LUSH's Christmas line is here! Available both in LUSH stores, and at LUSH online, they have brought back some old favourites and introduced new goodies. Between their beautiful prepacked sets and all of the fun, individual products, there is likely something for eveyone on your list - and maybe a little reward for all of your hard work, too.
My favourite LUSH holiday product is always Snow Fairy Shower Gel. The pretty pink bottle brings a smile to my face and the sweet bublegum and vanilla Read more [...]
There is a bit of a theme to my husband's Christmas presents this year: Star Wars. It wasn't entirely on purpose, but with the new movie coming out in just a couple of weeks there are so many cool things in stores. There was something very specific that I looked for that I couldn't find until I looked on Etsy and found The Duchess of Dorkness. With her slogan "Nerdtastic Art for the Masses", I knew I was in the right place!
What I was looking for was her customizable Star Wars Han and Leia "I Read more [...]
It's no secret that I love my coffee, so when I had the opportunity to review the new Ninja Coffee Bar, I jumped at it! You may have seen the commericals, which feature Sofia Vergara, as she tells her former barista that now she can make all those fancy coffees at home for a fraction of the price. I am not a huge fan of the individual coffee making machines, and we have a 'fancy' coffee maker that we've been using since we got it as a wedding present 8.5 years ago so I was very interested to see Read more [...]
Wonder Forge creates games that my daughters love to play over and over again, particularly "Disney Junior Super Stretchy which we received last year and is requested whenever we have a friends movie night for the kids.With games based on your favourite characters, there is something for everyone: Disney Princesses and Fairies, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and so many more!
I was sent the following to place under our Christmas tree this year and I know they're all going to be very popular:
Star Read more [...]
I love getting mail. With texting and Facebook and email, getting something in the mail other than bills or junk is so exciting! I usually have our Christmas cards ordered by now, and occasionally even have them mailed, but this semester has really kicked my (usualy very organized) butt and I'm feeling behind. Thankfully, my friends at Minted sent me an email yesterday letting me know that my procrastination may actually benefit me!
You see, I was given a head's up that while they have a great Read more [...]
The holiday season means that the characters your children love to watch on television will be releasing special Christmas-themed DVDs! PBS Kids has 4 great releases just in time for the holidays. These DVDs are perfect for buying in advance to watch in the car while travelling, bringing to Grandma's house in case she doesn't have an endless stream of children's programming available, or suggesting to Santa for a perfect stocking stuffer!
“CAILLOU’S CHRISTMAS” includes 12 fun-filled Read more [...]
It's been almost a year since our first Maplelea Girl doll joined our household. I have learned that there is no way to guarantee that my daughters will truly love a toy until it has been in our house long enough for the novelty to wear off, so I was a little concerned that Saila would be forgotten by spring. Thankfully, she and her dogs, Nukilik and Nanuq, have become treasured companions to Ashlyn so it came as no surprise to me when a new Maplelea Girl was added to Ashlyn's Christmas list. She Read more [...]
With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it's a nice treat to be able to spend a few hours of family time watching a movie at the theatre - and snacking on popcorn, of course! Earlier this week, my family was able to attend an advanced screening of the latest Disney•Pixar movie, “The Good Dinosaur”, which is in theatres today (November 25)! Here's a brief synopsis:
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet Read more [...]
Encouraging girls to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)-based activities is a big thing right now. I find it kind of funny, because I was always good at math and science as a kid (lets not talk about statistics in university, ok?) and never reHmember anyone having the audacity to tell me that I shouldn't have excelled in those topics because I was a girl, but I also recognize that not all girls are that fortunate. I'm also a big fan of toys that Read more [...]
Winter is definitely on it's way, but for now our sidewalks are clear and we're trying to stay active outdoors as much as possible. The bikes have been put away in anticipation of the snow that we will surely see soon but we have a fun new toy to use: a Rockboard Original Scooter. The Rockboard Original Scooter comes fully assembled. All I had to do was take it out of the box, set the handles up (they fold down for storage) and adjust the handles to the correct height.
If you are not familiar Read more [...]