Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection (giveaway)

True story: back when I was in university, my roommates and I used to write down when our favourite holiday movies were on tv so that we could all procrastinate watch together.  This was back in the dark ages before PVRs and time shifting when you only had one chance to catch a show or you missed out completely.  Now you can record television easily but the odd glitch (ie me deleting our entire PVR instead of the one show I intended to) means I like to have our favourite movies on DVD for safekeeping.  Read more [...]

Have a Groovy Girls holiday with Cali Candy Cane (giveaway)

Have you heard of Groovy Girls?  Now that Ashlyn is in the middle of a huge "I love dolls" stage - that, if my childhood is any indication, is likely going to last for years - I'm being introduced to all sorts of brands that weren't around when I was a kid.  Groovy Girls have a fantastic message that I'm happy to pass along to my girls: Groovy Girls® is a one-of-a kind line of dolls and accessories that reflect and appeal to a girl’s sense of fashion and style as well as her many interests.  Read more [...]

Spread some holiday cheer with cards from Minted (giveaway)

I've been sending out Christmas cards for years now.  It started with handmade cards for a few family members and friends, but my list has grown over the years and unfortunately I just can't find the time for crafting these days.  I still want a card that feels personal and that's why I turn to Minted! This year I chose from the holiday postcard collection.  You can choose to write a small paragraph or two on the back, or include an additional picture.  While I've never done an Read more [...]

I See Me! (giveaway)

I'm so happy that my girls have inherited the 'bookworm' gene from my husband and myself.  It's fun to see what they gravitate to and what will keep their attention.  I See Me! makes reading even more fun because they create books just for your little one! My girls love anything that has their names on it so I was more than happy to pick a book to review!  I thought that it would be fun to find a Christmas book and when I saw that there was a board book available my decision was made.  Read more [...]

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

There are some brands that I turn to time and again because you know that they make an excellent quality product at a price that makes sense. Melissa and Doug is one of my 'go to' brands for toys for my girls and gifts for others!  Their wooden play food is probably the most frequently played with toy in our house, and I don't think I know a family that doesn't have at least one of their Sounds Puzzles. The Melissa And Doug Terrific Twenty 2012 Holiday Toys list has all sorts of great suggestions Read more [...]

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