Raising Memories

Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY Emoji Birthday Party

When Talia turned 11, she knew she wanted an Emoji themed birthday party, so we embraced it and came up with several DIY party activities and decorations to create a fabulous tween emoji party! Here's what we did:

Thankfully, Emojis are pretty simple to recreate, artistically! I made a round cake and covered it in homemade buttercream frosting, dyed yellow. I set aside some of the frosting to dye red and some to add cocoa to (to make chocolate flavoured accents).  We went with a kiss face emoji cake and I love the way it turned out!

It's always fun to party plan with the birthday girl involved. Here we are, right before the party started, happy with all of the things we came up with together!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Relaxation & Adventure at The Couples Resort in Muskoka, Ontario

Right now, you're probably indoors sitting at your computer, tablet, or smart phone; but prepare yourself to take a virtual journey to The Couples Resort in beautiful northern Ontario near Algonquin Park. Ken and I escaped for an amazing couple's getaway 2 weeks ago, and my hope is that through this post and these photos you can experience some of the beauty, relaxation, and rejuvenation that we discovered!

It was a 4 hour drive from where we live in Southern Ontario, to get to The Couples Resort and it was such a scenic drive, going through Algonquin Park! We had some great conversations and listened to a book together. When we arrived at the resort, we checked into our room and I took a few photos and a video so that I could share them with you here!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Lovin' Cash Giveaway!

I cannot tell you how excited we are for Summer! We're looking forward to slowing down and spending some much needed time having fun with family and friends. Summer is the perfect time to make special memories with your family. How about winning some PayPal Cash to help you to do just that?

I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you the ultimate cash giveaway worth $425USD PayPal Cash! We wanted to celebrate all things summer and make it easier for you to get out and do the things you want to do to make great memories with your family! Take advantage of this wonderful giveaway and enter now for your chance at the Summer Lovin’ pot.

What would you do with the money if you won?

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 2017 Sharing Time

Welcome to the June Link Party!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free Money for your Child's Education

It's easy to shy away from education savings plans when you feel like you don't have a lot of extra money to put aside, but did you know there are 3 different incentives that the Canadian government offers for people who want RESPs? They will help you out by actually adding extra money to your education savings plan and, you may not even have to add any of your own money!

Want some tips for how you can get the most out of those government grants? Read on!

Tip #1

If you're a low income family, you can get free money for your child's education (up to $2000 total, without contributing a cent of your own!). You have no reason not to start an RESP with that kind of incentive! Check out the Canada Learning Bond for details and to find out if you qualify! (Hint: if you receive the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), you definitely want to look into this)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Canada's Wonderland & the Best Time to get a Season Pass for 2017!

Last Thursday we let our girls miss school and we all went to Canada's Wonderland for the day! Visiting the park brings back two main sets of memories for me: the year that our family had season passes to the park, and the times that Ken & I went together, as teenagers! I have special memories from attending the park from both of those stages in my life and now I'm making new ones with my kids at this older age.

If you're a local, did you know that the best deal on Canada's Wonderland Season Passes is happening right now? If you plan to attend more than once, this is the way to go! I'll share season pass details at the end of this post.

You can see from our jackets and hoods that it was a bit of a chilly day, but going to the park in May or June while most people are still in school is our favourite time to go because the lines are so short! We didn't have to wait long for any of the rides we went on!

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