Monday, December 2, 2019

Shopping for Winter Gear and Holiday Gifts at Sport Chek

sport chek winter outdoor
Sport Chek is our go-to place to purchase best quality sports gear, clothing for all our indoor and outdoor adventures, and everything related to fitness and training. Here are our picks from Sport Chek for this winter - these items would also make functional gifts for loved ones! 

Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival

holiday inn shaw festival
We loved watching Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival. As director, Kate Hennig notes in a world plagued by anxiety and fear we feel guilty to enjoy simple pleasures like looking at the blue skies, going for an old-fashioned walk, enjoying the holidays. This musical reminds us to take the time to be happy in our pursuit of happiness! 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Win a pass to explore Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre
We love visiting the Ontario Science Centre, as they create fun learning opportunities with interactive exhibits and IMAX films. Our visits make us more curious and excited to learn. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Signs and Symbols, Myths and Legends, and Zoology

zoology dk book
We have been taking a closer look at three DK books: Signs and Symbols, Myths and Legends, and Zoology. Smithsonian Zoology invites us to explore the animal kingdom up close, and will be loved by all those interested in wildlife. It will delight, fascinate, surprise, and spark our interest in specific animal groups. The book takes a closer look at a variety of wildlife from tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants. As Albert Einstein said, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Festive Season in Stratford, Ontario

stratford ontario holiday season
We love the festive season because it is not only a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of the end of a year, but also a time to admire the coziness, beauty, and magical time of winter. Just in time for the holiday season, we spent a weekend at The River Merchant Inn located in Stratford, Ontario to enjoy the Holiday Light displays, Outdoor Christmas Market, Santa’s Parade of Lights, and to go on the Christmas and Chocolate Trails.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Frozen 2 on 4DX

frozen 2
Frozen 2 from Walt Disney Animation Studios is by the Academy Award®-winning team directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. The movie is about finding out why Elsa was born with magical powers. The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fun and Engaging Toys

stretchy sand
I like investing in toys and kits that not only engage my children, but also encourage their development. Just in time for the holidays, we checked out two new products from Basic Fun! - Cutetitos and Cutetitos Babitos and a couple of ooey-gooey fun kits and Globber scooter from Incredible Novelties.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Win 1 of 3 Hasbro Toys for the Holidays

There are lots of exciting Hasbro toys that encourage children's imagination and curiosity. The variety of fun toys make wonderful gifts for any occasion such as this Beyblade Burst Turbo Slingshock for children over 8 years. We are excited to partner with Hasbro Canada for 3 winners to win one of these toys: Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game, The Star Wars Scream Saber Lightsaber, and Disney Frozen 2 Fashion Dolls.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Books that spark creativity

We enjoy books that spark our creativity and inspire us to try different types of art. We checked out a few books that are good to have as reference or to give as gifts to creative friends and family. Some of the books we have been getting our inspiration from are... The Ultimate Fluid Pouring and Painting Project, LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds, The Art for Joy's Sake Journal, Patchwork Quilt Designs Colouring Book, and Draw Like an Artist series.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lemongrass House Face and Hair Care Products

lemongrass house hair products
We have been using a variety of Lemongrass House Products for a while now, and love that it is made with natural ingredients which are good for us and the environment. The subtle natural fragrances in their products are derived from plants and flowers, which feels good against the skin. We also love the different home and pillow fragrance sprays from Lemongrass House to give our home a feel-good fresh scent. These fragrance sprays would make wonderful hostess gifts.