Five Must See Christmas Movies

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Five Must See Christmas Movies

The Christmas Season is HERE.

We all have our favourite Christmas movies but here is my list of 5 must see movies for you and your family.

The fifth on my list is ELF that is with Will Ferrell. This movie is full of laughs and that warm fuzzy feeling you want from a Christmas movie.

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5 Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning

 

 

5 Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning

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Christmas morning is coming up fast. And with preparing for the dinner that day, I like to also plan for breakfast that morning. I try to make a recipe that either we have had before or I search online for a new one that the family might like. Usually we have Mike’s mom, brother and our niece for breakfast. But this year is only his mother and us. So I am looking for something new and simple for us to make. I am going to prepare it the night before and then just pop it in while we unwrap gifts.

What do you do for Christmas breakfast/brunch?

Cheesy Apple-Bacon Brunch Recipe #Christmas #Recipe #Breakfast #foodie #Brunch

Cheesy Apple-Bacon Brunch

(source: Betty Crocker)

French Toast Casserole Recipe #recipe #foodie #Christmas #Brunch #Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

(Source: Paula Deen)

pineapple-orange-salad-toasted-coconut Recipe

Pineapple and Orange Salad with Toasted Coconut

(source: My Recipes)

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Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

(source: My Recipes)

Maple Pecan Breakfast Bread #Recipe #Christmas #Foodie #Breakfast #Brunch

Maple Pecan Breakfast Bread

(source: My Recipe Lion)

Lionel's Christmas Adventure – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the middle grade book, “Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas”, based on the lovable character, Lionel Snodgrass, created by Paul Hewlett.

 

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

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About the Book

Title: Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel learns the true meaning of Christmas | Author: Paul R. Hewlett | Publication Date: November 10, 2012 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10

Book Description:

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel’s sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time.

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The Buzz About the Book

I loved reading about Lionel and his adventure. And I love a good Christmas story. I got both in this one amazing book! ” ~ Susan S., Amazon

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is a classic, reminds me of Charlie Brown in fact it would be super cute as a cartoon for kids during the holidays. Must Read!” ~ Lovely Reader, Amazon

A great story for children with a sprinkling of magic… A book that will encourage children to think about what is really valuable in life. ~ Diane, Amazon

The story is a great read, not just for the holiday, but all year as well.” ~ Mysunshine510, Amazon

Lionel’s character and thoughts are perfect for teaching younger ones the true spirit of the holidays, and ways that we as community members can give back to others and it doesn’t cost us anything but some time and kindness. Join Lionel in spreading some Christmas cheer!” ~ Charlie A., Amazon

 

About the Author: Paul R. Hewlett

Paul XmasPaul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel Goes to Camp is the third book in the series. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul does freelance writing and co-authors a children’s/middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Written Art. You can learn more about Paul at paulrhewlett.weebly.com

 

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** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 18, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Paul Hewlett and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

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Mini Rolo Cookies – These are a favourite in my house. When you bite into the cookie, it has a caramel centre that is great. I like to heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave if they aren’t fresh.

 

Rolo Cookies Recipe #Recipe #family #Christmas

 

 

Caramel Magic Cookie Bars – These look like heaven in a pan. Recipe from Love from the Oven.

 

Caramel Magic Cookie Recipe

Andres Mint Grinch Cookies – These would be perfect to make to have to eat while you are watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas with the kids! Recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff

 

Andes Mint Grinch Cookies

Homemade Popcorn Balls – A simple desert that goes well with hot chocolate. Also make these and put them in a cute dish and give it to a neighbour for gift. Recipe from MyRecipes.com

 

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Peanut Butter Balls – These peanut butter balls are vegan and gluten-free. If you have a special gluten-free diet. This is for you. Recipe from Oh She Glows!

Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Balls #Recipe #Food #Christmas2015

Check out these fellow Five on Friday Bloggers for some interesting topics:

Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway List

Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway List

Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways List ~ Daily entries #contest #giveaway #win

Right now there are a lot of giveaways going on Facebook.

Here is a list for you to follow the giveaways going on. As I find them I add them.

Feel free to message me at Canadianbasics@gmail.com if you find any others and I will add them to this list.

Be sure to head to these pages daily to enter.

  1. Mackay Insurance 
  2. Perlimpinpin
  3. Author Ryan Michelle
  4. Win It Canada
  5. Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. (starts Dec 3)
  6. HealthSnap.ca
  7. Steamside
  8. Scheels
  9. Kernel Season’s
  10. Vex
  11. New York Fries
  12. Home and Family
  13. Miss Fresh
  14. TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
  15. Guylian Chocolates
  16. Sunbeam Canada
  17. Curiosity Box
  18. Needs Convenience ( Open to residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland who are the age of majority or older at time of entry)
  19. Lovable Labels – Headquarters
  20. ACE Bakery
  21. Victorinox Swiss Army North America
  22. Redpath 
  23. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  24. Armor All Canada
  25. Grace Foods Canada
  26. Monkey Bar Storage
  27. Trumpette
  28. Harper Collins Canada
  29. The Laundry Tarts
  30. Summer Fresh Salads (starts the 4th) 
  31. McGregor Socks

5 tips for shopping online for Black Friday

 

 

 

 

Black Friday is chaotic in the store. Trying to get the best deal of an item on someone’s wish list or an item that you really want.

I find shopping online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes life so much easier.

The packages come to my door and I don’t even have to fight the crowds and traffic.  And the best part? You can shop in your pjs. With it being a rainy day today where I am. That is a BIG Plus!

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Here are 5 tips for shopping online for Black Friday:

  1. Ebates ~ This is available to both Canadians and Americans. Ebates is easy to use and it puts a percentage of the cash back in your pocket by you shopping through them. (Example Old Navy right now is 8.0% and Keurig Canada 10.0%)  Just sign up and then in the search bar type what store you wish to go to, hit enter and then hit Shop Now. CLICK HERE to go to Ebates. 
  2. TopCashBack ~ TopCashBack is very similar to Ebates. It is great to sign up because you could get a better rate from them than Ebates. So it doesn’t hurt to check both places to see who gives the bigger percentage cash back. CLICK HERE to go to TopCashBack
  3. Budget ~ Be sure to set a budget. It is easy to go overboard with shopping. Make sure you stick to your budget.
  4. Cyber Monday ~ Even though you are having fun shopping on Black Friday, be sure to set some money aside for Cyber Monday. Always great deals then so you will not be disappointed.
  5. Have a list ~ Make sure you have a list of what you are looking for and cross it off when you find it. That way you know what is coming to you. Plus save an receipts that go to your email.

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes

 

 

12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes

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12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes! 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 VISA Gift Card & 12 Runners Up will receive over $200 worth of goodies for under the tree from I See Me!Chronicle BooksThe Picture People and Galison/Mudpuppy!

Open to: Canada & US (excluding Quebec)

Ends: November 30/15

Single Entry 

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