Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Talking About Body Changes and Being There For Our Daughters

Puberty is a time period that is full of emotions for both girls and boys. This is the time when the body changes drastically and coping with it is different for everyone, but being aware about the changes and learning to cope with it is important. Having healthy conversations with our children and keeping resources that we agree with, are important so our children don't feel lost or embarrassed. This is also the time when a child's self-esteem can get hurt, as a parent we need to have the proper resources and be there for them.

Win Entrepreneur Barbie® and Details about Barbie™ Business Bursary Program

The number of women entrepreneurs around the world is growing and the ratio of Canadian female entrepreneurs compared to men soared a remarkable 30% over the last year and a half according to a recent Canadian survey hosted on the Angus Reid Forum. 70% of Canadian women entrepreneurs believed that anything was possible when they were a young girl, which is a belief Barbie® advocates and is celebrating with the launch of her 150th career doll, Entrepreneur Barbie®, in Canada.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Way to Organize the Craft Space

With all my different craft interests finding the thing I am looking for can get a bit hectic. Making my space a little more organized has inspired me to do more projects :) I hope this easy organizing technique will help you to organize your space.

Books For Children Charlotte in Paris, Fish Finelli and Lifetime

Charlotte in Paris is a fiction book written in a journal format based on historical facts. There are lots of beautiful French impressionist style painting throughout the book. It is a fun book for older children to read. 

The Great Food Truck Race Season 5

The Great Food Truck Race Season 5 will air on Sunday, August 17th at 9pm ET/PT. This summer, there will be a brand-new cast of food truck hopefuls on a high-stakes culinary road trip with a new route from sunny Southern California to the beaches of Key West, Florida. These contenders are not current food truck operators; they are eight teams of rookies who have food skills, fresh concepts, an entrepreneurial spirit and the dream to one day own a food truck business.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Compendium of Collective Nouns

I checked out this book A Compendium of Collective Nouns out of curiosity, as I find it is intriguing how collective nouns have come to be and are associated with things for example when we refer to accountants it is said, "a balance of accountants." It is fascinating to learn and use these during everyday conversations like saying, "an embarrassment of pandas" or saying "a parade of elephants". I enjoyed learning from and reading this book, which also gives graphic interpretations.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Win a copy of The Other Woman Bluray

Girl power is taken to a whole new level with the uproarious comedy The Other Woman coming to Blu-ray and DVD on July 29. With Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as the leading ladies and newcomers Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj has jokes coming from all directions. The Blu-ray™ kicks up the comedy even more with eight deleted scenes, extras including a gag reel and "Giggle Fit." 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Snacking with Thornhill Farms Rice Bites

Thornhill Farms Rice Bites are a great addition to any snacker’s menu. It can be served in a ton of different ways on its own and with dips. The re-sealable bags make it easy to take it on road trips and have it for quick snacking. These cost-effective, gluten-free snacks are perfect to serve with hummus or salsa during summer get-togethers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Whipped Cream Dessert and Two Giveaways

This is the time of the year most of us are relaxing outdoors and are looking for easy, but healthy recipes to make for our family and friends. Since fresh berries are in season I like to include it into my dessert, as it is a good way to make sure we are eating nutritious food. These individualized desserts cups are a hit with everyone in my family. It is easy to prepare and can be made within a few minutes. These colourful Berry Whipped Cream Dessert Cups are perfect to serve during outdoor parties as well.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lets Help Canada Keep Its World Selfie Record and Skittles Giveaway

Jumping on Moon shoes
Canada is officially, a Selfie Nation. With the help of Skittles and Degrassi star Melinda Shankar, Canadians officially broke the Guinness World Record for the most Selfies taken in one hour, which is a record previously held by the U.S.  Canadian Selfie enthusiasts lined up patiently for their chance to be part of the historic record attempt and help break a world record in Canada, on Canada Day. 
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