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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Make Your Special Moments Unforgettable with Canvas Factory | #CanvasArt


These days most of the images we have are in digital format. It is convenient, easy to make and share. But we all still enjoy the magic of the beautiful pictures on the wall. There are so many precious moments in our life to put on canvas. From baby birth, travel adventures, family gatherings to competitions, awards and life milestones or celebration of special occasions.


Although we travel a lot we did not print any pictures at all, until the moment when Teddy’s school teacher gave him an assignment to bring a printed photo about his life. I think only that time we started seriously treat our photos as treasures and made a print of our family shot near the Pisa Tower.


Later we wanted to make more prints and this time on canvas, so we can put them on the walls to enjoy and remember our adventures. That was quite expensive treat and Canvas Factory knew that. That’s why they come to help with easy to use and affordable printing solutions.

Our next project with Canvas Factory became a photo from our European trip. Frankfurt Christmas Market was festive and colorful and the best fit to be on the wall. Placing an order on Canvas Factory web site was fast and easy. I like how organized and simple online ordering is. I also like that the site has an editor, so I could resize the photo. I wanted to see us in the middle of the print and include all the famous attractions too. The site also offers great wraparound feature. You can choose the wrapped sides on the canvas; they can be just one solid color or like a continuation of the picture when the sides are mirrored.


Besides single canvas prints, you can also order canvas collages, split images and wall displays. Canvas Factory also works with acrylic and metal prints. If you are not info printing your own photos then the site has millions of images to choose from organized by theme, for example - Landscape, Contemporary or Abstract.


We are very happy with the quality of the print when our canvas arrives. It is neatly framed and the back has a metal hanger to put the print on the wall. The colors are bright and the whole picture looks amazing.

If you want to have some quality prints for affordable prices, then visit Canvas Print. You will not be disappointed.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Home Entertainment Movie Combo + Swag Giveaway CAN | #TheGrinch

The Grinch movie

Based on Dr. Seuss’ famous story, Universal Pictures present beloved holiday classic The Grinch. It is the tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships.

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of irritation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

If you missed the movie on the big screen then you can still enjoy it to the fullest because Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is coming out on Digital January 22, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 5, 2019. Such a treat for New Year! The release contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions.


Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family! Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the infamous Grinch. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury.

The Grinch

We are happy to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch release and give away two copies of the movie along with swag items. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends January 25, 2019!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Canada Books for Young Explorers | #MomsMeet

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National Geographic Weird But True

National Geographic is the leader in educating the public about the world. Their educational resources are authentic, real and engaging. They inspire and teach young audience to learn more, explore, travel around and try new things. National Geographic for kids offers various educational materials in form of books, magazines, on-line content, videos, apps, radio broadcasting and many publications.

We had a chance to check Weird But True! series from National Geographic Kids. It is intended for young audience eager to learn astonishing facts about our world. Teddy is not a bookworm but surprisingly he finished reading books in just few days.

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Weird But True! Books have great design and colorful illustrations. Weird But True! Series includes volumes of interesting content and special releases like Weird But True! Christmas with 300 festive facts and Weird But True! Canada with 300 outrageous facts about The True North. The facts are printed in different fonts and with corresponding pictures making the books interesting to read for kids. The way information is presented make children curious and can you imagine how many “WOW”s we heard when Teddy read this or that fact. Teddy also likes the size of the books, they are not thick and big for little ones to read by themselves. You can take one anywhere you go when travelling, visiting a doctor or even waiting in line-ups.

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It was fun to read weird facts about Canada, some of them were really eye-opening, we did not even know about and a few are happened just around the corner. For example, “Sushi Pizza is a popular dish in Toronto” or “A Canadian Candy Company was the first to put chocolates in a heart-shaped box”. There are also some facts which can be perceived as a challenge, for example, “Some towns use BEET Juice to melt ice on wintry road”. Teddy wants to try this on his own, I think now is the perfect time of the year to do it.

From our experience Weird But True! Books are not the ones you read and forget on a book shelf. These materials kids continue to check and read over and over again, they make them think and amaze how this is even possible? Teddy remembers many facts. He shares some of them with peers and adult to impress. Some facts are so weird like “Some ants carry umbrellas made of leafs” or “Two artists in London built a maze of 250,000 books” that our little one wants to visit those interesting places and see everything for real experience!

 Weird But True Canada

Weird But True! Series is celebrating 10th anniversary of the original series and presenting 10 volumes of updated content available to purchase online on National Geographic KidsAmazon, BookOutlet.ca, Indigo.ca and in book stores.

Weird But True! Canada Contest

There are lots of interesting facts still available to learn about. National Geographic wants to know about them by encouraging young explorers, kids ages 6-14 to enter Weird But True! Canada contest to submit their own weird facts about their hometown, province or country through March 31, 2019! Your submission can be featured on the National Geographic Kids website next May!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sesame Street – The Magical Wand Chase DVD Giveaway | Shout! Factory

Sesame Street

Adventures of Elmo and his friends are always interesting and fun. The recent Emmy-winning Sesame Street special Magical Wand Chase DVD release from Shout! Factory and Sesame Workshop offers many great moments. The story takes us to the three vibrant New York City neighborhoods and marks the first time the show has shot a feature-length special on location since 1994.

The movie starts with anticipation of story time when everyone is excited to hear new adventures in a hot-air balloon. But Nina forgets her book and Abby offers to take friends on real adventures in colorful hot-air balloons across the city using her magic. The air trip does not last long because one playful bird, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, snatches Abby’s magic wand and the pleasant ride in the skies becomes a high-stakes adventure through the streets of New York City. Elmo, Abby and friends visit different areas of the city to watch how kids play drums and learn how to send messages via music. They also visit the festival to enjoy beautiful dances and make friends during their journey. Our heroes must recover the wand to return back to Sesame Street. When they learn about different cultures, Elmo and his friends realize that so many amazing people live in New York. When they finally find the birdie who stole the wand it turns out that she needs it more like a simple stick than a magical wand.
The Magical Wand
When Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods throughout The Magical Wand Chase, they discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them on their quest to find the missing wand. The Magical Wand Chase is deeply connected to Sesame Street’s mutual respect and understanding curriculum, using the tapestry of the city to show kids that kindness is universal and new friends can be found anywhere.


Bonus features include the full-length feature Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge and another exciting adventure, the full-length episode The Golden Triangle of Destiny.

Sesame Street – The Magical Wand Chase is now available on DVD and Digital from Shout! Factory and Sesame Workshop. We are excited to give away a copy of The Magical Wand Chase DVD to one of our US or Canadian readers. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends December 28, 2018.


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cute Robocar Poli Toys From Popular TreehouseTV Series | #ImportsDragon

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Robocar Poli is famous South Korean animated children's television series launched in 2011.The stories about Robocar Rescue Team on a beautiful island Broomstown became so popular that now kids watch them around the world including Canada. Teddy watched Robocar Poli episodes first time when travelling in Europe and he liked them so much. When he returned back to Toronto, he found the series on Treehouse TV saying that it is amazing to have Robocar Poli at home.

There is always something happening in Broomstown. And fast police car, POLI, strong fire truck, ROY, clever and kind ambulance, AMBER, and witty helicopter HELLY are always ready to help. Four friends from the Robocar Rescue Team arrive to save habitats, friends and everyone who needs their help from danger! Their abilities to transform are amazing, from cars to robots, a spaceship or a submarine.

Even more exciting to watch favorite series with Robocar Poli toys. There are a whole set of Robocar Poli toys are available in Canada for kids ages 3 and up and we had a chance to play with some of them. Teddy got Poli Action Pack and Roy Action Pack, representing two main characters Poli and Roy from the Robocar Poli series.

Robocar Poli

POLI is a brave police car and the leader of Broomstown Rescure Team. He is responsible for the town’s traffic order and safety. Poli serves to protect the lives of citizens and their properties. Poli Action Pack includes Transforming Robot and Diving Accessories. Poli toy features three modes - Car Mode, Robot Mode and Diving Robot Mode. It is easy to transform Poli from car into robot and back, the parts are easily pulled and snapped together.

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ROY is the strongest amongst the Robocar Rescue Team members; he is Broomstown’s favorite firefighter. He is responsible for putting out any fires. Roy also rescues his friends from accidents. Roy Action Pack offers three modes – Car Mode as Firefighter Truck, Robot Mode and a Space Robot. It is amazing how Roy can transform from a car into a special spaceship or a Robot Hero, just change few parts and the toy is ready to play with. Extra accessories like a turbo engine on the back and special space mask help to turn Roy into an astronaut.

Robocar Poli Roy

These are really cool toys. They are designed so well that even little kids can transform toys into different modes. The accessories which are included in the packs make the characters even more interesting to play and give kids opportunities to various imaginative plays. Like Poli and Roy are driving fast on the road, helping kids as robots or diving into the ocean, fly into the space to rescue someone. And they are cute too.

There is a whole line of Robocar Poli products available on Amazon, at ToysRUs and Walmart. The selection includes more characters of the Robocar Rescue Team, vehicles, playsets and Broomstown buildings, check them here.

Robocar Poli series is now airing on Treehouse TV and Netflix in Canada.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Liquidation Sale | #Toronto

 Pop Events Group

It is the most wonderful time of the year. The anticipation of family gatherings, holiday cheer, festive decorations, delicious food and fabulous gifts are ahead. I like Holiday Warehouse Sales because I can get everything in one place and save money. Every year we go to Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Warehouse Sale (without kids) to shop for gifts and gear for family and friends when the company hosts annual toy and gift warehouse sale at the end of the year. Toys, gifts, accessories for sports fans, costumes, holiday decorations and loot bag items all come with big savings.

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Pop! Events Group specializes in unique and creative event management; their holiday parties for children are a huge hit. The company is in the toys industry for years, curating the best gifts and toys for special occasion. They definitely know what kids are up to these days and you can find great selection of toys for holidays for up to 90% off.

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Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Warehouse is well-organized. the items are split by categories and themes, so you can find aisles with gifts for boys, girls, little babies, crafty hands, fun pillows and accessories, tech, sports fan products and many more. There are also tables for Star Wars, Marvel, Guardians of The Galaxy, Frozen fans and Emoji accessories. You can find brand name toys from popular series like My Little Pony, Monster High, Ever After High and Barbie. For crafty little hands there are lots of creative sets to knit, color clothes, decorate and create own jewelry. There are also cute make-up and nail items for little fashionistas. For science and tech lovers on your list there are various science project gifts like volcano eruption sets or human body structure. Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Warehouse also has cute gifts for little babies. The best part most gifts are already wrapped and ready to go under Christmas tree.

Pop Warehouse Sales Sport Swag

There is also something for sports fans on your list. Licensed swag and gear from favorite Toronto teams like Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors along with fun football, baseball and soccer ball-shaped pillows make special gifts.

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For even more discounts please check Sample Room, it carries heavily discounted items a little broken or with missing parts. We got there some LEGO sets before. Boxes were torn a little, but the sets were not damaged.

Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Warehouse Sale  is held until Christmas Eve!
Hours:
Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Located at: 
150 St Regis Cres South, Toronto
ON, Canada

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Come and maybe you can find some special holiday gifts for your family, friends, co-workers or business partners. Happy Holiday shopping!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happy Little Accidents Party Game by Bob Ross | #Disconnect2Connect

Teddy Bob Ross Happy Little Accidents

If you like watching Bob Ross art videos, then Happy Little Accidents game is definitely for you to play. Bob Ross invites you to celebrate creativity no matter if you know how to draw or not. Even Ralph from recent Disney movie release “Ralph Breaks the Internet” plays Bob Ross to express his creative side.

Happy Little Accidents is fun game to play. It is about turning little senseless squiggles into masterpieces. Designed for kids ages 10 + the game is for 3 to 6 players. Each player takes three sheets of blank paper and chooses colored marker. Then players create doodles or squiggles on each sheet with the black marker. After that all drawing papers are placed in the center of the table. You need to mix them up and let the real fun begin.

Board Game Bob Ross

Now it is time to transform meaningless shapes into something spectacular. Yes, the game makes you think, imagine and focus. Using a game card, the host tells players what to draw. Each participant has 30 seconds to turn the doodle into a drawing of the word on the card. The limited time makes you think fast. After three rounds, players vote and the best drawing wins. Teddy is the most artistic from three of us, so he can easily draw what he needs and fast. The funniest part is usually to explain what we drew. If Ladder or Glasses are easy to identify, then Stock Market or Different is not that easy, plus the player must incorporate squiggles smoothly into the whole picture. Sometimes the final creations are astonishing!

On voting cards you can find a little squirrel. It is Peapod, Bob Ross little squirrel who joined the artist in his adventures and there is a lovely story about it added to the game.

Bob Ross Happy Little Accidents

Happy Little Accidents is very easy game to play with simple rules. If you are looking for fun night with family or friends then Happy Little Accidents is perfect game to spend fun time together. The game is available on-line on Amazon, Walmart and at major toy retailers across Canada and US.

Happy Little Accidents

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