Wednesday, 15 February 2017

2017 The Sibling Portrait Project at Ladybug Home

We are joining for a 3rd year of the "The Sibling Portrait Project" that was originally created by Lucy of Dear Beautiful. I am excited that a couple new co-hosts have joined the team including Donna from What the Redhead Said. On the 15th of each month, I join a group of bloggers to document the very special relationship between brothers and sisters. This also creates a visual timeline of how quickly our children are growing up.

Search #SiblingsProject on Twitter and Instagram or follow @siblings_photos on Instagram to view the monthly collection of photos.

The Me and Mine Project

February 2017
Big Sister is officially now 5 years old! I truly do not know where the last 5 years went. Big Sister is still loving school and counting down the days until Grandma and Papa come visit. She loved her superhero themed birthday and received lots of new craft kits. She has been making greeting cards for family and friends almost daily. Big Sister loves writing new words and trying to read books. She wants to try football (soccer) in the Spring.
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Start Little Learn Big Book Collection - Parragon Book Review

After Little Brother and I recently reviewed the Little Learners Book Collection from Parragon Books, I was asked if Big Sister and I would be interested in reviewing the Start Little Learn Big collection that is aimed at 3 to 6 year olds. Big Sister just turned 5 years old so she was the perfect age to discover this book collection. We were given a sneak peak at these new books in this collection that launch date is April 4, 2017. 
Start Little Learn Big Parragon Books
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Big Sister was very excited to open the beautifully designed book box that contained the following titles: Numbers I Know; Opposites: Lift-the-Flap; and I Can ShareAll these books encourage exploring with touch and illustrated with bright stimulating colours.
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Monday, 6 February 2017

The Home Life Project - February 2017

Joining Clare from Maybush Studio with her "The Home Life Photography Project - February ".  This monthly photography project involves documenting your daily life for one day per month.

DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Normally, I document the life around our home for this photography project but this month I am focusing on somewhere that feels like home to my family. We became member of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo around 3 years ago and it has felt like our 2nd home ever since. We have spent many hours running around the zoo and visiting the animals. Our favourite part of heading to the zoo is the feeling of freedom. Freedom from social media, people and daily life. The zoo property is 600 acres so even on busier days it never feels crowded. There is so many different animal species that there is alway a new animal friend to meet on every visit. We fill our lungs with fresh air and always come home with ache tired feet. 

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January Metallic Decoration Tree with Pinty Plus

I love the cheerful festive Christmas decorations in our home every year but when it is time to take them down the house feels so dull and empty. My solution to missing the Christmas decorations is to add some metallic decor to my home. Love to add a little touch of glamour to our home to welcome in a new year in January. 
January Metallic Decoration Tree with Pinty Plus Paint
I decided to transition my son's Christmas tree with metallic stars. As a member of the Pinty Plus Blogger Ambassador program, I requested several cans of the Pinty Plus Basic Metallic Gloss Spray Paints in Silver, Gold, and Copper. This fast drying metallic spray paint can be used on surfaces including wood and cardboard. 
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Home Life Project - January 2017

Joining Clare from Maybush Studio with her "The Home Life Photography Project - January".  This monthly photography project involves documenting your daily life for one day per month.

DATE: Saturday, January 14th, 2017

This month is focused on recovering from Christmas season and preparing for Little Ladybug's birthday. My beautiful and brave girl is turning five years old this month. Our Saturday started with a filming a video together about some of the party supplies for her upcoming birthday party. We had no plans for the day and so it was a purely a day to relax around our home. My children have no issue finding activities to keep the busy around the house. They spent the morning dancing to music, finding uneaten Christmas candy, rearranging the decorations on our New Years' tree, and watching tv while sitting on their balance bikes. Afternoon activities included looking through my jewellery and makeup in the bathroom and discovering the magic of static electricity. Little Ladybug soon found random pieces of paper to create a "troll". It was day filled with laughter and relaxation. We definitely need a "no plans" weekend day at least once a month. 
"My Super Hero"
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Monday, 16 January 2017

Little Learners Book Collection - Parragon Books Review

There was very exciting news at Parragon Books the beginning of 2017 with the relaunch of the Little Learners book collection for babies and toddlers. This refresh imprint of books continues the tradition of creating books that encourage learning and creates special bonding moments between children and parents. 

Little Boy and I were extremely excited to be chosen to review a very special Little Learners Book Buddies Box filled with five adorable new books. Little Boy loved opening the box and unwrapping the purple tissue paper to discover these books. 
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The titles that we were sent were: Mummy and Baby; I Can Say Please; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Incy Wincy Spider; and Cow Says Moo. All these books encourage exploring with touch and illustrated with very calming colours. 
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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Factivity Robots and Gadgets - Parragon Books #Review

We have been Parragon Book Buddies for over a year now and we have enjoyed reviewing many interesting books. In December, we were sent a brand new book called Factivity Robots and Gadgets that was released on January 3rd, 2017. The recommended age is 5-8 years.
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Monday, 2 January 2017

Weekly Life Updates 2017 on Ladybug Home YouTube

During Summer 2016, I decided to start filming weekly "life updates" for the Ladybug Home YouTube Channel. These weekly life updates were a chance to take a few minutes each week to record what had happen the past week around our home, share some of our family adventures, and interesting new discoveries (books, strollers, artwork, etc.) I am always grateful when friends stop by to watch these updates but also know that my mother loves watching them. Life can get very busy and I don't always have uninterrupted time to talk to my parents each week. This is great way to share life moments with them.
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