Friday, April 11, 2014

Sleeping In.

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I don’t spend enough time in my bed. Maybe, I’ll get to sleep in this weekend. Fingers crossed. Here’s some “sleeping in” inspiration to kick off your weekend…

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Have a restful weekend everyone. xx

{images via my pinterest}

Monday, April 7, 2014

Our Diy Easter Eggs.

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The boys and myself were feeling creative, so we completed some Easter eggs diy yesterday. In addition to the thrifted candlesticks, the mantel is sporting some dip-dye neon eggs(an easy way to update your mantel for Easter).  Please note that in order to use the eggs to display like above or as a centerpiece, you would need to blow out the eggs first. Below, we show you how to make these in addition to a few more…

I bought a box of neon food/egg dye and the PAAS kit at Walmart(all pictured above). I used the cups from the PAAS kit to mix the neon dye.

In addition to the above items, you will need the following:
Hardboiled eggs
An empty egg carton or someplace to dry the eggs
A surface area prepped for completing this messy diy
Hot water
Rubber gloves

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The Process:

01 / Boil the eggs, remove from water, and let eggs dry and cool.
02 / Cover your work surface. I used an old towel.
03 /Make sure you have a place for your eggs to dry
04 / Mix one-teaspoon vinegar, 25 drops of food color, and 1/2 cup hot water in a PAAS colour cup and stir.
05 / Once eggs have cooled completely and their shells are completely dry, begin dying eggs. To create a two-toned egg, dip egg in one colour then move egg to dry for about 10 minutes. After egg is dried, dip other end in second colour.

The picture above shows the results.

Other Options with Sharpie and Chalkboard

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For these options, we used plastic white eggs. Zion decorated them with a sharpie.

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Voila! I want to also add that this was styled by Zion. He chose that orange wagon and arranged the eggs…

Leftover chalkboard spray paint came in handy for the chalkboard eggs. Again instead of hardboiled eggs, I used plastic white eggs.

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Voila! Styled by Zion.  Simple and fun, right? Happy Monday everyone! xx

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Zion’s Color Me Happy 5th Birthday Party.

We recently celebrated Zion’s 5th birthday and even mother nature gifted us with a present of the most perfect day. Besides Zion turning 5, there are so many other things about him and how much he has accomplished that also merited being celebrated. A colourful theme seemed very fitting plus that meant I didn’t really have to purchase much since I already had lots of colourful party items.  This post may be a bit long so I apologize in advance; lots of pictures!

I was inspired by a cake I saw online
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A picture wall is tradition at our parties. See here and here.

I made Z’s initial from these look alike light bulbs I scored at AC Moore. They are still mounted on the wall…

I purchased coloured cups from the Dollar Store and made a back drop for a photo booth. It was time consuming, but so worth it! Everyone loved it too!

Little Ian’s bookcase was used to display the food. It was perfect for the colourful theme.

In addition to a bounce house, there was a balloon maker who also doubled as a face painter.

The favor table.

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Each child received a rainbow colored magic spring.

These balloons were an easy way to add festive cheer to the front of the house. They were kept in place by golf tees.

A number 5 wreath was the perfect addition to the front door. It even lights up!  Though, I have many more pictures, I think I should probably stop here with the pictures. The party was really fun and I am thrilled I enlisted the services of photographer, Patty of Patty K Photography. She did a superb job capturing it all. xx

images©Patty K Photography

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring’s It Color.

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This “it” color has been dubbed rose.  Of course it’s pink, but this shade has that cotton candy quality that captivates you and makes you want to just nibble it use a paint roller and bathe your foyer in this color. By you, I mean me and with no husband around to talk me out of it….
I am that person who would buy a pink Smeg refrigerator too. O.K., let’s take a look at this color and you decide if you want to nibble or throw it away.

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So, what do you think? Nibble, not nibble?  I am not a rose/pink person but somehow since last year, I developed a rare fascination with this color. Now, it’s the “it” color for Spring and I love it! In fact, I prefer this to Radiant Orchid.  I haven’t heard much talk of radiant orchid, have you?  xx

{images: pinterest, Inside Out Mag, Harper’s Bazaar, Houzz}