Tuesday, January 31, 2012

INSPIRATION: Our 5 Fave Décor Blogs

It is a brand new year and there’s no time like the present to spruce up your pad. We're constantly on the lookout for great home décor inspiration and have poured through countless blogs to whittle it down to five faves. Enjoy! 

Not a DIY Diva? No, problem. Melissa Michaels shares gorgeous and easy-to-achieve looks and also offers a peek inside her home. 

Grace Bonney offers up tons of ideas with sections for Spaces, Places, DIY and, our fave, Before & After.

Sharalee Mushore draws on architecture, fashion, travel, photography and more for this visually pleasing blog.

Decorating a new home? Sherry Petersik has all the tips you’ll need for this undertaking.

Coco likes to go by a pseudonym, but she doesn’t make her exquisite tastes in home décor a secret.

Friday, January 20, 2012

CONTEST: Win a 2012 NHL All-Star Jersey

Has there ever been a more natural pairing than BeaverTails and the NHL? We don’t think so. These two wonderfully Canadian things will come together this month in an event that’s almost too much greatness to handle! What is this spectacular event, you ask? The 2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair, of course!
Mark your calendars, hockey fans. With tons of hockey-centric activities to choose from, you won’t want to miss this three-day fun-filled festival! Take a picture with the Stanley Cup, test your hockey skill level, meet the NHL Mascots or just sit back and enjoy your favourite BeaverTails pastry at our brand new mobile trailer! 

To make this day even sweeter, we’re holding two contests on Facebook and Twitter to give all you hockey fans two chances to win a 2012 NHL All-Star Authentic Jersey! We are also giving away some super prize packs that include goodies like BeaverTails hockey jerseys, our delicious Pancake Mix and sweet T-shirts.

Here’s how the contest will work on Facebook:
1. Like our page 
2. Click the "Promo" tab 
3. Enter the contest.
* Contest running through January 25th

Here’s how the contest will work on Twitter:
1. Follow us at @BeaverTails
2. Tweet a picture of yourself outside the mobile unit at the Fan Fair
3. Include the hashtag #AllStarTail
* Contest running January 26th through the 28th

For official rules and regulations of the Twitter contest, see below. For official rules and regulations for the Facebook contest, click here. (also posted on the contest page).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

LISTEN: Grammy-Nominated Tunes

Award season is upon us! January and February are jam-packed with award shows, including the Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTA Awards, Razzies, Independent Spirit, Academy Awards and, our favourite, the Grammy Awards!

Here's a roundup of some Grammy-nominated tunes that we'll be surely playing on repeat until the winners are revealed on February 12th.

Adele - Someone Like You
Blake Shelton - Honey Bee
Kelly Clarkson - Mr. Know It All
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Marsha Ambrosius - Just A Kiss
Bon Iver - Holocene
The Black Keys - Dearest
Cut Copy - Where I'm Going

Thursday, January 5, 2012

INDULGE: Five Fab Winter Recipes

Happy New Year! We love this time of year when the holiday frenzy subsides and the temperature drops. Call us crazy, but when the weather outside is frightful we love getting cozy at home and making hearty meals with some good tunes playing in the background. It's one of our favourite "winter activities." Once we're done serving up dinner to our nearest and dearest we bundle up and hit the great outdoors for a snowy walk, skate in the park or sled down the hill. And for dessert? Well, a BeaverTails pastry and hot chocolate, of course! 

Here are five recipes we have in our repertoire. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This stew will definitely warm your tummy on a cold day – and it's great as leftovers for lunch the next day.

One of the yummiest looking salads we’ve ever seen. Those figs are divine!

Spicy and juicy! The perfect flavour combination for the foodie in your fam.

Salmon, the Canadian way! Who can resist maple syrup? We know we can’t.

Mouth-watering braised lamb will have your guests coming back for seconds!