My new craft obsession: crochet

Last spring, I decided that I was going to learn to crochet. Not because I was feeling like I didn't have enough to do already, but because I wanted to have a hobby that was 1) easily portable, 2) not on the computer, and 3) productive. A friend lent me "Stich 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller and I watched some YouTube videos and slowly figured it out. Here's what I've made over the last few months! This doll boots pattern was my first attempt. The ones on the top were Read more [...]

School is in session with NCircle Entertainment (#giveaway)

I still can't believe that school has been back in session for over a month now! Even though there is no assigned homework yet ( and believe me, we are enjoying that while it lasts!), I know that it's important to keep the learning going during non-school hours too. We all need some down time, but if I can have my girls watch a show that is also teaching them something then I think that's a big win! To celebrate 'back to school' and loving learning, NCircle Entertainment is offering a prize Read more [...]

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition is in stores now!

No Disney Princess movie collection would be complete without the original movies that started it all, and now Disney fans can own "Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition" on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack! "“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced Read more [...]

Planning ahead with Minted

I'm starting to think that I need a stronger word than "planner" to describe myself. I feel like I'm always worrying thinking about things so far in advance that it actually doesn't make any sense but I can't seem to stop myself. Case in point: it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I already have my daughters' outfits picked out for their annual Christmas pictures, which most likely won't even be taken for another month. This of course leads to looking online for the perfect holiday photo cards to Read more [...]

How the week got away from me

It seems strange that it's only Thursday night and yet it feels like the week is already over! We had a busy Sunday that included dinner with friends and the morning spent at the Carleton University Butterfly Show. This is an annual event and we try to go every year. This year it was just the girls and I and we remembered to bring our own orange slices to try and entice some butterflies to land in our hands. The girls found the experience to be magical! The rest of the week has been a blur Read more [...]

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