12 Days of Giveaways

Start getting into the holiday spirit with OHP’s 12 Days of Giveaways!

For the next twelve days you’ll find a new giveaway each day here on OHP just in time to treat yourself or someone you know for the holiday season. Come back each day to see the latest prize up for grabs and enter to win! See below for more info and each giveaway as it’s added.

To help you remember to check back every day throughout the 12 Days of Giveaways, visit and save this Facebook post to help keep updated as each new giveaway is announced. That’s also the post you’ll be directed to for some of the entry options throughout the giveaway, so it’s good to keep it handy).

Here’s how #OHP12DaysofGiveaways will unfold:

  • Check here every day from November 12- 23 to see the latest giveaway announcement and the entry form associated with that giveaway (hint: some entries you’ll be able to do more than once, so make sure you come back to those entry forms!).
  • Some giveaways will be open to Canada, some to the US and Canada, and some worldwide. You’ll find that info with each giveaway, but please also check the terms and conditions for each giveaway, as some require you to visit the giveaway partner in person and/ or some giveaways will close before the 12 Days of Giveaways is finished if they are time sensitive.
  • Winners will be contacted via email and in the giveaway widget (entry form) 

Ok let’s get started!

DAY 1

Prize: Pair of tickets to Vancouver Christmas Market

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Vancouver Christmas Market

Enjoy a festive evening at this annual classic Vancouver event! Celebrate the holiday season with delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, shopping, and more. Photo credit: Lindsay Elliot

Vancouver Christmas Market | Website | Instagram | Facebook

Winner must be able to attend Vancouver Christmas Market in person. Please visit the event website for full details: https://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com
By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Vancouver Christmas Market. No cash value. Non transferable.

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DAY 2

Prize: Gift Set Trio from Botanica Health

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Botanica Health

Perfect to get cozy with on cold Winter nights! This prize pack includes Botanica’s classic Turmeric Golden Mylk, Turmeric Chocolate Mylk, and Reishi Hot Chocolate. Enjoy a boost to your health without sacrificing a soothing yuletide beverage. Here’s to staying healthy this holiday season!

Botanica Health | Website | Instagram | Facebook

This prize is available to Canadian residents only. By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Botanica Health. No cash value. Non-transferable.

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DAY 3

Prize: Online Shopping credit from Canvas Candle Co.

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Canvas Candle Co

Treat yourself or someone else with these 100% soy candles and wax melts! A great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Choose from their seasonal scents perfect for the holiday season or classic signature scents. Photo credit: Captured in Squares

Shipping additional. By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Canvas Candle Co. No cash value. Non transferable.

Canvas Candle Co. | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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DAY 4

Prize: Your choice of an in-person or online personal training membership from Muscles and Mommies

Give yourself the gift of self-care with a FitB!tch fitness package from Muscles and Mommies! Choose from Option 1, one month of the Ultimate FitB!tch package ($200 value) or Option 2, two months of the The FitB!tch package ($180 value). See here for membership details. Please note you must live within or near the service area of Muscles and Mommies to claim Option 1 (if you are local to the Vancouver area but outside service area, you may still claim Option 1 as a prize, however standard travel fee will apply; otherwise Option 2 will be awarded as a prize. See terms and conditions in the entry form for more details.

Muscles and Mommies | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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The Fine Print: Winner Selection

At the end of the 12 Days of Giveaways, entries will close for all open giveaways and winners will be announced within 48 hours. If the first winner selected is unable to collect for their respective prize, another winner will be drawn. Please read the terms and conditions for each giveaway (located in the entry form), as the giveaways are not all open to as US and/or worldwide audience.

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Quick and Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

Whip up a batch of these cookies in just 20 minutes!

We’re heading into baking season (and bake sale season… and cookie exchange season…!) and while we have favourite classics, it’s always fun to try something new. I recently tried this cake mix cookie recipe from MomEh and it’s safe to say we’ll be making them again. Sometimes you just want a recipe that’s quick and easy, no fuss, and these cake mix cookies are perfect for that- especially if you’re looking for ideas to make for bake sales and cookie exchanges! 

Ingredients

1 box of cake mix (I used the one with sprinkles already mixed in)

1/2 cup softened butter or vegetable oil

1 egg

Optional: food colouring and/ or sprinkles 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another (if your cake mix doesn’t have sprinkles already mixed in, add them to the dry ingredients). Mix together until batter is a smooth consistency
  3. Roll into approx 1 tsp size balls, spacing them about 2″ apart
  4. Bake for 10- 15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool and enjoy!

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

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quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

Looking for ideas for a bake sale or cookie exchange? These cookies are perfect!

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

quick and easy cake mix cookies recipe

The cookies in this post were made using a regular cake mix, but we also made a batch using a gluten-free cake mix and they turned out just as delicious.

Tip: If you make these cookies using a gluten-free cake mix, simply scoop batter onto cookie sheets if you can’t get the batter to form a ball.

For this recipe, I used a Betty Crocker Cake Mix and added sprinkles, but we’ve tried a few different gluten-free cake mixes including Kinnikinnick, and XO Baking CO and have enjoyed them. Your local grocery store probably carries some, but you can also find a variety on Amazon

Have a bake sale or cookie exchange coming up? Find more recipe ideas (like these cute sugar cookie donuts!) on the blog’s Sweet Treats page.

Thanks to MomEh for this great cookie recipe! To see her festive cake mix cookies, check out her original post here.

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Fall Style Roundup with Joe Fresh | #JoeFreshFall

Canadian fashion brand Joe Fresh Fall 2018 #JoeFreshFall

Update your closet for the season with fun and classic pieces from Joe Fresh!

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It’s that time of year where you want to layer up and be cozy! Whether you’re looking for a whole new wardrobe or hunting for a few staples, Joe Fresh has you covered from head to toe. I’m sharing a few favourites here from their #JoeFreshFall 2018 collection, but believe me when I say there’s waaaay more cute pieces where these came from (that velvet jumpsuit tho!).

If you’ve been looking or pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and easy-to-wear, look no further. You can enjoy refreshing your Fall wardrobe without breaking the bank account thanks to Joe Fresh and their pieces that bring together style, comfort, and affordability. Plus enjoy shopping at your local Real Canadian Superstore or Loblaws or shop online on the Joe Fresh website

And speaking of online shopping…

Use code YMC25 to save 25% off your online order!*

Stock up on seasonal essentials for everyone in the family with this favourite Canadian fashion brand! Find lots of cute pieces for your hubby and kids- see links below to shop:

Women | Women+ | Active | Men | Girls | Boys | Toddler Girl | Toddler Boy | Baby 

What’s on your seasonal wishlist?

#JoeFreshFall

Fashion lover? Check out more posts like this on the blog’s Style page!

Discount Code Details

*Discount code valid until November 2, 2018, 4am EST on regular priced items only. Excludes Baby Gift Boxes and clearance items. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers, is not redeemable for cash and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Valid in Canada only.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through one of these links I receive a small portion of the sale, which helps me maintain and operate OHP.

Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration

Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration

Get into the spooky spirit with this easy Halloween DIY!

T minus 1 week until Halloween and if your house is anything like ours, the kids have been counting down the days for weeks. It’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to October 31 and we’ve had some fun decorating around the inside and outside of our house plus enjoying some Fall/ Halloween activities, including making a few DIY Halloween decorations (check out this DIY Ghost Garland from last year). We avoid the scary stuff since the kids are still young, but we load up on pumpkins, bats, and spider webs and this year we added this DIY Halloween decoration using a branch and some spray paint.

All you need are 3 materials to make this creepy DIY Halloween decoration that’s great for inside or outside

Materials

  • black spray paint
  • twigs or branches with leaves trimmed off
  • optional: crows, spiders, or other creepy creatures

Directions

1.Start by trimming your branch of excess leaves, etc and brushing off any loose bark and dirt.

2.Give branch 2- 3 coats of black spray paint, allowing to dry between coats. If you prefer, you can skip adding in creepy creatures and keep the branches unadorned.

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3.When dry add in any creepy creatures that you like. I found some fake crows at our local dollar store and perched them on the branches, wiring them on. Easy! A glue gun or black pipe cleaners would also work.

Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration

I only made one of these for outside our front door, but love the idea of creating a mini-forest in our front yard along our walkway or making smaller ones for a Halloween party table.

Tip: Secure your branch(es) in a pot or other container to hold upright (sand, soil, or gravel work well). If you’re making a smaller, tabletop version, place branches in vases for a party table backdrop or centerpiece.  Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration  Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration 

Looking for some other fun ideas for Halloween? Check out this round-up of family-friendly activities in the Vancouver area over on Ava to Zoe and these cute Halloween marshmallow pops to make with the kids!

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Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration

 

Save the Date: Vancouver Baby and Family Fair {+ Giveaway}

2018 Vancouver Baby and Family Fair

The Baby and Family Fair is coming to Vancouver on October 27 and 28, 2018

… and is the perfect time to shop for everyone in the family in one place. Find a variety of family-related exhibitors including Mabel’s Labels, TJ’s Kiddie Store, West Coast Kids, and many more. This event is a great chance to chat with professionals, ask questions, and stock up on items for everyone from baby(and bump!) to the grown-ups in the family. Thinking of attending? See how to win tickets below!

What’s at the Baby and Family Fair

  • goodie bags for the first 100 people on both Saturday and Sunday
  • 100+ exhibitors
  • live entertainment
  • meet and greet with PJ Masks
  • kid’s fashion show
  • feeding area for little ones
  • changing station stocked with diapers
  • Diaper Dash baby racing
  • …and more!

Baby and Family Fair event Info

Location

Canada Place, East Facility Hall A

Vancouver, BC

Hours

Saturday October 27- 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday October 28- 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets

Please note CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

Day Pass

Adult $15

Senior/Student/Military Day Pass $10

Weekend Pass

Adult $22.50

Senior/Student/Military $15

Whether you’re expecting, have a baby or toddler, or older kids, the Baby and Family Fair is a great event for the whole family!

For more information about the Vancouver Baby and Family Fair, click here

Looking for more fun Fall ideas to do with the family? Check out this quick and simple Halloween DIY or check out the blog’s Fall and Halloween Pinterest boards!  

Enter to Win a pair of tickets (4 pairs up for grabs!) to the 2018 Vancouver Baby and Family Fair!

Please note: Winners must be able to attend the event on either Saturday October 27 or Sunday October 28, 2018

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