Monday, December 15, 2014
Star Wars is a favourite with my family and I was excited when Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions was released on Blu-ray. Clone Wars is several seasons in, episodes take place between Episode II and Episode III. I'm a fan of the original trilogy, but the Star Wars expanded universe is huge and it's always fun to read or watch things spin-offs. I was delighted to review The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions. There are 13 episodes with nearly two hours of bonus features including a documentary celebrating the entire "Clone Wars" series, and four additional unfinished story reels. With tons of sci-fi action, drama and humour, Star Wars: Clone Wars might make the perfect stocking stuffer for the Star Wars fan this Christmas!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
The perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day is to sip on a glass of wine. I was invited by BzzAgent to join the Sawmill Creek campaign, so I picked up a bottle of dry white. There were many different types of Sawmill Creek wines to choose from, in 750mL and 1.5L bottles.
I decided to go with a dry white wine to sip on and to use for cooking.
The wine was easy to drink and was smooth tasting, with nice fruity green apple notes. It was a well balanced wine that was perfect for cooking and paired great with this chicken dish that used a white wine cream sauce.
The meal suggestions on the back of the bottle include: serving as an apertif, with poultry, seafood, pork and mild cheeses.
If you are in need of a re-aquaintance with the art of unwinding, here are a few simple ways to start:
- Take 10 minutes at the end of the day to reflect on the day's accomplishments (big or small) and treat yourself to a glass of Sawmill Creek.
- At the end of the week, challenge yourself to carve out the time and space to unwind. Pour yourself a hot bath, let yourself sink in and enjoy a glass of Sawmill Creek.
- Invite your friends over and enjoy Simple Sipping as you create a bucket list. Then commit each of your friends to crossing one off by the end of the year. Big or small - they all count.
- Savour a moment of gratitude and share it. Enjoy some Simple Sipping while you send a simple, unexpected note of gratitude to 5 people.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Toys R Us is hosting another make and take event. This time, build your own LEGO Star Wars Ghost Ship! The even starts at 11am on November 1, and is for kids between 4 to 14 years, while quantities last. Go early to avoid disappointment!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bring your kids to Toys R Us on October 25th to make their own Lego Batman bat-signal! The event is for children between 4 to 14 years of age. One model per child, while quantities last. The event starts at 11am, but make sure to go early as LEGO builds are always very popular!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
To celebrate Toys R Us' 30th birthday, there will be a LEGO Star Wars minifigure trade-in day happen on October 18th. Bring in any Lego minifigure and trade it in for a Star Wars one! The trade is limited to one per person, while supplies last.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cineplex Theatres is hosting Community Day on the morning of October 18th with free movies! Doors open at 8:30am and movies begin at 9am. Select concession items will be $2 each, with proceeds going to Free The Children Foundation. This is a great time to take your family out to the movies. Check out the list of participating theatres and the movies that are playing here.
Bestselling teen authors Veronica Roth and Tahereh Mafi will be at Chapters Metrotown in Burnaby this Saturday, October 18th at 2pm! Fans are invited to watch a special on-stage interview with these authors and will have a chance to purchase pre-autographed copies of their books, while quantities last. 200 lucky wristband holders will get the chance to meet the authors and get one book personalized.