Holidays

Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker – so EASY!

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About two weeks ago, my 11-year old son came home and said, “We’re doing a unit on camping in French class, and I told my teacher the whole class could come here for a bonfire! Is that okay?” Uh… of course it is… So my one day off of the week turned into a day of hosting 25 Grade 5/6 ... Read More »

Wash Out Hair Dye for Kids: Rainbow Crazy Hair

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This past school year was my first as a parent, which means that I was a newbie to all of those School Spirit days – chief amongst them being Crazy Hair Day.  I feel like crazy hair days are easy to approach with girls. Just put their hair in a million braids or ponies and add some ribbons. Voila! Crazy.  But ... Read More »

Easy Easter Craft: The Hatching Chick

Hatching Easter Eggs: An Easy Easter Craft

Far too often in day to day life these days I find myself planning to do a craft with the kids, but then real life takes over and it doesn’t happen. The church needs to be cleaned, supper needs to be prepped, H-Man needs to be walked to school, we’re having a play date with friend, we need to get groceries, ... Read More »

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

We haven’t done a lot of crafts lately on the blog, but this one is easy to prepare, easy for the little kids to make by themselves, and easy to clean up – I’d say that completes the “Perfect Craft” trifecta of preschool Christmas crafts, wouldn’t you?  What you need: 1 paper plate per child pink tissue paper cotton balls ... Read More »

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

I’ve always been pretty much a city girl. I grew up in town, and loved having neighbours and being able to walk to stores and parks and even to school. So when we recently moved our four boys to a renovated farmhouse in the country, it was a bit of a shock to me! We have only one neighbour. We ... Read More »

Tis the Season For Netflix & a Giveaway #NetfliXmas #Streamteam

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 Two of my favourite parts about Christmas have to be: baking delicious treats, and watching amazing Christmas movies! I’m so happy that Netflix has so many great Christmas titles this year for family movie watching! There’s nothing better than pulling a batch of freshly-baked cookies out of the oven and settling down with some hot chocolate for a Christmas movie!  ... Read More »

Holiday Sanity Savers with GLAD #GLADfortheholidays

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I have posted many times before that this is my absolute favourite time of year. I have also talked about how it is important to slow down and enjoy the time, rather than getting caught up in the “stress” that seems to appear this time of year. We see it all around  - “only 4 weeks to Christmas.” “Are you ... Read More »

Conquer Clutter This Holiday Season

How to conquer clutter this holiday season - four great tips to help you out!

If you couldn’t tell, Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year! There are so many reasons why, from the great music, to the food, friends & family, the decorations…pretty much everything! But with all the busy-ness, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with clutter, as normal household chores get left undone sometimes. Here are some ways to prevent that from ... Read More »

Easy Snowman Craft from Alphabet Blocks

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Guys – this alphabet block snowman is one of my favourite Christmas Crafts yet, and best of all, it’s also an incredibly easy Christmas craft!  We have a lot of these wooden alphabet blocks floating around the house, and last year, we thought we’d try to put some of them to good use. It’s a fun craft for the kids ... Read More »