Powering Smiles This Holiday Season #PowerImagination

powering smiles

Children love to smile and parents love to see their children smile. Unfortunately, at this time of year, for some families, smiles are difficult to find. Every year, thousands of children and their families spend time in Canadian hospitals over the holidays. And while they may have difficulty finding their smiles, I do believe that there is always a smile hiding in there, and we have to find creative ways to bring that out during particularly difficult times. Powering smiles is something that Duracell is passionate about… especially this time of year! For children who are sick, we have to … Continue reading

Simply Shortbread Cookie Recipe {Natrel Greatest Dessert Exchange}

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

This Shortbread Cookie Recipe is so easy to make and the cookies always turn out delicious! You can serve these cookies plain OR they can be decorated in a variety of ways including holiday sprinkles, maraschino cherries or chocolate! Shortbread is one of my all time favourite types of cookies! Shortbread Cookie Recipe   Print Cook time 30 mins Total time 30 mins   Shortbread is a classic Christmas cookie. Author: Multi-Testing Mommy Recipe type: dessert Ingredients 1 cup Natrel lactose free or organic butter, softened ½ cup sifted icing sugar ½ cup sifted cornstarch 1½ cups flour Instructions In … Continue reading

Cherry Shortbread Squares

Cherry Shortbread Squares

I love to bake, especially for the holidays! I also like to EAT baking; this is my weakness. One of my favourite holiday treats are these Cherry Shortbread Squares. I’m a huge fan of cherries, but love shortbread too; this makes the perfect combination! I will warn you that you may want to freeze these once made, otherwise they may disappear much too fast, or at least that is what happens in my house! Cherry Shortbread Squares are to be a sure hit this holiday season! They are also the perfect baking to do with little helpers! INGREDIENTS Base: 1.5 … Continue reading

Skincare Redefined with ageLOC ME by NuSkin

skincare

If you were to ask my Mom what I was like as a teenager or young adult with regards to my skincare, my guess would be that she would tell you that she considered me to be a product junkie. The honest truth is that while my routine has simplified significantly, I continue to LOVE testing out new skincare products. The geek in me was extremely thrilled when I was asked to test out the new ageLOC ME device from NuSkin! Seriously, the functions on this little device are impressive! ageLOC ME launched in North America on November 15, 2016. … Continue reading

A Homemade Meal Not Cooked by Me! {Giveaway}

South St. Burger

That’s right! We all need a break once in a while and this week, South St. Burger was calling my name. Perhaps you have days (or weeks) during this busy time of year when you don’t feel like making dinner for you (or your family). After a long day of shopping or baking or wrapping, or perhaps all of the above, I encourage you to try out South St. Burger! While I do prepare many of the meals for our family, and hubby often takes over for a meal or two on the weekend (one of our favourites are his … Continue reading

Looking for a Unique Gift Idea for a Child This Holiday?

unique gift idea

I’ve had many conversations lately with parents who are struggling to figure out what to give their child this Christmas. What do you give a child who has everything? Many people are keeping their eyes peeled for a unique gift idea that will not fill the toy room or simply sit on a shelf unused. I don’t know about you, but I feel like compared to when I was a child, our children these days have too much. Not only do we not have enough space to store it all, but do they really NEED it all? We have had … Continue reading

Do You Have a Star Wars Fan in Your Home? {Giveaway}

Star Wars fan

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your home? Are you going to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this holiday season? My hubby is the biggest Star Wars fan that I know and he has shared his interest and excitement with our children too. They build Star Wars lego together and collect Star Wars figures (hubby even has a shelf at work dedicated to them!). They even participate in Lego Advent calendars at Christmas time, which I will be doing with them for the first time this year. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, my … Continue reading

Saving for Your Child’s Education #EducationSavingsWeek

Educations Savings Week

Children are expensive little creatures. Saving for your child’s education is not always easy. In this day and age saving for your child’s education is a subject that you should research and understand. By the time our children complete high school, post secondary education fees are going to be considerably higher. There are many ways to invest in your child’s future by saving for your child’s education. Heritage Education Funds will be sharing tips on their blog all week from November 21 – 25 to help you understand your options. In our family, we have a set amount that comes … Continue reading

The Big Winter Tire Debate

winter tire debate

When you get married or enter into a long-term relationship, there are many discussions and compromises that occur. You are in a partnership, and partnerships require compromise due to the fact that you are both human beings with unique opinions. It is always a blessing when you see eye to eye on a given topic, however, when it comes to topics such as winter tires for our vehicles, who knew that would become The Big Winter Tire Debate. My husband grew up in a location in Ontario that typically doesn’t get as much snow as other areas. Because of this, … 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