Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fall Camo – Freshly Picked SIGNATURE COLLECTION MOCCASINS

We recently discovered a company called “FRESHLY PICKED“, that specializes in Moccasins. They have a wide variety of moccasins and other apparel that I am sure you will love as much as we do. With so much to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that your child will love. We reviewed the Pink Camo Print

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Some of the great qualities we noticed about our Moccasins are:

  •  They are 100% Genuine Leather Moccasins
  • Unique design with elastic at the opening (making them easier to put on)
  • Soft-soled shoes are made with durable leather and are suitable for infants and toddlers
  • Moccasins fit true to size and are available in children sizes 1 – 10
  • They have a shoe size chart to guide you in the right direction
  • They have been featured in Parenting Magazine, IN TOUCH, US weekly, People.com, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
  • Each product is hand made in the U.S.A

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These are not like other Moccasin’s that we have tried. These are comfy and stylish all at the same time!! I definitely recommend that you have a look for yourself. They are about $60 each pair but well worth the money…

If you would like to find out more information about this company, please visit their WEBSITE

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

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Preparations For A Pancreatic-Kidney Transplant

It’s been awhile since I’ve (J) written about my Chronic Kidney Disease. Life has become extremely busy for me in the last while. The little one started swimming lessons as well as going to school. I still attend dialysis treatment 3 times a week for 4 hrs every time but as we speak or type in this case, I’m currently going through the screening process for a double transplant (pancreatic-kidney transplant).

This involves an appointment on every day that I have free time other than Sunday. Sunday is my resting day for now. While it does take a lot of my time running to appointments, dialysis, lessons and school I couldn’t be happier that I’ll have my life back and that I’ll be able to go swimming and sliding with the little one. Things that I can’t do now.

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Unfortunately, all this running costs a lot of money on gas as we live 40 minutes away from my dialysis and 20 minutes away from my appointments. This is making it very difficult to save up money for my meeting with the doctors in Montréal as well as the money needed for my stay in Montréal after the surgeries.

 

I’ve decided to create a page on YouCaring for donations should anyone like to assist. The money raised will be deposited into a savings account to assist with travel expenses to and from Montréal for my transplants.

 

If you would like to make a donation you may do so http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser-widget.aspx?frid=308513

 

I’d like to say thank-you in advance to anyone who kindly helps make this surgery possible. My family is forever grateful!

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Celebrating 50 Years of Canadian Pride

Both myself (J) and my wife were born and raised in Canada and Canadian Pride is in our blood! We love the freedom and diversity that we have in our country. February 15th is known as National Flag Day and today marks the 50th anniversary of our red & white flag being raised on Parliament Hill back in 1965.

This is an excellent day to celebrate our heritage as well as a day to learn more about our flag and it’s origins. You can find more information about our flag HERE.

 

While we don’t have any celebratory festivities in our community we’re sure there will be celebration in our nations capital as well as other major cities and we hope you and your family will be able to attend.

 

We will always be proud of who we are and where we are from and hope you all feel the same way. Canadian Pride Baby!

#RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat

We’ve been homeowners for 3 years or so and there were and still are a lot of questions that we have regarding our home. Sometimes it can be quite overwhelming when you buy your first home. What’s right for my budget? Is it safe enough for my children? Will my house increase or decrease in value due to its location? The list goes on and on!

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Thankfully RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) is there with financial expertise to help with all those hard to answer questions that you may have. Not only does RBC have amazing staff to help, they also have Twitter chats where you can ask experts the questions you’d like to know about buying a home.

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The next first home chat is going to be on February 17th at 8:30 pm ET using the hashtag #RBCFirstHome. Be sure to follow @RBC_Canada so that your questions can be addressed.

ABOUT THE TWITTER CHAT!

  • Participants can submit their home-buying questions using the hashtag #RBCFirstHome, February 17th @ 8:30p ET
  • RBC experts will be on hand to answer home buying questions
  • RBC has invited a Lawyer, Realtor, Design, Home Builders, Home Experts and Mortgage experts to participate as well
  • Chat participants have a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards

 

For information on how to save money for your dream house check out this awesome info graphic:

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*Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by RBC. Regardless, Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom only recommends products and services that we think will be beneficial to our readers.

 

BerNardin Home Canning Kit with a special product

We love to eat fresh foods and every year we try our luck with a garden. We say “try” because neither one of us are green thumbs and can barely keep bamboo plants alive. Sad but true, lol! In all honesty we are able to grow vegetables unlike our houseplants and we are more than ecstatic to be able to introduce you to the world of canning. Bernardin Canning has helped people do just that for more than 100 years and make it very easy for beginners like us with their Home Canning Starter Kit.

 

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This kit contains all the necessities that you need for water bath canning. This is the process of boiling water in a huge pot and not using a pressure cooker. Both our parents and grandparents canned foods with Bernardin products and recipes with a water bath as well.

 

Included is:

 

  • A 21 quart Canner
  • Canning Rack
  • Jar lifter
  • Funnel
  • Magnetic Lid lifter
  • Bubble remover & head spacer
  • 4 pack Collection Elite decorative 236ml jars with lids
  • Original Crystals pectin
  • A recipe booklet
  • And an instructional DVD featuring Bernardin’s Executive Chef Emerie Brine

As my mom says, the next best thing to sliced bread is this Funnel! This was my favorite tool to work with as it stops the over-spill mess and it makes filling the jars so much easier.

 

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The Home Canning Starter Kit retails for $50 and can be found at most major retailers in Canada. We love having a canning set to preserve our food as we know it’s healthier for us and we’ll be able to save money by making our own stuff.

 

 

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We cannot wait to make many many more canned goods, especially this summer when we try our hands at a garden again!! 🙂

 

GUESS WHAT??!!! In the spring Bernardin is coming out with beautiful vintage jars and we get to show you guys a SNEAK PEAK!!!!! 🙂

CLICK HERE to find out more info on these new awesome mason jars

 

Some important tips that I learned right off the bat is:

  • You CANNOT Can spaghetti sauce with meat (You have to use a pressure cooker)
  • You can only use the water bath (which is the canning set included in this review) to can high acidic foods
  • You must follow the instruction And recipes very carefully for Your specific canning system.
  • Do not use metallic dishes (not sure why but I keep seeing it all over the place) lol so if you have the answer please tell me 🙂
  • This is definitely a page you should read before starting your canning process. Bernardin’s FAQ

 

 

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

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*BerNardin Vintage Jars*!… A must see!!!

We were super excited telling you about the Home Canning Starter Kit from Bernardin Canning in our last post. We’re just as excited to tell you about the awesome vintage jars coming out this Spring (2015).

 

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“These limited edition purple jars are a celebration of the heritage featuring period-correct purple colour and embossed logos on the front and back. These vintage-inspired purple jars maintain all of our modern standards for quality and reliability. Perfect for all of your home canning needs…or a collector’s item!
• New Jar Design!
• 6-pack Widemouth Quart in period correct purple
• Modern standards for quality and reliability
• Perfect for all of your home canning needs, crafting, or as a collector’s item
• 100 Year anniversary embossed on glass (back-Originated 1881)
• Vintage Style tray carton”

 

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Do they not sound amazing? Surely a collectable! Make sure that you tell your friends to be on the lookout this Spring. You can also pre-order yours on amazon, just CLICK HERE

 

For more information about Bernardin Canning please visit their website.

 

 

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

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ToiletTree Bamboo Bath Caddy

It’s no surprise that we love the look of bamboo products. They give our home a warm feeling and they’re excellent for decor. We recently did a review for ToiletTree’s Bamboo Shower Mat which we really like. Today we’ll be reviewing another piece from their Bamboo line; the Adjustable Bamboo Bathtub Caddy.

 

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We really like that this product is made to be adjusted as not everyone has the same sized bathtub. We also like the fact that you don’t have to worry about those nasty looking water stains due to the gloss coating finish. Honestly, what we love the most is that this caddy is made from 100% natural and eco-friendly bamboo! Our environment and it’s health means a lot to us so this is most definitely a bonus.

 

The Adjustable Bamboo Bathtub Caddy is 20.5 inches and expands to 31.5 inches which will surely fit any tub! This caddy sells for $34.95 on Amazon and shipping is FREE on orders of $35 or more.

 

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  • For more information about ToiletTree Products please visit their website.
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  • Follow ToiletTree Products on Twitter

 

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

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Simple Treat for the kids! !!!!Pudding Cookies!!! #HJrecipes

The other day I got this awesome idea where I would try to put some pudding in the freezer to see how it would turn out… Well I was quite surprised with the outcome and decided to do something fun with them… I had some smarties kicking around so I decided that they would be my decorations but you can easily use sprinkles for the same effect 🙂 (Its on my next grocery list)

 

So I totally forgot to take a picture before I put them in the freezer but it’s so simple and the kids can even help!!!. Just spoon them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and decorate as you please!!!!

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And this was after they came out.. They pop right off the parchment paper so easily…

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I love that they freeze enough to keep from but when you bite into them it’s kind of soft… I made these 9 “pudding cookies” from 2 little containers that you would buy in the packs at the store.. And you can store them in air tight containers in the freezer for at least a good month!!!

They are a quick and less messy option to eating pudding with a spoon 🙂 And the kids just love them!!!!

 

Please feel free to Share this quick tip and Let us know if you tried it!! 🙂

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Made Good Foods – Delicious organic snacks

What parent doesn’t have a hard time getting their kids eating vegetables? Whether it’s all veggies or specific ones, kids don’t always like them! No need to worry anymore because Made Good granola minis and granola bars contain the same amount of nutrients as one full serving of vegetables! How can that be you ask? Well, these tasty snacks contain nutrients from 6 vegetable sources; broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, beets and shiitake mushrooms. The best part is that you can’t even tell that they contain healthy veggies. Just don’t tell the kids, lol!

 

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These scrumptious, school friendly, on-the-go snacks are also low in sugar  as well as being:

 

  • • Wheat-free
  • • Dairy-free
  • • Canada Organic
  • • Non-GMO verified
  • • Certified Vegan
  • • Whole Grains
  • • Kosher Parve
  • • Made in a Peanut-free facility
  • • Peanut/Nut free

 

Some of the products available are:

 

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Granola Minis (Wheat-Free)

  • • Apple Cinnamon
  • • Chocolate Banana
  • • Strawberry

 

Granola Bars (Wheat-Free)

  • • Mixed Berry
  • • Chocolate Chips
  • • Chocolate Banana
  • • Apple Cinnamon

 

Raw Bars (GlutenFree)

  • • Brazil Nut Orange
  • • Chia and Berries
  • • Almond Apricot
  • • Cherry Pecan

 

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As you can tell these sound absolutely drool worthy and taste the same! One of our favorites was the granola minis. They’re delicious, healthy and so easy to grab and run out the door with which happens a lot here. You honestly don’t feel bad if they happen to be your breakfast or a meal because they’re full of veggies. We were truly impressed with these tasty snacks and think they’d be a great addition to kids school lunches and snacks.

 

 

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For more information about Made Good please visit their website and also you can find where to buy them HERE.

 

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

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StickerYou Letter Decals

We decided that for my son’s 5th birthday we were going to redecorate his room into a big boy room and we were able to put a really cute, multipurpose sticker label with his initial on it thanks to StickerYou. They have a variety of personalized decals for your home, office, vehicle or anywhere you desire!!! They really do fit into any decor you need them to..

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“The highest quality and most personalized wall decal ever. Enhance any room décor with your child’s name. This fully customized 24” kids wall decal material is easy to apply on any flat wall – and stays on the wall. It can be removed at any time while leaving your paint (or wallpaper) fully intact – no fuss no muss!”

As you can see I picked 2 different styles.. One for a boy and one for a girl!.The website is fairly easy to use and checking out is a breeze! Each Letter decal retails for $29.99 or less. And the website is very easy to use so you shouldn’t have any problems ordering these decals. or any product from their online-store.

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StickerYou’s Signature Wall Decals are:
Easy to Apply 5 mil Thick for Ease of Handling
Removable Won’t Peel Paint!
Highest Quality Die-Cut Material Edges Stay On Walls
Personalized for Any Child Choose any Color, Name, Font and Pattern
Perfect for Any Age Elegant Style to Match Any Décor

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Over all I am so happy with this product and cannot wait to have the bedroom completed so I can finally put it up on the wall.. Once we have that complete I will be sure to take pictures and share them with you all.. I am even thinking about getting a Letter Decal for our livingroom.. I think the family name in the Family room would be the perfect way to finish it off as well…

I highly recommend that you check these guys out. Their products are really worth it and you won’t be unsatisfied that is for sure!!!! Some of the other items they have to choose from are:

  • Stickers
  • Labels
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Iron-Ons
  • Wall, Floor, Window Decals
  • Magnets

To find out more about StickerYou, please visit their Website

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

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