Five travel essentials + A giveaway!

Five travel essentials + A giveaway!

Even for a few days away I tend to way overpack but my travel essentials really don’t take up much room. Here are the must-haves I brought to Wasaga Beach for a girls’ weekend last month at Lakes of Wasaga Cottage and RV Resort. (Full disclosure: All of the products I’m talking about in this post were provided free of charge, but I wouldn’t share them with you if I didn’t love them and think you might too.)  Continue reading “Five travel essentials + A giveaway!”

It’s the little things: Two easy ways to make your kids’ birthdays feel special

It’s the little things: Two easy ways to make your kids’ birthdays feel special

Whether you splash out on a big party with all of the bells and whistles or celebrate with a small family gathering at home, most of just want our kids’ birthdays to feel special. Today I’ve got two easy ways to do just that. (No baking required!)  Continue reading “It’s the little things: Two easy ways to make your kids’ birthdays feel special”

Sneaking in Netflix in style #StreamTeam

Sneaking in Netflix in style #StreamTeam

I live in jeans and tees year-round and try to stretch out sandal season as long as I can, but watching Suits on Netflix makes me want to dress better. Those pencil skirts that make Rachel’s legs look a mile long, the made-to-measure dresses that fit Donna and Jessica like a glove, those big brown puppy dog eyes that make Harvey — oh sorry, we were talking about clothes. But when funds for fun things are short and you’re honestly too lazy to put in much effort, a cute clutch can punch it up on the cheap. And if it’s large enough, double as a tablet case so you can sneak a peek at those big brown eyes wherever you go. Here are my favourite clutches for your ipad mini (or similar-sized tablet) and a few other things besides. (PS: Mine is on sale.)  Continue reading “Sneaking in Netflix in style #StreamTeam”

Clear the clutter! Spring cleaning your Netflix profile #StreamTeam

Clear the clutter! Spring cleaning your Netflix profile #StreamTeam

We always say our house never looks as clean as it does when someone’s coming to visit. And you can tell by the state of the house that we don’t get many visitors. But with Spring sprung and Summer just around the corner, I feel like I want to tackle some of those long-overlooked areas, including my digital spaces.  Continue reading “Clear the clutter! Spring cleaning your Netflix profile #StreamTeam”

Strong female lead #Netflix #StreamTeam

Strong female lead #Netflix #StreamTeam

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Kids are like sponges, picking up what we put down whether we like it or not. In honour of International Women’s Day earlier this month, Netflix asked the #StreamTeam to consider what messages our kids receive from the female Netflix characters they connect with, and what impact they’ve had. Why? Because studies have shown that gender stereotypes have an impact on girls at a young age, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. Continue reading “Strong female lead #Netflix #StreamTeam”

Netflix cheating rampant (and a confession) #StreamTeam

Netflix cheating rampant (and a confession) #StreamTeam

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Do you stream shows ahead of your partner? That’s Netflix cheating. And it’s more common than you might think. According to a study released this week by Netflix, 46% of streaming couples around the world have cheated on their partner, and 60% would do it again if they knew they’d get away with it. I’m ashamed to admit I’m one of them.  Continue reading “Netflix cheating rampant (and a confession) #StreamTeam”

Netflix and other preoccupations

Netflix and other preoccupations

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Some decisions should be easier than others, but when you’re riddled with anxiety they all seem to carry the weight of the world. Like this month I was back and forth (and back and forth!) about whether to let the kids watch Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events before finally deciding they’re not ready for it. (Especially my seven-year-old. He’s a sensitive little guy and I’m sure he’d find it too scary.) I don’t think there’s any harm in waiting another year or two when they’re perfectly happy with the new seasons of Voltron and Home: Adventures With Tip and Oh that debuted this month. It’s not like we’re at a loss for things to watch.  Continue reading “Netflix and other preoccupations”

Five things

Five things

Somehow it’s the end of January already and (not for the first time) we still have our Christmas tree up. As long as there’s more needles on the tree than on the floor, am I right? Something tells me I’m in the minority. But it still smells so good and looks so pretty lit up at night. Plus I’m too lazy to pack up all of the decorations and put them away. Oy vey, so lazy! Here’s a peek at a few things I’ve tried this month and a few things to come. Like Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk And Other Truths About Being Creative. It’s at the top of my to-be-read pile. What’s at the top of yours?  Continue reading “Five things”