Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants #Review #Giveaway

There are kids who don't like to get dirty. And then there are kids who "swim" in the sandbox at preschool and bring half of it home with them inside their shoes. My daughter is definitely the latter. She's into dirt, bugs and reptiles - a lot of things that would make an adult (namely me) squirm.

So when we were given the opportunity to review the latest movie title from kaboom! EntertainmentMinuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, it was right up Hannah's alley.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Family Fun with Netflix Canada #StreamTeam #Newstalgia

There was one show as a child that I watched religiously with the rest of my family. In fact, on Friday nights my Mom and my Godmother would usually take us out for dinner or to shop and we made sure we would always be home in time for TGIF. I was (am) the same age as Stephanie Tanner. I always wondered what it would be like to grow up with a big sister...and a little sister (I have a little brother). Or in a house without a Mom, but with a Dad, an Uncle Jesse and a Joey. And later an Aunt Becky, and a bit after that two cousins.

The show I am referring to, of course, is Full House. I'm definitely having some Nineties Newstalgia as the entire show is streaming now on Netflix and I watch with Hannah (it's still considered a "Mommy" show by her - although her favourite episodes include dancing and singing - she LOVED "Our Very First Telethon" and we've watched the dancing and singing portions more than once).

Monday, May 18, 2015

Celebrate warmer weather with Pantene, Olay & Crest! #PGmom #Giveaway #Review

Warmer temperatures have officially arrived, and with it our skin and hair rejoices (at least mine do - my hands HATE the combination of cold weather, dry heat and scratchy paper towels in my work restroom).

P&G Beauty products will help take your hair, skin and teeth from winter blah to summer gorgeous. Some of the amazing products include:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Surprise Inside with Kellogg's Canada Cereals #Kelloggers

When I was little, one of my favourite things about breakfast time was eating cereal to get to the toy. Sometimes my brother and I were vying for the same toy and it was an anxious experience waiting to see if the coveted toy landed in one of our bowls.

This spring, Canadian families will experience that delight again as they open specially-marked, family-size boxes of Kellogg’s cereal with one of five collectable Cereal & Milk Spoon Straws inside!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Emergency Preparedness with Duracell and the Toronto Fire Service #PGmom

It was the evening of Dec. 21, 2013, when our superintendent loudly knocked on the door around 10 pm. She apologized for disturbing us but wanted us to move our car as she was afraid the storm might take a tree down and land on it. And boy, did that storm ever wreak havoc - and the tree did come down. Our car was safe - but the tree came down on a power line leaving our apartment building without electricity for a whole week.

You would think after living through that ordeal I would have an emergency kit to sustain my family and home for the recommended 72 hours. Alas, I am one of the 53 per cent of Canadians who don't have one - and my reasoning is the same as those who were surveyed by Duracell and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. When my power eventually came back, it was not top of mind (like 57 per cent of other Canadians)...and I became lazy about it (like 23 per cent of our nation).

So when I was contacted through the #PGmom program with the opportunity to learn how to create my own emergency preparedness kit I jumped at the chance. Earlier this week Hannah and I found ourselves at Fire Station 121 in Toronto and we both learned new safety rules and how to be prepared.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Upgrade your #ScentDecor with Unstopables #Review #Giveaway #PGmom

You know when you enter certain places and just need to take a deep breath? For me, it's my Mom's house at Christmas time. There's just a lovely smell in the air and I completely feel at home.

Does your home have a Scent Decor? If you are looking for one, Unstopables is a superior option.

Unstopables is a new, crave-worthy collection of home and fabric care products with sophisticated scents that deliver rich, long-lasting and enveloping sensorial experiences to elevate the everyday. Featuring a fabric refresher, air refresher, scented oil warmer, candle and in-wash scent booster beads, Unstopables lets you style and upscale your environment and wardrobe with sophisticated and fragrant Scent D├ęcor reflective of your signature style. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Mystic Drumz "The Legend of Marshmallow Island" DVD and Release Party #Review #Giveaway

One of Hannah's favourite things is to go to shows. I was once told by another mom that watching Hannah dance in the aisle was worth the price of admission for her alone. So I knew she would be a fan of Mystic Drumz.

Mystic Drumz has been performing shows, delivering programs, and facilitating workshops for over 15 years. With over 5,000 events and counting, their one of a kind “World Music Safari Adventures” are a sensation in music education.

Mystic Drumz presents “The Legend of Marshmallow Island” on DVD

This 55-minute world music safari adventure features music from around the globe takes viewers from the giant gongs of China to the talking drums of Africa and even into outer space. The show features high tech screen projections, incredible sound effects and unique instruments from around the world.

We got to review a sneak peak of the DVD and Hannah LOVED it. She stood up and followed the action just like she was at the show herself.