How We Get Organized for the Holidays with Office 365

Get Organized for the Holidays

It’s time to start thinking about how we can get organized for the holidays so we can ENJOY the holidays with our family! There are so many things to think about like presents, get togethers, parties, decorations, cards, baking, outfits and more! For me, it can get rather overwhelming, so that is where I like to sit down and organize myself using Microsoft Office. I have used Word to help my parents put together their holiday card insert with photos of the grandchildren and a little message and I use Excel to organize all of my “To-Do” lists and Gift … Continue reading

Positive Affirmations with Mantra Buddies {Giveaway}

positive affirmations

Thinking positively with the help from Mantra Buddies increases self esteem and confidence in children. Mantra Buddies are cute stuffies for kids that assist children with positive affirmations. With everything that is going on in the world today, I’m seeing gratitude and positive affirmations popping up everywhere. The more we fill our own world with positive affirmations and thoughts, the more positive the world around us will seem. It is important that we teach our children how to actively practice positive affirmations at an early age. This will help them tackle the confusing and sometimes negative feelings that arise during … Continue reading

Funtastic Forest Holiday Event in Support of Sick Kids {Giveaway}

Funtastic Forest Holiday Event

I will be participating in the Funtastic Forest Holiday Event in support of Sick Kids. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Alivia Nina Pileggi Cardiac Critical Care Unit Fund. Along with many other AMAZING vendors, I will have a table where I will be educating people how to clean faster, easier and safer as well as selling Norwex products as they make FANTASTIC gifts that keep on giving! Green Holiday Gift Ideas Click on the image to enlarge these amazing gift ideas! There will be shopping opportunities for the Mommies, Daddies and Grandparents, as well as … Continue reading

Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

As you might have guessed by now, we are HUGE muffin fans in our home. The kids LOVE freshly made muffins! How can I tell? When I make muffins during the week, I make them at 5:30 in the morning. When the children wake up, I can hear them puttering about upstairs and I can hear them giddy with excitement that they get muffins for breakfast. Even at 7 and 10 years old, they still get excited to pick their own muffins out of the pan! These pumpkin muffins are fantastic, especially when they are made with freshly pureed pumpkin! … Continue reading

Process vs Product in Kid Art {Giveaway}

Kid Art

When I was in University, there was a large focus on providing children with valuable opportunities to express themselves through their art and creative projects. We were encouraged to take the focus off of the product and more onto the process. While I fully appreciate the importance of allowing children to freely express themselves in their artwork, I am also a sucker for the standard art that comes home for different occasions. Take for example this poppy that my son brought home this week: I believe that for some art projects, there is value in teaching the children a specific … Continue reading

Kid Art ROCKS! {Giveaway}

kid art

Our main kitchen wall is covered in my children’s artwork. There is even a quote at the top that says: “Every child is an artist.” ~Pablo Picasso Every time I look at our kitchen wall, it makes me smile and it fills my heart and my soul as a Mother and as a person. You see, there is something about colourful and creative art created by children. It is their form of free self expression. It is their hopes, their dreams and how they see the world. My children are 7 and 10 years old and I can honestly say … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty on Ice {Giveaway}

Sleeping Beauty on Ice Giveaway

The Sony Centre stage is being transformed into an ice rink to bring you one of the most magical experiences of the year: Imperial Ice Stars Sleeping Beauty on Ice. This event looks like it will appeal to children of all ages, and adults too! It would be a fun pre-holiday family outing to spend some quality time together before the craziness of the holidays take over, don’t you think? The Imperial Ice Stars make a triumphant return to Toronto for the first time in seven years with the Toronto premiere of their critically-acclaimed Sleeping Beauty On Ice. Set to … Continue reading

Will I See YOU at the Babytime Show Nov 6-8? {Giveaway}

BabyTime Show Ticket Giveaway

To read more information about this year’s show, visit my post from last week where I share some of the special show features and specifics. This show is for you if you love babies (and everything baby), are pregnant, are a new Mom, are a Mom to a baby or are looking for gift ideas for babies. I just love babies and everything baby, so I love to attend this show every season to learn all about the latest and greatest baby gears, products and services. babytime Show Ticket Giveaway! Prize: TWO pairs of babytime Show tickets Giveaway Open to: … Continue reading

The William Ashley Warehouse Sale: A Shopper’s Dream!

William Ashley Warehouse Sale

If you are located in the GTA, the William Ashley Warehouse Sale is a must for shoppers! Not only is there a wide range of gifts for everyone in the family, but there are also some amazing deals up to 90% off! This year, would you believe that the William Ashley Warehouse Sale is celebrating their 40th Year! I remember my first time at the William Ashley Warehouse Sale. I was newly married and we had just purchased our first home. In combination with the fact that I am a deal seeker and I was newly married, made me double … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Woman to Woman for a Moment {Coupon & Giveaway}

bladder leakage

Can I talk to you woman to woman for a moment? I like to be prepared. I am a planner. One thing that I have learned, ever since I became pregnant with my first child was that no matter how planned or prepared you are, there will always be surprises and unexpected moments that occur. One of the surprises that I had when I was pregnant with my son (my second child) was the pressure on my bladder that I had never experienced before, at least not to that extreme. There were some steps that I would take and I … Continue reading