Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

I love Halloween! I love the creativity and silliness of it all...I am really just a big kid.
I found this site last year and have made a few of these snacks for daycare Halloween parties as well as adapted them to make a spoooooky Halloween dinner before heading out trick or treating!
I have great success with these ideas. This year I am making the Salty Bones to accompany our "guts" dinner (spaghetti) and Cheese Fingers for lunch.

Hope you find some inspiration and try a couple of these for your little goblins to munch on today!!
Find some great Halloween Snacks HERE

Sunday, October 16, 2011

a new toy

I think if I had the chance I would go back to school and become a graphic designer. Not that I am an artist in any shape or form... actually using the term "artist" to describe my abilities may offend some.....but I do love the look and playing with digital design! My new obsession is It is a free (or low price - $20ish a year) online photo editing program. Now I know I said digital design, not photo editing, but with a few tips you too can be printing off some amazing labels, cards, signs, tags, etc.

I followed this tutorial at saltwater kids and was quickly hooked! It has it's limitations, but hey it's free!!!

I am putting together halloween treat bags for my neighbourhood kids. I used my newly acquired Picnik skills to create the tags for the bags. Each "picture" is three tags, so an economic and less wasteful choice!

Feel free to print these off for yourself if you like and don't want to spend the time making them!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Here in the great white north (or in my case the tiny green southwest we celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend. I just want to share a few things that I am thankful for.....
my family
my safe home
being married to a wonderful man
peace in my country

hope everyone had a wonderful day of gratitude.