Go Jump In a Leaf Pile Already!

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November. When did that happen?

Trees are bare. It’s dark by 5:30. The scarf and toque basket have replaced the sun hat basket.

Winter is just around the corner.

Sound familiar?

Currently my front lawn has a giant pile of leaves on it. I’m sure the girls are hoping to jump in them soon but the longer the pile sits there, the wetter and moldier the leaves become. As I looked at it this morning, on my way back from the school, I was reminded of this layout I had published last Fall in Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine. Continue reading »


Remember This?

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Today my family and I will be celebrating with my husband’s side and with our second turkey dinner of the weekend. Last night we were at my parents place for a lively gathering with 11 of the 14 cousins. I love that my kids can grow up with so many cousins close by. We were even blessed to have my two nieces visiting from Edmonton too. We have tired kiddos this morning but it was all worth it!

Needless to say, with two big family events and a soccer tournament thrown in for good measure (because, you know, why not),  I have nothing new to share with you today. Gasp! I know! I have a ton of projects on the go but nothing that’s ready to share yet. It must be a busy time for a lot of us as even our usual Make It Monday crew was committed elsewhere and so we have decided to take the week off. I promise we’ll be back next Monday!

But I didn’t want to leave my blog empty today … SO … please welcome back my Thanksgiving post from 2012 … Continue reading »


Baby Album Philosophy

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Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. What are you up to today? Me? I’m hanging out at the girls school all day. My eldest daughter is in Grade 6 which is when they go to an overnight camp. Which also means their parents get to work their butts off raising money to reduce the out of pocket costs for each family. How is it that the parents have to do all the work?!

Sigh.

Anyway, long story short, I get to spend all day at the school taking delivery of a GIANT frozen pies and cookie dough order and then organizing them and handing them out. I predict a giant glass of wine will be needed after dinner!!

But I didn’t want to leave you hanging so today I just have a quick video share for you. It’s the next step in my album reorganization. It’s also a tiny bit embarrassing to show you how neglected my poor youngest daughter is (not at all really!! That child is spoiled!!)

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Two Anna’s, Two Elsa’s and a Monster

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make it Monday! You may be coming from Alice’s site where she has three tips for sharing memories of Halloween from childhood.

Did you play the Frozen Trick Or Treat drinking game last year?

You know, the one where every time an Anna, Elsa, Kristoff or Olaf showed up at your door you took a drink? No?

Probably a good thing. Just going by how many were in our school’s Halloween Parade, it could have been quite the game in our neighbourhood!

Today I have created a layout about my three daughters going out on Halloween night with my bestie’s two daughters. Five girls in all and we had two Anna’s and Two Elsa’s.

Yep. That really happened. Continue reading »