Monday, July 25, 2011

Want to win $15,000??? Are you a Canadian Small to Medium Business Owner?? A Must Read!!!

Anyone that knows me know that I love to win contests.  Though what I love more if being able to share great contests with my readers as well.

If you are the owner of a Canadian Small-Medium sized business you really need to enter this contest.  The great thing about this contest is that it does not matter if you run a home business or if your business is outside of the home.  It can be an Etsy shop, Daycare, Salon, you name it!  The great thing is your company does not need to be registered or been around for many years either.  This almost makes me want to go out and start running my own business!

By just entering your business you automatically receive 2 months of free advertising on CentrSource with an approximate value of $100.00!!

All you need to do is enter your business for your friends and family to vote on.  Plus, do not forget to mention to them that with every vote they will be entered into the weekly draw to win and Ipad2!!

In total there are over $40,000 in prizes to be won!!

If you end up lucky enough to be the Grand prize winner: Which will be determined out of the 50 most popular ads (selected by people clicking"vote") the most creative ad will win: $15,000 cash + 6 months of free advertising on CentrSource.

That is not all if you are the Secondary prize winner you will win $5,000 cash + 3 months of free advertising on CentrSource.  The winner for secondary prize is randomly selected out of those same 50 entries!!

On top of that there are Chances to Win Every Single Week: A winner will be randomly drawn from ALL ad entries each week to win one of 8 weekly prizes of $1,000 cash + 1 month of free advertising on CentrSource.

Do not delay !!  If you would like a chance to win you will want to head on over and enter today as the contest ends July 31st, 2011It is open to Canada {except Quebec}
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Book Review: LJ Smiths Night World Series

Well in all honestly I have to admit that this book has been out for many years and I have just recently found out about it.  Truly had it not been for The Vampire Diaries I may not have known about this author who many know her as LJ Smith.  The first book in the Night World series was published back in 1996, but it has been recently re-released and then I came across it with the new release.

This series has in total 9 books, but with the re-release they are lumped into 3 different series.  They are easy to read and although each story is different from the one before it carries on various running themes.  The basic of the series is its about humans, vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, witches.  If you love romance, or better yet forbidden romance then you definitely need to check out this series.  Each book contains its own forbidden love story and the dangerous part for many of these lovers is that their love is against the law by the night world and punishable by death.  Many of the characters try to fight against the love they have found, but there is only so much that you can do when you find your soul mate!!

I adored these books I honestly saw it as a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The stories of lovers from two different worlds Night World and Day World and truly how they are working trying to make the world we know a better place so that they can live freely with their soul mate.

After completing this book over the weekend I happened to see that it had said the finale for the series would be coming soon.  Of course, I went to see if I could get the final book only to find that there is so much controversy from avid readers of this series.  The basic point is that the final book has yet to be completed.  Which means some readers who read the book back in the 90's are still waiting for the final book.  I found this alone to speak loudly about the series.  If people are actually upset and have been waiting all these years then the books must be good.  So it is not just me that loved it :-)

If you have not read the Night world series yet then I recommend checking the out.  The rumoured relase date for the final book has been from now up until 2014.  So atleast you will not have to wait as long as some fans!  Though I believe if it is anything like her other books it will be well worth the wait!

Are you looking for other books to read this summer?  Why not check out some of the other books I have read with my 50 Book Pledge!

Inspirational Monday

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. "

Edith Wharton

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: The Son in my Eyes

This summer along with trying to keep my 2 and 4 yr old entertained I have been making sure I am finding time for myself to do what I love.  Reading!!  Recently I was given the chance to read the book The Son in My Eyes: Seeing the Light of Jesus in Vietnam.  If you have looked over the books that I have read so far in the 50 book pledge you will clearly see there is an array of books that I read.  However, this is the first time I have read a Christian book.

I am always looking for great books to read and many times I find if you do not open yourself up to all types you might miss out on something fabulous .  This book I have to say is one of those books.  I am sure I am not alone with having heard stories about the Vietnam war, but it was always from the point of view of someone in the western hemisphere.  The Son In My Eyes allows you to understand what life was like for a Vietnamese girl growing up and her journey through life.

This book is told in the words of Mai Spencer with Dixie Philips and takes you through her journey of life and how her life started as a Vietnamese girl who grew up worshiping Buddha as she followed her family traditions and then showing how Christ had always been a part of her life and how she changed once she realized this.

This book is a clear inspiration for everyone.  There is no question at all that Mai was blessed with many things in her life.  Even with all of the hardships and loss that she has had to deal with it is refreshing to see how her point of view is.  For many of us we will probably not go through much of what she has in her life.  However, it does not mean that the road is any easier.  Though this book helps you realize that no matter the road you will always be able to see the light and it truly gives us all hope!

You can purchase this book at Deep River Books for only $14.99. This has been one of my top books I have read this summer and I definitely recommend getting a copy.

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive the book for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Inspirational Monday

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
George Burns

Friday, July 15, 2011

Deal of the Day: Free Gourmet Burger Cookbook

Its hot outside and what tastes better on a hot summer day then a fresh homemade burger on your BBQ.  If you are like me a love to try new creations then you will love the offer that Red Robin has.  Right now they are offering a FREE cookbook you can download.  It includes 50 recipes for gourmet burgers from kids across the country and as well some back to school safety tips as a bonus! 

I am looking forward to trying out these recipes the next time we are making burgers!

Download your own copy HERE

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Deal of the Day:Free Appetizer @ East Side Marios

If you looking for ways to treat yourself on a budget then look no further. East Side Marios has a deal when you sign up to receive their newsetter you will get a coupon for a free appetizer. Along with this through the year you will receive additional perks and offers from East Side Marios!

Sign up Here

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review of a Cardio Workout To Burn Fat

I recently was able to check out a cardio workout to burn fat which was created by Rumi a certified personal trainer who helps by sharing her workout routine online in order to help people burn out excess fat right at home.

If your trying to loose weight like I have been the simple secret I have found is it takes a healthy dose of a proper and nutritious diet and exercise.  Though my issue is more sticking with it once I start doing it.  I have been constantly looking at different thing to try, which is why I was happy to review this workout.

This particular workout was a great way to add a mix and variety if you are already working out or allows you to jump in even if you are just starting to loose weight.

Her workout targets burning fat by doing short Cardio intervals mixed with strength exercises. The workout targets full body and even if you are pressed for time like I am in a day,  as it is just 36 min long you can definitely fit it in.

I recommend checking out the workout I am talking about you can visit her site and download some of her videos and start getting in shape today.  Rumi says if you do it 5 times in a week (M-F) you will see some small results, which is great for those who want to see something as soon as possible.  Though remember you'll get back what you put into the workout.

For more info follow this link

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using created by Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Easy Way To Track Sofball Statistics

Statillac has come out with new software to track your softball statistics easy. Everybody knows how hard and annoying it is to track softball statistics during the game. All those messy papers. Maybe you have tried software and it just has been so hard to understand how to use it? Well Statillac makes that the number one feature of its product. Easy user interface with a tutorial to understand how the software works and everything it can do. The software will compile all the stats of the game. You can also compile all of the stats for your season.

Maybe you have a website and you want to post your team stats on the website. Well with a click of the button all of the softball statistics will be converted to a pdf so you can post it on your website.

Statillac offers a two free game trial and a 100% money back guarantee! They have spent thousands of dollars creating the easiest and user friendly software. The CEO of statillac knows the sports very well and by downloading every competitor’s software and testing them they have been able to create the most user friendly software to date.
Try out Statillac Today to track softball statistics!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using created by Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Buy your scrubs online!!

Having family that works in the medical field I am very familiar with scrubs and how hard it is for them to find a good quality scrub that is also visually appealing.  Like any clothes that one wears if you are going to be wearing something for many hours in a day and multiple times in a week you want to feel good when you are wearing it.  No matter what it is if you do not like how it feels on you or how it looks then you are not going to like having to wear it.  I was recently made aware of a website  and the first thing I thought of when I went to the page was I seriously need to show this to my sister.  

I love the options you have for colours and was happy to see that they have a large variety for men, women and children.  So definitely this is the place to check out to buy scrub uniforms online.  I personally love the eggplant colour.  I am tempted to buy myself a pair, but my husband might question it especially since I work in a call center haha.  Take some time and check out their website I guarantee if you know someone who wears scrubs they will thank you for sharing this page with them.

Inspirational Monday

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. "

Bill Cosby

Saturday, July 9, 2011

We have a winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who is in the GTA and entered my The Wiggles giveaway!!  The winner has been selected and as always should the winner not respond within the selected amount of time  a new winner will be selected!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fabulous Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone I hope yours if fabulous today!

So you may be a little surprised by this weeks fabulous song but just remember that I was born and raised in Saskatchewan so that will explain it all..  However, I think even if I wasn't I would love this artist.  It was truly one of the best concerts I have ever been to and actually one of the few concerts I have bought a program!  His voice was more then enough that he did not need all the special effects that many artists use today!  Truly a favorite artist of mine!

This is one of many songs of his that I love.  I have to say though my dog Toby that I had when growing up did not feel the same.  As soon as the thunder sounded on this song he'd freak out as if it was a real thunderstorm.  So truly we had to play it with caution as we did not want to stress our dog :-)

Monday, July 4, 2011 Video sharing iPhone/iPod App Review and Giveaway


Recently I was give the opportunity to try out a video sharing app for iPhones called KinKast.  It is a free app that anyone with an iPhone can download from the Apple App Store and you have an opportunity to upgrade to a premium account for minimal amount and additional benefits.

Here is a little bit more about this great App

The KinKast App is the easiest way to privately share video clips. Record a moment and share it with two taps!  I love the fact it is only two taps!  I hate having to be fiddling around trying to get a video recorded and then viola...moment is over.  I know we have all had times like that.

 It is said that you have to wait nearly half your life for something.  That makes me worry when I get involved with something else.  Life is too short to have something else to wait for, but guess what?!? KinKast says that with their App there is No waiting (video uploads in the background).  This is a big win for me.
With all the confusion with so many applications and PINs for everything it is hard to keep track what is secure and private anymore.  KinKast helps to make sure you have one less privacy issue to worry about.  You privately share your video with whatever family and friends that you wish.  They will receive and email with a link to your video and are able to view with no login required.  If you wish you can even upload your video to your Facebook if you want as well to share with a larger network. Of course, remember you can not control if your family or friends send the link to someone else after you have sent it to them.  I know I have sent pictures to my mom through the internet of the girls.  Then in passing conversations on the phone she is telling me what friends of hers thought about my kids pictures.  I clearly knew I had not sent them the pictures, but after asking it was my mom that did.  You know how grandparents love to brag and share about their grandchildren. :-)

This next feature of KinKast has to be one of my favorites.  Your memories are going to be safely backed up on KinKast servers so if your computer or phone stops functioning.  You do not have to worry about your precious videos.  I do not know about you, but I have had some cell phones and even a computer that one day just stopped working.  I wish I had an application like KinKast back then as so many videos I lost were irreplaceable.  You can also access your private video library at Online, you can watch, share, download and delete videos. Plus, yes there's more,  upload videos from other cameras.
Full list of features and iPhone App FAQs at

If I have no sold you on this application yet it may be because I forgot to tell you that you do not have to worry about your data plans.  Sure we all know how much it does cost for us to use our data.  Not all of us can afford the expensive plans or have old plans that are now grandfathered.  I am thankful when I got to a place that has free Wifi.   KinKast does have your best interests at heart.  In their settings it has it by default, all uploads are sent over WiFi. However, if you are a lucky one with a great data plan or the money to pay for the expensive data plans it only takes a swipe to turn off this option and enable uploads over 3G.  Though mine will be staying on WiFi lol.

The app itself is free, and you get 30 days of free online storage for each video with the free membership. When you upgrade to the premium membership you get unlimited storage and playback on KinKast servers, No Ads and most of all Peace of mind that all of your videos are safely backed up.  For less than 2 cups of coffee a month: $4.99/month or $49.99/year you can have the premium membership!

I think the KinKast Video sharing app is very well built, well designed and a great tool to people who use the video capabilities of their iPhones/Ipods and would suggest that everyone download and give it a try today.

Check out this demo:

Win It! One lucky reader will win a free year of KinKast’s Premium service.  Woohoo!!!

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment and tell me who you would share videos with?

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" @momwithmigraine #Review and #Giveaway for the best video sharing  #iPhoneApp out there from @KinKast US/CDA 08/25"

Contest Ends August 25th at 23:59 Eastern Time. Open to Canada and US!!  Winners will be chosen by and announced soon after the contest ends. Winner will be notified by email then has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Disney's Winnie The Pooh on the big screen

 Just in time for the summer holidays a new WINNIE THE POOH will be hitting theatres.  If your trying to figure out what to do with your children you must check out POOH BEAR himself on the big screen!!


Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with WINNIE THE POOH, the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 25 years. With the charm, wit, and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo— and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simple set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, WINNIE THE POOH hits theatres July 15, 2011.

Check out this trailer!!

Be sure to Follow Walt Disney Studios Facebook page throughout the week as they will be sharing activities, clips, photos and thoughts with all their friends!

Mmm Mondays: Simple and delicious baking recipes – fun for everyone! 
Trivia Tuesdays: How well do you know your friends from the Hundred Acre Wood?    
Winnie Wednesdays: A day dedicated to our friend Winnie the Pooh. 
Thought for Thursdays: Pooh quotes and Pooh philosophy.   
Friendship Fridays: A day to learn about your favourite friends.

As well you can “Like” Winnie the Pooh on Facebook: 

Join the conversation on Twitter: #WinniethePooh #Canada

Inspirational Monday

"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. "

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chex Gluten Free Cereal

Recently my family was given the opportunity to try a new line of Gluten free cereal from General Mills.  Right now, as far as my family is aware, no one has a sensitivity to Gluten, but I am always looking at alternative foods for my family.  My children love their carbs and when I say love I truly do mean it.  They will have their ceral and then toast in the morning and many days if you ask then what they want for lunch or a snack my eldest will say cereal.

I do have some friends that have a sensitivity to Gluten in their family.  I can say it is not an easy task for them to go grocery shopping or eating out in with their little ones as they do not know what will be in the foods and do worry because a lot of the times the restaurants can not even say 100%.  I was excited for them seeing that General Mills came out with this cereal because this means grocery shopping and feeding their family just became a little bit easier.  It is great to see a company making this step for people with Gluten sensitivities.

We tried both the Honey Nut and the Rice Chex and they were both delicious!  They have tons of great recipes that you can try out as well.  I have not had a chance yet to make any, but guarantee I will be trying them out and adding them into my Tasty Tuesday posts! You can check them out here as well at

My kiddos have been on a chicken nugget kick lately so this is definitely going to be the first recipe I cook!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chex Gluten Free program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills.  I received a Chex gift pack and a gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day from Disney's Winnie the Pooh

Celebrating Winnie the Pooh’s Canadian Heritage.


Winnie the Pooh’s Canadian connection began in August of 1914 when a young veterinarian from Winnipeg, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, enlisted in the Canadian army.  Harry boarded a train bound for Quebec along with his regiment.  Along the way, the train made a stop in White River, Ontario.  While there, on a station platform, Harry spotted a hunter carrying an orphaned black bear cub.  Harry decided to purchase the bear for $20 and bring her along with him to Quebec.  It was at this time that Harry chose to name the bear Winnie after his home city of Winnipeg.  Harry grew quite fond of Winnie and after a short time together in Quebec, they sailed to England.  While camped at Salisbury Plain, Winnie stayed in Colebourn’s tent, slept under his cot, and became a favourite among the Canadian soldiers.  So much so, that she became the official mascot of the regiment.  When Lt. Coleburn’s unit was ordered to the battlefields of France, Harry arranged for Winnie to stay at the London Zoo.  When Harry returned to London after the war, he intended to bring Winnie back home with him.  However, he quickly realized how popular Winnie had become with the children that visited the zoo.  Harry decided to donate Winnie to the London Zoo and he returned home to Winnipeg.

One of the many visitors to the London Zoo was a young boy by the name Christopher Robin Milne.  Winnie was Christopher Robin’s favourite attraction at the zoo and he even renamed his teddy bear, Winnie the Pooh, after her.  It was around this time that Christopher’s father, A.A. Milne, began writing stories based on the adventures of his son’s stuffed animals.  A.A. Milne wrote a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and all of their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  The rest is history and now you know the true origins of how our favourite, silly old bear got his name!

Fabulous Friday!!

I hope you are having a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!  I am for sure :-)

This weeks song is an oldie, but a goodie!!  I do not want to even mention how old I was when this song came out.  HaHa...but it is one through the years that I love and if it comes on you can guarantee you'll see me singing it loud and proud and all off key! :-)