Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Prep Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

From the shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating (and in our case, MOVING HOUSE), the holidays give us plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed (PACKING) and financially stretched. This season, lessen the stress by incorporating a few simple tips that will help leave a lasting impression without breaking the bank.

Revive Outdoor Decor

Love your holiday decor from last season? Don't be afraid to use it again this year to help save time and money. To revive last years decor and keep it looking like new, try using OxiCleanTM Versatile Stain Remover Powder. It's the perfect solution to remove dirt, dust and grime from decorations that were sitting in storage or outside since you put them away.

Woo Overnight Guests

Fresh blankets and sheets is an inexpensive and cheerful way to help your guest feel like they're staying at a hotel. To help freshen stale sheets and towels from the back of the linen closet, use Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Unit Dose Power Paks in Fresh Scent for a refreshing clean. 

Take it one step further and keep a basket of fresh towels and toiletry items they may have forgotten, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. The new Arm & HammerTM Truly RadiantTM lineup of products are sure to impress. 

The Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste and SpinbrushTM are the perfect combination that refreshing and clean mint flavour that provides long lasting freshness guests will love!

Host a Potluck Christmas Dinner

Make this years turkey dinner a team effort. Get your guests involved in the party and arrange a potluck so that everyone pitches in. As the host, take charge by preparing the turkey and have guests bring the fixings, sides and desserts (and wine)!

When it comes to clean up, cut back on the time you spend in the kitchen by using OxiCleanTM Extreme Power CrystalsTM and Triple Action Dishwasher Booster to remove the toughest stuck on foods and stains. There's no pre-rinsing or pre-washing necessary.

Dress to Impress

From family gatherings to New Year's Eve parties holiday spills and accidents are bound to happen. This year, don't let a fear of spills and stains keep you from wearing your favourite party clothes. Instead, use quality laundry detergent such as OxiCleanTM Liquid Detergent to remove any dried-on stains the first time and keep clothes looking vivid and bright.

To accessorize your favourite party outfit, pair it with your best bling! For a quick, easy and effective jewellery refresher, try mixing Arm & HammerTM Baking Soda with hot water and leave your jewellery to sit for a few minutes. In no time, your diamonds will be sparkling bright and looking like new.

Schedule Some "Me Time"

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is sure to leave any host tired, even when entertaining is kept simple. Enjoy some well deserved "me time" and opt for a hot bubble bath with candles and reach for some Rub A535TM Anti-Inflammatory Heating Cream to soothe your aching muscles.

 What are some of your best kept tips
 to save money and reduce your stress??

***I am a brand ambassador for the 2016 year with Church & Dwight. As part of this program I receive monetary compensation, as well as products to review and giveaway. The opinions expressed belong to**

Thursday, November 24, 2016

This Black Friday, Go LIME! Two fantastic days of sales at! (Nov. 25 & 26 Only!)

This Black Friday, Go LIME!

LIMEAPPLE girls wear is having
a huge pack sale event with additional clearance items at 50% off! 

Where: online at

When: November 25th and November 26th ONLY!

We have been Limeapple fans for a few years now and we are always super happy with the quality, comfort and styles. Here's your chance to pick up your very own Limeapple styles, at only a fraction of the cost!

These days... Beebo is quite into her Limeapple Faux Fur vest. It's all the rage, don't ya know MommyO?  LOL

To get the FAUX FUR jacket, 
click the link below the photo
to take you to the SALE!


Happy Shopping!

Oh and ps... let me know what you buy!

*This is a sponsored post, but it does not diminish our Limeapple LOVE!*

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Calling All Hockey Moms (and Dads too)!! - #Giveaway

Calling All Hockey Moms (and Dads too)!!

Skates, helmets and tournaments – with the arrival of hockey season, you've upped the ante on chores and must do's. Between driving your hockey superstar to endless practices, organizing fundraisers and maintaining equipment, there’s no denying that being a hockey parent is a busy (and rewarding) job. 


Here are some ways to prepare for hockey season’s worst, to ensure it’s the best:

1) Develop a routine: Because the hockey season is so busy, establishing a scheduled routine is key. This includes making time for homework between school and practice, ensuring the hockey bag is packed ahead of time and coordinating carpool schedules.

**Pro tip: create a check-list for your child to follow so they can learn to manage their own time and ensure they’re well prepared to hit the ice.

2) Banish smelly gear: It’s always surprising how such a big smell can come from a small kid! Hockey equipment is bound to collect sweat when your kid is skating their heart off on the ice so make sure you stop odors before they start.  First, air out all equipment after each use.  Do not – I repeat, do not – leave everything in a zipped up hockey bag! Second, regularly wash items that can be machine washed.

**Pro tip: Use a detergent that’s up to the challenge such as OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent and Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks – they are my go-to favourites!

3) Maintain a positive attitude: The number one goal for your child during hockey season should be to have fun. Whether it’s a “win” or “lose” in the end, each game teaches your child how to work as a team and participate in friendly competition. These important life values are the true prize at the end of the season!

4) Get to know your fellow hockey parents: Creating a network of other parents can add a fun social element to the experience for you. Plus, it’s a great way to stay connected and easily be able to coordinate carpools and call-in a last minute favour if you can’t make a practice.

5) Make some memories: Your before hockey advice and after hockey breakfast runs are the stuff memories are made of.

**Pro Tip: Create a pre or post hockey tradition for you and your son or daughter to share!

What are your tips for surviving the hockey season?

To help ensure you’re ready, we’re giving away some great hockey season essentials for at home and on the road games.

  • OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks
  • Arm & HammerTM Baking Soda
  • Arm & HammerTM SpinbrushTM battery powered toothbrush The Ultimate Spider-Man TM
  • OrajelTM Spider-ManTM Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste

Total Value: Approx. $35

To enter, follow the rules in the widget below. The winner must be over the age of 18 and be a resident of Canada. Giveaway ends at 12:01am, November 13th, 2016. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected. 

Good luck to all!