Year of the Horse: Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printable]

Who makes New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st? Why not wait and make them “Graffiti-style” on Chinese New Year?  The Year of the Horse begins on January 31st. To get ready for the big day, we’ll be making these “Graffiti Resolution” Sheets. Want to try? All you need to do is print out the image or […]

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Framing Gulliver’s Travels

Happy New Year! As is our way, we took the first few weeks in January to re-group after our outrageous 2013 Family Advent Calendar escapades.  Of course, we haven’t actually had much time to rest.  We’ve had the usual back to school rush, albeit with a bit more snow and ice to tackle along the […]

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Merry Christmas!

Check out our Advent Page for a guide to all of our 2013 Advent posts! _________________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In Defense of Burning

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Family Advent Calendar: Our Christmas Eve Checklist and A Lemon Bûche de Noël

It’s Christmas Eve! Time for cookies, merry-making, carolling, mass, a huge fish dinner, cozy pyjamas and some final Christmas preparations! And don’t miss our awesome new Bûche de Noël, The Lemon Edition!!! Christmas Eve Checklist □ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Lemon Bûche de Noël for tomorrow’s […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 21: Christmas Cookie Party! Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, and other Old Favourites

It’s time to make loads and loads of Christmas Cookies! Today, we’re making two new Lunchbox Season recipes: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies and Pfeffernüssen.  We’ll also be whipping up batches of some of our old favourites: Cookie Meteors and Santa Babies. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies makes 3.5 dozen Ingredients 1.6 cups […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 18: It’s a Carol-Off! Re-write an Existing Christmas Carol or “Christmassify” a Popular Song!

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes….CHRISTMAS is all around me, It’s everywhere I go.” - from Love, Actually Tonight, continuing a tradition we started several years ago, we’ll write our own Christmas Carols. Since the kids are absolutely in love with the Bill Nighy character’s comic Christmas version of a […]

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