Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts

December 17, 2015

Learn to Draw with You Can Draw Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings

You Can Draw Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings by Leonardo Pereznieto is a book that teaches drawing techniques of 18 accessible, in-depth projects for those who enjoy art. I like learning from the step-by-step tutorials in this book, as it teaches how to draw different surfaces and texture that look realistic. Some of the drawings include gemstones, metal, flowers, water, and glass.

March 9, 2015

French Bakery Inspired Design

I used a kitchen cloth with a red border, which I purchased from my local fabric store to do this fun and quick project. Painting this kitchen cloth and giving it a French Flair was easy because of the French Bakery Stencil I used. This cloth looks like it is from a bakery, and it is wonderful for my food photography. To do this project I used...

June 16, 2014

Win Passes and Visit Santa @SantasVillageON This Summer

We had the pleasure of spending time at Santa's Village last summer, which everyone in my family enjoyed. I am excited this year to partner with Santa's Village and host a giveaway so you can visit Santa's Village with your family and enjoy everything they offer.

June 8, 2014

Little Toolbox

My children had lots of fun building this little toolbox with a bit of help from us to assemble. They enjoyed painting and decorating this caddy. Children can use this caddy to keep their work area neat and organized. This handmade caddy would also make a wonderful gift to give dads and granddads. 

April 10, 2014

Origami Toys: Fish and Bird

My children and I really enjoyed learning and following the instructions from Paul Jackson's Origami Toys That Tumble, Fly and Spin book. I am glad the book had a pouch with 60 colourful origami paper to get us started right away. 

March 9, 2014

Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow and Kre-O Dungeons & Dragons

We can experience real bow action with the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow. This Nerf Rebelle bow comes with 5 collectible colourful, designed foam darts that blasts up to 22m. The built in dart storage accessory rail holds the 5 darts, so we can load and launch continuously without looking for a dart.

January 16, 2014

Win Tickets to Watch Disney Live Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favourite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in the all-new Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks right here in Toronto.

January 6, 2014

Easy to Stitch Envelope Cushion Covers

This decorative envelope style cushion covers are easy to sew and can be made within 15 minutes or less. I find it easier to stitch cushion covers than look for something that goes with our decor or liking.

January 5, 2014

Easy Way To Glam Up Our Simple Clothes

Adding glitter to a plain shirt, pant or t-shirt would make it one of our favourite clothing to wear. I used the iron-on fashion design pack Tulip Glam-It-Up I bought from Walmart to easily add some glamour to this simple white t-shirt for my daughter.

January 3, 2014

Learning about Saber-Tooth Tigers and stories from Berenstain Bears

The following two Berenstain Bear digital books teach our children good life lessons. The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy is about Sister Bear losing a tooth and gets a visit from the Tooth Fairy. She finds out that her best friend Lizzy got more money than her from the Tooth Fairy. It was neat to see and read how Mama Bear explain about the different funds Tooth Fairy gives.

December 12, 2013

My Pirate Found Treasure Island By Sailing On His Pirate ship

For my son's birthday, I made a Pirate ship and an Island. For the base of the pirate ship, I used the recipe from here and decorated the cake with buttercream icing and whipped frosting.

December 10, 2013

Our Holiday Baking Traditions and Baking Cupcakes

I love baking! The love for baking and cooking is embedded in me probably because of helping out as a young child in the kitchen when my grandma, aunts, cousins and mom get busy making a variety of dishes. We used to get together and make lots of goodies to give family, friends and neighbours during special occasions and festivals. I love continuing this tradition with my family and get everyone in the mood to bake and share.

December 5, 2013

FixnZip is Perfect for Zipper Replacements

We were delighted that there is a quick solution to effortlessly fix broken zips without needles, threads or tools. Fix n Zip is perfect for zipper replacements. We all know how inconvenient broken zippers are whether it is on our clothing or household items, so having Fix n Zip handy at home will benefit everyone.

November 29, 2013

Celebrating Snoopy with You Can Be Anything Digital Book Giveaway

We are big fans of Snoopy and Peanuts, and excited to announce Story Panda's You Can Be Anything Snoopy themed digital book. This book encourages children to think about all the awesome things they can be and teaches them that sky is the limit. Snoopy is the star of the show in this new iPad book app for kids. Charles M. Schulz’s You Can Be Anything story is a great way to talk to our children about their future and what they want to be.

November 17, 2013

Imagining and Discovering With The Imaginext Rescue City Center

I am sure all parents just like me enjoy watching their little ones imitate, imagine and play. It puts a smile on our face when our children are playing and we hear positive interactions such as helping or caring about others. When my children play, I hear them imagining to be superheroes and firefighters to save the day, or caring about other people as doctors, or being a person in the community like a cashier. 

November 13, 2013

Upcycling Our Old Hair Clips

Upcycling Hair Clips with nail polish
My daughter and son enjoyed doing this easy, fun project using two materials...

old hair clips
nail polish
paper to cover the working area

November 6, 2013

Win Tickets to Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice will be presenting Princesses & Heroes during the December holidays in Toronto. We can enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. 
We are excited about being able to see high flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends during Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes. 

November 5, 2013

Travelling via Emirates

This summer when we travelled to Sri Lanka we travelled by Emirates via Dubai. We travelled from Toronto to Dubai on the Airbus A380.  
Travelling via Emirates was fun because of the spacious seats. I like that we can put the seat hand resting part up and allow children to sleep flat. We enjoyed their ice entertainment that kept us busy during our long journey.

November 1, 2013

My Exciting Journey With The HE-240 Brother Sewing Machine

HE-240 Brother Sewing Machine
Knowing how to sew is a wonderful and a valuable tool that allows us to add our own personalized decor and touches in our home. Learning the skill of using a sewing machine has opened many opportunities for me to become creative. My new HE-240 Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine increases my enjoyment for sewing and makes it easy for me to create unique projects. 

October 29, 2013

Our Adventurous Safari at Minneriya National Park

minneriya sri lanka
We went to see the elephants gathering at Minneriya National Park one morning during our vacation in Sri Lanka, close to the North Central Province. Minneriya is known to be a place where hundreds of Asian elephants lead by matriarchs gather and assemble along the banks of the reservoir.