Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves {w/Hallmark Giveaway}

Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves

Autumn is definitely in the air. Pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we've pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy on display. This can all mean only one thing...Halloween is on its way.  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my!  It is easy to get into the Halloween spirit with all the Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves available from Hallmark! This year, Hallmark is the perfect place to buy … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Safely Hiking New Brunswick’s Fundy Coastline {$750 #WoodsExplorer Giveaway}


My family and I love to get out at least a couple of times each year and enjoy the rugged beauty of Canada's majestic Fundy shoreline. We are fortunate to live in relative proximity to many provincial parks, as well as Fundy National Park, Fundy Trail, Cape Enrage and the Fundy Footpath. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Fundy National Park and with over 100 kilometers of trails, your favorite beach, river valley, or waterfall is just waiting to be discovered! Fundy's trails … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canadian Beef Twitter Party ~ August 18th at 8PM ET {& McDonald’s Giveaway}

Canadian Beef Twitter Party

This summer has been so beautiful, I want it to go on and on. I can hardly believe we are already more than halfway through August. However, instead of getting down about the approaching end to summer, I plan to make the most of the remaining sunny days and long evenings! It is so nice to be able to spend lots of time outside. We love most outdoor activities like gardening, camping, travel, family dinners and of course barbecuing! We have a brand new shiny barbecue this year and have put … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ President’s Choice #GuidingStarsCA $150 GC Giveaway


  As I mentioned in a couple earlier posts, I am writing a four-part series on the #PCGuidingStars program. Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program -  I explained that like many of us, I am increasingly aware of what goes into my body and I am striving to eat a healthier diet, not only for myself, but for my family too. In the post I talked about my discovery of the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and how I am in … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Love the Great Outdoors? Become a #WoodsExplorer {w/$450 Prize Pkg}


Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love for camping and the great outdoors. If I had my way (which I don't always get...lol), I would be camping every vacation and every weekend in the summer. I always tell my family that I was born one hundred or one hundred and fifty years too late. I would have loved traveling the country in a covered wagon and settling in a small house by a river, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. If you love spending your summer vacation in the great outdoors, … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ It’s Easy to #GreenYourRoutine {w/$125 Green Prize Pkg Giveaway}


Worried about your impact on the environment?  Do you want to #GreenYourRoutine ?  It's not as difficult as you may think.  Lindsay at Maman Loup's Den wants to help girls and women to #GreenYourRoutine .  To find out how easily you can green your routine, check out  Maman Loup's Den full post! Don't forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Green Your Routine Prize Pack valued at more than $125.00! The $127 CAD Green Routine Prize Pack consists of:  - Two (2) … [Read more...]

There is No Tooth Fairy for Pets ~ This and Other #DentalPetFacts


About eighteen months ago, we decided our lone (and lonely) kitty needed a friend, so we adopted a beautiful little cat from a cat rescue program. This poor little kitty had endured horrendous abuse and was little more than skin and bones.  Although she was full-grown, the vet estimated her age to be about two years, she only weighed just a little over 3 pounds. I am happy to tell you, she is now the most loving (and loved) pet on the planet! She has more than doubled her weight and now … [Read more...]

CLOSED ~ One for One, For All ~ #TOMSforTarget is Helping Those in Need! {$150 Giveaway}


#TOMSforTarget ~ Listen up, Target and TOMS enthusiasts, because I have some amazing news that is going to knock your socks off! Target and TOMS are teaming up on a limited-edition collection for the holidays. Not only will you find pieces you’ll want to give – and get – but for each item purchased, you’ll be helping someone in need. #TOMSforTarget features more than 50 items, each under $50, and will be available at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Target.com on November … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Haunting Halloween Must Haves! {w/Hallmark Giveaway}

Haunting Halloween Must Haves

Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my!  It is easy to get into the Halloween spirit with all the spooktacular Haunting Halloween Must Haves available from Hallmark! From door B-O-O bunting to autumn themed napkin baskets and Hauntingly Hangable Door Decor to a Trick-or-Treater Greeter you will find everything you need to decorate your home this Halloween. I am loving the cute B-O-O Door Bunting, the Halloween Door Frame Decor and the sweet Pumpkin Personalities Decoration Kit. The … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Win a 16GB iPad Mini w/Case {Canada, Ends 10/31}

iPad Mini

Older Mommy Still Yummy has teamed up with a small group of Canadian bloggers to offer you the chance to win a white, 16GB iPad mini.  And bonus, we have also thrown in a great carrying case to protect you iPad! This giveaway was organized by the super talented Extreme Couponing Mom.  Be sure to check out her blog for some awesome couponing info! Sponsored by: Frugal Mom Eh, More Than Your Average Mom, Ninja Mommers, Maple Leaf Mommy, Family Food and Travel, Little Miss Kate & Co., Moms … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ I Have a Tableful of Reasons to be #ThankFALL {$250 Target Canada GC Giveaway)


Even though we recently had a few warm days, they are now just a memory.  Right now,  I am sitting at my desk, wrapped in my cozy sweater, looking out the window.  I no longer see summer, I see and feel the rapidly approaching autumn. The grass is tinged with yellow and beautiful maple, elm and birch trees are partly cloaked in leaves of red, yellow and orange. There is no denying it, summer is gone. However, on the upside, Thanksgiving, one of my favourite holidays, is quickly approaching. I … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ~ Win a Family Pass (Select Cities)


We are giving away family passes to Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”   Disney’s, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,  follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Share The Love: 7 Card Challenge #7Cards7Days #HallmarkPressPause

Share The Love: 7 Card Challenge

Share The Love: 7 Card Challenge ~ I really love technology, just ask anyone! When I think back twenty or thirty years I am astounded by the changes modern technology has made to our lives. Mostly good changes...and arguably,  some maybe not so good! Many of us now seem to spend our waking lives glued to our laptops and iPhones; we're checking our "virtual" mail, Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and the list continues.  The only things that seem to come in the "actual" … [Read more...]

Have I Found My One & Only? (w/Atlantic Canada Contest)

Café Santo Domingo

Anyone who knows me can attest to my great love for coffee. We often grind our own beans and always make a 12 cup pot to start our day. (Sometimes we even make a pot twice) Yes, you read that correctly, 12 - 24 cups!  However, I don't drink it all, my husband works from home and I share it with him! I am a bit ashamed to say we haven't been loyal to any one brand of coffee.  I'm not sure why that would make me feel ashamed. I guess I feel by our age we should have settled down with our … [Read more...]