Monday, November 17, 2014

Hasbro Holiday Gift Guide!

Its Holiday Gift Guide time again!!! What does Hasbro have this year you ask? A TON!!! M and T tried out a few items on the list.  The Disney Princess Castle: POP-UP MAGIC Game M just loved! So much so, she asked for the other versions of the game for Christmas! Spin to play and use your
princess (Ariel, Belle, Aurora or Snow White) to make your way to the castle collecting your friend tokens (make sure you choose wisely....pick the wrong one and you lose your token and your turn! Pick a friend token that is yours and you keep the token and move ahead 6 spaces. Land on a villain and you move back 3 spaces....but no fear, there is more than 1 way to win the game! Make your way around the board or remember where your tokens are (memory game) and collect all 3 to head straight to the castle.

The Cookie Monster Bath Submarine T had a blast with. He
loved that part of the submarine strained water and that Cookie Monster could squirt water at M. He also liked that Cookie actually fit in the submarine and that the back propeller spun when he filled the cabin full of water and held it up.

Lastly, another growing favorite in this household... Mr. Potato Head... but these guys... come in T's size! These Marvel Mixable Mashable Heroes are just his size and he loves Marvel, so really for him, total home run. I liked that Santa could add a few more of these to T's stocking and they are interchangeable....and that he could totally do change the helmets, arms and feet by himself. Plus, the pint-size taters are totally his size and perfect for something to do on the car ride to drop M off at school.
Other items that made the HGG this year...a ton of really cool Play-Doh sets like Frozen and Doc McStuffins. Transformers and Marvel items are on the top of every boy's list this year, and there are a TON of choices for all age ranges. There is a wide variety of Sesame Street and Playskool items for the LOs this year, along with KRE-O, Nerf, FURREAL, My Little Pony and board games!

There is so many items on the HGG this year, there are going to be some VERY happy kids come Christmas morning!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.hasbro.com

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Philips AVENT Moms - #AVENTmomsCA

For this round of Philips AVENT Moms I received the Philips AVENT Manual Breast Pump and the Philips AVENT Breast Milk Storage Bags. The Manual Breast Pump is great for on the go and the soft cushion helps to stimulate milk flow. It comes with a 4oz bottle with newborn flow nipple, travel cover, is polypropylene and BPA free and is super easy to use. The handle creates a smooth pump and I love that the bags and other AVENT products can work with it. What does that mean? It means you can stock up on bottles and bags...and everything is easy to clean and sterilize. The storage bags come pre-sterilized, can be stored in the fridge or freezer, are easy to fill and the double layer makes sure everything stays fresh until ready to use.

Pregnant or a new Mom? With AVENT you can sign up and receive tips, advise and exclusive offers via email and a ton of coupons to help you save some extra $. I remember referring back to a few emails I was sent when I had M about how to deal with colic, and I ended up using a few tips that worked perfectly on her. You can sign up HERE.You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

Giveaway time!!! Who's up for a Prize Pack giveaway which includes a Philips AVENT Natural Glass Bottle (8 oz) and Philips AVENT Soothies. 

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Disney Live Presents - Mickey's Music Festival - Pre-show Highlights and Giveaway!!! #DisneyLive #MickeysMusicFestival


Well, I think we've made T's YEAR... Mickey's Music Festival is coming to the Sony Centre Jan 9-11!!! We LOVE Disney Live (as I'm sure you have read) but T has a special place in his heart for Mickey and his crew. T loves to sing ans dance, so I know he's going to thoroughly enjoy this Disney Live show!!! We'll be able to see a mix of M's fave princesses, our Toy Story friends and all the regulars have fun while they re-mix some of the songs we love. It will be a blast!!!


Check out the full website HERE and grab your tickets HERE!

Don't forget to follow along! Check out Disney Live FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages! If you go to the show make sure to tweet along with Hashtag #DisneyLive and #MikeysMusicFestival so we can see how much you enjoyed it!

Want to try to win tickets? GOOD LUCK!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Disney On Ice presents.....Treasure Trove - Ticket Giveaway!! #DisneyOnIceInsider

Its that time of year again, and we're SUPER excited!!! Yes... our favorite... Disney On Ice is BACK!!! (insert loud cheer here). We're starting off by going to see one we haven't seen before.... Treasure Trove!  We'll be able to experience We are super excited to see how Rapunzel and Flynn take us on a journey that I'm sure M will love!!! Treasure Trove is coming to the Rogers Centre on December 19th and runs through until December 28th! The perfect holiday gift for your little princess!!!

I love love...LOVE going to Disney On Ice with M and T. They both enjoy these experiences so much! M loves dressing up like her favorite princesses and T never leaves home with his Mickey Mouse ears on. These shows truly light up their faces...it's awesome to watch and the shows are just magical!
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Here are all your links!

Want to learn more about this performance?
Treasure Trove

Click here to purchase tickets to a Disney On Ice show near you!

Check out the full website: Disney On Ice

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Who is ready to win tickets to Treasure Trove for opening night, Dec 19 at the Rogers Centre???

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#Soniclear Product Review


I received a SONICLEAR to try out. It is an antimicrobial sonic skin cleansing system that gently messages dirt and make-up while ensuring that bacteria doesn't grow on the attachments. It can be used to help prevent breakouts, improve skin ton and clean your skin to better react and absorb your daily skincare products. The system comes with the device, 1 facial brush, 1 body brush the charging stand and power adapter.

I liked this unit with regards to how soft my skin felt after using it. It massaged and vibrated to clean deep into my pored and get out all my make-up. The attachments are easy to clean and to switch out. The battery lasts a long time too, which means I can throw it in my luggage for a weekend away and not have to bring the charger. Michael Todd has a skin care line for all skin types and even an Eyeosonic and a Bi-light which are other systems to help with both the eye area and anti-aging. Everything looks really interesting... I'm going to check out the clay mask and some of the anti-oxidant line of products!

For more information please visit the website HERE

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Oyayco - Gro-hush and Gro-egg!

We got to try out a Gro-hush and Gro-egg from Oyaco for review. The Gro-hush is really, really

cool! I wish I had this when my kids were newborns! It is a portable white noise machine that is safe for baby (set at a 75 decibel level, which studies proved to be safe even for newborns for long periods of time). There are different sounds to choose from including ocean waves and heartbeats. I remember I played a white noise machine for T and he loved the heartbeat sounds. M on the other hand loved anything to do with nature. I liked that the timer is automatically set at 10 min and that you can wash the soft cover that you use to place it near your LOs ears, plus...the travel case... awesome idea. I recently found out that my SIL is having her first LO, so this is a definite addition to the little peanut's x-mas list!
The Gro-egg is en-genius! It is a nightlight and thermometer built into one. Yellow means the room is set at a comfortable temperature, blue is too cold and red is too hot. I love this for T's room because it is over the garage so it tends to be a bit cooler than the other rooms sometimes...so now we know when to shut off some of the other vents upstairs.

Thanks to Oyaco for sending over some cool new items to try out!

For more information and ordering please visit www.oyaco.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Philips AVENT Moms - #AVENTmomsCA

I received 2 training cups to review as part of the 2014 Philips AVENT Mom program in Canada. T got to try out a Trainer and a Natural Drinking Cup as part of the first round of the program.
The Trainer is great because it has a soft spout and handles to make it easy for little hands to use and is safe to use on sensitive teething gums. This cup is great starter cup for those learning to use a cup for the first time, and then they can grow with these cups too. The spouts and handles can be used with all cups and bottles.The Natural Drinking Cup is dishwasher safe, and comes with a snap on lid to keep the rim of the cup clean. I loved this cup for T who will soon be transitioning to a regular cup. Philips AVENT patented a leak-proof valve so T can only drink out of it a little at a time. Also he needs to tilt the cup up and the liquid will only come out when held at a certain angle as well. He's actually taking to this one really well, so I'm hoping to pick up a few more and put them in the cup rotation! Ha ha ha!


Pregnant or a new Mom? With AVENT you can sign up and receive tips, advise and exclusive offers via email and a ton of coupons to help you save some extra $. I remember referring back to a few emails I was sent when I had M about how to deal with colic, and I ended up using a few tips that worked perfectly on her. You can sign up HERE.You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Healthy Shopper Picks from Fall 2014!

Here we go...the Healthy Shopper picks are here for this Fall, and to be honest.... totally the best picks yet! Ok, lets get started!

Olympic Dairy -  CHIA Balkan style yogurt - It doesn't contain preservatives, gelatin or gluten which is great. I liked the texture of it as well. My typically favorite flavors aren't available so I found myself getting the vanilla and adding some apples and cinnamon to it. Loved it!

Made Good™ - The granola minis and bars...total hit at home and in the office! I loved these for a quick breakfast and my 2 pm snack. These are made from ethically sourced organic ingredients and whole grains, and are SUPER yummy!

Pamela’s Products - Artisan Flour Blend and Sugar Cookie Mix - Well, as you can guess those didn't last long and possibly the best tasting cookies we've had from this type of mix. The flour we used as a replacement to the little areas I used whole wheat flour before, and it works awesome.

Simply Natural – Simply Natural pasta sauces - They are certified organic, fat free and are AWESOME for helping us make a quick meal tasty with a healthier option for the family. I actually liked all 4 of the sauces where the kids tending to go with the tomato basil as a go-to. .

Allimax - Extracted allicin from garlic to help boost your natural immune system, and come in vegetarian capsule form. These can be taken daily to support overall health...I took them and found myself not getting sick when both kids came down with a cold. Its a natural replacement to all those other over the counter pills.

Hyland’s, Inc. - Tiny Cold Tablets and Cough Syrup - These came at the perfect time! M had a cough and T was congested with a runny nose. I loved that both are easy to dose, the tiny capsules are AMAZING. T was 100% better the day after getting the recommended dose and a good night sleep. It was like night and day honestly. The cough syrup worked great for M! I gave it to her before school and she said she didn't cough once the whole day. These homeopathic options for LOs are right on the money!

Honestly, the group of products chosen this time...wow... I can tell you right now, I'll without a doubt re-purchase the Hyland's products and the Made Good™ the minute they run out. The apple granola minis are killer!

For more information and to find out where you can grab all these great products and coupons, please visit www.thehealthyshopper.ca

Want to find out more about these great products? Check out their websites!

Olympic www.olympicdairy.com
Made Good™ www.madegoodfoods.com
Pamela's Products http://pamelasproducts.com/
Simply Natural www.cheltenhouse.com
Hyland's www.hylands.com

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monster High Freaky Fusion - Flash Giveaway!

Well... I have some good news!!! Monster High Freaky Fusion launched September 30th so it's timefor a flash giveaway time right in time for Halloween!!! The ghouls travel back 200 years and discover the workshop of an old scientist.....yes...this is where Monster High begins! Check out how the ghouls try to get home and end up getting fused together in an effort to save Frankie! M loves Monster High... so she's super excited about seeing this movie!

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3kmrCVgxJY\

Ready for a giveaway??? Here's what's up for grabs ($100 value):   

  • 2 dolls from the Monster High Freaky Fusion “Fusions” Doll Assortment
  • 1 Monster High Freaky Fusion Frankie Recharge Chamber
  • 1 Blue-Ray DVD combo pack



AND THE WINNER IS...

Anna

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Monday, October 6, 2014

THE GAME OF LIFE - CAA #CAAGOL




Well... it's back in South Central Ontario for the 4th year!!! THE GAME OF LIFE -CAA Edition is here, and there's a TON to be won!!! There are new mini games like CAA Rewards™ Mall Memory and Petro-Canada’s Fill ‘Er Up! Earn and spend GAME OF LIFE Dollars (G.O.L.D.), and earn bonus entries along the way. Make it to the airport and you're done for the day! The best part: you get a new chance every day to earn extra entries (including social shares...so get sharing!). THE GAME OF LIFE - CAA Edition runs from September 29th to November 23rd!!


I remember growing up playing THE GAME OF LIFE--it was always so much fun! It was a time for family to get together and have some quality time away from the TV. I loved game night!!! Plus, with my busy schedule (being a working Mom of 2 is a hard job) I'm trying to make it a habit to "unplug" us at least 1 hour a night, so we can spend some quality time together. It's hard... it really is, but we're trying to make it a daily occurrence now.... and making game night once a week makes it easier!


You can take this online contest to go (I've been playing on my phone) and have a chance to win 2,600 instant prizes and a dream vacation!!! Seriously, who couldn't use a REAL vacation! With all that life throws at us, it's time to take your family (or your partner, depending on which vacation prize option you choose) away with you! CAA is not only Roadside Assistance--they also have travel packages, life, home and auto insurance and access to savings and rewards which I've totally taken advantage of!

Are you ready to play? HERE is where you can get started! You can follow CAA on FACEBOOK and TWITTER


Want to know what the over 2,600 instant prizes are?

  • Petro-Canada™ Preferred Price Cards ($0.10 off per litre)
  • Petro-Canada™ Car Wash Cards
  • Payless ShoeSource Gift Cards
  • East Side Mario's Gift Cards
  • Cineplex Entertainment - Adult Admit One Tickets
  • Husky Energy Gift Cards
  • Options Gift Cards
  • Dulux Paints Gift Certificates
  • Kernels Popcorn Gift Cards
  • LensCrafters Gift Certificates
  • Teleflora Promo Codes
  • Starwood Pre-Paid VISAs
  • Best Western Travel Cards
  • Walmart Gift Cards
  • Sephora Gift Cards
  • The Body Shop Gift Cards
  • Tiger Direct Gift Cards

3 Grand Prize Options to choose from!
When you register for the game, you will have the ability to select from the 3 following destination options.
  • Florida Family Fun - 8-day trip for 4 people to Orlando theme parks
  • Northern European Cruise - 7-night Norwegian escape for 2 people with Holland America Line
  • Signature Argentina 2-person - 13-day tour of the best of Argentina (Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Mendoza)

Contest open to CAA Members and non-members. Complete rules and regulations are available at www.caagol.com. HASBRO and its logo and THE GAME OF LIFE are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. ®CAA and CAA logo trademarks owned by, and use is granted by, the Canadian Automobile Association.

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