Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SENS TICKETS! The perfect stocking stuffer for YOU!

The holidays are upon us, and to me, that means spending time with family and friends. There is always so much going on during December that it's important to spend the days leading up to Christmas Day relaxing with loved ones.

Since it is almost a guarantee that we're going to have a green Christmas, there won't be any snowman building in the front yard, or walks to the neighbourhood skating rink to see the kids playing on the ice.

However, I'd like to offer you the next best thing!

How about a family four pass to the see the Ottawa take on Florida on December 22nd right here at Scotiabank place? Yup, you can watch the action on the ice and feel festive at the same time! GO SENS GO!

Not only do I have four tickets for this Thursday night's game, I also have four tickets to give away for the Metro Sens Skills night taking place on December 28th at 1 p.m.!

That's right, TWO winners, winning four tickets each to watch the Sens take to the ice!

As you may or may not know, the NHL All-Star skills competition will be taking place right here in Ottawa in January, and the Sens Skills night is basically a preview of what's to come. The Sens Skills competition is going to be so much fun the whole family!

And if you're a huge Sens fan, don't forget to vote for your favourite player so they can represent at the game in January! You can vote up to 30 times on each platform! Visit www.nhl.com/vote

Wouldn't four tickets to the Sens Skills night (presented by Metro) be a great stocking stuffer for that special someone in your life?

If you want to buy more tickets for yourself or for your friends, they're on sale for only $7.50 and you can get them at capitaltickets.ca. Oh, and there is free parking, too!

To win, just leave me a comment below... and I'll randomly pick two winners! The first name I pick will receive the tickets to the game on the 22nd, and the second name I pick will receive the tickets to the Sens Skills event!

Good Luck!

Snowman Cake!

I am not the best in the kitchen, this is a well-known fact. In fact, even baking sugar cookies can be quite the disaster, and that's not even when my children are helping me bake! I am, however, not as sucky when it comes to baking cake. My specialty? Carrot cake, with cream cheese icing. It's SO good and it's my go-to cake.

Over the holidays I wanted to impress my children and found this amazing cake that I knew my boys would simply adore—isn't this snowman cake the cutest thing you've ever seen? And you just know it's going to be super good to eat, too! I love the cake and I love coconut, and I think it looks so festive! The perfect dessert to bring to someone's house for a holiday party or gathering. A great way to impress your family members with your baking skills, too!

The best part? It's simply and easy to make! Yup, no sweating in the kitchen... even though it may look hard, it's really not. And for me to say that? Well, just take my word for it. Now I have another cake to add to my "things I can make that I don't suck at" list!

Now, if only it was Christmas ever day... then I'd have the perfect excuse to make this cake more than a couple of times a year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

De'Longhi Coffee Machine Giveaway just in time for Christmas!

There is almost nothing I love as much as coffee. I can't survive, without coffee. To me, coffee is as important as water... maybe even more so?

Another great holiday gift idea to give to those people you love on your shopping list? A coffee maker. A really, really good coffee maker.

Well, you're in luck, and so close to Christmas too! I am giving away a front-drip coffee maker from De'Longhi—an amazing company whose products we always buy.

Wouldn't this be an awesome gift to give your mother-in-law? Hello, brownie points!

To enter just leave me a comment below telling me who the hardest person to shop for on your list is!

Good Luck!

I'll pick a winner randomly on December 16!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Empire Theatre Holiday Gift Card Bundle: Making Holiday Shopping Easier For You!

With only a few days left before Christmas, I am starting to panic. I was calm, cool and collected up until a few days ago, thinking I had all the time in the world to finish Christmas shopping for everyone on my list. Suddenly, there are only 10 days left before the big day and well... I am not ready. Not. Even. Close.

I have been busy with work and my kids and balancing it all, and I still need gift ideas for those few people left on my list. (Hi, sister!) Last year I gave out some Empire Theatres Gift Cards and they were a huge hit. Really, how could you go wrong when giving someone a gift card to the movies? No matter how hard the people on your shopping list are to shop for, you cannot go wrong with a gift card for the movies!

Do you know what the best part is? It's a win-win situation for everyone. Because when you buy a $30 Empire Theatre Gift Card, you will receive $30 in Empire Theature coupons. These coupons are amazing! You'll receive two-for-one deals, great discounts on food and drinks, two dollars off any combo, $9.99 for an admission ticket, regular drink and small popcorn and so much more. Isn't that awesome? Total bonus!

My favourite part are the cute gift tins that are back this year, that can be used as a gift box. They're only a dollar plus tax, and net proceeds go to Kids Help Phone. (You can purchase these tins for other gifts, too, not just for the gift cards!)

Aren't you glad your holiday shopping got so much easier? Especially with only days left before Christmas? Well, happy shopping... and you're welcome!

I am participating in the Empire Theatre Gift Card Holiday Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Menu planning over the holidays with Chef Boyardee

Chef Boyardee

With only a few days left before Christmas, it's okay to start freaking out. Today I looked at my calendar at work and realized that we are less than two weeks away from the festivities!

I set off on my lunch hour in a mad dash to stamp and mail out all my Christmas cards, so at least that's checked off my mile long to-do list. ,

Yes, the holiday season is without a doubt, a crazy, busy time for all of us. Especially us moms, who on top of our everyday busy schedules have Christmas to deal with too! There is so much to prepare for the holidays: child care arrangements when the kids are off school for two (long) weeks, Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, house decorating, party attending, and of course, menu planning. With so much going on, I'm looking for the easieast (and healthiest!) ways to feed my family.

I found some great recipes on the UrbanMoms website that I know my boys will love. The best part? They're easy to prepare and they're great tasting. Right now, if you check out the UrbanMoms site to get some menu planning ideas from Chef Boyardee, you have the chance to win a $200 President's Choice gift card and tons of yummy Chef Boyardee products. How awesome is that?

You can even find more recipes on Chef Boyardee's Facebook page! I'm all about getting as much help as possible during these next few days before the festvities begin!