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Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

| May 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

I know spring is not even half way over, but I am ready to fast forward to the hot and gorgeous days of summer! Kids will be out of school, and there will be plenty of time for everyone to have fun! DK Canada wants to help you plan out your Summer 2016 with their […]

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Learning Becomes Hands-On with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 25, 2016 | 40 Comments
Learning Becomes Hands-On with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all have something that peaks our interests and makes us want to have fun. Whether it is an indoor hobby or one that takes us around the world, it is great to be able to let your hair down and to get your hands […]

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Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

| March 9, 2016 | 51 Comments
Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

I LOVE books. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, they always open a door to different world of learning and exploration that I find fascinating. When looking for titles that offer instruction or information, I love looking through the boutiques that DK Canada has to offer. There are so many of them, with books that […]

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Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir #Review

| February 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir #Review

  Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir   Two young women have taken it upon themselves to write the fairy tale they wished had been available to them as kids: one where equality and diversity are highlighted. One where the prince and princess work together. So they wrote Destiny. There’s a new fairy tale […]

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Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

| February 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

Once in a while a cookbook comes a long that offers you a fresh perspective on healthy eating. A perspective that doesn’t make you roll your eyes or feel overwhelmed, but instead makes you realize that a healthy lifestyle can be simple, can make you feel good, and does not have to mean shopping for […]

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Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

I love learning, and over the past year, I have enjoyed all of the lessons learned from the books I have had the pleasure of reviewing from DK Canada! There have been so many subjects I never thought I would have had the opportunity to learn about from these books, and my family enjoys reading […]

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Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

| January 11, 2016 | 51 Comments
Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

The New Year is upon us! We love making resolutions to try and better ourselves in some way, shape or form. Many of us are looking to care about our bodies. We want to look great and feel better inside an out! DK Canada wants to make 2016 a great year for people to start […]

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It’s All About Family in “Mommy Needs The Potty” Book Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
It’s All About Family in “Mommy Needs The Potty” Book Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Being a parent can be such an adventure. You can find yourself in so many different situations with your kids, both at home and while you are on-the-go. There are those times when the ho-hum of an everyday errand or outing turns into a crazy situation. Jenn Greschner wrote about these sudden situations in a […]

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Bring Home Disney Frozen: The Enchanted Guide This Holiday Season! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/14

| November 5, 2015 | 74 Comments
Bring Home Disney Frozen: The Enchanted Guide This Holiday Season! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/14

The holidays are just around the corner, and the long lists to Santa are beginning to be written. One gift that is great to give to kids are books. Kids can learn and be taken to magical worlds of imagination for hours on end. DK Canada has a 2015 Gift Book Boutique with books that […]

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Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

I love learning. It keeps my mind sharp and I am entertained when I find out about new things. I also enjoy picking up more information about subjects I already have an interest in. I get more insight into this topic, and I feel that much smarter. That is why I am glad DK Canada […]

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Save Time With Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals ~ A Book Review

| October 1, 2015 | 6 Comments
Save Time With Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals ~ A Book Review

Save Time With Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals ~ A Review   It’s been almost a year since I reviewed Michael Smith’s cookbook, Family Meals and I can honestly say that I refer to that cookbook regularly. I can also say that I was very excited to hear Michael Smith was publishing another cookbook, this […]

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Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

Brrriiiiiing! Yes, the first bell of the school year has rung! Parents have hunted down the school supplies their kids needed for class, but what about other items they can use at home to enhance their learning? DK Canada has a Back to School Boutique centered on school that has some great titles kids of […]

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Travel the World from Home with DK Canada – Review and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

| August 6, 2015 | 67 Comments
Travel the World from Home with DK Canada – Review and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

Though I have not done enough of it in my lifetime, I LOVE traveling! There is something about the thought of getting away to other parts of the country or to exotic locales a world away that makes me want to pack my family’s bags and explore. When this is not possible, I turn to […]

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‘All Fall Down’ and more HOT summer reads!

| July 16, 2015 | 9 Comments
‘All Fall Down’ and more HOT summer reads!

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner   If you’ve walked through any bookstore or Costco, and are a fan of women’s fiction, you probably know by now that Jennifer Weiner has a new paperback out. Originally released last June, this latest book in Ms. Weiner’s successful titles is an engaging and current read. I received this […]

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“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

| June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

Other than her infamous poetry, which I studied in university, I was not fully familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Emily Dickinson’s life until I read the historical fiction novel, Miss Emily by Irish author, Nuala O’Connor. Within pages of the first chapter I found myself researching Emily Dickinson’s life to find out more about her solitude and preference […]

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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

  “Sweet Goodness” – A Gluten-Free Cookbook Review  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 […]

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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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