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20 Fun Easter Ideas for Kids

| April 7, 2017 | 8 Comments
20 Fun Easter Ideas for Kids

20 Fun Easter Ideas for Kids One of the best parts of Easter for many families is allowing the kids to play and enjoy themselves. There are Easter egg hunts, games, and Easter baskets that fill the traditional Easter holiday season for many people. If you’re having children over to your house, or hosting an […]

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Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

| April 6, 2017 | 5 Comments
Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! One item of clothing that is synonymous with Easter is a bonnet. They are fun, festive and perfect to have on hand when going on a hunt for the goodies the Easter Bunny hid in crafty places. Would you like for your child to […]

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Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| March 2, 2017 | 58 Comments
Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada   With February in our rear view mirrors, I am beginning to scramble with plans for that last long vacation period kids have before the end of the school year: March Break! It is great to get the kids out and about, but I know […]

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Fun Times at Kids And Company Birthday Party

| December 19, 2016 | 6 Comments
Fun Times at Kids And Company Birthday Party

I can’t quite believe my son is already turning 3 years old, the time has just gone by so very quickly and the old adage that when it comes to raising children “the days are long but the years are short” is so true and just a touch bittersweet. When I asked my little boy how […]

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Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

| October 10, 2016 | 7 Comments
Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

Love putting things together or have a creative spirit? If this sounds like you or someone you know, you should get geared up and attend the Maker Faire! It takes place on October 15-16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Exhibition Way from 10 am to 5 pm.     Maker Faire is the Greatest […]

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Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

| June 10, 2016 | 14 Comments
Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

Now that my little ones are old enough to start to reach out and explore the world around them, they have been in awe over how spring has sprung around our backyard and our neighbourhood. They love nature and are always wanting to reach out and touch everything they can. I was wondering what we […]

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Shaun the Sheep Movie Activity Sheets‏

| April 12, 2016 | 7 Comments
Shaun the Sheep Movie Activity Sheets‏

From Aardman, the producers of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit comes Shaun the Sheep Movie, a farm-tastic adventure for the whole family from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, this “world-class winner” (Rolling Stone) is rated 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was the #1 movie on their Summer Movie Score […]

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How to Make Money on Your Arts, Crafts and Vintage Goods

| December 7, 2015 | 10 Comments
How to Make Money on Your Arts, Crafts and Vintage Goods

    How to Make Money Selling Your Arts, Crafts and Vintage Goods It has never been a better time to be a crafty or creative person looking to sell artwork or vintage items online. Numerous sites enable you to create a revenue stream from home. And, while you have the luxury of being your […]

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Adventure Awaits with My Amazing Pen Pal – #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

| November 26, 2015 | 20 Comments
Adventure Awaits with My Amazing Pen Pal – #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

Do your children love adventure? Do they like to learning about the world, solving puzzles and making crafts? Are you finding it hard to find the perfect for them this holiday season? My Amazing Pen Pal may just be the right gift to give this year! I was excited to be able to review one […]

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Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

I love learning. It keeps my mind sharp and I am entertained when I find out about new things. I also enjoy picking up more information about subjects I already have an interest in. I get more insight into this topic, and I feel that much smarter. That is why I am glad DK Canada […]

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Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

| June 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

  Park-ticipate is a free drop-in weekly program run by the City of Ottawa during the summer months. It is offered at different Complexes and various local and rural parks throughout Ottawa East/West for children aged 4 to 10 years old. City Staff are highly trained for this fun-filled weekly themed program of crafts, games and […]

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15 Amazing Children’s Crafts for Father’s Day

| May 21, 2015 | 15 Comments
15 Amazing Children’s Crafts for Father’s Day

Are you looking for crafts to make with your kids for Father’s Day? The list of amazing crafts to create below are perfect to give to dad on his special day. I am positive that you will find an ideal one to create. For more gift ideas, you can make a Snack Tie Box with […]

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The Gift of Creativity by Mail: The Doodle Post Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide~ CAN 06/21

| May 21, 2015 | 21 Comments
The Gift of Creativity by Mail: The Doodle Post Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide~ CAN 06/21

The offer to review a couple of craft packages from the Doodle Post came at the perfect time. My husband and I were planning our March Break road trip to Florida and we were scrambling to find things to keep our six year old daughter busy and happy during the long drive. The Doodle Post package […]

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Online Shopping Made Simpler with Visa Checkout and $100 Visa GC Giveaway ~ CAN 05/12

| April 30, 2015 | 11 Comments
Online Shopping Made Simpler with Visa Checkout and $100 Visa GC Giveaway ~ CAN 05/12

I have recently begun shopping more online. There are some items that I just cannot find in-store, or there are times that it is easier to find items I want by purchasing them in the comfort of my own home. Summer is quickly approaching, and I want to be ready for those rainy days when […]

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Construction Paper Flowers Craft

| April 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
Construction Paper Flowers Craft

If you are looking for a simple and fun craft that also makes a great gift, then you will enjoy this construction flower craft. I got the idea from the back of a package of Crayola construction paper. These construction paper flowers are easy to make and are fun for all ages; and the best […]

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15 Fun and Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

| March 10, 2015 | 12 Comments
15 Fun and Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

  Your kids will love to make these easy and adorable Easter crafts! They are perfect to give as gifts to every family member on your list this Easter.  Have fun making them!    1. Craft Stick Bunnies | Source: Crafts by Amanda 2. Spring DIY: Chenille Carrots Tutorial | Source: Living Frugal with Erika 3. […]

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DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 23, 2014 | 43 Comments
DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

Although, March break was gone before I received the DK Canada LEGO Playbook and The Big Book of Crafts & Activities, we still have so many other opportunities to make good use of them.  They sure will come in handy next March and through out the year. LEGO Play Book Ok, every kid I know […]

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Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

| December 17, 2013 | 17 Comments
Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

Happy Holidays everyone! Don’t you just love holiday urns? I love that they can be decorated for any holiday really. However, decorating them can be daunting. Fear not! I’m going to help you make your urns look fresh.fabulous.sophisticated in just a few steps! It was about time I took out my Fall mums. Oh my! […]

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‘Crafty Creatures’ and ‘Homemade Gift’ #Review and #Giveaway from DK Canada

| November 7, 2013 | 11 Comments
‘Crafty Creatures’ and ‘Homemade Gift’ #Review and #Giveaway from DK Canada

I received these books in the mail and was very excited!  They are beautifully photographed books filled with colorful and creative crafty ideas.  I couldn’t wait to dive right in!     I spent a few hours over my weekend flipping through and jotting down the ideas  for creating some really cool homemade gifts.  These […]

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Mother’s Day Crafts your Kids will Love!

| May 6, 2013 | 21 Comments
Mother’s Day Crafts your Kids will Love!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I know, for me, this means handmade crafts from my kids!  I love them and cherish them so much! My kids love making crafts and constantly ask me for websites with ideas they can use.  I always keep the Mother’s Day ones… I actually have a few “Best Mom […]

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Make your own Groovy Beads for your Kids ~ Monday Arts & Crafts

| May 6, 2013 | 8 Comments
Make your own Groovy Beads for your Kids ~ Monday Arts & Crafts

Here is a fun rainy day craft to do. Why not make your own beads for your own beaded necklaces.  The one we made pictured below was so much fun to make and it was really easy. All you have to do is make the dough and shape it into little balls. The recipe is […]

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Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

This weekend I had the opportunity to once again re-connect with the Arts.  I feel like it had been years since I had been out to see a  play and in fact, it has.  I remember a time long before I had children where I could just pop out and have a coffee and grab a play […]

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Crafting – Mosaics for Kids!

| April 15, 2013 | 8 Comments
Crafting – Mosaics for Kids!

Mosaic is a technique of taking small pieces of stone, glass or other types of material and arranging them into a pattern or picture.  The small pieces are usually square but can be other shapes in order to make a picture as aesthetically pleasing as possible.  Mosaics were common in Roman and Greek cultures, and were used […]

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Make your own Crystal Hearts

| February 14, 2013 | 15 Comments
Make your own Crystal Hearts

Valentines day is approaching and we are all starting to see red and pink hearts on everything in the stores.  My kids are starting to get really excited.  My 5 year old can hardly wait to pass out little heart shaped papers to all her friends and get little valentine notes.  Her excitement reminds me of how […]

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