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 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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Snap Circuits and Mastermind Toys’ Holiday Guide {Win a $100 Gift Card!} #MMHolidayFaves #TWCMgifts

We love our local Mastermind Toys store! I stop by all throughout the year when we’re shopping for birthdays, and now with the holidays rapidly approaching, of course I’m doing some shopping there. What I love the most about Mastermind Toys is how amazing the friendly staff are at helping me come up with the perfect gift idea for any child. 8-year-old girl who couldn’t care less about dolls? Check. Active two-year-old nephew who loves anything with wheels? Check. Or what about a girl in my daughter’s class who I think is turning five, but I have no clue what she likes? Check!

In that spirit, Mastermind Toys has just released their Holiday Gift Guide to help parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, and pretty much anyone find the perfect gift. You can browse the guide by type of toy or by age group. We had so much fun looking at all the toys!

Visit Mastermind Toys' Holiday Gift Guide for every child on your list!

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Raw and Grain-Free Pet Food Made Easy {And How to Get a Free Bag!} #SubZeroDifference

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nutrience, PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the launch of Nutrience Subzero in PetSmart Canada, but This West Coast Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nutrience and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.

You guys already know that we’re (mostly) gluten-free in our house, but it’s not just the humans. Our keeshond Kallie has been gluten-free and grain-free for the last few years too, and her digestive system is thankful for it. This is what a happy dog looks like!

Pets are a part of our family!

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Teach Your Child in 20 Minutes a Day with Teach My Learning Kits {Plus Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

It’s been a long road, but both my kids are finally in school this year. I firmly believe that parents are the most important teachers our kids will ever have, and we should be working closely with school teachers to help our kids succeed. That means I have a key role to play in teaching my kids not just how to play hopscotch and cross their eyes, or how to wash their hands and wash the dishes, but also the basic skills and knowledge they need to prepare for school and to help them succeed once they get there.

But if you’re like me, you may not know where to start. Teach My learning kits are carefully curated to gather all the resources in one place to help you teach your baby, toddler, or preschooler basic skills like colours, shapes, numbers, the alphabet, writing, reading, and math.

Teach My learning kits gather all the resources you need to teach your baby, toddler, or preschooler basic skills and knowledge to give them a head start for school.

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