The Creative Bone

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 »

Groceries to Stock Up on During Holiday Sales

Groceries to stock up on during holiday sales

We are entering my favourite time of the year – Thanksgiving, then my birthday, Halloween, and then Christmas!  Lots of fun family time, and lots of GREAT food!! There are a few grocery items that are often really cheap during the week or two heading up to these holidays. These items are great to use for any meal, not just ... Read More »

Dragons: Race to the Edge! #StreamTeam

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 I don’t know about your families, but our boys are always ready for adventure!  Whether it’s ninjas, pirates, or superheroes, their dramatic play always involves heroes and excitement! As they fight the invisible bad guys, they develop so many skills, and feed their active imaginations.  That’s why they were so excited to hear that Netflix had a new series about ... Read More »

Boredom Buster: Old Electronics “Repair”

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Kids always love to “fix” things – toy hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers are a staple of toddler play. So a great way to extend that play is to work with old electronics! Kids always wonder how things work, or what is inside. Old clock radios, stereos, phones, and even electronic toys are great to work with.  All you need is ... Read More »

What My Boys Are Reading this Summer

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 Short and sweet post today! Our boys are good readers, but don’t LOVE it like I did when I was younger. They don’t tend to sit with a book and read on their own, so I wanted to encourage as much of that as possible this summer. To help with that, we stopped off at the library this morning and ... Read More »