Pine Lake Leisure Club Cabins by Parkbridge


Earlier this month the kids and I stayed at one of the Pine Lake Leisure Club Cabins, by Parkbridge. Just before our stay, my husband was called to work, so I invited a friend and her two kids to stay with us for the weekend. A multi-family summer trip to the lake? Sounds fun, right? It was! The Pine Lake Leisure Club is a short drive from Calgary or Edmonton and only 20 minutes from Red Deer. The Leisure Club offers … [Read more...]

Generations Riviera Maya Launches Little Eko Chefs

GRM Chef Market

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is renowned for its Gourmet Inclusive® Experience - I've talked about this a lot on My Organized Chaos. Well, there's great news for the little travelers in your group - the launch of Little Eko Chefs at the newly opened Generations Riviera Maya {my review, with video, at the link}!  Little Eko Chefs offers foodie families a unique experience - … [Read more...]

Westerner Days 2014

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This past week was Westerner Days in our city. The first day of the week-long celebration included a parade. My oldest was in it with cheer, so that means we were out the door pretty much when the sun rose. Then, we took in the Westerner Days Fair right after. I was surprised at my oldest, taking on the biggest rides for the first time. She literally could not get enough {of everything that made me dizzy just to … [Read more...]

VTech Innotab 3 Baby


I think it's funny to see adults awkwardly learn their way around handheld devices when compared to kids, who can pick them up and go like second nature. In moderation, kids need that technology, to develop the skills that we all know they'll need one day. Introducing the VTech Innotab 3 Baby, designed to be a childs first tablet! Here's our video review, check it out:   The VTech Innotab 3 Baby comes … [Read more...]

Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad


Most of the pasta salads I make are mayo-based. Which is great, but sometimes it's good for the soul {and tummy} to break free from the usual and try a new recipe. This, my friends, is how you find true gems that are welcomed into your recipe box, to be made regularly. This is the case with Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad, a recipe I found on the Kraft Canada website. What drew me to this recipe was the fresh {but common} … [Read more...]

OPI Wipe-Off! Lacquer Remover Wipes {Acetone Free}


The NEW OPI Wipe-Off! Acetone Free Lacquer Remover Wipes are designed for on-the-go usage, and each individual wipe quickly removes lacquer from all ten nails and features a moisturizing formula and fresh lavender scent. Plus, the acetone-free formula is safe for removing lacquer from acrylic nails. Cool right? I love the new OPI Wipe-Off! Wipes, and these will now be my travel-saviours! With 3 girls plus myself, … [Read more...]

Helping Provide Clean Drinking Water to Children: #cleanwater Photo Challenge


Have you heard about the Clean Drinking Water program? This program is helping provide clean drinking water to children in the developing world through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. Technology? It's pretty cool, guys, one small purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water!   Best of all? You can help donate, just with … [Read more...]

Planning a Summer Road Trip? Be Sure to Pack This!


From long vacations abroad to day trips close to home, there's certain items that I make sure to pack. Yet I want to discuss one particular item that you shouldn't leave home without, ever. Gravol.If you are thinking this is one item which you won't really need, read on. I have two examples of the only 2 times that I didn't pack Gravol {gah!}. And you can bet I regretted it. The one and only time that I didn't … [Read more...]

The Lake Life


This past weekend the kids and I {along with a friend and her kids}, took a double family road trip to Pine Lake, Alberta. We stayed at Parkbridge Leisure Club, a place that truly perfected the art of glamping. More about our weekend will come but for now, I'm sharing a snapshot of The Lake Life. Gotta love summers in Alberta, the sun doesn't fully set until almost 11pm.   . . . … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place Los Angeles – LAX El Segundo


Earlier this month I stayed at the Hyatt Place Los Angeles while in the city on business. Located 2 miles from the LAX airport, the Hyatt Place Los Angeles is the ideal hotel for layovers, those on business or travellers who want to have easy access to attractions and businesses in both El Segundo and Los Angeles. When staying at Hyatt Place Los Angeles, there is a free shuttle from the airport … [Read more...]