Prepping for Summer Fun with Netflix #StreamTeam


Do you remember those long road trips to the cottage with nothing to do but play car games? Do you remember camping and it starting to pour? When I was younger summers were full of books, drive in movies and family movie time. These days you can prep for a summer of Netflix hits and watch where and when you want too.

I love that we can now watch what we want when we want. There is no more waiting till Sunday night for popcorn and movies at 6 pm. Who remember those days? That is when we would settle in to watch the best of Disney. Now there are many Disney flicks on Netflix. You can watch them when you want.

To prep for a summer of Netflix, there are three tools that Netflix offers that help you prep for a summer of fun.

My daughter and I both use individual profiles. This works for us as we have different tastes.  On my account, we have 3 profiles set up.

Here is what my list looks like:

Here is what her list looks like

By each of us having our own must watch list we are ready for watching opportunities. There are some shows I can’t wait to binge watch while I am on vacation next week. We also have a profile for the ones we want to watch together. There is nothing like family bonding over a favorite show. Often our favorite movies get placed in this account.

To best prep for watching opportunities especially if you are going to be offline, you can download that favorite show you want to watch just look for the download icon, Many of the shows and movies can be downloaded. Right now on my commute, I am enjoying the new episodes of Orange is the New Black.

Now haven’t indulged in Netflix yet? You can win 3 months of FREE Netflix over on my Instagram account. Please go and enter, just nominate a friend who needs Netflix as much as you.

Let me know what are you looking forward to watching this summer.





Oh Canada! Arm and Hammer Celebrates Canada’s 150th #ChurchandDwight

Ever since I was a little girl there has always been a box of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda in my house. There was one in my grandmother’s house as well and if memory serves me well it was even in my great grandmother’s house. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda  is something that gets used every day in my house. From cleaning and cooking we use it every day.

I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box in your fridge, freezer or baking cupboard. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades.

Over the years, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of my favourites here.

·         Baby, baby, baby.  Baking soda is an all-natural cleaning product that’s gentle enough for even the tiniest baby clothes, yet effective enough for big baby odours. It can be used to treat spills on carpets, clean equipment and toys, deodorize baby bottles and diaper pails as well as freshen stuffed animals to give them a new life.

·         Have you tried it in the bathroom? It helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. It’s also effective at cleaning shower curtains, deodorizing drains and wastebaskets, surface-safe cleaning and for septic system care.

·         Not just for cooking in the kitchen. Yes, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a staple baking ingredient as it causes dough or batter to rise, becoming light and porous when heated, but it can also be used in the kitchen to clean lunch boxes, microwave ovens, dishes, pots and pans, recyclables, drains and garbage disposals. Did I mention it removes odours from plastic containers, polishes silver, freshens sponges and stinky sinks, refreshes tea pots, cups and mugs and works great as a fruit and vegetable scrub? It’s also a common deodorizer for fridges and freezers. Changing the box regularly (every 30 days is recommended) helps ensure optimal odour elimination.

·         Don’t fret about your floors. It helps remove unsightly scuff marks without unwanted scratch marks from tile and no-wax floors. It’s also great at neutralizing common household odours and freshens stale-smelling air in your home.

·         Tackles the greasiest of garages. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda safely cleans your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without you having to worry about unwanted scratch marks. It’s also a great deodorizer for car interiors and camper water tanks and tackles oil and grease stains on your garage floor or driveway.

·         Smelly gear no more. Use Arm & Hammer baking soda to clean and deodorize smelly sports equipment like hockey or camping gear, as well as gym bags.

·         Don’t forget to take it outside. It is a must-have for your next camping trip! It’s a dish and pot scrubber, hand cleanser and deodorant, just to name a few. It also cleans your plastic and vinyl pool toys as well as lawn furniture when it’s time to bring them out for the summer and works wonders on barbecue grills.

And that’s not all!


Because of the gentle and all natural formula of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda, it’s a popular personal hygiene product for many. It can be used as a body and facial scrub, hand cleanser and a refreshing bath soak. It also helps to fight bad breath and body odour and is great for washing hair.

For a full list of these 100 uses of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and usage instructions, visit You’ll find them under the ‘Solutions’ tab.


We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win 12 boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – one for every month of the year – in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary! Share your favourite baking soda secret for a chance to win!

Giveaway includes the following Arm & Hammer Baking Soda products:

·         Three (3) 250g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

·         Nine (9) 500g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

Approximate value: $20

*To win leave a comment telling me your favourite way to use baking soda. Giveaway ends July 5th.

Flipp for Canada150 Deals

Canada Day weekend is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time to get ready before everything is gone. Start making those plans for a day of family, friends and fun. What better way to celebrate Canada150 than to show off your Canadian Pride.  Whether you are staying in or going out, these deals will have you seeing red and white.

If you live in or near Toronto, there are many events to help you enjoy the day. Not only are these events happening on July 1, but the entire weekend. Check out this list of free Canada Day events.

Canada150 Deals

Giant Tiger Valid June 14 – June 20


Make it a family event when you head to Giant Tiger, they have an assortment of fashion and more to choose from.


Pick up your Canada Day gear today, it will be gone fast.

Walmart Valid – June 15-June 21

Check out these fashionable items from Walmart.


Freshco – Valid June 15- June 21

Freshco and Price Chopper’s is having the same fabulous deals. Products are marked pretty low so you don’t want to miss out.

Food Basics Valid June 15-21

If you need all the fixings for a tasty BBQ then head on over to Food Basics for some savings on meat and veggies.

Get 150% off your shopping with the I Want it All event happening at Food Basics until July 1, 2017.

Rebate Coupons

Flipp just got even better than before. Not only does it find you great deals on everything you need but now you get cash back. How cool is that?

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.


Flipping for Father’s Day

On the third Sunday in June, most families will be getting together to celebrate their Dads. I wish I was, I miss my dad so very much but I am forever grateful that I got to spend the time I did with him.  Sometimes it’s is hard to find that perfect gift for your favourite dad or father figure and we buying a gift we think our Dad will want or will need.

How can we find a special gift for Father’s Day? What does your dad like? What makes him happy, aside from spending time with his family? If you have small children and they like to create, have them make a special handmade gift from the heart.

Here are some awesome gift ideas for the handyman, sharp dresser and those who like to adventure about.

Father’s Day

Best Buy – Valid June 9 – June 17

Here are some great big gadgets for dad. Spend the day out making memories and staying fit and after a long da, sit back and enjoy a movie or two on a brand new TV.

Father's Day

Giant Tiger Valid June 7 – June 13

Set Dad up in style for summer with some additions to his wardrobe.

Father's Day

Canadian Tire -Valid Until Sunday, June 11

Is your dad handy? There are BIG  RED savings this weekend on tools and more.

Canadian Tire Valid June 9 – June 15

Father's Day

Plan a Father’s Day that Dad will love, including a BBQ with all the fixings.

Food Basics – Valid June 8 – June 14

What’s goes great on a BBQ? Yes, that’s right, Chicken and Ribs!

Try this quick and easy recipe for a sweet BBQ sauce.

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together and add the meat.

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Summer Ready with Flipp – Being Prepared

We are halfway through the year and June seems to be a busy month. Families will be celebrating Father’s Day and of course, the end of school. As we begin planning the start of summer, we need to be prepared. Be summer ready for those bumps, stings or burns. Have a first aid kit on hand for whatever summer happens to throw your way. I am getting ready using Flipp and finding all the summer needs.

Summer Ready with Flipp

Rexall –   Valid June 2 – June 8, 2017

The best plan to be prepared for summer is to have a first aid kit handy and ready to go.

Summer Ready


Shopper’s Drug Mart – Valid June 3 – June 8, 2017

Summer Ready

Do allergies have you sniffling? Make sure to always have a box of tissues handy to wipe your nose. The sale on Kleenex is for Saturday only and will be $4.99 the rest of the week.

Summer Ready

Another Saturday only deal! Skin care is important in the summertime so please read the label and make sure it is the right product for you and your family.

Don’t miss out on other great deals for Saturday and you will also get 20x the points when you spend $50 or more.

Tips for Summer

  • re-apply sunscreen often
  • stay hydrated
  • get wet with a swim
  • protect your hair
  • make a list of activities and crafts for bored kids
  • eat healthy
  • get creative and crafty

Summertime means the kids are home and it seems they are constantly bored and have nothing to do. For the most part,  parents are expected to constantly keep the kids occupied and not bored. Have a variety of products for crafts and games ready for those moments.

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Come back next week and see what the Flipping Deal will be.


Flipping the Lid on BBQ Season

It is time to get out in the yard with family and friends and enjoy the nice weather and embrace the BBQ season. Fill your freezer with the meat you love and make a date for a BBQ.

Having a BBQ isn’t all about what’s cooking on the grill. There are many side dishes that will help make it a more delicious meal. Check out the produce section and create some healthy side dishes of salads, fruits and even grilled veggies and potatoes.

BBQ Season

Food Basics – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

BBQ Season

The Pork Back Ribs can also be found at No Frills for the same price.

BBQ season

No Frills – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

End your BBQ with some Ice Cream or popsicles. Kid’s and adults will love you for this after dinner treat.

Freshco – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

BBQ Season

Chicken thighs or drumsticks are perfect for large crowds.

Do you like to marinade your meat before a BBQ? With these simple ingredients, wow your guests with this tasty marinade.


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1½ cups beer or another liquid of choice

Just put it all in a Ziploc bag or baking dish and leave in fridge overnight. When it is time to start the BBQ, your meat is ready to grill.

Head on over to Shoppers on Sunday and when you spend $75 you will receive 2 free movie tickets. Save them for a rainy day when the kids are bored.


To help make your shopping a little less time consuming, Flipp has 3 ways to build your shopping list in half the time.

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Happy grilling this BBQ season.

Victoria Day Weekend – Flipping the Garden

Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. There are so many great deals all around town to help you with all your gardening needs. Pull out those garden gloves and get a little dirty planting a garden. I am lucky enough to have all these stores within walking distance from my home. There is nothing more rewarding than a walk around the neighbourhood enjoying the beauty of nature I see in the gardens.

While I love to spend time outside in the garden, I don;t have a large space but do make the most out of the space I do have.

Victoria Day Weekend – Flipping the Garden

Walmart – May 18-24, 2017

Victoria Day

Canadian Tire – May 19-25, 2017

Whether you are looking for flowers, vegetables or herbs, Canadian Tire has you covered with a variety of all things green.

Rona – May 18-24, 2017

If you are thinking of redesigning your yard, Rona has the perfect prices on patio slabs and paver edges.

Victoria Day

Home Depot – May 18-24, 2017

Victoria Day

Gardening Tips for beginners

  • replant using produce (onions, lettuce and more)
  • use containers (bring inside for winter and continue growing)
  • keep plants watered
  • find companion plants that work well together
  • remove dead leaves and flowers
  • plant herbs that you can use all summer long as they grow

Make the most out of the space you have and sit back, relax and watch your garden grow. If you have kids, involve them in the task with their own special tools and enjoy the time together bonding.

Does your plan for this Victoria Day weekend include flipping the garden?

If you haven’t downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Have a happy and safe weekend and let the summer begin.



Flipping for Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas the Kids Can Make

There are certain rituals that moms appreciate. For moms like me, we love when our kids read us their favourite stories, we love the homemade craft projects and gifts and we love breakfast or brunch served in bed. So what are the kids going to make? There are many things older kids can make with little assistance, younger children may need some help and kids as young as six or seven can serve cereal, toast and juice.

So what is my idea of a perfect brunch the kids can make:

Do you love pancakes as much as I do?

Here is a Healthy waffle recipe that I would use as pancake batter and serve with strawberries and whipped cream.

Here is one of my favourite recipes from my childhood Eggs in a Hole. I taught my daughter how to make these just so she could surprise me with them. 


Another great recipe I found is for these Mini Frittatas.

Know if you are going to let the kids in the kitchen to create, the kitchen has to be well stocked and I found some sweet deals this week on my Flipp app. From fruit to bacon I was able to make my shopping list while I sat at the kitchen table sipping a cup of tea. This week I am saving money on everything on the list. Here is what is on my shopping list this week:

Each of those circles on the list, an item I clipped so I could save as I price match week after week. Yes, you can price match straight from the app at many stores including Walmart and No Frills. Remember if you use your Flipp app, it is the easiest way to make your list, find coupons and get a great deal. I love using the app to price match week after week. Every week I am reminded how what a money savvy mom I am and that is a pretty great mother’s day gift in itself.

Will your kids be in the kitchen this Mother’s Day? Let me know. In the meantime, also do let me know of the great deals you are finding as you use your Flipp app each week.


Mothers Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts from Hallmark #LoveHallmarkCA

Becoming a mom is one of the best experiences a woman feel. I remember the first time I held my daughter, motherhood was something I always wanted. Even though motherhood did not come under perfect circumstances for me I have been blessed and changed by motherhood.  This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate all the moms we know.  We cherish all the times and special moments we have shared over the years. We talk, we share and we have bonded more over time and memories.  I won’t be able to spend the day with my mom since she lives far away, but I will give her a call and chat on Mother’s Day.

I recently received a box full of Mothers Day gifts.  It was a rainy day and I couldn’t wait to get outside and use my new umbrella. The Catalina Estrada Flourishing Blooms Scarf is one of my favourites. It is something that just adds style to just about any outfit I put on. It has been a great fashion accessory and has been spotted wearing it often.

Mothers Day Gifts

Mothers Day Gifts from Hallmark

Mothers Day Gifts

There are a variety of gifts that will be a sweet addition for anyone’s taste. Your mom will love any of these Hallmark items.

  • Catalina Estrada Springtime Petals
  • Catalina Estrada Flourishing Blooms Scarf
  • Signature Gift Bags
  • Catalina Estrada Flourishing Blooms Cuff Bracelet
  • Blue Ceramic Tea Mug with built-in Infuser win a
  • Catalina Estrada Hummingbird Haven
  • Catalina Estrada Blue Rose Cosmetic Bag
  • Signature Greeting cards

Shower mom with love and make it a special day full of fun and memories to last a lifetime.

mothers day gifts

It’s time to enter and win a special gift or two for Mother’s Day. One lucky reader from Canada will win a Catalina Estrada Flourishing Blooms Scarf

and a Catalina Estrada Flourishing Blooms Cuff Bracelet.