Maple Leaf Monster Jam #Giveaway

Earlier this year my daughter and I had the opportunity of attending our very first Monster Jam. Upon entering the Rogers Centre, all we could hear was loud (I mean REALLY LOUD) engine roaring. Having never been to one of these, I didn't realize that ear protection was a must for kids! Luckily, they sell these adorable monster truck tire ear muffs for adults and kids alike!  I have to admit, I had an amazing time!

"Welcome to the Monster Jam Tour, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through.  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colourful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old." 

You can purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster or you can enter below to win a 4 pack for the opening night show on January 16th, 2016!  The wonderful promoters behind the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour have given me the awesome opportunity to share this experience with one of my lucky readers and three of their guests!  

And A Murray #Netflixmas To You! #StreamTeam

I don't know where each and every one of you live, but in the GTA (Ontario) there has been very little snow.  So little, in fact, that my grass is still glimmering green! To me, it doesn't really feel like Christmas without snow (I'll even settle for a light dusting). I find that snow just gives it that Christmas feeling (please tell me I'm not the only one!). Well, since I can't control the weather, I have to find some way of "amping" up that Christmas umph inside our home. I can't think of a better way than snuggling up with a warm cup of hot chocolate, with floating marshies, and watching some Christmas classics and newbies. This year, to-date I have watched Home Alone 1, 2, and 3 what feels at least like a thousand times!  I even finally got around to watching the 4th for the first time, and to be honest, if you haven't seen it yet, you're not missing much.
This year, we've watched quite a few Christmas movies on Netflix already, and our family favourite so far has been Arthur Christmas. If you haven't seen this gem yet, I highly recommend it! Here's the Synopsis:
"Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn't know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns."

Making Moments Matter with #MyInstax #Fujifilm #Giveaway

Nothing says "Abracadabra" like watching film developing before your very eyes. The new limited edition Fujifilm Instax Mini Hello Kitty instant camera is the ideal gift for any young girl. Featuring a built in flash for when the light is low as well as automatic exposure to help ensure consistency in exposure no matter the lighting conditions. There is a built-in flash (which also has red-eye reduction). It’s an automatic flash with the ability to adjust the brightness. My daughter has always been a huge fan of Hello Kitty, so when she heard that this camera was coming out, she was super stoked. Keep in mind she's 8 and the camera is as big (if not bigger) than her head! It's next to impossible to not smile when someone is taking your photo with and adorable Hello Kitty face looking at you. You can purchase this adorable addition to your collection exclusively at Best Buy and Staples.

Take Back The Night! #StreamTeam #5MoreMinutes

Bedtime Stall Brawl!  Let's get ready to rumble . . . 

Ok, let's start from the beginning, we have let our little monkey sleep in bed with us since she was born. They recommended this option to us at the hospital as she was a preemie, the warmth would help comfort her. Well, a few months turned into a year, which turned into quite a few more. Getting her to transition into her own bed was a hassle on its own, never mind the "falling asleep" part.  She mastered the art of wearing us out. "I'm thirsty", "I'm too hot", "I'm too cold", "I'm hungry", "I need to go potty", and the my favourite of them all is "I'm trying really hard, but I can't sleep" (then falls asleep within 2 minutes of climbing into our bed).  She's the best at what she does, but thank to Netflix and their new partnership with DreamWorks Animation, they've condensed full episodes of Dinotrux from start to finish in just 5 short minutes.  This means that the "Can I just watch one more show?" line, can be used and you can "give in" without giving in! In a mere 300 seconds, your little bugger will be speechless as they march themselves up to bed knowing they got exactly what they wanted.   
Here are some new favourites that your 
kiddos can enjoy when they have more than just 5 minutes :)