How To Spring? We’ll Show You!

April 10, 2015

After a long – okay, extra long – cold, unforgiving winter, there are some things that *must* be done:

1) Ladies, whip out your razor. You know what to do with it.
2) Is it safe to take the winter tires off? Somehow, I am not confident we’re in the clear just yet.
3) The patio set and barbecue. Locate them, and keep them on standby.
4) Grab your favourite cleaning solutions and supplies. It’s time for a good spring cleaning!

Will you be partaking in a little scrub-and-shine fest this season? I’m pleased to report that my spring cleaning is underway, and this year, I can find everything I need to sponge, swab and scour from Walmart Canada. Like the Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer Trigger, which makes cleaning simpler, faster and easier. Or the super-versatile Vileda Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket; whether you need to wash wood, ceramic or vinyl floors, the Easy Wring System makes it a breeze.  As always, Walmart is your one stop shop for all your spring cleaning needs and household essentials.

Do you have spring cleaning tips or techniques you simply can’t keep to yourself? Join us at the @WalmartCanada #HowToSpring Twitter Party on Tuesday, April 14th at 8:00pm EDT!
HowtoSpring GraphicWe’ll share our best tips, tools and techniques for making your home summer-ready, and showcase the products to get you there. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Walmart Canada Twitter Party unless we had amazing prizes up for grabs – over $1000 in prizes! We’re giving away their most sought-after cleaning products and store gift cards – don’t miss it!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Tuesday night. See official rules here.  (more…)

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Protect Your Smile!

April 10, 2015

There are some things I never take for granted. Clean water, fresh air, good food, and healthy teeth. ALWAYS healthy teeth.

Think about it. Healthy teeth lead to a healthy smile, which is by far everyone’s best beauty asset. And, just like a classic designer handbag, fresh, clean breath is always in style.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been *mildly obsessed* with oral health. After two years of braces, several allergies to cavity fillings and eight tooth extractions (including four impacted wisdom teeth), I’ve had my share of dental dilemmas. So I always pay particular attention to staying on top of my oral hygiene; let’s face it, we rely on good dental health for everything from the food we eat to the way we speak. Think of your mouth as the gateway to your overall health, and your teeth as the guards. Wouldn’t you want them to be strong and healthy?

(Also? I love hard candy. Teeth, don’t fail me now!)

Part of my oral hygiene regime is to visit a dentist every 4-6 months, like clockwork, without exception. And it’s a family thing; I started taking both my boys to the dentist before they turned two years old! At the time, the dental hygienist simply counted their teeth and checked for “sugar buds”. Now, they get the full treatment – scaling, fluoride wash and power cleaning!

And cool sunglasses, of course.
wwwIt’s no secret: regular dental appointments are the best way to prevent and detect problems before they affect your family’s quality of life. By visiting your Ontario dentist and taking other proactive measures, you can skip the costly and painful treatments that result from neglect. (An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure… take it from someone who has had four cavities!) And thanks to the Ontario Dental Association, you can learn your dental care options and find a dentist near you online.  (more…)

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Your Spring Reboot

April 9, 2015

Hello, April… so nice to meet you. It’s time to sit back, reminisce about the long, cold winter, and look forward to a fabulous new season. And since we’re already more than a week in, how about some of that warmer weather that’s been promised to us?
promo-april15-homepagesI know, I know – patience is a virtue. But after that long (really long) winter we just survived, you can’t blame me for wanting to press “fast forward” to summer! However, just before the season arrives, there are few things that we’ll need to do:

1) Spring Cleaning. Ugh! My least favourite part of the reboot. Each spring, I rediscover the same things about myself; I am a hoarder, I am disorganized, and I am particularly lazy when it comes to dusting shutters. Spring cleaning is bad for my self-esteem!

2) Winter Spoils. My stamped concrete driveway is a little worse for wear after road salt from our boots has had its way with the porous material. Similarly, my roof’s shingles have seen better days… perhaps being blanketed with cold snow for five months+ will do that. Taking inventory of the items that need to be refurbished and repaired is necessary to ensure your home stays beautiful (and functional).

3) Summer-Proofing. We’ve waited SO LONG for the warm weather to come… you definitely want to make sure your home is ready for summer. Each spring, in addition to replacing the batteries in your smoke alarms, replacing outdoor bulbs and clearing your gutters, have you ever considered purchasing a Protection and Maintenance Plan for your air conditioner and/or heater? Here’s my story.  (more…)

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Every Time

April 9, 2015

I wouldn’t call myself an expert baker, but if I make a recipe often enough, I like to perfect it.

I can make perfect chocolate chip cookies. 

And I want you to make them, too! That’s why I’m sharing my tried-and-true tips for yielding a batch of delicious, chewy cookies that will make you famous at bake sales and family gatherings. (After all, life is all about street cred.)
IMG_2423 (2)Tip #1: Find the perfect recipe. My go-to recipe is Chocolate Chip Cookies a la Anna Olson. Says Anna: “Tried, tested and true. My secret ingredient is cornstarch to make chewy-centred cookies! If you want crispy cookies, omit the cornstarch and replace the baking soda with baking powder.” If I’m honest, I’d like you to throw away all your chocolate chip cookie recipes and simply make these ones going forward. Yes, they’re THAT good.  (more…)

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Celebrate Your Abode with a #Housie!

April 6, 2015

It’ll be eight years since we moved into our first home… and when given the choice to love it or list it, we ALWAYS love it.

The serial re-decorator strikes again! This time, I’ve made over my sitting room into a place I can unwind and relax when the boys are in bed… and let’s face it, since “unwind and relax” are rarely in my vocabulary, I enjoy every moment!

Do you love your home? Join the celebration of new homeowners! Share your own #housie.

So, how do you housie? Simply Record a 360° video selfie of your new home (or outdoor space). Keep your video short — no more than 20 seconds! Then share it to Twitter or Instagram to join the TD #housie tour. I tried several times, unsuccessfully, to capture both myself and the sitting room in my iPhone frame, but in the end I had to let my house shine and popped in for a cameo.

(Don’t forget to include the hashtag #housie – otherwise it might not show up in the tour!)

Go to tdhousie.com to see your housie, enjoy the housie song, and celebrate all the amazing places we call home.

As for my next project? We’re working on a few things simultaneously – the laundry room, the backyard, finishing up the front and creating a new office space in our loft. Remember, it’s never boring Chez Lena!

This video and post is sponsored by TD, though my opinions and thoughts as always are my own.

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My Morning Selfie

April 6, 2015

If you asked me 28 days ago how I’d feel about a no filter, close-up selfie taken before 8:00am, with minimal makeup and zero photoshopping… I would have rolled my eyes at you.

Of course, that was before Garnier’s NEW Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Night Cream.
image1 (2)From my previous post, Believe in Miracles, I shared my experience with this revolutionary new night cream – the first of its kind to deliver results from your first overnight use, while continually improving the look of your skin over time. You can expect to wake up to smoother, rested-looking skin that will have you believing miracles do happen overnight!

Today, I’m exactly one week shy of my 37th birthday. And I am officially embracing life (fine lines and all). However, I won’t lie – I fight Mother Nature with a gusto normally reserved for fighting world wars and banishing whale poachers. And the newest weapon in my arsenal against aging is Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Night Cream.  (more…)

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Start Spring in Style with The Home Depot Canada!

April 2, 2015

Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

Is it Spring yet? I know, *technically* on paper, the cold weather should be on its way out. Should be.

Alas, with the dreaded snowflake icon still showing up on my weather apps, I’m not holding my breath. So I’m doing my part to ensure I get my daily dose of seasonal goodness, and today, that includes sharing the latest Spring styles from The Home Depot Canada!

With warmer weather comes excitement for sunshine, backyard BBQs with friends and family, and enjoying the great outdoors. But before we can revel in our limited taste of the tropics, an outdoor refresh is in order! Spring is a time to prep the garden, clear the backyard and start planning your outdoor oasis – and The Home Depot Canada has everything you need to get started. From décor and outdoor power to live goods, a local associate can offer tips and tricks to help you prepare for the warmer weather.

Here are my picks for the season:

Whether you’re outfitting the ultimate man cave backyard, creating a contemporary patio or styling a small space, The Home Depot Canada is a one-stop shop for creating your perfect patio oasis.
Corliving Oakland 4 piece Patio Lounger lifestyleCorLiving Oakland 4-Piece Patio Lounger Set (Price: $1520.00). This stylishly comfortable lounger set is the perfect addition to any outdoor space. The cleverly designed chairs are practical with weather-resistant fabric and a robust steel frame that is UV-resistant, durable and easy to care for.  (more…)

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Cracker Crusted Salmon: Dinner Made Better

April 1, 2015

Fair warning folks: there’s deliciousness ahead. The kind that comes when you combine a crispy, savoury coating with fresh Atlantic salmon. It’s gluten-free and guilt-free goodness.
DSC_0718Last year, a friend sent me one of those tongue-in-cheek eCards, which portrayed a profile of a woman crying, stating –

“I’d do anything to lose 10 pounds, except eat well and exercise.”

At the time, I chuckled – I mean, yeah, it pretty much summed up my life! – but when my clothes started to get a bit too snug, it was no longer a laughing matter.

So I changed things up. And I didn’t lose 10 pounds… I lost 20! And now, at my goal weight, there’s nothing I’d like to do more than keep it off.

Hint: I won’t be joining a gym any time soon.

Which means that I have to settle for what’s behind door number two: eating well. And you know what? Making healthy, better-for-me choices is not the hardship I thought it would be – especially with a wealth of waist-friendly and alternative-diet options on the market, including Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips.
DSC_0715Love Breton? Who doesn’t! It’s been a wholesome family choice since 1982. And now, even more people can enjoy the tender-crisp texture and wholesome taste of the original Breton. Introducing two NEW gluten-free options: Breton Bean crackers (in White Bean with Salt & Pepper and Black Bean with Onion & Garlic) which provides 3g of fibre and 2g protein per serving and Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips (in Sweet Chili Cheddar and Sea Salt & Pepper). Stamped with their ‘Made Better’ promise, these healthy snacks have no preservatives or artificial flavours/colours and beans are the #1 ingredient!  (more…)

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A Hotel for Every Toronto Destination

March 31, 2015

I’ve been spoiled. I’ve lived in and around Toronto my entire life, so I often forget just how amazing it is. The vibe, the culture, the food, the arts… I could go on.

(Did I mention the diehard Leafs fans? Yeah, the dream just won’t die.)

Of course, when visiting a world-class city like Toronto, there’s no shortage of things to do. And if you’re visiting my fair city, you’re in luck – from thrill rides to theatre shows, sports to scenic tours, Toronto offers the best in family entertainment!

Turn your trip to Toronto into jam-packed days of discovery by partaking in these fun-filled attractions and activities – targeted toward school-aged children, but guaranteed to please kids (and kids at heart) of all ages.

1. The CN Tower

It’s no secret – children like to climb to the top of things (and the taller, the better). Mini daredevils can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Toronto and surrounding area from the observation deck at the CN Tower, the tallest free standing structure in the world. Take an adrenaline-pumping ride up in a glass elevator and capture the heart-stopping moment when your child jumps on the glass floor.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhere to stay: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre. Bordered by Yonge, Carlton, Church and Wood Streets, Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre is in the centre of it all. Some of the finest shopping venues in the world such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, the shops at Yorkville, Holt Renfrew, The Bay, Winners, Marshall’s and Bed Bath and Beyond are only minutes from its doorstep.

The entrance to the Yonge/College Subway line, part of Toronto’s famous TTC, and the main artery of the city, is less than a block from the hotel, providing immediate access to all attractions, shopping, dining, hospitals, theatres and the financial district. Jump aboard and visit The CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Dundas Square, Ripley’s Aquarium and more.  (more…)

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And Now Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

March 29, 2015

So, something happened over the past week – and if you’ve been reading along and paying attention, chances are you cottoned on to it.

I’ve been hosting a LOT of Twitter Parties.

It’s never my intention to flood my blog with RSVP posts, however, it’s simply a popular time of year for parties, and I have a responsibility to clients to promote their parties. And, if you attend our parties, you’ll know that they’re nothing but FUN times!

However, I do miss writing. Telling stories. Talking about life.

I just wanted to thank y’all for sticking around while I survived the crazy. Now that March is winding down, I’m so looking forward to getting back to Listen to Lena, and your regularly scheduled programming.

Until then, here’s a picture of a Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake. Why? Oh, let’s just say that I’ll be visiting Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival this May. More details to come!
Outdoor Kitchen Offerings at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Piggylicious Bacon CupcakeOkay, I’ll spill – I’m heading back to Walt Disney World as a 2015 Disney Social Media Mom!

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Your Summer, Your Drink: Introducing the #Freddoccino

March 29, 2015

To some, this drink will need no introduction, while others may have heard of it for the first time from my post, “What’s Your Favourite Freddo?

It’s the Coffee Culture Freddoccino, of course! And if you’re lucky enough to have a Coffee Culture near you, you’ll know it’s a delicious, cold beverage made with rich espresso, ice-cream, all natural syrups and sauces, and topped with whipped cream. Could it get any better?

(Actually, it can: Freddoccinos are available in Caramel, Mocha, Oreo Crumble, or Coffee!)

So, think you need them in your life? You won’t want to miss the #Freddoccino Twitter Party, where we’ll chat coffee, your favourite ways to cool down, and more!
Twitter Party (Freddo) March 2015[4] (2)To thank you for participating, we’ll have a plethora of Coffee Culture gift cards to give away – including a grand prize valued at $100! RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Wednesday afternoon.  (more…)

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Celebrate Easter with #DanetteForEaster!

March 28, 2015

Ahh… holidays. The perfect time to get together with family, friends and loved ones, and simply indulge. Whether it’s soaking up attention from toddlers, reminiscing with friends about the good ol’ times, or savouring every last bite of a holiday meal, Easter is a time for celebration and enjoyment.

It’s also a time for dessert. Think outside the chocolate Easter Egg, folks!

Danette is perfect for Easter! Made with 75% Canadian milk, it has only 15 grams of sugar and comes in individual-sized containers that take the guesswork out of portion sizes. And, with a silky texture and six delicious flavours (including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee), there’s a Danette for everyone! Yum!

We want to hear your Easter – and Easter dessert – traditions! Join us for the #DanetteForEaster Twitter Party. where we’ll serve up a deliciously good time!
DanetteForEasterInvitation_V4 (2)Of course, we can’t chat Danette with you without giving you the chance to enjoy some! To thank you for participating, we’ll be giving away 6 coupon bundles – including Danetter for a YEAR for two winners! RSVP below and we’ll see you Monday.  (more…)

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Easter Weekend: Almond Cupcakes

March 27, 2015

Looking for a fabulous dessert or coffee break treat that the whole family will love? This Easter, be the hostess with the mostess and serve these scrumptious Almond Cupcakes, courtesy of my friends at Almond Breeze.

With a peek-a-boo filling and gorgeous sugar-coated almonds as garnish, they’re almost too pretty to eat! (I did say almost…)
Cupcakes_RT (2)Making sugar-coated almonds is a breeze (no pun intended). In an ungreased baking pan, roast 2 cups sliced almonds at 375°F for 10 minutes, turning pan and stirring halfway through baking time. Then, bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a large pan; add almonds and stir. Sugar will crystallize – don’t panic! – keep stirring and it will start to caramelize.

Remove from heat and spread almonds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When cool and dry, break up and sprinkle on top of cupcakes. Store any extra almonds in an airtight container. They are great for snacking, in popcorn or as a topping for ice cream.  (more…)

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What’s Your Favourite Freddo?

March 26, 2015

If you’re looking at the title of this post, and thinking… Hmm… now what the heck’s a Freddo, Lena?… sit back, because I’m about to introduce you to your new favourite cold concoction.

It’s a Coffee Culture Freddoccino, of course! The delicious cold beverages are made with rich espresso, ice-cream, all natural syrups and sauces, and topped with whipped cream. Choose from Caramel, Mocha, Oreo Crumble, or Coffee Freddoccinos.
DSC_0651So, what makes the Freddoccino so darn addictive? Coffee Culture Freddoccinos are first made with a shot of espresso which is an origin of south and central coffee beans. The special espresso is medium to dark roast with a strong heady that is rich and satisfying.

Lemme just stop right there. Because if there’s one thing that sets the Freddoccino apart from the average blended iced coffee, it’s that you can truly taste the robust flavour of the espresso shining through. That’s why I always order a smooth and simple Coffee Freddoccino; I find it so satisfying to savour the combination of quality espresso with a sweet, refreshing kick.

Once the hot espresso is poured, Coffee Culture uses one of their signature all-natural sauces/ syrups. The Freddoccino is then blended with ice and either Ice-Cream Mix (default) or Milk (regular, skim or soy). Once blended the beverage gets topped with whipped cream and either Oreo bits for the Oreo Crumble, or Chocolate/ Caramel sauce for the Mocha or Caramel Freddoccino.  (more…)

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Fisher-Price Moms Top 10

March 25, 2015

Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

I’ve often heard that it’s better to have a “difficult” baby the first time ’round. The colicky, demanding, trouble-making type. And the rationale behind this? Subsequent babies will be a cakewalk, because you’ve already experienced the worst.

In theory, this sounds reasonable.

Reality? I had one of those difficult first-time babies, and let me tell you, I did not feel reassured. I felt exhausted, defeated, moody, irrational, and exhausted. (Did I say exhausted twice?)

Often, all I hoped for was a mommy moment. A chance to brush my hair or brew a cup of coffee. A few minutes to sit down and catch up on email, or finally finish the book I started while I was pregnant. And from time to time, I longed to have a shower longer than 6 minutes.

(I won’t lie. Now that my kids are older, I take 25 minute showers, because I can.)

So, I improvised. I purchased toys and baby gear from the most trusted toy brand in the world, Fisher-Price, and boy, did I ever use them. I used a Jumperoo when I needed a moment to freshen up; I let my son play with the Rock-a-Stack while I made dinner. And just before nighttime, during that crucial moment of slumber, I allowed the sweet melodies of the Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium soothe my baby to sleep.
DSC_0627For me, it’s a Top 10 Pick.

Earlier this year, I was asked by Fisher-Price to select my favourite products in the baby toy and gear categories. And when my list was set, I was amazed to see how closely it mirrored the selections on Fisher-Price Mom’s Top 10The website showcases moms’ favourite toys and baby gear – the products that baby loves, parents’ trust, and most importantly, allow mom a chance to sneak in that #fpmommymoment.  (more…)

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Take the Activia Challenge and WIN!

March 24, 2015

It happens to most of us – 66 per cent of the general population, to be exact.

That feeling of bloating, discomfort, gas and rumbling – the things that make your tummy feel funny.

Did you know that Activia can help your minor digestive woes?

Each serving of Activia contains over 1 billion live, active BL bacteria or bifidobacteria, called Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494. (That’s the science-y talk. Translation: Activia is a probiotic yogurt. The word probiotic literally means “for life.”)

Every bite of food you eat has an impact on your digestive system. Activia’s unique probiotic BL Regularis culture survives gastric acids and enzymes. It reaches your intestinal tract alive, active and in great numbers. Friendly bacteria present in the large intestine, including bifidobacteria, such as BL Regularis contained in Activia, help digest our food and produce certain vitamins, help to make conditions unfavourable for some harmful bacteria.

Sounds like something you’d like to try? Take the Activia Challenge!

The Activia Challenge is so simple! Just eat 2 Activia a day for 4 weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and keep track of your results. It’s really easy with Activia’s handy symptoms table to see, on paper, how your tummy is responding to the challenge!

(Don’t forget about the Activia Challenge contest! Sign up now for a chance to win great prizes!)

Of course, you could simply WIN Activia yogurt for the ENTIRE 30-day challenge – we’re giving away 30 Days of  FREE yogurt (2x per day) to 30 Winners at the #ActiviaChallenge Twitter Party!
activiachallengetwitterparty (2)Join us on Thursday night to hear all about the Activia Challenge, how it can help you, and have a chance to win! RSVP below, and see you soon!  (more…)

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DIY Canadians… #FileFreeOnline!

March 24, 2015

Based on the response for the post “DIY Canadians! Introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software“, it looks like many of y’all are planning to DIY this year and prepare your own taxes. Any why not? With H&R Block Online Tax Software, you can file for FREE, with absolutely no hidden costs!

Yes, I said the good “f” word. FREE.

It’s free, regardless of income, job, age, whether you’re a student or retiree, or have a simple or complex tax return. H&R Block Online Tax Software will empower Canadian filers to take control of their taxes and enjoy the benefits of ease, convenience, accuracy and control.

Want to learn more? Join us at the @HRBlockCanada #FileFreeOnline Twitter Chat.
HRBlock Graphic v4We’ll share everything you need to know about H&R Block Online Tax Software, and provide valuable info for all those looking to DIY this tax season. To thank you for joining us, of course we’ll have a ton of great prizes up for grabs (including a HUGE! grand prize).  (more…)

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Protect Yourself with #FellowesProtects

March 21, 2015

I’ve been a victim of identity theft. It can happen to you.

In my case, over $12,000 was charged to my account in just over six hours. I found out in the most inconvenient fashion; while exiting a parking garage after a rare romantic dinner with my husband, both our credit cards were declined at the checkpoint. Confused and frustrated – though lucky to have carried some cash that day – we arrived home to find two voice messages from VISA, asking us to call their fraud centre immediately.

Read about my ordeal here.
creditcardfraudSo, how can you protect yourself? From the Fellowes ID Theft Prevention Kit:

Shred, Shred, Shred! Invest in a good cross-cut shredder. Companies such as Fellowes make various models available at all price points. Shred all old bills, bank statements, credit card bills, receipts, personal documents and anything with your name or address on it.

Go paperless. Most companies (phone, cable, banks) offer customers the option to not have bills sent to their homes. This eliminates excess paper as well as lessens the chance someone else will pick up or intercept your mail.  (more…)

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Save a LOT with #RetailMeNotCA!

March 19, 2015

Not even going to lie… I’m having a fangirl moment here. For an actress? Nope. A rock star? Not even close. I am completely, utterly and totally fangirling over RetailMeNot Canada.

Let’s just say that those who save me money are like celebrities in my books. 

Who hasn’t heard of RetailMeNot Canada? They’re like THE authority on coupon codes, special promos and other fabulous deals for savvy Canadian shoppers. In fact, I *always* check RetailMeNot Canada before I make an online purchase; you never know when you’re missing out on a valuable coupon code!

RetailMeNot Canada is a marketplace platform that helps millions of active shoppers anytime, anywhere to find the best deals on brands they trust. With more than 600,000 coupons and offers from 70,000 retailers, it’s the world’s largest marketplace for digital offers.

Want to learn more? We’re dishing on the best tips and tricks for smart shopping – join us at the #RetailMeNotCA Twitter Party!
RetailMeNot Graphic v2Along with special guest @SmartCookies (the go-to source for sharp, go-getters who crave daily tips, products and inspiration), we’ll have you saving money in no time! Tip #1: Become obsessed with www.retailmenot.ca. It’s the easiest way to save, every time you shop.

Of course we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs! Tons and tons of gift cards, anyone? RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Wednesday night!  (more…)

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Imma Let You Finish… But Let’s All Get Cheesy for a Moment

March 19, 2015

Melted. Grated. Shaved. Baked. No matter what you do with cheese, it makes everything taste better. In fact, I can authentically say that some form of cheesy goodness is incorporated into my meals and snacks every. single. day.

A toasted bagel slathered with Philadelphia Cream Cheese to start my day. A warm bowl of spicy chili topped with shredded Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese. And at dinner, a hearty grilled burger with – what else? – Kraft Singles Processed Cheese to round out the flavour. You could say that I strive to make every day as cheesy as possible.

Are you a fellow cheese lover? Well, I don’t want to string you along, so I’ll share my gouda news before you feel provolonely or you make me out to be a muenster.

(How’d I do with the cheese-factor? I tried my best!)

It’s Kraft Cheesefest at Loblaws! From March 19 – April 9, you can find recipe inspiration and savings on your favourite Kraft cheese products. Think Layered Tomato-Basil Dip, Grilled Chicken Flatbread, or everyone’s favourite – Lasagna!
better-than-ever-cheesy-meat-lasagna-made-over-91762Making this cheesy, hearty dish has never been easier! (Check out the recipes on KraftCanada.com for tips and tricks to tailor it to your tastes.)  (more…)

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