Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Red Roses to Remember Dad

Remembering Dad with Red Roses

Today marks 15 years since my dad unexpectedly passed away during the night from complications of pneumonia.  I am still sad that I never got to say a final good-bye, but also relieved that he passed quickly and there was no prolonged suffering.  We all knew he had extensive health issues, but I don’t think any of us were expecting to say good bye so soon.

Remembering Dad with Roses _ Disney Fairytale Wedding Continue reading “Red Roses to Remember Dad”

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BY Air, Everyday Life, Two Legged Fun, Uncategorized

Earning Dollars for Disney with Dory

Earning Dollars for Disney _ Dory Sticker Reward Chart

About a month before Christmas I came across these behaviour sticker charts at Dollarama.  I had actually looked over them on previous trips to the store, but after a week of trying behaviour from both my children I grabbed two out of desperation.

Earning Dollars for Disney _ Dory Sticker Reward Chart Continue reading “Earning Dollars for Disney with Dory”

Recipes, Sweet, Travel, Uncategorized

Disney Inspired Treats : Churro Popcorn

DIsney Inspired Treats_Churro Popcorn_National Popcorn Day January 19

When doing my research for our Disneyland trip 2 years ago, it was hard not to become completely sidetracked by the pictures and reviews of all the amazing foods Disney has to offer in their parks.  There are blogs dedicated solely to sharing the world of Disney eats and one could easily spend a large portion of their time in the parks hunting down and enjoying a variety of sweet and savoury treats plus fine dining meals.

Disneyland Eats Bucket List Continue reading “Disney Inspired Treats : Churro Popcorn”

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Cheers to a Happy and Magical 2017!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!  It is time for a New Year and a bit of a new focus on Dolled Up Design.

My lovely sister shared with me that, instead of a list of New Year’s resolutions, she was focusing on one word for the year: Believe.  I loved this idea and In order to give myself some clear direction and motivation with my blogging this year, I decided to try and come up with a similar simple mantra to follow.

Lego Cinderella's Castle _ Christmas 2016 Continue reading “Cheers to a Happy and Magical 2017!”

Big Hands, Celebrations, Crafts, GIfts, Little Hands

DIY K-Cup Advent Calendar

DIY K-cup Advent Wreath

Somewhere between having 2 kids and becoming a stay at home mom, I became a coffee drinker.  I managed to make it through 4 years of university without touching a cup of coffee, but the sleepless nights with newborns and long days with toddlers quickly turned it into my preferred form of caffeine.

Coffee Continue reading “DIY K-Cup Advent Calendar”

Big Hands, Crafts, Gift Ideas, Little Hands

Gingerbread Play-dough Cookie Making Kit

Gingerbread Play-dough_Cookie Making Kit

Are you looking for a fun and imaginative gift for the young kids on your gift giving list?  This Gingerbread Play-dough Cookie Making Kit is sure to spark creativity and add extra cheer this holiday season.  It is quick and easy to put together with my printable labels and a bit of cooking to mix up the gingerbread scented dough.

Gingerbread Play-dough Continue reading “Gingerbread Play-dough Cookie Making Kit”

Celebrations, Gift Ideas

14 MORE Great Advent Calendars – Christmas 2016

Advent Calendars 2016

Last year I posted my list of 15 Great Advent Calendars to Countdown to Christmas 2015 and I have some fun new additions available this year.  My kids loved their Lego and Fisher Price Little People calendar’s last December and I am looking forward to seeing which one their auntie selects for them this year. Continue reading “14 MORE Great Advent Calendars – Christmas 2016”