1// Pinhole Press Custom Finger Puppets & Family Dominos   2//Maplelea Doll   3//Osmo Game System   4//Hatchimal   5//Lost My Name Book   6//Lowes 16-piece Kid’s Tool Kit Sofia is very much involved in my blogging, she asks when she will be “on my internet page” next, she asks if I need any help “writing the words” and always always asks to “send them a pitch” when she see’s a new toy hit the market that she want. What can I say, she is a born blogger?! Naturally when I was bringing together this years Holiday Gift Guides I knew that I needed her help in […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas That ROCK!

Last minute gifts? No problem! Subscription Gift Boxes to the rescue! If someone gave me a subscription gift box, no doubt I would be over-the-moon. I mean what other gift could you give that gives all year round? Seriously?! Winner for best gift of the night folks… If I HAD to choose just one it would be an easy choice for me, the CauseBox via Sevenly is quite something in my eyes. A gift that gives not only to the one you love but those around the world that need our help most. Genius right? Without further ado, here are 10 last minute gifts that you can buy today […]

FAMILY: Tech Savvy at Three

We are a tech-driven family. From smartphones to smartwatches, to laptops and tablets, our entire family enjoys being connected. It makes sense that Sofia takes to technology advanced toys, that and the fact everything is slowly going this way. Sammy and I used to depend on technology to get us through tough times with Sofia; some maybe hesitant to admit this, clearly I’m not one of them. Sofia was colic for the first 9 months of her life, including having strong negative feelings towards sleeping, and a personal vendetta for moving vehicles. This enjoyable combination made for some fun times as first time parents, let me tell you. Early on […]

FEATURE: Ookpix INSTAcrylic

It’s not secret we love seeing photos of our family around our home. We print them often, and we take them more than often; yea, we are that family who carries full on camera gear where ever we go. I was approached a while back by a company I had never heard of, Ookpix. They are a Canadian company who takes photo printing very seriously. From wall canvases to calendars, photobooks and acrylic tiles. Yeah! That’s what I thought! Betcha’ didn’t expect me to say that, acrylic tiles. I was just as intrigued as you, and this my friends is why I now have them sitting on […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts of Comfort

Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for gifts that give comfort: 1. WOOL OVERS: i’ve said it once, i’ve said it twice, wool overs is honestly the next best thing to wearing your pajamas out in public. their wool pieces will not only blow the minds of those your gifting to, but the quality and price will keep the gift giver just as happy. {check out wool overs here} 2. DAVIDSTEA: i mean anything that can warm the soul is a great gift by me. Tea; easily forgotten but always appreciated, a gift of great quality tea is a win win, don’t look past davidstea this holiday season, and while you’re […]


  Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for gifts for the little humans in our lives: 1. BUDSIES: they made last years gift guide, and they make it again this year, why?! because they are that stinkin’ amazing. let your babes get creative and draw an imaginary friend, anything they want, send it to the geniuses at budsies and have them make it into a stuffed toy. how’s that for making dreams come true?! {check out budsies here} 2. OWL MAGAZINE: a subscription magazine for you babes, a gift that keeps on giving, all year ’round. chirp for ages 3 to 6, chickadee for ages 6 to 9, and owl for […]


Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for gifts that give back: 1. SOLO EYEWEAR: give the gift of sunglasses while giving a gift of sight to someone in need; each pair of solos purchased, funds eye care for people in need through prescription eyeglasses and sight saving eye surgeries. sorta’ like what toms does for feet in need, solo eyewear does for eyes in need. {visit solo eyewear} 2. 1:FACE WATCH: give the gift of time while giving a gift of hope to others in need; pick from nine causes you want to show support {cancer, hunger, aids, water, animals, education, environment, or red cross} and money from the […]

GIFT GUIDE: creatively beautiful mother’s day gifts

I feel that a mother’s day gift should come from the heart, not a necessity or realistic gift; but one that they don’t know they need and warms their heart knowing that you chose it just for them. My mother’s day gift guide is brought to your by unrealistic yet perfect gifts for the mama we all have and love. …and now for my mother of all gift guides: 1. custom prints that speak to them, remind them, that they are loved. {price: $17.50 by pen and paint} 2. a purse that fits almost everything and comes in a little blue box. {price: $1,500 by Tiffany & […]

Feature: Stella & Dot Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

SHOP 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 Stella & Dot never disappoints, always on trend and always here to please our accessory dreams. This weekend I am featuring Stella & Dot as I can’t think of something MORE fitting for the upcoming holiday of love. A gift for you from your partner, a gift for your daughter from you, or a gift from and to yourself. If you don’t know the in’s and out’s on Stella & Dot know that they are not JUST jewelry, they are purses, clutches, scarves and they have even tapped into the tech […]

My Valentine’s Wish List

If I may; this is just a small list of those things that I would love to see on my pillow the morning of Valentine’s Day. Some like to wake up on the morning of love with flowers and chocolates, although this are both very nice, they eventually die, disappear and add extra rolls to places I’d rather not. I prefer to see items that will live forever, that make me feel warm and cozy on the inside, something that when I see it, I think about how much I am loved. Where better place to find such a gift that keeps on giving; Etsy of course: […]