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all in the cards – Gift Wrap Ideas That are Pretty as a Picture

all in the cards

Making Gift Wrapping Easy

Christmas is coming! It is time to start checking those lists (not a bad idea to check them twice), start looking for sales and deals, and start planning The Best Christmas Ever. Of course, every year is the best Christmas ever!  To make sure everything is picture perfect, make sure you don’t forget gift wrap, boxes, and cards for all of your gifts!

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Crafting Versatile Fall Centerpieces

Crafting with Christine – That’s Me!
Centerpieces for Fall, Thanksgiving & Halloween

Crafting Versatile Fall Centerpieces

Crafting is something that I used to do for hours but at some point along the way I lost my mojo. Recently, I got inspired to make something just by walking by an object. This particular day, I happened to be in the dollar store as walked by a ring with glittery balls around it. I just had to grab it.

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September – A Bittersweet Month

september

Forgive me for my absence, but September is a bittersweet month for me. Back-to-School is an exciting time for me because I don’t get a break from the kids during the summer. I look forward to simple things, like being able to have a bath uninterrupted, grocery shopping on my own, and vacuuming without my youngest two fighting over who gets to help me first.

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OOLY – Making Back To School a Little More FUN

OOLY

Making Back to School a Little More Fun One Supply at a Time

Quirky, Unique and Fun School Supplies

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August. Although we still have half of summer left, it also means that half of summer is behind us and the Back to School rush is only a few weeks away. For me, Back to School is pretty much the BEST time of the year (second only to Christmas), but the boys don’t tend to be nearly as excited for September as I am. To help make the transition from summer to school a little less … traumatic … for the boys, I like to add in some fun school supplies to go along with their regular HB pencils, workbooks, and pencil crayons.

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DIY: Home Renovations on a Budget

DIY: Home Renovations on a Budget
Is Purchasing a fixer-upper really worth it?

Home Renovations-My New Home DIY Project

I purchased my first home. Yayyyyyyy! While the butterflies have yet to settle within my stomach from the excitement, the reality is beginning to set in. My new home is in need of some major TLC. It’s going to be a lot of work and take quite some time to complete all the needed repairs, updating and upgrading. I cannot afford to hire people to do all the work so I will be tackling each repair myself.

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Bringing Home Baby: The Pitter Patter of Little Feet

Bringing Home Baby
The Joy, The Insecurities, The Hopes and the Dreams

Baby Coming Home

It seems like just yesterday that I gave birth to my son on June 18th, 1992. I was young and while I was very excited about being a mom, I also had a lot of fears too!

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Summer Fun for Everyone in Southern Ontario

Summer Fun for Everyone
Southern Ontario’s Must See Historical Attractions & Destinations

Summer Fun in Ontario

Whether you are a family of 4 or a couple of empty nesters, there are so many historical attractions and destinations to be revisited and discovered for some summer fun in Ontario.

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Homemade Finger Paint – A Father’s Day Craft

Homemade Finger Paint

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We have had a couple large paint canvases sitting in the basement for a couple years, and the boys found them the other day and decided they wanted to paint their Dad a Father’s Day gift.  We didn’t have any paint, so I quickly whipped up some Homemade Finger Paint and sat back and watched their creative juices flow.

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Myfunvelope Fairy Tale Fun + Giveaway

Myfunvelope

Fairy Tale Fun

fairy tale

Each month, myfunvelope will send out an enveloped jam-packed with fun for your child. The monthly subscription will include at least four pre-packaged crafts and activities with easy to follow, kid-friendly instructions. Also included is a fun hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activity.  Everything you need is included, even the glue, markers or crayons and scissors.

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OxiClean Adds New Life to Outdoor Fabric Chairs

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Brings New Life to Lawn Chairs
Cleans, Brightens & Whitens – Removes the Toughest of Stains

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

Fall had come and gone and winter was here in full force. The thought of sitting out in the yard was furthest from my mind. Just before the first snowflake fell, I made sure that everything was tidied up and put away – except for the lawn chairs. Then the season began to change, the birds began to sing and the sun, that wonderful warm sun was calling out to me “sit outside and let my rays shine upon your pale skin”. After being out in the elements all winter long and through the rain in the spring, I thought that was it – they are garbage now. I admit it!  I am very guilty of doing this – more than once. You would think I would learn. Have you left your lawn chairs outside all winter long? Have you left them out in the rain? I am here to tell you that there is a cure! OxiClean will put new life into your chairs and as an added bonus, your guests will actually want to sit in them – now!

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