02
May

Eight Spring Crafts for Kids

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Spring is finally here! After what seemed like the LONGEST and COLDEST Winter ever, Spring has decided to grace us with her presence. And I couldn’t be happier! Here’s a round-up of eight of our most favourite Spring-time crafts that we’ve done on this blog. Click the links below to get to the full post for full instructions!

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossom Branch

Thumbprint Hyacinth

Mirror Image Butterflies

Footprint Robin

Make Your Own Herb Garden

Thumbprint Spring Tree

Handprint Tulips

Baby Birdies in a Nest

Happy Crafting!

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28
Apr

Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Refrigerator – Oh How I Love Thee

By now you probably know that I was chosen to test drive a brand new refrigerator made by Frigidaire and share my experience using it. I’ve now had the fridge for about 2 months and I’ve been able to give it a real “test-drive” in that amount of time. It has made it’s way through many trips to the grocery store, many meals of leftovers, and even a party or two. I’ve been able to test it out in many different situations, and I’m never looking back. I’d like to share with you, the top 3 reasons I love my new fridge.

1. My previous fridge was an older model stainless steel and the outside was always a nightmare. It didn’t matter how often I cleaned that stainless steel, my kids and their sticky fingers would find a way to mess is up in seconds. It was beyond frustrating for a self-proclaimed neat freak like myself. Hands down my favourite feature of the Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Refrigerator has been the smudge-proof stainless steel. I am seriously in love. And it’s not a joke either. Besides cleaning the handle to keep it sanitary, I NEVER see a fingerprint on the fridge’s stainless steel surface. NEVER. And it’s not because my lovely children have now decided to keep their grubby hands off my fridge. Nope. It’s a dream come true for me and now that I have it, I never want to go back.

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It’s shiny, it’s beautiful and it’s fingerprint free. What more can a girl ask for?

2. Another one of my favourite features is the store-more drawer. My previous fridge had a small but deep drawer where I stored things like cheese, lunch meats and yogurts. Because it was small, but deep, food was forever lost in that drawer and we always ended up with waste because we would forget what was in it. I absolutely love the store-more drawer in this fridge. It is the entire width of the fridge, and more shallow. I can fill it with snacks for the kids, and nothing gets lost in there. Now if you know me at all, you’ll know I have a little bit of a reputation for being a “helicopter parent.” It’s not that I don’t want my children to learn to be independent, but I usually just feel it’s easier to just do it myself. And even when they do things by themselves, I tend to hover like crazy. This fridge has allowed my kids to gain some of their independence, and has made it easier for me to relax and give them that opportunity. I’ve been filling the store-more drawer with snacks for them – yogurt tubes, cheesestrings, containers of pre-washed and cut fruits and veggies – and they are able to open the drawer, pull out what they want, and close it back up. It’s been great for all of us.

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3. Lastly, I absolutely love the versatility of the custom-flex bins for the door of the fridge. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, and varities, you can customize your fridge door to suit your exact needs. I’ve never seen anything like it before. There is a bin to suit everyone’s needs. Now because I am addicted to condiments, dressings and sauces, I love having all that storage space. My fridge door is arranged exactly how I love it, and I’m able to see every single bottle now. No more expired bottles of dressing hidden behind other items. I used to find that all the time in my old fridge, and now I can easily see everything I have with a single glance. I love it.

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To learn more about the Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Refrigerator visit their webpage HERE.

Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire® Canada Ambassador program with Influence Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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24
Apr

DIY Terrariums for Kids

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There’s just something about terrariums that I just love. With Earth Day being this week, the kiddos and I decided to make some super fun terrariums to have around the house. I let them pick their decorations of choice and the kids just loved it. Visit CBC Parents to get the instructions on how we made this fun craftivity. Here are just a few pics of my favourites….

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I bet you can guess which kid made which terrarium, lol!

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19
Apr

Ten Recycled Objects Crafts for Kids

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Earth Day is April 22 this year and it’s a great time to teach kids about the importance of our planet and saving it for the future. I scoured the archives of this blog and came up with 10 fun crafts that we’ve made that make great use out of recycled objects – objects that would have otherwise been garbage. Click on the link below to get to the original post for full instructions on how we made them…

Plastic Bottle Bowling

Drink Carton Tab Rings

Laundry Soap Lid Flowers

Toilet Paper Roll Crowns

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

Play Doh Lid Bird Feeders

Make a Snake out of old Tights

Bottlecap Birdies

Recycled Crayons

Ring Pop and Button Rings

Enjoy and happy crafting!

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