It has been far too long since I have posted, but I am very excited today to be sharing a different design project of sorts. I have decided to try my hand at creating my own Lego IDEAS based off their popular BrickHeadz product line. I love these quirky block shaped characters and knew the ever iconic Garden Gnome would lend themselves perfectly to being re-created in this brick format. Continue reading “My Lego IDEAS: Garden Gnomes”
Summer is fast upon us and one thing I want to work on during the break from school is the kids reading. They both love the routine we have gotten into of us reading to them each night, but I also want to help encourage their own reading progress. I have ordered some beginning levelled readers for my daughter and a few new chapter books that I thought would interest my son, then came up with a fun reward system that has them excited to read daily.
December 13 is National Hot Cocoa day and to celebrate I am sharing an easy Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar I put out for our house guests last Holiday season.
For my Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar, I decided to set everything up on the counter right beside our coffee maker. I wanted it to be easy to access, and for my guests to feel welcome to help themselves to a warm, festive drink at any time.
To put everything together, I began by gathering my Christmas mugs and a nice tray with a few glass jars and bottles. The coffee K-cups all went in a large glass vase and I wrapped my store-bought container of hot chocolate mix in some candy cane striped gift wrap to make it look pretty. My chalkboard Santa worked perfectly to decorate the space and urge everyone to “Grab a Cup, Warm Right Up”.
For my different stir-ins and toppings, I went with crushed candy canes, marshmallows, Skor bits and some Irish Cream for the adults. I also included some red and white striped paper straws for stirring, and small wrapped chocolates for an extra sweet treat. For an open house or party, a gift wrapped can of whipped cream would be another great addition.
The bar went over well with our guests and I loved having it available for my own morning drink throughout the Holiday Season. I really enjoyed the touch of peppermint flavour the crushed candy canes provided to my morning cup of coffee and my kids loved their cups of hot chocolate with the fun snowman shaped marshmallows I found in the food market at Ikea.
When it comes to Disney princesses, my 5 year old’s two favorites have always been Snow White and Aurora. When I came across these simple princess dresses, I knew Snow White was definitely the first one I would have to order. The design is simple, but with the red, yellow and blue combo it is immediately recognizable as the Fairest of Them All. A poison apple necklace to accessorize doesn’t hurt!
Today’s Disney parks friendly mommy daughter looks are inspired by The Little Mermaid.
I absolutely LOVE the Disney/Pixar movie Up. It makes me tear up every time, but it is one of the few movies I could actually watch over and over and never get sick of. Plus, it has a bulldog in it so that ‘s always a good thing in my books!
I wasn’t planning to do an Up inspired look for our Disney World trip, but I fell down a rabbit hole on one of my Aliexpress searches and came across this colorful statement necklace and earring set that I was immediately drawn to. My love for the necklace grew exponentially when I realized the colorful teardrop shaped beads were much like the enormous bouquet of colorful balloons in Up.
A wide selection of tutu’s and sparkly skirts have always been a staple in my 5 year old daughter’s wardrobe . Sometimes outfits are coordinated around the skirts, or often they are simply added on top of the outfit I have chosen for the day. Tutu’s are worn for almost any occasion or activity including school, birthday parties, bike riding, running through fountains or even hiking!
It is September so that means all things pumpkin spice are hitting the shelves! I do enjoy pumpkin spice, but I think the craze has gotten slightly out of hand. I normally try to glaze over the various new limited edition pumpkin spice flavored items, but when I spotted this in the liquor store flyer I was willing to make an exception:
It has been very quiet here on my blog the past couple months. We got so busy camping, swimming and having fun with friends this summer that all plans for new posts kind of went to the wayside. One thing I knew I couldn’t skip out on planning, however, was our annual ice cream social with the neighbours. Continue reading “Pop Party”
Summer is now upon us and I wanted to share some of our family’s favorite day trips in and around the Edmonton area. I love that there are so many great family friendly attractions just a short drive from our own house to get out and enjoy. Pack a cooler of snacks, some good walking shoes, and get ready for a fun adventure! Continue reading “8 Great Summer Daycations in and around Edmonton”