Silicone Tea Infusers – 3 Cute styles to choose from

Brewing up a perfect cup of loose leaf tea is easy when you have the right silicone tea infuser to help along with the job. Simply pop open the infuser, fill with your favourite loose leaf tea – whether black tea, green tea or an herbal tea – and then pop into your cup. Fill with boiling water, and in only a few minutes you have a delicious, fresh hot cup of tea!

Silicone infusers are ideal to use, because they’re easy to clean! The silicone is also easier to use – customers say that the lids of these infusers are easier to remove than the traditional metal lids, which can be a bit cumbersome. (I find the little metal clasps on the traditional tea infusers are what makes them such a pain to deal with.)

4 piece Green Leaf set of silicone tea infusers – $3.00 off coupon


FOME Tea Infuser Leaf Strainer Handle with Steel Ball Silicone Leaf Lid (4 PCS, Green) + FOME GIFT
$15.99 with a $3.00 off coupon right now = $12.99!
  • Complete set of 4 infusers: 4 silicone and stainless infusers, and drip tray to go with each one.
  • Made of FDA-approved food grade silicone and stainless steel.
  • The silicone green leaf top makes these easy to take out of the tea when your tea is finished steeping/brewing.
  • Customers say the lids are very easy to remove, and that these infusers are very easy to clean. Dishwasher safe!
  • 4.5/5 star rating

Fred Purrtea Cat Silicone Tea Infuser


Fred PURRTEA Cat Silicone Tea Infuser
$14.50
  • Have we mentioned that we’re kind of big fans of cats around here? So when I saw this cute grey cat tea infuser, well, it was definitely going into today’s post!
  • Environmentally friendly – using a reusable infuser means you won’t be throwing out tea bags every time you make a cup of tea!
  • Genuine FRED product: made of food safe, BPA free silicone. Won’t add any taste to your tea.
  • To clean: Simply discard the used tea leaves, rinse with hot water and then pop into the dishwasher! Also super easy to clean by hand.
  • Comes in a super cute box – ideal for gift giving!

Pug Silicone Tea Infuser – so cute! (GooTrades brand)


GOOTRADES Silicone Tea Coffee Infuser Pug In A Mug Teapot Herbal Spice Strainer Filter (Beige)
$11.55 for the beige pug and only $8.99 for the white pug!
  • And who ISN’T a fan of pugs!? This adorable little fellow helps you to whip up a delightful cup of freshly brewed tea, over and over again. Goodbye wasteful tea bags!
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • Super easy to use and clean – just pop off the lid, fill with loose leaf tea and then pop into your cup. This little pug makes teamaking super easy! When you’re done, just a quick hot soapy rinse will get him clean and ready to use again when the next craving for tea strikes. (And yes, he is DISHWASHER SAFE.)

Enjoy your next cup of loose leaf tea with the help of one of these cute, and highly functional tea infusers.

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Umbra Paper Towel holders – Sleek designs available online

Umbra makes beautiful household products. Their paper towel holders come in a variety of designs, and materials. Some have a sleek, matte black finish and others have stainless steel, nickel or even a real marble base. So, no matter what style your kitchen is, you’ll be able to find exactly the style of paper towel holder to keep paper towels near at hand in your home when you need them. And that’s the point of a good paper towel holder, isn’t it?

We found three excellent designs that we think you’ll really like. Plus, they all get high ratings consistently, so we’re confident that these will work just as they should. Now, on to the paper towel holders…

Umbra Marla Real Marble base paper towel holder (with stainless steel post)


Umbra Marla Real Marble Base, White/Nickel Paper Towel Holder
$25.69

  • Real marble base – very unusual to find in a paper towel holder! I love the combination of the sleek nickel and the warm marble base. Really attractive.
  • Stable, non-slip base, so it’ll be safe (and not sliding all around) when you go to reach for a paper towel.
  • 5 year manufacturer’s warranty

Umbra Tug (One handed) paper towel holder in stainless steel


Umbra Tug Modern Stand Up Paper Towel Holder – Easy One-Handed Tear Kitchen Paper Towel Dispenser-Smoke
$21.69
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Patented design which allows for a quick, and easy one paper towel release – it’s all down to how the core of the holder is designed. Very neat!
  • Weighted base for added stability when you’re tearing off a paper towel.
  • Padded base means you can place this anywhere on your kitchen counter, and not worry about it scratching the surfaces of your countertop.

Umbra Squire Wall-mounted (or under cabinet mounted) black finish paper towel holder


Umbra Squire Multi-Use Paper Towel Holder for Kitchen, Bent Metal Wire Looks Like Cast Iron, Black
$17.78
  • Lovely black finish and modern squared wire design
  • Looks like cast iron – but is lighter in weight and therefore easier to mount on the wall!
  • Can be mounted to a wall, hung over a cabinet door or under a shelf. Lots of flexibility to how you can best use this in your space.
  • 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. (All Umbra products have this warranty.)

No matter if you have a country kitchen, a modern kitchen, or anything in between, you can find an Umbra paper towel holder that will fit the bill. This everyday necessity is something we reach for often, but it can look beautiful and still be functional.

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Argon oil shampoo (Argan oil) – Excellent for dry hair

Argon oil shampoo is excellent for adding lots of moisture to your hair, which is particularly helpful if you have naturally dry hair. Argan oil is derived from the argan nut of the argan tree, which grows in Morocco. That’s why the original argan oil products were all labelled as Moroccan argan oil – that’s where this stuff grows naturally!

The reason argan oil shampoo has become so incredibly popular is that it can add moisture to hair in a way that few other ingredients can. For centuries, people in Morocco ate argan oil, because it’s not only got a delicious, mildly nutty taste, but it also has amazing health benefits! For your hair, though, you’ll be able to tell a difference in the texture – argan oil can help to smooth out your hair. This is perfect if – like me – your hair tends to be a bit frizzy.

Argan (Argon) Oil shampoos available online

We’ve searched for some of the highest rated, and still reasonably priced Argan oil shampoos available online. When possible, we give you two different options of where to purchase, so that you can choose the retailer you’d prefer to support. Okay…happy shopping, y’all!

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo

$11.29 @ Well.ca or $6.99 @ Amazon.ca; 385 ml bottle

A consistent best-selling shampoo, this one gets rave reviews from customers! This shampoo claims to help restore moisture and health to even the most dry, damaged hair.

Here’s my favourite review: “Creamy shampoo that smells nice too. It made my hair silky and soft. Very nourishing for split ends.”

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo

$13.99 @ Well.ca and on sale for $9.98 @ Amazon.ca (Regular price $12.49) – Family size bottle 750 ml

  • Excellent when used together with the matching conditioner to create softer, more manageable hair.
  • Nice light, natural scent that’s a mild nutty scent – smells lovely.
  • No SLS in this product (sodium lauryl sulfate.) If you’re trying to avoid this detergent ingredient, you can purchase this shampoo knowing there’s no sulfate in it at all. (So, the shampoo will not lather up as much BUT your hair will get just as clean.)

If you’re looking for an argan oil shampoo, then the two we’ve listed above come very highly recommended. You’ll get an awesome new shampoo, and your hair will look moisturized and beautiful. Hooray for good hair days!

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Toilet paper Amazon – Finding deals on toilet paper online

Remember at the beginning of the pandemic, when all the jokes were about toilet paper? If you were actually looking for toilet paper at that time – let’s say back in March and April 2020 – then it might not have felt like much of a joke to you! Pretty much any store you walked in to was completely wiped out (ha! Pun!) of toilet paper. One day, our friend came over and gave us a HUGE mega pack of toilet paper, since they had so much of it. It felt like we’d been gifted a sack of gold!

So, this time around we’re keeping you updated on what toilet paper is available online. At the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, even Amazon was sold out of toilet paper. But, at this time – end of July 2020 – there’s still lots of selection to choose from on Amazon. So, we did some research to discover what’s available right now, so that you can slowly stock back up on this necessary item. We know everyone has their own preference of toilet paper, so we’ll show a number of brands.

Cottonelle – 12 Mega Rolls = 48 regular rolls


Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Ultra Cleancare, Strong Biodegradable Bath Tissue, 12 Mega Rolls 12 count
Currently $15.99 per pack or $0.33/roll (based on 48 regular rolls)
With these mega rolls, you’ll need to change the toilet paper way less often!

Charmin Ultra Strong – 18 mega rolls = 72 regular rolls


Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper 18 Mega Rolls Bathroom Tissue = 72 Regular Rolls
$22.98 = $0.32 per roll (based on 72 rolls)
Each of these huge toilet paper rolls is like 4 regular rolls of toilet paper!

Royale Velour Toilet paper – 12 double rolls = 24 regular rolls


Royale Velour, Plush & Thick Toilet Paper, 12 Double equal 24 rolls, 142 bath tissues per roll
$9.97 for a 12 double roll pack = $0.42/roll (based on 24 roll equivalent)
The Royale Velour toilet paper is definitely the priciest AND poshest toilet paper on our list! Customers rave about how soft and comfy it is. (And can I just say…I love that people review toilet paper! That made me giggle a bit.)

Based on prices right now, Monday, July 27, 2020 – the best deal on Amazon.ca for toilet paper is: the Charmin! (Our #2 choice, above. Yes, and I did just write #2. LOL)

The beauty of buying your toilet paper online is that it comes delivered right to your door. For many of us right now, the idea of NOT having to go to the grocery store any more than we have to is wonderful! Hopefully you found the deal you were looking for today, and can start restocking your supply of toilet paper. Then, you won’t need to go rushing to the stores if there’s another toilet paper shortage in the future. And you’ll even have enough to share an extra pack with a friend!

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Vintage Cookie Jars – 3 of our favourite styles

The glorious cookie! (Or, if you’re British – biscuits!) It’s a delicious, sweet snack all wrapped up in one small package. It is just about the perfect accompaniment to a cup of good tea or coffee. If you’re a home baker – and more of us are than ever before – and you love to try out new cookie recipes, then you need a handy spot to keep your home baked creations. That’s where cookie jars come in to play.

True vintage cookie jars can be found by:

  1. Raiding your Mom’s or grandmother’s closet or pantry.
  2. Visiting lots of garage sales and yard sales until you find just the right one.
  3. Heading to the thrift store and snagging the perfect, retro jar.

But, during the pandemic some of those options simply aren’t options at all! So, if you’re looking for a vintage or retro style cookie jar, we’ve found some that we think you’ll just love. They have an old-fashioned, traditional style that you’ll be eager to fill with lots of freshly baked cookies. Of course, cookie jars also make an excellent gift for someone who loves to bake. In fact, cookie jars are a very popular gift year round.

White and Aqua ‘Fresh Homemade Cookies’ Ceramic Cookie Jar (Mason Jar style)


DII Vintage, Retro, Farmhouse Chic Mason Jar Inspired Ceramic Kitchen Canister, Cookie Jar With Airtight Lid For Food Storage, Store Cookies, Crackers, Chips and More – Aqua
$38.24 with FREE Shipping
Awesome retro cookie has three colour options: aqua and white (as shown), red and white, or blue and white (a darker blue.) This cookie jar has a nice, tight seal to keep your baking fresh! True vintage styling will fit in with your shabby chic kitchen.

2 pack of Glass Cookie Jars with Tight sealing lids – Bormioli Rocco


Bormioli Rocco Pandora Glass Candy Jar 75 ½ Ounce Cookie Jar (2 Pack) with Plastic Airtight Seal Lid 2 Ways Display, Bulk Food Storage Jar for Snacks, Dry Food, Jelly Beans Canister, Apothecary Jars
$29.99 for a set of 2
These are truly vintage styled cookie jars! And since this is a pack of 2, you can use one for a cookie jar and one for anything else you need to store: like candy, pretzels, or even use in the bathroom to store apothecary items.
Ergonomically designed and with a wide opening so that it’s easy to reach in and get your snack!
Clear glass makes it easy to see how many cookies are left. And that’s vitally important!

Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Heavy-Duty Glass Jar – Large 3 quart size


Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Canister, 3-Quart
$41.91 with FREE Shipping
This truly classic glass jar is ideal for cookies! The large size means even your biggest batches of cookies will all fit neatly inside. Heavy glass jar lid keeps cookies securely in place. (But please note that there isn’t a silicone seal on this lid.)

Cookie jars have always been popular because they’re the perfect place to store your home baked goodies. We hope you found the ideal cookie jar for yourself, or for a gift for a loved one. Happy baking!

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Walmart Diapers – This week’s best deals on diapers

We’re back with this week’s best deal at Walmart on diapers. Why? This allows you parents (and grandparents, we know you check this stuff out too!) to get the very best deals possible on one of the most expensive baby must-haves. Generally, Walmart has one or two types of diapers on sale every single week. Knowing this before you head out to the store OR place an online grocery order helps you to save money. This week’s deals are pretty good! (And we tucked in some baby formula deals on sale this week, too. They are also very good sale prices this week.)

Best deals on diapers at Walmart Canada this week

  • Huggies Little Swimmers – These are perfect for summertime! They allow your baby or toddler to go into the water and still keep all the mess inside the specially designed diaper. This week at Walmart a 20 pack is on sale for $10.97 – that is $3.00 off the regular price!
  • Huggies & Pampers Superpack Diapers – These include the large size packages of diapers such as Pampers Easy Ups or Huggies Pull Ups. These are on Rollback for only $24.97 – that’s $5 off each pack of diapers! Nice!

Baby Formula on Sale at Walmart this Week

While searching for diaper deals we also happened upon some excellent baby formula sales this week. (Week of July 16-July 22, 2020.) This is what we found:

  • Similac Step 1 or Step 2 OR Isomil OR Go and Grow by Similac Step 3. 850 gram tins. Regular price $25.96. This week’s rollback price $20.98 each – almost $5 off! That’s a good stockup deal, parents. (Can’t be bothered heading out to Walmart? I found that Amazon is price matching this at $20.98 a tin.)
  • Enfamil A+ or A+2 or Gentlease A+ Powder tub – Assorted varieties and sizes – Regular price $32.97. Sale price this week $29.97 each. (Again, Amazon appears to matching this price. The powder tubs are on sale there for $29.97 too.)

Oh, baby! We love you beautiful little beings so much, and hope that we’ve helped your family find the diapers and baby formula you need.

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Bargain Books – BookOutlet.ca Book Finds this Week

Hello fellow book lovers! I’ve just had a very fun time perusing BookOutlet.ca for some of the best new bargain books available. During this ongoing pandemic we have more time than ever to enjoy some quality reading time, and so I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of some of these book bargains. Enjoy! (And make sure to brew up a cup of tea or coffee to wrap one hand around, while the other is lovingly holding a new book! Pure bliss…)

So far I’ve personally ordered from BookOutlet twice, and even when the shipping times were slower due to the pandemic – I was super pleased with both orders. The first time it took around 3 weeks to arrive, but my latest order only took less than 2 weeks to get here. And considering that the shipping is free, I thought that was very reasonable.

And when that box of books arrives, well, it’s a pretty exciting time! My cat Milo is also excited, because he gets to play with the box and the heavy-duty packing paper the order arrives in. We all win!

Extra 20% on all books right now! These prices will be shown, below.

Top 5 Choices of Books on Sale at BookOutlet .ca this Week

  1. The Dirty, Lazy Keto Cookbook by Stephanie and William Laska – Was $26.99 Now $10.79! Filled with awesome Keto-friendly recipes such as Hillbilly Pot Roast with ‘Taters’, and Debauchery Chocolate Brownies. Yum! Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds using the Keto diet, and she shares the favourite recipes she developed to help her stay on track.
  2. Things You Save in a Fire (Novel) by Stephanie Center – Was $36.99 Now $12.97 – Listed as a LibraryReads Pick in August 2019, and a Good Housekeeping Summer Reads Pick for 2019 as well. Here’s a little snippet from the book description: “Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.
  3. Sammy the Seal (Children’s Book) by Syd Hoff – An I Can Read Book (Pre-grade 1 reading level) – Was $5.99 Now $2.20 – An adorable little children’s book! Sammy the Seal takes on the city, and goes to the zoo and meets up with a bunch of school children . He even learns to read! What a clever little seal he is. 😉
  4. The Everything Easy Instant Pot Cookbook – Over 300 Recipes – by Kelly Jaggers – Was $26.99 Now $7.75 – An Instant Pot acts as a pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker – all in one! This book is a great gift idea, as it has ideas for every type of meal or snack – from breakfast to main dishes, and even desserts. Nice, easy recipe ideas for everyday family cooking. You can even make poached eggs in the Instant Pot! I had no idea…(Also, if you want to bake cakes in your Instant Pot, this beautiful 7-inch cake pan will fit perfectly.)
  5. Good Night Peter – a Peter Rabbit Book – Was $10.99 Now $4.23 – An adorable little board book with the beautiful watercolour illustrations we all know and love. An excellent story to read your little ones at bedtime.

There are our picks of the week for Book Outlet’s greatest deals. Shipping is free if you purchase over $49! (Which – trust me – is not hard to do.) Enjoy some relaxing read time this summer out in the sun, or curled up in your favourite cozy hideaway spot. Or pick up a few childrens’ books at just a fraction of the cost. Books are a wonderful gift to give to kids. 🙂

Heinz Baked Beans on Sale at Amazon – Only $1.18 a can

This may not be a very glamorous post, but if like me you’re starting to re-stock your pantry from the beginning of the pandemic, then this might be an important post after all! Cans of Heinz baked beans are an excellent pantry standard – they’re a good source of protein and they taste delicious, too. Amazon has been low on most types of baked beans lately, but I managed to find this variety in stock: the Maple baked beans.


Heinz Maple Style Beans, 398mL
Only $1.18 a can

This is an Add-On product at Amazon. Add-on items are low-cost items that are available to purchase with a total of $25.00 of products purchased at the same time. This way we can purchase small items that wouldn’t normally be available with free shipping! When I’m placing an Amazon order anyway, I always add on (ha!) a few of these items to top up the pantry. It certainly never hurts to have a few extra cans of food around nowadays.

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Table Tennis paddles – On Sale Now – 60% off – Only $10.51 each

Do you have a ping pong table at home? Is it time to replace those sad old paddles? I just found this excellent deal of more than half of these Table tennis paddles by Viper. Rather than paying $26.00 a piece, they’re on sale for only $10.51 at Amazon.ca right now. The ratings and reviews are good too – they get a 4/5 star rating.


Viper Table Tennis Orbital Velocity Racket/Paddle
Was $26.00 each, now $10.51

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Breville Milk Frother – $47 off at Amazon – Perfect for Lattes at Home

Is it time to up your homemade latte game? Then we have exactly what you need to make perfect coffeehouse coffees at home – the best homemade milk frother! Breville frothers consistently receive rave reviews from customers, who say these machines create perfect foam for drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. No more will you need to pop to the coffee shop to get the best coffees!


Breville BREBMF600XL Milk Café Frother
Only $149.99 right now with FREE Shipping!

Important Features of the Breville Milk Cafe Frother:

  • Uses induction heating to create evenly heated milk for lattes, cappucinos and hot chocolate. Yum! (The induction burner is built right in!)
  • Temperature control gauge allows you to choose exactly the right temp for the milk – from regular to extra hot! (I always order my lattes extra hot, so this feature is awesome.)
  • Holds up to 3 cups of frothed milk, or as little as 1/2 cup of milk to froth.
  • Stainless steel
  • 4.5/5 star rating with over 2500 ratings given!
  • Creates the finest/smallest milk bubbles for a superfine froth that makes the most delicious frothed milk hot drinks. This is accomplished by a spinner that works as the milk heats up.
  • Automatically turns off when correct temperature is reached.
  • Easy to clean – stainless steel frothing jug can even go in the dishwasher! Dishwasher safe, hooray! Also, because the heat element in this heater/frother is induction, it won’t create the gooey mess on the bottom of the stainless milk jug! Another big positive.
  • Two different mixing paddles for stirring and frothing the milk: one for lattes and one for cappuccinos. The one for cappuccino makes the finest froth, so go with that one if you want the most delicate and delicious milk froth. Just like at the coffee shop!

And with the sale price of $149.99, this is a great time to get an excellent barista-quality frother!