Last Minute Valentine’s Day Activities

7 last minute vday ideas

I can’t be the only one who realizes it’s the 8th (or sometimes even later), and thinks “OH SHOOT! It’s Valentine’s Day, and I haven’t even begun to think about it yet.”  It’s not that I am anti-Valentine’s Day, it’s that it isn’t like Christmas, and there just isn’t as much planning to go into it, then bang it’s here and I haven’t done anything. Many people don’t celebrate, or do just a little bit.

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Leap Into the Leap Year

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When I was a kid, I thought leap years were so weird.  It seemed randomly there was an extra day.  I know, of course, now why we have it, and that it isn’t random, but when you are a kid, it just is bam a free day. I had a teacher that once told me not to think of it as an extra day to do school work, or work or whatever, but to think of it as a bonus day.  On that day, you can do whatever you want that you are normally scared to do (of course as long as it wasn’t something inappropriate).

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Friday Frenzy

Friday Frenzy

Tiffany, from Naturally Cracked, and I have teamed up to make this giveaway linky even more amazingly awesome!

Each Friday we will be posting this giveaway linky for you to either enter some awesome giveaways, or share your own! We would love if you shared this giveaway linky too as we want to spread the word and promote awesome giveaways! We also love to help people win win win!

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Travelling Tuesday

Welcome to Travelling Maple Tuesdays!

Each Tuesday we invite you to post a picture on Instagram and include the hastag ‪#‎TravellingMaple‬. Travelling Maple is a website meant to showcase Canadian travel content. Canadian writers are invited to submit their travel themed posts. It can be about worldwide travel, or travel that takes place here in Canada; around the world or down the block, we want to hear about it (Remember, what’s local for you can be a tourist destination for someone else). Any local festivals or sites that you want tourists to know about share with us! 

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Friday Frenzy

Friday Frenzy

Tiffany, from Naturally Cracked, and I have teamed up to make this giveaway linky even more amazingly awesome!

Each Friday we will be posting this giveaway linky for you to either enter some awesome giveaways, or share your own! We would love if you shared this giveaway linky too as we want to spread the word and promote awesome giveaways! We also love to help people win win win!

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My #Skyblanket2016 Update

I am working my way through the Skyblanket this year, and I really love this project. The blanket is turning out way different then any other blanket I would create.

It is also fun to have to stop and look up at the sky each day, and then grabbing the yarn that matches it.  I have no idea what tomorrow’s stripe will look like, and I can’t come up with it on my own. It’s just such a fun surprise.

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Knitting 2016 Calendar

For Christmas this year one of my presents was this awesome Knitting 2016 Day-to-Day Calendar.

My hubby use to get me daily calendars a lot when I was working, but now that I am home, there hasn’t been any that really fit since I haven’t needed the quick at a glance date and trivia information.  He was going to get me a NASCAR wall calendar because I could write out the boys school info, and have my NASCAR displayed. But then he spotted this calendar!

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Grab a Ball Blanket

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Since I moved to this town 4 years ago, I have been knitting “ugly” blankets for a local emergency hospital and animal shelter.  They like getting lots of knitted blankets, and don’t care what they look like. They said they like “ugly” blankets because when you have an animal that has come in bleeding, they pick it up and in a cozy blanket, and then aren’t worried about ruining it.  So I use up all my scrappy scraps to make blankets to donate to them.

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Friday Frenzy

Friday Frenzy

Tiffany, from Naturally Cracked, and I have teamed up to make this giveaway linky even more amazingly awesome!

Each Friday we will be posting this giveaway linky for you to either enter some awesome giveaways, or share your own! We would love if you shared this giveaway linky too as we want to spread the word and promote awesome giveaways! We also love to help people win win win!

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The Plans I Have For You #Giveaway

The plans I have for you

I have one avid reader, and a I will read if it really interests me reader.  I have a beginner reader too, but he is just staring out so I haven’t really had to find him books yet as we have plenty on hand for him.

My avid reader is tricky. He is 7, and reads well ahead of where he should be.  At age 5 he was reading chapter books, and it can be hard to find age appropriate content for a child so young. Some concepts would go over his head. So he would read it, but not understand what he was reading.

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