Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Made Magical

What makes Christmas magical? Being surrounded by family,

watching the little ones excitedly make a mess ripping wrapping paper from presents and the joys of giving always come to mind. Another thing that comes to mind are friends. Ones that we don’t get to see due to distance and ones that are no longer with us to celebrate but the ones that have really made an impression on our minds and in our hearts this year are ones that we’ve never met in real life (IRL)!

 

This year has been fairly rough on us, you can read more about that here. With all the ups and downs comes a lot of stress and that’s not exactly helpful when it comes to being joyous about Christmas. Two very sweet friends of ours whom we haven’t met in real life made Christmas magical and less stressful. See, most of our extra cash goes towards gas to get to and from dialysis three times a week so our budget was a bit tighter this year. We had enough gifts for the little one to still make for a magical Christmas but these two wonderful woman still sent out gifts for him.

 

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We honestly can’t express how much our computer friends and their kind & generous hearts mean to us. In all of our life we’ve NEVER met people who are so nice. We are more than happy to call them friends and we’re extremely grateful to be blessed with such wonderful people in our lives! We can’t thank you enough Cathy Thinking Out Loud & Journeys Of The Zoo. Thank-you for a Christmas made magical!

 

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Check out our other post about the awesome things these folks have done for us here.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts

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Easy Peasy Patches – Color Your Own Easy Peasy Patch Kit Review

 

You can Decorate All Your Stuff With Easy-To-Use Stick On Patches! This Package Contains: 5 Markers and 2 sheets of Patches (Color and Cut-out). It’s a great little activity for little ones to do (even teens or adults can have fun with this). You can personalize it to your liking with whatever colors you choose.

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  • Decorate all your stuff with easy-to-use stick on patches
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up
  • Made in Canada
  • No Sewing
  • No Ironing

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You can purchase your own on the Walmart Website. I think these would make great stocking stuffers 🙂 Order one today!! Only $14.99.

Visit Easy Peasy Patches on Facebook & Twitter

 

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ThermaCELL Heated Insoles

Living in Canada we have our fair share of extremely cold temperatures during the winter. Our temperatures range anywhere from 0° to -40° around this time of year and that causes feet to be cold despite having warm boots especially when you’re out shoveling snow for hours! This is why we’re super excited to introduce you to an amazing product known as ThermaCELL Heated Insoles.

 

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Operated by a wireless remote control this foot warmer fits inside your shoes or boots to distribute an even amount of heat from heel to toe with three temperature settings. No heat, medium heat (100°F) and high heat (111°F).

 

  • Uses high-tech wireless thermal technology—no wires, extension cords, Velcro® straps, or battery strap brackets, and no batteries mounted to the ankle, shoe, or waist
  • Charge lasts up to 5 hours of constant use (on medium heat setting). Powered by rechargeable, built-in lithium-ion polymer batteries embedded in the foot warmer insoles
  • Can be recharged at least 500 times using the included charger.
  • Recharges in 4 hours or less
  • Package includes: 2 Heated Insoles equipped with integrated rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries; 1 remote control with battery; 1 lanyard; 1 drawstring travel bag; 1 global charger; 1 instruction booklet
  • Customizable Sizes for Men and Women
  • Fits men’s shoe sizes 3.5 to 13 and women’s shoe sizes 4.5 to 14
  • Can be trimmed to fit almost any shoe size

 

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This wonderful product is available for $134.99 which is cheaper than most heated insoles and they should be good for a couple of winters.

 

We’re very impressed with this product and definitely think that the Winter outdoors-man will love them as much as we do. They are built tough and are very comfortable. Go ahead and try them for yourself 🙂 I’ll bet that you Won’t be disappointed!!

 

For more information about ThermaCELL Heated Insoles please visit their:

 

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Udis Gluten Free Foods – #EatDrinkBeMerry

Udis Gluten Free is one of our favorite gluten-free companies so when we saw them share their Apple Pie Cups recipe on Twitter we were intrigued and decided that we were totally going to try them! Check out the recipe below or you can find the original HERE.

 

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What you will need:

 

  • 6 small Udi’s tortillas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream or ice cream for topping (optional)
  • 1/4 cut toasted hazelnuts (We used Udi’s Snicker Doodles)

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Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Lightly brush both sides of the tortillas with the coconut oil and warm them in a frying pan. Gently place them into muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the tortillas are baking mix the apples, cinnamon and sugar together. Sauté the apple mixture in a frying pan with the butter until tender.
  • Fill tortilla cups with apple mixture, top with ice cream and crumbled Snicker Doodles and serve.

 

This is just one of our many #EatDrinkBeMerry recipes/blog post that you will see from us 🙂 In the meantime, why not head on over and try your luck with UDI’S #EatDrinkBeMerry contest! They’re giving away lots of Udi’s Holiday Prize Packs and 500 FREE Product Coupons!

Enter here: http://bit.ly/13hD05P  (Open to the US only)

 

 

*Disclosure: We received products for free as part of the Eat Drink and Be Merry blogger campaign with Udi’s Gluten Free. We are not obligated to share our opinions, baking pictures or recipes.

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MasterMind Toys – Pirate’s Den Playhouse Review

It’s a know fact that kids and forts just go together. Tree houses, blankets forts or pillow forts, they’re fun even as an adult! We recently had the opportunity to review a super cool product from Mastermind Toys  called the Pirates Den Playhouse.

 

This playhouse is actually a tent that has 2 mesh windows and a flap door that can be closed with velcro or can be rolled up and attached with a strap to keep it open. This playhouse is so much fun to play in that the little one can be in there for hours playing. Even the cats love it! Every night they play hide and go seek with other. It’s actually pretty funny to see.

 

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It’s made using sturdy material and is very easy to assemble and retails for $29.99 CDN. They also have a Royal Princess Playhouse for the girls which is made the same way and is available for the same price. They also both come in a neat little carrying case for storage or sleepovers 🙂

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These adorable playhouses will keep the little one(s) amused as well as the cats and is totally worth the money. We think it would make a great gift this Christmas!

 

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For more information about Mastermind products or to make a purchase please visit their Website

Mastermind Toys is Canadian owned and operated.

·         They’ve been selling toys for more than 30 years in the greater Toronto area; and recently expanded to 32 stores across Canada—and still growing!

·         Their staff is always ready to provide the BEST customer service and help you find the perfect gift for every little one on your list.

·         They also offer complimentary gift-wrapping for easy one-stop shopping!

 

 

 

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Bamboo Deluxe Shower and Floor Mat by Toilet Tree Products

We’ve always loved the look of wood. Wood appliances and accessories to wood walls, we absolutely love the way it looks and the way it makes you feel. Now when it comes to a bathroom a rustic feel helps a person relax. At least it does for us. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to an awesome product from Toilet Tree Products Elegant Bamboo Series known as the Bamboo Deluxe Shower and Floor Mat.

 

Not only is this mat stylish but it’s actually pretty comfy too. It’s made from 100% natural eco-friendly bamboo and can be used to serve many purposes such as a shower mat, bath mat and more. It’s also water stain resistant and can be used either indoors or outdoors.

 

 

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This mat retails for $49.95 but can currently be found on Amazon for $10 OFF.

 

We’re very impressed with this product from Toilet Tree Products and are looking forward to filling our bathroom with the rest of their bamboo series. We definitely think that these products are worth the price being asked and you will see it in the quality. Definitely a line that we think you guys would enjoy as well.

 

For more information about Toilet Tree Products please visit their website.

 

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The Lash Project – Gluten Free Mascara By Red Apple Lipstick review

The first thing I want to say about this mascara is unlike EVERY single other mascara that I have ever tried, this one here has not made my eyes itchy and all red. I am SO impressed with it.  It is a bit pricey $42 a tube but here is why:

 

  • BECAUSE it gives you an amazing mascara and powerful lash conditioner all in 1
  • BECAUSE it reverses and prevents your lash damage from years of toxic mascara use
  • BECAUSE it ends your embarrassing mid-day smudge problem and watery runoff
  • BECAUSE it ends clumping and flaking forever
  • BECAUSE it won’t cause itchy, scratchy, puffy eyes
  • BECAUSE it stops your lashes from falling out pre-maturely
  • BECAUSE it doesn’t dry out in the tube… when you know there’s more left
  • BECAUSE it feels as fresh on the 30th day as it did on the 1st day you used it
  • BECAUSE it was literally made a week before you receive it
  • BECAUSE you can always get a discount through our free VIP Club
  • BECAUSE it works amazingly well

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I am happy to know that some people take other’s health in consideration. This mascara is awesome because it is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Allergen Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Paraben Free
  • GMO Free
  • Corn Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • NO Harsh Chemicals
  • NO Multi-Part Serums
  • NO Prescriptions
  • NO Costly Dermatologist Visits
  • NO Twice-A-Day Applications

You are doing 2 things here when you apply this, you are conditioning your lashes as well as beautifying yourself 🙂 Overall I am in love with this Mascara from Red Apple Lipstick. It’s the only stuff I wear now and I don’t think I’m switching back either! 🙂

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To find out more info or to order your own, please visit their WEBSITE

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Anti-Aging stocking stuffer from Racinne Canada

I recently had the chance to try Racinne’s Holiday Stocking Stuffer pack which included:

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  • Racinne’s popular anti-aging serum
  • Face Mask
  • Neck emulsion

 

The Neck Emulsion (deluxe travel size)  $18.00  >>>>*Improves the appearance of wrinkles in 4 weeks*

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This hydrating Neck Emulsion improves skin elasticity and effectively targets fines lines and wrinkles around the delicate neck area. What woman wouldn’t want this?  Best of all, it smells great (as do all of Racinne’s other products)

After cleansing your face in the morning and night, apply a tiny amount of Racinne Ultimate Youth Power Neck Emulsion and rub it in a circular motion towards your chin.

Some of the great benefits of this product is:

  • Hydrates and Refines texture of skin.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reveals a younger looking complexion and a healthier glow.
  • Firms, tones, and increases skin’s elasticity.

 

 

Ultimate Youth Power Mask – (Deluxe Travel Size 30ml / 1.01oz ) $18.00

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“This anti-aging mask contains acetyl hexapeptide-8 which helps improve the texture of skin and reduce  the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. This mask facilitates the delivery of hyaluronic acid to efficiently moisturize and firm the skin. The skin’s moisture barrier is replenished preventing damage cause by dryness, revealing the next layer of revitalized skin for a younger look. ”

 

I love pampering myself once a week with this emulsion mask from Racinne. It leaves my skin so radiant and smooth. I also really love the smell of it, stays with me for a while. I find it really hydrates and cleans my face. Definitely would recommend this product!

 

 

 

Ultimate Youth Power Serum – (Deluxe Travel Size 10ml / 0.33 fl oz ) $21.00

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“This potent formula helps protect the skin’s moisture barrier and reduce the signs of aging. The high concentration level of ginseng callus extract rejuvenates and hydrates skin cells, which in turn effectively reduces the appearance of dark spots and dull skin tones. The ingredients in this anti aging serum efficiently moistens the skin, leaving the it with a revitalized younger look.”

 

This also:

  • Refines texture of skin.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reveals a radiant complexion and healthy glow.
  • Firms, tones, and increases skin’s elasticity.

I love that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky and it goes on smooth. It’s not a heavy product and I usually apply it after I clean my face in the morning and before I go to bed at night. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

To find out more information on these products please visit Racinne’s:

 

 

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Whistlefritz – Inspiring young minds Review

Whistlefritz are Spanish and French Dvds, cds, lesson plans and games, which are great for both the home and school. It helps the children learn in a fun, educational way.

We recently had the chance to review 2 cds from Whistlefritz and they are:

  • Allons Dancer – Let’s Dance (French)
    Get in the language-learning groove with this fun-filled collection of original tunes and beloved traditional favorites performed by internationally-acclaimed French artists: Marie-Louise Desage and Didier Prossaird. Your little one will be singing and dancing around in no time. Arv $14.99

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  • Sabor – Spanish Learning
    This CD is a lively, interactive playlist of 15 original songs and family favorites performed in Spanish by internationally beloved singer-songwriter Jorge Anaya and keyboardist Didier Prossaird. Sabor introduces children to the Spanish vocabulary using words and phrases  that children use everyday. It will get your whole family up and moving. Arv $14.99

 

Their over all goal is to create entertaining and educational programs to inspire children of all ages to love language and that’s exactly what these Cds do. My son just loves these music cds and we really think the French one is especially great since my son started pre-k at an all French school and these should help him a lot.

 

To find out more information about Whistlefritz, please check them out on their:

 

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PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat review

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Our little guy loves playing cars and we often find our book shelves being used as ramps despite having tons of tracks to drive cars on. Thankfully PlaSmart has created multi-purpose play mats that are durable, easy to clean and totally comfortable being made from coated EVA foam known as a Smart Mat. Not only will they keep the kids happy they’ll help to keep the bookshelves in one piece, lol. Did we mention that the Wonky Wheels car goes perfectly with this mat.

 

 

These mats are 78″ × 46″/199 cm × 118 cm which covers a nice large area. Whether you’re using the mat for the roads or just a sanitary place for the kids to play, the convenience of being able to roll up, store and transport this fun play area is awesome! Smart Mats are available for $29.99 CDN

 

It’s also very cute that they added PlaSmart as one of their buildings on the mat 🙂

 

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For more information about PlaSmart products please visit their website.

 

 

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Wonky Wheels by PlaSmart review

We’re sure we’ve mentioned before how much our Son enjoys playing cars, from the minute he wakes up until the minute he goes to bed it’s all about driving or playing cars. This isn’t always something that us adults want to do but we do have our parental duties of entertaining the kids once in a while so that’s what we do.

 

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PlaSmart  has made playing cars fun for everyone with their Wonky Wheels. These cool cars drive with the push of a finger and can drive straight, turn left & right or drive wonky! Kids will love the wackiness of these cars and the cool way that they drive. We really like that they’re nice and sturdy so you don’t have to worry about them being broken within five minutes or the wheels being chewed off (yes he likes to take the rubbery wheels off of his smaller cars) and the quality is amazing.

 

 

 

 

Wonky Wheels cars are available in four-color combinations:  Red with a white stripe; Blue with a white stripe; White with a red stripe; and White with a blue stripe.

 

 

They sell for $9.99 CDN and are also collectable. We personally think that they would make great stocking stuffers and pair perfectly with PlaSmart’s Smart Mats. For more information about Wonky Wheels please visit their Website.

 

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.

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Peekapak Monthly Subscription box Review

First off, I can’t tell you enough how excited our little man gets when there’s mail that arrives just for him and the added fact that he LOVES doing crafts makes this a great product in our eyes as parents.We fell in love with Peekapak the moment we opened the box.

 

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It’s the perfect combo of creativity and imagination for your little one. Each Peekapak is equipped with Lovable Characters that your children will adore and engage with, materials needed for 2-3 hands-on activities and of course educational learning components. All put into a lovely story book 🙂

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Our Peekapak Siblings kit included:

  • Lovable Characters – Cody, Menka and their hedgehog friend, Leo which are the Peekapak Pals
  • 2 Wood Birdhouses
  • 2 Picture Frame to decorate
  • 2 Stamp
  • Stickers
  • Crayons & more

It let’s the kids work on their Fine Motor Skills – Creativity and Imagination – Planning and Problem solving. It really is a wonderful kit.

 

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Peekapak is a monthly subscription service in which you are sent a box of goodies right to your home each month, with a new story and crafts every time. You can also send one as a gift if you choose. I think you should give this a try, it would make a great gift for a loved one this holiday season 🙂

 

  • To find out more information about Peekapak, please visit their Website.
  • You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Softlips Cube Review

Softlips has done it again and came out with another amazing product called Softlips Cube. It’s this fancy see through cube in which your lip product is inside. It’s shaped like a ball, for all-over coverage on your lips.

 
I really love how Softlips stands up to their name and Actually makes your lips soft and as an added bonus they also stay hydrated and it tastes good 🙂 Can’t get any better than that! You can find this in stores for approx $4.99 which is a great price and an even better stocking stuffer 🙂

Some info on the products that I received:

Berry Bliss

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  • Hydrates – formulated with Shea Butter to restore moisture
  • Replenishes – with antioxidant Vitamins A, C, & E
  • Smoothes – rich emollients leave lips silky and soft
  • Protects – with SPF 15 sunscreen
  • Adds Shine – for a perfect radiant finish

Vanilla Bean

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  • Hydrates – formulated with Shea Butter to restore moisture
  • Replenishes – with antioxidant Vitamins A, C, & E
  • Smoothes – rich emollients leave lips silky and soft
  • Protects – with SPF 15 sunscreen
  • Adds Shine – for a perfect radiant finish

“Sleek, stylish and sophisticated in design, Mentholatum Softlips Cube is uniquely formulated with a Lip Perfecting Technology that blends 5 lip loving benefits into 1 to give you beautiful, luscious looking lips. Its advanced formula HYDRATES with Shea Butter, while anti-oxidant- rich ingredients Vitamin A, C & E work to REPLENISH lips. With one glide it SMOOTHES away roughness, leaving a soft and silk like texture on lips. It has a long-lasting moisture barrier that PROTECTS against further dryness, while natural olive extracts add a touch of SHINE leaving behind a perfect radiant finish. Apply liberally as needed”

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For more information on Softlips and where to buy their products, please visit their:

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Cetaphil’s Dermacontrol Foam Wash and Moisturizer SPF 30 review

Cetaphil’s Dermacontrol Foam Wash.

 

“A gentle, non drying, soap free foam face wash that works to cleanse the skin of excess oil, without compromising it’s barrier or resulting in over compensation of sebum production”

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I absolutely love this face wash! It actually leaves my face feeling refreshed and cleaned. It’s perfect for oily, combination or blemish-prone skin. It contains an oil-absorbing ZINC COMPLEX that includes zinc coceth for a deep-pore cleanse and some zinc gluconate to remove excess oil from your face. Together these ingredients work to control shine and improve your skin’s appearance. The best of all is that you can use it daily and it will not clog up my pores or make my skin dry…. Also another great thing I found with this product is the light smell that it leaves on your face afterwards. Awesome!!!

 

Some great things to know about Cetaphil’s Dermacontrol are:

 

  • It can be found in most Canadian Pharmacies
  • The foam wash is available in 236ml  and is roughly found for $18.99
  • It has been recommended by the Dermatology Review Panel
  • Voted Canada’s 2013 Product Of The Year, “facial Care” category
  • It rinses of easily with no residue left behind.
  • Provides shine control and leaves a soft matte finish
  • Non-comedogenic, Non-acnegenic, hypo-allergenic
  • 3 little pumps covers most faces
  • There’s absolutely no wasting the product as it does have a pump

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I have been using this product for close to a week now and I am really loving how my skin feels. Thank you Cetaphil 🙂

All skin types, including oily skin needs moisture and what better way to get it, then by using Cetaphil’s Moisturizer SPF 30

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This is also a must have in your daily routine:

Cetaphil’s DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizing SPF 30

This is a non-greasy, lighweight facial moisturizer gentle enough to use with your daily routine with the added benefit of broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It’s my daily moisturizer now and I don’t think I really need any other. I apply it after I wash my face with the Cetaphil foam wash. 🙂 My face feels perfect all day long.

Some of the great things about this product is:

  • It’s a 3 in 1 moisturizer that provides hydration, shine and SPF 30 sun protection
  • It replenishes your skin
  • It’s oil-free and fragrance-free
  • Also gives you a matte finish which it great for oily skin. It kind of gives your skin a break.
  • Fast-acting, long-lasting 24-hour moisturization.

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Over-all I am SO happy with these 2 products. I switched from all my other brands to Cetaphil. It’s my new trusted go-to brand and I honestly think you should give them a try together. I bet you’ll make the switch also! 🙂

For more information on Cetaphil, please feel free to check out their Website

 

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.

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Skechers – Boots for the whole family Review

When it comes to quality footwear we know that we can count on Skechers. From the designs to the comfort and warmth, we’re happy to put their products on our feet which is exactly what we are doing this Winter!We decided to go with boots that look similar for ourselves as well as the little one and we love the designs of each. The boots we received and some of their awesome qualities are:

 

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For the hubby, he had the Mens Sergeants: Verdict (natural color) (arv $90). Some of the great features about his boots are:

  • Waterproof leather with natural finish
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Cushioned insole
  • 3/4 inch shock absorbing midsole
  • 1 1/4 inch boot heel
  • Rugged rubber lug traction outsole

He finds them very comfortable and they keep his feet warm. They look great with just about anything you want to wear, especially jeans! He also says that they are one of the best boots he’s has on his feet in a while.

 

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As for me, I went with a very similar looking boot for myself.. My boots are called the Women’s Relaxed Fit: Rager (natural color) (arv $85)

Cool heritage looks and go-everywhere style combines in the SKECHERS Relaxed Fit: Rager boot. I love the look of them and they have a Memory Foam insole which makes them SUPER comfy on my feet. And for these cold winters here in Canada, they also keep my feet nice and toasty 🙂 I went with a slightly bigger size then I would normally fit into because I find sometimes they are made a little small and I wanted to be able to put big thick socks on. They fit super great!

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Some of the great features that my boot has are:

  • Smooth oiled leather upper
  • Lace up ankle height classic utility style comfort boot design
  • Waterproof seam sealed design
  • Stitching accents
  • Rounded plain toe front
  • Reinforced stitched seam detail
  • Side and heel leather overlay trim
  • S metal logo detail
  • Contrast colored collar trim
  • Lace up front with metal eyelets
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • 4 1/2 inch shaft height
  • 3 1/2 inch adjustable top width for a 10 1/2 inch top circumference
  • Soft fabric boot lining
  • Relaxed Fit® design for a roomy comfortable fit
  • Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole
  • Embossed texture topsole trim
  • High traction rubber lug pattern outsole
  • 1 1/4 inch boot heel

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Last but not least, my little man has the Boys Mecca: Bunkhouse  $46 (natural color)

Tough and classic style for little kickers comes in the SKECHERS Mecca – Bunkhouse boot. Smooth faux nubuck synthetic upper in a lace up casual ankle boot with stitching and overlay accents.

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These boots are comfortable and warm and they don’t rub on the back of your leg as some designs do. The price is definitely worth the quality and the look. If you, the little one or any family member are looking for almost identical boots, these are the ones. We’re certain that you’ll love them as much as we do.

 

Overall I am very satisfied with our Skechers and will definitely continue to promote this company and their awesome products…I also think it’s super cute that we all have matching boots 🙂 Get some for your family Today by visiting:

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Lampe Berger – Review

It all started back in 1898. A pharmaceutical dispenser by the name of Maurice Berger invented a diffusion system that purified the air in enclosed spaces due to a sepsis in hospitals at the time. Shortly after patenting, Lampe Berger was born.  Contrary to other products, Lampe Berger PURIFIES THE AIR, DESTROYS UNDESIRABLE ODORS AND DIFFUSES A LONG-LASTING FRAGRANCES (cooking, animals or tobacco smells)

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We absolutely love this company’s products. They have tons of different styles from contemporary to rustic. There’s definitely a style that will fit anyone’s liking! They also have numerous fragrances to choose from as well. Possibly just as many as they have designs which is totally awesome. Who doesn’t like variety?   A selection of over 80 lamps + 40 different home fragrances – suited for every décor and fragrance desires

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The lamp we were sent was the Heritage Red. This lamp sells for $94.00 CDN and includes the catalytic burner, a stopper and a funnel for easy refill. This beautiful lamp has a Victorian look and feel to it with a gorgeous redish orange color and a shiny gold crown top. This design is also available in clear or green with silver decor instead of the gold. Lampe Berger Paris available everywhere in Canada: Find A Store near you

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The fragrances we received were:

 

Orange Cinnamon: The freshness of citrus fruits combined with the warmth of spices and candied fruits, enhanced by a note of amber and sensual white musk. 500ml home fragrance – Composition : fragrances, aqua, isopropyl alcohol.

 

Vanilla Gourmet: A cocktail of delicious notes blending the richness of a freshly cut bourbon vanilla pod, the sweetness and softness of rum and star anise, and a drop of chocolate and almond (cocoa and tonka beans). 500ml home fragrance – Composition : fragrances, aqua, isopropyl alcohol.

 

Delicious Cherry: fruity oriental fragrance opening onto a delicately spicy sparkling cocktail of citrus fruits. The unique aroma of black cherry is emphasized by a feminine floral bouquet while Patchouli enhances the innocence of sweet aromas from our childhood.

 

Neutral: An essential in any household, it deodorizes but does not release any scented fragrance and can be diluted to control intensity. When used in between 2 fragrances, it optimises the functioning of the Air Pur System oil burner, it cleans it and increases its lifespan. 1L home fragrance – Composition : fragrances, aqua, isopropyl alcohol.

*UNIQUE TO LAMPE BERGER*

Neutral Home Fragrance (available in 180ml, 500ml and 1L formats!) is essential in every household as it removes unwanted odours without diffusing a fragrance – perfect for those who are sensitive to fragrances. Also, when mixed with other fragrances; it will dilute the intensity of active delivery. At the same time, NEUTRAL optimizes the operation of the catalytic burner (wick), cleans it and extends its life span.

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We truly can not believe how quickly these scents fill a room as well as how long it lingers in the air. The fact that it purifies the air instead of just masking the odor is an added bonus. *Please keep in mind that these fragrances DO contain alcohol and are flammable. Keep out of reach of children!

 

Lampe Berger has definitely won our approval and will continue to refresh our house for a very long time. For more information about their awesome products please visit their:

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Aqueduck Faucet And Handle Extender review

We found this awesome company and I honestly think that if you have small kids that you should check them out as well. This amazing Mom came up with these 2 Safe and effective ways for your little ones to wash their hands without having to reach and risk falling off a step stool when  they want to wash their hands or get a glass of water!

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I am absolutely sold on this product and will definitely keep passing the word on about these awesome products from Aqueduck. Step back and watch as your little one feels like a big boy/girl when they can wash their hands all by themselves!! (I know its hard to let go of the fact that they won’t be babies forever lol 🙂 ). I am even very surprised that this product has also fixed a long time problem in the sink, it always would splash up all over on account of where the water was hitting but now with the Aqueduck installed I have had no splashing problems!!! Yay!

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Here are some of the great features the Aqueduck has to offer: (For ages 2+ and up under adult supervision of course)

 

  • Polyethylene Plastic
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Aqueduck Faucet Extender has been designed to fit on most conventional bathroom faucets
  • Easy to remove for cleaning, dishwasher safe
  • Made from long-lasting soft, durable plastic
  • BPA, PVC and phthalate free
  • Unisex
  • Portable
  • Very Easy to use and install

Once again I would suggest you check them out!! I promise that its money well spent!!! It has even been featured on the Rachel Ray show & The Steve Harvey show!!

To find out more information, you can find them here: (Click HERE to Purchase)

 

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