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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.

Watches Made From Wood

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by JORD Wood Watches. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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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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Monday, November 28, 2016

Decorate Your World With Creative Pom Pom WOW! Sets

Pom Pom WOW

Pom Pom Wow! sets bring new way to use pompoms and decorate almost everything your eyes can see around. There are various Pom Pom Wow! toys on the market, each one gives fancy and creative ways to apply pom poms. All pom poms come as pellets, each wrapped in a plastic cover. Using adhesive dots you can glue pom poms to almost everything.

Pom Pom Snap

We tried two sets recently and they both are amazing. They can be used towards different projects and the main idea is the same. You stick a pom pom using adhesive dot, pull out a plastic cover and get nice decor item. With Pom Pom Wow - Snap & Decorate Set you can decorate various items from cards to letters, Christmas ornaments or holiday gifts. Teddy liked the set plastic letter snaps to create fun messages. I wish the set had extra snaps because we were able to make only two words with them. There is also one roll of yearn you can use to hang your decorated letters. Three cards are included in the set, they are designed to be decorated using pompoms. Lots of other items can be decorated with pompoms, they are easy to use and they stick to almost any surface.

Pom Pom Decoration Station

The second set Pom Pom Wow! Decoration Station is an amazing set which offers many ways to make pompoms absolutely incredible. The station comes with 75 pompoms in four colors. There are many pompoms which can be colored using special markers, stamper pads and glitter pen. The set includes 4 watercolors which best work on white color pompoms, you can even mix watercolors to create absolutely beautiful unique pompoms. Teddy liked working with the station saying that there are so many ways to decorate, color and style pompoms. There are different ways to add some extra features to pompoms, you can paint them, dye and sparkle. Every single pompom becomes the unique piece of art.


Designed for children ages 6+, Pom Pom Wow! Sets make wonderful gift for crafty hands. They are available in a variety of stores, Toys R Us, Funky Toys, K.I.D Toys and on-line.
Pom Pom Set
We are excited to give away Pom Pom Wow - Snap & Decorate Set to one our Canadian reader. For your chance simply fill the form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends December 12, 2016.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Disney's Moana Find The Happiness In Your Heart

New animation movie Moana is opening today and I am glad to see how exciting people around the world about the release. The film tells the story about Moana, who from young age wants to explore the ocean and learn how to sail. Unfortunately her dad does not allow her to do so, as he cares about his daughter and does not want to lose her. As the girl grows, the results of past actions continue to pursuer the islands and almost reached the place where Moana lives with her family and her tribe. One day there is no choice for Moana other than to sail across the ocean and save save her people and everything around from disappearing. Brave teenage girl sails out to find the once-mighty demigod Maui who is the one why the world started to deteriorate. He stole The Heart of Te Fiti, the source of life and islands spread all across the ocean. Maui, who stole the Heart, guides Moana in her quest to become a master wayfinder and return back The Heart. They sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought, who she really is.


I had a chance to watch the movie and I think I had more questions than answers while watching it. I like how determined Moana to finish her missions and most of all, she does it for her parents and her people. At first it seems that only Maui can restore the Heart because he stole it many years ago. But once he gives up and leaves Moana because his fish hook is broken, I realized that Moana could save the world even without Maui. She could do it, but in the story they do it together. Their journey is not all smooth and has many ups and downs, so that Moana is almost to give up to help her family. In this journey when the girl does not even know what to do and even how to do it, a little hug and kind words can change everything.

The movie is filled with wonderful songs, they are really catchy and you want to her them over and over again. Enjoy great animation, colorful scenes and beautiful dancing. Moana is now playing in theatres across Canada.
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You Are Invited to #LetsTalkRESPs Twitter Party with CST Consultants

As Canadian parents, we have big dreams for our kids to follow in the footsteps of most Canadians before them. Maybe just maybe you are the parent of the next Sydney Crosby, but you never know unless you invest all your money, time and give up your weekends for out of town tournaments. Our kids are smart, persistent and strong. Extracurricular activities can really add up in costs, especially if you have big dreams of going pro. Before your child becomes a superstar, you have to spend lots of time and money to support your child through the learning & training process. You may even need to get a second (or third) job.

Or you can put the money towards your child education by opening an RESP today and make all of their dreams for the future come true. An education is the best way to ensure your child’s success in the future and starting early saving for it will let your kids know you believed in their dreams even before they knew what they were.

#LetsTalkRESPs Twitter Party

We’re throwing a party! A virtual party. On Twitter. We’re gonna chat about your child’s future and extracurricular activities—like hockey—but also how to save for your child’s education.

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST) Vice-President, Peter Lewis will be on hand to answer any RESP questions you may have. We’re going to be giving away $100 for each question, plus more chances to win for RT’s and participation. New to Twitter parties? No problem, we made this blog for you!

You Are Invited to #LetsTalkRESPs Twitter Party with CST Consultants

Who: @ParentLifeNet @CSTConsultants

When: Thursday, November 24 at 9 p.m. EST

Where: Twittersphere (using the hashtag #LetsTalkRESPs)

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Pop! Events Group: Incredible Toy & Gift Warehouse Sale 2016

Angry Birds

Holiday season is fast approaching! It is the most wonderful time of the year filled with gifts, toys, family gatherings, delicious food and celebrations. We want to treat our loved ones with the best. While the abundance of gifts in stores can blow your mind, during your holiday shopping it is a good idea to consider warehouse sales around the city where you can find real treasures and buy presents paying much less.

Marvel Toys

Recently I had a chance to visit & shop at Pop! Events Group Toy and Gift Warehouse SalePop! Events Group specializes in organizing corporate and public family events. Their expertise in toy industry is out of question as they meticulously choose toys and gifts for the events. The company definitely knows which gifts children want for holidays and, probably, secretly works for Santa Claus. Pop! Events Group annual Toy and Gift Warehouse Sale is the place you want to check. They sell a lot of kids favorite brands: Shopkins, Vtech, Spin Master, Mega Blocks, Hot Wheels, Hasbro, Melissa & Doug, Playskool, Mattel, Fashion Angels, Nerf, Zing, Crayola, Little People, Alex, Fisher-Price, Hexbug, Creativity for Kids, Infantino and much more. You can find many items for babies, preschoolers, school children and teens there. Disney and Barbie fans can get favorite toys and activity kits. There are various interesting products for creative minds from painting rocks to creating complex blocks.

My Little Pony

The whole warehouse is very well organized based on toys, themes, characters and child age the products designed for. The rooms and tables are always kept clean and tidy. There are three major rooms: Sample Room, Last Sale Items and Major Room. I suggest you first check Last Sale Items room where you can find the items like last one in series and heavily discounted. For example, I got Teddy TMNT Mega Blocks Turtle Ninja Michelangelo toy for $2 and a hair brush for just $1.

Rock painting

Then visit Sample Room, where you can find the items with a price tag on it, so you can get anything in with 40% off. These products there were in showrooms across Canada, so they are all pretty new items.

Sample Room Sets

In Major Room you can find a wide selection of new toys and gifts. The best part, some of them already wrapped, so you can skip tedious wrapping and simply put a present under the tree. I bought Shopkins set, Star Wars figurines, Mega Blocks set and lots of crafts items.

Toy and Gift Sale runs until December 24th. 

Toy Sale Crafts Girls

You can visit Pop! Events Group Toy and Gift Warehouse Sale at 150 St. Regis Cres South, Toronto, ON. One block North of Sheppard & East of Keele
Open Wed to Fri: 10am - 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am - 5pm.
Closed Mon & Tues
Parking is Free

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town #TOSantaParade

Santa Parade Treehouse

Santa Claus is coming to town this Sunday. Being a tradition over a century, Toronto Santa Claus parade welcomes everyone to celebrate upcoming holiday season with Santa and his helpers. The number of floats and participants grow every year along with viewers who wait the whole year to see this popular parade. You can meet best of best there from famous stores to sports teams, schools and TV channels, all there to ignite the holiday spirit and bring joy to kids and adults. Tim Hortons, Metro, Toronto Maple Leafs, Canadian Tire, Disney, Nintendo, TreehouseTV and other great Santa Helpers will join Santa Parade this year.

Santa Parade Maple Leafs

The Parade will begin at Christie St. and Bloor St.W at 12:30 and go down along University Avenue and finish at St. Lawrence Market. It will last about 2.5 hours. It is good idea to come early to book your best viewing spot, about one million spectators want to watch the parade. The weather promises to be a little cool, so warm blanket, a chair and hot drinks will be very handy.

Santa Parade Metro

If you love running you can still join the annual Holly Jolly Fun Run! It’s just 5k and you’ll run along the same route as the Santa Claus Parade. Thousands will cheer you on as you show your festive spirit! The registration closes November 15.

Holly Jolly Run

This year I am happy to be a parade participant and walk with Disney float. Teddy is looking forward to meeting Santa and has his letter ready.

Santa Parade Sears

See you on Sunday, November 20, hopefully the weather will be nice and we all enjoy 112th Toronto Santa Parade.

Santa Parade
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