Real Kids Shades have new styles for 2014 (#giveaway)

When I find a company that I really enjoy, I hope to work with them again and again. Last year I was introduced to Real Kids Shades and when they contacted me to say that they had new styles for 2014, I was happy to feature them! My daughters were sent 3 pairs of sunglasses from Real Kids Shades that feature their Flex Fit and P2 Lens Technology (high performance optical clarity and glare reduction that helps cut down on eyestrain and fatigue). The top pair is called Surf and we received Read more [...]

Hop over to LUSH for Easter (#giveaway)

Finally, the snow is starting to melt, spring is in the air, and Easter is right around the corner! LUSH always has such fun seasonal products and I was a very happy girl when I was given an opportunity to try out some of their special Easter range. Front row: Bunch of Carrots re-usable bubble bars ($12.95): back this year in the form of three small 'carrots', place under the running taps to create lots of bubbles, then pop it on the side for another time. Fragranced with the same fruity Read more [...]

The Pirate Fairy sets sail on Blu-ray today!

This is no April Fools day prank! Today, Tinker Bell and the rest of the Pixie Hollow gang are back in an all-new movie sure to captivate your whole family. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of the Pirate Fairy so we've watched it 3 times already. {As an aside, the best way I've ever found to impress my daughters is to tell them that I was able to get a Tinker Bell movie before it was in the stores!} From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new Read more [...]

Introducing the #MGAToyBox with Lalaloopsy’s Smile E Wishes

I have always enjoyed working with MGA Entertainment, so when I was invited to join the MGA Toy Box program I jumped at the chance. My Canadian readers are going to be pretty excited too because there is going to be a big giveaway at the end of the program just for them! When the first box arrived, I let Rowan open it since her big sister was at school and to her delight there was a new Lalaloopsy doll inside. Meet Smile E. Wishes! Smile E. Wishes™ was sewn from a tooth fairy's dress. She Read more [...]

Superhero Costumes Change Up the Princess Play

Princesses are a big thing in our house, which is not a surprise when you consider that I have 3-year-old and almost 5-year-old girls. It's a pretty common theme for girls their age and I love it most of the time. Some days, it gets old. We needed some Justice League characters to mix things up, so I was happy to have the chance to review a Batgirl Tutu costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes. This costume comes with everything a little superhero needs to become Batgirl: the Batgirl dress Read more [...]

They’re Back! Curious Critters Volume Two (#giveaway)

I did a review and giveaway of Curious Critters in 2011 and we still regularly look at all of the beautiful animals photographed in it, so I was very happy to learn that David FitzSimmons has released a sequel. Curious Critters Volume Two features 20 animals in the most amazing detail. My daughters have loved studying each picture (taken by David himself) since you can see every detail of each animal; it almost seems like they should walk off the page! It's hard to pick a favourite, but the Read more [...]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show is just as fun the 2nd time!

It's been a week since we saw Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show and my daughters are still talking about what a great time they had! We ended up arriving too late to catch the Disney Junior pre-show, but the girls were so excited by our excellent seats that they didn't mind at all. After the obligatory popcorn purchase, the show started and we settled in to enjoy the show! Perhaps "settled in" is the wrong term to use. My favourite thing about taking the girls to a Feld Entertainment/Disney Read more [...]

Our Biodôme Experience

This week, we wanted to do some special March Break activities to break out of our usual routine and make some fun new memories. One place that we have wanted to visit since we moved to Ottawa isn't in Ottawa at all, but is a day trip away in Montreal. We visited the Espace Pour La Vie Biodôme on Monday and had a great time! Driving from Ottawa to Montreal was no big deal for our kids, who are used to 5+ hour drives each way to visit their relatives. One tip: fill up your gas tank before Read more [...]

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