Let Kids Interact and Play with Little Live Pets Tweet Talking Birds-Giveaway

I’ve mentioned before how much my youngest son loves animals, and I know he’s not the only one. There’s something about the idea of interacting with a living creature of another species that kids seem to find absolutely fascinating. Of course, not every parent is willing to put up with the work of having a pet. Even my boys’ goldfish are a bit of a pain to care for at times!

Luckily, there are toys that are so interactive that playing with one is almost like having a real pet and Little Live Pets Tweet Talking Birds are a perfect example! These adorable birds not only chirp and sing when you pet them, they actually record and repeat your child’s speech just like a parrot!

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Surprise a Special Guy with Saddleback Leather this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just a few short weeks away now and if you’re searching for the perfect surprise for a husband, father or any other important man in your life, a gift from Saddleback Leather is sure to be a hit. I discovered this small company with a cult following about a year ago and I’ve been in love with the high-quality leather goods ever since. So recently I decided to splurge on the Saddleback Leather Simple Backpack in Dark Coffee Brown.

This backpack comes in two different sizes and three different leather colours. Personally, I can’t resist the rich look of the Dark Coffee Brown; it’s classic yet still has personality. The backpack itself features two small pockets on either side in addition to the large main compartment for added organization. And the large bag is perfectly sized so that it can be carried as a personal item when flying!

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Add Drama To Your Look with Products from COVERGIRL and Olay-Giveaway #PGMom

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I love playing around with different makeup looks, so I’m always excited when brands I already love and use release new cosmetics for me to try. This month, P&G has three fabulous products that will help you show off your star style, and they’re ones that I couldn’t wait to try!

The first is an old favourite with a great new formula: Olay Total Effects Anti-aging Moisturizer. With 40% more vitamins and the highest level of Niacinamide in an over-the-counter Olay product, it’s a great first step before applying makeup. Since it keeps skin soft and nourished, foundation tends to go on more smoothly and evenly for a flawless complexion you’ll love.

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Treat Your Feet to Great Shoes from Yengo.ca-Giveaway

If there’s one thing I’ve learned when it comes to purchases over the years, it’s that some items can be bought at a discount and others simply can’t. And if there’s one item that’s worth a splurge, it’s shoes. Most people don’t realize just how comfortable well-made shoes can be until they get a pair, but it’s a difference that’s immediately noticeable once it is tried.

That’s why I love Yengo.ca. This online boutique offers Canadians great deals on some of the top shoe brands that boast both style and comfort. Recently the company gave me the chance to review any pair of shoes on the website and with summer days here, I decided to surprise my boyfriend with the Vionic Conner Sneaker in black.

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Grill in Style this Summer with 10 Amazing BBQ Tips and Ozery’s OneBun®-Giveaway

I am a huge fan of barbequing and once the weather is warm enough to eat outside, I’ll sometimes use the barbeque all week long. From chicken and steak to hot dogs and hamburgers, it’s a sure-to-please meal if it’s been on the grill!

But I’m not a fan of the big, doughy hamburger and hot dog buns and their high calorie count, so that’s why this year I’ve fallen in love with Ozery’s Pita Break! The company’s OneBun® flatbread buns are a lighter alternative to traditional buns and are free of artificial colours, flavours, additives and preservatives. To help you have an extra delicious barbeque season, Ozery’s Pita Break has ten great barbeque tips you’ll want to check out before you hit the grill!

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Kids Can Show Off #SuperStyle with New Barbie Fashionista Dolls-Giveaway

It took me a long time to develop a personal sense of style, but now that I’ve finally discovered what looks I especially love, I show them off whenever I get the chance. And I’m secretly very proud of the fact that I’ve raised my boys to have that same love of fashion and showing off their personal style!

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Two of my boys’ own personal style trademarks are button-up shirts and hats. Their school clothing generally consists of a simple outfit like jeans and a fun character t-shirt, but their casual dress-up clothes have a lot more personality. A light button-up plaid shirt paired with shorts and a fedora is something both my boys always love wearing. And I love the great reaction their clothes receive when I take them out! It’s one of their many outfit choice that showcases some #SuperStyle! [Read more...]

Teach Kids About Nature with Jessie Farrell’s Children’s CD Take Me Outside-Giveaway

It’s been quite some time since I’ve discovered a great new children’s musician, but recently I was lucky enough to discover the upbeat music of award-winning Canadian singer Jessie Farrell. Her new children’s CD, Take Me Outside, is a collection of thirteen fun songs that are perfect for celebrating the beauty and magic of spring.

I have a love of folk music, so the mellow country/folk style of Jessie’s songs is one that immediately appealed. The songs were catchy and embraced both a love of nature and of spending time together as a family. With kid-friendly themes ranging from mud pies to the moon, these songs offer appeal to both adults and children, something that I always appreciate.

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Experience the Ultimate in Luxurious Family Driving in the Brand New 2015 Lincoln MKC

Living in a small town, I tend to do a fair bit of driving in a typical week. From extra-curricular activities to the big weekly grocery-shopping trip to dropping my boys off with their dad on the weekend, running around in the car is just a fact of life. Recently Ford Canada gave me the chance to add some luxury to my daily driving in the first ever 2015 Lincoln MKC and I have to say that this car was love at first drive for me!

This crossover between an SUV and a luxury sedan is absolutely the top of the line when it comes to safe and luxurious driving. From the mirrors and seat, which automatically adjust to perfect driving position when the car starts, to the Blind Spot Information System that lets me know when I can safely change lanes, this car comes as close to driving itself as any vehicle I’ve ever experienced.

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