Being Canadian is something I have always been proud of. Whenever I have travelled to other countries I have always been well-received by various locals simply because I am Canadian--that I am proud of! Being Canadian means freedom, security, and unity to me. Canada is a place of great possibilities, cultural heritage and a boiling pot full of multiculturalism that cannot compare to any other unity I have ever seen. 

When I heard of the Great Canadian Blog Bash I was thrilled! Joining forces with fellow Canadians to interact, learn and explore is a great opportunity to both support Canadian Bloggers as well as find new ones I have not stumbled upon yet.

What Is it? 
The Great Canadian Blog Bash is basically a blog hop (Only with HUGE prizes) organized by 5 lovely Canadian Ladies. If you are a blogger, all you have to do is link up your fabulous CANADIAN blog to each of the hosts below (each with a different social media platform) then hop on over and discover all the great talent your fellow Canadian bloggers have in store for you!  The fun ends on Canada;s Birthday (July 1st)

Easy Right! 

Now Get Hoppin!! 
PLUS!!! 
Over $1800 in prizes from 24 different Canadian Companies! 

Positively Pampered Patty (Blog link up)
Kat's Confessions (Google+ link up)
Mom vs The Boys (Pinterest link up)
Whispered Inspirations (Twitter link up)
Good Girl Gone Green (Facebook link up) 


If you have a Canadian Giveaway, you can always join the fun with a link to it here: 
 
 
Celebrate Disney Store’s Grand Opening at Upper Canada Mall 
Meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the newly-designed Disney Store 


Disney Store will celebrate the grand opening of the newly designed store at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, ON on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Upper Canada Mall is one of many newly-designed Disney Stores set to open across North America this year, offering interactive and magical experiences for Disney fans of all ages. Disney Store’s new design concept aims to deliver “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” through immersive storytelling neighborhoods featuring a Disney Princess with magic mirror, translucent trees, and the Disney Store Theatre featuring the latest Disney entertainment.

WHEN: Saturday June 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. —Disney Store Opening Ceremony and two local Make-A-Wish children “Unlock Imagination”. The first 500 guests will receive a free gift.*
11 a.m.  – 3p.m. Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Centre Court. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

*Characters alternate every 30 minutes. Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

WHERE: 
Disney Store at Upper Canada Mall
17600 Yonge Street, Space #B10
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4Z1
 
 
McHappy Day

When I was 16 I took on a job at my local Mc Donald's and it was the experience of a lifetime.

I know, its hard to believe that a fast-food joint could ever make an impact on a teenagers teen years, but it did. Working there was about experience, attitude and determination. Mc Donalds really makes sure their employees feel secure, comfortable, involved in charity and education. The main thing I remember about my experience there was  the constant coming together for group meetings and huddles focused on improvement and charity work.  I really felt like I was part of a family. Mc Donalds takes care of their staff as well as the organizations they create and follow. After, 4 long years spent learning and engaging in Mc Happy Day, I can sincerely say that this is a day of celebration and charity for a great purpose.

Mc Happy day is a day whereby all Mc Donald's chain stores donate $1 from every Big Mac Sandwich, Happy Meal and hot Mc Cafe Beverage to local children's charities such as Ronald Mc Donald House. As a parent today, I could't think of any better way than to spend a day of fun, activities (varies by location) and purpose. 

...and indulge in a bit of 'yumminess' while you're at it ;) See you there!

Did you know?McDonald’s Canada covers all of RMHC Canada’s administrative and operating costs, making it possible for 100 per cent of every directly donated dollar to go to Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs. For more information on RMHC Canada, visit: www.rmhc.ca


In addition to supporting McHappy Day in-restaurant and online, Canadians can also show their support by texting MCHAPPY to 30333 to make a $5 donation** to RMHC.

For more information:
To receive #McHappyDay updates from across the country, follow McDonald’s Canada on Twitter (www.twitter.com/McD_Canada).



I am participating in the McHappy Day Blogger Program by ShesConnected. A donation in my name was made to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada in exchange for my participation in this campaign. All opinions are honest and always my own* 
 
 
I am so thrilled to be a part of The Ultimate Blog Party this year! A place where a bunch of bloggers come together to support each other and bring you the very best PARTY! This is a place where bloggers and blogs can join together to learn, communicate and support one another without a time restriction! Just plain, FUN!!

Bloggers from all over will be partying it up until April 20th online through various niches and platforms. It is incredibly important to me to be part of this wonderful celebration because it certifies the reason I love blogging. Engagement, ideas and FUN are all part of this community, and The Ultimate Blog Party makes all this a reality. 

Excited to meet new people and participate further in this campaign for years to come.

Here's a brief about me: 
I am a mommy to two wonderfully busy boys I like to call 'Cookie' and 'Neigh'., Cookie just turned 5 and is a bundle (to say the least) of energy and intrigue, and little Neigh is 3, when he is alone he is the quietest child alive! --together they make my loving chaos!! Thankfully have my hubby who keeps me calm, cool and collective (most of the time) while he is home, which is never! Hubby works most of the day but we get to snuggle him on his days off and take advantage every time we can. 

I started blogging last year for fun. Little did I know that this would take me to meet and enjoy the company of so many friends online!! When I am not blogging (hardly ever) I am cleaning, cooking, running around and enjoying every second of being a mom. I am the type of parent who loves chaos and uses creativity in everything I do. Most of my friends cannot relate to my type of parenting because it is so 'messy' a mess that I LOVE!

Thank you for your time, I look forward to meeting ever one of you (I will at least try ;))

 
 
The Babeebloomz Bump 2 Toddler Show
Saturday April 14th, 2012
10 am - 5 pm

ALL ticket proceeds go towards Sickkids foundation 
LOCATION:
 The Meeting House
 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville/Mississauga   

Created for the modern family with traditional values!

Showcasing local vendors and resources from your own
 community and from across the country.

This show has something for every family with special focus 
on education, resources and multiple births.

On-line tickets will be available as of March 1st, 2012 starting at 5pm (click below)

Register for Spring Bump 2 Toddler Show  Supporting Sickkids Foundation in Oakville ,   on Eventbrite

Admission Rates: 
Adults: $10.00 (will be included in the draw for prizes)
or
Adults: A package of new sealed diapers (will not be included in the draw for prizes)
 
Children 12 and under are FREE

 
 
Enter below for your chance to win $100 CAD and $100 worth of IronKids Vitamins!! A prize-pack worth $200 total!!!


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a Rafflecopter giveaway
Open to Canada and the US Ends February 15th 2012
"Thank-you to IronKids and Influential Media for hosting and organizing this giveaway". 
 
 
Sunday March 25th 2012 @ Paradise Banquet Hall! 
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You won't want to miss this event!!  A showcase of all things handmade!
There will be free face painting, crafts and a special guest appearance from a Disney Princess at 2pm. 
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Visit www.madebyhandshow.com for more information!
 
 
Bring the whole family! this is a great event supporting Mc Donald's and hosted by Rugcutterz Danz Arts.

Wed Nov 30th 2011
4:00-8:00pm
3140 Rutherford Road Mc Donalds (Vaughan, Ontario)
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