School style... and how I'm an enabling mother

Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

 

School is just around the corner, and by that I mean less than 24 hrs 'till GO time, people!!

Can you feel the excitement!? Some days I feel like it's me starting Grade 1 all over again. I wonder what she's going to do on her first day, whether she's going to enjoy it or be nervous about it. It's almost like dropping her off on her first day of JK... when she just waved goodbye and walked into the school, and instantly forgot she had a mother (seriously kid? I had separation anxiety for weeks!). Well, Grade 1 is kind of like that, except she's a big kid now and I'm still a crying baby.

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BACK TO SCHOOL - Make a Unicorn pencil case

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

 

The first day of school is just around the corner and we're getting excited around here!!!! New friends, new teachers, new adventures. Grade 1 is a big deal, people!

But if I gotta be honest with you, I kind of feel like we aren't truly ready for it. Yes, I have shopped for a few new items, like shoes, and have been working on a few back-to-school projects like a couple of new dresses and sweaters, snack bags for her lunches, etc... but wherever I go I see stores packed to the brim with school supplies, and parents telling me stories about all the things their kids need. And you know what I've bought? NOTHING! I'm a total newbie in the grade school department, and I AM CLUELESS. I have no idea what my kid will need (and I can't remember what I used in school... that was centuries ago!). She has a backpack, several lunch bags, and most basic supplies, so I don't know... am I supposed to get her something else? Are there any other real 'must-haves' for first grade? Am I the most unprepared mother around? Maybe ('first world problems' written all over me).

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Make your own cut off shorts. Two ways. No sewing required.

Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Hi everyone! For my very first tutorial of the blog... or EVER... I thought I'd start with something super simple that pretty much anyone could make. Cut off shorts are possibly the easiest wardrobe piece you can make on your own, and you don't even need to know how to sew. I will show you how to make these two quick versions, cuffed and frayed, with and without sewing. So lets get started...

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BACK TO SCHOOL - DIY reusable snack bags

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

 

If you know me, or you checked out my previous "Back-to-school" tutorial, you know that there is one thing about school that I can't stand and it's not Math (I actually really like math... weirdo). The one thing that makes me wish Summer could last forever is LUNCHES. I hate thinking about them, I hate preparing them, I hate packing them... and I hate unpacking them when they come home untouched (seriously kid, you need to eat!). But as it turns out,  there's always a brighter side to every horrible thing in life (I kid, I kid, I know there are worst things... like folding laundry). The brighter side in this case is colourful snack bags that you can use and wash, and reuse over and over again. Bright, fun and eco-friendly. Check, check and check!

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