Valentine, I Will Never Forget You <3 {Tile Review & Giveaway}

DISCLAIMER: I received product from Tile as compensation for this review. As always reviews on lil-sugar.ca are my own honest opinion.  February is the color of love, everywhere you turn you will see hearts, bows and a whole lot of pink and red. It is the month most lovers look forward to, showering their loved ones with chocolate surprises and roses and indulging in all of the above is totally allowed any day until the 14th (I won’t tell). If you are anything like I am, finding that perfect gift is…

Frothy Bath Bomb DIY

Over the weekend the boys and I experimented a little with our traditional bath bomb recipe and came up with an alternative that was too irresistible not to share. Apparently we’ve gone through a phase whereby each and every bath time experience must be accompanied by a bubbling treat – of-course I am also guilty of loving bath bombs too so I can totally relate to the boys needs when it comes to making bath time fun. The only downfall is that the store-bought versions are often costly and sometimes…

A Fresh Tap Into The Dark Side Of Childhood

If your children are anything like mine then they have already acquired a deep sense of dark humour before the age of 11. In our home, my oldest son loves to read and his most favourite novels of the past 2 years have been a series of thirteen children’s novels by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of American author Daniel Handler. Yes, when he was first introduced to this book series we were a little worried at the subject manner and horror factor of it all but it seems that these…

North, Saint, Welcome CHICAGO! Why Kim and Kanye’s Name Choices Are Valid

If you’ve been living under a rock the last 24 hours, then you’ve probably missed a HUGE announcement! Kim and Kanye have had their third child via surrogate Monday. A little girl who is no doubt cute as a button, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz – the family is growing! Apparently, Kim was in the delivery room during the birth, and is doing a lot of skin to skin bonding with the little one. The couple already has 4-year-old North, and 2-year-old Saint and are no strangers to the unique…

Bathtime Fun – DIY Kids Clay Soap

Seems slime and mould-able play is all the rage with school-aged children these days and since my children regularly struggle with wanting to take a bath I thought the perfect solution to get them motivated would be combining play with the bath-time struggle.  Who needs bath toys when you have something fun and creative to pass the time – plus clay soap also effectively washes all those hard to reach spots! When looking on the internet for recipes I came across a whole slew of soap-like recipes as well as…

NYE Tips and Tricks for Parents

The long anticipated end of this year is almost here! For most of us that means new beginnings, fresh outlooks and a whole new leaf to turn in the coming one. Like most, the hustle and bustle of the Holidays have some to a slow simmer and preparation for NYE is well underway. If you have kids, that usually means a low-key party at home with popcorn, streamers and Netflix – the best kind in my opinion. What this also means is that sometimes parents need to be one step…

#LilGiftList Monkey Jabber GPS Watch Giveaway!

Truth be told I am a helicopter mom in all aspects of the word – I would watch my children every second of every day if I could. But the truth is, sometimes in life things come up like field trips, play dates and simple park play that can keep our children out of direct reach. This year in particular, my oldest had a class overnight field trip and I held him back because of the simple reason that communication was not allowed. Had he had smart watch like the…

#LilGiftList PlasmaCar Giveaway!

If you haven’t already come across a PlasmaCar in your lifetime you are truly missing out. The Original PlasmaCar is an innovative, ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and kid power to move. That’s right, no batteries, gears, or pedals – just pure fun and child’s play at its best! As a family we have tried out these smooth little machines at Chapters Indigo on occasion as well as at friends homes, and to be honest they are super-fun! Even for adults like me.…

#LilGiftList Instax SHARE SP-2 Giveaway!

Capturing those holiday moments are always important and Fujifilm makes it easier with their new Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer! Who ever invented the idea of printing photos straight from your mobile phone is a genius in my opinion – I mean, I am already obsessed with the idea of instant photos with a camera but the reality of it is that I am always attached to my cell phone and sometimes photos from there get posted to social media and hardly ever actually printed. With the new Instax SHARE SP-2…

#LilGiftList Kite Flyer Finn & Rockabilly Lottie Giveaway!

With so many dolls on the market, it really is hard to distinguish which are appropriate roll models when it comes to our children. In our family, both my boys fully enjoyed playing with dolls and the imaginative play that goes along with having them. I did however notice that a lot of the tinier dolls appear very ‘mature’ and sometimes unrealistic in terms of clothing, makeup and body proportions. That’s why I was thrilled to receive the Lottie dolls for review and to giveaway to one of my fans.…