December 2011 archive

My Memories (scrapbooking software giveaway)

  I love traditional scrapbooking but I don’t have nearly enough time for it these days.  With a little girl who wants to ‘help’ and is very interested in crafts I can’t leave my products and pages out or who knows what I’ll find!  I’d heard about digital scrapbooking software  before but hadn’t made the leap until I was introduced to My Memories Suite. I’ve been playing around with My Memories Suite for a few weeks now and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try scrapbooking on Read more […]

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Every year I get a new ornament for our tree.  My mom always got me and my brother an ornament and it was so special for me to have a tree full of ornaments with memories attached to them when I moved a few provinces away with my then-boyfriend (now husband).  I’m continuing the tradition for my girls, but this year I changed it up a bit and had them help me make ornaments that will help us to remember just how small they once were. This is Ashlyn’s ornament: Basically, you cover the Read more […]

Beauty and the Beast back in theatres (giveaway)

It’s a tale as old as time, and now it’s coming back to theatres in Disney Digital 3D!  I vividly remember seeing it the first time in was released in 1991 (wow, does that make me feel old all of a sudden!) and it’s been one of my favourite movies ever since. In case you haven’t seen it before, here’s a little synopsis.  “The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) Read more […]

HEXBUG Nano for the holidays

Have  you heard about HEXBUG® Nano?  All of a sudden they seem to be everywhere!  They’re tiny (1.75 inches each) little micro robotic bugs that uses the physics of vibration to skitter along and explore its environment on smooth surfaces.  They can even flip from their back to their front and vice versa!  It’s fun to watch since you can’t be sure where exactly your HEXBUG will go next. While you can set them loose on any flat, smooth surface and watch them go, they’re even more fun Read more […]

Christmas cookies – Gingerbread men

I’m having so much fun this year, getting ready for Christmas with my little elf (Ashlyn) by my side!  She’s really into all of the preparations this year, and she loves to bake, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a few of her friends over for a cookie-decorating play date last week. Once I realized that I had invited a total of SIX 2-2.5 year olds, plus their five siblings ranging from newborn to 11 months old (and mommies, of course!), I thought it was the craziest idea I’d ever Read more […]

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