Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Print Retro Photos using KiiPix ™ from TOMY

KiiPix photo printer
With cell phones always in hand, capturing everyday moments have become very easy for all of us. However, as convenient as it is to snap pictures and share it socially in today's digital age, the art of exchanging physical photos with friends and family or framing images to display has become difficult.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

SoSoft Fabric Painted Water Lily pillowcases and bed sheet

I used the steps from the book Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers by Mary Woodin to draw the water lily flowers and customize pillowcases and a bed sheet. For the paint, I used the SoSoft Fabric paint from DecoArt. 

Summer Reads: Paying attention to our lives and more

Get a copy of this book, "Your second life begins when you realize you only have one" by Raphaëlle Giordano and think a little deeper on the little things you can change to live fuller and happier. This is a wonderful book that has strategies we can adapt for the betterment of our lives after all we only have one life to live.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Importance of Carbon Monoxide and Smoke alarms

first alert carbon monoxide alarm
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Consider this dangerous, but common scenario - a homeowner deactivates a sounding smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm and leaves the device disabled, opening up the entire household to a high-risk potential for undetected hazards. According to the Canadian National Fire Information Database, 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. This is why, we partnered with First Alert to remind ourselves the importance of Carbon Monoxide and Smoke alarms.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Win your own Welcome-a-Cure Mat

welcome a cure mat
Over the years, we have partnered with Carpet One Floor and Home to check out their new Welcome-a-Cure Mat designs. This exclusive collection of 2x3' Made-in-USA welcome mats are sold for $29.99 US, 25% of the proceeds from each mat goes towards breast cancer research.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Camping at Bonnechere Provincial Park, Exploring the Caves, and our first Pow Wow

bonnechere caves
We went to relax and explore Refrew County in the Ottawa valley this summer. From the first Anishinabe settlers to European immigrants, visitors are attracted to the charms of the rushing water, peaceful lakes, rolling hills, and trails in this county.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fun educational games everyone in the family will enjoy

mastermind pressman toy
Learning doesn't have to be boring! Games are a fun way for families to spend time together while children develop a variety of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, sharing, and many other fundamental skillsPressman Toys promote learning with its STEM and educational products. We have been playing with three of their games - Mastermind®, Tri-Ominos® and Rummikub®. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Discovering the Chocolate Trail and the outdoors in Stratford and Perth County

avon boat
During our trip to Stratford and Perth County, we not only explored its heritage by visiting museums and historical sites, but also explored its rich theatre and the arts. We also participated in unique trails, crafted our own candles, enjoyed beautifully maintained gardens, and went on boat rides.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

DK Smithsonian books make complex topics easy to understand

smithsonian DK canada science and knowledge book
DK Canada Smithsonian books dedicated to a variety of topics are handy to have in any study space, as it explains complex topics in a fun and easy to understand format for children and adults. These books have made us gain interest in different subjects because of its clear illustrations and simple explanations. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Theatre and the arts in Stratford, Ontario

costume warehouse
We love being creative every opportunity we get. Sometimes, we find the need for a little inspiration to spark our creative energy, and we got this when we went to see the play The Music Man, and took a tour of the Costume Warehouse during our time in Stratford and Perth County