Fashion is Eco-Friendly with the Stylish Bags and Purses from Canopy Verde-Giveaway

Eco-friendly is a word that I think about a lot when it comes to things like food or cleaning products, but I must admit it’s not a word I’ve thought about much when it comes to fashion accessories. So when I heard about Canopy Verde, an innovative company specializing in eco-friendly and vegan bags, purses and clutches, I was intrigued.

oleander hobo purse canopy verde

What appealed to me most as I browsed the site is that these bags are so incredibly fashionable as well as being earth-conscious. Made with organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes and vegan leather, these bags are proof that caring for the environment doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style! I recently had the chance to review the Oleander Hobo bag and as soon as it arrived, I fell in love. [Read more...]

Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels with Natural Products from Orange Naturals #ONatural

November is World Diabetes Month and even though nobody in our immediate family suffers from diabetes, my boys do have a history of it in their family and it really makes me think about what they’re eating each day. With so much sugar in the food that we eat, making sure that my boys aren’t getting too much is no easy task! My oldest son especially has a sweet tooth and if I don’t watch him, he will gobble up sugary sweets like mad.

But of course, I still want my kids to enjoy their food, so I have to get creative to make sure it’s appealing. Fruit plates are one of my favourite snack foods to prepare and both boys love them as well! To make the treat extra special without adding tons of sugar, I’ll sometimes serve fresh fruit with real whipped cream sweetened with just a hint of naturally-sourced Stevia sweetener.

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Revolutionize the Way You Clean with the Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum-Giveaway

Living in a house that doesn’t have much carpet, but that has three different levels to clean, vacuuming is a chore that I don’t enjoy very much. Lugging the vacuum up and down the stairs, plugging it in, unplugging it, moving it again…by the time I’ve finished vacuuming the small amount of carpet my house has, I don’t want to do anything else for the rest of the day!

hoover air cordless vacuum

But Hoover is here to make my life easier with the brand new Hoover Air Cordless Upright Vacuum. This new full-sized vacuum is cordless and lightweight, so moving it around the house is as quick and simple as can be. In fact, it weighs less than ten pounds! And with no cords to plug and unplug, vacuuming different rooms on different levels couldn’t be easier. [Read more...]

Winners-November 7

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the November 7 giveaways!

  • Nexcare Bandages Prize Pack-$80 Value – Kayla G.
  • Live Clean Fresh Face Prize Pack-$45 Value-Winner 1 – Karine G.
  • Live Clean Fresh Face Prize Pack-$45 Value-Winner 2 – Ivy L.
  • Tide Pods Free & Gentle Laundry Prize Pack-$45 Value – Lori J.

Winners, you have 72 hours to respond to the email I sent or I will draw another winner. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!

Find the Perfect Gift for Kids of All Ages on the Mattel Holiday Toys Website

If there’s one company that immediately springs to mind when it comes to holiday shopping for kids, it’s Mattel. Boys, girls, toddlers and tweens can all find a favourite toy among Mattel’s incredible collection. In fact, my oldest son once went through a Hot Wheels phase that lasted for years and even had me hunting down exclusive vintage Hot Wheels cars for him. And my youngest has been a fan of the cheeky and cheerful Thomas & Friends series since he was a toddler.

This year, to help make your Christmas shopping easier, Mattel has put together the mattelholiday.ca website full of all the year’s hottest gifts for kids aged 1-12. Featuring products from Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High, Fisher-Price and many more, finding the perfect gift for your child has never been easier!

mattel barbie holiday toys

Mattel has also identified the Top 10 Toys of the holiday season and to let me see what made them such a great choice, I was given the chance to choose four of them to check out. I decided on the 2014 Holiday Barbie Doll, the Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Avalanche Escape Set, the Barbie Glam Camper and the Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race. [Read more...]

Celebrate the Holidays with Exclusive New Toys from Build-a-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

In this house, it’s just not the holidays without at least one or two new fun-filled toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop! Whether we’re choosing a special stuffie for one of the cousins or I’m treating the boys to a new cuddly friend, Build-A-Bear has been a part of our Christmas for years now. And this year the company has some great new holiday-themed toys that are sure to delight your child.

For any young fans of the hit Disney movie Frozen, the new Frozen Olaf, Elsa and Anna plush toys are a perfect gift choice. Featuring tons of great accessories including wigs, sparkling shoes and even sounds, kids will have a blast creating their own customized Frozen character.

frozen olaf build-a-bear workshop [Read more...]

Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests with Tips from P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

It’s almost time for holiday celebrations and that means for many families, holiday visiting! I love having my family come to visit but it does mean that the house needs some extra preparation. But this year, P&G Canada is here to help with some helpful tips and ideas for making any home feel hotel-luxurious for guests!

organized kitchen

The Bedroom

Sprinkle Downy Unstopables into your laundry to ensure sheets smell fresh and clean for their entire stay – adding a touch of luxury to their sleep! To be sure your guests feel relaxed place a Febreze Sugared Cranberry Candle on their bedside table – the aroma is certain to put them at ease! [Read more...]

Gear Up For Black Friday Fun at the @TargetCanada #BlackFridayCA Twitter Party November 25 at 9pm EST

The holiday season is almost here and I cannot wait! I tend to go a bit overboard on Christmas; the entire experience of decorating, baking, cooking and gift giving just warms my heart and reminds me how lucky I am. And since I love giving presents to others so much, I’m also a huge fan of Black Friday!

Black Friday has been a must-attend shopping day in the United States for a long time, but it’s only recently that Canada’s embraced it as well. In fact, it’s starting to overtake Boxing Day as the best day to get great deals. In my opinion, that’s because when you shop on Boxing Day your gift giving is already complete, so you’re probably just shopping for yourself. When you shop on Black Friday, you’re usually looking for the deals that will let you give your loved ones the best gifts at the lowest price. Canada is a country of givers, after all!

target blackfridayca twitter party [Read more...]