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Save Money On Utilities!

With water bills on the minds of Canadians, Adam Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager at Pfister, manufacturers of innovative and eco-friendly faucets, has helpful tips for you about ways that homeowners can cut down on their water usage and save money on their water bill. Adam recommends the following tips to help conserve water: Make use of rainwater - Collect rainwater and use it to water plants and wash your car. A rain barrel collecting water from your eaves trough downspout is both environmentally and financially smart. Nothing saves on a water bill like using what nature provides for free. Don’t leave the water running - Use a touch-free faucet so you’re not caught running the tap longer than necessary. These high-tech kitchen faucets help stop the spread of germs while reducing your overall water usage by automatically shutting off with the wave of your hand. Every second of running water adds up and a touch-free faucet cuts off exactly when you n

Vancouver Charity Christmas Events

Giving back to those less fortunate is top of mind throughout the holiday season. Whether you’re in search of Santa, a tree-lit beach walk or a mountain-top view of Howe Sound, these activities boost Christmas spirit while offering an opportunity to give back. Stanley Park’s Bright Nights : Find your seat on the Christmas Train and experience three million twinkling lights. Portions of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Dundarave Festival of Lights : Take a walk along the beach lined with trees decorated by families and local business. Each tree raises funds for the North Shore Shelter with a goal to end Homelessness. Sea to Sky Gondola : Board the gondola for a ten-minute ride to festive forest walks, brunch with Santa, and walking trails lined with twinkling lights 800 meters above Howe Sound. For each donation made to the food bank at the base, guests will be entered into a contest to win daily prizes throughout December. Yule Duel:  En

Soapsox Review

SoapSox  is now available in Canada at all Sears locations. These adorable plush friends that kids can take from playtime…. to bath time! It’s 2-in-1 fun with SoapSox®, the cuddly companions you can actually take in the tub! Just add soap to the patent-pending pocket and scrub-a-dub clean! For ages birth+. MSRP: $14.99 Soapsox are an adorable bathtub companion that kids absolutely love. The ducky pictured above is Emma she is such a cute little addition to our family. There are multiple creatures to choose from to suit any child. And if your little one decides they dont want to leave their new friend in the tub they can be snuggled with at bedtime and their adorble little soap pocket can be used to stash fun treasures. Check out the amazing packages you can buy at Surprise your loved ones with a fun bath time friend that they can enjoy for years to come. 

Freshly Picked Pre-Black Friday Sale

It's that time of year where all of our favorite stores have amazing deals just in time for the holidays. This year Freshly Picked is having their biggest black tuesday sale ever. Here are all the details: 25% off select styles in the shop and even bigger discounts on apparel The hashtag for the sale is #fpblacktuesday, sharing is caring! The Sale will start  10am   November 24th So I invite you to give the gift of amazing style for a killer deal! Check them out at ! 

Slammers Review

Healthy treats that taste good can sometimes be a challenge especially when your looking for something portable as well. No need to worry because Slammers have got you covered.  Slammers are portable snacks that come in a convenient pouch. They are organic, nut free, contain fruit, veggies, and yogurt. They are an excellent source of vitamins and protein making them perfect snacks for anytime of day. Slammers make perfect road trip treats as well, just in time for those long holiday drives to family and friends.  Slammers were created by Kids Gourmet a trusted brand that can be found at local grocery stores. They come in two fantastic flavors, mango and strawberry banana. Kids love em and parents do to. A healthy treat that's fun to eat! 

Wild Eats & Adorable Treats & Holiday Crafts Review

Cooking and crafting has to be one of the funnest parts of being around small children. There are many creative creations to be made with these two books, Holiday Crafts by Linda Reece and Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills. These two books make the perfect gift for that creative child on your list this year.  The Holiday Crafts book is jam packed full of fun, easy to follow crafts for every holiday throughout the year, it is the gift that keeps on giving.  If your trying to convince a picky eater to scarf down something healthy changing it's shape can often help to change their mind. In the Wild Eats and Adorable Treats book you can find animal creations galore and following each healthy snack comes an amazing fact about the animal you created.  These books are some terrific finds, sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Brought to you by SKYHORSE PUBLISHING . Get your copies today and see what other treasures they hold.

Butternut Squash, Chestnut and Herb Filled Puff Pastry Hors d'oeuvres

With the weather cooling down, fall is the perfect time to enjoy the chill of the season with cozy fall meals. The experts at Paulding & Company commercial kitchen agree that Fall is a season to be celebrated with delicious home meals, and bellow is a recipe for Butternut Squash, Chestnut and Herb Filled Puff Pastry Hors d'oeuvres that will warm up any belly this season. Butternut Squash, Chestnut and Herb Filled Puff Pastry Hors d'oeuvres Yield : About 24 pieces 1 butternut squash, about 3 lbs. (you can also use kabocha) 2 Tbs.  extra-virgin olive oil 1 jar or package peeled chestnuts (5-8 oz.) salt & freshly ground pepper Sauce : 1/8 cup coarsely chopped fresh ciilantro 1/8 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 large garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2  teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste salt to taste 1-2 Tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 packag

List of The Best Cheap And Natural Cleaning Solutions   Commercial detergents are priced and more important, in a long term, they cause allergic reactions and  diseases such as asthma and sinusitis. Your grandparents did not cleaned their homes with commercial  products. They used ones that they made with their own hands. So DIY products are not old-fashioned,  but non-toxic and therefore healthier. In addition to that, natural detergents are environmental friendly. Here is a list of products you can use in order to avoid toxic detergents.  Baking soda cleans stains, dirty spots; removes unpleasant smells; polishes any kind of material  (jewellery, porcelain, aluminium, stainless steel, silver); makes the water softer. White vinegar removes grease, mildew, stains, wax, pet smells, polishes metal; you clean bricks and  stones.  Sodium borate, Borax, is used for disinfection; removing unpleasant smells; c

12 Days Of Christmas Swap

I put up my Christmas tree yesterday. Some say it's too early but it makes me happy so I went ahead and did it anyways. I love everything about Christmas (except freezing cold snow) and I can't wait for this years 12 Days of Christmas Swap! If you haven't had the chance to join a swap I highly suggest you give this one a go, it is by far one of the most fun. Thanks again to CGSwaps for hosting another fantastic swapping event.   Your Swap Objective: Get to know your partner and send them a fantastic package with goodies that meet their style/preferences/favorite things about the holiday. Your package must: Contain 12 individually-wrapped gifts (each gift can be one item, or a collection of items) Cost $40-$50, before shipping (to ensure relative value) Important Dates to Remember: Sign-ups Open: Monday, November 9th. Sign-ups Close: Monday, November 16th. Partners Assigned by: Wednesday, November 18th. Packages Ship: on or by Saturday, December

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Swapoween Reveal

  Holy cow has it ever been a busy month. I apologize for the delay in posting my Swapoween goodies but I have been super busy skinning coons, canning, hunting, and taking care of all my kids and animals. Now that I gained a free moment here is my Swapoween Reveal!  My fabulous partnet was Mickey Spencer who is the amazing writer at! Mickey sent me a beautiful bundle of happiness with specialty candies from her wonderful home town, decorations, sweet Halloween socks, and some fantastic hand made creations.   The garlands looked great draped around my home, the socks were very comfy, and the candies were delicious. Thank you so very much Mickey for you wonderful package and I hope you enjoyed everything I sent for you as well!