Give Gel-a-Peel to your little accessory queen

If you know a girl around the age of 8, changes are very high that she loves to craft! Making jewelry out of random bits of craft supplies is a constant activity in my house, so I think my 7.5 year old is going to love creating with Gel-a-Peel over the Christmas break! I was sent a Gel-a-Peel Accessory Kits in Sparkle (also available in Neon). It comes with 16 design templates and 3 gel tubes, plus 5 designer tips and accessory hardware! Your accessory designer will be able to make 60 gel bracelets Read more [...]

Project Mc2’s H2O car runs on S.T.E.A.M.

For those of you not familiar with it, S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The Netflix Original Series, Project Mc2 is all about girls using S.T.E.A.M. to solve problems and save the world, and their toys give kids a chance to play and learn without even realizing it! I was sent a Project Mc2 H2O RC Car which is recommended for ages 6+, but will be going to my fashion-doll obsessed 5.5 year old this Christmas. We've had other remote control (RC) cars in the past but Read more [...]

Share the magic of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” (#giveaway)

Disney's Pete's Dragon is available now on Blu-Ray + DVD and Digital HD, and it would make a wonderful present this holiday season! I grew up loving the original 1977 "Pete's Dragon", which I watched on VHS (and sang along to and cried over) many a time, so when I heard that they were remaking it, I really couldn't figure out how it would work. Disney took the same basic story - a orphaned boy befriends a dragon named Elliott, who no one else can see - but took out the songs and the abusive adoptive Read more [...]

Think PLAYMOBIL® for fun under the tree

We're arriving fashionably late to the PLAYMOBIL® party! I never really considered getting any for my daughters because we had a playroom full of critters and dolls of every size imaginable, so adding another group to the mix didn't seem necessary. Then this summer I was able to review our first PLAYMOBIL® set and I was pleasantly surprised at how interested both of my girls were in it. That set was meant for younger kids, so I'm excited to surprise my daughters with some sets that will really Read more [...]

Tundra Books for the holidays (#giveaway)

Books are always one of my favourite gifts to give! My 7 year old is reading chapter books on her own all of a sudden, and my 5 year old is starting to read sight words and books with lots of repetition, but both still love being read to so it's a very exciting time for our family of bookworms. Tundra Books sent me a little package featuring some of their hot books for the season and while I have two tucked away for under the tree, I know all three will get lots of reads and rereads! Every Read more [...]

Lori Dolls Horse Haven (with Our Generation #giveaway)

Lori Dolls are sweet little 6 inch dolls that look like young girls - not babies, not grown ups, but just about the same age as the little girl who is likely playing with them. I first reviewed Lori Dolls back in the spring and they are a play room staple now. My daughters are old enough now that I tend to leave them to play privately but I can tell that they get a lot of play based on how often I find them on the play room floor. This Christmas, we'll be putting a whole lot of new ideas for play Read more [...]

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims home for the holidays (#giveaway)

I know that a movie is a hit with my daughters when they ask if we can buy it immediately after we've seen in in the theatre. For the last 6 months, since we attended an early screening of "Finding Dory", I've been asked at least once a week when we could have it to watch at home. Finally, the questions can stop because the summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory,” swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD on October 25 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, and DVD on November Read more [...]

Whiffer Sniffers smell like fun

Are you familiar with the Whiffer Sniffers ‘scentsation’? They are adorable scented plush characters with quirky personalities (and punny names) to match their scents. They come in collectable backpack clips, a huggable supersize plush, and nostalgic scratch n’ sniff stickers. I'll admit that we weren't familiar with them before they arrived in our house but that has certainly changed! We received some of the backpack clips and they were immediately put on. One of our backpack clips was Read more [...]

Mail Order Mystery lets kids solve the case (#giveaway)

Mail Order Mystery is something that I stumbled upon thanks to a sponsored ad that popped up in my Facebook feed. When I saw it, I had to check it out, and when I learned that it was exactly what it sounded like - a mystery that is mailed in installments geared towards kids 8+ (or 6-7 with some help) - and that it was Canadian, I had to contact them to set up a feature. My daughters were sent The Enchanted Slumber mystery and from the first letter they have been hooked! At 7 and 5, they need Read more [...]

Storytime Huxley from Cloud b (#giveaway)

Cloud b is a family favourite for a reason! We gave my nephew the Peaceful Panda when he was born in October and I hear that it gets used every night. That panda was so snuggly that my daughters almost didn't want to let him go, so I'm excited to surprise my 5 year old with a Storytime Huxley this Christmas! Incorporate story time to any bedtime routine with Storytime Huxley, the interactive story bear. Reading five classic bedtime stories, children can follow along with his colour storybook. Storytime Read more [...]

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