2012 archive

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (giveaway)

It’s not even December yet and we’re in full Christmas mode.  Our tree is up, we’re baking up a storm and of course the Christmas movies have come out – not that they really get put away.  We have a new addition to our collection: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas is a 60 minute holiday special that has quickly become a favourite in our house!  It’s hard to say who enjoys this movie more, me or my girls!  The girls love it for all of the reasons that they typically enjoy the Read more […]

Learning is fun with Carson-Dellosa Publishing (giveaway)

Like many parents I know, I try to find educational toys and books that can teach my girls new skills while still being so much fun that the learning is almost accidental. It can be tricky to find that balance so I am happy to be featuring Carson-Dellosa Publishing! Founded by teachers 35 years ago, Carson-Dellosa has an incredible variety of educational products for children from toddlers through to high school students. You can search by grade or age range (perfect if you’re not sure what Read more […]

Hexbug Warrior Battling Robots

The Hexbug family has expanded!  I was first introduced to them last year and now there are Hexbug Warrior Battling Robots.  These tiny micro robots use the physics of vibration to move and battle against each other.  What makes the Warriors different is that you can use a combination of armor and mechanical weapons to rise to victory! There are 4 rival science academies, each with a different colour, that can do battle against each other.  Each Warrior can operate in Training Mode (unlimited Read more […]

Display your memories with Penguin Papyrus (giveaway)

It’s that time of year again for us: the annual Santa picture.  I will use any excuse to post this gem from 2 years ago, when Ashlyn was 1.5: I can only hope that Rowan provides a similarly entertaining picture this year!  No matter what, I like to incorporate the Santa pictures into my holiday decor and this year I’m happy to display their picture on our mantel in a beautiful frame on from Penguin Papyrus.  I have worked with Penguin Papyrus before on some beautiful artwork for my girls Read more […]

Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection (giveaway)

True story: back when I was in university, my roommates and I used to write down when our favourite holiday movies were on tv so that we could all procrastinate watch together.  This was back in the dark ages before PVRs and time shifting when you only had one chance to catch a show or you missed out completely.  Now you can record television easily but the odd glitch (ie me deleting our entire PVR instead of the one show I intended to) means I like to have our favourite movies on DVD for safekeeping.  Read more […]

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