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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What's a Birthday without Cake?

Canada Day is just a few days away!!

Every year a large group of family and friends celebrate Canada Day with a huge BBQ at my sister's followed by an amazing fireworks show put on by our husbands:) This year we are expecting close to 60 people and tons of great food.I'm not sure what I'm making to take yet but my Mother always makes her Canadian Flag cake she found at KraftCanada.Com which is one of my favourites.

It's super easy and delicious so I thought I'd share the link because you can't have a birthday without cake :)

Happy 144th Birthday CANADA!!!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Father's Day Craft : Dad Rocks

With Father's Day fast approaching, the girls and I are getting ready to make something special for Daddy. Over the past few months I've come across so many amazing craft ideas for Daddy's special day.
I've always loved handmade gifts from my girls over any store bought gift.
The thoughtfulness and love that they put into their creation always brings a little tear to my eye. So I wanted to make sure whatever the girls made that it would be personalized. I remembered seeing a Dad Rocks Paperweight at
Crafts by Amanda and quickly became inspired.

Crafts by Amanda does have a tutorial but I had my own salt dough recipe and thought I'd put my own little spin on it.
You most likely have everything you need to make this craft in or around your home already.

What you'll need
2 cup flour
1 cup salt ( I used sea salt because it was all I had hopefully it works out for
3/4 cup water
some pretty rocks or decorative stones
cookie sheet

The Peach and I went out to find and collect some rocks. She pointed them out to me and I of course had to pick them out of the dirt because as she informed me "Bugs poop on those Mommy!!" so it's up to you but we washed our rocks first to avoid any bug poopage on Daddy's gift.

Mix your salt and water so the salt can dissolve a little and then add your flour. If your dough is too sticky you can add a little more flour.

You can also use food colouring or glitter to spice it up a bit.
The Peach of course chose lots of pink glitter for hers.

We rolled our dough into a big ball then just smooshed it on the cookie sheet and shaped it. We decided we'd like to add the Peach's hand print so she just pressed her hand into the dough and we filled her print with stones. We then pressed our stones firmly into the dough to spell "Daddy Rocks".

We baked ours for just over 2 hours at 250 degrees

We did have a small amount of dough left which is ok because this dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.

Here is the finished product :)

This is a super fun and easy craft for anyone looking to surprise their Daddy with a homemade gift on his special day.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I'm so excited :) Thank you Canadian Moms!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit, mention and nominate my little piece of the blogiverse.
Just starting out in the world of blogging can be a little overwhelming sometimes. I have a million post ideas running through my head at any given moment but sometimes find it hard to find the time to post them or wonder hmmm will anybody even read this?.
Each day I learn a little more about how to improve my blog and the importance in taking some time for myself to jot it all down. As a beginner blogger I want to thank you again Canadian Moms for the extra inspiration I needed to keep plugging away :)

If you haven't had a chance to check out
Canadian Moms Online Community I suggest you pop on over and have a look.
Canadian Moms is a fantastic place to meet new friends , find Canadian friendly giveaways, contests, some fantastic Canadian blogs and so much more.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Art

My girls and I have crafted with toilet paper/paper towel rolls for many years but have never made such beautiful recycled wall art. When I came across this tutorial from Handmade Mamas my creative wheel started to turn. I just wish I hadn't donated my stash of toilet paper rolls to my daughter's classroom a few weeks ago. So it looks like my T.P wall art will have to wait a few more weeks until I've replenished my
I am a huge fan of recycled crafting and working with whatever you have on hand at the time so over the next few posts Recycled Craft Ideas will be our theme :)
Check out some other Toilet Paper roll wall art I found.

This au natural wreath from Creative Jewish Mom

This is a Fabulous T.P Roll Family Tree from No Dime Design

So Save the Planet, Save your money and Craft it up with some Recyclable Materials.

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Week 3 of the "We Are Canadian Blog Hop"

There are some really amazing Canadian Bloggers out there who blog about many different topics such as Going Green, Family Matters, Special needs children, Product reviews and even the occasional giveaway. So if you'd like to follow some of these fantastic blogs please check out the "We are Canadian Blog Hop"

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's Day Bubbles

I'm always looking for easy craft tutorials for any occasion but with Valentine's Day right around the corner I've been focusing mainly on crafts me and the girls can make together for the holiday. I've made homemade bubbles before and raided my recycle bin for jars to fancy up but Christy from glitter to gumdrops has taken this craft up a notch. Her heart shaped bubble wands with charms are exactly what this craft needed to make the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift.
How Cute our these?
For the How to Instructions head over to Glitter and Gumdrops here

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine Kiss Jars

While searching for more inexpensive Valentine crafts I came across these Valentine Kiss jars from Trey and Lucy

I love the simplicity of this craft and how you can personalize it. I've always been someone who appreciates a personalized gift more than a store bought gift.

So start saving those jars and bottles because your family and friends would love a personalize hug or kiss jar (I know I would)