Crazy for Pumpkins

Pumpkin Face

The fog is out, scarves and boots are in style again, and a variety of silly and scary face carvings are showing up on many doorsteps. Now that we’ve hit the fall season in full swing, the anticipated pumpkin craze gives us a little comfort as we mourn the loss of our lovely summer weather and good times. This year in particular however, seems to be extra pumpkin crazy! Due to the success of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, every coffee shop and fast food restaurant seem to have at least one pumpkin related beverage or treat. While shopping you’ll find your typical season section for … Continue reading

Back 2 School!

As Staples says “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  Is it really though?  There is so much going on at this time, it’s easy to miss something.  With school registration, and extracurricular activities, back to school shopping and the worry of packed lunches we thought we would try and help with a few back to school tips. School Supply Shopping List: Glue Sticks 3-4 for the year 4oz bottle of glue Scissors Water based markers and pencil crayons Pens and No.2 Pencils Sharpeners Large pink eraser Highlighters for 2nd grade or higher Notebooks 3 Ring binder Pocket Folders … Continue reading

Getting Fit with the Family!

With February behind us, so many of our New Year’s Resolutions have already flown out the window, with the number one New Year’s Resolution being losing weight or getting fit. The fact is getting fit should not only be a resolution every January but every month! Easier said than done, we know but here are a few tips to hopefully keep you on track by getting your family involved. Make fitness fun. Include the entire family (Even the dog if you can!) Sign up for your communities walks, or bike rides and train as a family. Fitness can be free … Continue reading

A Super Bowl Party for Kids

Here are a few ideas on how to keep the kids entertained during the Super Bowl. Decorations Use your teams’ colours and if they didn’t make it to the Super Bowl you’ll want to divide the decorations so guests can choose a team to get behind. A general football theme is also perfect. Game Day Food A football party menu for kids won’t be hard.  You’ll want to serve snacks that are easy to eat and hearty, like mini sandwiches and dips. Pizza is another favorite. Of course, you can never go wrong with hot dogs and hamburgers. Super Bowl … Continue reading

Christmas Fun with the Kids!

With Christmas just around the corner, here are a few ideas that you and the kids can do to get ready for the big day! First of all, you should find out if you are Naughty or Nice ! There are so many cool safe internet sites that have great Christmas games, activities and so much more! Here are a couple that we found: http://www.claus.com/index.php http://www.northpole.com http://www.santagames.net You’ll want to get started early on your letter to Santa this year so he will have time to write back! Visit the Canada Post website for more information on how Santa can … Continue reading

Halloween Fun Food

Looking for some great family fun ideas for Halloween.  Fall is a great time to go picking your own apples at your local country apple orchard.  Gravensteins make a great tasting Caramel/Candy Apple.  To make your own be sure to wear protective gloves and let the kids join in the decorating of the apples.  Use candy corn, sprinkles, nuts, skor bits, M&M’s… use your imagination. Caramel Apples 12     apples 2     (14 ounce) packages individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped 4     tablespoons milk Remove the stem from each apple and press a heavy craft stick into the top. Sprinkle a baking sheet with sugar … Continue reading

It’s Game Night!

Why not get the Family together and watch as a Team!! Here are a couple of fun ideas to make game night at home more interactive. Football Games are on Sunday which is a perfect day to get the family together. As the weather gets poorer, the options become limited. Why not host an Indoor Tailgate Party for you and the family? Earlier in the day, have everyone help out in the kitchen creating traditional (or not so traditional) Football Foods. Check out http://www.squidoo.com/easy-football-recipes for some delicious Football themed recipes! Does your family have a favorite team? Or do you … Continue reading

Autumn Harvest Party Ideas

We have great theme ideas to celebrate this wonderful season. If you’re having an autumn company picnic, fall birthday party or even a fall fun fair at your school or church! Let Us Do It For You!  Invitations: Send out pumpkin or leaf pictures with the party information or if you are going to hand deliver the invitations, buy mini pumpkins and write “Join us for some fall fun!” on them with a marker or paint. Write the rest of your party details on leaf-shaped cut-outs and tie them to the stems of the pumpkins. Another neat idea is to … Continue reading

All Things Red and White!

Canada celebrates its birthday. What better reason to throw a family and friends get together?  Throwing a fabulous birthday bash for our home and native land is easy.  Think outdoors — barbecues in the backyard, picnics in the park. And think team work – delegate to help you organize, decorate and prep food. Pot lucks are a great way to stay on budget and come together. Decor Red and White: keep it simple, a red table cloth, white napkins; a few Canadian flags here and there are all you need. Red and white streamers, balloons and table confetti are also … Continue reading