Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It sure has been fun to see all our visitors on this little blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  We have had a fantastic time with our little stand.  Your support is the cherry on top!

  The kids have been a part of it every step of the way.  It was the perfect Spring Break project. It has been a great learning experience for the kids and has promoted responsibility, creativity, and being friendly.

Some things we learned last week:

-Planning and dreaming about the stand was half the fun.

-Kids have the best ideas because to them the sky is the limit!

-Sometimes as a Mom when you promote the stand you kinda feel like a pageant mom short of spray tans and fake eyelashes.  But to get customers you must promote, promote, promote.

-Kids are always eager in the morning and willing to help!

-Selling is the best part!  Adding up the total is hard work!

-Kids LOVE ring pops

-Moms love diet coke and fruit syrup

-Everyone who comes to a Lemonade Stand is smiling!

-Kids who run a Lemonade Stand think they have free reign over the candy and Lemonade any old time (hello sugar rush)


-Setting up your stand by a neighborhood park is the best place ever!

-Jumping up and down on the street corner with signs is fun!

-Cleaning up when tired and hot is not very fun. But jumping into a freezing cold swimming pool helps.

-Counting the money and dividing it up three ways is a great math challenge.

-It is great to get to know your neighbors and people in your community.  You will meet a lot of really great people.

-no matter how many times you wash mop or wipe things will be sticky

-Always say thank you with a smile on your face!
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I have decided that Lemonade Stands are kinda like warm fuzzies.  Seriously, who doesn't get a big smile on their face when they see a couple of kids selling lemonade?  Does it even matter that it is usually watered down lemonade served from sticky hands?  If you want to make have some great family time, make a lemonade stand with your kids.

I believe that the people who always stop when they see a lemonade stand are some of the happiest people in life.

Something I promised myself this week: no matter where I'm going or how rushed I am from this moment on I will always stop at any lemonade stand I see.

If you want to read more about the stand on my family blog please visit here
If you have any questions, e-mail me here.

Before you leave please tell me if you grew up selling Lemonade in your driveway?  Do your kids sell Lemonade from a summertime stand?

Friday, March 18, 2011

sunny side up*

*Thanks to three kids and their brilliant name choice I have endless post title options.  Anything sunny goes.  Limitless possibilites.

Hopefully as tomorrow rolls around we will be looking a little less lobsteresque (hello sunburn!) and ready to serve up some more Lemonade with a smile.

Thank you for all the support!
These three have been in heaven!
To say YOU have made their Spring Break would be an understatment.

They cannot wait to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

no lemonade on Friday

The Sunshine Stand will be closed tomorrow.  Hope you stop by on Saturday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Always ask for seconds of Sunshine!

Today was a smashing success!  Thank you, Thank you to everyone who came and supported The Sunshine Stand.  The kiddos were on cloud nine all morning.

We have had a lot of people ask for better directions.

Directions to The Sunshine Stand:
Higley Rd East on Warner South at Cooley Park. We will be at the main park and pool area South on Benjamin.  

Three excited kids may or may not be flagging you down. 

We will be there the rest of the week Thursday-Saturday

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Tomorrow these kiddos kick off The Sunshine Stand!  Excitement is high!  Today will be filled with lots of hard work and final preparations. 

Please come visit The Sunshine Stand.  Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00-11:30 at the main park in our neighborhood Cooley Station located on Higley and Warner.  Signs will lead the way.

But for now here is what our yesterday was filled with:

childhood.  imagination.  the feeling of sunshine on your shoulder warming you throughout.  a field full of ladybugs. whimsy. glee. fingernails filled with dirt. sunkissed.  happy. friends. excitement.  bright. giggle.  love. silos. jump. carefree. setting sun. fresh green. handpainted signs. childhood.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Grand Opening!

Need something fun to do during Spring Break?  Hop on your beach cruisers and come on down to The Sunshine Stand.

We will be fresh squeezing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am-11:30.  Serving Lemonade with fruit syrup and sweet treats.