Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Layout Love Tuesday

This layout was created using product from the September Month Kit at Treasured Memories.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Cards, cards & more cards.

Dear Santa: Christmas Card Class
Saturday, September 20
10:00am - 12:30pm

Holly Jolly Christmas Card Kit

Exclusive Card Kit created for The Creative Stitches & Craft show at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Open today (Friday, September 12) until 6:00pm & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Chore Chart

I had been noticing various people posting about their children's chores, things that they did each day like make the bed, empty the dishwasher and setting the table at meal time. I wasn't sure how old these children were or if there was a "right" age to begin chores but I decided that Anna was ready. That she could be responsible for small things that made a big difference. Things that helped me out and taught her about routine, responsibility and reward. 

Her chores include make the bed, open the blind, feed the cats, put away her dishes, tidy her bedroom at bedtime & make sure her dirty cloths are picked up and put in the laundry. She gets a sticker for every completed chore. When the chart is full, after a two week period, she receives a reward. 

For the first week I had to remind her each day to "remember your chores" but then one morning I heard her in her bedroom and peeked in to find her making her bed. I was so proud. She woke up and instantly made the bed- I can not say the same about me- perhaps I  need a chore chart. 

She filled her chart and then received a reward, this time was a Frozen poster that I had hoarded in the back of my closet. I tend to buy things when I see them and I haven't seen them any where before and when they're on sale. I love a good deal!

I am not sure how long this system will last or for how long it will be effective but for now it works. It also takes these things off my daily list and for that I am grateful!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Layout Love Tuesday... It's back

I put together the kit and the pages for the September month kit at Treasured Memories. The kit is called Gold & Co and it is was fabulous! It sold out so fast and I feel bummed for those of you that missed it. Here is one of the layouts that I created using the product. This picture of those two girls at Calaway Park makes me so happy. Seriously- when was the last time we all smiled like that!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Sweet Legs

 I wanted to share with you my latest discovery... Sweet Legs. They are the softest, stretchiest, comfiest, awesomest leggings I have ever put on. And as an added bonus they come in all sorts of wild patterns. I essentially live in leggings and can not recommend these guys enough. They're perfect for the cold months that are coming because they're perfect for layering. I was asked on the weekend what to wear with them- I wear them with a long tank and a sweater- I need my backside to be covered... it really can get out of control back there. ;) So really, for me, as long as my top covers the backside- I am in business.
I also love that they are a Canadian company and Canada is pretty rad.
Here's to the coming chilly months and cozy leggings.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Big Girl Bike

Last Sunday was a big day around here, we surprised Anna with a Big Girl Bike. We were going to get her one for her birthday but I found the one I wanted on sale and though "What good is a new bike in November in Alberta?". The bike came home with me and I am so glad that it did. She was so surprised and over the moon happy! She came into the living room and froze! Then she looked at us, then back at the bike, then exclaimed "It's just what I always wanted!". After a few dozen hugs for us and the bike we headed outside- she was a pro and she has been riding every day since. 

Riding off to the park with her BFF. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Layout for Canadian Scrapbooker

I am super excited to be a part of the fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker. I was given a 6x6 stamp from Docrafts and asked to create with it for the 1 stamp 4 stampers article. I am published on page 70... if you want to check it out in person.

This is the layout that I created with it. I absolutely love how it turned out. Thank you to Connie for asking me to be a part of this.