What’s Your Top 10? Join us for the #FPMomsTop10 Twitter Party!

March 1, 2015

Mommy Moments. Fisher-Price has been helping them happen for a long time.

The 3:00am moments…. the “Guess I’ll shower tomorrow” moments… the more food on the floor than in the bowl moments… and especially the moments you’ll never, ever forget. These are the moments that have inspired the Fisher-Price Mom’s Top 10. Here, you’ll find a collection of Fisher-Price baby toys and gear that have been the “go-to’s” for moms for years, and new favourites that are sure to become instant classics, and inspire many moments to come.
FPMomsTop10 GraphicSo, which toys and gear made the Top 10? Find out at the #FPMomsTop10 Twitter Party! In addition to introducing the the top toys and sharing details about what make them great, we’ll also dish on those #fpmommymoments, and look forward to hearing yours!

Of course, Fisher-Price Twitter Parties are known for having amazing prizes. We’ll give away one of each of the #FPMomsTop10 baby toys and gear, and one lucky winner will walk away with ALL TEN! (more…)

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Who Will Clean Up? Join us at the #RoyaleOscPurrs Twitter Party

February 20, 2015

It’s a night of Hollywood royalty. A night when the collective artistic achievements of so many individuals are recognized and rewarded. It’s a night when dreams come true.

On Sunday evening, hundreds of millions of movie lovers will tune in to see who will take home the coveted statue. It’s about art… it’s about industry greats… it’s about cinematic masterpieces.

Oh heck, it’s really about the parties, isn’t it?

Of course it is! And that’s why we’re throwing a Twitter Party to celebrate movies, celebrities and more! Join us for the #RoyaleOscPurrs Twitter Party on Sunday, February 22 at 7:00pm EST.
Royale OscPurrs GraphicNow we know that no one wants to get stuck with clean up duty! That’s why we’re making it easier for you – with prize packs including ROYALE Tiger Towel and a gift card to treat yourself to dinner and a movie. Our grand prize features ROYALE Tiger Towel for an entire year!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Sunday night.  (more…)

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The #cleanwater Twitter Chat

February 19, 2015

FACT: 80% of Canadians take clean drinking water for granted… while one billion go without.

It can be said that nearly all Canadians enjoy an unlimited supply of clean water, so it’s no surprise that a survey by P&G and Walmart Canada found that the majority of us take safe drinking water for granted. And, many of us may be shocked to learn that one billion people in the developing world do not have the same luxury.

FACT: Diseases from contaminated water kill more children than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

To help combat this global issue, last year P&G and Walmart Canada teamed up to donate one day of clean drinking water for every P&G household product purchased at Walmart or Walmart.ca. The Canadian initiative supported the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) that aims to save one life every hour by 2020 through the provision of two billion litres of clean water each year.

FACT: Canadian actor and #cleanwater activist, Jason Priestley, supports the initiative.

“More than 1,600 children die every single day from water-borne illnesses,” says Jason Priestley, who recently visited rural batey communities in the Dominican Republic where he was able witness the impact of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program first-hand. “I believe that everyone should have clean water. As a dad, the thought of children dying every day from preventable diseases caused by lack of clean water is an unfathomable tragedy.”

Join us on Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm EST for the #cleanwater Twitter Chat.
clean water graphicWe’ll share a wealth of information about this incredibly important initiative, chat about the program’s accomplishments and goals, and have amazing P&G prize packs on hand to reward our chat attendees. Our GRAND PRIZE is valued at over $250, which includes a $200 Walmart Gift Card.

(Plus, please welcome @Jason_Priestley – he will be our special co-host, tweeting LIVE on the chat!)  (more…)

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That’s Amore! It’s an #airmilesshops Twitter Party!

February 8, 2015

Ah… Valentine’s Day.

A chance to show your loved ones how much you care – preferably with candy, flowers or a romantic dinner à deux. (Me? I’m a Prada kind of gal. As in, nothing says love like Prada on your shoulder.)

And if you’re still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, I’m here to reward you.

Simply log onto www.airmilesshops.ca. NOW until February 14th, AIR MILES card holders will earn 2x reward miles! So, whether you’re shopping for a romantic gift for someone special, buying an adorable something for the kids, or treating yourself during your shopping ventures online, you’ll earn 2x reward miles just for shopping through airmilesshops.ca! Amazing!

And, with over 200 online stores to choose from, chances are you’ll find the perfect gift. Victoria’s Secret. People’s. 1-800-Flowers.ca. WaySpa.com. Even Apple Store Canada, because sometimes the way to a woman’s heart is through her brand new iPhone.
23846-15-AMS_Billboard_980x270_CSR1To celebrate the day of love and 2x reward miles, we’re having an #airmilesshops Twitter Party on Monday February 9th at 8PM EST! Join us to chat about the best online Valentine’s Day deals, gifting suggestions, and of course, a chance to win AIR MILES reward vouchers! RSVP below to be eligible for prizes (CAN only) and we’ll see you on Monday night.  (more…)

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Have Your Dessert… and Eat it Too!

February 7, 2015

Family Dinner. One of the best ways to connect as a family, bond with your children, and create lifelong healthy eating habits.

(It’s also a great time to find out who your child’s first crush is. Tee-hee!)

Unfortunately, sitting down to share a meal with loved ones is becoming less common; Statistics Canada has reported that Canadians are now 10% more likely to eat meals alone than they were in previous decades. But there are so many benefits to sitting down to eat with your children on a regular basis! First and foremost, it provides structure to a child’s day. It helps build a stronger family unit, especially when kids share some of the responsibility for picking the meal and helping with its preparation.

And when parents provide a balanced meal, children eat more nutritious food, and they learn to respect their appetite.

But what about dessert? How often does the entire family stay at the table together to satisfy their sweet tooth? When dessert is a regular part of a family meal, children develop healthier attitudes towards sugar and sweets. Because not only is sugar a necessary part of the daily diet, let’s be honest – we all crave something sweet every now and then. When you eat sugar in small quantities, it satisfies your craving and prevents you from going overboard.

The good news is that dessert can also be nutritious. Something like Danette is the perfect example – it’s made with 75% milk, has only 15 grams of sugar and comes in individual-sized containers that take the guesswork out of portion sizes.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss our #DanetteforDessert Twitter Party!
DanetteforDessert Graphic YM 03_V3Join us on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00pm EST as we chat about family dinner (and dessert!), and introduce you to a healthy, delicious way to treat your entire family. Of course, you know we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs!

We’ve got a TON of Free Product Coupon bundles to give away, and to the GRAND PRIZE winner… Dessert for a Year! And when it’s Danette for Dessert – with a silky texture in six delicious flavours, including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee – you know it’s a scrumptious way to spend time with the family.  (more…)

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Get in the Game! #DHLRugby Twitter Party

January 31, 2015

Before I had two boys, I didn’t really get it.

Sports.

The competition, the fierce rivalries, the whole 5am-in-the-morning drop off thing. I just didn’t understand why any parent would want to be subjected to it.

Then, at my husband’s suggestion, we put both boys in soccer. And swimming. And once summer arrives, we’re thinking about rugby, too. And you know what? I get it.

Youth sports are about so much more than game play. Being part of a team is a great way to improve health, learn self-discipline, and truly comprehend the meaning of leadership by example. Team sports help young people connect with role models and help them develop healthy life-long habits. In the case of rugby, values learned are integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss the #DHLRugby Twitter Party!
DHL-Twitter-chat-graphicHosted by a industry experts @Brian_Spanton@RugbyCanada and @DHLExpressCan, we’ll discuss youth sports, the tangible benefits they bring, and share key information about the DHL Youth Leadership Scrum contest - a unique, money-can’t-buy experience for one lucky child in Canada.

(One exceptional Canadian youth will be awarded a never-to-be-forgotten experience of delivering the Match Ball at the 2015 Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and Canada at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, courtesy of DHL Express Canada. Click here for full contest details.(more…)

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Get Ready for the Big Game with #GameDayFood!

January 24, 2015

My husband loves the Super Bowl. I love Super Bowl food.

Cheesy Bacon Tater Bites. Double Nugget Sliders. Sausage and Pepper Mini Grilled Cheese. Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Nachos. ALL of these mouthwatering game day recipes can be found on Appehtite.ca, including more easy-to-make, crowd pleasing favourites. From classics like Buffalo Wings to new and exciting twists like Spicy Sweet Potato Chicken Poutine, your Super Bowl party will be the place to be on Sunday night.

This year, Maple Leaf Prime and Schneiders have paired  with Frank’s RedHot. The recipes are guaranteed to get your taste buds doing their own touchdown dance! And no matter what team you’re rooting for, great appetizers are something we can all get behind cheering for.

Of course, what better way to celebrate than a pre-Super Bowl #GameDayFood Twitter Party! Join @MapleLeafPrime and @Schneiders, with special guest @FranksRedHot, as we share all the best game day appetizers and munchies.
#GameDayFood Twitter Party (2)Now, wondering who will be taking charge of the @FranksRedHot Twitter handle? None other than the charming, little old lady you’ve come to love from their hilarious commercials! (You know, the one who puts that sh*t on everything.) She’ll be sure to provide the half-time entertainment for our party!

Of course, *you know* we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs, including 9 prize packs featuring a stainless steel cooler with Maple Leaf Prime and Franks RedHot products, valued at $200 each. But our pièce de resistance? Our GRAND PRIZE: a Smart LED TV with sound bar, valued at $1500! Yes, one lucky participant will have the most epic Super Bowl party, ever.  (more…)

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Do You Work Smart?

January 18, 2015

Breaking News: Canadian workers are in pain.

Think I’m referring to the trades, like construction or carpentry? Nope. I’m talking about office workers. You know, the people who were once referred to as having “cushy” jobs.

FACT: Almost 7 out of 10 people experience back pain while working at their desks. On average, we spend 7 hours a day in front of a computer screen, and computer use causes 1 in 3 people to experience sore wrists, hands and/or arms. Even more alarming, 50% of people suffer from neck strain, eye strain and/or headaches while working at their desks.

And, I could go on.

Folks, what we have here is a hazard of our lifestyle, which left uncorrected, almost always develops into conditions that majorly impact the quality of our lives. That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to the @FellowesCanada #WorkSmart Twitter Party, where we’ll share valuable information on how to correct bad habits, and introduce you to a range of Fellowes wellness products that can help take the pressure off and ensure your work space is a healthier environment.
WorkSmart GraphicTo thank you for participating, we have the most amazing prizes to give away. Seriously! This could completely change your work space.  (more…)

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Let’s Talk Baby at the #WalmartBaby Twitter Party!

January 11, 2015

It’s official: I want a registry re-do.

I mean, of course I want to do it all over again, because if I could register for my baby-to-be now, I’d be registering at Walmart Canada!

With a large baby assortment, including online only products, and the only registry that meets the needs of price conscious registrants, friends and family, it’s quite possibly the perfect place to create and/or shop for a baby registry.

Did I mention that you can do it all from the comfort of your home?

But would you like to know my major reason for wanting a registry re-do with Walmart Canada? Hmmm…. you’ll just have to join the #WalmartBaby Twitter Party to find out!
WalmartBaby Graphic v3Join us as we chat about must-have registry items, reminisce over our own pre-baby days and share the latest news from Walmart Canada. To thank you for participating, there will be a total of $800 in Walmart gift cards up for grabs, including TWO $200 grand prizes! (See official rules.) (more…)

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What Are Your #WishesforBaby?

January 7, 2015

Whether we vocalize them, internalize them… shout them from the rooftops or quietly share with loved ones… we all have our wishes for baby.

To be healthy. To be happy. To be loved. To be cherished.

To have all ten fingers and toes.

What are your #WishesforBaby? Created in just 24 hours, Fisher-Price’s “Wishes for Baby” short film captures the hopes and dreams of new parents around the world. The film, directed by documentarian Patrick Creadon, is himself a father of three, and features some of the first children born in 2015.

“Parents are universally connected by the same wish for our children, built upon the same foundation of love. It transcends what we think divides us,” Creadon says.

Makes you feel warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? We welcome you to continue the conversation with us at the #WishesforBaby Twitter Party. Join us on Monday, January 12th at 8:00pm EST as we share our wishes for our children this year. (more…)

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This Holiday Season, Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

December 15, 2014

Be honest: How often do you say thank you to the special people in your life?

The truth is, it’s quite easy to take people for granted, especially the ones we depend on from day-to-day. Fortunately, there are always simple ways to show gratitude, including (my favourite)… the gift of chocolate! And no one knows this better than HERSHEY’S.

Just in time for the holidays, HERSHEY’S has created the Thank You Store. Located at 473 Queen St. West (Queen & Spadina) in Toronto, the store will be open from December 19th – 21st and will give away FREE chocolate to store visitors. The only ask: gift the chocolate to a special person who deserves a sweet “Thank You!” And for those thoughtful enough to pop by, you can indulge in complimentary hot chocolate (and a break from the cold winter air).

Not in the Greater Toronto Area? HERSHEY’S hasn’t forgotten about you! HERSHEY’S wants to help you say “Thank You” – with the #HersheysThankYou Twitter Party!
Hersheys graphic v2Join us this Thursday, December 18th at 1PM EST as we thank those special people who have made our 2014 a little brighter. Of course, a fabulous Twitter Party celebrating friends, loved ones and all things chocolate wouldn’t be complete without fantastic prizes! Up for grabs, six (6) prizes valued at $50.00, and a Grand Prize valued at $250.00!

RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Thursday afternoon!  (more…)

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Movies, Memories and More…

December 13, 2014

It’s the holidays… and that means, my home is about to get noisy. Like, really noisy.

With the kids home for two whole weeks – and likely, high on a sugar rush from all the Christmas cookies – I’m already planning for ways to keep them entertained, busy…. OCCUPIED.

Thank goodness for Redbox Canada.

I can find our favourite Christmas movies, the most watched DVD and Blu-ray titles, and of course, NEW releases! I can’t tell you how amazing it is to grab the latest movies my boys have been eager to watch (or watch again). Renting through Redbox is an affordable and convenient way to keep kids entertained over the holidays.

And you can have it all for just $1.50 (plus tax) a day.

You’ve likely seen a Redbox kiosk at a big-box retailer, grocery or convenience store near you. Redbox is Canada’s largest DVD “rentailer” with more than 1,350 automated kiosks across all 10 provinces, and if you’ve ever used the service, you’ll know it’s as easy as pie.

Simply find a location online and select your disc (DVD or Blu-ray) and reserve it. Go to the box, touch “pick up”, swipe your card and grab your disc. And the best part? You can return your disc to ANY Redbox location in Canada.

So, how will you keep your kiddos entertained over the Christmas holidays? We’re gearing up for a fun-filled movie chat at the #RedboxCanada Twitter Party! 
redbox graphicJoin us on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:00PM EST as we chat holiday favourites, traditions, movie night must-haves. And to make your holidays even brighter, we’ve got some amazing prizes up for grabs! 10 tweeters will walk away with 10 free movie rentals, and 3 lucky tweets will win a Blu-ray player plus 5 free rentals!

RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Wednesday night!  (more…)

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So What is First Phone Etiquette? Find Out.

December 7, 2014

According to a recent survey by Microsoft Devices, almost all Canadians (98%) think it’s important for parents to set guidelines for their children’s smartphone use, with most of that group (88%) saying it’s actually “very important”.

Sounds reasonable, yes?

Well, it’s no surprise that parents grabble with “the first phone dilemma” around the holidays more than any other time. When is the right time to get your child a smartphone, and what should parents know before doing so, and after the gift is opened?

At 6-years old, Ryder is still a little young to start the discussion, but – gasp – I’ve seen a few of his classmates with smartphones. (I know, kind of crazy, right?) Hence, it’s pretty obvious that the time is coming, and I want to ensure – as tech savvy as I think I am – that I have a clear understanding of how to introduce a smartphone to my child and what expectations and guidelines we can set as a family for its use.

Just in time for the holidays (and beyond for parents like me!) we’re throwing a party to discuss, learn and share all things #FirstPhoneEtiquette with Microsoft Devices! Join us on Tuesday, December 9th at 12:00pm EST for a fun-filled and informative chat.
FirstPhoneEtiquette GraphicNow I just *have* to tell you about the prizes, because honestly, they’re pretty terrific. We’ll give away 6 prizes of a Microsoft Devices Lumia 830, valued at $500 each – and a grand prize, valued at more than $700, which includes:

Microsoft Devices Lumia 830 Smartphone
Wireless, Bluetooth connected speakers
Wireless charging stand
Portable USB car charger
Treasure Tag

With a total of 7 Microsoft Lumia 830 Devices being given away, I anticipate a lot of happy squeals on Christmas morning! I’m really looking forward to learning more about #FirstPhoneEtiquette – RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!  (more…)

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Last Minute Shopping? It’s an #airmilesshops Twitter Party!

December 4, 2014

Tick tock, tick tock. That’s the sound of the clock, counting down the days… hours… minutes left for you to complete your holiday shopping. So, how are you doing with that list? Have you crossed off all the names yet?

Reality: Last minute shopping happens.

Take a deep breath. And then log onto www.airmilesshops.com. With over 75 bonus offers from popular online stores, Collectors can earn more rewards on their holiday shopping, and find more great gift ideas for everyone on their holiday shopping list.

So, who are you shopping for this season? Because we’ve got you covered. With over 175 major brand name stores, including Sears, The Apple Store Canada, Dell Canada, Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca, Bose, Victoria’s Secret, ALDO Canada, Toys “R” Us, Old Navy Canada and more – you can find the very best gifts quickly and conveniently. And while you’re making wishes come true, you’re also rewarding yourself! Remember, www.airmilesshops.ca is the ONLY online AIR MILES shopping mall that gives Collectors the ability to earn reward miles. Earning AIR MILES reward miles while shopping online through airmilesshops.ca is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Step One: Sign In – Sign in with your AIR MILES Collector Number and click “Shop Now”
Step Two: Shop – You will be taken to the retailer’s online site and shop as you normally would
Step Three: Earn – When you check out you will earn AIR MILES reward miles on your purchase!

Looking for a little last minute shopping inspiration? Join us for the #airmilesshops Twitter Party!
21089_AMSHoliday_P4_LastChance_TwitterParty_Blog_665x494_R1[1] (2)On Monday, December 8th at 8:00pm EST, we’ll share our best shopping tips and tricks for finding the perfect last minute gifts. To thank you for attending, we’ll be giving away six (6) stunning holiday prize packs, filled with the hottest, on-trend products from AIR MILES’ most popular retail partners! (See our official rules here.)

RSVP below for a chance to win – and be sure to bring your wish list to the party!  (more…)

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Get into the spirit with the #HeritageHoliday Twitter Party!

December 2, 2014

Snowflakes falling, jingle bells ringing, the spirit of the holidays is here and Heritage Education Funds wants to help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends!

That’s why I’m so pleased to invite you to the #HeritageHoliday Twitter Party. Be a part of a fun, fast-paced event, where we’ll share lots of great gift-giving ideas for everyone on your list. Of course, we are looking forward to hearing YOUR gift ideas, too – the more ideas, the better! And, to help make the holidays as stress-free as possible, we’re giving away fabulous prizes – including Target Canada gift cards – to make your holiday shopping a breeze!*
image_galleryJoin us on Thursday, December 4th at 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST. There will be over $800 in prizes up for grabs, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds:

7 – $50 Target Canada gift cards
1 – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB Grand Prize (ARV $439 + tax)

*No purchase necessary. Open to age of majority residents of Canada (excluding Quebec and Nunavut). Skill-testing question required. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Click here for full contest rules.

RSVP below for a chance to win – and see you on Thursday night!  (more…)

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Power Shopping 101: It’s the #airmilesshops Twitter Party!

November 21, 2014

Attention Readers: It’s time to SHOP ’til you DROP.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season) just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a head start on that holiday shopping list! Oh, I know you’ve got about a gazillion people to shop for, and that’s why I’m here to let you in on a little secret.

While you’re making that list, and checking it twice… you can be rewarding yourself, too.

It’s true! All you have to do is make sure you visit www.airmilesshops.ca – the ONLY online AIR MILES shopping mall that gives Collectors the ability to earn reward miles as well as access to over 140+ major brand name stores. Earning AIR MILES reward miles while shopping online through airmilesshops.ca is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Step One: Sign In – Sign in with your AIR MILES Collector Number and click “Shop Now”
Step Two: Shop – You will be taken to the retailer’s online site and shop as you normally would
Step Three: Earn – When you check out you will earn AIR MILES reward miles on your purchase!

Just remember to sign in through the portal and you’ll automatically earn rewards.

Curious about the participating brands? You should be! You’ll have a choice of over 140 major brand name stores, including Sears, The Apple Store Canada, Dell Canada, Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca, eBay.ca, Lands’ End, LL Bean, Expedia, Bose, Victoria’s Secret and Hotels.com – just to name a few. My picks: ALDO Canada, Toys “R” Us, Old Navy Canada and Lancôme Canada, of course. BONUS: Top US retailers available through airmilesshops.ca include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and JC Penny. Now that’s a rewarding cross-border shopping trip.

HOT TIP: From Nov 24 – Dec 3, AIR MILES Collectors who shop through the www.airmilesshops.ca portal will earn 10x the reward miles at 175+ online stores!

Ready to start shopping? We’ve got a ton of tips, tricks and deals to share at the #airmilesshops Twitter Party!
AMS Twitter Party GraphicJoin me and moderators @FeistyFrugal and @Candace_DX on Thursday, November 27th for a shopping party like no other! In addition to the fabulous shop talk, we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs, including the chance to win 1 of 6 Holiday Gifts from @AIRMILES. Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it! (See our official rules here.)

RSVP below for a chance to win – and be sure to bring your wish list to the party!

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This Season, #HolidaysHappenHere with Home Depot Canada!

November 20, 2014

My husband and I don’t always agree on everything. In fact, more often than not, we have a ying-yang thing going on. However, right around this time, as the snow falls lightly to the ground and Christmas carols play softly on the radio, we both agree that holidays happen at The Home Depot Canada.

From holiday trees (real and faux) and stunning ornamental décor, to outdoor inflatables and Griswold-worthy lights, they’ve got you covered – with unbeatable prices and selection both online and in-store. Browse their inspiration gallery and find festive touches that will perfectly fit your space. And, with contemporary, distinctive items from the Martha Stewart Living Collection, you’ll be the most stylish stop on Santa’s route.
north_star_close(HOT TIP: From Thursday, November 20 to Wednesday, December 3, 2014 receive a $25 coupon when you purchase any fresh-cut or artificial tree. The $25 coupon is valid for redemption from January 1 to 28, 2015 on a purchase of $100 or more.)

This season, I’ve got my eye on this gorgeous 32 inch Holiday Wreath With Silver Balls – I can perfectly picture it over my fireplace! And these Martha Stewart Living Antique Brass Stocking Hangers? Necessary to complete my mantle, of course. In fact, you may just want to pop by in a few weeks, as I’ve got a gorgeous DIY makeover to debut!  (more…)

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Let’s Talk About Bones.

November 17, 2014

If you’re a woman, in your 30’s, it’s likely one of those things you haven’t given a second thought.

Osteoporosis. 

Oh, come on! That’s not on your radar for… what… another 30 years or so? I used to feel that way too. Until I received a very effective wake-up call, in the form of one single statistic: Women and men alike begin to lose bone in their mid-30s. Simply put, what you ignore today… could catch up to you tomorrow. Or even sooner.

So, what can you do? Educate yourself, of course! It’s never too early to think about your bone health. A well-balanced diet, consumption of calcium-rich foods, along with regular exercise, is the key to osteoporosis prevention. Thankfully, we have access to expert information from the folks at Osteoporosis Canada, in addition to dietitians who can offer advice and support, such as Diana Steele from Earth’s Own.

Bone is living tissue, constantly renewing itself. Give it the respect it deserves.

Have questions about bone health? Join the #AlmondFresh Twitter Chat on Thursday, November 20th at 1:00pm EST. We’ll take your questions, share our tips, and most importantly, give you the information you need to start taking care of your bone heath today.
Twitter-party-graphicTo thank you for participating, we’ll have some fabulous prizes to give away, including 9 x Earth’s Own Prizes Packs valued at $50 each, and one Grand Prize consisting of a grocery gift card, Earth’s Own products and more, valued at $130.  (more…)

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We All Love to Connect. That’s the #CheeriosEffect.

November 16, 2014

In today’s busy, fast-paced, technologically-advanced (obsessed?) world, it’s easy to go days – even weeks – without having face-to-face contact with friends, family and neighbours.

Guilty, as charged.

And while it may seem normal to us, we’re actually missing out on the amazing benefits that direct connections provide, such as learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. Think about the spring in your step after a coffee date with girlfriends. Or the smile on your face following some uninterrupted family time. And now imagine how much healthier you’d feel if you made this a habit.

To help celebrate the happiness and joy connections bring to our lives, Cheerios has launched the Cheerios Effect.

You might ask yourself, what does cereal have to do with human connections? Well, the Cheerios Effect is a real scientific principle that is nicknamed after the cereal. The principle highlights the fact that if you drop two Cheerios into a bowl, they’ll always eventually float together and connect. Because just like those two tiny, floaty little Os, we’re all drawn together. In fact, we’re hard-wired to connect with those around us; nothing could be more natural.

And no matter who you are, where you live, or who you choose to share your life with, Cheerios believes that everyone is worthy of love and connection.

Share your personal connection story at CheeriosEffect.ca, where each unique story will be brought to life with a personalized video of Cheerios connecting in a bowl. And, join our #CheeriosEffect Twitter Party on Thursday, November 20th at 8:00pm EST, where we’ll celebrate all those connections that add value, happiness and health to our lives.
CheeriosEffect GraphicIn addition to an uplifting, inspiring chat, we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs, including 6 x $75 Visa gift cards (plus three boxes of Cheerios), and a grand prize of a $200 Visa gift card, with six boxes of Cheerios.  (more…)

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Toys? Oh, We’ve Got Toys!

November 14, 2014

Holiday shopping for wee ones *used* to be easy. You picked up a pink or blue outfit, grabbed whatever toy was on sale, et voila! Gifting = done.

But now… now there are whole aisles dedicated to baby toys. And really, how does one choose? They’re all so darn cute! But wouldn’t it be great if someone just told you about the hot toys for Holiday 2014? You know, took the guesswork out of selecting which one to buy, and pointed you in the direction of the toys that are on every parent’s wish list?

Ladies and gents: I’d like to cordially invite you to the Fisher-Price #fpwishlist Twitter Party. Join us on Wednesday, November 19th at 8:00pm EST as we share the hottest toys of the season!
FP_EVITE_BKG_wishlist_2 (2)In addition to a fun-filled chat, we’re also very much in the holiday spirit… a very generous holiday spirit… as we’ll be giving away TWENTY-FOUR (24) Fisher-Price toys! That’s four winners every ten minutes… so get ready for a fast-paced party!  (more…)

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