A Day in Durham

Christmas knick knacks

Posted by in Little Things

There’s only eight days before Christmas. Ask my friends, it’s pretty obvious I’m VERY (overly?) excited for the big day. I have completed my holiday shopping, everything has been wrapped, and all my Christmas cards have been mailed. The only thing left to do is wait.  

First snowfall of the season

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What a wonderful surprise to find the ground covered with a fresh coat of snow, this morning. The first snowfall of the season is always great – mainly, because no one is sick of it yet and it’s not too cold to enjoy. To see the snow in its full glory, I decided to check out the grounds at Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax. The snow is mostly untouched, and the park is framed with tall, grand evergreens. Oh yes, and my mom also joined me. She started a snowball fight….read more

DIY: Ninja Turtle Christmas Decorations

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Ninja Turtle Christmas decorations are by far the most fun, and loved craft I’ve done all year. I got the idea from Dollar Store Crafts – and truthfully, most of my items were bought from our local dollar store except the googly eyes, which were purchased from Michael’s. What you’ll need: Ribbon (red, blue, purple and orange) Green ball ornaments Googly eyes It’s pretty self explanatory. Wrap the ribbon around the ornament, make sure you leave enough to hang off, and paste the eyes on. Voila! Heroes in a half…read more

DIY: Paper Mâché Pumpkins

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If you’re looking for a fun Hallowe’en craft, try your hand out at Paper Mâché Pumpkins. I attempted the project with my mom. We couldn’t find orange tissue paper, so we improvised with orange streamers – although, I found it more difficult than the yellow tissue paper because it kept ripping. We also used water to thin out the glue. What you’ll need: balloons, tissue paper (orange and yellow), paintbrush, small scissors, and wheat paste. Instructions: 1) Paint inflated balloon with strips of orange tissue paper, and paste, until fully covered….read more

Ajax’s Pumpkinville 2014

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For the third year in a row, it was another rainy Pumpkinville in the Town of Ajax. But that didn’t stop me, or hundreds of other residents from packing Greenwood Conservation area for the annual Hallowe’en event, last Saturday. This year, we took part in the free family train ride, grabbed our pumpkins (which were seriously so heavy!) courtesy of Loblaws, warmed up with Pumpkin Patch tea, and enjoyed the smell of roasting marshmallows. Other activities included a haunted house, trick-or-treat bag decorating, and a magic show. Pumpkinville is my…read more