Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Madness Giveaway Linky



If you are a blogger, feel free to list any open giveaways you have on your blog. Make sure to list the prize, end date and country eligibility (CAN/US/WW) any listed without this information will be deleted.

As always, sharing the linky is appreciated and helps gain maximum exposure for everyone that links up.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers From Norwex

Christmas is coming and sometimes finding items for stocking stuffers can be tricky.  Here are a few eco-friendly ideas from Norwex to add to your list!



Stainless Steel Straws $16.99 and cleaning brush $4.99 - stop adding to the pile of straws in our landfills, and use these re-usable stainless steel ones!

Mesh produce bags $14.99 - breathable bags to hold your produce, instead of adding more plastic bags to the garbage.

Out to lunch snack bags or out to lunch sandwich wrappers for $9.99 each

Another option is to purchase the "Pitch the Plastic" set for the eco-friendly person in your life as a gift.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Take Your Kids For An Eye Exam

Mr. K wearing his new glasses
Growing up my parents made sure to take us for yearly eye exams, but many of my friends didn't start having them until they were older.

My husbands family has a history of lazy eye, so we started taking Mr. J when he was 2, so that we could catch any problems immediately if they cropped up.  Things were fine, but we continued with yearly exams, and Mr. K started seeing an optometrist at 2 as well.

Last week, at their yearly exam we discovered that he has a pretty high prescription for a 4 year old. Other than squinting (which he has always done - even as a baby - we think it is behavioural more than anything) there were no signs.  He didn't sit too close to the tv; he didn't put books right up to his face.

When we got home, he was watching a bit of tv and said to me "mommy - my glasses eyes can see the tv really good - my plain eyes can't".  That was the only thing he has ever said about his vision....

I urge you to make an appointment for your kids for an eye exam if they haven't had one before, and if they have, check to make sure you booked them in for the following year.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sands Alive! A Great Addition Under Your Tree This Holiday Season


A few months ago I had the chance to review Sands Alive! with my boys, and it is still a go to activity for Mr. K!  Whenever we have friends over, all the kids head to our Sands Alive! tub to play and have fun.

 Sands Alive!

Visit sandsalive.org to see the many kits to choose from; you are likely to find one that fits your price range.  Sands Alive! can be found at most stores where toys are sold and would make a great addition to any presents under your tree this Christmas for children 3+.  It would also be a wonderful gift to donate to any Christmas gift drives or your local Toy Mountain.