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Pizza Hut Canada ~ Introducing Signature Singles – Italian-inspired, thin crust pizzas for only $5!!

Monday, June 11th, 2012




Pizza Hut Serves Up Gourmet Taste With­out the Gourmet Price

Intro­duc­ing Sig­na­ture Sin­gles – Italian-inspired, thin crust piz­zas for only $5!


First they brought us the Per­sonal Pan Pizza.  Now Canada’s most rec­og­nized pizza chain is intro­duc­ing Sig­na­ture Sin­gles — Italian-inspired, thin crust piz­zas avail­able at dine-in Pizza Hut locations.


The best part?  From now until July 22, 2012, they’re priced at just $5 each!







Pizza Hut — home of Canada’s favourite per­sonal pan pizza, is adding even more excite­ment to its menu with the intro­duc­tion of brand new gourmet piz­zas for one.


Chef inspired Sig­na­ture Sin­gles com­bine Italian-style thin crust with unique and pre­mium toppings.


And Pizza Hut is so sure that guests are going to love them that from June 11, 2012 to July 22, 2012 they are priced at just $5 each.


“The Sig­na­ture Sin­gles pro­vide a range of fresh, con­tem­po­rary, excit­ing options for those that pre­fer a thin­ner crust,” says Bev­er­ley D’Cruz, Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing at

Pizza Hut Canada.  “To thank and encour­age Cana­di­ans to come out and expe­ri­ence the new piz­zas we’re pric­ing them at just $5 each for the first few weeks.”


D’Cruz adds that Pizza Hut is con­tin­u­ing to ren­o­vate its dine-in restau­rant décor and menu to cre­ate a more mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary casual din­ing expe­ri­ence for its customers.


Some­thing for everyone! 

Pizza Hut dine-in restau­rants are offer­ing four deli­cious styles of Sig­na­ture Sin­gles with new bold, fresh flavours:


  • Quat­tro Formaggio

Extra cheese please! Cheese lovers across the coun­try will melt over this pizza’s med­ley of gooey ched­dar, parme­san, pizza and fresh mozzarella.


  • BBQ Chicken

Bold yes! But big on taste! Enjoy both the sweet and savoury flavours of grilled chicken breast, gooey ched­dar, pizza moz­zarella, crisp green pep­pers, red onion and a smoky BBQ sauce.


  • White Pizza with Gar­lic Shrimp

Seafood enthu­si­asts will enjoy the delec­table hybrid of juicy shrimp, zesty lemon sauce, pizza moz­zarella, roasted gar­lic and mar­i­nated Roma tomatoes.


  • Heat Lover’s™

Feel the heat with a spicy com­bi­na­tion of hot pep­pers, savoury pep­per­oni, bacon crum­ble, beef top­ping, sliced ham and pizza moz­zarella, laid over a deli­cious layer of Old World sauce.


Sig­na­ture Sin­gles are avail­able at par­tic­i­pat­ing dine-in loca­tions.  Check for a list of par­tic­i­pat­ing restaurants.


About Pizza Hut


Pizza Hut is one of Canada’s largest pizza restau­rant chains with over 320 fran­chised restau­rants across Canada offer­ing dine-in, deliv­ery and online order­ing expe­ri­ences.  With more than 12,800 loca­tions in 100 coun­tries, Pizza Hut is the world’s largest pizza restau­rant company.

Pizza Hut, Inc. is a sub­sidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM).  Those hun­gry for more infor­ma­tion can visit us at (Facebook/PizzaHutCanada).







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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls Book Review & Giveaway!!

Saturday, June 9th, 2012




I’m not sure about you, but I am all for look­ing hot & sexy when it comes to dress­ing up for my hubby, or even for a night out on the town with my besties. A lot of ladies that I know have let them­selves go after they got mar­ried as they reached a com­fort level with their hus­bands and really don’t seem to care what they look like in the bed­room, or even while out with their spouse unfortunately.

Look­ing and dress­ing naughty makes one feel amaz­ing on the inside, which hon­estly leads to a phe­nom­e­nal sex life and higher self esteem.

Many girls that I per­son­ally know need makeovers. They really need to know how to apply their makeup and dress them­selves prop­erly to look very classy with­out look­ing trashy.







This new book by beauty mae­stro Dim­itri James called Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls shares a ton of advice to make a ‘nice girl’ become siz­zling hot but still classy. Dim­itri James says that “Nice” girls are invis­i­ble, “Trashy” girls go over the top, and “Naughty” is the happy medium that pushes the enve­lope with­out cross­ing the line. There are a few dif­fer­ent chap­ters that range from: “Naughty at work” to “Naughty First Date” to “Naughty Trav­eler” and “Yummy Mommy.” Dim­itri James also cre­ated a line of amaz­ing pre­mium skin care for­mu­las and colour cos­met­ics called Skinn Cos­met­ics!







I am pretty cer­tain that we all know ladies that play the ‘nice girl’ role in life. They fix their hair and makeup to appear prud­ish. They have no sense of fash­ion really, as they only apply a lit­tle lip balm to their face and noth­ing else. They brush their hair back into an ugly plain jane pony­tail. They dress them­selves in turtle­necks with a cardi­gan over the top, and wear a pair of ugly slacks that no guy would look twice at. I know a few like this, and it truly sad­dens me. A makeover is truly in order, and this book would do these girls wonders!!







That’s the mantra and mes­sage of the new “tell-all” how-to paper­back, phys­i­cal book from beauty mae­stro Dim­itri James. In Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls, James cre­ates a new kind of fin­ish­ing school–one for nice girls who always fin­ish any­where but first.

Tired of see­ing the many “nice girls” in his life con­stantly over­looked, James, a celebrity makeup artist, style guru and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity, offers a lively and enter­tain­ing read full of action­able tips and tricks, show­ing you how to get whom and what you want.

Those open the book will learn how to look classy, not trashy, trad­ing the prim, proper uni­form of “safe” cloth­ing, makeup and hair for some­thing sex­ier and more invit­ing, but still situation-appropriate. “You would be sur­prised how many women don’t know how to use clothes and makeup to mar­ket them­selves in var­i­ous social or pro­fes­sional set­tings,” says James. “‘Nice’ girls are invis­i­ble, and ‘trashy’ ones go over the top. ‘Naughty’ is the happy medium that pushes the enve­lope with­out cross­ing the line.”

Thus, James chal­lenges the tra­di­tional con­no­ta­tions of the word “naughty” and rede­fines it as a spirit that can change both image and self-perception for the bet­ter. In chap­ters that range from “Naughty at Work” to “Naughty First Date” to “Naughty Trav­eler” and “Yummy Mommy,” the author shows read­ers how to dress out­side the box and re-vamp their beauty reg­i­mens to add siz­zle to their style for all sea­sons and occasions.

Flip open the phys­i­cal book to almost any page and find a small gem of wis­dom, or a stun­ningly clear depic­tion of “nice” vs. “naughty” vs. “trashy,” all sprin­kled with James’ trade­mark wit, can­dor and spirit of cama­raderie.
Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls is loaded with makeup and fash­ion advice to empower a Nice Girl to trans­form her­self into a spicy but classy woman in every sit­u­a­tion. So, go ahead and chan­nel your inner naughty. Instead of fad­ing into the back­ground, become a star in your own life!







Take your true beauty a step higher and look and feel stun­ning! This book teaches you about dress­ing up to look naughty, but not in a bad way. You don’t want to dress nice or believe me, you are going to get over­looked. You don’t want to dress trashy though, or you are going to seek the wrong atten­tion. This is where dress­ing up naughty comes into play. It’s just about bring­ing out your true beauty in a fash­ion­able way. Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls: How To Turn Up the Heat and Add Sex Appeal to Every­day Sit­u­a­tions will give you sweet tips on absolutely every­thing from dress­ing up, to fix­ing your hair and appyling your makeup!







This book is amaz­ing, and I rec­om­mend that every­one own a copy!!




♥→I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥



Buy It!! Avail­able online at, Barnes & Noble, Ama­zon Kin­dle, and iBooks!




Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a copy of Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls! Open to Cana­dian and US residents.






How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Review of SoftBums!!

Monday, June 4th, 2012




Soft­Bums con­sists of Sarah and Brian Van Bog­art who are hus­band and wife.

The two have been in busi­ness since 2008. Sarah Van Bog­art, founder, co-owner, and designer of Soft­Bums, has been sewing and design­ing dia­pers for over 10 years. She brings her unique expe­ri­ence as a mother of four, La Leche League leader and even train­ing as a mid­wife to her prod­ucts. She works extremely hard to pro­vide the best prod­ucts that she pos­si­bly can, because she knows how frus­trat­ing it is to have a dia­per that doesn’t fit right, leaks, or even wears out after just a few months of use.







Soft­Bums were a brand of cloth dia­per I wanted to try on my niece Andi. We were ecsta­tic when we were cho­sen for a review and give­away with Soft­Bums here at CoolCanucks!

I received the Soft­Bums Echo Sys­tem to try out in their vibrant pink colour and it is so pretty, just like baby Andi!! The Echo Sys­tem includes an awe­some shell as well as a Dry Touch Pod and a Dry Touch Mini Pod and with vel­cro clos­ing. This dia­per actu­ally grows with your baby! Soft­Bums even offers other insert options such as Super Pods for your heavy wet­ters and Organic Bam­boo Pods that are 70% Organic Bam­boo and 30% Organic Cot­ton! So with Soft­Bums, it’s easy to cus­tomize your dia­per exactly the way you want to. Take a look at all of the great fea­tures the Echo has to offer!

Soft­Bums Echo Features:

Soft­Bums Patent Pend­ing Slide²­Size is the ONLY vari­able adjust­ment of it’s kind
Fits all legs widths from 4″ — 14″ for NO red marks EVER. Made in the USA!
Choose your own Pods for a cus­tomized dia­per­ing sys­tem!
Soft­Bums Echo looks smaller than lead­ing brands, because it’s Ultra Trim
No Leaks, Thanks to Slide²­Size Tech­nol­ogy!
Soft­Bums Echo pro­tects against rash; up to 80% less rash than dis­pos­ables!
Indus­trial strength vel­cro clo­sures are long last­ing and won’t “wear out” like other vel­cro
Reusable Echo shell saves money, space, and resources








I give Soft­Bums a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend them to every­one out there look­ing for a new and friendly alter­na­tive to diapering!!



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CoolCanucks Review of Kidzies!!

Friday, June 1st, 2012




I absolutely love being able to review kid’s prod­ucts! With 37 nieces and nephews (with another on the way) there is always some­thing to try out and review on each and every one of them!

Kidzies car­ries so many great items for kids and is truly an excel­lent place to shop for basi­cally any­thing chil­dren.  And also, the fact that you can per­son­al­ize so many of their items, allows you to give a great keep­sake qual­ity gift!







All of Kidzies prod­ucts are designed to make mommy and daddy’s lives a lit­tle eas­ier, and at the same time offer com­fort and fun for children.

Kidzies is really your one-stop online shop for per­son­al­ized items, such as Hug­gerz (to insu­late and eas­ily iden­tify your child’s sippy-cup), Wipeaze Cases, chick Handy Bandz bracelets that you can use in your hair, Lil’ Pea Pro­tec­tors that pro­tect your lit­tle ones from seat belt burns & More, Tagzies, (which you place around your child’s bike, back pack, or scoot­ers to help per­son­al­ize them) plus many more super unique items!







I received the Lil’ Pea Pro­tec­tor which has many func­tional uses such as for seat­belt padding, a shop­ping cart pro­tec­tor, and pad the pea in the pod! We received this to review in the “ABC Design”. What a bril­liant idea they had with this in mind!!

“Lil’ Pea Pro­tec­tor — Multi-Functional 3-N-1 — Cut out that uncom­fort­able feel­ing on your lit­tle one’s neck when tran­si­tion­ing from a tod­dler car seat to a booster seat and beyond! Pad the pea-in-the-pod dur­ing preg­nancy by wrap­ping it around the bot­tom of your own seat­belt. Put it on the shop­ping cart han­dle to pro­tect from germs.

Per­son­al­ize it!

Machine wash­able
Vel­cro® clo­sure
Made of Neo­prene, poly­ester, and black open-cell rub­ber interior”




We love the prod­uct we received from Kidzies for review. I love that their prod­ucts are super func­tional, but also very cute. The prod­ucts they offer are unique to all oth­ers, and fun. Kidzies also offers a vari­ety of other great prod­ucts that I didn’t men­tion. To learn more about the com­plete line of prod­ucts that they offer, you can visit their web­site by click­ing here.







Be sure to fol­low Kidzies on their Face­book page, and on twit­ter to view their newest prod­ucts and be informed of any upcom­ing sales or promotions!

I received one or more of the prod­ucts men­tioned above for free using Regard­less, I only rec­om­mend prod­ucts or ser­vices I use per­son­ally and believe will be good for my readers.

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CoolCanucks Review of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum for Dad ~ Just in time for Father’s Day!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012




Ok read­ers. You all know that I am absolutely infat­u­ated with Dyson Canada, and their phe­nom­e­nal vac­u­ums. I can­not tell you enough that Dyson sells the very best vac­u­ums in the world, period.

The suc­tion on these Dyson’s are totally amaz­ing and they pick up basi­cally any­thing on any floor whether it is ceramic, vinyl, car­pet or hard­wood! I have yet to have some­one dis­agree with me about my opin­ion of Dyson Canada. They are, in my own per­sonal opin­ion, the best vac­u­ums that have ever been invented!!







Dyson is the most rec­og­nized and most pop­u­lar brand of vac­u­ums across the world. When one men­tions vac­uum clean­ers, Dyson imme­di­ately comes to mind.

It’s defi­nitely not a secret that Dyson pro­duces and sells stand-out vac­uum clean­ers both upright and can­is­ter style. Dyson aims to con­tinue their suc­cess­ful line of vac­u­ums, and just recently I was able to review their awe­some Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vacuum!

Father’s Day (June 17, 2012) is fast approach­ing and the search for the per­fect gift is on. By pur­chas­ing the new Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum for Dad, you will hon­estly make his life a whole lot simpler!!







The DC35 (also known as the Dig­i­tal Slim) is Dyson’s lat­est hand­held vac­uum cleaner for multi-floor with a detach­able long-reach wand and a motor­ized cleaner head.

The Dyson DC35 is also bag-less. All dust and dirt can be seen inside a trans­par­ent can­is­ter and with a press of a but­ton, you can eas­ily open the can­is­ter to dump all of that crap right into the garbage.

The power-efficient Dyson dig­i­tal motor makes this cord­less vac­uum amaz­ingly powerful!!







The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum is a great pet hair picker upper, extremely con­ve­nient to store, is bag-less, cord­less, has enough suc­tion that a single-pass does the job, it has a no slip grip, and it is very easy to charge.

As you know, it’s always dif­fi­cult find­ing dad some­thing for Father’s Day that he does not already have. But now that the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum for Dad has arrived, it’s here just in time for Father’s Day! This is the best Father’s Day gift by far!






“Dyson DC35 Multi floor is a Dyson Dig­i­tal Slim™ cord­less vac­uum cleaner for mul­ti­ple floor types– car­pet, ceramic, vinyl and wood.
It fea­tures a detach­able long-reach wand and a motor­ized cleaner head. Pow­ered by the Dyson dig­i­tal motor, it is the most pow­er­ful light­weight cord­less vac­uum.“




Father’s love sim­ple and hate hav­ing to med­dle with every­thing. The sim­pler, the bet­ter! This would be the per­fect gift for dad this Father’s Day 2012!!




“Father’s Day.  Make dad’s life eas­ier (and cleaner) with the ulti­mate guy gift — Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim cord­less Vac­uum cleaner.
Unlike tra­di­tional cord­less vac­u­ums that have a poor bat­tery life, no pick up and are dif­fi­cult to use — the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim has been engi­neered for max­i­mum suc­tion. In fact, it’s the most pow­er­ful cord­less handheld.

Its motor­ized head uses car­bon fil­a­ments to remove fine dust from hard sur­faces any nylon brushes to remove dirt from car­pets. The detach­able long reach wand reaches up top, into awk­ward gaps and down below.”







The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim:

•Boasts a light­weight ver­sa­tile design that quickly con­verts to a hand­held (so it’s 2-in-1) to eas­ily clean the car, boat, and any­where in between

•Energy Star bat­tery charger with a fade-free lithium-ion bat­tery, which charges 3 times faster

•Click-in recharg­ing sta­tion that hangs ver­ti­cally to pre­vent clut­ter and save space in the man cave




As always, the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum sucks dust and dirt like you just wouldn’t believe. I always boast about the Dyson vac­uum cleaner to my friends. They are some­what pricey, but hon­estly worth every sin­gle penny. I’m always amazed how much dust and dirt it col­lects from my car­pet, hard­wood floors, and area rugs.


I am sold on any­thing Dyson Canada car­ries, and hon­estly rec­om­mend Dyson to every­one out there. Believe me, you won’t be sorry!



The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum (made just for Dad) can be found at many retail­ers at and major Cana­dian retail­ers: Future Shop, Best Buy, The Bay, Home Out­fit­ters, Sears, Cana­dian Tire, The Brick, Wal­mart, Home Depot, and inde­pen­dent retail­ers across Canada.

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KFC Shares the Colonel’s Secrets — Free Recipe Book Available on FaceBook on June 4th

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012




This calls for a Mint Julep!  On June 4th, 2012 KFC fans and food­ies can down­load a free copy of Colonel Sanders Auto­bi­og­ra­phy and Recipe Book.

The book lay hid­den in a KFC vault for decades and was dis­cov­ered last Fall.  In it, the Colonel shares his tips and philoso­phies about life and busi­ness and recipes for home­style South­ern Favourites.

Start­ing today, fans can get a sneak pre­view at





KFC Canada Face­book Fans Can Access Exclu­sive Con­tent and Recipes for Free Begin­ning Today;
Free Down­load of Com­plete Auto­bi­og­ra­phy & Cook­book Begins Mon­day, June 4


Begin­ning today, fans of KFC’s Face­book® Pages around the world can access exclu­sive con­tent for free from the soon-to-be-released book, “Colonel Har­land Sanders: The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of the Orig­i­nal Celebrity Chef.”


The orig­i­nal man­u­script, writ­ten by the Colonel him­self in 1966 and dis­cov­ered by acci­dent more than 40 years later, is being launched exclu­sively on Face­book. The entire book can be down­loaded for free at begin­ning Mon­day, June 4. It is not avail­able in book stores or via online book sellers.


“What’s most amaz­ing about the book is that while it was writ­ten nearly a half-century ago, both the insight­ful life lessons and the deli­cious recipes remain rel­e­vant today,” explains Tatiana Car­ras­cal, Senior Mar­ket­ing Direc­tor, KFC Canada. “Because of that, our goal is to share the auto­bi­og­ra­phy with as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble, free of charge. We couldn’t think of a bet­ter way to do that than via Facebook.”


Free con­tent avail­able begin­ning today includes: a Fore­word writ­ten by KFC’s first fran­chisee Pete Har­man, an intro­duc­tion writ­ten by Colonel Sanders, and the first chap­ter. Also avail­able are four recipes selected from among the 33 never-before-seen recipes fea­tured in the book: Potato Pan­cakes, The Colonel’s Spe­cial Omelet, Hush Pup­pies, and Upside-Down Peach Cobbler.


The auto­bi­og­ra­phy pro­vides an authen­tic look into the life of one of the world’s leg­endary entre­pre­neurs and is cen­tered on his pas­sion for food, hard work and the impor­tance of home-style coun­try cooking.


“The only thing keep­ing this book from being a best-seller is that we’re not sell­ing them,” Car­ras­cal said of the free download.


Full Auto­bi­og­ra­phy and Cook­book Avail­able June 4


In Novem­ber, 2011, KFC announced that the man­u­script had been dis­cov­ered in the company’s archives and it quickly made world­wide news. The world was fas­ci­nated by the idea that the man who per­fected one of the world’s most famous recipes had also penned a book fea­tur­ing his life story and some of his favorite recipes.


The book con­tains 33 never-before-published recipes, dozens of rare his­toric pho­tos and count­less amaz­ing sto­ries told first­hand by the man who lived those sto­ries. Begin­ning Mon­day, June 4, the entire book can be down­loaded free of charge, but only via KFC’s Face­book Page.


For more infor­ma­tion about “The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of the Orig­i­nal Celebrity Chef,” visit


About KFC

KFC is the world’s most pop­u­lar chicken restau­rant chain spe­cial­iz­ing in the famous Orig­i­nal Recipe® chicken.  There are more than 17,000 KFC out­lets in more than 115 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries around the world. KFC Cor­po­ra­tion is a sub­sidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more infor­ma­tion, visit


About Colonel Sanders

The Ken­tucky Fried Chicken con­cept was pio­neered by Colonel Har­land Sanders (1890–1980), whose cook­ing career began at age six. Sanders held jobs rang­ing from street­car con­duc­tor to insur­ance sales­man, but his cook­ing skills were a con­stant through­out his life. In 1930, Sanders oper­ated a ser­vice sta­tion in Corbin, Ky., and filled the stom­achs of hun­gry trav­el­ers who stopped in to fill up their gas tanks. Sanders soon moved his restau­rant across the street when he could no longer keep up with the demand from trav­el­ers who he had been feed­ing at his kitchen table. In 1935, the Ken­tucky Gov­er­nor made Sanders an hon­orary Ken­tucky Colonel for his con­tri­bu­tions to the state’s cui­sine. Over the next decade, the Colonel per­fected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cook­ing tech­nique still used at KFC today. When Sanders was 65, a new inter­state high­way forced the clo­sure of his restau­rant and he was left with only his recipe for fried chicken and a $105 Social Secu­rity check. The Colonel hit the road and struck hand­shake deals with restau­rant own­ers who agreed to sell his fried chicken. What began as a dream fueled by the Orig­i­nal Recipe, a no-quit atti­tude and a Social Secu­rity check grew into the world’s largest chicken restau­rant chain. Until he passed away in 1980 at the age of 90, the Colonel still trav­eled 250,000 miles a year vis­it­ing KFC restau­rants around the world.




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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Semler Shoes Canada Review & Giveaway!!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012



Estab­lished in 1863, Sem­ler has been cre­at­ing fash­ion­able qual­ity shoes for gen­er­a­tions! Known for their com­fort, style and good crafts­man­ship, Sem­ler con­tinue to lead the mar­ket of high end Com­fort Footwear.

Sem­ler fea­tures beau­ti­ful hand­crafted calf skin leather uppers and lin­ing with remov­able leather inner­soles for com­fort and breatha­bil­ity. Air-cushioning out­soles for reduced strain on knees, hips and back, while also pro­mot­ing healthy gait cycle for com­fort on your feet all day long.






Sem­ler shoes was pro­duced by Carl Sem­ler Schuh­fab­rik GmbH. It is a renown brand espe­cially in Ger­many in seg­ment of com­fort and well­ness ladies shoes. This com­pany has a very long tra­di­tion, it was set­tled in the year 1863 already in Pir­masens, orig­i­nally known as the shoe­mak­ing city and has grown dra­mat­i­cally. Besides the com­fort and well­ness of wear­ing these prod­ucts, they sell an exten­sive assort­ment of sizes from extra small (xs) up to extra large (xxl)!

These prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured under 2 lines: Sem­ler, and Sem­ler Select.


Sem­ler is con­cen­trated on qual­ity, com­fort, func­tion­al­ity and well­ness. Mod­els of this line have a more clas­si­cal design.


Sem­ler Select is together with prop­er­ties of Sem­ler line regard­ing the com­fort, and these mod­els have a younger and more fash­ion­able design in mind.





I was sent a very stun­ning pair of Sem­ler San­dals to review, and I love them so much! These actu­ally exceeded my expec­ta­tions, as the pic­ture does not do these awe­some san­dals jus­tice!

They are called Heidi: Sem­ler Tra­di­tion, and come in a very unique and fab­u­lous colour which is called Graphite!

Not only are these san­dals of excel­lent qual­ity, the com­fort level blows me away!! The colour is per­fect — not too light or dark for the spring/summer. The heel has a styl­ish height, but not too high - espe­cially good for those who have back issues. The arch and sup­port is also just right. They are made of leather, and these shoes are the most com­fort­able things I have ever had the plea­sure to walk in. They are oh so styl­ish and fit so nicely.





Sem­ler Shoes Canada gets a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I strongly rec­om­mend this great com­pany to everyone!!!!!






♥→I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥






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Satisfy Your Cravings for Something Savoury with New Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips

Saturday, May 12th, 2012



If potato chips are your weak­ness like mine, you are indulging in huge amounts of grease & salt, and a phe­nom­e­nal amount of fat which no doubt makes you feel a lit­tle guilty, not to men­tion sick to your stom­ach. I recently came upon an newer alter­na­tive mar­keted as a health­ier chip, called Spe­cial K Cracker Chips! These chips are spe­cial because they are only 80 calo­ries for 18 chips, and one can sat­isfy their hunger with­out feel­ing the guilt of con­sum­ing too many calories!





A crispy blend of potato and rice and lightly sea­soned, this savoury snack is trans-fat free, low in sat­u­rated fat, with no arti­fi­cial flavours or colours. At only $2.99 a box, one really can­not find a cheaper alter­na­tive to the greasy potato chips at this low unbeat­able price!!

These are an excel­lent way to sat­isfy crav­ings for some­thing savoury with­out the guilt!!






These cracker chips have a won­der­ful light and crispy tex­ture, and I loved that they weren’t greasy like all reg­u­lar potato chips usu­ally are. They sort of melt in your mouth after you crunch on them, and were sur­pris­ingly sat­is­fy­ing to be hon­est. The awe­some boxes of Spe­cial K Cracker Chips that I got to review and indulge on came in 3 yummy fla­vors — Orig­i­nal, Ched­dar and Sour Cream & Onion!

Peo­ple eat chips for great taste and crunch, and that’s why I love Spe­cial K Cracker Chips now. They taste great AND have fewer calo­ries and less fat than other chips. Because of my ever-slowing metab­o­lism, expand­ing waist­line and inden­ta­tion in my sofa, I have been hav­ing to choose much health­ier snacks and eat­ing them in mod­er­a­tion. With 3 array of fla­vors, there is sure to be one that caters directly to the snacker in you!!






I per­son­ally have always been a snacker and since I have started to eat health­ier, chips have been com­pletely cut out of my diet. I enjoy pop­corn, but it gets bor­ing after awhile. I am very excited to have had the oppor­tu­nity of try­ing Spe­cial K Cracker Chips. There is noth­ing bor­ing about them and they really hit the spot when I’m in dire need of a snack.

These are Avail­able now in the cracker aisle of your local store so don’t just take my word for it, grab all 3 fla­vors today for only $2.99 per box!!

Happy Healthy Snack­ing Canada!!






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Fire-up the Grill with BIC™ FlameDisk®

Friday, May 11th, 2012



Inno­v­a­tive and con­ve­nient char­coal alter­na­tive offers any­time and any­where out­door grilling!

Noth­ing says “sum­mer” like a BBQ with fam­ily and friends!  Do you love the flame-grilled flavour but hate the has­sle of char­coal?  The BIC™ FlameDisk® is a portable, out­door grilling solu­tion that is faster, cleaner and more con­ve­nient than char­coal and pro­vides a deli­cious flame-grilled flavour.

The ideal char­coal alter­na­tive, BIC™ FlameDisk® uses ethanol as the main fuel ingre­di­ent. The ethanol in BIC™ FlameDisk® comes from corn, a renew­able resource. The BIC™ FlameDisk® has low volatile organic com­pound (VOC) emis­sions per grilling event.

“While I’m inspired every day to cre­ate and cook for my cus­tomers, I’m a big fan of bar­be­cu­ing; it’s such an authen­tic and fun way to cook and pro­vides a form of enter­tain­ment which is relaxed and casual with very lit­tle clean-up,”  says Chef Rob Rossi, 2011 Top Chef Canada con­tes­tant and owner of new Toronto restau­rant, Bestellen.  “Whether you’re camp­ing, boat­ing, day trip­ping, urban BBQing, or look­ing for a fam­ily gath­er­ing on a moment’s notice, the BIC™ FlameDisk® is a quick and con­ve­nient out­door bar­be­quing solution!”

All of the Flavour – None of the Hassle!

To cre­ate a true BBQ flavour with­out the stress of ash, soot or mess of hot coals, sim­ply PEEL. LIGHT. GRILL. DISPOSE!

PEEL off the film cover expos­ing the holes of the BIC™ FlameDisk®.  Remove food grate from grill and place BIC™ FlameDisk® in the bot­tom of the grill in a level posi­tion with the holes fac­ing up.  Fully open all grill vents:

·          For small grills use one BIC™ FlameDisk®

·          For large grills use two BIC™ FlameDisk®

LIGHT the fuel through any one of the outer holes using a BIC® Mega lighter®.  The flame will auto­mat­i­cally spread and be ready in minutes.

GRILL!  In just 4 min­utes, the grill’s grate will be hot and ready to start cook­ing.  BIC™ FlameDisk® will burn with a steady flame for about 35 to 45 min­utes and at about the same rate as char­coal.  Once the fuel burns out, the disk will cool rapidly.

DISPOSE WHEN COOL – Once the fuel has com­pletely burned, BIC™ FlameDisk® cools in 10 min­utes.   Dis­pose of cool BIC™ FlameDisk® in your trash or recy­cle accord­ing to local require­ments for recy­cling of alu­minum.  BIC™ FlameDisk® may only be recy­clable in com­mu­ni­ties where alu­minum prod­ucts may be recy­cled. No ash, soot or mess and no lin­ger­ing hot coals!

Be sure to care­fully read and fol­low all warn­ings and instruc­tions before use.

BIC™ FlameDisk® can cur­rently be found at Wal-Mart, Home Hard­ware, Sobey’s and Mac’s (Ontario) and retails between $5 and $7.

For more infor­ma­tion about BIC visit:





BIC® Mega lighter®

Whether you’re tail­gat­ing at a sport­ing event, camp­ing in the moun­tains or grilling at home, BIC® Mega lighter® is an essen­tial tool and ideal for grills, fire pits, and even birth­day can­dles.  BIC® Mega lighter® has a retractable hook for easy stor­age and a vis­i­ble fuel sup­ply window.

BIC® Mega lighter® can be found at Wal-Mart, Loblaws, Cana­dian Tire and Shopper’s Drug Mart. Sug­gested retail price is $5.

About BIC Inc.

BIC Inc. (Canada) is a sub­sidiary of BIC Cor­po­ra­tion (, a lead­ing dis­trib­u­tor of sta­tionery prod­ucts, lighters and shavers.  Since its found­ing more than 50 years ago, BIC has hon­oured the tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing high-quality, afford­able prod­ucts to con­sumers every­where.  Through this unwa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion, BIC has become one of the most rec­og­nized brands in the world today.


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Canadians Puzzled by Probiotic Health Benefits — Jump-Start Your Intestinal Health with Swiss Natural Probiotic Age

Thursday, May 10th, 2012



Cana­di­ans have likely heard that pro­bi­otics are good to have in our diet but do we really under­stand the impor­tance of this gut friendly bac­te­ria and how it helps our diges­tive organs func­tion prop­erly?  New research* from Swiss Nat­ural™, Canada’s trusted provider of vit­a­mins, min­er­als, herbals and sup­ple­ments for more than 40 years and the mak­ers of Probiotic Age®, reveals that 42% of Cana­di­ans are unfa­mil­iar with what pro­bi­otics do.  Fur­ther­more, 65% of Cana­di­ans say they have not taken pro­bi­otic supplements.


Swiss Nat­ural Probiotic Age is avail­able in Child, Adult and Adult 50+.  They have been sci­en­tif­i­cally for­mu­lated to take the con­fu­sion out of pro­bi­otics by com­bin­ing the right strains of friendly bac­te­ria with the right num­ber of active cells, specif­i­cally designed for each life stage.  Just one cap­sule con­tains the right amount of pro­bi­otics your sys­tem needs.






Rec­om­mended for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from gas­troin­testi­nal upset includ­ing con­sti­pa­tion and diar­rhea, pro­bi­otics help to restore the nor­mal lev­els of good bac­te­ria in the intesti­nal tract that might have been depleted by antibi­otic treat­ments or med­ica­tions.
Pro­bi­otics have also been known to help chronic yeast infec­tions and uri­nary tract infections.


“Research shows that we need to have friendly bac­te­ria in our bod­ies to remain healthy and one such type of ben­e­fi­cial bac­te­ria is pro­bi­otic bac­te­ria,” says Dr. Elvis Ali, ND, Natur­o­pathic Doc­tor, Swiss Nat­ural™.  “Pro­bi­otic bac­te­ria are live microor­gan­isms that help rebal­ance our intesti­nal tract and inhibit the growth of bad bac­te­ria, par­tic­u­larly those respon­si­ble for gas­troin­testi­nal upset.”


Be Pro-active to lead a Healthy Lifestyle

While the best-known source of pro­bi­otics is yogurt that con­tains live bac­te­ria cul­ture, the experts at Swiss Nat­ural sug­gest com­ple­ment­ing your diet with a pro­bi­otic sup­ple­ment.  Swiss Nat­ural Probiotic Age has 7 times more active cells than the lead­ing pro­bi­otic yogurt brand and con­tains spe­cific strains and colony form­ing units (c.f.u.) for opti­mum intesti­nal health for each spe­cific age range.


“As we age, our bod­ies change.  Our intesti­nal flora is made up of dif­fer­ent strains that change from child­hood to adult­hood to seniors,” says Dr. Elvis.  “It’s impor­tant to use pro­bi­otics that are designed with a spe­cific age group in mind to ensure the most ben­e­fi­cial strains are included in the product.”





A Whole Lot of Pro­bi­otics in a Con­ve­nient Capsule

The sur­vey also revealed that 39% of all Cana­di­ans are not sure if they are get­ting enough pro­bi­otics in their diet and close to half of all Cana­di­ans (47%) do not con­sciously choose foods that con­tain probiotics.


“Our busy on-the-go lives some­times make it dif­fi­cult to find the time to con­sume foods that con­tain friendly bac­te­ria.  Almost 40% of Cana­di­ans are unsure if they get enough pro­bi­otics in their diet from eat­ing cer­tain foods and, as a result, may not be get­ting enough (pro­bi­otics) to help main­tain healthy intesti­nal flora.” says Dr. Elvis.  “Swiss Nat­ural Pro­bi­otic Age is a healthy and con­ve­nient way for Cana­di­ans to con­sume mul­ti­ple pro­bi­otic strains and the right num­ber of active cells to rebal­ance their intesti­nal tract.”


Swiss Nat­ural Probiotic Age is offered in Child, Adult and Adult 50+ and avail­able at all major retail­ers ($18.99 MSRP).  With no refrig­er­a­tion required, the easy-open cap­sules are ideal for those who have dif­fi­culty swal­low­ing pills and are blister-packed for fresh­ness and convenience.


Top Five Pro­bi­otic Foods to Add to Your Diet

In addi­tion to tak­ing a pro­bi­otic sup­ple­ment such as Swiss Nat­ural Probiotic Age, Cana­di­ans can also con­tribute to their well­ness by eat­ing good food sources of pro­bi­otics that are fer­mented, cur­dled or churned to guar­an­tee live deliv­ery to the gut:

  1. Yogurt – one of the best pro­bi­otic foods
  2. Dark Choco­late – a high-quality dark choco­late has 4x the amount of pro­bi­otics as many forms of dairy
  3. Sauer­kraut – Rich in healthy live cul­tures includ­ing Vit­a­mins B, A, E and C
  4. Miso Soup – A pro­bi­otic rich Japan­ese soup
  5. Pick­les – the com­mon green pickle is an excel­lent food source of probiotics





Sur­vey Says…

The sur­vey also revealed the fol­low­ing insights into Cana­di­ans’ point-of-view on probiotics:

  • Of those Cana­di­ans who have taken probiotics:
  • 52% say they take them to help main­tain over­all health
  • 54% say they take pro­bi­otics to help with digestion
  • 41% say they take them to help improve immune system


  • Res­i­dents of Saskatchewan and Man­i­toba are most unfa­mil­iar with the health ben­e­fits of pro­bi­otics (49%) com­pared to peo­ple in British Colum­bia at 39%


  • Only 49% of Cana­dian males are famil­iar with the health ben­e­fits of pro­bi­otics com­pared to females at 67%


  • Only 17% of peo­ple liv­ing in Atlantic Canada have taken pro­bi­otic sup­ple­ments com­pared to 23% of Ontar­i­ans and 30% of Albertans


  • 45% of Cana­di­ans aged 55+ are not sure if they get enough pro­bi­otics in their diet from eat­ing cer­tain foods and 13% know they do not





About Swiss Natural

Swiss Herbal Reme­dies Ltd. was estab­lished in 1965 and is Cana­dian owned and oper­ated. The com­pany began with nat­ural health food stores located in Toronto. After much suc­cess, the com­pany began import­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, whole­sal­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing nat­ural sup­ple­ments. Since then the com­pany has grown to include over 400 vit­a­mins, min­er­als and sup­ple­ments under the Swiss Nat­ural™ brand name. Today, Swiss Nat­ural™ employs over 140 peo­ple across the coun­try sup­ply­ing nat­ural health prod­ucts to retail part­ners and dis­trib­ut­ing many prod­ucts inter­na­tion­ally. Swiss Nat­ural™ pil­lar brands include, Nat­ural HRT®, Total One® Multi Vit­a­mins and Pro­bi­otic Age®. For more infor­ma­tion, visit



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