Thursday, October 30, 2014

On The Hunt For The Ultimate Holiday Movie! (Giveaway) #STREAMINTO2015

Even though we're all still excited about Halloween tomorrow, I'm pretty excited about the upcoming holiday season. I love getting ready for the Holidays with my family with lots of Christmas music, decorating our house and watching lots  of Christmas movies. As many of you know, my family and I absolutely love watching movies together. We love being able to pick out a movie that all of us can enjoy together and snuggle up on the couch and hangout watching the movie with treats to snack on.
My family and I have been challenged by Staples Canada to #Streaminto2015 by watching as many holiday movies as possible and crown our, "Ultimate Holiday Movie," over the next 30 days. This is definitely going to be a tough challenge for us because we have so many favorites that we love and watch faithfully every year.

To help us get started with our challenge, we were sent a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player to watch our movies on along with some treats to enjoy as well. I love the Roku 3, it not only is very easy to use and navigate, but it also has Netflix for us to stream our movies on along with a few free apps, like, Facebook, Angry Birds game, Vevo, Crackle and you can easily download other apps as well.

We've been making a list on what movies we're going to be watching and below are a few family favorites:

A Christmas Story
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty The Snowman
Miracle On 34th Street
Jack Frost
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
White Christmas
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Home Alone

Those are just a few that come to mind. There are lots of other movies we'll be watching the month of November. Myself along with a few other Canadian bloggers will be sharing the movies we'll be watching throughout this challange and you can follow along too by using the hashtag #StreamInto2015 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Just Us Girls and Staples would love to hear some of your favorite Holiday movies as well, so we're offering two of our Canadian readers a chance to win their very own Roku 3 Streaming Media Player so you can enjoy streaming holiday movies as well. To enter, leave a comment letting us know your favorite Holiday movie.

Disclosure: I am apart of Staples Canada #StreamInto2015 program and I received special perks as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

FREE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pumpkin Stencils #Halloween #TMNT

For those of you who are carving pumpkins tonight or even tomorrow with your kiddos, I have some awesome last minute FREE pumpkin stencils for you to print out. 

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pumpkin Stencils are super awesome and those of you with little ones who are fans of the latest movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle will absolutely love them. Even if you're a fan yourself. These stencils are pretty awesome and are a great way to show your love for the remake of our favorite four turtle brothers. 

To print these stencils, all you need to do is click on the stencil you'd like, then right click to save to your computer and then print the stencil out. That's it.  I hope you guys enjoy these. Happy Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Multiple Ways To Use Receiving Blankets #DisneyBabyCA

It's been almost three months since I laid eyes on my little girl. Time has flew by and I can't believe she'll be three months this week. I'm happy to say that we have worked out a system that works very well for our family to where everyone is happy and use to this new crazy schedule.

With both of my kids being in after school activities and with all of the family gatherings that have been happening this last month, I have to make sure that I have everything that I need in my diaper bag for whatever reason.

One of my go to items is our receiving blanket. You can use these things for just about anything. My favorite thing to use them for would be as a burp cloth for our little girl, just in case she spits up. There are a number of different ways you can use a receiving blanket and Disney Baby has compiled a list for different ways you can use receiving blankets:

USE #1: Nursing cover
Receiving blankets are both lightweight and easy to fold up and store, they make excellent nursing covers. Tie a knot in one corner and rest it over baby’s head to help keep the blanket in place. 

USE #2: Burp cloth
This is what I use my receiving blanket the most for. Throw a receiving blanket over your shoulder to wipe your baby’s face and protect your clothes from post-feeding spit up.

USE #3: Coverlet
If your baby is cold, receiving blankets are the perfect way to add a quick layer. They can also be used to soothe your little one, as something to hold, snuggle or chew.

USE #4: Changing mat
Receiving blankets make great changing mats, especially when you’re out in public. Simply fold the blanket and lay it down on a flat surface to create a soft, easy-to-clean changing station.

USE#5: Play mat
Lay a blanket on the ground to give baby a clean surface to play on. If your little one is playing with lots of toys, keeping them on the receiving blanket also helps to make clean up a breeze: just gather the corners together to pick everything up at once!

USE #6: Sunshade

Drape a receiving blanket over the front of your stroller to create instant shade, or block the sun from your car by tucking one into the top of the window. In both cases, the blanket will cut the glare and help keep baby nice and cool. 

What other ways do you use a receiving blanket?
Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

A Pumpkin Carving Party Starring @KFC_Canada's #SweetChiliCrunch

The week before Halloween, the hubby and I always have our nieces and nephews over and host a Pumpkin Carving Party. It's a time to get together with our family to laugh, chat and make lots of memories for both the kids and adults.

This year was no different, we usually have everyone over for dinner and after everyone is good and full, we then start carving our pumpkins. This year for dinner we had the opportunity to try out KFC's new Sweet Chili Crunch Chicken.

We decided to get 18 pieces of the new Sweet Chili Crunch so that everyone can taste the new chicken and also grabbed two 18 pieces of original chicken for those that don't like spicy food along with popcorn chicken for the little ones and lots of sides for everyone to enjoy that included, fries, mash potatoes, coleslaw and macaroni salad. We had a dinner party of 17 people, so this was plenty of food for everyone and we even had some left overs that the hubby took for lunch.

The Sweet Chili Crunch was absolutely delicious. Not only does this chicken have a great crunch to it, but it gives you a perfectly blended amount of both sweet and spice. When you first bite into it you definitely taste the sweetness of it. Once you start to chew and swallow that first bite, you then get the kick of the chili, which was great, especially since most of our family loves spicy food. Be sure to have a napkin handy, they are pretty sticky, but definitely worth getting messy for!

For as long as I can remember, KFC has always been a family friendly restaurant that I remember enjoying with my family when I was younger. Their chicken is still one of my all time favorites, besides my late grandmother's chicken, so this definitely brought back memories and I'm glad that KFC is still bringing families together with their delicious family friendly meals. I love how they allow you to have a variety bucket so that everyone can enjoy their favorite type of chicken from KFC.

Be sure to head to KFC and grab a bucket of their Sweet Chili Crunch Chicken before this limited edition is off the menus, November 23rd. Right now you can enjoy a nine piece with fries for only $19.99. You can also enjoy their variety buckets starting at $19.99 as well, so you can mix it up if you have family members who don't like spicy food.

After our delicious dinner was over. We cleaned up and started carving some pumpkins, the kids had a blast and their pumpkins turned out pretty awesome.

Disclosure: I am part of the KFC Sweet Chili Crunch in Home Dinner Party Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and YUM Brands and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stay Clean This Fall With @KandooKids (Giveaway)

Now that the cold weather is here and school is back in session, one of the big things us parents have to prepare for is the cold and flu season. With this being one of the biggest times of the year where our little ones are getting sick back to back, we have to try our best to make sure we can do our part at home to help prevent them from getting sick and to have everything they need in case they do come home with a cold.

I know I've already stocked up with not only medicine to make sure I'm prepared, but also hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes to wipe door knobs and also Kandoo hand soap and body wash. I've made sure that our bathroom stays stocked so the kiddos have what they need to stay fresh and clean and have fun too.

Just Us Girls wants to make sure that you are prepared this Fall and Winter too, so we're giving away the entire Kandoo line to one lucky Canadian reader. All you have to do is let us know how you prepare for the Cold and Flu season.

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Kandoo Ambassadorship. The opinions on this blog are 100% my own.

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