Parfum Berger Paris Review #HolidayGiftGuide

 Looking for a little something extra to gift a family friend, or perhaps a host/hostess gift for one of the many holiday functions this month?  Look no further. Parfum Berger Paris offers some beautiful options that will make anyone's house feel like a home with warm, pretty scents all winter long.

I was able to review this Parfum Berger Bouquet Parfume Cube in Ocean Breeze.  Its pretty, minimalist style is modern and appealing to most anyone.  The scent is not overwhelming, but just enough to make the home smell fresh and clean when you walk in the door. 

About the product: 
This elegant glass cube is topped by a ring and its bouquet of black sticks, which emphasise its contemporary design. The sticks, created in engineered polymer, guarantee optimal diffusion of the fragrance without discolouration in the solution. Product ready to use, filled with 125ml of the Ocean Breeze fragrance. A tropical and revitalising cocktail that blends the freshness and the exoticism of the grapefruit with warm and woody notes. Fragrances guaranteed without any colourings. Refillable with the refill for bouquet parfumé 200ml.

Look for the Parfume Cube and many other lovely products at www.lampeberger.ca  



Clothe Your Kids in Peekaboo Beans #KidsStyle #HolidayGiftGuide

I am admittedly picky when it comes to my kids clothes. I love simplicity, style and unexpected colours. And, of course, quality goes without saying. Pre-school and school aged kids can be remarkably hard on their threads, so personally I would rather spend a little bit more to get items which will stand the test of, well... recess, pre-school, rough housing, messy indoor picnics, playing in the trees at the lake, etc.  I'm lucky to have some amazing youngsters in my life who I'm always happy to pass on my kids' pre-loved clothing to, so this works well for us!

I've recently been introduced to a brand which I am now a huge fan of!  Peekaboo Beans makes amazing clothing for babies up to big kid sizes, and I'm sure you will love them too.  The brand has really thought of everything when it comes to design of kids clothing, from easy to pull zippers for chubby little hands, to the thumb holes to avoid sleeve bunching in jackets (a common complaint around here) to "grow-with-me" styles.  Check out the Anatomy of a Bean to see what I'm talking about! 

We were able to review several items from the new catalog, our very favourites being the following: 

Ten Karat Dress

Dazzl'n Dress

Dino Dynamite Hoodie
What I like most about these clothes is the fact that there's absolutely NOTHING my kids can say no to!  They love the easy, comfy design, and the small details like the cool dinosaur on the hood of the boys hoodie, and the modern looking diamonds on the sleeves of the Ten Karat dress. I am in love with the soft feel of the fabric, the incredible quality with reinforced seams and non-finicky zippers.  

Any of these items would make amazing gifts for the kids on your Christmas or Holiday gift list!  Be sure to check out www.PeekabooBeans.com to see what they have to offer.  Sizes run from Newborn to 14, so there's something for every little (or not so little) bean on your list! 

Happy Shopping! 


Make Holiday Magic with Disney Junior

I often struggle to find appropriate toys for my little guy.  He just turned 4, but with a big boy attitude and an older sister, I often find he's interested in games, toys and TV shows that are not quite age appropriate.

When it comes to screen time, we tend to stick with our fave Disney Junior.  The little Mister has taken a huge liking to our friend Jake - of Jake and the Never Land Pirates.  I have to say, I sorta love this show too!  Just last week we were watching an episode, and I caught a glimpse of a statue of King Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid.  It's these little details that Disney ALWAYS gets right, and they make fans out of young and old alike, for this very reason.  

That is why I was SO excited to be able to present this super fun Fisher Price Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Mighty Colossus ship to my little mister!  It's such a very cool "big kid" toy.

• Over 2 feet tall
• Real rolling wheels
• As seen on the show!
• 4 levels of play!
• Ship opens into playset!
• 8 Fun Actions!
• Double barrel cannon launches coconuts
• Launch the catapult
• Secret trap door
• Turn the wheel
• Spin the sail
• Zip down the slide
• Hidden treasure room
• Lock Lord Fathom in jail
• Includes Captain Jake and Lord Fathom figures - 7 play pieces & 8 cool actions in all

Girls and boys alike will love what this play set has to offer.  There are hours of fun to be had with this thing, as their imaginations take them away to Never Land.  My son is particularly a fan of the coconut launching cannon as, frankly, anything that "launches" anything is considered "suuuuuper cool" to this guy.  He's spent much time playing and incorporating his other action figures and little character toys into what he's doing.  Here's what he had to say about it: 

"I like Jake the best, because he can fight the bad guys and stick them in jail and make them stay there!  Mom, AND he's got THIS. This is a cannon which FIRES them all!  And the ship is big - so it can go and go and go in the ocean.  But no sharks will eat it."  

... That's my boy in a nutshell. lol.  He keeps me busy. 

Make sure to check out the Colossus playset for yourself here!  And keep it in mind for any little scallywags on your holiday gift list - they are sure to LOVE it! 

For the month of December, Disney Junior presents “Magical Holidays” featuring festive premieres and new episodes of Doc McStuffinsMickey Mouse ClubhouseMiles from TomorrowlandSheriff Callie’s Wild WestSofia the First and more.  Be sure to tune in and check out www.DisneyJunior.ca for more information!

Happy Christmas,