U P D A T E: I  W O N !

Thank you for voting for me and supporting me all these years. You, the internet have been here the last 10 years like no one single human could ever be. For that, I am forever grateful and give gratitude.

It’s crazy awesome to win an award for something that didn’t even EXIST a decade ago. Thank you. Don’t ever doubt yourself, you CAN make magic happen, you have to believe in yourself.

xo CASIE


Something exciting happened yesterday! I’m a finalist in the Academy Social Awards celebrating social media innovators in Canada. The awards are hosted by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Canadian version of The Academy in LA that does the Oscars. Oh hello! This wasn’t even on my radar, especially after being sick and going non-stop with travel and work. This award is celebrates pioneers in the industry, this year marks 11 years of my blog.

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Winner’s of the 2016 #AcademySOCIAL will be announced live at the event on March 10th 2016. #AcademySocial​ will shine a light on the incredible talent and achievements made by social and digital media innovators. More in the video below. 

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Don’t forget to VOTE. You can vote daily but that’s only if you want to remember.  Thank you for following along all these years, I’m planning some great stuff for 2016!

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Hola and Happy Tuesday! Last week I viewed all the entries for the travelcuts documentary film festival and piked my favs. There were a handful of awesome entries. I’m dying to jump in a plane and go on an adventure after watching.

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It’s easy to vote, just share the hashtag that goes with your fav entry. I’ve listed each hashtag with the videos below. If you visit travelcuts.com/filmfest you can see the 3 finalist videos and easily vote there too.  Voting goes until Nov. 17th and the winner will be announced the following week at the screening. Exciting!

😀☀️✈️💛💯💕💛😍✌️🎨👑❤️🎈🎥

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I spent a good chunk of time watching entries for the Doritos Crash the SuperBowl and this is one of my favs. The Doritos contest is back and I would love to see one of my friends submit a commercial and Crash Super Bowl 50. SUBMISSIONS END IN 16 DAYS.

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My fav part of the SuperBowl has always been the advertising and my friends at Doritos Canada asked me to share some info about the LAST Crash’ the SuperBowl Contest. Last year, Canadian Graham Talbot (and his twin bro) created a Doritos commercial, “When Pigs Fly,” that aired during Super Bowl XLIX. He also took home a $50,000 USD prize and was the first winner outside the US. YASSS CANADA.

Over the past nine years PepsiCo’s Doritos brand has given away more than $7M USD in prize money and helped launch careers by hooking winners up with once in a lifetime job opportunities. This year marks the 10th and final year of the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest.

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The winner not only gets to attend to the Super Bowl (50th annual and in San Fran, love that city!) to see their commercial air, but $1MM USD and the opportunity to work with Zack Snyder who recently directed Batman VS Superman.

1 MILLION DOLLARS. 😎

Winning video from the 2015 Superbowl:

 

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How the competition works:

At the crashthesuperbowl.doritos.com/toolkit you’ll find a whole suite of assets to help make your creative dream come true, sound effects, music, product shots, end cards, logos, etc.

  1. Make a video – 30 second brand commercial for Doritos
  2. Submit – by November 15th, 2015
  3. Vote – starting January 5th, 2016
  4. Win – announced February 7th, 2016
This year, three finalists will attend the SuperBowl and watch the game in a suite and find out with the world who is the winner.  The grand prize winner will take home $1MM USD and the opp to work w/ Zack Snyder & Warner Bros. The two runner-ups will each be awarded a $100,000 USD prize. If a Canadian did well last year I have confidence that we can do it again. Canada is home to some of best talent out there.
If you have any desire to collaborate or have me as an extra in your video I will support you!  Visit crashthesuperbowl.doritos.com to see all the current entries and more info.
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Remember that Pringles fiesta party I had the other day? Pringles sent over a case of their new tortilla crisps for me to snack on. Since I can’t shouldn’t eat them all myself, I shared with the office. They’re long gone now but I’ve got something for YOU this round.  Scroll down for details!

Pringles has put together a prize pack perfect for chip lovers everywhere. I want YOU to experience the playful fun only Pringles can deliver, now in their delicious tortilla crisps. Imagine, you could be the office hero too!

The new chips come in three flavours – Nacho Cheese, Zesty Ranch, and Original. The nacho cheese ones are my favourite. Check out their Facebook page to see some of the fun vides they’ve made with the luchador crew.

Tweet to Win!

It’s pretty easy to enter and you can do so once a day. Winners must follow both me @casiestewart and @PringlesCA. Contest closes on October 27th. Open to Canada but sorry no Quebec. 😉

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Recognize this place?

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How about this?

 

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It’s FINALLY 2015 and Marty McFly is coming to the future. I think I watched this movie about 100 times growing up. Over the past few years there’s been some confusion on the REAL date he comes ‘back to the future’ and it’s October 21, 2015.

When Marty travelled through time in ‘Back to the Future’, the only drink Marty wanted was Pepsi Perfect. In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the major motion picture, Pepsi is helping bring the futuristic vision depicted in the film to life. Pepsi has created a limited quantity of Pepsi Perfect bottles to celebrate the classic flick.

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A neat fact about the above ad is the that it was created by Davie Brown Entertainment, creator of the Pepsi Challenge and THE VERY SAME AGENCY that created the fictional Pepsi Perfect product in the movie back in 1989. INCREDIBLE. This is some next level product placement – fictional product becoming real 30 years later. Amazing.

I’m part of the Canadian launch with Pepsi Canada and I’ve got a few of the VERY limited edition Pepsi Perfect bottles to give away in a special Pepsi Prize Pack. I would love to share Pepsi Perfect with YOU.

 

How to Win a Pepsi Perfect Prize

 

This is a show & tell contest: Show and/or tell Pepsi Canada and me WHY you are the biggest Back to the Future Fan. I’ve opened up comments for you to leave one below or you can share via Twitter/Instagram as long as you tag @casiestewart & @pepsicanada. See the widget below to enter.

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What’s Do you Win Exactly?

  • – 1 500mL bottle of Pepsi Perfect
  • – 2 Pepsi Perfect/Back To The Future t-shirts
  • – 1 Back To The Future Trilogy DVD set
  • – 1 Pepsi Perfect poster
  • – 1 Pizza Hut gift card of $25

I can’t WAIT to see your entries, I highly encourage photos form the 80’s, past costumes of you dressed up as Marty & Doc, or stories about your goals of owning a DeLorean. Open to all of Canada (excluding Quebec, sorry guys) and you must be 13+ years old. Prize is valued at $140 CAD. Contest Closes when Marty arrives on October 21, 2015.

Ok, now when can I get a real hoverboard?

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Show Off That Brilliant Smile! Brush. Whiten. Go., Colgate Canada
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate* Optic White™. All thoughts and ideas are my own.  Thanks for supporting me and the brands I work with.

If you know me, you know I smile a lot, heaps in fact. It’s a huge part of my life and I’m generally a pretty happy person. I’ve always been the one flashing her teeth around, spreading sunshine with a smile. ☀️😃 Having nice teeth started early with mum’s influence. In high school, I had braces and unlike other kids, loved going to the orthodontist for updates. Brilliant smile!

Skip ahead a few years after coffee, wine, age etc., keeping that smile bright is important.

Colgate contacted me a couple weeks ago about trying their new Colgate* Optic White™ Toothbrush + Whitening Pen  and I was totally down to give it a go. (Tbh, I’d seen it on tv and wanted to try it already).  Got one for Sean too.

I’ve been using the new Colgate* Optic White™ Toothbrush + Whitening Pen for about a week and it’s quick and easy. One thing to note is the whitening gel has a nice minty taste and won’t hurt your gums. I have sensitive teeth so I wanted to test this out before giving you my thoughts. This is a convenient and affordable way to get whiter teeth.😬

Perfect for everyday use and easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Brush. Use your regular toothpaste.  The toothbrush has specially designed polishing bristles and stain removers to help remove surface stains.
  2. Whiten. After brushing, apply whitening gel with whitening pen. It takes a few seconds to apply and adhere to teeth. No wait, no rinse.
  3. Go.™ Store pen inside brush.

Giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win  for you and your BFF, no purchase necessary. Giveaway begins on Monday, Sept,. 21 and closes on Friday, Septemeber 25. Follow @CasieStewart on Twitter or Pinterest, follow @OpticWhite on Twitter. Enter the giveaway by tweeting about it, and tag @casiestewart and @opticwhite using the hashtag #giveaway. One entry per person, per email. Find official rules here.

I look forward to seeing your pearly whites!

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Happy Friday! I don’t often blog about food but I made something reallllllly amazing for family breakfast at the cottage last weekend. Sharing with you today in case you’ve got someone you’d like to impress. My creation, Reese Peanut Butter Spread French Toast Sandwich! I used a pancake batter to lather a Reese sandwich made with white bread and then French toast it.

Reese contacted me and asked if I’d tried their latest new product.  As it turns out, I had JUST created this. It’s quick and easy (not so healthy) breakfast! YOLO!

Reese Spreads French Toast Sandwich

You’ll need:

  • Reese Spreads
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tbl spoon Sugar
  • q1 tbl spoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tbl spoon Baking powder
  • Maple Syrup – as much as you want!
  • Strawberries & whipped cream to top it off

  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Put some butter on there.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder. Whisk it.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, egg. Whisk again.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined but still slightly lumpy.
  5. Put Reese spread on bread into a sandwich. Make 4-6.
  6. Dip each sandwich in batter and put on the grill.
  7. Flip after 3 min or until fully cooked. Should be a bit brown. Add more butter to pan if necessary.
  8. Set aside or on a warm plate until they’re all ready.
  9. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh fruit, as desired.
  10. Add bacon on the side!

To make all your Reese peanut butter and chocolate dreams come true, they’ve included a prize pack worth $100 for you. Simply enter below and I’ll pick a random winner next week. For more recipe ideas visit the Hershey website or find Reese on Facebook. If you end up making this PLEASE tweet me a photo. Or invite me over…. 😜!

Have a wonderful weekend!

CASIE

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Last week I visited the NKPR IT Lounge at the TIFF bell Lightbox. This lounge, hosted by NKPR, celebrates it’s 10th year and brings together an array of great products and sponsors, to offer gifts to celebrities in town for the festival.

I was very Ellen Degeneres/Justin Bieber when I visited. haha. 

Celebrating 10 and 40 years respectively, NKPR’s highly sought-after IT Lounge and the Toronto International Film Festival will officially partner for the first time – a coming together of the decades – to create an exclusive anniversary Festival experience at TIFF. … In 2006, NKPR’s IT Lounge was the first gifting suite in North America to bring cause to the forefront. This tradition of giving back continues, and in 2015 a donation will be made to Artists for Peace and Justice for every celebrity who sits for a portrait.

Since Last Week An Array of Celebrities Rolled Through

 

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What’s in the NKPR It Lounge Swag Bag?

 

The winner will receive premium festival treats below, plus extras including an eOne DVD collection of popular films from previous TIFF years.

  • – Racinne Lady I Messaging Rejuvenation System $69.99
  • – Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy $59.95
  • – OGX Beauty Organix Sea Mineral Moisture Surge Treatment $14.50
  • – Case of Flow water
  • – BottleGreen Sparkling Elderflower Water
  • – David’s Tea – Pumpkin Chai
  • – Barilla Pasta
  • – CROSS Pen
  • – Square One – $50 Gift Card
  • – Festival Hair Essentials Pack from Goody valued at $50
  • – Fuzz Wax Bar – 1 free service
  • – Tom Tailor Canvas Bag

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Enter to Win an The NKPR IT Lounge Celebrity Swag Bag

 

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For an EXTRA entry retweet this tweet and comment on this Facebook post. Each one will get you another entry and increase your chances of winning the mega prize. Open to anyone in Canada. Sorry Americano & overseas friends!  Contest closes in one week. Happy TIFF! RT This Tweet Comment on This Post

😀💛🎬🎥CASIE

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