Saturday, April 25, 2009

Win cash by putting your baby to sleep!

Really? Really! Just a reminder - if you are using the Miracle Blanket to soothe your little one to sleep, get out the video camera - your video could win you $500, $100 or $50! There is still time to enter as the contest doesn't close until May 15th.I'll have more giveaways to list soon, just a busy weekend over here! The dog is sick (UGH) and we've been running around getting supplies and starting to build our raised vegetable gardens.

The pregnant friend tally is up to six, SIX, good grief, what was going on in December/January?!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Weekend (almost)!

Quick!!! head here to claim a free Deep Steep bubble Bath from VIV Says and Holistic Beauty. There were only 10 available, and I just claimed one :) free shipping, too!

Yay, Friday! And where I am the weekend looks like it will be a nice one. Hope it's so where you are, too.
Some giveaways for today...

For baby:
  • Win a $50 gift certificate to Happy Green Bee organic baby & kids' clothing from Wishing Penny. Ends May 2nd.
  • Win a $50 gift certificate to Swami Baby yoga wear at Prissy Green! Ends May 9th.
  • Win a pair of See Kai Run shoes at Simply Stacie! Super cute! Ends May 7th.
  • Win a jingle bell anklet for baby from Baby Emi at My Organized Chaos. Ends May 2nd.
For mum:
  • Win a GlamourMom nursing top (your choice!) at A Kindred Spirit's Thoughts! Ends May 13th.
  • Win a good-looking Swanki Hat at Grosgrain! Ends May 6th.
  • Win a set of Body Shop products from Barefoot Mommy! Take the quiz to find out what kind of mother yours is. Ends May 4th.
  • Win a Hip-T at ShimmerMeBlue! Ends May 7th.
  • Win some fun Ozone Socks (see pic!) at The Mommy Diaries. I like the Stripy ones :) Ends April 29th.
  • This is a really amazing giveaway! Win a basket of chocolate goodness (really, so much chocolate goodness) and a $50 VISA gift card! WOW! It's all up for grabs over at Barking Mad. Ends May 1st!
Just a reminder, you can grab my fancy-schmancy button over there at the left! It's cute! It's rabbity! It links directly here! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday... all is full of love

If you were/are a Björk fan, hi! I used to be an obsessive fan (back in my youth, when obsession over music was de rigeur). The first time I heard Debut I was enraptured. I still love some of her older songs. And the Marcel Gondry videos are really amazing!

Blog love

Annette, aka the Fairy Blog Mother, has given me a Sisterhood Award! How sweet. Time to pass it on to some of my favourite blogs.

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

Here are my nominees... some of my favourite blogs!
  1. Momma in Flip Flops2
  2. MommyKnows
  3. {Natural} Mommie
  4. Life Starring Ellie and Eve
  5. My Moms View
  6. Annie's Home
  7. My Organized Chaos
  8. Simply Stacie
  9. Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
  10. Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls
Only ten? I easily could have gone on. Thank you and hugs to the bloggers who make my morning :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Today, if you bring a travel mug to Starbucks, you can get a free Pike Roast coffee (yes, it comes in decaf too for those of us off caffeine!).
Also, if you go to the LaCoupe website today, they will plant a tree for you. Look for the pop-up window!
Some more giveaways for today (not as freely given as the Starbucks one but hey, someone's got to win!):

For baby:
  • Win a bamboo hooded towel from Bamboosa at My Moms View! If you haven't tried bamboo yet, it's fantastic. Super soft, anti-microbial and sustainable! Ends April 30th.
  • Win a bottle of ErbaOrganics Baby Body Wash at Prissy Green. Ends May 9th.
  • Win a fair-trade Bubble Wrap baby carrier (Bubble Wrap is a Canadian company!) at {Natural} Mommie! I'm excited about this one. Her review is really positive. Ends April 29th.
  • Win a BabyHawk Mei Tai baby carrier at Metropolitan Mama! Ends April 30th.
  • Win a set of three FuzziBunz cloth diapers at Monkey Toes! ends April 27th.
For the 3+ set:
  • Win a toy recycling truck from Green Toys Inc. at Bookroom Reviews! Ends May 1st.
For women:
  • Win a $30 gift certificate to Payless towards a pair of eco-friendly zoe&zac shoes from Prissy Green! Ends May 6th.
  • For expecting women or new moms - win a Belly Bandit and Diaper Bag at Simple Finds! Ends April 27th.
For anyone:
  • Win an Earthlust stainless steel bottle from Fabulous Fun Finds. I love the designs on these. Ends April 28th.
  • Win a Lunchbots stainless steel container from Go Graham Go! These remind me a little of bento boxes. We've recycled all our old plastic containers and replaced them with glass and steel ones. They last way longer and there is no BPA, of course! Ends May 6th.
  • Win a reuseable sandwich wrap from Lavish & Lime (another Canadian company!) at True Cuddles! Must be a subscriber to win (but it's a great site so why not!). Ends April 26th.
  • Then if you go to Lavish & Lime you can enter to win a huge eco-friendly basket! (The entry will also subscribe you to their site). Ends May 1st.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sites to visit for Tuesday

Thanks for the podcast suggestions, keep 'em coming! I will look into them all!

Here are some giveaways for today....

For baby:
  • Win a cloth diaper with insert and diaper cover from Snugs Boutique (a Canadian company!) at My Mom's View. If you are looking at purchasing cloth diapers, check the Snugs site out here - the prices are very good plus Canadian buyers won't have to pay duty like you would ordering some of the big-name diapers from the US! Giveaway ends April 30th.
  • Win a set of sushi wipes by Cloth Couture at Mommy Goggles. Cute! Ends May 4th.
  • Win a Diaper Dekor Disposal System at The Next Kid Thing! A necessary evil :) Ends on the 24th, I think. Unless 'next Friday' means May 1st.
For the ladies:
  • Win an absolutely gorgeous pleated silk tank top from Grosgrain. I really mean gorgeous. Also stunning. And lovely. Ends April 26th.
For anyone:
  • Win a set of personalized recipe cards or note cards from Paperluxe Studio! These are so gorgeous. What a lot of gorgeousness today! Ends April 27th.
  • Continuing with the stationery theme, win a Zebra Airfit Jell pen from The Pen Addict! Ends April 24th.

Monday, April 20, 2009


So I've had this iPod sitting on my desk for about three months, unused. I decided today, since I'm out of audiobooks at the library (I've listened to all the ones I'm interested in that they have - it's a small town library), that I'd try podcasts. The trouble is that my two favourite programs on CBC - WireTap and Age of Persuasion - are NOT available on podcast. So disappointing!

I need something to listen to while I work. I prefer intelligent comedy (I like WireTap because it's sarcastically hilarious - vulgar or 'shock' comedy just doesn't really turn my crank) , fiction or mysteries (is there such a thing as a podcast where they just read a chapter of a book to you at a time?), or something culture-related (I like Age of Persuasion because it talks about the history of advertising, how it has developed, and how it has effected consumer culture). I need something that keeps me interested and is talking as opposed to music (unless it's an interesting program that combines talk and music, like Alan Cross' History of New Music which also is not available on Podcast!!! ARGH!).

So I am wondering if anyone who reads this has a suggestion for a podcast to subscribe to. I'd really appreciate it.

Sweet Monday

It was a crazy weekend here and I'm relieved it's Monday, despite the rain. Here are some giveaways for today...

For baby:
  • Win a BambooDreams Baby Gift Set (in the color Lilypad With Chocolate Trim), complete with blanket, hat and socks from My Organized Chaos. What a nice gift or lovely treat for your own child. Ends April 26th.
  • Win a baby tee or onesie from BonnBonn baby at Pajama Mommy. Ends April 25th.
For the ladies:
  • Win your choice of shoes from the Spring/Summer line from Neuaura at Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous! These are animal-friendly, I'm happy to say! Ends May 1st.
For anyone:
  • Win an Otter Bottle at ecochick! You can read my review of the Otter Bottle here. I like mine - why don't you try your luck! Ends April 27th.
  • Win a great prize pack of unusual foodie treats including a jar of Black Lava Salt, Das Caramelinis in Cafe Cortado and Chai Latte, and 4 Das lolli's from Das Foods at Love, Life, Family... And Then Some! Ends April 27th.