How to Make Granola Bars

How to Make Granola Bars

My family loves granola bars.  They are handy to grab,  whether adding one to your lunch bag, as a quick breakfast or as a midnight snack.  I do worry though, about what is actually in store bought bars.  I checked out a few boxes from our cupboard and found that some bars contained as many as thirty-seven ingredients!  Included in some, but not all bars, were such unpronounceables as: Sodium Carboxymethycellulose Tocopherols Acetylated Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono-and … [Read more...]

Treat Your Pet First Class Travel with Sleepypod Air


Sleepypod Air gives first class legroom on every flight.   Although today, in my part of the world, it doesn't  seem like it; summer will indeed be here before we know it and with summer comes holidays! Families will be piling into trains, planes and automobiles; hitting the roads, rails and skies as they begin exciting vacation.  During the planning stage of our travels, when we are making numerous lists and checking them twice, let's not forget our four legged family … [Read more...]

$130 USD via PayPal to #PamperAMom {Open WW}


#PamperAMom Mother's Day Giveaway   Each year, many people express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.  On this special day we love to #PamperAMom! Some people give cards, flowers, or chocolates, and/or make handmade items or special meals on Mother’s Day. Others take their mothers or mother figures to the movies, a … [Read more...]

Ergobaby Carrier Giveaway {Canada only, Ends 5/11}

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Welcome to the Ergobaby Original Carrier Giveaway Event!   Sponsored by Rose ou Bleu Baby Boutique and hosted by This West Coast Mommy. A favourite must-have accessories for any parent or parent-to-be is a baby carrier. Trust me when I say, a good carrier will serve you well from those first newborn days right through to toddler-hood. From walking your colicky newborn around at two in the morning, to grocery shopping with a sleeping infant, to nursing your baby on the go, to running … [Read more...]

Sofia the First: THE Floating Palace ~ Available Now on DVD


Sofia is making a splash in Sofia the First: THE Floating Palace and it's A Magical Voyage Under The Sea!   Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will – when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with Sofia the First! After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, … [Read more...]

Food That Makes You Feel As Good As Our Long Awaited Spring! {w/Recipe}

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After a VERY LONG winter, spring has officially arrived.  Even though in my neck of the woods,  we had snow and freezing rain yesterday, I am still confident spring will soon be arriving here too! It is time to break out of our long winter rut and try something new. It's time to whip up some food that makes you feel as good as our long awaited spring! PUMP UP YOUR GRAINS Need a change from pasta night?  Try incorporating grains into your meal instead.  As part of a salad or main course, … [Read more...]

Kitchen Essentials from Microplane

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I'm not a huge lover of unnecessary kitchen gadgets.  However, having said that, there are definitely some kitchen essentials that I won't live without because they make cooking simpler and more enjoyable. The products that I feel I need to have, and constantly use are: Variety of sharp knives Box grater Zester Vegetable peeler can opener kitchen scissors Honestly, that's about it.  There isn't too much that you can't accomplish by using these products.  Now, if you have the … [Read more...]

Protected: Contribute to a RESP with your Tax Refund {Plus Giveaways!}

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25 Easter Recipes & Crafts {Round-Up}

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25 Easter Recipes & Crafts   I love to decorate the house and make specialty goodies around specific holidays.  I just find it makes our house homey plus all the baking makes it smell good too! With Easter just around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to share some yummy Easter themed recipes and crafts.  I have gathered together a great selection of 25 Easter Recipes & Crafts from some of my very awesome fellow bloggers.  I hope you will give some of these a … [Read more...]

Hasbro Presents Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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As many of you already know, Captain America: The Winter Soldier blasted into theatres this past weekend.  To coincide with the debut of the film, Hasbro has released several very cool, Captain America toys. The series includes these fun toys plus more! Captain America Marvel Legends Winter Soldier Figure -  This Winter Soldier figure is no ordinary soldier! He has the same strength and mask that make him so dangerous and mysterious. But he also comes with a right leg that you can … [Read more...]

Hasbro Treats for Your Easter Baskets! {w/Giveaway}

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We all know Hasbro has awesome board games, electronic games, action figures, puzzles, preschool toys, creative play, dolls, toys for outdoor play, vehicles and more.  Did you also know Hasbro has treats for your Easter baskets? The Double Desserts Playset is sure to be a huge hit on Easter morning.  The kids will be making up a big dose of "delicious" before you even have time for breakfast! They'll have a sweet tooth for fun when they make pretend cakes and frosting with the Play-Doh … [Read more...]