Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hand Crafted Beauties by Dawnings Custom Designs

I was very lucky and received these beautiful hand-crafted beauties. Dawn over at Dawnings Custom Designs creates these lovely pieces of jewelry from recycled, up cycled or repurposed materials. I just absolutely love this idea. You know me, I love to be frugal.

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These beautiful earrings retail for about $40 each. They are made with sterling silver, partnered with recovered beads which are genuine Malachite. Green is my favourite color so these earrings are just exactly what I would wear.

I just love supporting small businesses. I think support is huge in anyone’s success so by supporting a small business you are helping someone else at the meantime.

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If you love these earrings as much as I do and would love to check out her other items that’s she has for sale, please visit: Dawnings Custom Designs Etsy store

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*Disclosure: Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom received products for free in exchange for an honest review that may differ from yours. We only recommend products that we have personally tried and that we think are a good fit for our readers. All opinions are our own.

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A Scent of Spring from SoCoolKids

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and fresh scents overtake our senses. Spring is in the air and nothing says Spring like the freshness of lemons and a scent of spring from SoCoolKids.

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SoCoolKids has a delicious smelling glycerin-cleansing bar that’s all-natural, gluten-free, paraben free, synthetic fragrance and dye free that smells like lemonade made with the freshest lemons on the tree.

This soap smells so good that you’ll have a hard time keeping yourself from eating it, lol. But seriously, it smells great and is just the thing to bring some lemony freshness into your home.

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Don’t forget that SoCoolKids also has other soaps as well as apparels. For more information about these products please visit their website HERE.

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*Disclosure: Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom received products for free in exchange for an honest review that may differ from yours. We only recommend products that we have personally tried and that we think are a good fit for our readers. All opinions are our own.

Homemade Vintage Handbags by JoliePretty

I got this beautiful handmade, vintage style handbag from an online Etsy store called Joliepretty. It has a kiss lock closure which has been fixed to its frame with both glue and by being sewed on.

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This handbag has a houndstooth pattern that reminds me of my grandmas clothes that she used to wear!! (Aww I miss my nanny). This is a very chic piece. You can choose from two different styles. There’s the one with the kiss lock feature that I received and the other one has a beautiful rounded handle. Check them out online, you will not be disappointed.

They make great little handbags for any occasion really. I actually switched from my old purse to this one and I love it. I also adore the beautiful bright blue lining (it comes in green as well) 

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The seller of this JoliePretty Etsy shop will ship her products worldwide so everyone can enjoy her lovely creations. To find out more info like dimensions and all that, please visit her Etsy store HERE.

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*Disclosure: Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom received products for free in exchange for an honest review that may differ from yours. We only recommend products that we have personally tried and that we think are a good fit for our readers. All opinions are our own.

Bring Back the Bees with Earth Day

We’ve been hearing it for years; the bee population is dwindling. That’s no surprise with global warming, yes it’s real, not to mention pesticides being sprayed on gardens, flower beds, crops and trees, all of which bees use to pollinate. Are you aware that 1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by the pollination that bees provide?

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Earth Day is April, 22nd, 2016 and we think that it’s the perfect time to not only help the Earth but the bee population as well!

Every year we, as a family, do our part by helping clean up loose debris, broken branches and other messes that have accumulated over the Winter months. This year we’ll also be planting flower beds, more than the one that we already have thanks to General Mills Canada who’s donated 115 Million wildflower seed packs, as well as creating nesting areas for the bees to lay their eggs.

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We think it’s admirable that big name companies are helping to bring light to this matter because we all know that without bees there will be no food for human consumption. So let’s get out there and do our parts to #BringBackTheBees!

Visit Bring Back The Bees for more information about what you can do to help as well as to enter their contest for 1 of 5 $5000 flower garden makeovers.

*Disclosure: We (Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom) were not compensated for this post. We simply think that this is a worthy cause that should be spread across the internet.

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April Showers Bring Flooding Rivers

The saying “April showers bring May flowers” only applies when you have little to no snow or live somewhere where there is no adjoining waterways. For our area April showers bring flooding rivers which results in flood watch warnings, barricaded roads, the if’s and when’s the ice will run and how much damage it will cause.

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Why? Because we live in an area where 2 major rivers join together that create one big river. Also known as a flood zone.

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People gather along the side of the highways this time of year to watch the huge chunks of ice and the tons of extra water rush towards the ocean, destroying many things in it’s path.

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We live at a higher altitude and thankfully don’t have to worry about our own home and belongings being washed away by the river or by them being ruined from the flooding waters. We do however worry about those that will incur damage or lose their belongings.

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We will most definitely be doing a Spring clean up, indoors as we do every year, that will go to help those that are in need after the overflowed waters have receded.

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Teddy Stuffing Fun with Teddy Bear Loft

Teddy bears have been around for centuries, bringing security and comfort to kids young and old. Whether you snuggle with them at night or put them on a shelf to display to the world, teddy bears are awesome! Having something that you make as a child is awesome too and is something that brings pride and joy. Put the two together and what do you get? A company that we really love, as does the little one, named Teddy Bear Loft!

This company has a wide range of stuffed animal designs that kids stuff and seal themselves which allows the child to make their teddy as soft or as firm as they like. These adorable stuffed animal kits come with stuffing, hearts, certificates of creation or birth if you’d like, the teddy and instructions. * It is important to follow the instructions or you will have to start over as we did, lol.

We received:

● “Dyno” the Dinosaur. 16″ tall.

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● “Spots” the Leopard. 8″ tall.

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Didn’t the little one and his cousin do a great job?

We truly enjoyed watching and occasionally assisting the kids put together these adorable stuffed animals. We’re certain that all kids will love Teddy Bear Loft products!

For more information about Teddy Bear Loft and their products please visit their website HERE.

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*Disclosure: Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom received products for free in exchange for an honest review that may differ from yours. We only recommend products that we have personally tried and that we think are a good fit for our readers. All opinions are our own.

Stylish Pain Relief with Pure Hazelwood

We’ve been fans of natural pain remedies ever since we first tried them and they worked! One amazing company that we’ve come to love is Pure Hazelwood. From heartburn to teething pain to arthritis, Pure Hazelwoods products help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

We received a few beautiful pieces that are new to us. These products include:

• Double bracelet with July birthstone and Hazelwood. Size: 8 inches.
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• Single bracelet with Lapis Lazuli and Hazelwood. Size: 8 inches.
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• Necklace with Baltic Amber and Hazelwood. Size: 14 inches.
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• Necklace with Mauve Butterfly and Hazelwood. Size: 14 inches.
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We truly love these stylish products and their benefits which will definitely help on those rainy, arthritic days as well as to keep up looking sharp and fashionable. Definitely worth checking out!

For more information about Pure Hazelwood products please visit their website HERE.

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April Snow Why Won’t It Go

This has honestly got to be the most dragged out winter ever. We were lucky to have had a mild winter this year but mother nature has been hitting us hard since the new year began & she just doesn’t seem to want to let up!

April, 7th / 2016 we woke up to snow that changed to rain & then to freezing rain. Now everything is covered in ice. Welcome to Canada, eh!

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We can’t change the weather so we’re dealing with it but we’ll be happy to have the rain wash it all away.

How is your Spring turning out so far? We’d love to know.

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Travel Bingo from Plasmart Making Car Rides Fun

When it comes to traveling with kids it can be a bit, how do I say this, annoying. They become impatient and always want to know if you’ve reached your destination despite the vehicle still rolling down the highway with blurry trees passing by. We’ve all been there at one time or another as parents. Tell the truth!

What’s better for entertaining the kids than Travel Bingo from Plasmart toys

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This entertaining travel game is easy for the kids to play as it involves things that you would see while traveling such as trains, power lines, bridges and much more. Each Travel Bingo set contains 2 bingo cards and each card has sliding windows which means there’s no bingo chip mess all over the car. Yay!    

These sets are available for $6.49 CDN or $5.99 USD and are totally worth it. Trust us, your sanity will thank you!

For more information about PlaSmart Toys please visit their website HERE

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Tending to Technical Issues

Sorry for the absence everyone. We hope you don’t think that we’ve abandoned you. We’ve had a piece in our laptop break and unfortunately it’s irreparable. So until we can fit a new laptop into our budget we’ll have to do what we can using other devices (mobile).

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We just wanted to say hey {waves} and let you all know that we are back up and running and will get to posting ASAP!

We hope that you understand and will continue to enjoy our posts.

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