Counting Down to the New Year | Giveaway with JORD Wood Watches

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5…4…3…2…1… Counting down to the new year with a final giveaway here on OHP with JORD Watches! Enter to win a $100 shopping credit for one of their wood watches + everyone who enters will receive a 10% discount! These timepieces are a stylish addition to your accessory collection and if you don’t already own one, their wood watches are great statement pieces.

Kick off the new year in style with JORD’s wood watches!

 JORD wood watch Frankie
Whether you’re a New Years resolution/ goal-setting type, or just counting down to the start of 2019, you can stay on time in style thanks to JORD. Choose from a variety of styles for men and women, with many styles available in different colour ways and wood finishes. Once you’ve made your selection you can also customize your watch by having it engraved- perfect if you’re giving as a gift or to mark a special occasion.

A new meaning for arm candy!

I went for the FRANKIE watch with gold details and love the large face, clean design, and dark wood (this colour combination is ebony wood with gold, but the FRANKIE design is available in 5 other colour combinations). It’s a bold piece that stands out and it’s perfect for everyday wear. This is a piece that gets noticed and I receive compliments every time I wear it, whether by itself or layered with bracelets. 

JORD wood watch Frankie

Check out the full line of JORD wood watches on their website and find them on social media: Instagram | Facebook 

Shop men’s watches here and women’s watches here.

Ready to enter? See below!

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Printable Christmas Cards

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Put the finishing touch on your holiday gifting with these cute printable Christmas cards! 

Whether you’re at the end of your Christmas to-do list or just getting started, these printable Christmas cards are a sweet addition that you can print right at home! Pick your favourite set or print both, they’re perfect to give to family, friends, teachers… everyone who’s on your nice list this year! Add some fun and cheer to any gift, or insert a gift card (or some cash) for sweet all-in-one gifting.

It’s as easy as click, print + trim!  

Each set contains four festive designs plus inserts if you want to add a little extra detail to the inside (or use as envelope labels). Tip: if you want to print multiple sets, upload the PDF file to Staples or another print centre website to save you from using up all your printer ink. I printed mine on a mid-weight paper, but opt for cardstock if you want something a little more sturdy.

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Click below to download these printable Christmas cards! 

Mint Set

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Pink Set

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Printable Christmas Cards- Pink

For more Christmas printables and DIYs check out these posts:

Printable Christmas Gift Tags | Simple Greenery Holiday Wall Hanging | Dried Orange Christmas Garland 

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These cards were designed in Canva. 

Goh Ballet’s The Nutracker Returns for it’s Tenth Year in Vancouver

Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to Vancouver for a tenth year with stars of American Ballet Theatre making their debut perfromances in Vancouver for the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Prince

A Vancouver holiday tradition, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns for its tenth year this holiday season. Devon Teuscher and Alexandre Hammoudi from New York’s renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT) join as Principal dancers in the iconic roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Prince. Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker will run for five shows at Queen Elizabeth Theatre from December 21st to the 23rd with matinee and evening performances.  

The Principal Dancers will join a cast of over 250 dancers comprised of local and international cast members, performing to choreography set by Emmy award winner and Canadian choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes. Each performance will feature live music from members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. This year, Goh Ballet will offer an interactive VIP experience that includes exclusive pre and post show activities including, a private champagne reception, mingling with the cast,  photograph opportunities, and backstage tour access. 

  • Principal dancers bring international star power to Vancouver’s favourite holiday tradition  
  • The tenth production of Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker will run five performances at their new venue of Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre from December 21st to 23rd  
  • This year’s exclusive VIP experience includes private photo op with cast and backstage tour access 

About Goh Ballet 

Since 1978, Vancouver, Canada has been home to Goh Ballet, a vibrant, innovative and diverse dance organization. Following the vision of its founders while expanding on current artistic aspirations, Goh Ballet pursues technical and artistic excellence while raising cultural awareness in our communities through performance productions. The Goh Ballet is synonymous with excellence, training talent and fostering the presentation of classical ballet. It provides extraordinary opportunities for dancers to reach their full potential, while contributing to the artistic well-being of our city and country. Goh Ballet is always at the forefront of the arts community. 

With a wide-ranging and ever-expanding repertoire that encompasses classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, character, and national dance, the Goh Ballet’s reach extends internationally. Performance tours have been made to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, France, and the U.S.A.  The achievements and visibility of our cast members who fill the ranks of world-renowned companies continue to prove Goh Ballet is a justly celebrated cultural ambassador on world stages. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Goh Ballet Nutcracker website

Heading Into the Holiday Season with Botanica Health + Recipe

Botanica Reishi chocolate chia pudding

How do you maintain your wellness routine and keep yourself healthy this time of year? I’m excited to be teaming up again with Botanica Health heading into the holiday season with some ideas to help you stay calm and relaxed while enjoying something warm to unwind with at the end of the day. We all know eggnog is a hit this time of year, but if you’re looking for something warm and not loaded with sugar I’ve got two ideas you might want to try (plus a recipe!).

Botanica Health has just released two new products in time for those evenings you want to stay cozy indoors (or go for a Winter walk), and unwind at the end of the day: Reishi Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Turmeric Golden Mylk. Both are modern takes on traditional beverages (reishi mushrooms are believed to help the body relax and support a healthy stress response, while turmeric is a popular ingredient in ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties). With the added decadence of chocolate, they’re the perfect drink for when you want to enjoy something warm and comforting without being loaded with sugar and artificial additives (bonus points for actually being good for you!).

Made in small batches and free from artificial ingredients and fillers both the Reishi Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Turmeric Golden Mylk are vegan, certified organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, stevia-free, and non-GMO. 

The Reishi Hot Chocolate is my favourite  of the two, and I decided to give it a try in a recipe: reishi chocolate chia pudding, a new take on this chia parfait recipe. I like that chia pudding is a tasty, healthy snack full of nutrients and how simple it is to make. Whether you enjoy the Reishi Hot Chocolate Mix to make a warm drink on a cold day, or to add into a snack like this one, it’s a refreshing option worth a try. See below for the recipe!

Reishi Hot Chocolate Chia Pudding

Botanica Reishi chocolate chia pudding


2 cups milk (regular, coconut, or pick your favourite)

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 tbsp Reishi Hot Chocolate Mix

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Vanilla Greek yogurt (optional)

Cinnamon or cocoa nibs for garnish

Botanica Reishi chocolate chia pudding


1. In a jug, mix the Reishi Hot Chocolate Mix until combined, followed by the chia seeds

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2.Cover for half an hour or overnight 

3.When ready, pour the chia seed mix into mason jars and top with cinnamon or cocoa nib shavings

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4.For an extra dose of protein, layer the chocolate chia pudding with Greek yogurt

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More Info

Reishi Hot Chocolate

  • 1500mg of Reishi per serving, which is considered a therapeutic dosage (what you would get if you were to take a capsule or tincture of Reishi mushroom)
  • the whole mushroom is used (mycelium and fruiting body) to capture all the benefits of the mushroom
  • sourced from the Pacific Northwest of the USA
  • tested for herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals to ensure purity
  • sweetened with dates and monk fruit as natural sweeteners (no added sugars)

Chocolate Turmeric Golden Mylk

  • 1000mg of Turmeric per serving
  • made with the same quality ingredients as the original Turmeric Golden Mylk, but with the added decadence of chocolate
  • sweetened with dates and monk fruit as natural sweeteners (no added sugars)

Check out my other post with Botanica Health here!

Visit Botanica online: Website | Instagram | Facebook 

 Available in health food stores and on Amazon
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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!


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:
By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Vancouver Christmas Market. No cash value. Non transferable.

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Prize: Gift Set Trio from Botanica Health

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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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Prize: Online Shopping credit from Canvas Candle Co.

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

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways 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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Prize: 6 packs of healthy snacks from Free Yumm

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Free Yumm

Get your snack on with Free Yumms’ selection of healthy and allergy-friendly snacks! Enjoy a selection of their products that are free from the top 8 allergens: dairy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, and shellfish. Perfect for healthy snacking at school, work, or home.

Open to residents of Canada and the US. By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Free Yumm. No cash value. Non-transferable.

Free Yumm | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Prize: Set of matching scrunchies from Paper Airplane

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Paper Airplane

Just when you thought #twinning with your mini couldn’t get any cuter! Win a matching scrunchie set from Paper Airplane and bring on the matching top knots and ponytails, and buns, and…! 

Open worldwide. By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Paper Airplane. No cash value. Non-transferable.

Paper Airplane | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Akane Kondo Photography

Prize: $100 photo package from Akane Kondo Photography

A picture says a thousand words! Capture a special moment in time and enjoy the memories for a lifetime. Get those family photos you’ve been wanting, enjoy an engagement session, or save those first few precious days with a newborn shoot, the chouce is yours! Whtever the occasion, this prize is perfect to help save some special memories.

Winner must live within the Greater Vancouver Area. Travel fee may apply.
By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Akane Kondo Photography. No cash value. Non-transferable.

Akane Kondo Photography | Instagram | Facebook

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OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Shop Ava to Zoe

Prize: Set of custom genuine leather keychains from Shop Ava to Zoe

How can you go wrong when something is made just for you? Shop Ava to Zoe’s genuine leather keychains combine class with sass and add a little bit of fun to your daily routine. Keep one for you and give the other, or give them both for a handmade gift with personality. 

Open to residents of Canada and the US. By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Shop Ava to Zoe. No cash value. Non-transferable.

Shop Ava to Zoe | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Aloha Kai

Prize: $40 Shopping credit from Aloha Kai Apparel 

Enjoy some island vibes any time of year with Aloha Kai! The name of this clothing line means ‘love of the ocean’ in Hawaiian and makes the perfect gift for that person you know who loves the waves (and if that’s you, a fun excuse to enjoy some shopping!). A portion of each sale is donated to BC Children’s Hospital.

By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and Aloha Kai Apparel. No cash value. Non-transferable.

Aloha Kai | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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DAY 10

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways The Perfect Feather

Prize: Beauty package from The Perfect Feather

Indulge in a little TLC with The Perfect Feather for the holidays! Take some time out from all the shopping and baking to enjoy some self-care. Choose from a Lash Lift and Tint ($100 value) or Teeth Whitening ($130 value). Winner must be able to attend appointment at the Perfect Feather’s studio. Winner may select from a Teeth Whitening service ($130 value) or a Lash Lift and Tint ($100 value).
By entering you agree to receive notifications from Our Happy Place and The Perfect Feather. No cash value. Non-transferable.

The Perfect Feather | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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DAY 11

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Free Reign

Prize: ODYSSEY Hoodie Vest from FREE REIGN

Who doesn’t love a brand with a positive message? That combines style and comfort? That gives back? FREE REIGN checks all those boxes, and the story behind how the company started is definitely worth a read! Get cozy this holiday season in one of their FW18 pieces, the ODYSSEY Hoodie Vest. Made from recycled water bottles, this vest is part of their Self Love Collection and has a hidden message sewn inside ($126 value).

FREE REIGN | Website | Instagram | Facebook

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DAY 12

OHP 12 Days of Giveaways Amazon Gift Card

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card

What happens when you bring together an awesome group of people? Awesome things happen!!! To bring the 12 Days of Giveaways to an end with a bang, I’ve teamed up with some other amazing bloggers to spoil one lucky winner with a $250 Amazon Gift Card! How would that help with your Christmas shopping??? To enter, make sure you follow all accounts on Instagram plus don’t miss the bonus entry form to check out these peeps on Facebook! Open worldwide. Please note gift card is in CAD and if a winner is drawn from outside of Canada the gift card will be provided in USD at the respective exchange rate from CAD to USD.

Thank you to Ava to Zoe | British Columbia Mom | Mama in the City | Tairalyn | More Than Your Average Mom | MomEh | Mama at Heart | Mumfection | Heydy Lopez | Kids Directory | Single Mommy in the City | Jen Pistor | Beyond the Rhetoric  for being a part of this giveaway and contributing towards this prize!

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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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