Foxy Originals gifted me the pieces in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
“[My kids are] 7, so to me, I’d just rather have a hug and a ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ But when they’re that age ― and moms know ― you have to be a good actress. That’s when you gotta turn into Meryl Streep. Seriously, because they give you gifts that are just … [sighs] … So I just had to go ‘Oh that’s amazing! Oh that’s so beautiful!’ And they were so proud. But now I understand why athletes buy their moms a house when they make it ― because they really should to make up for this crap!” — Wanda Sykes 😂😂
I received the smoothies in this post for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears onA Year of Boxes.
Goodfood is a weekly subscription that delivers all of the fresh ingredients you need in pre-measured amounts to make delicious meals at home. They recently introduced a breakfast option: 10 different smoothies that are packed with quality farm-frozen ingredients and ready in seconds. I’ve tried five flavours so far. Here’s the skinny. … New from Goodfood: Smoothies by subscription
I received the GlobeIn Artisan Box for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box featuring handmade, ethically sourced products from makers around the world. Each Premium Box has a theme and this month it’s The Slurp Box. Usually I like to be surprised but I saw a couple of the things in this month’s box when I was scrolling through Instagram (GlobeIn has a gorgeous feed!) so I peeped the spoilers on A Year of Boxes for a closer look. It’s a good one, mes amies! … Sluuurp! What’s inside April’s GlobeIn Artisan Box
Thomas Allen & Son sent me Keep Going in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I don’t want to tell you how many times I’ve thought of chucking my blog but it’s up there. For all of the usual reasons: My writing sucks; it’s too hard; I’m not funny or interesting or loveable enough; I should post more often; no one reads it; my pictures are crap; and so on. All of which I believe to different degrees depending on the day. Some days I’m even happy with a post or a particular picture, then two days later I think it sucks. But I keep going. And some books really help. Like this month’s new one from Austin Kleon, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad. … Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon
Hachette Book Group Canada sent me Happiness is Baking in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
“Years ago I heard a doctor talking on television about the dangers of stress. It can kill you. It can cause a heart attack or a stroke. The doctor listed ways of coping with stress. Exercise. Diet. Do Yoga. Take a walk. I yelled, ‘Bake cookies.’ I often talk to the television. I yelled it again and again. The doctor went on with his list of 12 ways to reduce stress…and he never once mentioned my surefire treatment. Baking is a great escape. It’s happiness. It’s creative. It’s good for your heath. It reduces stress.” — Maida Heatter, Happiness is Baking… Happiness is Baking + Win a copy!
I received April’s OatBox for free in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
I think breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I’m always excited to see what’s in my OatBox. It’s a monthly breakfast subscription box from Montreal that comes with two large bags of handcrafted granolas that are 100% natural and preservative-free, plus two recipes. Gluten-free boxes are available and subscriptions can be delayed or cancelled free of charge. … Breakfast time! April’s OatBox 😋
Easter is almost here and THANK GOODNESS! I’m ready to bite the ears off chocolate bunnies and see fuzzy newborn chicks and set the table in pretty pastels for a special dinner celebrating our favourite Spring holiday. But I think I have the most fun (next to decorating eggs) building Easter baskets for my kids. Usually a few little treats tucked around a special chocolate bunny — smaller treats when the kids were smaller, and now a little more substantial. Mainly because I find so many cute things they’d like and I CANNOT RESIST. But also because I want them to really value what they get and enjoy it for a while. Today I’ve got some ideas for an Easter basket I made with my tween in mind but older and younger kids might like them just as much too. … A tisket, a tasket: Five things for your tween’s Easter basket