October 5, 2015

I am part of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam. Special perks and privileges are part of my afiliation. Comments and opinions are my own.

Movie night has become a common thing in our house either Friday or Saturday nights. It's a way to end a long week, a way to unwind, entertain and spend some time with the family.

The first thing we do on movie night is get into something comfy. Nobody wants to sit and watch a movie in their day clothes. Pjs or yoga pants will do just fine.

After getting into something cozy, it's time decide what movie to watch. I remember the days having to drive to the video store and pick out a movie IF the movie wasn't already rented out. 

Today, we have the convience of Netflix. Right in the comfort of our own living room. The hardest part is choosing what to watch with so many great titles from family movies to comedy, drama to action and more! 

This month the kids can enjoy shows like The Peabody and Sherman show, All Hail King Julien and a remake of a childhood favourite of mine, The Popples! Favourite kids movies like The Smurfs 2, Dispicable Me 2 and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 among other titles playing #NowOnNetflix throughout the month of October!

Having a snack is all part of movie night and what better snack than popcorn! Don't just serve up boring plain style, create a sweet popcorn bar with butter and all of the toppings. 

The kids always have a blast with our popcorn bars, they like watching the popcorn pop and of course decorating their popcorn with other goodies. You can use whatever you like - flavour topping, m&ms, pretzels and Maynard candies, for example! 

The last step is pretty straightforward - Set up camp with your snack on your favourite chair or spot on the couch. Turn on the movie and enjoy!

How do you enjoy movie night in your home? What are some of your favourite family movies? Let us know in the comments below, we love hearing from our readers! 

If you aren't already signed up for Netflix, do it! It's only $7.99 a month to start and you can watch what you want, when you want and how you want! Click here to learn more and sign up for your free trial! 

Follow @Netflix_CA on Twitter and find out what the rest of the #StreamTeam has been watching! 

October 2, 2015

Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays and it is only a few more weeks away! It's such a fun night and not just because - free candy for the kids - but because it gives parents and kids a chance to be creative and be something they've always wanted to be for one night of ghoulish fun! 

As much as I love homemade costumes, sometimes time or materials aren't available so we will go with a costume from a shop like buycostumes.com.

While our kids can be quite creative when it comes to thinking up who or what they want to go out as, our little guy always turns toward a super hero of some kind. He's been Batman a few years in a row, come to think about it. 

This year he is going as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo. This costume comes with everything your kid needs to morph into a crime-fighting Ninja Turtle for Halloween!

Inside the bag you'll find a detailed green Ninja Turtle body suit with foot covers and attached belt that ties at the back. The body suit itself closes with Velcro at the back, too. The turtle shell which has a slit in the back you can fill with filler like paper or whatever to give it a more 3D, realistic look, attaches to the body suit also with Velcro. The shell also has a detailed look with "battle scars" like in the show! Also included are arm and knee pads, if you're a TMNT fan you'll know these are an important element! Lastly, to top off the costume is the detailed mask!

This costume comes in sizes 4 to 14 under the boys costume section. They also have the rest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gang. Accessories can also be purchased on the site if you want to go all out! I think we are safe without the nun-chucks, this time! ;)  

This costume was a hit with little guy and he's very excited to be Michelangelo this Halloween!  

Check out our video review below and give us a thumbs up or comment if you like! 

Posted on behalf of BuyCostumes.com. Complimentary costume received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. Photos and video are copyright AMotherhoodExperience.com. 

October 1, 2015

October is about more than pumpkin-spice and crisp cool air. It's about being grateful for what we have in our lives and who we love in our lives. 

I know I am grateful for many things in my life, my family being one of the big ones. We have all at one point or another, lost somebody close to us. 

I lost my grandparents in the early 2000s. Each had a special place in my heart and still do. My grandmothers holiday meals were something I looked forward to every year, I wish I could mimic her hand in the kitchen. 

This makes me grateful I am able to spend Thanksgiving and every other holiday with the ones who are still with us. It reminds us all that life is too short not to be thankful, every day. 

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the true value of uniting family over our favourite meals becomes more apparent than ever. 

With this in mind, the Loblaws team decided to surprise customer Matthew Rome and his family with a Thanksgiving treat. 

Working with Loblaws chefs, they brought beloved Rome family recipes to life after the loss of Matthew's wife and united his whole family to share the incredible experience. 

Today, Loblaws released a heart-warming video that documents that experience. Make sure you have a tissue or two ready. 

Loblaws: Family Recipe
What happens when a love of food and family come together? #WeLoveFood
Posted by Loblaws on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gather around your family Thanksgiving table this year with your loved ones and share your family's best kept secret recipes and traditions! 

For Thanksgiving meal ideas and inspiration visit your local Loblaws store or head on over to www.loblaws.ca!

Follow @LoblawsON on Twitter using hashtag #WeLoveFood and Like the Loblaws facebook page for even more inspiration!

Sponsored post on behalf of Loblaws. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

It's October, which means it's almost time to decorate our homes and get our costumes ready for another spooktacular Halloween celebration! Looking for inspiration? Check out these great Halloween decorations and accessories from Hallmark Canada

Decorate your front door and welcome the ghosts and goblins of all ages with the Bernie the Bat Halloween sign! A great addition to any Halloween home decor.

Surprise ghosts and ghouls with the real Drop 'n' Greet Bernie the Bat! Hang him from the wall and as people walk by his motion sensor, he surprises them by dropping down and saying 1 of 10 phrases then flies back up again to wait for the next little goblin to pass by! ($19.99 or $14.99 with any purchase)

For fun entertainment for your little goblins, Roary the Candy Monster is here to sing his parody "I want candy" and dance around for you! ($17.95 with the purchase of 3 Hallmark cards, $32.95 regular)

Decorate your home with Halloween itty bittys ($6.95 each) in a Small Pumpkin Basket ($2.95 each)! They're cute and decked out with their own little costumes. Assorted characters include Scooby Doo and Shaggy!

Add spellbinding charm to your home with the Jack-o-Lantern Wire Basket. It's spooky and elegant, sure to charm your guests (with candy inside of course!)! ($12.95 special value, $19.95 regular price)

Give your kids costumes the finishing touch with Trick-or-Treat Fabric Bags. They'll have a cackling good time with these big treat bags. Plenty of room to get candy enough to share with their parents! Styles include candy monster and a cat. ($4.95 each)

There's nothing like ending an evening of trick or treating with a good Halloween story! Treat your kids to Bernie and the Missing Trick-or-Treaters, a story about a young bat's quest to spread Halloween happiness! ($9.95)

Lastly, if you aren't one for costumes you can still get into the spirit of Halloween and deck yourself out with this Halloween Scarf! Spooky and elegant, it can go with just about anything and give you a Halloween look without the whole costume! ($9.95 with any purchase or $19.95 regular)

For more great Halloween decorating and gift ideas please visit www.hallmark.ca!

Follow @HallmarkCA on twitter with hashtag #LoveHallmarkCA


Hallmark wants  you to have a spooktacular Halloween - one lucky AME reader has the chance to win their very own Roary the Candy Monster! Enter using the ballot below!

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September 25, 2015

Sponsored post on behalf of PC Nutrition First. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

We have been talking a lot about healthier habits for the humans in our family but what about our pets? Our dogs are very much part of our family and as their owners it is our responsibility to take care of them. They need a safe, warm place to sleep, fresh water to drink, toys and walks to exercise and entertain. They also need nutritional food to eat, everyday. 

My Chihuahuas, including Ruffy, have to work on the healthier eating and exercising. We will be changing their habits thanks to PC® Nutrition First

PC® Nutrition First dog food has all the goodness your pet needs without all the useless bad stuff. No corn, wheat or soy. No by-products and no artificial preservatives. It's made with probiotics and probiotics, rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's enriched with antioxidants (including lutein) to enhance the immune system. The small, crunchy kibbles help promote dental hygiene. There is a variety of PC® Nutrition First dog foods and treats even for toy/small breeds like Ruffy. 

To help Canadians celebrate their beloved fur babies and educate them about making nutritious choices on their behalf, the President’s Choice® Nutrition First® team has partnered with celebrity dog trainer Harrison Forbes.  Whether you are a new or seasoned dog owner, check out Harrison’s tips for dogs of all ages!

Enjoy First-Class Fuel
The number one contributor to a healthy lifestyle for pets and humans is diet. Like you, your pet should eat nutritious ingredients from all the essential food groups. Brands like President’s Choice® Nutrition First® make it easy for your pet to enjoy the same nutrient-rich foods you do by incorporating high-quality proteins as the main ingredient, along with wholesome grains, fruits and vegetables, pre and probiotics, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to nourish your pet’s body.  

Get Physical
Most pet behaviour problems are rooted in frustration. Like people, dogs get bored and anxious when they are under-exercised. Being a good pet parent means finding time to play with your dog. Whether focused on mental stimulation (for example, using “smart toys”) or physical exercise (like a walk in the park), interactive activities are crucial for a healthy, well-behaved pup.

Educate Early
When it comes to pet parenting, education is essential – for both of you. To effectively train your dog, you need to invest time in understanding his genetic history so you can design a program that takes advantage of his natural instincts. As your pup learns good conduct, don’t forget to recognize and reward his progress. Treats like President’s Choice® Nutrition First® Grain-Free Biscuits are a nutritious way to reinforce and reward behaviour, help him enjoy the training experience and fuel his body.

Seek Out Puppy Pals
Taking your dog out on the town is key to teaching him how to interact with other people and animals. Just like human babies, dogs needs time to learn what they can and cannot do around others, and exposing them to other pets is a great way to help them establish relationships and learn to enjoy spending time with furry friends. Plus, having a dog on your arm is a great way to meet like-minded friends!

For more information about President’s Choice® Nutrition First® pet food and treats visit www.pc.ca

September 24, 2015

When it comes to anything around the home, you can call us a family of DIYers, especially Hubby although I'm not afraid to use a hammer from time to time. 

From fixing small appliances that break down to fixing the kids toys and the family car, he will fix it himself before hiring someone to do it on most things. 

It's rewarding to fix it yourself, there's this sense of pride once the job is done knowing you did. Plus, you're saving yourself time and money not having to hire someone to do a simple task you can totally do yourself or spending the money to replace something that you can fix yourself. Besides, you have the best back-up on any DIY project. 

#YouGotThis with a little help from Canadian Tire

Right now until October 6th, Canadian Tire is having a really cool contest where you can share a DIY or How-To video for a chance at some amazing prizes! 

Your video doesn't have to be long and there are different categories such as Home, Oudoor, Sports & Rec, Tools & Hardware and Auto to choose from. Whatever your talent, tip or trick - #YouGotThis with Canadian Tire! 

There are weekly prizes of $500 Canadian Tire gift cards and the grand prize of $3000 Canadian Tire gift card to be won by submitting your how-to video! 

Enter today and show the world #YouGotThis!

If you need some inspiration, check out the video below! My little how-to tip if you happen to run out of cleaning solution and need some in a hurry! 

Twitter Chat Alert! 

Join @CanadianTire for the #YouGotThis Twitter Chat happening Wednesday September 30th 12pm to 1pm EDT! 

Share your stories, learn new DIY tips and tricks plus get the chance to win some prizes ($500 in prizes actually!)! No RSVP just follow the host and the hashtag!

Follow @CanadianTire on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #YouGotThis!

Posted in participation with Canadian Tire. Opinions and Comments on this blog are my own. 

September 23, 2015

As you may know, I do have a YouTube channel for AME and some people actually subscribe (thank you!). My videos are usually fun little reviews or family videos. In my six years blogging however, I have very few videos where I am actually in front of the camera. You know, saying stuff! I've always been a writer, not a speaker but times are changing.

I've been talking about it for a long time and finally took the jump to make my first real vlog. It's not long and it's kind of silly but it's me! :-) 

The theme? Motherhood of course, one thing mom enjoys once the kids are in bed. You have to watch the video to get the answer! ;-)

If you have a question you'd like me to answer in a future vlog, leave a comment below this post or comment below the video on YouTube! 

Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
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Get back to school and back to healthy with the #Boironfamily Twitter party happening October 6th! Chat healthy living with @BoironCanada and have a chance at some great prizes! 

What: The #Boironfamily Twitter Party

When: October 6th @ 8-9pm

Who: Host @Boironcanada and @Ottawamommyclub along with mods @CanBlogHouse and @AMotherhoodBlog

Where: http://twubs.com/boironfamily hashtag #boironfamily

There is so much to learn, fun to be had and not to mention fantastic prizes to be won! So, mark your calendars and get ready to party with Boiron Canada!

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Sponsored post on behalf of Boiron Canada for BConnected Conference. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

September 22, 2015

Sponsored post on behalf of PC Organic Baby. Opinions and comments on this blog are my own. 

Being a mom is a job I wouldn't trade in for anything but sometimes the tasks we have like say making sure our babies have the nutrition they need, can be trying.  When they are newborn it's fairly simple, breast or bottle, we know what they need and when. The question arises as they get older - when do you start your baby on solids while making sure they're getting proper nutrition? 

Each and every baby is different, trust this from a mom of 3. There is so much information out there when it comes to babies from the Internet to "parenting experts" and even your well-meaning family and friends. It can be quite overwhelming and confusing to a new mom. 

As you may or may not already know, your Loblaws dietitian is a great place to start. They are there to help you answer your questions and concerns. Located at Loblaws stores across Ontario, dietitians can answer your specific questions and give you professional advice you can trust! 

For now, here are some dietitian approved tips to help you and baby get off on the right foot! 

Know the Signs
It is recommended to wait until 6 months to introduce solid food.  You’ll see several signs when your baby is ready to begin eating solid foods. Some of the signs your child is ready for the transition to begin include; holding their heads up and sitting upright in their high chair or seat, opening their mouths proactively for food when it is offered and turning away when they don’t care for it, and closing their lips over a spoon when its offered, keeping food in their mouth and swallowing

Take Baby Steps
While it’s exciting to show your baby all of the amazing foods the world has to offer, it’s best to take a slow and steady approach to introducing new foods. Always introduce new foods when your baby is happy and hungry to ensure a great first impression.  Also, offer single foods first before offering blends of flavours. If your little one doesn’t like something, try it again another day.

Lead by Example
Your baby learns to eat by watching you. While your entire family is eating together, ensure your baby is served the same foods in a form they can eat. From healthy dinner favourites like chicken and sweet potatoes, to sweet treats like juicy summer peaches, eating the same foods will help your baby learn healthy eating habits with the rest of the family. With baby food like PC® Organics Strained Peachesyour baby can easily enjoy the same nutritious food your family does. Lastly, never turn your nose up at a new food in front of your child since they may notice and mimic the behaviour. 

Unplug During Meal Times
It can be challenging to unwind and disconnect from our favourite electronic devices during meal time. The evening news, tablets and cell phones are all competing for your attention. Rather than give into temptation, limit distractions. Focusing on your meal will teach your baby that meal time is important. Remember, families that eat together, eat healthier.

Introduce Iron-Rich Foods First
At around six months of age, the iron stores that babies are born with begin to decline and they need iron-rich foods to meet the nutrient needs of their fast growing bodies. Try boiled or well cooked meats and fish, iron-fortified infant cereals like PC®Organics Mixed Grains baby cereal, tofu, beans and legumes and cooked egg yolks. To help your little one absorb the iron, serve iron-rich foods with fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C.

Spice Things Up
Plain veggies can get a little boring. You can start to introduce extra flavour to your little ones foods through herbs and spicesthat are still mild enough for a baby’s palette. While additions like salt add unhealthy sodium to baby’s diet, fresh or dried herbs and spices will introduce them to flavours in new and interesting ways. Try spicing up PC® Organics Strained Sweet Potato & Chicken with a small pinch of cinnamon for an interesting twist.

Stay Hydrated
At approximately six months, your baby can learn to drink small amounts of water. Water helps ease digestion, reduce tooth decay and prevents dehydration. During meal time, try allowing your baby to use a lidless cup. With a little patience and practice, they’ll be drinking from a cup alone in no time.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with your local dietitian please click here!

Follow @LoblawsON on Twitter for the latest! 

September 21, 2015

Posted by AME in participation with the Mattel #PlayAdvocate ambassador program. Complimentary product for participation. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author. Prizes provided by Mattel. 

As we roll through September, the weather is getting a bit cooler and out days playing outside are getting a bit shorter. It's that time of year to start thinking about indoor activities for our little ones that are playing inside on those cooler, rainy fall days. Just because we bring things inside doesn't mean that creativity and interactive fun needs to end!

There are plenty of ways to build, create and have fun with your little ones inside this fall, read on for some great tips from Hot Wheels to help you make this fall fun no matter what the weather:

Clear some space.
Your little ones will be used to having lots of space to run around and play. The move inside may be a little bit of a shock to the system! Make sure you have a little play area for them, even if it's just reorganizing their room so there's a bit more floor space. We made use of our oldest daughters  bunk style bed which she outgrew and replaced our sons bed with it, giving him double the space in his already small room, to play with his cars and tracks, getting his imaginative engines going!

Get Creative.
Without the great outdoors to rely on, you  may need to get a bit creative when it comes to activities. Arts and crafts can be a fun activity along with building toys or forts. Help them create their own indoor castle or hideout with cardboard boxes and decorate it! It will provide hours of fun and its a great way to engage their imagination. My kids like making forts from pillows and blankets, they always come up with a fun scenario like they are camping in the wilderness or hiding from monsters!

Get Involved.
Your little ones will naturally be more interested in activities that you also get involved with, so as they move inside, be prepared to get a bit more hands-on with play time. They'll love it if you play the evil dragon to their cardboard castle or in our case the bear who chases them out of their camping tent! 

Take it Online.
Playing the online or computer version of their favourite game can be a fun way for your little ones to explore a whole new universe of possibilities when it comes to their favourite toys. With Hot Wheels Epic Race, your little ones will be able to take track building to heights - let their imaginations run wild! 

No matter what activity you decide to engage your little ones in, you're bound to have endless hours of fun together. But to help take the initial sting of indoor play away, Hot Wheels has you covered with the new Epic Race game.

Daring drops and hairpin turns, this game has it all and your little ones can create tracks they never imagined could be possible! Created alone, or in groups the new Epic Race game provides your little ones with plenty of exciting activity. 

Stay tuned for an Epic Race contest from Hot Wheels™!

Win it!

Participate in the Hot Wheels ultimate race track challenge for a chance to win 1 of 3 Hot Wheels Track Builder Spiral Stack Up ($29.99 value)!

Please fill out the entry ballot below to be eligible to win! Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done to qualify. One entry per household. Ends September 9th. 

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September 19, 2015

It's safe to say that summer time is officially over. The weather is getting cooler which means it's the perfect time to think about or start updating some things inside the house. 

We are always looking for new inspiration to give our family home something new and something fresh whether it be a new piece of furniture, new artwork or new colours, change is always welcome.

Monika Hibbs in her CANVAS inspired livingroom!
When it comes to home decor, Canadian Tire offers inspiration with the new CANVAS Home and Dining collection!

Add style to your family home with Canvas. Check out how the Canvas design bloggers put their own spin on the CANVAS collections and find inspiration that suits your perfect vision!

The CANVAS Camden multi-purpose Storage Cabinet is perfect for just about any room in the home. 

The CANVAS beverage cabinet is the perfect addition for anyone who loves to entertain! I love the wine bottle slots for easy storage! 

CANVAS also has beautiful pieces for those family breakfasts and brunches. Make them extra special, make them yours with the CANVAS collection! 

The CANVAS collection has so many beautiful pieces, it's hard to decide where to start! Which is your favourite? 

For more information about the new CANVAS Home and Dining Collection available at Canadian Tire please visit www.CanadianTire.ca

Twitter Party Alert!

Join @CanadianTire with special guest @MonikaHibbs for the #MYCANVAS Twitter Party! Did I mention $1000 in prizing with NO RSVP!

When: Monday September 21, 2015 @ 8pm-9pm EDT

Host: @CanadianTire 

Special Guest: @MonikaHibbs

NO RSVP just use hashtag #MYCANVAS

Make sure you are following the host and special guest! See you at the party! 

Sponsored post on behalf of Canadian Tire. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

September 18, 2015

With school already a week in, my kids have been talking about the new kids that started this year at school. My oldest is the type of kid who will try to take new kids under her wing and befriend them, let them know they aren't alone because she was once there herself. It's not easy being new.

Just like for Gooliope Jellington, Monster High's newest ghoul, it can be hard in a new environment, new teachers, new peers - it can be so hard to try and make new friends especially when kids can feel different, like they don't fit in with the crowd. Towering over the other ghouls at nearly 15 feet tall, Gooliope first-hand the importance of welcoming and accepting others just the way they are. 

Gooliope Jellington is the newest cast member of Monster High Freak Du Chic and her past is a bit of a sad one with a warm story. She was created as part of a science experiment gone wrong. When the scientist who created her realized she was just a baby, he left her on the steps of the Scarnival where the ringmaster and his wife welcomed her with open arms into their home as their own. There was something different about Gooliope as she quickly grew over 15 feet tall. Because Gooliope is different from her peers, she understands what it is to accept others, even if they are different and she reminds her friends at Monster High just that! 

Whether you are joining a new school, sport, club or even making a new friend, it can be daunting and things won't always go their way. Just remind your kids at the end of the day that no matter what happens, you will always have their backs.

This month Monster High is gearing up for the launch of their new DVD and first ever musical, Boo York! All of your favourite ghouls will be there, taking in the sights from Times Scare to The Monster of liberty. To celebrate the launch of Monster High Boo York, why not learn the words to the musical numbers in advance with these great Monster High sing-a-long videos

My daughters love Monster High so much that my oldest K wanted to share this fun Monster High Gooliope Jellington unboxing video review! Check it out and don't forget to leave a thumbs up or comment! :) 

For more information and to check out some great games and other activities visit www.monsterhigh.com

Follow @MonsterHigh on Twitter and like the Monster High Facebook page! 


Would you like to have the biggest ghoul in your collection? THREE (3) lucky AME readers have the chance to win a Mattel Monster High prize pack featuring Gooliope Jellington and a Freak Du Chic assorted doll! ($65 value)

Please fill out the entry ballot below to be eligible to win! Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done to qualify. One entry per household. Ends Oct 9th. 

By entering this giveaway you understand the terms and conditions on AME. Information is shared solely for prizing purposes. Privacy is important on AME.

September 17, 2015

What is #OrganicWeek? I'm glad you asked! Organic Week,September 19-27th, is a week dedicated to paying homage to everything organic from our favourite foods and snacks to the farms and farmers who bring them to our tables across the country! 

Natures Path teamed up with some amazing organic brands to bring us a special #OrganicWeek surprise packed with goodness to help me and my family celebrate! Inside our box we found:

@NaturesPath granolas including Pumpkin Flax granola, Coconut Chai granola and Flax plus Flakes cereal. @Envirokidz Peanut butter Panda Puffs cereal. @QuePasaFoods premium Oraganic Salsa in medium flavour. Perfect to pair with Que Pasa baked bean chips! @AmysKitchen Lentil Vegetable Soup - Filled with veggies like green beans, tomatoes and spinach in a favourful lentil base, vegan, dairy and gluten free. 

@Caminolala Simply Dark hot chocolate, rich and creamy indulgence. @CroftersOrganic Blueberry Jam - the blueberries are Canadian grown and harvested in Quebec! @EthicalBean the best Fair trade certified, organic coffee on the planet. @ManitobaHarvest Organic Hemp Hearts - Organic hemp hearts taste great, are easy to use and are healthy for you too. Packed with 10g of protein and 10g of omegas per 30g serving, they're great to add to salads, cereal, yogurt and even baking. They are also paleo-friendly, vegan and Non-GMO. 

@PranaBio Kilimanjaro Organic Deluxe Chocolate Trail Mix is a delicious mix of vega chocolate chunks, crunchy nuts and dried fruits that give you a perfect snack for all occasions. @PacificFoods Organic Mushroom Broth - perfect for homemade falls soups with savory mushrooms, garlic and sea salt combination to make a fragrant, rich broth for your favourite soups, pastas or any dish you want! 

@Silver_Hills - Free product voucher for any Silver Hills Bakery product including new Big Red's Bread - in big taste and packed with 21 ancient grains and seeds. @EarthboundFarm voucher for any Earthbound Farm product. @TeamHappyPlanet voucher for any Happy Planet soup including new single serve Organic Portuguese Kale & White Bean. Happy Planet soups draw inspiration from around the globe but made in small kettle batches in BC and Ontario. They have lots of delicious organic, vegan and dairy free products to choose from! 

Join in and show your love for our Canadian Organic farms and farmers for Canadian Organic week, follow the above twitter handles and use hashtag #OrganicWeek!  


To celebrate #OrganicWeek our dear friends at Natures Path are offering up a special #OrganicWeek surprise for one lucky AME reader to win! Please read the rules and enter using the ballot below for your chance to win this yummy prize!

Fill out the ballot to be entered to win! You must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible. One mandatory entry per household. Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). 

Representatives of Natures Path are providing the prize to the winner on AME's behalf. By entering, you accept your information will be shared with the representatives of this brand should you win. Winners must qualify with a valid email address by filling out a winners claim form with skill testing question. Winners have 48 hours to claim before prize is redrawn. More about giveaways can be found here

Brought to you by AME on behalf of Natures Path. Complementary product received for review purposes. Comments and opinions are those of the author. 

September 16, 2015

It's that time of year again, the Leon's Customer Appreciation event is in from today until Sunday September 20th! This is the one time of year Leon's really shows how much they appreciate their customers. They are giving away FREE furniture plus it's the biggest furniture sale of the year!

There are different ways to participate and win like:

1) Facebook Sweepstakes: You have until Sunday, September 20th to enter the contest! Click here to visit the Leon's Facebook page and find out how to enter for your chance to win!

2) On Twitter: You can win FREE furniture on Twitter on Wednesday September 16th, 2015! Make sure to follow @leonsfurniture on Twitter hashtag #Leonscae 

3) In store: Visit your local Leon's store on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win FREE furniture all day! Click here to find a location nearest you!

4) FREE HOTDOGS & Drinks: Bring the whole family so you can shop while they eat!

Could you imagine walking out of Leon's with a brand new sofa or maybe a new microwave? Will you be shopping #Leonscae? Good luck! 

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