Saturday, November 7, 2015

Caleb's First Birthday

I know I haven't posted in a long time. Well, I had another baby and he turned one in July. And well, I'm having ANOTHER baby, due on New Years :).

I wanted to share my youngest sons, Caleb, first birthday with everyone. He has so much personality and really is such a smart little guy. We have nicknamed him "our little monster" so I figured a monster theme was perfect!

Caleb eating his birthday cupcake.

Ever since I could remember, I've been making my children's birthday decorations by hand and everytime, I amaze myself. From the banners, to the homemade chalkboard. And the thing-it's so easy!!! All you need is construction paper, white paper and any other crafting materials (based on what your making) such as markers, string, glue ect.

My homemade chalkboard, I found a board and painted it with my own homemade chalkboard paint! The banner was made from gifts bags I found at Dollarama, monster buckets were from Dollarama.

I had also made these adorable monster feet from craft foam sheets. Tutorial can be found here.

I had found this photo collage idea on Pinterest and I had people repinning over 400 times so I had to make one myself and it turned out great! 

Thanks for checking out my post about my sons first birthday! I hope I've inspired you :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crochet Canucks Coasters

Are you a Canucks fan? I know I am, and a lot of my friends are as well. I made these for my friends birthday and all my friends totally love them so I thought I'd share my pattern. Feel free to share, but please link to my blog.

ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet

5mm crochet hook
white, green & blue yarn
yarn needle

ch 15.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each st across. 
Row 2-13: Ch 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each st across.

With white yarn, sc in each st all around. sc 3 times into each corner st.
Repeat with green yarn.

For the white hockey stick, you will embellish it. Check out this link to learn how its done

Holding your work right side up, insert your hook into the 4th stitch from the bottom right corner stitch of the white yarn. Loop the white yarn around your hook an pull up through the stitch. Insert your hook right side downwards into the st directly beside, working into the blue. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull up. Pull that 2nd loop through the first loop just like a chain stitch. Repeat this in 9 stitches across. Then, working upwards to the left, work 2 more ch sts, turn and work 4 more making your way back down to the 9th ch st.

Weave in ends and your done!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Disney Collection

As you may or may not already know, I'm a huge Disney nut! I've always wanted a collection of every Disney movie whether it be on DVD or VHS. The Disney DVD's can be quite pricey so while I slowly grow that collection, I'm going to collect the VHS movies.

Where do you find Disney VHS movies you ask? Thrift stores of course! Stay tuned for my ever-growing Disney movie collection!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Custom iPhone Case

If you have an iPhone or a smart phone of some kind, then you know how expensive phone cases can be. I refuse to pay $30 for a clear snap-on phone case, its quite ridiculous. I'll let you in on my little secret, I buy my phone cases from for as much as $3!! Yeah...and that's Canadian.

I found a Disney's Tangled artwork on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with it (one of my favourite Disney movies) and I thought it would be an amazing phone case. I gathered a bunch of other images that I liked and found a phone template online. Heres where the real money saver is...

Instead of printing them out on your inkjet printer, or even that matte coated paper at Staples, throw the image onto a 4 x 6" in Photoshop or a picture editing program. Once you've done that, put them on a disc or gig stick and bring em to the Walmart Photo Centre. They will print them individually as a high quality gloss print at .16 cents a page!

For precision cutting, I used a scrapbooking knife or an exacto knife works great. Super quick and super easy way to make your very own custom phone case graphics! 

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Angry Birds Birthday Party

This year is a bit different from the previous years. Isaiah is now 6 years old and is going to school so I wanted this one to be the first of many memorable birthdays.

The theme this year is Angry Birds. It has been his favourite since the first time he played the game on his iPod. 

Here is my homemade banner minus the strings.

Food table display :)

The food table setup

They looovvved the pig tower!

A couple activity centres. There was also a colouring station.

The party was fantastic and everyone had a great time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holidays 2012

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a great holiday season with your loved ones. It was quite hard for me to back into my old routine of things, especially when the first day came. I was bed bound with the flu, but luckily it was after the holidays and it only lasted a day.

My gift wrapping this year

My lovely new [mini] Keurig :) I ended up switching it for a red one

My sons holiday photography during a mall walk

Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Romantic & Fun Date Ideas

Here are some of my unique date night ideas mixed with some classic ones that will surely make time with your loved one romantic and fun!

Drive-in Movie Night

Pack up a bunch of blankets, pillows and snacks and head over to a drive in. Get snuggly and warm in the back of your truck or hatchback.

Classic Bike Ride

Go for a bike ride. Swing by a corner store or ice cream shop, then head over to a park or school playground and unleash your inner child.

Indulge in the Suds

Have a bubble bath with some wine or your favourite food (why not mix it up?). If you don't have a bathtub or even a soaker tub, stay at hotel that has one for a nice getaway.

Indoor Picnic

Set up a blanket in your living room. Serve finger foods and only feed each other! This could be super fun and maybe a bit messy ;)

Skate Date

Strap on those skates and head over to your local outdoor rink (or arena). Bring a thermos of hot chocolate. If you don't have skates, go in your shoes! Its really fun too.

Sour Movies

Stay in and watch funny movies while sucking on some sour candies. You'll be laughing at each others funny faces.

Arcade Date

Make a trip to an arcade for some old fashioned fun and mini golf. Afterwards, enjoy some classic pizza and pop.

Late Night Dip

Go for a late night skinny dip at a private beach access. Bring some blankets and snuggle up on the beach basking in the sounds of the ocean.


One on one charades with some wine.

Feel free to comment or suggest some good ideas for dates.

Thanks for reading!
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