Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Cleaning Products I Use and Love

I am happy to announce that I have signed on with Church & Dwight for another year of partnership and great products. At the beginning of my term last year, I was familiar with the Church & Dwight family but I hadn't test-driven many of their products. 

After using the Church & Dwight line for the year, I have a few products of mention that have become my absolute favourites -- like, if the grocery store is out of this product, I will NOT substitute anything else.

For the first time in my dishwasher using years, I have found the perfect dishwasher soap for us. No residue, sparkly-clean dishes and no rinsing required. The OxiClean tabs are easy to use and work great.

The OxiClean laundry detergent tabs in lemon scent and coldwater, work hard to rid clothes of stains the first time. Our clothes haven't looked better using any other detergent.

As well, for Zoey our cat, I swapped out her old brand of litter after just one litter cycle, because the Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal was so much better. The scent didn't make me sneeze and I found the clumping-action to work much more solidly.

I have also become a habitual user of dry shampoo. It is my cabin hair saviour (barring wearing a hat) and I love the smell of the blush scented Batiste. I also love the argon oil Nair line, as it is easy to use and nice to my skin.

If you haven't tried any of the products in these pictures, 

I encourage you to give them a try! 

Stay tuned for more updates and giveaways from Church & Dwight, 

throughout 2016!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bighorn Meadows Resort: A Staycation Paradise in the Heart of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Most of my Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia experience, revolves around our mountain top off-grid cabin. I have never stayed in town at a hotel, and I have only eaten at a handful of restaurants. I do know where to find the best coffee and I am very familiar with the 'Visitor Centre' (our main source for water resupply at the cabin), but I am still very much a tourist to the area.

"The Mountains Shall Bring peace to the people ... and I must go!"

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to change all that... with a Girls-only weekend getaway to Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium. A few of us ladies (okay, 15 of us) had organized a weekend of being lazy, of sleeping in, of spa-ing, of crafting, of shopping, of drinking too much wine, of hot-tubbing and for doing all the things that WE wanted to do. A recharge, if you will.

The Bighorn Meadows Resort, nestled into the Columbia River Valley and set on one of Radium's best golf courses, could not have been a better place for us to connect with nature (you will see SHEEP!) and with each other. We stayed in five, gorgeous 3-bedroom suites, fully equipped with kitchens and big gigantic bath tubs! The cherry on top -- each of us had our own HUGE luxurious bed!

Granted we took our space liberties, as these 3 bedroom suites (plus a pull-out in the living-room) could comfortably sleep up to 8 people.

And... with the suites being 'green side', make for a quick escape to the golf course during the summer, or for a cross-country ski in the winter.

Kyla from "Mommy's Weird" and I, out for a X-country ski
at Bighorn Meadows Resort, Radium Hot Springs BC.

Off-site exploration led us to the nearby town of Invermere... for shopping, eating and checking out the winter activities on Lake Windermere.

Skate, X-country ski or Ice Fishing on Lake Windermere

Exploring the Columbia River Valley, the nearby town of Invermere and the famed, Radium Hot Springs!!

If you're looking for a 'Staycation' retreat with family or friends, but aren't looking to spend the big bucks in this nose-diving economy, the Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia is a top choice! 

Modern rooms and suites include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers and kitchens. Some suites also have electric fireplaces, washer/dryers, as well as balconies or patios with BBQ grills. 

Other amenities include a playground, a heated seasonal pool, a hot tub, use of a computer and free parking.

Will you be taking a 'Staycation' this year?

Monday, January 25, 2016 : My New Go-To Decorating Secret

I have a problem...I take a lot of photos.
And I'm always looking for ways to get them up and displayed!

I have often wondered how printing a photo on a canvas would turn out, but I hadn't yet gone ahead with it. Besides, which company would I choose and how much would it cost?

When 'Canvas and Decor', a company from my home-town of London, Ontario asked if I would like to try having one of my photos printed on canvas, I leapt at the opportunity. Their website was very user-friendly and walked me through each step of the ordering process. I was able to choose different edgings of the canvas, wrap-around style and even the thickness of frame.

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I was pretty excited to receive our canvas, so I was extra happy about the fast FREE shipping. My favourite Christmas holiday photo, would soon be hanging on the wall of our abode.

I received an email when my photo canvas shipped out and received it, well packaged, only two days later.


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I had such an amazing ordering experience with 'Canvas and Decor', that I think you should test them out for yourself. They are even having a sale right now!

Save 50% on the

and save an extra 10%,

when you order 2 or more pieces!

*Free Ground Shipping in Canada (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut express only)*

*Thanks for letting us test out your services 'Canvas and Decor'. We love our cabin picture and will certainly be ordering from you again in the future!*