Raising Memories: January 2015
  

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 2015 Sharing Time - Week 1

Welcome to February's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap of the week:

There is a Giveaway this week, for 4 Tickets to Medieval Times in Toronto!
I blogged about our trip to Medieval Times as well and shared lots of photos-
it was fun to take pictures during the show!



... and I also shared some Valentine Photo Art Gift & Decor Ideas
as well as a photo that I recently had printed from when Talia was little :)



Before we get to February's Party, here are the Top 3 Posts from January!

Melissa from AVirtuousWoman.org shared 12+ Healthy Breakfast Ideas,
Julie from FrugallyBlonde.com wrote about How to Control Spending With An Envelope System,
and Phyllis from grandparentsplus.com shared 40+ Valentine Box Ideas .

       


Lastly if you're thinking about Valentine's Day,
you might like to check out this Collection of 25 Free Valentine Printables!



Now, on to the link party- I can't wait to see what you share! :)


Please join the Raising Memories Sharing Time & add a link to your latest and greatest blog posts
about activities to do with your children or fun projects that you have done!
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine Photo Art Gift & Decor Ideas

If you are a returning blog reader then you've probably caught on to the fact that I love photographs. I also love to decorate with them- I'm always trying to get images into print form and not stuck, hidden, in digital form.

With Valentines Day coming up, there are lots of fun ways to gift photographs and Posterjack.ca has teamed up with me to share some fun Valentine Photo Art Gift Ideas with you! :)

Valentine Photo Art Gift & Decor Ideas

1. Decorate for Valentine's Day with Photos

The first photo I thought of to use for a print that I could put up for Valentine's Day was this one:


I have often thought about printing it but hadn't done it yet.  I think it's so cute and whimsical and although it's largely black & white, the colours that are in it are very Valentine's Day appropriate. :)  I think it would be so fun to display around Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Giveaway

For Christmas this year we surprised the girls with a trip to Medieval Times in Toronto. We were really excited to take them because we had been there for our first anniversary (10 years ago!!) and we knew that the girls were at a good age to really enjoy it!


They knew what Medieval Times was, so we were able to reveal this gift to them with a few visual clues:


These are pictures of them reading their clues Christmas morning.  In that last photo, Katrina put her head down and let out a thrilled squeal! haha :)  We got the reaction we were hoping for!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 2015 Sharing Time - Week 4

Welcome to January's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap of the week:

This has been a busy week on the blog- I've posted every day!

I started the week with a funny story about something Katrina did one night (read about it here)



... and a recipe for one of my favourite dips is here (including a Mexican version from my husband).



I wrote about my Laundry Struggles (I have found one solution which I shared in that post, but continue to be frustrated by some stains that I just can't get out!)



I shared some Winter photography on Wednesday.  I just loved getting out and photographing nature on such a beautiful winter day!



Yesterday I shared my review of the Dyson DC62 Animal.


Lastly if you're thinking about Valentine's Day,
you might like to check out this Collection of 25 Free Valentine Printables!



Now, on to the link party- I can't wait to see what you share! :)


Please join the Raising Memories Sharing Time & add a link to your latest and greatest blog posts
about activities to do with your children or fun projects that you have done!
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If you're participating, please share the button on your blog & "hop over" to at least one other blog post that's been linked up- let's support each other!











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Friday, January 23, 2015

Dyson Digital Slim DC62 Animal Cordless Vacuum

Christmas came early for me this year when this box arrived at my doorstep! I had been very excited to try out the Dyson DC62 Animal and now that I've been using it for over a month I'm ready to tell you all about it!  It really is fabulous and I will tell you why!


I am seriously excited about this vacuum!  I love using it (it is light and easy for me to carry around so I don't hurt my hands when I use it, it doesn't have a cord.. and it's purple!) .. not only that, but I have never seen Ken vacuum so often!  He is good about helping around the house anyway, but I would say that this vacuum has us both excited to clean the floor whenever the opportunity arises! (It's an opportunity now, guys... that's what a good vacuum can do for you! ;)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter Photography on a Sparkly Snow Day

One morning last week, we woke up to a Winter Wonderland! Ken said something to me first thing in the morning about looking outside (but at the time I was still lying in bed, too tired to move!) I got busy with the morning and didn't really pay attention to what it looked like outside until I rounded our first corner on the way to the bus stop and I stopped for a moment when I took in the sparkly, snow-coated wonderland before me! I knew I had to get back outside with my camera after the girls headed to school and that's just what I did!

I love the way the snow just sparkled in the sun.  There was a small amount of snow gently falling through the sky as I walked and it literally looked like glitter softly falling around me- it was beautiful!


I found a little evidence of Autumn...


As I stood under this tree to get this shot, a neighbour walked by and told me she was planning to get her camera, too!


Love these snow-coated berries... the contrast of the red berries against the white background and snow around them just appeals to me :)


This is what I saw when I rounded that first corner- tons of trees that looked like this!  It was so beautiful the way the snow seemed to just cling to everything!




A shot through the chicken wire around our community garden:


I love the sunburst between the tree trunks in this photo.  The forest was breathtaking!


This shot of some neighbourhood mailboxes just shows how the snow was sticking to everything and creating patterns on some things.  It's kind of unusual for it to do that- it must've been something about the temperature combined with the snowfall.



I like the colour in this shot of the fire hydrant :)


Some fluffy snow on branches:



....and sparkly snow on our car :)


I hope you enjoyed these photos- I loved getting out to take them and then getting them on my computer to look through!


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