PBS Kids ~ Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose

Peg + Cat

In our home, PBS has been a family favourite for many years.  We trust their children’s shows to be not only educational, but high quality and family friendly programming.   Peg + Cat is an American animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012.  The Peg + Cat series is a 2014 winner of three Emmy awards! Peg + Cat: The Chicken Problem and other Really Big Problems! Follow the adorable, spirited Peg and her … [Read more...]

Simon Swipe Game

Simon Swipe

Whether it is for a birthday, Easter or this years’ Christmas shopping, we can always count on Hasbro for awesome gift ideas.   They have all the latest board games, action figures, electronic games, puzzles, preschool toys, creative play, toys for outdoor play and much, much more! Are you wondering what in the world to buy for all the kids on your Christmas list? I find the kids in the eight and over age group the most difficult to buy for.  They are no longer babies, but they are not adults … [Read more...]

CLOSED ~ One for One, For All ~ #TOMSforTarget is Helping Those in Need! {$150 Giveaway}

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#TOMSforTarget ~ Listen up, Target and TOMS enthusiasts, because I have some amazing news that is going to knock your socks off! Target and TOMS are teaming up on a limited-edition collection for the holidays. Not only will you find pieces you’ll want to give – and get – but for each item purchased, you’ll be helping someone in need. #TOMSforTarget features more than 50 items, each under $50, and will be available at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Target.com on November … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Train: Classic in the Jurassic

Classic in the Jurassic

In our home, PBS has been a family favourite for many years.  We trust their children's shows to be not only educational, but high quality and family friendly programming. Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while sparking an interest in life science, natural history and palaeontology.  The show encourages children to compare the characteristics of ancient animals with those that are alive today.  As they explore a … [Read more...]

DohVinci ~ Anywhere Art Studio

DohVinci

Whether it is for a birthday, baby shower, Easter or this years’ Christmas shopping, we can always count on Hasbro for awesome gift ideas.   They have all the latest board games, action figures, electronic games, puzzles, preschool toys, creative play, toys for outdoor play and much, much more! Are you wondering what in the world to buy for all the kids on your Christmas list? I have a great suggestions that is perfect for Christmas or any other occasion! Every child loves to draw, paint, … [Read more...]

The World’s Best Pumpkin Bread!

Pumpkin Bread

I love the fall and winter.  I know that is a bit of an unusual statement, but it's true.  There is something so comforting and homey about those seasons.  From the gorgeous colours of fall to the crisp, cold magical whiteness of a winter's night, I love it all! Another thing I love about fall and winter is cooking and baking.  The coziness of the aromas of cinnamon, baking bread and freshly made cookies drifting from my oven is just impossible to resist!   One of my favourite things to bake … [Read more...]

How I Found Eczema Relief #EczemaAndMe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you have ever suffered from eczema, I don't have to tell you how incredibly itchy and irritating eczema can be. Until recently I had only suffered a mild form of eczema, but lately, it has progressed to a more severe form, complete with eczema blisters. I find my legs and shoulders especially itchy, to the point where I cannot help but scratch until my skin bleeds. This often makes … [Read more...]

CLOSED ~ Target Pharmacy Cold & Flu Twitter Chat w/Prizes {Plus Target Pharmacy Giveaway!}

Target Pharmacy

As a nurse, I know the importance of a yearly flu shot. Sure, with the exception of the H1N1 strain, this pathogen doesn't garner the same concern as other headline-grabbing viruses (such as Ebola and enterovirus D68), but a seasonal flu is not to be messed with. Flu season typically starts around now and lasts until about April. Seasonal influenza (the flu) is a serious illness that infects millions of Canadians every year. It is a common infectious respiratory disease that begins in the nose … [Read more...]

Halloween Dinner for the Grown Ups

Halloween dinner

The kids have gone trick or treating, pictures have been taken, the doorbell has stopped ringing and the costumes have been packed away for another year. Since  this year Halloween is on a Friday—that means you can set aside Saturday for a  grown-up dinner party with a Halloween theme. With its black noodles, orange squash topping and startling red lobster claw, this impressive and intricately flavoured restaurant-style entrée courtesy of the President’s Choice black label brand will … [Read more...]

The Most Spooktacular Halloween Treats!

Halloween Treats

The last couple of Halloweens, our house has acquired the reputation of being the “must visit” house on the street! You know, the house everyone remembers and wants to visit first?  Yup…lol… that's us! We have always tried to give out something a little different from the usual bag of chips. Some years we made up little treat bags filled with lots of little goodies, some years we handed out  juice boxes and a couple of times we even tried giving out chocolate bars. However, the bars always … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters Visit Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks

A few weeks ago my sisters and I went on a little girls getaway.  As I mentioned in my post outlining our trip to Cape Enrage, N.B., we only had a couple of days, so didn't want to venture too far.  We decided to have a staycation in our home province of New Brunswick.  We wanted to explore, or re-explore in some cases, the beautiful Fundy coastline. We rented the cutest little cabin in the tiny hamlet of New Horton, N.B., planned some delicious meals, packed our suitcases and coolers and … [Read more...]

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION ~ GALVATRON FACTORY BATTLE Set

GALVATRON FACTORY BATTLE Set

A 2014 Gift Guide Inclusion   KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION ~ GALVATRON FACTORY BATTLE Set   Whether it is for a birthday, baby shower, Easter or this years' Christmas shopping, we can always count on Hasbro for awesome gift ideas.   They have all the latest board games, action figures, electronic games, puzzles, preschool toys, creative play, toys for outdoor play and much, much more! Are you wondering what in the world to buy for the little ones on your Christmas … [Read more...]

Potato & Bread Dressing

Potato & Bread Dressing

Your senses have a fabulous way of erasing the years.  Listening to music from your high school or university days has the power to transport you back in time.  The same is true for smell and taste.  You cannot sniff the heavenly aroma of  spiced apple cider and not think of Thanksgiving and  Christmas. What about the taste of eggnog, shortbread cookies or cranberries...the same thing. One of the ultimate time erasing tastes and smells for me, is that of homemade dressing.   I cannot smell … [Read more...]

TARGET REDcard ~ Myths and Facts {w/Special Offer}

Target REDcard

Have you signed up for a Target REDcard? Not yet? Are you thinking it's a credit card only and you already have enough of those? That's what I thought too, but, I was wrong. On recent trips to Target® I had seen signs all over the store advertising their REDcard program.  What really caught my eye was saving 5% on just about everything in the store.  Like most people, I am all about paying as little as possible for my purchases. I knew I did not want another credit card, but had a few … [Read more...]