Mermaid Birthday Theme on a Budget under $100

Mermaid Birthday Theme

Birthday parties don’t have to cost a fortune. You can throw a great party on a $100 or less budget. With only 3 weeks until my daughter’s 8th birthday, she decided she wanted a party. We haven’t had a party for her in about 3 years. During the summer many families are busy or away on vacation so no one ever showed up or even RSVP’d. We needed to plan a last minute party and it had to be budget friendly since it wasn’t a planned event. Below see how we … Continue reading

2018 Canada Day Events in and Around Toronto

Canada Day Events

School’s ending in just a few weeks and it’s the first official weekend of summer for the kids. There will be many Canada Day Events to attend in and around Toronto so if you don’t have plans already, check out some of these events and plan your weekend of fun. Many of them will be free to attend. Each year we like to decorate with Canada Day themed items. We dress up in our themed gear for the day and head out for some fun. At the moment we are still … Continue reading

Mothers Day Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mothers Day isn’t always a good time for those of us who have lost our moms. I celebrate with my daughter, she enjoys pampering me with love. She likes to create drawings and other crafty items that she creates with her dad. There are only a few more days to pick up a  gift if you haven’t already. Below you will find a list of Mothers Day gift ideas to help you out. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I’ll receive compensation. Mothers … Continue reading

Valentines Day with Kids – Fun Activities

Valentine’s Day is different at every stage of life and how we celebrate is different at all stages. When we are kids it is usually getting a treat from our best friends or our crushes. As we age it’s all about the secret admirer. When we finally find someone we care deeply about it is about showing them how much we care. Usually in the form of candy, quotes, flowers or a night and sometimes a marriage proposal which eventually gives us Valentines Day with kids. Not everyone is fond … Continue reading

Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Four years ago, we began the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf. We thought it would be a fun idea to do with our daughter. It all began well, Trixie our elf, moved nightly and came back to a new spot. Then it happened, I fell asleep and forgot to move her. I had to frantically think of a reason since my daughter didn’t misbehave. I basically told her the elf has a cold and couldn’t go away. We often struggle with Elf on the Shelf ideas and came … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas

A Simple Christmas

Have you thought about having a simple Christmas? A holiday season without the stress, without going all out on decorations, events, and gifts. Consider celebrating a much simpler Christmas this year. By scaling back, you just might find more joy this season. As an added bonus, when you keep things simple, you have a lot more time to enjoy everything this special time of the year has to offer. You don’t need to empty your bank account to make it special. A Simple Christmas When I think back on Christmases … Continue reading