My Current Giveaway(s):
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My Current Giveaway(s):
Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon!
I’m thrilled to host this wonderful giveaway!
PRIZE: the brand new Keurig® 2.0 brewing system … delivered just before Christmas!
What do you have to do? Easy …
MANDATORY: Tell me what feature of the Keurig 2.0 you admire most? (+1 entry)
When Does it Start/End?
Begins on: time post goes live and Ends on: December 01, 2014 at 8 pmEST
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This holiday season, G.T.A. P&Gmom bloggers are being given the chance to get in the spirit with their family in support of a great cause; unfortunately I wasn’t able to accept.
On Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, hundreds of families will kick-off the holiday season by decorating gingerbread houses at Habitat for Humanity GTA’s 12th annual Gingerbread Build with help from your favourite holiday helper, Bounty.
While volunteers have to be at least 16 years of age to be on a Habitat build site, children of any age can participate in the Gingerbread Build. By doing so, they are offering a ‘hand up’ to children in need of a simple, decent, affordable home. To add – 100% percent of the funds raised will go directly to building more Habitat homes for families in need of affordable housing in the GTA.
Join the Gingerbread Build Party
What? Fun festivities, prizes, music, and a visit from Santa!
When? Saturday December 6 or Sunday December 7.
Where? Challenge Zone (Weston Family Innovation Centre), Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto. Free parking provided for event participants.
Note: Ontario Science Centre admission tickets are not required for this event. A 20% discount is provided to those wishing to visit the exhibits. Free parking is provided for the gingerbread build. To visit other sections of the OSC, you are require to move your vehicle to the paid parking lot at a discounted Habitat rate of $5
There are two other ways to support this great cause if you cannot attend the event. Visit the Gingerbread Build website to purchase a Take-Away Kit that can be picked up at one of the three Habitat GTA offices or spread the holiday cheer by purchasing a kit for a family living in a local women and children’s shelter.
For more information, visit gingerbreadbuild.weebly.com.
Song: If You Leave
Want to know what one of the perfect gifts to give a teenager is? The BP2001 - 10W Bluetooth Stereo Speaker from www.inateck.com .
Inateck® Dual-Driver Portable Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Built-in Hands Free Speakerphone Works With iPhone, Tablet PC, Smartphones, Support 3.5mm Audio Cable Connection, Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR, Portable Stand for Tablets Smartphones
Product Description: Please Note: There is NO volume controller on the speaker, you can control volume via smartphones or tablets
Technology Meets Design
Simple and contemporary design, compact dimensions paired with an impressive sound performance – everything in this speaker. The product was made of sustainable and environment friendly ABS plastic. This sound wonder features a high-quality surface and precise and sophisticated workmanship. What’s more, the retractable and durable stand firmly holds your iPad and iPhone at a comfortable viewing angle.
Turn up the Music
The built-in 3.5mm inlet supports surround sound signals on the highest level. The device supports any kind of media playback: music, games, movies or net-based media streaming. The built-in microphone is ideal for clear conversations – answer and end calls with only one button. Even a high sound frequency guarantees crystal-clear sounds and two robust rubber feet at the bottom reduce vibration.
Dual-connection in Both Wired and Bluetooth
Connect with any bluetooth-enabled device (Bluetooth 2.1 and over) or just plug in with the traditional 3.5mm audio cable to start your tunes, offer dual-connection in both wired and wireless, and it’s just that simple, plug and play. It also supports Macintosh as well as Windows PCs. A power button and the other interfaces are built into the back of the device: optimal arrangement and space utilization.
Review: Aside from knowing how to control the volume, it’s good to note that the power button will turn red on charge and blue when fully charged. The front led indicator will alternate between red and blue during pairing process and will slowly flash blue once device is pair. For overall listening and speaker phone calls, it is pretty crisp and clear; however, if you’re looking for powerful bass sounds you’re going to get vibration. I am very pleased that my teenaged daughter (she’s 16) loves how her mini iPad fits in the slot in the speaker and how there’s a stand to hold it upright … perfect for her to watch her movies in her room. This device is built strong and is good quality and at a competitive price.
I definitely recommend visiting Inateck’s site so you can discover the accessories that they offer. I would rate it 8 out of 10.
You can buy it from Amazon (Canada).
This holiday season Hallmark is spreading the magic with the exclusive line, Northpole. These products come all the way from the enchanted city and help bring the holiday spirit to your own home. In fact, you can catch a glimpse of life at the Northpole in Hallmark’s upcoming original movie, Northpole, appearing exclusively on Bravo on Saturday 15 at 8pm ET.
The magic of the holiday season is upon us and this year Hallmark is the direct link to the man in red! Hallmark is helping to connect you to the enchanted city through an exclusive line of products as seen in the film called Northpole so families can join in the fun at home. Visit Northpole1820.com for a never-before-seen glimpse into Santa’s magical city Northpole. For parents and children together, it’s magic – complete with daily countdown activities, fun facts and a chance to see how elves live, play and share their anticipation for Christmas.
Find Me, Santa! Snowflake Christmas Decoration with light MSRP $9.95 - Add your name and hang this lighted snowflake in a window, on a doorknob, or wherever you like to ensure that Santa finds you – no matter where you are. On Christmas Eve, the snowflake will glow for four hours until the jolly guy arrives. Includes LED lights that change colours for light show to signal where Santa can find you, and a ribbon for hanging-whether you’re traveling or at home. Children can personalize snowflake by putting their names on a red foil sticker.*
Northpole Communicator™ MSRP $29.95 – Stay connected to the whos and whats of Northpole all season long. Every day Dec. 1 through Christmas, push the button and turn the knob to have a conversation with Santa or one of his Northpole friends.*
Northpole Dance Like an Elf™ MSRP $19.95 – Crank the tunes and get the whole family dancing with this elf dance machine. You’ll love busting a move in Northpole traditional elf styles, like “Stir the Hot Chocolate,” “Build a Snowman” and “Ski Down the Mountain.”*
Northpole Snowby the Polar Bear MSRP $29.95 – Snowby is from Northpole. He’s an adorable baby polar bear who knows the true meaning of friendship. Caution: globe is made of glass and is breakable. For decorative use only.*
Rooftop Drop Game MSRP $9.95 – Test your gift-dropping skills with this popular Northpole game. Set up the rooftop and let the whole family take turns tossing the beanbag-shaped gifts into the chimney to see who’s best at fly-by gifting.*
Fun Baking Items …
Bake Like an Elf™ Kit with Recipe Cards MSRP $14.95 – Make a little happy in the kitchen, elf-style, with authentic Northpole cookie recipes and measuring tools shaped like a mitten, elf shoe and jingle bell, illustrated recipe cards feature easy-to-make elf cookie recipes and the stories behind them.*
Cookie Wonder Wheel Rolling Cookie Cutter MSRP $9.95 – Now you can have the secret weapon of busy elf bakers in Northpole. Create perfect elf-sized cookies in lots of holiday shapes with a single roll over your dough.*
Northpole Sprinkle Bell MSRP $7.95 – Spruce up your cookies with this game-changing Northpole kitchen gadget. Fill the bell with your favourite sugary sprinkles and watch it release the perfect pre-measured amount over your yummy cookies.*
Northpole Cookie Flipper Spaturla MSRP $4.95 – Flipping has never been more fun! This cookie flipper is straight from the cozy kitchen of Northpole elves, so you can enjoy a little bit of magic just like they do.*
Northpole Big Elf Apron for Adults MSRP $9.95 – Elves love baking tasty creations, and now you can make kitchen magic in the same fashion that they do! Tie the apron and let the magic rise.*
Northpole Cozy Nesting Bowls MSRP $9.95 – These Northpole nesting bowls make for a totally unique hostess gift. Fill with your favourite holiday sweets and your guests will be all smiles!*
Visit www.hallmark.ca for a store near you.
“Life is a Special Occasion”
This year, National Donate Your Hair Day is Saturday, November 22 … You can support the cause by making the cut and donating your ponytail to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. All it takes is at least 8 inches of hair that isn’t permanently coloured or chemically treated and no more than 5% grey. And it’s open to kids too!
Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a program in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, built on the simple, generous act of donating a ponytail to create real hair wigs for women battling cancer. These real-hair wigs are available at no cost to women across the country who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.
If you live in Toronto, you can make an appointment at Shagg Salon (102 Scollard St., in Yorkville) for November 22. Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment, please email@example.com and the salon will contact you directly to confirm your appointment time. In case you’re curious, here’s a sneak peek at the salon experience last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vnuL5CSvlk
If you live in Montreal: you can make an appointment at Salon V (445 rue St. Pierre #203). Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note: appointments are complimentary!
Live outside of [Toronto/Montreal] or have you already cut & saved your hair? Click here to find out how you can participate across Canada.
Since launching in Canada seven years ago, with the support of thousands of generous Canadians from coast-to-coast, Pantene Beautiful Lengths has donated thousands of high quality, real-hair wigs to help women living with cancer regain their confidence and sense of self.
Check out www.pantene.ca for more details.
Unfortunately, my hair is dyed (shhh it’s our secret).
Ahhhh! There’s snow! There are Christmas decorations everywhere you look! Everyone is in Christmas mode?
Me? I just don’t feel it. I’m too tired and only thinking about my mom. I suppose this will be my life now. Oh dear.
I’m left with very little time for myself, especially after a long day. Any suggestions?
It’s incredible how little time there is to get everything done! I’m running ragged. While I’ve been doing everything I can to get my mom to feel comfortable in her room at the LTF (long term facility), it just doesn’t seem to be enough. Alzheimer’s is a true pain.
How can I even begin to explain how difficult it is to look into your mom’s eyes and to see how desperate she is feeling? My mom is a ‘different person’ who is acting out like a toddler. She has been labeled as a runner because she tries to leave. In fact, the LTF is contemplating moving her to the ‘Alzheimer’s floor’. It’s locked down tight.
… and it’s only been one week!