All posts tagged: fun

A Tea Party!

My little girl turned one last Wednesday and this past Sunday we celebrated her birthday with a little Tea Party. Every detail of the party was a great DIY project. That meant lots of time management on my end to get it done, practice definitely makes perfect with these types of events. The background for the sweet table (minus the fabrics and scrapbook paper) was all made out of dollar store supplies. The burlap banner is a new item I came across recently at the dollar store and have used it for several different craft projects. The dollies come in a pack of 100 and well, you can never have too many of those! The flowers on the bottom bunting another fabulous dollar store find! The boxes that the tiered stands are on and the easel with the canvas board, also purchases from the amazing dollar store.  A great way to add some style to a cake is to add flowers, note though, lots of flowers are not edible and not even safe to put …

DIY Holiday Crafts!

This past week I had the pleasure of doing a demonstration on DIY holiday crafts for the South Leaside Moms Group. Here are the coles notes for those of you who would like to try getting their craft on! Don’t be afraid of being creative, we all have a little crafty elf in us, somewhere. Wreath The wreath is definitely a holiday favorite and not only is it pretty but it also adds that scent of Christmas to your house. For those that don’t have a real tree make a real wreath! You can also put it on your dining room table and place some candles in the centre, makes a beautiful centrepiece. Materials 1 bough of pine 1 bough of evergreen or any other type of Christmas greenery 1 coat hanger Pliers Pine cones Ribbon Green Wire (can be purchase at the dollar store) Cranberries Directions Step 1: Using gardening shears cut off sections of your boughs that will be good size for your wreath. Using your pliers turn your coat hanger into a …

Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, October 20th for our popular Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop. We’ll be making delicious sugar cookies and royal icing and learning how to use various tips to decorate our cookies. When: October 20th Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm Cost: $30 per registrant, $10 for children under the age of 5 Note: Children under the age of 5 need to be accompanied by an adult. Email us to register for the workshop: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com

Thanksgiving Crafts Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, September 29th for our Thanksgiving Craft Workshop! Learn how to make a beautiful fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner, along with other decorative pieces for your table. Sign up today before it’s too late! When: September 29th, 2013 Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm Cost: $30 per registrant (adults and children over the age of 5 welcome) Children under the age of 5: $10 (must be accompanied by an adult) Register at: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com

Sunshine, Cottaging and Canning!

For those of you that are wondering where I have disappeared to, wonder no more I took the month of August off and enjoyed every single second of it however, I am excited to be back at Seasons and running our Fall term. However, since I’m not very good at sitting still, I kept myself very busy at the cottage. I made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets (yes that’s right I’m bringing the 90s back). I also got into canning and figured since Fall is around the corner this is the perfect time. We had this fabulous antique oven/stove up at the at cottage which wasn’t all that great for baking but just perfect for pickling. Here’s a great recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles, easy and delicious!    Bread and Butter Pickles Ingredients 5 1/2 cups (1 1/2 pounds) thinly sliced pickling cucumbers 1 1/2 Tablespoons kosher salt 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar …