TONES, HUES & SHADES… OH MY!

March 18th, 2012 | Comments »

Give the 2012 Color Company trend palette you’re own creative twist and you could win $1000 worth of cash & paint as well as having your colour names incorporated in Color Company stores.  Maybe you’re seeing an Early Winter Morning or a Storm on the Cape.  Come up with creative names for 1-4 and share them with your friends. Start now… you have until April 4 @ 11:59.  In phase two we’ll reveal our top 10 and have you vote on them.

Tips to Win

Get Creative– Create memorable color names and tell us why you choose the colour names you have.

Start Early – Submit early and begin sharing your submission with others. You may get a head start and begin collecting votes before the official voting stage.

It’s A Group Effort – Share your story with your friends! Build a group to help your submission go viral!

Device Compatibility – Due to mobile interface restrictions with Facebook, the Contest King™ can only display from a home computer. Let people know they must be on their home computer to vote/participate!

Share it! – Let your social network on Facebook or through email know about your participation. You can share your post with the “share” button located below your vote meter.

Most important – good luck and have fun!

Looking for some March Break fun?

March 12th, 2012 | Comments »

It’s that time of year… the weather is slightly warmer (hopes of Spring in the air), the clocks have sprung forward and the kids are out of school. It’s MARCH BREAK… the question often is ‘what to do for the week?’  I thought I’d provide  a few ideas for around the London area, and then some for Toronto if you’re in the area or looking to make a road trip.

For those of you in the London area, look no further than your own back yard to The Children’s Museum.  Each day this week join in the March Break fun with cookie decorating 10am until supplies last, and face painting 10:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-2:30pm.  They’ll also have a different Smart Art every day 10am-4pm, and balloon animals from 3pm-4pm.  Visit www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca to get all the daily details on what there is to do.

Next why not check out the Kinsmen Sugar Bush. Enjoy their guided tours, hay rides & demonstrations. Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and pancake pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup. Come and see the improvements made for the 2012 season!  They’re open every day this week from 9-4 with the last tour at 3:30 **Just a quick reminder that they except cash only. If you have any other questions call them at 519-461-1073 and they’ll be happy to help.

Looking for some glow in the dark fun? Check out Fleetway …bowling, glow in the dark mini put and more. Click here for all your March Break Deals. Lanes are open every day and there’s lots of fun for kids and adults alike. You’ll find them at 720 Proudfoot Lane in London, ON.  Call 519-472-9310 x0 for bowling reservations.

Looking for a few things to do in the GTA? Why not visit the Ontario Science Centre or Spring Fling at the Rogers Centre:

Spring Fling is Canada’s largest indoor carnival which returns to Rogers Centre for a seven-day run through March Break 2012. Spring Fling is your solution to the question, “what should we do with the kids this March Break?” Enjoy midway fun with rides, family entertainment on the Children’s Stage, and interact with 26 exotic animals with Reptilia.

All-Day Ride Pass for only $20.00 (2 years and older)/ No Ride Pass: $10.00
Save 25% and double your Family’s Fun and attend Family Fun Fair along with Spring Fling for only $30.00

Visit www.springflingfun.com for all info and to plan your day!

The Ontario Science Centre is offering something for everyone… check out an IMAX film and learn about something new while taking an adventure or exploring something new. Discover da Vinci, magic or the super dogs and so much more… Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre has it all! Located at 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto ON  it’s another great activity for both you and the children.  March Break equals more time for science.

Hopefully some of these activities will help you fill your week before the kids head back to school! Have fun!

A Colourful Idea

March 7th, 2012 | Comments »

As I’ve been reading through magazines, window shopping and perusing the internet I’ve noticed all the COLOUR around me.  I decided this week we’d look at colour inspirations that you can add to your home or personal accessories to begin testing the waters with colour. We often hear of how people would like to add bright pops of colour to their space, but are nervous about taking the plunge.  Remember that paint can be repainted… however if you’re still looking to test the waters first maybe one of the home or personal accessories will help test give you that confidence you’re looking for. All of the below items you should be able to find  here in Canada (prices may vary)… and if it’s not exact you’ll be able to find something very close. Think Bold, Bright & Fun this spring/summer.

1. Colourful boxes with lids from IKEA (VAMMEN) $4.99 -These boxes are perfect for storing your desk accessories, hair clips, jewelry or other small items. 2.Fun bright popping red shelf from IKEA (LACK) $59.99 – This narrow shelf helps you use small wall space effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space. 3. Spring Striped Doormat from Crate & Barrel (30 x 18) $23.81 4. Marimekko Sateenkaari Green & Blue Melamine Plate from Crate & Barrel $8.73 (per plate) 5.  Lacoste Crocobayadere Towel from The Bay $29.99 A bold striped crocodiles on plush velour are ready for the beach or pool. 6. Add something fun to your fashion accessories with MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel, Small Travel Tote in Sun $228.00 7. Kitchenaid artisan available at The Bay & Home Outfitters $449 regular price, watch for SALES from $275 to $382.