Thursday, May 5, 2016

Your 2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and it is the time to show your mom or mother-figure just how much they mean to you. Although nothing can make up for all the worries, sleepless nights and the vast amounts of love and understanding that moms give us, we can at least try, right? This Mothers Day give your mom a "gift that is straight from the heart" and show her how much you appreciate everything she has done for you, and continues to do.


For the mom always on her feet:
  • Bring the spa home to mom with Aloe Infused Socks! Have her slip on ultra-moisturizing spa socks (infused with soft, soothing Aloe and Vitamin E) and put her feet up for some well-deserved TLC! MSRP: $5.99

Vanilla Prepaid Cards-

Give the gift you know she'll love!

The perfect gift for any occasion - especially Mother's Day!

Vanilla Prepaid Cards allow moms to buy exactly what they want at their favorite shopping destinations – either in-store or online wherever MasterCard is accepted.  Vanilla Prepaid Cards are both convenient and secure. Vanilla Prepaid Cards are not only safer than carrying cash, but they protect against fraud and identity theft in that they are not connected to a bank account. If the card is ever lost or stolen, simply call Customer Care. What's more, the funds never expire.


Surprise her with a gift for her fur baby- her cat.
You'll show mom how she can spread more motherly love around by giving her a fun box of toys and treats for her other love- her cat!

- meowbox is a monthly cat subscription box, full of fun toys and yummy goodies, delivered to your door
- all the items are chosen with care and all edible treats are made in Canada or the US
- meowbox often supports small businesses as well and includes well-made hand-crafted toys and treats in their boxes at times

Different from other pet subscription boxes:
- Each box is personalized by hand with her kitty’s name
- They give back. meowbox has a program called One Box Can: with every meowbox you purchase, they give a can of food to a shelter cat. Plus, you can track your individual can to see where you've made a difference.
- For picky kitties or ones with special dietary requirements, you now have the option to receive meowboxes with no edible items. They replace food and treats with more toys and goodies.
- prices: $32.95 for 1 month, $27.95 for 3 months ($83.85 upfront), $22.95 for 6 months ($137.70 upfront)
- free shipping
- they also ship to Canada and the US
- box includes 5-7 items

 Bahama Breeze -

Bahama Breeze is perfect destination for Moms of all types to enjoy any day, whether they are looking to spend time with their family, enjoy a drink or girls night out. Gift certificates are available.

**Watch this spot for more gift ideas for mom this Mothers Day.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Today's Quick Tip

Spring Cleaning Quick Tip:

Time to check those herbs and spices. If its discolored, you KNOW you've had it too long, no longer has the smell its suppose to have, or has lost it's taste- toss it! Ground spices can last 3-4 years and herbs 1-3 years.

I checked through my own today- and only had to toss one.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Expert Advice on Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures

When you’re doing any renovations throughout the home, and you get to the plumbing and fixtures within those rooms, then you have to make sure you’re doing this job right. This is because you want to make sure that you’re choosing to go with items that are able to easily be added to the home and rooms of the home. This is done through plumbing fixtures, and being able to change the look and feel of the room when you add them to it. You need to be able to make the most of what is out there, and this can be done through the help of PlumbTile that offers them all and more.

Renovating Those Areas of the Home

One of the biggest things that you have to remember with plumbing fixtures is that the water to the area should be completely shut off before you start removing or adding items to it. This is because you can make a large mess if it is not. In addition to this, once the items are installed onto the system, you want to make sure that they are properly sealed, per directions, to ensure that you do not spring any leaks when the new fixtures are being used when the renovations are complete. If you remember these two tips, then you will be able to enjoy the new rooms.

Make sure to make the most of the choices out there when you use PlumbTile for all of the renovations that you’re going to be doing. With such a large selection of items to choose from, you can make sure to have everything that is needed for the home, and enjoy the look and feel of having high quality, name brand items placed throughout the entire area. Get started on your bathroom renovations today! 

Today's Quick Tip

Charged with a service fee that you feel is less than fair? Long time customer or client? Be sure to call and see if you can have that charge removed. I did a boo-boo with my banking online- resulting in me getting a service charge. When I called the bank's toll free # on the back of my debit card and explained what happened, they were most willing to remove the $4.50 charge. And that is called -getting results .

Monday, April 25, 2016

Look At What Will Get Your Kids Outdoors to Play This Spring!

Spring arrived about a month ago, and the weather is now starting to get really nice. Now is when kids will hopefully love to start playing outside. It is a fun time of year and there are a lot of activities kids can do outdoors and great new products that allow kids to have more fun with outdoors.

Kids can play in their backyards with many different toys. There are so many products and activities that children can have fun with and enjoy outside. It is great for kids to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air while getting some exercise and also having fun playing too. Here are some ideas on things that will keep kids occupied and that they will love to play with.

1965 VW Camper Van Kids Tent-

The VW Kids Campervan play tent is a cool, scaled down retro replica of the iconic 60s VW Bus. Officially Licensed by Volkswagen, every detail is inspired by the original 1965 Split Screen VW Campervan. This is a perfect indoors and outdoors play tent, just what every hip and happening kid needs on the beach or in the backyard this year. Easy pop-up tent, no pegging or complicated instructions. Simply take it out of its carry case and pop it up!
Suitable for children aged 3 and above.

** Watch this spot for more great ideas for kids play.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Shark's Rocket Deluxe

I recently reviewed the Shark Rocket Deluxe. Although not a newer model of their line up, it was one I was interested in trying. 

This is a powerful 2-in-1 vacuum
As an upright, the Rocket® vacuum deep cleans your carpets and hard floors. As a handheld, you can clean from floor to ceiling with ease. This vacumm had great suction.

Perfect for Quick Pick-ups
The Rocket® vacuum is ergonomically designed to make transitioning from floor to ceiling effortless. Shark® signature versatility makes this vacuum perfect for everything from deep, whole house cleaning to quick pick-ups no matter where the mess is. 

Designed to Clean Everywhere
There are some places in your kitchen where dirt hides that most vacuums can't get to, such as baseboards and under your appliances. Exclusive Rocket® attachments allow you to clean anything, everywhere.

Plus points:
-great suction
-low profile power head allowed ease of use under furniture 

Negative points:
-found it to have to many attachments. Was looking for a more simple model. 
-found the extra weight on the hand held part a bit different to get used to
-vacumm had to be stood up against the wall if you wanted to keep it upright
-cord seemed too long

I do love the Shark brand, and feel it is a quality brand, although this particular model was not 100% to a style of vacumm I am used to using.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day -April 22, 2016Earth Day and beyond, join a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion and motivate people to action.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pet Products That Are Reducing Their Carbon "Paw" Print This Earth Day!

Natural, sustainable, eco-friendly products are quickly proving that they are not a passing fad, but a way of life. In 2014 alone, 75% of American adults reported purchasing greenproducts and services and 40% of adults expressed a willingness to pay more for products (although many times they don't have to sacrifice any performance or money in their pocketbook to make a natural choice) if ethical and responsible practices are guaranteed. With 80 million pet owning households in the USA, with an annual spend of over $50 billion on pet products and services to better care for pet health and a healthier home environment, it is safe to say green pet products are more important than ever! 

Petlinks®  Toys & Bedding 

Three principles form the foundation of everything they do: pet safety, customer satisfaction, and environmental responsibility 
  • Bedding gives new life to remnants of memory foam and other leftover foams from human grade mattresses. 
  • Dog & Cat Beds as well as soft toys use EcoRest® fiberfill made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles.
  • Cardboard scratchers for cats are not only made from recycled cardboard, but can be recycled themselves after the playing has been done. 
  • Petlinks' catnip has been organic before organic was ever a buzzword. 100% natural, all catnip is grown, processed and packed without pesticides or chemicals. 
  • Learn more at

WHIMZEES™ Dog Dental Chews

The hottest Vegetarian dental treat for dogs
  • Natural GRAIN-FREE, GMO-FREE dog chew that supports dental health
  • Unique shapes stimulates blood flow to gums 

  • NO artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, preservatives, GMOs, gluten, or meat. 
  • High in fiber, low in calories and sugars
  • Learn more at Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View on Instagram

√∂kocat™ Natural Cat Litter

eco-friendly cat litter made from cellulose fibers
  • √∂kocat from Healthy Pet
  • Natural, eco-friendly cat litter
  • Biodegradable, compostable
  • Made from sustainably harvested cellulose and paper fibers
  • No harmful chemicals or pollutants ever used
  • Member Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition
  • Member Sustainable Connections

carefresh® Custom Bedding

eco-friendly bedding/litter for small animals
  • carefresh® from Healthy Pet
  • Species-specific product encourages natural behaviors in natural environments
  • Ferndale, WA USA manufacturing follows rigid environmental guidelines
  • Made from sustainably harvested paper fibers
  • No harmful chemicals or pollutants ever used
  • Member Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition
  • Member Sustainable Connections


USA farmed and made extensive line of Dog and Cat Foods
  • Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company
  • Evanger's celebrates 80 years! 
  • Organics lines for both Dogs and Cats features whole-organic chickens and turkeys either braised or shimmered in well water.
  • Human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients 
  • Grain Free, No Preservatives


No additive or preservatives treats that are pure tail wagging joy.
  • From Loving Pets and Evanger's
  • USA sourced and made treats for both Dogs and Cats
  • Nothing but Natural Freeze Dried Treats for Dogs and Cats are made with 100% meat or fish
  • It's Purely Natural™  Treats for both Cats and Dogs use simple, healthy, all natural ingredients. 
  • Human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients 
  • Grain Free,  Gluten Free and No Preservatives

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Diploma in Accounting?

Have you thought about going into the field of Accounting? Well if you have, then there is a great way to get a diploma. If you don't have the time to take on a full time university degree then this program is for you. Getting this diploma will give you the practical training you need in a faster timeframe.

The Diploma of Accounting will help you to gain the skills and knowledge in accounting systems. It will also introduce you into preparing financial systems and reporting on business performances. It will help to get a job or career as a financial controller, office manager, or even to run your own business.

Jobs In this field

Some jobs that a diploma in Accounting can lead to are: Accounts Officer, Accounts Receivable/Payable. Some other careers are Accountant, Financial Officer, Finance Manager, and Reconciliation officer. So if any of these are of interest to you then this is the diploma you will want.

Quick Course Guide

The course is four terms which is 10 weeks each plus holidays. It is equivalent to 12 months full time. The entry guidelines are age 18 or older at time of application and an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent to that. There are no prerequisites to this course. This is a great program and it has entry requirements that you can easily follow.

Tools required and Support

What you will need to complete the Diploma of Accounting are first of all some basic tools. What is required is access to a computer. Also the internet and email is something that will aid in gaining this diploma. You should also have basic computer skills too, while working towards your diploma. As a student in this training, you will have some critical student support needed. An expert Trainer and Assessor will be there to help you along the way. Also personalised support via a dedicated training coordinator is available to students.

 Enrollment Inclusions and Summary

All learning materials needed to complete the course as well as the 11 units of competency to be completed for this accounting qualification are included. Some of the units are manage budgets and forecasts, develop and use complex spreadsheets, prepare financial reports and more. So in summary if you would like to start you career in this field of Accounting then getting your diploma through this course is for you, and everything is available to you to gain the knowledge you will need. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Unilever Ice Cream Announces 17 New Frozen Treats for 2016

Unilever Ice Cream recently announced their newest family-friendly frozen treats across BreyersGood HumorKlondike and Popsicle.  From summer movie premiers and picnics, to birthday celebrations and family camping – there’s a treat for all your favorite family moments! And who doesnt love ice cream??
·        Breyers Ice Cream Cake: Helping you celebrate any occasion – this new variety features Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream and loads of chocolatey crunchies, sandwiched between Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream.

·        Breyers Chocolate Snack Cups: Features smooth Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream made with fresh cream and rich Dutch cocoa, in a pre-portioned snack cup.

·        Breyers Natural Vanilla Snack Cups: Features Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream, made with simple ingredients like fresh cream, sugar, milk and Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans, in a pre-portioned snack cup.

·        Good Humor Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich: Share the nostalgia of a classic with creamy chocolate ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies and topped with milk chocolate chips.

·        Klondike S’mores: Features creamy marshmallow ice cream laden with sweet graham cracker swirls inside a delightfully breakable milk chocolate flavored shell. All you need is a campfire!

·        Popsicle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Michelangelo™, Donatello™, Raphael™ and Leonardo™ are the heroes of these frozen pops featuring four action-packed flavors: Orange Fury, Cherry Crush, Blue Raspberry Blast and Smashing Grape. Grab some before the movie premiere in June!