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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back to School 2019

Today is the day - the kiddos headed back to school. Mine are in grade 4 and grade 7. The older one is at the high school now, so it was quite a big transition for him.  Not only did he have to switch schools, but they start much earlier and the bus picks him up at 7:19am.  Mr. K is back to his elementary school, and their start time is 9:15am.

I did manage to get a couple of photos, but they will not want me posting them here, so I am going to respect that. 

I hope that your kids have a great school year and that the transition was a good one!

Friday, August 30, 2019

The SECRET LIFE of Pets 2 {giveaway}


The SECRET LIFE of Pets 2 is now available to own on Blu Ray, DVD and Digital download, you also have the chance to WIN a copy by entering the giveaway using the form below!  We enjoyed the first one, and are excited to have a chance to see the sequel

"The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler, Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) believes, despite the other pets’ teasing, that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.
The film features an all-star voice cast including Patton Oswalt (TV’s “A.P. Bio”), Kevin Hart (Ride AlongSeries), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Jenny Slate (Despicable Me 3), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Nick Kroll (Sing), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Ellie Kemper (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) in his first-ever role in an animated film as new farm dog, Rooster."
WIN IT!

Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and US that are 18+. Void where prohibited by law. To enter, complete the form below and follow all the steps. Good luck!