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  1. The Power Of Personalization: Personalized Gifts Make Gift-Giving Even More Special

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    Lately, it has been the personalized gift making waves around the holidays. Simply put, a personalized gift is just an item that features one or more distinct markings or features, making it completely unique to the person receiving the gift. Usually this involves monogramming—a process of engraving an item with...
  2. Remote Controls: A Great Father And Son Activity

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    Behind the scenes of Canadian Blog House is a great father and son team, my boyfriend and X-Man, who are the inspiration for many of my posts. Not only do they assist with product and travel reviews, they provide great feedback. I call my boyfriend my “idea man”, as he...
  3. Come Face To Face With The World Of Bugs At The Museum Of Nature In Ottawa!

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    Something bugs me about the newest exhibit at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature, but it’s gnat what you mite think! No, nothing ticked me off during our visit. Nothing caused me to flea the scene. Despite the fact that I saw a few things that gave me butterflies in my stomach,...
  4. 25 Reasons It Sucks To Have A Christmas Birthday

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    My mother was a Christmas baby. That’s right, she was born on December 25th. She spent 83 years celebrating her birthday on Christmas Day. For the latter part of her life, my family tried hard to keep her birthday “separate” from Christmas, and make her birthday a special thing. No...
  5. STONZ Wear – Canadian Kidz Footwear At Its Best!

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    There are a few items of clothing that are a must for anyone living through a long, cold, Canadian winter: a wind/waterproof jacket, a toque (love that word!), warm mittens or gloves…and warm, waterproof winter boots. KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL WITH MUKLUKS How many of you remember those mukluks with...
  6. Happy Thanksgathering To My American Family & Friends

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      When I was growing up, my mother made sure that Thanksgiving was a special occasion for our family. She always wanted us to be together for at least one big Thanksgiving meal during this holiday, complete with turkey and all the trimmings. We were all very lucky to be...
  7. Up Up And Away At The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival! #outaouaisfun

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    This past weekend was our very first visit to the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, held at Parc de la Baie in Gatineau, Quebec. Thanks to a magnificent blue sky, and no wind, the day couldn’t have been better for a festival celebrating the big, beautiful balloons that create a...
  8. Calypso: A Day In The Life Of Canada’s Best Theme Waterpark

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    The city of Ottawa is full of many fantastic tourist attractions that its citizens, can take great pride in, including our world-class museums, our beautiful parliament buildings, and the bustling Byward Market. Ottawa also has another attraction to be proud of – Calypso Theme Waterpark, located on the outskirts of...
  9. Come HOME With Dreamworks This July!

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    The summer of 2015 has been a good one so far for kids who love movies, with a few much-anticipated films opening in theatres recently. Now Canadian kids have a chance to see another cute animated comedy when Dreamworks “HOME” Party Edition hits retail shelves on July 28th. “Celebrate family,...
  10. Imaginary Friends: Kickstarting The Imagination And Reading Skills Of Kids!

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      Imaginary friends. We’ve all had at least one, haven’t we? When we were kids, imaginary friends helped us through the tough times, they helped us feel more secure when we were scared, and imaginary friends were fun to talk to when no one else is around. Now, Imaginary Friends is...
  11. Paddington ~ The Comic Misadventures Of A Beloved Bear

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    Paddington Bear, named after an iconic London, England train station, was created by Michael Bond, a BBC TV cameraman, and made his first appearance in October of 1958. This popular furry British icon has been delighting children around the world ever since. I’m really not sure why, but I never...
  12. The Tupperware Queen’s List Of 12 Disappearing Household Items

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    Yes…I am The Tupperware Queen.More about that in a minute. It’s a known fact. Put a pair of socks into the dryer and only one comes out. Mankind has never been able to answer that “age-old”question: What happens to that second sock once it is thrown into the dryer? But...
  13. Hop Into Easter With The Treehouse Ultimate Collection Cube!

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    It’s no surprise that I love all things Canadian. That includes Canadian music and television programming – especially Canadian children’s television programming. If you have kids, there is no doubt that your little ones love the quality shows found on Treehouse TV: Toopy and Binoo, Octonauts, Max & Ruby, The...
  14. Win 1 of 2 Pairs Of Passes To See Disney’s Cinderella In Ottawa!

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    We all remember the story of Cinderella, don’t we? I have seen so many adaptations and variations of this Disney classic over the years.  They have all been great, however, my favourite, the original Disney version, still stands the test of time. That may be about to change with the...
  15. I Love Toopy And Binoo Valentine’s #Giveaway

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    Toopy Toopy, Binoo Binoo, Toopy Toopy, Binoo Binoo Binoo, Toopy Toopy, Binoo Binoo, Toopy and Binoo!… I just caught you singing the Toopy and Binoo theme song, didn’t I? Now guess what? I bet you are going to have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I...


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