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!
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