Monday, December 17, 2007

Once Upon a Princess

Are you looking for a different and unique actitvity for you 3-6 year old in York Region?

Once Upon a Princess is a newunique ballet-based class for 3-6 year olds that explores the world of fairy tales through costumes, music, and movement.
(costumes provided)

Dates: Winter session #1 January 7th - February 23rd
Time: 3-4 yr. olds: Mon. (10: 00 am-10:50) and Sat. (9:30 am-10:20)
5-6 yr. olds: Mon. (4:00 pm- 4:50) and Sat. (10:30am-11:20)
Where: The Main Pool (Party Room)
241 Main St. N.
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4V8
Cost: $120.00 (includes GST)

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Friday, December 14, 2007

New from SupperWorks, Newmarket

As a special treat for their Newmarket customers SupperWorks in Newmarket is offering the following:

NO PICKUP FEE FOR YOUR PICKUP ORDERS picked up on Wed. Dec. 19th and Thurs. Dec. 20th/07! A SAVINGS OF $25-40!

Please call us to place the order @ 905 868-9063 or by e-mail to Order must be placed by Friday Dec. 14th/07.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

DreamKids : Making a difference!

From November 18 to December 31, 2007, DreamKids will be donating $1 from every product and gift wrap purchased in our on-line store to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. This initiative will help to buy books and learning materials for many Canadian schools in need. It's a little thing that matters!

Did you know that 38% of Grade 3 Ontario students fail the standard reading exam? Neither did DreamKids.

Indigo Books and Music has recently launched a compelling documentary highlighting the emerging literacy crisis in Canada's schools (click here to watch the documentary or learn ways you can help) . Many of our children are not being given the opportunity to reach their potential and we want to help change this.

Visit DreamKids for more information -

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Contest: Spa Baby - the European style baby tub.

In conjunction with Spa Baby, we are giving away on of their new European style baby tubs.

Designed from your baby's point of view, this bath allows your baby to sit in a natural upright position and keeps your baby warm and relaxed in the bath. Babies love this tub. Parents love it too because it is easy to use, comforting and secure for your baby.

Guarantee - your baby will not cry in this tub. If your baby doesn't love this tub, you can return it for a full refund.

Spa Baby bath tubs are available for purchase online, with free shipping in Canada until December 31, 2007 and are also available at Babies R' Us in Vaughan Mills and Newmarket.

Enter to win here!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

10 Questions with… Custom Made For Kids

10 Questions with… Custom Made For Kids
Entrepreneur’s Name: Sarah Headrick and Sarah Rivera
Company Name: Custom Made For Kids
Phone: 1-866-360-4546

Year business established? Custom Made For Kids became an official company in the late summer of 2006. It was at this time that we began writing and developing our book, hiring our illustrator, creating our website, etc. We didn’t officially “open for business” and start selling the book until August 1st of 2007.

What did you do before you started your company? We were both moms first and foremost, but Sarah Rivera was trained as a lawyer and Sarah Headrick was a physical trainer and nutritionist.

What was your motivation behind starting your own company? We wanted to work for
ourselves and to have a “family friendly” schedule.Most of what we do for the business, we can do
from our respective homes so we can still pick up our kids from school and attend their events
and volunteer at their schools.

What do you enjoy most about running your own business? The fact that the product we chose to create (a personalized children’s book) is such a joyful product and people are so appreciative and complimentary when they receive the book -- it makes all of the hard work worthwhile!

What is the most challenging aspect of running your own business? That’s easy -- balancing our family lives with our work lives. There is always someone who could use more attention and/or there is always more marketing to do!

What programs/services as a parent do you use in the community? Both of us belong to a women’s organization in our community called Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club. We have both been active members for over 4 years now and the club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for families with cancer and for children who are physically challenged.

If we only knew then what we know now….had we known that we would grow so quickly – we may have tried to bring in a third partner from the start!

Best selling product? We only have one product currently – so, of course, it is our personalized storybook, The First Adventures of Incredible You.

What I’d like to tell everyone about my business? Our award-winning book, The First Adventures of Incredible You, is one of the most highly personalized children’s books on the market today. Customers are able to “build” a one-of-a kind book at the Custom Made For Kids website by inserting over 20 personal facts about a child and the people and places that are most important to that child. From tasting a favorite food to cheering on a beloved sports team to visiting a special vacation spot or park, this rhyme-based book celebrates the first adventures of every young child that “stars” in it. By personalizing these experiences, The First Adventures of Incredible You highlights the connection between children and the people and places that are special to them in their young lives. There is also a dedication page in the full-color, hardcover book where you may provide a personal message so that the child will always remember that this thoughtful gift came from you. The delightful illustrations are cleverly executed so that the book is perfect for any child -- no matter what their sex, race or family structure. The First Adventures of Incredible You makes a memorable keepsake that both children and parents alike will cherish for a lifetime.

Plans for the future…. We hope to develop additional personalized books in the future. In the even nearer future, we hope to offer 1 or 2 gift products on our website, that compliment the book (e.g., add-on gifts for customers looking for something to go with the book).

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