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Our Review of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Guadalupe in Kerrville, TX

Our Review of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Guadalupe in Kerrville, TX

We recently purchased our first RV and our most favorite spot to take the kids camping for the weekend is the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Guadalupe in Kerrville, TX!! Visit their website HERE!
We only live about 45 minutes away from this Jellystone but it always feels like we go on a full blown vacation even though we only go away for the weekend!
This trip was our 4th weekend stay here at this Jellystone and it was nothing short of amazing for us and the kids!!
We stayed right in the middle, in one of the yellow spaces on the map, which was a super short walk to the pool as well as to the rec hall! 
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
The actual RV spots are small but spacious and we always feel like we have enough room between our camper and our neighbors. Each site comes with fun hookups and sewer, which is a MUST with small kids, lol!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
We pulled in on a Friday night and hurried to set up camp so we could run to the water park, only a short walk from our camper!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
So. Much. Fun!!!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
The waterpark is PERFECT for any aged child. There are also two bigger pools which are nice for the adults as well! At this waterpark, there are 2 larger slides for the older kids, and also 2 smaller slides on the back side for the smaller kiddos! 
Our kids play in the water here FOR HOURS, lol!! 
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
In the mornings, we love to whip up a hearty breakfast to sustain us through out the day!! The kids love cooking for us and they absolutely love our camping "outdoor kitchen"!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
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Everyday Jellystone offers activities for the kids! Laser tag, crafts, dj parties, movies under the stars, etc. On this day, the kids decided they wanted to go to the rec hall for some arts and crafts!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
They had all kinds of arts and crafts including ceramics, melted beadwork, leather tooling, etc. The crafts cost money but they still cost less than if you bought them at a hobby store and besides, they're FUN!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Both kids decided they wanted to paint ceramics and the girls who were working the arts tables were SO NICE and helpful!!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Doesn't it remind you of summer camp??!!
After we crafted our hearts out, we went back to the camper and ate lunch and then headed back to the water park for a couple hours of non stop swimming!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Here's more pics from our lazzzzzzy Saturday at Jellystone Guadalupe...
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Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Don't forget to check out the AWESOME general store they have too! Our kids love to save their money so that when we get to Jellystone, they can buy themselves a treat! This trip though, they decided to each get their "kids scoop" of Blue Bell Ice Cream, which was only $1 each!! What a deal!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Can I also mention the STARS at night here!? You can walk the property and see the most AMAZING night sky, loaded with stars! Nighttime is magical here.
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Omgosh, and don't forget their pancake breakfast on Sunday before you check out!!! All you can eat and $5 a person! Enough to fill the kids up, without having to cook! win, win!!!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
They also have one of those enormous JUMP PADS which we love to visit early in the morning, before it gets too hot! It's so much fun for the kids to get wild on and the view of the river from here is simply gorgeous! 
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
And then there is the back lawn of the campground which is ammmmmazing! The kids love to run around and climb the huge trees! On our next visit we plan to rent a golf cart which we saw everyone driving along the back dirt paths and it looked like so much fun!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe Kerrville Texas Joyaltee Upcycled Kids Clothes
So in conclusion, when our family wants to go camping, close to San Antonio but out in the country, we go to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Guadalupe in Kerrville, TX! It is one of our most favorite spots in the world!!
Love, Alix & Family

 

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Peek at Some of My Latest Upcycled Kids Pants for Sale!

Peek at Some of My Latest Upcycled Kids Pants for Sale!

Hi y'all!! Here's a peek of some of my latest work! As always, I upcycled t-shirts and make them into super fun kids harem pants and shorts!
You can purchase my one-of-a-kind pants through my instagram sale page, www.instagram.com/joyaltee.sale or directly through my ETSY shop!!
JOYALTEE UPCYCLED KIDS CLOTHES, ALIX JOYAL, BOERNE TX
JOYALTEE UPCYCLED KIDS CLOTHES, ALIX JOYAL, BOERNE TX
JOYALTEE UPCYCLED KIDS CLOTHES, ALIX JOYAL, BOERNE TX
JOYALTEE UPCYCLED KIDS CLOTHES, ALIX JOYAL, BOERNE TX
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My Volunteer Work with the Boerne Community Coalition

My Volunteer Work with the Boerne Community Coalition

As many of you already know, I'm super passionate about my volunteer work with the Boerne Community Coalition, right here in Boerne, TX. 
What we do is simple. We improve the quality of life for children and families in our community by creating, connecting, and providing them with needed services and resources.
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Basically, we provide meals for kiddos on their school federal meal plans, when AWAY from school. Weekends, holidays and summer break! We are a 100% volunteer organization and we exist solely on donations and sponsorships! We are SO grateful to our community of Boerne, TX for always showing us so much love and support!!
I am currently the admin for all of the social media for the Boerne Community Coalition and I'd love for you to check us out!!
If you're local to Boerne, TX and you'd like to volunteer with us, please visit our website for more info!! www.boernecommunitycoalition.com
 
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Come Follow Joyaltee on FACEBOOK!

Come Follow Joyaltee on FACEBOOK!

We are BACK on Facebook after a long break!! Come check us out for coupons and being the scenes peeks!!
Click the pic below for instant access!!

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Welcome to the world, Rory! Xoxoxox!

Welcome to the world, Rory! Xoxoxox!

I would like to take a moment to congratulate one of my most favorite Instagram mamas, Courtney of @liamadventures, on the birth of her second son, Rory!! Isn't he just the CUTEST!!!! Congrats, Courtney!!!

xoxox, Alix

 

PS- And of course, Rory is decked out in his itty bitty Joyaltee harems!!

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How to Make the Prettiest (and EASIEST) Fairy Flower Crowns on the Cheap!

How to Make the Prettiest (and EASIEST) Fairy Flower Crowns on the Cheap!

My daughter is having her 5th birthday soon and her part theme is Fairies!

I searched everywhere for cute party favors that the kids could enjoy during the party and I only came up with cheap crap from China or suuuuuuper expensive things.

There's definitely a craft to make beautiful fairy crowns and I can see why some folks charge so much to make them! But, we are having a party for 25 little girls and I don't have the hundreds of $$ to have them made for me. 

So here is my cheap-o tutorial on how to make quite beautiful fairy flower crown, for approx $1.25 each and all with items from the Dollar Tree!!

how to make a fairy crown on the cheap, joyaltee

So I started with Delphiniums from the dollar store! I realized quickly that you can just wrap the stems and that makes the crowns!!!! Hello!!! I bought wraps, wire, pipe cleaners, etc to make the crowns with and promptly returned it ALL to buy more delphiniums!!!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap

Then I started making the crowns with the flowers and some floral tape!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap

Fold the stems so they fit on your child's head and pinch where it overlaps. Then take your precut floral tape, I used a 5" piece, and just wrap it! You have to press the tape down and if it doesn't stick really tightly on the ends, don't worry because you can dab some hot glue on it when you glue the extra flowers in!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap

And literally, that's it. You can be done now and it's a pretty fly fairy crown for A DOLLAR!!!! $1!!!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap joyaltee alix joyal

But of course, I'm a chronic over achiever so I couldn't stop there, lol.

I just popped off the flower heads from the other flowers that I also got from the dollar store and hot glued them in. I also got some 3 packs of butterflies that I just glued in as well!!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap alix joyal

And also, I used ribbons down the back! Just three strands, 13" long each and just tied them on! and Done!! I estimate they cost approx. $1.25 each in supplies so I saved some super mula doing them for all 25 kids!!!

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap

how to make fairy crowns for a party on the cheap

Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM!!! @joyaltee!!!

Enjoy your fairy party on the cheap!!!

xoxoxox,

Alix

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Joyaltee Featured on the Hip Kid Fashion Blog!

Joyaltee Featured on the Hip Kid Fashion Blog!

Omgosh. We have been big fans of Hip Kid Apparel since their very beginning and we are so very honored to be featured on their blog over at Hip Kid Fashion!
You can read the FIRST installment of their two part series on New Year's Resolutions and Recycling HERE!!
Hip Kid Apparel Review of Joyaltee Upcycled Pants and Kids Clothes
Hip Kid Apparel Review of Joyaltee Upcycled Pants and Kids Clothes
Our favorite part of the article is this:
"To think of the amount of waste we produce as humans is mind boggling. I wonder, I truly wonder, how many people realize that small steps to decrease your carbon footprint are extremely vital to survival of this plant and of our identity as human beings. We have a responsibility to society to do the best we can, as much or as little as that may be.
 Make no mistake, I will start small.
 I will now break it down into a piece by piece model. "
Ilana is a wonderfully witty writer and she really has a way with words! 
Follow her on her journey to be more eco-friendly and conscious in 2017! We can't wait to read the rest!!
Love,
Alix
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Joyaltee Featured on Love, Audrey Lei Blog!

Joyaltee Featured on Love, Audrey Lei Blog!

This week we were featured on the Love, Audrey Lei blog and she wrote up a really cool review on our upcycled tie dyed harems!

You can read the full article HERE!

My favorite part of her article is this:

"After a long day, do you have that one piece of clothing you have to put on when you come home to help you relax?  I know I do. Surprisingly, so does my toddler.  I know what you’re thinking – what toddler does that right?  Well, it’s all thanks for Joyaltee for creating unique and super comfortable clothing kids love!"

So cool! We feel the SAME way about our pants!!

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Head on over to Love, Audrey Lei to read more of her reviews and love of life!

Best,

Alix

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Featured on 'Pokes Brain With Stick' Blog!!

Featured on 'Pokes Brain With Stick' Blog!!

I was recently introduce to Jennifer Racich, who is kind of a big deal in the Seattle suburb where she lives with her family. She hosts a Facebook group for bad ass moms and it really is kind of a phenomenon. 

Jennifer wrote a totally awesome review of her Joyaltee pants and it's definitely worthy of a read!!!

Read the whole article HERE!

Here's one of my favorite parts of her post!

"2 year olds.  Cute.  Mischievous.  Ruthless.

Trying to put clothes on my kid is like trying to put pantyhose on an octopus, equal parts hilarious and just damn ridiculous.  An average day in our home consists of the adults chasing a half-naked toddler around while bargaining with any deity who will listen to help us dress this tiny maniac."

Lol. She's funny.

Joyaltee Upcycled Pants From T-Shirts, Recycle T Shirts

Joyaltee Upcycled Pants From T-Shirts, Recycle T Shirts

Joyaltee Upcycled Pants From T-Shirts, Recycle T Shirts

Thanks again, Jennifer!!!

xoxo,

Alix

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Tie Dyeing (ICE DYEING) Upcycled T-Shirts. The Process and the Results!

Tie Dyeing (ICE DYEING) Upcycled T-Shirts. The Process and the Results!

When we go on our clothing buying trips, we ALWAYS find a ton of white clothing that obviously no one wants because white is really a horrible color to wear. Especially for kids! (Am I right?!)
So we have started getting as many white garments as we can and just stock pile them for our tie dye days!
We have been tie dyeing for a while now but we recently started experimenting with ICE DYEING!
We are totally hooked. The vibrancy of the colors is really extraordinary and the way they blend and shape, is truly awesome.
Here are some pics from our latest batch which was our best yet!
We recently built a better ice dye set up with higher walls to channel the ice and water, which we are super stoked to try out! In addition, we will be experimenting with BLACK and NAVY next weekend, so stay tuned!!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
First we start with a prewashed pile of white and cream textiles and garments!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
And then we spin them into spirals or scrunch them for a bunching effect, wrap them in bands and soak them in a soda ash solution.
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
And for this batch, we used these rubbermaid tubs with grates. We experimented by putting garments UNDER the grates. The reason was to soak up the excess dye and create a more organically formed design!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Add the ice!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
We then sprinkle on the powdered procion dyes. Remember to wear a mask! 
The dyes will sit on top of the ice and as the ice melts, the dye mixes with the water and is brought down by gravity. The t shirts then get extra wet from the melting ice and create that cool water color effect with the dyes. It's such a cool process!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Heres the view from side of the tub, a few minutes in. You can see the ice melting and the dye dripping down on to the shirts!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Here's the view from above. Pretty, isn't it??
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Here's one of the shirts, after we left the batch to sit for 24 hours.
You can see that the dye has soaked down through the ice and
settled in the fibers of the t shirt!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Here's what happened UNDER the grates! The t-shirts soaked in the dye water overnight and they turned out aweeeesome!!
Upcycled Clothing Tie Dyeing with Joyaltee, recycled Kids Clothes, Ice Dyeing, How to Ice Dye
Wait till you see when we unfold them...
Here's one of the shirts, after we left the batch to sit for 24 hours. You can see that the dye has soaked down through the ice and settled in the fibers of the t shirt!
Here's one of the shirts, after we left the batch to sit for 24 hours. You can see that the dye has soaked down through the ice and settled in the fibers of the t shirt!
Awesome!!!!
These are being processed into kids harems as we speak! I'll post pics as soon asI get them sewn up!
Our next batch will be heavy with the black and blue dyes so we'll post process pics for that batch as well. We are really excited to see how those deep dark colors react with the ice. Shhhhhh... Stay tuned!!!
--Alix
 
 Al always, check out our instagram HERE for lots of fun pics!
 
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