Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

May 13, 2015

Take Out The Soakers Its Hot!

My children love playing with Nerf Soakers. It is one activity they look forward to during warm weather. This year, they couldn't wait to check out the new Nerf Soakers and played with these every chance they got. 

May 11, 2015

Win Your Own Pair Shoe/ Sandal from Yengo

I have been enjoying a stylish pair of Jambu Sandal from Yengo. Yengo has a variety of different brands of shoes from around the world on their site. They have been in Canada for over 60 years, and know about the importance of quality and fit. Since their motive is to make comfortable and stylish footwear available for Canadians, their customer service representatives are very helpful by phone, text or email so we can ask them our shoe related questions.

May 10, 2015

Reversible Hats for Children and Women

Summer is an exciting time for everyone in my family because we get to be outside a little more and enjoy the sunshine. Although, being outdoors is fun, it is important that we take precautions and keep ourselves protected from the UV rays. I have been looking for cute sun hats for my children, and was super excited to check out the really cute reversible Flapjack Kids hats, as well as the fabulous women's reversible hat from Luvali Convertibles

April 18, 2015

Enjoy the Sunshine with these Outdoor Crayola Products

crayola outdoor yard art
Crayola has a great assortment of outdoor products to get children's creative juices flowing in the great outdoors. My children love drawing and colouring on the sidewalk with these bright and bold sidewalk chalk. They love the assortment of the new special effects chalks such as neon, sparkle, and tie-dye.

August 18, 2014

Summer Fun at the CNE

From August 15th to September 1st there are lots to do for the whole family at the 136th annual Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. It is a wonderful place to hear music, smell the aroma of funnel cakes and cotton candy, and be part of many shows, rides and exhibits. Last year we learned a lot about farming at the CNE. There will be lots of new shows and attractions at the CNE this year, as well as returning popular attractions such as the CNE Zip Line, Sky Ride, SuperDogs, The Flying Wallendas, the 65th Annual Canadian International Air Show and more.

August 12, 2014

Getting to The Summer Bucket List with the #StreamTeam

August is the perfect time to do all of the things on our summer bucket list that we haven’t gotten around to yet, whether it’s camping, hiking, or taking a road trip. This month the Netflix stream team has put together a list of titles to help families get inspired and take full advantage of summer. 

August 11, 2014

Fun We Had at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville

We went on a day trip to enjoy the three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake surrounded by beautiful trees in the heart of Muskoka as part of our #HyundaiDriveSquad challenge

August 10, 2014

Driving Experience with the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan

My family and I really enjoyed driving the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan with the Technology package, and going on a few trips around Ontario during our experience. This new Genesis is completely re-engineered from the ground up. The exclusive, all-new platform and standard HTRAC® AWD system works together to deliver a dynamic drive with a focus on handling and control.

July 29, 2014

Our DohVinci Art Class House Party & Giveaway

DohVinci from the makers of Hasbro's Play-Doh comes a new, customizable craft kit that allows our children to have complete control...without the mess! It is very easy to use; all we have to do is insert the deco pop into the styler, close the styler and start creating fun designs. This type of deco is fun for anyone. The best thing is it is easy to clean up, which was awesome when I hosted the DOH VINCI Art Class House Party.

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.

July 14, 2014

Summer Fun Boutique Inspires Us To Continue Being Active


I am sure many of us are enjoying the warm outdoors and are engaged doing lots of fun outdoor activities. The following DK books from the Summer Fun Boutique inspires us to continue being active during the holidays. Great Things To Do Outside is a wonderful inspiring book that has a collection of 365 awesome outdoor activities. There are instructions and photographs explaining each activity. My children recognized a few of the projects they have already done such as painting pots, rocks, planting, rolling down a hill and more.

July 9, 2014

Experiencing the Fun of Creative Club LEGO Summer Camp

There are over 100,000 LEGO® bricks in various colours and shapes, boards to build on, and experienced counsellors to lead the children at the Creative Club LEGO Summer Camp. All LEGO fans, and those who are just getting into LEGO will enjoy this camp. At the camp children get inspired to build structures out of LEGO® based on daily themes and projects with their peers and instructors.

Bring Home The Biggest Party of the Summer by Winning a Copy of Rio 2

Get ready to shake your tail feathers as you go deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest when RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on July 15. This is a funny family adventure movie to watch at home.

July 4, 2014

In the Mood for Atlantic Canada Lobster? Then You Will Love This SUBWAY® Sandwich

My family and I enjoyed the flavours of the customizable Lobster Sandwich, which is available at participating SUBWAY® Restaurants across Canada for a limited time. As much as everyone in my family loves to eat the Atlantic Canadian lobster the amount of work involved in cooking and scooping out all those delicious morsels of meat can be intimidating, not to mention a huge hassle. 

July 2, 2014

Michaels Starts their Annual Summer Crafting Program Passport to Imagination

Last year, my children participated in the Michaels Passport to Imagination and enjoyed a variety of activities during their 2 hours for $2. Michaels will be having their annual in-store summer crafting program, Passport to Imagination starting on Monday July 7th. Children ages 5 and up will enjoy these sessions that gives them an opportunity to get creative, and explore different art medium and techniques. This year Michaels has partnered with 7 of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip. Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.

Get a Summer Tote from Specially Marked Special K Packages

The warm breeze, the bright sunshine, the backyard gatherings and beach excursions - there is so much to celebrate in summer. While we all know that the summer season keeps us on the go, it gets busier than usual.

June 30, 2014

Where We Took "Jane" When She Visited Us For a Week

Happy Canada Day everyone! 
Jane Bull, DK’s Craft Guru who resides in the UK wanted to do a special author tour of Canada. Instead of coming in person she sent the doll she made of herself from the Crafty Dolls cover. My family and I had the pleasure of hosting "Jane" for a week and taking her around town. We took Jane to a few landmarks in Ontario like Canada's Wonderland, Niagara Falls, to parks and more, to show her the beauty of our land. Jane will be heading over to other destinations in Canada before leaving to UK.  

June 19, 2014

Kinder Surprise is a Special Treat for Road Trips

Usually during the summer holidays when school is out, my family and I go on road trips or fly to see other countries. When we go on these long road trips, I take a few things to surprise my children. These surprises come in handy to cheer them up during their unhappy moments. Special treats like Kinder Surprise usually put my children in a better mood.

June 16, 2014

Win Passes and Visit Santa @SantasVillageON This Summer

We had the pleasure of spending time at Santa's Village last summer, which everyone in my family enjoyed. I am excited this year to partner with Santa's Village and host a giveaway so you can visit Santa's Village with your family and enjoy everything they offer.

June 15, 2014

Lets Not Let Our Kids Slide This Summer + Win $150 value Giveaway

With the summer holidays approaching, it is time for me to think about how I am going to keep my children occupied during the long sunny days, and prevent them from sliding away from the knowledge they gained during the school year. As a parent, I think it is my responsibility to provide my children with the materials they need to keep up-to- speed and learn not only from books, but also from the environment around them.