Saturday, April 18, 2015

Home Buying Questions? Find the Answers at the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat

After renting for many years, we just bought our first house! When we decided to buy, we were excited but also overwhelmed. There are so many steps to the process and each step comes with more questions and concerns. What do I need to qualify for a mortgage? When is the down payment due? What conditions do I include in an offer? It seems like there's an endless amount of information to sort through to find the answers.
If you're considering buying a house, you are probably full of questions just like we were. Well, RBC wants to help you out! They will be hosting an #RBCFirstHome twitter chat where you can submit your home buying questions using hashtag #RBCFirstHome. There will be many experts on hand including a lawyer, Realtor, home builders, home experts and mortgage experts. You couldn't assemble a better group to help answer home buying questions!

And as an added bonus, there will be five $100 gift cards given away to lucky chat participants so gather your questions and mark your calendar for April 21st!

Friday, April 10, 2015

May The Force Be With You in Digital HD

As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.
 

Visit your favorite digital content store today to get your hands on this awesome collection!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Take Home the Penguins of Madagascar {Review}

Have you had a chance to check out the Penguins of Madagascar yet in their own feature film? The movie was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy March 17th so you can now watch it anywhere, anytime. 

My family watched the movie this week and enjoyed lots of laughs. There are the zany antics we expect from these penguins but the storyline is built on more than just laugh. The movie has a sense of adventure and fun while still managing some sweet moments. There are some fabulous voice talents, including John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch, who really bring the story to life. And the blu-ray picture quality is second to none!

One of the big benefits of owning a movie is the bonus features and this one does not disappoint. The blu-ray includes music videos, deleted scenes, throwbacks to the Madagascar movies and so much more. Our favorite was learning, step by step, how to do the Penguin Shake dance.

Pick up a copy of Penguins of Madagascar today!

In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

*I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Warm Up To Mini-Wheats When You #TryitHot {Giveaway}

Mini-Wheats has been one of my favorite cereals since I was a kid so my heart skipped a beat when I received a package from Kellogg's this week and opened it up to find a selection of Mini-Wheats inside - Original, Strawberry, Brown Sugar and Maple. The Brown Sugar variety has always been my favorite but after trying Maple, I think my favorite may be changing.
I usually eat my Mini-Wheats in a bowl of cold milk, sometimes I mix two flavours in one bowl and I've even been known to eat them straight from the box but now I've discovered a whole new way to enjoy their yummy goodness. Kellogg's is encouraging people to #TryitHot by adding warm milk to the whole-grain, high fibre cereal to help beat that winter chill that's still lingering. I gave it a try and the heated milk really does add something special.

If you want to add even more variety try changing warm white milk for a different variety, like chocolate, soy or almond milk. And why stop there? There are so many additions that mix very well with the Mini-Wheats flavours. Here's a suggestion from Kellogg's that turned out amazing:

MAPLE ALMOND TWIST

Ingredients:
½ cup warm almond milk
4 tbsp of slivered almonds
1 ½ cup (approx. 28 biscuits) of Maple Flavour Mini-Wheats cereal

Directions:
1) Warm up ½ cup of almond milk
2) Pour 1 ½ cup of Maple Flavour Mini-Wheats cereal into a bowl and add the warm almond milk
3) Sprinkle 4 tbsp of slivered almonds on your cereal
4) Go nuts!

For more delicious recipe inspiration visit MiniWheats.ca

I'm so happy to announce I have one Mini-Wheats #TryitHot prize pack to give away to a lucky Canadian reader! The prize pack features a variety of yummy Mini-Wheats flavours along with a microwave safe bowl with a built-in spoon to make it easy for you to #TryitHot. Enter using the widget below and be sure to come back to claim your daily entries.
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Open to Canada only. Winner's mailing information will be shared with the sponsor solely for prize fulfillment purposes.

*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Penguins Of Madagascar Activities, Crafts and Giveaway! {Giveaway}

They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!

In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Mark your calendars for March 17th so you won't forget to pick up a copy. Only a few more days until the big release on Blu-ray and DVD so to tide you and your kids over until then I have some fun activities and crafts to share.




I also have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. Just use the giveaway widget below to claim your entries. And remember to come back and check out my review of the film next week!