Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Rockstar



Quinn, my little performer, asked me if I wanted to hear a song that she had made up.  I knew that not only did I want to hear the song but that I would absolutely need to video it. 
 
So may I introduce Quinn and her song ... I'm not breaking up with you
 
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 16

This weeks Pinterest Challenge was a lot of fun.  My niece just turned one and my sister wanted to do a smash cake for her and a little photo shoot. She chose to use my chevron wall as the background and asked me to make some Pom Poms for her for a splash of colour.  They are really easy to make but you need patience because opening them up is tricky and the tissue paper tears very easily.  I love the way the pictures turned out, she is such a sweetheart.  Happy First Birthday Kylie.






Pinterest Challenge Week 1 - House Key

Pinterest Challenge Week 2 - Cleaning

Pinterest Challenge Week 3 - Ivory Soap

Pinterest Challenge Week 4 - Quotes

Pinterest Challenge Week 5 - Painting

Pinterest Challenge Week 6 - Snack

Pinterest Challenge Week 7 - Valentines Day

Pinterest Challenge Week 8 - Pears

Pinterest Challenge Week 9 - Spice Drawer

Pinterest Challenge Week 10 - Face Mask

Pinterest Challenge Week 11 - A Couple Little Projects

Pinterest Challenge Week 12 - Military Diet

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our Life Lately

Can you believe that we are already well into April, this long dragged out Winter has made me feel like we have been stuck in a loop. I knew that Winter was going to be a hard time for me but I didn't think it would take so long for the blue skies and spring breeze to come back into my life. Finally things seem to be thawing and the flowers are edging their way to the surface. I know the buds will be appearing and warm rain showers will produce puddles that simply need to be jumped in. Spring is one of my favourite times of the year, after so many months of being cooped up in the house I welcome the open windows and the curtains swaying in the breeze.  Two days ago was the first time I opened the windows and I could smell spring, I excitedly called for the girls and all three of us took in large greedy breathes.  This Winter I had a lot of time to really think about what I want and what I need in my life.  I am determined to surround myself with the ones that I love and those that lift me up in life, not drag me down.  Life is to short to dwell on the negative, and it's just not me, it's not who I am, not who I want to be and definitely not who I want my children to be.  Spring is a time for beauty and I plan on drinking up every ounce of it.
 
We had some great times this winter, and here is a little look at some of the things we have been up to these last few months.


February - April, 2013 Our Life Lately from Delia on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

PinterestChallenge Week 15

During this very very long winter we have been having I've been making soup a lot and the girls and I have been loving them.  But I was getting tired of the ones I had been making and wanted to try something new.  I found the Recipe for a Smoked Paprika and Chick Pea Soup on Pinterest and it looked delicious.  It was really easy to make and tastes amazing.  It can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove, I did mine on the stove as I made it just before lunch.  Definitely one I will be making again, the only thing I would change is I would add more water next time.
 
 

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 14

This weeks challenge was a big one and I have been working on it for a long time.  I have had a love for Chevron for a while now and really wanted to do a statement wall in my house.  I spent some time looking on Pinterest at different walls and ideas. I had to decide how big and deep I wanted the pattern.  I had some help on this one, Mike had a great idea and made a stencil out of cardboard. Then he taped it all out for me, which was very tedious.  Some paint and lots of time and I had an amazing wall.  I could not be happier with the results.

 

 



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Happy Easter?  We did lots of Easter crafts leading up to Easter and our hands down favourite was a little gem that I found on Pinterest. Super simple and crazy cute.  Aisley (who is 3) made four of them, she loved it!  



 
Take three pipe cleaners and twist them around a popsicle stick then twist them around each other so they hold. Next glue on a pom pom and there you have it.  A little bunny mask.