Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dare to Dream - Post Show Review

M, I and her Godfather went to see Dare to Dream at the Rogers Centre last night! T cam down with an ear infection all of a sudden so the boys stayed home to head to the Dr. We've been going to Disney on Ice for many years now, and every time the shows get better an better! This one stepped up the wow factor with aerial acts and a really well thought out story lines. We were able to see the mini versions of our favourite Princesses stories. From climbing golden locks to dress making mice, we LOVED this show!!!

There are still a ton of shows left, time to get your tickets!!!

Here are all your links for ordering tickets, show info and following along! See you there!
Click here to purchase tickets to a Disney On Ice show near you!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mattel 2015 Holiday Toy Hits - Check out our #listtoppers - Giveaway!!

It's out! Mattel's Hits of the Holiday 2015 top 12 toys! This year's list toppers include the Barbie Saddle n' Ride Feature Horse (which M totally talked her Grandfather into buying her a few months ago), the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage which T absolutely loves and a ton of other items like the 2015 Barbie Holiday Doll Turbo Flip Thomas and the Matchbox Treasure Truck.

The Barbie Saddle 'N Ride Feature Horse  is awesome! when you click Barbie's arm into her horse and hit the button, she actually jumps on his back by herself! M loved this!!! She's really into Barbie right now.... hence her asking Santa for the new Barbie Dreamhouse. It's actually nuts! There is seven rooms, including a garage, an elevator and really fun "smart" accessories. Santa will rock this year! Make sure you keep up on all the latest Barbie trends by checking her out on Facebook!

T got to try out the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage....yes... his obsession with cars just got crazier! He absolutely LOVES this garage... not only can it hold 36 cars but he can send his cars down an elevator, gas up, check out the helicopter or race a friend down to the bottom. As usual, he loves that he can add this on to his other tracks including his favourite loop and shark ramp. He spent literally hours organizing and talking about his cars. This was a huge hit! I keep up with all the newest Hot Wheels additions by keeping an eye out on their Facebook page!

Thanks to Mattel for choosing me to be one of their Ambassador's this year! I can't wait to see who wins this awesome giveaway!!!! Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Who's ready to win their own Hot Wheels Garage??? (Valued at $139.99)

And the winner is... Hugo M.

Don't forget to follow along with #socialcommonlive to check in with Mom experts Natalie and Catherine and what they think of the #listtoppers this year!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Hasbro Wishbook 2015! #PlayLikeHasbro

This year Hasbro has come out with some totally new and fun twists on some old favorites! The Play-Doh Disney Frozen Sled Adventure Playset includes Anna, Olaf and Sven's sleigh, sparkle doh and a few other colors. We loved decorating the sleigh and making a bunch of Olaf's to play with (and smush)!

The GUESS WHO? Extra Game takes one of our most favorite games to play, but brings it to another level by adding the character key lock and music when you've chosen the right character. I like the doors used to cover-up the incorrect players and the standing board. M and I love to play this game together!

The Twister Moves Hoop is awesome!!! The hula-hoop actually tracks all your spins which is perfect for having our little competitions. You can also add the Moves Tracker (sold separately) and then you can move it to other fun items and keep track of all your activity across other devices.

The Little Taters Big Adventures have a huge assortment of fun 4 inch Mr. Potato friends that come with themed pieces to turn up any little imagination, T loves all his "Taters"!

T LOVES the Play-Doh Makin' Mayhem Set (Despicable Me Minions). He gets to make one-eyed, two-eyed and evil minions easily and quickly with the book-molds. The set also comes with really cute plates and stampers to let us make the funniest Minions we can! Plus, it comes with 8 doh containers, a pair of scissors and a roller!

Finally, Elmo's On The Go Letters is perfect for the car and travelling. It has the 26 letters and they snap into a really fun and colorful carrying case. It also has a spot at the bottom for placing letters to spell and practice 3-letter words. M liked helping T master his letters and T loved testing himself and others to see if everyone knew their stuff.

There are a ton of great stuff in this year's Hasbro Wishbook! I'm sure if Santa takes a peak, he'll be able to figure out something for everyone on his nice list!

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Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream - Pre-show!

Yes, they're back!!! Disney on Ice is back and this time be ready for Dare to Dream! Come prepared to celebrate 75 years of all your favorite Princesses! Jam packed with all the stories you remember when you grew up, along with your LO familiar faces. We can't wait to take a trip down memory lane with all the beautiful ladies in their gorgeous costumes. M still loves Rapunzel, so we've sourced out some fun things to create to get her in the mood and excited for what will be an awesome show!

See below for what we're going to attempt (and the Pinterest links we used to get the ideas) :)
RAPUNZEL! Designed and loomed by Christie Watkins on the Rainbow Loom. Inspiration by ??? (Rainbow Loom FB page):  Disney inspired Tangled Rapunzel princess hair bow by BellaRayneDesigns on Etsy  The Nail Network: Disney Princess Nail Art Series: Rapunzel:

What are some of your ideas???

Here are all your links for ordering tickets, show info and following along! See you there!
Click here to purchase tickets to a Disney On Ice show near you!
Check out the full website: Disney On Ice - Dare to Dream!

Don't forget to follow along #DisneyOnIce during any of their shows to follow along live!


Holiday picks from Oyaco!

Oyaco has a ton of items for this holiday season....and we tried out a few! The Pura Kiki is a stainless steel BPA-free bottle that is anti-bacterial and doesn't contain any plastic elements. There are a ton of
different nipples and spouts, so they can grow with your LO. T tried the straw version and loved it. It's perfect for throwing in his backpack. As a parent I loved that the bottle is easy to clean and come in different sizes.

The Gro-clock has a sun/moon or digital clock to show the time. M loved that it acted as a night-light as well. We also was able to set up the alarm for her to be woken up for school. When the Gro-clock is set to the sun/moon it allows your LO to determine if it's time to wake-up (when the sun comes up) or stay in bed (if the moon is still showing). The sun and moon count down is a great visual and there are 2 wake-up time settings so we can have a school one and a weekend one. This is awesome, we don't need to remember to shut off her alarm on Friday nights.

Finally, Pearhead makes a huge selection of ornaments in their 2015 collection.We made the round Babyprints ornament together. The clay is easy to use and it captures a hand or foot print in just a few simple steps. Once you press their hand or foot in the clay the ornament stays out to air dry for a few days. Ours took about 4 to dry, so keep that in mind if you are gifting these. I had all 4 of us made an imprint of our index fingers, then painted them later to look like snowmen :)

These 3 are great picks for this holiday season! Great choices Oyaco!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Healthy Shopper - Zevia Review

We got to try out some Zevia soft drinks chosen by the Healthy Shopper! As part of the “Unjunk your Junk Food” movement they've found this 0 calorie option for those who drink soft drinks. Zevia is the first naturally sweetened, 0 calorie soda available on the market.

Zevia is clear and doesn't contain aspartame or any other artificially processed sweeteners. It is sweetened with Stevia a South American plant which is uber sweet! It's natural, and definitely a better choice if you're in the mood for a soda!

Thanks to Zevia and The Healthy Shopper.... the Cola and Root-beer were our faves! 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Oyaco - Ubbi Product Review

We received the Ubbi 3-in-1 Potty and Tweat Snack Container for review from Oyaco. The Ubbi Tweat is a snack container that is easy for little hands to use and prevents messes...which really, every parent loves! It has 2 handles, doesn't tip over, has a super strong lid and comes in some really cute colors. I liked that the spill guard didn't scratch T's hands when he went in for a treat (or in his case potty and that the rubber seal helped to keep everything from getting stale.

T has been potty training for a while now.... we used a combination of the Potty Tots program, with a few of my tricks and bribery (face is what it is...). The 3-in-1 Potty was great not only for travelling but for home use too. The potty is great for those ball games where there isn't a bathroom available (and Mr Sensitive is too shy to go behind a tree).... the seat comes off and can go on any toilet seat and the step stool is multi-purpose. I liked that the inner bowl (for when we are travelling) is easy to remove and clean....a few clicks and he was back in business running and playing with all his friends. The removable seat (and seat hook) was great for handing over to the grandparents to leave/use at their place and the stool was the perfect height for him to be able to get on and off the potty himself. I also like the non-slip top and bottom of the stool so he didn't have any tumbles off of it. Best part... the stool matched our powder room so it didn't make it look like kid-central, it's awesome (we got the white and grey one).

T finally is not only in his big boy underwear...but also his big boy bed! Time flies, thanks Oyaco and Ubbi for making this house diaper free!!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Marvel Universe Live - post show re-cap!

Tonight was the night... Marvel Universe Live!!! M and T were all decked out in their superhero gear and raring to go! All our favorites showed up to help save the world from Loki and his bad guys! Ironman, Hawkeye, Captain America, Wolverine, Hulk, Thor and Spiderman along with all the others teamed up to  save some friends from Loki and get rid of the nastiest characters they could! T and I loved all the pyrotechnics...while M and Daddy loved all the motorbike tricks preformed.

It was awesome to see all the little guys dressed up like their favorite superheros, and have a blast. Both M and T really enjoyed it and I loved the venue. We would totally go see this again...the story-line was fun and there was a ton of action!

Want to follow along? Check out the Marvel FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages! If you go for a show make sure to tweet along with Hashtags #MarvelUniverseLive #MarvelOnTour

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Oyaco - LittleLife Toddler Daysacks

T received an Turtle Toddler Daysack from LittleLife and Oyaco to try out. He loves it! This mini
backpack has a full zippered main compartment, which was enough room to fit a drink, snacks and all his cars. The straps are adjustable, and are padded so he had no problem wearing this for long periods of time. Plus, having a chest strap helped keep the Daysack in place. For parents that want to have a handle on the LOs that like to take off....there's a detachable rein which complies with safety standards. 

These are super cute... there are a ton of different animals to choose from. T loves turtles, so that was a no-brainer, not going to lie...the dinosaur was a close second, but there is a ladybug, bee, shark, butterfly and clownfish too! I was really impressed with the quality of the Daysack, it was easy to wipe out.....everyone knows the kinds of messes little boys can make...and a few wipes took care of any spills really quickly.

Thanks to LittleLife and Oyaco.... T won't leave the house without his DaySack! It helps him be more independent, helps my bag feel lighter and he loves the design!

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Super Soaker Blasters!!

I received a Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster and Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Blaster to try out this summer! We've been waiting for a super hot day to bust these puppies out and the past few
weekends we were in Super Soaker mode! The FlashFlood blaster holds 23 ounces of water you can get someone from about 40 feet away! It also has 2 nozzles so hubby totally soaked M when he finally caught up to her! She had an awesome hiding spot, so it took him a while!

The Nerf Rebelle Tri Threat soaker M loved. She could hit Daddy from 35 feet away and loved that it looked like a crossbow. She ran around ducking and hiding from him and totally unloaded all 25 ounces of water when he ran by the play house in the backyard. I still can't figure out how he didn't find her there, I guess she's just small enough to tuck in and hid by the door.
Water fights have now become a weekly event in this house, they absolutely love spending this time with each other! T even runs around with water balloons to get in on the action. Everyone knows Nerf plays a great role in providing children with products to promote imagination, play and a great time! Thanks Hasbro!!!

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