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January 2013

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Ice Fishing Fun #makingmemories

Well, not only did we end 2012 with a buttload of FUN – Our December was Amazing! – we also started 2013 with the same sort of focus. Making Memories And we’ve had a BLAST! We started out by taking one more stab {pun intended} at ice fishing, we made a plan for us and 2 other friends and their families to spend the day at the lake {doesn’t mean the same thing when you say it in the winter…

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Who Does That? #hugeblessings #payitforward #makingmemories

Well folks, the time has come. The Squealy truck has met its maker….gone to the heavens with other death trap vehicles. A few weeks ago, while at McDonald’s with a friend so our kids could run crazy in the germ-infested play place, Brent came running in on his lunch break saying the brakes seized on the truck. He’s so lucky it didn’t do that while I was driving. He took my vehicle {my friend has room for all of us},…

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I Remember What It Was…. #Julep

In the car the other day I noticed my lips were looking a little lack-lustre, so I reached for my lip gloss and that’s where it happened. My A-ha moment {Oprah style}! Remember how I couldn’t remember which product came in one of my Julep boxes? Well I totally know now….it was the lip gloss that I keep in my car! {which is why I couldn’t remember….I couldn’t find it lol and forgot I kept it in the vehicle}. Similar…

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Not Blue JAY… #christmaspresentfail #makingmemories

About 6 weeks before Christmas I messaged my sister in law and asked what her and my brother wanted for Christmas. Here’s what she wrote: Lanny would probably like a new plain black, grey or navy blue hat? I could use some comfy slippers or socks w grips? We r both trying to increase our bluejay collection and lanny always loves a ps3 game! Now, I like to give meaningful gifts…gifts that the recipient loves. So, from this message, the…

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Cure Those Chapped Lips!

A few weeks ago I went through a wee spell of *chapped lips*. Not fun at all. It wasn’t actually from not using a lip balm but actually as a result of using one of my favorites {why do the flavour ones always wreak such havoc?}. Wanting to put my Burt’s Bees to the test, I decided to use it exclusively to try and remedy the problem. I wasn’t hopeful. I remember as a teenager trying it out {I used…

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A Christmas of Memories {The Projects – The Quilt} #makingmemories

The third and final project was for my mother in law and involved an idea that originated when my uncle passed away when I was a teenager. My cousins took his clothes and made quilts ~ Genius. So when my father in law passed away in 2009, I requested his clothes, despite strange looks from my mother in law. She often thinks I’m crazy {she might be right}. And, I finally decided it was time. It ended up being a…

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A Christmas of Memories {The Projects – American Girl Doll Clothes} #makingmemories

Well I’ve said it was the BEST Christmas ever…and I meant it. The Activities were amazing, the gifts incredible, but the projects….my major projects could not have turned out better. Not in a *pat my own back* kinda way, but rather, that they turned out how I had planned. I love when that happens {especially when there is no plan B}. I had 3 major projects I was working on. One for Brooklyn, the Blurb book for my mom, and…

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A Christmas of Memories {The Projects – Special Album} #makingmemories

Trying to balance my Christmas projects was a wee bit tricky, but because I had a timing deadline for this due to shipping time, this one had to take some priority. Our family albums are getting so old that they are falling apart, photos are sticking to the non-acid free pages {gasp}, and some photos aren’t in perfectly chronological order – though everything is dated. phew. So, knowing that my mom really doesn’t NEED anything, or honestly even WANT anything…

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Christmas Skirt #madskills

Okay so I seriously don’t have mad skills when it comes to sewing, but I do have a lot of fun creating things. I saw this fabric on 50% off {which was still $15 a metre/yard} and had to have it. I knew it would be perfect. The process….not so perfect. In fact, I would like to watch a replay of it all – I had to redo so many things {I may have sewed the bottom together, basically meaning…

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A Christmas of Memories {The Gifts} #makingmemories

What do you buy your kids for Christmas when you want to SIMPLIFY and not bring any more *stuff* into the house? That’s tough. But we did it. Keeping our focus on making more MEMORIES instead of having more STUFF, and still wanting to see the magic in our kids eyes as they open their gifts – we found a way to get the perfect balance. Here’s what we got: *First things first – I forgot to bring the kids…

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