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What can you give mom for Mother’s Day that she will actually use? Something to take care of the most important person, herself! 

Why not something practical, something she can use several times a day like the new Oral-B Genius Pro 9600!

This is a technologically advanced electric toothbrush she will be proud to unbox! The Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 is so smart, it’s genius! It removes 500x more plaque than a manual toothbrush and you can monitor your brushing habits (knowing when you're putting too much pressure on those gums) using the Oral-B App 4.1

Other cool features include Gum Guard, Professional Timer, Oscillating rotating pulsating technology, new pro-clean mode, and more! Plus, the toothbrush charger is pretty awesome; it can charge both toothbrush or your phone! It also comes with a holster for your phone which makes it easier to use the app and face recognition using your phone's camera for features like the Position detection technology which tells you if you’re brushing the right way! 

The Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 comes in different colours including this gorgeous Orchid Purple! You can find the Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 for SRP: $289.99 CAD at Walmart.ca!

You can’t have a good oral care routine without good toothpaste and we are trying something new with all-natural products by Burts Bees! 

Burt’s Bees Toothpaste is made with ingredients you can trust and works just like the leading toothpaste to fight cavities (which is what we all want for our pearly whites). Burt’s Bees offers different kinds of toothpaste for different needs like freshness, whitening and stronger teeth; available in three formulas for adults and two for kids! You can find Burt’s Bees Toothpaste for SRP: $6.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart in May! 

With these two in her bathroom, mom will love her "me time" even more!


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The snow is finally melted and spring has finally sprung!! We may still have rainy days but that just means the sun is coming soon! I can't wait for the sunny days of springtime to really hit; when things start to bloom and life just comes back after a cold and bitter winter. 

We just celebrated Easter and that’s just the beginning of things! There are so many things to be thankful for come springtime like the chance to start anew with a new season, freshening up the house with new spring accents and looks plus heart filled holidays like Mothers Day coming in May! 

Hallmark is here to help make sure your spring celebrations are as special as ever. It's all about the memories we make together. 

For that springtime walk, Patina Vie Umbrellas ($24.99) and wrap scarves ($19.99) will keep her stylish and dry even when it rains. 

Patina Vie Umbrellas ($24.99)

wrap scarves ($19.99)
Mom can create her own relaxing atmosphere with beautiful 7oz Scented Candles in Linen Fields/Morning Grove/Garden Terrace/Vintage Bouquet scents ($19.99), beside her favorite photo framed in an elegant Mother is Born Frame ($16.95).
Scented Candle in Vintage Bouquet ($19.99)

(A Mother is born Frame $16.95)
She can put her feet up and relax with her favorite hot beverage in her new Mom Mug ($12.95). 
Mom Mug $12.95
Who says plushies are just for kids? Whether it's for tiny hands or someone with a big heart, Snug-a-Loves assorted Plush friends are sure to make them smile! ($9.99)

Snug-a-Love Plush Bear ($9.99)
Once you have chosen the perfect gift for mom this year, show her how much she cares by delicately wrapping it lovingly in special Hallmark tissue papers, gift bags of all sizes and of course top it off with a sentimental or funny card; she will remember it like all the great Mother's Days you have given her! 

For more great products to celebrate springtime and mother's day, make sure to visit your local Hallmark Canada store! 

Follow @Hallmark_Canada on social media for the latest updates! 


Enter below for your chance to win a Hallmark Canada Scented Candle ($19.99 value)!



Do you have a tween who is creative and likes to make their own movies? You may have heard of Stikbots by ZING, THE toy when it comes to creative movie making. My son has been talking about them FOREVER; he will be so excited now that he will have his very own set! 

How cool are these?

Stikbots are easy-to-pose figures that are ready for your next stop-motion movie! Stikbot figures are plastic stick figures with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. 

You can get single or packs of Stikbots in a variety of styles (including animals) and colours with new Multi-Colour Stikbots! You can also get Stikbot Animation (or Zanimation) studios which include a reversible green/blue screen to help make your movies! 

With the free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, kids can snap individual photos and stitch them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options. You can share your amazing creations using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world! 

Want more? Visit the Stikbots Toys official website to see how others made their creations come to life! You can also follow the Stickbot world on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

You can get your own Stikbots and studios for under $20 available at stores such as Walmart. 

*We received complimentary product to facilitate our review. Opinions and comments on this blog are my own*
The Easter bunny coming soon! We have some goodies that don’t include sugar to add to our Easter baskets this year! We’re celebrating this fun-filled holiday with some great toys including the best from Jakks Pacific Toys!

When my teen (yes, teen) saw the Squish-Dee-Lish she HAD to have it. We got a Panda on a...donut, I think? Either way, it’s cute! Each one is a surprise bag, squishy animal/food combo. Something to add to the older kids Easter Goodies.

Squish Dee-lish!

Who’s Your Llama are Blind boxes that contain a quirky, cute little Llama and accessories. The box also doubles as a camper for your new pet Llama! There are 24 Llamas to collect. We got the Trauma Llama who comes with a little leg cast, neck cone, and wheels for his back legs; I guess he wasn’t very lucky! Weird little toy but hey, that’s what kids love these days! 

Who's Your Llama?

JigglyDoos are cute, rubbery little animals that wiggle and jiggle! They come in sets of two and you can collect all 32 in Series 1 available now! 

Know a die-hard Harry Potter fan? These Harry Potter Wands aren’t so much Toys as collector's items. They are detailed die-cast replicas. These are also “blind bag” type goodies, not knowing which wand you will get. The box says “The wand chooses YOU”. There are 12 wands to collect. We got Minerva McGonagall's wand, neat! 

Harry Potter Wand
These are definitely not your typical bunny and chick style Easter gifts which makes them even more fun to add to this year's Easter baskets and hey, maybe start a toy collecting hobby with the kids! Just saying!

You can find these and many more toys on the official Jakk's Pacific website!  

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Easter time is more than just bunnies and chocolate eggs (wait, did I just say that?). Seriously, it's about family, love, and kindness toward one another. Showing gratitude for the moments we share together that we may take for granted each and every regular day. 

That's why I always love the gorgeous and sentimental greetings and gifts available from Carlton Cards each and every important holiday; to show those I love just how much they mean to me. 

This year I am excited to decorate these Treat Bags and Easter basket with colorful shred paper for the kids! They will be so excited to find what the Easter Bunny is going to leave them!  

Easter cards for everyone! From sentimental to cute and funny, Carlton cards has a card for everybody! I love the one that looks like real chocolate, I wouldn't try to eat it though! :-)

Not only do they make Easter cards but this time of year is also a great time to say Thanks and show someone you care with a sentimental greeting.

These are just a small handful of what Carlton Cards has in store for Easter and springtime greetings! Find your local store and be inspired! 

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Wow! Our friends at Hasbro sent us a SURPRISE that totally made our Monday afternoon this week

We had no idea what was in this unexpected mystery box that arrived and couldn't wait to see what was inside! We know Hasbro always has something amazing up their sleeves! 

Our unboxing revealed NEW My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Confetti balloon blind packs! These are the cutest "blind packs" we've seen! Perfect for that birthday party in place of candy-filled loot bags! 

Little paper balloons filled with confetti and a special surprise! Pull the tab to get a confetti surprise and then pull the string inside to reveal which collectible My Little Pony figure, mini stand, and accessory you will get! 

There are 24 figures to collect including wedding bash, SeaPony, and Equestria girls figures! We couldn’t be more thrilled!! 

Thanks, Hasbro for our super cute and super fun surprise!!! 

#FreeProduct #unboxing #MyLittlePony


CYBERTRON has fallen. When OPTIMUS PRIME sends BUMBLEBEE to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the DECEPTICONS hunt down the surviving AUTOBOTS with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), BUMBLEBEE and Charlie team up to protect the world.
We are excited to add Bumblebee Movie to our Transformers collection! It's an awesome movie filled with excitement, action, and fun for the family; especially for Bumblebee fans *he happens to be my favourite next to Optimus Prime!*. Of course with all action movies you might not want to have little ones under 8 watch it but for older kids and adults, a great family movie night!  

Thanks, Hasbro and Paramount Home Entertainment for sending us a copy of the Bumblebee Movie AND DJ Bumblebee toy! He's dancing in excitement and I think I would too if I was the star of my own movie! 

Available now via digital download!

Available April 2nd, 2019 on Blu Ray combo with special features and collectors comic! Bumblebee will also be available on DVD! 

Bumblebee Movie Official Website

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