Sofia The First: The Floating Palace

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Do YOU believe in mermaids? My girls sure do! At age 5 they both have a strong fascination with mermaids, collecting all that they can that is 'mermaid'. Even though they has already seen this one {see? mermaid fans to the core}, the girls were still thrilled to receive a copy of Sofia The First: The Floating Palace for review.  This is especially true for my little Sophia {recall that she truly believes … [Read more...]

Win a Year of Spa Treatments thanks to MAM! #MAMBABY

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Parenting can be hard, but your unbridled love for your children drowns out all fears and tears. This one is for my US friends: MAM wants you to share what makes your little ones so special, your hopes and dreams for their futures and the joys of parenthood by posting a video, photo or letter on facebook.com/mambabyusa.   Eligible entries will be considered for a grand prize of a year’s worth … [Read more...]

Join the #TouchofPhillyCheese Twitter Party with @KraftCanada

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Nothing beats the ooey gooey and comforting taste of cheese, don't you agree? Yet, do you know what's even better than the addition of cheese in your favourite meals? Cheese with that special touch that can only be Philly! I've been raving just a *little bit* about the new {and fantastic} Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia, over on the Real Women of Philadelphia website. In my rants and raves, I … [Read more...]

Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS

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There are some things that bring me back to my own childhood and Yoshi is one of them. I still vividly recall renting a game as a child and running home, so eager to play. Nintendo of Canada sent my girls the new Yoshi's New Island for Nintendo 3DS and that feeling of nostalgia came flooding back. I smiled as they got so excited to dive into this new game featuring the beloved dino.   While the game … [Read more...]

Green Tea Yuzu Fragrance by Elizabeth Arden

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Don't you just love how refreshing Spring is? I'm very much looking forward to lighter meals, less bulky clothing and footwear - and a new fragrance to suit! Just released is the new spring fragrance for women, Green Tea Yuzu Fragrance by Elizabeth Arden.  Green Tea Yuzu is the newest addition to the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea family of fragrances. Instead of the usual green tea blends with florals, it's … [Read more...]

Month In Photos: March 2014

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March 2014 was a month jam-packed with birthday parties and small ways to make memories. The girls had quite a bit of time off with conferences and Spring Break, so it was a nice blend of relax time at home and activity when boredom struck. Month In Photos: March 2014 We attended our city's children's expo where the twins got to meet, hug and follow Rainbow Dash around like little fan girls. Instead of an … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Review and Activity Sheets

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Fairies, friendship, adventure and saving the pixie dust - it's a new story for Tinker Bell and friends in Disney's The Pirate Fairy! You really should have heard the screams of joy when I showed my girls that The Pirate Fairy arrived in the mail for them to review. They had been waiting and waiting {most impatiently} to see this film after first seeing the previews. Being huge fans of the other Tinker Bell movies … [Read more...]

The Best Macaroni and Cheese

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Is there anything more classic that Macaroni and Cheese? While I have to admit that we do reach for the boxed kind more often than not, I've always been curious about the recipes flying about, to make your own. It wasn't until my pantry was pretty bare, that I was forced to make Macaroni and Cheese myself. By the way, forced being a term I'm using for 'I really don't want to go shopping today'. So, I scoured the … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

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 It's Spring Break here in Alberta, and we are immensely enjoying the slower pace of a less-filled schedule. There's been movie nights {on a weekday!}, de-cluttering of rooms, and spontaneous trips to the pet store followed by me saying, 'no, we can't buy him' a few hundred times.  Also on the agenda of no-schedule week? Lots of cooking and baking! I'm taking this time to re-stock the depleted freezer meals, … [Read more...]

Spring Break

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PSA: We are in the middle of Spring Break, and enjoying every moment! Sleeping in, lazy days, baking ... and while my kids feel the need to dress like they're going to a party everyday, I balance that by spending as much time as I can in my PJ's. Yet, to prevent me from becoming a total sloth thanks to the break, I'm also doing some much needed de-cluttering of the house. In small doses though, since I am in … [Read more...]