Turn Your Favourite Moments into Art with ookpix

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Ookpix is a 100% Canadian company dedicated to turning your favourite moments into wall art, home décor, calendars & photo books.  I love buying North American products because they tend to be higher quality but when I am able to go completely Canadian that is something I am very happy to do.  With Ookpix everything is made in Canada and shipped from Canada so no … [Read more...]

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Eggnogg Cinnamon Rolls

One of my favourite holiday treats is a tall glass of eggnogg with some nutmeg grated over it.  Eggnog sure is a love it or hate it thing though!   This recipe for Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls is a great way for even non-eggnogg-ers to enjoy some of the special holiday beverage. Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls INGREDIENTS Dough: 1/2 cup Milk 1/2 cup Eggnog 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry … [Read more...]

I See Me! Personalized Books #FMEGifts14

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It's been awhile now since I first reviewed my first I See Me! book and its still safe to say that I love absolutely love their offerings. The I See Me! mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of their books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the … [Read more...]

Baby Essentials: Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew & Mamas & Papas Baby Bud Booster Seat #FMEGifts14

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Often when buying gifts for babies and toddler people head for toys or books and that is, of course, lots of fun.  However I really appreciate the gifts for them that meet a real need and I'd like to share with  you two baby essentials that are worthy of gifting this year. Parents of babies and toddlers often find that space is at a premium in their home because of … [Read more...]

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

  Cheesecake is such a classic and well-loved dessert but the cranberry in these mini cranberry cheesecakes really harness the Christmas & Thanksgiving spirit.  Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes (Yield 9 mini cheesecakes) Ingredients: 2 tsp Cornstarch 1/4 cup Orange Juice 16 oz Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 1/2 cup Graham Cracker crumbs 2 tbsp melted Butter 8 … [Read more...]

The Beatrix Girls #FMEGifts14 #Giveaway

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The Beatrix Girls are a pop band of four beautiful 12 inch dolls. That's right, dolls!  The band members include Ainsley, Brayden, Chantal, and Lark.  Not only are they musicians and dolls but they are also great role models for young girls.  The dolls represent talented and successful young women– with loyal friends and adoring fans and they really champion … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Christmas Trees

White Chocolate Christmas Trees

White Chocolate Christmas Trees make for a pretty and complicated looking treat. Shhh!  They aren't difficult to pull off at all though! They certainly make a wonderful addition to any Christmas treat plate!   White Chocolate Christmas Trees Ingredients: 12 oz. package of Wilton white or bright white candy melts green & red holiday sprinkles 1 bag of … [Read more...]

Roaming Reindeer: A New Family Christmas Tradition #FMEGifts14

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Author Angela Meju was inspired to write Roaming Reindeer™ to create her own Christmas tradition with her children, whose excitement and anticipation of Santa’s arrival grows every year.  This the perfect tradition for parents who forget to hide their Elf daily, or find that particular tradition a little bit creepy.  (Me!) The book comes in a sturdy keepsake box … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconut Adobo

Vegan Coconut Adobo

    I am excited to share that I have been chosen as one of four Canadian Bloggers to be Pulo Cuisine Ambassadors thanks to my recipes for Mango Chili Chicken Flatbread and Coconut Adobo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.  What this means is that I will be sharing plenty of recipes featuring their delicious sauces.   This month I am featuring the Pulo … [Read more...]

You Are My Baby: Woodland By Lorena Siminovich #FMEGifts14

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A new title in this series of charming and inventive board books! Readers will find a little book nestled inside a bigger one. Turn the pages to match the baby animals to their parents, and learn early concepts along the way. In this new entry to the series, young ones will discover animal habits in the forest. Earlier this year we reviewed a few titles in the You are My … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Christmas Spirit of Giving

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As parents, we strive to teach our children about the importance of giving. It can be for religious or personal reasons, or just because you feel a sense of obligation to help those that don't have as much as you might have. Whatever your reasons, giving back to the less fortunate is a lesson that kids need to learn early in life, and Christmas is a wonderful time in … [Read more...]

Baby Alive My Baby All Gone Doll #FMEGifts14

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Keira has been obsessed with babies since she could say the word baby.  After Ava was born I found that Keira was extremely protective of Ava.  The second Ava would start to cry Keira would run to the bedroom door and proclaim that "baby crying!" and insist I help the baby "right now".  As both girls have grown over the past 11 months their bond has grown … [Read more...]