Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Playmobil Ghostbusters Ecto-1

If you have a little one that is super into Ghostbusters, then you are going to want to check out the Playmobil Ecto 1.  The play set is a total of 79 pieces and comes with the car and 2 characters. The Ecto 1 is equipped with the original sounds and functioning lights.  Everything your little ghostbusters fan needs to have some fun.

This set is meant for children 6+ and can be purchased at Toys R Us, Mastermind, Hudsons Bay, and Indigo stores. Retails for $59.99.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Awesome Little Green Men #2017GG

Have an awesome Christmas this year with Awesome Little Green Men under the tree! The deluxe battle is a great way to start off. It comes with men from both infantries (8 figures) a poster, dog tags, and 2 chains.

You can also purchase blind boxes (a surprise figure, dog tag and chain) or the starter pack which comes with 4 figures, 4 dog tags and 1 chain.

My kids have always enjoyed playing with action figures, and have a fascination with the military as well.

Little Green Men can be purchased at Toys R Us, Indigo and other Canadian Retailers.  Cost for the blind boxes approximately $5.99, starter pack $19.99 and deluxe battle pack $39.99.

Monday, November 20, 2017

November 20th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

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, November 17, 2017

Enter To Win Cars 3 Just In Time For Christmas

We all know and love the gang found in Radiator Springs, and they are back for another film! Cars 3 was released on Blu ray/DVD November 7th.

My family has been a fan since we first saw the original movie, and that hasn't stopped. We have had so many Lightning McQueen and Mater toys, clothing and pillows it was a bit of an obsession for a while.

This new film has some new additions to the cars line up - including Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez.
"Disney and Pixar present CARS 3, a fast-paced new tale of Lightning McQueen, his classic CARS friends and a new spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez! Lighting finds himself pushed out of racing by a new generation of faster and younger cars and goes on a journey to discover where he belongs in this new type of high-octane competition."
If you have a Cars fan in your life, this would be a great item to add under the tree this Christmas.


For your chance to WIN a copy of Cars 3 on Blu-Ray +DVD, use the form below. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and will end on November 28th, 2017 at 1159pm EST. Good luck! **delivery before Christmas cannot be guaranteed**

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You {giveaway}

This time of year always has me thinking about Christmas. It's the time I start wanting to hear Christmas music playing on the radio, and the time of year that I sit down and watch tv Christmas movies as well.

Released on November 14th, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You", is the perfect way to spend an evening. A cute story about a little girl that hopes for a puppy, and featuring a few of Mariah Carey's Christmas songs as well.

You can use the button below to download some free activity sheets, including a letter to Santa.

Download Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You Holiday Helper Kit

For your chance to WIN a copy of the film, use the form below. This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on November 27th at 1159pm EST. Good luck!

Christmas Tree Mouse Ornament

Thinking about Christmas always makes me feel crafty, even though I am not a super crafty person. I like to make new Christmas tree ornaments with the kids, and it's always nice when they are things I have on hand in the house anyways - since most of the time it is a spur of the moment idea. These cute wine cork mice are perfect to add to the tree!

I also think that home made gifts from children are perfect for grandparents, aunts, uncles and God-parents - which is why I am inlcuding this in the 2017 Gift Guide!

Wine Cork Mouse Ornament


  • Wine corks
  • Scissors
  • Rhinestones
  • Ribbon
  • Small jingle bell
  • Green sparkly pipe cleaner
  • Knife
  • Low temperature hot glue gun

  1. Begin by slicing off two thin circles from one wine cork, these will be the mouse’s ears.
  2. Hot glue the small circle slices to the top of the back of another wine cork, one off to each side.
  3. Glue two rhinestone eyes onto the front of the wine cork that you just glued the ears to, and another rhinestone for the nose.
  4. Twist a sparkly green pipe cleaner into a spiral shape.
  5. Attach the green spiral pipe cleaner to the back of the wine cork to serve as the tail for your mouse.
  6. Cut a small piece of ribbon and thread it through a small jingle bell. Tie the ribbon around the cork just under the nose of the mouse.
  7. Glue a small loop of twine to the back of the wine cork in between the ears, this will be the hanger for your mouse ornament. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Enchanted Forest Observation Puzzle

A few months ago I purchased a puzzle for us to do as a family. It was a 1000 piece puzzle, and I quickly realized it was a little too much to start off with.  This 100 piece Enchanted Forest puzzle by Djeco is much better suited.

Puzzles are a great exercise for developing fine motor skills, problem solving, and cognitive skills. 100 pieces is small enough that it should hold their attention, but large enough to challenge them.  Once the puzzle is complete, you need to find the items in it.

If you have a family to buy for, consider gifting a puzzle - they can spend time together completing it!