Showing posts with label #CreateWithMom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #CreateWithMom. Show all posts

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What's New on Netflix: DinoTrux & S.T.E.A.M inspired Project Mc2

We watched the first episode Netflix original series DinoTrux from DreamWorks, which will be launching on August 14th. My son being a big dinosaur fan loves the show that is based on the award-winning children’s book series by Chris Gall. DinoTrux features hybrid dinosaur/construction vehicle characters, and follows the larger-than-life adventures of two unlikely best friends, Ty Trux, a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux, and his tiny friend Revvit, a razor-smart Reptool. 

PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections

I enjoyed checking out the colourful PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections. The colour choices in their Life at Home and Everyday Essentials collection are really attractive. Adding these colourful pieces will quickly and pleasantly change the decor of any room suitable for upcoming entertainments and celebrations.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Denim Basket: Sewn and Fabric Painted

When school's out, it's perfect time for craft camp! Children and parents will enjoy the creative 40 projects in the Craft Camp book published by Lark. The projects include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking and so much more. The book has ideas on how we can create colourful piñatas, eco-friendly mobiles, upcycled necklaces, hats, T-shirts, and many more projects. Children from 6 to 12 will find inspiring ideas in this book. We like the inspiring photographs that were useful when we were trying the projects. I would have preferred if there were more illustrations to accompany the written steps to make it clearer.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Papaya Juice & Colourful Entertaining Products from Trudeau

I love the new wave of bright colours and cool shapes of kitchen items for the table from Trudeau. These products with the beautiful timeless appeal and functionality truly celebrates colour. My family and I love using these products everyday, and I am glad they have used organically coloured glass and sustainable wood, which is also good for the environment. I love how we can match our decor with these vibrant hues and bring excitement to our summer entertainment.

RAVPower Portable Chargers

If you need a quick charge for your phone, then you can do it stylishly with this fashionable RAVPower 3200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack. This lipstick-shaped portable charger can be easily carried in our pockets or handbag. It is made with Aluminum alloy, and the luster series comes in different colours to match our preference. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School Tips and #CrayolaBTS Giveaway

I like using quality craft products because it allows us to have a good experience with our crafts, without getting frustrated during projects. I like Crayola products because we can rely on the quality of their products. We use a lot of Crayola craft supplies to do arts and crafts. We found these new products and supplies useful during our summer craft projects. I have also kept some supplies ready for back to school.  

Exploring Halton Parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls and Kelso

By staying at Toronto West KOA, my family and I were able to explore three different Halton Parks that is in the Halton Hills, Milton, and Campbellville area. We enjoy exploring conservation areas and appreciate what they do to preserve the natural beauty.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Carefree Camping at the KOA Deluxe Cabin

We loved our two-night weekend stay at the Toronto West KOA in Campbellville, Ontario. There are more than 485 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) locations in the U.S.A. and Canada since founder Dave Drum constructed a campground on the banks of Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962. The campgrounds are conveniently located close to the highways and byways so we can stay overnight and relax during road trips without detouring before proceeding with long journeys. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cruising on the Niagara Belle

Niagara Belle cruise
My family and I had an amazing time cruising on the Niagara Belle. This new Niagara boat tour allows the entire family to soak up the beauty and history of the stunning Niagara River from the decks of a fully restored New Orleans-style paddle wheeler. As we spent two hours sailing and enjoying our lunch cruise we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and was able to have a relaxing time. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great Accessories for Mac from Mobee

Mobee Magic Charger
The Apple Magic mouse is a great device. However, since we use it so often the batteries need to be changed frequently so we started using rechargeable batteries. Sometimes we forget to charge the batteries and end up having a mouse without a charge. Fortunately there is a cure to this problem. The Magic Charger by Mobee is a well thought out inductive charging solution for our Apple magic mouse.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Exploring Places like Green Gables and Fort George with the Family Discovery Pass

Parks Canada Discovery Pass for families are wonderful if you want to explore and appreciate Canada's unique and diverse wildlife, wilderness, and natural environment, or discover the inspiring people, places and events of our fascinating past. With the Parks Canada Family Discovery Pass we can make multiple or longer visits to about 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada that charge entry fees.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

All-in-One Fun Snappy Towels

From play to function these Snappy Towels are a must have for every child. Both my children have been enjoying their Snappy towels in a variety of occasions. Since the towels are personalized, these towels have become really special to my children. They love all the things they can do with the towels from turning it into a super hero cape, princess robe, wings, hooded towel, poncho, blanket wrap and more.

Recycling a Bottle with Glass Stain

When I do crafts, I enjoy recycling materials that I find around our home. Prior to this project, I haven't used glass paint so I was excited to see how the transformation of a frappuccino bottle into a decorative vase will turn out. I used a beautiful, pink Transparent Glass Stain for this project and really enjoyed the ease of using it.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jar Decorated with Modpodge Sheer Colours to Hold Paintbrushes

A few years ago when my children were younger we recycled a jar by putting colourful craft paper and decorating it. Even after three years this jar has been handy, as it holds our paintbrushes. Now that we have fabulous Modpodge products, I wanted to upcycle this jar. I used the pretty pink Modpodge sheer colour and painted over this jar and let it dry completely.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dragons Race to the Edge is on Netflix

My family and I had an exciting time when we went to the screening party for Dragons Race to the Edge in Toronto hosted by Netflix. Since we watched the first two episodes at the event, my children being Dragons fans couldn't wait to finish watching the rest of the episodes. They completed watching all the episodes and enjoyed each one of them.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Engaging Craft Books

While at home for the summer holidays, it is fun to engage our children with crafts. My children and I checked out three new creative books that have lots of ideas on how we can use things from around our home.

The Cat in the Hat Read and Learn

The Cat in the Hat, Read and Learn is an animated, interactive, and educational app for children ages 3 to 6. This program has been developed in collaboration with parents, kids, and educational experts. It will be available starting July 16th. Every page is animated and includes tap, and drag animations to bring the story to life.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kanex MiColor Accessories

With a lot of Apple devices in the household you cannot have too many lightning cables. Standard Lightning cables that come with Apple devices are not particular strong and can be a little delicate. The Kanex MiColor ChargeSync USB cable with LED Lightning Connector comes in Silver to complement the color of the latest iPhones. The cable is braided with nylon fiber, which makes it slightly thicker and stronger and is durable for everyday use.