The Play Gym Built by Experts!

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Save $10 off your purchase of a Lovevery Play Gym by clicking here

We stumbled upon Lovevery a few months ago and I was instantly attracted to the beautiful design, gorgeous colours, and array of learning tools for babies! The more I found out about Lovevery, the more I knew I needed to get my hands on one of their play gyms!

Made with sustainably-sourced wood, the design is just stunning. It takes 2 minutes to assemble and disassemble so it can be easily moved to any room in your home and taken with you when you go visit friends and family!

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Every item on this play gym was purposely chosen and the detail that went into designing each piece is exactly what you want as a parent! It comes with an Organic Cotton High Contrast Montessori Ball, a Sustainably-sourced Wooden Batting Ring, Organic Cotton Teether with BPA-free Silicone Rings, a System of interchangeable cards to help stimulate every sense and encourage learning and a Play Guide with activities designed by child development specialists.

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There are 5 development zones on the Lovevery play gym that you can cover up or leave exposed to prevent overstimulation and encourage learning! The 5 zones include:

  1. Learning to focus

  2. Making sounds

  3. How things feel

  4. Hiding and finding

  5. Exploring colors

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We Took The Purina ONE® 28-DAY Challenge - Find Out What We Thought!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEVisibleDifferences #CollectiveBias

As you all know, Rambo is such an important part of our family, so when we heard about the benefits of switching him over to Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food, we couldn’t not take the challenge! We documented the differences that we saw in Rambo during our 28 day challenge, and I’m happy to say that we won’t be going back to our old food! I encourage you to try the same with your dogs! It’s 28 days with nothing to lose and everything to gain! I can’t wait to hear about what visible differences Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food will provide your pets! Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food is natural with added vitamins, minerals & nutrients (*Excluding Vibrant Maturity 7+ Formula) and every ingredient has a purpose! We take such care in choosing good foods to put in to our bodies, so naturally we want to do the same for our pets.

Take your pet from “good” to “great”! With Purina ONE® , you could see visible differences in just 28 days—like strong teeth, vibrant energy, sparkling eyes, and a radiant coat. Make the switch today and save on Purina ONE® when you register for the 28-Day Challenge at walmart.com/purinaone . What differences will you see? Visit your local Walmart to redeem your offer and realize your pet’s potential.*

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DAY 1:

Rambo was THRILLED to have new food in the house! He could barely contain his excitement and nearly knocked me over trying to get into the bag! He loved the taste and finished off the entire bowl. Since starting the 28-day challenge, he is so much more excited around mealtime and who can blame him? With the crunchy bites & tender morsels, it’s no wonder he’s loving his new diet!

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DAY 7:

We’ve been doing the Purina ONE® 28-Day Challenge for 1 week now and already see a HUGE difference in Rambo. He is so energetic now! He used to play for 15 mins and retreat to a bedroom to hide from my toddler but since starting the challenge, he’s giving my toddler a run for his money! This doesn’t really come as a surprise though because the SmartBlend® of nutrition in every bag of Purina ONE® helps support healthy energy in dogs! Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food is made with 0% fillers and 100% nutrition so you can feel great about what you’re feeding your dog!

You can find PURINA ONE® at your local walmart in the pet food aisle!

You can find PURINA ONE® at your local walmart in the pet food aisle!

DAY 21:

Week 3 update! The differences that we see in Rambo have been overwhelmingly positive! He is more regular and his skin and coat look so healthy and radiant. I haven’t seen this sparkle in his eyes since he was a puppy. It’s been so nice having my energetic and happy dog back. I always attributed the changes in him to old age, but I see now that we just needed to switch up his food!

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DAY 28:

The most convincing differences were brought to our attention this week, during our Purina ONE® 28-Day Challenge. Rambo hurt his paw and we needed to make an unexpected vet visit (not to worry he was ok! He just needed a little bandage on his paw). Our vet confirmed that his teeth looked incredible, his gums were healthy, his heart sounded great and he was overall doing great for a dog his age! At our past vet visits, we were always told that he had gingivitis and a lot of tartar build up, but there seemed to have been such an improvement this time! The Crunch Kibble and calcium in every Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food formula helps support strong, healthy teeth and gums which is one of the reasons why we were so excited to start this challenge in the first place! We’re thrilled to see such a difference in such a short period of time.

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After completing our 28-Day Challenge, I can confidently say that we saw incredible differences in Rambo and are so happy that we decided to try a new food with him. My only regret is not trying it sooner! I would love to hear about the differences you saw in your pets during the challenge. Comment below or send me an email! Don’t forget that you can make the switch today and save on Purina ONE® when you register for the 28-Day Challenge at walmart.com/purinaone. What differences will you see? Visit your local Walmart to redeem your offer and realize your pet’s potential.*

*Save on ONE (1) 2.8-lb. or larger bag of Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food, any variety, or 2.8-lb. or larger bag of Purina ONE® Dry Cat Food, any variety. While supplies last.

Last Minute Shopper's Gift Guide

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With Christmas only 9 days away (I know I can’t believe it either!), I’m helping all you last minute shoppers find the best items for the most important people on your list! What if I told you that you could go to 1 store and find it ALL. Gifts for your nieces, teachers, pregnant sister, difficult to shop for husband, parents and grandparents? Check out my gift ideas below, ALL available in store or online at Indigo! I’ve covering The Gamer, The Beauty Obsessed, The Entertainer, The Kids, The Relaxer… and a few more :).

Something For Everyone

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A cookbook, a guide to running an empire, some stationery to stay organized and a bit of Elmo. Finding a thoughtful book for ANYONE on your holiday shopping list is a breeze at Indigo!

  1. CRAVINGS: HUNGRY FOR MORE: THE MOST delicious recipes with easy and simple steps to follow. This cook book is perfect for anyone who loves incredible food.

  2. START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION: Help the go getter in your lift find the inspiration to be a better leader and to inspire those around them, including colleagues and customers!

  3. INNER TRUTH PAD - I HAVE TO DO WHAT: For the student, the parent, the organizer. This will make chores, homework and tasks easy to keep track of!

  4. ELMO'S LITTLE LIBRARY (SESAME STREET): For the little reader in your home, this series of 4 books reinvents nursery rhymes while fitting perfectly in their little hands! Perfect for road trips and vacations, the books pack neatly away in a little box that they will not want to leave behind.

Something For the Kids

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Whether you’re shopping for a future pro athlete, a scientist or an Elmo obsessed toddler, Indigo has the best of the best with prices that can’t be beat!

  1. NHL GOAL AND 2 STICK SET: This collapsible net that can be easily stored comes with 2 hokey sticks and a foam ball that will keep kids happy and parents happier. It can be put away so there’s no clutter but will also keep your little hockey fan busy for hours!

  2. DELUXE CLASSIC PEG PUZZLE BUNDLE by Melissa and Doug: Known for their quality and educational children’s toys, these peg puzzles are perfect for the learning toddler. The pegs make it easy for their little hands to grab, and these wooden puzzles are durable and colourful which will mean hours and years of fun! Melissa & Doug make some of the cutest toys around. Click here to see their entire collection at Indigo.

  3. FIRE FLYER, RRRROLL MODELS by B. Toys: A favourite brand in our home, B. Toys not only makes colourful and fun toys, they give a portion back to charity, use non toxic dyes and sustainable materials. This fire engine roars, moves on its own, lights up and comes with 2 fire men and a movable ladder so that your kid’s imagination can run wild! Click here to see the entire B. Toys collection at Indigo.

  4. SESAME STREET GEAR: Books, costumes, hoodies, stuffed animals and toys. Indigo is the place to go for everything Sesame Street! Whether you’re looking for a TICKLE ME ELMO, a P IS FOR POTTY! potty training book or a MUSIC PLAYER STORYBOOK, Indigo has it all!

Something For The Competitive Gamer

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For the competitive or playful person in your life, get them a stylish game that won’t spend it’s time in a closet! You’ll be the hit at every party when you show up with one of these games!

  1. CLASSIC DARTBOARD: Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, get every party started with a fun game of darts! This set includes a large dartboard, darts and instructions for the newbies!

  2. TABLETOP AIR HOCKEY: It can be set up on any hard surface and will have people lining up to play! It bring the classic arcade game right into your home! This set includes 2 strikers, 2 goals and a battery powered puck for that authentic air hockey experience!

  3. SIX-IN-ONE WOODEN GAMES COMPENDIUM: 6 of the best known board games, including checkers, chess and pick up sticks, come packed in this easy-to-bring-anywhere board game!

  4. 5 IN 1 WOODEN GAMES SET: a perfect stocking stuffer, this 5-in-1 wooden games set includes backgammon, chess, checkers, dominoes and pick up sticks.

Something For the Relaxer

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We have one of these in our lives… the person that either loves taking spa like baths… or the person that should spend more time relaxing! Help that person make the most of the holiday season with these spa-like essentials!

  1. SILVER BIRCH & JUNIPER MERCURY 3-WICK CANDLE and POURED GLASS CANDLE: This fresh and unique aroma will transport you to a world where holiday shopping and wrapping is done and there is no cooking left to do!! Guaranteed to please even the pickiest of people, the 3 wick candle is a beautiful centre piece for any table this season, while the smaller candle makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

  2. DETOX BATH SALTS: These 100% natural bath salts are formulated with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils and highly detoxifying Cambrian Blue clay. Just a handful of them will help to clear the mind and body… exactly what everyone needs this season! They also come in a CALM formulation.

  3. THYMES EUCALYPTUS HAND LOTION: The perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a teacher! Made with skin-conditioning jojoba oil, honey and soothing aloe vera, it has the most beautiful scent.

  4. THYMES EUCALYPTUS BATH SALTS: This single use package of bath salts is a great stocking stuffer and will help anyone forget their day’s stresses. It comes in an array of scents, such as Lavender, Goldleaf Gardenia and Aqua Corraline.

Something For The Tea Drinker

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The tea aficionado in your life will think that they’ve seen it all, until you gift them these items that will blow their mind!

  1. NUDE RASPBERRY HONEY: Available in stores (but worth the trip to your local Indigo), this smooth raspberry honey gives your tea the perfect extra kick that it needs. It’s subtle and not overpowering, but the hint of raspberry will make you wonder how you’ve ever lived with just regular honey before!

  2. TEA DROPS BOOST TEA SPRINKLES: These sprinkles that include a blend of organic matcha, ginger, and lemon can just be added to water and magically dissolve! No steeping or waiting necessary! This is, by far, one of the coolest presentations for tea that I’ve ever seen!

  3. TEA FORTE - WORLD OF TEAS: Available in stores, these loose teas from across the world in single serve packages mean that you can take your favourite teas on the go! You’ll travel from Morocco to China to Japan and enjoy every bold flavour in this box set.

  4. PERFECT TEA MUG - HOLIDAY PLAID: A perfect gift for dad, this large tea mug that includes a lid and removable infuser, will keep him enjoying his favourite tea all winter long!

Something For the Hostess

Spoil the hostess with the mostest by gifting them items that will not only make entertaining easier, but also more stylish!

  1. GREY MARBLE & WOOD COASTERS and WHITE TERRAZZO & MARBLE RECTANGULAR BOARD: More than just a kitchen accessory, this marble board and set of coasters are decorative pieces that will impress any hostess!

  2. AURIA GEO ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER and AURIA DIFFUSER OIL BLEND FOREST: This gorgeous ceramic silver diffuser is a statement piece in any room, and combined with one of the many Auria Diffuser Oil Blends, they will turn any space into a relaxing escape!

  3. CUT GLASS LOWBALL: With gold trim and conversation starting wit, this set of glasses will be a hit at any party! With sayings like: “dare to be fabulous”, “meet me under the mistletoe”, “pleased as punch”, “cheers daring”, they are perfect for any gathering!

  4. ROUND MARBLE BOARD – YUMMY and GOLD CHEESE MARKERS - SET OF 5: Looking for a gift that will leave someone speechless? This beautiful white marble platter with gold accents is the perfect gift, and if you really want to splurge, pair it with this unique set of cheese markers!

Something For The Beauty Product Obsessed

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We all have a friend or family member that loves to pamper themselves, so help them this holiday season by gifting them the best of the best!

  1. LAPCOS VARIETY SKINCARE PACK: This set includes 7 masks and 1 exfoliating pad that addresses a different skin issue every day of the week!

  2. ILLUME GIFT SET - BEST DAY EVER, WHITE BERGAMOT: This gift set includes a rollerball fragrance, hand creme and lip balm with a mix of mix of grapefruit blossom, blue fig, sparkling blackberries, bergamot, waterlily, lotus flower, cedarwood, crisp vetiver and cool white musk!

  3. ILLUME BAR SOAP - HEY GIRL HEY, COCONUT MILK MANGO: A perfect stocking stuffer, this bar of soap will become a necessity in every beauty routine. It’s smell is devine and it leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed!

  4. AWAKENING GINSENG AND EUCALYPTUS UNDER EYE MASK: Available in store, these under eye gel pads, made in Korea, are enriched with 12 hydrating extracts which leave the skin around your eyes feeling revived and replenished!

I wish I could say that I covered everything Indigo has to offer… but I could spend weeks writing gift guides filled with unique and beautiful items! Head over to their store or visit their site to take advantage on amazing holiday sales! I would love to see what you pick out so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram in your pictures!

This blog post was written in collaboration with with Indigo.

All thoughts and opinions (as always) are 100% my own.

Support a Company That Gives Back to Children This Holiday Season!

There's no better time than the holiday season (and all year round to be honest) to give back to those in need... so while you're picking out gifts for your littles, why not support a company that gives a portion of their proceeds back to help others? My B Toys gives a portion of every sale to freethechildren.com... how awesome is that? Zany Zoo is already one of Zane's fave toys EVER (click here to read my full review) so we decided to try out 2 more of their toys: Snug Bugs and the Under The Sea Jamboree, and they did not disappoint!

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The Snug Bugs come 9 in a package and are chewable, squeezable and fun toys for children from 10 months-3 years!  They can be easily popped together into a long string or taken apart to share with friends! Who am I kidding... Zane doesn't share lol... and especially not toys he loves.. but if you have a child who does share, then they'll love sharing these fun Snug Bugs! :) These little bugs, with their bright colors and funny faces have become a fave during the day and during bath time!

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The second toy we tried was the Under The Sea Jamboree, which is an octopus that plays musical sounds when you squeeze it's tentacles! You can play 1 instrument at a time, or squeeze 2 at the same time to really get a melody going. It's soft and super cuddly and easily keeps Zane's attention with it's bright colors and fun sounds. I love that this toy doesn't play your typical children's melodies and that you can instead choose instruments to play! They have the sounds from instruments like the saxophone, piano, drums and guitar!

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Click here to see the entire My B Toys collection and support a company that gives back!

bblüv Üvi 4-in-1 UV Sterilizer for Pacifiers, Bottles and Sippy Cups!

As a new mom, I'm always looking for that must have product that will make my life easier. When I was pregnant, I started making my list and sent my husband shopping as soon as baby Zane arrived (I'm a bit of a procrastinator and probably should have bought it all before... my poor husband lol). I was super surprised to discover that there was a portable UV sterilizer that no one had told me about! Available at Canada's Baby Store, the bblüv Üvi 4-in-1 UV Sterilizer is a gem that has changed my day-to-day as a mom completely! You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see my video review :)

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This amazing product is about the size of an orange, super light-weight, and runs on 2 batteries. It can easily fit into any diaper bag, purse or kitchen drawer. In 3 minutes, it kills 99.9% of germs and can be used on pacifiers, baby bottles, bottle nipples, and sippy cups! It's as easy as placing it on top of the bottle/sippy cup, or inserting the pacifier, pushing a button and then waiting 3 minutes. No more carrying 4 pacifiers everywhere you go incase your little one decides to throw it on the ground, no more worrying about how to sterilize bottles when you're on the go... the 4-in-1 UV Sterilizer does it all. I will never leave the house without it, and I can't wait to take my next road trip or flight. Zane - bring on the pacifier throwing! I can handle it now :)

The only question I have is: Where has this product been hiding? Because every new mom needs one now! Click here to visit Canada's Baby Store.

See my video review and demonstration here using a Dr. Brown's Glow in the Dark Pacifier (also available at Canada's Baby Store):