Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria is coming to Toronto and Giveaway

Cirque du Soleil Alegria
We are very excited about Cirque du Soleil's Alegria coming to Toronto! And thrilled to be partnering with Cirque du Soleil to offer our readers a chance to win two tickets to watch the show at Ontario Place any day between September 20 – December 1, 2019. In the previous years, we watched Volta and Corteo, both awesome and unique shows.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

DecoArt Galaxy Glitter adds sparkle to our projects

DecoArt Galaxy Glitter paint
DecoArt Galaxy Glitter helps us add sparkle to our projects without making a big glitter mess. I like these brush on glitter acrylic to add shimmer and shine to our projects and home décor accents. I enjoyed doing this painting on canvas with a variety of different acrylic colours and galaxy glitter acrylic paint. 

Leaders Who Changed History and Timelines of Everything

Leaders Who Changed History
Leaders Who Changed History and Timelines of Everything are books that will be useful in every home library. It is a good resource for children, as they can use it for school projects and to gain knowledge.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exploring Space, Stars and the Moon

ontario science centre space exhibit
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first human to step on the moon, the Ontario Science Centre and the Aga Khan Museum have must explore exhibits. During our recent visit to the Ontario Science Centre we explored the space themed exhibitions; Astronaut and Women in Space exhibits. We also learned from The Moon: A voyage through time exhibit at the Aga Khan museum 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Home Decor Embroidered Cushion

embroidered cushion mi casa  es su casa
Debra Valencia, pattern artist and author of the book Embroidered Lettering: Techniques and Alphabets for Creating 25 Expressive Projectssays, "One reason hand stitching lettering and inspirational phrases have become so popular is because it helps soothe people in today's high-stress environment." This book has unique embroidery lettering projects that feature heartfelt sentiments and witty statements. I replicated a design from this book for a cushion cover. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Day trip to Stratford, Ontario Billy Elliot the Musical and Tours

Nolen Dubuc (centre) as Billy Elliot with members of the company in Billy Elliot the Musical. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Property of the Stratford Festival posted with permission from Stratford Festival
Exploring theatre and the arts in Stratford, Ontario is always a pleasurable experience for the entire family. Last summer, when we went to see the play The Music Man we also toured the Costume Warehouse. This year, we watched the musical Billy Elliot, and enjoyed a tour of the garden and a set changeover tour. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Win a copy of How Technology Works

the science book dk big ideas
The Science Book is DK's Big Ideas newest title which has artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts. The book helps to make concepts such as genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming understandable. There are mini-biographies of the most well-known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Win 1 of 2 family passes to the Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions
We visited the Museum of Illusions for the first time last winter, and enjoyed our recent visit as well. It is fun for everyone in the family to enter the world of illusions and think critically and logically about what our eyes are seeing which our minds will have trouble believing.

Thrilling experience of watching Toy Story on 4DX

We loved watching Toy Story 4! Watching it on 4DX was extra thrilling and totally recommend this movie on 4DX. Everyone in the family will enjoy the amazing experience of the 4DX perfectly in sync with the humour, action, adventure and the creepy scenes of the movie. There was a lot of fabulous motion and action throughout the movie, never a dull moment. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Horse and His Boy at the Shaw Festival

the horse and his boy shaw festival
Going to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake would make a memorable weekend getaway or a day trip. Every year there is a show that is perfect for families with young children and teenagers. This year it is The Horse and His Boy based on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Last year, we watched the Magician's Nephew also based on the children's fantasy novel Narnia. My children have read the novels and watched a few of the movies, they were excited to see how the story would be acted on stage.