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Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything {Give Away}

Have you heard of this awesome book?

It has a fantastic positive message that started with a quirky family tradition revolving around red socks. Also, when books are purchased, additional copies of the book are printed and donated to a school, local charity and/or organization.

Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything demonstrates how a simple pair of red socks can give someone special a boost and confidence when they are feeling down or out of their comfort zone. In this story we find a youngster called Sunshine, who is experiencing a series of events over the course of their young lifetime. Some moments seem bigger than others to an adult, but they are daunting in the eyes of a child at the time.  At each turn, when our Sunshine begins to fill with doubt, we notice the mother’s subtle but powerful gesture of wearing a pair of red socks to show her support. With each event Sunshine comes to realize that love and encouragement creates a feeling of being strong, ready and able to do anything.

The message is “… one that will speak to youngsters from their earliest and most intimidating moments, and will carry them throughout their lives in a wonderfully empowering way…” (Children’s Literary Classics).  

“This is not a book that you sit down, read from cover to cover and then kiss the kid goodnight and forget about it. You talk and talk, and support and change yourself in order to become better parent, because of the inspiration the book gives and because you can’t just be indifferent, after creating this great vision in your children…”(BookOwly, Book Blogger).  

Enter to win a Red Socks Go With Anything Prize Pack!

Including a casebound copy of the book, a paperback copy to be donated to the winner’s favorite charity/cause, Red Socks mug, Red Socks plush, inspirational blanket & more, valued at approx $260!
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Why I Love Farmers Markets

I grew up on a farm in North Eastern Alberta. I could, literally, walk 10 ft and pick a strawberry off a plant. I remember when it was time to pick raspberries I would grumble because it was going to take hours, we had rows upon rows of raspberries bushes to pick through. I’d reward myself by eating every third one until Baba caught me.

I recall hilling potatoes for hours too, our garden was massive. The taste of a carrot picked right out of the ground, scrubbed off with only my hands, pure heaven.

When I moved to the city, store produce tasted different to me, not bad, just not the same. I discovered local farmers markets a couple years before my kids were born and I was hooked, so naturally, when they came into my life they started coming with me.

The kids get very excited when I say we are going to the market on the weekend, and truth be told, I do too.

I know first hand the hard work that goes into those tables packed with fresh veggies and fruit. My kids, they taste the difference too, my son always asking to get mini carrots, or the coloured ones you can find sometimes because he says they taste so good.

I can only imagine the toil of baking hundreds of cookies, bread, and other baked goodies, so naturally, we grab some sweet stuff too.

The handmade soaps, jewelry, cheeses, tzatziki (personal fave), furniture, clothing, you name it. And you know it was all made with love because the person right there, selling it, can tell you all about it.

There’s usually something fun for the kids to do, the whole atmosphere of the market, and the unique things you just can’t find anywhere else make it a sweet way to spend some family time.

Extra bonus? I know anytime I buy anything, It’s supporting local business, and often, Alberta farmers just like my parents.

If you’d like to explore a local Alberta farmers market this year, you can find one near you via

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