Griffin turned 3 last month and there was still no sign of potty training readiness. To be fair, he was born with a genetic disposition to low muscle tone, so we expect him to reach physical milestones a little later than other kids his age. However, this doesn't seem to be about physical ability, but rather about willingness. He is stubborn. He doesn't want to use the potty. I introduced him to the potty when he was 2. He didn't want to go near it. I bought him fun underwear. He wasn't … [Read more...] about A Potty Training Breakthrough!
I love the personal touch that goes with a handmade gift, and I like teaching my children the value of creating and giving to others. We decided to make several gifts this year, and here are some of the results, and a short tutorial for a DIY message board. Here is the short version of How to Make a Ribbon Message Board... Get a sturdy piece of cardboard, plywood or particle board (this is what I used) and cut it into the size you want. I chose 12" x 18". Next, wrap the board with quilt … [Read more...] about How to make a message board, and other Crafts
I originally wanted to try Giani Granite Paint for Countertops because my sister is doing some renovations and getting her house ready to sell. After I had placed my order, I found out that she had found a great deal on countertops and purchased some, and thus, didn't need to paint her old ones. Since I live in a relatively new house and chose my counters when it was being built, I didn't want to paint my own. Not willing to give up so easily, I asked my Mom if she would like to give it a try, … [Read more...] about Giani Italian Granite Paint for Countertops – Review and Giveaway
Here is my red door. Excuse the shadow. As you can possibly see, I painted the trim the other day and managed to drip white paint all over the door, but I wasn't worried since I knew I would be painting it anyway. My door has been red for 6 years, and it is ready for a change. So, DH and I headed off to Home Depot to find the perfect colour and some paint. I decided (isn't it always up to the woman?) that I wanted a blue colour that I had seen on a paint can, so armed with my colour choice I … [Read more...] about A red door, no more… Behr Paint
Early this summer, my family and I were doing our grocery shopping at our local Independent Grocer, when we discovered a new kind of ice cream in the freezer...President's Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours. They caught our eyes not only because they were on sale, but because the packages were colourful and fun and they had some of our favourite ice cream parlour flavours. Here are some of the flavours that we tried... Root Beer Float Ice Cream My seven year old loves root beer, but only gets to … [Read more...] about Product Review – President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours
A variety of board games for families and some information about each one. Monopoly Empire In the Monopoly Empire game, players can own the world's top brands. After choosing one of the uniquely branded tokens, players move around the board, and start building their empires. The game is a race to the top as players buy their favorite brands one by one and fill their towers. Players can own famous brands, including Nerf, Transformers, Levi's, and more. Opponents collect rent from their … [Read more...] about Board Games for Families