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


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


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




Monday, October 6, 2014


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.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Baby All Gone - Product Review

M got to try out Hasbro's new Baby All Gone doll. She comes with 2 diapers, 2 feeding packs, a
bottle, dish and spoon. She speaks over 30 phrases and your LO actually has to feed and change the baby. The food comes in powdered form in which you add a few teaspoons of water and mix it up. M loved feeding "Susie" and T got involved by giving her a bottle when she asked for it. M and T also decided to feed her on the potty so she didn't dirty a diaper, which I thought was funny.

Baby All Gone speaks both English and French, and you can toggle between the languages as well as turning her off but holding down the heart on her bracelet. Our "Susie" was stuck in French for a bit but M figured it out and turned her back into English mode.  You can buy refills for her as well, extra diapers and food. You can't feed her regular food, so make sure you add some to your LO's Santa list this year! 

I loved that M felt like she was taking care of a real baby. T is older now, so she really doesn't get to help out that much anymore, and I think she really liked the responsibility! I have a feeling this id going to be on quite a few lists this holiday season. Thanks Hasbro! 

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


Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Tooth Fairy is a cash grab!