I love getting inspiration for crafts from colourful books. The DK Craft Boutique has lots of fabulous books that are inspiring to get us started. Since I love to do a variety of different crafts and always challenge myself to learn new one, I enjoy books that are easy to follow with step-by-step pictures and instructions. I also encourage my children to not only use their imagination to be creative, but also be observant on the variety of different material that they can incorporate for their arts and craft projects.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Get ready for Disney Princess magic with Sofia the First and her friends in Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection, which is on DVD. My children enjoyed the adventure-filled episodes guest-starring Jasmine, Mulan, Belle, and Tiana, as well as the two additional episodes highlighting the qualities that make a true princess: honesty, loyalty, compassion, and grace. This brand new DVD comes with a Sophia Themed Stationary Kit, that my daughter loves as she can write a letter to Sofia and receive a response back in the mail.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
My family and I checked out a variety of Evolution of smooth or eos products that are made in the USA. I like how the eos shave cream brightens and evens the skin tone. The natural shea butter and vitamin B3 in the shave cream nourishes and softens the skin.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Everyone that loves to do paper crafts, sew or quilt will love having this fabulous ScanNCut device from Brother. Once I started using this device, I wondered what I did without it! This is the world's first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner. I love all the creative possibilities that we can do with the Brother ScanNCut.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tiny Devotions, a lifestyle company founded in 2010 has a beautiful collection of trendy jewelry and accessories to help people live peaceful and inspired lives. They turn ancient wisdom into Mala beads, as their meditation necklaces and bracelets are made with crystals and materials such as rudraksha seeds from places like Bali, Indonesia, Nepal, and India that is used for mantra meditation.
When it comes to fine foods Evangeline Downs located in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun country has the best to offer. The newly opened Spotted Horse Tavern and Dining Parlor is one of them. Offering a fine yet casual dining experience, the Spotted Horse is a restaurant that presents an amusing storyline with its menu selections and signature selection of hot sauces. Ted Bogich, owner and operator of Evangeline Downs says, "The Spotted Horse is a dining experience unlike anything else in this region. With modern takes on traditional Louisiana flavors, offered in a beautifully designed and whimsical setting, the Spotted Horse gives customers another great reason to visit Evangeline Downs."
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Penmanship is in peril. In today’s electronics-driven world, the emphasis on handwriting is not a priority, especially for school-aged children. Despite the allure of electronics, experts agree handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development. "Handwriting plays a role in helping children build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills," says Pam Allyn, a literacy advocate, education expert and author and founder of LitWorld, a global organization that advocates for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. "Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality. The evidence shows that writing helps kids become better readers, improves school performance and helps develop idea composition, expression, and fine-motor skills."
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I had lots of fun using glass stain on its own to repurpose a bottle and decorate it to use as a vase. However, I really found the beauty of glass stain only after I used it with the Glass Stain Leading. I used the black Glass Stain Leading to outline the designs and create custom, ornate, stained glass art. It was easy to use the leading similar to a pen because of its tip, so I had fun doing the design on each side of this somewhat square glass container that I bought. The different coloured glass stain I used really shows through this thick glass once it is filled within the leading, and is confined to each section. I love how the project turned out. I am looking forward to do more glass stain projects using both glass and clear plastic.