THE UGGLYS PET SHOP

I was so excited when I learned of a new toy... THE UGGLYS PET SHOP -  NEW must have collectables from the makers of Shopkins, features some of the wildest pets full of funny faces and hilarious sounds.   My boys love little collectable toys, and I knew as soon as I saw these, they would be a huge hit. And I was right. There are 101 of these crazy little creatures to collect, and as you do, you create the craziest pet shop in town!  I … [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...]

Don’t Forget your Fur Babies this Christmas! {Giveaway}

Christmas is a time for family and friends.  But let's not forget about our fur babies!  In our home, our cat, Pixel and our dog Anya each get a stocking full of safe treats and toys too keep them happy all winter long. Anya's favourtie toy is the Busy Buddy™ Squeak 'n Treat Ooga.  It's a fantastic gift for you dog this year. Let your dog enjoy the first treat-dispensing toy that also squeaks! As your dog plays with the toy, treats or food … [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...]

BARBIE® YOU CAN BE ANYTHING #PlayAdvocate #YouCanBeAnything

When I was a little girl I loved playing with BARBIE®.  We loved to dress our dolls and play with their hair.  But often times you'd find our prize BARBIE® dolls in the back of the the neighbours toy trucks, driving them up and down the dirt driveway.  And just like us, they found their way into the tub at night before bed... They couldn't go back to their mansions and campers covered in dust and mud. The things about Barbie dolls is - they … [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...]

Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo from Fisher Price {with Holiday Giveaway}

*The contest below is open to residents of Canada Play. That's what kids want to do.  That's what they love to do.  And it is one of the best ways that they learn. As parents, we start at day one.  Remember that lullaby you sang to your first born, before she was born.  Or how about the books you read before they were old enough to see the page.  Play comes naturally to our kids, and it does to us as well.  It's something you don't even … [Read more...]

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