Living, Laughing & Experiencing Life in Canada's Capital Region

The Dinosaurs are Coming to Ottawa!

Are you ready for the Walking with Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular Ottawa?

The Guthrie Family is very excited to attend this spectacular show at the Canadian Tire Centre. There are eight performances in Ottawa from August 20th to August 24th 2014. For show times, dates and to purchase tickets please check out the CTC website.

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The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.  

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Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.  The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period.  The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail.  It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic.  Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire — all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

When we watched this video from USA Today, the kids had a much better idea what Walking with Dinosaur The Arena Spectacular has in store for us.

I have four tickets to give away to the Ottawa premier of Walking with Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular on August 20th, 2014 at 7pm.

To enter just tell me which is your favourite dinosaur?  You can enter everyday until August 10th. The winner will be notified on August 11th, 2014.

Follow along with all the dinosaur adventures in Ottawa by following along with the #WWDOTT hashtag.

My family and I will see you at the show. For the recored, my favourite dinosaur is the T Rex, all teeth, all business & a loving parent.

Sherrie-Mae :)

Scrubbing in with Scotch-Brite

I might have an issue with my kitchen. As strange as it sounds I love waking up each morning to an empty sink as well as clean & dish free counters. It starts my morning off on a good foot and makes me feel a little less frantic.

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However, cleaning my kitchen is the last thing I want to do each night just before bed. Scotch-Brite contacted me about their new line of kitchen cleaning products designed to help make clean up less of chore.

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#CleanFeelsGood

Scotch-Brite has two new Ultra Scrub Sponges to rid the mess in my kitchen. The new Ultra Appliance Scrub Sponge targets my microwave and toaster oven messes. One side scours away the mess and the other side wipes the appliance clean. I throw the sponge in my dishwasher after each use to rinse the bacteria away and reuse over and over again.

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#CleanFeelsGood

I also used the Ultra Stainless Steel Sink Rejuvenator which shines worn out sinks, which leaves my kitchen sink spick and span, at least until the next meal. I have also found this sponge particularly useful at the cottage with burnt on grime from the campfire cooking. It brings my pots back to the original shine with little effort.

The entire line up of Scotch-Brite Stay Clean was impressive. However, even more impressive was how my AndiePandie got involved in the cleaning process. She is an experimenter at heart, just like her Dad the chemical engineer. AndiePandie wanted to see if Scotch-Brite Dishwand actually worked. While she was testing, all the leftover dishes from our spaghetti supper ended up sparkly clean. A complete win-win situation if you ask me!

I will be giving away a Scotch-Brite prize pack to one of my readers. This is the same prize pack I received and it is chock full of all the tools you need to keep your kitchen clean. Just in case you don’t win, I also have a coupon for my readers to use to purchase one of the handy Scotch-Brite Stay Clean tools for your own kitchen.

Win this Scotch-Brite Prize Pack!

Win this Scotch-Brite Prize Pack!

Leave a comment letting me know which Scotch-Brite Stay Clean tool you are most excited to try? You can enter once per day!

 

Meet Entrepreneur Barbie and Win!

My daughters, niece and I had an inspiring time at the launch party for Entrepreneur Barbie in downtown Toronto. At the event we had the opportunity to view some Barbie’s past careers choices, play with the latest Barbie’s & accessories, chat with Erica Diamond, Canada’s Chief Inspiration Officer and meet Alicia Moffat, the 2014 winner of The Next Star.

 

I found the story of Ruth Handler to be inspiring, she truly was an entrepreneur. My niece Madison, is also a young entrepreneur and was amazed at the adventures Barbie has had during her various career paths.

 

“It is hard to believe that Barbie has had 150 careers. Barbie has always encouraged girls that if you can dream it, you can be it. With the launch of the Entrepreneur Barbie doll, she is blazing trails along with other female leaders who are proud to be the boss. This year alone female entrepreneurs have graced the cover of Time’s Most Influential people issues.”

 

 

The very talented Alicia Moffat, who is the 2014 winner of The Next Star sang two songs including her recently recorded and her first released single, “Why Do Boys Lie”.

 

The guests at the launch of the entrepreneur Barbie were also introduced to the Barbie Bursary:

The Barbie Business Bursary encourages Canadians to nominate a budding entrepreneur, under the age of 18, who demonstrated true entrepreneurial spirit, from now until September 1, 2014. To enter the national competition visit the Barbie My Dreams site and share your nominee’s entrepreneurial dream.

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Barbie will select ten amazing nominees and post their video profiles on Barbie My Dreams; a jury panel will then select three winners to receive a $2500 Barbie Business Bursary to fund their big ideas.

 

We were also able to listen to the stories of the amazing & successful women in the room and their connection to the iconic Barbie doll. Including the fabulous & inspirational Erica Diamond creator and owner of Women on the Fence. I was also able to connect, once again, with Eric Ehm, the creator and publisher at Yummy Mummy Club who has inspired me personally with her tenacity and business savvy.

I have an Entrepreneur Barbie to give one of my lucky readers. Leave me a comment & tell me what you think Barbie’s next career should be. You can enter daily. The winner will be emailed on August 6th, 2014.

 

For extra entries (an extra entry for each follow/like) :

1. Follow me on Twitter @SherrieMae23 & @PRMomOttawa (come back and let me know you have followed me & leave your twitter handle)

2. Follow me on Instagram @SherrieGuthrie  (come back and let me know you have followed me & leave your IG handle)

3. Like the PRMomOttawa Facebook page (come back and let me know me know you have liked my Facebook page & leave your FB page)

 

Hot Summer Toys

This summer the Guthrie kids are testing out the best toys the Summer of 2014 has to offer. With three children under ten, we have a wide variety of likes and interests. Luckily we have found toys that make all of the mini-me’s happy.

All three Guthrie’s wanted either a puppy, guinea pig, kitten or a new baby brother (WHAT?). A compromise needed to be reached in order to bring order back into our home.

We decided to add some aquatic members to our family. Meet the two newest members of our swimming family,

Orangie

 

and Bubble Puffy Guthrie.

 

 

We named our Hexbug Aquabot Orangie and she is the first waterborne mirco robotic creature with smart fish technology. She is powered with electro-magnietic propoulsion, and propells herself around her bowl to explore her envormonement. Orangie came with her own bowl that the kids clean once a week as part of their chores.

The only issue the kids had with Orangie was that they thought she was lonely. So our next pet needed to be someone to keep Orangie  company. We decided on another Hexbug, this time a Aquabot 2.0 Angelfish, named Bubble Puffy Guthrie,  which is packed with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner glow that makes her seem even more alive.

We have taken our Aquabot in the our pool and raced them, most of the time Bubble Puffy wins. Both fish made the trek to Grandma’s house this summer and have provided entertainment for the cats who live here.

Thanks to Hexbug for allowing us to test these hot summer products. These fish have quelled the “Can I have a puppy, kitten, new baby brother”,  question at least for a little while.

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Canada’s Wonderland Discount Tickets – ONE DAY SALE – July 9th, 2014

 

TOMORROW ONLY!
One Day Blowout Sale $29.99 – Available July 9 ONLY 
Tickets valid July 12 – 31, 2014 

Summer is here and CANADA’S WONDERLAND is the place to be! Enjoy over 200 rides and attractions including our 20-acre waterpark for one INCREDIBLE price!

Tickets are valid any one day from July 12 – 31, available exclusively online on July 9. Get your Single Day Admission tickets tomorrow and tell all of your friends before this deal expires at midnight.

Here’s the fine print:

Tickets are valid any one day from July 12 – July 31, 2014
Tickets must be purchased on Wednesday, July 9 from 12:00 AM through 11:59 PM
This incredible offer is only available online

Click Here to purchase tickets. PLEASE NOTE: This link will not work until 12:00 AM tonight, an error code will pop up until that time. 

We will see you at the park! 

Sherrie-Mae 

 

Toys “R” Us – Grand Opening in Orleans!

Orleans Grand Opening

Orleans Grand Opening

Toys“R”Us invites families to participate in grand opening festivities on Saturday, July 12 at 9:30am for the official grand opening of our new Orleans location!

Toys“R”Us invites families to take part in grand opening festivities. Meet Geoffrey the Giraffe and enjoy a fun-filled day with fun activities, face painting, costume characters, exclusive deals, giveaways, and much more! The first 200 families to arrive will receive a mystery gift card valued from $5 to $100.

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Barb Hall the District Manager of Toys“R”Us, Canada will be present for the ribbon cutting ceremoney which takes place at 9:30 am.  The festivities will take place at 3742 Innes Road in Orleans, Ontario. I hope to see you there! 

 

Sherrie-Mae

Protien Packed Protinis Snacks!

Swimming, gymnastics, running, and kayaking…you name it and my family and I are doing it! We are a busy family and one of the problems we face is eating healthy food on the go. We already pack fresh fruits & veggies for our commute between events, but we were missing the protein needed to keep our bodies functioning efficiently. The girls and I recently tried Maple Leaf Natural Selections Protinis snacks.

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The easy to open and compact Protinis gives a powerful protein punch especially when the girls are training for gymnastics events  & swim meets. KT enjoyed the Oven Roasted Chicken with Mango, AndiePandie thought the Oven Roasted Chicken and Apple was the perfect snack during breaks at the club and I enjoyed the Mild Salsa Chicken as my snack of choice.


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I completely feel like the parent in this commercial, running from practice to practice and consistently being late!

 

The new PROTINIS™ snacks are available in eight flavours including Oven Roasted Chicken, Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, Mild Salsa Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, Oven Roasted Chicken and Cranberry, Oven Roasted Chicken and Superfruit, Oven Roasted Chicken and Mango, and Oven Roasted Chicken and Apple. They are available at major grocery stores across Canada and retail for approximately $4.99. Each retail pack comes with two PROTINIS™ snacks.

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I would love to know what you think of Protinis! I will be giving 2 of my lucky readers, 5 free product coupons to test out these tasty protein packed snacks.

Beckett even decided to try a Protinis on his last field trip. His teacher made a comment to him about how healthy his snack was, he was very proud!

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Just leave a comment and tell me what is your favourite on the go snack? You can enter once per day!

For an extra entries:

1. Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment with your handle.

2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your handle.

3. Like my Facebook Fan Page and leave me a comment that you did!

 

Take a moment to find out more about Maple Leaf Products on their Facebook Fan Page & Twitter social media channels. You can follow along with the conversation by using the hashtag #Protinis.

Thanks for entering, the winners will be chosen on June 30th and notified by email.


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