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12 Days Of Christmas Swap Reveal!

I apologize for the delayed post regarding my 12 Days Of Christmas Swap, it has been a very busy Christmas season around here! I would like to thank CGSwaps for hosting another top notch swapping experience and I can't wait for the next one!  My partner this year was Bethany who is the proud owner of the blog . Her and I had a lot in common and had a great time swapping with one another! I am glad I got her as a partner and wish her all the best in 2016!  Here are some of the fantastic gifts I received! We have been snuggling up watching movies and drinking lots of cocoa thanks to Bethany. We have a foot of snow to sled in and it is minus 12 around here so we most definitely appreciate all of the warm treats and gifts!

Our Favourite Educational Christmas Gift

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the time with friends and family. I know we had a terrific holiday and now it is time to start catching up on blogging, school, and other important aspects of life. Christmas always fills the house with toys and excitement but its always nice when you get a gift that stimulates the young minds and makes for a very memorable family time. That's how I feel about the game I got my kids for Christmas. I got them the Disney game called Super Stretchy which is a form of Twister for smaller kids. It teaches them basic shapes, colors, and picture recognition. It also gets them moving around, laughing, and having an awesome time. This game is going to be a huge hit on snowy days this winter and many other days to come. I got my game from the rewards program for free using my points I accumulated from buying Disney movies. You can also order it online for under $20.

Last Minute Christmas Gift!

I love those Christmas crackers you can buy in the stores but every time I buy them I am sadly disappointed in what is inside. A paper hat, a piece of paper with a joke on it, and usually a tattoo or small toy that is just useless. So I thought it would be sweet if they came filled with everyone's favorite candy and small toys they would actually appreciate like erasers, silly bands, and small accessories for Littlest Pet Shops and Furreal Friends.  So I made my own using toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper. I filled them all with caramels, gum, tootsie rolls, and those small toys I mentioned. They look just as nice as the ones from the store but I know they will be enjoyed a lot more. It cost me absolutely nothing and it is going to make some seriously happy faces

Economies and Home Economics for Holiday Time

Throughout the recession money was tight. Many people had lost their jobs and few could expect a pay rise even if they held on to theirs. Even though inflation was low and demand depressed, it did not stop some things rising  in price, things such as utilities. With pressure on monthly income it became increasingly important to look for  bargains, negotiate discounts, use special offers and avoid waste. Even though the recession has ended it is still  valid to take the opportunities that present themselves. Certainly employment figures are getting better month  on month but there is little sign that wages are rising across the majority of sectors. A Young Family A mother with a small family faces a number of challenges, balancing the needs of the household with keeping  children interested in learning, amused in whatever way she can and encouraging them along the correct paths  of behavior and respect. Money plays a major part in her life and in fact teaching 

Less Stressful Holiday Cooking Tips

Got Holiday Cooking Stress? Catering expert shares five simple tips to avoid anxiety and impress your guests While the holiday season is generally a happy time of year, it does bring about some stress. Whether it is battling the shopping mall crowd, deciding what gifts to buy, traveling or your visiting in-laws, seasonal stress is real. For those of us tasked with cooking the holiday party meal the anxiety may make you feeling not-so holly jolly. Dennis Snuszka, Vice President of Food & Beverage at TooJay’s Deli ( ), a go-to choice for holiday party catering, has a few tips to take some of the stress out of the holidays: 1.       Make a list  – It sounds simple but lists can help keep you organized and allows you to get all of the tasks and to-dos out of your busy mind and down on paper. This kind of planning will help you visualize how you want to serve the food and assure that you are not forgetting a family favorite.  Start with your overal

Palmers Anti Itch Formula Review and Giveaway!

Dry itchy skin is a problem for most especially during the cold winter months. Soothe your skin with Palmer's products. Introducing Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula® Soothing Oil For Dry Itchy Skin You feel that first itchy prickle and start scratching. Before you know it, you're frantically raking at the persistent irritation beneath your skin, trying to get some relief! Whether it is itching associated with pregnancy or other skin irritations - it’s a problem that a lot of people face. The good news is that Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula® has the perfect solution for dry, itchy skin. Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula® Soothing Oil is uniquely formulated to soothe, moisturize and soften the dry, itchy skin associated with pregnancy and other skin irritations. The unique combination of Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Collagen and Elastin soothes and softens skin naturally, while supporting skin elasticity and firmness. The add

Give The Gift of H.O.PE.

The holidays can be a great time to embrace ones religion and really share the love and passion with another who shares the same beliefs. This year if your looking for a religious gesture I recommend H.O.P.E. products. What better gifts to give than ones that act as simple but beautiful reminders of love and inspiration?  Hope in a Box   is dedicated to creating gifts that do just that.   H.O.P.E. stands for  "Hang On Pray Everyday."    Hope in a Box is a company founded by a husband and wife team who persevered through difficult times through prayer . There are many different gifts available for everyone on your list this year. For the father who starts every day with a cup of coffee and the morning paper, tell him you appreciate him with the  H.O.P.E. Coffee Mug . For the mother or grandmother who needs a little extra warmth in the winter, tell her you treasure her with a  H.O.P.E. Fleece Blanket .  For the teenager who just started driving to school, have t