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?

Stocking Our First Aid Kit

This post was sponsored by the makers of BENADRYL®. Thoughts and opinions are my own. As a mom, you learn pretty quickly that being prepared for every possible scenario is an impossibility; believe me I’ve tried. Well, I tried more so with my first – by the second one, I was more of a realist. However, I’ve always made sure to have a small first aid kit at the ready, for those unexpected moments, including booboos and fevers. Do you have a first aid kit at home? If you don’t, it’s such an easy thing to pull together, rather quickly and affordably. When assembling a first aid kit of your own, you should consider including the following: Bandages Thermometer Pain relievers for kids and adults Antibiotic ointment Antiseptic wipes Antihistamine, like BENADRYL® I have learned the hard way that having a stocked first aid kit at the ready is very, very [Continue Reading…]

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!!!

Mattel’s #ListToppers and a Giveaway

Christmas is around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re not even close to done with shopping for everyone on your list. I see scrambling for last minute gifts two days before Christmas in my future. Do you have any little ones on your list? Mattel’s annual #ListToppers Toy List features 12 great toys this year, including: Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo Barbie 2015 Holiday Doll Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Turbo Flip Thomas Fisher-Price Smart Toy-Bear Barbie Rock ‘n Royal Lead Doll/Co-Lead Doll Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Feature Horse Monster High Boo York, Boo York Floatation Station Astranova Doll & Accessory Monster High Gooliope Jellington Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Matchbox Treasure Truck Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon And our favourite….Ever After High Way Too Wonderland Dolls! In my house, my nine-year-old loves the Ever After High line and the dolls featured in this year’s #ListToppers were no exception. The Way [Continue Reading…]

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