Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wanna Win a Christmas $25 Gas Card Giveaway?

                                                                   The Joe Show

Make sure to Friend him on Facebook here
Check out his website here
He also has videos of songs he sang on YouTube .  Here is the song I requested him to sing
Winter Wonderland






The Joe Crawford Show is giving away a $25 Christmas Gas Card
This contest is opened to Canada and USA
Runs til Dec 23/2014
In order to get entered in the contest
Just request a Christmas song and if we choose it for our Triple Tune Tuesday you're entered in. Contest open to CAD & US Residents only and requests are taken until Dec 23rd. Good Luck!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our 4 winners have been picked for the Steeped Tea Giveaway




I would like to thank all who entered the Steeped Tea Giveaway.  Our giveaway ended and we have picked the 4 Winners

Here are the names below

MaryAnn Drapkin
Heather Smith-Hudson
Glogirl
JP Therriault

I will be sending out emails to the winners
You have 48 hours to respond, if I don't get a response then I will redraw another winner.
Congrats to the Lucky winners and thanks for entering my give aways at MammasPlace
More give aways to come!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Winter Accesories by using and old sweater

I found this great video tutorial and just loved it!  You take a sweater and if you don't have one you can get one at your local thrift store.  One sweater makes 5 accessories, mittens, infinity scarf, hat, leggings, boot toppers.  I am going to do this project for Christmas gifts as I am not working and this will keep me busy and the finished products look great as well.   Here is the awesome video compliments of fashiontoppings.

I love that she explains it well, step by step for a no fail project!
Do you enjoy DIY upcycling clothing?  Will you try this project?


Hope you enjoy this video


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Do you use Sugar or a Sugar Substitute?-Get Free samples here!

I am trying to cut back on sugar as it is not healthy for the body.  There are so many artificial sweeteners and I have never really found one that didn't have an after taste. I have tried Sweet n low, sugar twin, equal and splenda did care for most of them.  My brother is diabetic so I want to start cooking sugar free for a healthier me and my brother. 

I came across an article about Truvia  and though I would investigate more.







The Stevia plant is native to Paraguay, where people have grown, harvested and used it as a sweetener for hundreds of years. Today, it is grown in Asia and South America due to its need for long hours of daylight, water and warmth.

Truvia is made from the Stevia plant.

When picking your sweetener, consider the stevia plant. After all, it was picked from the earth making Truvía® calorie-free sweetener sweet from the start.   
           I love the sound of Calorie Free don't you?
              From Field to Table
From Field to Table in six stages, the sweetness of Stevia makes the journey from harvest to your kitchen. By always following this series of steps, we obtain the best tasting part of the Stevia leaf every time.                                              




These are the variety of products you can purchase at the store below
Sprinkled, stirred or baked.
Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener

I was curious and wanted to try these and right now they will send you some sample packs to enjoy.  If you would like to try free samples click below and fill out the form

Truvia Samples Here

Saturday, November 8, 2014

FREE NHL Ticket

OLG has another promotion on for the NHL lotto where you can get a free ticket to play.  I love the promotions!  
Make sure to get your free play for NHL lotto ticket.  You have a chance to instantly win plus a  chance to win in the nightly draw.

How to play
Take your coupon to your local retailer.  
Your NHL®team is represented by the shooting player on screen and also appears on your ticket for the nightly draw.
WATCH THE SCREEN - Watch the lottery terminal screen to see your player take 3 shots at prize targets in the net. If your player hits a target you win the prize and each prize target your player hits adds to the total prize.



CHECK YOUR TICKET - Check your ticket after the nightly draw to see if you've matched your NHL® team and/or Lotto Numbers.
Note:
One coupon per person. Users attempting to circumvent this rule will have their coupons invalidated, and may be subject to criminal prosecution.




Good Luck!


FREEBIES-FREE BAG OF DOG OR CAT FOOD





Would you like to try a new dog or cat food?
Fill out the form and then you will get an email to print a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of cat or dog food.
You can choose to buy Now Fresh or Go food.


At Petcurean, we create our recipes with passion and purpose, using only the best of the best ingredients from a trusted network of farmers, ranchers and producers. Petcurean Pet Nutrition produces recipes for dog breeds of all sizes, and cats and dogs of all ages; recipes that are completely grain free, as well as recipes made with grains, as there are pets that can benefit from grains in their diets. Our GO!™ product line provides solutions for your dog or cat's unique dietary needs, with high protein, lower carb recipes that help your pet stay strong and fit; recipes formulated for cats or dogs with food sensitivities and specific nutritional needs; and recipes that provide preventative care to keep your pet healthy for life. Our NOW FRESH™ brand is the only dry food on the market to use 100% fresh meat and fresh omega oils. This range of unique recipes allows you to offer your pet some variety now and then, while still having the assurance that you're feeding from a trusted partner in your pet's health and happiness, Petcurean.


So maybe you've always been of the opinion that pet food is pet food, and one is much the same as the next. Well, no. There are actually some pretty important differences between Petcurean Pet Nutrition's premium-quality recipes, and those from other brands. We invite you to read more, discover these differences, pick up a FREE TRIAL BAG of NOW FRESH or GO! and discover the difference our recipes can make to your pet's health and happiness

For your free trial coupon and money saving coupons click below
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Coupons expire May 31, 2015

Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Create Beautiful Eyes

I love the video tutorials on how to create beautiful eyes at Bella Shoot.  They all are pretty amazing but these are my favourites below.

**Blue Smokey Eye** Love it!!

With winter around the corner it doesn't mean that you have to put all your bright shadows to the side. Add some flair to your look with this tutorial by Beauty By Lee.




So Stunning!









This one reminds me of a Christmas or New Years Eve look with the Gold. I totally love it!!
Gold Smokey Eye

Golden eyeshadow can add the perfect flair to your look. Watch Teni Panosian as she shows how you can achieve these beautiful eyes.



Do you love playing around with eye shadows and products?  I know I find I do my eye makeup the same way all the time so it is time to try some new things and play around and get some new inspirations :)


I thought I would share the beautiful looks with you.  Hopefully you are inspired like I was.



















Wednesday, November 5, 2014

When you exercise do you use weights?

I put some weight on and am a bit frumpy looking in the center of my core.  I need to tighten my arms, butt,legs and basically everything.
I don't have any work out equipment and was searching for a great workout that would help get me back into shape.

Want to get fit but can’t afford a personal trainer? No sweat. Trainer Bizzie Gold shows you her workout. Watch the L.A. trainer demonstrate six moves from her super sexy Buti workout.


I came across this short video at Self Video and thought I would give this a try.

This video is for all over toning and contains 6 moves to a hot body. So learn some moves and put on your favourite music and get to toning.

video
Enjoy and have fun working out :)








Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Do you love to Shop and Get Money Back?

I am a member of E-bates and you get rewarded for shopping and on the 15th of the month they will deposit your money earned into your paypal account.  I like to make my money work for me and find this is the greatest site.  The minimum cash out is $20 and if you do not have paypal they will send you a cheque.


Shop. Get Cash Back. It's Simple.

People often ask: "This sounds too good to be true, how are you able to do it?"

It's really quite simple. Just like almost every other online shopping site, we get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money - we share it with you!

There really is no catch!
Just Cash Back on all your online purchases through Ebates.ca
Plus when you sign up you get $5 bonus added to your account just for signing up.

If you are not a member you can sign up here
Start today, with Christmas coming this will help you get cash back quicker because you are buying gifts for others and when you get the money in your account you can treat yourself or buy for someone else . I know I love free money!

I know you will be glad that you did!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Steeped Tea Review and Giveaway-Have you tried Steeped Tea yet?


I have had the privilege of trying steeped tea and it tastes great!  I tried Bubble gum fruit tea and it was chocked full of flavour, truly an enjoyable delight.  There are so many amazing flavours that you will find an even greater love for tea.  Tea has come along way and  is not what it used to be with the plain boring flavours. 
  The Dragon's Den is one of my favourite shows and there was an episode on the Den about Steeped tea.  This is where I first heard about it.



Here are just some of the amazing flavours you can get in the steeped tea.  Just to name a few flavours:
Cinnamon Stick green tea, Christmas Chai black tea, Winter Sangria Fruit tea, Harvest spice black tea, Orange cranberry Madris organic green tea, Egg nog black tea, White chocolate souffle rooibos tea, Bubble gum fruit tea, Banana Bread fruit tea

Steeped tea not only sells tea but they also carry yummy mixes of baked treats, seasonings and more.
If you wanted to have a tea party and gather some of your friends together and benefit from the party you can find out more about hosting a party  here

 If you are thinking of having your own home based business where you can earn 25-38% commission then you can find all the information here just click on the join now button on the page.

Steeped tea also has monthly specials that can be purchased.

If you would like to see a brochure to discover the products Steeped Tea carries you can do that here



It's time for a Steeped Tea giveaway:
4 Winners- Surprise Flavours






a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cashmere Donates $1 to Breast Cancer for Every vote!


Right now on Facebook if you vote for the cure Cashmere will donate $1 for every vote to Canadian Breast Cancer foundation plus you can win prizes.
 Don’t miss your chance to WIN this week’s prize: a $150 Swarovski gift certificate! Plus, you'll have a shot at our grand prize, a Fashion Escape to New York City!

 I think this is wonderful to be able to help with a cause that can benefit many people and they are also giving away prizes that can be won.  So it is a win-win situation.
  For not only a minute of your time you can help in the cause so why not do it.  I have learned that you don't always have to have money to make a difference.

To be a part of this use the link below, just a minute of your time can make a difference.

go to the Cashmere timeline and click on Couture Vote for the cure
here

Everyone can make a change!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do you colour your hair at home? What hair dye do you use?

  •  I just tried the Nice 'N Easy Natural Radiant Auburn, has the natural looking colour with tones and highlights. Three salon tones in one simple step with a colour seal conditioner
  • I was asked to do a review on it so here are my before and after pics with my thoughts on the overall product
  • The opinions expressed are those of my own and not necessarily the sponsors or its affiliates.
When my hair colour arrived I was excited to try it!  I had let my hair go and I had some nasty roots.  I have never used nice n easy but I know it does cover grey hair as well.  I have a few grey hair around my hairline in the temples of my head.  So I said this is it time to get to colouring.

   I got all set up in the bathroom and decided to take some pictures of my hair before the transformation.
BEFORE
Look at the roots, and my hair is a mousy colour before I started
I didn't even have make up on so you are the privileged ones to see me oh natural, ha ha.







I mixed the solution and found that it was a bit drippy and was wiping parts of my bathroom.  I am used to the colour being a bit more thick in consistency.  The smell of the product was a bit on the strong side.  I will have to say though when it was time to apply the colour seal conditioner it smelled fantastic!  The scent was like coconuts and I love that smell, also covered the grey and the overall affect was multifaceted colour which looked pretty amazing and very shiny and healthy.  Best of all no more roots!!!
AFTER pictures look no more roots!
I was happy with the results as the colour is vibrant and my hair looks healthy and the colour is even looking.
It has more dimension too it as well.






Here is my rating of Nice 'N Easy

                                            
                                                 Texture or consistency of the mixture 

                                                      


The scent of the hair dye

                                                       



The  scent of the Colour Seal conditioner
The overall performance of the  product

                                     
The claims of the 3 Tones in one simple step

100% Grey Coverage



In my opinion the only thing that the company could improve on is the smell of the dye and consistency or texture of the mixture, but it does give nice results!

So tell me what brand of hair colour do you use?  Have you tried Nice 'N Easy?  What do you think of it?

Friday, October 3, 2014

DIY Homemade Hand Scrub

I love to experiment by using natural products or making scrubs, face masks and things out of products I already have around the house.  I came across this how to make a sugar scrub (Do-it-yourself ) for your hands and thought I would share it with you.



By: Debra SteilenHomemade Brown Sugar Body ScrubMake this fragrant exfoliator in your kitchen and add it to your beauty routine for extra-soft skin.

Ingredients 250 mL (1 cup) light or dark brown sugar
125 mL (1/2 cup) coconut oil*
5 mL (1 tsp) Vitamin E (available online or at vitamin stores)
5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract or essential oil such as lemon or lavender (optional)

*Tip: Substitute 125 mL (1/2 cup) of extra virgin olive oil or sweetened almond oil.

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except brown sugar) in a mixing bowl and stir
  2. Add one cup of brown sugar and mix well with a wire whisk or hand mixer (be sure to break up any lumps as you stir)
  3. Stop when the mixture resembles moist sand; if the mixture feels too dry, add more oil a few drops at a time, and if it feels too oily, add more brown sugar until the mixture reaches the desired consistency
  4. Rub a small amount into your skin using circular motions
  5. Once the sugar is rubbed in, rinse your hands and follow with a treatment of yourfavourite lotion
Sugar Scrub Tips
  • Store the brown sugar in an airtight container for up to three months.
  • Note that contents will settle, so mix the scrub before using.
  • Sugar scrubs are not usually recommended for the face.
  • Leave on the skin for a few minutes before thoroughly rinsing under warm water, and then pat dry.
  • Apply skin lotion for an extra dose of indulgence.
Tip: Be careful when using this body scrub when bathing; the oils may make the bathtub or shower floor a little slippery.

Sugar Scrubs Make Cute, Inexpensive GiftsFor a vintage look Mom or Grandma will love, store the scrub in a clean Mason jar with a galvanized steel lid. Wrap thick twine around the neck, and tie it into a shoestring-type bow.

Looking for a shower gift in the bride’s wedding colours? Package the scrub in a clear glass jar with a stainless-steel lid. Wrap the desired colour of taffeta ribbon around the lid and tie it in a bow. Tuck a small silk flower between the ribbon and the jar for added charm.

Need a trendy gift for your best friend? Package the scrub in a clean canning jar. Wrap colourful Washi tape around the canning-jar lid. Create a colour-coordinated label on your computer and attach it to the front of the jar with crafts glue.

Want to delight a new mom? Package the scrub in a clean baby-food jar.

Instructions
  1. Decorate the lid with a scrap of pink, blue or gender-neutral fabric cut into a circle 5 centimetres (2 inches) larger than the jar lid
  2. Use a dab of glue to attach the circle to the lid
  3. Gather the excess fabric around the neck of the jar, and secure with a pretty coordinating ribbon tied in a bow
Tip: Don’t forget to include a small tag listing the ingredients and instructions for using the scrub.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Do you have Puffy Bags or Uneven Skin Tone?



COVERGIRL + OLAY Products


Have you tried the new products yet by Covergirl  + Olay?  I was given the opportunity to do a review on the the Covergirl + Olay Facelift Effect Firming Make up Light/Medium and the De-puffer Eye Concealer 340 Light Medium.

Here is what I discovered , I think I was born with bags under my eyes as they are always puffy and dark daily.  As I am getting older I find my skin pigment is more blotchy, uneven and sometimes red.

This is a picture of me with no  make up on- au natural which not to many people get to see.












I found that the Facelift Effect Firming Make up did wonders for my skin.  My skin is not dry or flaky, felt very moisturized, seemed to reduce some of my lines and
toned down the red in my skin and made it more even.

The De-Puffer Eye Concealer helped to even out the dark marks under my eyes and helped smooth out the deep dark indentations of the circles under my eyes.

Overall I liked the effect my skin had by using these products.








Disclaimer:  I received these products through Buzz agent for review and the opinions expressed are those of my own and are not those of the sponsors or its affiliates.

So tell me what do you think of the effect the products had on my skin?  Have you ever tried these products?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Piggy Bank

I came across this cute craft and is a great project and a way to recycle those 2 litre pop bottles. Easy to make with the children and they will love it.

I thought it was so cute I had to share it.











By: Liz Elliott
Kids will love saving money in an animal-themed bank they made themselves. When they are ready to spend, just pop off the cap!

Tip: Before you begin, clean your empty bottle. Fill it up three-quarters with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously. Remove the cap and rinse with water. Store upside down until dry.

Piggy Bank

Materials

Empty 2-litre plastic bottle
bath tissue tubesPink acrylic paint
2 googly eyes
Pink pipe cleaner
Craft glue
Craft knife
Scissors
Black marker
Pink button (optional)

Instructions
  1. Paint the outsides of each bath tissue tube pink. Paint one tube pink on the inside. Set aside to dry
  2. Paint the outside of the 2-liter bottle and the cap pink, then set aside to dry*
  3. Cut out two pig ears from the tube with the inside painted, and then cut three flaps along each base
  4. Cut the remaining tubes into four 3 1/2-centimetre (1 1/2-inch) sections, which will serve as the pig’s legs
  5. Using craft glue, attach the legs, ears and eyes to the body. You may need to trim the legs to fit the contour of the bottle correctly. Allow the glue to dry
  6. Using the craft knife, cut a coin slot in the top of the pig’s back
  7. Cut a small hole in the base of the bottle for the pig’s tail. Coil the pipe cleaner around a pencil or finger, then feed one end through the hole
  8. Trim the legs (bath tissue tubes) as needed to help the pig stand flat
  9. Put the cap back on the bottle and draw two piggy nostrils on the end, or glue on a pink button
*Tip: When painting the 2-litre bottle, paint one half and set aside to dry. After it dries, paint the other half. This way, you never need to set a wet side down.

Piggy Bank VariationsTurn your piggy bank into a variety of other animals by customizing the instructions for the piggy bank to fit.
  • Make a dog by painting the materials brown and opting for droopy ears.
Tip: Have some fun making a dog “collar” from something that’s already in the house, such as a bandana, an oversized rubber band or even a collar that your real-life dog has outgrown.
  • Craft a cat by painting materials black and white, making the ears pointy and using the pipe cleaners as whiskers.
  • Make a penguin by using the bottom half of two 2-liters — held together by tape or glue — wrapping in black and white craft paper with a yellow beak. Turn the penguin into an owl by swapping out brown paper and paint.
  • Turn a 2-liter into a lion by painting the materials yellow and adding a mane of brown and yellow paper strips.
Tip: Let the kids choose their piggy bank pet’s colour. There’s no reason why a cat can’t be blue or a pig can’t be green. Let their imaginations run wild!

Oh My "GOSH" !

Collection #3 is the kit I received to review. The kit came with the cosmetic bag,
  004 Natural Mineral Powder,002 Defining Brow Gel, Gosh Double Precision Mascara, Gosh Lip Lacquer 006 Funky Lips.
 I was recently given the opportunity to review Gosh cosmetics through Chick Advisor and the opinions expressed are those of my own and not those of the sponsor. or its affiliates.
                   


 Here are pictures of me with the one side of my face done up in Gosh Cosmetics and the other with none to show you the effect and see how it gave me a more polished look with it.


First I would like to say that I am pleased with the overall effect of the appearance of my skin.  Oh My Gosh I was impressed!!

The mineral powder was light and covered well, the mascara was nice and smooth, I loved the brow gel as it was a soft and subtle look.  My daughter teases me all the time and tells me my eyebrows look like hockey sticks, ha ha.  I found the gel to be easy to apply and it stayed on my brows and there was no smearing or smudging.  The Lip Lacquer was smooth and made your lips feel moist but was greasy like some lip glosses.  The only thing I did not like with the lip lacquer is it was a bit smudgy for me and the colour was not good for me.  The make up bag was great quality and liked that the top was mesh and you can see through it.
 The only thing that I could have used was bag cover up as I have bags under my eyes.

But overall I was very happy with the overall look and quality of the products.

Thanks GOSH for making me Beautiful!!!










Monday, September 22, 2014

Support the Cause-Cancer Fundraiser Update

  Cancer Rock N Rally
































Sat Oct. 4th
2 pm to 11 pm
Welland Fair grounds, Niagara Street

Heather & Friends
2 pm to 5 pm

Heather Glabb 

Philip Bosley                          

Ed Bertoli
                          

Wayne Hosick

Karaoke Sing-Off Contest  2pm to 4 pm
Good Time Country Karaoke Host- Rick Clarke


Chelsea Crites
7 pm to 9 pm

Brad Boland
5 pm to 6 pm
    

Derek Hanson
Line Dancing Lessons
6pm to 7 pm

Cosmic Caravan
9:30pm to 10:30 pm

 Proceeds Benefit
“Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre”

$10.00 Admission
                            Free Admission 12 and under

       Cash raffle tickets are being sold
1 for $2 or 3 for $5
1st Prize-$500
 2nd Prize-$250
3rd Prize-$150
4th and 5th Prize $50

 To purchase raffle tickets, Vendor rentals, or any questions message or call
Bruce Kidd - 905 -735 -1759
Rick Clarke - 905 -732 - 4941
Zeta McMillan - 905 - 834 - 7242


Totally Awesome Penny Sale

Donations
Canadian Tire
Port Colborne Dairy Queen
Little Ceasars
Home Hardware
Eden Fantasy
Goodman's Flowers
Pizza Hut
Fireside Restaurant
Mouse Trap
Paul Hardy Greenhouse
Blue Star
Shoppers Drug Mart
R & B Auto
Food Basics
MacFrugals
J R Services
David Chevrolet
Eva Converes
Jiffy Lube
Pet Food Outlet
Lucianos Pizza
Botanix
Rice Road Greenhouse
Semenuks
Esso Gas Station
Bailey's Steak House
King St Car Wash
Belmont Hotel
Bargain Shop


And many more

 Let's Make this a successful day by showing our support for a great cause and enjoying ourselves as well!