Friday, May 8, 2020

All Natural Green Goo Products for home and body

all natural green goo products
In our family, we always lean towards natural products that are safe for us and the environment. Recently, we had an opportunity to try a few products from Green Goo, a women-owned family-operated small business based in Colorado that sells all-natural body care. We really like that they use time-honoured traditions and plant-based ingredients to create a line of products that are gentle, effective, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced. Their products do not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, or any other dangerous additives.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Sicilian Food, Raw Food, Soups and Recipe for Classic Tomato Soup

dk books
During the past few weeks, I have taken time to look through cookbooks and get inspired to make a variety of food. We checked out three DK books - Raw Food, The Sicily Cookbook, and The Soup Book.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Canvas Painting a Quote with a framed look

not all who wander are lost quote canvas paint
I wanted to do a painting that is inspired by our love for travel by incorporating a famous quote "Not all who wander are lost". For this painting, I added mod melts and collage clay. Once the collage clay set, I painted it using DecoArt acrylic paint.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Plant for Change as part of Attitude's reforestation program and Giveaway

Attitude bulk to go
We have been using ATTITUDE® products for a few years now, and love that this Canada-based company develops natural personal care and household products that are dedicated to promoting healthy living. The entire line of ATTITUDE® products are made with natural, hypoallergenic and EWG VERIFIED™ ingredients, that adhere to the highest quality and eco-conscious standards: they are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and certified by PETA ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and ECOLOGO, and are exempt from potentially harmful substances according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). 

Friday, April 24, 2020

LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Ninjago

DK LEGO harry potter
We enjoy LEGO books because they give background to LEGO stories and characters. This brings life to children's imagination, as they build and make their own version of the stories. LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure and LEGO NINJAGO Choose Your Ninja Mission were recent books my son enjoyed reading, building, and recreating stories using his imagination.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with this Giveaway

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
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. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Win a copy of Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step

Sew Step by Step
We love books that give detailed explanations, especially useful when we are trying to master hands-on activities.  We have been reading and learning about two of our favourite hobbies sewing and knitting from two new DK book: Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Geometric Designs with String Art

string art
This String Art project is inspired by the Stitch + Strings Lab for Kids book. It is similar to nail and thread art, but an easier version using cardboard, needle, and yarn. There are many different possibilities of creating geometric designs with this craft. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Inspiring Arts and Craft books and Easy Embroidery Hoop project


craft books
In March, we take a little extra time to do a few more crafts anticipating the warm weather. With the kids at home for Spring Break, there is more time to break away from our routine and try some hobbies we put off during our busy schedules. We have been trying a few ideas from Quarto Knows books Brain Lab for Kids, Stitch + String Lab for kids, Art lab for kids, Paint lab, and Calligraphy Kit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Novels for adults and teenagers

We have been reading a few books (for adults and youth) that you can add to your list of books to read. Read below to read a synopsis and our thoughts for Grown-Up PoseIndelicacy, My Summer of Love and Misfortune, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, and Solving Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Your Way Through the Cases.