Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 21st Monday Madness Giveaway Linky






How do we only have 2 weeks left of summer vacation? This summer has been pretty crazy around here. Lots of swimming, lots of activity, super busy and a TON of fighting between the kids. I hope you have had a great summer!

How would you like to win some prizes? Make sure to enter the great giveaways linked up below. If you are a blogger, feel free to list any open giveaways you have on your blog. Make sure to list the prize, end date and country eligibility (CAN/US/WW) any listed without this information will be deleted.





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Friday, August 18, 2017

Week 7 Summer Bucket List Update





















Another week of summer done. This week Mr. J spent 2 nights at his cousins house. Mr. K and I did some swimming, some games, and some outside time.  We managed to cross another item off the list this week as well. We went to Little Ray's Reptile Zoo.


Only 2 weeks of summer vacation left. Next week they are both in Pedalheads bike camp, and the following week hubby is off so will be around to join us if we do anything. Mr. K has a lot of appointments that week, so I don't think anything big will be crossed off. I hope to get to the Cheshire Cat and the Carp Custom Creamery that week.

Tales of Mommyhood 2017 Summer Bucket List
  • strawberry picking - we waited too long, and the crops are not great because of all the rain, so this won't be happening
  • lots of swimming (we will be getting a swim membership again this year)
  • trips to Saunders Farm (we have annual passes)
  • mini golfing
  • go karting
  • biking locally through the area we live
  • biking through one of the local forest trails
  • park omega
  • day trip to Primitive Designs (Mr. K loves transformers)
    • stop at The Big Apple on our way home
  • Carp Custom Creamery for ice cream
  • lunch at The Cheshire Cat
  • picnic at the park 
  • water fight
  • diefenbunker
  • visit Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
  • baking cookies
  • sleepover at grandparents
  • driving range
  • camping (I have this on here, but we don't camp. We MIGHT camp in my moms backyard this summer....we shall see)
  • nerf war
  • movie at the theatre
  • park play
I will be posting updates weekly with what we have done, and adding in anything else that we decided to do as well.

Do you have any plans for summer?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Lion King Signature Collection #Giveaway


Available now for Digital Download
"One of the biggest animated films in history— "The Lion King"—joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The coming-of-age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award®-winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), arrives on Digital on Aug. 15 and on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 29. Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the "Circle of Life.""

Time For A Giveaway

Use the form below for your chance to win a copy of The Lion King Signature Collection on Blu-Ray. Open to Canadian residents over the age of 18. Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Big Little Lies Season 1 Available For Digital Download



When the kids and hubby go to bed, I settle down in front of the tv with a snack and tune in to shows that I like. Sometimes it's a movie that no one else is interested in watching, and other times it is a series that I enjoy.

I have never read the book Big Little Lies, but I have seen it recommended many times. When I was given the chance to see the HBO series created based on the book, I decided to check it out.

With Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman starring in it, I knew I was going to love it.
"Big Little Lies is based in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, where nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers
– Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley)
--Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots,
exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and
neighbors.
"
Available now for Digital Download and on Blu-ray and DVD. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky






WOW - Only 4 weeks until the kids start back to school. I can't believe that summer is more than half over now.  How would you like to win some prizes? Make sure to enter the great giveaways linked up below. If you are a blogger, feel free to list any open giveaways you have on your blog. Make sure to list the prize, end date and country eligibility (CAN/US/WW) any listed without this information will be deleted.





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Friday, August 11, 2017

Week 6 Summer Bucket List Update





















This week didn't quite go as planned - again. Which is fine. The list isn't to keep us on a schedule, more so to give us ideas on days where we don't have much to do.  This summer the kids have spent quite a bit of time with their cousins, which makes me SO happy.  My cousins and I were very close growing up, and I still have that with some of them as adults now.  I really hope that my kids have memories like I do.

We spent an entire day at the pool, went on a bike ride, hung out at home and had time with the grandparents as well.  I went to lunch at the Cheshire Cat with my cousin, but I am not crossing it off since the kids weren't with me.  We did manage to get to Saunders Farm today, so that was one other item off the list!



Tales of Mommyhood 2017 Summer Bucket List
  • strawberry picking - we waited too long, and the crops are not great because of all the rain, so this won't be happening
  • lots of swimming (we will be getting a swim membership again this year)
  • trips to Saunders Farm (we have annual passes)
  • mini golfing
  • go karting
  • biking locally through the area we live
  • biking through one of the local forest trails
  • park omega
  • day trip to Primitive Designs (Mr. K loves transformers)
    • stop at The Big Apple on our way home
  • Carp Custom Creamery for ice cream
  • lunch at The Cheshire Cat
  • picnic at the park 
  • water fight
  • diefenbunker
  • visit Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
  • baking cookies
  • sleepover at grandparents
  • driving range
  • camping (I have this on here, but we don't camp. We MIGHT camp in my moms backyard this summer....we shall see)
  • nerf war
  • movie at the theatre
  • park play
I will be posting updates weekly with what we have done, and adding in anything else that we decided to do as well.

Do you have any plans for summer?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

#BloggersFete 2017 Sponsor Spotlight

The 3rd annual #BloggersFete event has come to an end.  We had a lot of fun over the last 10 days, and hope that you all did as well.  A blog party wouldn't be the same without prizes, and without our wonderful sponsors, we wouldn't be able to provide them.

We have had some pretty great brands sponsor the event over the last few years, and I wanted to give this years sponsors one last shout out and thank you from us.

Skechers
Hasbro
I See Me Books
PlaSmart
Rogers
Disney Store
Wonderbly
Bunch O' Balloons
FaceOff Cloths
Shari Goss - Norwex
SpaFinder
Nature Valley
Sweets From The Earth
FujiFilm
Lansinoh
Magnetree
Smartick
Raincoast Books
Will Stroet
Mia's Moccs
Tommee Tippee
Chapters Indigo