Hello my Lovelies! I adore Easter. I have been spending much of my time making Easter Decorations, prepping Easter foods, searching stores for Easter decorations and teaching my children about Jesus dying on the cross and rising again for the sins of everyone in the whole world. A couple of years ago I decided that … Continue reading Easter Thoughts, Crafts, Decorations…
Blank Chart Available Too! Sometimes it can be difficult for kids to remember all the things they need to do to get ready for their day. There are just so many things! Get dressed, eat breakfast, brush your teeth, brush your hair...and on and on it goes. Part of our jobs as Moms and Dads … Continue reading Chore Chart – Free Printable!
Happy Valentine's Day!! I never really cared much for Valentine's Day in the past, but with all that's going on in the world, it's nice to have an excuse to celebrate, and change the pace of a week. So here we are anticipating Valentine's Day! My kids have three Valentine's Day parties in the next … Continue reading New Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
New Year, New Habits! Seven months before my husband and I decided to switch from public school to homeschooling I sat on a beach in Florida and talked with a lovely stranger, a mom of seven who homeschools, and told her that I would never ever homeschool. I told her she was crazy. Although, she … Continue reading Laundry Wars – Make Chores Fun!
Lockdown Fun for Families! In March of 2021 my family was scheduled to have a vacation. The sad news was that here in Ontario we were under a lockdown. So my husband rearranged his schedule to have our vacation in May, once things had opened up. The sad news was that by then we were … Continue reading Movie Theatre at Home
For Christmas last year my Mother-in-Law gave me the Book-To-Table Classics version of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. If you haven't heard of Book-to-Table Classics, each book (I believe they have made A Christmas Carol and Pride and Prejudice so far) contains the full novel interspersed with recipes from celebrity chefs. Each page is … Continue reading Food Art for Kids
Last year for New Year's Eve Ontario was in a lockdown. My family decided to make the most of it by having a full party, just the five of us. We had lovely food and drinks, New Year's Eve games and activities. The only stipulation during our planning was that everything we were going to … Continue reading Lockdown New Year’s Eve Party
Do you know what I love about having a Cricut? I can make gorgeous personalized gifts. I can MAKE gifts that other people pay full price for. I love using my Cricut to make gifts, and I love when people look at me, shocked that I'm able to create that by myself...okay, with my Cricut's … Continue reading Christmas Crafting with Your Cricut
A Tribute to My Nanny On Monday my precious Nanny passed away. Nanny was an amazing storyteller, and the number one subject we grandkids wanted to hear about was her own life. Nanny grew up in London, England in the 1930s, and when World War Two began she, along with her brother and sister, were … Continue reading Train Ride to the Countryside – Imaginative Play
Welcome to my But First We Craft Shop! Merry Christmas! Here you'll find find my new obsessions: handcrafted earrings and cozy, funny Roots socks! I've carefully curated my Christmas shop, and I really hope you find something perfect for the women in your life. To order these earrings please send me a private message through … Continue reading The Christmas Shoppe – But First We Craft