Valentine’s Day Ideas for Parents

Valentine’s Day is coming up and as a parent of little ones, sometimes that means figuring out a date night for after bedtime, right in your own home!  I love stay-in date nights, especially in the winter, because you don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to go out in the cold, and you don’t have to scramble for a sitter. Win-Win!  Here are a few ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day Date Night In <3

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Alright, let’s set the scene.  The kids are in their beds, they’re actually asleep!  It’s Valentine’s Day. You and your significant other go to the dining room to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day Date Night In.  What do you need?

01 // A pretty candle to make your after dinner desert romantic
I like having a candle burning of ambiance, but especially on Valentine’s Day!  We’ll have a nice dessert and a hot beverage, and have a candle going!  It’ll be so lovely.

02 // Matching Couples Mugs for your coffee or tea
What’s better than Luke & Leia quotes for your Valentine’s Day Date?  The lines are classic, plus, it’s really cute to have matching mugs <3

03 // A game to play for two
What could be more romantic then trying to get your affections known by the princess?  Love Letter is a fun game to play with two or more, so it’s perfect for a date night with your love.  It’s also really easy to play, and quick, so it works well if you don’t have a lot of time to play!

04 // A gift to personalize for your love
It’s fun to write cute messages to each other, and this journal is even cuter because you can write in whatever you want in an adorable package!

05 // Couples Pillowcases … to end the night 😉
I love the idea of matching pillowcases for the bed, and these are just darling!  <3

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

xoxo,
Alysa

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Our Christmas Tree 2016

I love our tree this year so much.  It’s HUGE!  Andrew went on the first day they were available, and picked the tallest one he could find.  It was packaged so nicely that it led us to believe that it would be a tall skinny tree.  Well, we unwrapped it and KA-POW! GIANT!  It takes up so much of the living room, but I don’t care. I love it so much!

And every year Christmas with Autumn is more fun than the last.  This year, she’s more aware of things.  She was there when Andrew brought home this tree, so any time anyone mentions the tree, she talks about how Daddy brought it home haha. It’s really cute!

xoxo,
Alysa

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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day everyone!  I hope that whatever you’re doing today, it’s super fun and super Canadian! If you need any ideas for fun things to do, you can check out the list of Canadian things I came up with on election day.  They still apply, aside from the voting selfie and actually going to vote that is.  But everything else would be excellent ways to celebrate Canada Day!

What are you doing for Canada Day today?

xoxo,
Alysa

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Disney on Ice surprise

   
Last Friday evening, my husband surprised me by taking me to see Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream.

It was such a fun night and a great surprise! He had his brother & sister in law come over to babysit and we were able to totally get out on our own. 

  

One thing that was the most fun was hearing all the kids around us get so into it. It was so cute how excited they were to be there. Next time, Andrew wants to take our daughter with him instead haha I think that she would have a blast! All the little girls dressed as princesses were so cute.

 

The princesses included were Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella & Rapunzel. The biggest story was Rapunzel and it was fantastic the way they depicted it on the ice. The only downside I saw was how little ice time they gave to Tiana. All the other princesses got to tell their whole story, but Tiana only got like one song 😔 that was a little disappointing, but overall I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who loves magic and figure skating!

Xoxo,

Alysa

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