2011 archive

Back to School with Hello Kitty

Back to school time means finding ways to keep the kids moving in the morning!  Sparkle Bee from Marino Andriani has lots of items that make the morning fun. Even though Ashlyn isn’t in school yet, she still needs some motivation to get moving on the mornings that we have a class or playdate.  She has a hard time sitting still to get her “pony hair” (that’s pigtails to the rest of us) done so we were happy to try out the Hello Kitty Lighted Make-Up Mirror. It is recommended for ages 12+ Read more […]

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I’m a big fan of our local Loblaws.  One of the big reasons we shop there so often (aside from their Joe Fresh line) is that it’s so family-friendly.  It’s the only grocery store close to me that has a double grocery cart so I can have my toddler in the seat, the baby in her bucket in the top level and still have room for groceries in the bottom level; and of course the free cookie at the bakery has bought me a few quick trips to pick up necessities when Ashlyn would much rather have gone to Read more […]

Shushybye (giveaway)

We’re very lucky that bedtime isn’t a battle in our house, but not everyone shares that experience!  Ashlyn loves her bedtime stories and we were happy to add a book from Shushybye to our lineup. We received Shushybye: Close Your Eyes, which comes with comes with an audio CD of the entire story narrated by Shushybye’s official storyteller, Kenny Curtis.  I love that option because it means that when we’re driving, or I need a few minutes to put Rowan down for a nap, Ashlyn can still hear Read more […]

Easy Canvas Prints

It’s funny how you can live in a house for a while and suddenly decide that something is all wrong and needs to be fixed right now!  For me, it’s the stairway from the main level to the upstairs.  We have a large painting on one wall (that we literally bought off the wall of a bar back when we were dating in university) but the other wall is completely blank and it’s really bothering me.  I wanted to do a photo wall but didn’t know where to start. I love the look of canvas prints and thought Read more […]

Seventh Generation (giveaway)

I’ve definitely changed since becoming a parent.  I pay far more attention to what is in things like household cleaners, whereas before I just grabbed whatever was on sale.  It’s still hard for me to know which companies to trust since all of a sudden everything seems to claim that they are “green”. Seventh Generation makes it easy to make the right choice; all of their ingredients are listed on their packages and online and they even explain the purpose of some of the less-natural sounding Read more […]

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