5/24/18

Living in a five-person, plus animals household means there are a lot of messes. Housework is not something I think anyone looks forward to. If you do, all the power to you my friend. It just doesn’t excite me.

What does excite me is when I have awesome new tools to get the cleaning done both quickly and effectively. I was recently sent over some great products courtesy of Libman to kickstart my Spring Cleaning so I can spend less time scrubbing and more time on the important things (aka fun things).



I’m sure some of you may say “oh all cleaning supplies are the same!” and I can tell you they are not. I am loving all of my new Libman products; some of them really make Cleaning less “hands on”.



Between the kids and the dogs, there is almost constant in and out in our house. The Extra Large Precision Angle Broom (with the matching dustpan) makes it easy to get hard to reach places and weird angles without having to move the furniture or do too much bending. It’s a little heavier than the broom I had been using but it also makes an obvious difference in what’s being swept up and what’s just being swept around.

Libman also makes an assortment of hand brush and dustpan sets that are great for stairs!



I’m saying goodbye to dingy floors with the Wonder Mop. Great for all floor types including hardwood floors plus the mop head is reusable up to 50 washes! For those hard to reach places I'll be using the No Knees Floor Scrubber which is literally a scrub brush on a pole that reduces your need to be on your hands and knees. Paired with the 4 Gallon Clean Rinse Bucket with a wringer that makes sure all excess water is gone, this duo gives us a cleaner floor.



For the kitchen and bathrooms which can take quite the beating from life, we have the Nitty Gritty Roller mop which has two sides. One side of this mop is a sponge to wash and the other a brush to scrub. It’s easy to get rid of excess water by the flip of a switch on the handle. I have been using this one to clean up muddy footprints the dogs bring in from being outside on the rainy days. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.



For hard to scrub sinks, tubs and more Scrub sponges with a handy suction handle clean things up fast and easy.



I think out of all the jobs cleaning the toilet is the one everyone wants to avoid the most at our house. Keep it clean and minimize germs in the bathroom with the designer toilet bowl brush and caddy. Easy to store and keep clean in between bathroom washes.



It’s not only the inside of the house that needs cleaning up. For the outside, the 18” Multi Surface Push Broom can help keep our paved pathway, shed floors and driveway clean of debris.




You can find Libman products at Canadian retailers like Canadian Tire and The Home Depot.

Visit www.libman.com for details on these and other great cleaning products for indoor and outdoor!


Win it!

Kick off your spring cleaning with Libman! Enter to win a Libman Spring Cleaning Kit ($150 value) which includes:


- Nitty Gritty Roller Mop
- Wonder Mop
- 4 Gallon Clean Wrinse Bucket
- 18" Multipurpose Broom
- Extra Large Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan
- Dustpan and Brush set
- No Knees Floor Scrubber
- Power Scrub Brush
- Scrub Sponges
- Designer Toilet Bowl and Brush Caddy


Enter using the ballot below.

Open Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Ends June 4th 12:00 PM EST

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of Libman should your name be drawn a winner. 

For more info please read our giveaway guidelines and privacy policy.


Posted on behalf of Libman. Complimentary product was received for review purposes, however, all opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

5/21/18

By now you may be familiar with Tile, the reliable and easy way to track stuff that is important to you.

We have been big fans ever since being introduced a couple of years ago; Tile has saved us (mostly him) hassle of asking the question “have you seen my wallet/keys/phone” with its simple technology. It's funny how something so simple can be so useful. 



The handy little Bluetooth Tile clips on your keys, bag or pretty much wherever you need it. It's paired with its matching (free) intuitive app and makes finding your lost or misplaced things a breeze. You set up your Tile, pick a ringtone and you can ring your things, find your items last known location and also tap into the Tile community to see what other fans have to say. You can even ring your phone from your Tile if that happens to be misplaced, too. I know I've "lost" my phone on more than one occasion. Also, if you lose something and it happens to be found by a fellow Tile user, they can log onto their app and let you know your item was found; it’ll even notify you on your phone. So many things it can do! 

Click here for more details on how to use Tile.

Tile has added on to its collection with the Pro Series Sport and Style Tiles. Waterproof, durable and each unique to its user's lifestyle.  These tiles come in sets or can be purchased individually. They kind of look like “his” and “hers, don’t you think?

Very smart little device! 



Visit the Tile website to see the entire collection including the original Tile! 

Win it!

With the summer months coming up you may want to make sure you keep track of your stuff! Enter using the ballot below for your chance to win both the Tile Sport and the Tile Style!

Open to US and Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec and where prohibited).

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of Tile should your name be drawn a winner.

For more info please read our giveaway guidelines.





Posted on behalf of Tile. Complimentary product was received for review purposes, however, all opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

5/7/18

I have been a fan of comic books ever since I was a kid. Nothing major but I knew my superheroes. I admit I wasn't familiar with a few characters, one being Black Panther.  I was interested to see what this movie would bring and from the rave reviews I had read just over its opening weekend alone, it had me hyped to see it as a fan of Marvel movies. 

If you haven't seen Black Panther, watch it. It’s got an all-star cast who are amazing in each of their roles, stunning visual effects and heart-pumping action scenes that really give life to this hero's backstory. Black Panther is a great addition to our ever-growing Marvel movie collection.



About the movie:

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe.


You can bring Wakanda Home with Extensive Bonus Features when Marvel Studios Black Panther hits digital on May 8th and Blu Ray/DVD May 15th!

Visit the official website to learn more!


Posted in participation with Disney Marvel Studios. Complimentary copy received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the blog author.

5/6/18

I’ve noticed I haven’t posted many family life posts lately. That’s because family life has been extra busy and interesting, to say the least. 

So many things going on. Between back/hip injuries *me, twice in three months*, tax season, the truck breaking down, the kids always coming home with some kind of permission slip or note to remember to sign, and the million and one other things we have to do every day, it was nice to enjoy a weekend outside. 

It was the first weekend of May and other than the insane wind storm we had Friday night, it was an overall good weather weekend! Plus, nobody (including myself) had any kind of meltdowns except for when Miss M fell off her wagon and bumped her head. She did cry but thankfully there was no blood and barely a bruise. She was back playing in a matter of minutes and I was able to recover from the mini-heart attack she gave me. 

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should! I share all of this stuff almost daily with my Insta family! Check out my recent pics below!


Attempting to take a #SaturdaySelfie, I was photobombed by the kids! 

She always wants to take a picture with me; one day, I'll miss this! 

She was looking for worms to "collect", bless her heart. 

4/30/18

I really like online shops where you can have your digital images printed for either framing or have them done on a canvas (we’ve done this before but one is never enough!). There are many options to choose from online and I have been lucky enough to work with some of them recently.

CanvasChamp offered to send us a 16 X 20 canvas print for our family photo collection. this time we decided to go with a picture of the two of us, one he keeps telling me is one of his favourites. 



Get started right on the first page of the website by deciding what kind of print you want to be done. There is a wide range of different sizes and styles like custom canvas prints, metal prints, and photos on wood prints, too! Prints range in price according to size and what extras you want like glossy, pop art, caricatures or pixel painting. They also offer free standard shipping on orders over $149.

I chose the canvas style and uploaded the picture. It was a little bit tricky to fit the image onto the display and have it look exactly how I wanted it but after playing around with it, I figured it out! There is of course always a live chat available if you do get into any issues you can't resolve yourself so that's a plus! 

Step by step I chose the size of print, wrap/border style, hardware (comes with free wall hangers or you can order a frame etc) and lastly, I went through the extra options but decided not to add any extra costs into the cart. 

It took only a couple of weeks for my print to arrive and I am not disappointed! Unlike other canvas's we have, this one is a poster board style which is more sturdy than a typical stretched canvas. The image came out perfect with vibrant colour, I am happy to display it in our living room! 



If you're looking for good quality prints at a good price, be sure to check out Canvas Champ


Sponsored post on behalf of CanvasChamp. Compensation + product received in exchange for this feature with no obligation. Opinions and comments are those of AME. 

4/28/18

May is one of my favourite months, it's hard to believe we are only a short few days away! Not only is the weather much warmer, giving us an excuse to get outside more, but also - Mother's Day! The day to celebrate the everyday superheroes in our lives. Sunday, May 13th is our day Moms. 



All I really want for Mother's Day is 24 hours not to worry about a single thing; unfortunately, with a houseful of busy kids, pets and beyond it might not happen exactly like that but at least a few pretty presents can make me feel special for the day. Hallmark Canada sent me a sneak peek box full of Mother's Day goodies to put a smile on any tired mom's face. Scroll down to see all the wonderful things

Gifts to help her relax and replenish.




Soft slippers for her tired feet ($29.99), "Glamour has no age limit" water bottle to replenish after exercise ($24.95), Crafters and Co. comfort wrap for relaxing ($34.95), Floral grey scarf ($14.95 - special $9.95) and Marjolein Bastin Bird, Butterfly and Floral accessory bag ($16.95)

Gifts to pretty up her home.


Marjolein Bastin napkin rings for the breakfast table ($$24.95), Marjolein Bastin bird tea towel ($9.95), Mom Love Is Strong Love frame print ($19.95)


Cute collectables because, why not?


Happy Go Luckys Springtime ($12.95), Floral Print Snoopy ($12.95), Fierce Love: It's a Mama Bear thing book ($15.95).


For the "on the go" Mom.


Stylish, elegant and one of my new favourite things, Colourblock Tote in Camel ($24.95 special $14.95)


Cards and popups!


Gorgeous Signature cards that say "ILY" in just the right ways ($9.99-$11.99).


Beautiful and lifelike Wonderfolds Cards ($7.99) 

Hallmark has so many gorgeous gifts and greeting cards, it was hard to choose what I wanted to keep for me and what I plan to gift to my own mom for Mother's Day. 


WIN IT


One lucky AME reader has the chance to win a Hallmark Canada Colourblock tote from Mark & Hall ($24.99 value). 

Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Ends May 10th, 2018 9:00PM EST!
By entering AME giveaways, you understand your information is not shared other than for prizing purposes should you win. Privacy is important on AME. 


Please read our giveaway terms and conditions for full giveaway rules.



Posted in participation with the #LoveHallmarkCA panel. Complimentary product received in exchange for this feature. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

4/27/18

Winter is finally melting away and the sun is starting to show its face a little more often. I think Spring is FINALLY here, for real this time. 

Being cooped up for most of the winter had me hiding and feeling tired, who wants to get up when it's cold? Every morning I have my coffee and now I have something to help give a little boost. Wait, what? Hold on, before all my fellow coffee lovers get up in arms about adding something besides cream/milk or sugar/sweetener, hear me out; it isn't as bad as it sounds. 

Coffee Booster is a natural vitamin supplement meant to go in your coffee (or other morning beverage) to help on-the-go people like you and I, get the proper vitamins we need for whatever ails us. It's clear, taste/ odour free and takes just one teaspoon for you to give yourself peace of mind that you did indeed take your vitamins today! 


Coffee Booster offers four different liquid supplements: Multivitamins, Mind, Antioxidants, and Collagen at $33 each bottle. One bottle lasts 12 doses and its recommended to take a break after 3 months.

Coffee Booster isn't meant to take the place of nutrition from a proper diet but it can help give you a boost where and when you need it. Always remember to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. 

Learn more about the benefits of Coffee Booster and where you can buy some by visiting the official website!


Follow @Coffee_Booster on Twitter and @Coffee.Booster on Instagram for the latest! 




*Product review on behalf of Coffee Booster. Complimentary product received in exchange for my honest opinion.