Getting in the Christmas spirit

I've started my baking and have a list of more goodies to bake this weekend (check back next week for some of my favourite recipes), my nuts & bolts have been made and are mostly gone already, and I'm hoping to get my Christmas tree up on Saturday or Sunday.  It's beginning to feel and look a lot like Christmas in our household, but one important thing is missing.....the music! I love Christmas music, everything from Bing Crosby to Mariah Carey.  The problem I'm having this year though Read more [...]

Hallelujah Chorus at the Food Court

This video combines so many of my favourite things: Christmas, flash mobs, malls.  It was filmed at the Welland Seaway Mall (I've shopped there!) on November 13 and it totally made me cry - I'm blaming the pregnancy hormones.  Thanks to  Alphabet Photography for organizing Robert Cooper and the Chorus Niagara to perform at the food court, I wish I'd been there to see it in person! Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Monkey

Before I had a toddler, I didn't understand the appeal of those backpacks with leashes.  Why not let your kid walk, or stick them in a stroller or cart?  Then my daughter started her "I can do it MYSELF" phase and I realized the genius of the toddler harness backpack.  She can walk independently, I can keep my sanity.   Plus, the monkey is adorable and she loves it so much that she snuggles it in the car.  Win/win! Read more [...]

Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale – review

One of my favourite things about having a daughter is having an excuse to play with girlie toys again!  For review, Mattel sent me a Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale doll. Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale is from a movie of the same name.  "In the movie Barbie™ A Fashion Fairytale, Barbie™ stars as herself in a famous fashion-show outfit that transforms from princess gown to party couture dress. Girls can reenact all the movie magic with this gorgeous doll — just fold down the top of the Read more [...]

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