Laugh along with the Muppets “Of Pirates and Pigs Collection”

Between the cold and the snow that we've been (endlessly) receiving for the last few weeks, having a new movie available for the afternoon is almost a necessity. Now that Christmas is over, we're looking for less seasonal themes and more adventure. The new Muppets "Of Pirates and Pigs Collection" packages two classic Muppets movies for hours of entertainment! "A treasure trove of hearty laughs is yours when two of the funniest, most action-packed Muppet movies of all time make their Disney Blu-ray Read more [...]

Share the Magic of Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition

After a very fun but busy 'early Christmas' weekend of hosting my husband's side of our family here in Ottawa, we were in need of some quiet time on Sunday afternoon. I was sent a copy of MARY POPPINS: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION from my friends at Walt Disney Studios Canada earlier in the week so I put in the DVD and hoped that the girls had the attention span for this 2+ hour movie. Turns out I had nothing to worry about; they were absolutely enchanted from the opening credits! Releasing Read more [...]

Our Christmas menu (with recipe links)

We're doing early Christmas with my husband's family this weekend, so I'm in full-on Christmas dinner prep mode today. I thought I'd share the recipes that we're using this year; many are tried and true but there are a few new ones that I'm sneaking in. As far as we're concerned, the only way to do a turkey is using my Aunt Jina's brine recipe. We did a different turkey last year (I think it was a recipe from Gordon Ramsay) and while it was good, it was a lot more work with no additional payoff, Read more [...]

Pirate Costumes put the ARRR in Merry Christmas

Are my kids the only ones who like to throw a random "arrr" into their words when they pretend to sail the seven seas as pirates? I particularly enjoy "happy barrrrrrthday" and "Marrrrry Christmas"! I was a kid with a big imagination and it makes me so happy to watch my girls follow in my footsteps with their imaginative play, so a costume from Anytime Costumes is a perfect present for both of them! After much deliberation, I decided to go with the Young Pirate Costume. This costume fits Read more [...]

Give the gift of an amazing experience with Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

The irony of writing a post about giving the gift of an experience instead of toys, when I've just spent over a month writing about all sort of (mostly toy) present ideas, isn't lost on me. While I am certainly not against giving or receiving toys, movies or books as presents, there is something so special about giving a gift that combines your time and a fun, shared experience and Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! is the perfect idea for any child (or adult Disney fan) on your Read more [...]

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