Monday 24 November 2014

Homemade Christmas Gift - Felt Stockings

Growing up I absolutely loved opening my stocking first thing Christmas morning. Now that I am grown up I don't have that joyful experience anymore. So when I think of all the other grown ups in my family that don't get stockings it makes you want to bring back that joy.

My daughter and I took the time to make some loved ones felt stockings. A very simple gift that you can fill with pretty much anything, and the best part is that you get to give that family member some unique artwork as well.

Simply print out the template I have provided above and use it to cut out the pieces of felt. You will need two pieces to create a full stocking and then any embellishments your heart desires.

My plan for one of my family members is to fill her new stocking with some treats that she is now forced to enjoy. Becoming gluten free can be a hard adjustment in anyone's life but if you want to see how unbelievably ridiculous the prices are your jaw is going to hit the floor. Go take a gander at the gluten free products in your grocery store it is literally 3 to 5 times the price of regular food (even the high calorie dog food is that expensive).

So my lovely granny is going to get some gluten free treats in her stocking and I am going to try out some gluten free recipes for her as well, she needs some holiday baking to. Her birthday is also in December so I found this delicious gluten free chocolate toffee torte from Superstore, it was on sale for under $5 so it was a great score.

Friday 21 November 2014

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Review & Giveaway

My little's holding chocolate dipped pretzels!

Kids love chocolate, so it made the most sense to share some of my treats with all my little ones. They were more then happy to give their opinions on some of the finest chocolate and treats around! The picture above is them enjoying some chocolate dipped pretzels that came in a convenient 6 pack and are only $9.99!

I also received:

Boulder Dust Cocoa
Reindeer Candy Cane Bomb
Candy Cane Stir Sticks - Candies with Milk Chocolate
Candy Cane Caramels
Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Chocolate Snowflake with Candy Bits
Delicious Egg Nogg Bomb

I also received a delicious milk chocolate bar with bits of delicious candy cane inside! It was so good I ate it within a day and wasn't able to get a pic. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hundreds of products for everyone and can satisfy even the pickiest of people! Visit them at to see all the amazing treats or visit them at some of their amazing retail locations!

Now because Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory wants to make your Christmas even more fantastic they decided you guys deserve to get the chance to win 1 of 2 $25.00 Rocky Mountain Gift Cards! Enter below for your chance to make someone's Christmas a little sweeter or spoil yourself, we won't tell.

Saturday 15 November 2014

Monopoly Junior #GameNight

Monopoly Junior is an excellent game for little ones. Today I am fighting off a nasty cold and my kids are happily enjoying their Monopoly game while mommy gets some rest. Monopoly Jr. is perfect for teaching young ones the skills needed for all board games, like patience, sharing, and being a good sport. 

The game pieces are very whimsical and delightful. There is a small car, a boat, a kitty, and a puppy, all in a very cartoonish format to satisfy any child. It is for 2-4 players over the age of 5. My daughter has enjoyed playing even though she is only 4 she can have just as much fun racing around the board by simply rolling the dice and counting the spaces. 

Hasbro makes so many amazing games I can't wait to watch my kids grow to enjoy them all just like I did. These games make such amazing Christmas and birthday presents and really help to bring the family together! Plan your own Hasbro family #GameNight!

I received the product(s) complimentary to test and/or review by being a member of Influenster.

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Flashing Blinky Lights Review

Christmas provides some of the best memories for people of all ages with all the lights and decor. I love going to all the awesome light up displays and Christmas concerts with my kids, it is so much fun for the whole family! It is so much fun to dress up in all your wonderful Christmas outfits and accessories and the best way to do that is with! has been selling quality LED products since 2001.  They are very experienced in their field and strive for customer satisfaction.  The quality of FBL’s products reflects the care and understanding they have for their customers.  Here are some of the Light-Ups I had the opportunity to test:

Blinking LED White Fairy Wings are the ultimate costume accessory!

Flashing Snowflakes Head Boppers to brighten up your snow princess at the next party!

Jade LED Bouncy Noodle Hair Clips with Red Ribbons get the Christmas party started!

Move over Rudolph Light Up Red Clown Nose with Blinking LEDs makes anyone the perfect reindeer.

Orbiting LEDs Spinning Christmas Toy Wands are sure to impress the toy lovers you know.

Light Up White Super Star Princess Wands can make anybody feel like the princess they deserve to be.

LED Light Up Snowflake on 28" Bead Necklaces are large pendant necklaces, complete with Snowflake Beads, perfect for Winter Princess Parties and Holiday celebrations.

That’s just a fraction of the amazing items at  FBL has hundreds of different LED products available and they are sure to please anyone this holiday season!  They have excellent pricing for bulk buyers as well, so set the party to awesome with some terrific party favors and gifts!  My kids absolutely love their Light-Ups and will enjoy them all season and for years to come!

Check out this awesome video we made to show the quality of our Flashing Blinkies in the dark!

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Fall Photos & Winter Prep

 I just wanted to share some of my wonderful fall photos with everyone before the snow hits and the winter photos begin. It's time to get outside and rake the leaves and prepare for a cold winter.

How do you prepare for cold winters? As soon as the temperature drops I think of ways to keep my home warm to keep my heating costs down. Here is what I do to winterize my house:

  • Insulate vents and other drafty places
  • Caulk windows and doors
  • Seal windows with poly 
  • Install thicker curtains
  • Install weather stripping
  • Uninstall outside hose & turn off water to that tap
  • Get some area rugs if your floors are bare like mine
  • Get everyone slippers
  • Make sure everyone has a variety of sweaters, robes, and blankets
That's about it. Right now I am going to clean up my yard and get my chicken run winterized. Have a great day!

Saturday 1 November 2014

SquidGrip Review

I love video games. As a mother of 3 it is hard for me to get some individual entertainment to wind down and relax but when I get the opportunity I love to just sit back and play Xbox 360. I enjoy lots of different games from adventure, to first person shooter and everything in between. Any gamer knows that comfort is key when your trying to sit back and enjoy your gaming experience and SquidGrip makes comfort simply awesome! 

SquidGrip is a simple peel and stick padded grip that is made for numerous systems:
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • Playstation 4
  • Playstation 2/3
SquidGrip provides a low-profile, firm and padded surface for your hands - without disrupting the natural feel of your controller. Developed using moisture-wicking technology, no other product alleviates sweaty hands and improves overall grip and comfort like SquidGrip™
Whether you’re a hard-core gamer seeking a competitive edge through superior grip and comfort, or simply looking for something that truly works at combating sweaty hands – SquidGrip delivers!

 I have naturally sweaty hands and it is hard for me to grip the controller properly without having to wipe my hands every now and then but with SquidGrip my sweaty hands are no longer a problem. SquidGrip keeps my hands dry and comfortable the whole time I hold my controller. 

It is nice to have such a simple product out there that adds a touch of luxury that everyone can enjoy, afford, and install without hassle. 

 With Christmas on its way it is awesome to be able to give someone you love who is really into gaming a gift they will truly appreciate and one that you can afford. Every gamer out there will truly adore having a SquidGrip this holiday season. 

You can buy your SquidGrip for only $14.99 and it is available all over the world! Talk about an amazing gaming accessory at an even more amazing price! Check them out today at and cross some people off your Christmas list.