Wednesday, 12 December 2018

CHRISTMAS DIY TERRARIUMS



This past spring I did a little craft with the girls building Terrariums with some sweet spring animals. They loved creating a little home for the animals and it was such a fun and simple craft to do. Check out this post if you're interested in seeing the spring one!

I was working on decorating our mantle with some holiday goodies, and realized how cute it would be to change it up for Christmas. I knew I just needed to replace the sand and moss for cottony snow for a big change.

Here's what you need to create a little magical terrarium for Christmas!



MATERIALS

Glass Bowl (I got mine from the dollar store!)
Animal figures, tiny houses and Christmas trees (Most of these can be found at Michaels)
Cotton Snow




This was one of the easiest DIY projects. If you're looking for something quick and fun, give this a try! I love how much time they spent getting their Christmas terrariums juuuust right!












Happy crafting friends! xoxo


Monday, 3 December 2018

CHRISTMAS GIRLS PHOTO SHOOT



My sweet and gifted friend offered to do a few Christmas pictures for me and my family in fall. The only day we could do was a weekday, and so it wasn't possible for a family shoot. Ben had plans to watch a hockey game with my mom, and so it ended up that only the girls and I could do.

They've met Karen numerous times before and loved seeing her. (One time she offered them orange juice and now they will never forget it!)

We did these at a little park close to her home and it was the perfect outdoor location. The pictures turned out so magical and dreamy...so perfect for holidays.










She is actually offering some mini-sessions on Sat December 8 if you're looking for some last minute family holiday pictures. She is really a dream to work with and her pictures always turn out SO amazing. We have so many framed in our home and I love that it captures a moment in time!

Here's some of the info for her mini-sessions for Christmas!

Sat December 8, 2018
30 minute sessions for $100
15 digital images (you get to keep these forever!)
AND, if you donate a non-perishable item, you'll also receive a personalized digital Christmas Card!




If you'd like to see more of her work click here!
And to get in contact with her, feel free to click here!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

FALL ADVENTURES!

I love the change that fall brings!






New schedules and amazing physical changes you can see right before your eyes. The leaves falling and changing is pretty amazing and beautiful.




Just sharing a few adventures we've been up this fall.

















Hope you're enjoying fall as much as we are!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

SAN DIEGO! (WITH KIDS)


A few weeks ago we got home from our family vacation to San Diego. My parents had planned this family trip for months now, and it was so wonderful to be with our family.

First off, California weather is amazing! It rained in Vancouver the whole time we were away, and I hate to admit how excited I was to be missing some of that westcoast rain. It wasn't by any means hot in San Diego, but it was sunny every day and I loved that we could wear dresses and shorts.

We had a pretty relaxing itinerary and decided that some beach days were what we wanted to do. It was a free activity and the kids were entertained and we could kick back bit and relax. We asked our hotel/timeshare if they had any leftover beach toys (mom tip of the day!) and they had a closet full of beach items we were free to take. We scored beach chairs and an umbrella for shade - and didn't have to spend any extra money. We did have to get some beach toys though...and a quick trip to the dollar store for some buckets, plastic bowls, and measuring cups/spoons was more than enough.

The first beach we visited was Coronado Beach. It was gorgeous there!















We also spent two days at a local beach in Carlsbad. This was probably the easiest to get to, and had the shortest distance between soft sand to where the water was. It actually was probably my favorite becuase the kids were really close to us and I didn't have to wander far to make sure they were ok and staying safe.











We also made a trip into La Jolla. We stopped to see the sea lions at the Children's Pool which was super fun. They loved watching the sea lions laze about and swim around. The waves were actually really rough around the viewing area and Ben was mesmerized watching the water crash into the viewing area. The rest of the day was spent on the beach.










We decided to do two days of Legoland near the end of our trip, which was so fun. All the cousins were the perfect age for the rides. We spent one day mostly doing rides and walking around. And the second day we spent most of our time at the waterpark. That was probably the favorite out of the two days becuase...waterparks are the best, aren't they? And getting to do them with our cousins makes it even better!









I felt like this little trip was just what I needed to get away and relax. San Diego, we can't wait to come back and visit!
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