12/11/17

Have you ever sat down and thought about how fast time really goes by? We are already getting ready for another holiday season and ringing in a new year. As we say goodbye to 2017, Netflix brings us fun with interesting statistics about what people binged throughout the past year, what shows brought us together and what shows we may or may not have cheated on our best friends/spouses with.


In 2017, Canadians were watching a lot of drama. Not being able to keep our eyes off shows like Greenleaf, Suburra: Blood on Rome and Ingobernable. Comedy kept us laughing with shows like Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Friends from College and Big Mouth. Those shows some may or may not have "cheated" with (watching ahead without your binging partner) were thrillers like Narcos, Ozark and Black Mirror. Lastly, the shows that brought us together (the ones we watched with our partners, kids or other people we enjoy watching Netflix with) were retro favorites like Stranger Things or revamps of classics like Fuller House (season 3 continues with new episodes on December 22nd!), Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, all three of which I recommend watching if you haven't yet. 

'Tis the season for Holiday movies and Netflix has a wonderful variety to make your Christmas a lot merrier! It's always been a tradition of mine and hubby's to watch holiday movies this time of year, even when it's just the two of us. We just watched "Four Christmases" last night! The holiday movies are easy to find by typing either "holiday" or "Christmas" into the search bar. 


If you are in need of a gift for someone, give them the gift of a Netflix gift card. My mom and her husband live off of Netflix since we introduced them a few years ago. Most grocery stores, Walmart and Costco's have gift cards in different amounts plus new users get a 30 day trial for signing up. It's a win-win with Netflix. 

Happy Holiday streaming!


Posted in participation with the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.


12/8/17


Have you seen the new Disney Pixar movie Coco yet? If you have a fan of the movie in your house or just happen to love all things Disney Pixar, read on!

Townleygirl is celebrating Coco with an exclusive kids beauty product line right in time for the holiday gift-giving season! Townleygirl products are kid-friendly and washable. I know some lucky girls who will have these in their stockings this year!



Lip balm - set of two scented lip balms in pink strawberry and green watermelon. ($1.99)

Press on nails - Wheel of 24 cute Coco themed decorative press on nails that come off with warm water. ($3.99)

Hair Chalk - set of four vibrant colours inspired by the movie Coco. Washes out easy with shampoo. ($5.99)

Also, for the Disney Frozen fan, exclusive beauty kits for the princess in your life!




Disney Olaf's Frozen Adventure Beautiful Nails set comes with 3 nail polishes, gem wheel, nail file and wood stick. The polishes are water-based and peel off. ($6.99)


Townleygirl also sent me a new and exclusive set, Disney Olaf's Frozen Adventure lip gloss set with matching bag. It comes with four different flavoured lip glosses and a cute collectable bag to put them all in! This one isn't on the website yet but you can always go check out all the awesome products Townleygirl has plus special savings just in time for the holiday season! 

Follow @Townleygirl on Instagram for the latest in kids beauty products! 


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TWO lucky AME readers have the chance to win a Townleygirl Prize Pack which includes 2-3 Disney Pixar Coco/Olaf kits from www.townleygirl.com

Open to Canadian residents 18+ (void QC). Enter using the ballot below. Click here for giveaway guidelines. Ends December 15th, 2017!




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12/7/17

Just about everyone has a mobile device. Gifting the hard to buy this Christmas is easy, give them something they can use every day - Toddy Gear!

The Desktop Essentials Tech gift set has everything they need to keep their device clean and charged up! The set comes with a Smart Charge Deluxe Power Bank, Microfiber Smart Cloth, Wedge (TM) Mobile Device Stand, Matching microfiber travel pouch and a gift box to wrap it all up in. 




Toddy Gear has also added some new items over the past few months such as Screensters (Toddy Cloth-like characters), Car mounts and Power Cords that can all be coordinated with one of the many matching designs found on the Toddy Gear website. There are some really cool designs including new holiday themed ones! Toddy Gear sent me a gift set in Silent Night


If you are looking for fun and fashionable accessories to gift this holiday season, you can check out the entire line of Toddy Gear's different new items and designs at www.ToddyGear.com!


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12/6/17

Christmas is just around the corner and we are preparing for the festivities; we finally got our tree up! Everybody is super excited, the kids can't wait to be on Christmas break from school. 

While this time of year is a whirlwind of events from shopping to decorating, cooking, baking and having a houseful of people, keep in mind our furry friends this holiday season. Don't forget the pets! 



The food may look good but...not all food is good for them. Dogs can be pretty sneaky when it comes to giving those "puppy" eyes to visitors who may not know any better than to think to share their food with them. Remind guests not to feed the pets and be careful they don't pick anything up off of the floor. A simple treat to you could be deadly for them such as turkey bones, chocolate or sugary foods (especially artificial sweeteners!). Even though it may not be appealing to them once they smell that turkey dinner, it's always wise to serve the dogs their own dog food meal, maybe make it a can as a special treat! 

Dogs like presents too! Every Christmas our dogs are included on Santas list. They enjoy getting new treats, toys and even new dog blankets every year, they even unwrap their own presents! Just be careful of any chewers who may enjoy the wrapping more than the actual gift. 

Nervous Nellies. We have chihuahuas and one of them, in particular, is not that great when it comes to strangers or even people we know well coming into her home. They're big, they're loud and they scare her! To comfort her, she has a safe zone along with the other dogs, a special pet bed she can run to and sit in when she feels overwhelmed. Worst case, she also has access to a private pet crate she can hide in and feel safe. 

Don't forget the extra love. Make your pet feel extra special this holiday (and every day) with lots of extra love, they'll thank you for the extra attention. The best gift we can give them is our love. 

These are just a few tips to help you have a safe and happy holiday season with your furry friends! 


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12/4/17

The holiday season is kicking into gear at our house! We have been getting ready, helping Santa with his list and getting started on our holiday decorating.

We will be creating a Christmas wonderland for the family with beautiful Christmas decor and gifts from Hallmark Canada. Every year I am amazed at the ideas that come from Hallmark; so lovely! I can’t wait to finally get everything decorated!



Livingroom decor:

- Mixed Media Santa and Santa in sleigh ($32.95-$39.95)
- Stockings Hung With Care Singing Snowman ($17.95) 
- Build your own snowman ornament kit ($24.99)
- Itty Bitty's Snoopy and Lucy ($6.95 each) + Snoopy's dog house ($4.95)
- 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Kiddie Car Classics ($24.99)
- Rectangular metal tray ($24.95)
- Pillar Candle ($9.95)
- Mixed rose hips ($12.95)
- Poinsettia Tea Lights ($14.95)
- Blessed Water Bottle ($19.95)



For the kitchen and dining
- 2017 Dated Frame ($19.95) 
- A snowman Tea towel and dish set ($24.95) 
- Wine Charms (set of 6 $14.95)
- Bottle Tags ($4.95 each)
- Winter Cocktails book ($19.95)
- Martini Glass ($19.95)



Wrap your gifts in love with festive gift bags ($1.99-$3.49 assorted) and tissue paper ($1.99). Don't forget to top it off with a Hallmark greeting card! 

You can find these at your local Hallmark Canada store! Happy Holiday fun!

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Being invited to holiday parties is a lot of fun but don’t forget the effort and time the host/hostess spends trying to make the perfect evening. To say Thank You, why not gift them with something they can enjoy with holiday company or relax on their own afterwards?

Lakeview Wine Co. sent me over a beautiful Holiday Host package which includes two bottles of wine and a double wine bag!



EastDell Cuvee Brut sparkling wine


Crafted from 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, this delivers richly articulated notes of green apple, bread, lees, lemon citrus and mineral. Creamy and lively with expressive bubbles, this is well made and very good. A bright and impressive sparkler. (Vintages panel, Aug. 2016)

Lakeview Vidal Icewine


This Icewine is sleek and perfectly balanced with hints of honey, peach cobbler and pear preserves. Goes well with fruit or blue cheeses.

I am no expert when it comes to wine but I know one of my favourite kinds to enjoy over the holidays is Icewine. I am looking forward to sharing these great wines with my loved ones (19+) this holiday season! :) 

You can find these and other Lakeview Wine Co wines at your local LCBO or online at www.lakeviewwineco.com!


Posted on behalf of Lakeview Wine Co. Complimentary wine accepted for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author.

12/1/17

Turtles in a half-shell, Turtle power! Still really big in our house with our son, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles newest DVD release will be an excellent gift under the tree this year for him and any TMNT fan like him!

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters is the home DVD release of the very last episodes of season 5 of the TMNT tv series.



Watch your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at home while they fight their final battles in 10 exciting episodes!

“Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey put five years of training and fighting to the ultimate test as they embark on their final missions in the new Nickelodeon DVD Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters.

In this final collection of episodes, our half-shelled heroes must band together once and for all, in order to be the heroes they were destined to be. Whether they are battling mutants in another dimension, teaming up with a rabbit samurai to defeat an evil sorcerer, or clashing with classic movie monsters to protect New York City, the Turtles will have to use all of their ninja-knowledge to defeat their enemies!”

This two-disc turtle special runs 264 Minutes and is rated TV-Y7.

You can find it where DVDs are sold starting December 12, 2017

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