Father’s Day is just around the bend. Here are some DIY gift ideas that are easy enough for the kids to make for dad, if you want to give him something more unique than a store-bought gift.
Country Living suggests two different types of coasters you can create. The first uses Mason jar lids lined with cork shelf liner. Use a stamp and acrylic paint to personalize them with a pattern or monogram. Or you can make DIY agate coasters with just some polymer clay and acrylic paint.
These Lego-themed accessories are perfect for the geeky dad that enjoys building masterpieces. Just spray paint similarly-sized Lego pieces and glue them to cufflinks.
If you have essential oils on hand, you’ll only need two more ingredients to make homemade shaving oil. Simply mix the essential oil of your choice with grapeseed and olive oils to make an all-natural shaving product for dad.
Transform an old neck ties into a cloth case for reading glasses with a just a few steps. It’s a great way to help preserve your dad’s eyewear in an attractive way.
Book Cover Boxes
Have those old Reader Digest books hanging around? Repurpose them into boxes he can use to keep desk items organized. (Use one book for the cover and cut up another book to make the box.)
Another way you can show appreciate to dad is to take his car in to Ken Nelson Toyota for a seasonal checkup. Call us to schedule an appointment with our Service Department.
For many couples, dinner and a movie is a
common way to celebrate Feb. 14. If you’re craving something new, though, here
are some unique date ideas for Valentine’s Day to help rekindle the romance.
A new spin on the classic “cooking dinner
together at home” date, buy some chocolate molds and chocolate to melt. You can
buy sprinkles as well as different colors and flavors to the chocolates you
Ice Skating (or Roller Skating)
February is a great time of the year to go
ice-skating. Can’t balance? It’s a great opportunity to hold hands. If you’re
really a lost cause, however, consider heading to the roller rink instead for a
Sign up for a dance class with your Valentine
to add something fun and new to your routine. The best part is you’ll walk away
from the experience with a new skill to show off.
Many spas offer special couples’ packages
around Valentine’s Day. Get a massage, do a face mask, or light some scented
candles for some aromatherapy.
See a Live Show
There’s something about seeing a live
performance — whether it’s a theater production, your favorite band, or even
stand-up at a comedy club — that’s exciting and unlike anything else.
Need a new vehicle to further impress your date? Stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to browse our shiny new 2020 models.
You don’t have to go far from Dixon to find fun New Year’s
Eve parties in northern Illinois. Try these three venues for an upbeat way to
Closest to Dixon is the 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration at
Lake Carroll. Not only is a night to ring in the new decade but a full night of
entertainment. Try your hand at five courses in the dinner beforehand, the
Comedian Jay Harris in the middle, and the band Outlaws & Angels to bring
things to close. $50 a person.
Bar Louie Geneva
The bar in Geneva will be saying goodbye to the year and
decade on Dec. 31 with a huge party focused around the Roaring 20s. You can
either come free with a champagne toast, or upgrade for $50 for the elite
package. You can get the toasts, appetizers, and four drinks at the elite
level. Don’t forget the Instagram photo contest! Period attire encouraged but
For a less formal experience with lots of dancing, try the New Year’s Eve Dance Party 2020. For $25 you can get access all night to hustle, swing, salsa, cha cha, rumba, West Coast swing, and foxtrot music at 8:15 p.m. Have a champagne toast and White Castle sliders as you party the night away. The dress code is lenient but steer clear of jeans.
Ken Nelson Toyota wishes you a happy (and safe) New Year’s. Remember to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, if you haven’t done so already.