January 2013 archive

Givopoly lets you support local and shop online (giveaway)

I love living in Ottawa!  It’s not my hometown by birth but it’s the first city that I ever made into a home on my own and I was thrilled to move back after living for a few years on the other side of the country.  When we were in university, my then-boyfriend (now husband) and I used to love wandering around the Market and other areas of Ottawa, checking out all of the fantastic, independent stores and restaurants.  Now that we have two little girls, we don’t make it downtown nearly as Read more […]

The years are short

A friend of mine quoted Gretchen Rubin’s “the days are long but the years are short” on her A Gym Tale blog the other week and it’s been echoing in my head ever since.  Being a stay-at-home-mom for the last 3.5 years, I frequently wonder where my day – or week! – has gone; the days are a blur of classes and play dates, snacks and cleaning, naps and baths and finally, blessedly, bedtime.  Some days I am certain that I have the best life I could ever hope to have, but I’ll admit that  I certainly Read more […]

Warm up your winter with Scentsy (giveaway)

  Before I had kids, I had scented candles all over my house.  Now that I have two little girls literally running laps around each other, having a flame out in the open seems like a recipe for disaster!  I was missing that cozy feeling that a great scent adds to our home and  Scentsy Independent Consultant Shelly was kind enough to introduce me to Scentsy as an alternative.   Scentsy uses “decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb Read more […]

Ain’t no party like a LEGO DUPLO party!

I love to host play dates and while usually we keep things pretty low-key, I jump at any opportunity to take things up a notch and throw a party!  As a Play Ambassador for LEGO DUPLO, I was given the opportunity to throw a LEGO DUPLO themed party to celebrate the new Toddler Line products.  The Toddler Line has new colours, slightly bigger blocks (that still fit with the original blocks) and fun designs to appeal to the younger toddlers and older kids.  We invited a bunch of our friends and I Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – What’s New

We’ve been pretty busy for the first 2 weeks of 2013.  In addition to our new feature wall in our living room,  we have new curtains (now hemmed) and new paint (and mirror and a new-to-this-house light fixture from our last house in British Columbia) in the powder room. Rowan is apparently a new hockey fan but some things never change! Read more […]

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