Saturday, 3 December 2016

#HolidayGiftGuide2016 #Winners Will Be Announced Tonight!

Hey everyone... just wanted to update you and let you all know that the winners will be announced later on tonight!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Life With a Toddler: Why Toddlers Scream #toddler #tantrum

Brianna, © 2015
Many toddlers scream when they want a parent's attention... it's their way of saying "Hey, look at me!" Others scream when they want something they can't have. If that's the case, it usually means, "I want my way... now!"

Sometimes the volume of your toddler seems to be louder than usual, not to annoy you, but because they're extra excited. They love to explore the power of their voice, and experiment with using it. My daughter is currently at this stage, and LOVES to let out shrieks every time she sees the cat. Most of the time it's just funny to see and hear, but at times it's been quite a nuisance.

What you can do about it...

Screaming at your toddler won't help the situation, and would just make it worse. It would send a message that whoever is loudest prevails. If you can, try to avoid situations that can tempt your toddler to raise her voice. Try and divert her attention when she starts screaming.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: $50 Giveaway From #NOVICA #HolidayGiftGuide2016 #Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

It's that time of year again, when people start thinking about shopping for the holiday season. I'm famous for having all my shopping completed early, and this year is no exception to that. In the spirit of Christmas, I'm working with a number of companies who have joined in my Holiday Gift Guide 2016... and this is my sixth post!

I'm born and raised in Canada, but I have to say I've always had a love for other parts of the world. I love living in Canada and being Canadian, and have a love for all types of art. I guess you can say I'm a bit of a dreamer, and wish to someday travel the world to enjoy a wider range of art. I came across an awesome website that showcases artists from around the world, where you can purchase their art: Novica. Novica is in association with National Geographic, and everyone has heard of them!

Novica features artists from around the world: Andes, Bali and Java, Brazil, Central America, India, Mexico, Thailand, and West Africa. By purchasing from Novica, you're helping those smaller companies and artists that may not have that much money. Visit Novica Live and find out how you can become a consultant, or even host your own Novica party!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Dancing to the Beat Wearing My Wireless Earphones from #SoundPeats #holidaygiftguide2016

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Growing up I was a huge fan of music, but I'm sure what I listened to used to drive my mother nuts. I spent most of my teenage years listening to my tunes full blast using earphones, so I wouldn't completely torture my family with what I was listening to. I listened to music so much, that I would even fall asleep wearing the earrphones... which meant that I was replacing them quite frequently. Since a fair amount of time has passed since I was in high school, technology has advanced a lot. Say goodbye to annoying earphone wires attached to your mediaplayers, as we're now in the age of wireless using Bluetooth.

My latest find is the company SoundPEATS, that offer a wide range of earphones to suit everyone's needs. Whether you're looking for earphones to make a hands-free phone call on your cell, or to enjoy some of your favorite tunes, they offer top quality products without hurting your budget.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Moving Checklist #moving

I'm super excited and stressed at the same time, as I'm moving over the next couple weeks. I go tomorrow to meet with the lawyer to sign and work out the final details, and then hopefully get the keys within a couple days. Since I've been planning the move for a while, I've decided to come up with a checklist to help make sure I've covered everything regarding it. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything...