Sunday 29 September 2013


It was like stepping into the World of Willy Wonka , but it was REAL.. Not the story book , where Roald Dahl immersed your senses into using your imagination  to full-fill your wonderment and delight. Not the movies first done in 1971 starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka to the most recent 2005 version from Tim Burton with of course John Depp as Willy Wonka ; but real in the form of a Magickal  Purple Building called Candy Funhouse . Real in the form of two modern day Mr. Wonka`s; (M & M :) )  with minds and hearts overloaded with the sweetness that IS the love, thought, emotion ,and intrigue, known as CANDY.
 Pre-opening photo of the Purple Building (lets face it their photo turned out much better than mine :) )
Photo taken directly from

The Magick before the candy....
Which the picture does not do the floor justice in my opinion .
Photo taken directly from

(They also have a crazy Video on You-tube with a fast-forward of the floor transformation , just in case you are interested :P here it is  )

Not only do you have the nostalgia and memories centred around that one candy you just can`t forget from your childhood, but you have the grace, positivity and feel of home from the owners. They have brought a new and exciting store venture to the community , they have brought in a concept to revolutionize what modern day business is all about . Touching on elements of a Store Front, E-Commerce , Social Media, and Community Involvement. Regardless of the business side to the #CandyFunhouse , they have opened their doors to all the talents the community and it's individuals have to offer.  Coming soon is a party room where community Magick is more than guaranteed to happen.  From hosting local talents to showcase what they have to offer to , not just to the community, but social media as well , to supplying an outlet for everyone to feel like a star.
Visit their Events page to stay in the loop of all the cool events coming your way .
I'll be making sure I have my own Blog space set aside for their up and coming, more than worth it :).

As far back as I can remember Candy in all forms has shaped my life. The rush of the sugary sweet goodness, the tang and tartness of the sours, to the rush that is Pixie Stix. So  having Little Man try his first UFO as his first Candy in the candy store I was excited.Maybe more than excited as UfO's are 1 of the 2 of my most favourite candies since early childhood.  So maybe Mommy was hoping the sour goodness in the centre of the wafers would cause his first sour face:) )
 Above and below pictures taken from their FB page again...ooh-ooh Mommy got into the shot

We managed to shoot his first taste, bummer no crazy sour face .. 

From one CANDYHOLIC to any others out there whether you physically go to the store or buy on-line , you will never find a better place to satisfy that sweet tooth. Plus if they don't  have it and you want it and it exists out there somewhere ; they will find it and bring it in for you . Plus from the moment you step foot into the store , you become a friend, closer to family, not just a customer.

The fact that there has only been a surface touch to what lies ahead, I am honoured , privileged and ready for this Candy Coaster ride.  Not only have they brought me and my boys in with open arms , they have entrusted me to be a part of this beginning Candy Funhouse Craziness .

You will never know who might be in for a visit , what the walls will look like , how the candy is arranged. Each day is an ever evolving array of the mystical Wonderland. The #CandyFunhouse is ready for you to explore . And if you are like me , I bring different people I know in all the time just as an excuse to keep going back in there.
You can connect with the Funhouse through all sorts of Social Media
Facebook :
Pinterest :
You-Tube :
Address: Candy Funhouse Inc.
755 King St. East
Cambridge, ON, Canada N3H3P2
Now to the fun part:
This SWEET Candy filled basket , has been graciously donated to me to give to one lucky reader. Def can tell the Candy love that went into the making of this basket . Some modern day chops to some retro goodness , someone's sweet tooth is about to explode. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU .
Legal stuff: . Contest is open to legal residents of Canada but void where prohibited .. No social media has anything to do with this giveaway nor is it affiliated in anyway. All thoughts are my own , 100% honest and true. Candy Funhouse donated the Gift basket , they are not resosible for anything after that. Once prize is mailed that ends my involvement and I am not responsible for package once the post office has the prize.

Full of all sorts of candies from now to retro .. EVERYONE LOVES CANDY

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Thursday 5 September 2013

August Breakdown and summary

Well today was a great great day. positivity was up and where I want it to be and need it to be. Spent a bit of time at the park, and little man decided to go in clothes and all into the splash pad. He just loves water so hey why not. At least he was worn out for a bit in the afternoon so he slept a lot.
Messaged a place of course not worried no something will come along.
Mail day was awesome.... got my Awake Chocolate bar win ( yes goes right to my oldest) , Dentyne gum from FB promo ( to teen again , although I did manage to score a piece. Midnight mint floavour, very delish and the flavour lasted the whole time I was chewing which was about 30 min ) , got my Edible cupcake toppers, in Minion characters of course( I paid for them but WELLLLL worth it, so excited can't wait to try them ,,
I have a surprise coming as well as I got word form someone who is going to sponsor a Giveaway for me sooo super excited) .
We did of course decide to go to the Mustang Drive In again , Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups 2 were playing. The older boys not so much for Smurfs but I was excited to watch . So a busy packed place again and would you believe it , we got our spot where we park every single time we go was still available. LOVE IT.
Of course made a stop for goodies before the movie, ( had to go to Shoppers anyhow, then Zehrs for cash back didn't want to make more stops so did that instead of running to bank). Well of course Shoppers had to have candy and sale and needless to say I went a little candy crazy . My entire purchase at Shoppers came to 21.79 (taxes in ) I managed savings of 19.60 over all , so almost half as well.
I love Zehrs, I walked to the Clearance spots and OMG Baby Cereal and Mum-Mums were on the shelf . I paid 5.61 for 2 boxes of the Mum Mums and 3 boxes of the baby cereal . (saved exactly half :) )

Lazy day till later when we went to help Bestie (well try to fix her internet). Grabbed my Gas at Canadian tire with my gas coupon of course. Loved that I got 20 bucks of gas for 18.95 :). Grabbed us all Timmies and hit Besties. Little Man had a great time, running around. He only hit his head twice ( well I think only twice) no welts this time only little dings. He is actually very stable on his legs now , so no more wobbly legs. He ran and ran and ran around Besties house. Surprisingly he paid no mind to her little Weiner dog which was weird, thought he would be all about playing with her. He got ahold of the TV remote though and wouldn't let go.
Cashed in another 5 bucks for from SwagBucks. Turns out that getting them in $5 increments is cheater than saving to spent 1500 bucks for 15 . Only costs 450 for $5, so that is 150 bucks saved. Hey just like couponing so away we go . Can't wait to pay for Christmas all free from thanks to doing silly little things on SwagBucks :) Wish everyone i knew would sign up under me then I would accumulate more points , but they would also be saving money as well. Can't figure out why more ppl won't get on the saving money train. Meh I will keep trying.
My winner from my Nellie's Giveaway actually allready received her prize which is sooo way way cool . So excited and blessed to have been able to support that Giveaway.

Another laze about  for the most part. Did the one load of laundry I had. Little man and I walked to Giant Tiger to get a few things . So I may have in total bought 6 boxes of cereal. But we can never find this kind almost never and they had tons (French Toast Crunch) and it was also on sale for 2,97. The box also has a code to receive a free food item so really the savings and freebies justified the purchase :) .. We did however make it home originally with 3 boxes but then walked back and I bought 3 more. I had a good excuse to go back as the cheese we bought was allready expired and opened. Not quite sure how that was missed but it was so there you go.
It's Civic holiday today which , basically just for government jobs. Most things are open on Sunday hours so not a biggie.
Had to go look at a place but the lady who was goingto show us didn't answer her door, so there you go in the trials of new place hunting lol. Good thing I didn't get to look at the place anyhow, turns out there is bug infestation and the last person in that apartment had to be evacuated in a sense. ManI would have flipped and the Super-Hero signs would be back over my head again.
So wanted to go to Westfields Ice Cream Festival today , but even I am not that much of a SuperHero to deal with the crowd that was there esp with a Toddler . Never have I seen it so so busy there. Mommy made a decision to turn around and head  home. Def not a place to take an allready sleepy Toddler.
Went out to Walmart for a walk around got a few things, didn't do a coupon shop. Needed a few things for the business venture taking with my oldest and got some food colouring. I also found a cupcake corer which is so cool so that you can take some cupcake out and fill with goodness lol. Helped a couple save 8 bucks on their purchase as well by being a Coupon Fairy. They were very happy .

So I payed it forward in the Timmies line and bought the lady behind us her coffee. It was nice that my oldest was on board and I remembered to tell him that something always good comes back to you no matter what or how. Got a great deal at Zehrs . Wohoooo got my first Henkel Insiders product and can't wait for the Blog contest .

Got my blog post review up and going and I can't wait to host the review... Purex Plus Oxi.. Love it , can't wait .

Awesome family day at the beach today , gotta love Christie Lake for sure :)
 Loving his first taste of Watermelon.

 Nephews out and about , swimming around .
All tuckered out .

Got some awesome mail today, 4-10 off coupons for Pampers Diapers

Woot woot won MAM July's Newsletter giveaway from MAM again this month :)
It was however a day of fog, in this Wanna Be Super Hero household, a night of almost no sleep , made for a very sleepy day. However I actually was able to have a semi nap, well lay down while Little Man took a nap.
Oldest wanted sushi, and of course I say YUCK. Was going to make it but then remembered that Metro sold trays so we went there to pick some up.. I did end up getting really cheap turkey . Got a couple legs and scallion (for chili) all had coupons attached :). Did buy a box of mini chocolate bars, yes paid a bit but def. thought about giving little man his first chocolate bars. Although 3 mini Kit Kats in an hour and a half span was probably not a good idea. But he absolutely LOVED them .. Although he had quite a sugar high .
Took little man to the Momstown 6th birthday party in Kitchener. Not quite sure what to make of it. Not really something for the little ones Zach's age. I will put the positive spin on the good things bc don't want to put out the negative, so for the positives you got some free samples :) . Alothough it did solidify not becoming apart of Momstown for myself. My own personal opinion to the point of where I won't even use the 6 weeks free code you were given.
13th House sitting for mom , just making sure Kitty Cat is fed and taken care of. Night was freezing cold, we actually were in sweats and hoodies to keep warm .
16th  Got my Giveawy for the amazing Chapman' Prize pack up. This one I am excited about..Love that I can give an awesome prize pack to someone, and this one is a goody :)
My Dad came down for a visit. Just blows my mind every time that I found him after 33 years and he comes to see him . Yep found my dad at 35 years old. Dosen't matter the past the future is where it is at, don't care what happened only happy to have him in my life and the lives of my little ones now..
Triplets birthday .. It was an interesting drive (got lost like always lol)
Zehrs shop.... 10 bucks for all the stuff
out with Dad my boys and my nephew Chuck E Cheese Alex 18 got the sticker
Lounge day mostly , laundry , made dinner for my Dad.. We were up at 4am till 730 am but then up up at 830 so early day for sure .
Saw a mole
My dad left today , always a sad time, but I know we will catch up sooner or later . Turns out Giant Tiger is selling lined paper for 15 cents so I bought 7 packs. & for the usual price of 1 :) Got a tip as well to be there for opening tomorrow to get crayola pencil crayons for 98 cents each .

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo
What an awesome place to go, putting up it's own little review with vids and pics , here is just a little snippet :)
 Can't believe Little Man stayed with my sis and her boys to get this shot .
 Nephew feeding the goats ..
 Little Man no fear with the animals, walked right up and investigated lol.
Cool little play area for kids , love that Little Man acted like the king of the playground.. A few other kids tried to take toys away from him and he wasn't having it .

Zehrs buy , didn't go in for what I came out with but had no choice when I say the prices on Chicken :)
Mall stop with Grandma for little man to get a pair of shoes . Mommy scored more SuperHero points when I managed to score a blow up Spiderman bed., with a sleeping bag.  We had to travel to a cool store in Waterdown called Carousel kids  . so glad I got the item and made the trip. What an amazing store with an incredible amount of good quality used item. They also carry higher end new products that are well worth the money. Lots of good quaility toys and the like. He got a turtle hat which was only 2.50 and he actually wears it , so now I can lay off, of the Sun-tan lotion in his hair to keep him covered.
Trip to the Flamboro Speed way with Grandma and the boys. What a fabulous time. Little man was well behaved and shook a little at the first with the cars zooming past but became content when there was a race He would pick his favourite car and watch the track intently . Although next time we will make sure to bring snacks and cushions , as the bleachers can hurt your butt esp with a toddler sitting on you the whole time. I was very impressed with the amount of crowd interaction and prizes they gave away . Have alot of trivia questions and silly games to win. The best part was they pick 5 little kids to pair up with a racer and if their racer wins at the end of the night they get a bunch of prizes and get their pics taken . I would have liked to have dedicated an entire post to the Speedway , but it was a little out of reach with having to hold a todd. I did manage to take 2 pics, next time will make sure I take a blog view of the Speedway . Def a night you want to save up for . But a family pack which is for 2 adults and 2 children is 32 bucks (children age is 12 and under)

Def just a lounging day. Chili in the crock pot. The last Beardy we had died today. :(
Little man went crazy for the chili which is good. Love that he likes it and that means more to his diet . We hung out at Grandmas for a bit .
Got some bargains at Zehrs , they had the taco kits (which the Zehrs brand always have more shells and stuff in them then Old ElPaso  and they are cheaper too.) they were 50% off and 3.99 reg price , so I bought the last 4 @1.99 each , contains 12 shells , salsa, and seasoning ) They expire in October of this year , but that is fine. Thanks to cheap ground turkey and chicken this week at Zehrs, we are set for 4 (with left over meals) :)
Oh my goodness. A def day to forget about and squash it from memory .. Not a pleasant mall exerience to say the very least.. First time I have had to give my Little Man to my Sister to hold and I had to walk away.  Of course it happens every once in awhile . I learn that you can't be perfect every min of everyday and moms who say that their life is perfect with kids are wrong. Or well maybe they are the moms who have nannies .
Oh no Little man had his first fall out of the bed. The fact that he has made it since day one of birth and he is almost 17 months and this is his first fall i would say we are doing pretty good. It was early morning around 7:45 am ( and that is early when we don't get to sleep until well past 1 on a good night) and he went pluck. Thankfully I left the laptop open and he face planted on the squishy keyboard instead of the hard wood floor . he wasn't hurt , barely whimpered and just went back to feeding . Of course I was up for good .
Get to explore and check out the Candy Funhouse just opening on Sept 1 ..
Can`t wait

Wohoo won the MAM Musings contest for a cool bag.I chose the cooler sling bag
Have everything packed for the move with Bestie till we find our own abode . Of course there is alot to be said about the negative you face as a single mom, but hey not going to let me down at all .

Wonder what September will bring :)

Friday 16 August 2013

I scream , You scream , We all scream for CHAPMAN'S ICE CREAM (GIVEAWAY)

My love for Chapman's Ice Cream takes me all the way back to my childhood. We had weekly treats stop on Sundays to  Kells Dairy bar in Flesherton Ontario. Of course my flavour of choice was always Tiger Tail and sometimes would get 1 scoop of Tiger Tail and 1 scoop of Bubble Gum. Just to keep it interesting of course.
For myself I enjoyed Chapman's Ice Cream and dairy treats for years till I realized I was Lactose Intolerant.
Thankfully now after the birth of my youngest I have been able to enjoy my love your Chapman's Ice Cream again. Not that it would matter if I was still Lactose Intolerant as Chapman's has a whole range of delicious Lactose Free products.
My oldest of course has always been able to enjoy his Chapman's Ice Cream and Treats. To his liking of course that anything milk based was his alone to savour.
Turns out while pregnant with my Little Man I craved and I mean craved my ice cream. Of course apprehensive to have it again I started slow, but with wonderment I could handle and can still chow down on as much Chapman's Ice Cream and Confections as I want , with no Lactose Intolerance.
Even in my immediate fam. with just me and my boys we have no needs for Gluten Free or Diabetic Chapman's product, but we do have family members with these needs. It is wonderful to know that a special Yummy Treat like Chapman's can be enjoyed by the whole family .
I find it amazing that at any type of get together, no one needs to feel left out form the cold creamery treat we love (Chapman's Ice Cream) as they have catered it seems to everyone's tolerant needs. Love that about companies. Have always known Chapman's to be family oriented and to treat their customers like family to take care of needs that way and listen to the consumer is simply amazing.
My littlest guy is 16 months and this is why I wanted to share my love for Chapman's. The fact that they provide peanut and nut free products (made in an entirely separate building to boot) had me soooo excited. (he hasn't had peanut products yet).
 This was and still is an exciting summer of firsts for my little guy ,incl passing on the love of Chapman's Ice Cream .

 Giving him his first treat Chapman's Lil Sammichs...

Satisfied chocolate face , thanks to Chapman's Mini Ice Cream Lil Sammichs
He basically ate a whole box to himself(not all at once of course, but his reaction proved he could have)

(photo taken right from Chapman's website

Oh course he had to have a Lolly next.. (now he has had" BreastMilk Lollys" , but being able to have that first deliciously sweet one, there is nothing better)

 And that first bite......
He was a little confused at first , but still enjoyed his Lollys. Of course more where thrown on the floor or an the ground than he ate , but I am guessing he had his fill . I will say that nothing from the Lil Sammichs were dropped , def. his personal favourite. So much in fact that Mommy could have a lick from the Lolly but there was no getting near a share with the Lil Sammichs ..
pic taken right from Chapman's Web-site

Now there are so many awesome products and things Chapman's has to offer, but to numerous to list and give individual attention to. I know we have only just scratched the surface and will be on to the next generation chowing down with wonder and delight on Chapman's Ice Cream and Confectioneries.  The best place to find anything you need is directly through Chapman's Website .

Here you can navigate through everything you need to know... Hint for those not aware, Chapman's mail out a yearly High Value Coupon . You can request yours for this year if you haven't by contacting Chapman's.

I have to say that the pics can't show just how much fun and excitement it was with my little guy having his first Chapman's , esp trying to sneak bites . It was so much enjoyment in fact ,that I requested a prize pack from Chapman's for one lucky reader so that they can enjoy the wonderment that is Chapman's Ice Cream .
I can say that they out did my own expectation, just look at the prize up for grabs pictured below...

 Before the Rafflecopter where you can enter to win this awesome prize pack, I wanted to leave a pic of a very happy chocolate faced Little Guy after a scrumptious Chapman's Lil Sammich ...

DISCLAIMER: Apart from my yearly coupons, Chapman's has not personally supplied me with any products, thus making this review 100 % honest , open , and my own.  Chapman's has graciously supplied this amazing Gift Basket that they will ship to the winner , once one has been established. This Giveaway and review has no affiliation with Facebook or their sponsors. ,  or with any Social media, up to and incl any avenue that giveaway is shared on.

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Monday 5 August 2013

Monthly Summary July

Awesome mail day for us today . Got a ton of coupons, 2 out of the 3 Pampers Gifts to grow that I ordered, and I got my Nellie's All Natural Washing Soda to review and hold a Giveaway for . Super excited.

Won some sunscreen today to try and reveiw as well. It is suppossed to be an All_Natural product, so I am excited to try. Hopefully the ingredients are as All Natural as they claim as I don't really like to use any chemicals on little man (my oldest of course can now make all his own decisions on what he wishes to use, eat etc.

OMG THE MINIONS AT THE DRIVE-IN.... Have been waiting for this day for awhile now . Drive In was absoulutely jammed packed but we ended up in the spot we always get . Of course alot of ppl took their kids and left right after the Minions were over. Now You See ME was the second feature and that was an awesome movie as well. Love going on car load Thursday's , the amount of movie saved alone is more than enough. Plus it is 2 movies to boot for the price of 1 person , and we usually have 6 plus my little man. I figured we should have come earlier but we still had our spot.

Walmart shop
Reduced Meat 3x 3.50                   10.50 (yes I took all that was left on the shelf)
Fresh Mint                                        1.97
Key Limes                                        1.97
Cucumbers                                         .77
2 no-name pasta sauce                      2.34
Family Pack Bear Paws                     3.97
Krave Cereal (2.88)                          2.13  (.75 coupon)
Nordic Cottage Cheese(3.08)           FREE  (FPC)
Eye-liner                                            1.97
Tuna (2.78)                                       FREE (FPC)
GL Whipped Cream (2.48)               FREE  (FPC)
GL Whipped Cream x2 (4.96)           2.96 (x2 1.00off coupons)
Glade Car scents (3.97)                     FREE (FPC)
Cranberry Cereal x2 (5.88)                FREE (2x FPC)
TOTAL                                             28.58
TAX                                                      .77
OOP                                                  29.35

Went on yet another shop. It was to Zehrs close to where I am and it was today that I discovered the 2 shelves of 50% off stuff, and did I ever score a deal today .

NN Light Mayo (2.99)                                         1.49 (50%off sticker)
Cheerios                                                               3.99 ( I actually payed full price)  
SMUCKERS TOPPING  X7 (16.38)                   1.19 yes that is it  (8.19 off for 50% and I had 7.00 in coupons)
 panini rolls   (2.50)                                                1.25 (50% off sticker)
cake (3.99)                                                           1.99(50% off sticker)
strawberries                                                           2.50
gerber treats                                                          1.99
hygiene products X2 (5.58)                                   2.78 (50% off stickers)
This whole shop was less than 18.00 out of pocket. I was soo excited to get all those smuckers for 1.19

Decided to take a journey with my mom to visit my Grandpa while he sits with Nana at the nursing home. Always so sad to watch but today was better for me, I wasn't as heart broken as usual. I did manage to let my Nana know I love her and she gave a huge smile which was pretty much what I needed. I know how stubborn we are and I can't imagine her not being her head strong self . Little man got badly hurt by falling into the dresser. Mommy of course doesn't handle that well. You would think I would be able to deal after having one allready who is almost 18 , but I can't believe how much I have reverted and can't handle my Little Man being hurt . Of course my tears , probably made him cry worse. He was def Mommies suck for the rest of the day , which I let him be.

Won yet another prize today :)

Got alot of coupons yet again, and a book came in for Little Man with alot of cool Toddler recipes. Once moved and settled in somewhere going to go through it and see what he likes. Although I allready let him have almost everything we do , gearing some Toddler geared foodies may be fun and he may enjoy it.

Got some more freebies and coupons today.. Decided it was a beach day and headed off to enjoy the beach.

WON TIX TO RODEO.. So excited that I won 2 tix to a Rodeo for this weekend. Best part is I actually gifted them to someone who would love it more than myself and they had just bought themselves a horse. I love being able to gift out prizes I won as well.

Picked up the tix I won and was surprised to get a really neat pad and pen as well. It was adorned with a cool graphic of the City of Cambridge. They other awesome surprise was that it was 4 tix not 2 :)

Beach Day
Took off to the beach with Bestie as a tag along today. We ended up at Christie lake , it was way to packed at Valens. Chrisite had alot of great sand this time.
 Bought little man his own cool beach toys. Not to bad of a deal only 12 bucks for 10 really good toys.
 Had to get a shot of Little Man s pants falling down while he was playing  in the sand.
 He is a sucker for cheesy's.
Ready to go home. The best days ever are the days that you leave where ever you are , tired from play and dirty. He def. has fun at the beach everytime we go.

Love this place. Taking Bestie today and also picking up my surprise gift for Blogging about Westfeild. I didn't do it for anything just bc I love the place, but I guess sometimes surprises happen . Crazy prize pack, a huge beach bag, an umbrella , a lawn chair, a stuffed toy, some really cool ipod stuff I think, 2 pairs of sunglasses and a water. Can't believe what I was given as a gift , so amazing.

 Got Little Man his first rock candy, he had a little taste but wasn't really quite sure what to make of it. It did of course end up on the ground after a few min.
 Had quite a long chat with the guys who volunteer in the Blacksmiths shop. The one was very well versed in his history so was very interesting to listen.
 House from Creepy Canada.
 It was boarded up today so we couldn't go in.

We managed a fashion show while we were there. I got to take a few shots but Little Man wasn't having it and we excused ourselves so others could enjoy. We ended up in the Bandstand where he was running around and laughing and having a great time. A few other little boys came to play as well .

More apartment hunting .

Coupons in the mail along with a free Razor to try and review.

Had another urge to shop and headed to another ZEHRS across town. Was pretty much on a whim but scored a very good deal on diapers. The huge boxes of Pampers 175 count were on sale for 32.99 plus I has a 2.50 off coupon . Was not a planned amount but the deal was to good to pass up even if I did just buy diapers the other day. I also got some baby gourmet snax for Little Man as I had a buy 3 get 2 free coupon.
I am  pretty sure we just wanted to get out and drive , so okay Mommy wanted a drive.

Family Beach Day
One thing I must say is that if anyone tries to hurt a member of our family we band together and build up a wall of defence if need be.. At one point my 2 little nephews were being bullied in the water by a pack of other kids and it was family to the rescue. Basically the bigger boys made a chain around the littler ones and just stared, everyone was wise ans backed off.

My daily mail was coupons from Websaver and my samples from Arbonne .
On the SuperHero Mom front, not to much, after the sun burns from the lovely beah day yesterday we pretty much munged out. Little man atually slept alot today
AWESOME AWESOME quick stop in at my local Zehrs, (and of course being home I should have bought all the baby snacks but didn't and should have went back to get them)

This whole haul was only 24.39 :)

Apple Cookies  (3.49)                                        1.74  (50 % off sticker)
olive oil pitas  (2.49)                                            1.24 (50% off Sticker)
pitas w/ klamata olives X3 (7.47)                         3.72 (50 %off stickers)
thin pitas X2 (4.98)                                              2.48 (50 % off stickers)
kaiser rolls (2.99)                                                 1.49(50 % off sticker)
Lunchmates X2                                                   1.98(on clearout )
Meatless burgers                                                  5.99 (sale)
Heinz Baby cereal (3.99)                                         .99 (50 % sticker and 1.00 off coupon)
Cereal puffs X4  (9.56)                                         4.76 (50% off sticker)
TOTAL                                                                  24.39
OOP                                                                      24.39 NO TAX ALL FOOD :)

Totally had to go and get my FPC product today and so of course on the way to drop the boys off to the movie, I stopped back into Zehrs in hopes there were still the 4 baby snacks left from last night and WOOHOOOO they were there.
Boys are watching the Conjuring tonight , which I want to see so bad but like alot of other things on the back burner till I can see it at home on computer lol. They said it was amazing and scary.
Took my first steps into Target , thought it was a good idea to walk around the mall al little bit with little man. I didn't look at much but somehow ended up at the clearance section. I totally bought Zach toys which I never really do but wasn't leaving these behind. A BALL BOUNCE was 20 bucks (omg it has a motorized ball spinner on it )and I got him Little ppl animals , elephants and monkeys .. They were only 6 bucks each . Of course I had decided a few days ago to not spend money and get everything free from using SwagBucks for Amazon money , but I couldn't resist. I guess I was impulse buying to make me feel better.
Still apartment hunting, today was a down in the dumps day.

WOHOO found out I get to try and blog about some Purex stuff from Heinkels Insiders. Guess I should have signed up for more stuff. Once relocated and settled going to go gang busters on freebes, blogging, couponing, Swagbucks. You name it . Can't wait to have sooo much stuff all free. Slowly building my stock pile and can't wait till it is one full room :)

Today was the last day for enteries in both my contests ( Nellie's and Woolzies) So excited to be doing Giveaways for other ppl. I am really starting to enjoy these perks and things that the couponing , contesting and blogging world have to offer.

Made it's own post of course.. :)

Hung out with the Bestie at the mall while visiting a near and dear friend who was in my neck of the woods today . Love walking around the mall if only to have some exercise. The best part about the whole couponing rage I am addicted to is that I look at stuff, but have no need to spend. That in itself is awesome . :)
It is becoming increasing apparent that being a single Mom you are still hit with blatant discrimination and chauvinism. Of course this SuperHero Mom should have had the wow , pop, pow, conversation bubbles over my head when I was talking to a potential new landlord. Not quite sure why ppl still have the need to brand another individual . All I can say is WOW .

Wednesday 3 July 2013

June 24-June 28

Wow got everything sorted out for Passports. Had to fill some out on the computer then some I wrote. Thankfully have someone to sign for the boys to get theirs. I was def thinking when I decided to spend the money and get them. . With the price jumping alot as of July 1, it was def. a good idea to get them now.  Little man was not having while we were in there though. So apart from my Mom brain which I had to apologize for, I also had to apologize for the cranky baby. And wow Mom brain and stress was wicked today esp. trying to get everything together for the Passport adventure.You always feel like some sort of convict when you walk into those Government offices. The cold stares from the attendants behind the glass, but their job and I would assume not an easy one either. Of course parking in Kitchener no less is a pain and you have to pay... unfortunately the lady parked beside me took her sweet time in getting into her car that it put me 2 min over my 30 min and had to pay 4 bucks instead of 2 to get out . ( not a biggy really , but 2 min lol)

Another day at the beach, my brother came with me again. He seems to be the only one out of the boys that like to come with me and Little man. I love it we can chit-chat and he helps with Little man to. We stopped at Rockton Berry Farm a little Village shop along the way on Hwy 8 and got ourselves a home-made huge cinnamon bun .. WOW what an amazing treat. looks like we have a new stop for our to the beach trips. Was so moist and delicious, and fresh. Nothing tastes better than home-made. It was a shame that they are not a running Berry farm any more. I remembered as a very young child out in their large fields picking berries with my Nana.
Didn't stay long as the Thunder clouds came rolling in. No lightening which was a good thing. Luckily we knew enough from the look of the sky to start heading to the van and we made it just in time.
I was craving fresh strawberries and picked up Bestie and ran to a farm outside of town , which I thought was going to be open but was closed. We hit up Zehrs instead and got a few goodies while there. I really always seem to find the goods.Couponing, scooping sales and buying clearouts are the only way to stretch your dollars.
4x Nielson Juice 4L (.99 each on sale)  (3.96)                              $ 1.98 (on 50% off clearout)
NN whipped topping                                                                   $ 2.79
PC Ketchup                                                                                $ 1.99 (sale)
Sponge cake                                                                               $0.99 (sale)
Strawberries                                                                                $2.50 (sale)
Baby cereal                                                                                 $ 2.99 (sale)
Total                                                                                           $ 13.22
Tax                                                                                             $ 0,25
OOP                                                                                           $ 13.47 (13.45 no pennies :) )

My oldest had a job interview with Tim Hortons today. I was excited for him, I know he is wanting the job. I know I would love for him to have a job, will help ease a little off my pocket book. :)
I had a pick up a really cool gift from a friend for Little man today , a beautiful crotched owl toy. He loved it.He also was given 3 new DVDs to watch.
Got Bestie as well and we hit up the Farmers market here in Preston. I got alot of fresh veggies, and we stumbled by a lady with home-made baked goods. Oh man the treats were reasonably priced and OMG delicious. Going to go back next week and grab some more goodies. She has sugar cookies perfect for Little Man and he loved them . Just hope she has more this week coming.
Wow so one of my boys got their passport today, unbelievable really we were just there Monday. But I love that yes, yet again we have to go down to SDM to pick it up. You had better bet that I was excited to see what was on sale or clearout again this time and yet again I was not disappointed.
2X Pull-ups (6.00 each on Clearout)                                      $12.00
4X  Pediatric Supplement Drink (2.08 each clearout)              $8.32
Radiant Overnights (4.99 sale)                                                $2.99 (2.00 off coupon)
Total                                                                                      $23.31
Tax                                                                                        $0.85
OOP                                                                                     $24.16
Saved as per Clearout, Sales, and Coupons                           $53.12 (WOOT WOOT)
I also received a survey on this receipt . Woooo always fill those out esp when the prize is for $1000.00 in SDM gift cards. You never know, and you will never win unless you enter.

Insane start to the morning,I actually had a Mail man walk over a bunch of stuff for me. There was a surprise sample pack of Kuerig cups ( my sister has one so I will gift them along ), I got 2 of the 3 things I ordered from Pampers Gifts to Grow, and I got the Brand Sampler Pack from the Target Promotion.IT was fun to open and just put away in my packed bag. Once I move I can`t wait to go through all my samples and freebies there are so many .
On the very RAINY drive to meet the Realtor to view the Mobile Home , I made a detour to Sobeys to pick up some FREE BBQ sauce. I had 4 Sweet Baby Rays 2.00 off coupons so of course I got 4 ( as they were on sale for 1.99) and came out without spending a dime :). The fact that it was a freebie is awesome. I walked to the Van , so glad that my oldest had no objections watching little man while I ran in (still teeming rain) and he shook he head at me , but in a good way . Free is free :).
4x Sweet baby Rays BBQ Sauce  (1.99 each sale)             $0.00 (4x2.00 coupoons :) )
TOTAL OOP                                                                    $0.00 FREE

Both arrived at met up early and we headed to view the property. I can`t begin to describe the beauty of this home . I just steeped inside and it felt like my home. The place is beautiful. Not caring about the rain or anything everything seemed to blend out of existence. Had to leave oldest and little man waiting in the van while I had a look around , I sent my oldest in to have a look after I was done. Little man was so well behaved it was great . Oldest loved the place to. So beautiful , 2 beautiful rooms, an amazing Sun Room to die for , the bathroom was huge with washer and dryer in it and still crazy room , the kitchen and living room are gorgeous. It would be an understatement to say that I want the place. I just feel in love with the home and the outside as soon as I saw the pictures and OMG stepping foot inside solidified it even more. The extra perks are all appliances stay incl a Gazebo and patio set. Just love that place, I want that place. It is about 30 min out of town, we passed amazing scenery and I just want so badly to live out there . I just want to get away to this absolutely beautiful little community, to the most beautiful little house. And wow owned by a couple in their 80`s. They took such amazing care of the home as well. So clean,so beautiful, it has my heart.  Have not really been able to concentrate bc of the impact this place has had on me.. I want to will it into being :) I will take the day dreaming bc some times you just never know ;)

Can`t believe that the other passport came in as well. Just so happy and quick, 4 days to get them , WTG Passport Canada. Of course that meant yet again that I would have to make another trip to Shoppers Drug Mart. :) Of course I picked up the last 2 boxes of the SDM Brand of Pediasure (K so OMG tastes like a milkshake) Zach actually drinks it and I am glad a little more nutrition is perfect. I got 1 more pack of toilet paper to add to my stash :) Royale on sale again and I still have coupons, and of course I got 1 more pack of the Pull Ups on Clearout .

Royale Bathroom Tissue    (4.99 sale price)                           $3.99 (1.00 off coupon)
2 x pediatric supplement drink (2.08each Clearout)                $4.16
1 pack Pull-Ups                                                                    $6.00 (Clearout)
Total                                                                                     $14.15
Tax                                                                                       $00.95
OOP                                                                                     $15.10

Saved as per Clearout , Sales, and coupons                           $31.31

June 23 American Civil War re-enactment at Westfield Heritage Village

I have to start off by saying that for myself I absolutely LOVE walking through this Village. Nestled on Kirkwall Road, as part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, this amazing back in time Village boasts cabins,homes,relics artefacts, and  period dressed volunteers of yester year. Just unbelievable to be able to walk around and immerse yourself back to a time as early as the 1800's. Here is a link to their web-site .
( I would strongly suggest looking at purchasing a Nature's Rewards yearly Conservation not only allows you to visit and re-visit Westfield but you get entrance to the many Conservation areas under the Hamilton Conservation Authority incl. Valens Beach, Christie Lake etc.

Family outing today to Westfield as they are Re-enacting the American Civil War. As always packed a lunch to enjoy while we are there waiting for the Battle that begins later in the afternoon.
We got to walk around a bit before the battle and the town was buzzing with Period dressed volunteers.

 Just love the dresses.

 Army camp.

The "fighting " volunteers, getting into character and providing a drill show.
Just absolutely love walking around. Of course we needed to hit up the store and purchase some of their made on site maple syrup(which is amazingly fabulous, not to mention you can go to the Village early March and watch them taping the Maples and boiling the sap down into  the delicious maple Syrup. Oh and of course there is a pancake breakfast as well with the fresh , sweet, delicious syrup in tow)

Off to the Meadow for the Re-enactment.
It was great fun watching the "show" . All volunteers who were playing the parts did a fabulous job, and were really right into their character. I must say that it was a crazy hot day as well and some of those costumes must have made them uncomfortable but it never showed.

Shooting off the cannon.

It was such a beautiful outing and I just love Westfield Village. Such a wonderful place to take your family and have a picnic, sample delicious treats from either store, or from the Cafe (home-made delicious goodies, sweets, treats, foodies), walk around and enjoy true Canadian Culture at it's finest. You would be surprised at the tidbits of history you can come away with , just by talking to the volunteers. Each house , each relic has such an amazing story to tell, you won't be disappointed.