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Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

| June 25, 2015 | 51 Comments
Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at […]

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“Sweet Goodness” – A Gluten-Free Cookbook Review and Double-Chocolate Cake Doughnut Recipe

| June 12, 2015 | 5 Comments
“Sweet Goodness” – A Gluten-Free Cookbook Review and Double-Chocolate Cake Doughnut Recipe

I have encountered many cookbooks that claim their recipes are “unbelievably delicious,” so when the cover of Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming’s newest cookbook, Sweet Goodness claimed that very thing I didn’t immediately jump up and down in excitement. You may recognize Carolyn Hemming and Patricia Green as the sisters behind Quinoa 365, Quinoa Revolution and […]

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DK Books – Useful books for Families and a Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

| May 26, 2015 | 26 Comments
DK Books – Useful books for Families and a Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

I received two great books from DK Books’ Mothers’ Day Boutique. Both books, Complete Family Nutrition and Grains as Mains, are sturdy hardcovers with vibrant photography and easy to read formats. Complete Family Nutrition, by Jane Clarke, is a very practical book for families who want to live a healthy lifestyle. In the book, she […]

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DK Canada Books for Canning, Home and Gardening #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/24

| April 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
DK Canada Books for Canning, Home and Gardening #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/24

 If you’re like me, you probably remember those orange Idiot’s Guides  from the late 90’s. Virtually on every topic imaginable, I’ve borrowed, browsed and bought these books as they suited my interest. But, they’ve changed! I’ve had the opportunity to review two titles from the new line of Idiot’s Guides by DK Canada which includes FULL […]

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Staycation Fun with #DKMarchBreak and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 05/10

| April 13, 2015 | 36 Comments
Staycation Fun with #DKMarchBreak and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 05/10

This March Break, we decided to stay at home and soak up what the nation’s capital had to offer. There were days that we wanted to spend at home as a family in our “home resort” so we had to think of ways to keep two young children and one teenager entertained. We were happy […]

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Get a Fresh Start to 2015 with DK Books #Review and #Giveaway~ CAN 02/23

| February 5, 2015 | 42 Comments
Get a Fresh Start to 2015 with DK Books #Review and #Giveaway~ CAN 02/23

Many people make resolutions to make a fresh start by trying to improve on an aspect of their body. It may be becoming fit, eating better or trying something new. So not make resolutions, but I do like trying new things in order to improve myself. When I was asked to review two books from […]

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Two of My Favourite Things in One Book! This is Why #ILoveDK and #Contest!

| February 3, 2015 | 5 Comments
Two of My Favourite Things in One Book! This is Why #ILoveDK and #Contest!

Since I was introduced to the wonderful world of DK Canada through blogging with Ottawa Mommy Club, my world has been further opened to topics and places I have not had the chance to really explore before. So far, my favourite book from DK Canada has to be Ultimate Food Journeys: The World’s Best Dishes […]

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Two Perfect Cookbooks For The Family Chef and Food Lover On Your Christmas List

| December 11, 2014 | 11 Comments
Two Perfect Cookbooks For The Family Chef and Food Lover On Your Christmas List

My goal this Christmas was to find two good cookbooks for three people I know that love to cook, but have very different cooking goals. Two people were my brother- and sister-in-law. They have a young daughter and are interested in healthy family meals that are cost-effective, as well as nutritious and tasty. The second […]

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Becoming a Big Kid with I See Me! Personalized Books and Gifts + Giveaway! CAN/US 12/07 #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Becoming a Big Kid with I See Me! Personalized Books and Gifts + Giveaway! CAN/US 12/07 #HolidayGiftGuide

It has been great to see my younger daughter grow from a newborn to the tall toddler she is today. She has gone from not being able to do much to being able to walking, putting together proper sentences, and dancing and learning colours, the alphabet and beginning to love reading. I want to continue […]

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Eating Well with Chef Michael Smith’s Family Meals – A Review

| September 18, 2014 | 8 Comments
Eating Well with Chef Michael Smith’s Family Meals – A Review

I am a huge fan of Chef Michael Smith. I have avidly watched him on Chef at Home and Chef Abroad, own many of his cookbooks and made a point of stopping by his Flavour Shack in Souris, PEI when I was visiting Prince Edward Island this past summer. His cooking and recipes are appealing to […]

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Keep the Learning Going with DK Readers and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

| September 4, 2014 | 33 Comments
Keep the Learning Going with DK Readers and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

Even though it is the end of the summer, it does not mean that the learning should stop! One way to learn during the summer is by reading books. DK Readers has so many great books for kids of all ages to keep the learning process going! My kids and I got to review four […]

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DK Canada Eyewitness Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

| August 14, 2014 | 50 Comments
DK Canada Eyewitness Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

Reading is such a big part of my life – I even made a goal to read 50 books this year! – and I want it to be a big part of my kids’ lives too. My husband and I read with them daily and I take the to the library almost every week. Reading […]

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Learn and Create with the Summer Fun Boutique from DK Books Review and Giveway! CAN 08/18

| July 28, 2014 | 32 Comments
Learn and Create with the Summer Fun Boutique from DK Books Review and Giveway! CAN 08/18

It’s summertime, and there are some days when the weather does not want to cooperate with our outdoor plans, or you just feel like having fun indoors. On days like these, I like to keep my family busy so chaos does not ensue. One way I like to keep my family entertained is with the […]

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Peanut Butter Press Children Books Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 08/11

| July 10, 2014 | 44 Comments
Peanut Butter Press Children Books Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 08/11

Peanut Butter Press is a Manitoba-based publisher of children’s books and I am pleased to have the chance to write these four reviews. The books provided to me for this review are just a sample of the variety offered through Peanut Butter Press. Please take a moment to check out their website to see all of […]

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#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 19, 2014 | 38 Comments
#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

I don’t know any Mom who isn’t always on the search for healthy, well balanced, kid friendly recipes.  Having a 1 year old and a 3.5 year old makes the search complicated, as I am trying to find foods the 1 year old can feed herself that aren’t too fussy or messy, but yet are […]

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Bedtime Books for Kids

| June 12, 2014 | 17 Comments
Bedtime Books for Kids

We all know that reading books with our kids is important. Even if it’s just a book before bed, that’s something. In our family we read throughout the day and always before bed. I gathered together all the bedtime books we have. Some we like more than others, and some we liked more when the […]

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Just For Mom – DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/16

| May 27, 2014 | 23 Comments
Just For Mom – DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/16

Ok, Mother’s Day is over and I couldn’t think of what to get my mom.  She has everything!  It was the same for me, I couldn’t think of anything when I was asked what  I would like for Mother’s Day.  Besides having a healthy, happy family, there is nothing…  Wait, I know of something I […]

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Get Outside and Get to Know Animals with DK Canada Publishers and Giveaway~ CAN 05/18

| April 29, 2014 | 49 Comments
Get Outside and Get to Know Animals with DK Canada Publishers and Giveaway~ CAN 05/18

If someone were to ask me what two activities my daughter loves the most, I would say with certainty that she loves learning about animals and loves crafts. These activities would be followed up closely by being outdoors, which is why I jumped at the chance to review two books by DK Publishers, one entitled […]

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DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 23, 2014 | 43 Comments
DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

Although, March break was gone before I received the DK Canada LEGO Playbook and The Big Book of Crafts & Activities, we still have so many other opportunities to make good use of them.  They sure will come in handy next March and through out the year. LEGO Play Book Ok, every kid I know […]

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Review: DK Canada Sticker Books + Books Giveaway~ CAN 03/09

| February 17, 2014 | 53 Comments
Review: DK Canada Sticker Books + Books Giveaway~ CAN 03/09

My two year old is at the stage where he loves arts and crafts. He enjoys painting, crayons and stickers. He does have a funny way of putting on stickers, placing them on top of each other and creating a sticker sandwich. The boy loves his stickers! DK Canada has a Sticker Book Boutique with […]

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Book Review: The Cube People and Cube Squared

| January 30, 2014 | 5 Comments
Book Review: The Cube People and Cube Squared

The Cube People and Cube Squared are two books by Ottawa author Christian McPherson. The books follow main character Colin MacDonald as he navigates working for the Federal Government in Ottawa, relationships, and the deep desire to be an author. These books are well-written and a must-read for anyone working in the government or in […]

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Some Fun Books for Ages 2-4

| January 23, 2014 | 7 Comments
Some Fun Books for Ages 2-4

We go to the library often – once every week or two – and come home with some great books and some books I’d rather not see again. Doesn’t every parent have a book that they just can’t stand? And isn’t it always the one our kid loves? Moving on! This last trip to the […]

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Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

| January 22, 2014 | 8 Comments
Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

I spent this past weekend with two wonderful books from DK Publishing. The first book was entitled Home Workout. The premise of this thick paperback instructional book is to provide readers with easy to follow pilates, yoga, abs and body toning workouts that can be done from the comfort of home in a mere 15 […]

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How to Feed a Family – A Cookbook Review, Giveaway and Rock Star Pasta e Fagioli Recipe ~ CAN 01/31

| January 7, 2014 | 37 Comments
How to Feed a Family – A Cookbook Review, Giveaway and Rock Star Pasta e Fagioli Recipe ~ CAN 01/31

I was given the opportunity to review How to Feed a Family, the Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook, by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh. I had originally watched the Sweet Potato Chronicles’ segments on the television show CityLine and always thought they came up with interesting and nutritious meals for families. I was pretty excited to […]

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