It’s… The Final Countdown!

Oh and I hope while reading that title you sung it out in your head, you know “It’s THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! The Final Countdown! Oh, It’s…”. Now good luck getting that out of your head for the next week…

But more to the point of my post! It’s not every day I get to support (A) my hubby and (B) a great cause all in one go, but first a little back story… So it all started a little over a year ago, reading the local news and saw a headline about a marathon event happening in Edmonton in support of the local Children’s Hospital (Stollery) and as the Stollery is very near and dear to our heart this instantly peaked my interested to read more. As I read I found this out to be an annual 25-hr gaming marathon in support of Children’s Hospitals across North America through a fundraising group called Extra Life, and specifically the YEG Extra Life and their marathon event supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital here in Edmonton. I barely finished the article before running to Dustin saying, how are you not a part of this?! How do you not know about this?! I don’t think there is anything that has more you written all over this than this!!

Since then the hubby, an avid gamer (as I am sure many reading this already know!), has been counting down the days for months now; registering, fundraising, planning his ‘set-up’, his game schedule, and all those other gamer related things that I nod my head along to in anticipation of his first, of many more, events. Well this Saturday is the day – at 12 o’clock sharp on November 5th the 24-hr gaming marathon kicks off in the middle of West Edmonton Mall!

So now where do I come into play here? Continue reading “It’s… The Final Countdown!”


DIY Disney Vacay 30-Day Countdown + Double #FreebieFriday Printable & Silhouette Mint Stamp File!

Our Disney Vacay is coming up and we could not be more excited! Miss L asks everyday if today is the day we go see Mickey Mouse, so figure it’s time to get a countdown going to keep her excited yet not get her hopes up everyday when we tell her it’s not time to go to Disney yet!

So here’s our DIY Disney Countdown… Continue reading “DIY Disney Vacay 30-Day Countdown + Double #FreebieFriday Printable & Silhouette Mint Stamp File!”

UnBoxing: Silhouette Mint & Heidi Swapp Minc!

Oh how spoiled I was this past Christmas; a Heidi Swapp Minc AND a Silhouette Mint! So let’s get right to it (as I’m only about a month behind on getting this posted! oops!), starting with the Minc…

Continue reading “UnBoxing: Silhouette Mint & Heidi Swapp Minc!”

A Crafters Christmas List

The final countdown is on, and as my little one keeps eagerly reminding me “Sanata is coming! Santa is coming! Santa will be here soon!”. With that in mind, I thought I would share a little Christmas list of my own, a crafters Christmas list (or at least this crafters list)…

  1. First and foremost… Silhouette Mint!
  2. Heidi Swapp Minc, because really who doesn’t want to just gold foil everything?!
  3. Silhouette Vinyl Roll Feeder
  4. Sticky Thumbs Cordless Hot Glue Gun
  5. Rubber Cutting Mat
  6. And of coarse: washi tape, ribbon/string, embellishments and all that fancy stuff!

What’s on your Christmas List??

Merry Christmas! AndreaDawn