The Gruffalo (giveaway)

The Gruffalo is a best-selling children's book that has been turned into an Academy Award nominated animated movie!  "The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods.  Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him, the adorable and confident mouse has to use his wits to survive.  He tells his predators that he is meeting a monster, which scares each of them, but what will mouse do when comes face to face with the terrible product of his imagination?" Narrated Read more [...]

Surprise Wedding: Operation White Cake

It's our fourth wedding anniversary today, so it seems appropriate to post a wedding-related video.  This was posted on a forum that I'm on and it's so sweet and touching: a groom who spent a year asking his wife-to-be casual questions about what she'd like to have for her wedding, just so he could surprise her with her perfect wedding.  Keep the tissues close for this one! Read more [...]

Mederma Strech Marks for New Moms (giveaway)

Did you know that 90 percent of pregnant women and 40 percent of adolescent girls develop stretch marks?  It hardly seems fair, but I am certainly a part of that statistic.  Mederma has created a line of products specifically formulated with Cepalin, a proprietary botanical extract derived from onions, to help combat both stretch marks and scars. Lucky me, I have both stretch marks (seriously, has anyone else been pregnant and only gotten stretch marks on their upper thighs?  What is that Read more [...]

Kidorable Back to School Boot Sale

It's hard to believe that it's back to school shopping time already, isn't it?  While Ashlyn isn't headed off to class this year, it's the perfect time for us to start our fall wardrobe shopping, and rain boots are at the top of our list. Kidorable sent Ashlyn a pair of butterfly rain boots which were a hit from the moment she saw the box.  Purple and butterflies are two of her favourite things these days so she had them on within minutes.  In a happy coincidence, it was raining yesterday Read more [...]

What’s for breakfast – banana pancakes

My little monkey Ashlyn loves her bananas, but if we buy more than 4 guaranteed there will be a few that go mushy before we get to them.  For a change of pace, I decided to make banana pancakes on the weekend for the first time using this recipe with a few little tweeks.  Ashlyn loved helping to crack the eggs and mash the bananas; she's becoming quite the little helper in the kitchen. Add some syrup and turkey bacon and you've got Ashlyn's favourite breakfast!  This makes about 6 pancakes Read more [...]

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