Books · Giveaways

New books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series + A giveaway!

I received the books in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe • Little People, BIG DREAMS is a series of picture books about important figures in science, art, sport — virtually every field — who overcame difficult beginnings and hardships to pursue their dreams. Aimed at ages 4 to 7, the stories are simple primers that de-mystify modern-day heroes, sharing the milestones in their upbringing and careers achieved not by magic, but by hard work and perseverance. I’ve talked about some of the earlier books in the series (Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Stephen Hawking and others) and wanted to share a peek at some of the newest ones. Continue reading “New books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series + A giveaway!”

Food & Drink · Giveaways

Tell me you’ll make these s’mores brownies + A giveaway! (Only all the Loacker crispy wafers you could ever want)

I received the products in this post for promotional purposes. All opinions are my own. 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I’m about as outdoorsy as that lamp over there. (I’m pointing to a tall reading lamp in the living room that I wouldn’t normally draw attention to but I’ve just dusted it, so feel free to hold it in your mind’s eye for as long as you like. It’s very shiny.) No surprise then that I’m a big fan of today’s s’mores brownies recipe from Loacker, maker of crispy wafers in all kinds of delicious flavours. They’re like a taste of the cottage right at home, like being around the campfire — only without the camp or the fire, ha ha. Continue reading “Tell me you’ll make these s’mores brownies + A giveaway! (Only all the Loacker crispy wafers you could ever want)”

Subscription Boxes · SWOON

Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat

I received July’s lookfantastic subscription box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

The lookfantastic Beauty Box is a subscription box from the UK that includes six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK magazine each month. While the price is in line with other similar boxes (£15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping), it has a luxurious feel about it that impressed me at first sight. It’s also my first one.  Continue reading “Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat”