Weekly #Giveaway Linky June 17


Hello folks, I am going to try and keep a log of current giveaways offered on other blogs that I am aware of. I hope to have some of my own in future. All are Canadian giveaways, a couple are open to US as well and noted in description. If you have any contests to share feel free to add in comments. Good Luck!


Royal Canadian Circus in Edmonton ends June 25
Build or Boom Board Game ends June 22 Can/US
Lonely Planet Kids Travel Bundle books ends June 21
Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Series on Blueray ends June 25 US/Can
Fairies Dragons Realm Book pr pk June 23
Breville Precision Brewer ends June 24
$100 Nordstrom GC ends June 20 WW
Stuff Happens from Goliath Games ends June 29 Can/US
$100 Grocery Gift Card
Posh Ultimate Creative Activity Book ends June22 Can/US
LOL Surprise Dolls Pets Pearl Surprise ends June 27
Oreck Tru Response Air Purifier ends June 18
Disney's A Wrinkle In Time & Peter Pan Movies ends June 20
Jack Jack Attack Toy from Incredible's ends July 8
$100 Disney Gift Card WW ends June 28
$100 Target GC WW ends June 29
$200 Amazon GC WW ends June 27
Brazen Women Who Rocked The World book ends June 28
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow US/Can ends June 28
Peter Pauper Colored Pencils Prize Pk Can/US ends July 1
$350+ of Makeup and Beauty Can/US ends June 18
$100 Breakaway Experiences GC ends July 1
$250 MasterCard ends July 7
Yoga and Pilates Prize Pk. ends July 5
$200 Cariloha Apparel Gift Card US/Can ends July 4
Creating the Perfect Garden Prize Pk ends July 6
Snoopy Stuffed Toy ends June 27
Great Summer Campout DVD US/CAN ends July 9
Fear Free Food Book ends July 9
$100 Starbucks GC WW ends July 3
Whiskey Rocks with Case ends July 6
DK Canada Star Wars Book prize pk ends July 13
$200 Amazon GC WW ends July 6
Marvels Avengers Infinity War Prize Pk Can/US ends July 6
$100 Giant Tiger GC ends June 23
Superman Apron ends June 27


























BBQ Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Mushroom Soup



Shredded meat is usually thought of as a slow cook method but you can actually achieve pretty tasty and full of that BBQ saucy flavour with a quick grill method and chicken breasts. 


I actually made the shredded chicken the night before for the family because I had left over buns from our get together the previous day. Lucky for me, there was some left over and the flavour seemed to intensity or maybe it was just the great combination of the creamy avocado paired with it. 

If you are having a hard time finding boston type lettuce, I'm sure even romaine or kale will do just fine in a pinch. As I mentioned, the chicken is great on a bun as well if you like. On a bun topped with avocado/guacamole or a peppy coleslaw will be sure to satisfy as well. 


The shredded wraps came about from my experimenting with cold cut, veg and lettuce wraps and found them to be delicious and very satisfying. My husband requested some soup for lunch and I had a package of mushrooms with some fresh produce like leeks and lettuce from his parents garden! What a bonus. I thought these neat little packaged wraps would be fantastic with a portion of mushroom soup. 


This mushroom soup doesn't have any cream but the mushrooms still bring in a velvety texture and you won't miss it even in it's simplicity. I do use cremini mushrooms which I find have more flavour but white will do too. Leeks are always a favourite of mine when it come to soup. They work well with the mushrooms and they complement each other as the end result. 


Weekly #Giveaway Linky June 10


Hello folks, I am going to try and keep a log of current giveaways offered on other blogs that I am aware of. I hope to have some of my own in future. All are Canadian giveaways, a couple are open to US as well and noted in description. If you have any contests to share feel free to add in comments. Good Luck!




Breville Coffee Maker ends June 12
Royal Canadian Circus in Edmonton ends June 25
Build or Boom Board Game ends June 22 Can/US
Loud House Season 1 vol 2 DVD ends June 11 Can/US
Sunny Day DVD ends June 15
Books Energy Strands and Sacred Traveler ends June 17
Toddlers Fathers Day Book pk ends June 17
Lonely Planets Brews Book end June 15
Lonely Planet Kids Travel Bundle books ends June 21
Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Series on Blueray ends June 25 US/Can
Fairies Dragons Realm Book pr pk June 23
Breville Precision Brewer ends June 24
$100 Nordstrom GC ends June 20 WW
Stuff Happens from Goliath Games ends June 29 Can/US
$100 Grocery Gift Card
Posh Ultimate Creative Activity Book ends June22 Can/US
LOL Surprise Dolls Pets Pearl Surprise ends June 27
Oreck Tru Response Air Purifier ends June 18
2 Lipsticks from TON Cosmetics ends June 11
Mynt Cordless Pillow Massager ends June 15
Disney's A Wrinkle In Time & Peter Pan Movies ends June 20
Gift Card for 1 round of golf for 4 to Forest City National in London Ontario ends June 13
Jack Jack Attack Toy from Incredible's ends July 8
$100 Disney Gift Card WW ends June 28
$100 Target GC WW ends June 29
$200 Amazon GC WW ends June 27
Brazen Women Who Rocked The World book ends June 28
Satellite Girl and Milk Cow US/Can ends June 28
Peter Pauper Colored Pencils Prize Pk Can/US ends July 1
$350+ of Makeup and Beauty Can/US ends June 18
$100 Breakaway Experiences GC ends July 1





















Things to do as a Family this Father's Day

We are now well into June and Father's Day is approaching. If you have little ones and want to do something as a family I have a list here of some events for mainly Toronto area or at least with 90 min from.



First off is the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington. It's a large music festival that lasts over a week running June 9 - 17. The free portion is now designated to June 14th - 17th. The Family Zone runs over the free weekend which is Father's Day weekend. Focusing on the Free weekend they have a Carnival for that time tickets are $1.75 and rides are 1-3 tickets. There is bulk prices too. There is a Street Festival of the festival which closes a long strip of Brant street right to Lakeshore. Over the weekend they have a family zone too which has games and activities. There is also a parade on the Saturday from 10am -1pm. We've been in the past and it has been a great experience. There is all sorts of varying musicians at different locations as you wonder around and explore different vendors or activities.

On the East side of Toronto the Beaches Rib Fest is running from June 15-17th. They have Ribbers BBQing ribs to purchase of course, Craft Beer Market, Wine & Spirits Area, Kids Zone, Life-Size Board Games, Backyard BBQ Games, Variety of Food & Beverage Vendors to name a few. 

Back to the West again, Mississauga Waterfront Festival is happening from June 15-17th as well. This is a free festival held at Memorial Park in Port Credit area off the Lakeshore. There is tons of entertainment as well as live bands. There is tons of free activities and games for kids and there is a bit of carnival too I believe. Free activities include Kiddie Zooms, Rock Climbing Wall, Zoosemobile, Pottery, Face Painting, Kiddie Train Rides, Monkey Movers Gym Bus, Inflatables, Raptors 905 Activation, Cirques Works – Circus Activity Station, “Caprina” Goat Petting Farm

If your Dad or Daddy of the house is into trains there is the Father's Day Heritage Train Ride This Father’s Day treat your dad to a ride through the Oak Ridges Moraine on-board the York-Durham Heritage Railway. Don’t forget to check out our doors open baggage-car! Dads ride for ½ price when accompanied by a child. The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and from the Stouffville Station at noon.

If you are closer to the west side and into museum style of trains, more of the subway variety the Halton County Railway Museum is offering Dad's a free admission with a child's admission purchased on Father's day June 17th. You get to ride various trains to and fro to a pond area where you can make a stop at the ice cream shop. 

Yorkville Exotic Car Show The Bloor-Yorkville area welcomes everyone to the 8th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show on Father’s Day, June 17, 2018 from 12 noon to 5 pm. This spectacular red-carpet event will take place on the “Mink Mile” section of Bloor Street, one of the most luxurious shopping streets in North America. Highlights of the show include the sleek and sophisticated 2018 Acura NSX, among other rare and exotic cars including the 2008 Bugatti Veyron, 2018 McLaren 720S and 2017 Dodge Viper ACR-E.

The Taste of Little Italy and CHIN picnic is an Italian style festival on College St. Enjoy live music on multiple street corners and on the main stage, extended patios, multicultural vendors, amazing food, carnival rides and new this year a learn-to-skate park where children can learn how to scooter and skateboard safely

Celebrate Father’s Day  June 17th with Dad at Mountsberg. Search for frogs and dragonflies, dip a net for pond critters, search for snakes and explore a swamp. Learn how to start a campfire and end the morning with a hot dog roast. Pre-Regsitration required. The fees are $18 for adult and $13 child/senior. I'm guessing that it includes admission to the park but are not sure and not sure of member rate.  

At Springridge Farm they are having a Food Truck Festival. I believe the admission is free but if you have the kids at hand your probably going to have to visit the farm yard and regular admission applies there which is $7 a person. 

Hope you find something great to do and to all the Dad's out there Happy Father's Day.

Weekly #Giveaway Linky June 3


Hello folks, I am going to try and keep a log of current giveaways offered on other blogs that I am aware of. I hope to have some of my own in future. All are Canadian giveaways, a couple are open to US as well and noted in description. If you have any contests to share feel free to add in comments. Good Luck!



Grow and Learn Canada Books pk ends June 8
Breville Coffee Maker ends June 12
Royal Canadian Circus in Edmonton ends June 25
Farleyco.ca Prize Pack ends June 10
Build or Boom Board Game ends June 22 Can/US
Superfood Blender Recipes Book ends June 7 Can/US
Daphne and Velma on Blu Ray ends June 10 Can/US
Hasbro Lock Stars Collection of 8 ends June 10
Loud House Season 1 vol 2 DVD ends June 11 Can/US
A Stainless Steel BBQ ends June 6
$500 PayPal ends June 10
Canadian Book Subscription Box ends June 10
Sunny Day DVD ends June 15
Books Energy Strands and Sacred Traveler ends June 17
Toddlers Fathers Day Book pk ends June 17
Two Bratz Dolls ends June 4 WW
Lonely Planets Brews Book end June 15
Lonely Planet Kids Travel Bundle books ends June 21
Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Series on Blueray ends June 25 US/Can
Fairies Dragons Realm Book pr pk June 23
Breville Precision Brewer ends June 24
$100 Nordstrom GC ends June 20 WW
Stuff Happens from Goliath Games ends June 29 Can/US
Headstone Tee Shirt Ends June 7 Can/US
$100 Grocery Gift Card
$50 Home Depot or PayPal ends June 8 Can/US
Posh Ultimate Creative Activity Book ends June22 Can/US
LOL Surprise Dolls Pets Pearl Surprise ends June 27
Oreck Tru Response Air Purifier ends June 18
2 Lipsticks from TON Cosmetics ends June 11
Mynt Cordless Pillow Massager ends June 15
Disney's A Wrinkle In Time & Peter Pan Movies ends June 20
Gift Card for 1 round of golf for 4 to Forest City National in London Ontario ends June 13



















Unique Disney Souvenirs

When you start researching your vacation dreams at Disney World you soon come to realize that there is a lot of expense to make your dreams come true. Some things you can't avoid paying and others are a must for certain individuals but there is a few things that you can get a break on that are just as rewarding as something you can over spend on.

For example there is coin presses with different characters at each resort and all over at many of the attractions in each of the parks. My kids enjoyed picking a picture and pressing the coins. It's a great low cost souvenir to remember your favourite rides. When you get home you can then display the coins in a frame or a book as a keepsake.



I had spoke about the Disney Pins. This is another great souvenir. It's not just an item you picked up in one of the stores you have a bit of story to go with and the kids tend to remember that more. We started with I'd say a dozen (6 each to kid) and they kept trading off throughout our visit. They would always keep they're eyes peeled for any cast member with pins to see if there was a trade worthy of making. For those who aren't familiar with, cast members wear pins and will trade any with you or your children should you ask. If you would like some more information on pins check out my past post on them.



Another experience at Disney is in the Mitsukoshi store in the Japan area of Epcot you can Pick a Pearl. There is a tank of oysters and you pick which one you want to find out what kind of pearl is hidden inside. There is a bit of a demonstration and then you either keep the pearl itself or you can get it mounted on piece of jewelry. We decided to try this and get the pearl set in a necklace as a birthday present/souvenir for the kids Nana. It is a pricey souvenir but they do make great gifts for someone special that may be celebrating something or if you really like jewelry it is a great piece to cherish.



At last, if you decided to use any of the Dining plans (or booked the free dining plan) while you were visiting, you may have a few snack credits left in the end. With these snack credits you can use them to bring back souvenirs. There is the great Disney Character Pez dispenser that the kids love, all sorts of gummies and candies. You can get some great take home bakery style items like Mickey rice krispy square dipped in chocolate etc. You can also use to stock up on snacks for trip home too. Interested in the Free Dining Plan offer? Take a look at this previous post as well.

If I peaked your interest at all you may want to check out my Pinterest Board Dreaming of Disney I have gone ahead and pinned all sorts from stuff I have been sharing on the blog and more.

Weekly #Giveaway Linky May 27


Hello folks, I am going to try and keep a log of current giveaways offered on other blogs that I am aware of. I hope to have some of my own in future. All are Canadian giveaways, a couple are open to US as well and noted in description. If you have any contests to share feel free to add in comments. Good Luck!



Logan and Cove Mattress (ARV$1149) ends May 31
Miik $100 Gift Card ends May 31
Bubble Guppies Bubble Puppys Awesome Adventures Dvd US and Can ends May 28
Breville Smart Tea Infuser ends May 28
Bohemian-Arrow Sandals Ends May 31
Canvas Champ Print 12 x 8 ends June 3
$150 PayPal ends May 28 Worldwide
Grow and Learn Canada Books pk ends June 8
$100 Starbucks Gift Card ends June 1 worldwide
Instax Share SP2 Printer ends May 28
Little Tikes Build House Ends Jun 1
Breville Coffee Maker ends June 12
Royal Canadian Circus in Edmonton ends June 25
Farleyco.ca Prize Pack ends June 10
Build or Boom Board Game ends June 22 Can/US
Superfood Blender Recipes Book ends June 7 Can/US
Daphne and Velma on Blu Ray ends June 10 Can/US
Hasbro Lock Stars Collection of 8 ends June 10
Loud House Season 1 vol 2 DVD ends June 11 Can/US
Downy Swap Kit ends May 31
Tickets to Magician's Nephew Shaw Festival ends May 30
Playmobil Fifa Set ends May 31
$75 Amazon GC ends June 3
Mirrorless Camera Bag ends June 1
A Stainless Steel BBQ ends June 6
$500 PayPal ends June 10
2 Down Perfect Pillows ends June 1
Canadian Book Subscription Box ends June 10
Sunny Day DVD ends June 15
Books Energy Strands and Sacred Traveler ends June 17
Toddlers Fathers Day Book pk ends June 17
Two Bratz Dolls ends June 4 WW
Catelli Pasta ends June 1
$50 Amazon GC ends June 1
Breville Smart Tea Infuser ends June 2















Weekly #Giveaway Linky June 17

Hello folks, I am going to try and keep a log of current giveaways offered on other blogs that I am aware of. I hope to have some of my o...