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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Wednesday, 7 August 2013


There is a new liquid laundry detergent in town PUREX PLUS OXI and it is about to take laundry rooms by storm.  

 SOOO very excited to have received my first perk as a Henkel Insider. Purex Plus Oxi  liquid laundry detergent. I had since became an all Natural laundry detergent user(for about 6 months now), and quite frankly I make my own when the need arises, but was very pleased to be able to try and review Purex Plus Oxi.. Before I made the switch, Purex was my go to choice for liquid laundry detergent so I was pleased to try the product. As a former avid user of Purex, I was again pleased with the stain removal of the liquid laundry detergent as well as the overall clean power.
 So lets get some info out of the way first before we dive right into my reveiw.
Comes in 2 scents Fresh Morning Burst and Free and Clear . For purposes of this review I was given the Fresh Morning Burst Scent (So I am not one for scents in the laundry and chemicals etc, but I have to say that the load really smelled nice, as I brought it out of the dryer.)
Purex Plus Oxi is safe for all machines , and can be used with all washable laundry.
Purex Plus Oxi has the added bonus of Oxi as well as Zout stain remover.
As one who has sensitive skin , I appreciate the fact that it has been tested and found to be hypo-allergenic and safe for sensitive skin.( So I know as well as anyone that nothing is ever truly completely hypo-allergenic for all individuals but for my self and my family , those claims are true.)

For all the extra info you need , please visit their web-site directly

In my honest opinion I am not a very big fan of the pre-treat.. Not something I incorporate into my washing routine . I did however try Purex Plus Oxi, with zout stain remover on 2 of my Toddlers outfits and I was 75/25 on the results. (in favour of Purex plus Oxi) My little man LOVES spaghetti sauce and today just so happened to be pizza day. What a perfect time to try out the pre-treating .(yes there were some past satins in both these outfits which is why they were my perfect choice :) ) It was very simple to use as a pre-treat er as well.
2 Simple Steps
1) pour a little Purex Plus Oxi directly onto stain , then rub the stained fabric together using your fingers.
2) Wait 5 min , add the clothing and liquid laundry detergent to washer as normal.
Simple :)
Where the pre-treat was on the grey shirt is easy to see in the above photo, but for my Little Man's Lightening McQueen outfit it is not to so easy to see where I used the Purex Plus Oxi pre-treat.  But the whole front pocket with the checkers is where the Zout Stain Remover was needed. Of course being the only white spots on the outfit , that was of course the main area that the spaghetti sauce and everything else seemed to cling to for stain purposes.

It is so hard to tell in this pic but the white squares are back to looking white again and not the stained red orange colour they were before pre-treat.

Can't believe 95 % of the stains came out of this shirt. It was pretty much ready for the rag bucket but I managed to get some extra life out of it thanks to the stain remover action of Purex Plus Oxi. 
The entire load came out clean, and smelling great. I don't separate my wash loads bc I feel if you are really going to get a feel for the product you have to put it to the test. So regardless of  testing out the stain remover qualities, my entire load of darks, colours , and yes whites came out clean and smelling great to.(scent was at a perfect level and NOT an over powering per-fumy smell) . No run off of colours and the clothes were clean. (incl that one whit pair of socks that seems to be the only pair ever worn by the pre-laundry look of them )

I have included a pic as the water mixed with the detergent just to show A) that it works well in cold water wash( only temp I use) as well as B) LESS IS MORE. I didn't even use the suggested amount as shown on the cap I USED LESS and the amount of suds that filled my drum is so worth giving a nod to . Just goes to show that you can stretch your laundry dollar even further .
Thanks Purex Plus Oxi :)


Thanks to Purex  Plus Oxi, 4 of my lucky readers will be given a FPC (Free Product Coupon) to try this detergent out for their very own . Purex Plus Oxi surprised me with 4 FPC's to give away and that is just what I am going to do .

Everyone loves FREE  :)

Contest open to Canadian Residents only , void where proihibited.
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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 .

Friday, 2 August 2013

Canada Day July 1 2013 Parade in Down-town Preston

I always love the Canada Day Parade that is held in Preston Ontario. Living right on the Parade route has a huge advantage as well. Early enough I got my chairs and blankets and reserved seats. Not the only one who saves seats. It gets very very busy and with the amount of kids we have in the family I have to make sure everyone gets a seat to see it. This year little man is big enough to enjoy the Parade. I am so excited to see his reaction at everything. I made my Mom bring more chairs before the roads get closed off , and we needed the spots it was getting busy quick.
Of course we sit right by the rode , you just have to esp with the anticipation that someone is handing something out for free. The little Canada flags are always a for sure freebie so we wait to get one every year. I do remember when I was little just how much candy and things you would score from Parades. Of course back then someone would just be throwing the candy off the floats and kids would scramble to grab what they could right from the middle of the street.  So I guess nowadays all about safety. Although I would have to say I agree on the safety esp with the Shriners in their awesome little cars that come so close, you are not sure if they will hit you or not. But they are def the highlight of the Parade in my opinion.

Some of the cousins hanging out with little man waiting for the Parade to start. Best part is that the weather was cool so it was enjoyable to watch . They were giving out free water , luckily they didn't run out :) .

 And the Mounties start it off.

 This little kid was awesome.

 Shriners lol  
 Lightening McQueen

 Love the character cars..Spidey
 The Steel Drums always an awesome sounding float.

 Yeah got pretty close to the feet this time round .

Always get a kick out of  the white shorts...Preston Scout House Band
 Was a really kewl little band that pretended to be Hit-Men and they acted out scenes with music, really neat . They def gave the crowd a laugh. Besides the Shriners, these guys were the highlight of the Parade.

 And the Mounties return to close out the show and take pictures.
Of course we made our way to Riverside, which as usual we are not sure why we do. Of course satying down there was def. short lived and we decided to call it a day . I didn't bother to take little man back for fireworks we went to sleep early(well tried to) and just relaxed .Big Brother stayed and camped out with the other boys.

Little man def warn out after the Parade, short lived time at the park and food time at Grandmas, before everyone went home early .