Fabulous Friday Giveaway Linky

If you have a giveaway you would like to share with readers, please link it up below! If you could use the format name-prize-restrictions-end date (eg. My Blog-Awesome Prize-US-1/15), that would be wonderful. Happy giveaway entering!

Parenting is Easier with Products from Church & Dwight-Giveaway

Keeping little ones healthy and happy is the goal of every parent, and I am no exception. When my boys were younger, I had a few products that were always on hand in case I needed them and one of my biggest essentials was tooth care products from Orajel. When Zackary was teething, he often had four of his teeth all come through at the same time, which made for one fussy baby. I don’t know what I would have done without that Orajel!

Of course, once the teeth had come through, that meant my boys were able to eat more solid foods and boy, was that a messy experience! I actually used to find it amusing noticing the difference in their clothes as they reached a certain age. As my boys started eating different foods, the baby clothes went from spotless to stained! I used original OxiClean to keep their clothes looking great, but now there’s an even better alternative for parents: OxiClean Multi-Purpose Baby Stain Remover! Designed to provide all the stain-fighting power of OxiClean but with a gentler formula, it’s the perfect choice for baby’s sensitive skin!

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Come Join In the @KraftCanada #CheesecakeoftheYear Twitter Party July 30 at 9pm EST

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times…I LOVE cheesecake. The variety doesn’t matter, the time of year doesn’t matter, if it’s a cake made with delicious Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I’m sure to love it. And that’s why I can’t wait for National Cheesecake Day on July 30!

cheesecakeoftheyear twitter party

Now this year, Kraft Canada is making National Cheesecake Day even better with a fabulous #CheesecakeoftheYear Twitter party! To celebrate the occasion and the announcement of the Cheesecake of the Year winner, which is taking place right before the party, we’re going to be chatting about all things cheesecake and, of course, sharing some incredible recipes too! [Read more...]

Homemade Iced Cappuccino Recipe with SingleJo Coffee #HavaJava

It’s no secret that I absolutely love my coffee, and even on the hottest summer days I drink more of it than I should. But sometimes I crave something icy cold and refreshing that still gives me that caffeine boost that I love. At one time, I’d use those cravings as an excuse to buy an expensive iced cappuccino from a favourite coffee chain. But then I decided to save my money by making my own version of the beverage and boy, was it ever a good choice!

Not only is the taste of my homemade iced cappuccino almost identical, but I can now enjoy an iced cappuccino any time I like! For the best flavour, though, a strong dark roast coffee is essential and I’ve found that Margaritaville Pirate Gold coffee from SingleJo Coffee is the absolute best choice for this beverage.

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Charge Your Day with Mercola Pure Power Protein Bars-Giveaway

Overall I eat pretty healthy but snacks are definitely my weakness. I am horrible for skipping breakfast, I eat sensibly at lunch and supper, but during the day when I get a craving for something to eat, I often end up grabbing a snack made of chocolate with no nutritional value. Considering I strive to eat a high protein diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, it goes without saying that chocolate is not the best snack choice for me.

mercola protein bar case

But I still want to be able to satisfy that urge for something sweet, and that’s why Mercola Pure Power Protein Bars sounded like they just might be the ideal solution for a chocolate-lover like me. These bars are organic, vegan, gluten-free and feature a complete amino acid profile. And with 14g of brown rice and yellow split pea protein, they’re packed with nutrition too! [Read more...]

Dig into a Luscious Rhubarb Tart and Other Summer Fruit Recipes #whatscooking

One of my favourite things about summer food is the fresh fruits and vegetables and our family goes through a lot of them. Whether we’re feasting on sweet B.C. cherries, crunching carrots from the garden or snacking on some locally picked Saskatoon berries, the bounty of summer isn’t just delicious, it’s healthy too!

And when I’m in the mood to cook, there is no produce that appeals to me more than the fruits and vegetables I get from my own back yard. Right now, rhubarb is at its prime for whipping up tasty treats!

rhubarb tart on plate

My personal favourite recipe using rhubarb has always been Rhubarb Crisp. It’s simple, delicious and freezes well so that in the cold winter months, I can still enjoy the taste of summer. But this year we have so much rhubarb that I decided to branch out and try some different summer recipes. And Kraft Canada was ready to help! I knew as soon as I saw the Rhubarb Tart that it would be a must-make for me. [Read more...]

Kids Will Enjoy an Exotic Adventure with Rio 2 Now on Blu-ray and DVD

rio 2 box artSummer is such a great time to watch a movie with a tropical theme, and this summer the whole family can sit down and enjoy the antics of the macaw Blu, his wife Jewel and their family in Rio 2, now available on Blu-ray and DVD! Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

The boys and I received a copy of the movie to review and while I haven’t sat down to watch it yet, Zackary and Benjamin have already enjoyed it a few times! Benjamin especially loves this film, partially because he loves animals and partially because the plot is just so much fun. [Read more...]

Giveaways Ending July 21

Mommy Kat and Kids has four great giveaways ending July 21!

If you haven’t already, make sure you get your entries in! Good luck everyone!