Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday- October 23

                            (View across the street out our front window)

Gloomy, gloomy out side but the weather is still holding up- warmer than normal this time of year..but still no sun and no blue sky. Cannot wait till we are able to get away in the winter, and go south to some blue sky, sun and color! Gerry has decided he will be retiring come this next Fall. It will mean he will lose his benefits but he doesn't want to stay there any longer. It would be wrong to keep working for additional years just to qualify for retirement health benefits. We've talked about this and we'll just buy them. He has some days off left to take before the end of the year and since we're not travelling anywhere, he's just going to be taking some Friday afternoons off. Nice. Makes the week that much shorter for him.

We are both talking about getting the flu shot this year. No charge. Gerry had one done last year and credited it to not having a cold all winter. I told him I guess I could get one done too. It's promoted alot around here. It's good to be healthy. I know I'd love to eat more healthier or have more healthier foods always available, but wow is it only me or is the cost of eating healthy crazy expensive? I use coupons when I can- combine with a sale item, but that doesn't usually help with the cost of meat or fresh produce for that matter. Living up North doesn't help either. We know- we've seen how prices vary when we're travelling south and then once we start coming closer towards home. I will only pay certain prices though for food. If it's above what I think is reasonable in my opinion, I just wont' buy it. Who else feel this way? 

On another note, I've been spending more time entering contests online but not winning like my daughter Erika does! She wins almost daily. But she does win alot on Instagram , Twitter parties, province specific, etc., Betters her odds. She wins alot of gift cards which is a big help for those extras, and things she wins she can't use, she sells which also helps them out. 

Till next time-


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide For Women

This holiday season, when shopping for your mom, sister, daughter or friend, remember that the most meaningful gifts are the ones that come from heart.

Here are some great gift giving ideas we have rounded up this holiday season:


T-Fal  Fresh Express-
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New T-Fal Fresh Express™ is fun to use, safe and easy to clean. It quickly grates, shreds, or slices a variety of fruit, vegetables, cheese and even nuts!
Makes things so much more easier in the kitchen, especially when entertaining and prepping or for when you are looking at food prepping and freezing large amounts of foods.

  • Express slicing and grating in a unique compact design – fresh food fast!
  • 5 cones for a choice of food prep needs
  • Thin slicing – cucumbers, potatoes
  • Thick shredding - beets, cheese
  • Thin shredding – zucchini, onions, bread crumbs
  • Wavy slicing cut – carrots, fruits
  • Grating – parmesan
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Available at: Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Target, London Drugs, Home Outfitters, Sears
  • Suggested retail price: $102.99



***Watch this spot for more gift giving suggestions.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday October 19th

Well, this is one that should have been in our Quick Tips- "don't open your Halloween candy before Halloween!" I bought some candy last week and thought it will be fine as long as we don't open it. Well Gerry decided he wanted some Cheetos and I thought okay, well then- I'm eating some of the chocolate bars then, and we let loose-lol. Should have set my foot down.No willpower. Half the box of the mini bars are gone now, so my punishment is me having to replenish what we ate. Normally the money for treats will come out of the household grocery fund but I'll be taking it out of my own personal stash now.
Guess it's best not to have it in the house till the last possible moment before Halloween, OR do not open those boxes. How many others have opened their Halloween treats that they bought for Halloween? If the weather keeps up like it has been though it may not be too bad outside for the kids. Mild but cloudy.

It's on Gerry's to do list as well  to put up Christmas lights before the snow comes. Too cold on the hands once that happens. 

He's been working under the trailer since yesterday. Putting up all the insulation that had fallen down over the years. He said now that it's all up it may help keep the floors warmer.Also checking all the pipe work. A person tends to forget about these things that are "out of site and out of mind", but certainly something everyone should be thinking about and that is getting our homes ready for Winter.

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Trick Or Treat Favorites!

Holiday Videos- Time To Get In The Spirit



Some of my favorite Christmas videos/music.
Feel free to add your favorites!

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas is You
Sean Quigley- Little Drummer Boy
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta- I Think You Might Like It
Band Aid- Do They Know It's Christmas

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scrapbooking Month- Save During October

Tips To Remember For Mobile Bingo


We all know how British take seriously their game of bingo. The sheer large number of bingo halls and online bingo sites attest to that fact. For past few years, we have noticed an increase of apps in the mobile market, there is app for everything. Bingo surely not to be left behind, catching up on the latest trends, the sites also have come up with their own apps. The secure payment options have helped most to play in their mobile apps.

You could even log into certain sites through the browsers present in your mobile. But can you trust it? Yes you can! We will give you few tips on how to go about playing bingo in mobile. 



Mobile internet connection - always select the service provider who gives you a speedy internet connection. Higher the speed, better is the connection for you. If you could take an unlimited data plan, that’s the best for you.

Anti-virus - if you could install for your computers then you could do the same for your mobiles too. It will prevent hackers trying to nab your confidential details so always try to get anti-virus software for mobiles too.

Remove junk files- get a cleaner installed to remove unwanted cache so as to speed up the game process.

Check for the e-wallets - most of these online bingo sites gives you a secure transaction to process your payments. If you see any other modes of payments that you trust,then you could go ahead playing the same.

The screen size - with the latest mobile phones come up, latest trend is the big screen phones! Nowadays the phones don’t even fit the pockets, so big is the new trend.

Games - most of these sites optimize well that you could easily play, the rooms will be big and clear enough to play in. That sweetens the deal enough.

Chat room - you might not feel the same about these chat rooms as they won’t feel the same as on site. It’s good in its own compact manner.  

Deposit bonus - always choose the best deposit bonus to play, the higher the bonuses are better are your chances to play as well. So make sure you don’t let it miss by you. As you check your mobile for important messages, check the same while you play in these bingo sites. Most sites have special re-deposit bonus plans so that you could enjoy the best games for more.

If you want to try out bingo on your mobile by being safe, play here. Try out playing bingo online if you haven’t given it a chance at all. Make sure you play safe and try out other games in the bingo site, they even offer slots, casino, scratch cards and more. Also, there are good prize draws that you could participate and win some free prizes when you  play in these sites.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Baby Halloween Costumes- Dressing Up The Little Ones

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Registered Dental Hygienist and Colgate® Enamel Health™ brand ambassador Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, has shared a few oral health tips to help you assure a white, bright and healthy smile!

The American Dental Hygienists' Association(1) defines optimal oral health as “a standard of health of the oral and related tissues which enable an individual to eat, speak and socialize without active disease, discomfort or embarrassment, and which contribute to general well-being and overall total health.”  Bacteria and cavities can have an impact on your overall health; so make sure to do what you can in between dentist visits to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile!



Kristy suggests the following tips for you to follow at home to help ensure you are doing what you can to maintain optimal oral health!

1.       pH matters in the mouth
Foods and liquids that are acid based can rob your smile of the minerals that maintain smooth, healthy teeth. Sour candies, soda pop, even citrus fruits can lower the pH of the saliva and create an environment that bacteria LOVE! Your best defense is minimizing consumption of acidic foods and brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Acids can also erode the surfaces of teeth, making them look dull. Be kind to your smile and adjust your pH!

2.      Keep it Smooth! 
Everyday life takes a toll on us. Our teeth are no exception. When our enamel isn’t properly maintained, it becomes rough and more susceptible to damage. But your hygienist has the secret to keeping your smile beautiful. By polishing your teeth, he or she can go beyond cleaning to help replenish natural calcium and smooth out your enamel, making germs less likely to stick. And, now you can help maintain the work your hygienist does in between visits everyday with Colgate® Enamel Health™ toothpaste(www.colgateenamelhealth.com).

3.  Approximately 90% of bad breath  is caused by bacteria residing in the mouth!(2)
 Especially the tongue! Bacteria accumulate on the surface of the tongue and then those bacteria produce smelly gasses, or volatile sulfur compounds, from proteins in the food we eat. Be sure to clean your tongue at least once a day to freshen your breath! There are many toothbrushes now that have a cheek and tongue cleaner built in that can be picked up at your local drug store.

4.       Strengthen your teeth with every brush! 
Fluoride treatments have long been given at your dental appointment to help prevent cavities. Toothpastes can now help you achieve those results at home.  The fluoride in the toothpaste helps replenish natural calcium back into weakened enamel to strengthen teeth in between dental appointments.

“Remember, enamel is the hardest substance known to man, and yet acidic, sugary,  or gooey foods provide a feast for the smallest of bacteria, which cause the enamel to loose precious minerals and can lead to tooth decay and dull looking teeth. Protecting enamel on a daily basis is easy! Be sure to use toothpastes that will replenish minerals and keep bacteria at bay,” states Kristy.

About Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH    
Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT, is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, an international featured speaker on a variety of oral healthcare topics since 1989 and a recent recipient of an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor, Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Heath, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.  As a speaker at major dental and dental hygiene conventions Kristy is known for facilitating interactive, fast-paced sessions based on the latest technologies and research with a focus on fresh breath, aesthetic & gum health.  A graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in dental hygiene, Kristy is also a registered yoga teacher and is currently based out of San Ramon, CA.

About Colgate® Enamel Health™            
Colgate® Enamel Health™ is a new line of products uniquely formulated to replenish and polish teeth for stronger, healthy enamel. The Colgate® Enamel Health™ Toothpaste helps replenish natural calcium and other minerals back into weakened enamel, filling in rough spots, and gently polishes the enamel surface so germs are less likely to stick to teeth.  (Available at local drug stores, suggested retail price: 4.0oz for $3.39)

References
1.       American Dental Hygienists’ Association Policy Manual, Updated 10.25.13
2.       American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs Report, Vol. 134, February 2003
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