Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Miss J and Miss K with a friend checking out some reptiles and once they realized that they were behind glass and not going to get them things were more relaxed....for the parents :-)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

My family loves chicken and I am always looking at new ways to add it into our meal plan.  I know some people are happy with having similar meals within the week/month.  I can honestly say I am not one of those people.  That is one of my biggest problems with trying to loose weight.  Some can eat salads every single day for lunch for example.  I can do that for a certain time and then I find my mind starts sabotage my efforts and then the next day I eat a whole cheesecake.  Well maybe not a whole cheesecake Ha Ha, but know I would have wanted to :-)

Today's recipe is a Chicken Meatloaf and here is what you will need and it is so easy to make that it is a perfect recipe to involve the kids with!  As it shows when children help with meal preparation they are more likely to eat the food!



Zesty Chicken Meatloaf

1 pound ground chicken
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
3 tablespoons salsa
2 tablespoons Ranch-style salad dressing
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
sour cream (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, eggs, bread crumbs, salsa, salad dressing, and taco seasoning mix. Pack into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Top with cheese, and serve with sour cream.
 I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Boston Tourism Essentials: The Must-See Sights You'll Love



When traveling the hardest part is trying to figure out what you after going to do when you are at your destination.  You can spend so much time online that in the end of all the research you may not be any further ahead just as you find a review of something someone liked you find one that contradicts it from another traveler.

I was happy to come across a great ebook and only wished that there was more available for other destinations.  Boston Tourism Essentials: The Must-See Sights You'll Love is written by a local “Bostonian” who also lived outside of the country and was also able to view  her home city as a tourist.  Through her ebook she takes you through the best places for you as a tourist to go and has additional advice as a local resident.  So you know for sure it is written by someone who knows Boston inside and out.  It is also great for those who may be in the process of trying to plan where to go on your next vacation.  You can review the must see spots and see if that would be a destination that would suit your travel needs and interests.  I honestly loved the guide and found that it came across as though it was talking directly to me and everything was easy to understand!

Happy and Safe Travels and have an awesome time in Boston!!!

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.


Inspirational Monday

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."
Maureen Dowd
                  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review:Party Planning Checklist


I can always use some extra help and pointers when it comes to being more organized.  This is even more true when it comes to party planning.  I like to be involved in all aspects of the food preparation when we have the girls birthday party.  Though when it comes to the day of the party I seem to still be making food in the morning and so stressed that I do not know if everything will be ready.  Then on top of that there making sure the decorations look right, the games are planned and the guests are happy.

I worry that I will not have enough food, drinks not enough time to play games, space to eat and cutlery to eat with.  Usually it is a great reason for me to worry as I have never thrown a perfect party yet. :-(  This is why I was super excited when I found out about The Party Planning Checklist e-book. It was created to helps others, like myself, who just need a little help having the best party possible.  Helping you make sure your organized and everything is in place so you do not have to run around like a chicken with its head cut off just before your party.


What is even better is that it is FREE!!  Yes you heard me right, I said FREE!!  This free ebook is available at http://www.theme-party-queen.com/party-planning-checklist.html.  If you are looking at getting it for free all you will need to do is head on over to Theme Party Queen on Facebook  and just like the page to get it for yourself. 

I hope your next event will be just as stress free as I know my next party will be!

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.

The Smurfs in 3D

 


Have you had a chance to head out with the family and check out the The Smurfs yet???  If not what are you waiting for?  Earlier in the month my husband and I and our family along with my sister in law and her husband and their family went out early one saturday morning and checked out the new movie.  

I have to admit I was a bit reluctant when I heard that the movie was coming out as I knew it was going to be something brand new and I did not want my past memories of The Smurfs ruined if this movie was not good.  Yes, growing up I was a fan of those little blue creatures!!  I remember waking up early on weekend mornings before my parents so I could sneak in some cartoons before I would be told to turn the T.V. off for the day. Yes young-ins, that was before they had channels dedicated to cartoons 24hrs a day.  I am that old. :-P  I was such a fan that a few years back when we were shopping at Costco one day I saw they had released season 1 and yes I had to own it!!

So even though I was headed into this movie anticipating to be disappointed, I have to admit the complete opposite happened!  It was great.  The story line was fun and did not ruin and thoughts or notions on how I thought The Smurfs were from many, many years ago.
It is still in theaters and no matter if the kids are back in school or not yet be sure to plan a family day and head out to the theater.  This is a fun movie for the entire family!!  





Saturday, August 27, 2011

US FRIENDLY LOW ENTRY GIVEAWAYS ENDING TODAY

If you have a low entry giveaway you would like me to add message me directly and I will add it to the list next week!



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http://www.mykansascitymommy.com/2011/08/costumesquadcom-t-shirt-review-giveaway.html


http://dashingfordeals.com/riega-cheese-sauce-review-and-giveaway

http://devotionmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/pregnancy-companion-review-and-giveaway.html


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Disney's The Lion King







Today was a fun day for my family and I as we got to go and see the classic Disney movie The Lion King.  I was super excited to see this as it is a classic movie from my youth that I was able to go and experience with my children.

I have to say this movie has the best music and characters!  Even though I have seen it many times I was singing the songs in my seat.  Really can you go wrong with the catchy beats from songs like Hakuna Matata, Circle of Life and I Just Can't Wait to Be King.

The great thing is I appreciate all the actors that are in it a bit more.  Now I am old enough to know and know who they are.  Did you know that Rowan Atkinson is Zazu, Pumba is Nathan Lane and even Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and so many more make up the great voices we hear in the movie.

I loved the 3D animation in the movie  It was a nice touch to bring back a classic movie but was not overdone.  There are so many movies that are redone and I am happy that the story line and everything with in the original did not change. 

Be sure to head out to theaters next month when the movie comes out and do not delay as it will be for just a limited time!!  Then you can head out to stores and buy it on Blu-Ray to enjoy for years to come!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Fabulous Musical Friday!!

Okay I have to admit this song I became FULLY aware of thanks to TWILIGHT!!!  Yes I know it is a classic and how is it that I knew nothing before.  I'll make an excuse that I live a sheltered life haha!  Well I am sorry to everyone, but hey I guess better late then never.


This song and the rest of piano pieces from the original Twilight movie is one of the main reasons my now 4 yr old decided to play piano!  She heard the songs on the soundtrack and would ask for me to put them on over and over.  At first we would have a conversation about why no one was singing and I would answer "because this music sounds beautiful without anyone singing".  After a while she would tell me why they were beautiful whenever they would come on. 

So who cares if the acting might have been off in the original movie, clearly the music made up for what the movie lacked.  My daughter is now going to be starting her second year of Piano this fall with Music for Young Children!!

See being a Twilight fan does have benefits ;-)

Low Entry Canadian Friendly Giveaways!!

If your Canadian and looking for some giveaways with under 300 entries why not check out some of these ones I have found on the web!!



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Friday Finds...My must see for the week!

I happened to come across this new AD for LEVI'S.  Have you seen it??  Check it out and let me know what you think.  This is the first time I have seen it.  I honestly like it...well I like that it is different from everything else we see and hear on TV and at least has a positive message.  This is of course thanks to the great author!





Here is the poem

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Charles Bukowski

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Miss K and Miss J checking out a goat who got out of the pen!

Sink into a divine bed set for sweet dreams and peaceful sleep with luxury linens from Linenplace, at 40% off.

If your needing to update your bedroom look no further!!  Check out these Luxury Sheets and Duvets from Linenplace

At Linenplace you will find luxury sheet sets & bold duvet covers!

Great selection of colors in percale and sateen and you'll get 40% off all products

Not to mention that it is only $5.95 standard shipping


Happy Shopping!!! 

Dont delay this sale begins 8/24/2011 4am PST and Ends 8/25/2011 4am PST  OR until items sell out!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

I have not made this recipe, but I will and promise to post reviews.  However, it was too cool I could not keep it to myself!

Check out how to make this Rubiks Cube Cake HERE


Enjoy!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspirational Monday

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
Oprah Winfrey


You deserve a little pampering! Shop luxurious products for in and out of the bath from Today's TaDa: Up to 51% off products from the luxury bath sale, offered by The Picket Fence

 
 If you are not familiar with The Picket Fence you really need to check them out!  

They have tons of wonderful products for your home.  Be sure to check out the the luxurious products for in and out of the bath from The Picket Fence.

You'll be able to buy candles, soap, bath towels, beauty bags and so much more.  Some of the brands available. Mistral, Votivo, Antica Farmacista, Butter London and more with only $4.95 standard shipping!!

Do not delay as this is a limited time sale that Begins 8/22/2011 4am PST and Ends 8/23/2011 4am PST

Check out this awesome deal HERE!!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Low Entry Canadian Friendly Giveaways!!

If you have a giveaway that is Canadian Friendly send me an email at twochildrenandamigraine@gmail.com and I will add it to the list!  While your here be sure to check out my current giveaways!


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Deal of the Day: Reynolds Signature Family Recipe Book

I love cooking and trying new things!  Although as my Tasty Tuesday posts have been slacking this summer  many of you if your new may not be aware!

As I love trying new things I always love seeing new recipes and yes I love recipes that have pictures.  The pictures allow me to see how a professional made and presented the product and I try to have it look as good.  Believe me it is easier said then done, but I love the challenge!

I found this great new recipe book with pictures and it has some great recipes like Teriyaki Sesame Salmon Dinner, Mexican Style Meatloaf and Crystallized Flower Cupcakes!  YUM!

Be sure to check out the great recipes and some great pointers on how to cook with tin foil or parchment paper!!


Check the Reynolds Signature Recipe Book Here!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Deal of the Day:Free Printables from Michaels

Are your children like mine and absolutely lobe colouring??  I know a lot of the time when we buy colouing books my girls end up fighting over the same page!  So I spend majority of the time trying to reason why another pages is just as good!  Ugh!!

Check out all of these fun printable pages for your colouring needs!  Michaels has tons of different pages that can be printed off and satisfy children of various ages!! 


Check them out here!



Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabulous Musical Friday!!

Do you have a songs that your adore but you never get to hear them anymore on your local radio stations?  I find that a lot of the songs from the 80's and 90's do that for me.  I am a lover of music.  It does not matter the type or the artist.  I honestly try to give all styles of music a chance.  I do not love all songs, but I do have a very diverse range of music tastes.

Today I was driving and decided to turn on my 80's station on the radio and I heard this song that I had not heard in FOREVER and forgot how much I loved them.

Be sure to check out today's Fabulous song it is not my favorite( I honestly do not know if I have one), but I do love it!  Do you have a favorite song of the 80's?  Please Share if you do!

Who wants to win $100 Toys "R" Us Gift Card...I know I do :-)

Want your chance for a  “totally kookoo” opportunity to win awesome prizes, including a $100 Toys R Us Gift card!

Jay at Play’s Totally KooKoo KooKoo Birds have a lot up their sleeves, er, feathers! 

Beginning on August 15, and running through September 12, Totally KooKoo™ is having a very special KooKoo Bird Sighting Photo Contest on Facebook! 

For a chance to win awesome prizes, simply upload a photo of a KooKoo Bird – or a KooKoo Bird creative original interpretation (a drawing, collage, picture, etc.) in the kookiest place possible! Get creative and show us your kookoo side! Who will win? You decide! 

Voting is open to the public so be sure to get your friends and family involved and check it out at Facebook/TotallyKooKoo!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 Toys“R”Us Gift Card and a Totally KooKoo prizepack and two runners-up will each receive a $50 Toys“R”Us Gift Card! 

The sky’s the limit, so get sighting, snapping and posting!

We have a Winner!!!

If you have not had a chance to see THE HELP in theatres yet now is your chance.  All reviews have been fabulous and many saying this is the must see movie!




Now on to my luck winner of the giveaway!


AND LUCKY 23 IS.....





Congrats!  I will be in touch and as always if I do not hear back within the selected time a new winner will be selected!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Canada Win a Playdate of a Lifetime!

KOBA ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS PARENTS THE CHANCE TO WIN

“THE PLAYDATE OF A LIFETIME”

WITH THEIR CHILD’S FAVOURITE CHARACTER FROM THE BACKYARDIGANS OR TOOPY AND BINOO









 

TICKETS FOR BOTH TOURS ARE ON SALE NOW!


Vancouver, BC – August 18th, 2011 – Koba Entertainment is thrilled to announce its most exciting contest ever! This fall, children’s favorites, The Backyardigans and Toopy and Binoo, will be gracing the stages of cities all across Canada. To celebrate, Koba is offering parents a chance to win the Playdate of a Lifetime for their child and 10 of their closest friends. A very special guest of honour – the winner’s favourite character from either "The Backyardigans" or "Toopy and Binoo" - will visit the lucky family. Together, they will enjoy an unforgettable time!

This out-of-this-world sweepstake is now open; entries can be submitted online at: www.facebook.com/KobaEntertainment.

The opportunity to meet The Backyardigans or Toopy and Binoo does not stop there!

Koba will be giving away 75 - yes, seventy-five - meet and greet passes as secondary prizing.

Contest starts on August 17, 2011 at 12:00pm PST and ends November 30th, 2011 at 6:00pm PST.

For complete contest details, please visit: www.facebook.com/KobaEntertainment.

Parents won’t want to miss the opportunity to see Koba Entertainment's out-of-this-world theatrical productions: The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens and Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon - tickets are on sale now.  For tour details, visit: www.TheBackyardigansOnTour.com and www.ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com.

Summer is coming to an end! Have your last summer barbecue and enjoy delcious, gourmet premium foods from Omaha Steaks, today only from TaDa!


I have another great deal for your today!!

Gourmet Food from Omaha Steaks


3 choices of delicious meals at 3 different price points, from main course to dessert!  They will definitely have your meals covered for an awesome price!

Package 1: $49.99 includes 2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins, 2 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops, 4 (4 oz. approx.) Boneless Chicken Breasts, 4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers, 8 Potatoes au Gratin, 4 Individual NY Cheesecakes

Package 2: $69.99 includes 2 (6 oz.) Filet Mignons, 2 (6 oz.) Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops, 6 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers, 6 Stuffed Baked Potatoes, 4 Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Package 3: $89.99 includes 2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons, 2 (6 oz.) Top Sirloins, 2 (9 oz.) Boneless Strips, 2 (6 oz.) Ribeyes, 8 Potatoes au Gratin, 8 Caramel Apple Tartlets

Premium gourmet foods

Free shipping...Yes thats right I said FREE SHIPPING!!

Click here to get in on the deal before it is too late! 



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Ends 8/19/2011 4am PST!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Who needs toys the simplest things make a child smile.  Miss K with her Free Balloon she got!

Review on Wholesale Keychains a one stop show for your needs!



I love keychains.  Just the only issue I have is normally when I find one I like it seems to be made out of poor quality and does not last long.  Which annoys me as I usually buy them when on vacation and what are the odds I'll be back there again and they will have them.

I was recently give the chance to try out a keychain from http://www.wholesalekeychain.com.  I was able to try the Philadelphia Phillies bottle opener keychain.   It is a very nice looking key chain and a great addition for anyone who is looking for items for that difficult person,but you know that they love a specific team.  I have to say as well that the bottle opener is more then just for show.  I tried it out and it worked great!  No one needs to worry about quality with this product. 

This Philadelphia Phillies Bottle Opener Key Chain measures: 3.50” by 1.50” so it is just the right size and not too heavy on the keychain as well so it is a great addition to have.

I just loved all their different styles and it is great if your a business owner looking for a gift for employees as if you order $50 worth you will also get free shipping.  They have products you can engrave and popular ones for the young at heart and all for a great price!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using nofollow" href="http://www.tomoson.com/?code=BOTTOM2ac5e7d2c9e1d859c2d4fbeeb84bb307">Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Replace your old sunglass with a new designer pair at a stellar price, today only at TaDa!

I love great deals and I absolutely love great deals on quality sunglasses!! If you are like me then you must check out this deal I have for you!!!


 Designer Sunglasses at up to 60% off Tom Ford, Escada, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and more!!!

Free shipping 

100% Authenticity Guaranteed

Do not delay if you have not bought from TaDa before they are able to get great prices because of group buying and this special is only available for a limited time!


You can get a great pair of D & G glasses for as low only $65.00.  Hurry quantities are limited!!


The Sale Begins 8/17/2011 4am PST and Ends 8/18/2011 4am PST 

Click Here to go check out the sale!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspirational Monday

"The more you own, the more you know you don't own."
 
Aristotle Onassis


Sunday, August 14, 2011

RedWeek.com Review and Giveaway






Many of my readers will not realize that outside of being a at home working mom with my children and running my blog I also work outside of the home.  For 6 years I have had the pleasure with helping other families book and plan their vacations as I work as a travel specialist.  The crazy thing is though I have helped others take their own vacation as a family we still have not gone on one.  Many of the families that I get to help plan their own vacations talk about timeshare rentals and how they help them save money on their vacations especially if they have young children.  When traveling with children you want to go somewhere that will be a home away from home.

It was a perfect opportunity when I saw I would get a chance to review RedWeek.com.  Here is a bit of a description from the company itself.

A best-kept secret for families who have to be budget-conscious but still want a great vacation is –timeshare rentals. Many people are unaware of the advantages of renting a timeshare directly from an owner. Timeshare rentals typically cost up to 50% less than cramped hotel rooms,are spacious,come with a kitchen for further savings and convenience,and are generally attached to a resort where many of the amenities (waterpark features,children’s playgrounds,arcade game rooms,etc.) are included in the rental price. Timeshare rentals offer people the opportunity to vacation at luxury resorts where they might otherwise not be able to afford to go.

RedWeek is an online marketing site,with over 1.5 million members,where owners list their timeshares for rent. A Redweek.com membership gives access to all the information on timeshare rentals listings on RedWeek.com, including reviews,and the ability to engage in rental agreements with incredible budget-friendly offerings.

 Being a newbie in the timeshare industry I was very pleased with how user friendly the website is.  I was able to search and see pictures of so many different properties in many different centers.  I also loved that they have user forums where you can go for questions or if you would like to check out any reviews.  Not to mention that they have a blog with many travel articles there for top destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, Las Vegas and California. 

You can view the properties, but to be able to contact any timeshare owners directly about their property you do need to be a member.  However, membership is very inexpensive — currently only $14.99 for 12 months.

If you are asking yourself  "when was the last time we got to go on a decent family vacation"  look no further RedWeek.com will help you enjoy a family holiday, without breaking the bank!


RedWeek is offering one of my readers a Free 2-year membership!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fabulous Musical Friday!!

You know your old when......

Have you ever had one of those moments?  With our van we purchased a few months back we received one year of Satellite radio and lately my favorite station is the 90's station.  I am hearing so many songs I have not heard in SOOOO long and being just like my parents (which I said I would never be when younger lol) I am driving in the van (which I also said I would never own  :-P) listening to this music thinking "Man, music has really changed and use to be so much better". 

I only wish regular "free" radio took advantage of all the great music that we have available to us.  There truly is no reason for songs to be overplayed as there is so much variety.  This was one song I heard the other day and I honestly do not remember the last time I heard it. 

Of course I was singing it off key with the windows down and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Want to win $15,000 and a Canadian Small to Medium Business Owner?? Contest Extended!

Last month I shared a great contest  for a chance to win $15,000 dollars.  I am happy to say that the contest has been EXTENDED!!  If you haven't had a chance be sure to head on over and enter and enter and vote!

Check out all the details here!

 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 AUGUST 31st, 2011It is open to Canada {except Quebec}
Enter Here

Friendly Friday!


Happy Friday Everyone!!  I hope your having a great day so far and most importantly that your having fun whatever you are going to do today!

I am going to make some muffins this evening with my two favorite princesses and we are going to watch a movie.  They absolutely adore the first Ice Age so we may watch that OR we might just do a princess movie! 

I am so excited today as well as I am featured on FRIENDLY FRIDAY!  So if I was not having an awesome day as it was this definitely makes it better.  If you have not joined in their hop and even if you have before be sure to check them out!

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Try to get a quick picture after The Wiggles show..This was the best shot haha!

New Twitter Hop!!

I love when I find out about great new hops to help increase networking and I have one that is starting today!!


Lets Increase our Twitter followers!!!  

Tales of a Ranting Ginger: Twitter Pop Hop (Brand New Twitter Hop)





Twitter Pop Hop

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Hopping!

Are you looking for some more followers?  No matter if it is for your Blog, Facebook or Twitter check out some of these great Hops I am participating in today!  Do you have one share your link and I'll sign up and add it to my list :-)


Happy Hopping!













Deal of the Day:Speed Stick Sample

Still available while supplies last....but not for long and it appears there are only samples of the Men's left! 
Its ONE sample per household. 


Go get your sample HERE

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inspirational Monday


"Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list."

 
Michelle Obama


Sunday, August 7, 2011

iCaughtTheEasterBunny.com: Review and Giveaway


I am always looking at fun and unique ways to put a smile on my little ones faces and I was so excited when I came across this great website iCaughtTheEasterBunny.com.  I have to admit when I first saw the idea I thought I do not know about this will my girls actually like it.  I have to say after doing it I am thankful I did it and look forward to creating more with them!!

iCaughtTheEasterBunny.com is a unique website that helps you create special memories and photo keepsakes that you can keep for years.  You take a picture of whatever you would like and then you add the Easter Bunny into it.  So the image that you end up with is the Easter Bunny in your own home.  Now how cool is that??  I do not know about your children, but mine always want to stay up and get a glimpse of the favorite character in their home (yes I remember wanting to do the same thing when small as well ;-) ).  This is something you can do in three simple steps and even if you are not that technology savvy I am sure you can create your own works of art with no problem.  There is easy to access help features and a tutorial you can go through before you upload your own picture.  It truly is as simple as 1, 2, 3!!

You pick the picture and you create your special memory!!   One of the other great things is that you can also create pictures for Cupid, Santa, The Tooth Fairy as well!!  They are definitely a one stop shop for all your creating magic needs!!!

BEFORE
AFTER
BUY IT:  Check out  iCaughtTheEasterBunny.com and create your special picture!  I also have 25% off promo code for my readers to use at the time of purchase: BUNNYHOP25.

WIN IT: iCaughtTheEasterBunny.com has been so very generous and are giving FIVE of my lucky readers a chance to win!!  5 of my readers will get a special gift code that enables you to create your own piece of magic for someone they love!! (Gift Code entitles to one photo each)

Mandatory Entry: Follow Two Children and a Migraine Through GFC

(already follow on GFC then follow through either Facebook, Twitter, Networked Blogs or a Reader or through email your choice but comment which you have done)


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-Like Two Children and a Migraine on Facebook (leave name) (1  Entry)
 

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-Share this giveaway on your Facebook status (make sure you @ (TAG) Two Children and a Migraine on Facebook)

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-Follow and Tweet about this giveaway. Feel free to copy and paste "#iCaughtTheEasterBunny and you can too #Win with @momwithmigraine 08/25 http://networkedblogs.com/hnvRm"


Contest End August 25th at 11:59 Eastern Time. Winners will be chosen by random.org 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.

Disclosure:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas a Minneapolis SEO and Web Design firm. 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.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Review:AMAZING RACE PARTY PRINTABLES




If your having an issue trying to think of the next theme for your next get together you will definitely want to check out this post!!

I do not know about you, but I am a huge fan of the Amazing Race.  In case you are not familiar it is a Reality Show on TV that has teams compete in a race around the world with many different challenges.  Truly it tests ones patience, competitive nature and relationships.  I have found some contestants I love them from the start to the end of their race and other contestant I wonder how they managed to function outside of the race.  Although, I probably should not critique as I have never personally applied or been in any race like they are in.

Now the great thing is you are able to create your own party suitable for teens or adults!  This will make your party be the talk of the town and without a doubt be authentic.  To start with the planning you amazing race party ideas PartyGamesPlus has you covered!  What I loved about their site is that they guide you from creating the guest list to the actual party printables, to the race itself and lastly the after party!
I received the printables and the quality will not disappoint.  For only $12.99 you will receive the entire contents that you see above and by printing it at home you do not have to worry about searching for anything.  You will have everything at your fingertips.  You can even buy environmentally friendly paper to make it a green race as well. 

Start planning your own amazing race party OR check out all the other great ideas HERE!

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

Friday, August 5, 2011

US FRIENDLY LOW ENTRY GIVEAWAYS ENDING TODAY

I do not want to leave any of my US followers out.  So be sure to check out these giveaways that end TODAY!! Hurry all have under 100 entries...some are below 50!

Good luck!

http://couponsandfreebiesforyou.blogspot.com/2011/07/tellurian-baby-review-giveaway.html

http://smileadaygiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/06/pannaz-review-and-giveaway-3-of-3.html

http://smileadaygiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/06/itzbeen-timer-review-giveaway.html

http://couponsandfreebiesforyou.blogspot.com/2011/07/blenderbottle-review-prize-pack.html

http://whatsoeveryedo.blogspot.com/2011/07/stitches-and-scraps-review-and-giveaway.html

http://sheheartsit.com/for-the-home/camp-honeybelle/

http://www.twobellesfitness.com/2011/07/28/huge-mangroomer-giveaway/

http://www.twobellesfitness.com/2011/07/25/freeman-giveaway-pssssst-dry-shampoo-and-papaya-awapuhi-shampoo-conditioner/

http://www.nickelanddimingwithnikki.com/2011/07/giveaway-250-customized-labels-from.html

http://annelyndesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/accessories.html

http://annelyndesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-cake-and-cupcake-ideas.html

http://annelyndesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/decorate-your-cake-and-cupcakes.html


http://annelyndesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-cake-and-cupcake-ideas.html

Fabulous Friday!!

I have to admit I love posting songs that I love and adore every week for you, but in case you did not know I am by no means a professional in the music industry.  I do however have two children that are 2 and 4 that seem to think they know a good song when they hear it.  HaHa!


Today's song is one that is super kid friendly AND Canadian group as well.  We had the pleasure of seeing them the last time they came to our city.  They are super nice and all of their songs teach kids about the world around them. 

Low Entry Canadian Friendly Giveaways

Check out some great Canadian Friendly Giveaways on now. By Low Entry it means there were under 200 entries at the time I posted this.  If you have one you would like me to add to the list email me and it will be included on my next posting!

Good Luck!


http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/08/help-movie-prize-pack-giveaway.html

http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com/2011/08/gourmet-gift-baskets-review-and.html

http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/08/do-you-see-money-tree-review-and.html


http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com/2011/08/piczzle-review-and-giveaway.html

http://www.talesofarantingginger.com/2011/07/review-and-giveaway-udderly-smooth.html


http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/07/boogie-wipes-review-and-giveaway.html#more

http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com/2011/08/cd-review-and-giveaway-robert-pierre-im.html


http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/08/stella-and-dot-jewellry-review-and.html


http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com/2011/08/book-review-chicken-soup-for-soul-just_02.html


http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/07/prairie-naturals-organic-whey-protein.html


http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com/2011/08/book-review-chicken-soup-for-soul-just.html


http://www.didyouknowcanada.ca/2011/08/giveaway-knit-wit-by-shair.html


http://multi-testingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-to-expect-first-year-review-and.html

Friday Hops!

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Smart and Trendy Moms

Here are some of the Hops I am in today!  Do you know any good ones please share while your here!