A Perfect Pre-Teen Bedroom – Complete with Powerful Inspiration

Lime Green Perfect Pre-Teen Bedroom

The last room in our house to get redecorated was my oldest daughters bedroom. A room that was once previously the toy room, my girl put up with alphabet and monkey wall decals for years, bless her. So when it was time to truly make the room her on, she went bold, just like her own sassy self. Now, the room is painted lime green, perfect for her pre-teen personality. She got new bedding and bedroom accessories to ... read more

Photographing a Cheer and Dance Competition #CanonL

taking pictures ata cheer competition

By now you should know that I have a passion for photography and capturing all those precious memories that fill our days. This is why I started my Month in Photos series, in which I make an easy photo collage of my favourite photos for each month. The goal was to stop leaving precious photos in files and on drives - and to actually 'do' more with my photos. To collect and have something tangible to share. In ... read more

Month In Photos: March 2015

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March 2015 - in like a lion and out like a lamb. This saying applies to both the weather, and our schedule for the month. My oldest had two cheer competitions in March, so the beginning was spent prepping for both, which included a week-long trip to Louisville Kentucky for the Jamfest Nationals Competition. Our time spent there was amazing, from the competition itself {my first time experiencing cheer in the US, which ... read more

2014 Month in Photos Album

photo book easy simple

As you know, I've been making and posting my Month In Photos here on My Organized Chaos, for just over a year now. My neighbour first introduced me to this idea, I instantly fell in love with this way of capturing all the best of each month, and easily turning those memories into a keepsake. You see, I love all things 'photo' and the evidence of this is well documented. Up until 2009, I have pretty much every single ... read more

Month In Photos: February 2015

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February 2015 is always a stale month, don't you agree? At this time in the year I'm so completely over Winter. Each passing day seems to drag, and all I can think about is Spring and Summer. Month In Photos: February 2015 Yet, thanks to some mild weather, we did do some sledding and skating this month. Then, another cold snap hit and indoors we went, for yet another round of hibernation. In February we played ... read more

Bridge the Distance with Canon – #CanonL

canon telephotos lens review canada

You know the drill, parents. You have kids and you start capturing every moment, most likely before the baby is even born. Then, with camera in hand, you try desperately to snap each new milestone and every memory made from vacations to birthdays and most importantly - the simple everyday moments that shape our lives. Bridge the Distance with Canon This I know all to well. Stemming from the lack of photos of ... read more

Month In Photos: January 2015

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January 2015 is usually such a long and cold month. This time of year is when I typically take the least photos, uninspired by the drab landscape and bored of the white of the snow. Yet, this January, things were a little different. Someone new to photograph? Someone new to cuddle and love? We got a puppy!! I'd like you to meet Charlie - the new baby in the house. He was born on Nov 1, 2014 and came to live with us ... read more

Month In Photos: December 2014

December 2014 month in photos

December 2014 was a month of mild weather and much time spent outdoors. The highlight of the month was, of course, Christmas. Our holiday captures are of onesie pajamas, homemade knitted touques, visiting Santa, silliness, and sweet treats. Traditions done and memories made. In December 2014 we played in the snow, took a holiday train ride, and toured the ice sculptures. We actually did a lot of festive ... read more

Month In Photos: November 2014

November 2014 month in photos myorganizedchaos

November 2014 was insane, as evidenced by the late posting of this month in photos. It was the month when the snow and ice set in, and a general 'blah' fell on Alberta. You can sure tell by my photos for the month, all the greys and whites - just how happy I am to see winter weather. Yet, the sun rises and we need to make the most, just like the photo I took one morning on the way to school. The sun hitting the frost ... read more

Preserving Memories with Posterjack.ca

Preserving Memories Posterjack.ca

Last year I featured Posterjack.ca and here I am raving about them again. You now when a company goes above and beyond your expectations, when you immediately think of them when shopping. You all know that I love my photos and capturing those precious yet chaotic moments of life. Well, I have a couple of photo goals as we move into the new year. Dear Santa, I've been so good in doing my Month in Photos series as ... read more

How to Create a Gallery Wall with the Canon PIXMA PRO Printer

how to create a gallery wall in your home, tips and tricks

For years I have wanted to create a beautiful gallery wall in our living room. I have the perfect wall picked out, and many times I've stared at it and have tried to inspire myself to finally create it. I have all of my favourite photos chosen, and even have the largest framed photo as the focal point, waiting in my office.  So what's holding me back? Creating a gallery wall looks complicated to me. ... read more

Month In Photos: October 2014

October 2014 month in photos my organizedchaos

October 2014 was a typical October for us, filled with last-chance outdoor activities before the chilly weather takes over. This included trips to the corn maze, with school and again with the cheerleading team. Of course, one huge highlight was Halloween, a time to dress up and have fun with good friends. Though, I'm sure the better part of November will be spent trying desperately to stay out of the candy bags. ... read more