Mom and Kids Black Friday 2015 Sale Directory {And AppleCheeks Giveaway!}

Black Friday Sale Directory

No matter what your budget, there’s no denying that Black Friday is the best time of the year to stretch your cloth diapering, baby wearing and mama gear budget! Whether you’re shopping for Christmas gifts or building your own stash, you’ve come to the right place. The fabulous retailers in This West Coast Mommy & Maman Loup’s Den’s Black Friday Sale Directory have deep discounts, bonus offers and giveaways to entice Canadian and American shoppers!

To find what you’re looking for, use “CTRL + F” (Command + F on a Mac) to search for particular brands, or offers such as “free shipping.”

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway at the very bottom of the page to win a Lake Echo AppleCheeks Envelope Cover in your choice of size, and leave us a comment thanking our participating retailers for making their sales so easy to find!

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New Nail Care, Arnica, and Men’s Line from Weleda! {And a Holiday Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

When it comes to natural skin care for me and for my kids, I know and trust the Weleda name. I was excited to see that Weleda has recently introduced a nail care line, an Arnica Collection for sore muscles, and a brand new men’s facial line, just in time for the holidays! Take a peek at what’s new, and enter my giveaway at the bottom for your chance to try Weleda’s new nail care pens and a set of classic hand lotions in limited edition holiday packaging.

Nail Care

My nails are not a pretty sight right now. I suspect it has to do with the change in the weather making them dryer than usual, and I’ve been feeling more stressed out recently, but either way, I’ve noticed my nails feel weaker and have been breaking and splitting more lately. So I was very interested to hear that Weleda has just added a Nail Care Line. The new Cuticle Softener Pen and Nail Care Pen both contain pomegranate seed oil which has antioxidant properties, promotes skin renewal, and moisturizes.

Weleda's new Cuticle Softener Pen and Nail Care Pen both contain pomegranate seed oil which has antioxidant properties, promotes skin renewal, and moisturizes.

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Groupon Coupons Has Thousands of Deals and Promo Codes!

If you’re a deal hunter, you probably already know about Groupon and maybe even snatched up one of those killer deals-of-the-day in your local area. But did you know they’ve recently collaborated with more than 9,000 national merchants to launch a new service called Groupon Coupons? Catchy name, hey?

Groupon Coupons is a completely free service for shoppers to find thousands of coupons and exclusive promo codes from pretty much any store you can think of, including favourite retailers like BabiesRUs, ToysRUs, Children’s Place, American Girl, LEGO, Step2, Build-A-Bear, and Melissa & Doug!

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“Disney On Ice Presents Frozen” Is Hot in Vancouver

Last night we bundled up the girls and drove into Vancouver for the most highly anticipated event of the year, in this house at least. My girls have been talking about it for weeks, wanting to know how much longer they would have to wait. I’m talking about Disney On Ice presents Frozen of course!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - Anna & Elsa

I always enjoy watching the talented skaters at Disney On Ice, but I will say this time was a little more special than usual because my kids were so excited to be there. When Elsa and Anna skated onto the ice, my girls leaped out of their seats. Kay jumped up and down, “There’s Anna! There’s Anna!” And you should have heard the cheers when Olaf made his first appearance.

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Gift Guide Picks at Limeapple and The 12 Days of Christmas Sale! {Plus Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

You may have noticed we’re big fans of Limeapple‘s fun and age-appropriate clothes! Boutique dresses perfect for holiday get togethers, cozy bubble minky camp blankets, faux fur hoodies, and Limeapple’s signature bubble hoodie and pant set all make my holiday list this year.

It’s no secret that Tee is a huge Frozen fan, which is why we picked out this sleeveless Diamond Dress for our family Christmas dinner. She calls it her Frozen dress because of the colours and the crochet on the bodice reminds her of snowflakes. She loves how comfortable it is, and how the flowy skirt twirls out when she spins during her “Let It Go” number. Paired with the Dream Faux Fur Cardigan, Tee says it makes her look like a princess!

This pretty Diamond Dress is perfect for the holidays!

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Fuzzibunz One Size Elite: One Year Later and Still Going Strong!

Editor’s Note: This review is of the newer version of the Fuzzibunz One Size Elite diaper, released in 2013. This diaper is significantly different from the original Fuzzibunz One Size Elite, but they were both sold under the same name which can cause some confusion. See this post at Cloth Diaper Addicts for an explanation and comparison of these two versions. Note that neither diaper is in production anymore, but old stock of the OS Elite is still available at some retailers, and they can also be purchased secondhand. We hope this review is helpful for mamas considering a new or used Fuzzibunz Elite.

Fuzzibunz OS Elite One Year Review

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Find the Best Black Friday Deals at @RedFlagDeals and Win a $100 Gift Card!

With the holidays just around the corner, savvy shoppers will be taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday deals to get started on their Christmas shopping. RedFlagDeals, where Canadians go to save, has a ton of Black Friday deals to help you stretch your dollar!

RedFlagDeals Black Friday

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Holiday Book Gift Ideas from Raincoast Books {And Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

You can never go wrong with books for Christmas! This year I’ve gathered an assortment of books and gifts from Raincoast Books sure to please any child and parent, including a classic Advent calendar, winter-themed books, a Christmas pop-up, and a fun sound book for little fingers to explore.

The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent CalendarThe Night Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar
by Marc Boutavant

When I was a child, opening the first window of the year’s Advent calendar and gobbling down the chocolate meant that Christmas was near. Oh, the anticipation was sheer torture, but counting down the days on my calendar made December bearable.

This pop-up Advent calendar has stickers instead of chocolate, so kids get to open one flap every day and decorate the 3D winter scene with that sticker. Tabs on the back fold out to display the scene on a table or dresser. My kids are sticker fiends, and I know this will be a hit come December 1st.
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Shaun the Sheep Now Out on Blu-ray {Plus Free Activity Sheets!}

Shaun the Sheep

I used to watch Shaun the Sheep on TV all the time, so I was pretty interested when I saw that a full-length Shaun the Sheep Movie was in the works. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how well characters who were amusing in a short, seven-minute TV episode would translate over to a full-length movie. After all, none of the characters, including the Farmer, ever actually speak. Well, Aardman Animations did a fantastic job! Clearly everyone agrees with me as this movie is rated a virtually unheard of 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was the #1 movie on their Summer Movie Score Card for 2015.

“MEET SHAUN! He’s a little sheep with big dreams, and lately, life on Mossy Bottom Farm has become a bit dull. When Shaun takes the day off for some fun in the Big City, he gets a lot more action than he bargained for. Now Shaun and his flock must use their wits to hatch a baaaa-rilliant plan to get back home in an adventure the whole family will love.”

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