Monday, December 27, 2010

Don't drive buzzed!!

Last year, more than 250 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods.  Make sure that if you're at a work function, holiday party or at a drinking establishment and you're having a few drinks have a safe way to get home.  Don't get behind the wheel yourself putting yourself and others in danger.  Even if you're just a little buzzed you're still impaired and it's still considered drunk driving!

Designate a driver before even going out or there are other alternatives out there such as cabs, public transit or programs where a couple people are sent to pick you up in your vehicle and drive you home safely.  One such program I know about and have used is Operation Reindeer.  

Visit   where you can sign a pledge not to drink and watch a video of the effects of buzzed driving.

 Stay safe and have fun this holiday season!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dr Oetker Review and Giveaway!!

I was recently sent a box full of goodies from Dr. Oetker to try and I must say they sure making it easy!  The shakers are great!  All you do is add milk or water to the container, shake and poor into line muffin tins and bake!  So easy and no cleanup.  These are a great idea when company drops by and you want to serve fresh muffins.  They're light, tasty and not nearly as many calories as store bought.  The shaker cupcakes and pancakes are also easy to use.

We tried the Casa di Mama Hawaiian pizza and I liked the crust but I didn't think there were enough toppings on the pizza.  It seems like the middle of the pizza was just crust and cheese.  I also don't think it's worth the price when they're not on sale as they're not exactly a big pizza.  I think for the next one I'll try the Ristorante brand.

The mousse and puddings were very good!  A nice quick and easy dessert and the light ones are only 50 calories a serving!  Just add milk, blend with a mixer and refrigerate!  My husband and some couldn't get enough of them.  I've tried the Sherriff lemon pie filling in the past and loved it.  I remember that's how my mom made them growing up.

My family definitely had a great time trying out all the goodies we were sent and I do bake from scratch but when it comes to the muffins and cupcakes when you're short of time Dr Oetker is a great substitute!  Thanks to Dr Oetker one of my readers will win a basket of goodies worth $50.  For the main entry just visit Dr Oetker and let me know which product you would like to try.  Contest open to Canada only and ends Dec 31st.

Extra entries:
1)  Follow with GFC and comment
2)  Like Dr Oetker on facebook and comment

Monday, December 13, 2010


Using the winner of the CSN Stores gift certificate was comment #1!  Congratulations!

Another product review and giveaway coming very soon and this one is yummy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

CSN Stores Giveaway!!

CSN Stores has everything and anything you would need for the holidays.  With over 200 stores it's easy to find the gifts you need.  How about a leather briefcase for the businessman in your life or new bedding for you and toys for the kids!!

Browse the 100 gifts for under $100 to make gift giving easier and the best part is shipping for most items is free.  You don't have to worry about parking the car or shopping with a crying baby.  Just put the kids to bed, put on your pyjamas and shop CSN Stores from the comfort of your own home this holiday season.  

CSN Stores is generously offering one of my readers a $35 gift certificate.  Contest is open to both Canada and the US and ends on Dec 12th.

For the main entry visit CSN Stores and leave a comment with what you'd like to buy.  For bonus entries:

1.  Follow with GFC and comment that you do
2.  Follow with networked blogs and comment that you do
3.  Like CSN Stores on facebook and comment that you do