Power Up Your Morning with the Weetabix #MyBixMix Challenge

I’ve mentioned before how breakfast has always been a struggle for me. Even before I had children, I tended to skip the all-important morning meal and after I became a parent, the problem got even worse. I’ve been working hard to change that this year and recently Weetabix challenged me to take my new healthy habit a step further by eating Weetabix cereal every day for a week.

Now it just so happens that Weetabix was one of my very favourite cereals as a child. (I know, I know. I was a little odd.) Having not eaten the cereal in years, I was curious to see if I would still enjoy it as much as I once had. So with the help of two boxes of Weetabix and a grocery gift card to purchase fun toppings for the crunchy biscuits, I decided to take on the #MyBixMix challenge!

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Treat Mom to Luxury this Mother’s Day with Crabtree & Evelyn-Giveaway

Believe it or not, it’s almost Mother’s Day and if you’re wondering what to get for your mother, you’re not alone! Every year I find that shopping for my mom gets harder and harder, because there’s really not much that she needs. But this year, shopping got a whole lot easier because any woman is sure to love the fragrances, fine food and bath products from Crabtree & Evelyn!

crabtree & evelyn deluxe gift

I recently received the Citron, Honey & Coriander Deluxe Gift to check out for myself and it is absolutely gorgeous. The large beautiful gift box is a useful item in itself for holding important papers or trinkets, and inside are five full-sized Crabtree & Evelyn products in the luscious Citron, Honey & Coriander scent. With Skin Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel, Skin Quenching Body Lotion, Ultra-moisturizing Hand Therapy, Skin Smoothing Body Scrub and Petal Pink Nail Lacquer, it’s got everything a woman needs for smooth skin and healthy hands this spring! [Read more...]

Get the Cleanest Clothes Possible in Your High Efficiency Washing Machine with New Tide HE Turbo-Giveaway #PGMom

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About a year ago, I received my very first high efficiency washing machine and dryer. And as soon as I washed that first load of clothes, I was a convert. The machine gave my clothes such a thorough clean and when my heat and water bills arrived at the end of the month, I saw just how much money the machines saved as well!

But for the best clean with high efficiency machines, HE laundry detergent is a must. Since visiting the P&G Fabric Care Facility, I only ever use Tide on my clothing, and luckily for me, my usual variety is suitable for both regular and high efficiency machines. Still, I’m always looking for ways to get my laundry even cleaner, and that’s why I couldn’t wait to try new Tide HE Turbo. This line of Tide products is designed to provide the best clean possible in a high efficiency machine.

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Create Edible Masterpieces with Artisan Cake Company’s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating by Elizabeth Marek-Giveaway

Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved cooking and baking. And perfecting new techniques when it comes to creating delicious dishes is always a fun experience. A few years ago I broke away from traditional iced birthday cakes and tried my hand at creating a fondant masterpiece for my son’s Super Mario Bros. birthday party. And I went from sloppily iced cupcakes to more intricate creations like spring cupcakes with “grass” frosting.

artisan cake company's visual guide to cake decorating

But my cake techniques still have a long way to go, and so I couldn’t resist the chance to check out the book Artisan Cake Company’s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating by Elizabeth Marek. This beautiful book isn’t just packed with decorating ideas. It also features useful recipes, lists of essential tools and step-by-step tutorials! [Read more...]

Keep Toddlers Hydrated with Playtex PlayTime Cups Featuring Favourite Kids’ Characters-Giveaway

As my boys grew from infants to toddlers to active school-aged boys, there were many products that made caring for them easier. But one of my absolute must-have brands in the house has always been Playtex. The Playtex Mealtime bowls, plates and cutlery prevented so many messes in the house thanks to the sturdy design and no-slip bases. And the Playtex AnyTime cups helped teach my boys to drink from a cup without my having to worry about spilled milk and juice!

playtex playtime batman cup

Now Playtex has made a great product even better with the introduction of the new Playtex PlayTime cups for children aged twelve months and older featuring popular licensed characters! Your child can choose from Batman & Robin, My Little Pony, Thomas the Tank Engine or, exclusive to Walmart Canada, Superman! I received the Batman & Robin PlayTime Insulated Spill-Proof Straw Cup to test out and my boys were both arguing over who got the cup as soon as I pulled it out.

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Add Scent Decor to Your Home with the New Unstopables Collection-Giveaway #PGMom

While I’ve never been a big fan of strong scents, it only took one use for me to completely fall in love with the Lush version of Downy Unstopables when I tried adding the scent booster to my laundry. The light scent of vanilla and lavender was delicious and I especially liked using it when washing bed sheets. The aroma lasted for weeks after and definitely led to some blissful dreams!

Now the popular Unstopables scents have expanded into a new collection featuring Fabric Refresher, Air Effects, Scented Oil Warmers, Candles and, of course, the original In-Wash Scent Booster. And according to celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus, adding a signature scent to a room is one of the easiest ways to add extra elegance. Here are some tips from Nate on “scent decor.”

unstopables collection

Mix and Match with Style

Breath some life into your home by playing with patterns, textures, colours and fragrances that inspire. Your space should be a reflection of who you are…adding scent brings it all together. [Read more...]

Barbara’s Snackimals Cereal is a Great Start to a Kid’s Day

My boys are big fans of breakfast cereal and I’m always excited when I find a new variety that’s fun for them but still has ingredients I like. So I was pretty excited when I learned that Barbara’s, the maker of delicious organic crackers and cookies, had recently branched out and started offering two tasty varieties of children’s organic breakfast cereal!

We received a review package of the new Barbara’s Snackimals cereal to test out for ourselves along with two adorable plush toys for my boys. My animal-loving youngest son had a hard time deciding which one he wanted but eventually decided that the panda would be his new friend and that he would try the “panda cereal,” Snackimals Cinnamon Crunch, for breakfast the next day.

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Get Cheesy on Mexican Night With a Special Offer from Old El Paso and Kraft Canada

My boys’ first experience with Mexican food was a taco party made with an Old El Paso Dinner Kit, and while we’ve tried all kinds of different Mexican delicacies since then, Old El Paso tacos are still their favourite. Benjamin loves a soft taco and Zackary likes the crunchy shells, but both boys agree that Old El Paso is delicious!

old el paso dinner kit

I wouldn’t have though that this tasty treat could get any tastier, but Old El Paso and Kraft Canada have found a way with a very special offer! Between now and April 23, purchase select Old El Paso Dinner Kits to receive a coupon for Touch of Philadelphia Shredded Cheese. Take the coupon to the store and purchase another Old El Paso Dinner Kit and an Old El Paso Salsa to get the Touch of Philadelphia Shredded Cheese free! [Read more...]