Monday, May 14, 2018

Raincoast and Lonely Planet Kids #ExploreEveryDay

Today we have a great giveaway for your kids. If they like to have fun with stickers, or read about different places and languages along with much more, then you will love this giveaway.
It is brought to you by Raincoast and They have wonderful books full of color and interesting topics. I have worked with Raincoast and Lonely Planet Kids in the past and love their books. #ExploreEveryDay

Here are what we have.

There are many more books for all ages on Lonely Planet Kids titles are distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books. All of these titles are available at select bookstores across the country and on

Take a look around and see what you think your children might like. Something for everyone there. The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders I thought was really interesting. Every page has little windows you flip open like this Once the window is opened it will tell you what you are seeing in the cabinet. This is a hard covered book and comes sealed. Very interesting.

So one lucky winner will get their choice of one of the books mentioned in my post. So good luck to all and get your entries in today.
Open to Canada Only.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers Day

Today is the day that is set out for all mothers, mothers to be, adoptive mothers, and all the want to be mothers. Enjoy this day to the fullest, you all deserve it. Have an awesome Mothers Day and if your mom is still with us, give her an extra hug and be sure to tell her you love her. Have a great day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bernat Baby Blanket Stripes----Review

Recently I was sent three balls of the Bernat Baby Blanket Stripes yarn from and you wouldn't believe how soft it is and how huge the balls are.
I am going to use it to make a lap blanket for my grandson. I have been promising him one since the winter and just never got around to it with all the other projects I had on the go. Now I can work on his blanket. I chose these colors:

The blue is called Stonewash, the yellow is called Sunshine and the green is called Sprouts. Each of these balls are 10.5 oz- 300 g.and directions on how to wash them are inside the wrapper. I really love the softness and the thickness of these balls of yarn. My daughter in law loved the feel of them as well. To see all the different colors these come in, go to

Bernat Baby Blanket Stripes is a super bulky, cozy, chenille-style yarn that knits up into beautiful self-striping patterns. With 4 complimentary shades in each ball there’s no need for switching balls and weaving in ends. That part I really will enjoy once I begin knitting with it.

On the site they have two free patterns and the first one is: and the second one is They both are very pretty patterns.

So anyone who likes to knit or crochet you really must check out You are going to love what you see there. Along with the new Blanket Stripe yarn you can find other products there as well. Check them out today.

I am going to start the lap blanket maybe tomorrow and once I have it going I will post a picture for you all to see. Happy Knitting or Crocheting everyone.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hot or cold, take it with you

Personalized Cart

Are you in the habit like my husband is, that every time you get into your vehicle you need to bring your drink with you? If you like taking your coffee or tea with you or how about your juice or water, well the Yeti cup would be the ideal answer. The cup will keep your beverages cold for 24 hours and your hot beverages for at least 12 hours. So if you are taking a trip this would be great, no need to stop for refills for a while anyhow.


Strong 18/8 stainless steel with Heavy duty lid


Weight 14.7 ounces
Holds 30oz
Keeps cold for 24 hours at least,keeps hot for 12 hours at least

FREE engraving:
Please put the personalization on ” note to seller” ,the following should be included:
1.Initials you need to engrave.
2. Choose a font from the style page

3.The color of the cup

This company has a lot more than Yeti cups. I received a mat for our front door and it is personalized with our last name initial. This mat is perfect with the thick rubber backing and the top part picks up any mud or debris that is on your shoes so no carting stuff into the house. Very easy to clean and its nice and thick. We love it.

Door mats in high quality
From different places and websites, you can find many different door mats with various dimensions and designs. Their prices vary a lot, and so as the materials. Some use vinyl, some are turf, we choose the high-quality carpet, which is soft and comfortable. You don’t need to worry about weather and season, the mats can be used all seasons, no matter summer or winter, and the printings inside it cannot disappear along time.

Door mats to keep your house cleaning and neat
Door mats are very necessary to protect your floor from being dirty or moistened, and a high-quality mat can last a very long time. All our door mats are made of soft carpet, and with a printing on the surface. We offers many different designs and sizes for you to consider and choose, so you can pick up suitable ones for your house, from front door to the back door, both indoor and outside of the door.

Door mats to change your doorway style
A door mat can also be called a welcome mat. Putting at the entrance of door way. It’s the first seeing in your house when a guest come to a visit. It shows your special taste and ideas for life and living. Choose a well-designed one, and ask it to be personalized with your personal information and text, initials, name, a meaningful sign, welcoming saying, or even some business or company logo can all be made.

Door mats to be personalized gifts

We diy all mats to be customized gift, and make custom outdoor mat that fits up to door industrial. The heat transfer printing makes all designs and pattern come true. Three letters for initial, wedding date established carpet for wedding, funny patterns or themes attached, like yacht, wine cellar, wars rug, and tree. Custom made on the center zone, with or without black border. Women men gift can also be applied to. All shaped and printed diy mats are shipped very fast. We don’t give free shipping, but a fast shipping is available. You don’t need to pay extra charge for any step.

Comparing with store shopping, such as Walmart, online shopping saves more time and give more choices and convenience for uncommon goods and Wayfair. Welcome here to find your own mat or a planned gift for others.

There is so much more they offer,
Pocket Knife (10)
Bottle Opener (3)
Money Clip (3)
Axe (2)
Wooden Watch (3)
Whiskey Stone (1)
Wooden Tankard & Wood Stein (2)
Flask (5)
Watch Box (9)
Whiskey Decanter set (2)
Drop Box Guest Book (2)
Wall Mounted Bottle Opener (1)
Whiskey Barrel (1)
YETI (7)
Cutting Boards (5)
Christmas Ornaments (3)
Wine Glasses (10)
Picture Frames (14)
Dog Collars (8)
Door Mats (16)
Jigsaw Puzzles (12)
Mouse Pads (10)
Mens Toiletry Bag (5)
Leather Wallets (16)
Christmas Stockings (14)
Name Necklace (14)

Every product mentioned can be personalized. So take a look and see what you can find that you would like to own.

The sponsor has offered the winner, a YETI cup of their choice of color and personalization. Valued at $29.90 so get your entries in today and good luck to everyone.
OPEN TO US/CAN ends May 6/18

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island

Just a reminder to all the MANDATORY math question must be answered or your entries will not count. Just because I live in Canada and its a rule we have to follow, it applies to ANY giveaway I post
All entries will be verified.

Enter for your chance to win US ONLY this giveaway of a three book set from the Boxcar Children world to accompany your post. They are Guide to Adventure, Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children and the novel Surprise Island, on which the film is based.
Pre-Order your tickets here:

Download some great bookmarks and recipes here:


Starring Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Dane DeHaan, and more

The Film’s Release Comes On the Heels of the 75th Anniversary Of the Beloved Book Series

We're excited to be releasing the new animated feature The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island, opening in theaters nationwide on May 8 as part of a special after-school event with Fathom. The film is based on one of the books from the beloved series by Gertrude Chandler Warner and is family-friendly for all ages, with a recommendation for kids 3-13. With hundreds of theaters across the nation booked, there will likely be a theater near you offering up the film.

Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2018 – The beloved Boxcar Children are headed to the silver screen! The new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND hits theaters nationwide for a special one-day event on May 8.

This exciting after-school event is a partnership between Fathom Events, Shout! Kids, and Legacy Classics, and it will also offer moviegoers an exclusive introduction with actor Griffin Gluck and Director Dan Chuba explaining the process of adapting the book to film, and the process of animating. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 700 select U.S. movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available at Tickets for THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND will go on sale Friday, April 6, and can be purchased online or at participating theater box offices.

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND, the highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Golden Globe®-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as the mysterious Joe, Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) as Violet.

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND is fun for the whole family, and is Dove approved for all ages. It is directed by Dan Chuba and Mark DippĂ©, and is produced by Legacy Classics and co-produced by Shout! Factory, Albert Whitman & Company and Blueberry Pictures. THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - SURPRISE ISLAND is the first of three new animated features to be adapted from the “The Boxcar Children” book series, as part of a partnership between Shout! Kids and Legacy Classics.

“The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all time. Having just marked its 75th anniversary, over 70 million books have sold world-wide. There are 150 books in the series, and over 1 million kids read the books in schools across North America every year.

Check out the official trailer here:

One winner will win these same books. Sorry but this is open to US ONLY as requested by the sponsor.