November 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

14th Anniversary, Our Story, & A Giveaway!

Tomorrow is our 14th wedding anniversary! We got together with Ariana Del Mundo and her husband Alex for family photos in October and she got so many nice shots of Ken and I that I wanted to share them in their own post and save the family shots for another day.

Stay with me 'til the end of this post because I have some exciting giveaway news for you!

Ken and I met when we were 14 years old. Our church youth group would hold monthly dances for the youth aged 14-18 years old who lived within several cities. We were both so shy back then that we hardly talked to each other unless while we were dancing!

Friday, November 24, 2017

DIY Get-To-Know-You Jenga Game

Another fun ice breaker, I made this "Get-To-Know-You" Jenga game for our first activity with the girls (ages 8-11) at church! I've included the list of prompts or questions that I used, to help you get started if you'd like to make your own- it makes a great party game!

To make this game, here's what you'll need:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

We're All Connected "Would You Rather?" Web Game & List of Ideas

I'm helping to run the "Activity Days" program for the girls (aged 8-11) in our congregation at church. We run activity nights twice a month. Our first activity was full of get-to-know you games and I thought I'd share them with you because they would make fun ice-breakers or party games for tween girls!

Today's game is a creative twist on "Would You Rather" that shows how we're all connected! I saw a game like this online (I wish I had a link to share with you, but I've lost it) and thought it would be a fun one to re-create.

Here's how you play and what you need to create this game at  home:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ken's PhD Convocation

Earlier this month, we took the girls out of school for something very special. We thought it was important for them to be able to be there at Ken's convocation where he would receive the PhD that he has worked so long and hard for!

I still find it difficult to put my thoughts and feelings about this accomplishment into words. This PhD was hard on us, particularly during the last few years of it. I'm so glad to be on this end of it and so proud of Ken for sticking to it and accomplishing this!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes of a Family Photoshoot

Yesterday evening, we did a little photoshoot at our house. I wanted to get some photos of our family in our new matching Christmas pajamas from Lazy One for my Family Gift Guide. It ended up being such a fun night and I really liked some of the photos we came away with so I wanted to share them here.

I should've taken some photos of what was going on behind-the-scenes too! I may have to do that next time we do something like this because some of these photos almost look like something out of a catalogue, but what's behind the camera might be a little comical at times!

Monday, November 13, 2017

11 Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Mason Jars

I saw several great re-purposed jar ideas in the Sharing Time Link Party this month and I thought this would be a good time of year to do a roundup because many of these would make great gift ideas!

Here are 11 creative ways to re-purpose a mason jar!

#BlizzardBucks $450 Paypal Cash Giveaway!

This morning we had our second snowfall! In anticipation of that snowy weather and in the spirit of gift giving, I've teamed up with some other bloggers to give you a $450 giveaway! I haven't even had a chance to put up a non-giveaway post since my Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways went up and here I am with another giveaway.. but who couldn't use $450 to spend on gift for others, right?!

The giveaway is open worldwide and you can win $450 CAD, paid via PayPal!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 2017 Sharing Time

Welcome to the November Link Party!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Families and Kids!

Surprise! It's another Gift Guide & Giveaway! I've gathered a collection of our favourite gift ideas for kids and families to create today's guide. Some of these ideas are simply focused on kids and others are all about spending time together as a family.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Families & Kids

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and Families by

I have teamed up with many of these companies in order to be able to offer another Huge Giveaway worth over $1200! I can't wait to tell you about these gift ideas and some of the fabulous prizes you have the opportunity to win!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Moms!

I'm excited to share with you my very first holiday gift guide giveaway! I've put together a collection of some of my favourite things that I think would make great gift ideas. Every year my family asks me what's on my wishlist and I'm often caught off guard and can't think of anything that I'd be excited to unwrap on Christmas morning! I hope this list will help get the ideas flowing whether you're looking for ideas for yourself or for someone else! I had moms in mind when I put these together but they would really be great for any woman.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Women

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Moms

I have teamed up with many of these companies in order to be able to offer a Huge Giveaway worth over $1200! I can't wait to tell you about these gift ideas and some of the fabulous prizes you have the opportunity to win!

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