Kids Will Love the Nutty Taste of #DarePeanutFree Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels with Wowbutter-Giveaway

I’m very lucky to have two boys that so far don’t have any food allergies, but of course not everyone we know is so lucky. Our small-town school is very reasonable about peanut allergies and each year the teachers inventory the students and limit foods allowed in lunches on a class-by-class basis. The first few years, Zackary was still able to take peanut butter sandwiches and other nut-filled treats to school, as nobody in his class was allergic. But this year both of my boys have children with peanut allergies in their class.

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That means I need to be careful when I’m packing snacks because, as the teachers say, if a snack isn’t labelled as being peanut-free, it’s not safe to send to school. So I was thrilled to learn about the new Dare Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels snacks made with Wowbutter! These treats use peanut-free Wowbutter, a spread that tastes just like peanut butter, to let kids enjoy a great nutty-tasting treat without actually eating nuts! [Read more...]

Freshen Your Home and Enhance Your Decor with Lampe Berger Paris-Giveaway

Living in a century-old house means that there are often areas that smell a little musty, especially when the weather starts to change. I have a few different air fresheners I like and an air purifier in the living room, but I’m always on the lookout for new solutions that might work even better and recently I found one that’s perfect for quickly freshening an individual room.

Lampe Berger Paris lamps are beautiful glass canisters that hold a scented home fragrance fuel. By simply lighting the lamp for a few minutes, blowing it out and putting on the diffuser top, the lamp removes unpleasant odours from the air while at the same time adding a wonderful fragrance to your home. I received a lamp and a bottle of Chocolate Indulgence Home Fragrance to try for myself and I was eager to see just how effective the Lampe Berger lamp was.

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Let Your Kids Blast Up Some Fun with BOOMco Toys from Mattel #BOOMcoBLAST

My boys are always excited to check out the latest new toys and so when a large BOOMco box from Mattel arrived at the front door recently, Zackary and Benjamin were bouncing off the walls with excitement. This new line of blasters features fun soft tips that will stick to targets without damaging breakable household items.

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Luckily, we are having a week of gorgeous weather here in Saskatchewan, so we headed outside to let the boys test out the blasters. The little CLIPFIRE blasters were especially popular since they were easy to load and had great range. After practicing with the target for a little while, the boys had a blast shooting the darts straight up into the air to see how high they would fly! [Read more...]

Maximize Your Home WiFi Experience with the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WiFi Router

It took me a lot of time to realize the difference that a great router makes in a home network, but once I did, I never used the cheap router given to me by my Internet provider again. And a few months ago, I got the chance to boost my Internet’s performance significantly with the fabulous NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router.

Now, NETGEAR is at it again with a router that boasts top-of-the-line performance and speed, going above and beyond any other router I’ve ever experienced. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WiFi Router is the Cadillac of routers and I was so excited when the company sent me one to test out for myself.

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What first won my heart about NETGEAR was the company’s easy installation process thanks to the NETGEAR genie. The step-by-step walkthrough always helps me get my new technology up and running in a flash and this time was no exception. The NETGEAR genie also provides some handy performance features such as making any printer connected to the modem AirPrint compatible. Being able to use an iPhone to print any time without having to install apps or connect to a PC is such a great timesaver! [Read more...]

Slim Your Look in Comfort with SlimSation Skinny Boyfriend Crop Jeans-Giveaway

A great pair of jeans is always a fabulous fashion accessory, but finding the perfect pair can be tricky. I tend to only look for one type of jeans when I shop; low-rise, bootcut jeans are my wardrobe staple. But recently I had the chance to try a pair of SlimSation Skinny Boyfriend Crop Jeans and they sounded so innovative that I had to see what they were like for myself.

This boyfriend jeans style is a slimmer, shorter fit than I’m used to and they looked great folded up to above the ankle. The innovation, however, is in the top waistband, which is a pull-on style designed to slim the stomach and create the illusion of being a whole size smaller while still being comfortable.

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Experience #FigLove with 100% Natural #NaturesBakeryPtc Fig Bars-Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with Nature’s Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Now that school is back in session, finding tasty snacks for my boys’ lunches is a top priority for me and it’s not always a job that’s easy. I like to choose healthy and natural foods whenever possible, but I still want the snacks I pack for them to be delicious. Nature’s Bakery understand how I feel and its 100% natural Fig Bars have already become a family favourite in this house.

Available in a variety of different mouth-watering flavours, these fig bars are dairy free, cholesterol free, kosher and non-GMO. Containing wholesome ingredients such as stone-ground wheat, oats and fruit, they’re a more wholesome choice than the store-bought cookies my boys favour, yet still taste amazing. And they’re nice and filling to help Zackary and Benjamin feel satisfied for the entire school day.

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Check Out the Newest Innovations from Kellogg’s Canada-Giveaway

There’s nothing better than kicking off a new season with a great variety of new products and this fall, Kellogg’s Canada has plenty of them that will delight kids and adults alike! Recently I received a package of the newest innovations in cereal and snacks from the company to test out and I couldn’t wait to give them all a try.

I was especially happy to see a box of my very favourite Kellogg’s Krave cereal in a new family size. This cereal has been a hit with me since the first bite; what mom doesn’t love an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast? I also received a family-size box of Special K with a yummy new recipe and the new Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes. My boys love the fun little morsels and I love that the cereal is free of artifical colours and flavours!

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Getting Ready for Back-to-School with Neutrogena Naturals Skincare and Other Healthy Essentials

Before we know it, it will be time to stock up on school supplies, outfit our children with a new wardrobe and prepare for the busy back to school season. And while pencils, notebooks and fall clothes are on every mom’s shopping list, they certainly aren’t the only back-to-school essentials! I remember when I was a teenager, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS™ for my medicine cabinet, such as a good face wash and moisturizer, were always a must to help me prepare for that first day of classes. After all, nobody wants to start the school year with acne!

Now, at 33, acne is still something that I battle every month, and after years of experience trying different products, I know firsthand that the more heavily medicated acne-fighting products will often make a breakout even worse by aggravating skin. So when I got the chance to review the new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ line as part of the Chatelaine Tasters & Testers program, I had to give it a try. These products are over 94% naturally sourced, effective even on acne-prone skin and still gentle enough to use every single day!

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I tested out the NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ Purify Facial Cleanser, Purifying Pore Scrub and Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Daily Moisturizer. I decided to use the facial cleanser in the morning and the pore scrub at night, following up with the moisturizer both times. And in just a few days, I was in love. The Purifying Facial Cleanser has a great fruity scent that reminds me off watermelon and foams up nicely on my skin. Yet when I rinse it off, my face still feels nourished instead of tight and dry. The Purifying Pore Scrub has, in my opinion, the perfect texture for an exfoliator. I am big on exfoliating, but finding a product that scrubs skin thoroughly without being too harsh is tricky. The new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ scrub does the job perfectly. [Read more...]