You’ve Been Boo’d III

October 12th, 2016|FREE PRINTABLES, GAMES / FUN, HOLIDAYS, KIDS|

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

June 19th, 2016|100 LISTS, FREE PRINTABLES, KIDS|

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

May 19th, 2016|DECOR, FREE PRINTABLES|

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 […]

Laser Tag Party

April 12th, 2016|FREE PRINTABLES, GAMES / FUN, PARTY IDEAS|

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

April 10th, 2016|100 LISTS, FREE PRINTABLES, KIDS|

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 […]

Yoga for Beginners – Start Your Spring Training

March 21st, 2016|FREE PRINTABLES, HEALTH/FITNESS|

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

January 30th, 2016|100 LISTS, CLEAN, FREE PRINTABLES, ORGANIZE|

*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

January 27th, 2016|DECOR, FREE PRINTABLES|

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 […]

100 Random Acts of Kindness

December 25th, 2015|100 LISTS, FREE PRINTABLES|

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, […]

Santa Labels

November 14th, 2015|FREE PRINTABLES, GIFT IDEAS, HOLIDAYS|

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 […]