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When Ashlyn told me, with wonder and glee, that it was snowing this morning, I thought she was teasing me.  Guess we shouldn’t have taken off the snow tires last week. What’s the weather like where you are this morning?

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns

I’m not sure who the bigger fan of Jake and the Never Land Pirates is in our house – Ashlyn or her parents!  Full of fun and adventure, it’s been popular in our house for months now, so we jumped at the chance to review a copy of Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns. “Yay hey! The most famous Never Land hero of all time is back! Before you can say, “I can fly!” – Peter Pan returns to lead Jake And The Never Land Pirates on their first-ever full-length adventure. During a game Read more […]

Norio Kids playhouse (giveaway)

 Ashlyn loves to play in her playhouse in the backyard, but like many families we just don’t have room to put one inside.  Norio Kids has a creative solution – a cardboard playhouse system! We received our Cocoro playhouse system just before Easter but I held off on opening it until after the holiday weekend.  With a total of 26 pieces, you can create any structure you like!  It comes with instructions for a basic playhouse, which is what we built.  The playhouse dimensions are 44” Read more […]

What’s for dessert: Rainbow velvet cake

When I came across this leprechaun trap cake on Pinterest I knew it was something I had to try!  Everything that I read online said that using a boxed white cake mix was the way to go but I had this crazy idea to use a red velvet cupcake recipe from an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay and it was a hit. I separated the batter into 6 bowls of decreasing amounts.  The largest bowl was dyed red using gel food colouring, the next orange, and so on.  Because of the cocoa powder in the recipe Read more […]

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