Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another reason to love Lowe's

If you didn't know already, we love Lowe's because we love Jimmy. Of course, Jimmy drives the Lowe's 48 car in NASCAR. But on Saturday, we found another great reason to love Lowe's home improvement stores.

On Saturday morning, we went to our local Lowe's to participate in the Build and Grow Clinic. The Build and Grow Clinics are free wood-working projects for children offered at every Lowe's in America.

It was so cool and I can't believe that coming from a carpentry family none of us have been to these things.

When you arrive, the kids get their own red Lowe's apron and a packet that contains all of the building materials you need and a set of instructions. All the tools you will need are on the tables. They have some employees to help with any questions, but for the most part, everything is self-explanatory.

Once you finish your project, you take it to the check-in staffer and they give you a certificate, a patch for your apron (like a Boy Scout merit badge), and a treat (juice box and chips/cookies). And it is all FREE!

Lowe's offers these programs on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, nationwide. Each one is a different project. On July 12, the project is a Dune Buggy (see picture).

At our clinic there were about 30-40 kids, most of whom had more than a dozen patches on their aprons. I highly recommend this to any dad looking for a good thing to do with their kids on a Saturday morning. Click on the link to sign up.

After we finished, my cute little country girl had to climb atop every John Deere in the place.


  1. So cute! I will have to find out where our closest Lowes is.

  2. Andy is looking forward to Emily getting to be the "fun" age where they can do Daddy/Daugther dates on Saturday mornings. He would love to take her there.