Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Winners of Progresso Contest!!!

Here are the winners!

Here are your random numbers:

5 7 8
Timestamp: 2008-12-10 17:51:40 UTC

Congratulations to Little Missus Sunshine, Kat Bryan, and Linda!! I will email you all and you have 48 hours to contact me. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Win a chapters/indigo/coles gift certificate!

Ends December 15th

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Go to this blog to enter to win over $750 in prizes. There are only two winners and it ends soon, so hurry!
Here are a list of prizes and sponsors:
This and That - $20 gift card
Red Pajamas - Little Man's Tie ($8)
Baby Luv Gifts - Cute Custom Beanie ($15)
Baby Bears - $25 gift card
My Custom Baby Boutique - $25 gift card
Baby Goin Places - PocketChanger Diaper Changing Pad ($25)
Layla Legs - $15 gift card & free shipping
Second Story Window - $10 gift card
Inspiring Color Tie Dye - Youth pullover hoodie rainbow diagonal or swirl ($30)
Baby Peas - boy or girl cloth play blocks- set of 4 ($18)
Abby Chase Designs - Lotus Hair Flower ($13.50)
Tadpoles and Tutus - $20 gift card
Make it and Love It - onesie/bootie set of choice (14.99)
PiggyTails Boutique - Christmas tutu and snowman wand with a matching personalized bow ($26)

Four Dog Day - Cute Pink Key Ring ($8)
Jupita - $20 gift card
Zeba - Coin Pearl Earrings ($20)
Jodi Horgan - $25 gift card
One of a Kind Custom Jewelry - $20 gift card
Across The Pond - choice of any vintage button ring ($14)
Kerstin Hanson - $20 gift card

Bath and Body
Krug's Eco-Logic - $15 gift card
Indulgent Creations - Soy candle travel tin, soap and lotion ($16.50)
koko candles - holiday brownie cupcake candles ($25)
Dazzle Dott - $20 gift certificate

Especially for Mom
Mary Zoom - Pink Polka Dot Glam Cleaning Gloves ($10)
Maggie Sue Designs -A cup cozy and coordinating set of Tame Your Mane ponytail holders ($12)
Gaia Conceptions - "My Everything" piece (clothing, $40)
BoojiBoo - apron of winners choice (only ones in stock, $28.75)
Stones of Healing - $20 gift certificate

Yummy Treats
A Sugar Affair - $10 gift card
Cakebox Cookies - $20 gift card
A Thyme 2 B Comforted - $25 gift card
Double Dipped Sweets - $20 gift card
KE Cookies - One dozen chocolate chip cookies ($8)
AngelPie Cookies and Cakes - One dozen decorated sugar cookies ($18)
Meg's Creations - 2 pack of cookie and brownie mix ($24 including shipping)
Cookie Art by Sarah - One dozen sugar cookie snowflakes and $25 gift certificate ($53)

Paper Crafts
Paper Treasures 4 U - 2 page 12''x12'' Christmas layout ($9)
Inkspot Workshop - 1 Set of 6 Snowman Gift Enclosures 1 Set of 6 Tree Bird Gift Enclosures ($12)
Take Note - 1 set of personalized notecards ($15)
Articulations - 6 lunchbox love mini cards ($5)

Monday, December 1, 2008


Don't forget to tell all your friends about the giveaway!! Thanks!

Progresso Giveaway

For the holidays, I am going to be giving away courtesy of myblogspark three gift baskets for the kitchen. There is a coupon you can use for progresso broth. My gift basket includes a coupon for progresso broth and also a recipe card holder, recipe box and wicker basket, as well as a set of serving spoons and a spoon rest. The coupon might only be good for use in the US, but am not quite sure. I have also included a recipe for potato gratin which would be great to serve over the holiday season. Merry Christmas to everyone and have a great holiday season!
Here is a coupon you can use.

My giveaway will be open from December 1st to December 10th to residents of Canada and the U.S. All you have to do is tell me your favorite holiday recipe to enter. Good luck all!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New updates

Here I have tried to make my blog a little bit prettier so hopefully everyone will like the new changes. I didn't like having some boring old blog so I thought I'd change things up a bit. Here you go!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Winner of bloggy contest!!

Mommyhood is thankless is the winner!! Congratulations!! I thank everyone for entering and good luck in all the other bloggy contests!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways event!!!

If you want to win a contest, here is the place to be!!! Go to this website here, post your url with your giveawy (you have to sponsor your own contest). My giveaway is going to be clothes (cuddle and care playground) to dress up Dora's baby brother and sister (from the Big Sister Dora collection).

My giveaway is open to all from the US and Canada and will end on Friday when the bloggy giveaways end!!! You just have to post a comment (and make sure I can get ahold of you with an email address) telling me what your favorite thing is about the holidays whether it be Christmas or birthdays or Halloween. Good luck to all and happy contesting!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New blog with lots of contests

I found a blog with lots of contests. Lots end tonight so hurry to enter!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New contest to enter

Here is a new contest to enter to win some nice gift baskets for Special K's 1-year Anniversary of her blog. Good luck to all who enter!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Win with airmiles!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Have a house party!!

Keep checking out this website and apply for their house parties. If you get selected, you can invite your friends over and they will give you free product to try and give to your friends. In a few weeks, they will be accepting applications for a pampers party which I would really love to host. They also have many name brand products to try. It sounds so great. So I encourage everyone to try it out. Hopefully one of us will get picked to have a party!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thanks Mom!!! Win one of three $20,000 packages!!

Ever want to get out of parenting for a moment in time? Well if you win this you can pick the prize you want as well as cherish your time with your baby.

Prize package #1: Moms have to be Olympic athletes to complete all of the tasks that need to get done each day. Now she can have the extra time she needs for a snuggle with baby with this package that includes a team of trained experts to help around the house for an entire year.

Housecleaning once a week
Cooking service once a week
Nanny once a week
Spa treatments
Shopping for new clothes
JOHNSON'S® Baby products

Prize package #2: Bringing home a new baby is the start of a wonderful journey but can be a lot of work! Here’s a package that can help mom create fun and memorable moments every step of the way, beginning with a holiday chosen by mom to start her family’s journey.

Family holiday
Personal trainer/exercise coach for mom and baby
JOHNSON'S® Baby products
New wardrobe for mom and baby

Prize package #3: Tomorrow’s champions need to get off to a great start. Every enriching moment mom creates today prepares baby for a more rewarding tomorrow. With this package, mom has everything she needs for those important early years, along with a financial head start for the education to come.

Car seat
Furniture for baby’s room
High chair
Wardrobe for baby’s first year
Money for education
JOHNSON'S® Baby products

Good luck to all who enter!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wins really do come in threes!!!

I found out in the last week that I won a copy of "Fatal Deduction" in a blog contest. Also I won five coupons for panini sandwiches and a lunch cooler bag from the stouffers instant win contest, and now from dairy farmers of canada instant win, I won an exercise ball. Luck is sure funny how it truly does come in threes after a dry spell for a while. Hopefully all of you who read this will get lucky in some way in threes also!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Have a house party!!

Go to and apply to have one of their parties. They are soon going to have a gerber organic party and a barbie house party wehre you invite your friends and they supply whatever it is that they are promoting like barbie dolls or gerber organic food etc.... They only accept applications for so long and only so many, so get going!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

All Canadian

Here is a great contest to enter that is purely canadian with canadian content and canadian products. It is great to shop in Canada because we are canadian and it is great to support your own country!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Win Rachel Ray's Yum-O: The Family Cookbook!!!

Thanks to Jenn for telling me about this. It indeed would be a great win!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Another good contest to enter!

Here is another good contest with lots of instant win prizes. All you have to do is submit a upc # and then you could win. Here are some upc #s:

Good luck to all who enter!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A couple months ago I decided to sponsor a child, something I have wanted to do for a long time. It is great to help someone in need who lives in poverty beyond what we could imagine and especially in today's world where there is a global food shortage etc... The little girl from Kenya who I sponsored had been waiting over a year to get sponsored and her birthday was only a few days from Logan's birthday and she was born the same year as him, so that's why I chose her. Hopefully her and her family will benefit greatly and we will change a life for the better (which I'm sure we will)!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Last month to vote for Erica!!!!

Vote everyday for Erica to win. You only vote once per day until June 15th. She needs as many votes as she can get!!! Thanks in advance for all your wonderful voting!!

Join the real food movement!
If you join this (make sure you tick the box saying you want the free stuff) and confirm in an email they will send you a free pack of carrot seeds and some free gardening gloves.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Win a family trip for 4 to Vancouver

This looks like a great one to enter too!!! You can win a family trip for four to Vancouver with passes to visit the science center and aquarium etc...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Win a cupcake courier

Here is a contest. To enter you need to give them a good cupcake recipe for this week.

This is a real treat for your kids. Let them help you with the icing:

Froggy Cupcakes:

11/2 cups flour7/8 cup caster sugar3 tablespoons butterpinch of salt3 teaspoons baking powder3 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla essence� cup milk3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter1 cup icing sugarLittle bit of hot waterGreen food colouringJelly jubes or similar sweets

Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.Beat the egg whites till frothy and then add the egg yolks and beat some more. Gradually add sugar and then vanilla. Heat butter, milk and water till butter is melted. Add flour, baking powder and salt to egg mixture and then add the milk mixture. Bake in a warm oven (200 �C) for about 10-15 minutes. To make the icing, soften the butter with a wooden spoon, then add the icing sugar. Add enough hot water to form a thick but spreadable mixture. Add green food colouring and spread cooled cakes with mixture. Decorate cakes with jelly jubes to represent eyes.

Backyardigans Giveaway

Win The Backyardigans High Flying Adventures DVD. Click here to enter:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Win a Tuthillo
Here is a new contest to win what's called a Tuthillo (tooth-illo) for when children begin to lose their teeth, then they have somewhere to put the "lost tooth". It is a great and neat idea and since my son is six and is due within the next year or two (maybe much sooner for all I know) to lose teeth, this would be perfect!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Finally a win!!

I finally won my first blog contest (really it hasn't been that long since I started up my blog since my sister got me to do it. I won a digital subscription to mothering magazine for one year. It was the third prize in one of their contests. Thanks Jenn!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Free mp3 player for those who qualify

Do you know somebody between the ages of 16 and 29? Do they blog? Do they have a mp3 player? If so, they could qualify for this program to get a free mp3 player. They can sign up here:

Monday, May 5, 2008

More contests to find
Here is a great website for where to find blog contests. There are some great contests!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Chapman's Kids Club
Join the club and play games for points. Then redeem your points for cool prizes such as ice cream coupons, t-shirts, ice cream bowl and spoon, playing cards, etc... My kids are always asking me if they can play the games. They love playing the games, as well as getting cool prizes for their effort!!

Triaminic Coupon
Here is a free coupon for triaminic. You just have to join the Triaminic Clinic which is their newsletter etc.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Treehouse TV - Win 2 Pontiac Wave Sedans filled with toys!

Here is another great contest to enter. Enter every day for your chance to win until May 25th! Good luck all!!!

Enter to win a Crest Spinbrush Giftbasket

Here is a great contest:
Arm & Hammer and Crest SpinBrush have provided us with three wonderful giftbaskets as giveaways:
Each basket contains: 2 Crest SpinBrush for Kids,2 Crest SpinBrush Pro Select, 2 Arm & Hammer Complete Care Gel, Hand towel, Face towel, Soap Dish, and Toothbrush cup.Approximate value: $70
Everyone who posts in their blog this month and sends me an email at with “Crest SpinBrush” in the subject line is eligible to win. In the body of your email simply paste the url (link) to one of your blog posts for April and I will randomly draw three lucky winners at the end of the month. Check back here to see if you win, and Blog Yourself Silly!
Good luck to all who enter!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

BPA in bottles banned

Since alot of baby bottles are banned now in Canada, I am going to try the new Foogo thermos baby sippy cup (I ordered it online). Here is a commercial for it:
It looks like a great new product. Anyways, also Avent bottles, etc. all contain BPA in bottles which can be toxic to babies. Most stores are now accepting the bottles in exchange for a gift card for their store etc (London Drugs, Zellers, Walmart etc.). You do not need a receipt for them. This is great since nobody wants to expose their children to these toxins. Anyways, this sippy cup had great reviews and looked good. Anyways, talk to you later.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Erica's photo contest

Vote for baby Erica. Vote every day to get her to the top!!!
Cool Mom Picks Mother's Day Guide
The Cool Mom Picks Mother's Day Guide 2008
Greetings to our favorite mamas and those who love our favorite mamas (who we, in turn, love) - welcome to our second annual Mother's Day Gift Guide.
If you're digging our picks (and handy discount codes), we would be so honored if you help support us by spreading the word. By putting CMP Mother's Day Gift Guide button on your website or blog. We'll automatically enter you to win a totally outrageous gift package from our amazing sponsors which includes:

*A $200 gift certificate towards the beautiful custom photo and name jewelry from CMP fave tj & co which makes the kinds of keepsakes we're actually psyched to keep. (Use code CMP15 for 15% off through 4/30)
*A $200 gift certificate to spend towards the 100% natural, organic mama and baby care products from Earth Mama Angel Baby to soothe you, heal you, and otherwise make you feel like a na-tu-ral woman.
Just email kristen[at] with your url where we can find the button and consider yourself entered. We'll announce the winner on Mother's Day. Fun!
Here is a new contest to win a mother's day pampering set.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

About me

Of course I have a wonderful family with three beautiful children, two boys ages 6 and 4 (Logan and Aaron) and a baby girl Erica who is 7 months old already (man how time flies). I can't believe it. I am a medical transcriptionist and work full time (but currently am on maternity leave) and my husband is just finished university and he has a computer science degree and is starting a new job soon. We shall see where this all takes us, but hopefully it is all good.
My absolute favorite website is I have been a member for a few years now and started entering contests and getting freebies and I can't say it hasn't done me well. I have won three trips and various other smaller prizes and can't wait for the mail to arrive on a daily basis as you never know what might be in there (other than bills. . . . but who looks forward to those anyways). I have gotten a bunch of my family and friends involved now in frugal shopper and now they have tried entering contests etc. or getting freebies like me. It is a fun and free addiction and one I will have to start a support group for to stop (just kidding). Anyways, I hope you all enjoy this thread of mine. Talk to you soon.

First time blogger

So I have finally started up a blog (with the recommendations of my sister Jenn). I have never tried this before, so we shall see how it goes.