Monday, July 4, 2016

Light Table

I scored myself an old, used light table for super cheap. These things are money!!! Only problem was that it was a little sad looking and didn't even work!! Haha! I figured it just needed a new light bulb, but turns out it was an electrical issue! Some how Husband was able to figure it out and got it working again! He also took the table apart and sanded the whole thing down for me! If that's not love, I don't know what is! Haha! I planned on painting the whole thing... grey of course... but ended up loving the natural wood look so much, that we just left it! I love it soooooo much!! Hopefully the girl loves it as much as I do!

I set out the loose parts and the girl went to town creating a few compositions! Not sure why there are those funny lines on my pics, but anyways!

 This one is her Papa!

This one is her! I helped with the hair. Can you guess which side Yulli did and which side I helped with? Haha the girl can be so type A!!

 These are "beautiful flowers in the garden"!

Eeek I love it! Can't wait for more explorations with this thing!!

Rainbow Egg Recipe

The girl has been obsessed with watching cooking shows lately! She has also been asking non-stop to make "a rainbow egg recipe"! What on Earth are rainbow eggs? Well after much questioning, I have concluded they are not dyed Easter eggs. I still have no idea what she's talking about, but decided to indulge her anyways. We took my tried and true Chinese egg tart recipe and turned it rainbow! This recipe is so super easy and always a crowd pleaser!

Mix 1 egg, 1/4 sugar and 3/4 cream or milk. Pour into frozen dessert tarts. Bake for 35mins at 325C.

See!! So super simple!! This recipe will make 10 tarts! I usually add a couple drops of yellow food coloring to give it some color! So this time we added various colors and made it rainbow!! Hopefully the girl is satisfied with this "rainbow egg recipe"!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Duct tape to the rescue!

Yules has the Ikea Latt table and chair set downstairs in her nook. We painted it grey (of course) when we first got it! Somehow it got a big crack in one of the seats... I'm thinking an adult or big kid may have stood on it. So note to self, don't stand on it if you have one! It was totally still useable just a big eyesore! Anyways, what I'm getting at is that I finally addressed the problem! Yay me!

First I duct taped the crack on both sides... hahah problem solved!! Then I used an exacto knife and "beveled" (aka shaved off) the entire edge of the seat.

Next I added a little batting and leftover fabric and "upholstered" the seat, securing it with duct tape!! Haha soooooo ghetto! Then I slid the whole thing back together and voila, Yules now has cute upholstered chairs (just don't look at the bottom haha)!!!

Happy Papa's Day!!

Kalbs and Yules hope all the Papas had a wonderful day filled with lots of love and laughter!!!

Yulli made this lovely portrait for her dad! It took us a little while but I think it looks great! We spent lots of time talking about the different colours and shapes in his face. I helped her draw the shapes and she cut and glued them.

We also did our annual questionnaire!

 Here is last year's questionnaire for comparison!

He still likes watching hockey and still looks like a bear... but he's aged 15 years!! Hahaha

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Best Art Ever!

What happens when you leave the art supplies out and allow children to explore freely?

You get 3 kids who chose on their own to go and sit down to create something. You get 3 kids who created 3 different things on their own. You get a drawing of a butterfly. You get a mixed-media collage for his dad. And you get an architectural drawing of a playground! SERIOUSLY... this makes my heart so happy!!

Ditch the crafts and the instructions and the expectations and they will surprise you with THIS!! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy Sunday!

Here's 6 random things that are making my heart happy this Sunday:

1. Books neatly organized and colour-coordinated!

2. This ice-cream!! OMG it's so yummmm and I don't even like coconut (except in Malibu of course). Super creamy and delish!

3. Peonies!! Oh man these flowers are so lovely... minus the tiny ants that apparently love them too!
4. Fresh veggies from Kim's garden!
5. Coffee dates with this girl!
6. And of course this big bear makes my heart the happiest!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Crafty creations!

My bestie and I have grand ol' dreams of making beautiful crafty things! Although we have a blast, they usually turn out less then stellar! Haha! Our latest creations were from a paint night and attempts at making terrariums!

Even though these paintings don't look that shabby, they are a far cry from the inspiration painting! Hah! I do appreciate that we were able to choose our own colours and that they all look so different and "unique"! I've since dibble dabbled at my masterpiece... attempting to make it better but it's a lost cause! My painting is currently hanging in the powder room, but probably not for long!

We also attempted to make terrariums with no direction or expertise and only the guidance of Pinterest! We made a billion of them and they are ALL "special-looking"! Haha! Even though they aren't as beautiful and Pinterest-worthy as we had hoped, it was definitely super fun and relaxing! Oh wait... maybe that was from the wine? Haha! Anyways, here's a few of the different ones we made! Hopefully they survive our brown thumb of death!