Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A great movie to see with the kids.

Hello everyone!

Last night my husband and I took our 2 boys to see the movie "The Adventures of Tintin" in 3D and it was terrific!

The Adventures of Tintin

If you are not familiar with the movie, it is based on a comic book series that was created by Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Herge. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books have been sold.  The popularity of this comic books series stems from the settings (Egypt and China, for example) and the swashbuckling adventures with well written plots.

This is Tintin in the comic book series

This is Tintin with his trusty dog Snowy
The animated movie was packed with adventure and humour.  It stars the main character, a boy named Tintin who is a reporter, and his loyal dog Snowy.

Tintin and Snowy

Snowy - isn't he adorable!!

To solve a mystery, Tintin and Snowy search for clues to find a lost treasure and one man's lost family legacy.

And WOW!!!  The graphics and animation were A.MAZ.ING.  But would you expect anything less from the fantastic director Mr. Spielberg?  I have just one question for you Mr. Spielberg?  What can't you do????  We could actually see the pores on the skin of the characters, the individual hairs on their heads and the action scenes were so fun to watch (especially in 3D!!).

So if you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this Christmas holiday - I suggest you go see "The Adventures of Tintin" and let them discover (or redicosver) a fantastic series of comic books which combine adventure and mystery.

Have a great day!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas today!

Today I would like to take the opportunity to salute our military men and women who are deployed and far from home, as well as all the military families who miss their sons, daughters, sisters and brother, mothers and fathers.  And especially the military wives.  You rock!!

Marine Writes Christmas Love Song for His Wife

I am a military wife.  I am very thankful to have my soldier home this Christmas.  We have spent 5 christmases separated while he was deployed overseas.  I just want to let the military wives who are alone today know that although this is a very challenging time of year to be separated, you are so much stronger than you believe you are or can be.  As someone once said:  The best students get the hardest tests.  May peace and calm surround you today and everyday!

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

DIY Tartan Pillows

Hello everyone!  It's the day before Christmas and thought I would post a pillow project I completed yesterday, (which i had been meaning to do for a couple of weeks now).

I made two pillows for my living room sectional from a tartan camp blanket I found at Goodwill three weeks ago.  I am not sure what it is made from - since there was no label on it but it is very soft!  It is probably acrylic.  I love the colours in it - red, forest green, black and gold.  When I saw it I knew it would fit in perfectly with my red themed christmas decor.

I used this super easy Five Minute Cusion tutorial found here:

This is a super simple method of creating a pillow cover; you do not need to be a experienced sewer at all.  All you need to do is sew 4 hems and that's it!

This is how they turned out:

I love them and how they tie into my living room holiday decor.  They are so cushy!!

I hope you all get a chance to take a breath today as we all finish our last minute Christmas preparations.

Hope you have a great Christmas Eve!!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas house tour

Hello everyone!  Are we all ready for Christmas yet??  Nope, me either!!!  Still a bit more shopping to do but its 99% finished - so I think I will be ok and squeek through the preparations for another Christmas holiday.

Ok - so its only a few days before Christmas and you have probably seen a million beautiful Christmas trees and garland in blogland, but thought I should get around to finally showing my house.

Hope you enjoy the tour!!  (Warning:  Put on your seatbelts for the upcoming photo overload!!)

Christmas tree

Fireplace Mantle

Sofa table behind living room sofa

Dining Room

Garland on stairs

Front Door

 Back Inside

Image from The Graphics Fairy

Phew!  That's all the photo's....

So, from my home to yours:
Merry Christmas Everyone!!

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