Saturday, 26 December 2015

Monster Jam is coming to Toronto! Who wants to win tickets?!


At the beginning of the year we took our son to Monster Jam at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. You can read about our night here. It was our first time attending a show, and we had a blast! It was such a fun, action packed, family event!

We are so fortunate, and excited to be going again to the show this January, held at the Rogers Centre once again. 

Seeing how our son still talks about the Monster Jam show to this day, we decided to surprise him at Christmas that we were going back again. Since I don't have the tickets on hand, (we are picking them up at "will call") I bought a few monster trucks, and wrapped them up, and added a note inside.
As soon as he saw the trucks he knew right away. He was sooo excited. He was jumping up and down and basically ready to run out the door. lol
It's going to be a long 3 weeks before the show....

 They will be offering 2 shows in Toronto at the Rogers Centre. Friday, January 16 at 7:00pm and Saturday, January 17 at 2:00pm.
Want to know some fun facts about the show?
  • At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition -- side-by-side racing and freestyle:
    • Side-by-side racing – traditional bracket racing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penalties, crosses the finish line is declared the winner.
    • Freestyle competition – allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this category, the fans serve as the judges.
  • 2007 was the 25 year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
  • More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
  • The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and Racing Championships.  Competitors are by invitation only.
  • A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilometers a year by land to attend events.
  • Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
  • Steel body full-size cars are the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event.
o      Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event.
 o      Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000.

If you haven't been to a show before, here is a small clip 

You can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster here or by phone at 855-985-5000. They are also available at the Rogers Centre box office as well.

Or you can try to win tickets by entering my giveaway below.

I am giving away a family pack of 4 tickets to the opening show on January 16, at 7:00pm, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Simply enter via the Rafflecopter App below. This contest is open to Canadian Residents Only. Good Luck!
(This contest is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook. We hereby release them of any liability.)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Our Family Photos 2015

I hope you all are having a great Christmas! I thought I would share with you our Family photos that we took in the Fall. We used some of them for our Christmas cards this year, and also hung some up in our hallway near the front door.
I absolutely love getting family photos done every year. It's a great memory to look back on, and also see how much we have all changed from year to year.





Photos by: Mary Pawelek Photography

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Yorkdale Style Experience

Do you hate shopping because you just don't know how to pull together an outfit?  Or is it because you just don't think anything looks good on you? Whatever your reason is, Yorkdale Mall now offers shoppers a one on one personalized consultation, with a personal stylist to customize looks just for you! It is designed to support your career, lifestyle, body type and budget. Whether you are need to refresh your wardrobe, or do a complete overhaul, their stylists will guide you in the right direction. With 250 retailers you'll be sure to find something that suits your needs.
The cost is $150 + hst for a 2 hour session with a personal stylist. Included in that cost, you will receive a personalized Look Book highlighting your favourite items for future reference. You will also receive complimentary valet parking, and for your convenience your Yorkdale Stylist will meet you right at the Valet entrance.
If you are interested in the Style Experience at Yorkdale Mall, simply e-mail They will send you a registration form with all the details. You will also receive a questionnaire that will help the stylist get to you know you. There will also be questions as to what your price range is for clothing, style inspiration and what you hope to achieve out of the appointment. Once the form is complete and sent back to them, you will get a call to book you're appointment.
If you are looking for a last minute Christmas Gift for a teen, husband or want this as a gift for yourself, a "Yorkdale Style Experience" gift card can be purchased at all Guest Services locations throughout the mall. If you're a new mother returning back to work, or have a daughter or son that just graduated and is getting ready to enter the workforce, this would be a great option!




Sunday, 20 December 2015

Our Night at Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream Show!

Last night I was lucky to receive tickets to take my son to Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. We were both so excited for this show because it was our first time seeing a Disney On Ice performance.
Instead of fighting the traffic on a Friday night, I decide to take the Go train to Toronto. The Rogers Centre is just a short walk from the train station, so it's very convenient. Plus, my son loves trains and it's not very often he gets to ride on one, so it worked out great.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy were the MC's for the night by introducing all the princesses and princes to the show. My son was so excited every time they came out, he loves Mickey and Goofy so much!
The show started off with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog. The scene was full of upbeat music. I could see a bunch of kids out of their seats dancing. It was so cute!


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were up next. She searches for her one true love while trying to escape from the Evil Queen.


I was soo excited for the Cinderella scene! It's one of my favourite Disney movies!! Cinderella, the mice, the step sisters and of course Prince Charming all made their appearance.  I loved the horse and carriage part, it was covered in lights. So magicial!






They had a 15 minute intermission which was great. The kids were able to go to the bathroom and/or grab another bite to eat before the show started again.


Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled also made an appearance. Flynn recused Rapunzel from her castle. They both did some aerial acrobatics using Silk as Rapunzel's hair which was pretty awesome to watch. At the end, they got a little girl from the audience to come on the stage to light and release a lantern into the sky. It was so cute! Such a great memory for that little girl and her family.









The end was amazing! It was both of our favourite parts. All the Disney characters from the show came out including some others that weren't in the show, like Ariel from Little Mermaid, and Princess Jasmine from Aladdin. 



What a great show! We both loved it so much and would definitely go again. I saw so many little girls in princess dresses. I can't wait to also bring my daughter next year. She would so want to do that!
If you are interested in buying tickets, Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream is playing at the Rogers Centre until Dec. 26. To purchase tickets click HERE.
I also took a 1 minute video in case you wanted to see the show in action. If you're interested in watching it, check it out!
Hope you're having a great weekend!