Monday, December 16, 2019

Abominable Now Available on Digital Download and Blu ray



Available on Digital download, and on December 17th for home purchase on blu ray. This film comes out just in time for the Christmas break - a great movie to cuddle up as a family and watch over the holidays. Maybe it will even find it's way under the tree for your loved ones this year.

"From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this heartwarming and humorous story follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home. Heartwarming and a visual masterpiece, “ABOMINABLE is a movie for all ages with laughter and life lessons and a little bit of wonder thrown in” (Allison Rose, Flick Direct)."
To celebrate the release, Chef Shirley has released some fun recipes - click on the photo below to check them out.

You can also check out the downloadable party kit to keep the fun going, click the photo below





Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Family





Christmas will be here before we know it. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have happened, and there are 21 shopping days left until Christmas Day.

I don't know what you are like, but I try and avoid the malls and stores as Christmas gets closer. I like to have everything out of the way and focus on my home and family as it draws near.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Have a Little Fun "Raising Hell"


The snow has arrived, which has us starting our hibernation mode.  I am not one for cold, outdoor activities. I forced myself to enjoy snow play when my children were little, but now that they are older - I don't like to participate anymore. I prefer the warmth inside my home.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Toys Are Back! Toy Story 4 Giveaway




The Toy Story films are always great to watch together as a family, and the gang is back for another installment. Toy Story 4 brings back your favourite toys, and introduces some new ones too. You will want to make sure to catch the latest film and watch what happens on their road trip!



GIVEAWAY

Want a chance to win? I have teamed up with Disney Canada to bring you a giveaway. You will have the chance to win a copy of Toy Story 4 on Blu ray/DVD.  Entering is simple. It is open to Canadian residents that are 18+. Fill out the form below!

Monday, September 23, 2019

September 23rd Monday Madness Giveaway Linky


Feeling lucky? Looking for some giveaways to enter? Have a look at the ones linked up on the Monday Madness Giveaway Linky!

For those adding giveaways, please make sure to list which countries are eligible (CAN -US - WW), and also include an end date. Any entries without those will be removed.

Monday, September 9, 2019

September 9th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky


Feeling lucky? Looking for some giveaways to enter? Have a look at the ones linked up on the Monday Madness Giveaway Linky!

For those adding giveaways, please make sure to list which countries are eligible (CAN -US - WW), and also include an end date. Any entries without those will be removed.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Kids Are Back To School - Time To Pamper Yourself


Most Canadian kids are heading back to school this week (mine included). When this happens, I like to spend a bit of time pampering myself. I am home with them for the majority of summer, and while I love them, and have fun spending time and exploring with them, it is a lot of time together, and I need a bit of a breather when they head back to school.

I generally spend a day poolside with a friend at some point during the first week back, but I also like to do a bit of pampering. It's not always possible to go to a spa, but you can pamper yourself at home.

Get your bathroom set up and ready (cleaning it the day before works well) Gather your towels and face cloths, nail polish, file and clippers, and any other items you need for your pampering. Soft music playing in the background is always lovely, and if you are a candle fan you can add some lit candles as well in your favourite scent. (I really like listening to ocean sounds, and find vanilla scented candles are very calming)

It's always a good idea to do some research before switching skin care products. You want to make sure you are using products geared to your skin type, and that target the areas you are looking for. You can check out Canadian online retailer Beautysense.ca for great information. They have product descriptions (including ingredients and instructions).

At home mini facial:
  • Gather your favourite skin care products
  • cleanse the skin on your face
  • gently exfoliate
  • apply a face mask
  • if your skin is super dry, moisturize

At home pedicure:
  • remove any polish on your toes
  • fill the tub with warm water and add epsom salts and a few drops of essential oils (if wanted)
  • soak feet for 10-15 minutes 
  • (you can spend some time reading a book or magazine)
  • dry feet thoroughly
  • trim nails
  • paint your toe nails with your favourite polish colour
  • allow to dry for 20-30 minutes

At home manicure:
  • remove polish
  • trim nails 
  • apply a moisturizer
  • once moisturizer has soaked in, paint your nails using favourite polish colour
  • allow to dry for 20-30 minutes

Once your pampering is finished, you can spend time watching a movie you have wanted to see, or binge watching something fun that you didn't get a chance to see before.  Pampering is always better with a friend, so you could even invite another mom over to have a pamper party together!  If you really want to go all out, then you could even book an at home massage - which would be a fantastic way to end your day of pampering.