About Michelle Bastien

Originally from Nova Scotia, she is now living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their three young sons. After working in customer service for over 16 years, she recently took the plunge to live her dream of being a homemaker. Her house is very loud and pretty crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

It’s that time of year again, those little scout elves are going to be heading back from the North Pole. And all us parents are kicking ourselves for forgetting to move them before we crawl into bed each night. “Mom, why didn’t the elf move last night?” The words that no parent wants to hear […]

5 Things You Must See At Enchant Christmas Maze

Last week my family and I made a trip into the Vancouver to check out the premiere night of Enchant Christmas Light Maze & Market. Enchant is the world’s largest Christmas light maze, including a 55,000 square foot maze of light sculptures, a 64-foot Christmas Tree, live performances, an outdoor fire pit, and a sprawling marketplace […]

10 Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Children

Each year around Christmas and Birthdays parents are left with the question from friends and family. “What does ____ want for (insert an occasion here). My kid’s toy room is busting at the seams with toys and many that aren’t played with often. When left with the question of what my children would want, I […]

Holiday Jammies For The Whole Family

One of my favorite childhood memories of Christmas was receiving a pair of jammies from my Godparents on Christmas Eve. They would come down to our house shortly after dinner-time while the excitement was at an all time high. We would sit in front of our Christmas tree, talking about what Santa was going to […]

Thrifty Thursday – DIY Peppermint Bath Salts

It is the time of year that everyone is running around in a craze trying to get ready for the holiday season. Very few will take the time to just sit back and relax and try to enjoy the magic that is the Christmas season. Each year I get caught up in the craziness and miss far […]

Christmas Parades in Metro Vancouver {2016}

With the holiday season upon us, so brings many different holiday events. One of my families favorites are the tree lighting ceremonies and the parades. Here is a list of some of the parades happening in the Metro Vancouver area this year:  Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Parade – This is one of the biggest and most anticipated events […]

Canadian Character Merchandise: Toopy & Binoo, Paw Patrol, and more

Kimmy Shop, a one-stop shop for popular children’s character merchandise. Have you ever imagined one store where you can find all of your favourite movie and television characters in one place? Dreamed about shopping from home and having your parcel arrive at the door within one to two days, without having to pay rush delivery fees? These […]

Christmas Tree Lighting Events in Metro Vancouver {2016}

This is one of my favorite family traditions for the holidays, attending our local Christmas Tree Lighting. It is a great way to come together in your community and start the holiday season off right. The morning after we attend the tree lighting is a special time in our house. This happens to be the […]

Remembrance Day Events In Metro Vancouver {2016}

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I resulted in a huge number of lives lost amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. This war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, […]

Lovable Labels Birthday Celebration {Giveaway}

Lovable Labels is one of our favorite Canadian label companies, and this month they are celebrating their 13th birthday. To celebrate their birthday Lovable Labels has launched 4 new designs and are having a huge 50% off sale on 5 of their best selling items. Oh, and did I mention FREE SHIPPING!! All items are: […]