Create the Perfect Valentine’s Gift With Posterjack + Discount Code

Posterjack Discount Code

There was a knock at my door this morning and upon answering it I saw a giant package with my name on it. This delivery was something I was eagerly awaiting as I knew it was the photo art Valentine’s Day gift that I created for my husband from Posterjack.

I quickly tore open the package and was in awe when I saw my creation come to life. It was more than I had imagined and I was so impressed.

VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRATION

It was Posterjack’s Valentine’s Photo Shoot Pinterest board that got my creative juices flowing. There are so many cute ideas so be sure to check out their inspiration board yourself to see all the great suggestions.

Posterjack Photo Inspiration

Since I was making this gift for my husband, I wanted to focus on just the two of us. I loved the photo of the couple dancing with the lyrics of a song imposed on top of it so I went with this idea and used Posterjack’s Collage Maker to do so. I knew of the perfect photo to use from our first year anniversary celebration, our Ring Ceremony.

And of course, I chose the lyrics from the first song my husband sang and played to me on his guitar which also became our wedding song; “Your Song” by Elton John.

MY PHOTO ART CREATION

It was a tough decision to make on what medium I wanted to use to create my gift. There are so many options with Posterjack; from Canvas Prints to Acrylic Prints to Metal Prints and many more options. Ultimately I decided that a Gallery Frame would be the most pleasing and dramatic way to present this special photo.

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I chose a Rich Black frame with white matting in 24 x 32”.  It was a lot bigger than I had pictured especially for the price. I was impressed with the quality of the framing and print enlargement and the entire completed project.  I still can’t believe I was able to create a personal and sentimental high quality piece of art for less than $120! I can’t even begin to imagine how much this creation would cost at a local framing and photography store.

CREATING WITH POSTERJACK

You can visit Posterjack.ca to browse the different options for creating photo projects. You can also take a look at the user-friendly interface that assists in creating the perfect piece of art.

One of the features that I particularly love is the guide that will notify you if your photo quality is appropriate for the size and style you have chosen for your photo art. This ensures that you get the perfect print each time and that there are no surprises on delivery day.

We made room for this print in our bedroom and as I sit here and write this I keep glancing up at it and I get swept away with how beautiful it is. I had to gift this to my husband a little early as I needed his help to hang it and photograph it to show you today. He was truly touched at the sentiment and the fact that I paired a beautiful photo of us with the lyrics from “our song”.

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This is definitely the perfect Valentine’s Day gift and I think it would also make an excellent anniversary gift.

CREATE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT & SAVE

There is still time to create the perfect gift for your loved ones too. If you order by Monday, February 2, 2015 you can use the following discount codes:

  • Spend $100 or less and save 20% – use code LOVE20
  • Spend $100 or more and save 30% – use code LOVE30
  • Shipping is always free on orders over $150

What photo would you like to use to create a touching Valentine’s Day gift?

Disclosure: I received partial credit toward my photo creation in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

City Mom

Fighting Household Stains with OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

Unfortunately stains are a part of life and no one individual or family is immune to them. It’s not about preventing the stains because let’s face it, that’s an impossible task; it’s about learning the best way to fight the stains that do happen.

I had an opportunity to try the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover and I’m happy to share my experience. I should note that this opportunity was very timely.

We had just bought a new set of sheets for our bed. It was something we were putting off because honestly we could have found many other uses for the money we spent but we couldn’t deny the fact that we needed new sheets any longer.

After just a few nights spent in our new and luxurious linens they became “tainted”. It was over a rather silly reason too. I had suffered a small cut on my ankle from shaving my legs and as it was healing it became itchy. I must have been scratching at it in my sleep because when I awoke the next morning, I found a blood stain right where my feet were.

Needless to say, we were disappointed but it also gave me an excellent opportunity to put the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to work!

 HOW IT WORKS

OxiClean™ is a powdered stain fighter that is activated when added to water (warm or hot water work best). Oxygen is released and targets the stains, rather than the fabric, removing stains on many water-washable household items and surfaces.

All OxiClean™ products contain specialized stain removers (oxygen, surfactants and polymers) that remove stains and prevent them from re-depositing onto your laundry so they can be washed away.

HOW I TREATED MY STAIN

The OxiClean team helped me to determine that blood is considered a “protein stain” and there is a specific method to treating these types of stains. I followed the recommendations as demonstrated in the video below:

  • Step One: I mixed a small scoop of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover with room-temperature water and applied it to the stain to let it soak. After just a few seconds I could see it starting to work.
  • Step Two: I let it soak for about one hour.
  • Step Three: I spent a few seconds giving the stain a little scrub then I added it to a hot water wash with an additional scoop of the OxiCleanVersatile Stain Remover.
  • Step Four: After the wash, I dried the sheets as usual and then put the sheets back on and to my delight the stain was gone!

OxiClean Stain Remover

OxiClean Reviews

OXICLEAN BENEFITS

Along with my stain removal success story, there are other great benefits and uses to OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover:

  • An incredible oxygen-based stain fighter that’s chlorine free and colour safe.
  • Boosts detergent for better overall cleaning and whitening
  • Gets out stains that detergent alone can leave behind so they don’t become dryer set
  • Helps prevent colours from fading due to chlorine in municipal water.
  • For extra stubborn stains, pre-treating with or soaking in a concentrated solution of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover can provide amazing results.
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder has over 101 uses on multiple surfaces like carpet, upholstery, kitchen and bath surfaces, and even works outdoors on gutters, unfinished decks, and patio furniture.

What tough stain would you love to try OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover on?

LEARN MORE

To learn more about this product and all the other OxiClean products as well as great stain fighting tips visit: oxiclean.ca or check out their Facebook page.

This post was generously sponsored by OxiClean, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit oxiclean.ca.

City Mom

Holiday Events 2014 in London {#LdnOnt}

Local Events Listing

Whoa the holidays came fast. So fast in fact that I have missed sharing some of the fun festivities taking place in the city. But you know the old saying; it’s better late than never!

 WINTER WONDERLAND AT VICTORIA PARK

  • When: Friday November 28, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Where: Victoria Park
  • Time:  5:30 pm to 11 pm (lights) 10 am – 10 pm (skating rink)
  • What: More than 75,000 lights decorating trees in the park, there are a variety of festive displays, and don’t forget Santa’s Mailbox for all those good little boys and girls who need to get their wish list to the North Pole. Victoria Park’s festive decorations and outdoor skating rink are a longstanding tradition in London’s celebration of the holiday season.
  • Cost: Free! Donations will be welcomed to help support 40 London agencies that offer support for vulnerable Londoners.
  • For More Information: Call 519-661-4500

BIRD’S EYE VIEW FROM CITY HALL

  • When: Starting December 17, 2014 to December 30, 2014 – various times:
    • December 17 to December 22 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • December 23 – Closed
    • December 24 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • December 25 & 26 – Closed
    • December 27 to 30 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • December 31 & Jan 1 – Closed
  • Where: City Hall – 12th Floor Promenade Deck
  • What: Catch a bird’s eye view of the lights at Victoria Park.
  • For More Information: Call 519-661-4500

SHREK  THE MUSICAL

  • When: November 19, 2014  to January 3, 2015
  • Where: The Grand Theatre
  • Time:  Various performance times
  • What: Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical is the heartwarmingly-upended fairy tale featuring a crusty but lovable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp. Together with a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits, this unlikely hero discovers that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales. Recommended for children 8+.
  • Cost: Various ticket prices
  • For More Information: www.grandtheatre.com

 BUDWEISER GARDENS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SKATE

  • When: Sunday, December 21, 2014
  • Where: Budweiser Gardens – Enter via Gate 4
  • Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • What: Free skate where The Knights play! Children under 12 require a helmet.
  • Cost: Free! Toys and cash donations will be accepted at the door to help support the Children’s Aid Society.
  • For More Informationbudweisergardens.com

SNOWYBOOK VILLAGE

  • When: December 20 & 21, 2014
  • Were: Storybook Gardens
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus between 10 am  – 12 pm)
  • What: Make Snow Goo in the Elves Workshop, warm up at the outdoor campfire, and enjoy a skate on the beautiful outdoor skating trail.
  • Cost: Regular Storybook Gardens admission
  • For More Information: Visit storybook.london.ca

THE NUTCRACKER

  • When: December 21, 2014
  • Were: Centennial Hall
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • What: Highstreet Asset Management Presents: Canada’s Ballet Jӧrgen
  • Cost: Various tickets prices from $39 – $89
  • For More Information: Visit centennialhall.london.ca

Rockin New Years Eve

ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS EVE

  • When: December 31, 2012
  • Where: Victoria Park
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
    • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm  – Family Skating
    • 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm – hats, party favours, balloon creations
      5:00 pm to 12:00 am – Hot Chocolate and Coffee
      7:15 pm  to 7:45 pm  – My Perfect Princess Party (featuring Cinderella and Belle)
      8:00 pm – Cassandra Hodgins (TV coverage begins at 8:30 pm)
      9:00 pm – Children’s Fireworks
      9:15 pm – U-Turn
      10: 40 pm  – Spirit of the West
      MIDNIGHT – Fireworks
  • What: Ring in 2013 with skating, entertainment and fireworks!
  • Cost: Free!
  • For More Information: london.ca

NEW YEARS EVE HOOPLA

  • When: December 31, 2014
  • Where: Storybook Gardens
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • What: An outdoor New Year’s celebration event for families, that includes a campfire, outdoor skating, crafts, snack food, and a countdown to an early new year’s beginning at 8:30 pm.
  • Cost: Pre-Registration is required. $11 to $15. Children under 2 are free.
  • For More Information: Call 519-661-5575 to register or visit rec.london.ca (Use course code 261771)

Here’s to a happy a safe New Year’s Eve and all the best in 2015! From my family to your, happy holidays!

If you are aware of any other holiday themed events taking place in the city, please leave it in a comment below. Thanks!

 

City Mom

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