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Stop riding that penguin.

The words “Stop riding that penguin, we have to leave” actually came out of my mouth as I tried to hustle our 4 year old out the door the other day. He was bobbing around on one of these, much to Obi’s dismay.   But that’s not the funny part. As soon as the words were spoken, I giggled, remembering this poster that I pinned on Pinterest a few years ago. https://www.etsy.com/listing/95865884/things-ive-said-to-my-children-penguin?ref=tre-2722984995-1 At the time I thought it was hilarious. Now that it actually applies, I think I might just have to order one. This guy – who has a…

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Just in the St. Nick of time

Wow! Everything seems to get done at the last minute around here lately. But I’m happy to say that BOTH kids will have an advent calendar this year. I squeezed out an extra day, as the boy is visiting grandparents tonight, so although it’s not hung, it’s ready to go. I got the idea from Lindsay over at Little House Blog a few years ago here and have enjoyed filling it ever since. Here it is handing last winter. I needed to make one for Obi so I went back to Little House Blog and used this free printable to…

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Police Themed Birthday Party

A few weekends ago we hosted the boy’s Fourth Birthday Party. Given his current obsession with Lego and Police, choosing a theme wasn’t an issue… As I posted a few days ago, the theme started to come to life with these great wanted posters from 733blog.   Even the littlest Crook got in the spirit! But what’s a party without snacks? I created these great Lego head Marshmallow pops that I found the tutorial for here. I used a half mini marshmallow for the head and cake decorator gel for the face. Now you can’t have a party without cake. And…

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I learned something about my little guy.

The boy isn’t a big party guy, despite my pulling out all the stops this past weekend. Like, spent the whole party saying “I want to go home!” I’m working on a post about the party, my new lens and other goodness, but in the meantime, that there is the grumpy guest of honour. I got this superfab idea and template for the sign here at 733blog.com. melanie

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Pinspired – Halloween Edition (and GIVEAWAY reminder)

I went looking for food ideas for Halloween. I pinned them. Then, instead of forgetting all about them and opening some chips and goldfish crackers, I tried them. Two worked great. One, not so much. (Um, mostly because I didn’t follow the directions…) They Do: Yummy Mummies: MommyDo: REALLY Yummy Mummies: They Do: Scary Ghost Pizza: MommyDo: Scary-How-These-Don’t-Look-Like-Ghosts Pizza: They Do: Halloween Puppy Chow Mommy Do: Halloween Puppies-are-a-Mom’s-Best-Friend Chow So three recipes. The first, Mummy Dogs is pinned all over the place but can be found here on the Pillsbury site. The secret to the mummy wraps is Pillsbury Crescent Roll…

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Drop Off Zone

It’s that time of year around here – birthday party season. And while we’re planning our own party for November, the invites are pouring in for classmates parties. The thing is, we’re now into drop off parties. Which seems to have come along faster than I’d expected, given the boy is still only 3. This causes 2 major problems for me. One, my boy refuses to be dropped off, which makes me the awkward hanging around parent, and two, I’m gonna have to host a ‘drop off’ party. Which, I’m not gonna lie, seems like about 100 times harder to…

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Last thing I made was a person

I’m feeling the need for a little creative project. I’ve been in survival mode – feed the family and myself, make sure all are alive at the end of the day and have clean clothes to wear the next, work, sleep if possible, shower if the gods are looking favourably upon me. That’s it. Maybe a little bit of housekeeping but not enough for it to be a category (ick!)… But I feel like making something just for the H E Double Hockey Stick (hell) of it. Who knows? It’s almost September. Maybe this can be my Christmas craft. With…

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