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Give Your Rooms a Fresh Look this Spring with Wall Decals from Evgie-Giveaway

Last year I had the pleasure of discovering Evgie, a Canadian-based online store that specializes in high-quality vinyl wall decals. I was so impressed by the variety available from the online boutique. What child wouldn’t love to have this fairy tree decal in her room? But vinyl wall decals aren’t just for kids! I also …

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Filing Taxes is Easier and More Organized with Master Lock

It’s that time of year again! The time to get out the receipts, collect employment information and file taxes! Since I’m self-employed, getting my taxes into the government in a timely manner is something I take pretty seriously. And with the various expenses involved with running a website and some of the deductions I’m entitled …

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LEGO DUPLO Products are Now 20% Off at Indigo Stores-Giveaway #LEGODUPLOPlay

As a book-lover, I’ve always been a fan of Indigo, but it wasn’t all that long ago that visiting an Indigo store meant trying to keep impatient children entertained as parents quickly flipped through books deciding what to buy. Luckily for parents and kids everywhere, those days are over! Indigo has grown and developed a …

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Earth’s Best Organic Introduces the New Earth’s Best Rewards Program

As an Earth’s Best Blogger, I get to share the latest news from Earth’s Best as well as trying the newest products. And this month, Earth’s Best is proud to announce the Earth’s Best Awards Program! With this new loyalty program, you can earn points from your Earth’s Best purchases and redeem them for great …

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Get an Exclusive Bonus Entry and Learn How to Enter to Win a National Geographic Passport to Explore Dream Vacation

National Geographic has been helping people discover the world through its magazine since 1888 and with the introduction of National Geographic luggage, the company made it easier and more comfortable for travellers to explore the world up close and in person too. Now, the National Geographic brand is giving you the chance to enjoy an …

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How Would You Spend the $50,000 Royale #GoldenKitten Grand Prize?

There’s nothing I love more than daydreaming about the things I would do with a sudden windfall of money. Whether I’m spending millions in imaginary lottery winnings or a smaller imaginary raffle prize, it’s always fun to plan out how I’d use the money if I won, so that “I’m ready just in case.” And …

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Treat a Loved One to Some Pampering with a Kleenex® Brand Care Pack-Giveaway

Being sick is such an awful feeling. The stuffed up, sore throat, no-energy exhaustion that comes along with most winter colds and flus is bad enough and the feeling of isolation lying alone at home makes it even worse. That’s why Kleenex® is sharing the softness this winter with its adorable Kleenex® Brand Care Packs! …

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Help Your Hair Withstand Winter’s Chill with Schwarzkopf Professional-Giveaway

Winter can be a lot of fun but it can also wreak havoc on my hair. The dry, cold air leaves my locks feeling dry and makes split ends much more common. Whether your tresses are thick or thin, curly or straight, winter is hard on hair! But Schwarzkopf Professional, one of the top hair …

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A Chance at Free Diapers for the Year with Shoppers Drug Mart and Pampers-Giveaway

When my first child was born, I was surprised by just how quickly the expenses started adding up after the first few months. The larger purchases including the crib and the car seat were expected but the smaller items ended up costing more than I had thought. From baby food to quickly outgrown clothes, there …

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Sign Up for the LittleEcoFootprint Eco-Friendly Monthly Subscription Box Service-Giveaway

Since I always love finding new eco-friendly products for my family, I am incredibly excited about being one of six fabulous Canadian women chosen to be a featured expert for LittleEcoFootprint. This unique company is making it easier than every for women to find eco-friendly products with its monthly subscription box service. Each month, mothers …

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Support Causes in Your Community with the Aviva Community Fund

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine. I love causes that support community initiatives. While there are many amazing national charities doing great work, I feel that remembering the smaller local causes is just as important. That’s one of the reasons that I’ve always been a huge fan …

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KitchenAid Invites You to Support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Cook for the Cure this Holiday Season

Christmas is a season of reconnecting with friends and family and visiting loved ones, but Christmas is also a season of giving and Cook for the Cure presented by KitchenAid has a brilliant way of combining those two concepts to help raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This innovative organization has been encouraging …

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Help a Pet in Need Find a Loving Home this Christmas with the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Campaign-Giveaway

Our pet cat Racer is such an important member of our family. While the boys enjoy her antics, I am the one with whom she has the strongest attachment and I just can’t help spoiling her a little. It’s funny to think that this pretty little Siamese cross that’s such an important member of our …

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The First-Ever Canadian Showing of the Luxurious 2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum at Canadian Western Agribition

Growing up in small-town Saskatchewan, I was raised with an appreciation for the farming community. Crops and cattle are a way of life here on the prairies and even those that live in cities have a pretty good understanding of how important farming is to our province. That’s why ever since I was a child, …

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The Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour – Relationship Edition Will Have You Laughing All the Way to the Bank-Flash Giveaway

If the prospect of winter has you feeling a little blue, Captial One has the answer with its Capital One Just for Laughs Comedy Tour – Relationship Edition! This fun-filled tour has been travelling across Canada in the past weeks and the reviews so far have been phenomenal! After all, us Canadian do love a …

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Baby Organic Joy Offers Signature Custom-Made Gift Sets for Your Little One-Giveaway

Over the last few weeks I’ve shared a bit of information about Baby Organic Joy and its eco-friendly products for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Now Baby Organic Joy want you to have the chance to check out some of its products for yourself, so the company is hosting three amazing giveaways of some of its …

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Minute Maid Wants to Give You and Canadian Children a Great Start to the Day-Giveaway #MinuteMaidBCC

A few weeks ago, I shared the news about Minute Maid’s latest commitment to Breakfast Clubs of Canada. The company has supported this worthy organization for years and once again has helped to ensure that children across the country start the day with their stomachs full and their minds ready for learning. And to celebrate …

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Baby Organic Joy Wants to Send You on a $100 Shopping Spree-Giveaway

I love the eco-friendliness and gentleness of organic baby products but no matter if I was looking for comfortable infant clothing or a safe and gentle bubble bath, finding the best organic and natural items for my boys was sometimes a struggle. That’s why I was so excited to learn about BabyJoy.ca! This Canadian-based online …

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Dirty Hands are No Bad Thing in the $20,000 Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Photo Contest-Giveaway #HealthyFamilies

School is well underway and my energetic Grade One boy couldn’t be happier about it. While he did enjoy the unstructured playtime of the summer complete with outdoor exploration, he loves to learn and after a short adjustment period, he is now having a great time in the first grade. Of course, part of going …

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Hands-Free Soap Dispenser at Sale4TheDay and a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s time for another amazing deal from Sale4TheDay and this one is something a busy household won’t want to miss! A Soap Magic Hands Free Soap Dispenser Two-Pack! I love hands-free soap dispensers because they make it fun and easy for kids to wash their hands, and that’s something that’s always a plus in my …

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Moving Coming-of-Age Movie October Baby is Now On Blu-ray-Giveaway

October Baby, one of the most original coming-of-age movies of the year, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD and if you love stories about becoming an adult and learning important life lessons, you’ll want to check it out. Here’s a brief synopsis: As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her …

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Explore Another Culture with Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree Storybook and CD-Giveaway

I love breaking out of the mould when reading to my boys. As a lifelong reader, I spent my childhood devouring books as fast as I could turn the pages, from classics like The Chrysalids and Alice in Wonderland to more modern children’s books including The Babysitter’s Club series and anything by Judy Blume. So …

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Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy with All Natural Bona Dea Fertility Tonic-Giveaway

It sounds so easy at first. That moment when you and your husband make that momentous decision and tell your friends and family, “We’ve decided to have a baby.” For some, everything goes smoothly and less than a year later a new mom is cradling her precious newborn in her arms. But for others, the …

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Your Jewelry Can Fit The Latest Trends and Still Provide Timeless Elegance with Fancy Color Diamonds

When discussing fashion and trends, it always seems as though we are discussing the next hot colors in clothing or the latest cuts in jackets or pants. But we sometimes forget that jewelry is the ultimate fashion accessory; it is no less trendsetting and evolutionary than clothing. As usual, as the season changes so too …

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Come Watch Babies Cheer on Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in the Pampers #OCanadaBaby Video

After months of preparation, the special day is finally here! To celebrate the kick-off of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the final version of the Pampers O Canada, Baby! video featuring Canada’s babies singing the national anthem is complete! I’ve been lucky enough to have my own baby, two-year-old Benjamin, featured in the video and …

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Online #BabyShower-The Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Sterilizer Makes Sterilizing Bottles Easy-Giveaway

It’s time for another fabulous Online Baby Bash giveaway! Today’s sponsor is Philips AVENT, a company that provides high-quality bottles, baby monitors, sterilizers and much more! One of the biggest annoyances of being a parent has to be sterilizing bottles. I’ve never heard of anyone that actually enjoys sterilizing their baby’s bottles and some dislike …

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Online #BabyShower-Outfit Your Baby in Style with New Infant Fashions from The Children’s Place-Giveaway

As far as I’m concerned, my days of having babies are over. But that doesn’t mean I still don’t swoon over all the adorable baby products available for a family’s precious little bundle of joy! And that’s why I was delighted when I was given the chance to participate in a fabulous Online Baby Bash! …

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Check Out the Majesta Take It on the Road Flushablility Challenge and Enter to Win!

When it comes to bathroom tissue, Canadians have a lot of choice. Strong, soft, rippled, diamond-weaved, extra-absorbent…the list goes on and on. But if you’re heading out on a summer vacation in an RV or planning a trip to the summer cottage, you may want to make sure that your bathroom tissue is a variety …

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Tips For Creating a House Design for Cats to Enjoy With You

I’ve mentioned our darling Siamese-cross cat Racer before. She’s beautiful, cuddly and has so much personality. She only drinks bottled water, doesn’t like strangers and will happily snuggle on my lap for hours. Soon we’ll be redoing our living room and when we do, we’re going to be sure we create a house design for …

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Make Homemade Meals for Baby Easier with T-Fal Baby Home-Giveaway

I think almost all parents are concerned with feeding their babies a healthy diet. But it sure isn’t always easy! With organic foods not being in everyone’s budget, feeding your infant meals that will give them the best start in life can be a challenge. I’ve teamed up with a fabulous group of bloggers and …

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It’s Time for Kids to Play with the Energizer Free Their Imagination Giveaway #FreeTheirImagination

One of my very favourite pastimes is to watch my boys play. I used to love watching Zackary racing two of his cars around and listening to the conversations the two racers had with one another. Now that Zackary is usually playing with Benjamin, I watch both of them as they create fantastic stories about …

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Unneeded Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Makes Tasty Meals for Toddlers

One of Earth’s Best Organic’s most popular products is its organic and all-natural baby food. When my boys were younger, I liked to stockpile baby food to ensure I would always have a jar on hand when it was needed. But when my boys outgrew baby food, I was left with a number of jars …

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Kids and Parents Can Both Have Fun with Toys”R”Us and AIR MILES-Giveaway

Zackary just celebrated his sixth birthday and this year we embraced a new trend that’s been sweeping through our small town: the toonie party! I wrote a brief note in each invitation mentioning that instead of gifts, Zackary would love a toonie to put towards a special new toy. Toonie parties are just a great …

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Enjoy a Night at the Movies with Kinder Canada and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted-Giveaway

Alex and his friends are back on the big screen once more in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and nobody is more excited about that than Kinder Canada! As if a scrumptious Kinder Surprise egg wasn’t already almost too fabulous for words, the treat with a toy inside has partnered with …

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Get Ready for Fun with Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files on DVD + Digital Copy-Giveaway

Last year my boys and I discovered Phineas and Ferb for the first time when we reviewed Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. Zackary was just reaching the age at which he was starting to transition from simple preschool entertainment to the more complex humour of school-age cartoons. Phineas and Ferb was …

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Cheer on Canada’s Athletes by Joining the Pampers #OCanadaBaby Anthem-Giveaway

A few weeks ago my two-year-old son Benjamin and I, along with with Olympic Games Bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, were able to participate in the launch of the Pampers O Canada, Baby! Campaign: the first version of the Canadian national anthem performed entirely by Canada’s littlest athletes, babies! And now that the first 15-second video …

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Give Your Child an Unforgettable Summer Camp Experience with #PioneerCamp and #CircleSquare Ranch

The school year is almost ended and time is running out to book a stay at summer camp for your child! If you’re still searching for the perfect camp this year, why not take a look at one of the fantastic summer camps available from Pioneer Camps or Circle Square Ranch? These incredible Inter-Varsity Christian …

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Raise a “Toast” to the 250th Anniversary of the Sandwich with Dempster’s-Giveaway

Is there anyone that doesn’t love a good sandwich? Whether you’re a gourmet that prefers whole grain bread piled with roasted vegetables, Swiss cheese and Italian dressing or you’re a meat-and-potatoes type that loves a good, old-fashioned ham and cheese on white bread, the reason sandwiches are so popular is because they’re so versatile! And …

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Paid Professional Translation or Free Online Translators-Which is Right for You?

When my stepdaughter came to live with us, she had a real challenge entering the English school system and for the first few months her teacher translated her exams online using free programs. Because such programs translate very literally, using them often results in nonsense phrases and really isn’t an effective way to translate a …

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First Year of Coca-Cola’s Arctic Home Campaign Raises More Than Two Million Dollars

In October of last year, I shared the news about the Artic Home campaign: Coca-Cola’s commitment to the World Wildlife Foundation to donate two million dollars over the next five years and match donations made on iCoke.ca to help preserve the Arctic and protect the habitat of Canada’s polar bears. Now, after the close of …

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Support Team Canada at the 2012 Olympics by Joining the Pampers #OCanadaBaby Anthem

The 2012 Olympic Games in London is quickly approaching and to help cheer on Team Canada, Pampers has teamed up with Olympic Bronze Medalist and new mom Priscilla Lopes-Schliep to create the very first version of the Canadian national anthem performed entirely by babies, O Canada, Baby! My youngest son Benjamin contributed a few clips …

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Win a Trip to Beautiful Punta Cana with the #Circlesquare Ranch Share & Win Giveaway

A few weeks ago I wrote about an amazing Share & Win contest that is giving lucky Canadian readers the chance to win a trip to Punta Cana and a one-week stay at summer camp for their child! If you’ve been dreaming of a tropical vacation ever since, you’re in luck because Circlesquare Ranch is …

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Enjoy the Ultimate Summer Camp Experience with the #PioneerCamp Share & Win Giveaway

Some of my favourite childhood memories are from my annual getaways at the local bible camp. I loved the positive energy, the singing, the fun activities and the chance to make new friends and learn new skills. My oldest son will be the right age for his first overnight camp next summer and I can’t …

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Five Fun Facts About Indies-Nominated Children’s Duo Splash ‘N Boots-Flash Giveaway

A few months ago I was introduced to the award-winning children’s group Splash ‘N Boots and I recently learned that the duo has been nominated for Children’s Group of the Year in the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards! My boys and I got the chance to see Splash ‘N Boots live in Regina on their Roll …

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How Will the BMO’s New Mortgage Rate Affect Canadian Families?

With the Bank of Montreal (BMO) slashing their Canada mortgage rates once more, it may seem like the perfect time for the average family to buy the house they’ve always wanted. But while the best short-term rates can blow competitors out the water, it’s not necessarily the right option for everyone. The first of all …

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IronKids Ambassador Flash Giveaway-Win $100 Cash and $100 of IronKids products!

I love being an IronKids Ambassador because I get to tell all my wonderful readers about the benefits of these delicious and healthy gummies, but I also love it because I get to share my love of IronKids with great giveaways! This fun flash giveaway will be for a cash prize of $100 CAD paid …

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Turning Leaves Giveaway Hop-$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway AND Win a Kindle Fire!

Welcome to the Turning Leaves Giveaway Hop hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA! Turning Leaves Foundation’s mission is to provide support to children with chronic illness and their families. They provide both educational and emotional group support to enable them to cope better. Their focus is on building confidence, learning from past …

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Join the Power of Movement Yoga Challenge to Beat Arthritis!-Giveaway

On Sunday, March 4, thousands of Canadians at locations across the country will join together for the sixth year in a row to help raise money for arthritis and autoimmune disease research in the Power of Movement yoga fundraiser! This amazing initiative has already raised more than one million dollars and this year, the founders …

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Check Out the FlipKey Flippin’ Awesome Vacation Giveaway!

Do you need to get away from it all? Do you daydream about a rejuvenating vacation in an exotic location? Do you crave luxury and privacy, spending time with the people you care about? FlipKey is there for you! FlipKey is a leading vacation rental site that connects travelers with rental property managers and owners …

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away on DVD-Pirate Party Pack Giveaway

Yo ho, mateys away! Jake and the Never Land Pirates, the new smash hit from Disney Junior, is now available to purchase on DVD! My boys have recently become big fans of Disney Junior’s new show, and they are not alone! Kids everywhere love following along with the music and adventures of Jake, Izzy, Cubby …

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Internet Crash

After a huge thunderstorm, our home internet connection has quit working and there are no technicians available to look at it until Thursday at the earliest. I will try to update the website using the computers at the local library, but I will not be able to update the website or draw giveaway winners as …

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