Month: October 2014

RSVP for the Walmart #FallMarketplace Twitter Party!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner – the perfect time to unwind with the family and enjoy each others company. But with the holiday also comes the stress of planning and the preparation that goes into hosting a family dinner.

Social Fabric and Walmart recognize that the holidays can be stressful and want to simplify this for you. Come join us as we chat on how to make Thanksgiving snacking and entertaining as easy as possible.

On Thursday, October 9th at 8pm ET, please join us for the #FallMarketplace Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing simple ways to make your Thanksgiving celebration easy as well as giving you a chance to win prizes! Talk about a win-win!

Are you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next weekend? I can be 100% honest and say not at all – yikes!

Before your guests arrive and you begin your celebration, be sure to head to Walmart (my favourite place for one stop shopping!) to stock up on all the essentials. From chicken and pumpkin pie to help make your celebrations complete to Wheat Thins and carrots for snacking success, Walmart has all the items you need to make your get together memorable! And once it’s over? Why Walmart makes clean-up a breeze!

Be sure to join us for this fun party to learn all about how your celebration can be simplified with the right items! Plus we’ll be sharing information on in-store demos to help you find the perfect items for all your Thanksgiving needs!

Join me and RSVP for the #FallMarketplace Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, October 9th  

TIME: 8:00 – 9:00pm EST

PRIZES: 5 – (1) CAN $110 Walmart Gift Cards  

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – CAN $55 Walmart Gift Card  

HOSTS: @fabfrugalmama, @cvegnad, @SnyMed, @raisingmemories, @JManMillerBug  

RULES: #FallMarketplace Twitter Party Official Rules  

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #FallMarketplace Twitter Party Page

RSVP for #FallMarketplace Twitter Party 10/9 8pm ET. Win prizes! #shop
— Carla (@cvegnad) October 4, 2014

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats! 

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hash tag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChatsTwitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend! Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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Kong – King of the Apes, Coming to Netflix in 2016!

Parents get ready! A new animation is coming to Netflix in 2016: Kong – King of the Apes an original series for kids from Avi Arad!

Set in 2050, Kong – King of the Apes is a fresh spin on the classic King Kong story. Kong is the strongest creature ever born with many human traits that make him the ultimate hero. When San Francisco’s star attraction suddenly goes ape, Kong quickly becomes the city’s biggest enemy. The villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world. Kong is the only creature strong enough to defeat these enemies but he is also the number one hunted creature in the world. Three young humans who look deeper to discover the truth and believe in Kong are willing to risk their lives to help Kong evade capture while he battles to save humankind. 
About Avi Arad
Avi Arad has produced several iconic superhero stories like the Spider-Man franchise movies, X-Men franchise movies, the Iron-Man films and the Incredible Hulk. He has also executive produced kids TV with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series which began in 2013. 

Kong – King of the Apes
Netflix members around the world will be introduced to Kong first through a full length feature film that will be followed by twelve half hour episodes beginning in 2016.
We definitely can’t wait for this animation to hit Netflix!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I have access to great information on new series like the one above and can’t wait to share this information with you!
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The @IdiotsGuide to Slow Cooker Cooking #review

With fall on our doorstep (I am teary as we say goodbye to our beautiful summer months!) out comes my slow cooker and my determination to master the art of slow cooking. When I first bought my slow cooker (I had to have one because my Dad has one) it literally sat in the cupboards for a year and a half without being used and just collecting dust. Why? I had no idea what to do with it! Sounds silly right but it seemed like a lot of work when I could cook it all on the stove one time. I can now say 100% that I was wrong – it is God sent!

The Idiot’s Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking arrived on my door step last week and I was super stoked to hop right in and take advantage of all the delicious recipes. The Idiot’s Guide has been revamped and now in full colour, beautiful photography and a gorgeous cover page while still staying true to it’s roots and allowing readers to learn new things in an easy way. I love how much work went into revamping the guides – they are beautiful!

The Idiot’s Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking contains over 120 recipes ranging from breakfast, dessert, meals broken down by protein source to breads (yes breads!). Start off with the basics on a slow cooker (trust me this is a must if you are still learning how to use your machine properly!) and then dive into the amazing recipes . My favourite ones? The top one has to be a Philly cheese steak sandwich as I would never have even thought to prepare something like this in my slow cooker. I have only ever really used it for chilli’s and soup before! This is followed closely by a creamy broccoli cheese soup, sloppy joes and tri tip beef stroganoff – aren’t these names making you hungry right now?!

Each recipe comes with details on how many servings it will yield, serving size along with the length of time to cook the meal in your slow cooker. Each page also has helpful tips on making variations or how to perfect that recipe. The pictures are large and mouth watering with easy to follow instructions (a must have in a recipe book for me!). With it’s smaller size and soft cover format it is the perfect book to hide away in the kitchen and whip out when you need to make that perfect meal. A slow cooker is the perfect solution for busy families with limited time to still prepare a healthy meal at home!

Check out the Idiot’s Guide – As Easy As It Gets boutique and receive a 30% discount for a limited time!

Do you have a special go to slow cooker recipe that you love?

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Eye Wonder Sharks from DK Canada #review

Do you have a little one in your home who loves sharks? We have two huge shark fans – so big we aren’t allowed to plan vacations during Shark Week otherwise they may miss an episode which just can not happen. I have to admit that these beautiful creatures hold a special place in my heart as well for many reasons. We love to discover new facts, learn about new sharks and their habits.

The Eye Wonder series is a precursor to the Eyewitness series and is specially designed for the 5+ crowd. The book comes in hardcover format (perfect for young kids who are not always as gentle as they could be) with large, beautiful photographs. The photographs and accompanying easy to read vocabulary made it the perfect book for us to read together as a family. We could easily open the book, pick out a photo and learn all about that shark in easy to use terms. I fell in love with the big, bold and bright photographs that truly showcase the beauty of sharks.

We were able to learn about a great variety of sharks from big to small as well as some odd looking ones we never knew about before. We looked at their teeth, eating habits, gills and so much more. I even learned some new stuff (Mom even sat down with the book after the kids went to bed so that I could read more too – love books like that!). As if Eye Wonder Sharks couldn’t get any better -at the end of the book they include eight pages of activities for your child to really dive in and enhance the complete learning experience. A win-win for us!

This book was such a hit that our eldest took the book to school and has kept it there for his friends and him to read during their breaks! That is when you know a book has done it’s job – it has engaged and sparked their curiosity to learn!

Check out the DK Canada Back to School boutique for more exciting Eye Wonder series as well as great workbooks to get your child back in the swing of things. The boutique is also offering a 30% off discount for a limited time so make sure to get in on that discount before it is gone!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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