Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mother/ Daughter Skechers Fall Boot Review + A Giveaway ( Canada only)

Reviews by: Monique and Erika



With Fall here, it's a great time to get a pair of fashionable Fall boots and maybe a pair for Winter too. Skechers is a brand that is making its mark globally. Skechers offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear with various designs to choose from whether it is boots, sandals, casuals, sneakers, etc and they sure are very comfortable too. Skechers footwear are available in department stores, specialty stores, independent stores and even online. Skechers is also available in more than 160 countries. 

Erika and I are were quite happy to review a couple of different pairs of their Fall boots for the change of the season. With more than hundreds  of designs to choose from only in the boots category it sure is to fulfill everyone's need in your family. 

Erika says: "My Laramie 2 boots are awesome - they are comfortable and stylish. I love the overall look and the cushioned insoles. These lace up casual low mid calf ankle boots will complete any outfit! I love my new SKECHERS Laramie boots and would definitely recommend them. 





Whether you're looking for an an athletic or a casual shoe, SKECHERS has something for you!"

Monique says: " I chose the Adorbs in black. I loved the look of the ribbed knit sweater material as the cuff, as well as a flat bottom.



These are perfect to wear with skinny jeans, jeggings, etc, and come in a few colors. Very comfortable too with it's memory foam- it's like walking in your slippers outdoors! 


Once the weather gets a bit more cooler here, I look forward to wearing them outdoors more."

You can find more about Skechers and their shoes on their website and if you decide to go ahead and get yourself one or one for each member of your family do not forget to check the section about how to care for your new shoes/boots.

Skechers Canada would love to have The One Income Dollar giveaway 2 pairs- yes, 2 pairs of their boots for Men or Women, on our site. This means 2 winners but 1 pair of boots for each winner- their choice! We're so excited to be able have this giveaway for our readers. The draw however is only open to Canadian residents. A random draw will be held by Random.org on October 7, 2016.



To Enter:

Leave a comment for Skechers on which pair you would pick  if you won. As well, please leave your contact info should we need to contact you.



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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween's Coming- Time For Tricks, Treats and Other Yummy Sweets!




I've been starting to think Halloween- and so are the stores and online businesses. The costumes and the decor are making a more known presence and it's time for us to share with our readers some of what our "brands and companies" have out this year for Halloween by way of sweets, treats and even gifting ideas like brownies, cookies and such! Having a sweet tooth- I really do love this time of year!

M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Crispy S’mores Candies-





    Celebrate Halloween with the new M&M’S® Candies seasonal varieties.
·         Great for any candy bowl, Trick or Treat bag, decorating, or baking.
·         There are lots of fun ways to use M&M’S® Candies to add some colorful spooky fun to your Halloween this season!



Ferrara Candy Company-




From the momentous to the frivolous, life is filled with reasons to Break Out the Brach’s. Both their timeless and innovative candies are perfect for candy dishes, trick or treating, baking ingredients and using for seasonal crafts. Brach’s is part of the Ferrara Candy Company, which also includes brands such as Black Forest Organics, a USDA certified organic candy line that was rated America’s Best Tasting Gummy, and is proud to introduce two Halloween products for trick or treating- organic Lollipops and Gummy Mix.







Reese’s Ghosts in Snack Size
SRP -$3.00/$3.25
Product description: White chocolate-coated ghosts filled with classic peanut butter filling.



Kit Kat Minis White in Snack Size



SRP - $3.00/$3.25
Product description: White-chocolate coated Kit Kat candies filled with crème and crisp wafers.


Jolly Rancher Lollipops in Spooky Shapes



SRP - $2.67/$3.00
Product description: Classic Jolly Rancher candies in fruity flavors (Pink Lemonade, Green Apple, Watermelon and Cherry) featured in an array of spooky lollipop shapes.


Hershey’s Caramel Apple Milk Chocolates

SRP - $3.50/$4.00
Product description: Apple-shaped, foil-wrapped milk chocolates filled with a smooth caramel filling.




Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème Skulls-


SRP - $3.50/$4.00
Product description: Wrapped in skull-themed foils, these cookies ‘n’ crème chocolates are perfect for Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations.


Halloween Party Assortment-



SRP - $19.99
Product description: A large pumpkin filled with an assortment of classic snack-sized Halloween treats from The Hershey Company, including Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat Miniatures and Almond Joy Bars.








Halloween Cookie & Sprite Treat Combo $19.95

Great little gift to send the student away at college. Give to children, grandchildren, teachers, friends, classmates and anyone who loves Halloween.
The gift includes four cookies and five snack-sized brownies individually wrapped inside a delightfully scary Happy Halloween treat box.




**Watch this spot for more Halloween treats!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Add a Pop of Color Next to Your Bathroom Sink with SoapBox Soaps



Add a pop of color next your bathroom sink with SoapBox Soaps. Their liquid hand soap and bar soap are the must-have bathroom accessory to cleanse and nourish hands. These soaps contain a soothing blend of aloe vera and shea butter that will leave your hands soft and smooth. The liquid hand soap comes in blissful scents like Pomegranate, Sea Minerals, Bataua, Coconut, and their new Vanilla scent! 



Or use the bar soap available in sweet scents like coconut, bataua fruit, and sea minerals. The luxurious bar soap and liquid hand soap are available for $3.99 each so you can feel pampered without breaking the bank! Let these soaps enrich your skin and the world! 



SoapBox donates a bar of soap to someone in need around the world with every product purchased. Just go to https://soapboxsoaps.com/pages/mission and type in the hope code on your product, to see which project your purchase will support!


10 Waste Whittling Wardrobe Makeover Tips

Before the change of season sneaks in on us, I wanted to share with you 10 great tips from Recyclebank, the incentives and behavior change platform focused on waste, on getting your wardrobe looking like new without wasting a thing. From keeping your clothes in good shape and patching them up to swapping with neighbors and properly disposing of all the pieces beyond repair, these tips have you covered for the perfect wardrobe makeover. 



1. Wash clothes in cold waterClothes we love to wear tend to wear out quickly. By washing in cold water, washing less often (when possible), and skipping the dryer, you can help these clothes stay as vibrant as the day you bought them, and keep them around a little bit longer, too.

2. Invest in patches. As for any clothes that are beyond those care tips above? To squeeze the last little bit of life out of these clothes, try your hand at sewing up tears or adding patches to cover holes or worn spots. (Some types of patching will even fix rain boots that have sprung a leak!)

3. Wear your clothes for their unintended purposesMake the most out of everything in your closet by styling your clothes in all different ways — for example, your favorite scarf could also double as a headband or even a poncho, depending on its size. This allows you to get more out of what you already have, which means you won’t be constantly shopping for new clothes… and no one will accuse you of being an outfit repeater. 

4. Tailor hand-me-downsHand-me-downs don't always have to look second-rate. To put your own spin on an old piece of clothing, get it tailored to fit you. And once it fits, you can add a patch, stitch on a new design, or change up little details like buttons to really make it your own.


5. Arrange a swap partyHand-me-downs don't always work when limited to family, so expand your horizons! Swap clothes with neighbors — they're like the siblings you never had.


6. Raid a thrift shopShopping at places like thrift shops can also be a lot like coming into hand-me-downs, but you get to choose what you want — and there's usually a lot more to choose from. Freshen them up and make them your own the same way you would hand-me-downs.

7. Recycle old eyeglassesItems like eyeglasses can be tricky to get rid of. You can't really hand them down to anyone you know, and recycling the individual materials (lenses and frames) isn't really possible. However, nonprofit organizations like Lions Club International have a different solution. They accept your old glasses by mail or drop-off, and reuse the lenses and frames for those in need.

8. Sell silver for goldYou might be hesitant to clear out those treasures in your jewelry box, but if they’re broken or outdated, you can sell them to get recycled and make some room (and $$$) for new bling.

9. Clean out the closet. When it's time to make room for some new (or “new”) clothes, do everything you can to give the clothes you’re done with a second life. Donate gently used clothes,  and get creative with clothes that are too worn to be passed along — they might be able to be used as rags, be upcycled as bedding by animal shelters or as art materials by schools, or even recycled at special drop-off locations.

10. Use kitchen tools for storageYes, you read that right. Old dishes and cups that you were looking to get rid of could be the perfect tools to organize your jewelry. Our favorite kitchen-to-closet switch is using a cheese grater to hang your earrings from, so you can display them all at once (it makes it easier to choose which to wear!).

Getting To Work Without Breaking The Bank


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Getting to work can often take hours. Rush hour traffic often sees workers stuck at a standstill when they’d much rather be having an extra half an hour in bed. Petrol mounts up if you can’t partake in a carpool and sometimes just getting work takes a huge chunk out of your wage packet at the end of each month. So how do you beat the commuting blues? Here are a few tips and tricks to get you into the office faster, for less money and with a smile on your face.

Bus

Once people pass their driving test, their days on the bus are officially over. But why? If you’re going to be stuck in traffic on the roads, why pay more to do the driving yourself in your own car. At least on a bus you can sit back and relax a little before you arrive in the workplace. Paytm Bus Coupons can cut the cost of already relatively cheap fares. What’s more, it’s much better for the environment. So you can give yourself a pat on the back for that too.

Train

Trains have the benefit of speed. But this isn’t the best of it. They also don’t have to stand in traffic on the roads. They will mostly get you from A to B with little hassle and on time. To save standing on your journey, reserve a seat. This doesn’t usually cost any extra but it means there will be a space with your name on it when you board. On board refreshments are usually available and most stations offer free daily news papers. So sit back with your coffee, catch up on local, national and international news and arrive at your office awake and ready for the day ahead.

Cycle

This is for the more energetic of us. Cycling is a brilliant option for getting to where you need to be. It’s free, it will keep you fit and healthy and also doesn’t add to your carbon footprint. If you don’t have far to go, a bicycle is a brilliant investment. You can also use it on your days off. A quick ride around the park is relaxing and lets you clear your mind. Remember to wear a helmet and be fully aware of the rules of the road.

Walk

Some will be horrified at the thought of walking to work. But it’s really not all too bad. As long as the weather permits, you can take it easy. Leave early, put your headphones in and pace in time with your favorite song. Just remember to be aware of your surroundings. If you have a friend nearby who goes a similar route, it offers a good opportunity to chat and catch up. It’s free, you’ll tone up and feel healthier and again, this is great for the environment.

Taxi

Taxis are a good option, as long as you can share your journey. Otherwise it works out a little pricey. Services such as Uber give the option of picking people up on route for a cheaper fare. Many companies will also give you a discounted rate if you use them regularly, so inquire and always barter.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy First Day of Fall 2016

Weather is nothing like Fall today - very nice.. warm and one can go without a jacket or sweater. Trying to get those long outdoors walks in every afternoon since the sun has been shining. According to our northern Saskatchewan forecast looks like nicer weather till at least the end days of September. How is your weather where you are living?


2016 Baby Shower Gift Guide


We've found some great gift ideas to welcome new babies into this world. 
Baby showers will begin popping up for Spring and Summer and we're offering some great ideas for you to gift. So see below great baby stuff moms and babies both will love.


Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo-



Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo gently cleanses baby’s skin and hair without drying it. Enriched with soothing chamomile and provitamin B5, it is specially developed to be mild enough for baby's sensitive skin, and clinically proven to gently cleanse baby’s delicate skin and hair without tears. The 2-in-one formula helps prevent the drying effects of cleansing, ensuring your baby's skin and scalp is protected. This product is the ideal gift for new, expectant and experienced moms and dads whose first priority is keeping their babies healthy and happy.



Diono Dreamliner-




“Whether at home or away, baby is kept comfortable and secure with a well-padded mattress, adjustable hood for directional shade and integral insect net. The cozy sleep space is well ventilated with mesh side panels and the removable mattress cover makes cleaning a breeze. Ready straight out of the box and perfect for use at home or away, the Diono Dreamliner can be folded in seconds and comes with a carry bag for easy portability.”



Munch Mitt-


The Munch Mitt® Teether is a “handy” teething solution that prevents the constant dropping of teething toys. It provides easy access pain relief for teething babies who are still learning consistent grip and direction and protects the hands from irritation due to chewing. 



Designed for babies 3 months - 12 months. Suggested wear is from 3 months - 8 months. Perfect gift for your next baby shower.



Cloudb Peaceful Panda-



This loveable, cuddly friend makes the perfect nighttime companion. Peaceful Panda includes a hidden, removable sound box that plays distinctive, soothing sounds that will help your little one drift off to sleep. Easily attaches to crib or bed with Velcro strap.
Features:            
  • Best for infants
  • Plays eight peaceful sounds
  • Velcro strap for easy attachment to crib or bed
  • Auto shut-off in 23 or 45 minutes
  • Storybook and Adoption Certificate included
  • 2 AA batteries included
Age recommendation: 0+ years
MSRP: $42.99
Available end of August at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada






Cloudb Twilight Buddies Hedgehog-



Twilight Buddies are ultra-cuddly friends that help ease children’s fear of the dark by projecting a starry night sky onto bedroom ceilings and walls. Hidden within the soothing starry projection are the moon and 3 constellations! Little ones find instant soothing companionship with the fun and cuddly animal collection that can travel with them wherever they go.

Features:
·         Cuddly companion projects a starry night sky
o   Eases fear of the dark
o   Projects actual star constellations
·         Light timer and features
o   45-minute timer ensures complete darkness during child’s deep sleep, recommended by pediatricians
o   Projects in three soothing colour options – green, blue, and amber – cycling through three colour automatically
o   Star guide included to help identify constellations
o   Requires 3 AA batteries (included)

Age recommendation: 0+
MSRP: $35.99
Available end of August at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada



**Watch this spot for more great Baby Shower gifts ideas.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Subway On Its Way to Removing Artificial Colours, Flavours and Preservatives From the Menu by 2017

We love this:

SUBWAY® restaurants made a bold commitment to remove all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives by 2017. To date, SUBWAY® Canada has removed artificial colours, flavours and preservatives from 28 menu items, adding turkey, chicken and roast beef to its growing roster of toppings, soups and proteins that contain the ‘free from’ claim. 



SUBWAY® restaurants has also strengthened its commitment to investing in Canadian agriculture across the country. Introducing Canadian-raised ham, turkey and shaved steak, and committed to sourcing all roast beef, chicken and meatballs from Canadian producers by the end of the year. The sandwich shops also provide home-grown produce across Canada, where possible. During peak harvest seasons Western Canada guests are able to enjoy British Columbia-grown cucumbers, guests in Ontario can add cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and onions from the Green Belt region and guests in Quebec can add local green peppers.




State of the Sandwich
·         1998: Full list of nutritional information for the main menu debuts
·         2000: “8 under 6 menu,” featuring eight sandwiches under six grams of fat, launches
·         2008: Trans fats are removed from all menu items
·         2009: Sodium reduction initiative begins (to date the restaurant has reduced sodium by 30 per cent across their lunch and dinner offerings)
·         2014: Simpler bread recipes rolled out
   High fructose corn syrup removed from all SUBWAY® products
   Quebec green peppers arrive in Quebec restaurants during peak harvest season
·         2015: Baby spinach added as core offering
  Pickles and banana peppers with no artificial colours arrive in restaurants
    Canadian prime rib and steak are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
    All breads (including flatbreads) contain no artificial colours or flavours
·         2016: Canadian turkey and roast beef with “free from” claims introduced
  Meatballs, chicken strips, and omelette recipes revised to meet “free from” commitment
  Guests in Ontario can enjoy home-grown cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and onions during peak harvest season
  British Columbia cucumbers served in restaurants during peak harvest season

For more information about SUBWAY® Canada and its commitment to providing quality menu offerings, visit www.subway.com; join SUBWAY® Canada’s online community at www.facebook.com/SubwayCanada or follow @SUBWAYCanada