Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FITLIPS GIVEAWAY with Review 3 WINNERS (ENDED)

Winners are Courtney T, Michele L, and Beth P

As you know, I love lip protectors so when I was given the opportunity to test the natural-lip-care products from FITLIPS I was thrilled.  With Winter in full swing here, there is no better time to put FITLIPS Products to the ultimate test.


First a little history.  FITLIPS are 100% natural lip balms with NO synthetic preservatives and absolutely NO harmful ingredients.  These silky smooth balms contain skin-loving ingredients like beeswax, hemp oil, manger butter and cupuacu butter and are made right here in Canada.

Silky Smooth Natural Formula!

FITLIP containers are eco-friendly and hold a huge 18 grams of product (that's 2 inches in diameter by the way!) making it an outstanding value for under $10!  And when your tin is empty, reuse it for buttons, jewelry, paperclips etc.

Three Yummy Flavors Plus Natural!!
Perfect Passion Fruit or Peppermint

Yummy Vanilla or Natural!

I tried the Vanilla FITLIPS today while I was outside shoveling our double driveway for over an hour.  My lips felt completely protected and moist and there was no need to reapply even though it was snowing the entire time.  

I love their nature-inspired logo (lips or leaf) and FITLIPS balms are never tested on animals.  Natural lip care that help to heal and prevent dry chapped lips and will help protect against too much Winter, wind and sun.  All you'll ever need in lip protection!
Find FITLIPS at a Retailer near you!

Or

 Enter to Win Your Favorite Flavor
RIGHT HERE!

  THREE WINNERS Will Be Chosen!!!!

Here's How:

Like FITLIPS on facebook (4 entries/comments)
Visit FITLIPS and tell me which flavor is your favorite!
 (2 entries/comments)

(2 entries/comments per tweet) if you Tweet this Giveaway with link
(up to 4 times daily but not within same hour)

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Enter any of my other Current Giveaways (3 entries/comments per)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (5 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends March 27th at 10:00 pm EST.  Open to USA and Canada ONLY.  Good Luck!!
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Disclosure:  I received 4 flavors of  Fitlips natural lip balms before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the products.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prizes. The winners will have 3 days to respond once contacted. Their shipping information and flavor choice will be forwarded to Fitlips who will provide the prizes.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Chair Makeover for a Little Girl!

I don't think I've seen a pair of formal Queen Anne dining chairs look more adorable.  These two beauties are now part of the design makeover I've been doing for our 5-year-old daughter's bedroom.  One is pulled up to her pretty white desk while the other sits to one side of it facing outward.  She loves to have either her dad or me join her at her desk so these two matching chairs are perfect.


This is how both solid wood Queen Anne Chairs looked when I purchased them for $60 each
(a bargain by the way!)

A little spray of Benjamin Moore's "Classic Gray"
(this cost $65 each, another bargain since they now have a professional lacquer finish)

A trip to a local fabric shop where I snagged this fabulous retro hot pink fabric with perfect crisp white dots.  I bulked up this light-weight cotton by bonding it to a nice heavy white linen backing.  It's now the perfect weight for furniture upholstery 

And here's the end result for a fraction of what you would pay for two brand new solid wood chairs and they have the perfect polka dot design for her room!

If you can manage a pair of scissors and a staple gun, this is one super easy project with
 BIG BOLD DESIGN IMPACT!
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Showcase Link Up Your Giveaways

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Holy Crap! Now That's Delicious!!

When Corin and Brian Mullins set out to create a healthy survival cereal, they had no idea their gluten free, lactose free, vegan and fibre filled creation would inspire those who tried it to exclaim "Holy Crap!, that tastes amazing!!" And so "the world's most amazing breakfast cereal" was renamed Holy Crap" to the delight of consumers everywhere.

And when you market a breakfast cereal as the "world's most amazing", you have a lot to live up to and guess what?  Holy Crap Cereal delivers just that!  The key ingredient to the health benefits provided by Holy Crap is chia, a recently revived oil seed crop from the Americas.  This power cereal is packed with lots of healthy ingredients like organic hulled hemp hearts,organic buckwheat, organic cranberries, organic raisins, organic apple bits and organic cinnamon.

You can add it to almond, soy, hemp or regular milk for a delicious cereal or you can add it to yogurt which is my new favorite power snack.  Just wait 3 or 4 minutes and enjoy!

If you're familiar with "Shark Tank" on the American network, you can watch the founders of Holy Crap make a very successful pitch to the Canadian counterpart, "Dragens' Den" here:


Made In British Columbia
Canada
BUY IT:
holycrap.ca
and 
Enjoy Free Shipping to the USA and Canada!

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Disclosure:  I  received 3 bags of Holy Crap Dragens' Blend before writing this review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Aloha Friday - How Much Time Do You Spend on Your Computer Daily?


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, relax and ask an easy question:

With all the media accounts (blogs, facebook, google+, twitter etc.), how much time do you spend on your computer on an average day?


For me, I average about 1 hour per day so my blog gets the majority of my computer time.  I don't twitter and hardly use my facebook.  Hey, something has to give and I'd rather do one well then all of them half assed so with only about 60 minutes per day, my blog wins.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

BRAND NEW Thursday Cafe Connect GOOGLE+ Media Hop

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THURSDAY CONNECT CAFE MEDIA HOP
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and

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Customize Your Lampshade

It's back to designing my daughter's bedroom with a little project to dress up a very boring and very black lampshade.  I loved the pretty acrylic base it came with and finding a lamp on sale for $38 was too good of a bargain to pass up.  I knew replacing the shade was going to cost more than the entire lamp so I decided to dress it up instead.


For just over $10, I found this textured and fluffy flower fabric

Once it was cut to size and then glued into place, here's that boring black shade now

So for less than $50, I have this totally custom lamp for her bedside table
I added the cute starfish and once accessorized, her bedside table will be complete!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Total She Inc Pouchee Plus GIVEAWAY with Review (ENDED)

Winner is Lauren G

I've lost count of how many times I've turned my handbag inside out just to find one item that had somehow jammed itself deep inside the folds of the bottom.  And then the hubs bought me a huge all-leather tote for Christmas with only one tiny zippered compartment.  This was going to be a challenge to use with no way to keep track of anything in it.  

Then I discovered Total She Inc and their amazing Pouchee Products that promise to create an organized handbag that can easily go from bag to bag in seconds while keeping the contents neat and tidy.  Their Pouchee Plus was the perfect size to tame that gorgeous leather tote I had been avoiding.

I was so pleased when the friendly folks at Total She Inc. offered to send me one of their Pouchee Plus organizers to review and now there is no way I'm parting with this handbag must have!

This is the one they sent me!

Total Organization At Your Fingertips!!

Look At These Fab Shades!!

And if Pouchee Plus doesn't fit your purse
how about their smaller 
 This soft and supple, yet rugged looking leatherette
comes in lots of fashion shades!

So now that we've covered the fashion bases
 here is what each of these Pouchee Plus Organizers has to offer:

Handy rings making the change from purses, handbags, diaper bags, book bags etc. a breeze!
Outside pockets for pens, sunglasses, cell phone, keys etc.
Inside pockets for credit cards, lipsticks, small flashlight etc.
Inside zippered pocket for coins or personal items
Inside dividers to keep everything organized for easy access
Light colored lining so items are easy to see
Convenient removable strap
and Pouchee Plus is the perfect size for me at 9" wide, 9" high and 3.5" deep
and your Pouchee Plus can be Monogrammed for that personalized touch!

You can BUY Pouchee Plus and Pouchee Outback by visiting

OR

You Can Enter To Win A 
Right Here!! 

Here's How:

Visit www.totalshe.com and tell me which item is your favorite!
(2 entries/comments)
Like Total She on facebook (entries/comments)
Follow Total She on twitter (2 entries/comments)
(1 entry/comment per tweet)
 if you tweet this giveaway with link (up to 6 times daily-not within same hour)

Follow me on GOOGLE+  (5 entries/comments)
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Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends March 14th at 9:00 pm EST so get those entries in!  Giveaway open to USA and Canada ONLY.  Good Luck!
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Disclosure:  I received a Pouchee Plus before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize. The winner will have three days to confirm once contacted or another winner will be selected.  The shipping information of the winner will be forwarded to Total She Inc. who will provide the prize.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Showcase Link Up Your Giveaways

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Aloha Friday - Bedtime Schedule?


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, relax and ask an easy question:

Do you have a consistent time for your child or children to go to bed each night?  


Here, our daughter goes to bed at 8:30 each evening but on weekends she usually gets to stay up an extra hour.  Because we are consistent, she goes to bed willingly and easily every night since there is never a debate about staying up later.  For us, this works.  How about you?
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Friends Cafe Blog Hop


Welcome to the Thursday Cafe Blog Hop
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Stopain..and Go" GIVEAWAY with Review (ENDED)

Winner is Sarah L

As the temperature drops and the snow piles up, there's no better time to try out the Pain- Relieving products from "Stopain Cold".  Did you know it is estimated 76.5 million Americans suffer from incidences of pain, especially in the cool Winter months?

A few hours of shoveling the 40+ centimeters (that's almost 16 inches by the way!) in our double driveway last weekend and I was "aching" to give their cool, refreshing gel a try.  The first thing I noticed was its fresh menthol scent.  It was quickly absorbed into my skin and once I curled up on the sofa with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, I was feeling relaxed and refreshed, just like after a good workout at the gym.


The active ingredient in Stopain is menthol which is recognized by the FDA as an analgesic indicated for the temporary relief of minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches.  Stopain also contains peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil recognized by the FDA for their analgesic properties.  Extra-Strength Stopain formulas also contain glucosamine and MSM, essential nutrients that support joint health and mobility.


Stopain is also proud to be a Proceeds Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation with a portion of the proceeds from every unit of Stopain products sold donated to the Arthritis Foundation (with a minimum contribution of $25,000!).

You can learn more about Stopain by visiting their website or facebook page where you will find ongoing sweepstakes!!

OR:
You Can Enter To Win The
Stopain Product of Your Choice
Right Here!!

Here's How:


Like Stopain on facebook (2 entries/comments)
Follow Stopain on twitter (2 entries/comments)
Tweet this Giveaway with link up to 6 times per day but not in same hour
 (3 entries/comments)

Add Me on GOOGLE+ (5 entries/comments)
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Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via Email (2 entries/comments)
Enter any of my Other CURRENT Giveaways (2 entries/comments per giveaway)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (3 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends March 7th at 9:00 pm EST.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA ONLY.  Good Luck!

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Disclosure:  I  received a Stopain Cold Gel before writing this review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.  I am not responsible for mailing out the prize. The winner will have 3 days to respond once they have been contacted. I will then forward their information to Stopain who will provide the product.