Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Just a few more days until your children will be home for the Holidays and that means the constant nagging, arguing and ‘mommy I’m bored’ sentences will be uttered daily. Perhaps not for the first few days as Christmas will keep them entertained however, for sure right after the novelty of toys and sugar rushes come to an end….that means almost an entire week of this. Any mama (or daddy) would be at their wits end without a solution. That’s where I come in…well Netflix actually. Netflix has made vacation…

Staples Little Artist Toy Bundle #LilGiftList

Staples Little Artist Toy Bundle #LilGiftList

If you have a little (or big) artist on your hands, you will love this gift pack courtesy of Staples Canada! Includes everything needed to create beautiful masterpieces, put on a performance and books that will make coloring for hours exciting with every glide of the pencil! The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer is on Holiday Gift Lists everywhere and I am sure it will be on most children’s Christmas lists too – a power tool of creativity with endless possibilities to make beautiful things. Just plug it in, pop in…

$10 Halloween Wreath DIY

$10 Halloween Wreath DIY

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Halloween is my most favorite holiday of the year, so everytime it comes around I go nuts with decorations and costumes. I just love making my house all festive with a theme  – this year we chose purple and black as our colors and we decided not to spook it out too much so that the little ones can enjoy it too. That’s why I love this simple, cheap version of a Halloween wreath! Would you believe that the whole thing cost me $10?? Yup! I made 2…

Crafting: Cotton Stompers!

Crafting: Cotton Stompers!

  _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Keep your kids entertained with this easy craft activity! Cotton Stompers are easy to make and will provide your children with endless fun and possibilities. Here’s what you need: -Cotton Balls (about 35-40) -1.5 cups flour -1.5 coups water -food colouring -foil paper -2  baking sheets Steps: 1. In 3 separate bowls mix 1/2 cup flour and water in each. Stir to a thick solution. Add food colouring of choice. 2. Dip each cotton ball in desired colors and make sure to cover them with solution. 3….

Crafting: Magic ‘Disappearing’ Snowman

Crafting: Magic ‘Disappearing’ Snowman

Let me start off by saying that this was A LOT of fun for my 2 little guys. We have been bombarded with snow outside and it seems that we never truly make it outdoors to enjoy it because the temperatures are either too cold or too wet, so we invented the indoor snowman as a temporary replacement. I usually make 1/2 of the mixture and it works out great for 2 people, but you can make enough for 4 if you like, or 2 larger snowmen. Here’s what you…

Edible Sand Dessert Your Kids (And You) Will Love!

Edible Sand Dessert Your Kids (And You) Will Love!

Let’s face it, sometimes dessert is necessary…ok for some of us it is always necessary! lol Every year, in the summer we have made a traditional dessert in our home called ‘edible sand.’ Basically it consists of cookie crumbs and Philadelphia cream cheese and usually eaten in a plastic bucket, but for the purposes of this post I we did not have many cookie options nor clean new buckets to eat from so we substituted with a plain bowl and Dad’s Original Oatmeal cookies. I personally love this dessert because…