Baking Up a Storm with Netflix!

Last updated on April 24th, 2021 at 11:40 pm

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, everyone breathed easier because it marked the last day of A Case Cringle Christmas!

It’s been a solid week of posting here in Casa de Palmer, with giveaways galore sandwiched between reviews, reflections and a healthy dose of mischief, I’ve taken this pile of swag that Sarah eyes with disdain every time she steps into the house, looking for readers who could make far better use of it than me.

But a huge thanks to everyone who’s been part of the fun this week—great contests make way for even better prizes, and your support helps me grow this blog from a hobby into something with a little more presence.

And speaking of presents, almost as if that play on words wasn’t completely intentional, of course I’m ending the week with one last giveaway—but you’ll have to bear with me a bit before we get there 😂

A picture of the Danforth East Palmers' for Christmas circa 2014, something that would soon become an annual tradition.

Belkin Qode | Getting You in Security Mode

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 12:04 am

I can hardly believe it’s been over 4½ years since I scrambled to get my hands on an iPad 2 so I could have it while overseas, knowing that the lightweight tablet paired with an Apple Keyboard would travel far better than the 17″ MacBook Pro I rocked then. I still have it at home—its Magic Cover’s seen better days, frayed and torn from years of wear and tear; the skin of Justin Bua’s Piano Man II still sticking proudly to its back after everything it’s been through. Though I’d later move on to lighter laptops and smaller tablets to get things done, I know full well that my iPad would never have lasted as long as it has it wasn’t protected. Several adventures and devices with matching cases later, it’s a lesson I’ve carried with me, working hard to make the most of my tech in a world where everything’s become so… disposable.

That said, for Day 6 of A Case Cringle Christmas, I want to offer you the same sense of security I feel when I use my devices, and make sure one of my readers winds up with a Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2!

A Little Cloud b, My Toddler and Me!

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 02:00 am

Hey there Internetland, and welcome to the second installment of a Case Cringle Christmas, where I find cool stuff to give away, but you get it after Christmas since everyone needs a pick-me-up once those credit card statements come in, amirite*?!

Since I’m a bit of a blogger sans niche, you can expect all sorts of things with my Christmas giveaways—yesterday we introduced the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 for you folks in need of a new smartphone, but today we’re taking things in an entirely different direction!

As the blog’s grown in 2015, I’ve become all too familiar with our Purolator, FedEx and UPS distribution centres from the packages I miss while at the 9-5**.

I’m used to stuff coming through the door for me to give away and review, but as my brand starts maturing into a family blog, I’m discovering that my #BloggerLife’s beginning to impact other members of my household as well.

A Case Cringle Christmas, Day 2—My Toddler, Me and a Little Cloud b!—Little Man Looking Happily at the Christmas Tree



Little Man’s a bit too young yet to really get hyped over Christmas or eagerly wait for a dude in a big red suit to slide down our (non-functional) chimney and drop off a bunch of new toys for him to play with. He sees presents and wonders why he can’t just open them now. He sees the Christmas tree and stockings—he knows something’s different, but he can’t quite connect the dots around what time of year it is… I mean, he’s only 2 after all.

Alcatel onetouch Idol 3: Put Ya Phone Game on Fleek

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 01:37 am

Ahoy there, Internetland—you couldn’t seriously believe I’d let the Christmas season pass me by without putting out some sweet giveaways to celebrate the holidays, right? Though not as expansive—or admittedly, prepared—as the Techmas event at my buddy Zach’s site, I’ve partnered with a number of brands who have all sorts of things they’d love you to have to ring in the New Year!

The first gift good ol’ Case Cringle has for the good little girls and boys out in Internetland is the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3, a 5.5″ Android smartphone that can do just about everything other flagship phones can do, but at a fraction of the price!

But let’s get something straight from the drop—this phone is not impervious to gravity.

I first got my hands on the Idol 3 back in June when Citizen PR invited me to BMO Field so I could witness an announcement first-hand as Alcatel onetouch partnered with Toronto FC, and a Dwayne de Rosario Testimonial Match as icing on the cake!