Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Entertain with 15% off at Zinc Door

Party season is here! It is the perfect time to save 15% off Entertainment Essentials at Zinc Door, from December 16th to January 14th, with promo code ENTERTAIN. Beautiful serving sets, sparkling glassware, elegant table linens ... everything you need to entertain with style. Be sure to check out Zinc Door today! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Win a Trip to Belize with Little Passports! Also 15% off SALE!

15% Off site-wide at Little Passports until 12/17

Little Passports is offering 15% off all of their subscriptions, which means you can buy a 1 year subscription and save almost $20! If you place an order before December 17th, you qualify for holiday delivery, meaning you can have your first package arrive by December 24th or before! (Hello stocking stuffer!!) This offer also applies to the monthly, 3 and 6 month subscriptions so you can choose whatever option you want and get this great deal when you use this code at checkout: MERRY15

In case you don't already know what
Little Passports is, let me give you the highlights:
-Monthly subscription kit for your children that teaches them (and sometimes us parents) about new states and countries around our world
-Your child gets their own faux passport to update with stickers included each month so they get to remember all of their "trips around the world"
-Wonderful activity sheets that keep kids stimulated for hours and a beautiful world map to help them visualize everything they are learning about!

And one more important note about
Little Passports...

This Holiday, Win Your Family A Trip to Belize From Little Passports!
Can't believe it? Neither can I!
Little Passports is partnering with Luxury Link to give away a trip to Belize, worth $5,000, to one very lucky family. It's easy to enter, and they’re offering bonus entries for participating in fun games, trivia questions, and more. Take 1 minute to enter this giveaway, and maybe YOUR family will win the trip of a lifetime! Win a trip to Belize from Little Passports!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Gift Shopping- Save 15%!

The holidays are quickly approaching and there are only a few weeks of shopping left! To help you find something for everyone on your list, Layla Grayce is offering 15% off holiday gifts through 12/15 with promo code HOLIDAYS. Don't miss your chance to shop and save on candles, home decor, fashion accessories and more. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gifts on Sale at Zinc Door

It's time to start shopping for the holidays.....if you haven't already! Right now select gifts at Zinc Door are 15% off through December 15. Simply use the code, GIFTING. You can find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Find gifts under $50, under $200 and gifts for those people who were good all year long. Get your shopping done, visit Zinc door today!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Aviva Community Fund Competition

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you full of ideas on how to help your community, but are short on funds or time?

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You're in luck because, once again, it is time for the annual Aviva Community Fund Competition! The competition is funded and supported by Aviva Insurance and runs from August 15, 2013 to January 2014.

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If you have a great idea that will help improve your community, this is the perfect opportunity to submit your idea to the Aviva Community Fund Competition. There is still time as ideas can be submitted until November 25, 2013 and remember that finalists are chosen based on number of votes. Therefore, it is important to spread the word and get friends, family, co-workers and anyone else you can think of to vote! Another way to increase your chances of winning are if you get an insurance broker to support your idea.

A winning idea can be created by:

  1. Thinking of an idea that will have a positive impact in your community.
  2. Enter it in the Aviva Community Fund competition.
  3. Get everyone you know to vote for it.

What kind of ideas are they looking for?

  • Action oriented ideas
  • Ideas that impact many people in your community (in Canada)
  • With a budget of $150,000 or less
  • That can be put to action by December 2014


How does the voting work?

Anyone registered on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote for ideas and help decide which ideas receive funding.

You'll have 15 votes for each of the three initial qualifying rounds. Then, you'll get another fifteen votes for the Semi-Finals. You can support many ideas or use them all for one idea, but you can only vote once a day for the same idea.

Remember that there is $1,000,000 worth of prizes through the Aviva Community Fund and it is awarded through multiple prizes, giving your idea many chances to win.

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For more details of how the prizes will be distributed, to enter the contest, important dates, or simply to learn more about the competition visit the Aviva Community Fund website.

If you don't plan on submitting an idea, please consider spreading the word about this amazing competition and support your favorite idea by voting.

Stay on top of competition happenings and results on Facebook Like Aviva Community Fund or Twitter Follow @avivacf

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Travel Tips by Little Passports

Travelling, while fun, can sometimes get stressful. However, being well prepared will ease the stress and add more fun and excitement to your adventure! This is where Little Passports Travel Tips comes in.

While new technology and toys may have silenced backseat conversations, spending time together in the car can still be a great opportunity for family bonding and learning. Even if you plan on bringing the latest gadget to pass the time, try saving them for the end of your trip when everyone is tired and cranky!

Here are some ideas from
Little Passports
that are sure to make the time fly by (or at least go by a little faster):
  • Save your most recent Little Passports delivery from Sam and Sofia for your road trip so your kids to learn and explore during the car ride.
  • Say goodbye to your trusted GPS! Bring back the memory of car trips as a kid and use a map! The night before your trip bring out an actual map (if you can find one!) to show your intended route to your child. Even better, copy the map and pull out a highlighter so your child can follow along – and let you know when you missed a turn.
  • Build in time for pit stops – and if time allows, make short stops that incorporate fun activities along the way. Everyone will need a bathroom break and a meal, but if that happens at a place right off the highway and near playground it can be better for everyone! The kids will get fed – and burn off some energy.  
  • Visit a dollar store before you leave and stock up on small toys and activities to give to your kids along the way. Every hour let your child choose a surprise – a great incentive for good behavior! You can even wrap the toys for an added element of excitement.

    Use this to make your next road trip educational: Little Passports Travel Tips

  • Have fun!

    Saturday, November 9, 2013

    Sewer Backup Causes Home Flooding

    This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Being a homeowner comes with many responsibilities. A very important one that comes to mind is having the proper insurance coverage. While I have heard of many homeowners who have experienced a sewer back up that caused a flood in their home, they had never before inquired about whether or not the damage caused by the flooding was covered by their home insurance policies.                                                             

    With weather these days being so unpredictable and insurance claims for water damage accounting for more than half of the claims made each year, being proactive and taking proper precautions to protect your home are very important. Knowing exactly what your home insurance policy covers is a good step in the right direction. Some friends who have had a flood whether big or small in their home had to move out temporarily and were put in quite the stressful situation when contacting their insurance companies.They had not read through their insurance polices thoroughly as there of course, was a lot to read and also they did not think that something like a flood would happen to them. Finding the right people to fix their house, let alone coming up with the funds (for those without proper coverage) to pay for the repairs was another difficult situation altogether.

    However, being prepared and double checking your coverage by reading through your home insurance policy and even calling your insurance provider may help you avoid the headache that home flooding may cause.

    For more information, visit Insurance Hunter and their very informative blog post which includes a helpful infographic. http://www.insurancehunter.ca/blog/insurance-hunter-home-flooding-caused-sewer-backup

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    Sunday, November 3, 2013

    Layla Grayce Anniversary Sale

    Layla Grayce is turning nine! In celebration of their anniversary, Layla Grayce is offering a 15% off sitewide sale through 11/8 with promo code HAPPYDAY. Don't miss your chance to shop and save big on french & cottage furniture, nursery decor, gifts and more. Have fun Shopping!

    Saturday, October 19, 2013

    Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Address Labels from Mabel's Labels

    From now until December 31 , Mabel's Labels is offering their limited edition Stocking Stuffer Combos and Holiday Return Address Labels! The Stocking Stuffer Combos make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favour, and personalized add-on to other gifts. Best of all, you only pay $30 for 6 sets! The Holiday Return Address Labels are adorable and come in a variety of exclusive limited-edition Holiday designs. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers!

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    Zinc Door Anniversary Sale

    Major sale alert! It's an anniversary sale at Zinc Door and everything is 15% off! Don't miss this storewide event at Zinc Door, from October 15 to November 14, with promo code ZINC15. Now is the time to stock up on essentials for the holidays by preparing your home for upcoming parties and visitors. Browse furniture, lighting, home accessories, entertainment essentials and more. Be sure to check out Zinc Door today!   

    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Furniture Sale at One Kings Lane

    Complete the look of your home with practical pieces for any room with the fabulous furniture sales being featured today on One Kings Lane. From sofas and headboards to nightstands and ottomans, there is something for everyone at great prices. These sales are only available for a limited time so make sure to check them out today at One Kings Lane.

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Lili Alessandra Sale

     Lili Alessandra sets the bar for luxurious home bedding and now through 10/31, Layla Grayce is offering 15% off Lili Alessandra with code LILI15. Don't miss your chance to shop ultra soft, romantic duvet covers, headboards, table linens and more. Happy Shopping!

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    New Labels and Free Subscription Opportunity

    Labels aren't just for kids. New Senior Labels from Mabel's Labels! are making it easy for anyone to keep track of their belongings. Senior Labels are nursing home labels that can be customized. They are just right for keeping track of clothes, shoes, slippers, eyeglasses and more. Extremely durable and easy to use, simply peel and stick to keep everything coming back to your loved ones' room. The Seniors Combo comes in a package of 40 labels for only $16.99 and is available in a classic and simple style. For more details on these labels, visit: http://www.mabelslabels.com/products/Seniors+Combo.

    Also, now through November 30th, if you spend $100 or more with Mabel's Labels you will receive an offer for a free subscription to Today’s Parent!

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Pirate and Plane Sticky Labels Sale

    Keep track of belongings with Mabel's Labels! Today (Sept. 19), you can get  50% off Mabel's Labels Pirate Ship or Skull 'n' Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Then, tomorrow you can get 50% off Mabel's Labels Plane Sticky Labels. Those are two great offers to take advantage of!

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    Palu -Bold and Distinct Furniture 15% OFF

    If you are always looking for the perfect piece of furniture that can make a bold statement, check out Palu! Detailed, distinct and effortlessly classic, the Palu furnishing line embraces quality materials, fine craftsmanship and singular design for pieces that truly stand the test of time. Including chairs, beds, dressers and more featuring anything from natural wood to textured materials, the versatile collection is equally as elegant and refined as it is modern and approachable. Now through October 15th, Zinc Door is offering 15% off Palu using discount code PALU15. Don't miss your chance to save on this fabulous collection today! 

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Lunches from Around the World with Little Passports

    Lunches Around the World with Little Passports

     Children all around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! So many different countries serve up many types of delicious food the school children eat every day!

    In France, French children enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal that is made from high-quality ingredients, and are mostly made from scratch. The children all sit in the same eating area, the cafeteria. An interesting fact is that there are no vending machines in schools, because they’re banned due to the high sugar and fat content of the treats they carry. Typical school lunches here can have a variety of dishes and ingredients, such as grilled fish, salad, red beans, seasonal vegetables, garlic sausage, fruit salads and chocolate flan (just to name a few). Another perk is that the food is served on plates and eaten with real silverware!
    Wouldn't it be nice for all of our children to eat lunch that way as well?

    Japan- In Japan, the school lunch ingredients are locally sourced and almost never frozen; in addition, the schools employ nutrition experts that work with kids and teach them the importance of good eating habits. Like the children in France, Japanese kids also eat in a community-like setting with their peers, and even their teachers! The children also wear white hats and robes to serve their classmates, which teaches them teamwork and respect. You can expect to find lots of rice, vegetables, fish, soup, and meat on the plate.

    South Africa- South African school meals have natural ingredients such as corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. There’s also rice, soft porridge, and meat that is sprinkled in with the vegetables. A special stew is made called potjiekos (named after a potjie, a three-legged pot), which originated from Dutch settlers. The cook puts vegetables, meat, potatoes, and spices into the pot, which is heated by small amounts of wood and twigs. After cooking, the result is a delectable stew!

    Colombia- Colombian school lunch ingredients usually vary from region to region, but can contain rice, potatoes, fruit, beans, meatballs, and vegetables such as corn and avocados. There’s a special vegetarian menu also available, and children from 2 to 5 years old have their food cut and portioned into smaller sizes.

     I hope you enjoyed our lunch trip around the world, and perhaps found inspiration to try new foods at your own dinner table!
     Learn more about other countries by getting a subscription for your child:

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    Canning Season is Back

    Once again it is canning season and Mabel's Labels has a wonderful product to make labelling what you've canned easy! Wash Away Labels dissolve away and are perfect for potluck dishes,  daycare bottles, frozen foods, containers of leftovers and of course canning jars.  When no longer needed, simply put in the dishwasher or under running water to rinse off. Organizing your canning jars will be so simple! Be sure to shop Mabel's Labels today.

    Shop Wash Aways at Mabel's Labels!

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Save an Extra 15% at Layla Grayce

    Layla Grayce has an amazing sale right now! Save an additional 15% off already reduced sale items with code EXTRA15. Don't miss your chance to shop furniture, home decor, fashion, baby and more with prices as low as $5! Find the items you'll love at prices you adore. Happy Shopping!

    Sunday, August 18, 2013

    Zinc Door Upholstery Sale

    Sprucing up my living room is usually something I do at the end of each season, whether it is with a small item or a brand new sofa. Right now,  Zinc Door is having a sale where you can get 15% off select upholstery items.
    A new ottoman would be nice or perhaps a sofa or the sectional I have always wanted.
    To receive 15% off, simply use the code SOFTSEAT valid through September 15th!
    They have a great selection of chaises/daybeds, bar stools, benches, and other upholstered pieces to freshen up your room!

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    Royal Swaddle -Where to Buy the Blanket as Seen on Prince George

    Jungle Jam Swaddle Wraps

    Prince George is only a few weeks old, but he's already a trendsetter for the fellow babies out there. He has been seen swaddled in a adorable muslin swaddling blanket adorned with little birdies on it. The blanket is made by a company called Aden & Anais and I'm very familiar with these cozy, soft and wonderful blankets as I personally have swaddled my nephew in one! It wasn't part of the Jungle Jam Collection, but was soft and comfortable feeling nonetheless.

    If you don't have a baby, but need a baby shower gift, these would definitely be appreciated by any new mom.

    You can find them online at: Layla GrayceAmazon and Aden & Anais


    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Summer Gardening

    The summer months are going by fast. The garden has been growing and we have been trimming and shaping some of the bushes and trees. Some of the flowers have bloomed and more are on their way!

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Zulily- Major Back to School Sales Alert!

    My tween niece is getting ready for back to school and loves to have clothes that match her personality. The perfect place for her to shop is zulily.com since they are having a Back to School event just for tweens! She'll save her parents some cash and zulily is sure to have the styles she is looking for.

    Here is today's deal! Be sure to check zulily.com for more deals every day this week!

    Tuesday, 08/06
  • Tween Week: The Girly Girl – up to 60% off – If sweetness and light are just her style, she’ll fall in love with these sugar-spun-looks. Fresh shades and feminine frills show off how great it is to be a girl.

  • Capelli New York - Capelli New York is one of today's fastest-growing brands in fashion. Founded in 1990 and based out of the Big Apple, this label is dedicated to delivering on-trend apparel and accessories. Capelli combines quality products with modern designs to offer you smart and sophisticated wears season after season.

  • Have fun shopping!!

    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Back to School Shopping at Layla Grayce

    Find the cutest back to school necessities at Layla Grayce! The following are some of my favorite essentials for when school is back in.

    Zoo Pack Owl backpack is so fun and functional too! Whimsical details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack for kids! The Monkey Mania Lunch Happens bento box stores a child's school lunch or travel snacks. Designed with a blue and orange zoo animal print, the double-decker, reusable square case features pre-measured compartments for fruits, veggies, sandwiches and treats and a built-in handle. Soft and lightweight, the Kashwere kids striped hoodie will keep your child cozy and stylish year-round on the playground.

    Be sure to check out Layla Grayce for all your back to school needs!   

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    How to Repel Mosquitos Using Plants

    Entertaining guests outdoors is a great way to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer weather. However, once the bugs invade, it may not be as enjoyable. I am always finding natural ways to do anything, which means that I don't like to use pesticides. A nice way to repel mosquitos is to use a group of mosquito-repelling potted plants. Put them together near your seating area and they not only look pretty, but they also protect you, your family and your guests! 
    For more details, have a look at One Kings Lane's article Easy Update: Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie
    Happy entertaining!

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    New Fall Line from Stella & Dot

    Summer is here, but fall will be here in just over a month! With perfect timing, Stella & Dot has just launched a new fall line! The fall collection features beautiful jewelry, perfect for accessorizing. Also scarves to keep you cozy and stylish, bags and more which are perfect for any of your fall outfits!

    Leaves will be changing as you take a nice stroll through the park. Perhaps you will visit a pumpkin patch, be drinking apple cider or something else. Either way, you will look fabulous in new fall accessories from Stella & Dot!

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    New Hockey Combo Kit from Mabel's Labels

    Soon it will be hockey season again! What better way to get prepared than with the new Mabel's Labels hockey combo kit! It is a unique combo label pack which has been created specifically for any hockey players you may know. Keep everything in order using custom hockey stick labels, number labels, skate labels and equipment labels. A lot of equipment can look alike so labelling them will ensure you go home with the right stuff!

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Zinc Door - Lighting Sale

    Lights can make a big difference when you are trying to create the perfect space. They can bring out the boldness of a room or make a beautiful statement. If you have been looking for the perfect lighting fixture then the Zinc Door lighting sale is a great place to look! Zinc door is offfering 15% off select lighting with the promo code TWINKLE. The sale runs through August 14th! Look through stunning chandeliers, table lamps and many other stylish lighting essentials.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Layla Grayce Lighting Sale

    When I moved into my new home, I made sure I chose the right lights for each room. I wanted to have the lighting co-ordinate with the home d├ęcor and set the right mood.

    Right now Layla Grayce is offering 15% off select lighting with promo code LITUP valid through 7/31.

    Whether you are looking for an impressive chandelier, table lamps or any other stylish lighting essentials, you are sure to find something fabulous!

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Layla Grace Nursery Design

    As part of Project Nursery’s Skip*Hop Nursery Design event, Layla Grayce joined actress Tiffani Thiessen, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay in an exciting baby room design contest. Each participant got to design a beautiful nursery on a budget. What a challenge! 

    Vote for Layla Grayce as your favorite nursery design for a chance to win a Skip*Hop Springtime Birds Musical Crib Mobile and $100 Layla Grayce gift card! Three winners will win a mobile along with a $100 shopping spree towards Layla Grayce! Vote soon as the contest ends on July 10th. Vote Now!

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Back to School Deals

    It seems as though summer just started, but just as the school year went by quickly, so will summer vacation! It's hard to believe that my youngest is starting pre-school this fall. With that comes a lot of new clothes, shoes, backpack, re-useable lunch bags and all sorts of things.

    To make sure she comes back with everything that she brings to school, Mabel's Labels helps to identify everything, specifically the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Save $3 and receive a coupon for $5 off a Laptop Lunches Bento Box (while supplies last) when you purchase the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Hurry, because this early bird pricing expires on 7/31.

    I'm also excited to share with you that Mabel's Labels now offers
    free shipping to the US on all orders. No minimum purchase necessary.

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    World's Away Sale from Zinc Door

    Refresh one of the spaces in your house with gorgeous furniture and accessories from Worlds Away and while saving money! Right now, Zinc Door is having a sale of 15% off Worlds Away. Simply use the promo code WA15. It's a great opportunity to save on these stylish and modern designs.

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Travel the World with Little Passports

    If you and your family are not avid travellers, but would love to explore the world, Little Passports is a way help your child "travel" and learn about different cultures around the world. For instance, did you know each year between June 21 and 24, different European countries celebrate Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer Day (the longest day of the year!), including Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway? Traditionally, people prepare their houses for Midsummer celebrations by decorating their homes with colorful flowers and wreaths. Little Passports has fun facts for your children to learn all sorts of information at their own pace. You can sign up for a 1 month trial, 3 month subscription (Perfect for summer!) or a 1 year subscription. Let me know what you and your kids think of the Little Passports Box when you open the mail!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Fundraise with Mabel's Labels for Your School or Organization

    I know that our local schools are always trying to find effective fundraising ideas. Fundraising with
     Mabel's Labels  is an easy way to earn funds for the school since many of the children need to label their clothes, shoes, backpacks, school supplies and so much more. However, there are many other useful labels as well, such as Household Labels, Allergy Labels and other useful labels.

    The fundraiser is simple to set up and shopping can be done through a specially created website link for your group. Your school or organization gets a percentage of all sales.  All orders, payments and deliveries are done by Mabel's Labels so you can spend your spare time doing more important things! Get started today!

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Have Fun While Working -Become a Stella & Dot Stylist!

    A lot of my friends work outside of the home, but many of them look for ways to make extra income. There is always something "extra" to pay for, whether it is a wedding, a new baby, a car, new home, and many other day to day expenses. Joining Stella & Dot's team of Stylists is a great way to earn some extra income and have fun too!  

    Being part of Stella & Dot allows for a flexible schedule and great work from home opportunity. For more information, please visit www.stelladot.com/stylist

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Bedding Sale at Zinc Door

    Each season, I try to find a way to refresh the house, especially my bedroom. An easy way to do so is to change my bedding and sometimes the curtains. With summertime approaching, I really love bright colors and a fun design. 

    Currently, Zinc Door is having a sale for 15% off Trina Turk bedding. Simply use the code 15BED.  You'll be able to find something fun and whimsical within the Trina Turk bedding section to add some color to your bedroom! 

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Robot and Rocket Sticky Labels Sale

    An amazing one day sale happens May 4th! To celebrate May the 4th be with you,  you can get 50% off Robot and Rocket Sticky Labels from Mabel's Labels.  The Star Wars Trilogy is being celebrated May 4th and has entertained so many fans from all over the world. I know my sister loves Star Wars and won't want to miss out. How about you?

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    If you are anything like me, you like to get any gift shopping done as early as possible. The main reason why I like to do this is because I can get a thoughtful gift at the best possible price.

    Mother's Day is just around the corner so it's a good time to find a wonderful and unique gift for your mother, mother-in-law or perhaps hint some ideas to your own children! It's always fun to see a list of ideas from others. Layla Grayce has posted a Mother's Day blog post with suggestions for the top ten gift ideas and essentials for moms. They are also offering 15% off the gifts on the list. Just use the code 4URMOM The code can be used until May 1st.

    Here are some of my favorite ideas:

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