Monday, October 31, 2011

One Thousand Gifts–Week 21

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211. Mango juice at 1$ a bottle – I got 12 last week!

212. Having my kids home so I can make Mummy Dog and Spider Web dip!

213. A waved fee from a dentist for a checkup for my oldest who was complaining of pain while chewing that lasted about 5 minutes.

214. Friends going to AWANA with our kids.

215. Knowing that God is in control.

216. Sewing Awana badges on the vests/shirt

217. an helpful ten years old who loves to cook for the whole family

218. Supper with my brother-in-law and his wife at the restaurant while the kids are at AWANA.

219. A husband letting me work on my assignments for my two courses during the week-end.

220. A night chatting with the in-laws while our oldest was babysitting.

Halloween 2011

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Friday, October 28, 2011

What’s for Lunch before Halloween…

Today I decided to do something I saw on Pinterest.   Mummy dogs.image

But I didn’t have the Pillsbury package instead I had a box Tenderflake puff pastry in the freezer that I decided to use for our lunch.

Take the puff pastry out of the box and cut the square in sections.

Slowly wrap the hotdog (we had chicken ones) as though you are making a mummy!

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The older boys helped me making them.

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Align the mummy dog on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook 350 for about 25 minutes or so.

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While the mummy dogs were cooking, I decided to make some spider web dip with ketchup and mustard.

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Then Alexandre put the eyes on the mummies with mustard.

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And voilà mummy dogs waiting to be eaten by my four kids…

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A close up of one of the mummy dogs…    Don’t you think he looks scared to death?  Mmmmuuuaaaaahaahahahahaah!

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The kids had a wonderful lunch.  I think they liked the idea…  This could also be a wonderful lunch ideas when studying Egypt and the pyramids….  

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Next time, I am planning to use the Pillsbury package.   The dough won’t be as flaky as this one.  Still it was YummY for our tummies!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

L’Évangile en Papier

When I was younger, there was a television show that I would never miss.  It was called L’Évangile en Papier (Paper Gospels) and the guy behind it was Claude Lafortune.  He would manipulate and construct any stories from the New Testament with paper.

His creations were stunning and to be honest if I could get my hands on DVDs on this show, I would get them.   It was marvelous to see a parable get put with characters like the ones below representing the Holy Family.

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Or even this one.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby That-A-Way

or…  Bébé Caprice in Quebec back in the late 70s…

I had this doll and played quite a bit with it.   It hate batteries like there is no tomorrow though – huge D ones!  But boy did I love having her crawl on her four around the living room!

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What was you favorite doll when you were a little girl?

One Thousand Gifts–Week 20

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201. Chats with other moms during swimming lessons on Wednesday afternoons.

202. Going on a retreat with my sister-in-law.

203. Being inspired by God while starting an Scripture Art journaling.

204. Kids who don’t complain much when ask to help (sometimes they do but it is much more enjoyable when they don’t).

205. Reading great parenting books like the ones from Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. Tim Kimmel and Dr. James Dobson.

206. The smell of Fall in the morning (okay I know I wrote this last week but I just love it…)

207. Sunshine which allows you to wear only a warm sweater and not a coat.

208. the business accounting documents completed and brought to the accountant.

209. Going to the truck dealer and not having to pay anything for a wheel bearing problem (Thanks for guarantees!)…

210. Being able to teach my kids during this season of our life together.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

One Thousand Gifts–Week 19

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191. Tobymac concert in town on Thanksgiving night

192. the kids being able to learn regular lessons from life with preparing a comic convention with their dad

193. a youth astronomy activity

194. getting together with another family for science experiments

195. a walk in the woods close to home

196. a squirrel visiting our backyard

197. chipmunk running across the path in the woods

198. Fall colors

199. my hardworking husband

200. the presence of God in my life

Sunday, October 16, 2011

365 Project–Day 284

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Blast from the Past

This morning – like very early because I was awake – I decided to do a board called Blast from the Past on Pinterest.

And I started thinking about what I watched as a kid, what I played with and so on…

Then I remembered getting the Princess Leia Doll one year.

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She was much bigger than the Barbie dolls.   

What toy to you remember from the 70s/80s that you played with?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

365 Project–Day 283

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Discovering Scripture Journaling

Since I’ve discovered Pinterest I have been inspired in many ways – cooking, homeschooling, organizing my house, gardening eventually even with our current backyard, photography and drawing/painting.

Recently I have posted an example of one of the project I have done – the painting of the birds on a line.

I’ve also discovered scripture journaling which also develop my creativity.    I have based some scriptures on what I have found on Pinterest like John 3:16 and Galatians 5:22-23 but my husband challenged me to come up with something of my own…   I pondered and God put a scripture in my heart about a week ago or so.  It was perfect for the past week-end which was our Canadian Thanksgiving as well!  I’ve worked with pencils to sketch it and then added color.   I’m not a professional and I am learning…  Drawing the hand was challenging but even though one finger seem out of place I think I did a good job.   Hubby thinks he should buy me some lessons one day…

So here is the scripture I have done.

Psalm 107:1

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Tell me what you think of it.  I would love to read your comments.

Blessings!

Friday, October 14, 2011

365 Project–Day 282

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

365 Project–Day 281

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

365 Project–Day 280

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Target Audiences

Recently I have learned quite a bit on target audiences and the importance of knowing the audience we are trying to reach. For the purpose of this blog post I have decided to identify the target audiences of my review blog, Canadianladybug Reviews!.

Most of my readers would be homeschoolers as I review many homeschool products as well as anyone interested in a particular book, product or toy. My readers come from all around the world as shown in this map below.

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People reading my blog obviously come from a wide ethnic community as I have visitors from around the world. Consequently, I consider that I have to be professional in my writing and be careful in wording my thoughts while writing a post.

People reading my blog could come from various classes with various income and budget. I also know that many of my regular readers are some friends I have made while participating to the TOS Homeschool Crew in the past three years. These women are homeschoolers themselves, have various hobbies from sewing, knitting, crocheting to photography like myself. They are mostly Christian women who have chosen to homeschool their kids for various reasons.

Knowing the fact that homeschoolers are always looking for good products at good price, I could blog more about the opportunities of free products available on a more regular basis which I am not currently doing. I have discovered numerous great products that were free for a period of time and it never really dawned on me that I could blog about it. And if these products are fabulous for me why wouldn’t others enjoy them as well?

Another way to reach out to my readers would be to offer more giveaways. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do because not all companies are willing to provide extra products for such a thing.

Note to my readers: I am currently doing two courses to complete my Social Media Certificate. One of the course is Digital Communication. This is my second blog post assignment. I will post my assignments here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

365 Project–Day 279

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Monday, October 10, 2011

365 Project–Day 278

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TobyMac Concert

One Thousand Gifts–Week 18

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181. My husband willing to make some homemade donuts last Sunday.

182. A wonderful eye doctor for the whole family!

183. Special courses like the Junior Vet one my son participated.

184. the smell of Fall

185. the beautiful colors in the trees

186. observing a chickadee eating some sunflower seeds

187. one last trip at the RV before we close it down

188. God’s blessings on our family

189. turkeys at 97 cents a pound

190. Big stand-up freezer in the house to store the turkeys!  *grin*

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

365 Project–Day 277

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

365 Project–Day 276

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Friday, October 7, 2011

365 Project–Day 275

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

365 Project–Day 274

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

365 Project–Day 273

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