Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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The Sunshine Is In: Canada Day Cake & Challenge#c7368839764796531046#c7368839764796531046

Canada Day Cake & Challenge

Hi Everyone that's visiting from
We Are That Family

He're my WFMW
Today is Canada Day! Happy Birthday to the county I love! I want tonight to be great weather for Fireworks-so I'm getting fired up with this song

I also want to wish my USA pals an early Happy July 4th
(the song still applies for your fireworks!)

So this week's theme is Food! So I'm going to repost an easy cake that I got a lot of comments on in February.

For Canada Day you can use Red Jello
For July 4th use Red Jello & Blue Jello (put in each separately, but I'm guessing you will get some purple with the overlap)

Help your country celebrate!
Here's my tip!

I'm not a baker, but I don't mind baking items that come in box mixes & putting my own spin on them (the easier the better!)

A fave among my family & friends is when I make JELLO CAKE! It is incredibly easy!
I usually bake the cake the night before, to give it lots of time to cool & stick it in the fridge just before bed (it will need to stay in the pan, so I often bake it in a Dollar Store aluminum foil cake pan)

You will need

A white or vanilla cake mix & ingredients required for that mix (doesn't matter what brand, as I usually use the NO NAME box cake mix)

Jello (any flavour you love!)

Cool Whip (or No Name dessert topping-I've even used the LIGHT Cool Whip & it works)

Bake the cake as normal. Let cool (as I said above I usually make the cake the day before) & then refridgerate.

Once the cake has cooled take a fork & make lots of piercings all over the cake (the more holes the better!) Remember the cake has to stay in the pan!

Make the JELLO as directed, BUT instead of refridgerating it, pour it all over the cake. The Jello will colour the cake & get into all the fork piercings you've made.

Next cover the whole top of the cake with LOTS of Cool Whip

Put the cake back into the fridge until it is ready to be served

When you cut the cake your guests will think you made a marble cake for them!

How easy was that?
Are you going to try it?
Thanks for reading!
I'm also celebrating my 2nd day of the cleaning challenge over at
You can join in too

In the meantime keep singing
While you head back to

for more great tips!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bathroom Sink & Counter COMPLETE!

So here I am cleaning my bathroom. As you know Diane from

& I are doing a cleaning challenge on

& we want you to join in. (you can clik the link or title of this blogpost to join in).

Her challenge today was to clear the sink area. Most people would just go & do it, but I on the other hand need some motivation.
How do I get home from working all day then go & clean so more?
Well I stay in work mode.... which actually means staying in my work clothes. You see I won't sit on any of the furniture in my house (other than my computer chair) with my work clothes on. So I kept them on & off I went to do my bathroom.

I am waiting on my Norwex cloth (mentioned in Diane's post), so for now I'm using my PC GREEN SCRUB PASTE. It comes with it's own sponge on the top. I think it cost about $6.99 at Zehrs/Superstore.
It works really well on the big areas (counters, sink, tap) & gets it very shiny. In the tight areas where the tap connects to the sink I get some hardwater stains, so I have a fix for that too. I take a Q-Tip, moisten it & dip in it the cleaning paste & rub that around the outside of the tap & any other grooves or crevices that the sponge misses.

Feel free to post comments here, as well as on the challenge page. We want to know how you're doing too!

Monday, June 22, 2009

What I've been up to

As always I'm working hard on MeFest
We're getting those tables filled-AWESOME!!!

I'm putting together an early blast this week-lots going on!While you're waiting on that, why not sign up for the contest?
Go to http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/& read the post-instructions are there
Contest closes this Thursday at 5pm
After thay you'll want to visit
to take part in our Summer Clear it! & Clean it! challenge
Make sure to tell your friends
They'll thank you!
Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Be an official YUMMY MUMMY!

Hi Bloggy Buddies!

Last week on Works For Me Wed. I gave a link about "MOMMY BLOGGING" from @YummyMummyClub (her twitter link)

Most of us Canadian gals remember watching Erica Ehm on MuchMusic. Well now you can read about her adventures in MOMMYHOOD via her website
I have been a member on the website for a few years now. Monthly newsletter, contests, advice, freebies & fun! That's what the YummyMummyClub is all about!
If you click the above link on the front page you will see a montage of "MOMS" doing their thing. It was so popular that their was a suggestion of pics from REAL Moms in their most candid &/or MOM moments.
I've always told my pals that YES I am a Yummy Mummy! & NOW I CAN PROVE IT!

Can you see me?
Do you want to be part of the montage?
Join the Club (free registration-yes my fave word FREEEEEE)

Click on the 1st link that I posted to register, then come back & hit the 2nd link & click "send us your yummy photos"

An email box will pop up. Fill in the info & attach your photo.

Make sure to tell her that
Those 2 Girls
Lisa & Diane from Kitchener sent you!

(oh did that give away where I am in the photo? WHOOPS!)
For more WFMW tips visit

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Fun Clear it & Clean it

Diane & I are trying to drum up some enthusiasim about housekeeping. This in not my forte. We decided to make it fun for all!
I think this will keep me motivated & my house looking great.
Take a look & let me know what you think

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WFMW how to explain Mommy Blogging to those whe don't get it

I know a lot of you are very experienced in the blogging world.

This is just something I took on this year.

At this point it's for fun, but it would be great for it to be profittable as well. Being Canadian, I'm not sure that companies have the same willinginess to ship their products cross boarder, but I'm sure someday someone will stumble upon my SUNNY blog!

I try to learn about & ask others I know about it, but most don't understand when I say I LOVE MOMMY BLOGGING! They think I just post pics of my son & use it as site for other family members to connect.
I found this via Twitter @YummyMummyClub
It gives a great overview of the new culture of online Moms!

(it took about 3 mins to load up)

I'm not sure if other Bloggers are willing to share their tips on blogging, but if so I'd love your comments & suggestions on mine

For more great advice visit the links at

Keep Smiling!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Okay you know you're on FACEBOOK & you want to try BUD LIGHT LIME at a launch party!

So now you need to help me qualify

help us bring the BUD LIGHT party to KW http://bit.ly/MOGCw Use code 80004bf

Hope you'll help out!

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