DIY Date Night Jar

Why not surprise your sweetie this Valentines Day with your very own Date Night Jar?


Whether you subscribe to the idea of a regular date night or would love to start a new heart healthy habit, this inspired idea is so quick and easy to put together.

All you’ll need is a mason jar, some craft sticks, and a sharpie.

Simply write a different date night idea on each craft stick, toss them in the jar, and voila!

When date night rolls around, simply reach in, retrieve a stick and reveal your perfect date night experience. Somebody pass me the easy button please!

Sometimes the hardest part about committing to a regular date night is simply coming up with an idea. Having some fresh new ideas on hand will keep your weekly or monthly rendezvous for two fun and flirty.

Find more great inspiration on Date Night Guide.

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Countdown to Christmas

We’ve had our first snowfall of the season and as they say… it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The first parade of the season was this past weekend, the local radio station has switched to holiday tunes and neighbours houses are starting to light up the night.

I managed to get my winter planters arranged yesterday, just in time for a major temperature drop and have actually done a fair bit of online shopping.

With December 1st a little over a week away, it’s time to dust off the kids countdown calendar and get ready for the fun-filled days leading up to the jolliest of holidays.  Continue reading

A Wild Celebration

For my oldest’s 8th birthday she wanted to invite a few friends out to a movie to see Zooptopia and then come back to the house for dessert.

I love these small intimate parties the girls have been favouring these past couple of years and this formula of just a few close friends, a short outing and dessert back at the house has really been working well for me (uh… I mean us).

Since the guest list is small everyone can easily fit around the dining room table and I can focus on a themed table scape and dessert bar rather than having to decorate a whole house. Continue reading

DIY Mermaid Tail Apron

There seems to be this recurring theme for me when I celebrate birthdays for my kids. I make a big list of all the things I’m inspired by and want to accomplish with my party planning and preparations. I fine tune the list and come up with my plan for food, decor, activities and favours. Within this plan there is usually an overly ambitious craft or project that I challenge myself to complete before the big day, and this year for P’s mermaid party it was a mermaid tail apron.

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