Win a Sony 4K TV ~ Canada





Enter to win a 55″ Sony 4K Ultra HD TV. I don’t know if I could handle such a big tv in my bedroom but I would try!

Open to: Canada

Ends: October 22/15

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Taco Mac and Cheese #Recipe



A great meal for kids and adults

Feel free to print the recipe and share this with your friends!

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Taco Mac and Cheese recipe
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A great meal for a large family or to make sure you have leftovers!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Taco Dinner Mac and Cheese
  • 1 package elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 taco seasoning from Mrs. Dash
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 300g bar of cheddar cheese
  • Topping:
  • chopped tomatoes, green onion, sour cream, salsa
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Brown ground beef in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Return beef to skillet; stir in taco seasoning mix and ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove beef mixture from heat.
  4. Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in 1½ cups cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in cooked pasta and beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
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Enter to Win 2 Round Trip Tickets ~ US/CAN




Enter to win 2 round trip tickets to anywhere Delta flies. I would go to England to walk on Abbey Road.

Open to: Canada & US

Ends: Sept. 8/15

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Win a Bullfrog Spa Hot Tub ~ CAN/US




Enter to win a Bullfrog Spas Model R7 portable spa. This would be great on a cold winter night! Good luck!

Open to: Canada & US

Ends: November 30/15


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Up to 40% off Embroidered Hem Sheet Sets






Looking for a nice stylish Embroidered Hem Sheet set for your bed?

WagJag has a great deal on right now for Sheet sets starting at $24! 

What a great deal!

Various colours and sizes to choose from that would also make great gifts for those just moving out on their own, heading to college or wedding gifts.

Sizes Available:

  • $24 for a twin embroidered hem microfibre sheet set (a $37 value)
  • $27 for a double embroidered hem microfibre sheet set (a $42 value)
  • $29 for a queen embroidered hem microfibre sheet set (a $47 value)
  • $34 for a king embroidered hem microfibre sheet set (a $57 value)


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Win a Disney Decendants Prize Pack ~ CANADA






Enter every day for your chance to win a Disney Decendants Prize Pack from (10 dolls, a DVD , a soundtrack CD ) Good luck!

Open to: Canada

Ends: September 27/15



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The Seventh Dwarf DVD Review & Giveaway




Growing up I loved fairy tales. I loved reading about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. I enjoyed how they were so magical and how they over came so much to have their dreams come true.

Now that I have kids, I love that they enjoy fairy tales.

That’s why I was excited for us to review The Seventh Dwarf from Shout! Factory.


THE SEVENTH DWARF, the highly anticipated CG-animated motion picture, is launching digitally, on DVD and via a two-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack (with a 2D Blu-ray, a DVD and a digital copy), August 18th!


Venture into the wondrous world of Fantabularasa Castle and be spellbound by the exciting adventures of your favorite storybook characters in THE SEVENTH DWARF. With an exceptional voice cast of Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, internationally renowned singer and actress Nina Hagen and newcomer Joshua Graham, this new feature film is a hilarious mash-up of the best classic fairytales, packed with beloved storybook characters,  non-stop laughs and toe-tapping songs!  Directed by Harald Siepermann (Tarzan, Enchanted) and Boris Aljinovic, THE SEVENTH DWARF is a wonderfully magical movie adventure for the whole family.


Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small! It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta!



Both of my kids, Hayley and Spencer watched this movie with me

The best part was the whole family can enjoy this movie. It is like bringing back my childhood while bringing new life to the characters we all loved in our favourite fairy tales.


The Seventh Dwarf has lots of laughs and excitement. 

If you enjoy the songs, there is a sing-along feature after the movie. Also Character Profiles and Downloadable Royal Birthday Invitations so you can have your own Royal party for your Prince or Princess.

After the movie Spencer couldn’t stop talking about his favourite parts of The Seventh Dwarf. I think this is going to be a new favourite for him. I love that it isn’t just geared to girls but boys too with a winged dragon and dwarfs. Sometimes the old fairy tales were more for little girls than boys. This allows the whole family to enjoy this movie.

Spencer gives this movie “Two Thumbs up!”


The Seventh Dwarf is available on iTunes: CLICK HERE

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Shout! Factory wants to offer a Canadian Basics fan a chance to win their own copy of The Seventh Dwarf on DVD to enjoy!

Enter in the giveaway tool below

Giveaway ends Sept 7/15

Open to Canadian residents 18+

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Win an iPad Mini Prize Pack ~ CAN/US





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Enter to win a iPad Mini Prize Pack from Coloriffic Facebook page.  I would love to win an iPad mini. No more lugging my laptop around to blog!  Good Luck!


Open to:Canada & U.S.

Ends: December 20/15

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