You Say Christmas, I Think #MyHallmark #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway CAN 15/12 #ad

You say Christmas and I automatically think Hallmark! It’s true.  It’s a tradition.  If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas (let’s face it, who isn’t at this time of year?), then Hallmark has gift ideas for men, women, and children … and they’ll love it!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Hallmark is known for “Cheer” in our house.  Check out their 2017 Christmas message:

They just put you in the holiday spirit so easily!

This year’s holiday gift guide is so delightful, and I’ll be sharing a giveaway (or two); however, there will be a quick turnaround so that there might be enough time for you to receive the prize … just in time for Christmas.  I’ve shared some pictures on social media of some of Hallmark’s fantastic gift ideas.  From Signature Christmas cards, to holiday decorations (like keepsake ornaments), to gift bags and tissues, to hostess gift ideas (including wine charms and bottle tags), and for everyone else that’s on your list!  No one will be disappointed!


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For gift ideas and inspiration, you can visit your local Hallmark Store or you can visit:


There are one of two prizes to be won (so two separate winners):

1 –  Winter Cocktails book
1 –  Mover & Shaker Martini Glass

Begins on: time post goes live and Ends on: December 15, 2017 at 7 pm EST
Terms and Conditions: Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excludes Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize. By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. [Please read entire Terms and Conditions] All winners must be from within Canada. Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out to any other country.
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Freebie Friday – December 8, 2017

Be a No Baby Unhugged Mom and get FREE Huggies® Diapers!

That’s right, show your support for hugs by becoming a No Baby Unhugged Mom. Huggies Brand will thank you by sending you a FREE pack of Huggies for your newborn when you sign up for their rewards. And if you share your hug photo, they will donate $5 to No Baby Unhugged to ensure all babies get the hugs they need.

Put Your Best Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight #ad

Gone are the days of shoving embarrassing holiday photos in a drawer never to see them again.  I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true! Whether its Instagram, Facebook or everything in between, you can’t hide from an onslaught of holiday photos. I bet you’re thinking – so, what’s the secret to selfie success? It’s the prep you do even before the presents are wrapped and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care…!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

GroupShot_ENDon’t let a stain spoil the occasion
Get the kids to pick out their holiday outfits well before the festivities begin. Truthfully, everyone should do this just in case!  Nobody likes to find a stain on their favourite outfit, or worse, notice it once a photo has been taken. Have them check for stains and spills and use Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks to get the job done. OxiClean stain fighters help to remove stains, plus the formula freshens and deodorizes with the freshness of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.  Our household has been fighting our stains with Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks for the past 60 loads (or so) and we’re very happy with the results.

Keep up the good smile
Maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays. However, if you need to brush up (pun intended) on your smile, I suggest switching to the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Pro Pulse Brush. Can you believe that its brush removes two times more plaque than the regular, manual brush? That’s because its head spins around as you brush to reach back corners. When paired with Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong toothpaste, you’ve got a winning combo to strengthen and clean.  This way you can smile your best for that selfie, teeth showing!

Cut down on prep time
Beauty prep, that is. If you’re like me, that fabulous blow out only lasts a day before you need to rinse and repeat. Until now. Dry shampoo is the latest trick up my sleeve. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo — it instantly refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots and leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh. Now I no longer stress when I’m running behind schedule and don’t have time for a full wash or styling session before heading out to visit the in-laws. Batiste Beautiful Brunette dry shampoo plus a hint of colour compliments medium, brunette and auburn hair tones.  Perfectly genius!  In fact, my daughter and I both like to use Batiste Dry Shampoo.  We both have extra long hair so cutting down on hair washings is actually essential because the natural oils and moisture will; otherwise, dry out.

I’m not really a selfie-phenom but taking the perfect selfie seems to be the only thing that is important in my daughter’s world.  My daughter; and her friends, strive to “show off” their better side (whichever side that is) and then post it on social media for the world to see … and ‘like’.  Looking good makes up a large part of that success so I proudly give her the tools to do so.