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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Sharing a PRODUCT/PRODUCE: KETTLE BRAND Potato Chips (Sea Salt & Vinegar)

So last weekend I sat down to watch a movie on a quiet Sunday evening after filling everyone's belly with supper. Went to the pantry to get a bag of chips to munch on but there was so many that it took me a while to decide. Then I spotted a brand I've never tried before, 'Kettle Brand', their Sea Salt & Vinegar flavour, to be exact.

Now usually I'm a Lay's chips kind of gal but I'm a rebel so I'll try anything once. Anyways, I sat down with the bag of chips in hand, started up the movie and proceeded to open the bag.

Well, let me tell ya, it wasn't that easy! I pulled and pulled and pulled with all my strength and couldn't pull the bag open (like you can with most bags of chips). Grrrrr. I then tried to use my teeth to rip it open - that didn't work! I'm thinking to myself, wtf? How do you open this thing?

Eventually, I handed it over to the hubby (cause he's always the last resort), and even HE couldn't open it! By then we missed 15 mins of the movie trying to open this darn thing. In the end, I had to get the scissors out. How ridiculous!

So I finally grabbed a handful and started munching away and not too long after I turned to my significant other with this look of total disgust on my face. All I could taste was vinegar! I'm not usually a salt & vinegar person when it comes to chip flavours but this was waaaaaaaay too vinegaretty! I didn't want it. I passed it on to him. He didn't want it. In the garbage it went!

Not only was the bag hard to open but the chips were overpowered by the vinegar taste. Isn't it suppose to be subtle? Like a hint of vinegar?

I'm sorry but I couldn't eat those chips and I would not buy them again.

Have you tried these chips before? What are YOUR thoughts on them?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

You Know You Are From ST. CATHARINES When...

You probably had a 'You Know You Are From St. Catharines When' moment like we did the other day which was the inspiration for this creation...

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You Know You Are From
You know you are from...
Posted by St. Catharines, the GREAT - SCG Niagara on Monday, May 14, 2018

Sunday, 13 May 2018


To all you mothers who rock - you know who you are, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from SCG NIAGARA!

See the QUOTES-version HERE!

Friday, 4 May 2018

VIDEO: How a tired Air Canada pilot narrowly avoided a massive plane crash

Remember this incident from last summer? We can't be having any pilot fatigue when innocent lives are at stake. This could have been a major disaster. Major!...

Federal investigators are looking at what led to a nearly catastrophic event in San Francisco last summer, after an Air Canada pilot suddenly aborted a landing. The focus is on pilot fatigue, and Canada's transport minister says new rules are coming to ensure pilots get enough rest to stay alert.

"Right now Canada has amongst the worst working and crew
rest times in the entire world." - Barry Wiszniowski, Canadian Society of Air Safety Investigators

Friday, 20 April 2018


It's not really warm but we'll take it because after all that rain and crazy weather we've been having

Monday, 9 April 2018

VIDEO: Here's what's in your bottled water (Marketplace)

We've been waiting for a video like this, ever since reading about microplastics in our bottled water.
Companies are making money off of us for something they're selling that's contaminated and like the rest of Canada, we're not happy about it. Perhaps it's time to ditch the bottled water in favour of something easily abundant around us - and free. Tap water anyone?...

Ever wonder what's lurking in your bottled water? Marketplace asked a lab to test five of the top-selling brands of bottled water in Canada, and microplastics were found in all of them.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

VIDEO: YouTube shooter's videos reveal anger at company

Nasim Aghdam, the 38-year-old Iranian-born female who recently wounded three people at YouTube's California headquarters before fatally shooting herself was a woman with a grudge who blamed the video-sharing company for the loss of money and views.

Before social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram pulled her content, a look at Nasim Aghdam's videos reveal someone who was upset with the video giant over the views on her channel.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Fascinating RAT Facts

With all the rat talks lately and their ongoing problems in the area, we were curious to learn more about them. Yes, we run and scream when we see a rat scampering by but there's more to these critters than meets the eye. Most of us view them as disgusting, filthy creatures that are associated with disease - while others say they make great, affectionate pets!
The truth is, rats are not only very smart and are known for their problem-solving skills but they aren't as filthy as we think either. Read on to learn more fascinating facts about rats...

"True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

  • Rats wash themselves several times a day - about as often as most cats, if not more!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Celebrate National PLANT A FLOWER Day with these Gardening Tips

Spring's around the corner and it's National Plant a Flower Day so let's celebrate with these gardening tips...

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

VIDEO: A Squirrel... but what Happened to its Tail??

We've heard of squirrels without tails, we've just never seen one up close... and looking like this...

What happened to its tail, we wondered. He recently 'lost' it.
Poor thing, but it seems it didn't hinder him whatsoever! Just a hint of hair left. It was like it was pulled clean off the bone/cartilage...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

VIDEO: Enjoy it all in St. Catharines

Check out the eye-catching 60-seconds St. Catharines tourism video by Mitchell Reilly Pictures...

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

VIDEO(S): Vinyl Works Canada fire

Coming together as one to battle an inferno in Port Colborne...

There was the Niagara Falls Fire Department, the Welland Fire and Emergency Services, the Fort Erie Fire Department, Thorold Fire and Emergency Services, Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services, and the Pelham Fire Department all sending their equipment and manpower to fight the blaze.

“This is definitely the biggest fire with regard to the most involvement by multiple departments across the region that I have been involved with, and I’ve been in the fire service for 38 years.” - Port Colborne Deputy Chief Mike Bendia
From the Welland Tribune:
A company that made patio furniture, above-ground pool and spa accessories was destroyed Tuesday after a massive fire spread throughout its Port Colborne facility along the Welland Canal.
More than 50 firefighters with tankers and pumpers from across the Niagara region responded to the blaze after Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services called on mutual aid to battle the inferno at Vinyl Works Canada at 2174 Barber Dr.

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Chief Mike Bendia

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Chief Mike Bendia at Vinyl Works Canada fire

Monday, 5 February 2018

BEER, CIDER and WINE Grocery Store Locations (Niagara Region)

Eighty-seven new independent and large grocery stores in communities across Ontario will be authorized to sell beer and cider in April 2018. This is in addition to over 200 grocery stores across the province already authorized to sell beer and cider --­ 70 of which can also sell wine.

We made a list for the Niagara Region. Finally, they've added St. Catharines to the list even though it appears it will only be selling beer and cider, for now...

Resource(s): The Government of Ontario News

Friday, 2 February 2018

VIDEO: Smelling Your Partner's Farts Will Help You Live Longer

On The Lighter Side...

Lol. Yes, but why would you want to live longer knowing that you'd have to keep smelling it. We'll pass... on the study that is, not gas...

Smelling your partner's farts will make you live longer 😂😂
Posted by UNILAD on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monday, 29 January 2018

VIDEO: Nothing to see here, just a RAT HAVING A SHOWER!!!!!

Nothing to see here, just a RAT HAVING A SHOWER... like a human!
The rat was captured lathering it up in a bathroom sink in Peru standing up on its hind legs and washing his armpits, neck, lips, butt...

Source(s): santiagotimes

Monday, 22 January 2018

SHAREABLE Tip #20 - DIY Air Freshner

We all know air fresheners contain nasty stuff even though the smell great so why not consider making your own? You can mix different types of essential oils together or one kind. The choice is yours!


Many air freshners contain toxic compounds. To avoid them, make your own DIY air freshner by mixing:

- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol*
- 5-8 drops of your favourite essential oil (like orange, lavender, mint, etc.) in an 8-ounce (237ml) spray bottle.
- Shake well then spray as needed.

* Vodka can be substituted for the rubbing alchohol!

SHAREABLE TIPS are pinnable images I create of random tips I come across daily. 
So go ahead. Share it!

Making life easier, one shareable tip at a time.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

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