Planet Sock Monkey – GIVEAWAY! Holiday Gift Guide #SJHolidayGiftGuide

Here’s a unique, adorable gift anyone would love! Ok it’s probably meant for kids but I’m having one wrapped under the tree just for me…she may have pink hair and a sassy attitude, how could I resist this cute Planet Sock Monkey?

Planet Sock Monkey isn’t a planet—c’mon, we’re not that literal—but it is a cool new soft doll collection that’s out of this world! We slapped life into sock monkeys with our humor and style, making each one different and provocative. And we believe in a life uncaged, and we make no apologies: These characters are who they are, all of them hot, and their attitudes on fire. There’s no wishy-washy here, no half-ways or almosts. We go all the way and give sock monkeys full-blown personality, taking them where no sock monkey has gone before. But we promise that you’ll always end up in undeniable monkey love.

 

Planet Sock Monkey Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

 

Sock monkeys with attitude, humor, style…oh my! Planet Sock Monkey is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. These sock monkeys have names, bios, clothes and accessories. They’re not your momma’s sock monkey, that’s for sure. #MonkeyUp

 

Sockologists and Monkeyologists believe Planet Sock Monkey was created during a spontaneous and cataclysmic event occurring in an undiscovered location in space. It is theorized that highly intelligent monkey astronauts were on a mission in their shuttle and unexpectedly collided with a ginormous jumble of lost, floating socks. The results were life-altering. The results were AWESOME.

Sock Monkeys 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Planet Sock Monkey dolls are great gifts for tweens, teens and just about anyone (ages 8 & up). Give them as birthday surprises, Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, Easter basket stuffers and more! Collect them all!

To connect with Planet Sock Monkey® check out their Website, Facebook Page or Twitter profile.

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features.

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Enter to #win a complete lineup of Sock Monkey Dolls, a $130 value! Open to Canada & US. Tell me what character best suits you from HERE and enter in Giveaway Tools below. Bonus entries to increase your chances!

Disclosure: We were provided with product in exchange this advertorial. All opinions are my own.

 

WIN Mother Hen Baby Food for a Week!

When my kids were babies I was frequently overwhelmed trying to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for them which they’d actually eat. Between getting used to functioning on little sleep and the babies tastes, it felt like I’d never find an easy solution. These days there are choices for Mum’s everywhere, one of which is Mother Hen.

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Mother Hen was founded in Montreal and developed with three purposes: healthy, high quality and food cooked just like at home. Mother Hen focuses on baby/junior foods as well as fruit sorbets for the whole family.

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In our products we only use certified organic fruits and vegetables.

Our products are certified organic by Ecocert Canada. This certification ensures the integrity of organic products throughout the production chain from the field to the finished product.

An organic food can only be called “organic” when it is produced under “natural” conditions without pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers or growth hormones and in accordance with the lifecycle of animals and plants.

These rules ensure that production conditions are non-polluting and respectful of the animal’s welfare and of the surrounding ecosystem.

Where to Find Mother Hen

You can buy Mother Hen baby food & other products at Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro, Walmart, Fortinos, Longos and many other retailers. To preserve the high quality of their products they are frozen so be sure to check out the freezer section or the fridge in the baby sections.

WIN A Week of Mother Hen

One very lucky Canadian reader will be winning a coupons for a full week of Mother Hen’s products!! Giveaway is open to Canadians, enter by filling in the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends November 26th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Good Luck!
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World Vision Heart 4 Heart Girls – Holiday Gift Guide #SJHolidayGiftGuide

If you have a little girl in your life, you’ll be looking for the perfect gift to have under the tree. World Vision has many choices in their Holiday Gift Items list but for that little girl in your life a Hearts 4 Hearts Dolls may just be the perfect choice!

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 What if you could change the world just by buying a doll?

You can, with Hearts For Hearts Girls™ dolls! Each doll is a girl that wants to make a difference in her life, community, and culture. When you buy a Hearts For Hearts Girls doll, a portion of the purchases price is donated to children’s causes in countries around the world. Available at WalMart, Target, Sears, Canadian Tire and London Drugs.

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Every Hearts Girls doll represents a real girl from a real place around the world. Each has her own story to tell and ideas about how to make life better for her family, community, country, and the world around her.

To connect with World Vision Heart 4 Heart Girls check out their Website, Facebook Page or Twitter profile.

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features.

Disclosure: We were provided with product in exchange this advertorial. All opinions are my own.

Family Game Night – Giveaway from @MattelGameOn #GameOnParty

We are a family who loves to spend time together playing games. Usually this finds us at the dining room table, split into teams throwing jibes back and forth. Yup we like to refer to this as bonding time. Mattel wants to bring back family game night and I’m all for it. The time spent together, winning and losing has allowed us to bond and help our kids to become gracious losers….and remind myself of this all too often.

The fine folks at Mattel recently asked me to hold a Family Game Night and of course I said YES! They did present me with a challenge, I had to head over to the Mattel Gameology Facebook App which asked me a bunch of questions in order to determine my game sign. I’m a Socialies. Mattel sent me an amazing box of games and party accessories which were based upon my gameology profile.

Game On Family Game Night Kit

Mattel sent me a gorgeous box which included some games, coasters, bottle openers, napkins and colourful fortune cookies. For our game night we decided that we’d invite my Mum and our friend from next door to join the kids, my husband and I.

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After putting out some chips and blending up some Pina Colada Mocktails we were all set for our night of fun.

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We chose to play UNO first, this is a card game we play often. It’s perfect if you have a variety of ages, believe me when I say it can get competitive. Our girls actually ganged up on me and well….I may have come in last…My Mum had never played UNO and it was hilarious teaching her. She caught on quickly and much to my dismay she joined in on the “Get Julie” mantra.

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Because it was a weekday evening we gave the kids the choice of our final game. While we’d love to have gotten to play all of them, it was getting late. It was no surprise that they jumped on Angry Birds, they’d been bugging me to open the box since it crossed the threshold of the front door.

This game is AWESOME, we love the digital version and this one didn’t disappoint. First thing you do is line up the cards and choose form 4 levels of difficulty. You choose a card and build your obstacle as per instructions.

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Now you line up the birds specified on the card and send them flying towards the obstacle. The idea is to knock off all of the birds to WIN.

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We really enjoyed our Game Night and encourage you all to get one on the calendar yourselves.

Enter to WIN a Game Night Package

In fact…the kind folks at Mattel have provided me with one Game On package to giveaway to one of my Canadian readers! The winner will be drawn on November 29th and have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

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November Cash Giveaway WIN $185

November is upon us and we Canadian Bloggers have decided to offer you a FANTASTIC giveaway to help offset your upcoming Christmas costs.

Tales of a Ranting Ginger at talesofarantingginger.com and This Lil Piglet at thislilpiglet.net gathered us together and we’ve come up with a cash prize valued at $185 for one lucky reader!

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This giveaway will run from November 4th – 18th and is open Worldwide. Winner must be 18+ and will have 48 hours to respond before another name is drawn.

Entry is simple, just fill in the form below! Good Luck!

Unique Gift Ideas, a Twitter Party & a Giveaway #myurbanwear

As I’ve aged I’ve come to appreciate unique gifts or purchases. Gone are the days when I would head into a pyjama shop and knock folks off my Christmas list all in one shopping trip. It came to me in my mid-30s that personalized gifts matter more than the price tag.

Shocking isn’t it, it actually took me that long! These days I enjoy browsing slowly through antique stores or artisan galleries with my husband, leisurely hunting down fabulous gifts for friends and family. As a woman who is online as much as I do, I was searching for an online alternative to my beloved shopping when a friend recommended I check out MyUrbanWare.ca.

my urbanware is a online marketplace for high quality, rare products made by Canadian artisans. We save you time by making it easier for you to source modern, stylish products at affordable prices. Many of our products are handmade, one of a kind or recycled with prices that compete with mass produced goods.   All of our products are made by Canadians. You know who made your product as we highlight each of our artists on the product page and throughout the website. We hope you enjoy your visit and see you again soon!

See that…it’s online shopping but it’s unique products which are made by Canadian artisans! Nice, now I can support artists, fellow Canadians and score some very special items.

Wedding Gift Ideas

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Children Gift Ideas

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For the Home

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Catch up with the folks at My Urban Ware oneline by visiting their profiles on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Twitter Party Alert

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Join us on Wednesday November 6th at 9pm EST for the #MyUrbanware Twitter Party. Win over $300 worth of great prizes and support some fantastic Canadian designers! Head over HERE and enter your Twitter profile url to RSVP.

Giveaway

In celebration of their grand opening Urban Ware is giving away a Casual Leather Clutch valued over $195!!! Good luck!

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