Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Canada Day...

I can't believe it's July tomorrow. With the beginning of a new month, we find ourselves in the midst of summer already.

It's time to celebrate summer this long weekend, and enjoy Canada Day with our friends and family. Of course, no Canada Day celebration is complete without something tasty to eat, right? And why celebrate the occasion with something... truly Canadian?

Like... butter tarts!

These tasty treats can be made from the comfort of your own kitchen. All you need is some Pillsbury pie crust (see, right there, you're saving yourself a step!) some raisins, butter (duh!) brown sugar, golden corn syrup, vanilla and 1 egg.

Follow the recipe and you've got a tasty treat to share with your guests... make sure to save at least a couple for yourself, though!Look forward to seeing your posts before

Happy Canada Day, and Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Disney Fruit Shapes and Cars 2 movie passes giveaway!

Ka-chow, everybody! Are you children super excited yet? Cars 2 has finally hit the theatres! It's been a few years since we've last seen Lighting McQueen on the big screen, but now, we don't have to wait any longer.

And! Super exciting news—I have a special Cars 2 and Disney Fruit Shapes giveaway just for you and your little ones!

So, what do you win? You'll recieve some super yummy Disney Fruit Shapes, and a $50 Visa Cash Card towads a Family Movie Pass to see Cars 2 in theatres.

All you have to do to win? Leave me a comment below telling me who your (or your child's) favourite Cars character is.

I'll randomly pick a winner on July 26.

Contests open to Canadians residents only. Readers may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win one Cars 2 prize as part of the contest.

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake!

Recently I found out that Cold Stone Creamery is coming to my very own city! This is exciting news and as everyone LOVES ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery... right?

I was approached to try the new Peanut Butter Playground ice cream cake, just in time for Father's Day. Sadly, there is no Tim Hortons with a Cold Stome Creamery in it just yet, so instead, I'll have to wait to try this amazing treat.

The Peanut Butter Playground ice cream cake is available in 6' and 8' sizes, and is made up of layers of Devil's Food cake, smooth chocolate ice cream, chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate ganache, peanut butter and chocolate shavings—a treat no dad could resist!

Since Father's Day is a great time to spend the day kicking back and relaxing with the entire family, what better way to do it than with this yummy ice cream cake? I know if I could get my hands on it, it's what my husband would be enjoying this Sunday, June 19th!

For more information on Cold Stone Creamery locations in Canada, click here.

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

You've Got Mail! (Part Two!)

The first thing I check every morning when I wake up is Twitter. After that, the first thing I do is check my email!

I love receiving emails from friends, or good news emails from work or blogging related projects. I love it when emails put a smile on the face, and at least a few times a day, they do. Emails from best friends, emails from long-lost friends, and emails from loved ones are all so special to receive.

My favourite emails are the once I get from my mom when she babysits my children while I am at work. They're my most favourite, and will be saved forever:

Dimitry drank all his milk, and fell asleep at 1. Christos rested for 1/2 hour, drank his milk, went on the computer, had some apple and apple juice and just went to Home Depot with dad. The kids are great. We'll eat fish and mashed potatoes tonight.
See you soon!!!!!


Christos was painting and we're both covered in paint now. Dimitry fell asleep at 2:15 in his crib - I just left him there and only went in a couple of times and he fell asleep! He had fun at playgroup. Christos had a great day and is eating McDonald's now.
See you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Christos was outside shovelling for over 1/2 hour, jumping around in the snow. He had hot chocolate and macaroni and kima. He's great. Don't call for a while, Dimitry is sleeping.
See you soon!!!


Just back from Greek playgroup. Baby kept going up and down... his nose is stuffy, I think he is getting a new cold.
Christos had to poo at school but it was quick.
I am exhausted....
See you soon!


Put the humidifer on for Christos.
Get the address for Florida.
Thank S. for gift for Dimitry.
Look for new housekeeper for your house - this is important!
See you soon!!!!!!


The boys are a handful! Especially Dimitry... he wears everyone out! Christos is riding his bicycle inside. Dimitry sleeping since 1:15. It is now 2:00. See you soon.

Dimitry hit one cheek on the wall at playgroup and so one cheek is red. He had a blast at my moms house for almost 2 hours, running, playing, eating.
Christos is great, but this morning, after you left for work, he got upset because Dimitry took his gems and crystals and threw one on the floor, then Dimitry hit Christos and Christos hit him back and then Christos took off his pants and underwear and I finally got them dressed again but Christos was late for school. It was tough....
See you soon!!!!


Emails about my children—and especially emails about my children that make me laugh hard at work—are always emails I look forward to receiving!

(This is part two in a Yahoo! Mail sponsored post about staying connected. The first email blog post can be found here.)

Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.