Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kinder Surprise Pink Celebrates Uniqueness

It is amazing to me how children from the same parents, brought up in the same home, with the same values and rules can be so different. With 4 boys and 1 girl, I am learning something new about my children every day.

Take Little C. She is so girlie. Everything is a bracelet or necklace. I have nieces that are not like that at all. It is not a little girl thing, it is a Little C thing. She even turns the rings form her ring stacker into jewelry! 
Then there is Little S. He is so obsessed with dinosaurs. He sits and watches dinosaur documentaries and has been since he was 3! I enjoy watching the little personality traits and even the quirks come out in each of my children.

Kinder Canada is celebrating what makes each of our child unique. To celebrate the launch of Kinder Surprise Pink, Kinder Canada will hosting an exclusive Facebook contest. Starting tomorrow, Kinder Canada Facebook fans can visit Kinder Canada and tell what makes their child so unique on their page.  3 people will be winning $250 VISA gift cards! The contest will be live from May 29 to June 19. How great is that?

The new Kinder Surprise Pink toys are perfect for those little girls in your life. The new line of girl toys is already making Little C happy. If she has her way, we will have all the bracelets she can handle! 

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Swagbucks 48 Special


Have you checked out Swagbucks yet? 

Swagbucks is giving away forty eight different 1000 Swag Bucks prizes, and you have 48 hours to win one of them! All you have to do is complete Special Offers on - for you each Swag Buck you earn from a special offer, you get entries to win! The 48 hour clock begins at 12pm PT on 5/28 and ends at 12pm PT on Thursday, 5/30. The winners will be chosen and credited on Tuesday, June 4th.

If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, it's an easy way to make your time online more rewarding - just sign up for an account and you'll earn Swag Bucks for doing all of the things you're already doing online - then turn those Swag Bucks into free gift cards! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Camp Packs Giveaway

Did you know that in Canada and the United States 1 in 6 children is living in an economically challenged home? These children often do not have the opportunity to attend summer camp. 
personally know what is like to grow up in one of those homes. 
Camp Day is a special day where the Tim Horton foundation tries to help.

The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future. We are committed to providing an enriched and memorable camp experience for children and youth living in economically disadvantaged homes.

The Tim Horton Children's Foundation was established in 1974 in memory of the great hockey player, Tim Horton. The Foundation was started in Tim’s honour as a way to make a difference in the lives of children. The first camp was built in Parry Sound, Ontario, and was home to over 200 campers in its first summer of operation in 1975.

This year, Lovable Labels has teamed up with the Tim Horton Foundation to help. On Camp Day, Wednesday June 5, Lovable Labels will be giving back 20% of all sales purchased through to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Not only that, but they are donating their Ultimate Camp Packs to local campers. 

All you need to do is make a purchase, and put Tim Horton Foundation in the fundraiser section, or use this special link: That's it! There are so many wonderful products to choose from.

This is a wonderful cause, and I am really excited to be a part of it!  To help raise awareness, Lovable Labels is sponsoring a giveaway for an Ultimate Camp Pack to our readers! 

Lovable Labels Camp packs include:
15 Sticker Labels
40 Slimline Labels
12 Shoe Labels
72 Press n' Stick Clothing DOTS™
2 Mini-Metal Tag 
12 Square Labels

Microwave, and dishwasher safe, UV resistant, and the perfect way to keep your child's belongings coming back home. We are huge Lovable Labels fans here. With 150 labels, the Ultimate Camp packs are a great value at $44.95. 

Visit Lovable Labels and check out the 20 different Camp Pack designs, and help on Wednesday, June 5 to send underprivileged kids to camp. 

As an added bonus, you can use code ChelseaLB2 at check out for 10% off!  This is a chance to make a difference. Please share this post, and help give these kids the chance to have an experience they won't forget!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Is Spring Cleaning Really Done?

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Most of us have tackled all of our spring cleaning tasks by now. we have washed the windows, aired out the house, de-cluttered. It is a regular routine by now.

Then we forget about an other big job: The family vehicle. We spend hours each week in the family van, and in summer there all the road trips, the camping trips, plus the usual activities. Whether you live in a busy city, or out of town, we spend a lot of time driving from point A to point B. 

Each winter we put on the winter tires, and pull out the heavy floor mats to catch all the snow and sand. The tires come off, but the mats typically stay in. I never thought about all the things we should be doing to prep our vehicle for the summer. Insurance Hunter has a great article with tips and reminders about what we need to remember every spring to prepare for the summer fun. Things like remembering to change those floor mats, and vacuum out all the sand and salt. Think of what is lurking in those little dirt clouds that appear when you step on your car mats. It can't be good to breath that all in all summer! Every time something is dropped, and we get in or out we are stirring it all up. Gross! 

Check out the vehicle spring cleaning tips. You might be surprised at how much you missed this spring! While you are there, take a look at the auto insurance quotes. Every one can use some savings, right? 

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We wanted something that was sturdy and would hold our three children. We purchased our Bounce House off Amazon. At a discount, mind you. As soon as it arrived the mail carrier stated how obnoxiously heavy the box was. HaHa. It weighs in at about 60 pounds. Which really isn't that bad. I was surprised at how sturdy it was. I was able to carry our Air Walker Bounce Castle around back to set it up with ease.

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I would definitely recommend this castle to all families.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Earn Swagbucks With

 For those of you out there who love getting your gift cards from Swagbucks, you can now go shopping at through their Shop & Earn and get 2 Swag Bucks per dollar (better than 2% cash back) on the following categories in the month of May: Movies & TV, Pet Supplies, Patio, Lawn & Garden, Beauty, Health & Personal Care. 

The more you make your purchases through Swagbucks, the more great deals they'll be able to get from Amazon and pass onto you!

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, it's a great way to be reward for most of the things you're already doing online. Click here to start earning!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day with Swag Bucks


If you still have Mother's Day or even your own shopping to do online, the Mother's Day Section of the Swagbucks Shop & Earn is doubling their rewards through Mother's Day - they have 20 different stores offering at least 2x the Swag Bucks when you shop there, whether you need clothing, jewelry, chocolates, flowers or just some things for the house.

Can you believe Mother's Day is almost here? Only a few more days, and I know how time flies.....

Are you being rewarded for your time online? If not, you should try Swag bucks. We are all already online, why not get rewarded for it? Join here!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bob Travel System Giveaway

Welcome to the BOB and Britax Ultimate Travel System Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8

One lucky winner will receive a BOB B-SAFE by BRITAX and BOB Revolution SE Stroller!

We all want the best for our children. We may not always be able to afford the best, but we can always win it!

Giveaway ends May 30th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Mission Giveaway: Gift Card Rescue

Have you ever received a gift card for some where you never go? What do you do with your unwanted gift cards? We have the answer!

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jabra Freeway Review

Cell phones have become a way of life. More people seem to have them than those that don't these days. They have gotten smaller and smaller, and more and more fragile over the years. Texting, Facebook updates, phone calls, all can destracting while driving. 

Some studies have shown the increased likelihood of an accident to be four times the normal rate when a driver is using a cell phone. In our province, you can receive a nasty ticket for using a cell phone while driving. I have a bluetooth head set, but I can not tell you how many times I have left it at home! 

That's why I love the Jabra Freeway. 
The Basics

Jabra Freeway is a speaker system bluetooth device that is also a FM transmitter. It easily mounts on your car's sun visor so it's always there when you need it. It can be connected to 2 devices, so there is never a worry about disconnecting your device if you share the vehicle. My husband and I both share a vehicle, so this is handy. When we drive together and a call comes through, there is no need to worry about a ticket! Before we had the Jabra, my husband never thought to grab his bluetooth, and leaving one in the van did no good, he always forgot to pait it until it was too late. 

Why You Will Love It:

  • Industry leading rich and crisp sound with 3 speakers and Virtual Surround Sound
  • Conversations are clear with thanks to an acoustically optimized design featuring dual microphones, echo and wind noise cancellation
  • Turns on and off automatically using a built-in motion sensor
  • Uses your voice to make and receive calls completely hands-free
  • Easy to use. Voice guidance talks you through setup, tells you when you are connected and how much battery you have left
  • Tells you who is calling 
  • Easy to install. Pair to your phone and place it on your sun visor.
  • Connect it to your car radio with the FM transmitter and listen to your music and calls through your car stereo
  • Stream music, podcasts and hear turn-by-turn directions wirelessly from your phone using A2DP
  • Control your music player using AVRCP remote controls
  • Connect and use 2 mobile devices at the same time
  • Dedicated mute button, on/off switch and large easy to access volume controls
  • Long lasting! Up to 14 hours of talk time and 40 days of standby time

The Jabra Freeway is a life saver for us, quite possibly literally. I can drive my children with out worry being completely hands free. 

Buy it:
Check for a location near you. 

Win it:
Jabra is currently offering a contest for Mother's Day. Until May 9th, you can honor Mom, and pin to win! One winner will win $500 and a Jabra Freeway! Second prize will receive a Jabra Solemate! Visit Jabra's Facebook page for more details, and Good Luck! 

I was sent a free Jabra Freeway for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.