Making time for me with #LiveGrand + #Giveaway & how to win $5000! #AD

#LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

As a mom, it’s pretty rare that I get to take time for myself to do pretty much anything that isn’t mom-related. This includes any trips to the mall that aren’t for new kids clothes, school shoes or doctors appointments. I was pretty excited to be given the opportunity to Live Grand thanks to the BCLC Daily Grand contest and grabbed one of my fave ladies – Sara Paley from Sara Paley Photography to go on a mini shipping spree. What would you spend some free money at the mall on? Sharing what I love right now, how I splurged just a little bit, and why I’m making more time for me.

Coach Satchel Purse // #LiveGrand

Coach Metropolis // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

It wouldn’t be a mom trip to the mall for me without a stop in to one of my favourite stores, and I will admit I have been longing for a new bag for some time! First stop on our shopping spree was to the Coach store at Metropolis at Metrotown, I won’t lie it was kind of nice to shop for something that gave me huge smiles without second guessing myself on the price tag!

I found a beautiful new bag and a matching (well… matching to my tattoo) wallet that is my new fave! Whether you love purses, wallets, accessories or the like – there’s plenty to scope out at the mall and I think every mom deserves a new bag! As my other half would say.. a good bag is an investment, and I’m all for investing in my purse happiness.

So what would you do with $5000 to spend at Metropolis? Or any mall for that matter? Would you play it safe or splurge a little bit? Admittedly, I did a little bit of both! I grabbed a few things that we needed around the home. Including a new wireless blue tooth speaker from Chapters Indigo to please the other half, I stopped by and picked up some of my favourite Aveda Rosemary Mint hair care and may have wandered my way into another one of my favourite stores….. where naturally, a little bit of silliness ensued.

Lush Cosmetics // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

Lush Cosmetics // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

By stopping by Lush, I not only made myself a promise that I was going to stock my bathroom with some of my favourite bubble bars, bath bombs and my favourite Charity Pot lotion but this also meant I was going to make more time for myself at home – these goodies weren’t going to waste! By taking a little bit of time for myself to splurge on some of my favourite items I wouldn’t normally do regularly, it gave me a chance to be present and enjoy each and every choice I made which was wonderful!

Our trip wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to check out some of the new goodies at the Apple store, or a wander through Mac for a little skin care and makeup update, both of which Sara and I ended up leaving with some new must-haves!

Lush Cosmetics // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

As we were wandering through the mall kid free, both of us couldn’t help but dream about Living Grand! With the Daily Grand Lottery you could win $1000 a day for LIFE. Whether you chose to spend it all responsibly or splurge just a little bit, there would be plenty to go around with that much life changing winnings. I have to admit, with that sort of winnings, I probably would have picked up a few more electronics  I’ve been coveting for some time! Whether you love electronics, make up, purses, clothes, accessories or just about anything in between, with $1000 a day there would be some serious fun to be had.

Chapters Indigo // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

Chapters Indigo // #LiveGrand With BCLC // Sara Paley Photography

The Daily Grand wants to give you the chance to experience living grand and send you on a shopping spree of your very own! Even though the $50,000 contest has ended, the fun isn’t stopping and 4 lucky lucky shoppers who are present at Metropolis at Metrotown on October 28, 2017 from 11:00am-4:00pm and have purchased a Daily Grant Lottery ticket from one of the participating lottery booths at the mall will be eligible to win 1 of 4 $5000 Metropolis at Metrotown Gift Cards to get a head start on their holiday shopping and more!

  • To be eligible to enter, purchase a DAILY GRAND ticket from any of these participating Lottery Retailers for the Oct. 16th or later draw day. Then on October 28th, present your DAILY GRAND ticket(s) to event staff at Grand Court between 11:00am – 3:50pm who will validate it as being eligible and provide you with an entry ballot(s) in return that can be entered into the upcoming draw time. (Promotion Conditions)

Whether you choose to spend it all on yourself, spread it around the family or stock up on items to donate during the holiday season, $5000 can buy a LOT of joy at the mall and we’re super excited to see who is going to win. We’ll be at the mall hanging out, so make sure to say hi if you see us and don’t forget to enter!

Making Time For Me With #LiveGrand // Sara Paley Photography

BCLC and The Daily Grand want to give British Columbia Mom fans the chance to go on a mini shopping spree of their very own and we are giving away a $100 Ivanhoe Cambridge gift card valid at any of their Canadian shopping centres!  Want to win? Enter below and use #LiveGrand!

Daily Grant Contest

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Daily Grand Contest and BCLC, all opinions and shopping spree fun is our own. Please play responsibly. All photos included in this post courtesy of Sara Paley Photography}

84 Comments


  1. I would visit Chapters to buy some new books!

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  2. would def visit Apple to get a new iwatch

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  3. I would love to visit Soft Moc for some new boots

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  4. I would first visit Skechers and buy some new shoes

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  5. So many to choose from. Apple. 🙂 I really need a new computer! Thanks!

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  6. Sadly I do not live in BC so I cannot head down and qualify for the $5000 win but if I won I would head right to the travel agency store in the Oshawa Shopping Centre and book a trip since I have not had a holiday in ages

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  7. I would visit the Apple store first to get a phone upgrade.

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  8. Would love to win This! Would seriously help with Christmas shopping!

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    1. Would go to the Disney store!!!

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  9. I would go to Purdys chocolates.

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  10. I would start at Purdys to get chocolate for the upcoming holidays, lush for some new beard shampoo for my husband, and then to softmoc for some new chucks. Great blog post. Hope you enjoy your new goodies. Great contest.

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  11. I would buy a few things for me, a few for my kiddo & hubby & a few for some dear friends. So very many options, not even sure where I’d Start… lol

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  12. I’d visit Aritzia first if I won $5000

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  13. I would visit the apple store

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  14. If I won the prize I would go to the Bay. I can pick up some clothes and cosmetics!

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  15. The first store I would hit up is Sephora! It’s like heaven to me 🙂 …but second would be IKEA, cause I want to redo the living room!

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  16. I would buy myself a Mac! Could use a computer I don’t have to keep replacing

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  17. I would have to go to the Disney Store first, just to get it out of my system

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  18. I would visit the Apple Store for a new laptop!

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  19. I would visit old navy I need some more winter clothes

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  20. I would go to Uniqlo for new clothes

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  21. I would likely start at Toys R Us and get DD an awesome Xmas present.

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  22. I would go to old navy to buy lots of stuff for my little one.

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  23. I would visit a Chapters/Indigo store and start my Christmas shopping.

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  24. Winners for lots of surprises

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  25. I would go to Uniqlo! New clothes for me and the family!

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  26. I’d like to buy shoes or boots so I’d visit Walking on a Cloud.

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  27. I’d love a shopping spree at The Bay.

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  28. I would visit my bank and pay off my credit card!!

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  29. I would go crazy at the Apple store! New phone, iPad & computer!

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  30. The first store I would visit is Le Chateau!! It’s my fave in my budget. I would splurge on clothing, boots and shoes and accessories.

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  31. Whoever has a plus sized Down winter coat – that’s who Id visit first!

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  32. I’d visit the Apple Store for some upgrades!

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  33. I’d probably go to SportChek to buy some new skis!

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  34. I would go to Chapters/Indigo to start some Christmas shopping.

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  35. Probably Old Navy and SportChek!

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  36. I would use it at H&M to update my wardrobe!

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  37. If use the gift card at chapters, my favorite place ever!I could get lost in there everyday

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  38. So many choices to choose from! Superstore for groceries and Chapters for books would be my 2 big ones!

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  39. Chapters and the Apple store would be my first stop.

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  40. I would visit Winners/Homesense in Metrotown first – sooo much selection, I could get so many things I need/want!

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  41. I would hit up Chapters first and then probably just move from each store I currently shop at.Would be so much FUN!!!

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  42. I’d visit the Apple Store first.

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  43. I’d visit the Apple Store too.

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  44. I would be at Chapters first. I can’t resist books.

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  45. Oh goodness, that’s tough! Probably La Vie En Rose. I love new intimates 🙂

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  46. That is a hard choice with so many good stores. I may visit Apple Store first.

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  47. I would visit the Apple store. I really need a new iPad!

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  48. Bass Pro Shop would be such a fun place to shop with the $5000 first!

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  49. I would visit the Apple store first!

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  50. I would shop in the Apple store because my daughter needs a laptop.

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  51. I have always bought in Amazon through the gift card, otherwise I would buy at any store 🙂

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  52. I think I would go to an H&M or Apple store first:) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  53. I would probably go to Flight Centre! Or, maybe the House of Knives! 🙂

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  54. I’d probably visit a big department store like The Bay.

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  55. I would visit Winners for a new, comfy bed set. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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  56. I’d go to the Bay – they have everything!

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  57. if I won I would head to home sense I need new furnishings

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  58. I would probably start at Aldo or another shoe store.

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  59. I would visit Apple. I really need a new computer. Mine is sooo slow and sluggish. I can’t even update the software as it’s too old.

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  60. I would go to the Apple store first…and then, Chapters second!

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  61. My first store would be Sears to try to take advantage of any sales. Looking for bedroom furniture so may get lucky, then to Cleo to buy some new clothes

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  62. if I will be lucky to win I will take my family to Picklle Barell resturunt & buy some book, chocolates from Indigo

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