Saturday, April 30, 2016

Libman Hardwood Floor Cleaning System Helps You Clean Up In A Snap! Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive product to test for this post, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to try it out too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

We think Mary Poppins said it best when she said

"In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job's a game"

While we don't have the magic touch that Mary Poppins has, The Libman Company has just the thing to help you clean your hardwood floors in a snap! The Libman Hardwood Floor Cleaning System is a cleaning kit created to keep your hardwood floors in great condition.

Kids And Pets Test Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors take a beating.  Whether its from dinky cars being rolled across their smooth surface or spills that never seem to stop happening, or those muddy paws and nail scratches from pets, the best way to keep your hardwood floors looking great is by using products designed to keep them looking that way. By following the 3 step "S"system listed below your hardwood floors will look their best.

The 3 "S" Step System

  1. Sweep debris off your hardwood floor. Getting rid of the dirt, dust and pet hair is the first step to cleaning your floor.
  2. Squirt the HARDWOOD FLOOR EVERYDAY CLEANER on to the floor in an "S" pattern. This product not cleans the mess, it hides minor scratches on your flooring.
  3. Swipe the floor cleaning pad across the floor and watch the millions of microfibers lift that dirt from the floor and lock it into the microfiber cleaning pad.
We call it the 3 "S" step system for several reasons. Each step begins with the letter S, you apply the cleaner in an S pattern and cleaning the floor becomes a "S"nap!

We also say that the "S" stands for safer choice! Learn more below

Why You Should Choose The Libman Hardwood Floor Cleaning System For Your Home

As we come to the end of Earth Month, it is very important to keep the environmental practices that you have started through the remainder of the year. The Libman Company has set high standards in sustainability for their business and this carries on into their hardwood floor cleaning system.

The microfiber cleaning pad is machine washable which means you can use it several time before grabbing a new one and the hardwood floor everyday cleaner has the EPA Designed for the Environment seal. That means it is a safer choice. Watch the video below to see how Environmental Protection Agency Administrator McCarthy feels about safer choices for households with children and pets.

In Canada you can find Libman products coast to coast in Home Depot Stores and here on our contest below!

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Contest  

We're giving away lots of hardwood floor cleaning products from The Libman Company.  Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load).  Be sure to leave an entry at the end of this post about your experiences with cleaning hardwood floors at your house. Please note this is contest is for Canadians ONLY.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hedley, Carly Rae Jepsen And Francesco Yates Stop By Kitchener TO SAY HELLO! #HelloWorldTourKitchener Media Coverage

Last night I had the opportunity to see performances by HEDLEY, CARLY RAE JEPSEN and FRANCESCO YATES at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex here in Kitchener Ontario courtesy of LIVE NATION.  While all three of these fantastic Canadian artists have performed in the area before, combined they brought their great energy and talent to the filled arena.

Here's what happened at the #HelloWorldTourKitchener stop.

Francesco Yates Brought The Flair

The stylistic sounds of Francesco Yates fired up the audience as the opening act and created a buzz that reached the audience for the stage to the stands.

Here's @francescoyates at #helloworldtourkitchener #kwawesome

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

Carly Rae Jepsen Brought The Style

Carly Rae Jepsen brought her signature style to the stage! We're not talking just patriotic fashion.

#madeincanada @carlyraejepsen at #helloworldtourkitchener #kwawesome

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

Her vocal stylings and "sing with me" style had the crowd singing and dancing to her new songs as well as her hits like CALL ME MAYBE and GOOD TIME. Being the only female on this tour, Carly Rae Jepsen showed that she can run with the boys any day.

Hedley Brought Down The House

Hedley brings new meaning to the term taking it up a notch.  Throughout their concert they repeatedly brought the audience to their feet asking "Do You Feel Like Dancing"?  How could anyone refuse that offer?

Whether they were jetting across stage

Stage view of @HedleyOnline #helloworldtourkitchener #kwawesome

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

or getting intimate with the audience

Hedley put on quite a show!

View from the stands of @HedleyOnline #helloworldtourkitchener #kwawesome

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

Say Hello To Hedley

Hedley may be headed to your hometown too!
Be sure to catch them live tour dates for the HELLO WORLD TOUR by visiting their LIVE NATION page
or by heading to their TOUR page on their website

Sunday, April 24, 2016

KOI Music Fest Is Happening In The Centre In The Square's Parking Lot And You Might Win Tickets To Attend!

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive a complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 As you know we are big fans of live music, so we are thrilled to hear that KOI FEST will be at Centre In The Square's Parking Lot Series this summer!

The acts performing this year include

  • Sam Roberts Band 
  • Tokyo Police Club 
  • Strumbellas 
  • Hannah Georgas 
  • Kalle Mattson 
  • Highs 
  • Poor Young Things
  • Le Trouble
  • Teen Violence
  • Ivory Hours
and the singer RIA MAE She performed in KW last year and even gave a shout out to local hashtag #kwawesome!

 It will be great to have RIA MAE back in KW along with all of these great artists!  We are really looking forward to it and we hope you are as well.
We suggest grabbing you tickets quickly at
PLEASE NOTE this is a 19+ event (for the main stage and vip areas).

Enter To Win 

Want to try to win your way in? PLEASE only enter the contest if you are able to attend the event and are 19 years of age or older.

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us why you you would bring with you to the concert! It may just win you and a guest tickets to KOI Music Fest at Centre In The Square!

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Give Mom A Great Mother's Day Gift! Give Her Tickets To Gipsy Kings @ Centre In The Square - Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive a complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

While many of you know the Gispy Kings' song Bamboleo, you may be surprised to learn that they have appeared in motion picture soundtracks as well.  In fact in Toy Story 3 the did a Spanish version of You've Got A Friend In Me.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary the Gipsy Kings will be performing at The Centre In The Square In Kitchener Ontario on May 12.

Great Gift For Mother's Day  

Being that Mother's Day is quickly approaching, we suggest you get the MOM in your life a memorable experience and purchase Gipsy Kings tickets for her today! Head to
to get tickets before they are gone!

Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us why you you would bring with you to the Gipsy Kings concert! It may just win you and a guest tickets to their performance at Centre In The Square!
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Friday, April 15, 2016

There's Quite A Bit Of Rumble In The Jungle Book

Disney's Live Action Version Of The Jungle Book

Hold on to your seats and your 3D glasses for the live action version of The Jungle Book! This film will amaze and immerse you into the tropical jungle environment.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theatres in 3D on April 15, 2016.

For those of you that grew up with the animated version, you will truly see these characters come to life and feel you are right there in the jungle with them. You will want to become part of the wolf pack and fight off Shere Khan, the nemesis of all the jungle creatures, and you'll want to see how far a monkey can fling someone as they head to King Louie's ancient ruins. Plus with the addition of well known actors voicing the characters and singing the songs it brings a modern edge to this age old story. With predators jumping all over the screen we were often caught off guard, but it made the film even more thrilling.  We think this film will be great for older children.  We think younger ones may be frightened by the realistic scenes of wild animals attacking Mowgli.  Are you excited to see this film? Let us know in the comments below.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Family Event #MothersDay TEA #Discount @ #KitchenerMarket

Kitchener Market Is Holding A Mother's Day Tea 

Kitchener Market Is Holding A Mother's Day Tea on Saturday May 7th from 10am-Noon.

It's listed as the QUEEN FOR THE DAY event, but don't worry there is lots of FAMILY FRIENDLY activities happening during the event!

Prizes like DISNEY DVD's from Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo, arts and crafts centre by Artshine, fashion, food and more!

Register Before It Fills With Our Discount! 

If you were to go the regular route for registration the cost would be $5 per person, BUT we have a great family discount for you.

By emailing 
and letting them know you are a part of STUFF TO DO KW your cost is only $5 per family!
So it's $5 for MOM and all her kiddos are FREE!!!!!

This discount is only available by registering using the method listed above.

Wish your MOM a happy Mother's Day from us!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Artshine Summer Art Camp - Your Choice Of English Or French Speaking Programs - Enter To Win

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Looking Forward To Summer

If you are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, then you know that summer seems far off. With the blast of winter we received we're busy shoveling snow, but when it comes to SUMMER DAY CAMPS, early registration ensures your children get in the program that is best for them.

Artshine Summer Art Camps

When choosing a summer day camp we always suggest that keeping things new keeps your child engaged in the program that they are enrolled in.  Sparking your child's creativity and imagination is what ARTSHINE SUMMER CAMPS are all about!  They have a variety of venues and themes to choose from.

This year's selection includes
  • Comic Book and Anime Camp
  • Art Revolution
  • Sculpture For Kids
Depending on the venue, these programs are available in either English language or French language.  For parents of children in French Immersion this is a great way to keep that skill set intact over summer vacation.  Also there are indoor and outdoor art and activity camps available for grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

To see the full menu of options visit to see which ones fit best for your family. Then be sure to register before the class of your choice is full.

Being that this year may be the last time that the Child Activity Tax Credit will be available we suggest using it to enroll your kids in variety of programs offered by ARTSHINE.  Their art classes are in many local schools so you know that there is a great mix of art education and fun in store for your young ones.

Visit ARTSHINE's Social Media Channels

To keep up to date on ARTSHINE's latest projects, classes and promotions, make sure to connect with their website and social media channels listed below.


Enter To Win

ARTSHINE knows that our readers are always looking for great Summer Day Camp programs in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph areas, so they are doing a SUMMER ART CAMP giveaway for both their English and French speaking ART CAMP CLASSES!
Please comment below with your choice of English language or French language camp and fill out the rafflecopter widget to ensure your entry is valid (it may take a minute to load). Please note this contest is for a free week of summer art camp.  You must provide your own transportation.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

#TwitterParty ALERT: #CSTLearningProject Is Preparing Students For What The Future Holds

Look Towards The Future

Years ago if you wanted to predict the future you had to visit a fortune teller and gaze into a crystal ball.  I don't they were ever predicting the internet, social media, smartphone apps or the act of "Googling" something.  If they did, we would have all been studying to master these skills to prior to to tech/startup boom.

This is why CST Consultants have created the #CSTLearningProject. It is preparing students for what the future holds.  While it won't be predictable, it is best to be prepared for the opportunities that the future will bring.

CST Learning Project Competition

Our friends over at CST get this. They are about to launch their annual CST Learning Project competition which funds new learning activities for children with $250,000 up for grabs. (They take the future seriously). It’s part of their cool Inspired Minds program that also includes Careers 2030—a deep dive into the possible careers our kids will have. (Robot Counsellor? Data Miner? Rewilder?)

To get set for this great opportunity they are offering a twitter party filled with great info about the competition and some "futuristic" conversation. Get the details below so you can put that crystal ball away for good!

#CSTLearningProject Twitter Party

Parent Life Network and Canada Scholarship Trust (CST) Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Party and you’re invited! Join us for an hour of fun to discuss the future, robots and all of the possible jobs that will be available to our little ones. We'll be giving away $1,000 in that hour!

Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 9 p.m. EDT
Hashtag: #CSTLearningProject
Hosts: @ParentLifeNet @CSTConsultants
Eligibility: Canada-wide

Prizing: $1,000 in prizing to be awarded.
Important: You must RSVP below in order to be eligible to win the cash prizes.

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