Long summer days are perfect for outdoor crafts. We did a fun project inspired by nature using Plaster of Paris from Craft Project Ideas. Since mediums like Plaster of Paris require time to dry, we find this process is a little faster when we dry it outdoors in the summer heat.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
The recent conversations surrounding our planet and the importance of all of us doing our part of consuming less and being careful with our choices have become even more important. With the current situation in the world, we can see how closely we are all connected - what happens in one part of the world can impact us all! We have had a lot of time to think about our impact on the environment and how we can reduce it during the recent months. With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day coming on April 22, 2020 we have been reading and learning from two DK Canada books surrounding the topics of our planet - DKfindout! Climate Change and How We're F***ing Up Our Planet.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thank you KLIIN for sponsoring this post, and for being part of our journey to become more eco-friendly!
In our home, we try our best to be eco-conscious about everything we do, from the materials we use to how much we consume and recycle. We recently got the opportunity to use KLIIN's new eco-friendly dish cleansing paste. We have been using this paste when hand-washing our dishes and to clean different surfaces around our home. We are thrilled with the results of how clean it made our surfaces and dishes look, and it feels good to know we can reduce our consumption of water as well.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
We are always excited to try new games and do different hands on activities in our family. We love game nights, and recently have been playing Azul and Ticket to Ride London. We also spent time building with Flexo. A new calendar year comes with new resolutions to become more creative, so we have been practicing watercolour painting with Watercolour the Easy Way book and took the time to clean up, get organized, and even spiced up our phones by replacing our Pop Sockets with creative ones! We have also been reading the Four Seasons of Entertaining book that is filled with colourful photography, recipes, and ideas separated by each season.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
We have been learning a lot of facts about influential people from the past that still impact our lives from a variety of DK books: The 100 women who made history, Explorers, and books from the DK Life Stories series. These books deliver the facts in a fun manner using colourful images to keep the readers engaged.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Having books to refer to for school projects, the curriculum, and hard to grasp ideas will help ease some difficulties we may face in the school year. We have been checking out couple of books from DK Smithsonian, a year by year guide about History and Science, as well as three books from the Help Your Kids series; Geography, Music, and Computer Coding.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Ever since we tried a few Lemongrass House products, we have been loving it because of their unique natural fragrances. Recently, we tried a few other products and love these as well. These handmade fresh products from Thailand do not use any type of artificial colour or preservatives, chemicals or parabens which makes it perfect for every skin type.
Friday, November 9, 2018
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Our children first started playing Beyblades about six years ago. Beyblades are a fun toy for anyone (recommended age is over eight). We enjoy watching the tops of the Beyblades competing with each other as we zip the launcher, and predict whose Beyblade will spin the longest. During the past few weeks, we have been having fun with the new Beyblade Burst Evolution toys from Hasbro.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Mamma Mia: here We Go Again is available on digital 10/9 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 10/23! Mamma Mia! The Movie is the musical celebration of mothers and daughters and fathers, true loves lost and new ones found, and the romantic possibilities of what can happen on a Greek island when love is in the air and music and dancing abound. Those who enjoy musical movies will enjoy this movie.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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 6, 2018
With the end of summer here, we're all getting ready to adjust to new habits and back-to-school routines. Making the transition from relaxed days, later bedtimes, sleeping in and weekend fun to schedules, routines and healthy habits can be tricky for busy families. With so much on the go, it's no wonder that one of the biggest challenges for parents is getting good quality meals on the table. Come September, tips and tricks that help you get organized are essential, so you can deal with getting kids ready for busy weekdays packed with school, activities, sports, and homework.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
We enjoy watching the Star Wars saga. The book Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide written by Pablo Hidalgo will be enjoyed by fans curious to know about Han Solo's adventures, and discover the places, faces, and things he encounters. It gives details on the things we see in the movie, so we have a better understanding of the purpose and functions of things that come up in the movie. For example, Han Solo has an electronically shielded pocket in his jacket for unprotected data cards, and about other gadgets on the characters and what they do. The close up pictures with captions are fun to read.
Friday, February 2, 2018
With the holidays behind us, we know how hard it is to get your family back into a regular routine and deal with everyday cooking and eating challenges. A new year means getting back to basics, and the way we eat and the foods we choose are a critical part of making healthy choices. Choosing healthy ingredients and creating nutritious meals for your family doesn't have to be a compromise. Canadian Turkey is here to provide you with helpful tips to get you on track and unique ways to create easy-to-make recipes and that use super-charged ingredients.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Klutz Kits have great play value, they are educational and fun for children and adults. We love using Klutz kits to learn new crafts. These kits have all the necessary tools and material needed to start the projects right away.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
With the holidays around the corner, here are some gift ideas to consider.
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Premium Green and Black's chocolate bars made with hand-selected, gourmet cocoa beans would be enjoyed by everyone. We found the flavour combinations unique and delicious. We used the dark chocolate in desserts that everyone enjoyed. It is available in ten unique flavours ranging from smooth milk to rich dark chocolate, Green and Black's will impress even the most sophisticated palettes.
Monday, August 14, 2017
We find having books that support STEAM education at home and in classrooms, help children learn fun facts and gain general knowledge. For example, when reading a book such as the Human Body! makes us understand the functions of our body parts, appreciate, and take care of our body. By reading the book Elements, we will be able to better understand how things come together and function, for example the elements Hydrogen and Oxygen combine to make water.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
We have been enjoying a variety of Enjoy Life Foods such as cookies, snack bars, chocolate bars, baking chocolate, baking mixes, seed and fruit mixes, and lentil-based chips called Plentils. These gluten free products are also milk, all nuts, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame, mustard, crustaceans, wheat, sulfites, and soy free. I like that these snacks are school friendly, and perfect to take on-the-go to give us the energy boost we need to get through the day without compromising taste.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Richela Fabian Morgan has shared this tutorial on how we can decorate notebooks using duct tape. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It and Make It, Tape It and Make More, Tape It and Wear It, and Duct Tape Bags. The photographs and instructions below are courtesy of Fabian Morgan author of the Duct Tape Series Books.