Gilmore Girls – like coming home to an old friend

It's confession time. I hadn't watched a single episode of Gilmore Girls until earlier this year. Even worse, the first episode annoyed the snot out of me when I did try to watch the show. Young Rory was so weird and whiny and I couldn't stand her. I even asked on my FB page whether or not it was worth it to try and push through, to see if I'd be hooked in an episode or two. Everyone said to keep … [Read more...]

It’s all about the heroes

When you are searching for costume ideas, where do you look for inspiration? Do you look to books, or movies, or a favourite television show? Do you come up with a way to imitate or honour a favourite character or do you just let your imagination run wild?  Over the last several years, there has been a fairly consistent theme when it comes to costumes, especially Q's outfits. With the … [Read more...]

Tying movies to life with a princess and the frog hunt

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me (or follows this blog) that I LOVE all things Disney. I have loved Disney movies for literally as long as I can remember. My mom loves to tell the story of how I had The Rescuers on record and had listened to it so many tines that I had the entire movie committed to memory. She also loves to remind me that I had to have all of the Disney movies on VHS as … [Read more...]

All Star Wars all the time – Q’s views

It is pretty much all Star Wars all the time around my house lately. Q has loved Star Wars since he was really little, and had watched all 6 movies in numerical order ( as in Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) a few times through by the time he was 4. The year he turned 4 he even requested a Darth Maul cake for his birthday. Since then, he has waxed and waned a bit from time to time, but like any … [Read more...]

No siblings, no rivalry, no problems

As an only child, Q only has to worry about sharing the TV and agreeing on shows with my husband and I. No siblings, no rivalry, no problems. Right? Since he will never know the joy of battling and negotiating with a sibling to decide on which show to watch, so we make sure to have him practice his negotiating skills on us when it comes to family Netflix time. It can be hard to agree on … [Read more...]

The power of (Lego) friends

Welcome to the end of March! Actually, I can hardly believe that I am saying that, and that tomorrow will be April 1st. Yes, that puts us at only a few weeks till my birthday, but still. It's almost April! 2016 is already, wait for it, 1/4 over. I hear those strangled gasps and weird shocky noises coming from your throat, probably because they are also coming from mine, but that is neither here … [Read more...]

Spending quality family time with Netflix

Watching movies is something that we love to do as a family, and is something that we have done together since Q was quite young. I love to introduce Q to new places and characters, and as he has gotten older, the selection of movies that we can watch together has only gotten greater. No longer are we limited to watching primarily Disney and other animated movies geared towards the littlest … [Read more...]

Finding some needed motivation and a Netflix Giveaway!!

A new year means some new goals, right? I actually try to make and update my goals all year round, but I think that the start of a fresh new year is always a good time to look at those things that you'd like to get done and really solidify a plan. I think that it is a great time to get yourself motivated and inspired, and to do the same for your family. It may be time to remind yourselves to chase … [Read more...]