~ CLOSED ~ Must-Haves From the 2016 Hallmark Holidays Collection {w/Giveaway}

Holidays

The Christmas holidays have always been, by far, my favourite time of the year. The holiday “season”, is aptly named "season" because it’s far more than just a single day. It seems to be the only time of year that we all come together and share a joint purpose. It’s like some unwritten contract we have all have signed, promising to be more charitable, appreciative, tolerant and most of all, nicer to each other. If you are still out, searching high and low for the perfect gift for that special … [Read more...]

Start the School Year Off in Style!

School

What signals the end of summer for you? For me, it's when work vacations are just a fun memory, the days are getting shorter, there is a distinct chill in the air most evenings and we're looking at the long relaxing lazy, hazy days of summer in our rear view mirrors. But is not a totally sad time of the year. In fact, for the kiddos heading back to school, in many ways, the fall of the year signals a new beginning.  New teachers, new classmates, and learning new things. Hallmark carries a … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Perfect Gifts for Dads and Grads {w/Giveaway}

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I don't know about you, but June is a busy month in our household! We have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate, not to mention the all important dads and grads! It's often sometimes tough to come up with a gift that will be meaningful to the recipient but yet doesn't tax the brain or the bank too much. I find I can usually count on Hallmark to take some of the guess-work out of my shopping. They seem to always have the perfect gifts for every occasion, including Perfect Gifts for Dads … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Must-Haves {w/ Video & Giveaway}

Mother's Day Must-Haves

  Mother's Day Must-Haves ~ Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world and many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals. With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away, Hallmark is keeping moms in the spotlight with products that are perfect for the upcoming season and are complete … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Love, Hallmark this Valentine’s Day w/Giveaway

Love, Hallmark this Valentine's Day

For us, Valentine’s Day is not a huge celebration like we do for birthdays and Christmas, however, we do like to recognize it in a few little ways.  From heart-shaped pancakes to a little love note tucked into a lunch box, there are many ways to show someone special that you love them. This year, as the season of love approaches, Hallmark wants  you to spend time with those you love and celebrate life’s special moments together. From a "Love-a-Saurus" Techno Plush and an Oversized Message … [Read more...]