2011 archive

Elephoto ($50 gift card giveaway)

We take a lot of pictures.  So many that Ashlyn hears the click and says “cheese” without bothering to look up from her craft or snack, and Rowan makes a mad army-crawl towards the camera as soon as she sees it!  I love having all of these memories documented, but our shelves are getting overrun with photo albums and it’s expensive to print individual pictures.  I recently learned about Elephoto, a company that produces high-quality photo books and other photo-related items and is 100%  Canadian! The Read more […]

Kidorable Dragon Knight Collection (giveaway)

Kids need more than just toys, but try to convince them of that!  When I can find items that are practical but still fun I love to give them as gifts, and I think that the Kidorable Dragon Knight Collection would make a great gift for any little man  – and some little ladies too. The Dragon Knight collection is primarily steel grey, with lots of dark green dragon and red fire accents.  The raincoat features the coolest hood I’ve seen – it looks like a helmet!   The umbrella has 3D dragon Read more […]

Empire Theatres Holiday Program

We all have them – the “impossible to buy for” people on your holiday list.  For me it’s my brother-in-law’s family; they’re wonderful people but they never seem to need or want anything – and I’m sure they say the same thing about us!  We’re all fortunate enough to have more than enough ‘stuff’ but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to get them something to open on Christmas Day.  My solution?  Give an experience instead of an item! A great experience, especially for parents who may Read more […]

Find Uncommon Gifts at Uncommon Goods

Stocking Stuffers are so much fun to buy, and yet can be the hardest gift at the same time!  Do you go random, or practical – and do they really have to fit in the stocking?  I tend to do a little of both, and then pile everything around and under the stocking too.  With 2 young children this year, I’m avoiding the mall as much as possible and looking to my favourite online stores to do the bulk of my shopping.  First on my list is Uncommon Goods; With a name like that, you know you’ll find Read more […]

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