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

| February 23, 2017 | 17 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 | 80 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 | 10 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 | 150 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 | 12 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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Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

| January 5, 2017 | 67 Comments
Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada! The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make 2017 a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to […]

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Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

| December 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss! The holiday season hits some families in the Ottawa region harder than others. For the past 12 years, the Ottawa 67s has recognized this issue and have partnered with Toy Mountain, the Salvation Army, and The Brick to help put smiles […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

| December 7, 2016 | 57 Comments
Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences!   With the big day arriving soon, one task many of us have to accomplish is hunting down the perfect gifts for loved ones. There are always a few people who seem to have everything or are extremely difficult to shop for. If you are having trouble finding […]

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Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| December 7, 2016 | 105 Comments
Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Shopping. Baking. Wrapping. Crafting. These are just a few of the things we do to get ready for the holidays in our family. Along with the everyday tasks our hands perform, this list of things has already lead to my nails becoming dull-looking with a few chips here and there. Amopé Canada wants nails looking […]

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Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

| December 1, 2016 | 3 Comments
Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

Whether made for the holidays, a special occasion or to brighten a loved one’s day, Canadians love baking fun and creative treats! We like to take chances and think outside of the box when coming up with fabulous ideas for baked dishes to put smiles on the faces of our loved ones. Pillsbury™ and Betty […]

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Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| November 30, 2016 | 124 Comments
Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada The holidays are here! This time of year means that I am on the move more than at any other time of the year. There are days I need to take a lot with me to accomplish my “Holiday To-Do List” yet I do not have enough […]

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A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| November 29, 2016 | 103 Comments
A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada December is almost here, and you know what that means: Advent calendar time! It is one of the reasons why my kids love this time of the year. They love seeing what is hidden on the other side of each door. Playmobil Canada asked my family to […]

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25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

| November 25, 2016 | 21 Comments
25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the hustle and bustle of upcoming celebrations before you, there should also be time to spend with your family to enjoy the season. Not sure what to do? There is so much to see and do in Ottawa during this time of year with your family. […]

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Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

| November 24, 2016 | 38 Comments
Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

Art is something that captures the heart of kids in many different ways. They like to express themselves in different mediums to show off their creative side. Creating art can also help to personalize a mundane item that is all their own. Pom Pom Wow asked my family if we could find an ordinary object […]

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Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

| November 23, 2016 | 67 Comments
Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

Imaginative play is important for kids to learn how to do. It helps them to figure out situations and learn about the world around them. When interactive play is added to the mix, it enhances their learning during playtime. VTech® understands the importance of adding different types of play to help kids learn. They have […]

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Wrap Up Chocolate as a Gift from DK Canada! #Review

| November 17, 2016 | 9 Comments
Wrap Up Chocolate as a Gift from DK Canada! #Review

Whether it is dark, milk or white, people LOVE chocolate! It is a treat given and enjoyed during the holidays and helps to make fun memories. Have you ever wondered how this sugary confection is made? DK Canada takes readers on the chocolate trail from cocoa bean to irresistible morsel in Chocolate! It is just […]

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Handmade “Me Time” Gift Ideas with Lenity Soaps! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 16, 2016 | 82 Comments
Handmade “Me Time” Gift Ideas with Lenity Soaps! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

The holidays is a really special time of the year when I like to make this time of the year special for family and friends. But what about me? This hectic time of the year permits little time for me to sit back and relax. When I do get to have a bit of time […]

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IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 5 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

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Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments
Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists: Home decorations Tree trimming Gift buying and wrapping Party planning Whether it is a […]

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Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 10, 2016 | 59 Comments
Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! My other half loves to bake. The kids love being with him in the kitchen to help him bake up a storm and create some sweet treats for the family to enjoy. They are full of smiles when adding ingredients to a delicious dessert and watching it bake […]

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Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 9, 2016 | 79 Comments
Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Bedtime can be tough some nights at my house. The kids are either overtired because of a long school day, or are too excited from a fun family day or movie night. They have plenty of snuggle toys, but some nights, they are not even enough to get them to go to sleep. Cloud b […]

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