Summer Fun Guest: Athena of The Stuff of Success

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My name is Athena from The Stuff of Success and I am visiting Heather at Life as we know it… today. This is a great opportunity and I love Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot because Heather’s site has so many inspirational ideas.

The Stuff of Success is a blog dedicated to living life well, inexpensively. I have crafts, recipes, repurposing, recycling/upcycling, science projects, health and wellness information and other ways to save money in our daily lives.

I look forward to showing you all one of my favorite projects – making something fun and usable for just pennies!

At the campground we spend a significant amount of time outside – in the dark.  There are no streetlights in the campground, and you rely on flashlights etc… We don’t allow our kids to run around unsupervised but we don’t assume they are safe all the time either.  So this little project was easy and hopefully will add to their safety.  It was such a popular project I had kids standing in line waiting to get theirs. 

I went to Home Depot and picked up some large washers (I was picking them up for a different project and came up with another idea).  I then grabbed some reflective tape and some of the Velcro straps (the kind that you use to wrap up cords and keep them neatly together) – in assorted colors. 

I took the large washer, placed an open Velcro tie on top of it and cut out a circle of reflector tape and placed it on top of the two, sealing them together.

This then became the kids reflector watch. The Velcro ties are just long enough to wrap around a normal sized adult or child wrist. As soon as it turned dark, the kids all had them on.


Heather – thank you so much for having me over at Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot! Other projects of interest at The Stuff of Success include:

Thank you for offering to guest post on my blog this week, Athena! Be sure to head on over to Athena’s blog and say, “Hi!”

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Heather is the founder of Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tator Tot: the blog. From home DIY to weekly fashion of an everyday mom, wife, and former teacher turned marketer to stories about surviving life with three kids, you can find it here. Heather is keeping it real and telling it like it is. You can also find her on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Pinterest.

3 Responses to Summer Fun Guest: Athena of The Stuff of Success

  1. what a cool project thank you for sharing
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  2. Danielle says:

    Summer fun is underway! I love it!!

  3. Athena Nagel says:

    Thanks so much Heather! I hope you are enjoying your vacation. I was out of commission for my daughter’s graduation and lost track of the date. Have a great vacation and thanks. Athena
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