I know I haven’t been posting as much in the last few weeks.
I have been focusing more on my “to-do” lists for back to school, organizing, planning, shopping and trying to spend time with my “baby” whom will be starting school in a few short weeks. The other day we did such a cute craft that I had to share. It hardly took any time at all and the kids were excited about their “new friends” 🙂
My little neighbour came by to join us and her older brother was a second pair of helping hands so it turned out so well. You can find the instructions for these cute clothespin fairies or superhero’s at Wildflower Ramblings.
Here are our little friends ❤
Last year, I was determined to get rid of all my cooking magazines and loose papers. I came across this idea on Pinterest and LOVE it!
I took a cheap cardboard magazine holder and covered it in scrapbook paper. I did the same with the tabs and labelled different catagories. Now, all of my recipes that I would “like to try” are in one spot and catagorized when I’m looking for something specific. It cleans up a lot of paper junk. It gets tucked back on my shelf where I can get to it when I want.
I did all the crafting for it while watching t.v at night when the kids were in bed (which is when I get to do “my stuff”). Crafty projects make me happy and I feel good when things get a little bit more organized.
Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a go!
Happy Crafting xo
Having two little kids, sometimes has us missing out on things. It makes you feel bad but as mom’s and dad’s, we know what we have to do and just do it. I had to miss my niece’s highschool graduation, mainly because of the time. The munchkin’s were heading to bed at the start of the ceremony. I wished I could have been there to see her get her diploma as well as receive two awards. Way to go Darion! So proud of you…
However, I did get to support her another way. At the end of the school year, her art class put on an art show and each student picked 5 pieces of their art to display. It was a great evening, seeing how much talent she/they (the other students) possess. I wish her nothing but the best as she follows her dreams and desires. I really look forward to seeing more of her creative pieces as time goes on.
Happy 8th Anniversary to my G!
It’s been a busy 8 years, let’s see…
met at work, dated 6 months, went to Italy, bought a house, got engaged, got married, went to New Zealand, got a cat, got a dog, both of us quit a job, both of us got a new job, had a baby girl, had a second baby girl and now our family is complete. We are enjoying life with munchkins’ and look forward to the future. Love you G ❤ Tina xoxo
As I have mentioned before, I love gigantic roadside attractions. I can’t tell you how many giant chairs I have sat in, in my past “roadtripping” days. It’s alot.
I took little lady grocery shopping with me the other day and we made a quick pit stop at a local store. To my surprise and DELIGHT, we came across a giant camping chair in the store! I had to get a picture of Zoë in it. She loved it and wanted me to take it home. I wanted to take it home but I couldn’t justify spending the $80.00 they wanted… it did have 6 cup holders on it though….
Seems I am getting too far ahead. Mother Nature is still not done with us. I have already been dreaming of the beach, BBQ’s and warm weather. We have been getting some pretty warm days which has been nice not having to layer up in winter coats and boots. We had our first campfire the other night along with our first Smores’ of the season. We had our neighbours over to help us in welcoming spring. It did not last long as the rain came BUT it took the last remaining snow away with it! Love seeing the grass. This is what I woke up to this morning…
April 15, 2014
On to happier thoughts…
So, you know how I said last Thursday that we loved going to the beach in the winter? Well, we decided to take the girls! Technically, I know it is not winter anymore but it has been such a long one and we are finally able to see the grass. We have had a few “warm” days at about 14-15 degrees so it is making me have spring fever!
My hubby was on holidays last week, so one evening we decided to take a mini-roadtrip to the beach. It was awesome! The weather was amazing. I even had to shed a layer as I dressed us pretty warm thinking it would be colder by the lake. I was wrong. The lake still has alot of ice on it but it looked pretty neat with all the sand hills as well.
Our evening was filled with stone collecting, stick throwing, stick fishing, stone skimming, sand crawling, picture taking and playground playing. It was the perfect evening to get us in the mood for the warmer weather and we topped it off with timbits and a restful night sleep (as both kids slept soundly through the night). Ahhhh, come on summer!
In 1999, I was 25 and decided to quit my job, give up my apartment and sell some belongings to go backpacking in Europe. I didn’t know for how long but I was planning for a year (as that’s what my visa was for). My dad was so angry with me that he wouldn’t talk to me. Before I left, I actually moved in with my grandparents for a few months. I know now, that it was because he was worried sick about his little girl travelling alone for the first time. My older brother said I was “stupid” for giving up my job and apartment. My younger brother was supportive but passed on doing the trip with me. My mom was the only “real” supportive one. She was worried sick as well but I think she understood what I needed to do.
Everyone thought I wouldn’t “last”. I think that gave me the fuel to prove them wrong and the fuel for me to prove to myself that I could act outside the box. For a small town, shy girl… this was a HUGE step! I was scared stiff but ready for some change. In that year, I seen so much, did so much, met so many people and experienced things I never imagined possible. I’m so glad I did it and sometimes regret that I didn’t try for a second year.
Near the end of my travel year I visited Ireland. I wanted to be there for St. Patrick’s festivities so I did a backpacker tour to Southern and Northern Ireland. What a beautiful country! I wished I had spent a bit more time there. Today’s travel tidbit is about “The Burren” in northwest County Clare, Ireland. It is an amazing place. It seems to go on forever and the vastness of the space just seems to give you that “peace” a soul craves. If you have the opportunity to go… GO! You won’t be disappointed. If you want more info, click away!http://www.theburrencentre.ie/ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burren
The Burren- March 14, 2000
Hint…. Tomorrow’s post is probably my biggest Wicked Wednesday… Special Edition. They said “The Burren” was their favourite place. Any guesses who said this?
Spring is in the air…. la la la la. With the weather being a balmy 5° celcius yesterday we made a dash for outside to “play” in the snow. This winter has been soooooooo long. I haven’t seen snow like this since I was a kid. We have had like 5 cold air advisories (where it was around -20 to -35) and blizzard days- what?! We don’t get it this bad usually. I think we may have been spoiled by the last 2 winters (as they have been pretty mild) and forgotten how a Canadian winter is. It hasn’t been very good “snowman” snow until now. With the warmer weather, the snow has turned a bit more wet so we got out there to roll those body parts. I think any yard that has a snowman, snow-woman or snow family looks awesome and that much more inviting. It looks like an invitation to visit for hot chocolate and marshmallows. That, coincidentally is always what Zoë wants after a play in the snow… everytime! As much as we are looking forward to spring we are also a bit nervous. We went into the garage tonight and there is a thin layer of water across half of it. Eeeeeek! Hardly any of it has melted so I think we may be in for a mess. We will have to wait and see. We aren’t out of the woods yet. Tomorrow is calling for yet another snowstorm and 5-10 cm more of snow. I’d better stock up on more hot chocolate and marshmallows!
With it being Tuedsay, I think I may do a “Tuesday Travel Tidbit” with my post. It will be of somewhere I have been and coincides with my topic of the day. Today’s topic is “Snowmen” so I only thought it fitting that I would include the “World’s Largest Snowman”. I love roadtrips and have a special place in my heart for Large Roadside Attractions. I stop at them all for photo ops. In 2004, I did a roadtrip with a friend that we called the “Big Things” Roadtrip. We drove 4644km in 6 days just to find as many “roadside attractions” as we could. It was a lot of driving but it was awesome! Back to the Snowman… he was found off Hwy.11 in Beardmore, ON. I would love to build a giant one in my yard (out of snow) but the one above is as big as I could go. I needed help to lift his stomach on. That snow is HEAVY!
If you would like a little more information on the Beardmore Snowman… check this out!
Stay warm everyone!