Saturday, September 28, 2013

Plant a Tree for free

The Canadian Wildlife Federation

This year for Tree Day, CWF is hoping to get your help to plant some trees. We’re launching a campaign to plant 1,500 trees in areas in Canada requiring rehabilitation. Through the help of our supporting partner, TenTree, and participants like you, we know we can achieve it.
For every Like we receive on Facebook between Monday, September 23 to Wednesday, September 25 (Tree Day), CWF will plant one tree. We’re aiming to get 1,500 trees planted! So head on over to our Facebook page and Like it! Better yet, share this with your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and help CWF plant some trees!

Friday, September 27, 2013


I found a Great promotion for anyone that likes FREE entertainment and FREE money.  Right now you can get $15 in free credits to play at the Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls Ontario. Gotta love free entertainment as that is hard to come by today! This coupon can be used and either Fallsview or Casino Niagara. Just fill in this form and will need to print the coupon and take it to the casino to redeem. Who knows maybe you will even win some money if you are lucky.  The offer is good until October 20th, 2013.
One request per person.

Don't miss out on the fun!
Click on the link below, fill it out and print it.



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stay Hydrated-Drink Water

I read a great article and wanted to share it with you as I found it interesting. My mother died of dehydration so staying hydrated is very important to me.

Water is the foundation of all life and its value to our bodies is immeasurable. In fact, we are made up of nearly 70 per cent water! Many of our basic metabolic processes, such as the regulation of body temperature, require enormous amounts of water – up to three litres daily.
Even breathing expels up to a pint of water every day. Keeping your body functioning at an optimal level is necessary for physical and mental well-being, and proper hydration is essential to that.
As mentioned, daily bodily functions account for significant water loss. For example, your feet have 250,000 sweat glands and can lose half a pint of water on a normal day! If you’re exercising regularly, this amount can increase to 2.4 litres (five pounds) per hour! Imagine what that translates to when you include all of the sweat glands in our bodies, all of the metabolic functions, and any other processes that consume water.
How much is enough?
We’ve all heard that we should drink eight to ten glasses of water every day, but this is just a guideline. We are all unique. To help you stay as hydrated as you need to be, here’s a guiding formula: drink 50 to 75 per cent of your body weight in ounces, depending on how much activity you get daily. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, 70 ounces of water is optimal if you are sedentary and 105 ounces is best, if you are active. This means that at 140 pounds, you should be drinking a minimum of nine cups of water daily – 13 if you are getting regular exercise!
Reinvent your water
If you find plain tap water boring or unsatisfying, spice it up anyway you like. The internet is full of cool, quenching ideas, but here are a few of my favourite suggestions:
  1. Add Flavor and Fibre: Freeze some blueberries, mangos, or sliced peaches and add them to your water. This will not only sweeten it, but eating the fruits will also give you a tasty boost of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Fibre is important because it helps digestive functioning, lowers cholesterol, and, according to more recent studies, may even help prevent certain types of cancer.
  2. Emergen C: This powdered mix adds a kick of flavour and nutrients to your water. There are a variety of flavours you can choose from, and each conveniently sized packet contains a blend of seven ascorbates (types of Vitamin C), seven B vitamins, which keep your energy levels up, and 32 active minerals, antioxidants, and other micronutrients to refresh and energize you.
  3. Ester-C Individual Pack: This mix has a host of beneficial properties. Ester-C is a great source of vitamins C and B and also contains precious electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. This formula provides your body with the nutrients necessary to keep you energized and feeling great, and helps maintain muscle function, support bones, cartilage, teeth, gums, and even healthy skin.
  4. Get creative: These are only a few suggestions and of course you should explore options that satisfy your taste buds and bodily needs.
Symptoms of Dehydration
The effects of dehydrations are numerous and can range from mild, like feeling thirsty, to more severe, like delirium and even death. Dehydration is a serious condition which is easily prevented simply by getting plenty of water.
You should be conscious of dehydration when you feel any of the following symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Decreased sweating
It is important to note that even when you’re feeling thirsty, or your skin is dry, your body is trying to tell you that it is already dehydrated. At this point you should amp up your water intake to prevent further, more serious dehydration. Only you know how much water you need to keep your body happy, healthy, and energized, but following the above mentioned guidelines will help you hydrate more effectively.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Battles in life make you stronger!

I have been diagnosed with Cancer of the T-cells and skin and have been going through treatment for this three times a week to Toronto. The Cancer I have is called Mycosis Fungoides. I am doing good and treatments are successful. I am not working due to my diagnosis and treatments.
  Due to not working and having more time on my hands I have lots of time to reflect on my life and think.  I am learning which people(friends) I can count and are there for me.
 I know I can count on my family and some of my friends. I am also making some new friends along the way.

 One of my friend was an inspiration to me and told me to keep everyone in my life that is positive, surround myself with positive and keep the negative out of my life.  Life is like a garden and you need to weed it out so that your life can grow and flourish. I am working on that and am feeling good about it!
 My faith in God has also helped through this journey.  Many new people are entering my life and are inspiring me.  I have had many positive people with kind words of encouragement, prayers and support and I appreciate it!

This hardship in my life is making me a stronger and wiser person. I should be done treatment by the end of October and will return to work.

One of my favourite quotes is that  "If God brings you to it he will bring you through it" and I believe it!

Thanks for listening to me.
Remember to encourage one another.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hope lifter-Book Review

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” 
― Confucius                                                                               

I had the opportunity to receive this book called Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg to read and review and  it was an enjoyable book.  We can all offer hope to someone we know by supporting them as they are going through trying times, crisis or hardships in their life. Many of books I have read in the past are generally to encourage us but this book goes beyond that and shows you how to reach out to others when they are needing encouragement in their lives. This book will lift your hope and is a great inspiration and teaching tool to help us see needs in others lives and shows us ways to meet others needs.
Sometimes when we are going through our own struggles and hardships in life we sometimes can get self absorbed.  There are other people in our life that may have a need and we all have God given talents to use to minister and help others.

This book was very enlightening. eye opening and encouraging and a great teaching tool!

My mother used to say when she was having a bad day, whether she felt discouraged, or stressed or whatever it was she would go and take someone a pie, soup or whatever she made.  That was her ministry or talent to cook and bake.  In doing so she would be blessed, she was giving hope or being a hope lifter.
In order to receive a blessing from God in our life we need to sometimes be a blessing.  I know sometimes myself I get in a rut and was in one but am so glad this book helped get me out of it.

We all have talents that are God given and we should tap into them and use them to encourage others and give hope.

Be Blessed and be a Blessing!

If you are interested in getting your hands on this book to read or give to someone click below.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Product Recalls in Canada-Stay Informed

As my mother always said a Healthy Home is a Happy Home so lets keep it healthy and happy!
    I was checking out the product recall site and found out that there was a recall on a birth control product and was quite surprised to see this.  I don't have to worry about birth control but I am sure some of my readers use it. Everyone leads very busy lives today and they don't always have the chance to stay informed of the recalls on products so I decided to list some of the products here to make life a little easier. 

Indoor Hanging Chairs

Children's books titled "Count my Kisses,1,2,3" and "red, green, blue, I love you"

Various Golden feast Inc. Bird Food

New Comfort Water Air Purifier

ESME 28 Birth Control Oral Contraceptives

Vita Health Recalls (various brands)

Ventura Tents

Target Threshold Brand White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp

Monster Ball Yo-Yo Balls

 Neal Brothers Foods -Organic MEDIUM Salsa-500ml

There are other product recalls that I have not listed that can be found on the Healthy Canadians site and you can access the page below using the link.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Winner of the Extreme Pita Gift Card Giveaway

We have a winner of the Extreme Pita Gift Card.  Thanks to all who entered and keep an eye out for future contests.

The winner has been picked through Random.Org
And the Winner is...........

 715- Tammy Dalley

Please message me with your info and I will send out your win.