Jo’s Fireworks

So Alex and I spent the most amazing 10 days with friends and family over the Fourth of July! His mom has the sweetest little fireworks stand that she has done forever. This year she had to work so we took off work and went down to run the stand along with his cousin Jillana and his parents.

Jo's Fireworks

Jo’s Fireworks

Jo’s Fireworks is a local favorite located 2 miles outside of Alex’s hometown of Haigler, NE. It is actually located in the middle of a field. The field actually has cows in it and everything! Chloe and Mia had a blast roughin’ it as country dogs! The first thing Mia did was throw herself on the ground and had a good roll in the tilled dirt. She was in heaven! Chloe loves to get dirty too, but she was more interested in chasing the jack rabbits and playing her role as a fly trap! The horse flies in the area were biting up a storm and she got to the point where she would just chomp at them as they flew around her face. It was the cutest thing! For big city girls, they were loving the country.

Alex's goddaughter Karly loved spending time at Jo's Fireworks with the dogs!  We even got Mia to pose for a pic!

Alex’s goddaughter Karly loved spending time at Jo’s Fireworks with the dogs! We even got Mia to pose for a pic!

Mia and Chloe chillin' in the winnebago.

Mia and Chloe chillin’ in the winnebago.

Before making our way down to Nebraska, I made cut out vinyl lettering for a sign Alex’s mom had. The lettering had to be pretty big so that you could see the sign from the road, as the shack is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I tried to spice it up by using a digital fireworks cartridge from Cricut.com. I used a firecracker as the apostrophe and the “i” in Fireworks. I was pretty happy with the result for my first big vinyl project!

The sign measured 57"x33". The hardest part for me was figuring out the exact measurements of what each letter was supposed to be. I ended up taping a 57"x33" rectangle on my floor to help give me a visual. I should have waited for Alex to help me with measurements but I was determined to figure it out on my own!

The sign measured 57″x33″. The hardest part for me was figuring out the exact measurements of what each letter was supposed to be. I ended up taping a 57″x33″ rectangle on my floor to help give me a visual. I should have waited for Alex to help me with measurements but I was determined to figure it out on my own!

We had so much fun running the fireworks stand and got to spend some qt with his family. It was so fun hearing all of the customers talk about how they had been coming to Jo’s since they were little and now they were bringing their kids out too. It was so fun to be part of their experience and I learned a lot about fireworks too! I am excited to do it again next year!

Click here to see Jo's Fireworks on Facebook!

Click here to see Jo’s Fireworks on Facebook!

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