Check out these #EarthDay documentries on @NetflixCA #StreamTeam

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!  Do your little ones know about the significance in Earth Day?  My son is at the age now that he can sit and watch a movie.  But can he watch a documentary? Well we sat down yesterday to watch Addicted to Plastic.  My son who is 5 1/2  sort of understands now why I buy glass bottles and avoid plastic as much as possible but he didn't last too long, lol!  It's a point of view style of documentary and seeing how much plastic debris in accumulated is rather depressing. Plastic made from plants was what my son found super interesting so do check it out.  We also watched  The Blue Planet.  It is beyond fascinating! The underwater photography is something else.

Kids can start to better appreciate the planet by learning something new from one of their favourite characters especially if they are into characters like Diego in the Go Diego Go episode “Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs,” or Elmo in the Sesame Street episode “The Camouflage Challenge.” 
I personally enjoyed the documentaries about how to eat green and healthy as a family with our “educate yourself” farm-to-fork inspired list.  I LOVE Food Inc and Vegucated is another eye opener.

For older kids why not sit down and watch as family these EarthDay hits, either way there is always something new to learn:
  1. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans
  2. Moving Art: Oceans
  3. A Sea Change
  4. Chasing Ice
  5. Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
  6. Addicted to Plastic
  7. David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
  8. The Hole Story
 For the littles at home check out this list from NetFlix:

  1. Curious George: Mulch Ado About Nothing / Gets a Trophy
  2. Go Diego Go: Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
  3. Bubble Guppies: Boy Meets Squirrel
  4. Dinosaur Train: Stargazing on the Night Train / Get Into Nature
  5. Sesame Street: The Camouflage Challenge
  6. Wild Animal Baby Explorers: Beaks and Bills / The Mighty Oak Tree
Remember how I said I loved watching doc's on eating green and healthier?  Here are just a couple but "Hungry for a Change" is another must watch.

  1. Vegucated
  2. Farmageddon
  3. Food, Inc.
              I hope to hear from you! Have you watched any of these documentaries

If you love doing crafts check out this EarthDay Elmo inspired craft and have fun today. Looking for a healthy green snack to snack on while watching some "Green TV", Asparagus Fries is delish!
photo courtesy of Sweet  Potato Chronicles

The Healthy Shopper Picks for 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

This Springs top picks are fabulous!  The Healthy Shopper Picks for Spring 2014 include organic barbeque sauce; organic olive, sunflower and coconut oils; healthy natural and organic buttery spreads, sticks and nut butters; as well as rich and creamy organic cream cheese and yogurt. 
BBQ season is right around the corner....or so I hope and Simply Natural BBQ sauces is calling my name as I day dream about marinating chicken wings and beef brisket.  It is hard to find a quality organic BBQ sauce and thanks to Simply Naturals I can get my BBQ fired up with a quick tasty sauce that I feel good about feeding my family.  It comes in 3 different flavours: Tangy, Honey and Smokey.
I don't do Peanut Butter often. Mostly because most of it is GMO but it has come back into my life thanks to a company called Earth Balance.  I have 4 delicious peanut butters that YOU MUST TRY!
The coconut/peanut butter blend is divine and peanut butter with flax is perfect!
All of their nut butters are sweetened with agave nectar(which is low in GI and a better alternative to Corn Syrup), they are Non-GMO certified.  Peanut butter cookies, here I come!
Another great pick from the Healthy Shopper are these organic oils by Maison Orphée
Using only the highest in quality seeds and fruit I love frying homemade chicken fingers for my son using their coconut oil.  Have you tried oil pulling yet? Now that I have these fine organic oils I just may give it a go!

Who is the Healthy Shopper? They are your #1 coupon book for organic and natural products in Canada.  Order your 2014 coupon book today on
 For 15 years, The Healthy Shopper coupon book has encouraged consumers to try high-quality natural and organic products at more affordable prices. Its book Unjunk Your Junk Food has become trusted source for helping families eat healthier and live better. Andrea and Randy continue to remind us of the importance of checking for the “Scary 7” ingredients on labels. 

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Nature's Path #EarthDay #Giveaway

Friday, April 18, 2014

Very rarely so I blog about cereals let alone have a giveaway for a gift set for one but Nature's Path is one company I enjoy and have no problem endorsing.  Simply because of the ingredients.
They are organic, GMO free and free of ugly preservatives like BHT.  The ingredient list in Choco Chimps is beyond simple when you compare it to like say Count Chocula. Which would you rather? Seriously?  Choco Chimps also tastes delicious. I always take a couple of spoonfuls before giving a bowl to my son.  I, oh I mean my son has tried all of them.  They are delicious and he gives them a thumbs up. So dear fans of Everything Mom and Baby we have a giveaway for you! Valued at $50.

Another reason to like Nature's Path:
Here’s what we’re about: Nature’s Path is a Canadian, family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it". We make organic cereal and granola, as well as children’s cereals and bars, not just because we know people like to eat it (and we do too!) but also because it allows us to do great, important things, like keep 204,000 lbs. of toxic pesticides out of our earth’s soil. We’re also keeping chemicals out of the kitchen because we believe it’s the right thing to do for our consumers, their families and future generations.  And we want to connect with outspoken, passionate online moms like you who feel the same way!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to start with a healthy, organic breakfast that helps animals and the planet?
Just in time for Earth Day, Nature’s Path EnviroKidz has launched two new whole grain corn puff children’s cereals, including chocolate flavoured Choco Chimps Cereal, and cinnamon flavoured Jungle Munch Cereal.  Kids love the yum factor and fun animals on the box, and moms love them because they’re certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, whole grain, and made without toxic pesticides, artificial flavours and colours.

Because EnviroKidz is a 1% For the Planet member, every time you buy one of their EnviroKidz products, 1% of the sales are donated to support endangered species, habitat conservation and environmental education for kids worldwide.   Specifically, EnviroKidz Choco Chimps Cereal supports The Jane Goodall Institute, global leaders in chimpanzee protection, and EnviroKidz Jungle Munch Cereal supports Fauna & Flora International, acclaimed heroes in Sumatra elephant conservation. 
By contributing to The Jane Goodall Institute, we support important projects like Wounda’s Journey, a touching video documenting one special chimpanzee’s story of overcoming  significant adversity and illness. Watch Wounda's emotional, triumphant release:  It is such a beautiful video, you'll need a tissue for tears of happiness.

                                                                 Lets here from you!
How important is cereal ingredients to you? Have you tried Nature's Path products? Comment below and register for this giveaway in Giveaway Tools to complete your entry.  Canadian entries only.
Entering on your mobile? Use this link to enter. Good Luck!

Spa Week is coming! April.21-27 from @WaySpacom #SpaWeek #Spa #Canada

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photo courtesy of WaySpa
Spa Week is a bi-annual event that allows you to enjoy luxurious full-service spa treatments at the finest spas across Canada for just $50 each.  Sign me up! 

Now that the twins are older I can leave home more often and treat myself.  I have neglected myself for far too long.  It's easy to book your Spa Week appointment.  All you have to do is:

1. Pick your Province
2. Pick your $50 spa treatment
3. Purchase your WaySpa voucher
4. Book your appointment

From April.21-27 hundreds of spa's are included across a Canada and the USA.  Some of my favourite spa's that I've been is Ici Paris. I had a excellent Yonka facial there and amazing massage technique by Georgia.   I'd love to try a service at Holts Spa which is conveniently located in one of my favourite shops, Holt Renfrew. But I think Pure Beauty Salon and Spa at the Trump Hotel is calling my name!
photo courtesy of WaySpa

I'll be sure to share with you what service I get done and where!
Book your appointment today.

Deserre's - Our favourite art shop #Win a Janod Easel!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I can spend all day on the DeSerre's site picking out fabulous art and craft supplies.  My son is big into art and he loves to draw and paint.  I thought it was time for him to get an easel and boy was he happy when he came home from school to see this!
The Janod Easel, currently out of stock!

It was relatively easy to set up and makes for a beautiful gift.  With Easter coming up I think this is a great gift if you do gifts at this time of year.
Janod is a French brand and the quality is nice.  It comes with chalk, water cups for pain and the brush and marker for the swipe board on the other side.  I like the height adjustable feature, adorable magnets, a roll of paper.
If you have an artist in your family visit and their Fine Arts Sale.  They now accept PayPal too! Which is dangerous for me.  I love checking out their Games and Activities for Kids section.  Lots of creativity there.

Canada Only, ends April.28/14
Enter to win a Janod Black/White Board Easel from DeSerres and Everything Mom and Baby

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