Mountain Dew Cupcakes

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  Mountain Dew Cupcake Cupcake Ingredients: 1 C butter, room temp 2 C sugar 4 eggs, room temp 4 C flour 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 can of Mountain Dew Soda (12 oz) Cupcake Directions:  -Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -Line cupcake tins with paper liners. -Sift together the flour and baking soda...set aside. -In a large mixing bowl … [Read more...]

How to Easily Handle Backtalk from your Kids


  Are you having trouble with kids who backtalk? It can be frustrating when your child talks back to you. No matter how old they are, it’s important that you handle backtalk right away so that your children learn that backtalk is inappropriate. Here are a few ways you can handle backtalk from your kids.   Understand Why They Do It The first step to … [Read more...]

Brand New Titles from I See Me Personalized Children’s Books


  Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading and kids will be pleased to slow down and thumb through a book featuring themselves!  I See Me produces high quality personalized children's gifts including a great selection of personalized children's books. New to the I See Me collection is the New York Times Best Seller,  I Wish You … [Read more...]

Foolproof Tactics for Calming Down a Hyper Toddler


  © Gabriel Blaj | Dollar Photo Club If you have a toddler, you know how hyper than can get. It’s amazing to see those little bodies just bursting with energy, especially when you feel like you’re a few hours short on sleep. Although it’s healthy for toddlers to have a lot of energy, there are times that your hyper toddler needs to calm down.  Whether you need … [Read more...]

Celebrating 60 Years of Family Fun at Santa’s Village Family Entertainment Park


Summer is my favourite season, I can't get enough of the long hot days, and they seem to pass by so quickly.  To make the most of the shortest Canadian season (well, it seems that way to me at least), we've been really busy with the girls. Our latest adventure was a short drive to Bracebridge, ON to visit Santa's Village Family Amusement Park.  This year … [Read more...]

Fuel Your Summer Pursuits with NEW Vector Granola #Giveaway


Summer is here and my family, liike many other Canadian families, have been busy spending plenty of time outside enjoying the sunshine.  Our summer so far has been filled with long walks, trips to the park, visits to amusement parks and even a camping trip.  Keeping two active toddlers busy and entertained is pretty demanding and requires a whole lot of energy. To … [Read more...]

DreamWorks HOME Blu-Ray Giveaway


Celebrate family, friendship and fun in the surprise smash comedy hit of the year from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek! In DreamWorks Animation’s HOME, Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME. Hailed by critics as “an animated triumph” (CBS Radio … [Read more...]

From Nursery to Primary Giveaway Roundup (Plus Linky for All Giveaways)

If you’d like me to list your Baby or Kid Friendly giveaway (Blog hosted only please) next week send a link with description including end date and eligibility to info at, or Fill out my form!   Giveaways are listed by end date with those ending soon at the top.  * Giveaway was listed in previous weeks roundup.     VTech … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Tart


This Heirloom Tomato Tart really highlights the beauty and flavour of garden fresh heirloom tomatoes.  This is a summer recipe that is sure to be a hit! Heirloom Tomato Tart Ingredients: 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Cup Butter 2 Tbsp Cold Water 1/4 tsp Salt 5 oz goat cheese 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme 5-6 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced ½" 2 tsp extra virgin olive … [Read more...]

DIY Disney • Pixar’s “Inside Out” Themed Shoes

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    Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.  Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure … [Read more...]

Watermelon and Mint Ice Pops


These Watermelon & Mint Ice Pops are quite possibly one of the most refreshing summer treats you can easily make at home yourself!   Watermelon and Mint Ice Pops Ingredients: 1 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves 3 Cups Seedless Watermelon   Directions: In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and mint to a simmer and … [Read more...]

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins

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Who knew that cakes were so rude?! In this deliciously entertaining book, a not-so-sweet cake—who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents—gets its just desserts. Mixing hilarious text and pictures, Rowboat Watkins, a former Sendak fellow, has cooked up a laugh-out- loud story that can also be served up as a delectable discussion starter about manners or … [Read more...]

Strawberries & Cream Ice Pops


These Strawberries & Cream Ice Pops are made with lush strawberries and real cream for an amazing summer treat!   Strawberries & Cream Ice Pops Ingredients: 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Sugar 1/2 Cup Water 3 Cups Strawberries, hulled (or Frozen) 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream   Directions: Bring 1/2 cup sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan until … [Read more...]