Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Blog Hops

Are you looking at making some new friends??  How about wanting to get some new followers or even just find out about some fabulous blogs??  You have came to the right place.  Check out the great Blog hops I am participating in today!!

If your looking at increasing your Twitter followers....

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Or Maybe you would like to join so good old blog hops....
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

We have a Winner!!!

Thanks everyone for entering the last two giveaways we have had running this month.  The winners have been announced and be sure to check out and see if you were one of the lucky winners!

As always if we do not hear back within the requested time a new winner will be selected!

Check out the Peaceful Housewife winner

Check out the Green Tea Plus winner

Monday, September 26, 2011

Inspirational Monday

Let us permit nature to have her way.  She understands her business better than we do.  

~Michel de Montaigne

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Today I want to wish my baby a very happy 3RD birthday!  XOXOXO  I hope you get everything your little heart desires!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Don't forgo style for function or comfort. Today you can have both with $30 to spend at for just $15 from TaDa!

I love shoes and I love the fact that I have an awesome limited time sale for all of my US followers!

This sale Begins 9/21/2011 4am PST and 9/22/2011 4am PST or earlier if quantities sell out.  So you know you do not want to delay!!!

Today's sale is $15 for $30 to spend at
What you will get is a $30 e-gift coupon to spend at

Stylish, comfortable and functional shoes with brands such as Earthies, Chinese Laundry, Gentle Souls, Fossil and so many more!

FREE shipping over $49

Get it all here!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Inspirational Monday

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.  

~Joan Gussow

The world is your market with Today's TaDa. Shop the beautiful hand-crafted accessories from global artists at up to 46% off, today only from TaDa!

Today I have another awesome sale for my US followers!!

Scarves, Handbags and Jewelry from NOVICA, a National Geographic Company. The items are made by artists from around the world and only $4.99 shipping!

ABOUT NOVICA: NOVICA, part of the National Geographic family, partners with highly skilled artisans from around the world to bring customers a truly global collection of the latest trends in design. NOVICA designs have graced the pages of many fashion magazines including Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Elle. NOVICA is committed to fair trade, which empowers artisans to develop a viable business from their craft, enriching their local communities. This sale features specially selected accessories from some of the world's most talented artists.

Do not delay as always there is a limited time for this sale it starts Begins 9/19/2011 4am PST and Ends 9/21/2011 4am PST or it may end earlier if the items sell out!

Shop NOW!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Super Why and Woofster on PBS KIDS

This fall, Super WHY saves the day with five exciting all-new interactive storybook adventures, featuring the award-winning series’ groundbreaking mix of literacy education and fun.  And there’s a new super reader in Storybrook Village – an adorable puppy named Woofster with Dictionary Power!

Get ready to meet Woofster in Super WHY and Woofster Finds a Home, a brand new episode premiering on PBS KIDS on September 12 (check local listings)– After meeting a cute pup who needs a family, Super Why and his friends travel through Woofster’s special storybook to help him find a home of his own – with Super Why and the reading-powered team!

Log on to for all-new “super” useful and fun online content starring Woofster and the Super WHY gang, including games, music videos, collectible prize cards and activities to help parents engage kids in reading!Help spark a love of reading in your child with these fun tips inspired by Super Why’s new pal Woofster:

¶  Check it out!: Visit the library or go online with kids to discover more about their favorite furry friends.  This will foster an interest in both reading and animals!

¶  Create a book!: Help your child write and illustrate their very own storybook featuring a doggy character like Woofster.

¶  Visit the zoo!: Read all the signs together as you encounter the many different animals.

¶  Send a postcard!: While you’re at the zoo or your local aquarium or wildlife park, pick out some animal-themed postcards and help your child write special messages to friends and family.

¶  Look it up!: Flip through the pages of a children’s dictionary with preschoolers to find and read animal-related words.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fabulous Musical Friday!!

I am finding I am falling in love with music that has a old school sound/feel.  The Black Keys are one of those groups that I adore.  I find with all the music that sounds the same on the radio they are giving us all a little bit of something different to mix it up.

If your not familiar with their music and even if you are be sure to check out this weeks song!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get the tools your favorite celeb chefs use today only at

I love products from my kitchen, but it seems I have to always spend so much time searching around for great quality cooking products on sale.  This is not the case at all for my loyal US Followers!!

Today's deal is on Celebrity Cookware, Kitchen Tools, and More

Best cooking tools and accessories from Giving Gallery
Rachel Ray, Paula Deen, & Guy Fieri Cookware KitchenAid, Infinite, Tervis, Anolon and more.

Plus there is only $4.95 standard shipping!! 

Today's sake Begins 9/14/2011 4am PST and Ends 9/16/2011 4am PST or until everything is gone, whichever comes first.  So be sure to head on over and check out the great products HERE!!

Tasty Tuesday!

Since Halloween is coming up today's Tasty Tuesday is a simple treat that can be made for the special time or even for loot bags for birthday parties or anything you want.  I went this past weekend to a company BBQ and they were giving away Candy Souvlaki! All you need to do is buy the wooden sticks from any store and buy whatever candy you like and add it to the stick and VOILA!

You make it with a variety of candy and in the end it will cost you almost nothing especially if you buy all the items at the dollar store!!

Enjoy!  They are super yummy!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Soccer Ball Light Review

I have to say I have never been a huge fan of Soccer (or Football depending where you live).  Nothing against the sport, but I was not in any way a kid that liked to play sports when I was younger.  I was shy  and was happier to play dolls then anything else.  One year I decided I wanted to play Soccer so I was taken to register and got to the place and did not know anyone and refused to go play.  I sat the entire lesson outside.  Needless to say that was the first and last time I ever went to my Soccer practice.
Now that I have kids I see how well loved the sport it and also how great it is for teaching children team playing, how to interact with others and most of all get them off the couches and out having some good old exercise.

I am always looking for fun and unique gifts to buy my children or give away as gifts.  I do have a price figure I want the items to stay within and this does not always make the task an easy thing.  This is why I absolutely fell in love with this 3D Soccer Ball Night Light.  Not only is it fun and unique, but it is definitely going to be loved by children no matter what their age.  This is a product you can give to someone who has just had a baby or as a gift for an older child.  The 3D Soccer Night Light is one item that through all their fads and stages of life I can guarantee will be a hit for their room!  I have a niece that is 10 and a Soccer player and I can say without a doubt she would love it just as much as my own children who are under 5. 

For under $20.00 you can buy this product and definitely be a hit.  I think it is awesome that your able to add something as simple as a sticker onto the wall to make it look like the Soccer ball has been kicked through the wall itself.  It truly looks so realistic.  However,  if you do not wish to apply the sticker you do not have to.  It still looks great on the way and supplies a decent amount of light so if your checking on your children you do not need to worry about turning on any other lights.

If this was not more then enough I love the fact that the product does have an option to be cordless.  I know when I am setting up my children's room that is one thing that drives me nuts.  Usually the cords are not long enough to reach where the outlets are so I have to rethink my setup.  Plus for safety reasons it is great that you do not need to worry about that extra hazard.  We all know cords seem to call small children towards them!  Plus it is great for the environment with its LED lights so you will use less than 0.45W per hour.  So even if your children like to turn their lights on during the day you do not need to worry about extra costs as this will save some money in your pocket!

Be sure to check out the product in your local Walmart Canada store or check it out online if you do not have a store near you.  Be sure to fan their page on Facebook  and check out all the cool design ideas for incorporating the product into your home!!  I know you will love it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Inspirational Monday

I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. 

~Thomas Edison

Get brand name electronics from today only at TaDa!

Today I have another great deal for all of my fabulous US followers!

Today's sale is for great brand name electronics from

Shop electronics such as camera, computer, router, GPS and more and brandsFlip, TomTom, Olympus, Vizio, HP, Gateway and more!!

The Sale Begins 9/12/2011 4am PST and Ends 9/14/2011 4am PST or until the stock is gone so be sure to get in on it ASAP.  This is one electronic sale you do not want to miss out on.

Check it out HERE!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Why am I so scared that I'll be the reason you'll need to shop for truck parts

For those of you who are new to my blog you may not realize that I am a born and raised Prairie Girl.  I was brought up in a city that a population of about 200,000 people.  However, I am now living in an area that has more people then in the entire province I use to live in.  This clearly would indicate that there are so many more vehicles and especially trucks where I live now.  So many companies have their warehouses out here or main offices.  Which means I drive around with a lot of big trucks and feel like a small pebble on the road compared to them.

Needless to say I am a huge chicken when I have to drive near them on the roads and especially when I am on the highway.  If I end up beside one I end up speeding up so fast in order to get away from it.  I am scared that I am going to be beside the one truck that does not see me and I end up squished.  Yes I know I am over paranoid and I am probably more likely to get hit by a car when on the road, but I just can not help it.   So if your ever on the highway and you happen to see me please keep the path clear if there are big trucks driving around so I can get out of there.  The last thing I want is parts of a truck getting too close to me on the highway.  I do not want it because of myself that they need to be repaired and I am sure they are hoping the same.

Am I alone or do you also hate or have a fear of driving next to big trucks as well?

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Home Remedies to Cure Ingrown Hairs

Unwanted hair.... Yes it is one of those things that we all have, but yet we do not anyone else to know.  Reality is I know I am not the only person who has it and goes through many lengths to be rid of it.  One of the things I hate the most though is worrying about ingrown hairs after I have rid myself of those annoying unwanted hairs.

Personally I find after I shave or wax I need to exfoliate to make sure any left over hairs do not cause my skin to have a breakout.  A great moisturizer is also a necessity to ensure the hairs are able to break free and help decrease the likely hood that I will get razor bumps.  I personally try to make sure that I use something that is made from natural ingredients and has no added perfumes added to it.  My skin is very sensitive and I only want to use the best products for it.  Though with the craziness of daily life I do not have time to use multiple products to ensure I do not get ingrown hairs, but normally I know if it contains Shea Butter I most definitely will have great results.  The way I see it this skin I will have for my lifetime so I want to make sure it looks fabulous from start to finish.  No matter if I have excess hair or not!

Do you have any tricks that you find that works for you?  Feel free to share what tricks you use to make sure you do not have any issues with your hair removal.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

With Today's TaDa we've got a watch style for every occasion. Shop top brand name watches, starting at just $30 with free shipping!

I love sales!!  I absolutely love watches as well.  If you are like me you will want to check out todays special!!

ON SALE: Brand Name Watches Starting at $30
  • Watches for every style and occasion
  • Adidas, Bulova, Casio, Fossil, Kors, Puma, Skagen, Seiko
  • Starting at just $30
  • FREE standard shipping
Begins 9/8/2011 4am PST and Ends 9/9/2011 4am PST  The sale will last until the time ends or all the products are sold out so do not delay!

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Replenish vitamins and personal care products for a healthier you with Today's TaDa

If you are needing to get some new Vitamins why pay full price when you can shop and get the at a great deal??

$12 for $25 Worth of Vitamins, Supplements, Personal Care and More
  • $12 for $25 e-Gift Card to 4 All Vitamins
  • Vitamins, supplements, beauty products and more
  • Alba, Jason Natural, Now, Celestial Seasonings, and so many more

Take advantage of the sale and do not delay as it Begins 9/7/2011 4am PST and Ends 9/8/2011 4am PST

Check it out HERE

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Years back when I worked in retail a friend brought in some muffins that her mother had made.  It was the first time I had ever had them and they were soooo good I think  I ate almost all of them.  Years later when I started baking more I was brought back to these muffins and I decided I needed to make myself some.  Although I know muffins are like smaller cake servings I try to tell myself that they are really good for me as it has baked apples in it.   Yes I know I am in denial, but they are that good that I am not willing to give them up! Yum!

Whenever we bake the girls are involved and today Miss K decided she was the scooper so they do not look like any gourmet muffins when we make them.  Though whats most important is the taste.  Reality is if it looks good and tastes bad whats the point.  I am happier with it tasting good and I love the excitement in the girls face when they are helping so it is worth the appearance for me!!

 Apple Strudel Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  I grease muffins pans as I cook as the original recipe states it makes 12 but with my muffin tins it makes 24.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
  5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
 If you choose to not put the topping on the muffins and you would love to save some on calories and sugar intake then you will not need the second list of ingredients.  They still taste just as good and little bit healthier.  I also use whole wheat flour and do not add the salt as personal variations for our family.


The Peaceful Housewife Review and Giveaway

After having my first daughter I started to care even more about the future.  It was not that I did not care about it before, but now I had someone that was going to be living in that future so I wanted to make sure we did our part in it.  We started to buy various household cleaning products that said the products were "green", after more research it was not all it claimed to be.  I ended up being able to find some cleaners, but along with them came a hefty price.  

I was excited when I received the chance to review The Peaceful Housewife: Natural Cleaning Products E-Book.  This E-Book contains recipes for over 30 homemade cleaners and pest sprays.  The great thing is most of the ingredients you may have in your own home.  Have you always wondered what to do with the small bits of soap that you end up with after using a bar a soap.  It is too small to use for hand cleaning, but have you ever thought about making a gel cleaner with it?  Do you have carpet and no matter what you try there always seems to be new dirty spot but never any carpet cleaner.  Did you realize some ingredients you bake with can also help you clean up that dirty carpet!

Being Green is the new hot thing in today's society, but so is being frugal and this E-Book enables you to be both!  What is even better is that two of my readers have a chance to win their own E-Book for natural household cleaners.

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

Deal of the Day: Free Kashi Granola Bar Sample

I love Kashi Bars, but I have to say I love them even more when they are FREE!!!!

Right now you can choose from these great bars to try:
  • Kashi Crunchy Roasted Almond Crunch
  • Kashi Chewy Trial Mix
  • Kashi Fruit & Grain Peanutty Dark Chocolate
  • Kashi Soft-Baked Blackberry
I know what I'll choose! Yummy!!!

Get your Free Kashi Bar Sample HERE

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tuesday Hopping!

Today is officially the first day of school for Miss J.  She is starting SK this year and super excited to get to go back and see her friends and teachers.  To keep myself busy as I will be down 1 kid :-(  I thought I would keep myself busy and do some blog hopping!

Check out the hops I am doing today!  If you have one you'd love to share please let me know :-)

A one stop shop for Baby and You on Facebook

Having children is one of the hardest things that you will ever do, but at the same time it is also the most rewarding things as well.  Having my first daughter I thought I was well prepared, but I soon found out that you can read as much as you want about your pregnancy and delivering your baby, but when that little bundle smiles up at you it is a whole new ballgame.

On top of trying to find your footing as a new parent you end up having tons of advice both wanted and unwanted.  I would say the only good thing about all the advice that comes in, is that it happens to each and everyone one of us so truly we are not alone.  Though every parent is going to go through times where she or he may feel alone or to talk to someone outside of their immediate circle this is when Baby and You on Facebook will come to the rescue.

If your like me  and adore your facebook page and use it to keep up to date with friends and family near and far you will love this new page dedicated to parents with babies.  Not only is it a page for Mom, but Dads are welcome as well!!  The page is perfect if you need advice, some place to vent, share pictures or just get a little adult talk.  Plus if all of this was not enough when you like the page you will also be the first to find out about special promotions and savings.  Oh and if you love Joe Fresh like I do; do not delay as something special will be happening on the page soon.

You can also get to know some other great Canadian Mom bloggers Mommy Moment dedicated to all things Mom, Lisa from Growing Your Baby, focusing on all things baby.

Follow the conversation on Twitter as well using the hashtag #BabyandYou.  Theres tons of great topics already happening that you will not want to miss out on!  Come join the Baby and You community!

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.

Deal of the Day: 4 Fabulous Quiznos Coupons

I love Quiznos almost as much as I love coupons!!  Check out below how to get Quiznos Toasty Savings all you need to do is print All 4 Coupons to save!

- Free Sub of equal or less value with the purchase of any sub and a regular fountain drink
- Free chip or cookie and regular fountain drink with purchase of regular salad or sub
- 2 Meals for $9.99 - Two small subs, chips/cookies, and regular drinks for $9.99
- $1 Off Regular Sub or $2 Off Large Sub

To take advantage of these great coupons head on over HERE 


Inpirational Monday

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.  Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. 

~Henry Ward Beecher

Sunday, September 4, 2011

If your looking for help on your weightloss journey, look no further!

This year has been a year for me of trying to loose weight and getting fit. While I know it is a long road ahead I am finding it has been a very educational road. I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser and especially Jillian Michaels. This is why I was excited when I found out about this great tool that is available on the web.

We all know that Jillian Michaels is able to get results from the contestants on the show and now she is able to help you get results at home.  Having children and a busy life it is important for myself to be able to have something that benefits me both in the home and when I go to the gym!!

Here is why she says her program will work:

1. My Experience I've been helping people lose weight for 18 years. And I've struggled with my own weight issues. Trust me, I know what works.

2. No Gym Required You pick when and where you want to work out. You'll get all the tools, support, and motivation you need from my customized online program.

3. It's Customized Based on your body type, fitness level, and goals - you'll get a customized weight loss program designed for maximum results.

If that is not enough for you it is also something you can afford as your first 7 days are FREE! Just $4/week after that. Cancel anytime.

  I love the price of the program and that you are able to try it out before you purchase it in full.  Which means they know you will like it.  No more expensive personal training sessions.  You can now have Jillian Michaels.  If you are interested in this offer or to find out more check it out HERE!

Deal of the Day:Free Attends Sample

No one wants to have to deal with urinary leakage, but reality is you may experience it in your life time or know someone who does. Just like anything else you but you need to find the right product!  Take Attends personal assessment tool to find out what depends product better suits your needs.

Get Your FREE Sample HERE

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Deal of the Day: Free PETA kids Magazine

If you are wanting something educational and fun for your children you will love the offer that PETA has for your children. Right now PETA has free magazine that will get delivered to your child. My daughter loved getting something in the mail with her name on it and she loved it even more when she opened it up and saw it was something special just for her!  Another great feature is you can request a free copy for someone else as well.  Be sure to take advantage of this great offer!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Green Tea Plus

I know I am definitely not alone when I say I am constantly looking at ways to get healthier and loose some weight.  The reason I know I am not alone is because every year the number one New Years resolution that people make is that they want to loose weight and get their body in better health.  If you go to a gym you know this is true in January but as the month goes on people seem to have lost their dedication and the numbers trickle down.  It takes dedication to get yourself active if you are not, but it is equally important to watch what you put into your body.  Green Tea Plus is a great addition to your dedication to getting healthier.

  Green Tea + is a natural  weight loss supplement from Delta labs that helps with boosting your metabolism and loosing weight and it is completely natural with no artificial stimulants.  It helps to decrease your cravings, curb your appetite, boost your metabolism and enhance alertness and mental focus.  It does contain caffeine so I would recommend taking them earlier in the day then after work or in the evening!

Not to mention they have a Money Back Guarantee!!!  They are so confident that you will love their product that if you do not find it does not help you loose weight, boost your metabolism or curb your appetite you can send your bottle back in for a refund (not including shipping and handling)!!

Be sure to check out Delta Labs on Facebook.  You'll find they have great resources to help you be fit and fabulous!

I am also super excited that one of my readers is going to win their own bottle of Green Tea +!!  I know you'll love it as much as I did!

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Fabulous Musical Friday Buble Style!!

Today's song is one artist that my girls love and I will not complain as I am a big fan of Michael Buble as well! I have never had a chance to see him in concert, but love the fact that his music is something that I can play that is suitable for all ages. So many songs on the radio it seems are either not appropriate for a 2 or 4 yr old or else I do not want to hear it over and over again.

Enjoy and have a great long weekend!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday Blog Hops

Blog Hops Everyday Friday Blog Hop

I have fallen in love with Rome and you can too!!

Through the craziness of daily life, sometimes it is nice to be able to slow down and appreciate the world around us.  There is no better way to do this then taking a vacation to somewhere rich in culture and history like Rome!  If you have never been to Italy before and have been feeling drawn to this beautiful country and especially Rome I have found the perfect E-book for you!

Affordable Rome Sightseeing is a great resource from Cath Andrews who was a tourists who fell in love with Rome so much that she had her wedding there and now call it home!  I have to say the length of the E-book is short and sweet and packed with more then enough information to make your vacation ideal for everyone no matter if you are young or just young at heart.  What I loved even more was how descriptive the E-book is.  I personally do not know Cath or her husband Mike, but I felt as though it was a friend who was informing me about all the great spots to go and I could even picture it as if I had been there myself.

Truly the E-book will have you covered in every way no matter if it is relaxing at The Borghese Park, eating and we all know that you can not go to Rome and not eat all their fabulous food.  You will be directed from the E-book on restaurants and food you must try before heading home.  Of-course if your needing some entertainment then Gladiator fighting is something every member of your family will love!!  I even checked out the link for additional reviews and when you see pages and pages of 5 star reviews you know this is something you most definitely need to experience!

I know you will enjoy this E-book as much as I have so head on over to check it out!  Oh and did I mention it is free!! Be sure to let me know when you have your vacation planned as I know you will want to travel to Rome once you have read this!

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