The weather was slightly less freezing on Sunday so we decided to attempt Winterlude. The last time that we went was 2 years ago so we were excited to check it out. We got to cross on the canal - no skating for us this time - and see some of the sculptors working on their ice sculptures! Unfortunately the wind and cold were just too much for the preschooler so our visit was much shorter than we hoped. Winterlude runs until February 18th so if you're in Ottawa, make sure to check it out!
Read more [...]
I love living in Ottawa! It's not my hometown by birth but it's the first city that I ever made into a home on my own and I was thrilled to move back after living for a few years on the other side of the country. When we were in university, my then-boyfriend (now husband) and I used to love wandering around the Market and other areas of Ottawa, checking out all of the fantastic, independent stores and restaurants. Now that we have two little girls, we don't make it downtown nearly as Read more [...]
A friend of mine quoted Gretchen Rubin's "the days are long but the years are short" on her A Gym Tale blog the other week and it's been echoing in my head ever since. Being a stay-at-home-mom for the last 3.5 years, I frequently wonder where my day - or week! - has gone; the days are a blur of classes and play dates, snacks and cleaning, naps and baths and finally, blessedly, bedtime. Some days I am certain that I have the best life I could ever hope to have, but I'll admit that I certainly Read more [...]
Before I had kids, I had scented candles all over my house. Now that I have two little girls literally running laps around each other, having a flame out in the open seems like a recipe for disaster! I was missing that cozy feeling that a great scent adds to our home and Scentsy Independent Consultant Shelly was kind enough to introduce me to Scentsy as an alternative.
Scentsy uses "decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb Read more [...]
I love to host play dates and while usually we keep things pretty low-key, I jump at any opportunity to take things up a notch and throw a party! As a Play Ambassador for LEGO DUPLO, I was given the opportunity to throw a LEGO DUPLO themed party to celebrate the new Toddler Line products. The Toddler Line has new colours, slightly bigger blocks (that still fit with the original blocks) and fun designs to appeal to the younger toddlers and older kids. We invited a bunch of our friends and I Read more [...]