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Buckslide Dog Treats #Review



As most of my family and friends know, my dog is my baby.

Darby is by my side all day long. (Even while I write this review he is laying beside me in a chair)

So it is very important to me to keep Darby healthy and happy!

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(This bag had 3 other pieces in it but my children kept giving them to Darby before I could do the review!)

I was asked to do a review for Buckside Dog Treats, I jumped at the chance.


 Buckslide Dog treats are 100% natural! That  had me wanting to have Darby try them out!

Buckslide Dog Treats are dehydrated dog treats made from government inspected raw meat.

There are NO additives of any kind in these treats!

Just the best for your fur baby!

I gave them to Darby and he literally took it from my hand before I had a chance to snap a picture!

He never does that! So that proves to me he LOVES them!

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I will be purchasing more for him.

I highly recommend them for your fur baby!

Canadian Basics(He wouldn’t let me show him eating it. lol) He was trying to get away so he could enjoy it in peace!

Buckslide Dog Treats are a Canadian Owned business owned by Pat Monaghan and Nancy Charlton

For information and pricing on the Buckslide Dog treats Contact Pat or Nancy by phone at 705-789-4655 or email

Buckslide Dog Treats are also on Facebook: CLICK HERE to go to their page

*I received a Buckslide Dog Treats variety pack for the review but my opinion is my own.

Freshly Picked Glacier Limited Edition Moccasins – Toddler Review

Freshly Picked ~ A perfect Gift for any Little One ~

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I opened the box and was delighted to see this lovely bag that was Freshly Picked for the moccasin to keep them in when not being worn! I opened the bag to see the Glacier soft-soled shoes inside! Already envious and wished they fit me I took them out of the bag!! GlacierThey are adorable! Devyn may only be 2 years old but all ready has a passion for shoes. She’s definitely going to be a shoe girl!

I was curious on how they would fit and stay on her feet.  GENIUS! The very strong elastic is cleverly hidden under the soft leather and cute design! stretchablesideDevyn was getting inpatient as she wanted to “Put them on Mommy” So this was going to be the big test. She’s like the Princess & the pea; if it doesn’t feel just perfect on her feet she is not going to wear them and will be vary quick to tell us they hurt.

Freshly Picked GlacierThey go on vary easily and so far we have an initial “Oh Pretty” from Devyn. I love the design and how it goes all around the back of the shoe. I ask her to walk around and do the “stand” test to see how she feels about them. Side viewI loved the color Glacier even more in person than who it looked on the website; Freshly Picked gave me the option of which colour I wanted to review.  Butterscotch, Neon Pink, Ebony, Golden Rod, Coral, Huckleberry are just a few of the amazing shades found on their website at Freshly Picked I have 2 granddaughters and I think I’ll be ordering the Blush and Stone Suede for them for Christmas; I’m quite impressed!

I chose Glacier as I found it would go with more of her clothing especially jeans and a t-shirt! Their pastel shade goes amazing with coral and most every day clothing! I requested size 7 toddler as that is the size Devyn takes in other shoes and they were true to their size! Living in Canada it can sometimes get cold up here so there was room she could put socks on if necessary too and they would not be too tight 🙂

I asked Devyn if she wanted Mommy to take them back (That is always the test) No she didn’t want that to happen and when I told her they were featured on Shark Tank she wanted to call all her imaginary friends to tell them!telling I asked her what she would rate them out of 8 (in her world everything is out of 8) She gave them an 8!!

8outof8I must agree with Devyn; The Freshly Picked soft leather moccasins are very cute, are extremely well put together and Freshly Picked offers a variety of stylish colours. They also offer onsies which would compliment any moccasins as an amazing shower gift.


You can find Freshly Picked on Facebook, Twitter,  Pinerest,& Instagram. Check them out including thier website and see what stars kids have Freshly Picked on their feet 🙂





**I was provided a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins of my color choosing  to review however all opinions expressed are strictly my own & Devyn’s ***

Freshly Picked is offering one lucky Canadian Basics fan a chance to win a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins of their choice! Ends July 25/14
Good Luck!

Child of the 80's? Let's See How Much You Remember…


The frustration of having to blow into your cartridges in order to get them to work.








“Must-see TV” meant The Cosby Show.

Remembering where you were when the Challenger disaster happened.

Being scared that you were going to fall into a well like Baby Jessica.

Wanting to be as cool as Punky Brewster.

Aspiring to one day be as cool as the teens in the John Hughes movies.

John Hughes movies









Being either “Team Cyndi” or “Team Madonna.”

Remembering to “Just Say No.”

A smart-mouthed, cat-murdering, extraterrestrial alien.

The joy of collecting Garbage Pail Kids and putting the stickers on your bedroom wall.

That it’s perfectly acceptable to wear neon spandex and be totally cool.










Listening to your “We Are the World” 7-inch record.

Watching the commercial over and over just to see if you could catch the moment when Michael Jackson’s hair catches on fire.

Taking that little extra time in the morning to get the perfect fold on your jeans.

Your parents still holding on to the Betamax player, even though VHS had won the format war.

These were the soundtracks to your life:

80s music









Pee-wee’s Playhouse and a big bowl of cereal was the highlight of Saturday mornings.

The creepy feeling of the skin on your vinyl E.T. doll.

That Vuarnet T-shirts were best worn with acid-wash jeans (rolled up, of course).








The excitement in the air the day the Berlin Wall came down.

The excitement you got each month when your teacher passed out Scholastic book order forms.

Using the library catalog to look for a book and the frustration of not finding the index card you were looking for.

The joy of the first scratch on a brand-new Scratch ‘n Sniff sticker.

The stress of pulling the edges off your dot matrix printer paper.

Getting pumped about the new school year because it meant a new Trapper Keeper binder.

Using cans of aerosol hairspray to get your hair as big as possible.

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Reviews are in! We're Excited to Review #MustelaCanada Baby Products~ Full Product Line ~

IMG_5456 (640x380) Received this amazing package from Mustela today for review!

Very Excited ! I love baby products that are gentle, hypoallergenic and have been tested under dermatological control!

Our goody bag of Mustela included:

  • Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleansing Fluid
  • Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream
  • Mustela Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream
  • Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion
  • Cute carrying bag (Love you can see right in it to easily grab the item you need!

Devyn, Nannie’s little blogger in training 🙂 had an initialIMG_5466 (397x640) reaction as well!

You can see just like her Nannie she is loving the bag! I think she’s hinting on which item we will be trying out first! Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion it is.

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She is checking out the deets, “great for delicate skin”…. she seems impressed so far, liking what she is seeing!





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I attempted to tease her and tell her that Nannie was going to do the review and not her. You can see she clearly didn’t like that as she shakes the Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream at me. I’m sure she’s thinking, “Really Nannie…..your going to put this on your bum are you?? Are you??”

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She was getting upset so….I admitted to her she was right; she could do the review!  If her hands look a tad blurry; you try taking a picture of a 9 month old jumping up and down on the couch waving her hands in excitement while her grandfather sits behind terrified she’s going to fall with a camera on my phone! Not an easy task !

We’ll be sure to let you know what we thought soon ! ~ original post on March 21/2013 ~



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Here are the products we had to review 🙂

  1. Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleansing Fluid
  2. Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream
  3. Mustela Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream
  4. Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion
  5. Cute carrying bag (Love you can see right in it to easily grab the item you need!

Devyn LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED the lotion:) Thus the New BIG bottle of Lotion 🙂

The first think I loved about Mustela is that it is specially formulate for their delicate skin. Having small children and small pets having products that are environmentally friendly, delicate for even the smallest child or pets!

It smells Amazing 🙂 The lotion is Devyn’s favorite so that is where we will start. Did I mention how nice it smells 🙂 It was very easy to come out of the bottle and when I put it on Devyn’s skin, it was very soft, smooth and easy to apply. My hands were not greasy and neither were Devyn’s legs 🙂 The lotion blended in very well and seemed to live a “shimmer” to her skin that she thought was “P T”  loose translation “Pretty”.

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After the first time we used it; EVERY Night since we received it; she runs and gets the bottle (She likes the sample size) it’s been refilled a few times now lol) right after her bath and needs her lotion on. When we are done she hands the bottle to Granddad to put on the TV stand ~ ** It also works for “imaginary boo boos” {I think its the “Shimmer” lol }

All Mustela® Bébé products are hypoallergenic*, well tolerated, tested under dermatological control and are paraben-free, phthalate-free, phenoxyethanol-free and alcohol-free.

Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleansing Fluid

OMG……… How I survived without this before I don’t know. Have you ever had to change the baby and realized OMG NO WIPES as you rush into the mall washroom. {Wonders how I came up with this example}  The No Rinse Cleansing Fluid is the PREFECT solution! So delicate on their little cheeks 🙂 On their little bottoms and their face 🙂

Do you have one of those children who want the “yuckies off” their hands and you have only a kleenex in your purse! DON’T USE the Spit & Swipe………… That’s so …….well worse than what was on there to start with lol


Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream

We used it after someone… forgot to water down the apple juice and therefore someone had a red bottom!! Having these samples in the diaper bag saved the day yet again. It was very quick and smooth to apply and it didn’t bother her irritated bottom as she didn’t even fuss. By the time we got home you could already see her bottom clearing up some , redness was way down. must be the vitamin B5 and F 🙂

Mustela Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream

Devyn didn’t want to try this 🙁 She fell in love with the Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion and now we are not permitted to use any other lotion or cream unless it’s on her bottom. I know she is little but she knows what she likes and it’s Bebe Body Lotion.


Did you know that if you buy ANY Mustela product right now at Shoppers Drug Mart until July 13/2013 You can get 3000 BONUS Optimum Points with Coupon?? Click here to see the deets

Prefer buying online? Use Coupon Code Mustela at Checkout on your order of $40 or more at and save $10!!!  Don’t forget FREE SHIPPING!! Click here to order today and don’t forget to save $10!!

Did you Know that Mustela Canada has a Facebook page? Click here Like their page and tell them your a Canadian Basics and/or Coupon Nannie fan and would love to know about any possible coupons, promotions, etc 🙂

**IF you had a chance to Try out one of the Amazing Mustela products…… Comment below and let us know what product you would want to try and why 🙂 ….. Who knows what might happen 🙂


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