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Designs by Erica O – a fellow North Shore Mama & her lovely creations for kids (& a giveaway!)
I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow North Shore Mama the other day, who handed me a bag filled with toddler-sized treasures for Portia!  Where I first ‘met’ Erica O though was on a very handy Facebook page that serves as a swap and shop for parents on... Read more
The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (& a giveaway)

Be whisked mountaintop on the Super Skyride where you can enjoy the winter wonderland of The Peak of Christmas. There’s so much to see and do. Visit Santa in his workshop and have your photo taken, huddle together as you tour our mountain trails on a sleigh ride, visit the SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village and vote for your favourite creation, twirl on our 8,000 square foot mountaintop skate pond, decorate antlers and get a reindeer tattoo, take in the Holly the Jolly Reindeer Show or a Reindeer Ranger Talk (on most Peak of Christmas dates), or cozy up in the Chalet to enjoy Christmas classics in the Theatre in the Sky cinema.

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Stuck on You Christmas Collection (& a giveaway!)
  I’m very excited to be working with Stuck on You again!  The last time I had the good fortune of reviewing their products was in the summer (you can see the post here).  We have been loving all of our personalized name labels, so when Stuck on You... Read more
Something that I never got around to doing when Portia was an infant, was to hit up the popular Movies for Mommies theatre experiences that a lot of my friends enjoyed so much.  The concept is that you can bring your baby to the theatre, watch a movie (geared... Read more
Get your infant & toddler sleep questions answered by CheekyChops!
I remember sitting around with my group of mama friends in the first few months of Portia’s life, and chatting almost weekly about diapers, teething, feeding, and sleeping (or most often- a lack thereof!). I think that one of the most common discussions amongst parents in the first few... Read more
Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra promotes music appreciation for all ages (& a giveaway!)
The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s most ambitious concert yet. At the Orpheum on Saturday, November 18th, VAMSO will perform an inspired and energetic program including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Triple Concerto and Fidelio Overture. What makes this concert special is not only the wide array of talent –... Read more
Images by Bethany photo session WINNER!
I am happy to announce the winner of the Images by Bethany family portrait session giveaway! CONGRATULATIONS….   Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.  For all those who would like another chance to win an Images by Bethany photo shoot for their family, head on over to... Read more
Images by Bethany family photo shoot (& giveaway!)
Since Portia was born, just over two years ago now, I have really wanted to do a professional photo session of our little family. For some reason, we never got one done, no matter how many times I reminded myself to look into it. I think finding the right... Read more
Starbucks’ Verismo: The New At-Home Brewing System (& a Giveaway!)
I feel so lucky to have been given the special opportunity to experience Starbucks’ new at-home brewing system right from the comfort of my own home.  I felt even more excited about the experience when I found out I was  one of the first 30 or so people in... Read more
Blurb Photo Book Review & Giveaway
For the past two years, as Christmas gifts for family members, I have made photo books highlighting memories of that past year.  So far, I have used a different company each time, mostly because I like to see what the various companies have to offer in terms of pricing, usability,... Read more