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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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