Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wean Machine - Review

I received a Wean Machine to try out... and it's really cool! It is a handheld baby food maker.... it can squish and strain anything! It's kind of like a backwards garlic press...if that makes sense. I put in some fruit for "M" into the chamber... added the strainer on top and squished it together. The best part... it comes with a spoon that sits in the middle of the machine... so it's great for storage...plus you'll never forget it! Once the food is through the strainer the chamber holds everything so you can feed your baby right from it!

I totally wish I had this when "M" was little... wow.. I remember having to make everything...freeze it and take ice-cubes with me everywhere....having to find somewhere to heat it up... ugh..I'm having horrible flashbacks! This way you can just mash up anything that you're eating at the same time... then give it a rinse.

I was really surprise how easy it is to use, and there are different strainers so you can go from mush to chunks in 2 seconds.... and you only need 1 hand to do it....I'm impressed.

Huge thanks to Oyaco for letting me try one out! For more information on ordering and finding Canadian distributors visit www.oyaco.com

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Deuce G2 - Review and Giveaway!

A while ago I reviewed a Deuce watch and loved it...so I was super excited when they asked to have a review done about the new G2. The new one has all the great qualities of the first... super flexible, comfortable to wear, easy to set...and totally perfect for the gym. The main differences are seen in form factor. The G2 is thicker than the original...and comes in different colours. Makes a huge statement when you wear it....from casual day at work to your football or baseball game in the evening. I decided to choose a small white one... as I have the black original in a bigger size. Someone out there is probably thinking... are you nuts to get a white watch? So'k a baby wipe gets off anything that made its way onto my new work out buddy. They have some basketball team branded versions of the G2 as well... totally need to see some hockey ones! Would love a Toronto Maple Leaf one!

Huge thanks to Deuce for hitting me up for another review...and offering a giveaway!

What's up for grabs??? Your own Deuce G2! - you can pick the size and colour! Dependent on stock levels: (Canada & U.S)
Contest Closed January 21st!!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cat in the Hat Costume - Product Review

I have reviewed a few children's costumes in the past, so this time I wanted to try out an adult costume. The Cat in the Hat is pretty big in this household so I figured it would be really cute to do a Dr.Seuss costume. The Cat in the Hat costume is really cool.... comes with a one piece body....with the tail attached, white gloves, open face mask (for the neck and ears) and the signature red and white hat. I like that the white parts of the costume has longer fur... and that the bow is attached to the main body....so you don't have to worry about losing it! Everything is good quality... and the pricing is really good too.

I like this costume so much I think that I'm going to do a Cat in the Hat theme for her next birthday, and have a friend dress up in it! Super cute! On that note... I checked out everything about Dr.Seuss and found a few awesome websites for activities and games.

This costume will be well used that's for sure... super huge thanks to Costumesupercenter.com for another great product review! Can't wait for the next one!

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Tis the Season... Bah Humbug!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Walrooz Sled - Review and Giveaway!

I was really excited when I was approached to review this product... 1...because it looks super cool....2 because its totally affordable and 3.... "M" is a total snow bunny and loves tobogganing and stuff. The really cool this is you can connect the sleds together! At least I thought it was a really good idea. I would have loved this when I was a kid... being about to go down the hill with all my friends at once! The sleds are plastic...kinda flexible....and come in red, blue, green and orange (we got an orange one). This sled by BenBat (they also make some other cool stuff.... I gotta find where I can find the GoVinci... M would love to try that out)...... and comes in 2 sizes (small and large).

Last year we made a a mini slope for her in the backyard and sent her down on a toboggan...she loved it...so I can't wait for this winter. We got a tiny bit of snow last week so I was totally dragging her all over the lawn and backyard on this little sled. I really like that it's super light weight too. It'll be easy to carry back and forth to the hill this year!

For more information about where to find the Walrooz Sled visit www.oyaco.com

What's up for grabs??? Your own Walrooz Sled (Canada)
Contest Closes January 14th!!

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Tooth Time Kit - Review and Giveaway!!!

I received a Tooth Time kit from Tooth Timer. It includes the "Ready-Set-Brush!" booklet, a toothbrush and the Tooth Timer. The booklet has some great tips like getting your child to hold a mirror when you brush/floss their teeth so they can see what you are doing. There are also fun facts which "M" thought were funny... like...how many teeth a T-Rex had. I like that the booklet explains how to brush and floss properly while also including some fun games for the little one at the end.

The tooth brush was a basic bristled toothbrush. "M" uses an electric one at home so we brought it to preschool. They brush their teeth after lunch....so she gets hers cleaned 3 times a day, which is awesome.

Now...the Tooth Timer...super cute (shaped like a tooth)..and times 1 and 2 min intervals. Basically its an egg timer but for your teeth. "M" liked making it a game to try to beat the tooth....lol. She'd brush and brush until the bell went off. We've always brushed for 2 minutes, but used the digital timer from my electric toothbrush, I'm happy she's got her own now :)

This kit is a great idea, very informative, makes brushing fun for kids and makes life that little bit easier for parents, and helps promote healthy gums and teeth!

Thanks to The Tooth Timer Company for sending out a kit for us to try out!

What's up for grabs??? Your own Tooth Time Kit! (Canada and U.S)
Contest Closes January 14th!!

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Tantrums aren't just for toddlers anymore!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holy Moly I was mentioned in the Entreprenette Gazette!

Check out #4! "Super Reviewer" as quoted by Power Capes!

Woohoo!!! at http://theentreprenettegazette.com/2011/12/06/how-to-get-a-blog-review/?mid=5496

YAYY!!! Thanks for the shout out Power Capes!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Oops...My Bad!


New post is up in Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/oops-my-bad/

Gotta start watching what I say!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Zak'x Giveaway winner is....EdmontonJB!

Congratulations Edmontonjb! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours.

Thanks to those who entered!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Basa Body Winner is....Rhonda!

Congratulations to comment #22...Rhonda! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours.

Thanks to those who entered!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HUGGIES® Baby and You program Giveaway winner is...Missy L!!

Congratulations to #51...Missy L! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours :)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zax's - Product Review and Giveaway!

I received 4 different products from Zax's Original.  Adult and kids Bruise Cream, Darkspot Cream, and the Original Heel spur Cream. A ton of goodies to try out.... hands down...my fave for me is the Darkspot Cream. It kept my skin soft, and even though I don't have many dark spots... I found that any imperfections in my skin did look lighter after 3 or 4 days and it says that most people see a difference over a longer period of time. I'm sold...lol. It has licorice extract, aloe, vitamin E and a few other ingredients to help lighten even really dark spots.

The Bruise cream for me....was hard to test... I didn't have any bruises to test...but "M" had one on her knee. We tried it out... within a few days it was visible lighter and it looked like another day or so and it would be gone. Ingredients include witch hazel, and arnica. The adult formulation added menthol to the mix... which I liked when I did try it to see what it felt like on my legs. I did notice on my legs though... I do have a vein close to the surface... it didn't look as blue...so I can see that how the cream would help me. Plus, I love any leg creams with menthol in it...especially after a long day of running around.

The heel spur cream has devil's claw, ginger, arnica and menthol in it. I sometimes get sore heels... never bad enough that I would need orthotics or anything... but I'm sure one day I will. I found that the menthol in the cream helped my heels feel a bit tingly and the arnica helped the tenderness I get sometimes.

Overall, the 2 products I love..... the kids bruise cream and the dark spot cream will definitely be re-bought in this household!

Thanks to Zax's for doing the review and giveaway!

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

What's up for grabs??? Zax's Original's Prize Pack!! [worth $87!!!!] (Canada only)
Contest Closes November 26th!!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Basa Body (Tomoson)- Product Review and Giveaway!!!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I received a tester sized sample of Basa Body Coconut Lotion to review. Basa Body uses organic coconut oil and are socially conscious. The coconut oil is imported from Kenya (a company of women that they connected with in Mombasa Kenya and help support by empowering those exact women), and by the way...it smells awesome! Just saying...LOL
For me... the cream left my hands soft but was a too shiny for my liking. I'm not big on more of the oil based creams, but it smelled good and I liked how thick the cream was. There are no parabens, chemicals or preservatives...and they give 10% of their products to humanitarian work, which is awesome! It is good to see that a company is willing to go through the efforts to truly make a difference.


Thanks to Basa Body and Tomoson for letting me do the review!


For more information and ordering please visit basabody.com


What's up for grabs??? You're own bottle!
Contest Closes November 19th!!

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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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Milestone Birthdays....Does that mean I have to start lying about my age?

New post is up on Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/milestone-birthdays-does-this-mean-i-have-to-start-lying-about-my-age/

did you get you're newsletter? - teehee... featured blog post ;)

Thanks :)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

NaturzAire Giveaway Winner is.... Melissa M!!

Congratulations!! Comment #12!!! I've already sent you an email please respond with your address within 48 hours.
Thanks!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HUGGIES® Baby and You program (Mom Central) - Giveaway!

I was so excited when I found out I was selected for the HUGGIES® Baby and You Blog Tour through Mom Central. It's actually really cool.... at select Loblaw Superstore locations you can go out and learn 2 really cool recipes... one for Mom and one for Baby! You can totally bring your baby with you too...which is awesome! I would have loved to get out and do something like this with "M" when she was little. You'll also get a chance to learn more about HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip On Diapers...which totally would have been great for the little "scooter" in the house we had! Want to hear the best part? Its FREE.... yes I said the "F" word! FREEEEEEEEE!!!!

Hit up the Baby and You FACEBOOK page for event locations!!! Events take place between October 18th and November 2nd...so make sure you can sneak out and take advantage! At each event you will be taught 2 different dishes... and the classes are led by  President’s Choice chef in the cooking school!

Want to know what the dishes are??? Quinoa Pancakes for Mom.... and Sweet and White Potato Mash for the little ones! (I'm dying to try these!) As if all this wasn't cool enough... each Mom will receive some HUGGIES® coupons AND a super cute pair of tiger ears right in time for Halloween!!!

Want to know a bit more about the HUGGIES® Slip Ons? They have stretchy sides... so easy to slip on and off...and they keep all the mess in while letting your little one explore and move around! Stretchy SnugFit* waistband and grip tabs are the magic behind the no leak factor! Where were these diapers when I needed them? LOL

Giveaway time!!! Thanks to Mom Central.....HUGGIES® and Baby and You! I'm going to check out which location I can take "M" to!!!

What's up for grabs??? A $50 Loblaw Gift Card!!! (Open to Canadians)

Contest Closes October 31st!!!

“Disclosure – I am participating in the HUGGIES® Baby and You program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Kimberly- Clark Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Maamam (Tomoson) - Product Review


I received a  white and orange 4 in 1 towel from Maamam (the aacua 4 in 1 multi use bath towel). It can be used from newborn to toddler age... or even for Mom as an apron. It is really easy to use... I wish I had this when "M" was small, especially because she was soooo tiny. It would have made me feel more comfortable drying her off after a bath.

If you are wearing it like an apron all you do is wrap the baby in it....swaddling them while drying them off!
Great size for the towel... and the hood is big enough even for M`s big melon. She ran around after her bath (using it as a robe).... complete with snaps and velcro so she didn`t get cold running to her room to get her jammies on. I liked that the front (when used as a robe) was shorter so she didn`t trip...but low enough in the back to cover everything that needed to be covered.

Each finding on the towel is colour coded to match the function in which you`d like to use the towel... so I thought was pretty handy too. It is also 100% cotton terry...so it soaks up the water really well and is super soft!

Thanks to Maamam and Tomoson for letting me do this review!

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

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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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Glodose Giveaway Winner is....Charlene!!

Congratulations comment #10! I have already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that enters the contests.... please remember to complete the mandatory entry....leave your email addresses in your posts...and leave separate comments for each of your actions.
Thanks!

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Koobli Giveaway Winner is.....Amy O!!!

Congratulations to comment #19...Amy O! I've already sent you an email...please respond within 48 hours :)

Thanks to everyone that entered!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For the love of long weekends!


New post is up on Oh Baby!
http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/for-the-love-of-long-weekends/

Hope everyone had a good long weekend!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sol Tote Giveaway Winner is....MCs Mommy!

Congratulations to MCs Mommy! Comment #76! I've already sent you an email....please respond within 48 hours :)
Thanks to everyone that entered! Good response!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Slanket - Product Review


I received a Sofa Safari Slanket for review! What is a Slanket you ask? A blanket with sleeves! The first thing a noticed was that it was made from a thick fleece material... and it was huge! So comfy while snuggling up on the couch on a rainy day (which we've had a lot of lately...boo). Both "M" and I could snuggle up together with more than enough room to stretch out and have one of our fur babies curl up too. I've seen the other type of branded blankets with arms....not mentioning any names... and this one is made from a thicker material and I even think it may be a bit longer too, but I'm not sure of the comparison in actual length.

They have a ton of different patterns and solids... as well as a travel version... kids versions and even a couples version...lol. They even have another version called the Koala...a throw that you can use as a pillow... and its fuzzy.

Thanks to Slanket for sending us out one to try....and the extra cuddle time too... can never get enough ;)

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.theslanket.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Seventh Generation Diaper Donation Program!

I received 4 packs of size 5 diapers to donate any way I would like....from Seventh Generation. I was super excited when I found of I was a part of the 2011 Diaper Donation Program! They have set a goal of a 240,000 diaper donation to over 40 shelters in NS, QC, ON, AB and BC. The greatest part.... that's about a $160,000 value which is being donated to areas that really need it, and ones that don't get a lot of support from the corporate business side.
I got to choose where I donated my 4 packs of diapers, so I figured why not help those around me! A friend of mine...her best friend had twins this year....and really... I can't even imagine having 2 in diapers...not only the expense... but...my goodness... you'd be changing diapers ALL day! I checked with Mom Central to make sure it was ok, and there was no problem there....so I gave them to my friend to give to her. I also gave her my number so I can tell her why I was giving her them.

Once she called me, I explained what the program does and who Seventh Generation is.... and all the awesome things about them. She was so appreciative.....almost in tears she said that money was a "little tight" so it helped out a ton to just not have that expense for the week. She loved how clean an natural they were too, because she said she would have loved to use more of a "green" diaper but just couldn't afford it when there ended up being 2 bums to cover...lol.
Canadian Moms.... don't forget that Seventh Generation is also doing the  "Buy One Give One" program so everyone can do their own part in helping out those who need it! (It runs till the end of the month). Oh and make sure you become a Nation Member to receive coupons, tips and special offers. you can do that here: http://ca.seventhgeneration.com/community_ca.
Thanks to Seventh Generation and Mom Central for letting me be a part of this awesome campaign! It felt good to give!
"I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. "

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bumkins Art Smock - Product Review


I received a Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish art smock from Bumkins! Its machine washable and durable...ties up in the back at the top....the cuffs have a bit of elastic so they don't more and the large pocket in the front is great for holding her art supplies like her brushes and a few wet naps.

I love how bright the colours are... the pattern is AWESOME! She loves Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat is her fave).....the material is stain resistant (to most things....). The smock itself...touch big for skinny minny but that's not a big deal. There are a ton of different Dr.Seuss fabrics too...Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham...but they have their funky patterns too like Robot and Flutter Floral (cuuute...btw).  I also like how the back of the smock has a little rubbery feel to it... it keeps it from moving around a lot.

Huge thanks to Bumkins for letting me do another review for you! Love your products, and my little Picasso loves wearing her new smock!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.bumkins.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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January Baby - Product Review

I received a toddler hat and a pair of waterproof Smittens with thumbs in fuchsia from January Baby. January Baby was started by a Mom...that like all of us had issues with our little ones keeping their gloves on! Hence.... the birth of Smittens. A pair of waterproof gloves (mine with thumbs)...that are attached to like a scarf-like fleece band....that fits through your child's jacket and out the sleeves. I like that it lays flat on her back and she didn't complain once that it was bugging her. The band is perfect for helping to keep her gloves on nice and snug. The cuff on the gloves are nice and long to go up her jacket sleeve...so she can't take them off! lol.... YAY! She tried taking them off a few times and had no luck....so I think these will be perfect for when we take her skiing for the first time this year!
The toddler hat is fleece has super cute tassels on either size of the top of the hat. It comes down both sides of her cheeks and has a strong velcro that comes together under her chin. The fleece is really thick too... and I like that it covers the back of her neck too! She'll be totally warm all winter.

They also make neck warmers and scarves....daycare approved btw!
Thanks to January Baby for doing a review with us! Just in time for fall and winter (ugh)...at least I know she'll be warm and look REALLY CUTE at the same time!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.januarybaby.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Violight - Product Review

We received a Violight Countertop Toothbrush Sanitizer for review. It uses an ultraviolet light to disinfect up to 4 toothbrushes at one time. It sits on the counter top... plugs in... you hit the button and voila... 99.9% of the germs...gone! There is no way for the toothbrushes to touch each other, the drip cup (which is removable to clean) sits in the bottom of the cup and the top turns blue when in use to let you know that it is on. It also has an auto shut off...so ....great for cleaning right before bed!

I like that it can clean up to 4 brushes as 1 time, and it fits both regular and electric... including M's "Cinderlala" one. Its simple to use... actually, I was really impressed... brush... place it in the Violight....hit the button and I swear... easy enough for anyone to use. Did you know that a toothbrush can harbor and transmit oral viruses and bacteria? (when I read that on the side of the package, I actually felt sick to my stomach). YUCK!

Hmmm... maybe that's why I keep getting sick? Well... no longer! (thank goodness!!). The bulb lasts 2000 hours too... so I'm looking forward to many...many... clean toothbrushes! yay!

Violight carries a bunch of different products including sanitizers for single and doubles.... even dentures and cell phones (and other electronics)!

Huge thanks to Violight for sending their staple product over to us and giving me the ability to have peace of mind when it comes to this family's oral health!

For more information and ordering please visit http://violight.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Brillkids Little Reader - Product Review

"M" and I got to try out the down loadable Semester 1 Little Reader Basic (US) from Brillkids. Basically it is a learning system for children (this version is for 6 months and up)...to teach them to read! The software is included and the curriculum includes words, images and video clips. Semester 1 and 2 combined use almost 3000 words!($149)

How does it work? Download and launch the software...make sure you're on the right lesson for the day and hit play! As you click through the lessons they show the word (like a flash card)....but you hear the word too. Then you click over to the next screen and you see a picture with the word and a verbal description. Click again and you see a video clip with verbal and the word underneath.

"M" and I have done quite a few of the lessons... the pics and vids she's all over... knows almost all of them... the words... believe it or not..she's actually picking up. I was finding it difficult to use in the system in the beginning because she knew everything, so I turned off the volume and started going through them again without the sound. She knew the pics and vids... the words... I was shocked when she figured some of them out without me helping her. One right off the bat was "Wave".... within the first 2 cycles. Crazy eh? I can't wait to do more with her. I think it was the word flash ones that helped her remember them.

The only thing I don't like....is that I have to use my computer. I wish it was on a handheld toy.....because now every time I'm near my computer she's all over my lap and touching things. But... really is that a bad thing? It means she likes the system.... but makes me a little edgy when she's all over the laptop.

Not even going to lie to say that we've even put a dent into everything this software offers yet... so we're really excited to hear the stories and go through all the curriculum! It only takes like 5 min a day..you can personalize some of it by adding your own pics and they offer a free 14 day trial (so check it out!)

Thanks to Brillkids for letting me do this review!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.brillkids.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK
  • “I was provided this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. I was not paid for this review, nor required to write a positive review.”

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baby On Board Keychain (Tomoson) - Product Review


I received a poly-resin keychain in the shape a baby on board sign from Wholesalekeychain.com.  Its actually really cute....about the size of a quarter. Perfect for the new or expecting Mom. Or hey... even not such a newbie like me ;)

I also like the packaging... little yellow box with gift tag...would be a perfect addition to a gift basket for a baby shower or welcome home present! The keyring itself is really strong and the links in the chain were sturdy and the resin wasn't chipped anywhere.

Thanks to Tomoson and Wholesalekeychain.com for letting me do another review!

For more information please visit http://www.wholesalekeychain.com/

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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Everyday Minerals - Product Review

I received some goodies from Everyday Minerals...and I'm one happy camper! They sent me 2 blushes...1 in"Like Lady Bird Lake" and 1 in "SoCo"....eyeshadow in "Parasail" and a shimmer in "Starry Eyed". It was like Christmas morning when I got my package!
Cheeks... Like Lady Bird Lake has a really cool sheen to it... perfect for a night out on the town. SoCo is matte with a really pretty shade of pink...that I really liked for daytime.

Eyes.... Parasail is a matte shadow that I used all over my lid... and surprisingly LOVED. I've never tried a matte shadow...usually they have some kind of sparkle to it... but I really liked this for the office! Starry Eyed is awesome... and is killer for contouring and creating a smokey eye. The fist thing that sets it apart is that it came in a roll-on form. OMG... I'm never going back to old shadows. It's brown and has like a silver flake effect to it.

I took a good look through their website...and made my wish list... I have a ahem... rather "large milestone" bday coming up... so I'm gonna milk! LOL ;) They have 34 shades of foundation, 20 face powders, 31 blushes, 84 (yes....84) eye shadows, 14 concealers...and a ton of other stuff. Everyday Minerals look for natural/vegan ingredients...even the paper they use is recycled and chlorine free. They even give you some beauty lessons and tips for using their products. Overall...awesome experience!
Huge thanks to Everyday Minerals! I love the new shades I've added to my daily routine!....and little "M" looked gorgeous too! (I got forced into a mini make-over....lol)

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

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Bebe Oh La La! - Product Review


I received a pink petti skirt, a white posh flower headband and a white lace ruffle bloomer from Bebe Oh La La! I was really excited when I was approached by Bebe Oh La La to do a review for them...they have some suuuuuper cute stuff and are totally GTA local! I was also really excited because we haven't reviewed a petti skirt yet! Right away "M" put on her new "Cinderlala dress"..... lol and pranced around the house like a little princess. I've had numerous compliments on the headband (which I'm hoping she'll keep on for the wedding we're in this coming weekend)... and the lace ruffle bloomers were so cute... I could eat her up. She calls them her "pretty panties" whatever that means...

Everything quality wise is awesome... and I'm already planning a photo shoot to get some pics of her in the whole get up... I can hardly wait to figure it out! Oh... by the way.... if there are any photographers in the GTA that are willing to take some pics for Bebe Oh La La! ... they're looking to have some product shots done...in exchange for advertising space on the site. If you're interested hit up their "about us" link and click the "contact us" link. Everyone is really nice... and have been awesome to work with... so someone help a SAHM out :)

Huge thanks to Farah for sending out "M" her newest "pretties"... we're both having a blast!

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

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NaturzAire (Mothers Choice Products) - Product Review and Giveaway!!

I received a set of NaturzAire all natural reusable deodorizers. The odours (which are positively charged) are attracted to the negatively charged NaturzAire granules (kinda like kitty litter)..then they get trapped in the bag. I stuck one in the kitchen and one by the kitty litter box in the morning. By the time I got home... you wouldn't have known that there were any animals living in this house or even that garbage day was tomorrow. I honestly couldn't believe it. The best thing is... you can throw it in the bottom of the diaper pail... anywhere... and they're safe. Also... reusable... ??? like really? When you start to notice that they are losing their charge... stick it outside in the sun for the afternoon and boom... good as new. The other thing is... they are good for up to 80 ft... so you can throw it in the bottom of the laundry hamper and the whole room will become odourless. 


NaturzAire makes a ton of products for around the house... but this one I'm totally sold on. They look like small bean bags.... easy to hide... and really not even noticeable. The secret to the odour catching...is a volcanic mineral, the cotton bag is 100% organic...no chemicals are used..and is safe for both pets and kids. They make 7 different products...which include... ones for the fridge... carpets and for your home.


Thanks to Mothers Choice Products for sending my some NaturzAire to try out!(www.naturzAire.com) The house smells... like... NOTHING! and I'm loving it!!!!


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




What's up for grabs??? Your own NaturzAire!!
Contest closes October 22nd!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby Gourmet Giveaway Winner is....Jenn

Congratulations to Jenn..comment #118! Wow... another lucky lady...she won something else not too long ago! Thanks to all of you who come back to enter all my giveaways....the support is awesome!
I've already sent you an email Jenn...please respond within 48 hours.
Thanks again everyone!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

GlassesUSA.com - Product Review


I got to choose a pair of eyeglasses from GlassesUSA.com. I picked a pair of sunglasses. Retro frames that are aviator in a matte finish. you could put prescription lenses in them if you like (I had Lasik done years ago, so I got plain lenses). The process itself was really easy, I went online picked what I wanted, got a confirmation email once it was submitted successfully. I received the glasses in the mail pretty quickly too. The process was really easy and super fast.
The glasses themselves... I think I should have gone with a different style.. they totally didn't suit me at all... which sucks...because I've totally been wanting a pair like these! The one thing I did notice... the lenses were awesome! Super clear and crisp... way better than any glasses you can buy off the rack. I wish I could have tried them on though... so next time I order from them.. I'm going to go to a store and check out what I like then find the match on their website. That's really the only issue I had. Everything was great. They do have all the dimensions online... but to me... didn't really mean much because its not like I would take my own measurements....however if I found a pair in a store... I'd write them down so I'd know what would fit my face properly. They do have a virtual mirror.... it's actually kinda fun to use... but I guess I'm a little old school.

They have a ton of prescription glasses to choose from that can come in prescription or sun.... awesome choices too! They also have 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 110% low price guarantee. If you refer a friend, you receive $30 for each of their first purchases to put towards another pair for yourself!

So...thanks to GlassesUSA.com for letting me try out your service and my own pair!

For more information and about how to order glasses please visit www.glassesusa.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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My NapPak - Product Review


I received a Sports themed NapPack for review. What it is... a thick mat that has a pillow and blanket attached. Then it rolls right up like a sleeping bag. It was invented by a Mom in 2001 when she realized that the mats used to nap on was not comfortable at all for her child. The school let 1 item per child so she created the NapPak to help and abide by the school's rules.

So what do we think.... it washes REALLY well...I was actually surprised...so I'm thinking "M" will have a hard time wearing this out! Well...that's if she ever actually lets it go.... she actually uses it at night in her crib...lol... so much for her pillow top mattress cover! I guess she likes it LOL! Actually she carries it everywhere now...lol.

There is just enough stuffing to be comfy but not too much to throw off the alignment of how she sleeps. The pillow runs the width of the mat and the blanket is attached along one side. This makes sure it doesn't move...ride up.. or get in your child's face.

They've just launched a few new patterns too! Cowboys and Indians...and Under the Sea. We had a really hard time trying to pick one... but ended up getting the Sports for the little Tomboy in the house. It has different sports featured on it with a blue background and a red fleece blanket. You can also have your child's name monogrammed on it if you like.

Huge thanks to Beth at My NapPack for sending us out one... she loves it.. and I'm hoping she'll actually use it at the ball diamond to sleep! (ya right! but I'll try it!)...

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.mynappak.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Designerliners Giveaway is..... Glogirl!

Man'o Man... you have some good luck Glogirl! Comment #50 is the winner! You know the drill... I've already sent you an email..please respond within 48 hours!

Thanks for entering everyone!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner (BzzAgent) - Product Review

I received a Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl cleaner as part of a campaign through BzzAgent. You're probably thinking... what is it? Well, it is a cleaner that comes with a nozzle... you attach it to the inside of your toilet bowl, then all you have to do is hit the pedal it is attached to twice a day... and voila... sparkling clean. I buy other Scrubbing Bubbles products... like the toilet stamp gel thingy... I can't remember what it's called off the top of my head.... and the showing scrubbing bubbles is a life saver!

Not gonna lie, when I took this thing out of the box...it was a little intimidating... but after seeing it work... it's awesome! It squirts cleaner through the nozzle... around the bowl... and under the rim too. it actually worked really well.... it did look a little creepy though....but I like that it snuck in behind the toilet and "M" thought it was kinda cool to step on the pedal.

It last 30 days... and saves me from cleaning the toilet so that's a bonus.... I handed out the coupons (kept a few for our other bathrooms and refill ones too...LOL).... but yes.. I did part with some of the coupons and so far so good..... everyone is on their way to having a cleaner toilet bowl...LOL.

Thanks to BzzAgent and Scrubbing Bubbles for letting me try this out!

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Glodose - Product Review and Giveaway

I received a Glodose for review. What it is...is a medicine dropper that lights up. It is invented by a Mom, pediatrician approved and won a 2011 PTPA award. Hit the button on the top to turn the light on and then you can use the dropper to measure the proper medicine dosage.

Any time "M" is sick I have to run all the way down stairs...measure her medicine....go all the way back up, turn on her night light and then give her her medication. With this I can do everything in her room, hence why her room is it's new home.

We tested it out with yogurt and it worked really well. I liked how accurate it was...even with the thicker liquids. Plus she didn't have a problem having her yogurt shooters! LOL. I really liked that it was easy to use and that it was invented by a Mom......

Thanks to Glodose for sending us out one to try!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.glodose.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

What's up for grabs??? Your own GloDose!
Contest closes October 15th!

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Koobli - Product Review and Giveaway!!!




I really liked the pockets on the Koobli.... they were nice and deep...and were a good width to stick anything I needed in i.e. a pack of crayons.... with a ton of room to spare...lol. The other great thing is that they can stand up to a lot... but are priced low so if you really get messy you can chuck it out. I washed ours in cold water...and they came out as soft as they were when they went out.

The blueberry colour is my fave.... no big surprise there... but the elastic bands in the arms were great, they were tight enough to not rid up... but stay put when I do get a chance to roll up my sleeves.

They are stain and water resistant....non-toxic..flame retardant and even folds up...when you fold it, you can flip it into the pocket which turns it into a bag. It was great for throwing into our travel bag... I wish they made kid size ones! I really like the soft material.

Thanks to Koobli for sending us out 2 for our household! They will be well used!

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

What's up for grabs??? Your own Koobli (you choose the size and colour!)
Contest closes October 15th!

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Seventh Generation Giveaway Winner is.....RBM!

Congratulations to comment #36.....RBM! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours with your mailing address!


Thanks for entering everyone! Stay tuned for more cool information about Seventh Generation!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sol Tote - Review and Giveaway!!!

I received a black large Sol Tote from Optari... and also an Owl Fobb! ("M" is really into owl's right now so I thought she'd like it...). Optari comes from a Latin word for "to desire"....and they LOVE to develop colourful, fun and stuff that people want!

The Sol Tote is made from the same material Crocs are made of I think.. I couldn't find any info on the type of materials they use...but it feels exactly the same and it has holes in it so you can accessorize your bag. (hence the Owl Fobb....totally cute... and big enough to make a statement!). They have a bunch of Fobbs to choose from like initials...flowers...sports...bugs... really cute. The bottom of the bag looks like the sole of a shoe... (love!) and the inside is one big compartment (perfect for a trip out with a 2 1/2 year old let me tell you!). Everything is totally washable..literally...I threw mine in the sink when M's juice leaked a bit. The handles are comfortable and fits perfect on my shoulder.

They were also featured at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards event when Ernest Borgnine was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sorry...not going to lie... some big names totally scored an awesome bag! Oh...and there are different styles and size...large.... small, wristlets, and backpacks! They're also looking for some new ideas! So submit your ideas :)

Huge thanks to Optari for sending me a Sol Tote! Love it for the summer..well...and every other time of the year too! LOL

happy to do a giveaway on your blog. One Sol Tote (any size) and one Fobb of their choosing. Please require liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

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

What's up for grabs??? One Sol Tote and a Fobb!!!
Contest closes October 8th!!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

What to Expect Giveaway Winners are..........

Congratulations to all the winners... in order won via Random(org)....

  • Amy O - Comment #135
  • Kait - Comment #48
  • Glowgirl - Comment #5
  • Mama Lisa - Comment #72
  • Snowy Summer - Comment #95
  • LaVonne - Comment #21 (next time can you please put your email in each post)
Congratulations to everyone! The email has already been sent! Please reply within 48 hours with your address and which one of the books I reviewed you would like.

Thanks for entering!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mommy vs. the "Choo-choo".....the never ending battle

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Seventh Generation - Product Review and Giveaway!!

As part of making my home more "green" I've tried a bunch of different products to do my share to help preserve the environment. Since "M" joined our family, my whole outlook has changed.... and honestly, I don't think I even did it consciously. As a parent you try to protect your children from every danger you can think of..... and making sure they have a safe and healthy planet to live on certainly moved up on my "to-do" list. I started with the little things.... recycling crayons...teaching "M" how to recycle.... buying a few cleaning products and donating anything we no longer find useful.

Now we're in to reusable containers, shopping bags and literally recycling almost everything. We've actually gotten down to 1/2 a garbage bag a week...I'm sorry...but I'm impressed and proud of us! Every garbage day as I pull out of the driveway I see bags and bags of garbage. I know the neighbors....or at least have seen the majority of them (LOL)...and no one has a 100 people living in their homes so I can't figure out how they make so much garbage.

As part of the review for Seventh Generation I received coupons for a household cleaning, laundry and a dish washing product alongside 2 coupons for either a package of diapers or wipes. A ton of stuff to try out.... and I didn't have to lose sleep over any of it! I also received a lunch bag which "M" has officially dubbed her "sack"...lol... not exactly sure what that's about....but she's cool with me putting her snacks in it when we're off on our next adventure, so I'm happy.....

The baby products are soft and free of chlorine and are hypoallergenic. I got the wipes to try because "M" isn't in diapers during the day, so I wouldn't be able to test the absorption. I did however give the other coupon to my neighbor that has a 4 month old, so she's going to let me know all the deets! The wipes are thick (but not too thick), have a bit of stretch to them...and are unscented. I did notice that my hands were a bit sticky after I tried them out myself but once they dried it went away and left my hands soft. "M" didn't have a problem with them and neither did her sensitive skin :)

The laundry products are plant derived and actually have natural fabric softeners. I did a load of laundry today and no issues... one thing I did notice was that once the cycle was over and I put the clothes in the dryer, they didn't have any soap residue on them (which sometimes my regular detergent has).


The dish products come in scented (with whole essential oils) and a fragrance free version. Of course I got the scented one.... it cleaned the dishes I washed by hand pretty good and my hands didn't dry out... so that got a big check mark!


The household cleaners were my favorite...they are also are plant derived.... but did an awesome job too. Little miss copy cat (as we now call her) likes to help clean and I know that if I give her a little squirt on the counter and give her a paper towel to wipe it off, I have nothing to worry about. They don't burn the skin, don't smell like chemicals and she seemed to have a good time, which just made it all the more fun.


Seventh Generation is another company that loves to give you access to coupons, tips and special offers so make sure you visit this LINK and set yourself up to start saving not only money but the planet!

Thanks to Seventh Generation and Mom Central for letting me try out everything! I'm hooked! (I found my stash at Superstore by the way)

For more information please visit http://ca.seventhgeneration.com/


What's up for grabs???  Huge Prize Pack (a 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free and Clear Diapers, Free and Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products)! (Open to Canada)
Contest closes September 16th!!
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Disclosure– I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Baby and You (Mom Central) - Baby and You Facebook Site Review

All of you know that I do quite a few campaigns for Mom Central...so I was really excited when they introduced me to a really cool Facebook page for a ton of cool stuff for Mom and Baby... including exclusive coupons, Mom bloggers (Mommy Moment and Lisa from Growing Your Baby) and a great group of people to connect with.

Truth be told.... almost everyone you know is probably on Facebook.... so why not take a peek and meet some other Moms (Dads are welcome too!)...share some pics... funny stories, experiences and even provide some suggestions and support for those who are needing it :)

I always have loved sharing my views (as you can tell from this blog)... giving advice from the simple things like a really cool toy to even the best products I've tried with "M".

This great page is brought to you by Loblaw Companies (Lowblaws, Valu-mart and SaveEasy just to name a few). Plus there's a huge contest to win $1000 in groceries (like really?...yep... my fingers and toes are crossed!). That would be totally awesome to win!

Here's the link... check it out! https://www.facebook.com/Baby.n.you

Oh...I have a secret too.... a huge surprise will be coming down the pipeline on the Baby and You page..... can't share the details... hmmm.. I'll give you a hint though.... Who loves Joe Fresh? ;)

Disclosure – I am participating in the Baby and You program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Loblaw Companies. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Designerliners (Tomoson) - Product Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I received some Designerliners to test out in our home. They are biodegradable trash bags that come in a ton of different colours and patterns. We got the Navy Blue with White Polka Dots! The bags themselves were sturdy....didn't rip... (we actually tried.. purposely!)... and looked cute in the power room! The only thing I think would have made them better was if the top of the bag was tapered so it would make them easier to tie. Also, I didn't like the way they were folded in the package. I know that sounds funny, but I had to take out the whole dozen to separate one. It was a bit annoying, but that's ok.

Some of the other patterns are really cool like Black Leopard and Red Gingham.... super cute! They have over 10 patterns and there are various sizes too.
For more information and ordering please visit http://www.designerliners.com

What's up for grabs???  Your own Designerliners!
Contest closes September 17th!!

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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Sunday, August 28, 2011

TruKid Giveaway Winner is....

Congratulations to comment #35...Jennifer! I have already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours with your mailing address and the 3 products you would hope to see in your prize pack!


Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Baby Gourmet - Product Review & HUGE Giveaway!

We received some Baby Gourmet samples to try out...and man does "M" love them. Yes, I know...it's "baby food" but really...with all the nutrients... and the cool packaging, she didn't know the difference and she polished off 2 of them at one time LOL! There are 3 stages...6+ months, 7+ months and 8+ months.... and come in a ton of different flavors and textures (we received 3 different ones). All the ingredients are organic which is awesome and the packaging can stand up, is resealable and can also be refrigerated once opened. They all do not have added sugar or salt... and some of them are even gluten free!


We received Vanilla, Banana and Berry Risotto which was finished in the first 10 minutes it was opened...lol. This specific blend is a stage 3 (8+ months) that includes organic risotto to help encourage the little ones learn to swallow and chew foods with texture. Tropical Banana Bliss was another hit.... it includes banana, and mango..."M" inhaled this one too... she loved it. It was also a stage 3 baby food. Finally Juicy Pear and Garden Greens (Stage 1) was tried... she actually ate it! Which made me completely happy...because it has broccoli and spinach in it.... so...perfect for sneaking in those veggies! I tried all 3 of them, my fave was the Vanilla, Banana and Berry Risotto.... it had a sweet taste... reminded me more of a dessert that anything!

I like that not only babies can eat Baby Gourmet products, they're perfect for throwing in the travel bag, and really, we've been using them as a healthy snack which is perfect for our busy lifestyle. Bonus...Wal-mart carries them!!! So, I'm totally going to keep an eye out for them next time....

Huge thanks to Baby Gourmet for sending us out a ton of stuff to try out! They were awesome and we're going to try and track down some of the apple crisp one.... sounds yummy!

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

What's up for grabs??? $100 Gift Pack! Open to Canada!
Contest closes September 24th!!

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Heart Carabiner Keychain (Tomoson) - Product Review

I received a Heart Carabiner Keychain from Wholesalekeychain.com. It is 2.5" high by 2.5" wide, metallic red and comes with a silver keyring.

The keychain was a lot stronger than I thought it was going to be, but if it was thicker I think it would be even better! I use a carabiner on my keys regularly (I like the super thick round ones). This one is cute but probably 1/2 the thickness of my regular one, so I'm a little weary to use it every day. "M" loved it and used it to clip her changepurse to the inside of her backpack.....it's actually perfect for that purpose!

Thanks to Wholesalekeychain.com and Tomoson for letting me do another review!

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

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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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Life as we know it comes to a complete hault!

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What to Expect - Product Review and Giveaway!!

When I was approached by What to Expect... I was really excited to grab some of their books for review. I'm sure you all have heard of "What to Expect when you're Expecting".... or as most of us Mom's call it... "The baby bible". It tells you what is going on with your body every step as you go through your pregnancy. I was also sent... What to Expect: Before you're Expecting, The First Year and The Second Year! Wow... there was so much information.. I honestly didn't know what to do with it. Now... considering I used the Expecting one when I was pregnant.... I jumped straight to The Second Year version. I figured that would be a good place to start...lol.

What to Expect The Second Year... literally has been my life for the last 7 months... I can't believe she's 2 and a 1/2... where did the time go? Anyway... I used information about anything from tantrums... to sleep/eating patterns... to how to fit their shoes properly... which by the way...M's were too small for her... arghh.. lol.

I could literally go on and on about these books... but most of you already know where I'm coming from. The first year talks about what to expect every month including what to do in an emergency. I actually used this one for finding out how to clean a scrape properly... we had out first "real" boo-boo...lol... bandage and all... ** sigh **

The What to Expect Before.... I actually took a good look at because it has some great tips on how to get healthy before having a baby. Not that we're thinking about it at all.... but good to know and really, with what happened the first time... next time (if there will ever be one) I want to make sure I'm as healthy as I can be waaaay before the thought even crosses our minds. It also explains the processes of getting pregnant, and provides information about if there are difficulties in that area.

Overall... killer books that will remain on my shelf for many years! Thanks to What to Expect for contacting me, asking for a review... and offering a giveaway! Awesome!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/landing-page.aspx
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

What's up for grabs??? I can have 6 winners and they can choose which one out of the four of them they would like :).... YES... 6 WINNERS!!!
Contest closes September 10th!!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Piczzle Giveaway Winner is....Glogirl!

Congratulations to Glogirl... comment #31! I've already sent you an email... please respond within 48 hours.

Glogirl ....31
(#1) I follow via GFC.
ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer activities for the little ones

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

So Rad Giveaway Winner is....Cee!!

Congratulations to Cee...comment #1!!! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours with your shipping address :)

Thanks to everyone that entered. Really surprised there wasn't more entries... looks like a lot of followers are on vacay! :)

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bike Glow - Product Review

I received a purple Bike Glow for review. What it is... its a thin rope light that wraps around the frame of your bike to keep you visible when riding at night. It comes in a bunch of different colours....we received purple...which "M" loved. I liked how pliable and easy it was to install... 2 AA batteries... a velcro strap and a zip-tie....that's it.  We put it on her trike....she thought it was awesome... then asked for it to be put on her wagon... we did... well after 4 or 5 different places it ended up being wrapped around her play house in the backyard. She wanted "lights on in house" so she got what she asked for lol.

I like that there are so many uses for this product, but the main one is to promote safety in low light conditions...and it does just that. We even have already planned to wrap it around her bag at Halloween. I can't wait till she's able to ride her bike/trike by herself, then we can be rest assured that everyone else will be able to see her and ensure that she'll come home safely.

The rope is 10 feet long....it has 3 settings...on...slow flash and fast flash. The 2 AA's will last from 50-120 hours depending on the settings you use...and only weighs 2 ounces...which I think is crazy!

Thanks to Bike Glow for letting us try one out... it will be used in many ways!  

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

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TruKid - Product Review, Discount Code and Giveaway!!!!

A while ago I testes out a bunch of products from TruKid. They approached me again to test out their new Sunny Days Sport SPF 30+ sunscreen and I asked if I could test out their Dancing Hair Detangler because I've been noticing little miss curly Sue's tresses are out of control even with the expensive ones they seem just to make her hair greasy.

The Sunny Days Sport sunscreen is all natural, is SPF 30 and is really thick and stays on well! I tried it on "M"... she didn't burn..it wasn't greasy. Had to rub in in really well...but I liked that I could tell if I missed any spots :) It is water resistant which is awesome because she's definitely a little fish!...unscented...non-toxic...and can be used by everyone in the fam!

The Dancing Hair Detangler is not sticky and I found that she squirmed a bit less when I used it. "M" still gets crazy hair at the back of her head.... almost like when some babies get the bald spot... except hers is just one big tangled mess! It smells like oranges...which she liked...was easy to spray and her comb slid straight through. I loooooved that it was all natural and I swear it wasn't greasy at all!

TruKid is all about helping children grow up and create healthy habits, which personally, if extremely important. Head over to their website to get the checklists you can download.... I already have a responsibility chart for "M"...yes I know she's 2 1/2 but I swear it works. I took a look at some of the items on their checklist and noticed that we're pretty aligned which makes me think I'm doing a pretty good job!

Thanks to TruKid for coming back for another review and for offering a discount code and giveaway!!!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.trukid.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER


Discount Code: happymom

What's up for grabs??? 3 product prize pack!
Contest closes August 27th!!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Piczzle (Tomoson) - Product Review

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I received a 100 piece custom made jigsaw puzzle from Piczzle.com. I got to personalize it with a pic of "M" and one of her fave furry buddies :) The quality was waaaay better than I thought it was going to be. They were nice and thick.. the coating was really nice and the pieces were cut really well. I loved that the box had the picture I choose on the front and the pieces came in a Ziploc bag inside the box.
Totally not going to lie...it took me forever to actually do the photo puzzle...lol. We had fun as a family putting it together... "M" loved that it was actually a picture of her... we may even end up framing the puzzle itself...lol. It is nice and glossy and no issues with the printing at all.

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.piczzle.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

What's up for grabs??? 24pc Small Cardboard Puzzle from the winner’s favorite photo and shipping!
Contest closes August 13th!!

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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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Posh Boutique Travel Wipe Clutch (Tomoson) - Product Review

I received a cream with black accent wipes case from Faithworks Boutique! Basically what it is... is a decorated travel wipes case (you know the plastic ones you can get in the baby section). Really you can use this pretty much for anything... "M" stuck some crayons in it... and ... I think I'm going to do exactly that for a wedding we have in October. She's the flower girl (tee-hee) so it'll be a cool way to sneak in some stuff to keep her busy the whole evening. The rosette fabric is really cool... it covers both ends (wrapped around) the case and a thick ribbon fills in the gap in the middle with a ribbon pinwheel and a little bling.

Cute idea... the only thing I didn't like is that on the inside it had the Huggies branded flap for the front (you know the hole where you can pull wipes out the front without opening the case?)....that and the fact that I couldn't actually use the flap. So... I would rather like a plain plastic case... or... be able to use the flap. Maybe have the detail on the outside be able to incorporate that?

Otherwise the attention to detail is great and the materials used are really nice. Thanks to Faithworks Boutique and Tomoson for letting me do the review :)

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

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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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So Rad - Product Review and Giveaway!!!

A little while ago I did a review for So Rad..they've asked me to do another review!!! Yes... they got a new line in and want to share the news with everyone! I received their Hunny Bunny Dress and Burmudas in Brandy Brown! I love how soft the set is.... bamboo and cotton combo... tagless... white with orange stitched trim... size wise...on the bigger size for miss skinny mini but it doesn't come pre-shrunk so I can always make it a bit smaller...but its so cute...cold wash and hang dry for this one! The dress ties on the inside and wraps to tie on the outside on the other side. "M" didn't play with the ties at all so I didn't even have to double knot it....and it was just long enough too that she could wear them with a pair of tights instead of the shorts. On the bottom it has a mommy and baby elephant image to tie in with the rest of the So Rad line.... "M" noticed right away.... and mentioned that it was "Me and you Mommy...look".... all night.... lol... literally. I love So Rad stuff... everything is funky... colourful and they're always getting new stuff in!

Go take a look at the new additions to the So Rad line... I'm in love with the Black French Terry Bundershirt! It has thumbholes so it doesn't bunch up.... LOVE IT!

Thanks Jasmine for doing another review and a giveaway this time!!!

For more information and ordering please visit http://shopsorad.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

What's up for grabs??? A Short Sleeved TEE!!! (sized 18-24 months, fits like a 3T. 70/30 bamboo/cert organic cotton. Made is Canada!
Contest closes August 6th!!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Piggy Paint Giveaway Winner is.......Kristina S!!!

Congratulations to Kristina S...comment #70! I've already sent you an email... please respond within 48 hours :)

Kristina Ssaid...70


Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/happymama28/status/81868839616397312
klsiegler at gmail dot com

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Nutrisystem Week #4

So this is my last post for my Nutrisystem Nation  (1 have a few more weeks left of the program, so I'll make sure to update at the end). This week another small loss... only .2 (arrghhh)... BUT.. this week I tried not writing down what I was eating... so obviously I NEED to have a journal, either online on in hand :) - lesson learned for this week.

The only problem I'm really having is when we're out or having people over. I try to be good... but obviously not good enough because their only small losses, especially at the beginning of the program.. I should be totally doing awesome and getting ahead of the game. I'm also finding I'm not really eating the desserts.... which I guess isn't a bad thing... but I lost more when I did eat them... so this week..they're being re-introduced.

Some of the faves this week... the beef stew and apple strudel bar. At work... I'm really good with breakfast and lunch... I'm finding my biggest hurdle is actually dinner... because I'm not enjoying them as much as the others... I'll just have to get more creative this week and think of some new ideas for vegetables and stuff.... maybe I'm just bored...lol.

So... give me a couple of weeks to really try harder.... weekends are tough man...especially with the summer.. BBQ's..bdays... and other parties.... it seems like I'm good all week and then blow it on the weekend...boooo....

I was going to add my ticker again... but it looks like the site is down for a bit.... I'll try to remember to check back :) - but my total is 7.8!

** So everyone is aware... I will be receiving products free of charge as part of the Nutrisystem Nation. The reviews are my own and I was not compensated in any other way. **

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Life is Crazy....


New post up on Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/life-is-crazy/

Been a little awol lately... sorry!! Didn't get behind.... but feel better now that I have a few moments to myself!

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