Raising Memories: May 2015
  

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 2015 Sharing Time - Week 5

Please Note: June's Sharing Time Linky will begin next week.
you're welcome to add links this week to May's party! 

Welcome to May's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap since the last Sharing Time:

This post is a blast from the past, but seemed perfect to share for this time of year:
Watermelon Ice Cream Cake.



Earlier this week, I shared these Mini Piñatas that we made for a Frozen Birthday Party.


I also wrote about my experience switching to an eReader (specifically the new Kobo Glo HD)



There are 2 Giveaways open on the blog right now!

Open To Canada & the USA: Win one of 200 Kobo Gift Cards!
(You can also find a Discount Code for eBooks at that post)



Open to Canada Only: Win a $40 Kinder Surprise Package!



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

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mini Piñatas (Snowball Piñatas for a Frozen Party)

Talia really wanted a Piñata at her birthday party. We've made our own piñatas a couple of times for parties in the past, but this time we weren't keen on adding all of the extra candy to the party, and honestly, we just didn't feel up to making one.  It seemed to be really important to her though, so we did some thinking and came up with a really fun mini version of piñatas!  It was perfect for our "Frozen" themed party!

Here's how to make  your own mini piñatas:





What You'll Need:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Switching from Paper to eReader (Kobo Glo HD Review & a Giveaway)

When I was 12 years old, my Oma & Opa gave me a beautiful hard-cover copy of Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. I have loved reading ever since the first time I read it, and I still have that book in my collection. It's a large, heavy, hard-cover, 3-Volume copy that I have kept because of the sentimental connection it holds to my grandparents and because I know it's a book that I will read again, and read to my daughters.

I do a lot of things on the computer or other devices, but until recently, reading wasn't one of them. So, when I was offered the opportunity to try out the new Kobo Glo HD, I thought it was time to give it a try. For one week, I set aside my paper books and took to the eReader!



Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 2015 Sharing Time - Week 4

Welcome to May's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap since the last Sharing Time:

This week I posted a recipe for a Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie.



We made some cute little Minion Crafts.




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

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Minion Kinder Eggs & a Giveaway!

My kids have had their eye on previews for the new Minions movie, so you can imagine their excitement when we saw Minions KINDER® SURPRISE® Eggs in the store!  After getting them home and opening them, we decided to make minions out of the plastic eggs inside of the chocolate eggs. :)  All it took were some googley eyes, a glue stick, and some Sharpie markers. :)


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe

I have some bad habits when it comes to diet and exercise. I tend to eat a lot of junk food and not a lot of healthy food. As for exercise... well, the bad habit there is that I don't. So, at the start of this month I decided to really work on improving those things. I've been making an effort to go for walks, to try and ease myself into exercising more. I've also been trying to eat more fruits, vegetables, and healthy things (hopefully, to try and avoid eating as much junk!).

One of my favourite ways to get healthy foods in is to make smoothies. This month, I was looking for healthy ways to use cottage cheese into healthy snacks and I came across this idea to use it to make "Cheesecake Smoothies". I LOVE cheesecake, so I thought this would be a GREAT smoothie to try! I did some research into different cheesecake smoothie recipes and came up with my own version that I like.

So, today I wanted to share my favourite version of this recipe that I've come up with so far.





Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 2015 Sharing Time - Week 2

Welcome to May's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap since the last Sharing Time:

This week I posted about How to Make the Best of Your Beach Day.



I also shared some Healthy Summer Snack Ideas.

That post includes a Giveaway for some Kids' Gummies Multivitamins.



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

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Healthy Summer Snack Ideas (& a Giveaway!)

Now that Winter has come to a close and warmer weather is becoming more common, it's time to start enjoying the outdoors more! When we spend more time outside, our snacking habits tend to change too. While I have nothing against freezies and cookies, I do think it's important to be aware of the ratio of healthy snacks to treats that have little nutritional value.

One thing that I like to try with my kids is to be prepared with a snack right when they get home from school (they always want a "home snack" as soon as they've put away their school things). So today I wanted to share a few healthy snack ideas that your kids aren't too likely to complain about. :)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How To Make the Best of Your Family Beach Trip!

We are SO excited about the warmer weather we've been having! It has us thinking about the summer and looking forward to warm weather activities- like trips to the beach! Getting to the beach with all the right things can be a big task, so today I wanted to share some suggestions on what to bring with you to the beach and some fun things to do once you're there!




Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2015 Sharing Time - Week 1

Welcome to May's Sharing Time Linky!

Before we get to the party, here's a quick recap since the last Sharing Time:

This week I posted some fun ways to bring outdoor activities inside when the weather is not cooperating!


We took one last look inside our fridge and talked about Fridge Organization!



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


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about activities to do with your children or fun projects that you have done!
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