Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Break Activities

I was recently asked if I could post some activites for kids to do while on Christmas Break. Growing up, we didn't have a tv, and my mom always had "home made fun" for us. So, here is a list of some of the activities you can do with your "bored" kids on Christmas break.

1)Make apple cinnamon ornaments (even young ones can do this-ask me for ingredients)
2)Make snowflakes (popsicle sticks, glitter, glue)
3)Do a ginger bread house. You build it, let the kids do what they want for decorating. And we know they dont ever come with enough icing or candy...so swing by the bulk food store and grab some extras.
4)Make window art (picture frame, beads,buttons,gems, mod podge (or clear glue) )
5)Games night!
6)Movie night! (let the kids pick the movie, and the snacks, let them prepare it or help them)
7)Make Christmas crackers!
8)Make home made christmas gifts (cake mix in a jar/cookie mix in a jar)
9)Make ice candles(milk carton, wick,crushed ice, wax (from cheapo candles))
10)Make tin can lanterns (ask me for product lists...)
11)cook outside (why not bundle up and have a bbq?
12)Birdwatching...It's amazing how many sweet birds stick around for winter
13)have snowball fights/build snow forts
14)make snow art....get some spray bottles from the dollar store, fill with coloured water and let the kids go at the snow
15)volunteer/visit a seniors home(with permission of course)/carolling/community tree lighting events
16)ice skating
17)free for all friday (or whatever day)...drag out ALL craft items, leave them in one place and let the kids create whatever they want to
18)Star gazing...let the kids stay up a little later and star gaze...teach them of some before you go out. Stars seem brighter in the winter
19)go tubing/sledding/skiing/sleigh ride
20)make chocolate/fruit fondue
21)sock puppets...grab some of their old socks...and you could either sew on button eyes for them, or teach them how to.
22)puppet show with their sock puppets
23)pretend it's summer and spread out the picnic blanket in the livign room...and have a picnic lunch
24)Make finger paints
25)chocolate pudding bath hehe
26)yogurt paint (tub of vanilla yogurt, food coloring-let them go wild in the tub)
27)playdoh...home made or bought
28)build forts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Love on the bum!


TuTu's are a little girl's best friend...that and her dolls and other toys. I recently had a Christmas gift made for my daughter by a lovely lady who owns the company Love on the bum. I gave her the measurements, and a picture description of what I wanted...and when I got it!!! WOWZERS! It looks fantastic!

Right now, Love on the Bum is having a giveaway that will end tonight. If you'd like to enter head on over to their facebook page. Click here

Here is my sweetheart's tutu!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway



Check out this blog for a HUGE giveaway! Purple Pumpkin is having a huge giveaway! There's tons and tons and oodles of embellishments, something for everyone!




Thursday, October 27, 2011

been a while

Wow! Didn't realize it's been so long since I have blogged. April was the last time, so that makes it 6 months ago!? wowzers! Well, a lot has happened in that time. DH worked at camp this summer, my family came to visit from Newfoundland. I went back with them to bring my sister home, and I ended up staying a month and a half-I was only supposed to stay 2 weeks...but, money was tight, and really, I was enjoying myself. My mom and I did a bunch of stuff together. We did the usual going places, but we also made preserves. We bottled beets, made carrot relish, and made strawberry apple jam. It was all so very yummy! And that brings me up to now. My daughter has just turned 19mths, she's starting to use the potty, now going to bed partially awake. She has progressed so much in just a few months....she's incredible.

I haven't done any scrapbooking in the last 4-5mths...I just haven't felt like it. I have an issue, and that is ... I compare my work to others work. I get in this rut where "Im not good enough". Well, I went to a LSS the other day, and a girl I know was there...she stopped and talked to me, and asked how scrapbooking was going. And so, I told her the ugly truth of what I just told you. And she smartened me up then and there. She told me that it doesn't matter what others think of your work, or your pages...you create them for your family, and your family alone. It's going to be your daughter who's going to look at them, and so on....stop comparing, and take a break. So, maybe I should take a break from the scrappy world...and stop looking at sites, and blogs...and just do my own thing ...how I like it, and not care what anyone else thinks.

I did pick up a new hobby while at home. Knitting. My mom taught me one night, and then I started knitting a dish cloth the next night...I'm just about done that one. I really enjoy it, and it gives me something to do when I have some free time other than reading or whatever.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011-Lauren's 2nd Easter




Lauren had a wonderful Easter today!! Last year, it was technically her 1st Easter...however she was only 10 days old. This year, I was determined to make it special for her. We woke up, she discovered her treat baskets from nannie, grandma and mommy/daddy, and she dove right into them. Then, it was time for boiling eggs, dying them, and having breakfast. We got daddy up, and went to church, came home and she had her 1st Easter Egg Hunt!! Lauren loved finding the eggs, and putting them in the basket...however, she just didn't want to let them go :) Here are some pictures from our day!








































Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Finger Painting with a 12 mth old!!

So, the other day, on advice of my mom..I decided to try Edible Finger Paints...IT was a blast...soooooooooooooo much fun. Lauren really really enjoyed it ...she also enjoyed eating it too! Here are some pics!! Enjoy! Recipe is posted below. Edible Finger Paints: light corn syrup (I used dark...it's what I had on hand) food coloring Sprinkles (if you want "glitter") Mix one or two colours to start... add sprinkles at the end. Do not be afraid to get messy!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Comments

Thank you to all who leave comments on my posts. I've finally decided to change how comments are done. Basically, I had to approve all before, now I've got it set so that it will get rid of spam, and you'll have to use word verification...makes it easier on me, and I will still monitor comments too...just in case. Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Big Brother Scrapbooking Competiton

At LCOM we have been having a "Big Brother" contest. I lasted 7 weeks, and I had a blast creating things I would never have done before!! I mean, who in their right mind (not me obviously) would do a page out of cardboard? and monochromatic??? it's just not me...but once I created them, I LOVED!! them!!! I am not 100% sure if I have these posted in order of the weeks. There were 2 luxury competitions...one being a Valentines Day Card...the other being a "Tim Holtzy" style tag. The mini album, I have given to my daughter for her 1st birthday :) So, without further adieu...here you go:














Friday, February 25, 2011

My Memorable 2010 Christmas


I was asked to share a memorable Christmas moment from 2010 or earlier from Dana's blog. Click here to visit her blog, and have a chance to read memories from others and share your own. There's also a chance at some incredible blog candy!


This past Christmas, our family created some incredible memories. It was our daughters 1st Christmas, one that we'll learn from and also never forget. We didn't have a whole lot of $ to begin with, but we did buy a couple of things for our daughter. A few days before Christmas, we were suprised at the door by 2 angels who gave us a turkey for Christmas, and a huge huge box of food, and some toys for me to wrap for our daughter. I have never experienced anything like that and I am forever grateful. I wanted Christmas to be perfect because of a couple of things...it was my daughters 1st, and it's my favourite holiday of the year. What I learnt is that babies enjoy boxes and paper more than toys, so next year...she just might get that lol...nah. My daughter and I also got to make cookies together...she dug her hands into the bowl with the cookie mix, and the icing bowl and the sprinkle bowl...and it was all caught on camera! A tradition in my family is to go out on Dec 23 around town looking at Christmas lights. Fortunately, we were able to do that this year with our daughter...something we hope to carry on to years in the future. Our daughter also wrote her 1st letter to Santa (with mommy's help of course) I took her into the post office, and she held onto that letter ever so tightly, didn't want to give it to the postal clerk lol. She did get one in reply, and it was just so sweet watching her open her letter from Santa!! So, those are a few of my favourite memories from this past Christmas.
The photo is a picture of my daughter in her Christmas Dress...I tried doing a Christmas photo shoot, and it worked!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Share a Little Love!!

February is the month of Love...so, why not pass on a little love to you!! I am a proud, happy and addicted member of Lets Capture Our Memories (LCOM for short) and they have a very awesome contest happening right now:


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Monday, January 24, 2011

Scrappy Blitz again!












Don't know where the mojo is coming from, but I'm glad it's here!! I completed 3 new lo's and a couple of cards. Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Smile

So, I finally scrapped again!! YAY! This time, I did a scraplift. I used Amanda Devoe-Muirhead's "newborn" as my inspiration. Her work is absolutely gorgeous, girly, pretty, and everything wonderful. So, the first picture is her layout "Newborn", and the second is my scraplift "Smile". Thanks for looking!