Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sponsored: Knorr - Flavours of Home

I've always been into food.  As a child, I wasn't picky.  I didn't love my veggies, but I'd eat them happily with a good helping of cheese sauce.  I was and still am willing to try just about anything;  From kangaroo in Australia, to escargots (which I love) to whatever.  There is very little I will not eat!  In fact, I did one of those silly quizzes on Facebook not too long ago and out of 80+ different foods, there was only one I said "no" to:  Liver.  Afterward, I realized that I adore liverwurst on a slice of fresh bread, and would often eat this as a child.  So I guess liver isn't out of the question, either.  Ha! 

All of that being said, there is absolutely nothing as delicious as a Mom-made meal.  Foods from my childhood fill my mind and heart with nostalgia.  I believe that most people feel the same way.  My Grandma made the most amazing, soft and flaky buns.  My Oma cooked the best, most flavorful cabbage rolls.  My Mom's pizza is second to none.   As often as I try and re-create some of these favourites, they just never quite measure up to the originals, made with so much love. 

Knorr recognizes that flavours resonate with people.  Specifically, flavours tied to the home cooking one grew up with can be tied to feelings and emotions, and can bring back an onslaught of memories from childhood.  The following video is a perfect example of how a home cooked meal can almost transport you back to your roots - no matter where you are, or how long you've been gone.  If you're a sap like me, grab a tissue.  Someone was cutting onions in here!  

 Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by Knorr, but all opinions shared are my own



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Get Your Kids Going With Kellogg's Mini-Wheats #TryItHot #Giveaway

While Spring finally seems to be coming around, we still certainly have our fair share of chilly mornings, especially here in Winnipeg.  I like to make sure my kids have full tummies to kick-start the day, and tend to think a bowl of hot cereal is just the ticket!  My kids love Kellogg's and always favour Mini-Wheats or Special K over anything else.  Getting them to try oatmeal is sometimes like pulling teeth! 

Hot milk over Mini-Wheats means my kids stay toasty, fill up their bellies and are usually off to School with a little spring in their step.  (See what I did there?  Ha.)  We love being able to mix things up with different flavors of cereal or milk, using almond milk, etc. 

We received this fantastic pack of Kellogg's cereal and an insulated, portable bowl and spoon to try out some great combinations of Mini-Wheats with warm milk.  I'm excited to be able to share the same prize pack with my readers!  One lucky winner will receive the goodies pictured below. 

Contest is open to Residents of Canada, and will end on  March 29th, 2015. 

Enter below.

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Good Luck!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 Fun Online Hobbies for Parents

At the end of the day, all mums want to do is spend some time alone after the kids go to bed. For most, this is the only time they get to themselves all day. They often spend the time doing hobbies which can include many online activities. 

1. Workout 
Most mums don’t have time to go to the gym so that find that with the internet the gym can easily come to them. There are different sites that can offer workouts. Some are free while others may have a fee. Mums can select one that best fits their fitness needs 

2. Social Media  
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook make it possible to keep in touch with both family and friends. For mums who are at home with children all day this can be a welcome time for adult conversation. Video chat services like Skype also make it possible to visit with others.

3. Gaming 
Since a trip to a land based casino may not be feasible most of them time, many mums enjoy playing games at iPhone casino on their iPhones. There are numerous games that can be played online. For instance, many mums enjoy slot machines given their simplicity and range of coin denominations. 

4. Exploring Multimedia 
The internet offers up a lot of types of media that can enjoyed. For instance, YouTube lets mums watch a variety of videos. Perhaps they have a particular interesting in a topic, like cooking. They can watch video on this topic. Music also streams online at sites like Pandora. 

5. Genealogy 
This particular hobby features so many online tools which can help trace one’s ancestors. Many mums may enjoy working on this search in the evening. With a myriad of options before them, many mums will find that they can experience numerous hobbies simply from going online.