I can’t believe it’s December already! With the start of December comes the start of fun holiday crafts and treats. I’m kicking off the start of the month with this really cute and really easy penguin made out of a pear! To get all the details, please visit Canadian Family.
I really love sweet little birdies. I think Kirsten is picking up on my love of birds. She’s becoming a real bird nerd just like her mommy, lol. We went to a park yesterday and hand-fed the chickadees. It was amazing! Kirsten adored it, I adored it and Cam was done after the first bird. I think it frightened him a little bit. He did think it was neat to watch us though and happily stood watching while Kirsten and I hand-fed the chickadees and I snapped pictures like the paparazzi! There were at least 10 chickadees that took turns, 1 at a time, flying to our hands. It was incredible and I can’t wait to go back all Winter! Here are some pics….
I don’t know what it is about toadstool mushrooms, but they are just too cute! This idea popped into my head and I couldn’t wait to make them. I think they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. Please visit Canadian Family to find out how I made it!
I’m always looking for easy and fun appetizers to bring to holiday parties this time of year. When I saw this amazing veggie and crescent roll Christmas tree appetizer on the Life Made Delicious site, I just knew I wanted to make it. It’s just like a veggie pizza recipe I already make, but a hundred times cuter!! You know I love cute food. This Christmas tree appetizer is super easy to make and is sure to be the talk of the party. This is how you make it….
What you’ll need
1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 pkg (250g) of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (125ml) of sour cream
1/2 a packet of dry ranch dressing mix
3 cups of colourful chopped veggies – I like yellow pepper, matchstick carrots, baby tomatoes and broccoli
•Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
•Remove well-chilled dough from can; do not unroll. Break the roll of dough into 2 sections (there is a perforation in the middle of the roll that will allow you to separate the roll into 2 pieces). You should have 2 rolled sections of dough. Cut each section into 8 slices (16 slices from one can). Place slices, cut side down, on ungreased baking sheet to form a tree. To form the tree, start by placing 1 slice for top, arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching. Continue arranging row of 3 slices, then row of 4 slices, ending with a row of 5 slices. Use remaining slice for trunk.
•Bake the tree for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully loosen with lifter, and slide onto cooling rack to cool. Place the tree on a serving platter.
•Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 a package of dry ranch dressing mix. Mix until well combined. Spread mixture over the tree. Decorate tree with vegetables. Garnish as desired. Chill until serving time. To serve, pull apart slices of tree.
I just love how simple this recipe is and it’s so visually stunning. This is a great holiday appetizer that I will definitely be making all season long! For more great holiday recipes, please visit Life Made Delicious.
Disclosure: I am a part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
My kids are BIG fans of the Fisher-Price Imaginext line-up on toys. My son has a playroom full of these toys. Imaginext’s name really says it all – their toys help foster creativity in children’s play. Imaginext is the only brand that empowers imagination by providing entry into the exciting world of action and adventure play. When the opportunity arose to try out the new Imaginext Rescue City Centre, I jumped at the chance. I had a feeling that my little guy would love it, and boy was I right! We’ve had the toy for about a week now and not a day has gone by that he hasn’t played with it.
I snapped a quick picture of it the day it arrived, and before my kids ripped into the packaging!
I absolutely love that this set features 2 good guys – a policeman and a firefighter. It was so refreshing to watch Camden play with this toy and overhear him wanting to “help” by fighting fires and locking up bad guys! Camden already tells me he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up and this toy has really helped his role-playing in that respect. It’s so fun to sit back and watch your kids play with these toys and listen to their adorable (and sometimes hilarious!) conversations.
Here’s a few pics I snapped of my little guy enjoying some imaginative play with his new toy…
Can you tell that he loves it?! I think the pictures say it all!
The Imaginext Rescue City Centre…
* Features a city scape with lots of action! The left side features a gas station with gas pump, a currency exchange with a figure disk activation that will either open the vault in back or drop down a gate blocking the front door and a hotel with a jewelry store on the first floor.
* The right side of the set is equipped with a fire station, police station and hospital.
* The police station features a jail door that operates via turn disk. The fire station has a pop open front door that is activated via a turn disk on the sidewalk. This will also unlock the “ActionTech” Technology that allows this playset to magically communicate with other accessories. The fire truck which comes with the playset also features this technology and will unlock the dispatcher once activated.
* One other turn disk activates “flames” that pop up inside the hotel! You can put the fire out with the projectile water blob from the fire truck.
* The hospital has an elevator, lobby, an X-ray machine and an operation table.
* Comes with two figures, fire truck, satellite dish, antenna, parking meter, street light, axe, fire hydrant and flag for the bank.
Imaginext is hosting an amazing contest!
Imaginext is introducing the new Ed Venture content, including Ed as a dino warrior, as a fireman and as a knight! You’ll want to visit the Imaginext Adventure website where you will be able to play an online game and unlock the next phase of the game by solving clues. Once the 9 clues are solved and the game is won, you will be entered to win 1 of 5 $300 Imaginext prize packs including:
* Imaginext Rescue City Centre
* Imaginext Mega Apatasaurus
* Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle
This contest is open to Canadian residents until December 13th! I know a lot of little boys who would love to receive that loot of toys this Christmas! Good luck! #ImaginextAdventures
“Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Imaginext Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”