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Christmas is here!

22 Dec

I am such a super Christmas dork (or so I have been told)! At the end of November, I am eagerly waiting for the perfect time to put up the tree, and take out all my festive decorations! As Christmas day draws near I am both excited and a little sad. I love the build up to Christmas, and when it is so close, I know it’ll be over in a few short days. On the other hand I am so excited to spend time with family and friends, and see the world through my children’s eyes! As much fun as Santa, gingerbread, reindeer, egg nog and candy canes are – I know the true meaning of Christmas is something that can be celebrated all year long! JESUS. This day is a reminder of Jesus’ birth – the day that changed history. This little baby would one day be responsible for saving the world. So if you can, in the middle of this bustling season, take time to really remember what it is all about.

 

Happy Holidays!
xoxo

Jill

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Christmas for the kids

12 Nov

As I am sure you all know, I operate my own etsy shop and I am fortunate enough to belong to two great Etsy teams. I am a huge supporter of handmade goods, and why not?!?! Amazing, unique, quality products made by someone for you! Sometimes it is hard to think of great gifts to buy for not only your own kid, but even our nieces, nephews, and all the little ones you have the chance to buy for this holiday season. I have done A LOT of shopping online this year, and it is fantastic! No busy malls, grumpy people, and the items come straight to me! Perfect! I wanted to give you an idea of the fantastic talent on the two Etsy teams I am a part of, all super gift ideas for the kiddies in your life.

Delicious Felt Donuts by My Happy Home

Take Along Billy Car Roll-Up Mat by Handmade Therapy

The Curios Fox Beanie by Melon and Pebble

Baby Babushka Rattle Dolls by Two Stray Cats

Crochet Bunny Booties by CUTEure Creations

Color Me Cute Soap Crayons by A Breath of French Air

Tori Ribbon Necklace by Twillypop Girl

Organic Waldorf Doll by Sewn Natural

And honesty this really is just the tip of the iceberg! There are many many more talented shops and ideas for great gifts!! Here is how you find them: Go to Etsy and search “alberta team children” or “curationnation children” and shop away!

Happy shopping!!!

xoxo

Jill

Pumpkin, buttons, and children

6 Oct

I love fall! This is a few pictures of my beautiful kids creating their own special pumpkins! Enjoy!


Be inspired by the the simple pleasures in life – one of mine is this season!

xo

Back to work…

30 Aug

I just finished posting pics of new product in my shop! I am pleased with how they turned out – and I love the new stuff! I still have a couple tricks up my sleeve, and will be posting them as I have stuff made.

I am working on another order for Purr Petite , and am starting to think about getting a whole lot of product made for the Calgary Mommylicious Trade Fair in November!!

Here are some pics of new product, stop by my shop for more pics and product!


Home

23 Aug

Almost one full week after coming home from holidays, and I have four almost full suitcases sitting in my bedroom waiting to be unpacked….

We had the most amazing time. We did it all! Disney, beaches, shop (and we did a lot of that), eat, drink and we even squeezed in a baseball game!! The week really did fly by, but we were really missing our kidlets at home..strange?!? I cannot believe it had been 7 whole years since we did that last, and I truly hope it isn’t another 7 before we do it again!!

We visited a little beach town called St. Augustine, the oldest city in North America – and it was FANTASTIC! It is full of many of N.A firsts and even firsts in the world! The buildings are so amazing – I could not take enough pics! Home to the fountain of youth and  the worlds first indoor swimming pool, this place is fantastic! I really could live there….at the beach there we were able to watch dolphins swim and play only a short distance away from where we were – it was spectacular.

So now I am home – the peaceful quiet I had for a week has now been broken with tears, laughter, screams, fighting, t.v, and toys. But I love it here, at home.

the Sunshine State

6 Aug

This weekend the hubs and I are taking off! We have not been away alone together since our honeymoon 7 long years ago!!! 7 years ago we traveled to Florida, visiting Miami, Orlando, and St. Petersburg – and here we are years later going back to the very same place! We will be staying in Orlando, but making many day trips to other parts of the state to see the sights, walk the beaches, shop, eat and be ALONE. wow.

Being caught up in life here, has kept my mind busy – so this break is very welcomed and much needed! When I walk out these doors Sunday morning, I will leave my world behind for 8 glorious days, and RELAX!

xo

Sleepy King

22 Jul

I was delighted when I stumbled across this fantastic shop! Sleepy King makes quirky, unique, and I might say fantastic little plushies.  Creating all the creatures in the forest, and giving each one a name and a personality! Each animal has its own story to tell under its description…for example:

“Philomena Petunia is a daydreamer and a procrastinator. Instead of doing her dishes and laundry she dreams about riding miniature ponies in Portugal.” This little bunny is definitely a girl after my own heart!

Please visit Sleepy King’s fantastic Etsy shop and spend some time getting to know these perfect little creatures!