Here's a great new take on a 'same-old, same-old song'. We like it!
Things We Like / nous aimons
Yeah for all ye Packers fans, the trophy winners for last night's 45th Super Bowl. But I have to tell you, it is the commercials I'm really after when I watch the game.
For me, the big winner in last night's Super Bowl, was clearly, hands down, the Volkswagen commercial : The Force.
Subtle, total emotional cuteness, small gestures that spoke volumes, superb editing. A perfect example of how soft sell done well gets you right where it counts... in the heart.
It’s already December and that means it’s holiday shopping time! While the weather gets colder and the stores get busier, we've complied a list of our favorite online gift buying options ...
Etsy is an online community where you can buy and sell unique hand made items right from your home. It has everything from clothing to furniture and lots of great vintage finds. It’s definitely the go-to online store for unique gifts. etsy.com
#2 kiva – loans that change lives
Kiva is a great alternative to your typical holiday gift for that person on your list who already has it all. A non-profit micro-financing organization, Kiva enables you to lend money online to entrepreneurs in developing countries. The Kiva site also has a shop with gift items for purchase. You can do your part to help alleviate poverty and give a meaningful gift this holiday. kiva.org
#3 living social
This site has become all the rage lately, and no wonder, It's a great place to find bargains. Each day there’s a new featured deal from a local business. There are some great gift ideas popping up and it’s an inexpensive and easy way to support the local economy and learn about new places in your city. livingsocial.com
#4 beyond the rack
“It's time to go beyond shopping” at Beyond the Rack. For the fashionista on your list, Beyond the Rack is a great new site selling designer labels on sale at up to 70% off. But hurry, sales start at 11 am daily and items sell out fast. It’s a private shopping site by invitation only, so send us a tip at email@example.com and we’ll send you an exclusive invite! beyondtherack.com
#5 spa vert
Give the gift of relaxation this year with a Spa Vert gift card, which you can purchase online. They have a number of different treatments to choose from and a massage is the perfect way to unwind after the busy holidays! spavert.com
We Like: Calf Ear Warmers
This past weekend was Oktoberfest at the Morgan Arboretum in Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. Along with some great food and sunny weather, we also enjoyed seeing these adorable calf ear warmers from the John Abbott agriculture department. Designed to protect newborn calves from the frost and severe cold, the ear warmers are made from fleece and stay in place with velcro. They wouldn't let us take the calf home with us but we tried!