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Party Animal Theme Birthday Party [DIY]

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to come up with unique birthday theme ideas. During baby D’s birthday planning, I would say what helped the most to come up with a theme was asking the golden question, “What is he absolutely in love with right now?” and the answer was easy, animals. He loves nature, animals and everything beautiful about our planet Earth. Our back and forth chatter is a lot of “Oh look! Trees!” and his reply is a mumble-y, “Where’s the nest? Eggs!”. Looking forward to the warmer weather so we can build a few bird feeders together and put them up in the backyard. So what better theme to choose for his 2nd birthday but party animal! For his party animal themed birthday there were a few things that I made sure had that animal touch, I say a few things because I don’t like to go nuts with…

DIY Candy Popsicles

Craving something SOUR? Try this DIY sour candy popsicle recipe: You’ll need: Simply Lemonade (Pink) Popsicle molds Sour candy Pour in Simply Lemonade into popsicle molds and add your favourite sour candy. Freeze and enjoy! This is a great easy recipe to do with children or when you’re in a rush looking for a yummy frozen dessert. I love sour popsicles, but if you’re looking for a healthy alternative try switching up the juice with Simply Berry (no preservatives or added colours) and add some berries.

DIY – Tie Dye Pillowcase

When it starts getting gloomy outside and I’m stuck indoors, I get an itch to start a new project. A simple DIY does the trick. Have you ever tried tie dyeing anything? I was going through the spring issue of Style Advisor and noticed this page of tie dye cushions that inspired me to do my own! What you need: 1 pillowcase 1 Rit® Dye colour 1 cup of salt if your pillowcase is made with cotton Rubber bands Hot Water Bucket Scissors Directions: Gather the center of the pillowcase in your hand and wrap a rubber band around it. Continue wrapping rubber bands all around the pillow case by twisting different sections and tying tight with rubber bands. Fill your bucket with 2-3 gallons of hot water and put in the cup of salt. Stir. Now put in 1/2 the bottle of dye. Make sure you wear plastic…

TBT: Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower Details

It’s Thursday and you know what that means (on Twitter and Instagram at least)… Throwback Thursday! I like being different and thinking outside of the box, especially for party themes. I was really excited when I found a few ladies online, who shared their Alice in Wonderland themed bridal showers. All of a sudden, I didn’t feel so silly for choosing it as my theme. You still get a few people looking at you puzzled, like “whaaa? Alice in Wonderland? So, do you like, dress up as a rabbit?” Haha. That was the best response I got. I compiled an album of images from my google search for ideas and inspiration. Here are some of them: Dress inspiration             As soon as I knew my theme, I was on a look out for everything that could work for decor. It isn’t hard to pull off…

Holiday Gift Ideas 2014

Happy Plugs – I just got my first set last month and I love them! They really are jewellery and headphones combined! I have the rose gold and they look so good with my rose gold accessories. If you have a favourite colour or have a friend who loves a particular print, I’m certain you can find matching Happy Plugs for him or her. Makes for a great Secret Santa gift. Vitabath Holiday Scents – Lathering yumminess. I love these holiday scents and they make for great presents because they come in a duo set. Jelly Doughnuts – Instead of the usual box of chocolates, why not get that someone gourmet doughnuts? They have an amazing selection for the holiday season too! Check their website for locations in Toronto. Marsala – You heard the big news right? Pantones colour for 2015 is Marsala. So why not give your fashionista friends a head start…

DIY Pumpkin Decor – No carve solution

DIY Pumpkin Decor Every year before or on the day of Halloween, we look to our creative juices to come up with the next awesome idea to carve into a pumpkin. But what if you don’t want to carve a pumpkin and have an itch to do something more artsy? Then here are some great ideas of what you can do with your pumpkin: Set up your work area with magazine tear outs, newspaper and all the tools you’ll need to create your masterpiece. Sequin flowers all around! What you’ll need: White acrylic paint Sequins Glue gun Directions: Paint your pumpkin white and then let dry. Once it’s dry, go over the pumpkin with one more coat of white paint. You’ll need six/seven sequins for each flower, glue on with your glue gun. Be careful: Sequins are small, glue from a glue gun is hot and it can…