Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice Storm in Ontario

Did you get hit by the storm and did your power go out?
Our power went out Sunday December 22 2013 at 2p:m and did not come back on till 4a:m on Monday December 23
There was a lot of damage around the area from trees down to power outages.
It did look pretty with everything coated in ice but what it did to everything was not nice.

                                               Smoke bush flopped over on our veranda

                                                     tree across the street
                                                   hydro wires heavy and lower from ice
                                                             bushes heavy and down
                                           Went out later to clean up some ice as it was mild
                                                        and our tree lost a branch
                                               Down the one street was trees down and wires
                                                     This is one of the trees
                                                                  Another street

                                                               Our property
                                                               My Husband Behind the tree
                                                           branches are low to the sidewalk

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CLOSED~Intel® Holiday Countdown Contest

Referral link
Intel Holiday Count Down

Open only to legal residents of Canada who are over the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry.

Ends December 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET

There are thirty 30 prizes, each consisting of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10” tablet (GT-P5210)

Please read rules for further information 

FREE-Colgate Sensitive Prorelief

Colgate Sensitive Prorelief

Open to legal residents of Canada over the age of majority


Free 22ml Colgate Sensitive Prorelief

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CLOSED~Match’em and Win with Cineplex Store’s Daily Deal Event Contest

Go over to 

personalized link
Match Em With Cineplex Store

Open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority

 Ends November 30, 2013 at 3:00:00 a.m. ET

There are fifteen (15) Grand Prizes available to be won, three (3) of which consist of one (1) LG™ 55” Smart Cinema 3D Television (each with an approximate retail value of $1,700 CAD)  (each a “TV Grand Prize”) and the remaining twelve (12) each consist of one (1) LG™ Blu-ray DVD Player (each with an approximate retail value of $200 CAD) (each a “DVD Player Grand Prize”).

At the outset of the Contest, there are 13,737 Instant Win Prizes available to be won. Each of the Instant Win Prizes will be time stamped and the first person who plays the Instant Win Game on or immediately after the applicable predetermined time stamp, as determined by the Cineplex Store in its sole discretion, will be deemed the potential winner of the applicable Prize. The odds of winning an Instant Win Prize will change throughout the course of the Contest Period as Instant Win Prizes are claimed, but will depend on the number and timing of eligible entrants who play the Instant Win Game.  The total number of Instant Win Prizes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest Period as they are claimed. The following table outlines the description, quantity and approximate retail value of each Instant Win Prize (each Instant Win Prize is subject to the applicable terms and conditions outlined below and of the issuer).

Description (Details for each prize are set out below)

(1) Free SD movie rental at 
(2) A coupon for $10 off any item at (excluding gift cards). 
(3) $2.50 SD movie rentals at 
(4) A coupon for a small fountain drink (redeemable at any Cineplex theatre)
(5) A coupon for a small popcorn (redeemable at any Cineplex theatre)
(6) Admit one coupon
(7) A coupon for $20 off at Pizza Pizza (excluding residents of AB, BC and SK)
(8) A coupon for $20 off at Pizza 73 (only available to AB, BC and SK residents)
(9) Free Virgin Mobile SmartPhone

please read rules for further information

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CLOSED~(Facebook)EasyFinancial-Cash For Christmas Giveaway

Go over to Facebook for this

Cash for Christmas Giveaway  


Limit of one (1) entry per person and only one (1) prize to be awarded per person

ends on 12:00 a.m. EST on Friday, December 20th, 2013

There is one (1) $5000 CDN Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of
cheque payment with a total value of the Grand Prize being $5000 CDN
There will be five (5) Secondary Prizes to be won, consisting of $500 CDN
(collectively the“Prizes”). Prizes must be accepted as
awarded without substitution and are not transferable, not for resale and have no cash
surrender value.

Please read rules for further information

Monday, November 4, 2013

CLOSED~Keurig A Perfect Cup Contest

                                       Enter this contest A Perfect Cup Keurig Contest

If you would like to give me a vote please and you can do that daily if you would like
 Keurig A Perfect Cup Contest
 Thank you

Open to legal residents of Canada. Entrants must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence

Entrants may be disqualified if they do not
respect the following limits:

One (1) entry is permitted per email address.
Only one (1) email address can be used if an entrant has more than one.
Limit one(1) prize per entrant
Ends December 31, 2013, at 11:59:59 P.M.(EST)

To enter, follow the steps to create your cup by following the on screen instructions  

If you are one of the first 3,000 entrants to complete the entry form by entering
your information
3,000 entrants receive a cup for free, the specific design of which may vary at an
estimated value of  $9.90 CND

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize consists of an all-inclusive travel package, for two (2)people, to see
anyone of the reasonably available concert events as determined by the Contest
Organizer’s promotional agency at time of winning located in a major city in
Canada or the United States, reserved within three (3) months of the date
of the last signature of the Declaration Form and be taken with in one (1)
calendar year following same, failing which it will be deemed to have been forfeited.
The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $3,000.00CND

Secondary prizes.
Two hundred seventy-five
(275) secondary prizes are available.
These secondary prizes and their respective value are
as follows:

Fifty (50) Keurig® brewing systems, Special Edition model, worth
approximately $140 each

Twenty-five (25) iTunes gift cards, worth $100 each.

Twenty-five (25) Amazon gift cards, worth $100 each.
4 Fifty (50) iTunes gift cards, worth $50 each.

Fifty (50) Amazon gift cards, worth $50 each.

Twenty-five (25) Cineplex Odeon gift cards, worth $50 each.

Fifty (50) Cineplex Odeon gift cards, worth $25 each

Please read rules for further information

Sunday, November 3, 2013



When the NutriBullet first came out I did not know anything about it. But I work retail and I saw that it sold very well. So I wanted to know more about it so I made myself watch some Youtube videos to learn more about it.
All I would do is talk about it to my Husband telling him so much about how it was good getting your fruit and vegetables into a smoothie. But I had a big blender and made smoothies already but I liked the fact that this was smaller and it would make just the right amount. I thought even my oldest son could make himself a smoothie when he came home at lunch from school.
My Husband had heard me talk about it so much that he said why don't you get one. I kept on thinking about it. Finally I had decided to get one.
We all used the NutriBullet which I was hoping we would. Making smoothies mostly was what we made but we have made salsa using it also.
My Husband and son made the usual smoothies with fresh fruit and and frozen fruit. Me I had to try different things to know I was doing some good for my body and I wanted to try it.
 I would put spinach, carrots and fruit. I even tried kale and avocado. From my liquid sometimes being water or milk or almond milk to soy milk and more.
From nuts to spices to coconut oil. I was wanting to try something in my smoothie. My Husband thought my smoothies were not good. I do have to say some of them were so delicious and some of them not so much. But you try and make it to the way you want it.


                                                    The tall cup


The power base                                



  1 handled comfort lip ring








                                                         Sometimes the colour was very nice and sometimes it was not. But it is the taste that you want to care about but yes I know you can look at a colour and get thrown off. You should see some of the green ones I drink.

The blade chops up the food pretty good but some seeds are harder to chop. From how much liquid you put into your smoothie will make a difference also. The less liquid you will have you will have a thicker drink. So play around with what you may like. The thicker it is though also will be more filling.
Make sure you pay attention to the max level as if you go over it you could have a mess on your hands or it could spill into the machine and ruin it.
I know mine is over the max. Mine turned out fine.

When making a smoothie take cup off of base and give it a good shake sometimes and put back on base and blend again. That can help can stuff moving around better.
You can make a smoothie and bring it with as it comes with 2 Stay fresh resealable lids to take on the go.
It comes with user guide and recipe book to give you ideas.

The only negative I find about the NutriBullet is the gasket ring under the blades you should not remove to clean as this can cause damage and leak. So over time I find that it can get particles of food-smoothie under it. Also it is loud so making a smoothie when people are resting might not be a great thing.

I do enjoy the NutriBullet it is just the right size cups to enjoy a nice refreshing smoothie. So easy to use.
Do you like to make smoothies? Do you have a NutriBullet and what is your thoughts?




These are my own thoughts as I purchased this on my own and thought I would share what I think of it


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trail day with my Husband

                                                           Trail day

                                     at Crooks Hollow to start. It started of to be a cool day
                                                         the colours were so nice

                                                 Darnley Mill       Darnley Cascade
                                             across the way a little bit from Crooks Hollow
                                                           The Mill
                                                            Behind the Dam
                                                        My Husband and I enjoying the day

                                                            Back through the Crooks Hollow
                                                                           The sun shining
Our drive through Dundas
at the top is Dundas Peak
                                                                         Drove to
                                                                     Sherman Falls


                                                                    Now to head towards
Tiffinay Falls

We had such a great day together and enjoyed the scenery and the weather
Also enjoying each others company which was the best