5350Just like before, hold your brush perpendicularly and drag out the paint.

IMG_5351I chose to alternate top and bottom with the dark turquoise!   I think it adds a little something to the design!

IMG_5356Do the same steps as above but use the purple paint now.

IMG_5359We’re going to go back later and paint over these to make them look better and more opaque!

IMG_5362Once you’ve painted all of the diamonds, let the mug sit and dry for an hour or so.

IMG_5369Once the mug has had time to dry, go back and paint over each diamond with a smaller brush.

IMG_5451The smaller brush allows you to repaint each “spike” without messing them up and painting “outside the lines.”

I went over each of my diamonds twice. I wanted them to be super opaque!

After repainting, let the mug dry for several hours.  We don’t want any wet paint when we go to seal it!

IMG_5453Now comes the Modge Podge!  I know I call it the wrong name, but just roll with it!  Modge Podge is way more fun to say than Mod Podge! 🙂

Use a larger brush to apply Modge Podge all over your design.  I like to paint horizontally in one direction.

You can see some small chunks of Modge Podge in the picture.  Try your best to get all of those off before the Modge Podge dries.

If you’ve never used Modge Podge before, don’t get too concerned over the streaky whiteness that appears after applying it!  That will go away as it begins to dry!

IMG_5456After a few minutes, most of the whiteness has disappeared!

Add two or three coats of Modge Podge to the mug.  Wait at least 30 minutes between coats.

IMG_5458Once the Modge Podge has dried, we’re ready to finish of the Bubba Keg!

As you can see, quite a bit of paint got in the little crevice between the painter’s tape and the metal we were painting on top of.  We want to make sure that the paint on the mug isn’t glued to the painter’s tape!  That could make for a serious disaster!  We do not want all of our hard work ripped off!

IMG_5459To avoid such a serious disaster, we’re gong to take an X-Acto knife and cut the paint away from the tape.

Take the knife (it fits perfectly in the little groove) and add a little pressure while running it around the entire mug.

IMG_5464Do the same with the tape on the bottom.

IMG_5468Once you’ve peeled off the tape, our project is complete!

I absolutely love this color palette and the way the mug turned out!

I’m sure my friend will love it too!

Happy Crafting!!
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Spring Break in Savannah!

Hi all!!

This spring break, my best friend, Kylie, and I decided to road trip to Savannah, Ga., for a few days.  We drove up on Monday and came back on Wednesday.  That seems like a really short amount of time, but it was actually perfect for us!

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We had a lot of fun on our trip!  We ate a lot of really good meals and did lots of shopping!

Food

Here are a few of the places we ate!

The Six Pence Pub

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Kylie and I were starving by the time we got to Savannah, so the first thing we did was find some place to eat.  The Six Pence Pub was really good.  I ordered a Reuben, and it was probably the best Reuben I have ever had!  I definitely recommend going to The Six Pence Pub if you’re ever in Savannah!

The Lady & Sons

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I was really excited to eat at Paula Deen’s The Lady & Sons! We didn’t make reservations beforehand, because we weren’t sure whether we were going to eat there or not.  We walked inside around six o’clock, and we we’re told that their next available reservation wasn’t until 7:30.  Neither of us were hungry yet, so we went ahead and put our names on the list.  While we were waiting, we did some shopping in the Paula Deen Store right next door.  I bought a souvenir for myself and one for my dad!

When our names were called, we went up to the third floor to enjoy our meal!  I ordered the chicken pot pie! It was huge, so I only ate a little bit of it!  What I did eat of it was delicious! Kylie got fried chicken.  It was also really good!  If  you can get a reservation, I definitely recommend going to The Lady & Sons.

Moon River Brewing Company

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Kylie was really excited to go to this restaurant!  She’s a huge fan of the show Ghost Adventures and the show’s host, Zak Bagans.  The Moon River Brewing Company was featured several years ago on the show.  It is believed that a ghost named Toby haunts the billiard room of the brewing company.  It is also believed that one of the ghosts that resides at the brewing company likes to push people down the stairs.  For this reason, patrons of the brewing company are not allowed upstairs.

I was expecting the waitress or hostess to mention the ghosts or the building’s notoriety.  I was really disappointed when they didn’t say anything about it!

Along with the festive ghosts, the Moon River Brewing Company had really good food!  I would definitely go back!

Sweet Carolina Cupcakes

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I LOVE cupcakes, so I was really excited to go to this place!  It looked really cute from the outside, and the inside was cute as well. I bought “Sweet Carolina,” their signature cupcake.  Kylie and I had just eaten lunch before we went to the cupcake shop, so I got my cupcake to go and saved it for later.

Later that day, I ate my cupcake and was VERY disappointed!!  The cupcake was very dry and flavorless, and the icing was hard.  I’ve eaten many cupcakes in my life, and I don’t think I’ve ever had one as bad as this one! I threw the entire cupcake away after only two or three bites!

Maybe they usually make delicious cupcakes and I just got one from a bad batch.  Who knows what happened?! All I know is that I was very sad and quite disappointed!!

I would probably give Sweet Carolina Cupcakes another chance, but if I get another cupcake like the first, I definitely would not go back!

Shopping

As I said earlier, Kylie and I did a ton of shopping in Savannah!

One store we went to that I fell in love with was Nourish Natural Bath Products.

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The shop was so cute and filled with so many wonderful bath products!

Kylie has been looking for bath bombs for the last few months, and we finally found some at Nourish!  They had a huge display, with so many different scents to choose from!  She picked six of her favorites to take home with her.

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I bought quite a few bars of soap while we were there! The reggae sunsplash, vanilla raspberry, and travel bundle are all for me! I bought the Apparition Ale bar for my older brother and the natural soap sampler for my mom.

They have an online store, which you can access at handcraftedsoap.com. I haven’t been able to make the website work on my laptop, but it does work on my iPad.

I haven’t used any of the soap yet.  I’m waiting until I get back to my apartment to do so!  I have a feeling that I am going to LOVE it and will be buying more in the future!

Fun

Because Savannah is known as “America’s Most Haunted City” and Kylie loves ghosts, we decided to go on the Ghosts and Gravestones trolley tour.

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The tour involved two different stops!  The fist stop was to an empty warehouse that was the scene of a triple axe murder many, many years ago.  Our tour guide gave us EMF detectors, and let us wander around the building to look for ghost activity.

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The red and green thing in Kylie’s hand is the EMF detector.  When the red light appeared that meant that a ghost was near.  When the device was lit, we could ask yes or no questions that the ghost would then answer.  The detector would light up one way for “yes” and a different way for “no.”  We never got to the asking questions portion of the hunt, but it was still fun!

Our second stop was the Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery.  At this stop, we listened to a man tell a haunting tale from the past.  His story was pretty creepy! It definitely kept with the spooky theme of the tour!

Between stops, our tour guide told us tales about a lot of the buildings and squares we passed.

The tour was scary but not too scary!  I’m kind of wimpy when it come to scary things, so I was very glad that the tour wasn’t to spooky!!

I had a lot of fun on our spring break trip, and I can’t wait for my next adventure!!

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