Monthly Archives: March 2015

Last Minute Easter Gift Ideas

It’s hard to believe that Easter is in 5 more sleeps. It feels like we lost a week since last Easter! Is it just us?

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Here or there, its Easter. Yay!

To be honest, it totally caught us off guard so we’ve decided to make a list of last-minute Easter gift ideas. Don’t worry if you’re in the same situation as us, life is busy these days!

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We try to stay away from the sugar filled treats but we do slip in a few less sugary treats. What’s Easter without candy and chocolate to hunt?

Now for some ideas:

• Rubber Boots (It is Spring after all)
• Splash Suits (For rainy day play)
• Skipping Ropes
• Bouncy Balls
• Bubbles
• Chalk
• Basket Ball Net & Ball
• Baseball Stuff
• Pogo Sticks
• Kites
• Outer Wear
• Spring Clothes
• Easter Themed Dancing Bears
• Fruit Snacks (For Hiding)
• PEEPS Marshmallows
• Goldfish Snacks
• Toy cars
• Coloring Books
• Reading Books
• Craft Supplies
• Treat Bag Toys (For Hiding)
• Movies

We hope that these ideas will help you from having to rack your brain for last-minute Easter gift ideas.

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Have a safe and happy Easter 🙂

Comments are welcomed!

Holly & Jay

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Callus Remover Foot File By ToiletTree Products

We absolutely love ToiletTree Products which we’re sure is no surprise, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re happy to bring another awesome product from them to your attention. This product is water-resistant and will leave your feet looking healthy. This wonderful product is the Callus Remover Foot File with Flex Neck.

 

This amazing product painlessly removes rough, dry and calloused skin on your feet in a matter of seconds! With Summer coming, it’s the perfect time to get those feet looking perfect for sandle weather.

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Some features of the 2015 version are:

 

  •  Upgraded & improved version of older models being sold by competitors.
  • Replaceable grinding head that spins 360° for fast filing results.
  • Flex neck allows you to reach every angle of your foot for smooth results all over.

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The Callus Remover Foot File is available at ToiletTree Products online store for $25. This is an excellent product for those of us with dry, calloused feet and we’re excited about finally having smooth looking feet this Summer.

 Stay tuned for our results!!!!!

 

*Disclosure: We (Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom) 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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KidKraft – The Austin Toy Box in Espresso

It’s no secret that we love the look of wood. You may remember a review that we did for a company named Kidkraft for the Austin toy box in honey

We’ve got another product that’s similar to the previous one that we’d like to introduce you to; The Austin Toy Box in Espresso.

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This toy box makes a beautiful addition to a child’s bedroom and adults too. We know it’s a “toy box” but it’s so nice that we think it would be a great storage for extra blankets and bed sheets too.

Other cool information:

•Safety hinge on lid protects young fingers from getting pinched •Doubles as a bench for additional seating
•Helps keep bedrooms tidy and organized
•Measurements 30.55″ x 18.27″ x 19.6″

This product retails for $115.00

To purchase this beautiful toy box for your loved ones, please visit their WEBSITE for more details

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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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Keeping up with #BBCAN3

 

Guess what today is??? March 23rd but more importantly it’s the first day of Big Brother Canada 3… Woot Woot!!! Who else is as excited about this then I am??? Starting at 9ET. March 23rd, 2015

 

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I have watched it since season 1 (for Canada). I seen a few of the American ones but I am really rooting for the Canadian one!!!.. I watched all the ones for Canada so far and I get excited every year when it comes on..

Last year I got into the live feeds.. Uh-oh lol.. Does anyone else know how time-consuming that was?? I loved every minute of it though but it did take over a huge part of my life lol sitting here for hours watching them and all their conniving 🙂 (not in a creepy way either haha more like a “oh yah I get to hear things we’ll never see on tv and best of all its FREE…

Also you get to get in on some of the decision-making as they have the online game that you can play and accumulate points and such.. Check it out HERE

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1st two up on the block  – Sindy and Risha
1st POV –Bobby, Kevin, Zack and Naeha
Puzzle – Giant foam pieces to make a V for Veto

Winner of the 1st POV challenge is: Sindy

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We get to vote who is evicted!!! I voted for PILAR

Who did you vote for?

So what I plan to do this year is just keep tabs on everything, make predictions, (Possibly) give spoilers, depending if you guys want them or not  🙂 and overall just meet new BBCAN fans 🙂 So stay tuned tonight after the show for my tweets and updated blog post…

Happy 1st day of BBCAN3 🙂

 

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Bird Nest Cookies #HJrecipes

We are getting ready for Easter here and did a little baking.. We made these cute little “bird nest” cookies and thought they were just the cutest things… Best of all the kiddies can help out too.

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Using the basic recipe for Frogs or Macaroons (whatever you call them) you can turn them into cute little treats that everyone will enjoy.. If you need the Frog recipe, it can be found HERE

  • The only other ingredients that I needed was some Eggies (mini eggs)
  • some coconut
  • food coloring
  • and a little icing (to keep it all together).

Directions

We started by dividing the coconuts into 4 different batch and added a little food coloring of our choice to each, mix them together good then added them to a non-stick frying pan and toasted them a little so they weren’t so wet (from the food coloring).

Next- once the Frogs are cooled and non-sticky anymore, you can then press your thumb down into the Frog to make it look like a nest..

Then add a little icing to the bottom and around the top and dip it in the coconut color of your choice… I added a little icing to the bottom of the eggies and then stuck them inside the “nest”..

And voilà you have a sweet little treat for over the Easter Holidays or even to celebrate SPRING 🙂 (even though most of us are still covered in snow)

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ENJOY and please let us know what you think, We love hearing our readers’ stories!!!!

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Homemade Chocolate frogs #HJrecipes

Today I felt like baking up a storm and one of the things I wanted to make was “frogs”. Now they have different names, some also call them macaroons, etc.. but they taste mostly the same. I also decided to dress them up a little bit… Stay tuned for that post at the bottom of this one 🙂

Let’s not waste any more time, here is the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of Butter
  •   2/3 cups of Sugar or brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp of Cocoa
  • 2  tsp Vanilla
  • 5 cups of Oats
  • 3 cups of Coconut

 

 

Directions

  1. Bring to a light boil on the stove ->The Milk, Butter, Sugar and Cocoa (This will make it look like melted chocolate)
  2. Then add the Vanilla, Oats and Coconut to the melted chocolate and remove from stove…
  3. Mix it all together really well then drop a spoonful of mixture onto a cookie sheet line with wax paper
  4. Let cool at room temperature (until they dry up a little) or you can put it into an air tight container in the fridge or freezer..

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And there you have it, a tasty, simple and fast recipe that can be made and put out for guests in less than 45 mins..

Want to see how I turned these yummy treats into cute little bird nests? Check out my post HERE

Enjoy and please let us know if you try our recipes!!We love hearing from folks!!!!!

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#HJrecipes Chip Battered Chicken

This tasty recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser and it’s seriously simple!

This version was made for a renal diet with only 1 serving of chicken per week but can easily be doubled or even tripled depending on the amount of people being served.

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What you’ll need:

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 cup of chips (any flavor)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. parsley flakes
pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop the chips and spices in an electric food chopper. Coat the chicken with the mayonnaise and roll it in the chip mixture. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until desired crispness.

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*We’ve tried sour cream, sweet chili and original chips so far. You can also try this using your favorite crackers.

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Muffin Tin MeatLoaf #HJrecipes

It’s not too often that we make meatloaf but when we do there’s always leftovers. Something we decided to try recently was meatloaf made in muffin tins. We thought it was a great way to freeze them as they’d be in individual portions that could easily be popped out of the freezer for a quick meal.

We didn’t use a specific recipe because we enjoy experimenting with tastes and hope you’ll enjoy it as well.

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What you’ll need
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 cup diced peppers (red & yellow)
1/2 cup tomato sauce or pasta sauce
1/3 cup onions
1 egg
1/4 cup bread or cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chives & parsley flakes. We don’t measure spices but for those that like measurements, it was roughly 1/4 to 1/2 tsp each.

Directions
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Place beef in a big bowl. Dice peppers and onions and add them to the bowl. Add the egg and Worcestershire sauce. Add spices and mix well.
Lightly grease a muffin tin and scoop the beef mixture into the time leaving enough room that the fat doesn’t overflow into the oven.
Cook for 30 minutes then smear ketchup on the top of each one and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.

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Cordskinz Review

Are tangled ear-buds/earphones something that you fight with often? We sure do! If it’s not from them being shoved into a bag or coat pocket it’s from the little one using them. They sure can become a hassle and that’s just no fun. Seriously, who likes fighting to untangle ear phones?

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Cordskinz are a great product for keeping earphone wires from becoming knotted and all twisted up. They’re super easy to put on a set of earphones as they come with a tool that makes it a total breeze to do and they also keep you looking stylish.

Cordskinz retail for $9.99 USD with 11 colors to choose from:

• Black

• Clear

• Glitter Pink

• Ice Blue

• Lavender

• Lime Green

• Neon Yellow

• Red

• Sky Blue

• Smokey Clear

• White

We chose florescent Green and Glitter Pink as we love flashy colors. We really enjoy the fact that we don’t have to untangle wires every time we want to listen to something! We’re sure you know how much we love companies that support causes that we think benefit humanity and make the world a better place and Cordskinz does just that. Check out some of the organizations that they support in the picture below.

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For more information about Cordskinz or to make a purchase please visit their website 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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Escape Tactical Flashlight

Today I want to talk to you guys about this great flashlight that we recently received. This is called the FlameThrower from Escape Tactical. I have never heard of these guys until I received this product to review and let me tell you I am very impressed with it. Once you own this flashlight, you’ll have no need for your others… This is the jack-of-all-trades flashlight!!! It’s extremely durable, compact and fits in the palm of your hand.

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Made from the most advanced aircraft aluminum and a coated tempered impact resistant glass shield lens that maximizes light output. It also includes a quick release belt clip and lanyard. What I love the best about this flashlight is the DNA collector Defender bezel. If let’s say (and hope it would Never happen) you were out and about and someone tried to grab you for instance, you can bang them over the head with this and not only hurt them but you’ll collect their DNA in order to help the authorities find this criminal!!

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You can purchase the Flamethrower for $99.95 and I promise ya that it’s worth the money.. Especially if you are someone who likes walking at night or through trails and such.. You never know when it can save your life!!! Think of it as your safety weapon! Click HERE to place your order. They have an awesome deal BUY ONE GET ONE FREE — GOOO check it out 🙂

The FlameThrower has 4 different light settings

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  1. Ice (brightest mode) — Simply press or click once for an ultra high-intensity 600-lumen White Ice™ light beam. This represents nearly 15 times the sheer light power needed to overwhelm the night-adapted vision of an aggressor.
  2. Navigation (low beam) — Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for a 6-lumen Ultra Long™ runtime low beam that has been scientifically designed for navigating at night. It is the perfect low intensity light level for performing close-up tasks for hours or even days on end.
  3. Strobe — Disorient an assailant by causing a disruption to their vision. This powerful strobe provides a visual and psychological hurdge to aggression. It decreases the aggressor’s direct and peripheral vision and studies have proven that it will induce fear and panic.
  4. SOS — SOS mode is facilitated by the international Morse code distress signal. This distress signal is a continuous sequence of three dit flashes, three dah flashes, and three dit flashes, all run together without spacing.

How great are these guys.. This is their guarantee —>

” Escape Tactical stands 110% behind the FLAMETHROWER. If unsatisfied for any reason, simply return for a no-hassle refund. Rest easy knowing that due to the exceptionally high military grade construction, this product is guaranteed against manufacturer defects for life”

 

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Overall I am SUPER satisfied with this product.. I highly recommend it to everyone. It will be the best flashlight that you will ever have to own!!!!

  • To find out more information on this product, please visit their WEBSITE
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  • Like them 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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Gluten Free Chinese Macaroni‏ #HJrecipes

This recipe is pretty simple to make and it really doesn’t take much time, making a great dish for when you’re in a rush.

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Ingredients
• 1/2 a box of gluten-free Catelli macaroni
• 1/4 of a green pepper
• 1/4 of a red pepper
• 1/4 of a yellow pepper
• 1 stalk of green onions
• 1/4 of a yellow onion
• 1/4 cup of frozen corn
• 1/4 cup of frozen peas
• oil for sautéing
• VH gluten-free soya sauce
• garlic powder (optional)

Directions

We suggest chopping your vegetables that you want to sauté before doing anything else.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni until tender. We usually try for the 5 minute mark so that it’s a bit chewy. While you wait for the pasta, place the vegetables in a frying pan and sauté them in the oil until they’re tender. Strain the macaroni and add to the frying pan with the vegetables. Mix well. Add the amount of soya sauce you think fits and sprinkle with garlic powder. Allow the to sauté for a minute or so and serve.

 

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DuraForce By Kyocera Mobile

We are extremely excited about introducing you all to an amazing product that was launched this past November and is now available in Canada exclusively from Bell Mobility. Yay!

This awesome product has even been tested by Bear Grylls himself and the name of it is the DuraForce cell phone by Kyocera Communications.

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We’re sure you remember the mishaps that we had with our old cell phone. Well guess what? No more worries! The DuraForce is army drop test certified and is certified for use in hazardous work environments. Seriously wicked!

Some really cool things about this phone include:

• Water proof. (can be submerged up to 1.8 meters for up to 30 minutes)

• Dust proof

•  Military Standard 810G Protection against dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperature, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog & humidity.

• Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 operating system

• Snapdragon 400 with 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU

• 16 GB of ROM

• External microSD slot supports

32 GB cards

• 4.5″ 720p HD  impact resistant screen that can be used with gloves, wet hands and even when the screen is wet.

Are you not seriously amazed already? We sure are and to make you even more amazed you should totally check out Bear Grylls doing his review as he is the official product tester for the Duraforce. You can find his test video here:

 

 

One very, very cool thing with this phone is the Push-To-Talk feature which allows you to program the Push-To-Talk button on the side of the phone to make calls at the push of a button just like a walkie-talkie! You can also program other tasks to the button other than calls.

We also like the fact that this phone has a flash. This is really great for pictures with low lighting. The many apps that are pre-installed are great too, like a notepad and OfficeSuite which are great for writing with, typing really but you get the idea. This comes in very handy for a quick reminder, list or even a blog post. We’re enjoying what we’ve come across so far and can’t wait to see what else we can do with this phone besides all the cool things we already know that is.

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The screen resolution is nice and bright as well as easy to see (font size) and the audio output is nice and clear too. Like most cell phones, the DuraForce has the apps most people use such as Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and many more that are easy to install using Google Play which is great for those of us that blog or do business while mobile! Another great thing is the predictive text which is definitely a time saver.

The DuraForce retails for $449.95 at bell.ca (QC) without a contract. Prices may vary depending on your location.

For more information about Kyocera Mobile and their products please visit their website HERE.

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*Disclosure: We (Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom) 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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Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips Review

Eating dip with chips isn’t the easiest and can be rather messy. Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips is a delicious chip that is made for dipping! These tasty snacks are specially designed with a place to hold the chip as well as enough depth in the middle of them to give you the perfect amount of dip without the mess. We know you’re loving the sound of that, eh Moms?

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A few other awesome facts about Party-Tizers are:

 

• Non GMO Project Verified

• Certified Gluten-free

• Made in a Nut-free facility

• No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

• No MSG

• Certified Kosher Dairy

• Vegan

• No Trans Fat

• Cholesterol Free

 

Not only are these great for dipping, they’re also great on their own and as a dessert too!

 

Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips come in 4 flavors:

 

  • • Veggie: Kale, Carott & Spinach tortilla chips
  • • Fiesta Bean: Black, Red and Adzuki Bean tortilla chips
  • • Super Grain: Quinoa, Amaranth and Black Sesame tortilla chips
  • • Sea Salt: Potato Crisps
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We highly recommend trying these yummy snacks whether with dip or by themselves, we’re sure you’re going to love them as well.
For more information about Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips please visit their website HERE.
*Disclosure: We (Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom) 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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