The BFG; warming our bean hearts {Review}

The BFG Movie Poster

It’s always so fun for me to introduce Alivia to things I loved as a child, and we had the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite short stories from when I was little re-imagined on the big screen!

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is an adapted short story written by one of my favourite childhood authors – Roald Dahl, his stories have long been favourites across generations and now you can enjoy this charming, family friendly tale on the big screen. With lessons on love, friendship and acceptance – it’s truly easy to fall in love with BFG and be sucked into their giant world.  Continue reading →

Singing and Roaring with Vtech Toys {Review}


Vtech toys are always a huge hit in our home. Their products always grab the attention of my girls, and they hold up to the durability testing of a preschooler and 8 month old. Recently we were introduced to the Crinkle & Roar Lion, and the Zoo Jamz Microphone. Both were popular as soon as they were removed from their packaging. Continue reading →

Snap a #Selfie with Call2Recycle to win! #SummerSmileContest

Call2Recycle Summer Smile Contest

Finally, for the first day in July the West Coast is actually starting to feel like summer! This dreary weather hasn’t slowed us down though and we’re already planning our second camping trip of the summer and gearing up for more day trips, road trips and exciting summer fun! We had our very first family camping trip a few weeks ago and phew, let me tell you…. if you think kids have a lot of stuff, try taking them camping! We packed an SUV full of everything we “thought” we would need and goodness, there was hardly any room for me in the car.

The truth is though, whether you are taking family camping or just going on a trip with someone special, you do need a few key things for an enjoyable camping trip, and – believe it or not – most, if not ALL of these items require batteries! Continue reading →

Groupon Coupons; saving more than ever before

Groupon Coupon Money Saving

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, opinions and penny-pinching passion is my own.}

I love to save money. Sales, clearance tags, and coupons in any combination excite me and enable me to save money on a wide variety of daily items. It’s amazing how those small savings can add up quickly in your monthly budget, every penny adds up after all! Websites like Groupon allow me to save money on everything from experiences to dining, even oil changes making date nights and family outings inexpensive without being cheap. So, imagine my delight upon discovering Groupon Coupons! I’m talking thousands of coupons for thousands of stores, all on one handy site; be still my penny-pinching heart. Continue reading →

Star Wars the Force Awakens hits Netflix tomorrow! #StreamTeam

Star Wars the Force Awakens Netflix

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve probably seen the Force Awakens at least once – or in my case you might have been dragged along by a significant other to see it a grand total of FOUR times (once in 3D) in the theatre. Fact is, movie prices aren’t cheap and as much as we wanted to keep seeing it on the big screen we conceded to waiting until we could enjoy it at home. You can imaginehow excited we were to learn that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be streaming on Netflix much quicker than other shows have showed up on there.. and guess what? It’s time! (For real.. already!?)

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Creating for Conservation with The Vancouver Zoo + #Giveaway!

Greater Vancouver Zoo Creating for Conservation

There’s two things I seriously love in this world – supporting local iniatives that are near and dear to me and encouraging children to learn, engage and use their imaginations. You have the best of BOTH worlds coming up at the Greater Vancouver Zoo this month, and it sounds like it’s going to be something you won’t want to miss. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is bringing together animal conservation and LEGO in a unique event that is sure to bring out even the master builders! This event is a great chance to have fun while learning about the importance of loving our environment and those animals around us. You can learn more about how YOU can help with these efforts anytime at the Zoo, how will you encourage your family to make a positive change?

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