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MATTEL HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #MattelHoliday

28th November 2014

You may have noticed more giveaways on my blog than usual and you’d be right.

I love giving away many things this time of year – it makes me happy to do it, hence many giveaways!

This one is the ultimate MATTEL HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!!! (said loudly, with fireworks)

One lucky CANADIAN (sorry my American friends) will win FOUR great prizes (Approx. M.S.R.P. $280), just in time to give them to a little person in your life!

The prize includes (shown with my little people – who were eager to take pictures so they could rip everything open):

BARBIE® 2014 Holiday Doll

“She’s pretty. She’s nice. I like her dress.”

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BOOMco. Stealth Ambush™ Blaster

“It’s my favourite.”

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BARBIE® Glam Camper™

“It’s nice. It’s cool because it opens into many different things. I love it.”

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MONSTER HIGH® Freaky Fusion™ Catacombs

“Super cool.”

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This is one fabulous prize!!! This giveaway is open to Canadian Residents only so please, go forth and enter below!

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Our Ultimate Holiday Movie & Roku Winners #StreamInto2015

28th November 2014

It’s been just over two weeks since I posted my Stream into 2015 post with Staples Canada and the Roku giveaway.

It was definitely a hit!

We were challenged by Staples Canada to watch as many holiday movies that we could and decide on our Ultimate Holiday Movie.

We’ve watched tons including Arthur Christmas, Elf, Fred Claus, A Christmas Story, The Grinch Stole Christmas, Jack Frost…..the list is LONG.

But after a very scientific process, ahem, we decided on our ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MOVIE!!!!

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We just love Elf. Elf is our favourite!

And if you haven’t seen it……actually I’m quite sure that’s not even a possibility, so I won’t even finish that sentence.

And now the real reason, why you’re reading this post — my two winners of the ROKU 3 prizes!!

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Thank you so much to everyone you entered!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Canadian Online Shopping with Shop.ca #ReInventTheMall

21st November 2014

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I have a little problem.

Let me rephrase that – my spouse thinks I have a little problem.

A shopping problem.

Personally, I don’t think it’s a problem because it’s relaxing and enjoyable.

It’s even more enjoyable, for me anyway, during the holidays because it’s a unavoidable necessity. I HAVE to shop.

I come from a huge family and have many nieces and nephews, and siblings, and parents, and of course my two little hyenas and the husband and a friends to shop for, so it unfortunately gets pricey pretty quickly.

I try to do as much of my holiday shopping online as possible, because there are so many more options than I can find in the small city that I live in.

This is why I really like Shop.ca.

The best thing about it for me is that it’s Canadian (I. Am. Canadian), so I can avoid duties and taxes and crazy surcharges and shipping, that is always the case when shopping on U.S. sites. There’s nothing I hate more than finding a great gift online for a great price and then having to let it go because the shipping is outrageous. With Shop.ca, shipping is FREE!!! Plus, I’m all for supporting great Canadian business.

I’ve been looking for presents for my 10 year old son who loves hockey and just by searching NHL on the site, I found over 2,300 results including autographed photos which of course, are on his birthday and Christmas lists this year. Success!! The site is super easy to navigate, not cluttered which makes a big difference in my opinion, and full of great products. If money was no object (where my money tree at?), I could do some serious damage.

I’m looking at you Nespresso machines. For starters.

If you have an Aeroplan account, you can earn 5X the miles on the site as well, which you can then redeem for things like Shop.ca gift cards. Double win! If you’re on Twitter and/or Facebook, definitely make sure to follow Shop.Ca because they’ve got great gift ideas posted and they’ll even help you find the perfect gift just by tweeting with the hashtag #ReInventTheMall. You’ll also find a helpful shopping guide on their site for all the lovely people in your life.

Happy Shopping!! Feel free to email me for my Christmas list. #Kidding #NotKidding

Monster High Freaky Fusion – Giveaway

17th November 2014

To celebrate the latest Monster High movie – Monster High Freaky Fusion – I have a great giveaway, just in time for the holidays!!

Do you know what it feels like to go on the adventure of a lifetime? During the Bite-Centennial, the ghouls discover an old scientist’s workshop and travel back 200 years to the beginning of Monster High. But when they try to get home, they go through a vortex that fuses some of the ghouls together! With the help of the Hybrids, the new monsters in school, they learn how to control their combined flaws and together face their greatest challenge…to Save Frankie!

So what does this giveaway, valued at just under $148 include??

Monster High Freaky Fusion Blue-Ray DVD Combo Pack – MSRP $30.99

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Two dolls from the Monster High Freaky Fusion “Fusions” Doll Assortment (CCB25) – MSRP $29.99

  • Lagoonafire – a mix of Lagoona Blue and Jinafire Long
  • Dracubecca – a fusion of Draculaura and Robecca Steam
  • Clawvenus – a blend of Clawdeen Wolf and Venus McFlytrap
  • Cleolie – a combination of Cleo de Nile and Toralei
  • Neighthan Rot – a unicorn-zombie boy

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The Monster High Freaky Fusion Frankie Recharge Chamber (BJR46) – MSRP $56.99

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To enter, use Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open to Canadians only, and will end NOVEMBER 24, 2014!! GOOD LUCK!

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Godzilla & Edge of Tomorrow Giveaway

11th November 2014

I’m giving away some more great movies this week!

I hope you’re a fan of action movies because I’ve got two great DVD/Blu-rays that we really enjoyed.

It’s the GODZILLA and EDGE OF TOMORROW GIVEAWAY!!

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They’re both fun and a great way to spend an evening, although if we had to choose we really loved Edge of Tomorrow. Funny, creative and action-packed – a flick the boys in this house rave about.

With the holidays just around the corner, these are a perfect gift for your movie lovers or the perfect stocking stuffers!!

So use Rafflecopter below to enter – open to CANADIANS only. The giveaway will last until Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

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Great October Picks on Netflix Canada #StreamTeam

28th October 2014

If you read my blog, you’ll know that we are huge fans of Netflix in our house.

This month, we noticed that Netflix set up a new section in the Genre section titled Halloween Favorites, which were then further separated by Family options and those of the gory persuasion.

We’ve had the chance to watch several flicks with the kids this month that we really enjoyed. Some we’ve seen before but loved enough to watch again, and some new ones as well.

Some of the flicks we enjoyed as a family include:

Hotel Transylvania – the kids love this one and I do too, but oy Adam Sandler’s Dracula voice drives me crazy, and not in a good way.

Corpse Bride – Love it.

Addams Family Values – The kids fought me on this one because it looked “old from the 80s” but they loved everything about it.

Ghostbusters – We tried this one with the kids because I think we need to expose our children to the classics, but they weren’t into it. I watched it again after they went to bed because Bill Murray can no wrong, ever.

Without the kids, I watched:

Sleepy Hollow – I’ve seen this a few times but it is so good and so visually fantastic and creepy that it’s a must see on a regular basis. Johnny Depp is so good, he is absolutely in his element.

And I used to love watching scary movies but then I had kids, and I can’t seem to stomach them anymore, sadly. If I wasn’t such a wimp I would totally watch:

Cabin in the Woods – I’ve heard it’s funny and very scary and Chris Hemsworth is in it so there’s that.

Paranormal Activity – Seriously, I’ve wanted to see this since it came out, but the trailer makes me curl up in a ball and rock back and forth whimpering, so I’m thinking it’s not going to happen.

The Grudge – All I know about this movie is something to do with a shower, and a hand coming out of someone’s head or not. I have no idea but it looks too scary for this wimp.

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Have you seen any great scary flicks on Netflix this month?

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Summer Time Adventure Movies with Netflix #StreamTeam

29th August 2014

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Summer is almost over.

I don’t know about you but I am tired. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been with my kids EVERY SINGLE DAY for the ENTIRE SUMMER BREAK.

We took road trips, we worked on our new house, we swam every day, we played, we bbq’d, we laughed, we cried, and we (me) hid in the bathroom for quiet time whenever possible.

I’m DONE.

We also had lots of lazy days and nights at home, which I love since I’m a homebody/mommy hermit.

We had many, many movie nights and many of those movies we streamed from Netflix. Have I mentioned my love for Netflix? Yes I have, but just to reinforce the point – I love me some Netflix.

With small kids, we’ve seen (been forced to watch) every possible animated movie ever released, so whenever possible, we try to expose them to something else.

Among the flicks we watched, we saw Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and National Treasure, or as my kids refer to them, The bald guy Movie and The Nicholas Cage movie.

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We tend to stick to funny movies and adventure flicks with the kids, so these were well received. Besides, how can you not enjoy classic Nicholas Cage???? You can’t. You just can’t. Don’t even bother trying.

Yes, the story lines might be a tad ridiculous and unbelievable but that’s what movies are all about. Also, Nicholas Cage can do no wrong  (if you don’t believe me, just watch Face/Off or ConAir).

If you need an adventurous movie night with the family, try one of these flicks. Then again, if you have Netflix, your options are endless. If you don’t have it yet, it’s the best $9/month you’ll ever spend.

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Back to School with Hilroy

29th August 2014

I don’t know about you but school supplies make me giddy.

The fact that I haven’t been in school in 15 years is irrelevant – I need school supplies!!

Yes, I still buy school supplies for myself all the time. Yes, a good pen is something to be hidden in secret places so my kids don’t take them from me, and YES I have a closet that is totally dedicated to school supplies, pens and notebooks. Yes, I have a slight addiction. No, I’m not about to change any time soon.

Anyway, back to school is a time of year that thrills me for many reasons, but mostly it’s the school supplies.

When I’m buying them for myself, they need to be attractive to look at and useful, although if it’s pretty, I’ve been known to make an exception. When I’m buying them for the kids, it’s about what they need and getting a great price. But enough about them.

I thought I would share my absolute favourite line out right now which you can find exclusively at Target – Nate Berkus for Hilroy. It’s pure love, and if you’re a fan of gold accents, this line is for you.

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You don’t have to settle for old school supplies anymore, when there are so many gorgeous options out there! Gorgeous, and affordably priced and everything is available at Target and Target Canada!!

Rio 2 – Activity Sheets And BluRay/DVD Giveaway

18th July 2014

Rio2-DVDRio 2 has arrived on Digital HD (July 1, 2014) and on Blu-ray/DVD just this week, July 15, 2014.

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

The RIO 2 Blu-ray™ and DVD brings everything you loved from the first Rio, but with even more laughs, excitement and music! Not only will kids get nearly an hour and a half of bonus features on the RIO 2 Blu-ray™, but they’ll also get their groove on with two downloadable bonus songs from the RIO 2 soundtrack: “I Will Survive” and “Poisonous Love,” both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement). For even more fun, every Blu-ray™ comes with 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio™ and Music Machine Sing-Along and Dance-Along songs for a whole family party!  There’s also Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” lyric video, a deleted scene, character auditions and much more!

I’ve added some super cute Rio 2 activity sheets below that you can download and print for the kiddies!

RIO 2 MAZE

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RIO 2 WORD SEARCH

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RIO 2 ISPY

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Would you like to win your own copy of Rio 2? Enter below!

Open to Canadian Residents and the giveaway ends Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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July Ipsy Bag Reveal

16th July 2014

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I just joined ipsy last month and finally received my first bag yesterday.

Each bag has a theme and this month’s theme is Sensationally Sun Kissed.

Here’s what was included in my bag:

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Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08

Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm

POP Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer

A card offering Free Shipping at ULTA.com with any bareMinerals purchase – with the promo code IPSYBAREFS.

I should have also received another product – the bareMinerals5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 but it wasn’t in my package. I emailed them about it and received an email very quickly, letting me know they would send me a replacement as soon as possible.
ipsy-julyMy thoughts on the July Ipsy bag:

Do I love it? It’s ok. I love the little cosmetic bag, it’s adorable and my seven year old keeps stealing it, so it’s definitely a hit. I’ve heard from a friend that the beach spray is fantastic, but I haven’t tried it yet. The bronzer powder is nice and I adore the packaging, but I have never tried bronzer so it’s going to take a little practice so I don’t end up looking like a tan zebra. I really like the pixi balm in terms of it’s consistency and packaging but the shade is VERY PINK. The oddest thing by far I think, was the dark tanning oil. Do people still wear tanning oil in this day and age? Aren’t we all slathering ourselves with sunscreen at this point? I just think it’s a big miss, and I’ve read the forums and people are not loving it at all. I agree – awful idea to add a tanning oil.

Do you get ipsy? What did you get this month? Are you happy with your July bag??

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