Advantages to Going Paperless

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In the past few years, there has been a growing trend to live life as paperless as possible. This trend is becoming easier to do thanks to the large number of companies providing us with options. Ebills as well as digital trends including Apps, Google Drive for sharing documents and many more have made this trend easy to join. Toronto Hydro customers are being encouraged to switch over to paperless Ebills. This not only helps to save tress, in addition, it also allows you to cut down on the paper clutter in your home. It’s a win-win situation for all! … Continue reading

Mattress Protection for All Ages

mattress protection for all ages

I am truly honoured to share my blog space today with my mother-in-law who has a gift for writing, just like her son. I have always said that this blog was a place to introduce Canadian families to new products (as well as recipes, parenting tips and ideas). There have been quite a few products over the years that I’ve discovered through opportunities on Multi-Testing Mommy that have become “must have products” in our home. One of these products is Canadian owned PeapodMats. Not only have these mats become a staple in our home, we also travel with them. When … Continue reading

Check the Date on Your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms #FirePreventionWeek

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My son came home with some very important homework this weekend. The task was to draw a floor plan of our house homework for Mommy or Daddy and discuss our Fire Escape Plan. I was very pleased to learn that he remembered our plan from last year (and the years before). This year, we have had to make a change in our meeting place as landscape dictates this for us, so we were thankful for this opportunity. As much as we don’t want to talk about a fire escape plan, it is important to re-evaluate every year and refresh our … Continue reading

How to De-Stink Your Dishwasher

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With the change of season, there are a few tasks around the house that need to be checked off of the “to-do” list. One of them is cleaning your dishwasher in order to de-stink your dishwasher and have it run optimally in time for holiday entertaining. It’s important to have a clean dishwasher to help make sure you’re giving the best clean to your dishes for your family and friends during the holiday season. Would you hand-wash your dishes in a dirty sink with dirty water? Likely, your answer is “no”. Think of all the grease and grime build up … Continue reading

Could You Benefit from Better Sleep?

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Up until a couple of months ago, hubby and I had been sleeping on a very old mattress. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how old it was. But, when you’ve got a good thing, you tend to hang on and we held on tight to that mattress for many years more than we should have. I knew it was time to get a new mattress when there were rips in the sides, my body was uncomfortable each morning when I woke up and my body was craving better sleep! When I was introduced to the Leesa mattress, I wasn’t too … Continue reading

Are You Emergency Prepared in your Home? {Giveaway}

Prepared for an Emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation like a fire, earthquake, flood or ice storm? If stuck at home with your family, would you be able to make it 72 hours until help arrives? It may seem like a hypothetical situation, but considering Canada experienced 6,235 forest fires and 169 earthquakes in 2015, being emergency prepared is something that every household should consider. Including your children in the plan is important as well. Being emergency prepared may not only help your family in an emergency, but it may also help with the survival of friends and neighbours. … Continue reading

3 Steps to a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher

Clean Stainless Dishwasher

This post about having a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher is brought to you by Finish and The Co. Are you like me? As soon as you can smell Spring in the air, I get that “itch” or “cleaning bug” to Spring Clean my home, both inside and out. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that every nook and cranny has been cleaned and organized. There are a few areas that sometimes suffer neglect and I am the first to admit that the inside of my dishwasher is one of those places. However, this is no longer the case for me … Continue reading

A 2 YEAR Supply of Printer Ink!

2 year printer ink supply with Epson ET 2550

I never used to go through a lot of printer ink. In fact, I could go well over a year without having to replace the ink cartridges. Then, I got a job with Norwex AND my children started to get older (yes, it happens!) and all of a sudden, I found myself having to replace cartridges sometimes on a monthly basis! This will no longer be the case. With the Epson Expression ALL-IN-ONE ET-2550 Printer with enough printer ink to last for up to 2 years! I will no longer be panicking the night before a Norwex presentation because I … Continue reading

Enjoy Your Coffee ONE Cup at a Time with a Keurig K200 {Giveaway} #KeurigColours

Keurig K200 Giveaway

Are you a coffee lover like I am? Me and coffee go WAY back! I still remember heading across the street from my high school to the local coffee shop and enjoying coffee triple-triple (yes, it was more like a dessert!) on my spares. It was a social thing at the time, more than it was the desire for caffeine (although that certainly helped). Over the years, while coffee certainly remains to be a social “thing” for me, it is more of a comfort and yes, I will admit…somewhat of a necessity. Because I work from home, and not in … Continue reading

Enjoy Clean Drinking Water Every Time!

Clean Drinking Water

We have used a few different methods for safe, clean drinking water in our home since we moved her over 11 years ago. There have been advantages and disadvantages to each method that we have tried, however what we have landed on in the end is pure drinking water, straight from the tap. Straight tap water has its ups and downs, but what I have learned is that Strauss Water can help us with those. I was first introduced to the Strauss WaterBar at the Green Living Show a few weeks ago. This past weekend, I had the privilege of … Continue reading