Holidays

10 Simple DIY Christmas Trees

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I love small decorative Christmas trees. I think I was first inspired by my sister-in-law, who had a gorgeous collection of unique and creative trees.  I started to collect a few here and there, mostly on clearance.  I’ll share a picture once I’ve got my decorations out – I’m pretty pleased with my collection. I love the idea of making ... Read More »

MORE Christmas Crafts For Little Hands

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The closer we get to the Christmas season, the more our children want to participate in crafts, baking, and everything Christmas-related.  So I thought I’d go through and find some of our favourite activities from last year and put them together so we can access them easily.  There are some fun ones here! Felt Snowman - what better way to build ... Read More »

Christmas Simmer Pot (from kitchen scraps)

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One of the best parts of Christmas is the smells.  A combination of baking/cooking, along with the tree – just brings back so many memories.  And I love baking, but sometimes I don’t get around to it, but still want the smells.  That’s where simmer pots are so great.  You leave it on the stove to simmer, and it smells ... Read More »

Must Watch Christmas Movies

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Can you name all of the movies in the collage above? If not, it’s high time that you take a look at the list below! As soon as the ‘cold’ winds start to blow in the Autumn, my head turns to the upcoming Christmas season. I can’t help it – it’s just always been in me. I love the beginning of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Tip

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Now I’m sure that most people have already carved their pumpkins on the weekend.  For me, procrastinating paid off- instead of carving with four boys on indoors on a cold rainy day, we took our pumpkins outside and carved them in the beautiful sunshine today!  And left the mess outside! Here’s a quick tip that we’ve been using for years to ... Read More »

Bundt Pan “Pumpkin” Cake

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I first saw this cake on a pin from A Merrier World, and have been looking for an excuse to try it out ever since!  We went to Sarnia to visit my mother in law for her birthday last weekend, and since we’re the only kids left in the province, I try to make her a cake.  Everyone likes having ... Read More »

Creepy Halloween Chain Craft

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I learned how to make these chains years ago when I worked at the library, and we needed to decorate for Halloween.  The other kind of loop paper chains get kind of boring after a while, and these ones look really neat.  They’re pretty easy to make, and would look great in a classroom or in your windows! All you ... Read More »

Superhero Accessories #4: Batman’s Mask & Cuffs

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This last costume came together rather easily.  We had the black cape from a few years ago.  We had just gotten the batman t-shirt from a friend.  So all we needed was a batman mask.     I did a Pinterest search for some ideas. The one we ended up liking was a broken link, so we just had to ... Read More »

Superhero Accessories #3: Captain America’s Shield

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So this post ended up being a bit of a cheat. I looked on Pinterest, and saw some really great ideas for a Captain America shield, using either  a Frisbee or a Flying Saucer sled.  I kind of looked into each of these ideas, but I didn’t want to spend much money.  I figured I’d have to buy the Frisbee (ours ... Read More »

“Superhero” Accessories #2: The Pirate Sword

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So I know that this series is “Superhero” Accessories, and a pirate isn’t really a Superhero.  But our youngest wanted to be a Pirate for Halloween, and when he realized that his brothers were all Superheroes, he decided that  he would be a “Super Pirate.”  I’m not sure how that’s different from a regular pirate, but it’s good enough for him!   ... Read More »