Monday, December 31, 2012

Mission Giveaway: Blue Kangaroo $100 Giveaway

Bring in the New Year and Win $100 With Mission Giveaway

Who doesn't love getting deals? It can be hard to find the ones you are looking for, or that are available to your area. Blue Kangaroo can help!

About Our Sponsor

 Blue Kangaroo is a personal search engine for deals. Tell it what brands and products you’re looking for, and the Roo will start scouring the deal universe for the best offers to match. Through Web and mobile applications, Blue Kangaroo’s mission in life is to make sure you always get the right offer at the right time. Blue Kangaroo also offers the option of filtering your deal/sale emails so you never miss a thing. Using this option simply means a new email folder is added and all your deal emails can be found there. Super easy and SO convenient! This is totally optional and not required if you don't want it. Thank you, to Blue Kangaroo, for sponsoring this event where someone will win $100 to bring in the new year!

The Prizes

Win $100 in Amazon Gift Cards, WalMart Gift Cards or PayPal. Winner's choice!! $75 to keep and $25 to share!! What a way to bring in the New Year!

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 1/1 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 1/4 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter. Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group! To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. You can find official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Silly Saturday: Product Warnings

  • "Do not iron while wearing shirt"
  • Warning label on a letter opener that says:  "Caution: Safety goggles recommended."
  • Fuel Tank Cap: "Never use a lit match or open flame to check the fuel level"
  • A cartridge for a laser printer warns, "Do not eat toner"
  • A label on a hair dryer reads: "Never use hair dryer while sleeping"
  • A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: "This product not intended for use as a dental drill."On a child's buggy: 'Remove Child Before Folding'
  • On a child's stoller: "Remove Child Before Folding"
  • A label on a baby-stroller featuring a small storage pouch that warns:
    "Do not put child in bag."
  • A dishwasher carries this warning: "Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher."
  • A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: 
    "Caution - Risk of Fire."
  • "The Vanishing Fabric Marker should not be used as a writing instrument for signing checks or any legal documents."
  • The label on a bottle of drain cleaner warns: "If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product"

And I thought the warnings on coffee cups was silly............

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Get Fit Giveaway Event

get fit news years 2013     

i don't know about you, but after the holidays, I always feel guilty, so much food, and treats.....I want to loose the holiday guilt already! Here is a prize for one of our reader to help shed that guilt!

Ab Glider
6 Month Nutrisystem
EatSmart Scale
Insanity Worked Package
The event dates: 12/27 12am EST- 1/6 11:59pm EST Open to World Wide

At Nutrisystem, we believe that your health and happiness matters most. That's why for more than 40 years, we've been helping millions of people make themselves a priority, and discover that they, too, can change their lives for the better. By providing real food you know and love, guidelines you can live and learn by, and balanced nutrition your body needs, we've created a program that makes losing weight work for you.  

  • Measuring Functions: % Body Fat, % Total Body Water, % Muscle Mass and Bone Mass
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  • 2-in-1 Easy Abs Plus Workout DVD
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This might just be the hardest fitness program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 INSANITY workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. No equipment or weights needed. Just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.      

 For your chance to win the Get Fit New Years Resolution Giveaway Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Silly Saturday: The Christmas Turkey

Sarah, a new young bride, calls her mother in tears. She sobs, 'Richard doesn't appreciate what I do for him.'
'Now, now,' her mother comforted, 'I am sure it was all just a misunderstanding.'
'No, mother, you don't understand. I bought a frozen turkey roll and he yelled and screamed at me about the price.'
'Well, the nerve of that lousy cheapskate,' says her mother.  'Those turkey rolls are only a few dollars.'
'No, mother it wasn't the price of the turkey.  It was the airplane ticket.'  'Airplane ticket....What did you need an airplane ticket for?'
'Well mother, when I went to fix it, I looked at the directions on the package and it said: "Prepare from a frozen state," so I flew to Alaska.'

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Some pictures from my vacation on Liberty of The Seas.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silly Saturday: Holiday Injuries

Have you ever wondered how silly some people can be? Here are some holiday accidents I found:

1) Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
2) Three people die each year testing if a 9 volt battery works on their tongue.Christmas Warning
3) Five people were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalextric cars.
4) Eight people cracked their skull in 1997 after falling asleep while throwing up into the toilet.
5) Eighteen people had serious burns in 1998 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.Silly Christmas Warnings
6) Nineteen people have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
7) Thirty one people have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
8) Fifty eight people are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers. 
(Incidentally, in Birmingham they don't even use proper screwdrivers.  Instead they get out the 'Birmingham Screwdriver', otherwise known as a hammer.)
9) One hundred and one people since 1997 have had to have broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.
10) One hundred and forty two people were injured in 1998 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
11) Five hundred and forty three people were admitted to A&E in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.  
What is the silliest injury you've had in your house hold?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Finish Quantum Trade-In Event

As a mom of 5 children, I am always looking for a good deal. I am also always looking for products to make my life easier. I can't even begin to tell you the joy excitement ELATION I felt when my husband installed our first dishwasher! It was an older model given to us, so I had to pre-wash all my dishes well, but I was still thrilled. 
When I discovered Finish Quantum, I could not believe it. I could finally stop pre-washing my dishes! 

I am someone that when I find a product I love, I share it! I want every one I know to have the same excitement I have. 

Finish is offering a wonderful chance for all us Canadian dishwasher users to try their product for FREE!! yes, you read that right, FREE!!!

At participating Walmart stores across Canada, between Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2012, the Finish Quantum team will be hosting “Trade-In” Events, at which consumers can bring in their empty dishwasher detergent and trade it in for a specially-marked box of Finish Quantum. Each box will have a mail-in rebate for a full refund – so essentially, trade in your empty box for a FREE box of Finish Quantum!  
Is there a better deal than freeParticipating Walmart stores will have live Finish Quantum teams on site to help with any questions. 
Visit Finish on Facebook to see participating locations.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Finish Quantum Trade In Event Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Finish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mission Giveaway: iPhone Case by Krome

I love taking pictures. I esspessially love to show off my photos of my kids. When I can customize my phone casewith my favorite photos, even better!

About Our Sponsor

 Think of Krome Photos as your personal photo concierge. With every upload, you’ll get a professional photo editor or designer who is trained and equipped to make your photo product great. Combine that with the power of Zazzle's custom printing technology, and you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality photo product possible.  

The Prizes

 To win: One custom iPhone Case To give: One custom iPhone Case Overview of the Custom iPhone Case: - Compatible with iPhone 5, 4s, and 4 on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. - Customize your iPhone case with a photo. - Choose from the Barely There or Vibe case. - Includes photo enhancing by a Krome Photos professional editor. - Use our easy annotation tool to write your enhancing requests directly on the photo. - 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on Monday 11/3 at 10 pm EST and Close on Friday 11/7 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the 3 mandatory entries below.


1. Follow Our Sponsor

2. Follow Our Featured Bloggers of the Week

3. Click on this link and find the easy entry word(s).

Copy/Paste it in the Entry Form 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 this page.

If you win, who would you pay it forward to and why?    

After you've completed the Mandatory Entries above...

Fill Out the Entry Form

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You Did It!

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter. Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group! To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. You can find official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Giveaway is Back!

Did you check out our last Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Giveaway? 
We had so much fun with the last round of giveaways. 
Do you want some more?

That's right! Melissa & Doug had such great success with the first round, that they are doing a second round of DAILY GIVEAWAYS on the Melissa & Doug Facebook page! That’s another Terrific Twenty toy to a new fan EVERY DAY!
There are so many great toys of the list, I know of people that I could give each toy to as a gift. There really is a reason these toys are the Terrific Twenty!

So that makes 20 great toys being given away every day, from now until December 19th. 

The only question is what are you waiting for? With 20 toys us for grabs, it's worth the time to check it out.
To enter visit Melissa & Doug and sign up here.

Have you checked out the Terrific Twenty toys yet? I plan on giving a few of these toys out as Christmas gifts this year. Melissa & Doug toys are always a big hit for us, well made, and fun. Just the right combination for parents and kids alike. 

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Simple Diaper-Sewing Tutorials: FREE Custom Diaper!!!

Check out a friend's blog and enter to win a semi custom diaper!

Simple Diaper-Sewing Tutorials: FREE Custom Diaper!!!: I am currently working on a newborn stash for a local mama friend.  However, I have decided that I want to make ONE totally custom diaper fo...

Silly Saturday

I read this on a Facebook group awhile back, and had to share the best with you. I am a native Winnipeger, I can say, yes, these are all true!

 You Know You Are From Winnipeg When....

  1. You measure distance in hours. 
  2. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day. 
  3. You know of several people who have hit deer more than once. 
  4.  You use a down comforter in the summer. 
  5. Your grandparents drive at 100 km/h through four meters of snow during a blizzard, without flinching
  6. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snow suit. 
  7. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled. 
  8. You know all four seasons: Almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction. 
  9. You are bundled up in three sweaters, a parka, ski pants, a toque, two pairs of mittens, boots past your knees in 3 feet of snow in a -35 (-8000 with the wind-chill) blizzard, your eyelashes are frozen together, your nose is running, you can't feel your toes, and you still stop at 7 Eleven for a Slurpee on the way home.
  10. You refer to 7-11 simply as "Sev". 
  11. You know how to properly pronounce Lagimodiere, Disraeli, and Pembina. 
  12.  All directions start with "You take Portage..." 
  13.  The minute it hits 0 degrees, you're in shorts and a t-shirt.
  14.  Any time you're in an arena you're compelled to chant "GO JETS GO!"
  15. Mosquitoes don't even phase you any more
  16. You plug your car in during the winter. 
  17. You're proud to be Slurpee Capital of Canada. 
  18. You WERE proud to be murder capital of Canada. 
  19. If you don't know Randy Bachman or Burton Cummings personally, you know someone who does. 
  20. You can argue the merits of boiled or fried perogies. 
  21. You remember the dates of major blizzards and floods. 
  22.  You know that school is never cancelled even during the worst of blizzards
  23. You're tired of having to switch into the slow lane to drive faster
  24.  Only you can make fun of Winnipeg
  25. . It snows in May, and you don't even flinch
  26. You are proud to not wear a jacket when you are in another city and it's -1 and everyone else is all bundled up as if the next ice age has arrived
  27. You have devised new and creative ways to kill mosquitoes
  28. You get a new bike for Christmas, and have to wait 6 months to ride it
  29. The mosquito is your provincial bird
  30. You know the exact prize of every slurpee size
  31. If you're proud that we make the national news 96 nights each year because Winnipeg is the coldest spot in the nation
  32. Dairy Queen is closed from September through May
  33. If you start to get a tan line in the middle of your forehead
  34. You don't get to the airport until 1/2 an hour before your flight, yet the airport is so empty that you still get on the plane. With ease
  35. It's early December and you're blown away that the community centres don't have outdoor ice yet
  36.  If you call it a "toque" not a hat. That's just wrong
  37.   If you've worn a balaclava at some point in your life
  38.  If you actually know that Flin Flon is not a made up town
  39. If you think Winnipeg being featured in the Simpsons was one of the city's best achievements
  40. If you went to the Pan-Am Games. 
  41. If you find yourself at a cottage every long weekend, and at least half of all others
  42. If you think Global Warming is a total crock...we're still waiting for some changes
  43. If you have ever handled a sandbag
  44. You have gotten your tongue stuck to a pole or zipper
  45. You're "stuck in rushhour" means an extra 5 minutes to your ride home
  46. You walk into an arena in the winter to warm up
  47. You know the exact time in which skin freezes at different temperatures
  48. You're excited for it to be -15 outside
  49. You're SURPRISED when all four lanes of traffic are open [not under construction/being cleared] on a main road
  50. Your family activities are shovelling the driveway
  51. You call it "monkey in the middle" instead of "piggy in the middle"
  52. From Dec to Feb, any time you walked anywhere while in elementary school, the sound of Sorell boots scraping the ground followed you
  53. The cops stop to let someone J-walk in front of them
  54. You notice that the highest elevation point within a 16 km radius is at the snow disposal sights
  55.  You buy a car, and choose the colour based on what it looks like covered with slush/snow
  56. Your car is equipped with a shovel, scraper, mitts, etc.
  57. You see city construction workers on their lunch break at 8:20 AM
  58. When you see "road under construction" signs up 3 years after the city put them there. Then you call the city to find out what's going on and they say "we forgot about that." 
  59. When you can buy a home for $70,000
  60. When its not uncommon to see "Man robs 7-11 and flees on bicycle where he was arrested minutes later" on the front page of our newspaper
  61. When you move away for a year,and come back to your old friends saying "why would you ever come back here?" 
  62. You know how to parallel park on a snow-bank
  63. You laugh at Vancouver when the city shuts down because of a light powdering of snow
  64. You brag that we have the best snow clearing in the country
  65. Fashion is the latest MEC parka, accessorized with large gortex mitts, a wool scarf, a toque, sorrels and a shovel
  66.  You brag that at least it’s a DRY cold
  67.  You don't use turn signals
  68. You know exactly how many more free calls you still have to CAA
  69. You've used your ice scraper on the INSIDE of your car window
  70. You're considered 'naked' when wearing two layers outdoors
  71. You're proud that Winnie-the-Pooh is from there
  72. You've used a hockey stick to clear snow off your car
  73. You've used a debit or credit card to clear your windows
  74. When you can't plug your car in during the winter at work, you have to star it up on each of your breaks to ensure it starts for the way home