Monthly Archives: April 2014

Still alot of #Snow in April

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It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of April and we still have snow here in the Maritimes. We usually have a few patches here and there but nothing like the banks we have now! While it’s no fun being snowed over it does help with packing down the trails leading back to the sugar camp. We take many walks in the Winter back to the camp and even more in the Spring when it’s maple syrup season.

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The little one enjoys helping Papa collect the sap and he feels like a big boy now that he can ride on the sled in the back of the ski-doo. Don’t worry it’s a metal dogsled that holds the buckets of sap, he stands up just as you would on an actual dogsled.

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We love getting outdoors as a family outing as we’re getting excercise as well as fresh air. Not to mention that the little one doesn’t pester as much, lol ūüôā
It’s also a great way to teach him about nature and investigate our findings. And of course there’s the wildlife we encounter like squirrels, rare birds and adorable bunny rabbits.

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If we’ve got you craving maple syrup, you’ll love our Maple Pancake Recipe!¬†

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#Review of Scrubba Dub Dub With Daddy Duck

Daddy Scrubs is one of our favorite companies. They not only make great quality products but they promote the fact that Dads are a big part of their childrens lives.
Scrubba Dub Dub With Daddy Duck is a waterproof bath time story about Daddy Duck, his ducklings and the tasks that it takes to prepare the ducklings for a bath and bed. This set also comes with an adorable Daddy Duck bath toy who’s wearing Daddy Scrubs gear.
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This book is a great way to teach kids what needs to be done in order to prepare for a bath and bed but it also allows you to make a game out of bath time; Name the steps we took to get ready for your bath. Did we do anything the same as Daddy Duck did to get the ducklings ready for their bath?

This is an entertaining¬†bath toy and would make the perfect gift for Dads and kids! It’s also a PTPA award winner which gives us the satisfaction of knowing it’s tried and tested by parents just like myself and that it’s safe for my kids!

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Introducing Maple Leaf Foods PROTINIS!

 

We live in a fast paced world where it’s go-go-go and we often eat things that are quick but not exactly healthy because of it. As parents we want to instil healthy eating habits in our children and companies realize that people are looking for healthier products and snacks that are still quick but also fit into our busy lifestyles and Maple Leaf Foods is one of them ¬†ūüôā

 

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  Maple Leaf recently launched a line of delicious healthy snacks called PROTINIS that contain complete proteins, A.K.A. chicken. Or a combination of chicken and dried fruit.

  • ¬†“Complete protein contains all the essential amino acids your body needs and cannot produce on its own.”
  • “Some examples of foods with complete protein are: milk, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, like the oven-roasted chicken bites in PROTINIS‚ĄĘ.”

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These great on-the-go snacks make tasty additions to salads, wraps and rice! Or they can be eaten just the way they are. We love that we’re able to grab them and go on adventures in the woods as we like to stop for a picnic like snack sometimes. They’re also the perfect snack to bring in the car for those long drives when you don’t want to stop for or¬†eat¬†“junk food snacks”. We also think they’ll make a great dish for school lunches.

 

  • “PROTINIS‚ĄĘ snacks are available in 8 different flavours including Oven Roasted Chicken, Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, Mild Salsa Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry, Oven Roasted Chicken and Superfruit, Oven Roasted Chicken and Mango, and Oven Roasted Chicken and Apple. They’re available at major grocery stores across Canada and retail for about $4.99. Each retail pack comes with two PROTINIS‚ĄĘ snacks.”

 

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Lean white meat, 1 gram of fat and¬†ranging from¬†only 80 – 110 calories make this product a perfect snacking option any time, anywhere and the lovely folks at Maple Leaf Foods have teamed up with us to give you the opportunity to try them for yourself ¬†ūüôā ¬†So be sure to get your coupon below!

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How to tackle that To-Do-List #OrganizationTips

This is strictly my own opinions and experiences and I am by no means any kind of professional!

 

You should sit down one day and start yourself a To-Do-list. Make it a list of things (big or small) that need to get done in your life and add to it as often as you find something new. Then everyday pick a handful (3-4 things depending on you and which ones are most convenient for that day) of chores from the big list that you will be adding to your Today’s-List.¬†

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Now we have made a separate list called¬†Today’s To-Do-List¬†which is the list that we make sure is completely crossed off at the end of the day. Pretty simple so far? So you make a big list of things that have to get done, than daily pick a few from that list that you WILL get done for that day and add it to the Today’s List, then crossed them off your big list. I find it keeps us motivated to keep crossing things off as we see our huge list getting smaller and smaller with the days that go by.

 

I think it’s kind of fun because everyday I get to choose what I want to do rather than just raffling my brain trying to think of everything that needs to get done.

 

 

I am very curious to hear if YOU have any organizational tips of your own to share? Please leave your answers below!!!

 

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CeraVe CanadaÔĽŅ PM lotion #review

Review on the new CeraVe Canada PM lotion!

 

I received this product to review from the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club. Straight away I noticed the PM Lotion was lighter than the AM one which is nice for bedtime because who wants something heavy on their face before they head off to la-la land! ūüôā This lotion does not have an SPF in it and absorbs into my skin a lot better. The next morning my face is always silky smooth which is really nice to wake up to. I also find that it makes my foundation¬†go on effortlessly.

 

 

 

I love that it doesn’t clog up my pores nor does it leave a greasy feeling behind. It is odorless and you can really feel the results within days.. One tiny squirt of the bottle is all you need for long-lasting moisture on your face! I really like these new creams and would highly recommend them to friends and family. You might want to think about purchasing this for a teenager in your life? Their skin will thank you ūüôā

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CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 #review

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 (day)

 

I was given the opportunity by ChickAdvisor to review Cerave’s facial moisturizing lotions AM and PM. CeraVe was developed with dermatologists to bring you a cream that helps replenish your skin’s natural protective moisture barrier. The AM lotion has SPF 30 which is great because how many women think to put sunscreen on their faces? Not only does it moisturize you but it helps protect me as well. It’s ideal for normal to oily skin.

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I love that it is:

  • non-comedogenic
  • non-irritating
  • fragrance-free
  • light-weight
  • non-greasy
  • great for sensitive skin types
  • Has SPF 30
  • It won’t clog your pores¬†
CeraVe is formulated to restore & maintain our skin’s protective barrier while also providing protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. I can’t go anywhere without this cream on my face ūüôā I enjoy the light smell of sunscreen, it’s not over-powering.¬†Average Price: $14.99
 
I always apply this in the mornings after washing my face & neck. I am proud to say that it’s now part of my daily routine and it’s keeping my face/skin protected every morning that I apply it.
 
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Klorane – Floral Water Make-up Remover #Review

Klorane – Floral Water Make-up Remover¬†–¬†Soothing make-up remover with cornflower water

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Floral Water make-up remover is made with soothing cornflower which is great for sensitive face & eyes. I absolutely love that it is:
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Paraben-Free
After using it (even on days when I don’t have make-up on) my skin feels clean and silky soft and it’s really gentle on my sensitive face. Did you know that¬†Klorane¬†grows their own organic cultivation for these products? I love that about them and as some of you may know, we sure do like our organic products.
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All these products can be found¬†HERE. I must say that I would highly recommend these products (actually I already have told others) and they too are excited to try them! All you need to do is soak a cotton pad (I use a facecloth) and apply it to your face and neck. That’s it, there is no need to rinse either.
All of Klorane’s products are formulated to reduce the risk of allergic reactions which is really awesome for my family as we all have some sort of skin sensitivity. So far this Floral water has won me over as best¬†make-up remover.
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A-Derma’s Exomega Lotion & Foaming Gel #review

A-Derma  РEmollient foaming gel for face & body

This is my favorite body wash by far. It cleanses, soothes and protects my skin. It’s made for atopic and very dry skin which is exactly what this family has, especially my 4 year-old son Riley. Normally he has these dry spots on his back that he gets us to scratch every 5 seconds. I can promise you that since switching to the A-Derma¬†brand of body wash, he has not once asked me to “itch his back” which is nice but not as great as knowing he is not longer bothered by dry skin. Thank you so much A-Derma.
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Exomega Emollient foaming gel¬†is made with Rhealba oat plantlets which is what gently cleanses your dry, delicate skin. It’s great for infants, kids, adults so I love that the whole family can use it. It was created to sooth, moisturize and protect your skin to the maximum, all while respecting your skin’s natural defence mechanisms.
Some of the great things about this product is:
Hypoallergenic
Paraben-Free
Fragrance-Free
Soap-Free

Emollient face & Body cream reduces dryness and calms skin irriation. It is safe to apply twice daily to all your dry areas and it’s also safe for infants to adults. Rhealba oats are from organic agriculture so you know there’s nothing bad in these products! This cream is non-scented, Paraben-free and Fragrance-Free. Who needs all those harsh chemicals from other cleansers?
I like applying this to my elbows as they tend to get really dry and cracked which leads to them being extremely itchy. I find since using this cream my elbows are smoother and don’t seem to be cracked and bleeding. I don’t even get half as itchy as I used to which is a HUGE relief on my end. I also had a dry spot on my arm and that too is getting better, now you can barely even notice it there. I absolutely love how hydrated my skin feels after applying this cream.
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You’ll really have to try some of these products for yourselves the next time you are out shopping, your skin will thank you for it ūüôā …
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Eau Thermale – Avene – Nourishing Anti-Irritating #Review

Lipid-replenishing Balm 200mle

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This face & body cream is great for moderate-severe dryness and skin prone to atopic-dermatitis. It’s gentle at the same time and you can apply the balm once or twice daily. It doesn’t have a smell but it works great. I especially love this product because it’s:
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Preservative-Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Alcohol-Free
I use this on my 4-year-old son who has had eczema along with other skin dryness issues and so far he has not asked me to scratch his dry spots on his back. I do believe when I use this product with the body wash that it is working full force in protecting my son’s delicate skin!!! It’s true a great product.
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The only thing I would suggest is maybe toning it down on the bottle’s appearance. I find there’s a lot going on and it did take me a little bit to figure out what was in the bottle. On the back, the directions are in roughly 7 different languages so it’s pretty full back there also!! I think it might catch someone’s attention more in the stores if they were able to instantly see the name of the product on the bottle. ūüôā
Over all I am super happy with this product and its performance. Definitely something I will keep my eyes open for when at the store! I would highly recommend you trying this product for yourselves to see the difference it will make to your skin.

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Klorane Shampoo & Leave-in Spray #Review … #Botanical

Klorane – Pure Botanical Care

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The Flax fiber range:

This¬†SHAMPOO WITH FLAX FIBER VOLUME AND TEXTURE¬†is great for fine and volume-less hair. It smells lovely and leaves your hair feeling silky soft as a conditioner does. I absolutely love that it’s made from floral extracts taken from Klorane’s own plantation and that it’s Paraben Free as well as Silicone Free ūüôā¬†Are you not falling in love with these products like I have?

I love pairing these products with another of Klorane’s products and that’s their leave-in conditioner spray. My hair feels as if I just got back from the salon but without the cost! The Shampoo ¬†sells for $10.45

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The LEAVE-IN SPRAY WITH FLAX FIBER VOLUME AND TEXTURE conditioner is sort of like a gel that you spray on your hair. This product is also Paraben and Silicone Free. There is absolutely no need to rinse your hair after applying and it can even be applied to dry hair!

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In the bottle it looks like it’s thick but it actually sprays out as a fine mist and smells soooo good! Exactly like the expensive stuff they use at salons. This product and the shampoo smell similar which is why they pair perfectly ūüôā¬†

I absolutely love the texture and volume that these products create as my hair totally lacks both! This product sells for $12.75


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Boogie Board Sync 9.7 eWriter #review

Have you ever heard of the¬†Boogie Board 9.7? Well we recently had the opportunity to review it and let me tell you we were really happy when it arrived. We took it straight out of the box to play with it and right away my 4-year-old son wanted the pen that comes with its so he could have a turn drawing. I absolutely love that anyone, any age can make use out of this product. As they say it’s “¬†the tree-friendly alternative to memo pads, sketchbooks, sticky notes, dry erase boards and other writing/drawing mediums!

 

 

It’s pretty simple and only has 3 buttons: Power, Save and Erase. I just love it because we are currently trying to get our son to write his name and I think with the Boogie Board 9.7, we will be saving a lot of progress without a bazillion sheets of paper kicking around. I can than upload all of his drawings, writings and other things right to my computer with a few simple clicks. It’s fast and very convenient. The only thing I wish is that the writing on the boogie board was white instead of grey as it’s a little hard to see, especially if we are using it outdoors or in a sunny area. Other then that I would highly recommend this product to my readers!!! ūüôā

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Some great features on the Boogie Board is:

  • Built-in SD memory which stores thousands of pages
  • It’s Bluetooth enabled for instant wireless connectivity
  • It’s also Compatible with Evernote and Adobe Illustrator
  • Easily transfer files to a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Has a 9.7-inch, pressure-sensitive writing surface
  • The battery life is excellent
  • Your choice of using a USB or Bluetooth to upload your files
  • It’s saving trees which is extra points in my book ūüôā

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Bamboo Sheet Shop- Pillow Cases #Review

Bamboo Sheets¬†–¬†Pillow Cases

We recently had the chance to review the most comfortable¬†pillow cases¬†I ever laid my head on, from a company called¬†Bamboo Sheets Canada. They are so light and breathable, you’ll want some for every pillow in your home. I do find them to be a little long for my pillow but I will definitely be switching to this brand. I love them.

I really believe these can make any pillow more comfy. They are going to be great for the summer, I don’t think I will sweat as much on those really hot nights. Overall I am very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend them to everyone.

They are made with 100% Bamboo Rayon fibers and some of the other great things about these pillow cases are:

  • Standard Size for Twin, Double and Queen
  • King Size for King and California King
  • 320 Thread Count
  • 100% Bamboo Rayon
  • Made¬†of Natural Fibers
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • 3x¬†more breathable than cotton
  • Silky Soft

I do have a warning for you all though, these pillow cases will make you extra comfortable so you may not want to get out of bed in the morning..Can’t say I didn’t warn ya lol!

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Cloud 9 Cat Treats Review

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People want healthier, higher quality food and that includes for their pets, too! We’ve noticed pet foods that are now Gluten-Free, Vegan, Organic and more. Why wouldn’t we want our pets to eat healthier and live longer?

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Cloud 9 is a Canadian based company who produce healthy cat treats that are loaded with whey protein and whole eggs, are grain-free and have no fillers, by-products or preservatives. Their formulas are also based on yeast, eggs and milk derivatives and contain no vegetable cereals whatsoever!  These being hard for cats systems to digest. 

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¬† We have three cats and one is super prissy not liking much! She honestly couldn’t care less when the treat bag comes out so you can imagine our shock when she came bolting towards the egg treats. There’s no doubt in our minds that these treats truly are loved by cats. If they can get our ball of sass to ask for them, they’ve won us over.¬†

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The fact that we know what is in our cats food and treats, we’ve found them eating without getting sick afterwards and we have the piece of mind knowing that their getting essential nutrients helping them live longer.¬†Cloud 9¬†is definitely a company we will continue to buy from and recommend to other cat lovers!

 

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Dove Purely Pampering body wash #Review from #Klout

We were very fortunate to receive this awesome Perk from Klout ~ Dove Purely Pampering body wash.

We love Dove as our Trusted brand for other the years. It leaves your skin silky soft and lightly scented after showering. It never dry’s out my skin which is another added bonus.

They have many different scents to choose from, a great price range and available mostly anywhere. I love that a portion of these purchases of the Purely Pampering body wash goes to the Self-Esteem Program.

 

The pistachio cream and magnolia blend with NutriumMoisture lathers on rich and creamy, rinses off easily and leaves your skin feeling comforted and nourished. You come out clean and relaxed. Dove sure has a way of pampering folks!

“Caring for yourself never felt so good.”



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Lovable Labels YOLO sale!!!!! Save $10….

 

You Only Label Once #YOLO

 

Keep your kids belongings out of the Lost & Found bin with these adorable Labels from Lovable Labels .

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Right now until April 17th, 3 days only – Get your #YOLO sale today!!!! Click HERE to read more

Save $10 off when you spend $25 or more ūüôā (Plus I have a code to save you 10% on your order ūüôā Simply use HOLLYLB3 when you checkout, to get these amazing labels at the best price!!!!!

 

 

LangMobile Contest – 1 week FREE at either of their Camps

The lovely folks at Langmobile are giving You, Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom’s readers the opportunity to win 2 weeks worth of¬†*FREE¬†Day Camp worth $240 ūüôā You must¬† be able to drop your child off at the Camp either in St-Lambert ¬†or St-Bruno, QC and you must Register by no later than June 1st!

 

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Enter our Giveaway daily here: (Ends May 3rd, 2014)

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*Registration fees and Daycare are not included in the prize! 2 winners, 1 week each ūüôā (If you are already a member of either of these camps, it will be completely free for you)

 

 

Castello Cheeses #Review …. #Foodies #Cheese

We absolutely love cheese in this house. Cheese fingers, cheese fondue, old cheese, mild cheese, you name it we love it! So it’s kind of given that we’d be extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to review¬†Castello¬†cheese products ūüôā

Castello¬†cheese is a brand from Arla Foods and is a premium specialty cheese brand that’s sold all over the globe. They produce many different types of cheese each having their own texture and taste. Some of the delicious types of cheese they make are Danish Blue Cheese, Brie, cream cheeses, feta and other mould cheese.

Unfortunately Blue Cheese isn’t something that the hubby is allowed to eat so we skipped out on this cheese. It seems that this is a huge seller around our area as we found many different varieties in the stores here. We also had a conversation with the Deli worker who informed us that the Feta in oil from¬†Castello¬†was a huge hit as well ūüôā

Seeing as the Feta is such a huge seller we weren’t able to get our hands on any and decided to go with their delicious Brie which you may remember us mentioning in another¬†Review? We also decided to try their¬†Camembert¬†cheese which is a soft, white cheese with a mild taste and a soft, almost spreadable texture. The taste of this cheese is similar to Brie and pairs great with breads, vegetables, wines, syrups and nuts.

We aren’t very crafty when it comes to cheese recipes but we do occasionally like to have fondue and absolutely¬†love¬†baked cheese wheels as different ways of enjoy this delicious dairy product.

Seeing as we aren’t very creative with cheese, we decided to take the simplest route and baked our wheel of Camembert ūüôā

  • First we thinly sliced off the top.
  • Next we shoved diced onions and garlic into the cheese. Topped w/ fresh chopped parsley. If you want to get even more creative you can also try sprinkling your favorite spices. Cracked peppercorn is a favorite of ours.
  • Then we placed the top back on, kind of like a cover, and baked it at 350¬į F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Be very careful as the cheese is going to be runny and¬†very¬†hot! Simply dip your favorite dipping snack and enjoy ūüôā

  • For more information about the delicious products available from¬†Castello¬†please visit their¬†Website
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Earth Day – What does it mean to you? #EarthDay

We love Earth Day! 2015

Why?

Because it gives us the opportunity to educate our son about respecting our environment and keeping it healthy. It also gives us the opportunity to get involved. After all, we must lead by example!

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April 22nd 2015 is Earth Day and to celebrate it we like doing something good for the Earth.¬† Below we’ve listed a few ideas to help get others involved.

  • Turn off breaker
  • Pick up trash
  • Plant trees
  • Collect recyclable materials
  • Plant a garden
  • Make a diorama using pieces of twigs, grass, moss and rocks (if available)
  • Collect leaves for crafts (if available)
  • Take an outdoor adventure to teach the kids about nature and it’s Eco systems
  • Inspire others

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We hope that these ideas are helpful and that you’ll do your part to keep our planet healthy and clean.

For more information about Earth Day please visit the Earth Day website.

SIGN THE FLAG On Earth Day!!!!!

“Signatures will be collected in person (at community events, schools, specific sites) and electronically through our website over 5 months, from Earth Day, April 22, to September 22, 2015. These signatures will be placed or printed on pieces of cloth that will be sewn together to create a mosaic flag.”

Sign it here on April 22nd –>¬†Earth Day website

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Growing up we loved being outdoors and living where there were sand pits and spruce trees galore, made us love nature even more! We enjoy all the beauty this Earth beholds and it’s sad knowing that the human race is killing it with all the pollution. Take the crazy weather we’ve had in the last few years or the warning¬†¬†from the worlds scientists (722) about how much more drastic it’ll become! With this thought constantly in the back of my mind, I try to do what I can to help the environment and pass along the importance of doing so to my son and the people around me.¬†

¬†In case you weren’t aware April 22nd is¬†Earth Day. This day always brings memories of being back in school when the classes got together to pick garbage and debris up around the school and in the community. While this is a great activity for this day in particular, it’s also something that can be incorporated into our daily lives.

Since it’s¬†Earth Day¬†I’ve decided to come up with a few ideas or ways to celebrate with the little ones and hope you’ll enjoy them:

  • Clean the environment around you. Pick up loose trash and debris.
  • Get the kids to go through the house and collect anything that needs to be or can be recycled. Bottles and cans can be refunded, kind of like a payment ūüėČ
  • Have a recycling party. Ask guests to bring foods in recycled containers such as yogurt dishes. Use recycled objects to decorate like stringing painted pop lids for garland. Etc…
  • Attend local Earth Day events. Many companies are dedicated to helping save and improve the quality of Earth and put on some pretty cool events and activities that are family friendly. PTPA award winner Soda Stream being one ūüôā
  • Read more about Earth Day (Canada) supporters HERE
  • Sit down as a family and discuss ideas that will benefit you while also being frugal and environmentally friendly.¬†Ex: Starting a compost to save on garbage bags being bought and thrown into dumps. Regrow veggies from old root/clippings like celery and green onions.

 
  • Take a reusable bag with you when you go grocery shopping to save on grocery bags being thrown out. If you absolutely need a plastic bag, use it for recycling or for a garbage bag for a small waste basket.
  • Have an¬†Earth Hour. Turn off all the power in the house and teach the kids about how they lived before electricity existed. Preferably by candle light which you can also use as an example ūüôā
  • And we can’t forget the crafts, they make any occasion fun, lol! The Dollar Store is one of our favorite places to buy craft material for the little ones. It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, it does the job and the craft isles are a creative minds playground!
 
 
These are activities that can be done all year-long minus the sponsored Earth Day Celebrations but definitely something worth trying to do every so often. It’s up to us to save the planet now!
What do you do to celebrate¬†Earth Day? Is there anything you do¬†year round¬†that’s environmentally friendly?

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A must read for all PC users!!!

 

Have you guys heard the news on Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP AND Internet Explorer 8, as of April 8th, 2014??? You can Read more about it HERE

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Langmobile Review

Living in Canada we see diverse races, religions and all together spectacular cultures that truly make it an amazing country! And with these intriguing cultures come the many amazing languages that some of us would absolutely love to learn how to speak and some of us absolutely need to conquer in order to survive in the society that we live! French (hubby) is a language that I personally would love to know how to speak and understand and is now a language our son¬†must¬†learn in order to manage in a French community and province.We see soooo many applications, commercials and “Teach-Yourself” audio recordings but how many of these are actually helpful to an adult let alone a kid?¬†¬†Seriously, some make you feel like you’re being taught by someone that is no better off than the one learning!¬† So, where does a Parent turn for a trustworthy learning experience that also has the entertainment factor that’ll keep their children amused?¬†Langmobile¬†of course!
Langmobile is an amazing company that offers quality workshops for kids with high standards and quality! Their workshops meet the needs of the parent, child and Daycare as a Day Camp with workshops in yoga  and music. English, Italian, French and Spanish classes and even Saturday classes!

Some of the awesome activities for the young ones, and to help the Parents do their day to day thing, include:

  • after school activities
  • preschool activities
  • day camps
  • specialized services to CPE
And
  • private Daycares!

We love that their mission is to enrich the quality of life for children of¬†all¬†ages by providing programming and workshops designed to learn different languages and that these woman actually have an educated/educating background. As parents who want their child to grow up educated, it gives us peace of mind knowing that this company is focused with the hands on approach, which is¬†the¬†best for kids. In our eye’s anyways!

Recently Langmobile decided to expand their outreach to people and parents on-the-go. Access lessons while out and about, with a Download-able app which is available for a very low price through Google Play  and iTunes

The app. includes fun songs, printable activities and word tables that are a great way to incorporate interactive “hands-on” learning experiences that you and your children will carry for life!

If you’d like to learn more about¬†Langmobile¬†and their amazing products and services please visit their Website

 

 

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Go Brush Review

Keeping your teeth clean can be a task when you’re out and about. Yes, gum helps. But what happens when you run out of gum and have no water available for your toothbrush?
Go Brush¬†is an amazing company in the US that has created an Eco-friendly, water-less toothbrush that doesn’t use toothpaste and is made from the root of the Arak tree. Known as ‘Miswak’¬†, this root has been used as nature’s toothbrush for more than 7000 years!
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This astonishing “tree” helps:

  • Kill bacteria that causes gum disease
  • Fight plaque
  • Reduce tooth decay
  • Whiten teeth
  • Freshen breath
And is recommended by the World Health Organization!

We love that this product is derived from nature and has the same benefits as a toothbrush! We also think it’s pretty cool that it looks like the branch of a tree. Naturally designed ūüôā Each¬†Go Brush¬†allows for 20 brushes and is simply “changed” by cutting the old bristles.

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Each brush sells for roughly $5 USD. The part that really touches our hearts and makes us want to buy cases full, is that for every brush sold one is donated to a homeless person. We absolutely adore companies that help those in need as everyone has a “Down & Out” moment at least once in their life and¬†Go Brush¬†is one of these companies!

Whether you’re out camping, hanging out at a weekend-long concert, taking a road trip or just out having coffee.¬†Go Brush¬†is a must have, is small enough to slip into your pocket or purse and has a great minty taste! Definitely worth checking out ūüôā

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For more information about this awesome product please visit their: Website

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Jamberry Nail Art #Review

The Story ~ Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri that vowed to find a simpler, more cost-effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together. Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010.




Jamberry Nails is the DIY, at-home nail application great for on-the-go ladies who want a quick manicure that will leave your nails looking like you just got back from the Salon without actually breaking your wallet. These cute, quick, multifunctional Nail Art Stickers are very durable.

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It’s great for short Or long nails, which is perfect because I have really short ones. Also they do not leave any glue behind and they peel off nicely but stick on enough that they won’t fall off. I would Highly recommend that you try them for yourselves, I know with all the different designs to choose from your sure to find something you’ll love. They do not chip or flake after a few days.



You can find this and other great Jamberry products by visit:

 

 

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Make Brown Sugar with these 2 simple ingredients! #BrownSugar

We love baking but occasionally run out of the necessities used to bake, such as brown sugar. And from where we live the distance to the store is a waste of gas and time for only one item!

What do you do when you need a substitute? Google of course, lol!

We weren’t really sure how this recipe would turn out but had a few bags of white sugar and a container of molasses and totally thought this idea was the simplest ever! And just couldn’t resist testing it out!

At first it smelled like molasses and sugar but did the job nonetheless. The next day we couldn’t believe how much it smelled and tasted like¬†actual¬†brown sugar! Obviously, the longer you let it sit/
It makes a person wonder if this is how they make brown, golden and so many other types of “brown” sugar?

To make 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar:

  • Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
To make 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar:
  • Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup molasses

Be sure to mix it well as it will becomefluffier the more it’s blended.

A huge thanks to Martha Stewart for the recipe ¬†and the money we’ll be saving making our own brown sugar ūüôā

*There’s even an awesome tip that’ll help you to stop throwing out those hard clumps of sugar. Which is basically like throwing out money!

Do you have any quick and easy substitutions that you use when baking essentials aren’t at hand? We’d love to hear them.

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Joby Nail Art #review

I recently had the opportunity to review these cute & multi-functional Nail Art stickers from a company called Joby Nail Art. Now I am not one who does my nails very often. I have this nasty habit of chewing my nails and can’t really have nice manicures with very short nails :S . I was looking for something simple to to apply to my nails that would make they look better and I knew a manicure wasn’t the answer, Stickers is what I have been missing out on all this time.

Joby Nail art has¬†a large variety of colorful and unique nail art decals. They are durable and beautiful. With over 200 different nail art designs ranging from holidays, flowers, gemstones and their exclusive ‚Äúsignature‚ÄĚ design, there is surely something to please everyone ūüôā . I also want to add that they arrived very quickly, without any delay. I had the follow 3 samples to review:

  1. Signature Collection – Plumeria Flowers
  2. 3D Collection – Purple / White Flowers
  3. Glitter Collection – Awareness Ribbons
They are super easy to use and they go with anything your imagination can think of. It’s best to apply a top coat over the sticker so it’s an extra barrier of protection. Job Nail art stick’s on my nails very well but it’s also easy to take off when you no longer want them!.
Over all I highly recommend Joby Nail art to all my lady friends, especially if you want a great product for your money. You can visit them here:

 

 

 

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