Christmas Gift Guide 2020: For Him

Of course I had to include a Christmas Gift Guide for Him after doing one for Her. I also have a Gift Guide for Kids . These gift guides are a lot of work, but I love doing them and sharing my personal picks for you all. Let me know how you are like these gift guides. As I said in my last post, this year I feel it’s important to support local, more now than ever. Let’s jump right in.

  1. Sandy Vieira Avon Rep– This men’s sporty watch is a great affordable gift. It’s a great everyday watch and looks great on.

2. Treat a great Italian lunch &/or dinner from Antica Osteria, they offer dine in and take out options. A great date idea while enjoying great food and drinks. We love this restaurant.

3. Sockfootageco– These are great quality socks. They have fun patterns and your simple regular colors, so many to choose from. My hubby and son both love fun dress socks.

4. Urbrandapperman– Tie & Pocket square sets. There are so many different options to choose from. A great addition to any mans wardrobe. A great way to build up his section.

5. Ultimate Cards– For the sports lover in your life, what a great idea to get their picture on an Ultimate Sports card with their favourite sports team. Great for men caves or desk spaces, etc.. ULTIMATE cards are the most unique and premium gift for sports fans of all ages! It’s as easy as picking your favourite sport and customizing your favourite design from their online store. Check out their Instagram for more ideas.

6.The Balanced Company– I love a good Subscription box, this Men’s Balanced Lifestyle Box is the perfect gift for him. Filled with luxury products catered specifically for men. This is a great option for the men who have everything and want nothing.

7. Marion House– Beer Opener Wall Mount- great addition to the bar or outdoor space. Love the tin that hangs to collect all those beer/bottle caps.

8. Crated Designs Barrie- My husband loves personal custom gifts from his kids. This custom wood sign is a great piece for his workspace/shop/garage. These are custom so if you prefer something different, definitely check out their Instagram page for more ideas.

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Christmas Gift Guide 2020: For Her

Let the Christmas shopping begin! Thought I would put together a Gift Guide for her like in my previous post for Christmas Gift Guide for Kids. As I said in my last post, I love making them. This year I feel it’s important to support local, more now then ever.
Let’s jump right in.

1.Dekor8_It, these personalized family mugs is a great custom gift. This gift is so special and will be loved for years.

2. Elementary Naturals, Candle & soap bundle. Lovely smelling, handmade, natural & organic. I love a great candle. Also, a nice soap bar that makes you feel like your at a luxury hotel &/or spa. Elementary Naturals also offers other natural and organic skincare.

3. Divine Venus, I picked 2 options that are my favourite, The Lock necklace and the Mama necklace. Both are great pieces that will look amazing with any outfit and worn everyday.

4. Anchored Signs, personalized handmade custom wood sign. This sign is a great piece to be added to any home. Us ladies love personal touches to our home.

5. Brando’s Clothing Store, the comfiest 3 Piece lounge set. I love lounge wear, but I love it even more when it is nice enough to wear out. Comes in different colors.

6. P.S Creative Gift, custom mirror tray. This tray is so nice to display your perfumes on, so pretty, clean and sleek looking. Even to display your favourite jewelry pieces.

7. Ivy Laser Clinic, Beauty service offering laser hair removal, facials, & much more. A great gift to treat someone too. A service from Ivy is a great option for gift giving this holiday season. The Ivy crew are great, each one of them is amazing at what they do. So many services to choose from. A gift to pamper that special someone. Check them out for all there services.

8. Vanessa @ Thirty-One– the one bag to carry everything in.This can be used for your work bag, baby bag, your everyday day, etc.. One that can hold up and can fit all your needs in while looking great and fashionable. Can be personalized with initials. Love the handle option and the strap, makes it convenient and feel like you changed the bag each way you wear it.

9. Beauty By Sacha, who doesn’t love a spa like day. Beauty by Sacha offers makeup, hair, mani, pedi, and other services. I love manicures and pedicures and believe this is a great gift. For me I feel completely refreshed after a mani and pedi.

Aren’t these all perfect?!? Which one is your favourite?

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Review:PlushCraft

How cute are these?

Have you heard about the Plushcrafts? Well let me tell you they are a great craft for the kids. There is a variety of different animals to choose from. I got the unicorn and the panda for my girls from Michaels. They even have animal pillow which will be my next purchase for the girls (great Christmas gift). I love crafts that aren’t just for the time being, these crafts the kids can continue to use/play with afterwards.

My girls enjoyed this very much. What parent doesn’t love a craft that keeps the kids entertained. Each box came with everything you need and instructions clear enough for my girls to read and be able to do it on their own (my girls are 8 and 10 years old). My girls continued to play with them once they were done making them. They keep them safe, each of them have them on their dresser in their rooms. I wouldn’t recommend just throwing them in the toy bin/box so the that fabric doesn’t get pulled and start coming off. They are looking forward to collecting more of these to do.

Have you tried them? Have you tried the pillow ones? Do you know of other crafts that are great for kids? Comment below and share with us.

These are also available on Amazon, Indigo, Toys R Us.

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Halloween 2020

This Halloween will be different for many of us thanks to Covid-19. I have been thinking of ways to make Halloween fun still for the kids and thought I would share some of the ideas with you. A few people have asked and I thought it would be great to share our plans along with some extra ideas from Pinterest. I have pinned many ideas on Pinterest which I would like to do and also some extras for ideas for you all.
Glad Halloween is on a Saturday so I can have time to prepare and bedtimes are no issue here. We have our costumes picked out and everyone’s happy.

The following is what I am planning for this Halloween with the kids,
1. Orange pancakes for breakfast
2. Halloween party- We will be decorating the inside of our house with halloween decorations and get out any “Halloween” serving trays and playing Halloween music.
3. Creating fun baking and snack creations with a halloween theme. (found some good ones on Pinterest)
4. Candy Scavenger Hunt, depending on the weather this may be done indoors. What’s great about the candy hunt is that it can be done indoors or outdoors.
5. Making Halloween theme slime (also found on Pinterest)
6. Colouring some printable Halloween pictures
7. A kid friendly Halloween movie night with orange and black colored popcorn made with food colouring) and some of the treats from the scavenger hunt.

This time is hard for everyone due to restrictions, but we can try to make the best out of every situation. As disappointed the kids may have been with the restrictions of not being able to trick or treat (in some areas) they will be ok. We parents can pull off a fun one at home. We took the time and spoke with the kids about the plan and they are ok about it, they are actually really excited for what we have planned. Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Dollarama and Dollar Tree are great budget friendly places to find decorations, crafts, treats, and so much more.

Another great place that has everything you need and more Party City.

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March Break Family Fun 2020

March break is coming up, are you staying home with your kids & looking for some activities to do with them? I will list some places and links for you to check out for your March Break fun.

CREATIVE FAMILY FUN TIME
Starts February 22nd, 2020 @ Chris Gibson Recreation Centre (Variety of dates to choose from, see website)
Brampton

Family Fun In Toronto
March 9th-17th
The Art Gallery Toronto, ON
Nine days of drop in fun

March 11th-17th
Black Creek Pioneer Village-Take a trip back in time

Until March 17th
Winter fun at Ontario Place

Glama Gal
Offering different fun pkgs for each day of the March Break

Medieval Times
Toronto, ON

Skating Brampton, ON

Cineplex
4 Movies a day playing for only $2.99 each

Top 10 March Break Activities
Brampton, ON
Variety of options and ideas