Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#wordlesswednesday - KW OKTOBERFEST (linky)

Pretzels, Yummy German buffet and Polka, events downtown, silly pretzel selfies, floats with lederhosen and dirndls, BEER, Onkel Hans, singing beer steins, and Orangie taking silly parade selfies = AWESOME time! :)

Your turn! Link up your WW post, and grab my button too!
Wordless Wednesday on Home of OHM

Friday, October 10, 2014

Simple Apple Spice Oatmeal #recipe #porridgeday

I do love a good pot of oatmeal. There are so many health benefits, it's filling, and fantastically budget friendly! I especially love when my kids will eagerly gobble up a bowl of mom's homemade oatmeal instead of a bowl from sugar-filled packet.

For this recipe we followed the directions on the oatmeal bag for a serving for 4, which was a tad too generous for our needs. oops.

1 1/3 cups of quick oats
2 1/3 cups water
2 apples
1 tbsp. brown sugar
several dashes of pumpkin pie spice (to suit your taste)
(optional: topped with a splash of milk to cool for eating, and/or make it a bit creamier.)

1) Prepare your apples: I peeled them, put them through my pampered chef cutter/corer, then sliced the wedges into thin little pieces.
2) On stove, bring water to boil.
3) Gradually stir in oats, apples, spice and sugar. Cook for 3 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
4) Dish it up! Will be extremely hot! Let it cool off a bit, or top it off with some cold milk if desired.


So what's the deal with #PorridgeDay? - The aim of Porridge Day is to raise money for charities who provide nutritious daily meals and education to starving children in developing countries. For more info visit Mary's Meals.
No, this is not a sponsored post...I just happened to see that it was PorridgeDay today, thanks to and love to 'celebrate' days whenever I can :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#wordlesswednesday - Handsome Georgie for Gap Cats

Lately Georgie cat has been all up in tea parties...and Orangie has loved just how much Georgie gets into it,..really he's just there for the all-you-can-drink(water)...while watching all this go on I then realized that he NEEDED to don some proper tea party attire...

HOW TO: In these photos Georgie is modelling the collar  *literally* cut from a Baby Gap size 2 dress shirt and then buttoned on...I think an 18mo would be best for his next dress collar :)

*yes, this is technically a choking hazard, he only wears it in attendance at tea parties, and never unsupervised*
Do you dress up your CAT?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Focus on the Road. End Distracted Driving. #CAAfocus

I admit it. My daughters are 10 and almost 14 and yet I am still uncomfortable with them going out alone in my neighbourhood. And it's not for the reasons you're thinking, it's because of the MANY accidents that have happened in our neighbourhood over the last FOUR years that we've lived here. The cause? DISTRACTED driving. Single car accidents. Up on the sidewalks. Taking out community mailboxes. Hitting trees or fences. Thankfully there have not been any pedestrians involved, but it's going to happen sometime. There just seems to be more and more distraction happening when driving, and it's SCARY. You always think not me, or not in MY neighbourhood...but it is. It's everywhere.

CAA's Distracted Driving campaign is on right now. With the kids back to school our roads are even busier than ever (more kids walking to school, or walking to and from the bus), parents dropping kids off, etc. It is imperative that we all band together to put an end to Distracted Driving. We need to stress the importance of not driving distracted, and as parents we have to set an example to our children, and especially our tweens & teens, that we will not drive distracted. We need to  all "Make the Promise" to end Distracted Driving and encourage our family and friends to do the same!

* Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of collisions and easily one of the most avoidable.

* Distractions can come from almost anything that makes you look away from the road. A split second is all it takes to dramatically change the rest of your life.

* Driving requires your full attention. Losing focus on the road can lead to weaving in and out of your lane, missing a traffic sign and putting yourself, passengers and others at risk.

CAA South Central Ontario  (@CAASCO) and other traffic safety partners have come together to launch an education and awareness campaign. They are urging all drivers to "Make The Promise". It's simple, go online to and promise to your family and friends to focus on the road!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Holidays with SpongeBob / SpongeBob ScaryPants Collection - #giveaway

It's October 1st and I am now officially in Halloween and Holiday mode! Time to start getting my fall / autumn on and get excited as we head into holiday season. My youngest was so excited to crack open the SpongeBob ScaryPants Collection and get watching. She's been far too obsessed lately with Halloween...and I get questioned daily with what costume would go with the purple lipstick that she's been coveting...really?!

Bikini Bottom is about to become a whole lot scarier as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things! SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection is a 2-disc special filled with frightening fun, including 17 episodes and two bonus features. With all the craziness that SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and other friends get into, fans won’t want to miss this!
SpongeBob ScaredyPants Collection is available now on DVD.

Here's your chance to experience Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day, Bikinni Bottom-style. So join SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and the rest of the crew for Holidays with SpongeBob, a 3-DVD gift set featuring over 4 hours of absorbing celebrations and random days made extra special by everyone's favourite undersea fry cook!
Holidays with SpongeBob is available now on DVD.

Enter to win BOTH collections: SpongeBob ScaryPants AND Holidays with SpongeBob!
(TWO winners! Open to CANADA, ends Oct 15 at 11:59pm EST)
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#wordlesswednesday - When you give your girlfriend your new iphone... (Linky)

So when you give your girlfriend your brand new iphone 6+ chances are you're gonna have a new wallpaper when you get it back.....

Oh yes I did :)
AND it's still there! lol.
Now it's your turn! Grab my butt button and link up your WW post!
Wordless Wednesday on Home of OHM

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Uh oh! Are you #NoseBlind?! #pgmom #giveaway!

I have been both blessed and cursed with a super sniffing nose. I smell things a lot of people don't or just before they smell them. But with our love of curry, our mini zoo of pets, or our car that used to belong to a smoker (ugh). I refuse to be caught #noseblind! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Febreze and it's array of amazing scents, and you'll find the various products throughout my home and car!

Are you noseblind?

According to a recent Febreze survey, 42% of Canadians admit that they’ve been told that their homes smell, but they can’t smell it themselves.  Do you enjoy delicious, yet poignant smelling meals? Have a shaggy dog or lovable little gerbil? Have a teen or a workout routine?
If you answered yes to any of the above [and more], then we’re going to bet, you’ve gone noseblind!  While being accustomed to the bad smells around you may seem like a blessing, it impacts your family’s’ home esteem, romance and social lives.  Ignorance isn’t bliss!

** OHM admits to having ALL of the above, except swap out dog for cat! Yikes! I swear I'm not I?!

Febreze surveyed Canadians and here’s the smelly truth:
  • 93% of Canadians would like to know if their homes smelled bad.  Wouldn’t you?!
  • But we’re just too nice: only 63% of us would tell someone if their home smells
  • 48% of Canadians believe that a smelly home is the sign of a dirty, lazy homeowner. Ouch!!
  • So, what are the worst home smells?  Garbage, pet odours and smoking smells
  • Back on the dating scene or have a teen who’s trying to impress? For 61% of Canadians, the smell of their date’s home is a deal breaker, and 28% would make a quick exit if their date’s home smelled.
  • Excuses, excuses: 36% of Canadians have either avoided visiting friends with smelly abodes or make it a quick stop.
  • Doorbell or warning bell? 37% of Canadians panic when unexpected guests drop by. Is your home always ready for guests?
  • 45% of us dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell. Don’t let Fido take the blame, take action!
  • Pull over, driver! 58% of people have wanted to get out of someone’s car because of its smell

Still skeptical? Can’t sniff anything eerie lurking? With a house that [used to] smell like shih-tzu, noseblindness sufferer, Jane Lynch is here to tell you more about the nasal condition sweeping the nation:

Seeking noseblind treatment?

Don’t waste your time or favourite fragrance masking the bad smells; kick them to the curb for good!
Febreze products actually eliminate bad smells with four special odour killers that devour and defuse, neutralize, surround and capture then trap and perfume odours (AKA chemical compounds) in the air.

Being such a big Febreze fan, I am excited to offer this sweet GIVEAWAY!
Enter to win a scent-tastic Febreze Noseblind Kit (arv $50) containing:

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.
This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.