2021 Valentine's Day Gift Idea for Her

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I want to share with you an AMAZING gift idea for her!

Saje  Goddess Goals | Self-Care Kit -


Get goddess-level pampered with this blissful bouquet of florals for head-to-toe hydration.


  • Includes Goddess Body Butter (1.7 fl oz), Rose Mist (0.85 fl oz), Goddess Oil Blend (0.3 fl oz), Rose Lips Lip Balm (0.25 fl oz)
  • A self-love routine for feel-good skin and vibes
  • Comes in limited-edition, ready-to-gift packaging

Saje is sure to please, this Valentine's Day!

Today's Random Thoughts

Friday, January 29, 2021

How is everyone doing? Our prime minister always is reminding us " we're all in this together" and frankly it gets to be played out like that "broken record" . The news can be depressing and I'm sure we all want life back to some normal. I have to remind myself though when I do get down that we all have a story to tell, and there are others that are going through or have gone through more hardships with this virus than myself. We can only hope every day is just another day closer to all this being just a memory. 

This week I called a few companies to compliment them on their products. At the same time I usually ask for coupons as well, as it saves me a bit of money for the next time I buy from them. So it's not all about complaining- and I am sure they appreciate compliments as well.

I came across a couple of card companies as well that I want to share with you. We personally have been on lock down here in northern Manitoba for almost 3 months! We can't even buy greeting cards! It's nice to know there are online companies that have some wonderful cards that we can order from. Moki Greeting Cards also has great Canadian greetings and artwork abstract art and art cards from emerging Canadian artist, Sharon Stern. You will find exactly what your looking for with either one.

Seems like my dental is acting up again. Dental with no insurance is rough, and we used to always go to Mexico to have work done when we were travelling. We get what we have to get done, here in Canada...I have been using warm, salted water when I do find things act up or I have inflammation with my gums. It's actually better for you and so much cheaper than using mouthwash!

Food, like everything else continues to be on the rise as well. Its gotten so out of hand, and we live in northern Canada where prices are more due to "delivery costs" so they say.We're feeding 3 adults at our place and a Yorkie that eats like a teenager I swear!

On one last note, and especially for women over 50, there is a great utuber I watch that has fabulous50's.. her short videos are great for exercises,fashion and lifestyle ideas for those over 50.. Check her out!

3 Great Board Games To Play While Cozying Up This Winter

Thursday, January 28, 2021

If your still looking for ways to pass away the the winter hours, we have some great  games that would be perfect to play as a pair.  Great for cozying up in the winter and perfect for two:

  • JaipurYou are one of the two most powerful traders in the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, but that’s not enough for you because only the merchant with two “seals of excellence” will have the privilege of being invited to the Maharaja’s court. You are therefore going to have to do better than your direct competitor by buying, exchanging, and selling at better prices, all while keeping an eye on both your camel herds. 2 Players | 30 Minutes | Ages 10 and above

  • PatchworkPatchwork is a light, two-player board game where players are each attempting to piece together a quilt using oddly shaped, tetris-like tiles. 2 Players | 30 Minutes | Ages 8 and above

  • Splendor: Splendor is a fast, elegant, and intuitive game where players compete to build Renaissance Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious jewelry business. 2-4 Players | 30 Minutes | Ages 10 and above. 


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2021 Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Kids

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


You can't go wrong with these cute gift ideas for the kids this Valentine's Day.

pedipedOriginals® Rosa Gingersnap

  • Sizes newborn - 24 months
  • Genuine suede upper
  • Faux fur lining
  • All leather soft-sole with slip resistant diamond tread
  • Boot style with Velcro closure
  • Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development

goSili OH Cup!

Introducing the OH Cup! Like magic, it can be sipped from any side and no spills. "Oh", you say. "But how", you wonder? Silicone performs wonders! This all silicone  12 oz cup is 100% European grade silicone with an embedded stainless steel ring. It won’t collapse when gripped, while the OH top inserts for a tight fit preventing spills and providing the perfect solution on-the-go and the alternative to a sippy cup. All parts are dishwasher and microwave safe.

  • Reusable cup made with 100% European-grade, platinum silicone
  • Soft, nontoxic, eco-friendly (because we only get one planet Earth!)
  • Embedded stainless-steel ring prevents the cup from collapsing when gripped
  • 360, spout-free lid means your child can take a drink from any part of the lid
  • Silicone performs wonders! When your child is not drinking, this lid self-seals to help prevent spills
  • Dishwasher safe and microwave safe

MAM Love and Affection Pacifiers-

·   Two BPA-free pacifiers

·   Curved shield allows the pacifier to sit comfortably on baby’s face

·   MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple stays comfortably in baby’s mouth due to the anti-slip texture 

·   Symmetrical nipple ideal for baby’s jaw development

·   Textured surface and multiple small openings on the pacifier shield allow air to circulate and baby’s skin to breathe 

·   Storage case is reusable and can be used in the microwave to sterilize pacifiers

Cat® Power Haulers Assortment

With Cat Power Haulers, you take control! These 

vehicles feature Motion Drive Technology allowing 

for fun and intuitive play that brings the action to life! 

With Motion Drive Technology, push the vehicle 

forward to make the engine rev and activate the 

lights; push the vehicle backward to hear back-up 

sounds; move the bucket or dump bed to hear 

hydraulic sounds and flash the lights. The features 

activated by the child’s interaction with the vehicle 

create an engaging and realistic Cat experience 

every time they play. Appropriate for ages 3 years 

and up. Batteries included. Collect them all! 

MSRP: $19.97 CAD 

Retail Availability: Walmart

Cat® Steel Dump Truck 

Designed for the most demanding of jobs the Cat 

Steel Dump Truck is ready for action! Built with 

sturdy steel construction and large wheels this 16” 

vehicle is just like the real thing. You’re in control of 

the action, fill the rugged dump bed, drive it to its 

destination, and use the real working dump bed to 

unload it! Real Cat machines are known for their high 

quality, these toys are no different, Cat steel toys 

feature a lifetime guarantee so you can be 

comfortable knowing this product is built to last. 

Appropriate for ages 3 years and up. 

MSRP: $29.97 CAD 

Retail Availability: Walmart

** Watch for more gift ideas - coming soon!

Today's Quick Tip

Saturday, January 23, 2021

If you don't have a bin for your recycling cans/ bottles, a leaf bag holder also works well to keep your bag upright and ready for the next trip out.

5 Great Links

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Some links worth checking out this week:

1. Covid has had our small town shut down for a few months already- we are all missing regular services like our hairdressers, and being able to shop for non essentials. Our town has started getting some vaccines in but for now they are for 75+ only. This doesn't qualify us yet. So many were anti vaccine before but I think more and more want to get it. Read more on why to get vaccinated.

2. We lost our power yesterday while the power guys replaced a transformer up on the pole. Although it was maybe an hour, it seemed like forever. We also run our furnace with power, so when the power stops, the furnace blowing warm air, and you don't want that happening for long in the winter! We sure notice how much we rely on things like our power and water, when we don't have them. This link provides items to have on hand when your power goes out in the winter.

3. Great Valentine Dessert and Treat ideas ...

4. Want to get away from that 9-5? Meet the Frugalwoods! 

5. Looking for a portable space heater and not sure which one to choose- Canadian Tire Canada can offer some help with that.

5 Reasons Why We Buy Prescription Glasses Online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Although I believe in shopping local, I also am a consumer that looks for the best value for my dollar.

When eyeglasses are costing in the hundreds of dollars, ( my poor mother spent $700 once at the local optometrist for glasses till I heard about it and said oh no- dont do that again!)  Glasses should not have to cost the average consumer that much money. Since I have been blogging, I have worked with a few online businesses that sell eyeglasses, including one called JINS. JINS sells stylish and fun prescription glasses and sunglasses designed in Tokyo. Starting $60 | Lenses included

We personally love shopping for eye glasses online and here is why:

1. Shopping for your eyeglasses online is cheaper than buying from an optometrist.

2. If you have a valid prescription, and would like to have a "spare" pair. It's perfect to buy them cheaper online. My husband uses his spare pairs while working in the shop. My mom once fell and broke hers, so it was good that she too had a back up pair.

3. Convenience! Who doesn't shop online nowadays.. it's just so easy.

4. Most accept returns and exchanges, like JINS with their return policy- just in case.

5. Wide selections

My mom and Gerry both shopped online saying : 

The selection of glasses they had to chose from was great. Their frames were sturdy, there was a great variety of styles and colors  and they fit well. Looking exactly like they thought they would be, when they arrived. The glasses in all are of a good quality for the price one pays.  Would both gladly recommend this company to anyone else, a ten out of ten.

Today's Quick Tip

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Got hit with bank fees like NSF or overdraft? Not something that happens regularly to you? Call your bank, tell them it was an oversight on your part. Most times they will excuse it and remove the fee. But you have to ask!

DIY- Before and After Desk Re-Do With Primco Flooring!

My handyman was at it again. 

We had some leftover flooring from our porch project with
Primco Flooring, and my home made desk was showing wear, so I told Gerry it would be cheaper to re-do this desk than maybe get a new one, and it was! A few pieces of the flooring, pine moldings for $13, and spray paint for $11.

I love the top with the flooring- as this flooring actually has a 30 year residential warranty and will be very durable for a top. The old desk was just just stained and over the last few years the stain had rubbed away in lots of spots.

I think you'll agree, it's a great transformation!

5 Random Thoughts

Sunday, January 10, 2021

We are still in a lock down in our border town. It was just extended another 2 weeks- added to the 8 we've already had. It's most upsetting too when we hear the further outbreaks were caused by tracing to holiday gatherings. It's sad when the rest of us have to be punished for the actions of others.

Netflix has the new season of Inside World's Toughest Prisons. We enjoy watching that show. Gives us an appreciation of our freedom for sure. I must say, we appreciate watching the news, but over the last year for sure, it's put a damper on our moods.

My mom had passed up a bunch of bananas for us to use. Had made muffins and still had some left, so tried this great banana cookie recipe that only uses 2 bananas. I omitted the clove spice in it though, added some chocolate chipits and used Becel's plant based bricks, which I find is awesome for cookies! 

I'm selling my rebounder. I have always wanted one but after getting one and using it for a month, I found it was making my knees more sore and my toes. It was like it aggravated them. The re bounder is suppose to be wonderful for circulation, etc but I felt I was only going to do myself more harm if I kept it. I am going to stick to u tube videos and my stationery bike.

Gerry cleaned up our under the counter radio that was looking a bit dingy.. had thoughts of buying a new one, but Gerry took it down and cleaned it up with Spray Nine- and good as new!

Looking forward to a new week- hope it's more promising then the one before it. 

Stay safe everyone.

Top Online Slot Tips to Win More

Saturday, January 9, 2021


Online slots are one of the most popular games in the online casino market. It is arguably the biggest game worldwide, and it is easy to see why. People turn to slots because of the graphics, a range of prizes, promising winnings, and more. There is a real chance that you could win big at slots. While almost all casino games depend on luck and chance, you have an opportunity to win at all in slots.

Of course, nothing is fixed or taken for granted. Even in a game of slots, there are losers and winners. However, you could tweak your luck to win. Slots, just like other casino games, are also based on luck. However, unlike other games, certain tricks will allow you to hit the jackpot and win big. If you are looking for some tips to win the online slots, read on. Here are the top five online slots tips to win more.

·         Select your slots

Don’t just go for the first online slots you see. Read up on the ratings on Google or your preferred search engine. The best online slots game will have the highest ratings. Popular online slots will give a better chance at scoring the jackpot.

·         Go for the machine with loose slots

A machine with loose slots isn’t one that will guarantee you a win. However, the loose slots machine has a higher RTP rate. An RTP refers to the Return To Player. It is the sum of the betting money a slot machine pays back its players. Select a slot machine with an RTP higher than 96% to improve your odds at winning.

·         Study the developer of the games

You ought to read up on the game’s developer of the game you want to play. The more trusted the developer is, the higher your chance to win. Many online casino games scam people out of their winnings. Therefore, a higher rating means the developer is trustworthy.

·         Fix a set deposit

Before indulging in a game of online slots, you have to offer a deposit. Make sure you never exceed the deposit amount you have set for yourself. Always opt for an amount that you know that you can afford to give away in a loss. No matter how attractive the jackpot amount seems, you should stop betting more than you can.

·         Participate in bonus rounds and games

Bonus rounds and promo games are a great way to help yourself to prizes on a smaller scale. Take advantage of the free mode online slot games offer. Casinos attract new players and create loyalty between the old ones by offering hoards of opportunities to win small amounts.

Games of chance do not depend on skill or much experience to win. However, with slots, there is a chance that foresight and knowing how to play the game might help you succeed. Choose your game with care and hone your skills. You could win the next big jackpot.

Home Renovating Seems More Complete With Primco Ltd Flooring

Friday, January 8, 2021

Since we have been home here in Canada for the winter, I have put Gerry to work doing more home projects. I'm just the visionary-LOL

We had pretty much went through our whole home and changed the wall coloring from beige to grey.

Our porch was one place I wanted to do some changes to. It was also the only room in our home that still had lino left in it. I always felt lino would be best for the porch rather than any other flooring, but I moved out of my comfort zone, and we started to look at maybe changing it to a vinyl plank flooring. 

We went with a company we had seen samples for, called Primco Ltd Flooring.
They had a nice luxury plank flooring line called Elevate .Elevate is a great mid-level ground glue down luxury that will perform for many years to come. Same features and benefits as their Excite line except increased  thickness to 3 mm and added a micro-bevel and 20 mil PrimShield Wearlayer which gives  a 30 year Residential Warranty and 10 year Commercial Warranty. Boxes come in 5 SKU’s of plank and 2 SKU’s tiles.

We had chosen Wapusk Charcoal as our color choice to go with our light grey walls. What I should mention that we really loved to help make our choice easier, was their Virtual Designer. You choose a product you like, take a picture, and see how it will look in YOUR room. Makes things so much easier.
Most of the time and effort on the project was spent removing the old lino. though. Installation of the new product was quite easy. 
The process consisted of laying the flooring out to get a measurement, cutting the flooring with a utility knife, spreading glue, and laying the floor. 

Primco delivers the world’s most innovative range of wholesale flooring options to Western Canada, with unbeatable service. Highly recommended. A very nice product to work with. 

We still have some last minute in here and getting things all back into the porch, but we are quite happy with the flooring and look of it.

For more information please feel to ask us about our installation by sending your comments to us or to Primco on their contact page.

Get Ready For Those New Year's Resolutions

Thursday, January 7, 2021

With 2021 just around the corner, there may be some of us ready to make New Year's Resolutions. 

One New Year's Resolution includes-
Caring More For Our Planet-

Herbal Clear Naturally Deodorant Introduces Affordable, New Organic Inspired Formula with Low Carbon Footprint.

Make a New Year's resolution to save your pits and your planet! 21st Century Healthcare and Herbal Care Systems are giving consumers an affordable, fresh way to take care of themselves and the planet with the introduction of two new natural deodorants, Herbal Clear Naturally Aloe Fresh and Action Sport. The line has new organic inspired formulations and recyclable packaging, this offers consumers extended odor protection and a low carbon footprint –without the organic product price tag.The eco-friendly, packaged and filled in the USA brand is manufactured in a SolarWorld, EPA and GMP certified facility with a low carbon footprint utilizing solar power and a no wastewater purification system. The packaging is also fully recyclable.

Another resolution alot of people have is to lose weight, but if your cutting back on important vitamins you may be missing out on, it would be a good idea to supplement them with:

21st Century Vitamins Trusted Quality & Value-

Looking for new way to save on wellness products in 2021? Then it’s time to try 21st Century Vitamins national brand equivalent formulas. 21st Century Vitamins has a full line of daily multivitamins that compare to national brand formulas, just without the brand name pricing. Get the same quality at a better value… now that is healthy savings!


Trusted vitamin manufacturers for over 30 years, 21st Century Vitamins is committed to providing you and your family vitamins and nutritional supplements of unrivaled excellence using only the finest quality ingredients. When you buy 21st Century, you are guaranteed unsurpassed quality and value.


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