Monthly Archives: May 2016

Welcome to Discovery Toys


I have some exciting news.

After a lot of research and careful consideration, I have officially become a Discover Toys Independent Educational Consultant.

Why Discovery Toys? I’m a big fan of Mastermind toys and find that Discovery Toys is pretty comparable. Discovery Toys have been around for 35 years and are a premium quality, kid powered, learning product for children.

I am personally invested in finding the best products and gifts for my friends and family. This is an excellent fit for me.

Never heard of Discovery Toys, you can check out the entire catalogue here: Very soon, I’ll have some paper copies of the catalogue that I would love to share with you. Please contact me if you would like a copy when they come in.


If you would like to host a toy party, let me know. We can gather your friends and family to help you earn rewards towards Discovery Toy products.

I am always looking for events in the Ottawa area to be a part of. If you know of an event where I would be a great fit, please contact me.

But what about Buskins Leggings and the 6 AM shop?

I am still an affiliate for Buskins Leggings and will continue to promote and sell their product (I still love their leggings) through my Facebook page and groups. This is in addition to what I already do.

The 6 AM Shop still exists, but purchases will now only be able to be made using my online Facebook page shop. In the last couple of months, I’ve noticed that most of my traffic comes through Facebook rather than my website. To cut costs, I have put my online shop on hold and purchases can be made through Facebook only (click on SHOP).

Another reason I am very excited to join Discovery Toys, is that they have a lot of incentives and goals that you can reach for sales. I really enjoy goal setting and feel like I have something to work towards. If you are interested in learning more too about becoming a Discovery Toys consultant, please let me know.

So, that’s it for now. I’m pretty motivated to do this. Exciting times ahead.

Munchkin Fresh Food Feeders


Munchkin Fresh Food Feeders are one of my go to shower gifts. I just love this product and find it odd that I had never heard about it prior to having Isabelle. When I was in the States for a few months, we were starting to introduce food to little Isabelle. We started with puree apple sauce, pears, sweet potatoes, Cheerios etc… Then discovered these.

These Fresh Food Feeders are great. You can put all kinds of food it and the baby can’t choke on it. They have to suck the food out. Here are some great examples of food that I personally used in a mesh feeder:

  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Banana’s (Warning! This one is very messy)
  • Mum Mum’s
  • Cheerios
  • Puffs
  • Ice cubes of formula (or breast milk)

Here are some other great ideas for food to use in a mesh food feeder:

  • Chunks of melon
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen grapes

What also makes this product super awesome, is if you’re shopping, attach the a toy or pacifier clip to the handle, clip it to the baby’s bib and keep shopping. No worries about food falling on the floor.

Where can you buy this Fresh Food Feeder? You can buy them right on for under $12.


Great Glebe Garage Sale 2016

Today was a Great Glebe Garage Sale success. The weather was beautiful, we had some very friendly customers stop by and sold lots of stuff.

To those that received business cards, here are some important links that I recommend you check out:

Six Am Shop – Online marketplace for my in-stock Buskins Leggings, nautical items and mommy & me clothing. **edit: Online shop is now solely done through Facebook – click here to see all in-stock items**

Buskins Leggings Website – Reminder that all the prices are in CDN dollars, includes taxes and free shipping.

Found On Road Kinda Dead Furniture – Andre’s chalk paint furniture can be found here. Request to join the group and I’ll add you.

Business Update


  • I’m getting ready for the Great Glebe Garage Sale. I have a great spot reserved near 1st Avenue (right at the entrance of the Glebe Collegiate). Come out and check us out. I’ll have everything from my 6 AM Shop and much, much more. I can also take orders from the Buskins site on-site too. I accept cash, PayPal, EMT and all major credit cards.
  • Speaking of the 6 AM Shop, I may or may not continue having an online shop ( and might just stick to the Facebook shop. It seems that most of my sales come from in-person and Facebook. Still thinking about it. Do you think an online shop is necessary for me?
  • I’m looking into other direct sales opportunities. I love being a Buskins affiliate (here is the info if you would like to be one too), but I want more. There are a variety of great DS companies out there, I just need to pick one that I believe I’m a right fit. Which one are you with?

5 of my favourite Instagram’ers

Here are 5 of my favourite Instagram’ers that you should follow too:

@ottawatourism – Great photos in and around Ottawa

@tinytags – Beautiful custom jewelry

@peacecollective – Being from Toronto, I can’t help but love this line of clothing. Toronto vs. Everybody

@justintimberlake – I genuinely enjoy his Instagram feed.

@spiritualgangster – I will probably never order anything from this site, but I love their clothing and pictures.

230 ideas for blog posts for when you have writer’s block



I have to admit the last couple of days, I’ve been struggling to come up with great blog posts and I feel like I’m just starting. I want to blog about what I’m interested in, but I feel like there is only so much I can post about my business or Buskins before I start loosing readers.

To help me overcome this slump, I’ve created this jar with a lot of really great blog post ideas. Hopefully it will help me come up with some fresh ideas and that you’ll enjoy reading them too.

If you’re a blogger and are also having a hard time coming up with ideas, here are (x) ideas for blog posts that will hopefully help you get out of your slump too.

113 ideas for a blog post

25 blog post ideas for new bloggers

52 idea for blog posts (when you have no idea what to write about)

40 blog post ideas for when you have writer’s block



Sorting your baby clothing


The Great Glebe Garage Sale is quickly approaching and I’ll be there will all of my 6 AM Shop stuff. In addition to the stuff from my online shop, I’m putting aside clothing and housewares for the sale. I want to make a really good “booth” for potential customers.

One thing I’ve focused on the last couple of days, is going through baby clothing that is too small for Katie. So far I have 5 bins of clothing to sell/giveaway. It took me a while to get here. I had a hard time deciding how to sort though my baby clothing and decide what to keep, toss, donate, sell? In the end, this is the formula I used:


  • Anything that was handmade or given to me from my parents or in-laws. I love that we had a lot of clothing that my husband and I wore.
  • Anything that I can remember the girls in. It may be a pair of sweatpants or halloween costume. If I can remember one of them wearing it a lot, I hung on to it.


  • Anything with stains (poop, food, formula, etc…)


  • Very rarely I’ll find something to sell. Mostly sleep sacks, very pretty dresses, jackets. Those of the kinds of things I’ll drop them off for consignment.


  • Everything else. I’ll give it to friend, who will then hopefully give it to another friend and another friend.

The GGGS is an exception to my donation and sell rule, whatever doesn’t sell I’ll donate.

What’s your formula for sorting through baby clothing?


DIY Moon Sand

(image from Delia Creates)


Lately, I feel like I’ve been a creative rut when it comes to doing crafts with Isabelle. When we took her out of daycare in February, we did many different crafts. Lots of crafts with paint, crayons, markers and glue. But now, she’s going through a phase where she doesn’t want to get her hands dirty.

I’ve heard of moon sand before, but never tried it. I know she’s not a fan of getting her hands dirty, but decided to give it a go anyway. She LOVED it.  Here’s the recipe I used to make DIY Moon Sand.

DIY Moon Sand (from Delia Creates)

  • 8 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of baby oil

Mix and you’re done.

It was fun. She played for a good 40 minutes by herself with cars, snowmobiles, a shovel and cookie cutters. It didn’t take much to keep her busy.

It is a little dirty, but we managed to contain most of it by putting the moon sand in a large under the bed storage bin.

Have you made DIY Moon Sand before? What did you use to make it?