Search this site...
Jan
31
2014
Jan 31, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Yogurt, an instant quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert what’s not to love about it? Lately, it seems as if the marketplace has exploded with a million different types of yogurt. It’s been a while since I last tested a yogurt so I thought I’d give the Liberte Certified Organic 2.5 Percent Plain Yogurt a try. I’ve reviewed some of their other products before in the past with mixed feelings. Some I liked, some not so much. Which way will the Liberte Certified Organic 2.5 Percent Plain Yogurt fall? Let’s find out.

- Continue Reading

Jan
30
2014
Jan 30, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Today is Thursday, today is Thursday and it’s product recall day! That so does not rhyme but oh well. Read today’s recalls and reminders which include expanded recalls (hello IKEA! and plush toys with eyeballs that fall out), faulty tv wall mounts that will leave your tvs on the floor, and the list goes on.

Expanded Recall – Canada and United States: IKEA KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds Reason for Recall: laceration hazard as in you get cut because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break. LOVELY. This was a recall that I posted back in August 2013 and has now been expanded. Click here to read more.

Expanded Recall – Canada: Boutique Sélection plush toys Reason for Recall: choking hazard thanks to those eyeballs that pop out. Ugh. Click here to read more.

Recall – Canada and United States: Ergotron Interactive Wall Mounts Reason for Recall: because your tv might hit the floor and you know that tv isn’t cheap. Click here to read more.

Recall – Canada and United States: Reebok-CCM EP20K Senior (SR) Elbow Pads Reason for Recall: the padding can split or fracture leaving your elbow seriously vulnerable Click here to read more.

DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?

Health Canada – how you can report a consumer product. If you experience an incident with a consumer product, you need to know how to report it. Click here to read more.

Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!

Let others know about these recalls: it!

Jan
29
2014
Jan 29, 2014
Posted in: Thoughts

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Let’s take a moment and have a heart to heart with one another. It’s Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 and this first month of 2014 is almost done.

As a parent, I worry a lot and I bet you most parents do this. I don’t think I’m alone in the realm of worries. Today, I think I’m writing this post more for me than for anyone else. Why? Well, you see…today, I am definitely experiencing the hump of all humps. Work is tiring me out and the pile is just getting higher and higher. Somehow, I’m not sure if I signed up for all of this and while I’m grateful to be employed, I can’t help but feel as though I’m trying desperately to swim in turbulent waters.

See what I mean? Today is definitely a hump day. Just need to get through it and try to think positively or find something positive to latch on to. Where shall I start?

Well, for one, there’s my family. Despite it all, the hubby and my daughter help to keep me grounded and remind me of why I’m doing what I’m doing. My kid deserves a mom who can laugh and share her joys with her no matter how crazy her day was at work. Objectively, I know we all go through tough phases and I’ve had my fair share. If I could surpass the humps I’ve had in the past, then these bumps will also figure themselves out too.

Are you having a day like mine? I know we all have them. I’m going to try and not whine about it all but wanted to send a little shout out to everyone who may/not be feeling like me today. Today is just one of those days. Maybe it’s been all those meetings or the days I’ve had off (I tend to freak out more after a few days off because it means catching up and I hate catch-up). Maybe it’s just hump day and I have to be a little more forgiving of myself. After all, I’m not perfect. I don’t want to be.

Here’s to all of us. Let’s just acknowledge that we all have days like this and that it’s okay to have days like this. Look for that bright little glimmer that will keep us all going whether it be a family member, a loved one, a beloved pet (aka family but wanted to be very specific here) or a beautiful sunny day. There will be ups, there will be downs. We just have to remember to pick ourselves up after the down days and keep moving forward.

Tomorrow is Thursday!

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

Jan
28
2014
Jan 28, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Washing your hands can be a whole lot more fun when you get hand soap that you actually like using. Take a look at this bottle of Avalon Organics lemon glycerin hand soap. It’s a glycerin based hand soap and contains lemon essential oil, chamomile, aloe and vitamin E. That sounds pretty good, right?

Let’s take a closer look and see how the Avalon Organics lemon glycerin hand soap fares compared to those bigger names that are out there.

First off, it’s pricey. I got this bottle on sale for $3.99 but at regular price it’s almost $9. That’s pretty hefty but then again, some big brand names cost more than that. Ever wonder what’s in their soap? Let’s move on, shall we?

- Continue Reading

Jan
27
2014
Jan 27, 2014
Posted in: Recipes

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Lemon squares…yummy, tart, and actually super easy to make. I mean, if I can make them you know it’s easy. The entire family loves these lemon squares. If you’re looking for a simple recipe to make your own lemon squares, look no further!

- Continue Reading

Jan
26
2014
Jan 26, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Oh boy, today I have a lot of recalls, updates, and reminders to share with all of you and sadly, all are pretty crucial. From flashlight batteries that overheat to Playtex pacifier holder clips that crack and break to head lice and dangerous toilet parts, this is one outrageous recall post that you can’t miss!

Recall – Canada and United States: Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips Reason for Recall: choking hazard. Why? That little clip can actually crack and now you’ve got little pieces of the broken clip that become a choking hazard. This is serious given that 150,000 units were sold in Canada and about 1.25 MILLION were sold in the United States! Make sure you don’t have one! Click here to read more.

Recall – Canada: Sandoz Canada Inc. glimepiride – diabetes medication /strong> Reason for Recall: mislabelled 1 mg tablets but may contain 2 mg dosage. Not a laughing matter if you have diabetes. So, please read on to make sure you’re not affected. Click here to read more.

Warning – Canada: Unlicenced laser hair removal products that can cause eye damage Ugh, what? Did I read that correctly? Yes, you did. Read on for more details. Click here to read more.

Recall – Canada: TAG and RIDER brands children’s outerwear with neck drawstring Reason for Recall: strangulation hazard. Need I say more? Note: these TAG and RIDER items recalled were sold only at L’Aubainerie stores. However, we all need to be reminded of this danger when buying children’s clothing Click here to read more.

Expanded Recall: United States and Canada – Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System Reason for Recall: image that the recallled item can burst and well, it’s got a lot of pressure stored. Next thing you know, the thing is flying up and at you. In other words, it can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank and next thing you know, you’ve got possible cuts and property damage. All from one Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System. That’s CRAZY! Click here to read more.

Recall: United States and Canada – Rayovac flashlights Reason for Recall: That flashlight battery can overheat. Next thing you know, it’s melting the plastic outer casing of the flashlight and can pose a burn hazard. A lot of these flashlights were sold so do check and make sure you don’t have one! Click here to read more.

From the FDA: Treating Head Lice YUCK. I hate lice. They aggravate me and irritate me and I’m sure they irritate many other families. Read this article from the FDA on treating head lice and let’s hope none of our children get those nasty little critters! Click here to read more.

Canada: Government of Canada and Canadian Cancer Society Launch Break It Off Smoking Cessation Campaign Together, the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society have launched this new program aimed at young adults (aged 20 – 24 years) to motivate them to quit smoking. Click here to read more.

DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?

Health Canada – how you can report a consumer product. If you experience an incident with a consumer product, you need to know how to report it. Click here to read more.

Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!

Let others know about these recalls: it!

Jan
25
2014
Jan 25, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Going shopping for a good kid’s toy isn’t easy especially when you factor in the age of the child. Big kids seem to get the short end of the stick. They still want to get toys for their birthdays and holidays but their acquired tastes make it tough to get the right gift. Younger children are somewhat easier to please because the toy selection just seems to be more bountiful.

Well, if you’re looking for a toy for a bigger school age child, you have to take a look at the Pathfinders Hydraulic Robotic Arm kit. Wait until you see what this toy can do!

- Continue Reading

Jan
24
2014
Jan 24, 2014

Copyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Cereal boxes: they’re designed to hold cereal so we can buy them and then eat the cereal in the comfort of our own homes. I’ve never thought much about the construction of said cereal box. They’re usually rectangular (a rectangular prism to be exact) unless you pick up a bag of cereal but that’s a different story.

See exhibit A: a regular ol’ box of Cheerios right? WRONG. I picked up this box of Cheerios on sale and thought nothing of it until I almost sliced my entire hand right off (okay, slight exaggeration). Let me pan a little closer with my trusty but faulty camera. See this edge, it looks like your average basic cereal until you try to pick it up and find out that it’s incredibly sharp. Think paper cut sharp, think giant paper cut sharp.

That’s NOT COOL.

Not sure if it’s a design flaw or just really extra thick cardboard but that edge is sharp. I know it doesn’t look like much in this image but trust me, it’s sharp.  It doesn’t feel like it usually does which is why it lead me to today’s post. Think of today’s little rant as a gentle reminder to be careful even when grabbing your box of cereal from the grocery store shelf.

I hate paper cuts and if I hadn’t been careful, I am sure I would have ended up with a nasty one. That would have made me reeeeeeallly angry.

Good thing I like Cheerios.

Reminder: this post was written by and for thingsthatwedo.com only. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at thingsthatwedo.com, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

MENU
© 2015 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.