Category Archives: Holidays

Celebrate Mother’s Day at West Edmonton Mall

Celebrate Mother’s Day at West Edmonton Mall

Do you have plans this Mother’s Day?? Whether you want to celebrate and treat your mom or you need a break from being a mom Head on to West Edmonton Mall for their fabulous Mother’s Day Event.

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Mother’s Day Garden Party

Head to  Level One  in front of Victoria’s Secret! What you’ll be able to experience includes (but not limited to)

  • Rain Salon and Spa Pampering
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Product Demos
  • Hudson’s Bay Mini Makeover
  • Gap Giveaways
  • Fleurs Flowers Giveaways
  • DAVIDsTEA Tea Samples

Saving the best for last….drum Roll……..

The first 150 moms will get a swag bag filled with goodies from Hillberg & Berk, Cookies by George and more.

I’m loving all these things that every mom deserves to get.

Making life Memorable at West Edmonton Mall on Mother’s Day!

 

Tribute to Moms

Tribute to Moms
Mothers-Day

Mothers-Day

Everyone has a special place in their heart for their mother. Sure let’s admit it there’s always times we don’t seem to see eye-to-eye but we grow up and realize “Mother knows best”!

I really find myself understanding my mother a lot more now that I have children of my own. I find myself saying things and realizing I sound exactly like her and try to resist laughing when I see the reaction on my daughter’s face knowing EXACTLY what is going through her head ready to tell her “been there done that”

But at the end of the day we love them with all our hearts and know that we need to cherish them.

There’s no better way to celebrate our Moms with actually giving them a National Holiday called Mother’s Day…. Now being from the Middle east we celebrate Mother’s day on March 20. Now that I’m in North America this year I’ll be wishing my mom a Happy Mother’s day on May 14th from across the Atlantic…. A lot further than i’d like but that’s life, we have to make the best of it no matter where we are.

So Starting today until the day I’ll be posting Mother’s Day Theme posts. From little snippets for all those in Edmonton, Alberta on things around town as inspiration of what they can do for their mom’s or for themselves!!!

Making Life Memorable for all moms and daughters.

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

I believe I may have been Hispanic in my past life and funny enough there were many times when I was in college (in Austin, Texas) that so many people would speak to me in Spanish assuming I was. I probably disappointed them when I’d reply in Arabic just for kicks!

Looking back at the 4 years when I was there I really should have lived up “Cinco De Mayo” a lot more. Off course I find myself looking back at MANY situations now and thinking “If only I knew then what I know now” The good thing is as we grow we realize the importance of the little things and try to make up for it all.

So because the weekend is always crammed with all sorts of things and weather is unpredictable we decided to seize the day and have a Barbecue a little earlier….

Soon on the blog will be the recipe for the Maple Pecan Chocolate Balls

Making Life Memorable with every meal!

 

Fancy PhotoShoot-Easter

Fancy PhotoShoot-Easter

The wonderful thing i found about moving to Canada is the fact that you instantly become part of a community. With the help of social media and our “Community League” facbook page i got to virtually meet so many members of my community. It keeps me up-to-date without trying and knowing what new businesses are basically in our backyard!

This is exactly how I found out about the BODEUX PHOTOGRAPHY! We had the best time during the girls Easter photo session…

There was lots of gigles and laughs and Jared was absolutely amazing and patient when the girls were a little too silly!! And boy can the be extra silly!!!

Everything was super easy from the time we booked our session all the way to downloading the pictures!

 

As hard as it was to choose a picture to feature on the blog I figured I have to just blindly pick one!!

But then you don’t really get the essence of how much fun the girls had as much as this picture!!!

So the next time you are Making Life Memorable be sure to contact  BODEUX PHOTOGRAPHY I’m positive you’ll have a wonderful experience.

For more information contact Jared Bodeux

HELLO@BODEUX.CA

780.993.4154

Easter at PRAIRIE GARDENS

Easter at PRAIRIE GARDENS

I started off this post writing “I’m so Excite” then I realized this seems to be a reoccurring way to start…  That’s not good blogging technique but hey I’m really excited so I’m thrilled, enthused, delighted….or whatever adjective you choose about what we have planned for today!!!

We are taking the girls to PRAIRIE GARDENS to their Hop! Easter Festival I’m not sure if the girls are going to have much fun as I will!!!

I can’t wait to get there and do everything!!! If you’re interested the details for the00 are:

Good Friday April 14th, Saturday April 15th, Easter Sunday April 16th, and Holiday Monday April 17th.

I’m pretty sure  Prairie Garden will be Making Life Memorable for us this Easter!

 

Easter Treats….

Easter Treats….

I’m so excited I get to send some treats to school with the girls!!! I’m convinced my DIY hobbies are turning into an addiction…….but still don’t care!!!

 

Due to some gluten and nut restrictions in class this Easter I’m sending something fun but simple!!! These Easter bags are filled with chocolate and sprinkle coated marshmallows and popcorn. A little sweet and a little salty is what I’m going with.

 

 

 

I also made little tags with the girls names to add something a little more personalized!!! Nothing too fancy just little bunnies on Polka labels with a small “Happy Easter” and each girls’ name.

 

 

Found some really cute Easter themes ziplock bags at Dollarama which made it that much easier than designing my own…..plus being Very cost effective!

I’m just keeping true to myself and what I love doing!

Making life Memorable one holiday at a time….

 

Easter Photo

Easter Photo

One of the nicest things since I’ve moved to Canada is that I don’t have to work so hard on recreating a celebratory atmosphere for the girls. Everyone celebrates too!!

With Easter around the corner everywhere I look are bunnies, eggs and chicks….So much to choose from that I end up feeling extremely overwhelmed and the fact that I still don’t have my usual plan. I’m going to miss my usual Easter egg hunt in my garden with my playgroup peeps!

Yet there’s so much to do around here I hope that I venture out to at least one event!

 

We did get to go to West Edmonton Mall and were surprised to see the bunny photo Op….I really felt like i was in one of those movies….My version would definitely be a “National Lampoons” one!

You can get yours done at West Edmonton Mall until April 17 at the Centre Stage, Level One, in front of Hudson’s Bay

Mon-Thu Noon to 7pm

Good Friday & Sunday Noon to 5pm

 

 

The girls loved all the fancy decorations on the stage and getting some cotton candy must have been another highlight too!!!

So If you haven’t already and you’re in Edmonton I suggest you get hopping and start Making Life Memorable!

October Fun Part II: Halloween Inspiration

October Fun Part II: Halloween Inspiration

Halloween has to be one of the most creative holidays ever!! There’s so much one can do yet I find myself struggling to find the time.

I love being creative and will use every excuse possible to do something useful. Holidays like Halloween and Christmas give me that fulfillment, if life just didn’t get in the way I would do so much more!

Off course costumes are just the tip of the iceberg. Oh and let’s not forget my obsession with pinterest that has a gazillion inspiration boards.

Do you plan anything special for Halloween??

Well I would like to share a few of my favorite pictures and links for all those “Halloween” and “DIY” enthusiasts.

do you have your COSTUMES picked out yet?? Check out Simply Kierste for some costume inspiration.

popcornballs

 
 
What about a special homemade TREAT like Popcorn Balls?? This is a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time.

 
 

pumkpin

 
 
 

One of the many traditions we have at our house is the carving of the pumpkin. Off course Zeenah looooooves getting her hands dirty taking all the seeds and gutting the Pumpkin.

We tend to do traditional Jack-O-Lantern because it’s just that much easier with 2 kids but I always wanted to venture out and trying something new.

I would love to be able to paint a set of pumpkins or doing glitter designs.

Unfortunately with the lack of Pumpkin Patches in Kuwait and the obscene prices of a traditional pumpkin I’ve resorted to just admiring all the designs online.

Of course I could always venture out into making Paper Mache pumpkins and then doing whatever design but I’m almost afraid to get something like that started and end up with too many pumpkins and no place to store them!

I hope that these few ideas and links helps you get inspired and assists in Making Life Memorable for you and your kids.