Saturday, May 19, 2018

Planning our Summer Travels

parks canada
Summer is around the corner, and we are waiting to soak in the warm weather and explore new places. As we plan our summer trips, we find investing on a Parks Canada annual pass makes it easy to explore historical sites and national parks all across Canada.

Experiencing The Magician’s Nephew at Shaw Festival

The Magician’s Nephew at Shaw Festival
During the Shaw Festival 2017, we had a memorable experience watching Wilde Tales. Our children enjoyed being part of the one-hour pre-show workshop, where they got to work with the cast and be part of the play. This year we were eager to see what show will be suitable to watch as a family - and went to watch The Magician's Nephew at the Festival Theatre, and experience the one hour workshop of Creating the Magician's Nephew before the show. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Marvel Studios Black Panther

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” is about the story of T’Challa, a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero. Black Panther is now available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Creative Designs on Wood using the Dewalt DW788 20" Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Dewalt DW788 20
We enjoy scrolling as a hobby and have done lots of small projects on a smaller entry level scroll saw. Scroll sawing is the art of making intricate cuts in wood or metal to create different patterns and objects. We enjoy doing woodworking projects on a regular basis, and using the scroll saw has taken woodworking to another level for us.  

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Win a copy of The Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Encyclopedia of landscape design is an inspiring book that helps us to plan, build, and plant in our outdoor space. This book will be useful for anyone looking to do a total redesign or target a specific area of their garden. We like the fresh and achievable ideas in this guide, which will be useful for every gardener. The Encyclopedia of landscape design is produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ontario Parks Celebrates 125 years #OP125 and Benefits of having a Park Pass

ontario parks
Ontario Parks celebrate 125 years of pitching tents, cooking over campfire, enjoying picturesque sunsets and starry nights, and having unforgettable adventures! In celebration, there will be many special events at various parks across Ontario such as cultural heritage programs, stewardship activities, concerts, and legacy projects.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrate Spring and Mother's day with Hallmark and Giveaway

hallmark mothers day
This year, it feels like one day it is Spring and the next day it is not. Hope Spring season will decide to stay and transition into Summer soon! In anticipation of Spring and the upcoming Mother's Day, Hallmark has beautiful and meaningful gifts we can give our loved ones. I really like the soft and beautiful new products available at Hallmark that showcase the beauty of nature. They have a variety of fashion items from scarves, totes, slippers, as well as products that we can present to ladies in our lives that will help her relax, and rejuvenate.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric Painted Cushion Cover

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric painting Cushion Cover
Fabric painting is a fun technique to use on clothes to add unique designs. For this cushion cover project, I chose to do a bright poppy flower inspired cover.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Boxcar Children Surprise Island' Hits The Big Screen and Giveaway

The new animated family-friendly feature The Boxcar Children Surprise Island, will be playing in 700 select U.S. movie theaters on May 8 as part of a special after-school event in partnership between Fathom Events, Shout! Kids, and Legacy Classics. The film is based on one of the books from the series by Gertrude Chandler Warner celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Children ages 3 to 13 will enjoy this movie.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Building Skills at TAC Summer Camp: Sports, Swimming, STEM and Offer

Our children have been part of Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC) over the past three years, and they love returning to TAC summer camp! This is where they learned many of their sports skills, and gained a love for robotics. It is an active camp with caring staff, and an environment focused on building skills in a fun way that children want to be part of! It is the premier sports and educational academy, specializing in self-image and self-confidence building sports programs for ages 3.5 to 16 in Toronto and the GTA.