Beauty and the Beast back in theatres (giveaway)

It's a tale as old as time, and now it's coming back to theatres in Disney Digital 3D!  I vividly remember seeing it the first time in was released in 1991 (wow, does that make me feel old all of a sudden!) and it's been one of my favourite movies ever since. In case you haven't seen it before, here's a little synopsis.  "The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) Read more [...]

HEXBUG Nano for the holidays

Have  you heard about HEXBUG® Nano?  All of a sudden they seem to be everywhere!  They're tiny (1.75 inches each) little micro robotic bugs that uses the physics of vibration to skitter along and explore its environment on smooth surfaces.  They can even flip from their back to their front and vice versa!  It's fun to watch since you can't be sure where exactly your HEXBUG will go next. While you can set them loose on any flat, smooth surface and watch them go, they're even more fun Read more [...]

Christmas cookies – Gingerbread men

I'm having so much fun this year, getting ready for Christmas with my little elf (Ashlyn) by my side!  She's really into all of the preparations this year, and she loves to bake, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a few of her friends over for a cookie-decorating play date last week. Once I realized that I had invited a total of SIX 2-2.5 year olds, plus their five siblings ranging from newborn to 11 months old (and mommies, of course!), I thought it was the craziest idea I'd ever Read more [...]

Elephoto ($50 gift card giveaway)

We take a lot of pictures.  So many that Ashlyn hears the click and says "cheese" without bothering to look up from her craft or snack, and Rowan makes a mad army-crawl towards the camera as soon as she sees it!  I love having all of these memories documented, but our shelves are getting overrun with photo albums and it's expensive to print individual pictures.  I recently learned about Elephoto, a company that produces high-quality photo books and other photo-related items and is 100%  Canadian! The Read more [...]

Kidorable Dragon Knight Collection (giveaway)

Kids need more than just toys, but try to convince them of that!  When I can find items that are practical but still fun I love to give them as gifts, and I think that the Kidorable Dragon Knight Collection would make a great gift for any little man  - and some little ladies too. The Dragon Knight collection is primarily steel grey, with lots of dark green dragon and red fire accents.  The raincoat features the coolest hood I've seen - it looks like a helmet!   The umbrella has 3D dragon Read more [...]

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