Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Four Simple Changes to Start the New Year Off Right

Howdy & Welcome to 2017!

I am excited to announce that I'll be working with the lovely folks at Church & Dwight for my third year as an ambassador. 

I really am their HUGEST fan when it comes to their OxyClean products...  and hey, Batiste Dry Shampoo has been a life-changer for this on-the-go gal.

Stay tuned for all the fun, plus a special upcoming February giveaway!


The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It can also turn into a very hectic time, with the kids going back to school, winter sports starting and work piling up after a few weeks of relaxation. In the past, January has flown by and New Year’s resolutions have quickly flown out the window. This year start the New Year off right, with four simple changes that could turn into GREAT life-long habits!

1.       Healthy homemade lunches: Making lunch for your family can feel like a huge chore, but buying lunch regularly is expensive and often leads to unhealthy choices. Start 2017 off right by preparing simple and delicious meals ahead of time. Doing small tasks to prep, such as cutting up vegetables on the weekend, will make the process quick and ensure healthy choices are made during the week. Getting your family involved can also make prepping food more fun and helps your children understand the importance of making healthy decisions. 

2.       Keep your hair healthy: Washing your hair too frequently can strip out natural oils and cause split ends. This new year, start washing your hair every second or third day to maintain healthy and natural looking locks. Using Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original between washes will help to eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving hair looking clean and fresh with added body and texture.  No water required!

3.       Drink water: After a month of indulging, start the year off right by challenging your family to drink more water. Try switching your evening pop, or morning fruit juice, for a large glass of water. This may be difficult for the first few days, but after a week you will feel rejuvenated and have healthier hair and skin.

4.       Unplug and recharge: Getting a good night sleep can sometimes be difficult. There are always new emails to be answered and a list of chores to do; however, it is important to understand the need for a good night’s sleep. Sleep can boost productivity, improve your memory and help maintain a healthy weight. This year, try turning off the television, computers and smart-phones one hour earlier. If you are having trouble falling asleep, try Vitafusion™ SleepWell.  Each SleepWell gummy is made with 2.5 g of Melatonin, a hormone that helps increase total sleep time.

What healthy habits do you want to start this year?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Real Canadian Superstore Introduces... the Family Fun Box! Only available by Click & Collect - December 27 - 31! #MakeItMerryNYE

New Year’s Eve is a landmark holiday occasion, but it can sometimes feel like a mad dash to the finish line, juggling the day-to-day demands of family life with party planning 101. Whether you’ll be hosting a cocktail party for friends, or giving your little ones their first taste of ringing in the New Year, the Real Canadian Superstore is here to help!

Introducing … the Real Canadian Superstore Click &Collect “Family Fun Box”.  A sweet and savoury snack station in-a-box, designed just for New Year’s Eve and offered at Real Canadian Superstore locations in Calgary from December 27th-31st.

Available for same-day pick up, this innovative, one-click entertaining solution includes everything you need to create the ultimate family-friendly event – 

for only $40!  

#MakeItMerryNYE with a Family Fun Box from the Real Canadian Superstore. Simply Click & Collect!

***This is a sponsored post, but in no way does that diminish our love of PC Maple Bacon Popcorn... Omnomnom! The opinions expressed belong solely to PeekThruOurWindow.com.**

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 PeekThruOurWindow.com.**