Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New single #SkySpillsOver from Michael W Smith's new album, SOVEREIGN! #giveaway


Michael W Smith has just recently released a new album, Sovereign, on May 13th 2015.  Releasing today, is the new single Sky Spills Over!

Take a listen!



Did you know that Michael is a multi-platinum artist and 3 time Grammy winner?

Quote from Michael on the video:
"I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER. It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night. My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project. But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video. This video was a lot of fun to make. I hope people enjoy it!"




GIVEAWAY TIME!
One lucky reader will win a copy of Michael W Smith's new album SOVEREIGN!
(Can/US, Ends June 07th 2015)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Miniature Donkeys by the Roadside - #wordlesswednesday (LINKY)

The other day, while out on a drive in the country, I squealed and made my boyfriend pull the car over! I quickly grabbed both our cameras to see what I could capture of these sweet little beauties!
It's certainly not every day you see 6 miniature donkeys grazing so close to the road!


Aren't they so sweet? And 2 of the 6 of them were grazing in with the cows! I wish i had a decent pic of that to show the size difference! They really are adorably miniature!

Your turn! Be sure to link up your WW post! :)

Grama's PB Krispie Balls - #recipe

I needed a comfort snack today. And for some reason, my Grama's PB Krispie balls were calling to me. A sweet treat that I grew up on, made fresh while I would visit. It's one of those special memory-filled snacks, and how appropriate that I'd serve it on a plate from her kitchen. One of only a handful of things I managed to get to remember her by.

Now I will mention that grama always took hers and would roll them in icing sugar...but i forego that and drizzle them with chocolate instead. The only issue with that is that i need to store them in the fridge, and pop them in my mouth immediately to avoid the pb stickyfingers!

Just 4 simple ingredients needed! Yields approx 30 balls.

  • 1 cup smooth pb
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, slightly softened
  • 2 cups rice krispies
  • optional: melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips (for drizzle topping) just as the balls have finished their 20 mins of fridge time. I do this by microwaving 20 seconds at a time, stirring with toothpick or skewer, and then 20 more seconds, stir, then a final 20 seconds.

Mix together in a large bowl. Scoop by the tbsp (this can be tricky!) onto a parchment lined pan. Refrigerate for 20 mins. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Return to refrigerator. When chocolate is dry. Store in airtight container in fridge. Best served cold. 
(and making them in a 25C kitchen is not recommended...i may have learned that lesson!)

ENJOY!

I also made sure to get my nostalgia on with my favourite vintage apron:

A church bazaar find, it's seriously the best 50 cents I ever spent.

Tell me about YOUR comfort sweets or treats, or special item from a loved one!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Celebrating Spring with P&G and Shoppers Drug Mart! #giveaway #pgmom

Oh spring. Time for cleaning up, refreshing, revitalizing, revamping. I spent a solid 6 hours tidying and scrubbing around the house today! Time for a soothing hot shower and lots of moisturizing! and don't even get me started on what's needed to freshen up my look for spring! My colours are sooo not even last season..oops!

Enter in P&G and Shoppers Drug Mart for the win!


Just as you switch out your wardrobe for the new season, your beauty regime also needs a little pick-me-up to help celebrate the arrival of warm weather. This month, P&G is excited to get you ready to enjoy the sunshine, featuring Award Winning P&G products to renew your look this May available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
The best part?  Until May 22nd Canadians can get 10x the Shoppers Optimum Points** when buying any of the brands mentioned below:



Top P&G products helping me to look my best this spring:

Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream (msrp $38.99) - This fragrance free version of Micro-Sculpting Cream firms your skin's appearance in the areas most prone to sagging - even the jawline - with Olay's highest-available concentration of amino-peptide complex. 

* Yes, I've realized that it's time that I should start taking care of some things that are happening on my face that I am not very happy about! I'm 35, and those wrinkles around my eyes, etc etc  are starting to get noticeable! *sniffle*


Gillette Venus Swirl Razor (msrp $19.99) - Our best contouring women’s razor helps capture what other razors may miss. The Venus® Swirl™ is designed with our revolutionary FLEXIBALL™ and 5 individually adjusting Contour™ blades. It contours over curves for flawless skin, long-lasting smoothness and virtually no missed hairs.

* This razor is far and away my absolute favourite..and not just because it's got 2 of my favourite things; purple and swirls! lol. It really is revolutionary!!

Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner (msrp $6.99) - Do away with dryness at once. One bottle distributes all of the Pro-V Science you need to remove residue while providing all-day moisture for soft, strong hair.


GIVEAWAY TIME!
One lucky Home of OHM reader will win a $50 Shoppers Drug Mart GC to stock up on some P&G products for spring!
(CANADA only, excl Que. Ends 06/08)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.
P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G. 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.


**Points are issued according to the net pre-tax purchase total of eligible products using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card®. Calculation excludes Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®, RBC® Shoppers Optimum® MasterCard® points and points associated with the RBC ® Shoppers Optimum® Banking Account. Cannot be used with any other offer or promotion. Offer valid until May 22, 2015, while quantities last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. No rainchecks. Offer may be changed or terminated at any time without notice. See cashier for details.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If you don't jump... #wordlesswednesday (LINKY)

I captured a sweet pic of Orangie as she was jumping into the hotel pool this weekend...and naturally it needed a quote.



As always, comments are greatly appreciated, and be sure to link up your WW so I can come visit :)


Lovin' my #ScentDecor in Unstopables Shimmer - #giveaway #pgmom

I'm a scent girl. I prefer something nice and light and clean. So when my favourite Downy Unstopables, Shimmer, became a line of products I may have squealed with delight! My home now smells absolutely wonderful, and i wasn't joking when i stated on my twitter and instagram that I honestly wish that there was an Unstopables Shimmer perfume! Yes, I love the light, fruity, floral, fresh scent that much!


Unstopables, a new, crave-worthy collection of home and fabric care products with sophisticated scents that deliver rich, long-lasting and enveloping sensorial experiences to elevate the everyday. Featuring a fabric refresher, air refresher, scented oil warmer, candle and in-wash scent booster bead in three irresistible scents – Fresh, Lush & Shimmer – Unstopables lets you style your space and wardrobe with sophisticated and fragrant Scent Décor reflective of your signature style.

What’s scent décor? A personally identifiable scent profile – delivered only by Unstopables – that one uses to upscale their environment. And according to celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus, scent is actually crucial to elevating your décor, building an association to you and your home. By adding small, thoughtful touches like Unstopables, you can transform any room into a haven. And it’s also the easiest and most elegant way to up the ante in any space – a lot of impact, for not a lot of money!

GIVEAWAY TIME!
One lucky Home of OHM reader will win a full line of Unstopables! (arv $30)
(CANADA only, excl Que. Ends 05/27)
  • Unstopables Fabric Refresher – $5.99*
  • Unstopables Air Effects – $6.47*
  • Unstopables Scented Oil Warmer – $5.99*
  • Unstopables Candle – $7.47*
  • Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster – $5.99*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.
P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G. 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.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Read This! - Oh! You Pretty Things, by Shanna Mahin - #bookreview

(I won this book on Goodreads, and I loved it! So I felt inspired that I should share it with you!)
Oh, how I do love a good beach read, or chick lit, but this book definitely gives you more than just that. I knew at only twenty pages in, that Oh! You Pretty Things could be a bit of a toughie for me to read, with the not-really-sure-where-life-is-taking-me main character that has crappy mother issues, but with a side of loving to create in the kitchen, etc. I mean take out the Hollywood and I feel that I was just meant to read this book! And author Shanna Mahin is so inspiring to me! Someone who didn't do well in school, actually she dropped out of highschool, but then rocks life by doing something awesome like writing a book!


From a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow comes a charming and disarming tale of Los Angeles that navigates the fringe of celebrity excess from the other side of Sunset Boulevard.

Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. Sure, she’s got a Santa Monica address and a working actress roommate, but with her nowhere barista job in a town that acknowledges zeroes only as a dress size, she’s a dead girl walking.

Enter Jess’s mother—a failed actress who puts the strange in estrangement. She dives headlong into her daughter’s downward spiral, forcing Jess to muster all her spite and self-preservation to snag a career upgrade.

As a personal assistant for a famous (and secretly agoraphobic) film composer, Jess’s workdays are now filled with shopping for luxury goods and cooking in his perfectly designed kitchen. Jess kills at cooking, a talent that only serves her intensifying urge to dig in to Los Angeles’s celebrity buffet.

When her food garners the attention of an actress on the rise, well, she’s all too willing to throw it in with the composer and upgrade again, a decision that will have far-reaching ramifications that could explode all her relationships.

All the while, her mother looms ever closer, forcing Jess to confront the traumatic secrets she’s been running from all her life.

Oh! You Pretty Things is a dizzying ride at the carnival of fame, a fast-paced and sharply funny work that dares to imagine what happens when we go over the top in a town of gilded excess.
 



Is this your style of book? What was the last book you read?

and if you're on Goodreads, friend me! :)