Sunday, 15 May 2016

2016 The Sibling Portrait Project at LadyBug Home

In 2016, we will be joining in for another year with the "The Sibling Portrait Project" that was created by Lucy of Dear Beautiful. 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. My favourite photos are of the first photo of a baby joining a family and sometimes promoting an only child to "Big Sister" or "Big Brother".

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The Me and Mine Project
MAY 2016
We are loving spring and sunshine. The flowers are blooming and we have loved walking in the sunshine and splashing in spring rain puddles.

It is official that Big Sister is off to school next September. We were allocated our first choice school. She asks almost daily about school and when she is going to start. She is excited that the uniform colour is one of her favourite colours. Her closest friends from Preschool are not joining her at her new school this September but she does have about 6 other Preschool pals that are moving to her new school with her. I just can't believe that she has only around 7 weeks left of Preschool. It just feels like another huge step in her life.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

2016 Me & Mine Portrait Project at LadyBug Home

In 2016, we will be joining in for another year with the "Me and Mine Project" that was created by Lucy of Dear Beautiful. On the last day of each month, I join a group of bloggers to document being a family. There is lots of photos of my husband or I with our children but rare photos of all us together. I have learned how to set the timer on the camera and every month we commit to taking a photo of the four us together.

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The Me and Mine Project
APRIL 2016
This was definitely a last minute effort to get a family photo. I love this photography project because it motivates us to take a family photo every month. This photo was take on April 30th by my niece. It is very similar to last months but different fence and everyone is a month older.  I think Bumblebee Boy's hair is ready for a his 1st official haircut in May. This month, we had two week break from school and it was actually not as challenging as I expected. Little Ladybug loves spending time with her friends at Preschool and I do enjoying have some time to work on projects during nap time in the mornings so school breaks can be stressful. There is lots of crafting and spending time around the house. We did take a family outing to the movie theatre. BB is definitely enjoying walking and now is in constant movement. Our trips to the library is very interesting now because BB loves to walk around and say 'hello' to everyone.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wooden Bench Makeover with Pinty Plus Chalk Paint

After admiring Clare's new chalk painted chair on her blog, Maybush Studio, I was thrilled when she contacted me to ask if I would like to be part of the Pinty Pluser Ambassador blogging team. This was an opportunity to use a recently released range of Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray (manufactured in Spain) from Novasol Spray UK on a couple projects around the home.
Since Pinty Plus Chalk Paint Spray can be applied to melamine, wood, plastic, glass, canvas, metal, cardboard and polystyrene, I quickly had a long list of items that I wanted to use the Chalk Paint Spray on. I decided to paint an unfurnished wooden bench that is currently sitting in our living room.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Messy Mat from Messy Me #Review

Our living room is the "heart" of the house. If the wooden floor could talk, it would probably tell you about how it is often covered with food crumbs, drops of paint, glue, and water. We were recently sent a Messy Mat from Messy Me, an English family-owned business. We loved the teal colour with stars. This oilcloth mat is 90 cms x 120 cms and is perfect for our daily use.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Vlog Stars April 2016 - 20 Questions Tag

This month, I am linking up with Aby from You Baby Me Mummy and Amy from Mr and Mrs T Plus Three for Vlog Stars April 2016. This month topic is "20 Questions Tag ".  Below are the questions if you want to join in.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Disney Art Therapy Colouring Books - Parragon Books #Review

As a member of the Parragon Books "Book Buddies" Team we received the Disney Frozen Art Therapy Colouring Bookand Disney Princess Art Therapy Colouring Book this month. These books are filled with beautiful complex black and white designs that are truly magical. My four year old daughter enjoyed looking at all the designs and colouring in a few pages but these books are more suited to older children or adults.