My family has taken a lot of vacations over the years, and discovered a lot of places to love. And one of the most fun-filled trips we ever took was to beautiful California. When people think of California, places like Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Napa Valley wine region tend to spring to mind. But […]
With only one month left of summer, I’m making the most of every single hot and sunny day. And that means that I’m always on the lookout for a tasty and delicious beverage to sip while out by the pool, at the cottage or just relaxing in the back yard. But I can also be a little picky about what I drink. I don’t like anything too sweet, but I do like crisp, refreshing fruit flavours. Luckily, this year I finally discovered my ideal summer drink: Black Fly Beverages!
Black Fly’s promise is a sparkling ready-to-drink beverage that’s not too sweet and when I saw the company even boasted some sour fruit flavours, I couldn’t wait to try them for myself. I received an assortment of some of the top Black Fly products to review and with my first sip of a Black Fly Sour Vodka Grape, I knew I’d found a new favourite beverage. [Read more…]
The holiday season is almost here and I cannot wait! I tend to go a bit overboard on Christmas; the entire experience of decorating, baking, cooking and gift giving just warms my heart and reminds me how lucky I am. And since I love giving presents to others so much, I’m also a huge fan of Black Friday!
Black Friday has been a must-attend shopping day in the United States for a long time, but it’s only recently that Canada’s embraced it as well. In fact, it’s starting to overtake Boxing Day as the best day to get great deals. In my opinion, that’s because when you shop on Boxing Day your gift giving is already complete, so you’re probably just shopping for yourself. When you shop on Black Friday, you’re usually looking for the deals that will let you give your loved ones the best gifts at the lowest price. Canada is a country of givers, after all!
Even though Black Friday is a relatively new concept in Canada, I have to admit that it’s one I’ve completely embraced. The chance to take advantage of some great deals right before the holidays is something I always appreciate and since so many of the available specials are online too, I can often even do so from the comfort of my own home!
But with so many stores offering specials and bargains, it can be tricky to know if I’m taking advantage of the best possible deal available. That’s why Flipp is my secret weapon when I’m shopping on Black Friday! I already love using Flipp for my day-to-day shopping because it makes finding nearby deals so easy and because I can price-match items I’m buying right in the store with a quick search. So on a busy, deal-filled shopping day like Black Friday, having Flipp on my phone becomes even more essential!
With Christmas less than a month away, holiday entertaining is on my mind. I’ve been spending the last week baking up some tasty goodies for the freezer, but I like having savoury snacks to offer as well as sweets. I adore using appetizers for entertaining and cheese is one of my top choices, simply because I love it so much. Recently Black Diamond asked me to create a few recipes perfect for holiday entertaining using its new Black Diamond Cheese Spread and I couldn’t resist the chance to test out the cheesy goodness for myself.
I decided to make the Bacon Cheddar Salsa Dip featured on the Black Diamond website. My boys and I are huge fans of Mexican food and this looked like a great easy way to enjoy our favourite cuisine. I made the recipe even easier by substituting our favourite store-bought salsa for the freshly made version and the results were perfect. [Read more…]
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