Friday, April 28, 2017

10 Practical Baby Shower Gifts Under $25

10 Practical Baby Shower Gifts Under $25
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There are tons and tons of things you can buy for a new Mom and her little one on the way and yet it seems like such a complicated task when you are buying something for a baby shower. Not only do you want to buy the perfect gift, but you want to buy something useful and that the new Mom is really going to need. Don't get me wrong buying the cutest outfits in the store is always appreciated, but those outfits will get purchased by someone... the practical things that new parents have to buy tend to be the things that are forgotten about. 

Here is my top ten list of Practical Baby Shower Gifts 
(AND they are all under $25!)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lighthouse Picnics - Ferryland, Newfoundland

Sometimes the simplest ideas make the best businesses, attractions and memories. That is absolutely the case when it comes to the Lighthouse Picnics in Ferryland, Newfoundland.
Lighthouse Picnics - Ferryland, Newfoundland

What is all the fuss about?

The idea of sitting on a cliff-side of the Atlantic Ocean enjoying the salty smell of the water and fresh breeze in your hair is something city folk can't even imagine. But once you have ventured out into the country and discovered nature's beauty at its finest you will be searching for more and more of these breathtaking experiences.

Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY Felt Egg Game for Toddlers

I saw felt Christmas trees all over Pinterest during the last holiday season and thought "what a great idea" - I had planned to make one for Little Dude so he could decorate his own tree instead of playing with my Travelling Christmas tree, but one thing led to another... and, well, it didn't happen. So here we are approaching Easter and making use of the great idea felt Christmas tree idea!

DIY felt egg game for toddlers

Fun Fact
Did you know that felt sticks to felt on its own?! I know right... your life just got a little bit better now that you know that, haha.


What you need:
- Felt paper (2 sheets for the basket and however many you would like to decorate with and make the eggs)
- Poster board
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
- Scissors
- Painters tape (optional)


I started with three sheets of felt paper to make cut out the basket, but soon realized if you cut the handle first you can use the inside scraps as the basket portion if flipped upside down. Sounds more confusing than it really is... buy a few extras if you're nervous to do the cutting. 
DIY felt egg game for toddlers
The picture below shows the inside piece of felt from the handle cut out spread out a little to make the basket shape.
 DIY felt egg game for toddlers  
I then used hot glue to glue the basket to the poster board. Cut out a few shapes to decorate the basket and make it a little prettier. Cut out 4 eggs. And finally used painters tape to attach the poster board to the wall in our living room.
DIY felt egg game for toddlers 
My Little Dude has been playing "the egg game" as we call it for a few weeks now and has been having a blast finding the eggs and bringing them to the basket. I have to admit, I did not think this game would be as big of a hit as it has been...but there you have it - a simple $5 project has provided hours of entertainment!
DIY felt egg game for toddlers 
Have fun playing "the egg game" :)

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

EGG-squisite Easter Flowers - Easter Egg Crafts for Babies

I have learned how to do bunny-hops in figure skating lessons as a kid, danced the night away at sock-hops as a teenager and now am participating in this EGG-cellent Easter craft blog hop! Be sure to stick around at the end of the post to check out all of my fellow blogger's Easter crafts. In the mean-time, here is what Little Dude and I took on as our project...
EGG-squisite Easter Flowers - Easter Egg Crafts for Babies

First off, coming up with Easter craft ideas that my Little Dude can help with is not the easiest task out there! I started by thinking of things I figured he can do... colouring, painting, gluing and being the "go-for". So in the end I decided on a craft that we could do together, that is inspired by eggs, but that will last through the entire spring season!
EGG-squisite Easter Flowers - Easter Egg Crafts for Babies
These egg carton flowers are one of the easiest DIY projects I ave ever taken on - a perfect craft for any busy mamma! Here is a list of what you will need and 5 easy steps to follow to make you EGG-squisite Easter Flowers:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mmm is for Maple Syrup

Mmm is for Maple Syrup
The sticky sweet smell of maple syrup is one of those smells that just makes me think of home. I mean, the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association alone represents a well established industry that produces 1.8 million kilograms of syrup every year which is sold here and on the global stage! 

The past two weekends in a row the Mr.,  Little Dude and I have travelled to Paquetville, NB to enjoy a maple brunch at Sucrerie Chiasson.