15 Recipes For Children’s Parties

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Recipes for School Party Snacks or Birthday Party Snacks

I know many of us like to make treats for school to have the kids share with their classes or have snacks ready for a child’s party.

I love having snacks ready for when the kids have their friends over for a day in the pool.

Here are 15 recipes for snacks for your children (and you) to enjoy. A few are gluten-free, vegan and nut-free.

Monster Cupcakes || Wanna Bite

monster cupcakes recipe

Butterfly Snackbags || Honey and Lime

butterfly snack bags

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5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season

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Mini Rolo Cookies – These are a favourite in my house. When you bite into the cookie, it has a caramel centre that is great. I like to heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave if they aren’t fresh.


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Caramel Magic Cookie Bars – These look like heaven in a pan. Recipe from Love from the Oven.


Caramel Magic Cookie Recipe

Andres Mint Grinch Cookies – These would be perfect to make to have to eat while you are watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas with the kids! Recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff


Andes Mint Grinch Cookies

Homemade Popcorn Balls – A simple desert that goes well with hot chocolate. Also make these and put them in a cute dish and give it to a neighbour for gift. Recipe from MyRecipes.com



Peanut Butter Balls – These peanut butter balls are vegan and gluten-free. If you have a special gluten-free diet. This is for you. Recipe from Oh She Glows!

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Lakota ~ Medicine That Works! #natural





My husband Mike has had issues with back problems for the past 8 years. He has had back surgery but still suffers from soreness of the back. (Nothing like before surgery, mind you but still has his days where it aches.) He uses pain relievers to get through his day now. So when I was offered a chance to try Lakota products, I jumped at it. I rather he try products with natural ingredients.

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The first product we tried was the Lakota Triple Action Back Pain pills and Roll on Pain Reliever.

The Lakota Back Pain Roll-on smelled nice. Most roll-on pain relievers leave a smell that isn’t to be desired. I know myself when I use them I always make sure I am staying home because the smell bothers me, so I wouldn’t want it to bother the people around me. It isn’t greasy and you don’t feel it on your skin for long but it does work quite quickly!  For anyone that suffers from back pain or sore backs, this is a great product to have in your home. I know Mike was glad to have it around at the end of his workdays at the warehouse!

The Lakota Triple Action Back Pain pills, Mike started taking. He took them for a week and found they helped his back pain. He now takes them instead of the over the counter pain pills he was taking. And I am happy with that! I rather he take natural pills.




As everyone knows with age sometimes goes the sleep. Mike is finding this more and more, while I can sleep like a baby anytime, anywhere! It also doesn’t help that sometimes Mike is in pain from his back and always is tossing and turning. Mike was looking forward to trying them. As soon as he saw them he stated“Oh good now maybe I can sleep!”  He took 2 pills with a night time snack and got ready for bed. In the morning he stated “It was the best sleep I had in a long time.” I didn’t feel him tossing and turning. These will be something we will keep around for him. If it helps him to get some rest, I am all for it!







Lakota Muscle Pain Roll-On is odorless and non-greasy. The natural pepper extract reduces pain in minutes and leaves you feeling better. Muscle pain can stop you from doing your daily life. You will feel better faster with the Lakota Muscle Pain Roll-On. Great for muscle pain if you are athletic and exercise often.

Lakota Maximum Strength Muscle Pain pills is a great product if you have pain from overuse or intense exercise. Provides you relief for those times you may have been pushing your body too hard. Great for those that are athletic and into sports regularly.



Lakota Extra Strength Arthritis pills relieve joint pain that are associated to arthritis. Helps to repair and product connective tissue. It is an amazing product for those that are struggling with arthritis. I have many relatives struggling with arthritis and it is good to know there is a natural product for people. The pills are yeast free, sugar free, dairy free and gluten free! There are no artificial preservatives or flavours. So if you have a special diet but you are dealing with arthritis, the Lakota Extra Strength Arthritis pills are for you.

Lakota Extra Strength Soft Touch Pain Reliever is for relief of aches and pains from arthritis , sprains and back pain. Unlike the other roll-ons , this one has a soft touch applicator to apply the product.  It is non-greasy like the other roll-ons.

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Lakota Arthritis Roll-On provides temporary relief from pain. It is fast acting and great for anyone dealing with arthritis pain. The roll on is easy to use!

Lakota Joint Care Helps relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It is yeast free, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free. So perfect for those with a special diet!


Lakota has Canine Joint Care for the little fur babies in your life! My fur baby Darby took the pill no problem! He actually gobbled it up so fast! I love that they are shaped in little bones. This will help my fur baby to maintain joint health and prevent against deterioration of joint cartilage. It also helps relieve pain of canine arthritis. I love that it will help Darby. I am very protective of my baby!

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You can purchase these and other Lakota products on their website HERE or at these stores:

  • Shoppers

  • Walmart

  • London Drugs

  • Jean Coutu

  • Safeway

  • Overwartea

FREE Gluten-Free Recipe Booklet


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PUR Gum ~ New Flavour Review


I was excited to be asked to try the two new flavours that PUR gum has coming out!

I have tried PUR gum in the past so I know that aspartame-free , non-gmo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free and diabetic friendly! (All this makes this mommy very happy!)

PUR is perfect for any special diet!


We received 2 new flavours, Cinnamon and Coolmint.

I am a big cinnamon gum fan. I love the hot feeling in my mouth. I need it to last as well.

So when the package arrived, I decided to try out the Cinnamon first.

I loved it is a perfect amount of heat and it lasted!

Mike and I were sitting on the porch playing cribbage, and one piece of gum lasted for 3 games!

I tried the Coolmint and it is a nice minty flavour but truthfully I love the “hot”.

My kids on the other hand are new fans of the Coolmint! They actually took over those packs. (I think I managed to get 2 gums out of 2 packs. lol)

They told me this was their new favourite gum! So guess we all found new flavours of PUR gum to enjoy!

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PUR gum flavours are solid flavours. They aren’t the kind of flavours that die out after a few minutes, like some gums do.

They are bold and really make your tastebuds come alive!

What PUR flavour would you like to try?

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I received a sample of this product to try for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

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