The Best Fall Perennials for your Garden


A perennial is a plant that generally grows and blooms in spring and summer, but die down in fall and winter, to return again in the spring. However, this doesn't apply to all perennials. There are perennial plants that bloom in the fall to make gorgeous beds and fill the already colorful landscape with more hues. If you are looking for perennials that can keep … [Read more...]

Paint Splatter Pineapple Home Decor


        I was shopping with my family at Marshalls a couple weeks ago to find an outfit for an event. While browsing the home decor section I came across this silver pineapple. I really love pineapples in home decor but I actually have zero pineapples decorating my home.  Just looking at it I was struck with a fun idea to get it to work … [Read more...]

DreamWorks HOME Blu-Ray


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...]

Get Back-To-School Ready with the Brother P-Touch D600 Electronic Label Maker


  Back to school is literally upon us and most parents are busy getting their kids ready to start a new school year.  I know this because my Facebook feed has been filled with everything from back to school crafts to moms talking about having to label a ridiculous amount of items including individual pencils for each of their kids. It's true, back to school can … [Read more...]

Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket DVD


Join Miles and His Family on Adventurous Super-Galactic Missions in Disney Junior’s Newest Hit! Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland" is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend robo-ostrich … [Read more...]

How to Start a Fall Vegetable Garden

Raw vegetables for roasting, on a baking tray

Fall is coming up, and for many people that means the end of gardening. Don't let the cooler weather make you think you can't grow some wonderful vegetables during the fall though! One of my favourite things to do is harvest fall vegetables to make delicious soups like this Spicy Barley and Vegetable Soup. Check out these gardening tips to get your Fall vegetable garden … [Read more...]

DK’s Get Ready for School Series

I'm Ready for School- inside

Whether you like it or not, the school year is almost here.  Picking up new and magnificent reference titles helps to soften the blow when you realize we are in the midst of the back to school season.  DK Canada has put together a Back to School boutique to help you discover some great titles to spark the interest of your kids! Whether you are looking for answers … [Read more...]

Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum


      Dyson is well known for being the market leader when it comes to vacuums thanks to their well-designed and powerful machines.  I've gone through several vacuums in the last few years and they always seem to give out within 12 months.  I've had a few that didn't last past a month of normal use.  It's a game that can get expensive … [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.   Hasbro Family … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Stuffed Apples


     So I had this brilliant idea awhile ago.  It was the kind of idea that I just couldn't get out of my head.  So I tried it.  It was amazing.  This was the result. Crisp, tart and sweet, beautiful green Granny Smiths halved and gutted.  Generously packed with a creamy, decadent no-bake cheesecake filling. Topped with the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Tales DVD


  The spotlight shines on the importance of being true to yourself in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Tales. Join Plum in “Snowberry and the Seven Berrykins” as she learns to believe in herself when putting on a small and simple play for a young audience. In “Berryella and Prince Berry Charming,” Huck agrees to be in a production, but then quickly realizes that he’d be … [Read more...]

How to Use Consequence and Privileges Effectively

A young child in time out or in trouble, with clock on wall

  Raising kids requires a lot of work, especially when it comes to teaching them right from wrong. Although there are many different things you do throughout the day to teach morals to your kids, one way you can do this is to use a consequence and privilege behaviour system. This allows you to punish negative behaviour while also allowing you to reward positive … [Read more...]