Stickers!

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These stickers bring me back to being a kid, collecting stickers, trading them with friends, ah the memories.  Speaking of memories, I think I am loosing mine. I thought I was on it, blogging with some sort of consistency: weekly or at the very least every other week. But no, I started writing this morning, thinking on was on it… NO. It’s been over a month. Wow Molly, wow. I have been busy, but really….

On to the stickers!  It’s Spring Break here (amazing that pre-school has spring break right?) and we went to Sonoma County for Easter and Kiddo and I stayed with my mom, niece and nephew for a few extra days.  One of the things on our list of fun was to take a tour of Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory.  I believe I was more excited than the kiddo.

stickersIf you are ever in Petaluma, this is a fun little tour to take. You do need to make reservations, it doesn’t cost much, and it’s worth it, especially if you ever loved stickers or your kiddos does or it’s raining or well you just should.

The tour is about an hour long, you get free stickers through out the tour, learn about how they make stickers (really it isn’t as easy as you would think), Mrs. Grossman’s is a leader in recycling waste, plus you get a packet of stickers to make a little project at the end of the tour and it’s a fun way to spend a little time.

I would love to show you more of how they make stickers, but because they also print wine labels we could not take photos through out the factory  which means you will just need to go and check it out for yourself.  But I can show you this:

stickers4There are rows and rows of rolls and rolls of stickers waiting to be packaged.

stickers6Walls of stickers from the past… I really do think at one time or another I owed almost all of these.

stickers3Some of the stickers we received during the tour, working on our project. Kiddo’s favorite part was “when we got all the stickers and made the project and it was a little stinky.” It’s true, it was a little stinky, they put a chemical into the ink so that it dries quickly, but it’s not that bad.

It was a fun day and now to get really for another fun weekend full of parties and friends. signature

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