Wishing our Family, Friends and Everyone.. A Very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Gerry and I would like to take this time to wish all our family and friends as well as partners on the blog, a very Merry Christmas. May your Christmas be filled with caring, sharing and thanking God for all his blessings! May you enjoy time with your families in any way you can- through visits or phone calls. May the blessings of the season be with you now and always.
Merry Christmas!

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech Lover

Thursday, December 23, 2021

We have cool holiday gifts for the tech lover that has everything!

Creative Outlier Air V3 -

The crowd-favorite—the Creative Outlier True Wireless series—now comes with Ambient Mode and Active Noise Reduction!


Boosted to power up to 40 hours of total playtime with 10 hours of battery life per charge, Creative Outlier Air V3 tops the series in its battery performance. We've raised the stakes with our newest Noise Control features, customizable touch control buttons, and quad mics for calls clarity, all engineered for the best true wireless experience.


Powered by 6 mm Bio-cellulose drivers and upgraded with Bluetooth® 5.2 technology, the Creative Outlier Air V3 is certified water-resistant with an IPX5 rating, so you can enjoy immersive audio wherever life takes you.


Solo Mode Core Figure -

Ready up with Fortnite Solo Mode Collectible Figures! These articulated action figures have incredible details, feature outfits, and come with awesome harvesting tools. The 4” scale is perfect for living out Fortnite; fitting within a world rich with building experiences, gliders, vehicles, and much more. The assortment features Carbide, Drift, Bandolier, Raptor, and Teknique. Collect them all! Shop@  Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and Gamestop.

Roblox Core Figures (Assortment) -

Go and explore and a new adventure with legendary characters from the Roblox world. Build your character by mixing and matching parts and decking it out with the included accessories.


Build your own unique legendary Roblox character to explore a new adventure. Mix and match parts to build your character and deck out your figures with included accessories. Shop @ Walmart and Indigo.

Fujifilm Instax® Mini 11-

An update on the cult classic, the Mini 11’s new design is simple and sleek, made with careful attention to detail.

There are plenty of new and exciting features like automatic exposure, one-touch selfie mode and fun customizable designs to make your Mini 11 unique to you .

The user-friendly features of the Mini 11 make it the perfect camera for budding photographers, as well as a fantastic tool for DIY lovers alike.

Alfred Smart Locks-

Buying gifts can be stressful—there are so many things to consider, especially for the person who has everything! This year, why not give someone the gift of smart tech that is beautiful and helpful? Alfred, a smart lock company, creates smart locks that reflect the perfect balance between sleek design, security and usability, because smart home products shouldn’t require compromise between style or function. With Alfred, you no longer have to choose. And, with quick and easy installation, anyone can upgrade their home.

Alfred Smart Locks allow users to unlock their unit with up to 20 different pin codes, including one-time codes and time-sensitive codes, perfect for short term rentals. With Alfred, you won't have to risk hiding a back-up key under a rock anymore. And for those that find themselves juggling 10 bags of groceries, simply unlock the unit with a touch when your phone is nearby with One-Touch access. 

Users can also opt for a Wifi Bridge for more advanced connectivity, allowing you to connect Alfred to Google Home or Alexa and unlock your door through voice command. The Wifi Bridge also gives users the ability to unlock their door from anywhere in the world through the Alfred App




Having a portable battery to keep kids charged on a plane or in the car this holiday season is huge to a parent's sanity. This power bank gives your kids all the power they need in 1 incredible 63W high capacity universal backup battery. Recharge up to 3 devices simultaneously via 3 ports: 45W USB-C Power Delivery, USB Quick Charge, and standard USB 2.1A. The 20,000mAh battery capacity can even recharge your laptop. Stylish and practically designed with water-repellent canvas and an easy-to-read LCD display, so you and your kids will stay charged for the whole trip, spills and all.


The X-Talker Extreme Dual Pack T77VP5 makes it easy to stay in touch with all family members on any outdoor trip. These X-Talkers are easy to use and will allow you to stay connected with those back at the vehicle when you're out adventuring on foot and offer NOAA weather alerts to keep you updated in case of an emergency.

** Watch this spot for more gift ideas coming soon!

Even Fur - Babies Love Santa!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The sirens were going today as Santa road down the street in the fire truck. Even Jake was interested in knowing what was going on!

Today's Random Thoughts

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Christmas is coming! Are you ready?

Got the tree up, and a box of food for the food bank...

and paid $4.99 for each for these:

even Gerry was being funny with Jake's ( our dog)  holiday tie he got with his hair cut, but did NOT want it we had a good laugh over Gerry putting it on!

Had to go for a left hip and right shoulder xray- so should have results back mid next week. Not sure if it's arthritis in both areas or what so had it checked out. Already have lumbar spinal stenosis, so the hip could have something to do with that. The shoulder- maybe pulled a muscle.. or arthritis as well.. will see I guess

Sad what happened in Kentucky, Illinois and those states. Natural disasters all over it seems. Prayers to those effected in any way. Many are thinking of you...

Deadly Dangers of Radon in the Family Home: Protection at an Affordable Cost

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


When it comes to protecting your family, I am guessing that you spare no expense. However, if you could have the most effective protection at the most affordable price, why wouldn’t you take that option? That’s exactly what EcoSense’s EcoQube Smart Home Radon Gas Detector provides; the best protection from the deadly dangers of radon gas at the most affordable price.


The deadly dangers of radon gas


When it comes to cancer, no form is more deadly than lung cancer. And the second leading cause of lung cancer death is exposure to radon gas. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon-related lung cancer claims the lives of as many as 21,000 people in the US each year. The EPA also estimates that 1 in 15 homes in the US has elevated levels of radon gas.


Detecting the presence of radon is not easy. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that occurs naturally and is found in rocks, soil, water, and plants. As it is released into the environment, it makes its way into homes through small cracks in foundations or holes created for the entry of pipes and electrical wires.


Once radon finds its way into a home, it can be trapped easily. If allowed to accumulate, it pollutes the air that our families breathe. While some gases cause symptoms like headaches, dizziness, or blurred vision, those exposed to radon show no immediate symptoms.


The need for ongoing radon gas monitoring


If radon testing is conducted at all, it typically is done only when you purchase your home. Your inspector may have run a short-term, passive radon test, which took a sample of the air in your home over a few hours or a few days and had the sample tested for traces of radon.


While short-term radon tests are common, recent studies have shown them to provide unreliable results up to 99 percent of the time. They fail because radon levels can fluctuate dramatically from day to day, affected by the weather, activity in your home, and other factors.


To ensure that you are aware of dangerous radon levels in your home, the safest option is ongoing monitoring that provides accurate readings over extended periods. Relying on short-term tests can result in a false positive, which can lead to unnecessary stress, or a false negative, which can lead to unnecessary long-term exposure to a cancer-causing toxin.


EcoQube: the affordable, professional radon gas monitor


The EcoQube was designed to provide families with the highest level of protection at a fraction of the cost charged for most reliable long-term radon monitoring devices. Its patented technology gauges air quality once every ten minutes, which is 15 times the industry standard. And while most detectors need up to two days of exposure to get an initial reading, EcoQube utilizes ion chamber technology to get highly reliable results within an hour.


The EcoQube was also designed to be easy to use and easy to understand. It's the size of a coffee mug, allowing it to be placed anywhere in your home inconspicuously. Once plugged in, and connected to your Wi-Fi, easy to understand LED lights on the front of the EcoQube report the level of radon in the air — green for acceptable, yellow for concern, and red for danger. You get an initial reading from EcoQube within 10 minutes.


In addition, EcoQube comes with the EcoQube app which allows you to view current reading and historical radon trend on your smartphone. Wherever you are, you will know if there is a radon problem at home thanks to EcoQube’s smart technology.


It’s easy to see why EcoQube was named to TIME’s list of the Best Inventions of 2021. And with it’s affordable price of less than $200, it’s easy to bring the life-saving technology into your home.

A strategic business executive with a proven track record spanning more than 25 years, Insoo Park is the Founder and CEO of Ecosense. As a key sales and business development executive, he has been an integral component of three silicon valley start-up companies - all of which have either gone public or been acquired by publicly traded companies. With Ikanos Communications, Insoo served as a territorial sales director for all of Asia and North America. After Ikanos successfully completed their initial public offering in 2005, Insoo served as a Vice President with Teknovus, which was acquired by Broadcom in 2010.  In 2014, he joined SiTime as a Vice President of Strategic Sales.  SiTime completed its IPO in 2019 and Insoo founded Ecosense with the goal of empowering consumers to lead a safe and healthy lifestyle free from the life-threatening dangers posed by Radon gas by delivering detection results accurately and quickly.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Kids

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

It's time for another holiday gift guide for kids! And we have some great ideas that we know they are gonna just love!

Barbie® Color Reveal™ Surprise Party™ Dolls and Accessories-

This Barbie® Color Reveal™ set delivers the ultimate in unboxing experiences with more than 50 surprises, including a Barbie® Color Reveal™ doll and Color Reveal™ Chelsea™ doll in a silvery metallic coating with colourful confetti stars, plus two Color Reveal™ pets in metallic pink and purple! Play the game to unbox the 21 mystery boxes with surprises hidden inside, like fashions, hair accessories, party decorations and more.


Available at: Amazon, Toys R Us, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Indigo, Mastermind and TJX Canada. Ages: 3Y+

Polly Pocket™ Rainbow Funland™ Theme Park Playset-

Start the fun by riding the roller coaster, the unicorn carousel and the Ferris wheel. The 7 castle play areas include three turrets, a throne room, gift shop, game room and food court. The three castle turrets include a bathroom, extra play space and a secret surprise-kids can use a key to unlock a turret area to find the golden unicorn.

Available at: Walmart, Toys R Us, Amazon, Loblaws and MasterMind Toys Ages: 4Y+

Barbie Extra Doll Asst -

Barbie® Extra dolls rock bold fashions and bright colors, and they make big statements! Each Barbie® doll has its unique style that's playful and lets kids explore self-expression through style. And their pets, each different and all adorable have tons of personality, too!


Available at: Amazon, Toys R Us, Loblaws, Walmart and TJX Canada Ages : 3Y+

Solo Mode Core Figure -

Ready up with Fortnite Solo Mode Collectible Figures! These articulated action figures have incredible details, feature outfits, and come with awesome harvesting tools. The 4” scale is perfect for living out Fortnite; fitting within a world rich with building experiences, gliders, vehicles, and much more. The assortment features Carbide, Drift, Bandolier, Raptor, and Teknique. Collect them all! Product Available @  Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and Gamestop.

Roblox Core Figures (Assortment) -

Go and explore and a new adventure with legendary characters from the Roblox world. Build your character by mixing and matching parts and decking it out with the included accessories.


Build your own unique legendary Roblox character to explore a new adventure. Mix and match parts to build your character and deck out your figures with included accessories. Product Available @ Walmart and Indigo.


Spartan Collection (6.5” -Collection: The Master Chief & Mark VII Mjolnir)

The prestige and mystique of the UNSC’s most larger-than-life heroes have been brought to life like never before with the 6.5” Spartan Collection. Each figure in the 6.5” Spartan Collection features a fan-favorite Spartan figure, accessories, and at least one game-accurate weapon.

All Elite Wrestling Unrivaled Collection 6” Figures -

The complete AEW Unrivaled Series 6 features Chris Jericho, MJF, Jake Hager, Hikaru Shida, Penta el Zero M, and Rey Fenix. Each collectible boasts 25 points of articulation, authentically styled from the AEW Dynamite and PPV events. Start your AEW collection today!


Gla’more is the newest doll line where each doll has a true passion for fashion! With a dress that transforms into the ultimate gla’morous closet, you can style your doll’s hair and accessorize her any way you’d like. Show off her look in her very own fashion show, complete with a light up runway. Choose from Emily, Lacy, Violet or Lila and with 13 trendy clothing and accessory pieces you can mix and match their fashions for endless couture looks! Available @ Walmart

BFF Bright Fairy Friends Doll Series 3 (Fairies)-

Unbox your new BFF to unveil which magical fairy doll you get along with multiple surprise fairy accessories! Each fairy comes housed in its very own fairy home with bright, motion-activated twinkle lights. You can also use your fairy home as a night light. Press your fairy’s necklace to make her wings glow with radiating multi-colored lights! Collect all fairy dolls from Series 1, 2 and 3, and enjoy swapping out their fashions and accessories! Shine Together! Available@ Walmart and Toys “R” Us

Cat® Construction Power Haulers -

Cat® Construction Power Haulers  allows the kids to take control! These vehicles feature Motor Drive Technology; push them forward to make the engine rev and backwards to hear the back-up sounds! With so many interactive lights and sounds, the Cat Power Haulers Assortment is sure to activate a child’s imagination and create an engaging and realistic experience each time. Batteries included. Collect them all!  Available@ Walmart 

Jurassic World Stomp 'n Escape Tyrannosaurus Rex

Inspired by Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, this Stomp 'N Escape Tyrannosaurus Rex larger-scale dinosaur has a mighty stomp and attack and breakout features, and exciting dinosaur sounds! This figure also features movie-inspired sculpting, movable joints, authentic color and realistic texture for inspiring creative play and an intimidating display! Makes a great gift for ages 4 years old and up, especially fans of Jurassic World, dinosaurs and action play.

Available at: Walmart, Canadian Tire, Loblaws 

The Hot Wheels® Massive Loop Mayhem™ track set will definitely make kids loopy from the thrilling excitement! This epic track includes a huge 28-inch wide loop that's designed for multi-car play - vehicles whip around the loop and avoid nail-biting near-misses with each other! Kids send the first car into action using the slam launcher, then add more and more cars until there's the inevitable crash (additional cars sold separately). The challenge lies in how many cars can run at once -- it's a trick of timing and skill. The track comes with one 1:64 scale Hot Wheels® vehicle to get the action started!  Makes a great gift for car and action enthusiasts. 

Available at: Amazon, Loblaws, Toys R Us, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Indigo, Winners, HBC

Cabbage Patch Cuties - 9” Rainbow Garden Party

Introducing the newest collectible Cabbage Patch Kids, Rainbow Garden Party Cuties! These Cuties come in bright colors and fun prints. Each wears a soft snuggly onesie with an adjustable hood. These adorable Cuties love to cuddle and suck on their thumbs. This edition comes with the Peacock Cutie, Frog Cutie, Bear Cutie, Poodle Cutie, Hedgehog Cutie, Cow Cutie, and Bear Cutie.

Available at all major toy retailers. 


CoComelon Yellow School Bus -

The CoComelon Musical Yellow School Bus comes with a figure of JJ, a popular character from the educational CoComelon YouTube series! The school bus has room for 6 of your favorite CoComelon friends! Press on the grill of the bus and listen as a clip of “Wheels on the Bus” plays for you and your child to sing along to! The free-wheeling motion puts your child in control of this fun and detailed vehicle! Bring their favorite CoComelon nursery rhymes to life with the CoComelon Musical Yellow School Bus!

Available at all major toy retailers. 

Blippi Recycling Truck -

The Blippi Recycling Truck is ready to put waste in the right place! With sounds, real Blippi phrases and a working lever to collect bins and dispose of trash, this colourful truck is perfect for every little environmentalist! Place your exclusive Blippi Recycling figure inside the free-wheeling truck and get ready to reduce, reuse and recycle! Pick up the bin using the working side lever and dump the trash and recycling cubes into the truck hopper! When it’s time to empty out the truck, lift the hopper up and watch the trash cubes drop out! (Ages 2+)

Available at all major toy retailers.  

Dino Ranch Hatchery Adventure Set -


Welcome to the Dino Ranch Hatchery Adventure Set, where new dinos at the Dino Ranch are born! The Dino Ranch Hatchery Adventure Set is the perfect way to build out your own Dino Ranch. Join one of the three Dino Ranchers,  Min, in this fantastic adventure! 


The young Dino Doctor-in-training loves to help hatch the baby dinos. You can help her by placing the Dino-Mite into the incubator and pressing the gear wheel to activate! The incubator lights up, revealing the baby dino’s silhouette! 


Included are two baby dinos with articulated heads. The playset also comes with ranch accessories including a dino wading pool and a cart that flips to a nest! You can also build your own hatchery by putting the two fence pieces together.

Available at all major toy retailers 

Akedo Ultimate Battle Arena -

The world of Akedo is brought to life with arcade inspired electronic Battle Arena where any of the Akedo warriors can come for next level battle action. The Battle Arena Includes two exclusive Legendary warrior figures, two battle controllers, two interchangeable backdrops and over 35 sound effects for added excitement and humor! When the warriors aren’t battling, they can train and practice the perfect split-strike in the arena by connecting the detachable training punching bag accessory, making this one gift packing a punch this year!

All major retailers

Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron -

Your Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron includes everything needed to cast the perfect spell to conjure your Magic Mixie for the big reveal. Available in both blue and pink. Also included are extra mystical accessories to keep the magic going (including an additional mist vile, charging adapter, wand).  

All major retailers

Bluey Family Cruiser-

Take Bluey's whole family for a drive in the Heeler 4WD! It’s the perfect car to go on fun playful adventures. Open the top of the Family Vehicle to fit all the family Figures inside. You can fit four Figures inside! A Bandit Figure is included so he can drive the family around! On the roof of the Family Vehicle is a Surfboard Rack that holds 2 Surfboards. The Surfboards come off for the whole family to use. They are compatible with all Bluey Figures and are great to use when they drive to the beach. The Vehicle also comes with a fun sticker sheet that includes backseat rubbish and beach friends so that you can decorate the car. Children will love to recreate some of the most memorable moments from the show with these adorable toys!

All major retailers

Bluey Jumbo Plush-

Bring the fun and imaginative play home with Best Mate Bluey and recreate some of the most memorable moments from the show! Best Mate Bluey is perfect for extra-large hugs! A soft and cuddly toy for show time or story time. Made with premium soft deluxe fabrics and detailed embroidery and stitching. Stands 45 cm (18") tall.

Available at all major toy retailers.

Thomas & Friends 2-in-1 Transforming Thomas Playset-

This awesome train set features a large push-along Thomas, which stores die-cast engines inside, and large passenger cars Annie & Clarabel, which open to reveal all the pieces kids need to build out a full track set! The 2-in-1 Transforming Thomas Playset comes with a die-cast, push-along Percy engine, a working Cranky the Crane™, and cool elevated track pieces for gravity-defying railway play.

For preschool conductors ages 3 years and older

Available @ + toys "R" us! 

Thomas & Friends Race & Chase R/C-

The large, remote-controlled Thomas and Percy train engines are linked together with a steam cloud carrying handle and feature realistic train sounds and character phrases from the show! Kids control all the exciting racing action with the toddler-friendly remote. Get ready, Thomas & Percy. Let’s go!


For toddler and preschool racers ages 2 years and up

  • L.O.L. Surprise OMG Movie Magic Dolls

    • Introducing L.O.L. Surprise! Movie OMG fashion dolls. More fashionable and fierce than ever! 4 to collect!

  • Little Tikes Tobi 2 Robot Smartwatch paired with the Tobi 2 Director's Camera

    •  Level up your kid’s smartwatch with the TobiTM 2 Robot Smartwatch! Play games head-to-head against other Tobi 2 Robot Smartwatches, experience advanced graphics, and take photos with a motion- activated selfie-camera. The Tobi 2 Robot Smartwatch has so much personality, speaks gibberish, giggles, and cycles through more than 100 expressions.
    •  Tobi 2 Director’s Camera is the perfect gift for your aspiring director, photographer, actor or artist.
      Ideal for kids who want to have fun and let their imagination soar.

  • Rainbow High Winter Break Fashion Dolls

    •  Let the rainbow color this winter fabulous! The 6 original Fashion Dolls get a Winter makeover so they can fashionably hit the slopes and sip hot chocolate. They each have a unique style showcased in their two outfits and their many winter fashion accessories and essential snow gear like snowboards and skis! Collect the Rainbow!

  • Na! Na! Na! Surprise Teens Slumber Party Dolls

    • The Na Na Na Surprise Teens are having a slumber party! These dolls now come with all they need for a cozy and luxurious night’s sleep. Their fashionable pjs and animal-inspired accessories make even a sleepover glamorous!

  • Glitter Babyz Dolls

  •  These magical, glittering babies need your tender loving care to keep their magic alive.

  • Lalaloopsy Large Dolls

    •  Lalaloopsy offers a whimsical world of friendship & fun where classic rag dolls come to life, each stitched together with unique
    • personalities, inspiring preschool and kindergarten girls to develop their own creativity and imagination.

  • Bratz Original (20th Anniversary) Dolls

    •  #tbt when the Bratz made their super stylin’ debut in 2001! Now 20 years later, you can collect replicas of the original core 4 girls and Bratz Boyz Cameron. Collectors and new Bratz fans can celebrate 20 years of the Girls with a Passion for Fashion with these iconic looks. From the outfits to the iconic packaging, these dolls are near exact replicas of the dolls that started it all. Now in special edition holographic packaging!

  • Baby Born Surprise Animal Babies

    •  Unwrap a bundle of surprises. Inside each cute soft bunny pouch, find an adorable collectible baby doll in an animal swaddle. Each set of dolls has a cute theme to inspire little ones' imaginations. Themes include Fantasy, Jungle, Mountain, Forest and Farm. Collect Them All.
    • A great stocking stuffer!

  • Dream Ella Color Change Dolls

    • The Dream Ella Color Change dolls deliver an unboxing experience that's full of surprises! A fashion doll is in every package, but each doll's look remains a mystery until unveiled through color change fun. And once they do, little girls will
      discover a beautiful Fairy doll with molded hair. Each doll has a different combination of eye color, hair color, skin tone and decoration – 
       so much fun to get each one. More surprises in the bags for fashion and accessories play.

*** Stay tuned for more great gift ideas coming soon!
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