Hobbies

I mean, I do technically have hobbies. You will not find documentation of my YouTube or Netflix marathons (or will you?) but rather things related to crafts, Lego, and The Sims. I am a big ol’ nerd.

Cuban vacation

Cuban vacation

Last year, I went on a vacation without my kids to Cuba to see my friends get married. As of this writing, it is cold, windy, and everything sucks due...

First day of school

First day of 1st

Someone was excited to go back to school and see his friends! I like taking “first day” pictures in front of the door. It’s easy to see how much they’ve...

Pride parade

Pride parade

In 2019, we had the opportunity to participate in our local pride parade. It was extremely hot that day; 40 degrees with the humidex. The boys really liked waving to...

Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove memories

Peggy’s Cove is a beautiful local landmark. The boys enjoy climbing on the rocks — not the ones close to the shore, of course — and watching the waves crash....

Monkeying around

Monkeying around

We are lucky to have multiple playgrounds accessible to our community. A change of scenery is also nice. Things look different upside down, too! Ever since I got a color...

Cousins

Cousins

Hatfield Farm has family fun days in the warmer months. I love bringing the kids here. There are playgrounds, a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides (and sleigh rides in the...

The face of Yoshi

The face of Yoshi

For Oliver’s 6th birthday, Five Little Monkeys Entertainment came by and painted the kids’ faces and did some balloon twisting. The young boys present really enjoyed the balloon swords. Amanda...

Reptilian birthday

Reptilian birthday

Little Ray’s, our local reptile rescue, does events such as birthday parties. When Quentin turned 4, they came by with an assortment of creatures for the kids to see, learn...

Cutout birthday card

I won’t say this one was quick and easy, because it took a while to assemble. It’s a premade design courtesy of Cricut Design Space, once again. I know the...

Monster card

Monster card

Rawr! I’ve made this card before. I can’t take credit for the design; it is part of the Crazy Cute Cards cartridge in Cricut Design Space. I’ve made a few...

Watercolor burst card

Watercolor burst

I bought myself some watercolor brush pens, not knowing how they worked. I was hoping that they would go on the paper looking like watercolor paints, but that’s not the...

Lego Pirate Roller Coaster

Pirate Roller Coaster speed build

Pirates and roller coasters? What’s not to love? Some 34-year-olds get jewelry and wine for their birthday, others get Lego. This one was a gift from my family. Oliver was...

Lego Sweet Surprises

Sweet Surprises speed build

I love the Creator modular buildings of this size. I hope to collect more and have a little town on display. My favorite parts of this build are the cake...

Lego Ferry

Ferry speed build

This set had been sitting on my shelf unopened for months. I think I grabbed it on clearance from Canadian Tire. Nothing stands out to me about this set, though...

Cricut Christmas card

Metallic Christmas card

I can’t take the credit for designing this one — it’s a project taken directly from Cricut Design Space! I made this for my kid’s teacher. It took quite a...

Cupcake birthday card

Pink cupcake

I made this cupcake birthday card for a little girl who is turning four. I asked her mother what she likes, and she responded with “babies, hair and nails —...

Confetti birthday card

Confetti card

Another birthday card — are we sensing a theme? — but this time I have uploaded my design to Cricut Design Space! In order to make this card with your...

Sims 4 speed build - The Stacks - front

The Stacks

This video is a Sims 4 speed build. A new cheat was added to the game recently — bb.showliveeditobjects. This makes world objects appear in build & buy mode that...

Layered thank you card

Brick layered thank you card

A friend enlisted me to create a thank you card for a family member. After showing her various intricate and feminine designs from Cricut Design Space, she opted for a...

Matriarch's Mansion - 100 baby challenge

The Matriarch’s Mansion

When the Sims 4 came out in 2014, I was mostly uninterested. On a whim, I purchased it when it was on sale for $5 and played it for a...