Maplelea Girls have a new look!

A Maplelea Girls doll first entered our home at Christmas, when Saila was received as a very special gift. I was hopeful that Ashlyn would like her, and I'm so happy to report that it was love at first sight! Of course, half the fun of having a doll are the accessories that you can use with her, and all of the Maplelea Girls have special clothing and accessories that delve into their specific lives and interests. Ashlyn has been asking for Saila's dogs, Nukilik and Nanuq, ever since she saw Read more [...]

Super WHY: Cinderella and other fairytale adventures (#giveaway)

PBS Kids has recently released "Super WHY: Cinderella and other fairytale adventures" on DVD, and my daughters were more than happy to review the copy that we were sent. Super WHY is a series that we have enjoyed in our home for years because the girls think it's fun to watch (it is) and I love how they use Word Power, Spelling Power and Alphabet Power to engage children while teaching them. There are 5 episodes included on the DVD: “Cinderella: The Prince’s Side of the Story” Red and Read more [...]

Meet the Doozers (#giveaway)

I think that all parents can relate to this confession: I steer my daughters towards television shows and movies that I like to watch too, or at least can tolerate in the background. If a character is whiny, rude or sings a really catchy but annoying song, I will do my best to squash that interest. The girls had seen a few episodes of Doozers on television and we all enjoyed it, but it was a tricky show to catch and often our PVR would miss the beginning or ending of the short episodes. I was quite Read more [...]

Off the hook: my crochet projects with pattern links

It's been about a year since I taught myself to crochet and quite a while since I've posted pictures of my projects. I've been keeping a pretty steady pace and wanted to share! I had to remake Rowan's hat that I linked to above because she grew and it didn't fit anymore. This picture was taken in January - I really hope it still fits her this fall! I'm pretty sure that I used this shells baby hat with earflaps pattern but I made a different flower. I made Ashlyn a doll blanket using the Moogly Read more [...]

Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech®

"Mommy, can you take a picture or a video of me?" I hear that question almost every time we go to the park or play in the backyard. I'm glad that my daughters are excited about their new skills, but I don't always have my camera (or phone) on me to do it, and even if I do, they can't access the files on my laptop anyways! The Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® lets kids not only take pictures and videos, but it comes with a waterproof case AND accessories to mount it on a bike or skateboard. Features Read more [...]

Marvel Universe Live! review

Last night was full of excitement as my family attended the opening performance of Marvel Universe Live! at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa! While my husband has a good knowledge of the Marvel super hero universe, mine is limited to the most recent Avengers movies and our daughters are pretty new to the whole Marvel scene. We knew to expect a lot of action, stunts and special effects and we were not disappointed! Both of my daughters were most excited to see Black Widow so they had Read more [...]

Mini Lalaloopsy™ Sugary Sweet dolls are a real treat (#giveaway)

Meet the  Mini Lalaloopsy™ Sugary Sweet girls: Sugar Fruit Drops, Blush Pink Pastry, Whirly Stretchy Locks and Grapevine Stripes! Each doll comes with her own pet and accessory. These little sweeties also star in their very own movie "Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets", and we were happy to find the minis and movie in the mail this week from my friends at MGA Entertainment. Well, I was happy to find it; my daughters don't know about any of this yet because I'm saving everything for one Read more [...]

HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish: pet fun without the work

HEXBUG has come out with something new and fun: HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish! It's as easy as one (open package), two (drop Angelfish in water), three (watch Angelfish swim) and has provided my daughters - and cat! - with plenty of entertainment. My daughters love to look at the fish when we go to the pet store but we can't have a real fish because, well, look at Echo's face above. The fish wouldn't stand a chance! The HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish comes in three Read more [...]

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theatres July 17

It's summer, which means that the latest Marvel blockbuster is due! Ant-Man hits theatres today, July 17, and my husband and one of his friends were more than happy to attend a special advance screening on my behalf. In case you aren't familiar with Ant-Man, like me, here is a little about what to expect from the movie: "Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Read more [...]

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