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 [...]

Take a Tea Moment this holiday (giveaway)

Now that the season is definitely turning to winter, I'm turning to a nice hot mug of tea in the afternoons to warm my hands and remind myself to take a moment to myself - a "tea moment", as Libre Tea calls them.  I have a fairly new-found love of loose leaf tea and the Libre tea glass'n poly Mug is a great way for me to enjoy my tea on the go! I have reviewed the Libre glass'n poly original and was curious to see how the Glass'n poly Mug compared.  It holds about 20mL more and I really Read more [...]

Hot Holiday Toys from Learning Curve (Chuggington giveaway)

I love toys that can also teach my girls something.  The Lamaze Cowgirl Carly Activity Doll helps toddlers and young children develope their fine motor skill development through play: your little one can help Carly button her vest, tie her scarf, buckle her belt, zip up one boot or fasten the other boot.  I remember looking high and low for a doll like this when Ashlyn was a year old, so I'm excited that Rowan can have one of her own!  Recommended for ages 18 months and up, it retails Read more [...]

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