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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lost My Name ~ GIVEAWAY!

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Personalized stuff is so much fun. I love it...our kids love it...when something is personalized with your name it's just adds an extra special touch! But what if we took personalized to the next level? How would you do that? Well, it's taken three dads and an uncle to put their minds together and to come up with the ultimate personalized book that truly takes personalization to the next level!! Lost My Name creates the most fun, amazing, magical, surprising, marvelous and personal kids books I've ever come across...and nope, I'm not exaggerating!

When the founders of Lostmy.name began this project, they decided to go all out and not just create "any ol' personalized book," but to come up with a way to create a different book for every single name in the entire world. Wow. Talk about ambition! :) To complete a project like this, you need ambition, and the best thing is that ambition can change an idea into a roaring success. That's what happened with Lost My Name!

So, let's dive in just a bit deeper...how exactly can Lost My Name come up with a different book for every single name under the sun? The basic story line is about a little boy or girl who wakes up and discovers that he/she has lost their name!! It's definitely not a great way to start the day, but regardless of the rough beginning to the day, the child sets out on an adventure to find their name. Along the way your child will meets lots of weird and wonderful characters, who each give the first letter of their name. At the end of a long list of extraordinary adventures and meetings with all kinds of creatures and characters, they finally find their name! If you want to know even more, feel free to watch a book in action in the video on the Lostmy.name website!

The Wiggles, Octonauts, Sid the Science Kid & More! ~ GIVEAWAY (ARV $50!)

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The school year is in full-swing and by now some of us are even starting to look forward to the Christmas break! ;) Whether the school year is just starting out or is in full-swing, it is never too late to invest in some educational and fun DVD's for your kids. I am a firm believer that whether you are at school, playing a game, building lego or watching a DVD, the learning should be a part of it all. Kids soak up information so easily and if learning is an enjoyable experience, it will play a big part in raising up a child who has a love of learning! One of the resources we use to give our kids some "downtime" while still learning and keeping their brains active is by providing high quality DVD's to watch! Of course, some of these really are just for fun, but a lot of also them throw in animals facts, scientific tools, etc. into the story line. NCircle Entertainment recently shared a great bundle of DVD's with us - three of which fit into the back-to-school or educational theme. Let's take a peek at some of their latest releases and some of their best educational & enjoyable DVD's together...


One of the latest releases from NCirlce is The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas. The Wiggles are always full of fun, music and silliness! This was a great DVD - full of fun, dancing and more. There are lots of tunes on here that are familiar to children. The Wiggles have added their own special twist to some nursery rhymes as well as some classic kids favorites such as The Wheels on the Bus! It's a great way to get your kids singing, moving, and enjoying a music-filled DVD.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lovable Labels celebrates their Birthday!!

Check out the amazing deals at Lovable Labels!!! Each day, one best-selling item is featured at 50% off the regular price!! Watch for a super spectacular deal on Thursday, October 30th, 2014!!


Don't forget to use our affiliate code JULIEBLB1 for 10% off your purchases!!

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DVD deal on Groupon

Do you use Groupon? We've used this website a few times now to get some good deals. I've only ever purchased local deals, usually for restaurants, but I've noticed lately a few interesting "goods" deals too.

Rock 'N Learn makes a lot of really good educational DVDs. Currently, their Preschool Pack (10 DVDs) is available on Groupon for $39.99 (instead of $129.99). Unfortunately, this product doesn't ship through Groupon to Canada, but if you live in the US, or can ship to a US address, you could definitely take advantage of this deal.

We have tried out Rock 'N Learn DVDs in the past: Telling Time and Sight Words and Letter Sounds. Our children still enjoy the DVDs. We will be trying out a couple more in the near future so watch our blog for the review! There are a variety of titles available, covering many subject areas and ages.

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Finding Relief Naturally ~ GIVEAWAY! (3 WINNERS!)

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There's not many things that are as relaxing, calming or as "feel-good" as a massage. Whether it is after a long day of work at your job, or after a long day of running the home and taking care of your children, a massage is always a welcome treat! That said, a massage is something that is very rare treat for me...due to several factors...cost, needing to travel to the city, and a lack of time to name a few. I recently discovered an amazing alternative that doesn't require me to drive to the city or to have to have several hours of free time. Trusted Health Products has been a company that we've used products from in the past, and everything we've tried has always been of the highest quality.

ReliefMD is a great product from Trusted Health Products that we've recently added to our bathroom cupboard and have been SO thankful to have on hand! Simply put, it is a Massage in a Bottle! ReliefMD uses a revolutionary new approach to extract living nutrients from plants and nuts. Through doing this they are able to give us a 100% pure formula of botanical oils that come straight from nature. These are able to feed our body the nutrients it wants. ReliefMD focuses especially on discomforts such as:

~ Sore Back / Neck
~ Swollen Joints
~ Sore Muscles
~ Muscle Strains
~ Sprains
~ Contusions
~ Bruises
~ Headache
~ Insomnia
~ Sport Workouts
~ Mosquito Bites / Insect Bites / Stings
~ Itching
~ Cold Sores
~ Burns, including sunburns

Big Block SingSong ~ GIVEAWAY!

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We love music in our home! Both myself and my husband love to both play music and listen to it, so I suppose it comes somewhat naturally to our children. You'll often hear one of our kids humming or singing their favorite tunes as they play or do their chores, and I do the same! This week we added a newly released DVD to our home and it is filled to the brim with music!

The Big Block SingSong (Volume I DVD) was just released this week and it was an immediate hit with our kids! They LOVED all the fun little songs, and I even heard a few giggles escaping as the Big Block characters performed some funny antics and sang some humorous lyrics! The kids and I have never had the privilege of watching the Big Block characters sing before, but we were immediately won over. They are so cute, fun and engaging that it would be difficult to dislike these little characters!

Our Source of Canadian Energy!

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A visit to our community library!
When it comes to industries, I will readily admit that I don't know a lot. As a stay-at-home mom blogger, industries such as the oil and gas industry just aren't something that I spend a lot of time thinking about or learning about - however, is that a good thing?! Not necessarily! One thing that I've come to realize recently is that the oil and gas industry plays a huge, HUGE role in so many aspects of our country and quality of life and we should really be aware of the large difference an industry such as this industry can (and does!) make in Canada. Here's just a few quick facts for you regarding Canada & the oil and natural gas industry...

~ Canada is the 5th largest producer of crude oil in the world!
~ We also have the 3rd largest oil reserves with 97% in the Oil Sands!
~ Our oil and natural gas industry makes payments to the government averaging at about 18 billion dollars per year! These go towards things such as hospitals, schools, roads and social problems...all very important aspects of our country!
~ The Oil Sands supply us with heat, transportation, jobs, public services and more.

Just those four facts alone tell us a lot about how much of a role the oil and gas industry plays in our quality of life here in Canada. Our quality of life here in Canada is amazing and we are so blessed and privileged.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kidoodle for Screen Time! Free subscription code!!

My kids are more or less normal kids, I think! :) They like to play, read, build and have screen time. Like many parents I know, I try to limit the screen time, but it's just so easy to spend longer and longer staring at the screen without even knowing it. Sometimes I forget how long they've been there too! We've tried timers, but unless I'm around to police the end of the timer, there's inevitably a delay. Usually there's some sort of protest in the form of: "But I'm not finished yet" or "It's not quite done" or "I just have one more..."

Recently I found out about a subscription service called Kidoodle. This is a video on-demand service designed for kids 12 and under.

Here's what I like about Kidoodle:

  • Each subscription can have up to 5 profiles. Each profile is completely customizable, so you can select appropriate age levels and shows per child, as well as avatar and colour scheme. Shows are categorized by age level, so many are selected automatically when you choose an age level, but they can also be chosen individually. Conversely, if a show is automatically part of the age group you've chosen but you don't want your child to access it, you can deselect it individually as well. Also, you can set the time frame during which a child can access Kidoodle (for example, only after school, not before bedtime, etc).

Discount on Blurb photo books!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Last Minute Costume Ideas!

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Boys and superheroes go together like peanut butter and jam! Especially now with the Halloween season in full swing. I know many, many young boys (including ours!) that love to dress-up like their favorite superhero at any time of the year - but it's especially fun to find the perfect superhero costume when Halloween comes. However, there are only a few days left to find that perfect costume, and Hasbro has some great, last-minute ideas that are centered around the superhero theme! Hasbro has a selection of masks that would help you come up with and transform your youngster into their favorite super hero in no time!

Spider Man is one of our favorite super heroes in our home, and I'm sure that Spider Man is popular in other homes throughout the country as well! The Amazing Spider Man 2 Vision Mask from Hasbro is a fantastic last minute addition to any Spider Man costume! It's very realistic and some really cool features that kids are going to absolutely LOVE! The mask has a special button that you can push to light up your Spider Vision discs. What a great way to get the imagination going and to "fight the foe" in the shadows! The mask itself is high quality and will last for many more 'adventures' throughout the entire year. It's a great way to create a costume that stands out in the crowd and to also provide your child with fun costume props and ideas to use after Halloween is over as well.

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