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Author Archive: Pieces of Me

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes.

My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! #GotItAtSears

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! #GotItAtSears

Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! With spring blooming in Canada’s capital, the dark colours of winter are making way for the bright and bold looks for the warmer seasons. Playful prints, polka dots, and pinstripes are some of the looks to seek for Spring/ Summer 2017, and Sears Canada is a fabulous […]

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Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

| April 20, 2017 | 24 Comments
Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada Earth Day is all but here! April 22nd is the day marked on our calendars to recognize our planet and to appreciate it. There are so many ways people can learn more about the earth and to celebrate the day. DK Canada wants to help families get Earth […]

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Stripping Down to the Essentials with WillLand Outdoors #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

| April 19, 2017 | 51 Comments
Stripping Down to the Essentials with WillLand Outdoors #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

  Stripping Down to the Essentials with WillLand Outdoors   The warm weather is here! I am so excited I no longer have to wear bulky layers to stay warm. Since I do not have to wear all of these pieces of clothing, I do not always feel like carrying a large bag with me […]

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A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

| April 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

  A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150!   Plants. Some people may not think much of them, but when they are used to create larger than life sculptures, they can be a wonder to behold. MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 has mastered mosaiculture (the art of glass mosaic and the origins of artistic […]

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Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TryTurkey

| April 11, 2017 | 87 Comments
Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TryTurkey

  Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey!     The temperature is rising. The flowers are budding. The snow is all but gone on the ground. These are three great signs that spring has arrived! With the change in season come a switch in the types we want to serve. Warm and comfort foods […]

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Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade

| April 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade

Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade   Who doesn’t love a parade? They are usually organized to commemorate a celebration. Fun music, colourful costumes always draw a throng of people together.  These sorts of events also bring laughter and delight to both its participants and to those […]

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Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

| April 6, 2017 | 4 Comments
Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! One item of clothing that is synonymous with Easter is a bonnet. They are fun, festive and perfect to have on hand when going on a hunt for the goodies the Easter Bunny hid in crafty places. Would you like for your child to […]

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15 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

| April 4, 2017 | 3 Comments
15 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

15 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa   Getting ready for Easter weekend, yet you are not sure what’s happening in and around Ottawa? Get ready to jot down some great ideas as we are sharing 15 Easter weekend family fun activities around Ottawa everyone will enjoy!     1. Good Friday Family Fun […]

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Collect a Menagerie of Fun with Surprizamals! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/28

| March 30, 2017 | 64 Comments
Collect a Menagerie of Fun with Surprizamals! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/28

Collect a Menagerie of Fun with Surprizamals!   Kids love surprises. Whether they are big or small, kids love being able to open up a package and see what is awaiting them inside. Surprizamials asked to see if my kids would enjoy being surprised this spring by giving us two Surprizamals to crack open and […]

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20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais

| March 29, 2017 | 5 Comments
20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais

20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa Now that spring has finally sprung in the nation’s capital, families can get outdoors more and enjoy more of what this city has to offer! Ottawa is a great city that offers many events and activities for families to enjoy and take part in during this time of […]

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5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

| March 9, 2017 | 86 Comments
5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! March is here! That means that spring is just around the corner. With warmer weather on its way, kids can’t wait to see more sun and to watch the world come back to life. Funrise Toys wants kids to hop into spring this […]

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12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

| March 7, 2017 | 11 Comments
12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

  March Break is just around the corner! Do you have anything planned for your child to do during this time away from school? If not, take a look at these 12 March Break Activities and Camps your child can have fun attending this year either on their own or with the family!     […]

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Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyEveryDay #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/07

| March 7, 2017 | 179 Comments
Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyEveryDay #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/07

  Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey With spring just around the corner, the change to this season of renewal often inspires us to want to create fresh dishes for our families. This is especially the case when it comes to preparing festive meals for occasions such as Easter and March Break. […]

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Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/11

| March 3, 2017 | 4 Comments
Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/11

Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show   With spring just around the corner, the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show is gearing up for this year’s event!  The Shaw Centre will be home to over 30 automotive manufacturers presenting their latest automobiles, trucks and SUVs. It will take place from March 16 – 19, 2017. […]

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Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| March 2, 2017 | 57 Comments
Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada   With February in our rear view mirrors, I am beginning to scramble with plans for that last long vacation period kids have before the end of the school year: March Break! It is great to get the kids out and about, but I know […]

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Calling All Local Artists! Celebrate Canada 150 with Your Creativity!

| February 28, 2017 | 7 Comments
Calling All Local Artists! Celebrate Canada 150 with Your Creativity!

Calling All Local Artists! Celebrate Canada 150 with Your Creativity!   Are you a local artist? Do you create one-of-a-kind pieces that are next to none? Are you excited about this year’s Canada 150 celebrations? Then read on to find out about a contest that was made for you to enter! Carlingwood Shopping Centre and […]

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Savour Wholesome Family Meals with HelloFresh! #Review #Giveaway~ CAN 03/24

| February 23, 2017 | 79 Comments
Savour Wholesome Family Meals with HelloFresh! #Review #Giveaway~ CAN 03/24

Savour Wholesome Family Meals with HelloFresh!   “Mom/Dad! What’s for dinner?” This is not the question we want to tackle after a busy day. There are times my other half and I have no idea what to make and end up settling for a Junk Food Night that is easy to prepare or ordering out. […]

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Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ Canada 03/10

| February 16, 2017 | 98 Comments
Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ Canada 03/10

  Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada!   It’s that time of year! Lights are being put up and the red carpets are being rolled out for awards season! Whether you are attending one of these events or are getting the gang together to host a party to watch one, looking your best is […]

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20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

| February 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150   2017 is the year for all Canadian to become excited as we begin to celebrate Canada 150th anniversary of confederation! There will be other festivities happening around our great nation, but nothing like what is going to happen in our nation’s capital! Take a look […]

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Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!

| February 6, 2017 | 12 Comments
Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!

     Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!   Although this post has been generously sponsored by Garnier Whole Blends, the opinions and language are my own. “Me Time?” This is a rare occasion in my home. Chasing after a teenager and two young children makes it a bit difficult to block off a […]

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Winter is the time to #WarmUpWithSUBWAY! #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/03

| February 6, 2017 | 157 Comments
Winter is the time to #WarmUpWithSUBWAY! #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/03

Winter is the time to #WarmUpWithSUBWAY!   Winter has arrived to Canada’s capital! Along with the beauty the snow and ice creates to cover the landscape, this season brings chilly days that make us want to snuggle up and feel cozy. One great way my family likes to get together and stay warm is by […]

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Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! #Review #Contest #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/17

| January 30, 2017 | 26 Comments
Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! #Review #Contest #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/17

Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! Confession time: I LOVE books! I have been hooked to the written word since I was a child, and it continues to grow! Blogging has also allowed me to have the chance to review a lot of amazing books, so I am combining two passions (yes, I’m a very lucky girl!). […]

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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 13 Comments
21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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A Bathroom Renovation Resolution

| January 5, 2017 | 5 Comments
A Bathroom Renovation Resolution

A Bathroom Renovation Resolution With the New Year upon us, many of us try to come up with goals or resolutions to help improve ourselves. My other half and I have a different set of goals in mind to jump start 2017. One of our goals for the New Year is to renovate to our […]

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