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Temperatures are starting to dip which means the fireplace will be on at our place. There’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch, sipping some hot chocolate, playing a game or watching a classic holiday movie with the fam. Here are some great ideas for your perfect night in.


First up, if you’re kicking it at home you’ll need a yummy drink that the entire family will enjoy. Kick your cozy, at home beverages up a notch this holiday season with Silk’s Peppermint Mocha dairy-free creamer. We love putting it in our coffee for a sweet treat to start the day and my kids love it in their hot chocolate. Here is my go-to recipe for this holiday season

  • Add some scoops of your hot chocolate mix
  • Add Silk’s Peppermint Mocha dairy-free creamer
  • Stir well
  • Add your hot water
  • Place a large dollop of a dairy-free whipped topping
  • Sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces on top

This festive hot chocolate is DELICIOUS!!! Absolutely worth giving it a try. 


My kids LOVED “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas“. It’s Roku’s first ever original film and it was so much fun to watch as a family. With Roku’s new Streaming Stick 4K we were able to watch our movie seamlessly. It’s faster and more powerful than before. The super charged wifi receiver allows the best streaming quality possible when you have a lot of people streaming in the same house. Music to our ears! In fact, we actually love to stream our music through the Roku as well. Of course, you can watch movies and shows on The Roku Channel but you can also stream using all of your favourite streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, Prime and more. For just $69.99 they make one fantastic Christmas gift your family will enjoy for the rest of the year. 


As it gets colder outside we tend to be a little more creative about what we can do with the kids inside. With that said, the Osmo Genius is fun for the entire family! There are 5 games to play. Real play, real learning! We love that these games are hands-on and educational for our kids. They encourage healthy screen-time for kids ages 6-10. PLUS it comes with some stackable storage so that we can teach our kids how to tidy up when they’re done. With activities like problem solving, puzzles, math and spelling our kids are hands on learning and having fun at the same time. They even have different series to help your child develop certain skills. The “Math Wizard and the Amazing Airships” for instance, is a math series that encourages kids to learn mental math, addition and subtraction through hands-on play. It’s a math adventure for kids! I was SHOCKED when my 4 year old was winning the games. Both of my kids loved the interaction with the cute monster in the card game. The Osmo Genius Starter Kit is available for C$139.99 and the Math Wizard and the Amazing Airships is available for $79.99. They’d be great for keeping your kids entertained over the holidays.

Kids playing with Osmo Genius Starter Kit. Kids playing with Osmo Genius Starter Kit

So there you have it. Hope you’re cozying up at home with your family this holiday season. Would love to know your favourite things to do together in the comments below. 

Happy Holidays!!! 

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