5/29/18

I have some exciting news! Disney is releasing two awesome movies to the ever growing Disney collection, check it out! 

“You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!” Now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head, Disney’s Peter Pan 65th Anniversary edition is joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere today and on Blu-ray June 5!



With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

This movie is a classic; I grew up with it, my older kids have watched it and I can’t wait to reintroduce it to our youngest and make it a favourite among our Disney Blu Ray collection!

Learn more by visiting the Peter Pan page on the official Disney website! 

Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time is also coming home! We are really excited to add this one to our Disney collection, it looks amazing and I know my girls will especially enjoy it! 

The story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

An all-star cast, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and breakout star Storm Reid take fans on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, then behind the scenes through exciting extras!


Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” comes home today on Digital HD and June 5 on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand!

Learn more by visiting the official A Wrinkle In Time page on the Disney Movie website!




Win it!



Win a copy of Disney's Peter Pan 65th Anniversary Edition AND Disney's A Wrinkle In Time on Blu-ray combo! Follow the directions and enter using the ballot below!

Open to Canadians 18+ excluding Quebec. Ends June 9th, 2018 9:00PM EST!

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of Disney should your name be drawn a winner.

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Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author.

5/28/18

Nobody ever really thinks about it, tap water. They wake up in the morning, turn on the tap and fill a glass with cold refreshing water. As cold and refreshing it is, I guarantee most of us that our tap water is not actually that fresh. It’s sent through all kinds of stuff before it reaches your glass from chemicals to filters and pipes that have been there for how long, there is definitely build up and depending on where you live you can probably taste it. 

We live in the city and in an older house with old pipes and water that the kids say “tastes like feet” and I agree with them it kind of does taste off. We usually just put water in the fridge and it tastes better when chilled. Some fridges are built in with water systems but ours isn't so, tap water or boil it! 



I know they’ve been on the market for years, my mom had one at one point (I think she still does?) but I never actually thought about investing in a water filter system to put in the fridge considering we live right in the city (forget the old pipes I mentioned?).

We were sent over a ZeroWater filter system to try out with the family, it even comes with a tester to prove how off your water could really be compared to the clean, fresh taste of filtered water.



Super easy to set up, you screw the filter onto the bottom of the container lid and pop it on top. Fill the reservoir with water and let it filter through. Voila, clean - fresh water. The only thing I found kind of annoying is that you have to fill the top part a few times for it to filter through and fill the entire water container but after that, just remember to fill it after every few glasses and you’ll almost always have fresh water. It's nice to see the family drinking more of it! 

Learn more about the benefits of ZeroWater by visiting the website!

WIN IT!

We want you to wake up to the freshest water every day, too! Enter below for your chance to win a ZeroWater Filter System! 

Open to Canadian and US residents 18+ (Excluding Quebec and where prohibited). Ends June 8th, 2018 9:00PM EST




Posted on behalf of ZeroWater. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 


5/24/18

Living in a five-person, plus animals household means there are a lot of messes. Housework is not something I think anyone looks forward to. If you do, all the power to you my friend. It just doesn’t excite me.

What does excite me is when I have awesome new tools to get the cleaning done both quickly and effectively. I was recently sent over some great products courtesy of Libman to kickstart my Spring Cleaning so I can spend less time scrubbing and more time on the important things (aka fun things).



I’m sure some of you may say “oh all cleaning supplies are the same!” and I can tell you they are not. I am loving all of my new Libman products; some of them really make Cleaning less “hands on”.



Between the kids and the dogs, there is almost constant in and out in our house. The Extra Large Precision Angle Broom (with the matching dustpan) makes it easy to get hard to reach places and weird angles without having to move the furniture or do too much bending. It’s a little heavier than the broom I had been using but it also makes an obvious difference in what’s being swept up and what’s just being swept around.

Libman also makes an assortment of hand brush and dustpan sets that are great for stairs!



I’m saying goodbye to dingy floors with the Wonder Mop. Great for all floor types including hardwood floors plus the mop head is reusable up to 50 washes! For those hard to reach places I'll be using the No Knees Floor Scrubber which is literally a scrub brush on a pole that reduces your need to be on your hands and knees. Paired with the 4 Gallon Clean Rinse Bucket with a wringer that makes sure all excess water is gone, this duo gives us a cleaner floor.



For the kitchen and bathrooms which can take quite the beating from life, we have the Nitty Gritty Roller mop which has two sides. One side of this mop is a sponge to wash and the other a brush to scrub. It’s easy to get rid of excess water by the flip of a switch on the handle. I have been using this one to clean up muddy footprints the dogs bring in from being outside on the rainy days. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.



For hard to scrub sinks, tubs and more Scrub sponges with a handy suction handle clean things up fast and easy.



I think out of all the jobs cleaning the toilet is the one everyone wants to avoid the most at our house. Keep it clean and minimize germs in the bathroom with the designer toilet bowl brush and caddy. Easy to store and keep clean in between bathroom washes.



It’s not only the inside of the house that needs cleaning up. For the outside, the 18” Multi Surface Push Broom can help keep our paved pathway, shed floors and driveway clean of debris.




You can find Libman products at Canadian retailers like Canadian Tire and The Home Depot.

Visit www.libman.com for details on these and other great cleaning products for indoor and outdoor!


Win it!

Kick off your spring cleaning with Libman! Enter to win a Libman Spring Cleaning Kit ($150 value) which includes:


- Nitty Gritty Roller Mop
- Wonder Mop
- 4 Gallon Clean Wrinse Bucket
- 18" Multipurpose Broom
- Extra Large Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan
- Dustpan and Brush set
- No Knees Floor Scrubber
- Power Scrub Brush
- Scrub Sponges
- Designer Toilet Bowl and Brush Caddy


Enter using the ballot below.

Open Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Ends June 4th 12:00 PM EST

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of Libman should your name be drawn a winner. 

For more info please read our giveaway guidelines and privacy policy.


Posted on behalf of Libman. Complimentary product was received for review purposes, however, all opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

5/21/18

By now you may be familiar with Tile, the reliable and easy way to track stuff that is important to you.

We have been big fans ever since being introduced a couple of years ago; Tile has saved us (mostly him) hassle of asking the question “have you seen my wallet/keys/phone” with its simple technology. It's funny how something so simple can be so useful. 



The handy little Bluetooth Tile clips on your keys, bag or pretty much wherever you need it. It's paired with its matching (free) intuitive app and makes finding your lost or misplaced things a breeze. You set up your Tile, pick a ringtone and you can ring your things, find your items last known location and also tap into the Tile community to see what other fans have to say. You can even ring your phone from your Tile if that happens to be misplaced, too. I know I've "lost" my phone on more than one occasion. Also, if you lose something and it happens to be found by a fellow Tile user, they can log onto their app and let you know your item was found; it’ll even notify you on your phone. So many things it can do! 

Click here for more details on how to use Tile.

Tile has added on to its collection with the Pro Series Sport and Style Tiles. Waterproof, durable and each unique to its user's lifestyle.  These tiles come in sets or can be purchased individually. They kind of look like “his” and “hers, don’t you think?

Very smart little device! 



Visit the Tile website to see the entire collection including the original Tile! 

Win it!

With the summer months coming up you may want to make sure you keep track of your stuff! Enter using the ballot below for your chance to win both the Tile Sport and the Tile Style!

Open to US and Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec and where prohibited).

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of Tile should your name be drawn a winner.

For more info please read our giveaway guidelines.





Posted on behalf of Tile. Complimentary product was received for review purposes, however, all opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

5/7/18

I have been a fan of comic books ever since I was a kid. Nothing major but I knew my superheroes. I admit I wasn't familiar with a few characters, one being Black Panther.  I was interested to see what this movie would bring and from the rave reviews I had read just over its opening weekend alone, it had me hyped to see it as a fan of Marvel movies. 

If you haven't seen Black Panther, watch it. It’s got an all-star cast who are amazing in each of their roles, stunning visual effects and heart-pumping action scenes that really give life to this hero's backstory. Black Panther is a great addition to our ever-growing Marvel movie collection.



About the movie:

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe.


You can bring Wakanda Home with Extensive Bonus Features when Marvel Studios Black Panther hits digital on May 8th and Blu Ray/DVD May 15th!

Visit the official website to learn more!


Posted in participation with Disney Marvel Studios. Complimentary copy received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the blog author.

5/6/18

I’ve noticed I haven’t posted many family life posts lately. That’s because family life has been extra busy and interesting, to say the least. 

So many things going on. Between back/hip injuries *me, twice in three months*, tax season, the truck breaking down, the kids always coming home with some kind of permission slip or note to remember to sign, and the million and one other things we have to do every day, it was nice to enjoy a weekend outside. 

It was the first weekend of May and other than the insane wind storm we had Friday night, it was an overall good weather weekend! Plus, nobody (including myself) had any kind of meltdowns except for when Miss M fell off her wagon and bumped her head. She did cry but thankfully there was no blood and barely a bruise. She was back playing in a matter of minutes and I was able to recover from the mini-heart attack she gave me. 

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should! I share all of this stuff almost daily with my Insta family! Check out my recent pics below!


Attempting to take a #SaturdaySelfie, I was photobombed by the kids! 

She always wants to take a picture with me; one day, I'll miss this! 

She was looking for worms to "collect", bless her heart.