Mooshka Fairytale girls and the big #MGAToyBox #giveaway

For the last installment of the MGA Toy Box program, MGA Entertainment has sent a Mooshka™ Fairytale girl!  They come in two versions, the large plush Fairytale girls and small, faux wood mini dolls. Ashlyn noticed the minis as soon as they arrived in stores a few months ago and recently used some birthday money to purchase a couple who have become very treasured friends, so while any Fairytale girl would have been welcomed with open arms, both of my daughters were thrilled to receive a Read more [...]

Kids ride in style with SmarTrike (#giveaway)

Have you heard of SmarTrike? Even if you think you haven't, I bet you've seen one around the neighbourhood! SmarTrike is a fantastic combination of stroller and tricycle that allows babies as young as 10 months old to toddlers up to the ripe old age of 3 to ride - and play - in style and comfort. Their latest model, the SmarTrike® 4-in-1 Touch Steering Chic Tricycle, is out and causing a stir at the parks and splash pads. So what sets the 4-in-1 Touch Steering Chic SmarTrike apart from Read more [...]

The backyard makeover is complete

As I mentioned in my backyard overhaul post, what started as just changing up the kids backyard toys has evolved into a complete backyard makeover! We finally chose and purchased our patio furniture so I think it's safe to say that the backyard is done...except for the barbecue, but that will have to wait until next year. Here it is, in as close to a panoramic shot as I could manage! In case you're wondering where things are from: the basketball net is Little Tikes and was a curbside Read more [...]

How one little change led to a backyard overhaul

Over the winter, my husband and I discussed what we wanted to do with our backyard this year. I knew that I wanted to update the house and play area with toys that were meant for kids, not toddlers, and I convinced him that it would be fairly inexpensive because we could sell the old toys and use that money towards the new stuff. No big deal, right? Turns out, updating the backyard is just like updating a room inside: you think that it will just be a coat of paint and it turns into a huge  project! After Read more [...]

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