Friday, November 30, 2012

The Nutcracker Music Game Review and Giveaway

My kids take after their Mama, they love music, and love computer games. I have admitted it before, and I will again, I am a geek.
So when I was given a chance to review a computer game for kids set to the music of the Nutcracker, I jumped at it.

The Basics

This PC game is set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful music, and is designed for children aged 4-10. I found some of the games were too difficult for my 4 and 5 year old to do on their own, but they still loved helping and doing the easier games. 
The mission in this CD-ROM is to save the Nutcracker by playing and winning 9 games. The player will need to win 9 magic keys in order to break the spell that turned the handsome prince into a wooden doll. 

Why You Will Love It
  • Has won the Parents' Choice Gold Award, ,NAPPA Gold Award and Parenting Seal of Approval 
  • Sharpens your child's listening and problem-solving skills 
  • Improves understanding of the basic concepts of music
  • Set to the beautiful music of The Nutcracker

Why They Will Love It
  • Challenging
  • Musical
  • Colourful
Buy It
The Nutcracker is available for purchase at Art and Music Games

Win It
Win your own copy of The Nutcracker Music Game, just wait for the rafflecopter to load!
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Personalized Holiday Gift Seals & Address Labels Review and Giveaway

It's the holidays! Time to send out Christmas cards, and give gifts! One thing that gets very tedious this time of year, is writing your information over and over and over again!
We have so many Christmas cards to send out to family! It's kind of scary actually. There is so much to do, and only so much time to do it all in! Any time savers are a bonus, and when they look this good, all the better!

The Basics
Loveable Labels began with a Mom with a problem. Taking her child to childcare, she had to label all his belongings. She recognized the need for personalized labels, she founded Loveable Labels in 2003.
The Holiday Gift Seals & Address Labels come in 6 designs. I had a hard time choosing! They are all festive, and well made.

Why You Will Love It

  • Stylish
  • Time Saving
  • Personalized
  • Unique

Buy It:

Loveable Labels has labels for all your needs.  Whether it is labelling your child's belongings for school, or placing allergy warnings to keep them safe, Loveable Labels has it! Don't Loose it-label it! Plus we have a coupon code!! Use DECBLOG39 This offers $5 off any purchase of $25 or more and is valid until December 31st, 2012.

Check out the Personalized Holiday Gift Seals & Address Labels available for $21.95 in 12 designs.
Each pack contains 60 Gift Seals and 90 Address Labels. That's more than enough for me this year.....I hope.....

Win It

Loveable Labels is offering one of our readers their very own set of Personalized Holiday Gift Seals & Address Labels! Just wait for the rafflecopter to load! 
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Disclosure: The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tech Lovers Christmas Giveaway

  First Place Winner Xbox Bundle: Xbox 360 4GB Console
  • Xbox 360 has blockbuster games, HD movies and controller-free fun for everyone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to Xbox LIVE
  • Super quiet with sleek new design plus matching controller
  • Ready for the controller-free fun of Kinect
Microsoft Xbox Live Gold Subscription Card Boaderlands Game: In a distant future, the planets at the outer edges of the galaxy have become a beacon to fortune seekers and those yearning for a better life off world.

  2nd Place Winner Google Nexus 7 Black Wi-Fi 16GB Tablet - ASUS-1B16 The Google Nexus 7 tablet computer is the world's first Android tablet that combines the latest Android 4.1 mobile operating system with a powerful quad-core processor for high-performance computing on the go. An eye-catching 1280 x 800 high-definition display is your touchscreen interface for this Google tablet. The Google Nexus 7 tablet computer's LED-backlit IPS panel is made from scratch-resistant glass to offer crisp images, wide viewing angles and 10-finger multi-touch support.

  3rd Place Winner: Blue Hue" Laptop Bundle with optional matching accessories:
  • Blue Laptop
  • Case/Bag
  • Mouse
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Headphones
The event dates: 11/30 - 12/10 Open World Wide. If the winner is outside the use they will receive and online gift card in the prize amount in place of the physical prize. NO EXCEPTIONS.

For a chance to win one of these three amazing prizes enter the Rafflecopter below

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dizzy Bands Boutique Review and Giveaway

Who loves pretties for their little girl? I know I do.  Man, if I went into my daughter's room and got together all her things I think people would think I was insane.  However, I recently come across a WAHM who makes some of the most awesome head accessories I have ever seen.  Dizzy Bands is an up and coming hair accessory store that has been sweeping the Western Washington area by storm.  Her items are even being used by local photographers. But now I am bringing it to everyone else's attention now.

Sabrina is an awesome person.  She puts so much time and energy into making just ONE head band that it is nothing short of amazing.  She has so many different ones to choose from as well as many colors in that ONE style you can't get enough of.

 She made one for my daughter to wear and let me tell daughter did not want to take it off.  Can you see the craftmanship? I mean a picture is worth a thousand words but this picture does not do it justice.

When we got it in my daughter had a cold.  But she insisted she wanted to wear it.  She said "mommy is beauiful" How can you argue with a 2 year old? I mean she is the one who is wearing it right?

Even on a sick little girl it still looks great and makes her look just as awesome (however I think she is beautiful ALWAYS!!)

So a few weeks later we decided to take it out for a spin to church.  She got so many complements.  And as she should.  The bow not only went with what she was wearing but it is amazingly gorgeous.  I directed people to where to get one (hope they made it).

Doesn't she look happy?

So now you want one huh? I know you do!  Well I am going to tell you TWO ways you can win one!!!  First...head over to Dizzy Bands and "like" them.  She is giving away one on her Facebook page for all her amazing fans!! But ends December 1st or after 25 people enter the contest.  
Rules to win one from her:
1. You must be a fan of Dizzy Bands Boutique
2. You must comment under any photo on the page why you like that band or Dizzy Bands in general
3. You must share this contest post on your facebook page
4. Comment with who you are wanting to win the Dizzy Band for (nie
ce, daughter) and their name
5. The contest will run until 25 people have had a chance to enter the contest or Dec 1st, whichever is later
6. The winner will be drawn at random and have the chance to choose ANY FREE DIZZY BAND of their choice (subject to availability), paying only S+H ($2.50) or FREE pickup from Everett, WA

Want another way?? Of course you do!!!! Check out below!!

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Vinyl Disorder Review

Have you ever considered getting some custom vinyl decals for your car? 

How about for decorating your child's room? 

Vinyl Disorder has them all. I am quite impressed with the variety of styles available. They have everything from wall quotes, headboards, to laptop graphics.Choosing is the toughest part! They even have Glow In The Dark options!

I was sent a headboard vinyl wall graphic to review. I was super excited to put it up and share it with you. 

Sadly, I could not get it up. My husband was out of town, and I tried doing it myself. I managed to tangle it all up, and it was unusable.
I love the graphics available at Vinyl Disorder, and am very sad that I was unable to show you the end result.
 Despite my lack of success, I am still able to recommend Vinyl Disorder to you. I would just advise to have a second person help with the larger decals.

Buy It:
Visit Vinyl Disorder at and see the wide variety of custom decals to suit your tastes.

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Bulu Box Giveaway

I love free stuff, and I love to win! I am happy to team up with Madame Deals to bring you another great giveaway event!

About Our Sponsor

The Bulu Box is the perfect example of try before you buy. Every month you will get a box with samples to try, along with coupons and discount codes for full-size products. Bulu Box is The first vitamin and supplement nutrition sample box for women and men. Try 4 to 5 nutritional samples monthly before you buy and discover what works best for your body. Watch the video to learn more.

 Right now you can GET YOUR FIRST BOX FREE! All you do is sign up at Bulu box and use the code 1FREEBOX and your first month will be free. You can cancel anytime but you might want to stick around and check it out because I have heard that they have had some pretty worthwhile boxes!!  

The Prizes

  1 year Gift Subscription ($120 value) AND a 1 year subscription ($120 value)… winner will get a 1 year subscription and can give a 1 year subscription to a friend. Perfect Giveaway right before the have a gift to give a friend!! The Giveaway will open up on 11/28 at 12:01 am EST and Close on 12/12 at 11:59 pm EST.

 Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Mission Giveaway Cue Cards For Life

Who here loves to read? How about building better relationships? Amazon gift cards maybe? Check out this week's Mission Giveaway!

About The Author

 Christina, is the author of Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships. She is private practice Psychotherapist and Board Certified Diplomat of professional counseling (IAMBCP). As a sought after relationship expert, Christina appears regularly in the media. Her advice and insights are often seen in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Cosmoplitan Magazine, The Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Fox News, Shape, Celebrity Parents, Canadian Living, among others. Online, Christina's advice has appeared on numerous websites including WebMD, Askmen, SheKnows, Lifetime Moms, GalTime and Made Men. You can also hear her on such stations as KARN, KTALK, WNRI as well as countless web and podcasts. Read a review of Cue Cards for Life on Utah Coupon Deals.  

The Prizes

  The winner will receive a copy of Cue Cards for Life and a $50 Amazon gift card. They will also receive the same prizes to share.  

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on Monday 11/26 at 10 pm EST and Close on Friday 11/30 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the 3 mandatory entries below.


1. Follow Our Sponsor

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Click on this link and find the easy entry word(s). Copy/Paste it in the sign up doc below.  

The rest of these options are not mandatory but we'd love it if you would...


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Leave a Comment...scroll down and leave a comment on the blog site.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kinder Joy To Share Giveaway

This year, I am part of the Kinder Moms program, and I am loving it! I don't know who likes it more, me or the kids! We just got an other package from Kinder, right in time for the holidays.

It''s coming up on Christmas, and I'm getting in the spirit. I have already bought all my kids gifts! Now it's about the stockings, and the nieces and nephews. Decorating has got me thinking about how I want to teach my kids about giving. Little P is 9 this year. If he had his way, he would give everything he owned to people. He is very selfless already..... well....most days. He is only 9 after all! 

Every year I have my children give a gift to their Sunday School teachers, but this year I think I want them to do more. What and how are the questions.

It's easy when they are young, but as they get older, you have to remember that you are not only raising kids, but moulding adults. What kind of man with Little P grow into? Will he be giving? Will he be supportive? Or will he be selfish, taking, and not giving back to those around him.

This Christmas I am going to start getting my kids to make gifts for their Grandparents to start. I'm thinking of crafts, and I think I have the perfect one! Making ornaments! I found this on Pintrest:

That way the Grandparents will always think of the kids as they decorate every year!

Speaking of giving,

Last month, Kinder gave away 10,000 coupons on their Facebook page. They got snatched up pretty quick. Not a big surprise, milk chocolate, toys, and nut free! 

In support of Children's Miracle Network, Kinder is hosting another BIG giveaway on Facebook this season! Starting November 26, Kinder Canada will be giving away 7,500 coupons to enjoy their delicious Kinder Mini Eggs, for free! For 10 days, Kinder will give out 750 coupons at 12:00 PM EST on their Facebook page. This is a great for all of you who missed the giveaway last time ;)

These Mini Eggs are amazing! They have a delicious milky hazelnut centre! They are irresistible....I had planned to use them to fill the kids stockings, but they are so tempting, I don't think we can wait! Please check out Kinder Canada and show your support in this giveaway! If you miss the coupon the first day, keep trying! It will be work it!

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own

Keurig Giveaway Week 4

And here we are with week 4 in the Keurig Giveaway event!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life
The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WiiU Giveaway

I am a total geek, I LOVE video games! What a better to start the holidays than by winning a new video game system?

Welcome to Our Wii U Giveaway!

Hosted By: Mom Blog Society | Geeky Gamer Mom | Jackie's Reviews | Mom Does Reviews | Twinkle Monkey | Route 249 | Swank Savings | S.O.S Mom | Funny Pregnant Lady | Divas With A Purpose | Life Simply Fabulous

Prizes: Wii U & $200 Game Stop Gift Card
If the winner is outside the USA they will receive the cash value in their choice of Paypal cash or Amazon Gift card NO EXCEPTIONS!
The event dates: 11/22 12:01 am - 12/10 12:59 pm EST
Open to World Wide

The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Game Stop Gift Card where you can purchase all your Wii u games!
Once lucky person will win it all. For your chance simply enter via the Rafflecoper below. GOOD LUCK!

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iPad Mini Giveaway

I love offering you, our readers, HUGE giveaways! Anyone else excited about the iPad mini? Well here is your chance to win one!

iPad Mini Giveaway Event

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The iPad Mini has a beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store. The iPad mini is an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form. Easy for on the go with that same great Apple power punch!

Loveable Labels Black Friday Sale

Can you believe we are 2 days away from Black Friday? What a great time to check out some great deals!
I am excited to share Loveable Labels Black Friday with you!

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4 Days only! loveable Labels are a great way to label your child's school supplies, or put an allergy label to protect your child from an unwanted allergic reaction. The options are endless. With prices like these, it is the perfect time to check them out! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crafted Candles Review and Giveaway

Winter is here! December is sneaking up on us, Christmas music is playing in the stores. The stresses of the holidays are approaching. 

  It's time to curl up inside with a good book and set the mood to relax. There is a ton of snow up here in Winterpeg. Oh, and for the record, I don't live in an igloo up here in the Great White North of Canada ;)

There is something about curling up with a good book, brewing a cup of your favourite tea, and filling the room with fragrance.Light a fire, pull up a blanket, and get comfortable. Make sure to send your kids out side, or to bed, put on some music, and light your favourite candle
 Seeing the flame dance around lighting a room is so relaxing! Is it any wonder why I love candles so much? 

With Christmas coming, I am on the hunt for Christmas décor, including Christmas Candles. A candle is always a great touch to any décor, and when it fills your home with yummy fragrances, even better!

I have been checking out our sponsor, Crafted Candles, and love all the yummy scents! The Candy Cane Pillar Candles burn approximately 70 hours each, and are peppermint scented. At a price of only $16.50 for a 3" and 6" drip-less smokeless candle, that's a good deal! Really, is there another smell that says Christmas? Who doesn't love candy canes, right?

There are all different types of candles available, I could buy them all! The Winter Candles are really getting my attention. We just had a huge snowfall out here, so Winter came over night. Now I admit, I want to start decorating for the season, but why not? I really get into decorating for Christmas. Every year I add a little bit more to my house. There are so many options, and colour choices. Each shows something about your personality, so I say have some fun! The beauty of using candles to decorate, is it makes it easy to change them with the seasons, and the décor changes. Enjoy the fragrance filling your home, and then buy something different and change it up.

Picking a favourite is too hard! Check out these

 Christmas Tree Candles! So festive and unique! I have never seen candles like this at any of my Christmas gatherings.

Check out Crafted Candles and browse their selection. It's sure to have something for everyone's tastes. Looking for something to give that hard to buy for person this year? Candles make excellent gifts, with options at every price point.

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 (Psst! New Facebook fans get an exclusive discount code found here!)

So, who is in the mood to win? Crafted Candles is offering a $100 Credit to Crafted Candles -- And it can even be applied to the shipping charges!
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Prayer Notebook iPhone App Review

Have you ever said you would pray for someone, and forgot? It's so easy to get distracted by all the day to day stuff.
Prayer Notebook is designed to help!
The Basics

Designed to be your personal prayer assistant, you can use Prayer Notebook to:
  • Focus on intentional prayer with Prayer Mode
  • Group prayers into categories
  • SMS or email contacts when you have prayed for them
  • Tweet what you are praying for
  • Schedule prayers daily, weekly, or for a specific day
  • Set an alert for prayer requests to remind you to pray
  • Mark prayer requests as answered
  • Password protect your prayers
  • Backup your prayers

Why you will Love It:

Prayer Notebook is a practical way to organize all your prayer needs.
There are many features that actually help in your daily prayer life.
I love the alarm function. It's great for reminding you about that special, time sensitive prayer.

Each days prayers listed by category. Just tilt your phone to switch to prayer mode.

Buy It:
Prayer Notebook is available for iPod, iPhone, and iPad

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.