Stave off Boredom: Children’s Dress Up at The Store Upstairs

Stave off Boredom: Children’s Dress Up at The Store Upstairs

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If you're a parent or caregiver, you know we're getting to the point in winter where kids are getting simply squirrelly.  It's been cold outside for months now and while the days are slowly getting longer, it's still pitch black far too early.  Children have exhausted their home activities and are now resorting to bouncing off the walls. While we can't make the weather more cooperative, we can offer you some activity ideas to help get you through these last few weeks of deep freeze.  We have puzzles, games, science experiments, dolls and, our feature for today, children's dress up!  Stimulate your youngin's imagination and transport them into the world of superheroes, knights, and princesses.   Princess Power If your little one is into all things pink and poufy, we've…
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First Communion: Gift Ideas for This Important Milestone

First Communion: Gift Ideas for This Important Milestone

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For our friends in the Catholic church along with some other Christian denominations, the rite of passage for the youngsters receiving their First Communion is a very special time.  If you have a child in your life about to complete this Sacrament, you may be in search of the perfect gift to commemorate it.  Luckily for you, The Store Upstairs has some great faith-based gifts that are perfect for celebrating this holy event!     Crosses       One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about Christianity is the cross, and gifting one is a great representation of a life of faith.  We have a few different cross styles to choose from, so come in and pick the one that best suits the recipient!    …
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Get Your Colour On – Adult Colouring Books at The Store Upstairs

Get Your Colour On – Adult Colouring Books at The Store Upstairs

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As the winter drags on and the spring teases us with its re-emergence, you may be feeling a little lackluster.  It's common to need a pick-me-up as spring approaches and we've got just the thing - adult colouring books!  They're more than just a mature play on childish activities - they can help reduce stress, stimulate your brain, and provide a welcome distraction from the winter blahs.     Distract Yourself Help your brain take a break from life's busyness and let it focus on the artistic task at hand for awhile.  The concentration needed to complete your next masterpiece helps take the spotlight off anything negative and stressful - allowing you the time to relax and refocus.       Enjoy Your Inner Child Ok, so maybe the subject…
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Family Day Ideas: Activities the Whole Brood Will Enjoy!

Family Day Ideas: Activities the Whole Brood Will Enjoy!

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Family Day is coming up this February 20th and as the name suggests, it's a day meant for connecting with the ones you love most.   If you're the type who prefers to spend winter indoors, it can be challenging to come up with things to do together that won't make you stir crazy.  Luckily, The Store Upstairs has plenty of ideas to keep you entertained!   Board Games Pop culture trivia games, speed stacking cups, thoughtful flash cards, and then the classics like Clue (in Harry Potter or Star Wars themes, too!), Backgammon, Chess, and Connect 4 are just a taste of our massive shelf of board games.   Venture into the lesser-known (but still super fun!) games like Giggle Wiggle, Gobsmacked, Qwirkle, and Goosebumps.  Choose a bean bag…
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Squeaky Clean: Natural Skincare Products for Your Skin Type

Squeaky Clean: Natural Skincare Products for Your Skin Type

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You know you don't want harsh chemicals on your face.  You know you do want clean, smooth skin.  You know not all skin is the same, and what works for one face doesn't necessarily work for another.  The selection at the store is overwhelming and you don't have time to read every single box to figure out which line is right for you.  What are you to do? Let us here at Pharmasave walk you through some great natural skincare options, complete with recommendations on which products are best for you!   Oily Skin   Purifying Dealing with oily skin that suffers from clogged pores and blemishes?  Try DERMA E's line of Purifying Skincare.  This line is designed specifically for active and oily skin, drawing out toxins to give your…
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Be Saxxy – New Saxx Shorts at The Store Upstairs

Be Saxxy – New Saxx Shorts at The Store Upstairs

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If you have the right, er, equipment, chances are you already know about the awesomeness that is Saxx underwear.  Saxx's trademarked BallPark Pouch provides a supportive fabric hammock to give you the room you need, offering an innovative solution to a habitually sticky problem. Now, Saxx has taken their cutting-edge technology and designed a line of 2-in-1 athletic shorts for superior performance and comfort.  They have the exact same fit as Saxx undies - same BallPark Pouch and stretch micromesh fabric, too - with quick-drying polyester to deliver unmatched support and luxury for your most coveted parts.  And guess what? We've got them in stock at The Store Upstairs!!!  Take a look below as we break down why these shorts are simply amazing.   BallPark™ Pouch Standard across all things…
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Smell Exquisite for Half the Price

Smell Exquisite for Half the Price

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It's the second week of February and Snowmageddon has arrived.  With commutes taking three times as long as normal and the white stuff coming down as fast as you can haul it away, you need some good news!  Luckily, Pharmasave never disappoints - we've got a killer deal this week to lift your spirits.  Starting today, enjoy 50% off all of our fragrance on the main floor.  That's right, half off! Hard to feel blue with savings like that, isn't it?  Just head to the till to take advantage - all of your options are behind there.   Feminine Scents Roots, Tommy, Beyoncé, Adidas, Gender One, Sex in the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more! We stock all the big names in luxurious perfumes so you can find the scent that…
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How to Spend Valentine’s Solo (and Love It)

How to Spend Valentine’s Solo (and Love It)

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With everything hearts and kisses and chocolate this month, it can be hard not to feel left out if you're not attached.  Everywhere you look, there's more marketing to remind you that Valentine's Day is about couples.   Even happily single people can feel a twinge of remorse when all they're exposed to the first half of the month is the message that being paired up is best. Don't get discouraged!  By marketing February 14th as the day of romantic love, companies find their niche and laser-focus it on it - but that doesn't mean you have to bite!  There are tons of ways to spend Valentine's Day solo and actually enjoy yourself - we've included our favourite ideas below.   Date Night In Swing by the grocery store and grab all…
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The Importance of Self-Care

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In this world, we are constantly burning the candle at both ends. Long work weeks, family obligations at home, and mounting pressures to do all the things, all the time.  We get burnt out and utterly exhausted, and that can lead to a whole host of problems like decreased mental health, lower immunity to germs, quicker tempers, and less satisfaction with life. So what do we do?  Often, our work and home obligations can't change.  How do we manage our expectations without losing our minds? Enter self-care.  The word has become a bit zeitgeisty, but that doesn't diminish its importance.   It's also the thing that seems to be the first to go when times are busy when, in those times of chaos, it should be our top priority.  You simply…
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