Friday, July 27, 2012

homemade fun

Since I have clearly been addicted to Pinterest since I first signed on.  I have beent trying to at least create some of these wonderful ideas that I have been pinning.

Vacation was the perfect time to give a few of the fun activities for the boys to try!!

They have loved racing marbles, it was super easy to make and very inexpensive.  We used two different pool noodles because we didn't cut them straight enough the first time but you could easily use one if you cut straight, you need a shoe box and bag of marbles!  Cut the pool noodle in half and cut half moon shapes in the box and cover of the shoe box.  Tape the pool noodles in to the box,  you will probably need a rock or something heavy to hold the cover onto the table and then let the racing begin!!!!

This cardboard village was easy to make and free!   Just take any old cardboard box and cut, tape and decorate to you liking.  I added pictures and words of simple words for Liam to learn that the letters mean words.  He is doing fantastic at reading the letters that match the word.  AND they love playing on the roads with the cars.

Overall, huge success.  These items were moved into the basement and are still used often!

Happy Pinteresting!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Super Woman

In my head, I am this woman 

when in fact this is the woman I am!!!!

I sometimes believe that I can do it all and then as I can barely make it up the stairs to my office, I realize this is not true!

I have been running on fumes for the past few weeks and now that Adele's beautiful wedding is complete I realize that I can breathe again and then my body shuts down and tells me that it's time to rest!

I don't like to think that I can't do it all, I have so many things that I want to get done.  My world has been a little busy these past few weeks and my lists just keep getting longer and longer.  Even as I sit here typing this I think about all the things that I want to get done.   Perhaps I should just do them, that's probably what you are thinking and what I am thinking but actaully it takes more prep than I seem to have time for.

For now, I will take a couple of days to try to rest and then get back at it!

Am I the only one who feels this way?

Good Luck to all the Super Mom's out there!!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Hello there lovely blog followers!

I am sorry for the lack of posting; the week before vacation was busy getting ready and vacation was wonderful and oh so packed with fun!  Now this week is wedding prep for one of my best friends who will be getting married on Saturday!

So I have no time but I wanted to leave you with a couple of pictures to hold you over until things calm down!

I will be back next week with some stories, pictures and thoughts!

I might even sneak in a few pre wedding pics at the end of the week if I find time!

Liam's new favourite thing to do

Joel and Rhys practicing golf in PEI

Liam and I dancing at the Cavendish Beach Country Concert!!!!!

I hope everyone enjoys the preview. 

Have a great week and I will be back next week!