Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Find Waldo Local 2016: Stone's Education & Toys

Find Waldo Local 2016

August 11, 2016 Sarah Coggins

Each July, Quail Ridge Books hosts Find Waldo Local. About 20 local stores participate by hiding the familiar Waldo from Where’s Waldo? fame in their stores and, in some cases, contributing a prize seekers have an opportunity to win at the end of the event. We’ve been participating for 4 years now. This year we found Waldo at 11 different stores – one more than the 10 needed to qualify to enter to win one of the prizes.

Find Waldo Local 2016: Stone's Education & Toys
Our first Waldo find for 2016 at Stone’s Education & Toys

My son and I headed over to Quail Ridge last Saturday to attend the Waldo Shops Local party. There was a big cake with Waldo’s likeness and even Waldo himself made an appearance. We also were one of the lucky prize winners taking home a gift certificate to treat ice cream. Looks like our next adventure will be a trip downtown for a sweet treat!

Find Waldo Local Party: August 2016 digital scrapbook page

Supplies: You’re a Natural #2 papers and Extra Day elements by Mommyish; Melon Sorbet elements by Sahlin Studio; Per Diem elements by Sara Gleason.

Have you ever participated in Find Waldo Local?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious? Technically D & I aren’t in the same photo, but I did get photos of us both on the same day and into a single scrapbook layout so that sort of counts? Maybe? 🙂


  • Laura August 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm
    Such a cool activity!! Love that page, that map paper is awesome!!
    • Sarah Coggins August 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm
      Thanks! I've had that map paper in an embellishment kit for a while just waiting for the right opportunity. :)
  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? August 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    What a super fun activity. And congrats for winning a prize. Do they give you hints or clues where to find Waldo? Or do you just search the whole store?
    • Sarah Coggins August 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm
      Typically we just search him out. I encourage D to start looking on his own and then assist if needed. A couple of times we asked staff in the store if Waldo was hiding. Then got a little advice on which direction to head. Four years into this though and D is pretty good at spotting them on his own. Sometimes faster than me! :)

    Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy

    About Me


    Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


    Subscribe & Follow

    Subscribe to our Mailing List

    Get the news right in your inbox!

    DIY Project Money (aka Affiliates)

    At Home


    I highly recommend the book What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage for any woman of faith who has suffered a miscarriage or anyone wanting to gain insight to help comfort a spouse, friend, sister, daughter, etc.


    Fine Print

    2paws Designs is a for-profit site. I make a small compensation from select links when purchases made via one of the affiliate companies. Select posts are sponsored and noted as such. All opinions within this website are my own. Find the Privacy Policy here.

    Amazon Associates Disclosure

    Sarah Coggins is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

    Hosting with SiteGround

    Twitter Feed