Tuesday, July 22, 2014

amazonblast

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Right about this time of year when travel time, summer blogging conferences, and family vacation takes precedence over round the clock working, I start the hunt for a fun new diversion. After all, cottage time equals road trips, sometimes as a passenger, and that means my iPhone is never far from hand. I have several killer apps I rely on when I feel like tuning out and turning off for a bit. Oh I still have my books, my swimming, my beach, but this year I also have my iPhone App Cascade

This week my kids and I took a lengthy train trip to Montreal and then Ottawa where we stopped to see the Katy Perry concert, which rocked by the way. All that travel time meant I had a fair bit of quiet to test drive Cascade. My kids did too. So, what's the deal with Cascade? 


Jasper the Mole takes you through eight colourful worlds featuring over 100 puzzles. Cascade combines two of the most successful game mechanics ever combined - Slots and Match - 3 to create a dynamic new app that can last as long as you want. You can also squeeze Cascade into a short little break as well. No massive commitment of time required. 

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Download Cascade now from iTunes: http://bigfi.sh/1oF1DMG
              
Cascade is an app for all of those people who are bored with candy-themed apps. Cascade is a Match-3 puzzle, arcade game with a difference. There are numerous power ups, boosts, wilds, burst gems and tricks. Playing this game for the first time is a lot of fun because of all the mystery power ups and tricks that spontaneously appear when you master new levels. I enjoyed figuring out what each new power up and trick allowed me to unlock. You can master or explore several different lands. Each time you Match -3 or more you can trigger a cascade of gems. Occasionally you hit the zone and the game magically unveils great new screens and territories to play. Cascade is a great summer game. But you will also want to keep this one around for the rest of the year to play when you have a spare moment or two. Cascade is fun, challenging and just different enough to make it worth downloading. You can also link up with your friends via Facebook and compete to see who unlocks the most gems, if that's your game style.

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Developer: Funkitron
Publisher: Big Fish Games

This game comes with in app purchases and requires iOS 6.0 or later. It is optimized for iPhone 5.0 but compatible with iPhone 4, and 4S as well as iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and then also works well on the iPad and the iPod touch. 

I was compensated for this post. My opinion is all my own. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

amazonblast

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone world-wide and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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I am the lucky mom of girls. I wouldn't have it any other way. Girls are an amazing responsibility and also a joy to parent. They move through life with hearts wide open, sometimes needing tiny reminders to guard their emotions. They absorb experiences and breathe them forward at school, at home, and as they grow outward into the universe of possibilities.

This week, right before my girls abandon me for an awesome overnight summer camp experience I spirited them away to Montreal. It's our first time ever to Quebec, and it is a very short trip, but I am pretty certain we will be back. They both speak French wonderfully well. French immersion has been a good space for their language to grow. Travel to nearby Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario are great opportunities to practice what they learn. 

My kids are great little travellers and at the age where we can easily walk together and explore new destinations, boutiques, events and restaurants. That is a fantastic side effect of travelling with them when they were younger. Together, we get to indulge in many wonderful girly things. Today we shopped and hit some good restaurants. My girls love to sample Japanese food, French food, Chinese, Italian and Mexican, and treats from other cultures. But spicy, is not their thing. That still leaves a fair number of options. Today we hunted down crepes because that was on my must do list for Montreal. We found decent Japanese food and more than a few incredible sweets and pastries.

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The Illuminated Crowd
We visited the Musee d'Arts de Contemporain de Montreal (Museum of Contemporary Arts) and then walked to the Just for Laughs Festival which actually has a fair bit to offer for families, during the day. Free amusement park rides and games were set up near Place Des Arts, off Rue Saint-Catherine. Oldest daughter insisted on seeing a museum while we were here. The kids both love to draw and paint and they are very involved in the arts. So, museums were a must. The public art displays here have made our trip memorable and may have been featured in a few of my Instagram posts today. The service has been great, the surroundings are memorable and even in such a short time it has felt like this is a place that lives and breathes family friendly as a philosophy. The only thing we are not fans of - the smoking! So many people smoking on the streets in Montreal that it's a small shock for my Ontario family. 

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The other side of Illuminated Crowd

Both art and travel have the ability to open your mind and help you to understand the world while inspiring you to live. These are all things I value as a Mom, a some time travel blogger and an arts graduate. It is a thrill to share this city with two of my favourite people in the world. I can't wait to share where our travels take us next.
McGill University campus

I loved that my girls have had a chance to practice their French this last couple of days. When they confidently engage strangers in a conversation in French, it is a beautiful thing to witness. Merci, Montreal. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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