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Monday, December 5, 2016

First Snow Fall in Vancouver


It was Monday, December 5th when I woke up to see snow outside our window. It was a beautiful sight, but I still had mix thoughts. Snowy day traffic... Willingdon Ave. was horrible, especially that long hill. Cars were blocking the road with hazard lights. It was annoying. Went that way to go to Metrotown. For us was OK. Thank goodness for winter tires and driving up in 1 & 2 gear. Came back driving along Kingsway. Again, going up Renfrew to get home was just as bad. Spent 1 hour in traffic for a 20 min drive. Interesting experience tho.


Even though you are careful, it's still risky and unpredictable that others can crash into you.

I also like to add... Willingdon is a high-traffic road. Why were people walking on the streets? Not a smart thing to do.


Reminded me the time when I used to study at BCIT and drove up that hill in my Honda Civic. Fun! Laughing at those who got stuck. Winter tires are definitely a must!

Photos courtesy of my son who was sitting in the backseat.



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Friday, December 2, 2016

Dropprice $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Dropprice $100 Amazon Gift Card

Welcome to the Dropprice $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.


Dropprice $100 Amazon Gift Card

In today’s promotion for the PackIt Lunch & Baby Bottle Bags, it started out at $39.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Dropprice $100 Amazon Gift Card

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

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ONE (1) lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Bags and you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 12/13/2016. you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.






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Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Mall Experience

Tsawwassen Mills is a new shopping mall built by Ivanhoe Cambridge and its grand opening was on October 5, 2016. Thousands of people visited the huge mall during that opening weekend and from what I saw on the news, traffic was a chaos. I was glad that I waited.


It was about less than 2 months that I decided to check it out since I was in the area after picking up a parcel in Point Roberts, WA. The mall was less busy as it was a weekday morning. Probably also because it was pouring rain that day. My first reaction was feeling amazed with large parking lot and the spacious walking areas inside the mall. The mall is only one level. It's not as huge as Metrotown in Burnaby. The displays and monuments were beautiful. Since the holiday is coming, Christmas decorations filled the court.


I shopped at a few places and found some great deals. I bought a couple of boy's clothing for my son to give on Christmas.

There was also the Pepper Palace (the only location in Western Canada) that is finally open. It was my first time visiting this store and was fascinated with so many flavoured hot sauce, including bbq sauce and pasta sauce. The store has an open bar where you can try different flavours before you buy. I think it's a good idea. The signs also tell you the level of spiciness.


The food court was clean and it looked comfy. It's a nice atmosphere to be in and to enjoy your meal.


My overall experience: Tsawwassen Mills is nothing spectacular, but it is a comfortable shopping experience. I do like how the sections are colour-coded; even the lighting is coloured. There are shops that's only in the US that's now closer to home.


Like almost every mall, there's a fun playground for little kids. It's great that there's a large space for the kids to run around in while the parents relax and see their little ones play.

See full gallery here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/jennieyuenphotos/RK30X8


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Just Like Stars" Children's Music CD Giveaway

Children's Music CD Just Like the Stars Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Spectacular:
Children's Music CD "Just Like Stars" Giveaway!
You can be 1 of 4 winners! A new winner every week in December though 12/25.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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Stefilia’s Little Stones


Just Like the Stars

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We would also like to say Thank you to all the promoting bloggers!!
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FOUR (4) lucky winners will each receive a "Just Like Stars" Children Music CD!
See the review here.

Contest is open to US only, 18+ (ends December 25th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. The winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
  
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 Giveaway #TisTheSeason


Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Spectacular:
The Samsung Galaxy S7 From Sprint Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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Sprint

Samsung Galaxy S7


The Samsung Galaxy S7

See the review HERE.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

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ONE (1) lucky winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy S7 from Sprint!

Contest is open to US only, 18+ (ends December 25th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. The winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
  
Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook!  If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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NeoCell $75 Credit Giveaway

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Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Spectacular:
NeoCell $75 Credit Giveaway!
You can be 1 of 4 winners! A new winner every week in December though 12/19.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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Now more about our sponsor in this giveaway!

neocell

$75 worth of their great products

NeoCell has been developing and manufacturing all natural, premium anti-aging formulas for over 20 years and is the leading Collagen brand in the world. Their products are naturally based, not synthetic, and are designed to promote youthful health, beauty and total body wellness. They manufacture their own products using carefully sourced food-grade raw materials and their facility exceeds all GMP standards. They strive to continuously bring the best to customers– products that their own families are proud to use, made with Nutrients You Can Trust. See some of the reviews HERE and HERE.

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ONE (1) lucky winner will receive a $75 credit toward NeoCell Products!


Contest is open to US only, 18+ (ends December 19th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. The winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
  
Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook!  If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Recipe: Onion Sesame Bagels

I made these bagels from scratch for the first time. It was pretty easy and they do not have to rise (can qualify as a quick bread). It's chewy and it's got flavor. You can substitute onions for cranberries, or frozen blueberries.

Onion Sesame Bagels
(Yield: makes about a dozen)


INGREDIENTS:

1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar

1 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp dried onion flakes
3/4 tsp salt

1 cup flour

1 egg, beaten
sesame seeds

PREPARATION:

1) Preheat oven to 400F.

2) Soften yeast in 1/2 cup of water and sugar until the yeast starts to foam. Place yeast mixture in a large bowl for mixing.

3) Add in the next 5 ingredients (water, flour, sugar, dried onion flakes, and salt) and beat using an electric mixer for about 3 minutes until dough is very smooth.

4) Slowly beat the remaining 1 cup of flour until blended. If you don't have a mixer, you can knead the dough until it is blended and smooth.

5) Place dough onto a lightly floured board. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into 1/2-inch thick rope. Pinch the ends together to form a complete circle.


6) Brush the top of the formed dough with beaten egg and dip into the plate of sesame seeds.


7) Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden.






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