Preparing for the Holidays with a Toddler

The holidays are a pretty magical time in the eyes of a toddler.  Neighbourhoods become enchanted with lights and decorations.  The thought of Santa puts their minds at wonder and his arrival creates anticipation that is only found once a year. This year is the first year where our three-year-old, Reese, is starting to understand a bit more about what Christmas is all about.  Although flights have been booked to visit family, leading up to … [Read more...]

Sweet Noel

The holidays are officially here. I’m excited to share my recent partnership with Lowe’s on how I went from having a collection of hand me down holiday pieces to having a complete collection that is sweet as it’s name. Sweet Noel  is fun for the kids but with a vintage twist, brings out the kid in all of us. And since we know kids = no time, Lowe’s has pulled it all together for us for easy decorating! Follow Lowe’s on social media / Facebook … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cherry Macaroons

Share For some reason I tend to believe that I have all the time in the world... so I sign up for things, I say yes to things...then, when said thing is due I'm struggling to make sure it's ready. Well, about a month ago I signed up to a cookie exchange at my work. We need 1 dozen cookies/sweets for each person taking part. There are 7 names on that list - so I need 6 dozen cookies. Tomorrow. When I signed up I had lots of time...Christmas … [Read more...]

Meet BB-8™ – the app-enabled Droid™

Star Wars 7 - The Force Awakens is about to hit theatres, and I know many of you are already holding those movie tickets close.  But did you know that their is one special toy that is sure to be a hit this Holiday season... Check out the new Sphero BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™.   For STAR WARS fans, and the young at heart... The BB8! It is truly one of THE TOP TOYS of the SEASON.  Why?  Because it's cool.   Meet BB-8™ - the … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s #TreatsForToys Giveaway

  As you may remember, I am working with Kellogg's this Holiday season to help spread the word about the #TreatsforToys campaign.  I shared with you a few weeks ago about the treats that I created... and it was so much fun putting them together.  I'm actually planning an evening with my kids this weekend where we can make a few more toys and share them on social media.  It is such an easy way to give back. Share your Rice Krispies toy … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Party Food! #WhatsCooking

It's appetizer season!  And you don't need to be at a glam party to enjoy them. Seriously, the holidays are my favourtie time of year.  And though a huge part of it is the cheer, the gifts, the traditions... but the thing I love most about the holidays, is THE FOOD!  I mean, what other time of year can you nibble on chocolates and munch on hors d’oeuvres?  Day or night.  Entertaining or not. I'm not a sweet lover (though my kids are). I'm more … [Read more...]

Get Creative with Crayola this Christmas

Santa was always very generous to me when I was small.  I remember each year I would receive a small locked box, a diary with a key, new coloring books and a brand new box of Crayola crayons.  After the excitement of the day I would pick up my new treasures and head off to my room.  I would protect that brand new box of crayons.  I would hide it from my younger sister...sometimes - it even made it's way into that locked box. Each and every year … [Read more...]

If Only I Had Play, Stow ‘N Go from PLAYSKOOL When My Kids Were Young

My kids are older now.  William will be six in December and his brother Ben is nearly 11. With time, the gear they lug around with them has shrunk considerably…and usually features a touch screen.  When they were small, it was a completely different story. Ben was born in the spring.  I was 25 and although I enjoyed my maternity leave, I wanted nothing to do with staying home.  My little guy and I would visit family, go shopping and not build … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave Chocolate Fudge #WhatsCooking

So, the holidays are coming, but first...we must get past Halloween.  Now, I am a fan of all things Christmas, but because I have two candy loving boys, Halloween is an event that I just cannot pass by.  Though, I will admit, I try my best to take the-easy-way-out of most anything Halloween.  There are some amazing Halloween party recipes out there that you can make.  Easy ones that you can send into classroom parties and social events.  Some you … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Lemons…. #WhatsCooking

Spring is here! I think. They tell me that Easter is this weekend.  The stores are filled with tulips and daffodils...though my garden is showing no signs of life.  Quite frankly it's still frozen solid, with a four foot layer of snow atop it.  I think mother nature has here clock all messed up.  Christmas was green, and mild...spring like really.  Easter...well, our Easter will once again be white. But that's ok. Becuase when life … [Read more...]

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