Free Fall Desktop Wallpapers / Fall Screensavers

Use these free Fall desktop wallpapers / Fall screensavers to decorate your workspace.  If you can’t be outside, you can dream about it right?

A couple of years ago I compiled some of my favourite desktop wallpapers/screensavers into one easy, clickable blog post.

That post continues to see traffic today, so I figured I’d create a few more Fall inspired wallpapers so you can change out your dreary desktop for something crisp, cool and Autumn.

Click on any of the individual images to […]

2018-09-29T15:14:50+00:00September 30th, 2018|FREE PRINTABLES, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Easter Egg Hunt Invitation and Easter Scavenger Hunt printable

We’re just under a month out, so I thought I’d get us all organized by bringing out the Easter Scavenger Hunt printables and the Easter Egg Hunt Invitations.

Each year my street gets together to hold an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  It’s been going on for years now – I’m pretty sure if I searched my computer I’d find shots of the girls at 3 years old (they are now 9 and 11), so I think it’s safe to say […]

2018-06-18T13:39:35+00:00March 19th, 2017|FREE PRINTABLES, HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

I’ve posted these age-appropriate chores for kids lists on the blog before, but it was only this January that Hubby and I decided to really enforce cooperation.

Maybe it’s just that this year we have the power of the iPad to encourage compliance – no chores, no screen time.

Whatever the incentive/pressure, the girls have stepped up their game and have actually been doing the  majority of the chores on the list!  I’m happy-wiggling in my seat!  Beds are getting made, laundry […]

2018-06-18T13:39:52+00:00January 26th, 2017|FREE PRINTABLES, KIDS, ORGANIZE|7 Comments

You’ve Been Boo’d III

This is a repeat/redundant post that I do every single year, and will continue to do until my girls are too old to enjoy surprise treats – our annual “You’ve Been Boo’d”.

If you haven’t seen my Boo’d I and Boo’d II posts, the idea is to package up a few pre-Hallowe’en goodies, along with the “You’ve Been Boo’d” poem then drop your gifts off at friends homes by ringing and running.

My girls LOVE the ring and run part […]

100 Things 2 Do This Summer

If you’ve followed the blog over the past few years, you will have seen this “100 Things 2 Do This Summer” list – but for those of you that are new, it’s worth repeating…

Three years ago I was faced with the challenge of staying home with my kids all summer long.  My employer had retired and there was no benefit to seeking other employment at the beginning of summer when I’d just have to pay out daycare expenses.

But staying home […]

“Who Am I?” Printable

My friend Amazing Amy posted this poem on her Facebook feed awhile back and I absolutely LOVED it:

Who am I, you ask?

I am made from

all the people I’ve encountered

and all the things I have

experienced.

Inside, I hold the laughter of my

friends,

the arguments with my parents,

the chattering of young children,

and the warmth from kind strangers.

Inside, there are stitchings from

cracked hearts,

bitter words from heated arguments,

music that gets me through

and emotions I cannot convey.

I am made from

all these people and moments.

That is who […]

2018-06-18T13:40:40+00:00May 19th, 2016|DECOR, FREE PRINTABLES|0 Comments

Laser Tag Party

Age 10, do you believe it?

Miss Madison is now a “tween” with all the attitude and aspirations of a full-fledged teen – and my heart breaks at the thought of yet another step out of my arms and into the world.

But if you’re going to take on the world (and have just binge-watched 6 seasons of The Walking Dead) then you know how important laser training is to her future;  aim, dexterity, tracking, hunting, night vision…

okay, how about running, laughing […]

Texting Acronyms Parents NEED to Know

Madison and I attended a course on the weekend that was intended to help tweens feel more comfortable home alone.

Granted, I’m a stay-at-home Mom, so the need doesn’t arise very often, but on those rare occasions where I want to run in and out of the grocery store without the pre-battle to get the girls to come with me, I thought it would be of value.

The afternoon session of the course had kids in one room going over fire […]

2018-06-18T13:40:54+00:00April 10th, 2016|100 LISTS, FREE PRINTABLES, KIDS|1 Comment

Yoga for Beginners – Start Your Spring Training

As you may (or may not) know, I’ve been doing yoga two or three times a week for just over a year now.

It was nothing I was ever interested in trying – I mean, with a rear-end the size of mine, sticking it in the air seems cruel to fellow participants, not to mention my ego.  I did sit through a class or two at the gym and was mortified at both my inflexibility and appearance in yoga pants – […]

Clearing Clutter – 100 things you can get rid of right now

*Repost from 02/07/15 But great ideas are always in style!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “100 List” and my friend (Amazing Amy) pointed out that since it’s the meme of the blog – perhaps it was time to post another one.

We’re post-Christmas, pre-Spring-cleaning, so the focus shifts to clearing clutter from your home.

100 Things You Can Get Rid of Right Now - printable checklist

Candle Wraps

I follow a few amazing bloggers; people that inspire me every time they put a post up on their blogs.  I truly look forward to getting my e-mails letting me know another article has gone live so that I can drool over their creativity and talent.  One of my favourites is Craftberry Bush.  Lucy has such incredible style and humility that you can’t help but love her immediately.  To top it off, she is also one of the […]

2018-06-18T13:41:03+00:00January 27th, 2016|DECOR, FREE PRINTABLES|0 Comments

100 Random Acts of Kindness

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope the past couple of days have been spent in the warm embrace of family and friends – with full tummies and lots of gratitude.

It has been for me anyways.  Christmas Eve was spent with my brother and his wife and my Dad (and my brood of course), Christmas day was spent with my Dad, a napping husband and sugar-stoned kids and Boxing Day holds another Christmas for us with my Mom and Step-Dad.  We are blessed, […]

2018-06-18T13:41:19+00:00December 25th, 2015|100 LISTS, FREE PRINTABLES|3 Comments

Santa Labels

I had some drama here last week – and not the good kind.

The Santa “Special Delivery” labels I had on my blog from last year had to be taken down.  Someone claimed they were hers and I was infringing on her copyright.

I would like to state that I hired a graphic designer and PAID for my Santa labels (and even offered to send her my invoice), but it wasn’t enough.  My images were different – different fonts, colours etc, but […]

100 Things 2 Do Before Christmas Checklist

It’s TIME!

Hallowe’en is over (WAHOO!) and now I can go full-on with Christmas!

I love adore Christmas.  I even went so far as to give one of the girls the middle name “Noelle” (french for Christmas).

It’s not the religious aspects or the gifts – it’s the feeling of warmth and togetherness that it brings.  Decorations come out to make the home cozy and welcoming, baking goes into overdrive to make sure tummies are full and the kids dance around the house with […]

100 Things 2 Do this Fall

This is a repeat printable from last year, but with the weather turning a bit cooler and the leaves starting to change, I was in the mood to print and post a version for my family – so I thought you might like one too.

100 Things 2 Do this Fall - printable checklist of activities that run from September to just before the Holidays

100T2D Fall – postcard

Canadian […]

How to Get Kids to Read – the 100 Chapters Challenge

There must be something your kids want.

Some treat or experience or object that they have whined for?  (yeah right – what don’t they want right?)

Kind of like how you whine to them about cleaning their rooms and keeping up with their summer reading?

If you are struggling to get kids to read, then perhaps this 100 Chapters Challenge will incentivize them to start.

This challenge can work out for both of you – keeping their brains sharp over summer vacay and offering […]

100 Things 2 Do This Summer

For those of you in the States, school has probably been out for a week or two already, but here in Ontario – it lets out TOMORROW!

I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified – I mean, I’m SO SICK of packing lunches and yelling at the girls to get ready each morning….

But on the other hand, I’ll be alone with them…  both of them…   all summer….

I’m not going to lie, my girls are smarter than I am, […]

It’s Father’s Day Weekend?!

Unbelievable!

I honestly and truly thought it was NEXT weekend.

I’m so sorry for the short notice on this post – but on the upside it’s a Father’s Day printable (and it’s FREE) so you still have time to get the kids to fill it out and surprise Daddy.

Thank you again to Amazing Amy from Open to Design for the graphic design work!

Click here for the free Father’s Day printable:  fathers-day.Father's Day [...]
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