Schick Quattro GO Razor Pack with Cartridges $14.99




Groupon has a great deal right now.

Schick Quattro Go Razor Pack with Cartridges and Travel case for $14.99 (shipping included)

The set includes:

  • One razor
  • Two replacement cartridges
  • One travel case
  • One shower hook



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TruCup Coffee Review & Giveaway




Mornings can be chaos in my house trying to get the kids up and off to school.

This year I only have Spencer to get off to school because Hayley is in High School so she gets herself off to school. But I still enjoy the routine where after Spencer leaves for school, I make a cup of coffee and sit down and enjoy it while I blog.

I received TrüCup Coffee to try.



Two great flavours: Stuck in the Middle (medium roast) and Dark as Night (french roast).

Stuck in the Middle and Dark as Night are both Low Acid Coffee. If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, GERD or any other stomach issues but love coffee, TrüCup Coffee is for you!

TrüCup Coffee uses an all-natural process to make their coffee, just water and steam. No chemicals of any kind. All unfriendly acids are removed that can cause irritation of the stomach. By doing that they create a better tasting coffee that doesn’t have that bitter taste.

I loved both flavours. Both were smooth tasting and didn’t bother my stomach at all. I get heartburn often but with TrüCup Coffee, I didn’t have to worry about that.

My favourite is Stuck in the Middle. I love medium roast coffee and this was the one for me.

I enjoyed Dark as Night which surprised me because I am not a fan of French Roast. But because Dark as Night is smooth tasting, I actually enjoyed it.

TrüCup Coffee has other flavours:

  • Fake it to the Limit (Decaf Coffee)
  • You’ve Got Bland (Espresso Blend)ü
  • Heart of Bold (Dark Roast)
  • Born to be Mild (Light Roast

To purchase TrüCup Coffee to enjoy CLICK HERE

TrüCup Coffee wants to offer one Canadian Basics reader a chance to win a 340g package of Stuck in the Middle (medium roast) for yourself!

Open to Canadian Residents 18+

Ends October 26/15 11:59:59 pm EST

TruCup Coffee Giveaway

I received the product listed above for review but my opinions are my own. 

Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize to arrive. Please read disclosure. 

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Fall Words




Sunday ~ Sweaters

Monday ~ Apple Pie

Tuesday ~ Corn Mazes

Wednesday ~ Pumpkin

Thursday ~ Corn Stalks

Friday ~ Autumn Leaves

Saturday ~ Hot Chocolate

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Five on Friday ~ 10/09/15





Today for my Five on Friday ~ 10/09/15, I am going to talk about five things I am thankful for to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving this weekend!




  1. I am thankful for my husband. He has been a soldier by my side while I was fighting kidney failure. He is an amazing father to both our children. Even though he is gone through the week because he is a trucker, he always is a phone call away if any of us need him. He has even parented through the phone for the kids or lend a ear for them. We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on the 4th of October.IMG_1467
  2. I am thankful for my children. They make me laugh, drive me a bit crazy and cheer me up. They are amazing children who always try to be good kids. I can’t wait to see what kind of adults they will be but also hope they don’t grow up too fast!hayleyandspence
  3. I am thankful for my transplant donor. I don’t know my donor but he is my biggest hero. I think of him daily and think of his family who lost this young man. I can’t say enough about how important this stranger is to me. I will never meet him but I will always carry him in a special place of my heart.  (Today is my 2 month post transplant anniversary! I have had no rejection so far and the kidney is working great! Hope this keeps up!!)
  4. I am thankful for my family and friends who have been by my side. Those that visited me in the hospital while I had my kidney transplant and those that cheered me on through the internet. I had people that I met online show me such compassion that I hope to be able to show them some day. My sister was really amazing. The night I had a transplant, she stayed by my side with my husband waiting for me to come out even though she had a birthday party for my niece the next day. I can never thank her enough.
  5. And as always a Canadian funny. I am thankful to be Canadian and live in this amazing country!


Check out these great bloggers for their Five on Friday:

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FREE Learning Apps for Kids and Printable Worksheets – Kids Academy on Google Play & iTunes

This blog has partnered with Mom Buzz Media to announce this exciting information!

Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center
for iOS and Android!

With today’s children, everything is about games. So why not encourage your child to get ready for kindergarten with a great app like Kids Academy? 

Kids Academy – the team behind some of the top educational apps for kids with over 10 million downloads worldwide just released the long-awaited version of their flagship app – Preschool Education Center.

As the name suggests, Preschool Education Center is an all-in-one educational app for kids and toddlers. The app covers all aspects of early childhood education from the alphabet and reading to writing, building vocabulary and developing math skills. Based on the proven Montessori method the app offers a number of fun games that help master essential learning skills through play.


This app makes learning fun for young children! From math games to connect the dots to learning to read. Your child can earn trophies for each level they complete. More and more children love computer games or apps, this allows them to learn without realizing they are doing work!

Until now, Preschool Education Center has only been available on iTunes but today’s release makes it finally available for Android device on Google Play! This fun and free app is currently being featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada.

Get the app free on Google Play!


iTunes Kids AcademyFor iOS devices:

Kids Academy have also updated the iOS version of the app: Preschool & Kindergarten Early Learning Games adding new games, books and educational cartoons and shows as well as printable worksheets.

– The update boasts a bunch of cute little monsters that will teach your kids about money and how to count it.

– Kids Academy TV now has a 24/7 Live Zoo channel offering web-cam views on real-life animals.

Grab your free copy of the update on the iTunes App Store!


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Free Preschool & Kindergarten Worksheets for Kids

Kids Academy is also finding a way to expand beyond the screen and help master pen and pencil with free printable worksheets. You can get free preschool worksheets on a variety of subjects from alphabet to math (the library is being constantly updated).

Download, print out and get start practicing with good old pen and paper in seconds!

Head over to to the Kids Academy to get your FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS and get your kids busy!

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Win an Apple Watch



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Enter to win an Apple Watch from Red Tag Vacations. Apple Watches remind me of Get Smart.

Open to: Canada (excl. Quebec)

Ends: October 27/15

Single Entry

Referral Entry

Non-referral Entry

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3 Ingredient Meatball Recipe ~ Slow Cooker




We went to my brother in law’s house for supper.

He had several slow cookers out with food. My son, Spencer, usually will not eat any meat with sauce on it because he wants ketchup. But he saw the meatballs and wanted to try them.

He ate 3 helpings of meatballs and at one point I had to tell him to save some for others.

I heard from my brother in law’s girlfriend the recipe and it is so simple, I had to share it with all of you while I make it today for my son!


3 Ingredient Meatballs for Slow Cooker

3 Ingredient Recipe Meatballs
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This is an easy recipe for supper or a bbq.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: 8
  • 1 bag of precooked meat balls (you can make your own but this saves time if you don't have the time to make them up.)
  • 1 425 ml jar of grape jam
  • 1 425 ml jar of BBQ sauce
  1. Place meatballs in slow cooker
  2. add one jar of jam
  3. add the bbq sauce
  4. Stir sauces on meatballs
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours
  6. Stir sauce and serve.


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