Fight Allergy Season with Boogie Wipes



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Most people have seasonal allergies but in our house it is year round.

My allergies are more seasonal. I get a stuffy nose and runny eyes. Nothing to exciting but it can be draining.

But my 10 year old Spencer has a huge list of allergies that aren’t seasonal.

  • dogs
  • cats
  • dustmites
  • mold
  • horses
  • feathers


Any one of these allergies makes him break out in hives, watery eyes, sneezing and cough. But the worse for him is the daily stuffy nose. It really frustrates him and you can tell because he can’t breathe well.




Kandoo and Boogie Wipes sent a package to us to review for this allergy season.

It came with:

  • Boogie Wipes Gentle Saline Wipes for Stuffy Noses
  • Kandoo Simply Suds Bubble Bath (For Sensitive skin)
  • Boogie Mist Gentle Saline Mist for Stuffy Noses (Grape Scent)
  • Travel Case for Boogie Wipes


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The first thing Spencer wanted to try was the NEW Boggie Mist Gentle Saline Mist for Stuffy Noses. It was easy to use. He used it himself without assistance from me. All I did was tell him how to do it. It was a shock at first but he actually asks for it daily. We saw the Allergist the week after we tried the saline mist and she was happy he was using it. She stated it would help him breathe a lot better.

NEW Boogie Mist is something I will be keeping in my home for now on especially with Spencer’s long list of allergies.



The Boogie Wipes Gentle Saline Wipes for Stuffy Noses allow relief without making your nose raw. I hate when my nose gets sore from wiping it. I was even using these wipes. I find they don’t make your nose irritated especially if you have a cold or allergies. I think this will be replacing facial tissues in our home to give us relief that facial tissue doesn’t.


simply suds

Kandoo Simply Suds Bubble Bath is great. A lot of soaps irritate Spencer’s skin but Kandoo Simply Suds allows Spencer to have a bubble bath without the irritation most soaps bring. It is great that there is a product that allows all children to enjoy a bubble bath. Even Moms can use this for a relaxing tub time.



Boogie Wipes & Kandoo make living with allergies a little easier so children (and adults) can enjoy their day!

CLICK HERE to get a coupon for Boogie Wipes (CANADA/US)

CLICK HERE to Purchase online or store locator


I received the above listed package for review. But the opinions on this blog are my own.
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Save 10% on your Magazine Subscription with Promo Code



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Right now this promo code is exclusive it Canadian Basics readers.

Save 10% on magazine subscriptions through or from now until 12/31/18

Use promo code: CAN10

Promo code can be used on a minimum $6 purchase.

Times to get those subscriptions you love for a price that you will love!

Several great magazines for less than $15 for a year.


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Canadian Twitter Parties



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Twitter parties are a fun way to learn about new products and give you the chance to win some great prizes.

Twitter parties are pretty simple.

First, you need a twitter name.

Then, you need to find a twitter party. (That’s where this page comes in, list is below this posting)

The party may ask you to RSVP. And if that is the case you need to register your @Twitter username.

Then view the host at the schedule time on twitter and respond to the questions that are asked by using A and the question # to let the host know what you are responding to. (As you get use to the party you will be able to respond to fellow tweeters at the same time and it makes the party a lot of fun! )

Also be sure to use the #hashtag that the party requires during the party (ie #SummerFun #BBQParty)

When a winner is announced they will use your @twitter name.

And that’s it.

Very simple!

Be sure to say hi to us at @CanadianBasics on Twitter!

If you wish to host a Twitter party with our team of 4 bloggers ~ Email Us Here



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Asian Raman Noodle Coleslaw

One of my all-time favourites at any potluck is this salad! The recipe doesn’t call for it, but if you take the time to lightly toast the almonds in your oven and use Kraft Asian Sesame salad dressing instead – it’s equally as delicious!


Asian Raman Noodle Salad








Asian Raman Noodle Coleslaw
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Different way to eat Raman Noodles
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 5
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles
  • 2 (8½ ounce) packages broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seed
  • ½ bunch green onion, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  1. Before opening noodles, crush into 1 inch pieces. Open packages and set aside flavor packets.
  2. Place noodles in bottom of large serving bowl. Top noodles with broccoli slaw, then sprinkle with almonds and sunflower kernels, and green onions.
  3. In a separate bowl combine sugar, oil, vinegar, and flavor packets from noodles. Pour over slaw, cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  4. Toss before serving.

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Saving Money When You Buy Groceries




We all like to find ways to make our paydays stretch further.  How about some tips on making our groceries go a little further too?


Here’s a few tips I’ve recently come across that may help:

  • beet greens can make a great spinach or kale substitute
  • chicken bones or beef bones are cheap to purchase and great for homemade broths
  • Use your vegetable trimmings for soups and stews
  • Leek greens are often tossed away but can be delicious if cooked a little longer. (Try them in with mac and cheese.)
  • Mushroom stems are great when chopped and used in dishes.



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Here’s a few other tips to keep in mind when shopping:

1.  Shop the Periphery
Concentrate your shopping in the periphery of the grocery store – this is where you’ll find all the healthy essentials like meat, fresh produce, dairy and bread. The more superfluous products are found in the centre aisles.

2. Buy Value-cuts of Meat
Slow-cooking and marinating are great ways to tenderize value-cuts of meat and produce flavourful, nutritious dishes. Try it with value priced cuts of Canadian beef such as Blade Simmering Steak or Sirloin Tip Marinating Steak.

3. Buy Fruits and Veggies that are in Season
Seasonal produce is not only more flavour but it’s also less expensive. Look for Canadian-grown cabbage, carrots and asparagus in the spring or year-round favourites such as mushrooms, peppers and  cucumbers. You can also buy in bulk and freeze.

4. Buy in Bulk
Many dry goods like oats, nuts, pasta, dried fruit, spices, flour, sugar and cereals are less expensive when bought in bulk. Buying Club Pack meats like ground beef and salmon provide great value and ensure you always have a supply of high quality protein. You can also freeze individual servings in resealable freezer bags.

5. Search High and Low
The least expensive products are often located at the top and at the bottom of the shelves, whereas the most expensive products are placed at eye level.

6. Check your Bill
It’s a good idea to watch each item as it’s scanned through to ensure you’re charged the correct price – especially when using coupons!

7. Store your Groceries Properly to Avoid Waste
Store meats, fish and dairy products at the back of your fridge where it’s coldest, wrap foods well and keep your fridge at 4°Celsius or colder to reduce spoilage. Keep meats on the bottom shelf so they don’t drip on other foods. Store eggs in their original carton in the body of the fridge (not on the door). Throwing out food is like throwing away money!

What are some ways that you save money?

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Canada Day Giveaway






Canada Day is a great day to celebrate with friends and family.

Celebrate our great nation.



Canada for me stands for a lot. Without our healthcare, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would have had to sell my house just in order to pay my hospital bills.

The fact that our country is known to be friendly is a big plus.  People love Canadians because we are willing to help out others. We pride ourselves in helping our neighbours. If you doubt that, check out a snowstorm, people come out to help their neighbours attempting to leave their homes for work.

I am proud to be a Canadian.

A place where we say words like chesterfield, tuque and tobagganing.

A place where we play sports like hockey, lacrosse or curling.

A place with beautiful landscapes that change with the seasons.

When someone says Canada, I only think home.


To celebrate Canada Day, I would love to give one lucky Canadian Basics reader a chance to win 3 month basic subscription to Netflix. 

Ends August 1/15 (9am est)

Open to Canadian residents 18+ only

Note: Netflix is not involved with this giveaway. This giveaway is provided by Canadian Basics only. 


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Homemade Coffee Creamer


A lot of us use coffee creamer in our morning coffees.

It takes 15 chemicals to make up coffee creamer.

The best alternative is to make your own with 3 ingredients.

I am not able to have store bought creamer with my health diet for my kidney failure.

But with these recipes I can at least have cream in my coffee!

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14oz sweetened can of condensed milk

2 cups of milk

(optional) Add one of these to give the creamer a flavour:

1/3 cup flavoured syrup

Cocoa Powder

Vanilla Extract

Almond Extract


1/3 flavoured syrup

Mix together and enjoy!


2 tsps. Vanilla Extract- French Vanilla 

1 Tblsp Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Almond Extract- Strudel Cake

2 tbsps. chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract & 1 teaspoon almond extract – Irish Cream 

Experiment in making your own flavours!

Let us know what flavour you made and how!

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Blogger Contests #CANADA


Here is a list of contests available from Bloggers websites for Canada/US that I have located on the net.

All contests are open to Canada and various other countries as well.

If you are interested in your giveaway being added the list e-mail Canadian Basics or click on the InLinz button below

Click on the words below to get directed to the blog page to enter.



 Enter to win $800 in Back to School gift cards from Ottawa Mommy Club ~ Ends July 30/15 (CAN/US)

Enter to win a year supply of Rice Krispies from Sparkles Shiny Love ~ Ends July 31/15 (Canada only)

Enter to win $25 USD Paypal cash from Journeys of the Zoo ~ Ends August 3/15 (CAN/US)

Enter to win 2 boxes of Morning Crisp Cereal from Raising Memories ~ Ends August 6/15 (Canada only)

Enter to win LURK perfume of your choice from Canadian Gift Guide ~ Ends August 10/15 (Canada Only)

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card from Life after 25 ~ Ends August 15/15 (CAN/US)


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