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#DIY Pokéballs from Styrofoam balls #pokemon #crafty #cosplay

My son is really into watching YouTube videos. He loves watching unwrapping and reveal videos for things like kinder eggs, as well as toy reviews. Lately he's really been into the DIY videos... I guess I'm an influence? lol Well during the Christmas break he came across a video of a guy making Pokéballs from Styrofoam balls and got the idea that he would like me to do this 'craft' as well. We were at my parents … [Read More...]

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Vinaigrette Based Coleslaw #salad #restaurantstyle #coleslaw

My husband and I love coleslaw when we go to restaurants. In particular we love the vinaigrette based version of this salad when we go out for fish and chips. Sometimes I crave it at home and decided to do something about it. I went on a recipe hunt to recreate it and found a few different recipes. I tweaked them to make this recipe I will share with you today. I love to make a huge batch of it and it just … [Read More...]

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#DIY Jewellery/Keepsake Boxes using Wooden Boxes and #modpodge

Before heading off for the holidays I made some jewellery/keepsake boxes for my nieces to take along with me. I knew they would get a kick out of them and was happy how excited they were when they were received. I filled them with some goodies of course, little fake jewellery, notepads, hair brush set and some hair elastics. These were fairly easy to do but because they were made out of wood I wanted to make sure … [Read More...]

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#DarkTO messed up our holiday, but we experienced unexpected fun!

First off HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you all the best for 2014 :) So I've been away and will good reason. Like everyone else I'm sure we all had a nice break and holiday from the normal routine in our lives. Every year we look forward to visiting my family in Pickering for the holidays. Usually we stay for the full two weeks of Christmas holidays but this year we only spent 1 week. Part of our tradition is … [Read More...]

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Crochet Extension on Mittens For My Son

We got away with using the same mittens and hats for my son during the past two years. This kid is an Old Navy kid. I buy 90% of his clothes from there mainly because of their great prices and selection of casual clothes and jeans. This year I was able to make it to their Black Friday Sale and scored a cute mitten and hat set for him. I went early while he was at school so I didn't have him to try them on but I … [Read More...]

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DIY Blog Planner for 2014

When I made my Blog Planner for 2013 I was new to this whole industry of blogging. I really didn't know what to expect and what types of opportunities I would encounter. As the year went on I realized I needed a little bit of a different set up for my next planner and when I came across My Joy Filled Life's Printable Planner I knew it was the one for me. With my businesses and this blog I began to realize that … [Read More...]

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My Winter Holiday Mantel

I was pretty busy in the fall and only got that mantel half done so I wasn't able to blog about it. But I did manage to put together my Winter Holiday Mantel and my son helped me pick out the items. We ended up going to the Michaels Black Friday Sale and managed to pick up some great pieces at amazing prices. I wanted something glittery and golden and they had the perfect selection to choose from. The … [Read More...]

crafts + DIY

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#DIY Jewellery/Keepsake Boxes using Wooden Boxes and #modpodge

Before heading off for the holidays I made some jewellery/keepsake boxes for my nieces to take along with me. I knew they would … >> read more

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Crochet Extension on Mittens For My Son

We got away with using the same mittens and hats for my son during the past two years. This kid is an Old Navy kid. I buy 90% of … >> read more

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DIY Blog Planner for 2014

When I made my Blog Planner for 2013 I was new to this whole industry of blogging. I really didn't know what to expect and what … >> read more

family + life

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Where does the time go? My son is 5 years old.

Time really does fly doesn't it? My son is now 5 years old and I cannot believe how much he has grown in the progress that he … >> read more

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I Forgot Halloween Treats for the School Kids!

Okay goes to show how organized I am. I totally forgot it was the 30th yesterday and didn't send anything with my son for the … >> read more

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How to be silly with the kids

Being silly with the kids MUST be therapy. My son and I are total goofballs when we are together, we have our normal and serious … >> read more

food + recipes

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Tasty Beans and Rice

I like to experiment in the kitchen and try new recipes. This time I was thinking I can make some Jamaican style rice and beans … >> read more

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Rice Stuffed Pepper Dolmas #TheRiceWay

The versatility of rice is endless. Use in main dishes, soups, sides and even dessert! Fortunately there isn't just one type … >> read more

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My Hummus goes Cranberry!

I had eaten hummus before but only on occasions. I was really introduced to it when I married my husband and moved to Windsor, … >> read more

style + home

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My Summer Mantel

I think it was about time that I changed out my Spring mantel for a Summer one. I put this one together with things that I … >> read more

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Home Command Center – Revisited

I had made a home command center in the beginning of the school year because I really needed something to help me get … >> read more

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My Spring Mantel

When we moved into this house 8 years ago, everything was very plain... and it still is! We've only managed to paint my son's … >> read more