Rice Heating Pads, an easy DIY Christmas Gift

 

Well, hello there! Long time no see. After a crazy busy couple of months that felt like I was sewing my life away, I'm back! (just in time for another break for the holiday season coming up). I know it's SUPER late and you're probably thinking "this would have been great to have 3 weeks ago"... and you're probably right. Or maybe you're like me, putting things together at the last minute, in which case I have just the right thing for you! In any case, believe me when I tell you these little rice heating pads are the best, and they are also the quickest, easiest DIY gift you can make for everyone on your list. They are perfect for neighbours, teachers, friends, and even as stocking stuffers for your whole family!

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Rainbow Girl saves the day!

Hi, guys! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Lots of Halloween parties happening around here; everyone is really gearing up for trick-or-treating.

No costume parties for us, though. Hubby and I had our own little celebration, since this weekend marked our 10 year wedding anniversary. Time truly does fly. Talk about spooky!! If you follow me on Instagram, I already bore you to death with sappy pictures from our wedding, so I won't be doing that again.  Besides, I have something much more exciting to share with you. Guess what I finished this weekend? My daughter's Halloween costume!!! A full 2 days before Halloween! I'm doing so much better this year. 

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School style... and how I'm an enabling mother

Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

 

School is just around the corner, and by that I mean less than 24 hrs 'till GO time, people!!

Can you feel the excitement!? Some days I feel like it's me starting Grade 1 all over again. I wonder what she's going to do on her first day, whether she's going to enjoy it or be nervous about it. It's almost like dropping her off on her first day of JK... when she just waved goodbye and walked into the school, and instantly forgot she had a mother (seriously kid? I had separation anxiety for weeks!). Well, Grade 1 is kind of like that, except she's a big kid now and I'm still a crying baby.

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Handmade Halloween through the years

 

 

YIKES! How has it been 3 weeks since my last post? Sorry about the radio silence, I got lost under a giant pile of super hero capes and I couldn't find my way out. But I made it through! So hello again, my friends. *high fives all around*

So what happened these past 3 weeks? Halloween orders happened, and about 2 billion kids in the world wanting to be Batman. And to that I say... "DREAM BIG KIDS! You can do the thing"... but don't expect me to watch Batman movies any time soon. I'm all Dark-Knight-ed out... for a while.

In other news, since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I'd get into the spooky festive spirit by sharing some of the costumes I made for my daughter through the years... and who knows? Maybe you'll get inspired. You know, if you've procrastinated this long and still don't have a costume for your kiddos... I know I'm still in that boat (last minute sewing is my forte). 

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BACK TO SCHOOL - Make a Unicorn pencil case

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

 

The first day of school is just around the corner and we're getting excited around here!!!! New friends, new teachers, new adventures. Grade 1 is a big deal, people!

But if I gotta be honest with you, I kind of feel like we aren't truly ready for it. Yes, I have shopped for a few new items, like shoes, and have been working on a few back-to-school projects like a couple of new dresses and sweaters, snack bags for her lunches, etc... but wherever I go I see stores packed to the brim with school supplies, and parents telling me stories about all the things their kids need. And you know what I've bought? NOTHING! I'm a total newbie in the grade school department, and I AM CLUELESS. I have no idea what my kid will need (and I can't remember what I used in school... that was centuries ago!). She has a backpack, several lunch bags, and most basic supplies, so I don't know... am I supposed to get her something else? Are there any other real 'must-haves' for first grade? Am I the most unprepared mother around? Maybe ('first world problems' written all over me).

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