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A Big #TreatsForToys Thank You!

We just completed another amazing year of #TreatsForToys for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated! I saw so many amazing creations being shared and with each one creating a $20 donation to the Salvation Army, I am confident that a lot of kids are going to have an extra special Christmas because of it!

It was an extra special year for me because on top of being able to help raise money for kids in need, I had the opportunity to bring my kids with me to the CTV Ottawa Morning Live studios to shoot a segment promoting the campaign. It’s always special when I get to share my blogging world with them and they were so excited to see themselves on TV.

I hope you had as much fun as we did on this campaign and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year! Until that time, keep doing good things for others and have an amazing holiday season!!

Cheers!

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.

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The Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Program Is Back! {Plus, A Giveaway!}

I’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for a 3rd year in a row to work on their Treats For Toys program! The concept of this program is as simple as Make, Share, Give! You Make a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat with your kids, Share it at TreatsForToys.ca or on social media with the hashtag #TreatsForToys and Kellogg’s will Give $20 to the Salvation Army to go towards providing a toy to a child in need this Christmas.

Understanding that it can be difficult to come up with ideas, I have included the recipes of the toys that my daughter and I created in our kitchen laboratory! You can also head over to TreatsForToys.ca to check out all the amazing creations that others have come up with. Just think, if everyone in a family of 4 uploaded or shared a toy-shaped treat, that would provide 4 toys to children who would otherwise receive nothing this holiday season. There’s no baking required either, so I encourage you to get your kids involved!

As promised, the recipes we created are listed below and after you get through those I have included a fun giveaway for a Treats For Toys gift pack! So, have some fun in the kitchen and feel free to head over to my Facebook or Twitter pages to share your creations with the #TreatsForToys hashtag!

Treats For Toys Christmas Smileys 2

Treats For Toys Prancer's Pumpkins

Treats For Toys Holiday Homerun

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#TreatsForToys Giveaway!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.

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Help Put An End To Classroom Hunger This Fall #FeedingBetterDays

I’m happy to be teaming up with Kellogg’s Canada on their #FeedingBetterDays program to help in the fight against kids going to school hungry. As you will see in the video I have created below, trying to focus and learn while dealing with an empty stomach is extremely difficult. Kellogg Canada, in partnership with Breakfast Clubs of Canada, will be donating a portion of the proceeds from every box of cereal sold to their breakfast club partners.

Please take a look at my video below and I’d love it if you would considering sharing it with your friends! You can be the difference maker in a child’s life by providing them with a much needed breakfast to start their day. Whether you buy a box of cereal or donate to the breakfast clubs, hungry children will benefit.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program. We received a box filled with various cereals that my daughter and I dropped off to the local food bank.

PK Subban Rice Krispies Treats for Toys

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Is Back!

As a blogger I occasionally get the opportunity to do some good with my platform. I am especially grateful to once again have been asked to take part in the Treats for Toys program from Kellogg’s, which benefits the Salvation Army. This campaign has a little bit of something for everyone with the big payoff being that the money raised will help purchase gifts for children in need.

For me, this is an opportunity to not only flex my baking muscles, which are sorely neglected, but also to teach my children about giving back. For the kids, well, on top of the important lessons involved they also get to play with their food and not get in trouble for it.

Before we get to our first Treats for Toys creation I just wanted to give a quick plug for the Salvation Army because I actually spend a lot of time at our local shop. I’m not sure if you’ve ever donated or visited a Salvation Army location but the hard work that goes into making them a success is second to none. My local branch has a really cool auction section set up where they run monthly auctions on items that are deemed to be on the more valuable side. I have won old toys, sports cards and more from these auctions and love that the money is also going to do some good.

Treats For Toys

The Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys campaign is easy to do, just follow these steps:

1) First, choose your favourite variety of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal to use as the base and add some snap, crackle and pop to your creation:
• For a limited time, Holiday Rice Krispies cereal adds a burst of festive colour to your toy-shaped treat;
• Rice Krispies Original cereal is the classic choice for traditionalists;
• Rice Krispies with Vanilla Flavour adds a hint of sweetness to the original wholesomeness of rice;
• Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes boosts the fun factor with whole grain, funky shapes and no artificial flavours or colours; and
• Rice Krispies Brown Rice Gluten-Free cereal is made with whole grain brown rice.

2) Create your toy-shaped treat using one of five Kellogg’s Rice Krispies recipes available on RiceKrispies.ca or design your own!

3) Take a picture of your treat and upload the photo to RiceKrispies.ca. You can also share your work of art on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #TreatsforToys.

4) For every photo received on the website, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child in need.

As you can see from the above cover photo, my son took the first crack at creating a treat and decided to go with a very life like replica of PK Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. We’ll be coming up with a few more wacky creations throughout the campaign and I hope you will join in the fun as well!

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program and also made a donation to my local Salvation Army.

Sometimes Parenting Means Eating Froot Loops From The Floor In The Bathroom

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You’re probably thinking “link bait” on this one, right? Unfortunately, for me, the title is 100% accurate. Let me tell you why I was forced to eat my delicious Kellogg’s Froot Loops from the floor in the bathroom…

I guess I should start by answering the obvious first question: Yes, I am a 34 year old man/husband/father and I still occasionally enjoy a bowl of sugary Froot Loops. While we’re on the subject, once every weekend I even let my kids have a bowl of it. There it is. I am a terrible father and role model.

Now, where were we??? Oh yes, the eating cereal from the bathroom floor thing.

You see, I am a firm believer that crunchy cereal is meant to be enjoyed while it is still in a semi crunchy state. Otherwise, why would it begin crunchy in the first place? It would just come in a can, like soup, and we would either drink it or continue eating it with a spoon as we do now. Of course, that would just be ridiculous.

There is, in fact, an art to cereal eating that I have decided not to bore you with at this time. That being said, one of the key components to enjoy a perfect bowl of cereal is the ability to eat it immediately after the milk has been poured. This becomes difficult when your two year old, almost potty trained, daughter yells “I have to go pee-pee!” as she runs to the bathroom.

What else was I supposed to do? I followed quickly behind her, bowl in hand, as we took our usual places. I can’t say it was my ideal eating conditions but damn if that wasn’t a delicious bowl of cereal!

Have you ever been stuck between a Pot and a Hard Place? Share your story in the comments!

Cheers!