5 Easy Halloween Bento Lunches for Kids #LBLMoms

5 Easy Halloween Bento Lunches for Kids #LBLMoms

To say I get excited about Halloween is an understatement.  I even make Little One’s bento lunches spooky with the help of Lunchbox Love Halloween Notes and some cool bento accessories from BentoUSA. Contrary to popular belief, making bento lunches is not hard at all and for the types of lunches I make, it is not time consuming at all.  These lunches are quick and easy.  I spend about five minutes making Little One’s lunches. Why do I make bento lunches for my child? Good question. S […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from Netflix! #StreamSomeScreams

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from Netflix! #StreamSomeScreams

We’re just days away from Halloween!  Have you got your Halloween costume picked out already? Halloween is one of my favourite days of the year!  I love every part of it.  I love decorating the house, dressing up in costume, making treats, seeing all the neighbourhood kids all excited and decked out for trick or treating, and I love that our community puts on a party for the kids at the Triangle Club. The little ones are so adorable all dressed in their costumes.  Moms and dads shouldnR […]

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Dessert Mash-Ups: Two Desserts in One!

Dessert Mash-Ups: Two Desserts in One!

Many of you may recall my new obsession with the “piecaken“.  My friend, Ultimately Chocolate (also creator of the Piecaken blog) introduced me to the world of meshing two desserts into one with the piecaken! It’s a pie baked into a cake!  Baking a treat into another treat? What a novel idea! Interestingly enough, I was recently sent a copy of Dorothy Kern‘s Dessert Mash-Ups, which is a cookbook dedicated to tasty two-in-one treats. I’ve just got to share this book […]

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Glama Gal Tween Spa Sudbury Grand Opening

Glama Gal Tween Spa Sudbury Grand Opening

Excited to announce that Glama Gal Tween Spa had their Grand Opening on Saturday, October 25th! I remember being a thirteen years old and enjoying doing my nails, dressing up, and listening to Madonna’s Dear Jessie and a bunch of other songs on the weekly Top 40. I remember wishing Summer days would last forever.  Even back then, I knew how finite time was and how being a kid was a good thing. I had an amazing childhood and now that I’m a mom, I want to make sure that Little One has […]

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Days After the Ottawa Shooting

Days After the Ottawa Shooting

I sat in absolute silence.  The house was so still that I  could hear nothing but the humming of the fridge and the computer. Then I cried. Shock. Numbness. Fear. Sadness. I wept for the loss of a man I had never known or had never met.  I wept for his family and loved ones.  I wept for a nation that would forever remember this man. The Ottawa shooting is a tragic event that has shaken Canadians everywhere. The shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo shocked me because it was a rude awakening.  I feel a […]

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#WordlessWednesday: Blueberry Lemon Piecaken!

#WordlessWednesday: Blueberry Lemon Piecaken!

It’s been ages since I last posted a Wordless Wednesday photo.  I was going through my 2279 photos on my BlackBerry Z30 and thought I should delete a few. I came across some photos of the birthday cake I baked for my friend, GadgetGirl the other month.  It’s a Blueberry Lemon Piecaken! Not sure what a piecaken is?  Check it out on my Piecaken Fest post.  My friend, Ultimately Chocolate also has a blog dedicated to the all-mighty piecaken. I lover her recipes. Visit her blog over here […]

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

This post could be alternately entitled “How to Teach Kids to Have a Social Filter”.  Open Mouth, Insert Foot is quite fitting though.  Oh, I have tons of Open Mouth, Insert Foot moments that I wish I could double back and erase.  My brain and mouth don’t often work together and aren’t always on the same track.  With kids, it’s different though.  They’re just learning social etiquette. Little One is proof of this. Let me first say that I absolutely love that m […]

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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales

Little One is obsessed with My Little Pony.  Obsessed!  She has quite the extensive collection of My Little Pony items.  At the moment, she’s all about Rainbow Dash.  If I were able to find a Rainbow Dash costume, she probably would have gone as Rainbow Dash for Halloween! Speaking of My Little Pony, just in time for Halloween:  My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales! Join Twilight Sparkle and her best friends for some not-so-scary thrills and chills as they celebrate […]

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Netflix Brings Mystery This Halloween! #StreamTeam

Muahahaha!  October is a month filled with mystery and Netflix is bringing even more mystery this Halloween!  October doesn’t have to be just about the spooky stuff!  Black cats, superstitions, the full moon are all a bit of a mystery to my five year old.  Little One loves playing detective and finding things out.  She loves discovering new things and uncovering secrets. She certainly loves to uncover mysteries on her favourite Netflix titles too! Here are some fun mystery-themed titles fo […]

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Shop and Save with your Target REDcard

Shop and Save with your Target REDcard

I have a confession.  My name is Christine, and I love shopping.  I also love shopping and saving.  That sounds like an oxymoron.  The truth is, I love loyalty rewards programs. Why not save a bit at stores you frequent anyway, right? Target REDcard Details: Did you know that Target Canada offers a REDcard program that allows Canadian shoppers to save 5% every day on already low prices at Target stores** using either a REDcard debit or credit card?   REDcard Debit card   The Target REDcard debit […]

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