Taking time to be creative is a great way for me to de-stress. I love to use my hands and mind to create crafts, paint kids rooms, draw stories… really anything that keeps my imagination and creativity alive! I’ve always been a crafter. I’ve always loved gift giving. I’ve always learned and expressed myself visually.  Now I have a family and my kids have inherited many of these same traits. We hope that by sharing our ideas and fun with you that you are inspired to create too.


Getting your hands dirty and tackling the unknown… that’s impressive! But even more so, you have a major part in creating something of your own. Knowing what the ingredients are, who made it, and what methods were used are important for peace of mind.


When birthday parties come around, watch out! Simply put; we go all out.

The themed parties started modestly. With the first birthday of my eldest we had a simple family party, sparsely decorated. Looking back on it now (the flowers on the table, the butterfly cake and pastel coloured balloons) it is known as the ‘Butterfly Birthday’. Year two, she was completely in love with all things Sesame Street. As I was wanting to give her a fun party, but short on time, we only did hits of Sesame themed decor (cake, cupcakes, party bag – I only made one – for the birthday girl!). Then when she turned three, we took the time to make it fun… and the first theme party was created.  I had so much fun making it an event. The smile on my little one’s face was more than enough thanks for the time spent preparing for it all.

Now its become a running dialogue in our house. ‘What is your party going to be this year kiddo?’ My middle child has his themes picked out for the next 5 years!