Raising Memories

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Canada 150 Celebration at Canada's Wonderland

July marks Canada's 150th anniversary and Canada's Wonderland is celebrating all month long with Canadian-themed live entertainment, special events, and unique Canadian food! Our family wanted to get in on the fun so we headed back to the park last week. Here's a sneak peek at what the celebration is all about - we had such a fun time!

We didn't have to take more than a couple of steps into the park to see that Canada's Wonderland is celebrating Canada's 150th! There were signs, flags, and flower gardens in Canada's red and white. We even spotted a "Canadian Mountie" walking through the park, on stilts!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Turn One Curtain Panel into Two!

When I was working on the girls' shared bedroom makeover, I found a great deal on some long curtain panels for their window. When I got them home I was faced with a surprise challenge that led me to making one panel into two! Here's how it all went down:

I found some white curtain panels on clearance for $8 each and was excited to take them home and hem them to a shorter length that would fit the girls' bedroom!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 2017 Sharing Time

Happy Canada Day today!!! What a special one this year, with Canad's 150th! 
I look forward to seeing some patriotic ideas in this month's linky!

Welcome to the July Link Party!

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

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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?

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