Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca {w/Video & Giveaway}

I didn't grow up having traditional "Sunday dinners", however, my husband's family did. When we were first married and when our children were little, we ALWAYS went to my in-laws for a big dinner every weekend. As the years went by and my in-laws became older, the dinners were held more and more often at our home.  Even now, with our grown children scattered across the country, it is a tradition my hubby and I continue each week. And, both of our kids, even though they live alone, almost … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Spring Giveaway of $200 via PayPal, Ends 3/13, Open WW

Wow...I can barely believe that in just a couple of days we will be in the month of March! Don't get me wrong, I am definitely not complaining. But when I think back to Christmas, which in many ways feels like it was just a few weeks ago, I find it difficult to imagine that we are already heading into March. Weather wise, we have had a fabulous winter with really only two major snowstorms, which just happened to be two days apart that left us with 90 cm plus of snow on the ground. (It's … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Have You Tried the New Kellogg’s Products? {w/Giveaway}

Well, there is no doubt about it, we are definitely in the midst of the belly of the beast known as "Winter". The weather has been cold, snowy and icy and if you're thinking there is not much to look forward to, except, more of the same, then I have a fun surprise for you! This year, Kellogg Canada is debuting eight new products that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and make this long cold winter more bearable. From quinoa and dark chocolate to mixed nuts and real fruit pieces, these … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Create Some Treats and Make a Difference

Make Some Treats and Make a Difference! My favourite time of the year and a time of year that is loved by many is quickly creeping up on us.  I have (just...lol) started some holiday shopping, some of the homes in our area (not mine, yet) are decorated for the season and Christmas parades have started winding down the streets of local communities. It's the most wonderful time of the year...or is it? Thanks to the good folks at Kellogg's and The Salvation Army, for many it promises to be … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #HoHoHoliday $400USD Giveaway {via PayPal, Open WW}

#HoHoHoliday $400.00 USD Giveaway {Paid via PayPal, Open WorldWide}   Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't given a lot of thought yet to the holidays!  I know they are in the rear view mirror and will be arriving before too long, but I haven't even begun to get ready! I haven't started to write even one of my famous "to do" lists. By now, I usually have started making detailed lists of:   What to bake Gift ideas Decorating Parties Christmas Eve dinner, … [Read more...]

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Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday it was winter and I was longing for the lazy, hazy days of summer! Now we are creeping into mid-August and it's nearly time to exit summer mode and enter into fall mode. It's almost time to close up the cottage for another year, register the kids for hockey, skating, basketball and ballet. Get everything organized for back to school, back to university, and back to a more organized and normal life. Have I said I am going to miss the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ BBQ Turkey Club with Spicy Mayo {w/$75 Visa GC Giveaway}

Thank goodness summer has finally arrived! Schools will soon be out for the summer holiday, the days will be less structured and mealtime is going to be more casual. I love the relaxed, easy-going vibe of summer! One of my favourite food items to cook with in the summer is Canadian Turkey. Turkey isn't just for "special occasions".  I love having turkey in the summer months, it is so convenient and summer is the perfect season to cook, eat, and grill our favorite bird. Turkey is a light … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Ask the Pharmacist & You May Win a $100 SDM GC

  As I am sure you are aware, the value of the Canadian dollar has been rapidly decreasing. For years, the Canadian and US dollar had been roughly at par, fluctuating a few cents above and below. But that is no longer the case.  The value of the Canadian dollar has decreased, and we recently hit a 30 year low!   Because of the low value of the Canadian dollar, many people have altered their travel plans and are foregoing US for other travel destinations, such as the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway ~ Open Worldwide

  Are you planning a little vacation, want to pay off some bills, would you like some cash for a head start on your holiday shopping, or maybe you just want some extra cash in your bank account?  Well, this Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway is for you! A giveaway like this would not be possible without the support of many bloggers and small businesses. They include Spaceships and Laser Beams, Fantabulosity, Anders Ruff, Creative Juice Cafe, A Cup Full of Sass, Courtney's … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ What’s New at Your Atlantic Superstore Flower Market! {w/Giveaway}

Well...the epic snowfall of this past winter is finally a memory, each day the temperatures are getting warmer and FINALLY it is time to get some long-awaited gardening done.  Whether I am looking for annual bedding plants, perennials or baskets; the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market is usually my first stop. For me, it is only a 5-minute drive and I love the selection of locally farmed plants, as well as their reasonable pricing. On a recent trip to the Superstore flower market, I picked up … [Read more...]

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

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 accessory for any parent or parent-to-be is a baby carrier. Trust me when I say, a good carrier will serve you well for 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 errands … [Read more...]

Spring #CleanSweepCash Giveaway ~ $300 USD {Open Worldwide}

Welcome to the #CleanSweepCash Giveaway   Organized by: DownshiftingPRO Winter is finally winding down and its time to do some Spring Cleaning and Sweeping.  We are feeling very energized and want to motivate you, so DownshiftingPRO and a group of Canadian Bloggers  have banded together to help you with some cleaning and sweeping (or whatever)!  As part of the #CleanSweepCash Giveaway, one lucky reader is going to walk away with: $300.00 USD cash via PayPal That's a lot of mops … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #MarchBreakCash Giveaway of $250.00 {Open WW}

March Break is rapidly approaching.  A time to have a break from the wintertime routine and hopefully escape for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whether your idea of an escape is relaxing at home, spending some quality time as a family or a deluxe trip to Vail for some skiing; most people would certainly welcome a little extra #MarchBreakCash! If you would like some #MarchBreakCash, then this awesome giveaway is for you!  A group of Canadian bloggers have banded together and we are … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Exciting New Products From Kellogg’s {w/GIVEAWAY}

Growing up, I was one of five kids in my family.  I remember being little and for breakfast we often had hot cereals; it was always a big pot of oatmeal, five-grain cereal or creamed wheat.  Dry cereals were a special treat that arrived with the Friday night groceries. My parents would buy one box of  Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops or Special K or Rice Krispies.  As I recall, my older sisters wouldn't leave on their dates until they had their bowl of  cereal.  They were afraid if they left, the box … [Read more...]