Huge Limeapple Children’s Apparel #BlackFriday Sale Nov. 25 & 26

Limeapple Black Friday Clearance Sale

More often than not, when Little S is out and about wearing a piece of Limeapple apparel, we receive compliments and always the question: “where did you get that?” and of course, we happily reply, “Limeapple!”.

Awarded Best Tween Line via the Earnie Awards, Limeapple not only sells style, but quality too. From active wear to school wear to party attire, Limeapple has everything and anything for your stylish, active tweens.

LIMEAPPLE BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Limeapple Black Friday Sale

Just in time for the holidays, Limeapple is offering yet another amazing sale that not only includes 50% off all clearance items, but also these awesome outfit bundles at amazing package prices. This sale only lasts for two days (Nov. 25 & 26, 2016) so grab the deals while you can.

We got to pick out one of the holiday packs and Little S fell in love with the Bells Boutique Pack which includes the following items:

This pack is on sale for $100 CAD! Amazing huh?! The other packs are filled with cute and functional pieces for equally amazing prices. Be sure to check them out.

Check out our images below and click to see a larger version:

Limeapple Bells Boutique Pack

Be sure to check out the Limeapple Sale section to see the items that will be selling at an additional 50% off for this Black Friday sale.

PIN YOUR FAV FOR LATER

So I know I’ve got you all excited but you’ve got to wait right? The sale doesn’t start for another two days so I’ve got some handy prepared pinables for you to save so that you can go back to them on the 25th and 26th .

Which is your favourite?

Limeapple Jungle Active Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Bells Boutique Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Merry Minky Bubble Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Joy Boutique Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

City Mom

Keeping my family happy & healthy with the flu shot

Ontario Flu Vaccine

Prior to last March, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you the last time I had the flu. I never really made getting the flu shot a priority. I’m not considered high-risk, and none of my family members are either, so it’s not something I had thought a lot about.

But that changed at the end of last winter when I did catch the flu and I was sicker than I could ever remember. I had to miss five days of work, was not able to care for my family, could not have any close contact with my daughter for over a week and I was really scared that I was seriously ill.

When I could barely take a breath and my chest felt like an elephant was sitting on it, I knew it was time to seek medical attention.  I was really worried that I had pneumonia but after a chest X-ray, that fear was diminished. Unfortunately, with the flu, there is nothing that can be done to “cure” it.  Needless to say, it was one of the worst weeks of my life and I vowed to myself that I would never let that happen again.

FLU 101

With my daughter as my main concern I decided to do some research into influenza and the flu vaccine to prepare for the 2016 flu season and what I learned was quite interesting:

  • Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a contagious respiratory infection that can lead to hospitalization and even death
  • People experience a number of symptoms, including:
  • Fever
  • general aches and pains
  • Extreme fatigue
  • For some people the flu can lead to complications, such as pneumonia
  • The flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, talking and from hands and surfaces contaminated with the virus
  • In Canada, influenza generally occurs each year in the late fall and winter months. Anyone can get the flu. Even healthy individuals can become seriously ill with the flu
  • Young children, especially those under 5, are at higher risk of serious illness, and even death, from the flu
  • School-age children are most likely to spread the virus due to their close proximity to other children at school
  • The flu virus can live up to 8 hours on surfaces. A sneeze can spread the virus up to 2 metres (6 feet) away
  • The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu.

FLU VACCINE 101

With the scary statistics and my past experience, I came to the conclusion that the flu shot was a must for my family; again, I wanted to do some research and I learned even more interesting and vital facts. You can visit ontario.ca/flu to dig a little deeper, but below, I have highlighted some of the important information I discovered.

  • Getting the flu shot is your best defense against getting the flu; if you do get the flu after receiving the shot, it can reduce the severity of your symptoms
  • You cannot get the flu from the vaccine.
  • The flu virus is pretty smart and may change year to year; the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and is updated, when necessary, to match the virus strains that the World Health Organization believes will circulate during the upcoming influenza season. That’s why it’s important to get vaccinated every year!

GETTING YOUR FLU SHOT

I absolutely love how easy the Ontario government makes it for families to get their flu shots. Simply visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-flu-shot/, enter your location (or enable location services) and a list of pharmacies and other locations will display to show you where you can go to get your free vaccine.

I encourage you to take a look at the Ontario Flu site to find out all the information that you need to make an informed and healthy decision for your family.

Here’s to happy and healthy flu season!

City Mom

This post was developed in association with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The opinions are my own.

 

American Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2016 #Giveaway

American Girl Merry Magenta Outfit for Dolls and Girls

If there is one thing that Little S loves more than her American Girl dolls, it is dressing the same as her American Girl dolls. This is why we were so excited when we got a look at the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide for 2016. It featured many cute matching holiday outfits for girls and their dolls, but our favourite was the Merry Magenta Dress for Girls and Dolls.

OUR MERRY MAGENTA OUTFIT REVIEW

Check out our YouTube video review and browse through some of the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide items. You’ll also get the first look at an awesome giveaway American Girl is offering one City Mom reader:

AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016

American Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you probably saw in the video, there are lots of awesome gift ideas in the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide for every child on your list. Some of our faves include the Girl of the Year, Lea Clark (who will only be available until Dec. 31, 2016) the cute collection of Stocking Stuffers,  Melody, the newest BeForever Doll and her pretty Christmas outfit and if we can only choose one more, the Holiday Penguin PJs for dolls and girls.

What is your favourite item?

GIVEAWAY TIME

Enter to Win 4 American Girl Books

We are so excited to offer one City Mom reader an exciting and educational giveaway to put under the tree for someone special this year.

One City Mom reader will win four great American Girl books with a total value of $70 USD. Open to Canadian and US residents. Runs until Nov.21, 2016. Use giveaway widget below to enter and to read full contest rules.

You could win these great titles:

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City Mom

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