#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 Little Live Pets My Dream Kitten, Cuddles Giveaway!

When I was little my parents brought home the most adorable white kitten, she was fluffy and perfect just like the Cottonelle commercials circa 1985 featured. I loved that cat so much until I held her…lets just say FUR EVERYWHERE! Her shedding was horrible – she left her mark everywhere she visited and it became a nuisance to everyone who would visit. Imagine eating fur in your meals, wearing it on your clothing and finding it in your bed – gross! BUT she was gorgeous – in fact we tried…

#LilGiftList Squashed 3D Game Giveaway!

Be the last pawn on the game cube in order to win against your opponents, only there’s a catch! Make sure you don’t get squashed in the meantime. This play on the traditional flat one sided board game is genius! Brings family game night to a whole new level. My children aged 8 & 11 really enjoy playing this 3D version game because it gets the whole family interacting and excited. The game is all about strategy, logic and risk – perfect for that gamer who is super competitive. Best…

#LilGiftList 2017 Gift Guide!

  Lil-sugar readers, the time has come to reveal my gift guide and I am so EXCITED! The #LilGiftList is live so take a peak and get your holiday shopping started (or finished)! Below is a sneak peek at some of the most creative and most wanted items that are sure to top that special someone’s Holiday list this year! Wanna hear the BEST part? YOU will have a chance to WIN some of these items in the days leading up to Christmas too! Remember to check back daily all…

Keep The Kids Happy While Travelling Over The Holidays

  We are a family that travels quite often, both in cars and on planes and the Holidays usually have us doing that more often. Christmas consists of travel to visit relatives 2 hours away, and car rides are usually long and ‘boring’ for my kids aged 8 and 11. To be honest, the travel time seems like it doubles for me too – the constant whining, and questions of when we will get there make 2 hours seem like 8! In fact, 1 in 5 Canadian parents say one of their…

The Tiniest Birthday Gift That Delivers The Biggest Smiles -Little Live Pets Ladybug Review and Giveaway

You know how they say that good things come in small packages? Well, these adorably lovable Little Live Pets Lil’Ladybugs and Babies are just that! This gift idea is sure to put a smile on anyone who crosses their path. To be honest, I didn’t realise how adorable they were until I received a few to review (play with).  If you have a child who is 5 years old and up, this is the perfect birthday gift! As an adult I can honestly say that I enjoyed playing with them…

Jessica Simpson’s Daughter In The Spotlight – For What Exactly?

Every year my family dresses up as a unit for Halloween – we pick a theme and follow it out as best as we can to become the characters realistically, or as realistic as possible. From face makeup, to costumes, whatever it takes to become that person for the night – even if it means using a lil hair paint to do the trick. Seems Jessica Simpson is now the target of social bashing for doing just that, for tinting her daughters hair for the purpose of portraying Belle in…

Curious Children – The Benefits Of Technology {Contest Too}

If your children are anything like mine, they ask over a million (sometimes more) questions a day and on average expect some sort of realistic explanation to things you have never heard of. Am I right? Google has changed my life, or so to say… Seems we can never get through a show or a simple task without me turning to my trusted friend for advice. As you may already know, Google DOES have all the answers! From simple dinner ideas, to Halloween costumes to those tired and tested questions…

Take The Stress Out Of Party Planning With This Netflix Hack

Welcome to the year 2017 where parents go over and beyond to keep their littles happy and content but doing whatever it takes to put a smile on their tiny faces. Welcome to a time whereby happiness is measured in items, and monetary gifts that in the end get tossed in a corner. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy making my own little people happy, but birthdays in our home have been simplified for the simple reason that my own kids do not look at the effort we put into…

Strawberry Peach Mini Galette Recipe

Yes, I must admit that back to school means a little bit of mom-petition on my part. I love challenging myself to creative lunch and snack time ideas when it comes to the children’s lunches. Seems I always make tradtitional mini apple pies for their snacks, but this year I decided to make something a little more colourful and a lot more fun to look at. These mini-galettes are too adorable and freeze really well for those snacks that need little or no effort to put together. I keep a…