Monsters You Should Know is a delightful little book chock full of monsters from around the world that you may or may not know. I’m a big fan of folklore and legends, so I knew I had to get my hand on this book. It’s a beautiful hardcover book with full colour illustrations by Emma SanCartier. Inside there are 17 monsters brought to life with charming illustrations. (more…)
This is Newton, my cat. We think that he’s got a bit of Norwegian Forest cat in him.
He likes to sleep in funny positions. He likes boxes and running to the door whenever someone opens the front door. If he’s happy to see you, he’ll stand up backwards on his hind legs. He likes falling asleep in your lap.
He also loves to get his fur everywhere. We’re constantly finding bits of fur. If he sits on you, it’s fur city. We brush him tons, but the fur keeps spreading. I’m actually slightly allergic to cats, so try my best to keep the house as fur free as possible (as it can be with a cat.)
Enter the Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro. Bissell totally understands that sometimes, our furry friends can be a bit more fur than friend. I’m often out and about, and don’t have much time to clean. The Crosswave can mop and vacuum at the same time, saving me valuable time. (more…)
The chill may be easing a tiny bit, but we still have another month or so of winter left! These are the books that I’ll be curling up with! (more…)
Growing up, I’ve always had a stand mixer in my kitchen. This is because my mom is a baker. To me, a stand mixer is a necessity to bake picture perfect cakes, breads and pies. Of course, you don’t need a stand mixer to bake, but doesn’t it make everything easier? (more…)
It’s Friday! On this rainy Friday I’d like to brighten it up a little with Disney!
As you may recall, I was super excited to see the live action of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year.
The film was perfect to watch if beauty and the Beast is one of your favourite movies. The film stayed true to the original while adding in some twists and turns such as a back story for Belle’s mother and a few new songs. The costumes and sets were beautiful. My favourite scene is the opening scene. I loved watching Belle sing through her French town and her indignation over Gaston’s attempts to court her. If you still haven’t seen this movie, now’s your chance! I’ve teamed up with Disney to give one lucky winner a copy of the Beauty and the Beast DVD packed the extras.
The winner will enjoy three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version. The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.
Sounds awesome, right? To enter, please see below. The winner must live in Canada.
There are some great books coming out in May that I’m really excited for!
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right? (more…)
There’s totally nothing wrong with being a full grown adult and loving Disney films. I’ve been eagerly awaiting Disney’s adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and it’s finally here! I was lucky enough to enjoy a sneak peak of the film, and it’s everything I wanted. The opening sequence stays true to the original animation, and it’s lovely. All of the costumes are breathtaking, and I really liked the castle. There are a few original songs thrown in there that threw me for a loop, but (other than the Beast’s dramatic solo song) I didn’t mind.
There were some unexpected moments (I wasn’t expecting the much talked about gay scene, but I loved it, and the audience clapped and cheered when it came on the screen) and a few surprises. It was a funny and heartwarming film. One of the scenes that used to scare me as a child (when Belle runs into the woods and there are wolves) was actually scarier to me as animation than in the film. That being said, I’m a little bit older now as well, so that could also explain it.
If you haven’t seen it yet, go and check it out! It’s delightful, you’ll love it!