Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Howl-oween...

Halloween is such a fun time of year - a time for everyone to act silly, scary or a mixture of the two!
If you love Halloween as much as we do, you'll want to check out these fun recipes, crafts and activities we've rounded up for you and your kids to enjoy.
  1. We love these Vampire Cake Pops from Moms & Munchkins (designer: Deanna from Dee's-licious Desserts)

  2. Easy-to-make Toilet Paper Roll Bats from MollyMoo

  3. Fun Pumpkin Picture Holders from The Canadian Mother Resource (designer: Chantelle from DolledUp Design)

  4. Adorable Halloween Treat Cups from eighteen25 (designer: Rebecca from Simple As That)

  5. Chic Pumpkin Black Cats from Sunset.com

  6. Easy Pumpkin Pretzels from Inspired Dreamer

  7. For a fun, reusable decor idea check out our line of Halloween (and fall-themed) Wall Decals... kids can even put them up!

    We would love to hear about your favorite Halloween activities and recipes, so share them with us below, or on our social media pages.

    Wishing you and your family a safe, fun Halloween!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New School Year, New Designs!

We're only a few weeks into the new school year and we've already got SIX new designs that are sure to please every member of the family!

Here at Oliver's Labels, we know that kids need labels... but so do adults!

That's why we have always offered a wide range of designs for everyone, old and young alike. We are constantly expanding our offering to include more color palettes and lots of fun designs that you, our customers, have requested. Take a peek...




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The First Day of Kindergarten

The day started out like any other, yet it had "milestone" written all over it.

You see, Friday was my baby's first day of kindergarten.

I thought I was prepared for it, and I even joked about crying on the big day. But I didn't think I'd actually sob.

Yep... I sobbed.

No matter how tough I think I am, my kids can turn me to mush in the blink of an eye. They have the most profound effect on me... every milestone, success, failure and hurt they experience affects me like it's my own. All parents can relate, because our kids mean the world to us.

So, even though my son was every bit the seasoned kindergartener on that sunny Friday morning, I cried. When his new teacher asked him if he was a senior kindergartener (it's a JK/SK split class), my heart soared. It reinforced what I already knew deep down - that my little man is a loveable, fun, social creature, and so ready for this new adventure!

Once the bell rang I moved on with my day, and it was a productive one. I returned to the school refreshed and ready to take on the world.

My little guy was waiting on the playground, all smiles, and ran into my arms when he saw me.

"Mommy!" he shouted, "I had a great day!"

I didn't expect anything less. :)

How did your child's first day of school go? We're they nervous, or cool as a cucumber? We'd love to hear all about it, including any tips you used to prepare for the big day. Feel free to comment below, share on our Facebook wall, or tweet us!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Join Us For The #HeritageB2S Twitter Party

Have you heard? We want to send you back to school in style, so we're joining Heritage Education Funds to host a fun back-to-school Twitter party! 

Date: Wednesday, August 27
Time: 9 - 10pm EST
Hashtag: #HeritageB2S

There are LOTS of prizes up for grabs, including 
  • $200 in Oliver's Labels gift cards
  • $500 in Target gift cards
  • A MacBook Air!
Please share and be sure to RSVP here: http://www.heritageresp.com/back-2-school-twitter-party 
Canadian residents only (excl. Quebec and Nunavut)

We hope to see you there!  

Are you a Twitter party newbie? No problem! Read these helpful blog posts by Multi-testing Mommy to find out more:

How to participate in a Twitter party
How to use TweetDeck for a Twitter party 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Milestones... and Tips for Back-To-School

For me, this September marks the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one.

My youngest child is starting kindergarten and, having gone through it once before, I know it will be tear-filled. Like lots of other Moms, I get extremely sentimental when my kids experience major milestones. But this isn't just their milestone, it's mine, too. For the first time, both of my kids will be in school full-time. This means better self-care (exercise is at the top of my list) and more time to explore some of my passions - art, photography, cooking.

Yet, despite this new freedom, a part of me wants time to stand still.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday's Featured Blog Fans (August 15, 2014)

Thanks for your support of our #GreatWallofFriends. It wouldn't be a success without your comments, "likes", follows and +1s. We'd like to send a huge shout-out to some recent blog fans.

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