What could be more perfect to help celebrate St Patricks Day than these fun Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. Of course you don’t have to enjoy these only on March 17th! They are yummy and fun to share anytime of year. The mint frosting and decorations work really well on my “Hubby’s Favorite Brownie” recipe. Another great idea is to include a cute Irish blessing, proverb or toasts. [Read more...]
Having fun on the Space Coast of Florida does not need to break the bank, there is plenty of free stuff to keep the whole family busy. Mix in a few of these events with other activities that do require admission fees to put together a fantastic space coast vacation or to spice up family days outings.
Viewing a rocket launch on Kennedy Space Center property is always a privilege, but special tickets need to be purchased ahead of time and it can get pricey for the whole family. Instead of paying for the experience, set up along the coast, on either a beach or park location and make a day of it. Be sure to bring along chairs, a cooler filled with drinks and food and a good camera to capture the moment. [Read more...]
Welcome to this new weekly feature on Shannon’s View from Here! This is going to be co-hosted by myself and three great new blogger friends of mine. Every Wednesday we will highlight all of your lovely crafts that you have been doing with your children. Each Wednesday one of us four bloggers will highlight one of our own artsy play craft that you can enjoy with your kiddos, except this week. [Read more...]
Welcome to the Artsy Play Wednesday Giveaway hop. Your hosts have joined together to give away a $50 Michaels Gift Card to one of our readers. You can also take a tour with our Artsy Play Wednesday Giveaway Blog Hop. Hop around to different blogs to enter their craft inspired giveaways. Enter some giveaways and discover new art blogs. Enjoy the hop!
WIN: $50 GC to Micheals Online Craft Store
OPEN: US and Canada
ENDS: March 18th 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Capri+3, Shannon’s View from Here, Country Fit Family, Multi-Testing Mommy
ENTRIES: Via Giveaway Tools Below
Disclaimer: All blogs listed below are hosting a giveaway with a theme of arts, crafts or activities related to children! Feel free to enter one or all giveaways. Each giveaway is hosted by each individual blogger. How winners are selected and contacted is the responsibility of each blogger. The four hosts of Artsy Play Wednesday will not be held liable for any complications, complaints or issues that arise from this giveaway hop regarding communication with individual bloggers, selection of winners, shipping, receiving or condition or quality of prizes.
Hop along and enter the giveaways linked up below.
All blogs listed below are hosting a giveaway with a theme of arts, crafts or activities related to children! Feel free to enter one or all giveaways. Each giveaway is hosted by each individual blogger. How winners are selected and contacted is the responsibility of each blogger. The four hosts of Artsy Play Wednesday will not be held liable for any complications, complaints or issues that arise from this giveaway hop regarding communication with individual bloggers, selection of winners, shipping, receiving or condition or quality of prizes.
Murale is launching its popular FAB & FREE cosmetics bag with purchase offer. From now until March 7th in-stores and March 12th online, you will receive a free cosmetics bag stuffed with 27 samples ($385 value) with your $100 eligible purchase. Fantastic deal! The Fab & Free bag includes samples of cosmetics, nail polishes from luxurious brands like Juice Beauty, Monteil, Rodial and more. The samples are pretty impressive and include brands you know and love and a great selection will ensure even some new to you items. This is a great opportunity to try out some new products!
The Fab & Free cosmetics bag also includes a booklet with all the product information about each of your luxurious free samples. Hang on to the booklet because there is also a bounce back offer in it. You will receive 20,000 Optimum Points when you spend $125 or more at Murale on the featured regular sized items found in your Fab & Free cosmetics bag. The included offer is valid in-store only from March 8 to April 4th.
This is perfect timing for me as most of my face cleansers and creams are running low. I can restock my supply and take advantage of the Fab & Free offer. This is also a great opportunity to spring (dare I say spring??) clean my cosmetic drawer and freshen up my look for summer! The fact that Murale has all of my favorite cosmetics brands exclusively and in one spot makes my shopping easier and fun. Prestige cosmetic brands like Eve Lom, Rodial, Darphin, Juice Beauty, Skyn Iceland, and Monteil are all available in store and you can even shop on-line.
Mark your calendars because these free makeup bags of goodies are guaranteed to go fast AND there are a limited number available. All Murale stores are participating in this promotion, even online. Keep in mind that no rainchecks will be given out. You can shop online as well and take advantage of the free cosmetics bag. Don’t wait to take advantage of the savings!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are all my own, and in way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.
Priority 1 to me as a parent is keeping my little ones healthy and happy. Healthy food, activities, sports and social interaction are key. Sometimes I need a little help. Relying on other hockey moms for pick up after hockey or basketball for example. Getting a helping hand from a multi-vitamin daily is a big help to ensure the kiddos, who sometimes are picky or light eaters, get all the vitamins and nutrients they need.
I had the pleasure of chatting about vitamins and supplements with Dr. Joyce Johnson, a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Joyce Johnson was especially passionate about two things. Xylitol and making sure that kiddos are getting enough Vitamin D during the winter. [Read more...]
I grew up in the Montreal area we as a family often went out to dinner for Souvlaki Pitas. The garlic & oregano taste, the fresh greek pita bread and the sauce…. yum. If the sauce was everywhere it was a sign of a great souvlaki. We moved to Ottawa in my teens and there just were not as many great spots to enjoy souvlaki pitas around. Our old neighbours shared this recipe with us. It is simple but oh so flavourful. Most simple recipes are right?
I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has!
Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! is coming to Ottawa this March. The show will run from March 9, 2014 at 12 pm 3 pm and 6pm at the National Arts Center in Ottawa. You can purchase tickets on the Disney Live website. Running time of the show will be 75 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. [Read more...]
State Farm is launching their State Farm Neighborhood Assists program March 3 rd. The program, now in its 3rd year, is an initiative to help Canadian and American causes by granting 40 of them a $25,000 grant. The grant is to be used in their communities. By submitting an idea from March 3 through March 23, people have the chance to receive a $25,000 grant to use towards their cause. In April, 200 finalists will be chosen and the voting will begin via th State Farm App. On May 27th the 40 winners of the grant will be announced on the Facebook page. [Read more...]
Is there any better place to take a family vacation than to the nation’s Capital? History at your fingertips. A relatively mild year round climate. Great public transportation and food. Oh, and did you know the majority of attractions in the area are free? While its true accommodations and meals can be on the more pricey side, you’ll be able to get more bang for your buck here than in many other large cities.
Don’t forget that Washington DC is essentially a city within two states. The surrounding suburbs of Virginia and Maryland allow you to stretch your search area for better deals. WMATA, the public transportation service for the area, provides services several miles outside the city and many hotels provide free shuttle service to metro stops. If you plan to take a car, it’s generally a better idea to park it at your hotel and use public transportation unless you have a specific health or safety need. Parking in Washington DC proper can be an expensive nightmare. [Read more...]