The World
Of ElleSee
by LC McDonald

April 27, 2016

52 Books: Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog

I purchased Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion long before my son was even a thought in my mind -- I have always enjoyed children's books -- but as book number seven on our 52 Books journey, it has quickly become a favourite. If you are tired of taking baths, and want to follow along on an adventure with the cutest little dog, then this book might become your favourite too -- but you're allowed to change your mind about the baths.

April 23, 2016

What I Wore: My Handmade Shirt from Pakistan

I am a lucky girl. A little while ago, a lady I work with went back home for a visit in Pakistan. She offered to have some shirts made for me by her tailor. And so she asked for my measurements, took one of my shirts with her as a pattern for the tailor, and I eagerly awaited her to return.

When she came back, she gave me three beautiful shirts that had been handmade from the most amazing fabric. She said that she had picked out fabrics that she would enjoy wearing, and what I ended up getting was the most wonderful fabric that feels like you are not wearing anything. It is so soft and floats away from my body in the most breathable fashion. 

I am told that it is the summer fabric that is used on the tunics and clothing that is worn during the hottest part of Pakistan's year, and I know that it is going to be perfect for our hot days here.

April 18, 2016

Shop Update: Cards for Honorary Moms

This year I've made the card that I made for my own mom last Mother's Day available -- Because You've Helped Me Grow -- and included another card for all of the women in our lives that aren't our mothers, but hold a special place in our hearts. I chose to make a card like this -- My Chosen Mom - because I thought of all of the people out there that don't have a mom, or necessarily have a good relationship with their mother, that would like to acknowledge the ladies that have taken over that roll...for our honorary moms!


April 14, 2016

52 Books: Christopher Franceschelli's Alpha Block

The sixth book in the 52 Books series is one of my favourite alphabet books. Alpha Block by Christopher Franceschelli is simple and follows the formula of "A is for...B is for..." but the illustrations are fantastic, and it's almost like a lit-the-flap book in that you need to turn the page of the giant letter cutout to see what "A" is really for. I was sucked in by the sheer size of the book during a visit to the book store. Though it's not very tall or wide, it is very thick paper, like a board book, making for a rather large book. I really like the seemingly interactive quality it has, as well. A few of the letter spawned a learning session, and we watched some videos of a violin because of it.

April 11, 2016

Now He Is 5: The Birthday Party

It's amazing how a week and a half has gone by since we had his 5th birthday party. It was a simple affair this year. Usually we have family over for supper and cake, but this year we took him out for supper to Boston Pizza and then invited everyone over for cake and snacks. 

He requested something called Texas Brownies, and I asked my mom if she wouldn't mind making them -- although I am getting better, her's are still the best. The night before his party, Little Boy helped me make lemonade -- which is a favourite drink that he discovered in Walt Disney World. 

We also made sure to have his favourite chips and some candies that he enjoys. As always, it was a fun-filled evening spent with some of the people that he loves the most.

April 08, 2016

Shop Update: 100% Cotton Canvas Block-Printed Tote Bags

I am so pleased to announce our new product line to you today. With the help of my wonderful mom and dad, we have created these 100% Cotton Canvas tote bags with block printed images on them -- our logo and the POP-cicle print. I think they are so cute!

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