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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Now Available on Blu-ray Giveaway (CAN)

Holidays are over and with some excitement and unwillingness at the same time kids are heading back to school. But fun is not over because "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life"  is now available Blu-ray! Based off the New York Times bestselling novel series, Middle School follows Rafe as he attempts to keep his sanity by breaking every single school rule while dealing with the awkwardness of adolescence, bullying and family issues.

Middle School

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight. Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school.


Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother's boyfriend -- a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear -- threatens to become his stepfather. Rafe's revolution leaps from the page to the screen in this ambitious live-action/animated comedy based on the New York Times bestseller "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" by legendary novelist James Patterson.

Middle School Prize

To celebrate the release we are in partnership with our friends at eOneFilms are happy to give away Middle School prize pack to one our Canadian reader.
  • Copy of Middle School on Blu-ray (1) 
  • Copy of the Middle School novel (not pictured)  
  • Oversized novelty Middle School pencil 
  • Middle School whoopee cushion
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Give Gift of Health This Holiday Season with Netamo Healthy Home Coach

Netatmo Home Coach

Netamo introduced Healthy Home Coach to make sure your home have necessary healthy environment for living. Healthy Home Coach monitor’s basic parameters - air quality level, humidity, temperature and noise. If you even wondered why you have a head ache or why you feel down a little, air quality along with humidity is probably the answer. When these essential features are not monitored and reported, we never know how healthy the environment in our home is.

We spend lots of time at home and want to make sure that the conditions around are healthy and fit our lifestyle. Healthy Home Coach offers advice on how to manage your home environment, in case of danger like high temperature or concentration of CO2 it alerts about the conditions.

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach works via special application which reports about all changes that are happening at home. The best thing it can store the information so you can check what conditions you had few hours ago or few months ago. The design is elegant and stylish, made of aluminum Healthy Home Coach easily compliment any home’s decor. I wish more colors come up for the device in the future.

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach

There are various modes you can choose from for the monitor to track the vitals at home. It depends on having a baby, being asthmatic and other one. You can change the mode and you can see that if you switch from regular setting to asthmatic then the requirements for healthy environment change too. You probably get your “Excellent” changed to “Fair”, what means you need to ventilate the room and pay more attention to air quality.

Healthy Home Coach is very useful for families with babies and toddlers as they cannot balance their temperature, little kids cannot even say about that. Sometimes temperature seems perfect for adults, might be not right for little babies. And Healthy Home Coach lets you know about that.

For kids studying at home or people working from home, Netatmo Healthy Home Coach can be a good indicator if they have healthy environment or need change something for better. Since their work and study require concentration and focus, air quality & noise should be at the appropriate level.
Netatmo Healthy Coach

Our grandparents found Netatmo Healthy Home Coach very useful. The seniors usually spend lots of time at home and they are very sensitive to the changes in temperature and humidity as it can cause high blood pressure and overall health. Healthy Home Coach tells them what need to be changed to keep home environment stable.

If you want to monitor all the rooms in the house you need to have Netatmo Healthy Home Coach in every room. It can be pricey since one Coach costs $119.00. It comes with free app and this app can monitor all the rooms.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas by Lamplight 2016 at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Christmas by Lamplight

December is a wonderful month of the year! It is filled with holidays, festivities, gatherings and winter activities. Just before Christmas, only few Saturdays in December, Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts amazing Christmas by Lamplight event. The village invites to experience holiday festivities in the glow of candlelight. Black Creek transforms into 19th century Christmas village with holiday d├ęcor, live music and delicious food. Come and see how people celebrated holidays and entertained themselves during the times without TVs, Cable & Netflix.

Christmas by Lamplight Black Creek Table

Last week we had a chance to visit the village and join the Christmas by Lamplight activities. Lots of families joined the event, as there was something for everyone: kids, seniors and adults.   We wandered across the village and visited many homes decorated for Christmas. In Fisherville Church we joined The Ambiance Singers and enjoyed holiday music and songs. The performers have really amazing voices and the program is made mostly of Christmas favorites to get you into holiday spirit. Teddy also joined singing Christmas Carols which took place in Half Way House. Music filled the village for the season; you can hear the songs and tunes across the streets. Ready to make a nice moves in Ballroom Dancing or watch a Christmas story, there are Tin Soldier, Rod Puppet Performance or all time favorite The Snow Queen Pantomime!

Santa's Cottage

There are multiple workshops held at the Village. Teddy made a Scherenschnitte Christmas card by cutting papers and arranging symmetric design. We also had a chance to try various Christmas treats baked at the village. Mincemeat tarts and Roasted Chestnuts made outdoor were our favorites.

Santa at Black Creek

And what is the Christmas without Santa. Kids were in line there to talk to this season show maker. He was in Santa’s Cabin to greet families and wish them Happy Holidays. Teddy had a good conversation with Santa asking for a surprise gift as he tried so hard to be a good boy the whole year.

Christmas by Lamplight continues two more Saturdays, December 10 & 17, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.to 9:30 p.m. Do not miss an opportunity to join the magic and enjoy the glow of Christmas as if it was two decades back. The price range is $34.95- $29.95 for for adults, $29.95 - $24.95 for children plus HST, parking is extra.

Tin Soldier

Do not forget to stop by the Village Gift Shop, there are lots of unique items which make wonderful presents this holidays season. Plus for Lamplight event only, shoppers are offered %13 off of purchases.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sing Like a Star & Show Your Talent with SelfieMic

If you ever dreamed to sing like a pro then there are a special set called SelfieMic. This is a relatively new set, a combination of selfie stick, microphone and a special recording and karaoke application.

Selfie Mic

SelfieMic comes as an adjustable selfie stick with karaoke microphone, earpiece and free StarMaker app. The app is easy to use once you install it; it offers various features from recording and sharing via social channels to karaoke and playing your creations.

You need to attach a smartphone and connect to the device. Once you are in, you get 1000 points to use the songs, though there are some free songs you can sing. The app features songs by Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran and more but you have to use points for them! It appears that Teddy does not know and never heard any free songs the app offers, so we started using our points right away.
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The more you sing, more points you get. It is not the best scenario for our boy, as you have to sing around 20 songs to try a new one. Another option is to buy points to use towards the songs you like. Nevertheless, Teddy likes singing, entertaining us with his funny performances. He often does not read the lyrics and sing his own words just to have some fun. I think his elder cousins appreciated SelfieMic much more as it is a great opportunity to show their talents, record voice and make videos.

StarMaker app offers thousands of hit songs and it constantly updates the list. I think SelfieMic set is a nice combination of software and hardware (mic & selfie stick). You can always use them with latest on-line updates via app.

Available in a variety of stores, Toys R Us, Walmart, The Bay, Indigo, Michael’s, London Drugs, Home Hardware, Sears, Staples, Funky Toys, Red Apple and Showcase.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

LEGO STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures Complete Season One Giveaway

The Force is strong especially powered by LEGO! This December is much anticipated month for Star Wars fans. Along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ready to hit the big screen, "LEGO STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures” comes to Blu-ray on December 6th.
Star Wars Lego The Freemaker 
Adventures

These humorous series are going to keep you entertained while collecting favorite Lego bricks. You meet familiar characters and learn about new ones. The Freemaker Adventures promise to be fun for both kids and adults.

Taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, these new adventures follow a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family. Relive all 13 action-packed episodes in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

I think we live with Star Wars as we can remember that. Stormtroopers and Darth Vader pretty often visit our Community Center and remind that we are all belong to the Universe. Teddy learned about Star Wars without watching any series, five years ago. First encounter with Darth Vader was terrifying, but it was past and now Teddy gladly watches all the releases.

Just on time for holidays we are happy to give away one copy of "LEGO STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures” to one our Canadian reader thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada! The giveaway ends December 20, 2016.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Be On Time In Style With JORD Wood Watches #Holiday2016

JORD Wood Watch

I never realized that a watch can change my life until I received a big, stylish and fancy watch from JORD Wood Watches. I have several pretty watches. They are all tiny, some decorated with gems. From the time my child was born I put everything aside because shine of gems did not fit my messy, sleepless lifestyle, plus dirty diapers and constant cleaning are not what watches designed for. Time passed and I found that I even forgot I have nice watches, the smartphone era changed everything.

JORD Woden Watch

I saw various wood watches designs on-line, they look amazing and I often ask if they are really made of wood. Recently I was offered to try one of the beautiful wood watches designed for women. From the variety of JORD Wood Watches I have chosen Frankie series watch. There was something magical in the name Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke. It reminded me Time Itself from Alice Through The Looking Glass movie, giving a feeling that you wear the Time.

Frankie Dark Sandalwood

Last month I had lots of events and parties, my Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke watch joined Dr. Strange and Fantastic Beasts screenings, Grey Cup party and various outings. Being on time became a habit, not sure why but I give all credits to my JORD Wood Watch. May be it is a large display or Roman numerals, but my watch is always with me and tells my story. Frankie Jord Wood watch is quite lightweight and can be adjusted based on your wrist. I received extra wooden links in my box.

JORD Wood Watches Party

Winter holidays are fast approaching, this time of the year we want to treat people surrounding us with unique and special gifts to show how important they are in our life. Jord Wood Watches make wonderful gift, their luxury design gives people trust and appreciation. It is the best way to show how valuable someone in your life giving them gift of time. The selection of Jord Wood Watches is incredible. The materials, styles, colors and design can blow your mind. Hand-crafted wood timepieces tell a story. You can spend hours selecting your favorite shade or shape, so many watches to choose from.

Since JORD Watches made of wood, they require proper care and maintenance. Made of natural wood they can be your best friend and supporter for many years.

Want to get a gift of time? This holiday season JORD Wood Watches generously offers $75 JORD gift code giveaway to our readers. Plus everyone who enters our JORD Wood Watches giveaway also receives $20 Jord gift code upon registration. The giveaway will close December 11, 2016.

For more information about JORD Wood Watches, check their web site. You can always connect with them via social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest. JORD Representatives are always ready to answer your questions.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One Little Frog Jumping On A Lily Pad #LittleLivePets

Little Live Pets

Little Live Pets Toys became very popular the last couple of years. The idea of having pet toys which almost imitate the behaviours of the animals is amazing. Last year we played with cute hamsters, mice and turtles. This year Little Live Pets introduced Lil' Frogs - A Frog with Lily Pad Habitat toy. This new toy carries the features of real frogs. It jumps and moves like real. The toy comes in a tank with a beautiful lilly pad. The pad floats on the water and a frog can swim in the water. Put the  frog on a pad and watch how it starts jumping. When the frog senses water, it starts swimming!

Little Live Pets Frog

Teddy spent much time playing with this frog. Though we have real pets, this frog makes a nice addition to our company of pets. Kids can play in  children’s room or take it to bathroom to watch how a frog swims and jumps in water, totally fun! Teddy likes taking the frog everywhere, he does not like putting it into the tank. Our kid love watching the frog jumping around.

When Teddy saw how the frog moves and its behaviour, he wanted to learn more about it. Why it jumps like that, why it is near the water, what it eats and why it has legs that shape. It is a fun way to learn about frogs’ world. You can also combine plays with famous frog songs, kids love that.

Available in a variety of stores across Canada, Toys R Us, London Drugs and K.I.D Toys, Little Live Pets Toys make wonderful gifts this holiday season. Kids love playing with toys which act like real pets.

 photo Little Live Pets Frog Lilly Pad

For our Canadian readers we are happy to give away Little Live Pets toy, one lucky winner will win Lil' Frogs - A Frog with Lily Pad Habitat. For your chance simply fill the form below and Good Luck!
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