The Simcoe Salad

  I love eating salads but am always looking for ways to keep how I eat my greens, exciting. Throw in 3 children and their constantly changing palettes  – and it can be difficult. Inspired by our move to Lake Simcoe, I created ‘The Simcoe Salad.’  Focusing on alternative forms of protein, this recipe has […]

Fall Into September

September is an amazing month. For us, it’s all about transition. The start of school paired with the official end of summer and scheduled after school activities – makes finding time to connect and cuddle as a family priority. We do it by designating Friday nights, as movie nights. Being a family of five, the […]

Beat Bugs On Netflix: Introducing A New Generation to the Beatles

Families around the world are coming together over Beat Bugs, the new Netflix original series for kids inspired by music made famous by the Beatles. Including all-star cover artists like P!nk, Aloe Blacc, Eddie Vedder and Sia, each episode will feature some of the most well-known Beatles songs woven into uplifting stories filled with melody, […]

Canadian, Eh?

Having the time to explore more in depth all the classics with our kids has been simplified this summer thanks to Netflix. Making the connection to the reality that the majority of what we have been watching is Canadian, priceless. For the boys, it has been all about viewing the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid‘ […]

Be Makeful: Memory Mugs

  Being both a creative type and a parent, I am surrounded by stacks of artwork – both by children and few pieces of my own. Witnessing theses piles of paper exponentially pile up, I was determined to find a way to keep these memories alive beyond throwing them in a storage box. My lesson […]

Sibling Rivalry

Over the last few weeks we’ve found ourselves discussing the importance of self-love and sibling love. Making mistakes is a pivotal part of growth through all stages of life – accepting this can be especially hard when you’re young. An unexpectedly helpful tool has been Netflix. Here are a few of our favourite programs to […]

I’m New Here

  Jake Sherman is a born and bred Toronto photographer whose practice combines elements of documentary, street and conceptual photography to create images that possess a dreamlike quality. He challenges the viewer to look a new at the subjects of his photographs, that have might otherwise have been taken for granted. Sherman’s latest exhibit titled, […]

The Simplicity Curve

Simple is better I’m excited to announce my collaboration with Schick Intuition and their Simplicity Curve Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). In a recent poll, 9 out of 10 Canadian mom’s shared that they actively search out ways to simplify their day in order to elevate feelings of happiness. This is something I completely […]

Siblings Unite

April is sibling month and Netflix’s programming is perfectly aligned to support this celebration. Finding programming that suits everyone’s varied taste should be difficult – but it’s not, thanks to Netflix. To follow are some of our current adult favourites available on Netflix. Bloodline is a Netflix exclusive program with a star-studded ensemble cast. Starring […]

Mother’s Day Give Away

I am so excited to be able to share this amazing give away with you. Elevation Pictures is bringing us the poignant film MOTHER’S DAY,  opening across Canada on April 29th. With a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Jason Sudeikis, and directed by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Valentine’s […]

Sunday Morning Mash-Up

  I have many mouths to feed but always feel tight on time. This is my go-to recipe when I have a few food items that need to be used up quickly. It always gets eaten up without compliant. When the plates return to the kitchen clean, I know I have a winner of a […]

March Break & Netflix Unite

    We survived March break. Without major argument, catastrophe or major meltdown. We did it and we have Netflix to thank. Filling our boys days was easy. It’s the evenings – the witching hours as we have so aptly named them – that make us all anxious. But not this time. Being able to […]

Rose Quartz & Serenity: 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year

Rose Quartz & Serenity: 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year In what some might consider a rather unusual turn of events, the famous colour forecaster, Pantone, chose to highlight two colours for the year, rather than just the traditional single hue. That being said, the trend-savvy company does describe the decision as a “blending” of […]

Thank You & Congratulations: EILEEN FISHER

First,  we want to thank everyone for their beautiful contributions to ‘The Perfect Gift’ board. With over 750 images, in its entirety ‘The Perfect Gift‘ visually captures the essence of the season with the aesthetic of EILEEN FISHER. It took us quite sometime to decide on the 4 winning images. Congratulations to the winners of […]

‘Twas The Night Before: Cookies & Netflix

‘Twas The Night Before: Cookies & Netflix For us as a  family, finding time to connect can at be difficult. With the holidays now officially here, baking paired with creating a movie night thanks to Netflix – makes it easy. For us, its not about how the cookies look – but having fun making them […]