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Easy DIY Advent Calendar #Craft

Christmas is coming!!! I know we are only in October but I really love getting my craft on early so I can enjoy the days that lead up to the big day. One of our favourite things are advent calendars. To be honest the chocolate ones are often forgotten. This means by the 11ths day they are not just eating one piece of chocolate, but MANY. It drives me insane. We have tried many different ones over the years. My favourite is a wooden Christmas tree. Each day they open a small drawer that  ...

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DIY, General Chit Chat

Wetlands Sensory Bin

We recently visited Long Point Eco Adventure to enjoy some quality family time. When we were there we were lucky enough to go on a Wetlands tour. My littlest loved learning about the various animals, reptiles and bugs that are found there and then going and actually seeing many of them. At out Early Years the next week they just happened to have a Wetlands Sensory bin. My littlest was thrilled and really enjoyed retelling me all he had learned and the various types of turtles, frogs and  ...

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DIY, Food

Quick & Easy Ice Cream Cake #Recipe

My boys love ice cream. Nothing is better then relaxing on a hot day, hanging on the deck enjoying some ice cram and giggles with them. Since my hubby was a young child his mom ALWAYS got him a ice cream cake for his birthday. Being the awesome wife I am I kept that tradition up. But if we are honest, they are EXPENSIVE! So when I seen this simple recipe to make our own I got a little excited. The best part? The kids could totally help make it too! Quick & Easy Ice Cream Cake Last year  ...

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Fishing Themed Teacher Gift

The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and the kids are out in full force. I myself am sitting back counting down the days till Summer vacation starts. Like my boys I get to be home and enjoying all their fun adventures. With the year ending I also start planning gifts for the teachers. I mean for the last ten months they have had my boys more during the week then I have. That means each and everyday they have helped my boys grow in many ways, so thanking them is only natural. I  ...

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Backyard Basics: Budget-friendly options for a new summer oasis #ChurchandDwight

I often tell my hubby I would love to have a nice big backyard. Sadly our little 12 by 12 is what I am stuck with, but like I often say it is better then nothing. So our goal each year is to make our little space something we enjoy. I was gifted a beautiful patio table and chairs last year that was just perfect. It allows beautiful family dinners during the warmer months but also an office space for me when needed. This year I would love to add some planters on the fence and lights so hubby  ...

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Baby Shower Card and Gift Tag – Free Printable!

It seems all my friends are either pregnant or recently delivered a new bundle. My ovaries are screaming over here and as much as I would love a new bundle, this family is done at two. But that doesn’t mean I will not be enjoying many cuddle sessions, it just means I can give them back when I am done. It took a long time to get a full nights sleep and I wont be giving it up anytime soon. But with no babies I love showering them with love and of course cute little presents. But, you  ...

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A Creative Easter Basket Idea for Baby

Easter is this week end and I personally can not wait for the week end off with my boys. This year I kind of dropped the ball and have purchased NOTHING. It kind of fits in with my theme of less is more. I am trying to focus on why we celebrate Easter and not so much of the stuff aspect this year. I have been checking out Mom Groups on Facebook for simple ideas and I am always blown away by the creativity I find. Yesterday as I was browsing I came across a super fun idea for a baby. I of  ...

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Crafts, DIY

Gifting Made Easy with These Crocheted Bunny and Chick Easter Bags

Do you remember the cute Chick and Bunny Easter Baskets that Julie from Beautiful Tomorrow had crocheted? They were so freaking cute weren’t they? I loved that she added her own special little touches that worked for her while still keeping it similar to the original pattern from The Lavender Chair. So without any further rambling from me, I will let Julie take over for this next post. I came across Left in Knots Bunny Bags. Well, of course I just fell in love with them and thought  ...

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Adorable Crocheted Bunny & Chick Baskets

I don’t know about you but now that it is officially SPRING, and starting to actually look and feel like it, I am becoming so excited about Easter.  Although my littles are not so little anymore with only one child still believing in EB (we short form the Easter Bunny into EB), it’s still exciting because….well….duh…..it involves CHOCOLATE!!! Now, what better way to collect all that chocolate that EB leaves but in a nice crocheted basket.  Yes, I found a  ...

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