School has started and here in the Cookie Jar we're trying to get back into the swing of things with both Jake and I at new schools, new routines, you name it...but that hasn't stopped us from hunting down some stuff about town!
1.Save Money on BC Ferries: Coast Experience Card
If you rely on BC Ferries to get you where you need to be, this is a really sweet deal; get the card, choose your savings (passenger only or passenger/vehicle) and then carry the required minimum balance on the card. Use it to pay when you take the ferry, and you actually save money! We saved about $18 for three adults and a vehicle on our last trip. Click on the link for more details.
2. Environmentally Friendly-ism: Green Works Toilet Cleaner
In my quest to find greener cleaning stuff, I just bought this and I really quite like it! It's thick and coats the bowl, you don't have to scrub hard to get it off, and it foams up nicely. Plus it has a pleasant scent and really does a good job of cleaning. In fact I like it better then any other brand I've used-green or otherwise.
3. Contests! Canadian Living and My Wooden Spoon
There's prizes to be had over at My Wooden Spoon, where two copies of Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry are being given away. Head on over and leave a comment about your eating habits for your entry until September 7.
Hey, do you need a vacuum? Canadian Living is giving you a chance at a free Dyson. It's even pink! While you're there browse through their other contests too, there's lots.
4. Are you a Foodie? Don't miss Nibbles and Bites of Richmond, BC
Always wanted to try food from a Richmond restaurant but haven't gotten there yet? Here's your chance! This weekend (Sept 6-7) is Richmond's own Nibbles and Bites! Entry is free, then you buy tickets ($1 each) to snag tastes of food from various booths. There's even carnival rides and games for the kids! Check out this map to see what's happening...
5. For Your Science Minded Kids: Steve Spangler Science
This site actually sells science-y type stuff, but I love the experiments that are also on there. Jake is totally into mixing mentos and Coke so that he can make something explode-and if you have a kid like mine (who will just sneak your vinegar and baking soda anyway) it's a great place to get some good, safe science experiments. Jake also likes the science videos.
So I don't know about you guys, but after all this getting up early and packing school lunches, I'm glad it's the weekend. Of course now that summer holidays is over the sun has come out and we have some great weather happening-right in time for me to be stuck inside making jam out of 20 lbs of plums.....isn't that how it always goes?