Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure is not to be missed!

We just got home from seeing Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, and it got 6 thumbs up! We have seen a number of different Disney on Ice shows in the past, but this one was by far our favourite. There was not a moment of boredom with favourites from The Lion King, Peter Pan (with a bonus Mary Poppins song), The Little Mermaid and the big Frozen finale. From the absolute delight of my daughters when they realized that finally, Daisy Duck was Read more [...]

Disney On Ice Presents Passport to Adventure at the Canadian Tire Centre! (#giveaway)

Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure is arriving in Ottawa next week! Featuring a cast of characters from The Lion King, Frozen, Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid, this is a new show to hit the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata. We're headed there next Friday for the special Girl Guide night and it's sure to be a great time! We have been a few times in the past to see Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic! so it will be nice to see some new routines. I'm particularly excited Read more [...]

Picture books for snuggly days

Picked up season 1 of Fargo after watching the movie for the first time last weekend (shameful, I know!) and walked out with a stack of books, many from our favourite authors and illustrators, for my girls. The public library for the win! . . #library #ottawapubliclibrary #bookworm #bookstagram #book #read #reading #publiclibrary #picturebook #fargo #betterlatethannever A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:03am PST Winter is here and we've been doing Read more [...]

2017 will be my year of Tim Gunn

2016 was my Year of Yoda, with his mantra of "Do. Or do not. There is no try." being my focus for the year. This year, that doesn't seem to fit my life as well. I've completed my library technician diploma and have started doing casual work for two school boards. I've become a running convert and am considering joining the Zombies, Run! Virtual 5K this spring for something fun to do (and no, I cannot believe I'm referring to running 5 kilometers as 'fun' either but here we are!). I still do quite Read more [...]

BOGS keep feet warm in any season

Living in Ottawa, where we experience all four seasons and at times, two or three during a single day, you need to be prepared for whatever temperature Mother Nature throws at you. At least twice a year (early spring and late fall, usually), I complain about the fact that our front entryway is overrun with every coat and pair of footwear that we own because it might be warm or cold or wet or snowy and you just don't know what you need until you open the front door! Even in winter, it's not as Read more [...]

Keep on top of your pictures this year using Chatbooks

Every year, I make a photo book of all of our favourite pictures. Except that the truth is I haven't done 2015 yet, so I can't even think about starting 2016 yet. It's so overwhelming to think about how long it's going to take me to sort through each and every picture folder, finding the good ones that best represent our memories - because despite my good intentions, I haven't been staying on top of sorting them out either - and then figuring out which ones to put on each page and what embellishments Read more [...]

Here’s to 2017!

2016 was some kind of year! While there were so many tragic, disappointing and upsetting public events and deaths, personally it was actually quite a good year. My little family is thriving, we welcomed a new nephew (my brother's first child and the first boy cousin on either side of our families), I've taken up running and am quite likely in the best shape and health I've ever been, and I've completed my college diploma! Now comes the nerve-wracking part: job hunting. I've successfully joined two Read more [...]

It’s time for your new planner from Personal-Planner.com (#giveaway)

I have been working with Personal-Planner.com for the last 3 years, and I'm so pleased to share all of the fun new options that they've added since my 2015 Personal-Planner.com review! The first step is always to choose your size. I liked the square one that I used last year so much that I ordered it again! I found that there was plenty of room to write in each day, but it was still compact enough to fit easily into my purse, which is important because I take my planner everywhere. I don't Read more [...]

Cloud b Sweet Dreamz on the Go (hopefully) helps baby sleep anywhere

Sweet dreams really are the goal of almost every parent, aren't they? Cloud b offered a Sweet Dreamz on the Go soother as a giveaway on my Storytime Huxley review a few weeks ago and I loved the idea of having a portable sound machine that was also a toy, so I was very happy when they offered one for me to review. Perfect for any little baby you'll be buying for this season (or for baby showers in the spring!) the Sweet Dreamz on the Go comes in both a Blue Bear and Grey Owl and has the following Read more [...]

Share a story from Candlewick Press

I'll take any excuse to curl up with a book, but there is something extra inviting about snuggling in on the couch with a good book, a blanket, and maybe a kid or two (or a cat, in our house) when it's snowy and cold outside. These titles from Candlewick Press are all wrapped up and under our tree, just waiting to be opened and enjoyed! We have been fans of "The Princess in Black" since we received the first book in 2014 and I know that both of my daughters will enjoy the latest adventure! Princess Read more [...]

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