My word for 2015 is ‘thoughtful’

I know I've said it before but I'm just not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl. Now that we're nearing the end of January, how many of you are still even thinking of your resolutions? I am on a few online forums and on one of them, a poster mentioned an idea from Christine Kane that really resonated with me: "Pick a word for the year. Just one word. That’s all. Then, hold that word in your mind throughout the year, and let your word guide you to take action." I've decided on "thoughtful" Read more [...]

Kushi Teas brings Nepali tea to Canada

It's no secret that as soon as the weather cools down, I've got a mug of tea in my hand. I am always happy to try something new - and my exploding tea cupboard will attest to this - so I was pleased to be approached by Kushi Teas to do a review. If you are not familiar with Kushi Teas, it is a Canadian company that offers premium, organic, loose leaf Napali teas to Canadians at a very reasonable price! Fun fact: “Kushi” means “happy” in Nepalese! The company was founded by Tenzing Read more [...]

Join me for the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat

I am so pleased to be working with Mom Central on the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat, which will be held on January 20 , 8:30- 9:30PM ET. You can ask RBC and this panel of experts (which includes a lawyer, realtor, design expert, home builders, home inspectors and mortgage experts) any of your home buying questions: Plus, all chat participants have a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards! We aren't looking to move any time soon, but you never know what life will throw at you so I like to keep in the Read more [...]

Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy (#giveaway)

Ever since my daughters saw their first Disney On Ice performance last year, they have been asking to go again when it comes back to Ottawa. I am so happy that I can tell them that the World of Fantasy tour is coming to the Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa from February 25th to March 1st! Here's a little bit of what you can expect from the Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy show: Feld Entertainment's action-packed ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Read more [...]

Eating healthy is easy with Nutri Ninja Pro

A common New Year's resolution is to eat better. After a month or so of Christmas baking and celebrations and treats, I know I'm looking for easy ways to add more healty food into our routine. As I look at the snow that is falling and the ever-growing piles of white stuff covering the ground, I am really missing the inexpensive and fresh fruit from the summer! I was sent a  Nutri Ninja Pro to try out and it turns out that a good smoothie is just what we need to feel that hint of summer again. The Read more [...]

Jumpstart your resolution with It Works! (#giveaway)

Have you seen 'that crazy wrap thing' all over your social media like I have been the last few months? At first, I kind of thought it was cheating, to be honest, but then fall hit and I got so buried in homework and kids activities and my Holiday Gift Guide that exercise fell to the wayside, so when my good friend Crystal approached me about trying one of their Ultimate Body Applicators and a few of the Greens products (you can find out more on Crystal's It Works! page), I figured hey, a little Read more [...]

How to host a cookie decorating party without losing your mind

I know, it's a little late for me to be posting tips on this topic, but a cookie decorating party could still be lots of fun after Christmas. After all, we've got two solid weeks at home with our kids and that can be a lot of days to fill! We've been hosting a gingerbread cookie decorating party for 4 years now and I think I've finally got a pretty good system down. This year we had a total of 12 kids, ranging in age from almost two to five years old, decorating cookies. There were 3 baby Read more [...]

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Turns 35

Can you believe that the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is turning 35 this year? Since being introduced to consumers in 1979, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe has become a staple of childhood memories, been recognized as the best-selling car in the US, and sold an average of 422 cars per week in Canada. This is the one toy that we didn't get for our daughters when they were toddlers that I completely regret not having. I've never met a child who didn't love the Cozy Coupe! Features of this classic Read more [...]

Candlewick Press shares the gift of reading

There are few things I love more than curling up with a mug of hot tea, a cozy blanket and a good book during the cold winter months. Even when I'm at my busiest, I try to have one "fun" book on the go at all times, though I make no promises for how deep or intellectual it may be. My daughters have both inherited our love of books so I find now that a lo of my reading time is spent reading to them, which is a great way to calm down and spend some quality time together during this busy holiday Read more [...]

Wrigley’s Holiday Fun Books Make Delicious Stocking Stuffers

I love shopping for stocking stuffers! There is always a fun mix of practical, fun and edible items inside, and Santa wraps the stocking stuffers in our house to prolong the fun of opening them. One thing that I remember loving when I was little were the Wrigley's Holiday Fun Books, filled with Life Savers. These best-selling candy books have expanded to include Hubba Bubba and my daughters' favourite, Skittles. Not just candy, there are fun little games on the inside cover. As a bonus, each Read more [...]

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