Gilmore Girls Date Night with Mom and NETFLIX! #StreamTeam

It’s HERE!!!!!!!! THIS FRIDAY (November 25th!) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix! Is it just me or have we been waiting FOREVER for this? It deserves a celebration, don’t you think? In honour of the show and that amazing bond that Lorelai and Rory share, the premiere of Gilmore Girls is the perfect time to have a Girls Night In with your Mom (or daughter, sister, girlfriend…..any fab lady friend will do. Did you know? 61% of mothers and daughters feel sharing TV shows with each other helps them build a stronger relationship. A recent survey revealed that almost half of women (45%) wish they spoke to their mother more often. More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (54%) report post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a show together. Almost half of moms and daughters (45%) think watching together brings them closer. I’m going [Continue Reading…]

Family Movie Time Reboot #Streamteam

We are official back to school and back to our fall routine, finally. I love summer and summer break but by the end of the summer, I am ready to be back to a more scheduled lifestyle. Mommy needs a break. Plus it’s cardigan weather and who doesn’t love a cardigan??? Over the summer we watched a ton of movies and shows with the kids whenever we wanted. During the school year however, we watch our movies mostly on the weekends. On Fridays, we have pizza and a movie night. We make homemade personal pizzas then choose/fight over which movie to watch. (Side Note: Here is the yummiest, easiest personal pan pizza recipe ever. We use Naan bread as the crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and then whatever toppings you want, from pepperoni to peppers, and then throw it in the oven at 350. The kids love making their own [Continue Reading…]

What we’re watching on Netflix this summer #StreamTeam

We are a Netflix family. The kids, the husband and I are big fans If it weren’t for my need to watch The Real Housewives of every city in the U.S. of A, we would probably cancel our cable subscription, but alas, not happening. So what are we watching this summer?? ME: I’ve been watching some documentaries and stand-up comedy specials that I’ve really enjoyed. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – She is HYSTERICAL. This is one hour of hilarious joy – WATCH IT!! AMY – A fantastic documentary about Amy Winehouse. Totally wrecked me. LUTHER – My girlfriend Laura has been telling me to watch this show FOREVER, and I finally sat down and watched it and totally binged on it. It was so good, and so well done, that it’s probably one of the best shows I’ve seen in ages. Also, Idris Elba is very pretty with an accent, so [Continue Reading…]

Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life #StreamTeam

FINALLY!!!!! The premiere date for Gilmore Girls has been announced! November 25, 2016! Put it in your calendar peeps! “Seasons may change, but some things never will.” The show will consist of four 90 minute episodes spanning the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. So if you’re one of those people who will watch an entire season of a Netflix show over a day or two, you should be done and waiting for more within a day or two. Patience is a virtue people. Are you excited about it?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season Two #NetflixCanada #StreamTeam

FINALLY!!!! Season TWO IS HERE!!!! It premieres TONIGHT just after midnight and I can’t wait! I found season one hilarious although I could have definitely done with less Jon Hamm. I don’t get the Jon Hamm thing. WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE JON HAMM??? WHY IS HE EVERYWHERE????? Colin Firth, I get. Jon Hamm…..not at all. Season two of the Emmy-nominated series picks up shortly after season 1 and finds Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) looking for a new job, Titus (Tituss Burgess) forced to face his past with the appearance of his ex-wife and Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) rediscovering her roots, while landlady Lillian (Carol Kane) finds a surprising romance. The series was created by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), who serve as executive producers with Jeff Richmond (30 Rock) and David Miner (30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 [Continue Reading…]

Penguin Drop Caps Series

The Penguin Drop Caps Series is a GORGEOUS series of 26 special edition classics in hardcover, that would make any booklover weak in the knees. Their covers feature an illustrated letter of the alphabet by type designer Jessica Hische, and create a lovely rainbow when displayed as a set. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover these – they are so pretty and a great way to discover some reads you may not have considered otherwise. Penguin has so many great collections but this just might be my new favourite! I bought myself the first five with a gift card I received for Valentine’s Day and ordered G, H, I, P, and X online which I know seems random but they’re the hardest to find evidently, so I grabbed them when I could. I’m still waiting for those to arrive, and dreaming of the other 16 I still need to get. Are you [Continue Reading…]

The Penguin English Library

I LOVE books. Love love love. I read every single day and more often than not, you’ll find me at home reading a good book. I am a party animal. The last year or so, I read most of my books as ebooks, and read very few books in hand. I think many of us had an ebook moment. For me, that moment has mostly past. I am back to reading (and buying) actual books and I love it. I’ve also discovered the book community on Instagram (bookstagrammers) recently, and am mildly obsessed. Honestly, I have no idea how it works or how one gets thousands of followers and likes, but that’s not really why I’m trying it out. I love it because I’ve discovered so many great books and collections by following the #bookstagram hashtag. One of these collections is the PENGUIN ENGLISH LIBRARY. The Penguin English Library is a collection of 100 [Continue Reading…]

New Kid’s Book – The Hueys in What’s The Opposite? and a GIVEAWAY! #TheHueys

I remember when I first discovered an Oliver Jeffers book was when I was in the bookstore with my then toddler son looking for something funny for his bedtime story that night. I just happened to find The Incredible Book Eating Boy on the shelf, and immediately adored the illustrations. And then I read it and fell in love with it’s story and just how funny it was. It became one of our absolute favourite family reads and led to our love of all things Oliver Jeffers. If you haven’t yet read anything written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, you are missing out. They’re creative, hilarious and will amuse your kids, regardless of their age. Today is the release date of Oliver Jeffers’ newest book called The Hueys in What’s The Opposite? This is his latest book in The Hueys series, which explores the funny world of opposites. The Hueys are a quirky [Continue Reading…]

Countdown to New Year’s with Netflix and a Giveaway!

Netflix is genius. Do you have little kids who desperately want to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year, whereas you’re thinking, “NOPE?” Thanks to Netflix, you can trick them into thinking it’s midnight, at anytime you like tonight! Netflix is launching six on-demand countdown specials that parents can use to ring in the new year anytime! They can choose when it’s time to say goodnight and the kids choose how to celebrate with their favourite characters including: Puffin Rock, Care Bears & Cousins, Inspector Gadget, King Julien, and favorites from DreamWorks Animation like Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Project Mc2. Netflix surveyed parents in the US, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and Mexico recently and found that 55% would love to be able to ring in the New Year with their kids early, using a special countdown. With 95% of Canadian [Continue Reading…]

Holiday 2015 Gift Guide: DVDs

My Holiday 2015 Gift Guide for last minute shoppers like myself continues with MOVIE DVDs! (I blogged about some great kid’s picture books yesterday.) I think DVDs are a great gift to give or add to a stocking, again without a huge investment. There is SO much to choose from right now but I’m focusing on newer releases for those movie fans on your list. Here are some that are sure to please! The Man From U.N.C.L.E Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Shaun the Sheep Movie He Named Me Malala Pan Amy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Trainwreck Minions Ted 2 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Vacation HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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