Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Toboggan Canada Winter Jackets Like Canada Goose! (CONTEST)

The Vanessa Winter Jacket in Blue by Toboggan Canada
Everyone has heard of Canada Goose winter jackets, but I bet you haven't heard of Toboggan Canada jackets! The Toboggan Canada label started in 1977, which is why I was surprised to not have heard of them all these years later. Apparently the label that was started 39 years ago by two brothers, has now been rebranded by one of the original founder's own two sons!

My family has fallen in love with Toboggan Canada's jackets: from the quality craftmanship, to the extreme down-filled warmth, to the styling.  If you are a fan of Canada Goose, you should definitely check out Toboggan Canada.  They take the fashion beyond the tried and true parka, to their own uniquely styled deep winter jackets--that are designed here in Canada.  Specifically, I'm talking about Eva-B Long Winter Jacket, which I will discuss more below. 

The Tomas Winter Jacket in Red by Toboggan Canada
I like that Toboggan Canada makes winter jackets for the entire family.  The Toboggan Canada website has a women's, men's and kid's section, making shopping easy.  From a Canadian winter perspective, the jackets are super warm and down-filled, and the hoods are lined as soft and cozy as a baby's blanket.  The jacket is constructed from a water-repellent and water-proof Taslan shell, which was very durable and kept the kids dry while sledding down pretty rough hills.     

The Vanessa Winter Jacket Stands Up to Sledding!
The Vanessa Winter Jacket in blue stole my heart when I first saw it.  You can see my daughter wearing it, above, on a snowy day.  The scent is like a feather duvet, and it's long length will keep you warm up to your knees.  It has a double zipper, which can be unzipped without splitting when you sit in the car.  The hood is trimmed with faux beaver, and it's like a chunky sherpa lining.  My daughter raved about the lined pockets, which are good for heating cold hands.  The hood is decorated with faux raccoon fur for style, and the hood unsnaps when unneeded.  

Aside from being a super warm jacket, I loved added features of the jacket like the rib-knit cuffs that prevent wind (and snow) from blowing up the sleeve, and the pockets that feature magnetic closure.  The beautifully lined jacket features a generous inner pocket for your cellphone or wallet.

Nice touch: From a fashion perspective, I loved how the Vanessa jacket includes 4 interchangeable velcro patches for each sleeve.  It's a nice touch!

Sledding in the Tomas Winter Jacket
My son went crazy for his Tomas Winter Jacket in red, and kept remarking that he felt like he was wearing a feather duvet. Aside from being very warm for our harsh Canadian climate because it covers the behind and upper thighs, it features the softest lined hood you have ever felt.  I said it before, but it was made from the same material as a baby's security soft!  The hood features faux coyote fur trim, which can be unzipped if unneeded.  

There is a drawstring inside the jacket to prevent cold air and snow from blowing up your torso.  The jacket features 4 outer pockets for your cellphone, wallet, bus pass, etc...and there is a generous inner pocket with a zipper for valuables.  There is even a small inner ticket pocket.  Just like the previous Toboggan Canada jacket that I mentioned, it boasts rib-knit cuffs that prevent wind (and snow) from blowing up the sleeve.
Nice touch: I liked how the Tomas Winter Jacket has a large front panel that covers the zipper to keep the wind out.  The panel is secured by buttons, which added a nostalgic look to this men's jacket.
The Eva-B Long Winter Jacket in Olive by Toboggan Canada
"The Hood is Good"

It's All About The Small Details
Earlier in this article I mentioned the Eva-B Long Winter Jacket, which is a style unique to Toboggan Canada.  Like the previous two jackets I mentioned, it is also down-filled and features a water-repellent and water-proof Taslan fabric.  It is meant to cover the behind and upper thighs, but if you're short, consider the Eva-B Winter Jacket, which is not as long. 

"You Won't Be Cold In This Jacket This Winter"
The centerpiece of this jacket, is it's magnificant faux fox fur hood.  It definitely makes a fashion statement and is eye-catching.  The jacket also cinches in with an easy to fasten belt, which adds to the look of the Eva-B.  The jacket also features rib-knit cuffs and a neck piece to prevent cold weather from blowing into your garment, and toasty polar fleece lined pockets for frozen fingers...which snap shut with magnetic closures.  There is a handy zippered inner pocket to hold valuables.

Nice touch: I love how the jacket zips up twice: once in the under layer, and once in the outer layer.  It not only keeps the wearer toasty warm, but paired with the easy clasp belt, it creates an A-line figure and does not give a bulky appearance. 

Hitting the Slopes in Toboggan Canada!
Of special interest, all of the jackets in this article come in different colours and sizes than are shown.   Some are also available in plus sizes.  You can check out the entire Toboggan Canada line here.

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Want to WIN a Toboggan Canada Winter Jacket?

WIN a Toboggan Canada winter jacket from!  Choose from the Vanessa winter jacket in red for women (sizes XXS to XL), or the Nicky winter jacket in red for men (sizes S to XL)!  Jacket, size and colour subject to availability, and may be substituted for a jacket of equal value.  Contest open to Canada & USA, and ends on December 14th, 2016.

How to Enter:
LEAVE a COMMENT below stating your favourite or least favourite part about winter.  Then, use the entry form below to enter the contest.  GOOD LUCK!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Kellogg's Rice Krispies for the Holidays & CONTEST!

Make a Treat-Shaped Toy, Post it on Social Media, & Kellogg's Donates $20 to The Salvation Army!
It's that of year again for Rice Krispies' Treats for Toys!  For every photo uploaded or shared on social media, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army so they can purchase a real toy for a child in need during the holiday season.

Simply create a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat and share a photo on, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TreatsforToys.  It's that easy (and tasty), and Kellogg's Rice Krispies will a $20 donation to The Salvation Army!

See this Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares recipe to get started, then follow these "Character Recipes" to make the car above, a robot, bunny, a princess, or a dinosaur...all made out of Rice Krispies squares!
WIN a Rice Krispies Treats for Toys kit from, as shown below!  (Prize may be slightly different than as shown.)  Contest ends Friday December 2nd, 2016 and is open to Canada (sorry USA).

How to Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating what toy-shaped Rice Krispies square would be the most fun to make (ie: a car, robot, bunny, princess, dinosaur, etc) and then use the entry form below to enter.  GOOD LUCK!
It's Giveaway Time! You could WIN This!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Finding Dory Now In Stores & CONTEST (CANADA)!

If you're looking for a great kid gift for the holidays, Disney's Finding Dory is now on blu-ray and DVD!  Finding Dory is the sequel to Disney's 2003 blockbuster Finding Nemo.  Although the storylines are similar, it definitely reimagines the story for a brand new audience.

Finding Dory is a comedy about a fish suffering from amnesia, that goes on a quest to find her lost family.  Dory, voiced by Ellen Degeneres, is entertaining for audiences both young and old.  My family also loved Hank the stealth-mode octopus, voiced by Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy from sitcom Married With Children).  We'd definitely recommend Finding Dory for family movie night.
WIN a copy of Disney's Finding Dory on blu-ray/DVD from!  Contest open to Canada  (sorry USA!) and ends on Thursday December 8th, 2016.  

How To Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating if you've ever watched Finding Nemo or Finding Dory and if so, what you thought of the movie(s).  Then, use the entry form below to enter the contest. GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Disney Moana Comes to Theatres This Month & CONTEST!

Disney's Moana Comes to Theatres November 23rd, 2016!
If you're wondering which movie to take the kids and grandkids to this Christmas break, Disney's Moana releases on November 23rd.  This CG-animated film is about teen Moana who yearns for adventure, and sets sail on a quest to save her people...and discover her own identity.  

Along the way, Moana (voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho) meets demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock"), who guides her in her mission to become a master wayfinder. Together, they navigate the open ocean on an exciting voyage, encountering gigantic monsters and great perils throughout their journey.  By the end of the film, Moana proudly completes her quest and finds out who she truly is.

WIN 1 of 2 family passes (of 4) to see Disney's Moana movie in Toronto, Ontario on Monday November 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm.  Contest ends on Friday November 18th at 8:00pm EST.

How to Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating what you plan to do over the winter break.  Then, use the entry form below to enter the contest.  GOOD LUCK!

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