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Keep Your Family’s Summer Productive with 4 Easy Tips from Church & Dwight

Summer is my favourite season of the year, and part of that is because my boys are done school! I love spending time with them but if I’m not careful, we can sometimes fall into a pattern of just wasting our days away without really accomplishing anything. That’s why this year I’m taking steps to …

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I’m Sharing the Secret About the Exclusive Women’s Fashions from Giant Tiger-Giveaway

I’m pretty vocal about my love of fashion, and I put quite a bit of thought into selecting the perfect new pieces for my wardrobe. I’m a fan of combining pricey pieces from my favourite brands with discount finds to create unique looks that suit my own personal style. But despite my love of a …

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Create Your Perfect Summer Drink Blend with Pure Leaf Iced Tea

When it comes to summer beverages, I love a drink that’s cold, refreshing and healthy. And when that drink can also have zero calories, that’s even better! That’s why I was so excited to try new Pure Leaf Iced Tea. Made with real brewed tea, it comes in three delicious flavours all boasting zero calories …

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Add Summer Flair to Your Wardrobe with Sox Trot Knee High Socks-Giveaway

With spring finally here, I’m having a blast pulling out all my favourite skirts, shorts and dresses in preparation for warm, sunny days. And that means I’m also on the lookout for fun ways to accessorize my favourite outfits to give them a little extra pizzazz. As a lover of quirky styles and bright colours, …

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Celebrate the End of Summer with a Stayfree Summer Getaway Prize Pack-Giveaway

There are just a few more weeks of summer left and if you’re looking for a way to make the most of it, then consider taking off on a last-minute weekend getaway. Whether you favour a trip to the beach or decide to explore that local Bed & Breakfast that you’ve heard about, even a …

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Treat Summer’s Bites, Bumps and Bruises with Homeopathic Remedies from Orange Naturals #ONatural

I love almost everything about summer, but it does cause some extra challenges when it comes to keeping my kids healthy and happy. Days spend outdoors are fun but they result in plenty of bug bites, bruises and scrapes as well! This year, I’ve been turning to products from Orange Naturals to help treat my …

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After Bite and Natrapel Make Summer Fun Safer for the Whole Family-Giveaway

While all the seasons have their appeal, summer has always been my favourite. It just provides so many opportunities to be outside in the fresh air enjoying fun and exercise with my family! From long days at the beach to camping trips in beautiful Northern Saskatchewan, it’s definitely my preferred time to unplug, unwind and …

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Keep Kids Learning this Summer with Hot Wheels FUNdamentals #PlayAdvocates

With school out and my boys home every day, there’s plenty of playtime filling our hours right now! And while I don’t mind leaving my boys to their own creative devices for the majority of their summer vacation, I do still want them to have some intellectual stimulation as well. Zackary challenges his mind quite …

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Brighten Your Face and Smile for Summer with Olay and Crest-Giveaway #PGMom

Summer is a time to show off your brightest look and while I love doing that by adding fun punches of colour to my wardrobe, I also like having a bright, beaming smile and healthy skin to compliment my colourful wardrobe! This year, P&G has revamped two of its most popular products to help add …

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Grill in Style this Summer with 10 Amazing BBQ Tips and Ozery’s OneBun®-Giveaway

I am a huge fan of barbequing and once the weather is warm enough to eat outside, I’ll sometimes use the barbeque all week long. From chicken and steak to hot dogs and hamburgers, it’s a sure-to-please meal if it’s been on the grill! But I’m not a fan of the big, doughy hamburger and …

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Summer is More Refreshing with Molson Canadian 67 #TangerineTwist

After a long week of work, there’s nothing I love more than relaxing in the backyard with a cold drink enjoying the summer sun. And when I’m choosing a drink, I want something that’s fruity, summery and won’t leave me feeling bloated or weighed down. This year, Molson Canadian 67 has created the perfect summer …

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Serve Your Drinks In Style this Summer with New Drinking Mugs and Lid Sets from Bernardin-Giveaway

Every year in the late summer and early fall, I find a way to preserve the extra vegetables and fruit that I grow in my garden or get from the local market gardens and most of the time, I do that by canning. From my family’s favourite plum jam made with plums from the tree …

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Say #GoodbyeFlyaways and Shave #InASnap with New Products from Gillette Venus and Vidal Sassoon-Giveaway #PGMom

Summer is definitely the season for wearing cool, flowing dresses while sporting cool, flowing hair and I have to admit, it’s one of my favourite things about July and August. There’s simply nothing better than feeling the warm breeze blowing while being outside in the sunshine. But summer clothes can mean summer woes at times, …

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Treat Yourself to Your Favourite Special K Products and Earn a Free Tote Bag

Summer is in full swing and to keep you fueled up when you’re outside enjoying the sunshine, Kellogg’s Special K has all kinds of delicious snacks that will help you feel full without weighing you down. From breakfast cereal packed with protein to energizing shakes, there are options for every taste! Personally, the Special K …

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Get Ready for Summer Road Trips with Tips and Travel Essentials from P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

As a travel junkie, pretty much any time of year is a good one for a vacation in my mind. But summer is especially good of course, since the kids are out of school, most parents have more free time and planning a road trip is a breeze! For the ultimate fun-filled travel experience, knowledge …

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Dairy Free Kale Fudgsicle Recipe with Silk Coconut Unsweetened

When cooking with vegetables, it’s only natural that most people immediately think of savoury dishes instead of sweet ones. But I’m a big believer that vegetables can be much more versatile than that, and so when I set out to create a recipe with Silk products and vegetables, I decided that I would find a …

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Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake Makes a Sweet Treat

I am a huge fan of organic chocolate and for years now, my all-time favourite brand has been Green & Black’s. From simple white, milk and dark chocolate varieties to exotic choices featuring sea salt, toffee and ginger, every Green & Black’s Organic chocolate bar I’ve tried has featured a rich, distinctive flavour that’s simply …

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Gear Up For Springtime Fun with the Nakamura Crxssfire Bicycle and Other Bike Gear from Sport Chek

There are so many things I love about spring, but one of my very favourites is that my boys and I can finally start riding our bikes again. Making sure my boys have the best gear for our adventures is always one of my top priorities so that they’re both comfortable and safe when biking, …

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Soft Skin for Summer! Reader Reviews of New Skintimate Mandarin Burst Shave Gel

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the brand new Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Mandarin Burst. My favourite features were the rich lather and the energizing citrus scent, but Skintimate wanted to know what you thought of its new shave gel too. Now the reviews are in and readers had a lot to …

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Avoid Stomach Troubles on Vacation with Bio-K+ Probiotic Capsules

This post brought to you by Bio-K+. All opinions are 100% mine. There's nothing more frustrating than having a vacation ruined by stomach troubles. Whether you're spending your time shopping in the city or lounging on a beach, traveller's diarrhea, food poisoning and other stomach upsets can take the fun out of the experience pretty …

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Enjoy Naturally Sweet Summer Treats with Truvia Sweetener-Giveaway

With concerns about commercial sweeteners becoming more and more prevalent, one of the hottest new food and diet trends is using stevia-based sweeteners to replace sugar in everything from coffee to baked goods. Canada has a few different brands of stevia-based sweetener available and recently I received a fun iced tea prize pack so that …

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Summer is Sweet with New Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams S’mores-Giveaway

One of my favourite things about summer is the delicious seasonal food. Watermelon, barbecued burgers, fresh garden veggies…there are so many tasty treats to enjoy! And this year, Pepperidge Farm has taken one of the most popular summer foods, S’mores, and incorporated the treat into brand new limited edition Goldfish Grahams S’Mores! Recently I received …

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Get Fun Gear for Summer and Stock up for School at Stuck on You

Whether I’m helping my boys keep track of their favourite toys at the park or organize their supplies for school, Stuck on You has been helping me out for the last three years. The Australian-based company has been featured numerous times on my site because its gorgeous personalized labels, backpacks, growth charts and other items …

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Keep Your Toddler Active this Summer with New Little Tikes Clearly Sports Sets

With the boys home from school now, I am looking for every possible opportunity to keep them entertained. The freedom of summer is wonderful but it’s also leading to some scuffles between the two of them. I’ve already noticed that the busier they are, the less they argue. We have a huge kid-friendly back yard …

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Get Ready for the Beach with the June LittleEcoFootprint Subscription Box

One of the highlights of the month for me is always receiving the latest LittleEcoFootprint subscription box full of eco-friendly products for mom and baby. In May, the company celebrated mothers with a great collection of indulgent goodies just for Mom and in June, LittleEcoFootprint decided to celebrate summer with a special Beach Time Fun …

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Kids Will Have a Knightly Summer with Mike the Knight DVDs, Books and Toys-Giveaway

With summer here and kids home from school, finding a way to provide a little extra entertainment is always a good thing. And this summer, NCircle Entertainment, HIT Entertainment and Fisher-Price have a very special set of Mike the Knight products that will be sure to keep younger children captivated! Mike the Knight is the …

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Get Fired Up for Summer Fun with New Seasonal Treats from the President’s Choice Insider’s Report-Giveaway

With Canada Day behind us, summer is officially underway and that means that the President’s Choice Summer Insider’s Report has been released! I love checking out the newest seasonal products from PC and so I was very excited to receive a box full of some of the featured items this summer. I was especially pleased …

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Barbeque Time and a Great Grocery Giveaway with MarcAngelo Foods-Giveaway

Barbeque season is here and while everyone loves that classic burger or hot dog, why not shake things up a bit this summer with some tasty Mediterranean main dishes perfect for the grill from MarcAngelo Foods? From Sweet BBQ Chicken Skewers to Honey Garlic Sausages, there are all kinds of fun choices to get you …

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Minue Maid Peachy Sparkler Recipe

Cool Off with this Easy Minute Maid Sparkling Peach Punch Recipe

There’s nothing better than sipping a cold, refreshing beverage on a hot summer’s day and once again, Minute Maid has teamed up with the Canadian Living Test Kitchen to create an amazing assortment of cool concoctions to quench your thirst! I always love trying the newest recipes from Minute Maid and so when I was …

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Add a Spring to your Step this Summer with New Styles from Crocs

It’s time for summer fashion and Crocs Canada has tons of hot styles perfect for the whole family this season! From cute sandals to classic slip-ons, the collection is as comfortable as it is stylish! I was lucky enough to receive the new Crocs A-leigh Linen Wedges to review and having tried Crocs footwear before, …

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Go Further This Summer with a New AIR MILES and GMC Partnership and a Twitter Contest #DRIVEYOURAIRMILES

Is there anything better than a summer road trip? My boys and I absolutely love a good road trip, whether we’re heading off to Grandma’s house for the day or packing up all our gear for a weeklong camping trip. So about the only thing that could make that road trip even better is getting …

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Walk in Comfort All Summer with OTZshoes from The Shoe Girls-Giveaway

I love great shoes of all kinds, but because I walk almost everywhere, comfortable, stylish walking shoes are one of my favourite types of footwear. I have a few different pairs of shoes perfect for a stroll through the streets of my small town, but I had never tried OTZshoes before. So when I got …

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Beat the Heat! Four Tips for Exercising Safely When the Weather Gets Warm

Spring took a long time coming, but the weather is finally warmer and the season for outdoor activities has arrived! Exercising outside can seem like a no-brainer. When the sun is shining and there a fresh breeze blowing, who would want to be closed away indoors? But hot days bring their own challenges when it …

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Help Your Child Build Confidence for Life at Muskoka Woods Summer Camp #MuskokaWoods2013

I still remember that moment when my mom dropped me off at overnight camp for the very first time. I was an outgoing and adventurous child, but attending camp was going to be my first time sleeping away from my family with children I had never met and I couldn’t help feeling a little nervous …

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Comfortable and Fashionable Spring and Summer Shoes from Skechers-Giveaway

It’s been a long, cold spring in Saskatchewan but the forecast is finally improving and I am more than ready to ditch my winter gear! And this year, Skechers Canada is making putting away my winter boots even more tempting with a great collection of fashionable footwear for spring and summer that’s as comfortable as …

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Your Little Girl Will Be Ready for Summer in Stuart Weitzman Rose Water Sandals

Nothing says summer like a pair of cute and colourful sandals and if you’ve got a little girl that loves new shoes, Stuart Weitzman has some great choices available for you! The new Stuart Weitzman Rose Water sandals are my personal favourite. With a vibrant orange and pink style, they’re sure to have any little …

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Turn Camping into Glamping with the Instant Tent 8 and Other Amazing New Products from Coleman Canada

Do you love the great outdoors but want to be able to enjoy it without having to use bushes as a washroom and fire as an oven? You need to try “glamping!” Glam camping is taking North America by storm and if you want to kick your camping up to a new luxurious level, Coleman …

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Save 40% Off Re-Bel Portable High Chair Harnesses and Bibs at sweetbabydealz

It’s a new week and time for a new deal of the week at sweetbabydealz! This week’s deal is perfect for all those summer traveling adventures: portable high chair harnesses and bibs from Re-Bel! This Quebec-based company was started by three local Moms that know how challenging it can be to feed a baby on …

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Say Happy Birthday to Crocs With a Pair of Special Edition Crocskin Classic Clogs

Believe it or not, the footwear that revolutionized fashion forever has been around for ten whole years now. That’s right; Crocs are celebrating their tenth birthday! If you’ve never been a fan of Crocs, you’re not alone. There have been plenty of people that look at the unattractive clogs with scorn. But once a person …

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Add Antioxidants To Your Summer Drinks with Tasty Recipes from TrueBlue and TrueBlack Juices-Giveaway

Ah summer! The time of outdoor gatherings, family vacations, seasonal menus and refreshing beverages! I love a sparkling cold drink in the summertime, but I’ve never been a fan of what too much soda does to my teeth or my waistline! So when I received a package of TrueBlue and TrueBlack beverages along with some …

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The Schick Hydro Silk Razor Will Have You Smooth, Sleek and Ready for Summer-Giveaway

I have a confession. Despite being a thirty-one-year-old mother to two little boys, I still love to bare some skin come summertime. Fun little skirts, tank tops, slinky sundresses…there’s just something so comfortable about being able to feel sun warming your skin and the breeze cooling it down all at the same time. But wearing …

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New Provincial Signature Creations from Cold Stone Creamery Celebrate the Best of Your Province

Today is National Ice Cream Day and thanks to Cold Stone Creamery, my family was able to celebrate the day in style with the fabulous new Cold Stone Creamery Provincial Signature Creations! These scrumptious limited edition Signature Creations have names and ingredients that are made especially for your province and I was so excited to …

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The President’s Choice Insider’s Report Has Products to Make Summer Meals Easy-Giveaway

One of my favourite things about summer is always the food. Fresh fruits and vegetables, sizzling chicken and steak cooked on the barbeque, creamy, dreamy frozen desserts…who could resist that? And part of that summer eating for me always means checking out the new treats in the President’s Choice Summer Insider’s Report. I received some …

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Stay Safe This Summer with the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad

Summer is here and that means more time spent playing outdoors, visiting local attractions and heading off on vacations. But all that time spent away from the home also means that extra safety precautions need to be taken to keep your family possessions safe both at home and on the road. Fortunately, keeping things secure …

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Cool Off with Minute Maid’s Sparkling Grape Lemonade Recipe

The first long weekend of summer may be over, but summer itself is just getting started! And to help you stay cool and refreshed all season long, Minute Maid and the experts at the Canadian Living test kitchen have created a mouth-watering assortment of drinks and treats guaranteed to beat the heat! I created the …

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Lime in the Coconut Cocktail Recipe and Summer Entertaining Tips

Nothing says summer like the arrival of May Long Weekend and if you’ve been hunting for tips and drink recipes to make the first long weekend of the summer as “cool” as it can be, you’re in luck! Minute Maid has partnered with the experts in the Canadian Living test kitchen to create some delicious …

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Welcome Summer with the New Cold Stone Blast from Cold Stone Creamery

Now that we’ve said goodbye to winter, it’s time to enjoy all the pleasures of summer and Cold Stone Creamery is joining in the fun with the new Cold Stone Blast! This tasty blend of super-premium blended ice cream made with real Canadian cream and Cold Stone’s signature mix-ins is the perfect way to cool …

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Viking Sandals Provide the Ultimate Experience in Comfortable Summer Footwear

Comfortable footwear is something that’s always been a high priority in our household. When I used to work as a waitress before my boys were born, I was often on my feet for eight hours at a time, so having high-quality footwear was absolutely essential. And with my husband’s chronic back pain, proper shoes make …

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