Valentine’s day is one of the best times to be creative. The best valentine’s cards are ones that are interactive and are least likely to end up in the trash. Compared to normal cards, each of these cards are creative, engaging and quick to put together and hand out! Rounding up some of the best valentine’s day cards available, these cards are adorable and fun to give.[Read more…]
Can you believe your baby is already 6 months old? Your little one is beginning to communicate with you and will be starting solids. At six months, your baby may already be sitting unassisted and ready to start interacting with objects and toys. With so many toys out there, it can be hard to know what is appropriate for a six month old, and what toys would even like to play with. I’ve listed some of my daughter’s favourites when she was six month old as well as the reasoning behind why they are on this list.[Read more…]
Moms usually have the hardest job of all and most are just looking for a break. Whether the mom you are buying for is a working mom, a stay at home mom, athletic mom, or techie mom, we’ve got you covered.
These gift ideas are great for valentines day, mother’s day or her birthday so don’t forget to save this page and come back to it when you have any excuse to show mom how much you appreciate her. These gifts can also be purchased last minute since they are all readily available on Amazon.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for dad, take a look at our long Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for him for some![Read more…]
One year old’s have an attention span of approx. 2-3 minutes. With even a short-haul flight, that’s a lot of activities you need to come up with occupy that time. And don’t forget about the airport entertainment too!
If you are like me and forgot to book a flight during naps, then you’ll need all the entertainment tools possible, without taking up too much space in the luggage and toys that allow for multi-purpose play.
In order to keep our babies busy, I’ve compiled some of the best toys to entertain a one year old on a plane. Most of these are readily available, cheap to find and will definitely buy you some time on both your departure and return flights.[Read more…]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is just around the corner, there’s snow and it’s minus 10 degrees. Unless of course you’re one of the lucky ones that get to escape to warmer weather. This year, my family went to Mexico to escape the cold and travelling to Mexico with a one year old is no easy feat.
Do I need a Visa to travel to Mexico?
If you are travelling to Mexico from Canada, the only travel documentation you need is a valid passport. Canada and the United States are among the 67 countries that are exempt from a visa to enter Mexico. Make sure you’ve given yourself enough time to get a passport for your baby. Sometimes during the busy season, Passport Canada can take weeks to months to process your application. We had ours done when our daughter was around 8 months.
TIP // I’ve found that Costco has the best price for passport photos. They have a lot of experience with getting a good photo with babies as well.[Read more…]
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or ideas on what to fill your child’s advent calendar with, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for advent calendar ideas for your baby, toddler, or child, I’ve grouped ideas below by age group for you![Read more…]
We play a lot of board games in our house. It’s our Friday wind-down activity that is phone-free, quality couple time. When Olivia was born though, we found this time constantly interrupted and we’ve opted to play games that can play in one hour or less. The list below are games that we love playing, can play in one hour or less, and are different enough that you won’t have a problem having them all in your collection.
These games are great for Valentine’s day, a date night or even to play at lunch time with a friend.
Think something is missing? Let us know in the comments![Read more…]
Every new engaged couple quickly learns how expensive weddings are.
The first thing couples book is the venue. They know they need a photographer, food, flowers, music. But what about a wedding planner?
Though wedding planners aren’t on the top of most couples’ shopping list, it should be. And here’s why.
1) How much is your time worth?
You probably don’t realize it yet. You have a year until the wedding right? That’s plenty of time!
But time will pass and the next thing you know, you’re getting married in 3 months. Did you book your flowers? Do you have the cake ready? How about the favours? The bridal party gifts? Make-up and Hair booked? Suit Rentals? [Read more…]
Welcome to The Dear Friend Project: Spring 2016 link-up!
I’m very excited to see what the participants have come up with. If you have signed-up for this session, please add your blog posts to this link-up!
If you weren’t able to participate in the Spring 2016 session, not to worry, there will be another one in the Summer of 2016. Please subscribe to the Pocket Wonders e-mail list or follow me on Twitter to hear about the next session.
And now without further ado, the link-up!
I’m excited to release my first digital product in over 3 years! Following up with my post from earlier this week where I provided a free mood board template, I’ve created five more for you to play with. These ones are available in my shop or on Etsy.
I’ve also put together an instructional video to help those using any of my mood boards. They’re so much fun to use and make and I’ll likely be sharing some mood boards weekly that I’ve created as well. Please do let me know what you think and let me know if you use them to make any mood boards. I’d love to see what people come with.
Below I’ve posted some information for those who are completely new to mood boards. Send me a message if you have any questions!
What is a mood board?
A mood board is a collection of images, assets, patterns, and colours to create a mood or to provide inspiration. Mood boards are commonly used as style guides.
Why should you use a mood board?
Mood board are pretty popular among bloggers and you can normally find them in blog posts. Mood boards can be found in the fashion and design industry to anyone planning an event or in need of inspiration. CreativBloq lists 7 reasons why you should use a mood board and why its worth the time.
If you’re looking at rebranding your website, they are extremely useful in establishing the colours and feel of the website. Mood boards save tons of time and are a casual draw-up without investing too much energy to get an idea of what clients are looking for.
I’ve used them many times when creating themes for weddings. Mood boards are nice and quick to draw up a theme to see if I’m on the right page with a client.
And finally, they’re just fun to make!
So how do I get one?