Autumn Theme “Memory” Playing Cards

The game Concentration/Memory was one of my favourites growing up. Nothing better then a good brain teaser. 😉 I wanted to be able to share this fun skill testing game with you all. So I made a small deck of Autumn themed playing cards.

All you need to do is save the pdf files below; find some stock card (preferably 100lb) paper to print out the pages on; and cut along the dotted lines to have your very own deck of Memory playing cards.



Here’s a little info about the game for those of you who have yet to play,
or need a quick recap.

1 to 6 players.

To collect the most pairs of cards.

Shuffle the cards and lay them on the table,
face down, in a pattern (e.g. 4 cards x 6 cards).

The youngest player goes first. Play then proceeds clockwise.

On each turn, a player turns over two cards (one at a time) and keeps them if they match.
If they successfully match a pair, then that player also gets to take another turn.

When a player turns over two cards that do not match, those cards are turned face down again and it becomes the next player’s turn.

When all the pairs have been found, the player with the most cards wins.

I hope you all enjoy the playing cards!
Wishing you all a very fun and beautiful fall season.

Oceans of Love,


Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Hunter looked outside and remarked, “It’s really windy – I think it’s a good day to fly a kite!”  I knew that we had some old broken kites somewhere in the garage but I wasn’t up for the search.  Instead, we did a little online searching.  The kids and I found some instructions which assured us that drinking straws, plastic grocery bags, string and tape would quickly produce fully functioning kites. Perfect – we set to work!Kites_2011_01 Kites_2011_07I’m sure you are not surprised to hear that once we got our homemade kites outside, they didn’t fly at all… 🙁  Hannah took this disappointment in stride but Hunter was pretty bummed. It’s always sad when your hard work doesn’t quite pay off…Kites_2011_09Hannah didn’t give up though! She went into the garage, rummaged through and found one of our old kites. After a bit of sawing, taping and tying we managed to create a NEW-OLD kite that flew perfectly!Kites_2011_05We all know that life is often more about the journey than the end result. My kids and I had a lot of fun constructing those kites together. And in the end, I also learned that making old things new again can sometimes be a better option than starting from scratch. 😉Kites_2011_03

Happy Sunday,