Author: Sheri

Product Review – President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours

Early this summer, my family and I were doing our grocery shopping at our local Independent Grocer, when we discovered a new kind of ice cream in the freezer…President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours. They caught our eyes not only because they were on sale, but because the packages were colourful and fun and they had some of our favourite ice cream parlour flavours. Here are some of the flavours that we tried…  My seven year old loves root beer, but only gets to have it as a special treat, so I thought this ice cream was the perfect choice for him. He was excited to try it, so I allowed a mid-afternoon ice cream snack (who am I kidding, I couldn’t wait to have some). Kel was excited to find “little frozen bits of root beer” in his ice cream, and I was reminded of special visits to Mother’s Pizza as a kid, where we always ordered root beer floats. In an effort to keep the sibling fights to a minimum, during that same shopping trip I bought some Rainbow ice cream for my 6 year old daughter. This is always her flavour of choice when we go to the ice cream shop, and this President’s Choice version was no disappointment. She said it tastes exactly the same. I have to take her word for it because I...

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Taking it off…

So summer is coming to an end, and my plan to lose 20 lbs by the end of the summer has turned out to be a plan to gain 10 lbs. Somehow I managed to go to the gym 2-3 times a week, swim weekly and still gain 10 lbs! It’s really no mystery how it happened…I love to eat junk. I love pizza and chocolate and ice cream….I found awesome ice cream this summer…I think I will write a review about it so everyone else can indulge themselves into an extra ten pounds…but back to the issue at hand… So the weather suddenly got cool, and I realized I have no pants that fit. Winter could get pretty cold if I’m wearing capri pants every day, so I either need to go shopping or lose weight. Since money is tight right now, I’m going for the weight loss. I did ok yesterday…I had a strawberry cucumber smoothie for breakfast. It was awesome. I love smoothies, so I’m not sure why I don’t make them every day. Laziness I guess. I burned a mushroom/salsa omelette for lunch, and we had tacos for supper. I had my tacos in the form of a salad, sans shells. Then the kids went to bed and Big Brother came on tv, and I wanted to munch…so I had a few roasted peanuts, then...

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Eat, Pray, Love

Mike and I took off for some kid free time this afternoon. I got to pick the movie, so I chose one I have been wanting to see…”Eat, Pray, Love”. So…off we went to the city. First, we stopped at Home Depot in search of a large grommet punch…no luck…then on to the movie theatre. Today’s movies were free, thanks to our Scene points, so we got our free tickets and headed off to the concession stands. While standing in line, I watched a Grandmother (I’m guessing here) help her 5ish grandson take proper aim in an incredibly violent shooting game…good job granny, you wouldn’t want him to make it to grade school without knowing how to handle a machine gun or witness a blood bath. We got our goodies and headed to theatre just in time to see the all important previews. I love the previews and added these movies to my list of ones i want to see: Life As We Know ItThe Social NetworkLove and Other Drugs The movie finally started and I wasn’t disappointed. If you don’t know about it, this is a true story about a writer who travelled to Italy, India and Bali in search of peace after a series of failed relationships. When watching movies based on truth, I always wonder how much of it is factual and what is added to enhance...

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Who are those clean cut kids?

They are mine! With school just a few days away, we decided it was time to make these scruffy kids look a little more presentable. First, we did the mandatory “Before” pictures. If you are wondering why I would take the pictures in front of a marked up, coloured on wall, it’s because most of my walls are marked up and coloured on. Crappy builder’s paint and toddlers don’t mix. My dear Kool did most of the wall art in the house (not recently) and my little Grumps has recently decided to showcase some of his talent…on one of the few freshly painted walls, of course. Anyway, back to the hair… Kool was approaching the Bieber look (hey…did you know I am from the same town as Justin Bieber?! No, I don’t know him because I don’t hang out with teenage boys, but his uncle and I used to hang out many moons ago) and we just couldn’t have that.  Wave has more of a hippy thing going on. Her hair was wet in the picture, otherwise it would be curlier. She wants long hair, but she doesn’t want to brush it…and she definitely doesn’t want me to brush it…so we negotiated a shorter cut. As long as she can still have a pony tail, she is happy. I think she’s cute as heck with shorter hair…something I learned after...

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My New Life

I follow this woman’s blog at http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/ and she is one of the most inspiring people I have ever come across. This message is beautiful, no matter what your spiritual beliefs are. I watch it whenever I have had a rough day and it always gives me a little...

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