Back to School with Netflix

Doesn’t it seem as though summer had just begun?  Well before we know it we will taking our children to the first day of school.  We all want our children to be successful at school, to have fun , make friends and get the most out of what they are taught during their days there.   Instead of sitting your kids down for a first day pep talk, let their favourite characters do the talking. You’d be surprised how many of their favourite shows and movies touch on important lessons that can’t be taught inside the classroom and give them confidence to be their best selves.

I am so fortunate to be a part of the Netflix #streamteam and this month there are a few new shows that may help with those first day jitters. 


Project Mc2

Premiering on Netflix Aug. 7, but you can get a first look here. Project Mc2 features four supercool fierce teen spies who show how girls can use science smarts and math problem-solving to save the world – and look cool doing it, without sacrificing their individuality. Total #SmartGirl inspo.





DinoTrux has more than meets the tire, er, eye – these prehistoric hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles team-up to work together using their different skills to solve problems. Even the most uncommon of pairs, like Ty-Rux and Revvit, form friendships of a lifetime. The show premieres Aug. 14, only on Netflix.



Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland

Good? Evil? Your actions, behaviours and friends are your choice! The offspring of favourite fairytale characters in Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland (8/14) show kids that their stories are their own to write – this time at Wonderland High!



I am happy to announce that I have a fantastic giveaway for you all. One lucky reader will win the entire set (4) of Project Mc2 dolls with their experiments. valued at $120.  

Project Mc² was created to inspire girls to engage in S.T.E.A.M.-based activities and spy storytelling to prove that Smart Is The New Cool™. Each of the four core characters featured in the franchise; McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth and Camryn Coyle, have a love of all things science and tech and express their interests using everyday experiences to show that S.T.E.A.M. is all around us.


Taking girl empowerment to the next level, the dolls were designed to represent real girls. Each character has a unique cultural backstory, face sculpt and is engineered to stand at a different height. Further, the dolls feature premium hair, glass eyes and rooted eye lashes to help deliver a natural and realistic aesthetic.  Each character also sports a unique fashion style aligned to her personality, reflective of on trend apparel and accessories that girls love, with no detail spared.

Excited? I know i am Enter below for your chance to win! 



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Happy Streaming!! 



*I am part of the Netflix #streamteam all views expressed are my own*

Dressing for your Body Type

 Dressing for your Body Type


 Dressing for your Body Type


After working so hard watching what you eat and exercising daily you find yourself with nothing to wear.   Well, personally that is how I would like to see it.   I have recently started shopping for some new clothes to spruce up my wardrobe.   Now, if you are like me and have no idea what type of clothes suit my body shape these tips may just change your life or your closet.

There are 4 Main Body Types 

The Circle or The Apple

The Triangle or The Pear

The Hourglass

The Rectangle




You may have:

  • full abdominal area
  • good legs
  • rounded shoulders and higher waist
  • average or larger bust

General Rules for this body type

  • Wear patterns on top half of your outfit or the bottom half below the hip line. Avoid patterns in your midsection.
  • Clothes that have ruching in torso create flattering definition for your figure
  • All skirts should be below knee length or just above the knee at the shortest , A line skirts look great on your body type ( skirts and dresses are a great way to bring attention to those fantastic legs)
  • Keep the clothing line straight to slightly fitted,  avoid unnecessary bulk around the chest, waist and tummy
  • Your jackets should be on the long side, never ending at waist level. Make sure they come down to your hips  creating a long, lean line  over your waist and tummy.


you may have:

  •  narrower shoulders than hips
  • clear defined waist
  • shapely legs
  • full hips and possibly thighs
  • small upper body

General rules for this body type

  •  you want to balance the top half of your body with the lower half . You can do this by wearing clothes that make your shoulders look broader.
  • wear fitted styles that accentuate your waistline. ( For skirts and dresses, try a classic A-line cut.  Choose empire or wrap dresses.)
  • Find dark and wide leg pants, this slims the thighs as well as creates a longer and slimmer silhouettes.  Try them with heels to lengthen your legs.
  • A structured jacket plays up the shoulders, which evens out the lower body’s proportions.
  • draw attention to the upper half of your body with fun colours , prints and details around the neckline ensuring that your tops do not end at the hips
  • Whatever you wear at  the bottom should be more tailored and fitted


You may have:

  • Rounded bottom and hips
  • A defined waistline and equally balanced top and bottom
  • Full bust
  • Larger thighs

General Rules for this body type are:

  • Bring attention to your shoulders and neckline, Opt for fitted shirts with lower and wider necklines like scoop, square or sweetheart.
  • Follow your body line.  defining your waist, enhancing your bust and highlighting your hips and bottom
  • Skirts are great that end just around the knee , pencil skirts are quite flattering with an hourglass figure
  • Dresses need to be fitted, not loose and flowing.
  • adding a belt accentuates your small waist


You may have :

  • a small or average bust
  • hips the same width as shoulders
  • no defined waist
  • flat hips and bottom

General Rules for this body type are:

  •   shift dresses and empire line dresses work well
  • wear unstructured jackets that gently shape the waist
  •  to give the illusion of a waist Accessorize with belts
  • slightly flared trousers will add more shape to your body. Low to mid waited pants are best.
  • choose tops with details such as pockets , rushes and pleating or halter tops to create the illusion of a larger bust


Hope that some of these tips help!




Summers Here and We #WannaPlay


Summers Here and We #WannaPlay

Some of my best memories as a child were long summer days playing outside.  Out in the sun from the morning and not coming home until you could hear your parents calling for you to come in for dinner.   

For my boys the times have changed.  iPads, video game consoles and numerous other electronics to keep them busy sometimes i feel as though they don’t get as much outside time as I would like.  

It can be hard with varying schedules of parents, outside clubs and activities that we have planned for our little ones.  There are so many different factors that play a part. 

Fact:  9 out of 10 kids today do not get the appropriate level of daily physical activity to be healthy

This summer Canadian Tire is rallying Canadians to rediscover play.   We were fortunate enough to be downtown when they held an outdoor soccer game for anyone to join.  It was a ton of fun and was great to see so many people getting active.    We also walked away with a fantastic soccer set that we set up this week and i got to enjoy some fun time with the boys and an unexpected visitor. 


So whether its be playing soccer or just running around having fun.    We would love to see how your family is getting outside and getting active.  Use the hashtag #WannaPlay and join in the fun! 



*This is a sponsored post all of my opinions are my own* 

#3 yr old tantrums


#3 yr old tantrums 

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If you have children you have been there.  If you haven’t had them you WILL experience this one day. Whether it be your own , family’s ,or your friends little angels.  Here are a few things that my 3 yr old has had meltdowns about

1. The sun went down. apparently night-time is not allowed.

2. Wanting a smaller bowl for his cereal.  No not the big one the small one.  Because the cereal tastes different in that one.  (of course it does :/ )

3. He doesn’t like mama singing.   Nor does he like me humming.   He covers his ears and screams stop it. ( I must sound awful.) 

4. I won’t let him use all the band aids in the cupboard and stick them on the wall.   

5. I won’t let him touch the hot stove and burn himself.  

6. I won’t let him draw on the wall or the couch.  ( I am all for artistic talent but the wall and  furniture is where i draw the line.) 

7.  He can’t wear my bra out. 

8.  His cucumber slices weren’t cut into diamonds. 

9. He can’t pull the cat’s tail. 

10. He got wet in the bath.   



What are the reasons your little one has tantrums?



Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake


 One of my all time favourite desserts Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  The perfect cake in my mind is a dense cake that is moist and not overly sweet.  So I thought why not throw some coconut in the mix and see what happens.   I was pleasantly surprised.    Now if you don’t like too much sweetness you can omit the topping but i really like how adds to the cake.  This cake would be perfect for a dinner party dessert or to bring to a summer barbeque.

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Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake



Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake
One of my all time favourite desserts Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
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  1. Topping
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tbsp of butter
  4. 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
  5. 1 can of pineapple rings or fresh pineapple
  6. 2 tbsp of pineapple juice
  7. Cake
  8. 1/2 cup of butter
  9. 3/4 cups of unsweetened pineapple juice
  10. 1/3 cup of milk
  11. 3 eggs
  12. 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  13. 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  14. 1/2 cup white sugar
  15. 2 tsp baking powder
  16. 1 tsp salt
  17. 1 1/2 cups flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter. Brush a little bit of the butter on the inside of a 9-inch cake pan.
  3. Mix 2 tablespoons of the butter with2 tbsp of pineapple juice and the brown sugar. Spread mixture in the bottom of the cake pan. Arrange the pineapple rings on top and sprinkle with coconut.
  4. Stir together the flour, salt, white sugar, and baking powder.
  5. Separate the eggs. Beat your egg whites until stiff.
  6. Beat the egg yolks add pineapple juice, vanilla, and melted butter. Add to the flour mixture. Add milk to batter as needed until moist ( I found I used 1/3 cup to make it the consistency i wanted ) Gently fold in the egg whites.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger, or a toothpick inserted comes clean about 30- 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then cover pan tightly with a serving dish and invert so that the pineapple side is up.
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No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

With all this hot weather we’ve been having I wanted to make the boys a treat. Ice cream was the first thing to came to mind.   Unfortunately i don’t have an ice cream maker but lucky for me and you one is not needed!

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No Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
A delicious and easy ice cream recipe no ice cream maker needed
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  1. 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk ( 1 1/4 can )
  2. 2 cups of heavy cream
  3. 1 vanilla bean
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 cup Hersheys chocolate sauce
  1. In a medium bowl combine condensed milk, vanilla bean, vanilla mix together. In a large bowl beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Slowly fold heavy cream into the condensed milk mixture. Fold in chocolate sauce. Put in a loaf pan or tupperwear container and freeze for approximately 6 hours ( keeps for 1 week)
  1. Don't feel like chocolate add some caramel , strawberry or even some bits of pineapple the possibilitys are endless!
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Goat Cheese and Onion Tarts

Goat Cheese and Onion Tarts 


I have always loved the idea of visiting France.  French food fascinates me.   This is something that I would imagine I could find in a cosy little bistro for lunch. An easy and delicious recipe that can be used as an appetizer or as a main entrée along with a salad.   I forewarn you once you start eating these its hard to stop. 





Goat Cheese and Onion Tarts
An easy and delicious recipe that can be used as a main entree or as an appetizer
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  1. Pastry
  2. 1 3/4 cups flour
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 1/2 cup unsalted butter in cubes
  5. 2 eggs beaten
  6. 3 tablespoons of cold water
  7. Filling
  8. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  9. 1 large onion sliced
  10. Leaves from 2 thyme sprigs ,minced
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 1 tsp of parsley ( optional)
  13. 2 tsp dried mustard
  14. Salt and Pepper to taste
  15. 8 oz goat cheese at room temperature
  16. 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  17. 2 eggs
  18. 2/3 cup of heavy cream / evaporated milk
  1. Pastry
  2. In medium bowl combine flour and salt. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until the mixture is the texture of course crumbs. Add eggs and 1/2 water and mix quickly with fork. add more water if needed. Press the dough together with your fingers and pat into a flat disk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350. Roll dough out and fit pastry into your tart pan. Line with aluminum foil and weight down with dried beans or pasta. Bake for approximately 10 mins or until pastry is set. Remove it from oven and remove the foil and beans. Prick the bottom of the pastry with a fork and return to oven for about 5 mins or until lightly brown. Remove and cool.
  4. Filling
  5. In a small pan add olive oil and sauté the onion , thyme , and bay leaf until the onion is golden. Remove from heat discard the bay leaf. Set aside. In a food processor or with a mixer combine the goat cheese, cream cheese , eggs, dried mustard and salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.
  6. Put some of the onion mixture in each of the pastry shells and then add the cheese mixture. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm.
  1. *1 tsp of parsley makes a nice addition to the onion mixture
  2. * Store bought puff pastry can be used instead of homemade
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