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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YochiYochi 3-in-1 Safety Harness Giveaway (5 Winners)



The YochiYochi 3-in-1 Safety Harness can be used as a walking harness, portable high chair, and cart safety strap. $135 TRV Giveaway!




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Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

FIVE (5) lucky winners will receive a YochiYochi 3-in-1 Safety Harness! This Giveaway is open to United States residents only, 18+. Giveaway event will end on December 13th, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST). Winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kid Food Nation Cookbook Now Available

I am so excited to announce that our copy of the very first edition Kid Food Nation Cookbook finally arrived. We are very proud of all the winning recipes and talented kids, especially our little chef Brandon from Vancouver.

The cookbook features delicious and healthy recipes from 26 winning kid chefs across Canada This softcover book also features full-page colored images of the culinary creations. Kid Food Nation is a partnership with Corus Entertainment, Boys & Girls Club of Canada, Government of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada and in collaboration with Dietitians of Canada. This project is proudly presented by President's Choice Children's Charity.






The cookbook also available at Superstore locations across Canada and online through Les Éditions Cardinal. It is the perfect gift for this upcoming holiday season.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow


Need better sleep? The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow, is clinically proven to improve your quality of sleep. The comfort pillow features an exclusive waterbase technology that provides responsive support by adapting to the shape of your head and neck as you move during sleep. No matter which way you lay, your head and neck remain in proper alignment, creating a totally different kind of sleeping experience. It’s the gift of a good night’s sleep!

MY THOUGHTS: This pillow is the most comfortable of all other that I've used. I like how it can be adjusted to each individuals comfort level. There's a compartment where you just fill the pillow with tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness (soft, medium, firm, or in-between). The surface is a cloudlike layer so it's really soft.


If you're like me who always have to wake up to adjust in the middle of the night (either because it's too warm or change in the firmness), then this is the pillow I'd recommend because it keeps cool as I shift without having to turn it over.  The aqua support pouch provides responsive support while I sleep. Great gift for a friend or loved one who needs a good comfortable sleep!


BENEFITS:

► features exclusive CombedLoft™ Fiber
► the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, as noted by a peer-reviewed study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
► deeper sleep (no more waking up to fluff your pillow) and a reduction in neck pain
► It’s customizable and adjustable. Choose your preferred filling (fiber, foam and feather) and level of comfort – just fill the pillow with tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness
► Invented in Canada and ranked #1 selling pillow in six countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and China)
► Over 5 million sold – reaching #1 on global e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Alibaba with consistent 4+ Star reviews
► Reached #1 Bestseller in Amazon Home & Kitchen during July 2017 among 24,163,959 items


WHERE TO BUY: The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow MSRP is only $49.99USD and can be purchased at www.mediflow.com. Also available through Amazon.com



Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok [Film Review]


FILM SUMMARY: In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok--the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization--at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger--the Incredible Hulk!


"Thor: Ragnarok" led the box office again fro the 2nd weekend since the release. As the show started, the audience seem excited and predicted that this was going to be a good and entertaining movie. I agree with them. This was one of the best Marvel films I've seen. I think that Chris Hemsworth is the perfect star to play the role as Thor. For this latest installment, Chris Hemsworth thought it's time that it needed to be done differently. Directed by Taika Waititi, many of us enjoyed the Thor humor that he has created. Thor: Ragnarok is brilliant and funny!

Released November 3, 2017. See it in theatres

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fan Expo Vancouver 2017 [Event Recap + Cosplay Photos]

What an amazing weekend it was at Fan Expo Vancouver! Fan Expo is a 3-day convention celebrating pop culture, fandoms of sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, comics, and many other things for the inner geeks. It was exhausting for many of us, but it was worth all the fun, the memories and a chance to meet cosplayers, artists, and special guests. A slight change this year is that the ticketing booth was near the end of the promenade just before FlyOver Canada instead of the usual entrance next to the Pan Pacific Hotel. This made the area in the foyer much less crowded.



Unfortunately, Arrow star, Stephen Amell as well as Legends of Tomorrow star, Caity Lotz had to cancel last minute due to other commitments. I would've been nice to see them at the panel to hear them talk about their characters they play. But we did catch up with The Flash Q&A panel with Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, and Grant Gustin. Candace brought her puppy, Zoe, with her.

Click here for the full Q&A Panel.






Here are some of the talented artists, illustrators, and writers that we've met:









Last, but not least... there were lots of amazing cosplays out there. Very creative! Great work everyone!











See the full album here: bit.ly/2iTGAMW



Until next year...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Breaking the Ice with Icewine

It is a world-renowned style of wine that can only be crafted under specific -8 degree to -10 degree C temperatures, for which our cool Canadian climate is ideal. But to many Canadians, Icewine remains a bit of a mystery drink — they see a type of wine with deep colours in a skinny little bottle that they aren’t used to seeing on the wine shelves in the liquor store. It looks different than a typical bottle of wine, so questions are raised about how it should be stored, serving temperature, pouring etiquette, proper glassware and what should be enjoyed with it.

“Many people assume Icewine to be too sweet for their palate – perhaps comparing Icewine to the sweetness in maple syrup. says Scott McGregor, Winemaker at Lakeview Wine Co., a division of Diamond Estates Wine & Spirits. “In fact, this is not the case. Great Icewine has a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity, with concentrated flavours and fantastic pairing opportunities.”

Making Icewine is a detailed and complex process that starts during harvest when the winemaker decides which grapes are going to be left on the vines until winter’s deep freeze hits. There they will stay until late December or January — exactly when they are picked is determined by Mother Nature when she graces the vineyard with three or four days where the temperature stays below -8°C. The grapes, which now resemble little frozen marbles, are hand-picked and pressed while frozen to extract a small amount of sweet, concentrated nectar — typically yielding about 15% of what those grapes would have produced had they been picked during the earlier table wine harvest. Following the unique harvesting procedures, Icewines are then fermented and aged in the same process as a regular dinner wine. The Icewine is then bottled in their signature tall bottles and the sweet treat is ready to enjoy!

Recently, one of Scott’s creations – the Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Franc Icewine won a Gold Medal and Best Value distinction at the 2017 InterVin International Wine Awards. Not only did this Icewine score highly in the Red Icewine category – it also received top honours with “Best Dessert Wine” in the show– being among the top four scores of over 1200 entries from around the world.


Scott answers some of the common queries about Icewine:

How do I store my Icewine? Icewines will keep for several years stored in the right conditions — on a slant to keep the cork wet, away from vibrations and with a consistent temperature around 12-15°C. But as with any table wine, not all Icewines will benefit from aging, and that all depends on the varietal selected. Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Merlot Icewines should be enjoyed while still young while something like a Riesling will age nicely. Once the bottle is opened, you should enjoy it within three to five days.

How do I serve Icewine? Icewines are ideally enjoyed chilled between 10-12°C, so if you are taking out of the cellar it may need some time in the fridge. But it is finicky about the temperature. Too warm and it will lose its crispness; too cold and it cuts the aroma. Due to how sweet and rich an Icewine is, about two ounces per glass should suffice.

When do I pour it? There is a stereotype that Icewine is a dessert wine and should be held to the end of the meal. And while it is great as a dessert, it also matches well with seafood or other main course dishes that involve something caramelized.

What kind of glass is best? Ditch the skinny dessert glasses. To fully enjoy the aromas of Icewine, use a standard white wine glass that will allow the wine to breath and give you space to swirl the wine before enjoying it. Pro tip – chill the wine glasses in the fridge for 10 minutes before pouring the Icewine in.

Do I have to drink it straight? Absolutely not. A splash of Icewine is a great addition to a cocktail or to add a little something extra to a glass of sparkling wine.

What should I pair it with? If you are enjoying your Icewine with dessert, the first rule is you don’t want the dessert to be sweeter than the Icewine. If you have a white, enjoy it with fruit-based desserts while red Icewine is exquisite with dark chocolate. They are also ideal with a variety of cheeses — blue veined, triple cream, goat cheese, washed rind cheeses, aged cheeses, salty parmesan. If pairing with a main course, go spicy — Thai, Indian, Mexican or Creole. It’s a nice balance to the sweetness of the wine, and may help cool off a burning palate.

For more information, please visit lakeviewwineco.com. Stay engaged on Facebook at /LakeviewWineCo, follow it on Twitter @LakeviewWineCo and on Instagram @lakeviewwineco.

About Lakeview Wine Co.:

A division of Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc., Lakeview Wine Co. is found in the heart of Canada’s premier wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake. At its state-of-the-art winemaking facility, Lakeview crafts several Ontario VQA wine brands from specially chosen and carefully managed vineyards from more than 25 grape grower partners in the Niagara Peninsula, including Lakeview Cellars, Fresh, EastDell Estates, 20 Bees and the unique McMichael Collection that pays homage to Canada’s famed Group of Seven artists. The Lakeview Wine Co. wine boutique is open daily all year, featuring a selection from each of its brands at the tasting bar. Also available year round is the unique Cellar Floor Experience, a tasting a tour of a 1,000-square-foot space in the heart of the winery where you will sip VQA wines amongst two-storey wine tanks and an ocean of more than 800 wine barrels.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

CreativeLive Free Live Online Workshops

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a pretty creative person. As a creative person, you need to know about CreativeLive. CreativeLive is an awesome online space featuring workshops in photography, video, crafting, design, business, audio, music and software training. Anyone can watch live online workshops — for free — and interact with instructors in real time. Just today, you could have joined a free course on studio photography lighting, Photoshop effects or sewing details.

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