Friday, December 3, 2010

Become a ZWAPPER with me !!

Good Morning Zwappers!! (or soon to be Zwappers as might be the case lol)


So what am I talking about you ask? What is a Zwapper you say?

ZWAP is a new canadian contest forum I have joined. And ZWAPPERS is the affectionate name the members have taken to calling themselves.  I love it over there. The people are friendly and the contests are plenty!!  Did you know just for JOINING you can get a 2.50 Tim Hortons Gift card sent to you?  And thats not all! Be an active member and the rewards keep coming!

LINK ME you say?  ok then :)    http://www.forum.zwap.com/

Zwap is currently holding a contest for its members (told ya they were awesome!! ) . Members are asked to recruit new members to the forum to be entered into the draw.  So here I am recruiting you (P.S. if you ever so kindly want to say FOKXXY sent me when you join.. my feelings certainly wouldn't be hurt lol but it is not a requirement) . Would I recruit you if there wasn't a reward.  YOU BET YOUR BOTTOM I WOULD!!  So far I am loving this forum.  The members have been helpful , friendly and full of good posts! I likes it!

Soooo GET ON IT PEOPLES :)  


http://www.forum.zwap.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snack Pack Share a Smile Tour

Smiles to everyone and Welcome! 

Snack Pack is currently running their Share A Smile campaign on facebook. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to donate to Food Banks Canada. 

Each time you head over to facebook and share a smile with a friend, Snack Pack will donate $1 to Food Banks Canada!! And while you are there being part of this amazing campaign and helping them reach their goal you can also sign up to win weekly prizes!! 



 What are you waiting for? Head on over to the campaign and share a smile! 

I have shared a total of 10 times in the past few weeks and have earned my Super Smiler+10 Badge  Not only that but my smiles have donated $10 to Food Banks Canada so far! So get out there and start SMILING!!

As I was pondering the Snack Pack Share A Smile campaign an old saying kept running through my head...

It takes 33 muscles to frown and only 17 muscles to smile :)

Now the saying above is not literal. There are disagreements over how many muscles each action really takes. No matter how many ways there are to say it , the important part behind the message is the meaning not the numbers.

SMILE ! 
Smiling is contagious!

SMILE !  
Smiling helps us stay positive ! Want to test the theory?  Smile loud and proud and just for fun try and think about something negative without losing that silly grin off your face :)

SMILE ! 
What makes me smile? Most of my smiles daily come from the 10 year old boy that brings me joy, laughter and hugs everyday.  I can't help but smile at what a wonderful young man he is becoming.  I smile when he laughs. I smile when he smiles.  The remainder of my daily smiles usually come from the silly Jack Russel that is bounding after my 10 year old at a blurry pace :) 

What are your reasons to smile?
 



Disclosure - I am participating in the Snack Pack program by Mom Central on behalf of Conagra Foods Canada. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chance to Win and IPAD at My Life with Rats and more..

Just stumbled onto a great blog giveaway over at

My Life with Rats and More...

They are giving you a chance to win an IPAD!! Thats right!! I said an IPAD !!

Head on over for your chance to enter!!

http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-apple-ipad-1-winner-open_05.html

Good Luck All!!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Reunion Island Coffee Review

  If you asked me a few years ago if I wanted a cup of coffee I would have laughed at you. I worked a lot of late nights and on top of never liking the taste of coffee I also didn't need anything to keep me awake longer. Winding down and getting into sleep mode after work was hard enough without throwing coffee into the mix.

  My love affair with coffee finally began about 3 years ago. I started working mornings in administration and coffee became a regular thing for me. Now I need it. Now I CRAVE it.  Not only do I grab a coffee each morning in drive thru on my way to work but I also leave my house on Saturday and Sunday mornings to hit the drive thru for my coffee fix....usually while still in my PJ's :)

  So the question everyone asks me is "why don't you make coffee at home?". It is a simple answer really. I honestly have not found one that I like. I can't seem to find a brand that suits me. I have tried everything from cheap coffee to the ridiculously expensive coffee. I have bought well known name brands and I have bought brands that most people probably never heard of. The one thing I hadn't tried yet was coffee beans that I grind myself.

  When Reunion Island Coffee contacted me to do a review I responded with a giant coffee addicted YES!!! My package arrived and I was thrilled to see that it was coffee beans that I had to grind myself. Double Yes!! Something I hadn't tried before!!  I was dying to give this coffee a taste test when I suddenly realized that I didn't own a coffee bean grinder (oops!). One short trip to a local store and I purchased myself a cheap one at $7.77 that works perfectly.

    I have to tell you.  I enjoyed Reunion Island Coffee.  It did take me a little getting used to the grinding of the beans and I found I was off a little when measuring out my grounds to water ratio.  I originally put less in grinds than I was supposed to .  The measurement recommendation on the package just looked like a lot compared to what I was used to measuring.  The Columbia Las Hermosas coffee I was sent suggests 2 tablespoons per 180 ml cup and I was afraid it would turn out too strong.  Note to self : Always follow directions :) 

 I found the flavour of this coffee to be bold without being overpowering.  Reunion Island Coffee puts a scale on the bag that goes from Mild to Bold and the coffee I was sent rated around the middle of that scale.  It was perfect for me.  I don't like my coffee too weak but I don't think I would have enjoyed a coffee rated at the high end of the boldness scale.  This coffee was very smooth to me.  Much smoother than the coffees I have tried in the last few months.  I am quite happy with it. 

   Reunion Island Coffee  is based in Oakville, Ontario.  I love that they are a Canadian based company.  It was founded in 1996 and the company is also involved with Organic and Fair Trade products.

You can check them out at their website here: Reunion Island Coffee

Or you can Follow Reunion Island Coffee on Twitter


As for me ... I'm off to brew another pot :)


Reunion Island Coffee provided me with a bag of coffee and a travel coffee mug. My opinion was not influenced by this. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Therma Cell Contest

Hi!

I entered the ThermaCELL May Lantern A Day Giveaway and thought you might be interested too. You can win some great prizes. Help me out and enter my registration code  ZMZTUK  when asked who referred you. Go to www.thermacell.com/giveaway to enter!

I would love some help with this. Thankx guys! 



WIN a WII at One Savvy Mom!

WII!! WII!! WII!!

I just came from One Savvy Mom! and I think if you get the chance you should hop on over and check her out!  She is kindly giving away a Nintendo Wii Console to one lucky reader!

What a great giveaway! Hurry though.. it ends May 14! You have to be in it to win it!

Enter for your chance to win here:  http://savvycouponmommy.blogspot.com/2010/04/nintendo-wii-console-ends-514.html 



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BestKidsApps Contest and my Perfect Mothers day!

I’m participating in a contest at Best Kids Apps, a blog about iPhone apps for kids, for a chance to win an iPad.

The contest is being run by Best Kids Apps who you can find here:   iPhone apps for kids


I  promised to tell them (and you ) my idea for a perfect Mother's Day.  So here it is.  My perfect Mother's Day is simple.  I just want to spend it with my son.  That is all it really takes for me to be HAPPY! I will probably be visiting my mom of course but I have no idea what to bring her.  Maybe something for her garden!




Monday, May 3, 2010

Winners - Putamayo Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

Congrats Jennifer L. and Fredamans you are the winners of my Putumayo giveaway!


Congrats! I am off to email you both now!




Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thank You Fredamans

So many wonderful people lately have introduced me to great music. Just wanted to drop a quick thank you to Fredamans for introducing me to this song :)





Friday, April 30, 2010

Getting To Know Me

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. I believe it to be true. Thought I would share with you some of my favorite songs of the moment.


















What do you think?


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway at Boba

Hey All!

Happy Earth Day to everyone! I hope you are all making a commitment today to make change in your daily lives from this point forward on at least ONE thing in your life. We are looking into starting a compost system at our house and today is the perfect day to implement it.

I was traveling around the web looking for Earth Day Giveaways and stumbled onto this one from Boba http://www.bobababycarrier.com/index.php?page=celebrate-earth-day  .  You can win an Organic Boba 2G Baby Carrier !!!! It is open to canada too! You better hurry though.. it ends at 4pm today MST.

Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!! 


Friday, April 16, 2010

Bloggers Who Don't Follow Through

Before everyone jumps down my throat on this one.. YES, I KNOW there are lots of wonderful bloggers who DO follow through. I am happily building lasting relationships with them on a daily basis :) but this post isn't about them. Its about the ones that don't.

  It is a situation that irks me.  A month ago or so I was sent a giveaway by a friend of mine for COACH purses!  3 handbags to be exact.  Two Coach and one Guess.  Sweet giveaway we thought. 

  We entered.  Believe me, this was no small task.  To enter you had to jump through a bazillion hoops (yes.. I am exaggerating for effect.. but seriously.. there were a lot of things to do).  You had to follow the blog.  Follow on twitter.  Tweet.  Write a 100 word blog post linking to all things she wanted you to and a few other things ( I would have all the exact details but the blogger has since removed said giveaway post).  These were not extra entry options.  These were MANDATORY.  Yes, you had to do all of them.  It was a lot of work.  The prizes were good and the entries were down around the 50 entry mark.. so we entered.

  The giveaway end date comes and goes and no winner is announced.  A week passes and we check the blog faithfully as the blogger had been adamant about NOT emailing the winner (Really people? Really? You require our email address but you won't contact us if we win.. and on top of that you will only give us 24 hours to find our win and contact you before we are DQ'd.. is it necessary to be that way? Really? .. but I digress...).  Eventually the blogger posts a message stating something along the lines of.. I'm sorry.. been busy... will announce the winner this weekend.  No biggie, I understand that bloggers are people, with lives, families, pets, husbands, other jobs and just plain old "me time" to deal with.  Sometimes picking a winner just isn't top priority.  I get it.  I have those obligations too.  So I wait.  Everyone waits.  All 80 people or so that worked hard putting together entries for this giveaway wait.  The weekend comes and goes.  The blog has no new posts.  A few more days pass.  Then a couple more.  Till one day .. just when I am thinking I should pop a polite " Hi there, just wondering if you have drawn a winner?" email.. I pop onto the blog to see this .. and I quote "
Goodbye




Monday, March 15, 2010


I no longer have time to blog so goodbye blog world :( i really loved my followers and my blog idk maybe ill do it again you can still follow my twitter if you would like


for the last time


xoxo
Yup, she up and left us. No winner.  No nothing.  Just stiffed everyone on the giveaway.  People wished her luck and happiness and politely asked if the giveaway winner would be announced.  Nothing.  My friend sent her an email.  Nothing.  I tweeted her. Nothing.  The only response we saw was her come back to the blog and delete the giveaway post.  Oh, and she managed to come back once more and write a one line post about chicken nuggets.  Ya, chicken freakin nuggets.. sheesh.  I wanted to hunt this girl down and slap her silly with coach bags whilst throwing chicken nuggets at her and screaming "WHY??!!!" .. but again.. I digress...

Apparently I needed to get all this off my chest. :) Its been eating me inside. 

The thing is (and I know its a few bad apples spoiling the bunch here) this isn't the only time I have seen this.  I am currently waiting on a winner announcement in a contest where there are 4 prizes and 4 winners.  Obviously I won (and so did the others) but there has been no winners announcements and no emails and yet the blogger still has time to come in and post three times a week about everything else under the sun.  It has been 2 weeks since that one ended.  In the course of my tour around the blogosphere this past year I have seen bloggers who don't answer emails, don't ship prizes, don't announce winners and generally just don't care enough to follow through.  It is horrible.  It is frustrating.  It is unnecessary.  I'm tired of it.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the good bloggers.  UN- love the crappy ones.  Anyone else have similar experiences, thoughts, gripes.. or just plain old want to disagree with me??


Thursday, April 15, 2010

PUTUMAYO GIVEAWAY

The wonderful people at Putumayo sent me a Rhythm and Blues CD and I am happy to report that they sent me 2 extras to give away to my readers!

I am a fan of many types of music. I don't always rate blues music at the top of my list of things to listen to but it rarely falls at the bottom of my list either. So when Putumayo asked me to review their CD I jumped at it.

I enjoyed listening to these songs. They were perfect for a Friday night wind down Rhythm and Blues style! There were a few songs that weren't my style but thats par for any CD I buy anyway. I don't know if I have ever bought any CD where I loved every single song. I think my favorite title on this is "'Til Your Fool Comes Home" which was really catchy and upbeat,  but I also really liked "Put Me Down Easy".

Here is the Tracklist:

1 Lavelle White - I've Never Found a Man to Love
2 James Hunter - 'Til Your Fool Comes Home
3 Cracked Ice - Sweet Feeling
4 The Quantic Soul Orchestra featuring Kabir - Who Knows
5 The Emotions - My Honey and Me
6 Sam Moore, Keb' Mo' and Angie Stone - Wang Dang Doodle
7 Catherine Russell - Put Me Down Easy
8 Ruthie Foster - 'Cuz I'm Here
9 Snooks Eaglin - A Mother's Love
10 Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
11 Rockie Charles - Before I Find the Right Girl for Me
12 Irma Thomas with Henry Butler - River Is Waiting

You can sample any of these great songs or buy the CD  HERE  OR you can WIN ONE right here on Lady Luck's Abode!!!! 

Win it!!  2 winners will each receive one copy of the CD.

Mandatory Entry:
1. Just tell me you want to win and leave me your email address .

Extra Entry Options :
1. Become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Lady Luck's Abode on TWITTER (leave me your twitter name in comment)
3. Become a fan of  Lady Luck's Abode on Facebook

Rules:
Giveaway is open to residents of the Canada and the U.S only who are 18 years of age or older.  Giveaway ends on May 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm .  Winner will be chosen by Random.org.  By participating in this contest you are automatically agreeing to the rules set forth above as well as the rules listed HERE :
Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!

** I was given a product to review for this giveaway but in no way did that affect the outcome of this review.  Please see  my Disclosure Policy  for any questions you may have regarding this.


Friday, April 2, 2010

WINNER!! New Moon Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

Congrats to thaeter7 who was comment #103 !!! Random Org chose you as the winner of my New Moon Giveaway!!!

thaeter7 said... 103 I liked "Queen of the damned,I am an Anne rice fan.



rally_thade**@*otmail.com



Congrats! I am off to email you now!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

WINNER!!! Eden Fantasys

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

Comment #38 - J. Anderson for winning my Eden Fantasys giveaway!!


J.Anderson said... 38

Follower!
jennette****@msn.com


I will be in touch with you shortly!! 



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Iron Man 2 Super Hero Super Giveaway

ENTER TO WIN AN IRON MAN PRIZE PACK !!!

Iron Man 2 Super Hero Super Giveaway


This is a great prize pack and the contest is hosted on Mommy PR!!

There will be 3 grand prize winners and 3 runners up!

Go check it out!!

Good Luck!



Iron man Prize Pack on The Father Life

I found a great giveaway on The Father Life   for an Iron Man Prize Pack

Enter to win here: http://thefatherlife.com/mag/2010/03/21/iron-man-super-hero-super-giveaway/

There will be 3 first place winners and 3 runner ups.  Good Luck!!



Hippity Hop Hop Easter is on its way!!

Guess What?

I have been stumbling around the web today and noticed another great Easter contest out there!!!

Cool Moms Rule is giving away a Disney Themed Easter Basket worth approximately $200 (or more!)  !!

Any kid would love to have this basket. It has Movies (including The Princess and The Frog), dolls, a plush Ponya and some chocolates!!

You really should head on over and check this out. You can Enter here:  http://www.coolmomsrule.com/2010/03/wow-disney-easter-basket-giveaway-enter.html 

Good Luck!!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

NEW MOON GIVEAWAY

Thats right!! I am giving away one copy of NEW MOON to one very lucky CANADIAN reader!!!!


This is a 2 disc special edition DVD !

Mandatory Entry:  Tell me what you favorite vampire movie of all time is.
Extra Entry Options :
1. Become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Lady Luck's Abode on TWITTER (leave me your twitter name in comment)
3. Tweet this Giveaway using this tweet ( 1x daily) : 
 New Moon Giveaway @ladylucksabode -CANADA ONLY-Ends April 1 -Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/9uXdcL
4. Become a Fan of Lady Luck's Abode on Facebook ,You might just find a CLUE or 3 to eternal happiness there. (hint hint)
5. Enter my Eden Fantasys Giveaway (18+only) - and tell me you did

Rules: Giveaway is open to residents of the CANADA ONLY. Giveaway ends on April 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm . Winner will be chosen by Random.org. By participating in this contest you are automatically agreeing to the rules set forth above as well as the rules listed here: Full Contest Rules


A Request for VOTES

Hi All!

I am entered into a contest for a beautiful Easter Basket full of Goodies for my son. I could really use the extra votes to try and win this. I have been stuck in 6th or 7th place FOREVER it seems!

It is a facebook contest and you only have to press 1 button to vote. EASY!!

PRESS HERE TO VOTE!!

You can vote once every 24 hours. I really appreciate any extra votes I can get!

Thank you in advance!



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sleepbamboo Twitter Contest - Ends today! (March 17)

If anyone is on twitter they are holding a contest today. Winner gets 2 Luxury Bamboo Pillows (Queen or King) !! Enter to win : http://wfi.re/7al9

Contest ends in under 4 hours! Last count there was 130 entries.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GET LUCKY with Eden Fantasys (Giveaway)

***** The content of this post is intended only for those over 18 years of age! If you are not over 18 years of age DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER - Please leave*****Also, if you are easily offended ,are one of my old school teachers, a close friend, family and/or my parents... I respectfully ask you to leave as well :) (don't get me wrong.. I loves ya.. but this may fall under the TMI category lol)


                       GET LUCKY WITH
        

I am a single woman and as much as that is a blessing at times (like when I don't have to share the television remote ) , other times it can be.. well..... lonely.  There is no partner to be intimate with and the only person I can count on to satisfy me sexually is me.  So I was very happy to be contacted to do a review and giveaway for Eden Fantasys (at least now I can have the right tools for the job!)

Eden Fantasys offers a wide variety of items for everyone.  As a single gal I found my interest piqued by items such as the Berry Delight and the Harmony Wireless Wonder .  I took a look at the other toys there and for you couples ( I am envious!) I found the Vibrating C-ring.  They also offer Lingerie and quite a few items in the Sensual Love department ! It is worth a look around!

I finally settled on a product that I thought I would enjoy and was happy when it arrived in discreet packaging just over a week later.


What I chose: Passion bullets- bullet and mini-probe 

The description from Eden Fantasys site:

Whether you choose the mini probe, with its graduated 3-bulb shape, the traditional bullet, or even both, you won’t be disappointed. 7 functions for each toy combine to offer 49 different sensual combinations – choose from low, medium and high vibrations, low-low-high pulse, constant pulse, low-high pulse, and escalating. Each bullet is independently controlled via a plug in jack to a 4 AA powered controller ; the jack design ensures that the wire will simply disconnect if twisted or pulled, and not sustain damage.
Why I chose it:

**I am a clitoral stimulation kinda girl (ok close friends and relatives.. if you stayed.. are you having second thoughts about being here? hahah).  I have tried various toys and I know my body and I know what it likes.

** I liked the INTENSITY LEVEL.  The intensity level on this product - or the VROOM level as its called on the site is a 5/5.  Which sounded tantalizing to me!

**I liked the Noise Rating -- The noise level (also known as the "Bee" level on the site was a 2/5).  Being that I have a 9 year old just down the hall I wanted something relatively quiet.  The product I was using before this was loud and I always worried that I wouldn't hear my little one coming down the hallway late night after possibly being awakened by the incredibly loud buzzing noise coming from his mothers room and consequently I worried even more about the therapy bills that would ensue after such an occurrence!

** I liked that the wires would unplug themselves if pulled on too hard (my previous toy was damaged in play time by just such an action)

Did it live up to my expectations:  That my friends is a giant climax of a YES!!  Clitoral stimulation left nothing to be desired and I was satisfied on all levels with the different settings available on this toy.  I am not completely comfortable using both plug in items at once yet but practice makes perfect right?  The intensity level was rated appropriately and I had no issues there.   I was completely surprised by how quiet this item was.  It does make a small amount of noise but nothing compared to the incessant buzzing of the "other" stimulator that I currently own and I think it was appropriately rated as well.  As for the plugs being removable... I still don't think its going to solve the eventual damage problem I get.  I tend to damage the item where the wire meets bullet instead of where the wire meets remote.  It should be noted that I had a bit of trouble with the battery cover. Sometimes it seemed stuck and I could not get it removed.  I actually had to fight with it once and lost .  A minor inconvenience for a toy that I otherwise love. I would DEFINITELY recommend this product.


My additional thoughts (cause you know I have some):

When I first visited Eden Fantasys I found a lot of items that I wanted were out of stock. Good for them because it means they are selling and popular, not as good for me.  This turned out to be a blessing in disguise for 2 reasons.  First, I would have never delved far enough into the site to find the AWESOME toy that I did. I would have stopped sooner and missed out on a great item. Second, this allowed me to discover that when you search for items you can "hide" unavailable items by clicking the box marked "Hide out of stock products" conveniently located to the right of the page after your initial search. 

As far as I'm concerned Eden Fantasys should "get in bed" with Duracell cause I have a feeling I am going to be buying a lot more batteries :) 

Win it!!  Eden Fantasys has very generously offered up a gift card in the denomination of $35 dollars that will be sent by email to the winner!

Mandatory Entry:
1. Visit Eden Fantasys and tell me what item interests you .
Please make sure you leave a valid email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you win. (no email.. no win)
You must complete Mandatory Entry to be entered.

Extra Entry Options :
1. Become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Go to Eden Fantasys again and tell me ANOTHER product you love!

Rules:
Giveaway is open to residents of the Canada and the U.S only who are 18 years of age or older.  Giveaway ends on March 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm .  Winner will be chosen by Random.org.  By participating in this contest you are automatically agreeing to the rules set forth above as well as the rules listed here: Full Contest Rules

Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!

** I was given a product to review for this giveaway but in no way did that affect the outcome of this review.  Please see  my Disclosure Policy  for any questions you may have regarding this.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Finders Friday

This weeks question:

What contest sites do you frequent if any?

Obviously I frequent many blogs in my contesting journey.  Originally though I started off on the big contest sites.  My main home has always been Frugalshopper but in the 4 years I have been contesting I have also frequented such places as Red Flag Deals, Smart Canucks, Contestgirl and most recently Cool Canucks

What about you guys? Where do you call home on the web?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SkincareRX or whatever the Heck you want giveaway

Hi all!

Was hunting around today and found an awesome giveaway over at MommyIsMoody !!

You can enter to win a $150 Gift Certificate to SkincareRX.

They have some awesome products at that site including the Physicians Choice   line of products which I am hoping to try if I am lucky enough to win this giveaway!! I have been specifically looking at the  PCA Skin(pHaze 13) Pigment Gel  which formulated to erase pigment problems if you use it twice daily!

If you would like to try your hand at fate and win this awesome prize you can enter to win here:
http://mommyismoody.com/2010/02/27/on-giving-you-stuff/ 

Just a quick note.. There are 11 ways to enter!! Woohoo!!

Also... If you happen to be strange and NOT like SkincareRX products the blog owner has offered up some other great prizes as well!! How cool is that?

So get on over there and enter for your chance to win!! I suggest you do it quickly as this giveaway ends March 16 and some of the other giveaways there are ending even quicker than that!!

Good Luck!!!! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Purolator guy is my secret lover.

I imagine the neighbors must talk.

No doubt they see the Purolator man coming to my door several times a week and wonder what it is that brings him there.  

I see them peer out their windows as the truck pulls up.  I watch them chatting as they clean their laneways,   huddled together giggling and whispering as I invite him in. 

Sure, they see him with packages rushing through the snow to get to me. They know its his job to bring them to me but still they theorize.  "Empty " they whisper he passes them by. "A ruse" says one "she can't possibly have that many things shipped to her house legitimately". "DRUGS" chimes in the nosy older lady from #62 down the way.  "LOVERS!!" exclaims the new chatty neighbor who lives kiddie corner to me. 

Wouldn't it surprise them to know that I don't even know my secret lover's name!!   Wouldn't the real reason he visits shock them!  I suppose I could tell them the boring reason he really shows up is that he is delivering my wins and that since starting blog contests last April the Purolator guy and I have become pretty close friends. He visits twice a week at least.  I know his wife's name, his dog's, his daily stories, the trials and tribulations of delivery driving. We chat it up now like old friends would at a coffee shop. But... Its certainly more fun NOT to tell them why he is really there. 

 I wonder what the neighbors say when my Purolator secret lover leaves and the FedEx guy shows up minutes later only to be followed closely by the Canada Post van!   Oh the stories I must give them ! 


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Boutique Hermosa Pettiskirt Giveaway

Hi all!

I found another really great giveaway for you.  Its no secret that I love Pettiskirts !  I don't have a little girl to dress them in but I do have lots of nieces to dress them up in!  I know just the special little girl to dress in this if I win this giveaway.

If you would like to win a Pettiskirt  for the special little girl in your life I suggest you go check out this giveaway from Boutique Hermosa. You can win the pettiskirt of your choice here: 
http://jessicalovestosavemoney.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-petty-skirt-from-boutique.html

Good Luck Everyone!! 






Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WINNER - First Ever Giveaway on Lady Luck's Abode ($25 Amazon GC)

Hi all!!

It is time to announce the winner of  my First Ever Giveaway on Lady Luck's Abode.  I was ecstatic to see entries climbing steadily each day! You guys are awesome!  You made my first giveaway a huge success and I really appreciate you all stopping by!  I loved hearing where you all were from and can't wait to get to know you all better.

OK.. without further ado.. THE WINNER IS:   #96    H. Mcnaron  !!! 

h. mcnaron said... 96
follower from georgia.

CONGRATULATIONS   H. Mcnaron  my new follower from Georgia !!  I am off to shoot you an email ! 




Friday, February 19, 2010

Finders Friday

What is Finders Friday you ask ?  Well, I have decided that I just don't know enough about my readers (don't worry.. I am not going to ask for your bank account # or anything crazy like that) .  I have loved reading through the giveaway entries so far because it has allowed me to find out where some of my readers are located.  It is exciting to see the world coming together on my blog (ok.. so not the world yet since I only have it open to U.S and Canada..but I'll work on that k? ) .

So today I would like to FIND something out about my readers.  And since this Lady Luck's Abode.. I thought maybe my question would be giveaway/contest/win related.

Here it is :  What is your biggest win yet and how long have you been contesting?

Alright.. so its 2 questions :)  but you guys are smart and bored right? You can handle that !

My answer:  I have been contesting for 5 years.  My biggest win was $450 Oakley Sunglasses with Bluetooth built in.  My son recently won $500 in Gift cards along with a Mr. Christie prize pack.  Lucky bum !  :)

Anyone up to answer?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guess And Coach Handbag Giveaway!

I found a great giveaway - Its a Guess and Coach Handbag Giveaway. You can enter here:  http://beauty-bow.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-timeyay-so-let-me-tell-you.html  . Details are at the site. Open Worldwide.  Looks like one bag is gently used (and I want it !! ) and from what I can tell the others are new! Great Giveaway. Head on over and enter! Good Luck!




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Enter to win some great products!!!

Hi all!!

I found a super fantabulous giveaway today and I just thought I would share it all with you!!  (Cause I loves ya of course :) yup. I loves ya's )

Head on over to Fashionable Bambino to Enter this awesome contest for 3 super awesome products.

You can win :

1. A pack of Powerhouse Hit The Deck Excercise Cards
2. SOTHYS Aroma-Sothys Energizing Bath Essences Tablets
3. Gone in 60 seconds Instant Wrinkle Relief from  Aminogenesis

Those are some great prizes!! Told ya I loves ya!!

You can enter here:  http://www.thefashionablebambino.com/2010/02/08/giveaway-galore-time-from-kmr-communications/

Contest only open to Canada and USA .

Good Luck!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CANADA WINS GOLD ON HOME SOIL!!!!

I just feel like shouting it from the rooftops!

CANADA WINS GOLD ON HOME SOIL!!!

I am so excited to be sitting here with my son and parents watching history in the making!! Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada takes home the Gold in Mens Moguls!  It was a phenomenol run ! 

To make it even more amazing he bumped Dale Begg-Smith to Silver which brings me joy cause that Dale guy really rubs me wrong. I was not looking forward to his smug Canadian hating face in spot number 1.

So SUPER CONGRATS to Alex.  It couldnt' have happened to a nicer guy!! His speech after his win brought us to tears.  Amazing man.  Amazing race to the Gold!!

GO CANADA!!!!!!!


A Valentine's Surprise


This is the loot I received for Valentine's Day from my 9 year old boy.  Being a single mom I never expected anything for Valentine's at all.  I was certainly taken aback when he came downstairs struggling to carry this all in his arms.  And yes, those are Lindor chocolates in that heart and yes that is a Lindor Rose.  Also included were 2 stuffed animals, my favorite easter chocolates, my chocolate covered cherries and one singing pug card.  He went completely overboard.  I have no idea what possessed him to do so.  I honestly give him one small heart chocolate every Valentine's.  We celebrate love and togetherness but not usually through the commercial side of things.  It is adorable though.  Apparently Grampa took him to the store and my son refused to let him pay and refused to put anything back.  At the cash when the giant total came up on screen Grampa suggested that maybe mom doesn't need so much.  "Grampa" said my son.  " I don't think you understand how much I love my mom".  Grampa said the cashier almost cried.  My heart certainly melted. 

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE !!

Did anyone else get an unexpected surprise or gesture this morning?  I would love to hear it!  Or just tell me how you plan to spend your day!



Jennifer Heil Wins Silver!!

  My heart is pumping with the expectation of something that should have been but wasn't.  I haven't quite come down from the exhileration of watching the Olympic women's moguls that were to say the least INTENSE.  Leaders fell.  Underdogs surprised us.   Adrenaline soared. 

  Jennifer Heil of Canada, a favorite and one of the top females in her sport , was second last to go and had a near perfect run that put her in spot #1 for the medals.  She just inched fellow Canadian Chloe Dufour -Lapointe out of her bronze medal spot.  My little man and I watched with breath held as the last skier, American Hannah Kearney, took her place at the starting point.  If you have ever watched moguls you will know that the runs take all of 30 seconds (sometimes less) for skiers to complete.  It honestly felt like the longest 30 seconds of my life.  Even longer were the 15 seconds or so they took to tally the score after Kearney executed her own near perfect run.

Kearney scored 26.63 .  Heil scored 25.69. 

  Americans scoop us for the Gold and I can't say they didn't deserve it.  Kearney's run was nothing short of awesome.  I am slightly dissapointed that the Canadians were not able to hold onto first place thereby making history by finally getting a Gold on home soil.  That said I am also NOT dissapointed at all.  Canadians did fabulous!  More than fabulous.  They should be incredibly proud of their competition overall.  I am incredibly proud of them.  Jenn Heil, you didn't lose Gold.  You won Silver!! Congrats Jenn Heil and Congrats Canadian women!!



Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Blog is Featured!!

Hi All!!

Just dropping a note to say my blog was featured today on http://www.beautifulblogdesigns.blogspot.com/ .

You can find the write up here!! http://beautifulblogdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/before-and-after-series-begins.html

A big Thank you to Amanda for the beautiful write up.

Little Man is Growing Up.

I awoke this morning to hear little feet moving through the house. I shouldn't say little feet really, not only is he 9 and tall with a shoe size soon to match my own but he walks a little heavy on his feet. Maybe I should say I awoke to a small elephant like creature who resembles my nine year old tromping through the house. :)

My alarm hadn't quite gone off so I knew it was early and  being a mom I automatically worried that maybe he hadn't slept well or wasn't feeling well and thats what had caused him to be moving around at such early hours.

I travelled downstairs to check out the scene. I quickly discovered that there was no tummy ache or ailment unknown. There was no tossing and turning through the night. There was only excitement. Today is the Valentine's day shindig at school. Excitement brought him downstairs early.

I smiled inside as I saw the outfit he had picked for himself. I noted the red sweater for the Valentine's theme and the white shirt he had picked for underneath it. "Do we have white pants?" he asked. White pants? I think to myself.. White pants on a nine year old boy? Do they even make them? And are they crazy?. White pants wouldn't last a minute on this dirt loving nine year old. "No" I answer .

I was surprised to find him dressed. I tend to grab his clothes in the morning when I am fluttering around the house. Not only that but my boy doesn't like the basement which happens to be where that red sweater and white shirt he donned were located when I passed them last night in the laundry room.

That wasn't my only surprise today though.  I discovered that he had also brushed his teeth (without being told) , tackled his unruly hair with a comb instead of his fingers , packed his Valentine's , made his lunch and was in the process of filling out his milk order form. All that was required of me now was a kiss, a hug and a cheque before school.

Wow! I told him how proud I was of his morning activities. How it was nice to see him turning into such a responsible young man. (Does he even need me anymore? ) . 

Parents will tell you often how fast their children grow up or how fast yours will .  How in one blink of an eye you will go from diapers to dates.  From tonka trucks to drivers licences.  And from little to big....

I think I just blinked.

My little man is growing up.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My First Ever Giveaway!! Follow me to win!

Thats Right!! Lady Luck's Abode is holding its first ever giveaway!
I am giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card !! Entry is Easy Peasy!!

Mandatory Entry Requirents:
1. Become a follower of my blog! ( Yes.. please.. I need you!! lol)
2. Leave a comment below telling me where you are from (Province or State is fine!)
(Please leave them both in one comment total- Thankx)
Please make sure you leave a valid email address with your comment (preferrably in code) so that I can contact you if you win.  You may also have your blogger profile set to public.

***Update: YOU GUYS ROCK!! Entries are climbing everyday and I am excited to see a winner.  A reminder though: YOU MUST FOLLOW my blog to win.  Not everyone is doing so .  I WILL be checking :)  Good Luck Everyone!

Rules:
Giveaway is open to residents of the Canada and the U.S only who are 18 years of age or older.
Gift Card will be sent by email .
Giveaway ends on February 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm
Winner will be chosen by Random.org
You must complete the entry requirements above or your entry will be disqualified.
By participating in this contest you are automatically agreeing to the rules set forth above as well as the rules listed here: Full Contest Rules

Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Huge Thank you to 7M Designs

As you may recall a couple of posts back I mentioned winning a new blog design from 7M Designs.

Here it is!!! Do you love it as much as I do??

Kim from 7M Designs emailed me last night and told me to go ahead and check out the new design she had been working on for me. I went to my new and improved site and fell in love. The new design is everything I could have hoped for and more. Kim went above and beyond my expectations. No more tired blog for this woman!! She even created me a button!! Yes! My very own button!



That button was the icing on my cake!
I was so excited I could barely sleep last night!

Kim was a dream to work with. I was a complete Newbie in blog design and she was very patient with me. She had me complete an easy questionaire on her site to get started and she created a blog that was perfect for me. She was fast too!


A big THANK YOU goes out to Beautiful Blog Designs (who hosted the original contest) with 7M Designs .

AND..

A SUPER HUGE GIANT THANK YOU to Kim at 7M Designs who made my blog more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined.  I recommend her services to anyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Missing Prizes - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Part 3 - The Ugly!

Today is Part 3 of  my missing prizes posts.  If you missed them you can find the other two posts here:

http://ladylucksabode.blogspot.com/2010/02/missing-prizes-good-bad-ugly-part-1.html

http://ladylucksabode.blogspot.com/2010/02/missing-prizes-good-bad-ugly-part-2-bad.html


Todays post is actually the Ugly Experience that my friend and fellow contester is currently going through with her missing win from Target and Glam.com in their Five days of Target giveaway.

http://blogs.glam.com/glamnest/2009/12/03/five-days-of-target-giveaways-retro-entertainment-system/

This win was from Dec 4th as you can see and so far has not shown up yet. 

When contacted Lauren from Glam promised to look into it further and get back to her.

That was the last she heard from Lauren.  There have been emails sent and no reply.  There have been phonecalls unanswered.  And messages unable to be left because Lauren's mailbox is conveniently full at all times. 

This kind of thing causes panic.  When you can't get a hold of someone it worries you.  You start to wonder if you will ever get your prize.   Your win that was wonderful and made you so happy turns into a headache that you can't get rid of.  It is prolonged by the lack of contact with the contest holder.  So now she waits.  And waits.. and waits.

So "THE UGLY" award goes to Lauren of Glam.  Actually, lets give it to any and every contest holder who does not only not meet their end of the bargain but clearly ignores any and all attempts to contact them regarding the issue.  Its not the missing win thats the most frustrating. Its the lack of contact.  Just tell us it was shipped late.  Keep us informed of what is happening.  Please.

Fokxxy

Spring Time Cometh

It always makes me hopeful that spring time will come sooner rather than later when I start seeing giveaways for Easter Items.

Enter to win a handwoven Easter Basket filled with wonderful items from the Old Farmhouse Group here:  http://oldfarmhousegathering.blogspot.com/2010/02/old-farmhouse-give-away.html

Open to U.S and Canada!!

You have to be In it to Win it!!  Head on over!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Canadians Only - Burts Bees

YAY CANADIANS!!!

I absolutely LOVE finding contests that are Canadian only!!

I found a great one today.

$75 worth of Burts Bees Products.

Enter at One Income Dollar here: http://www.oneincomedollar.com/2010/02/review-and-giveaway-canada-only-burts.html

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Missing Prizes - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Part 2 - The Bad

This post is a bit of a downer. So if you didn't catch yesterdays post  Part 1 - The GOOD!!!  <-- Click it!  I promise it is a lot more uplifting than this one. :) Pinky swear even.

On to todays post..

Missing Prizes - Part 2 -  The Bad

As you recall I mentioned yesterday some vastly different experiences I had while contacting 3 bloggers regarding the prizes I was missing from last years wins.

I am having trouble putting a name in this post of the blogger falling under "The Bad" category.  Not because I don't know her name.  More because putting it here for the world to see gives me pause for a few reasons. 

First, bloggers are incredibly cliquey in their ways. I am not dogging anyone for this.  However, listing the blogger's name here and feeling the backlash from her bloggy friends doesn't sound like a pleasant wednesday afternoon to me.  Whats worse is.. even though this blogger is in the wrong...  I fear some sort of retaliation for this post.. like a possible ban from blog giveaways if my opinion frazzles some nerves.  Chickenshit am I ? Maybe.  Ok.. Yes.  Definately .

Second, I have no problem writing the names of the wonderful people I come across on the blogosphere.  I love it.  I should do it more often. (note to self) .  I do want to limit my slander of others.  Not that I will always.  I'm kind of a live in the moment kinda gal- and in the moment my emotions run a little high sometimes.

Anyways.  For the purpose of this post , lets just call this blogger Biotch. ..  I mean..  JAM . (see.. living in my emotions again)   

There is actually a bit of a back story to this.  My friend and I both won the same day from this blog.  Both winning DVD's.  Initially my friend had contacted JAM in late December asking about her missing prize only to be told that it hadn't been shipped yet.  Keep in mind this was a month to the day after the prize had been won originally.  She finally received hers in mid January. 

So yesterday.  February 2nd.  I contact JAM to let her know my prize had not arrived. My letter was simple and friendly .  I copied for your pleasure:

Just wanted to touch base with you. I still have not received this DVD. I am wondering when it was sent. Hope all is well with you. Wishing you much success in 2010 !
Nice enough right?  The reply wasn't as wonderful.  I was told that JAM paid shipping out of her own pocket to ship to Canada and that she was sorry I hadn't received it. (hey.. at least she gave an apology).. and said that if I don't see it to contact her and she would contact the sponsor who probably WILL NOT be shipping out a replacement because (apparently) there has been a problem in the blogosphere with giveaway winners not receiving prizes and she doesn't know if they will go for it.

This reply initially made me feel guilty.  I took a step back and told myself I had nothing to be guilty for.

The contest did not state U.S only when I entered, so if being from Canada was a problem, why wasn't I told?  (Please people.. if you run a giveaway.. put the restrictions up.  U.S only, Canada, ALL, International, whatever it may be.. put it there! ) . It is not the entrants fault if you don't specify the rules.

Most of the time sponsors are shipping the prizes , so it was news to me that this blogger had to pay shipping out of pocket.  Had I known I was being an inconvenience I would have told her not to worry about it and to please award it to someone else as I have previously for people.

And a problem in the blogosphere with people not receiving prizes?  How does this translate into my bad luck? From the impression I get in her reply, JAM doesn't even want to ask the sponsor about re-shipping my item out to me.  But why not?  What harm does it do her to ask a simple question.  Doesn't the blogger or at least the sponsor have a responsibility to get me my prize?  If I enter and win a contest from Pepsi and don't receive my prize.. Pepsi doesn't say.. Sorry.. we had shipping problems.. You won't EVER get it. Better Luck next time though. 

Boo to JAM. Double Boo even..
So, thats todays episode of Missing Prizes.. the Bad. Told ya it would be a downer.  Stay tuned for an equally depressing post tomorrow when we tackle "The Ugly"

Fokxxy

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Missing Prizes - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Part 1 - THE GOOD !!!

I have been thinking of writing this post for a little while now. As someone who enters a lot of contests and wins her fair share (Thank you bloggers, contest sponsors, contest gods, and lady luck :) I consider myself pretty lucky. It is inevitable though that sometimes there will be problems that arise.

I was looking back through my wins from 2009 and noticed a few items I had won but had not received. See, I am a fairly patient prize winner. I understand bloggers have families, sponsors have workloads and delivery services have other people to deliver to other than myself . I know that some wins come from far away. Some wins come during busy postal times like Christmas. I think I allow a little more time than the average contester for these things.  I wait.  And sometimes I wait a long time.

So, hunting through my wins I noticed a total of 3 that I had not yet recieved. I contacted all three bloggers at the same time and the responses I received from the bloggers prompted this post. This will be a 3 part series.


 Part 1 - THE GOOD !!!


I have to give a giant wonderful shout out of KUDOS to Angie of Shopannies who gets my first ever Lady Luck's - THE GOOD !! Award (Angie, forgive me, I know not how to make a button but as soon as I figure it out - You are getting one!).

 I won the Shrinky Dinks contest at Shopannies in November and to be honest, when I contacted Angie I wasn't even sure if she could do anything.  One - because it had been so long and Two- because I recently had a horrible experience with one of the other no shows (which you will hear all about tomorrow in Part 2 - The BAD).  So my intention in contacting her was soley informational.  I just wanted to let her know that I hadn't received my prize as expected and I left the email at that.

Angie replied to me right away saying that she would look into it . She reiterated her faith in the sponsor of the giveaway  as she has worked with them multiple times and has had nothing but wonderful experiences in the past.

I received another email from Angie the next day. As it turns out my information had somehow never been passed on to the sponsor. It happens. I am totally aware of that. I understand that people make mistakes  and I make plenty myself. The key thing here is Angies honesty and integrity in this matter. She didn't blame my lack of prize on the sponsor, or a delivery service, or some strange act of god, She owned up to it. She took responsibility and she took action to resolve the problem. Before she even replied to me Angie had already taken steps to contact the sponsor to resolve the mix up. Kudos again to Angie! Triple Kudos if you will.

I thanked Angie and sat back reflecting on how she handled herself and how I wish all bloggers I had contacted recently had handled themselves in just such a way.  I was quite happy with how everything was handled and quite happy to know I would be receiving my prize after all.

To my surprise I received an email from Angie just a few minutes ago  relaying a message from the sponsor Shrinky Dinks. They would like to know if I would like to choose another prize more fitting to me since the original prize was a halloween themed item I had won in the early part of November. Well, how about that- Shrinky Dinks deserves a button too. Or at least a shout out on being a great sponsor who not only worked with the blogger to fix the problem but to take it one step further to satisfy their obligation.
Angie and Shrinky Dinks have gone above and beyond in this situation. Props , Kudos and Buttons well deserved!!  I have a lot of respect for them!

Thank you Angie (Shopannies) and Thank you Shrinky Dinks. May 2010 be a very successful year for you both!

Fokxxy

P.S - If any of you lovelies would like to make this button thing-a-ma-jig for me (as previously mentioned above), I would love you dearly. I cannot pay you. But I promise you love (from afar lol)


Come Back Tomorrow for   Part 2 - THE BAD.....

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beautiful Blog Designs Contest Win!

Hi All!!

I am so excited and I just had to pop in and tell you about the changes coming up. I entered a contest on Beautiful Blog Designs and I just now received an email saying I was chosen as the lucky winner!!

I won a custom blog design from Kim at 7M Designs that includes:

Custom header
Backgrounds
Custom sidebar tabs (up to 5)
Custom signature
Installation


Needless to say I am ridiculously excited. I have been unhappy with my current blog design for a while but am (unfortunately for you guys) just not talented enough to do this myself :) Bring in the professionals!!

I can't wait!! I am bursting at the seams with excitement! New changes to come!! Thank you for your continued support!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Beautiful Blog Designs and 7M Designs for this wonderful win and design to come!

Fokxxy

Friday, January 29, 2010

Beautiful Pettiskirts

I just recently found and fell in love with Pettiskirts.

I am currently trying to win one from Fairy Wonderful for a special little girl I know! Her birthday is coming up soon and I would love one for her.

Fairy wonderful is giving one away here : http://fairywonderful.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-time.html

This giveaway is for a Pettiskirt of choice!! How generous! If I won I would definately choose the tourqoise and pink pettiskirt if I won! You should check out all of their items. They have some beautiful pieces!

Good Luck!

Princesses and Pettiskirts

If you know me, you know I wanted a little girl. Life had a different plan. Instead life gave me a beautiful, wonderful, well behaved, humourous, loving , ridiculously awesome little boy. Life is funny like that . :)

So.. I didn't get my girl, Meh, I'll live. Yup, I'll live.. vicariously through my friends who had little girls. lol.

One of those little girls happens to be having a birthday in March. So I was totally stoked to stumble across this great giveaway in hopes of winning it for her gift! (Check out the red and white pettiskirt I have my eye on ). You can enter to win here: http://bellasbowtique.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-time.html

Good luck! These are really beautiful!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Skin care and me

I am a firm believer in skin care products.  I never use to be, but then I aged :) and suddenly out of no where came this new found belief that we need to take care of our skin better.  OR that I need to take care of MY skin better.  The problem is finding the RIGHT skin care product. You can literally spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on skincare products and still not find the right one.  Thats what has happened with me.  I have bought products, taken samples from counter girls, received samples through bzzagent.  I still can't find the right stuff.  Some clog my pores.  Some don't do what they say.  Uggh.. Its an excercise in frustration sometimes.

So, in my quest to find the right skin care product for me (if you are listening skin care makers around the world- I am a 30 something woman with very dry skin and large pores that clog easily who is not aging as gracefully as she wanted - HELP ME PLEASE !! )  I stumbled across a giveaway on Mythbuster Beauty from SkincareRX.com

Enter for your chance to win a $150 Gift Card from Skincarerx.com here: http://www.mythbusterbeauty.com/2010/01/25/win-a-150-gift-card-from-skincarerx


Good Luck!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentines Gift Package

I found another wonderful giveaway that I just had to share. A busy Mommy is giving away a Valentines Day Gift Package full of wonderful goodies!! (Yes!! including wine!!!)

Enter for your chance to win here: http://www.abusymommy.com/2010/01/candles-wine-sweets-for-my-valentine.html

And if you win.. I would love an invite to share that wine with you!! :)

Good Luck!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cozy Cuddly Slanket

I am generally cold all of the time. I try to keep the heat low in the house for economic reasons. I have the coldest room in the house for motherly reasons. For some reason the one bedroom in my house is 15 degrees colder than anywhere else. I chalk it up to poor insulation. I sleep there so the little one can have to warm room. I am ALWAYS cold.

Thats why it was heavenly to find this giveaway!!!

Enter to win a Slanket in your choice of colour here: http://connected2christ.com/theblog/2010/01/review-snuggle-up-with-a-slanket/

good luck!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentines and Wine

I am single and Valentine's Day isn't always pleasant for us single people. Watching lovers coo and hold each other like they are the last people on earth is less than exhilerating when you are feeling alone on that holiday. I will be spending Valentine's with my son as always and he is the best company I could ask for. We will be baking and decorating ahd watching movies. Hopefully late night I will be enjoying some treats I am hoping to win from Emily's Latest. She is holding a Valentine's day giveaway sponsored by GLADE that you can find here : http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2010/01/setting-scene-for-romance-giveaway.html


And Yes!! There is wine included!! :)

Good Luck!

Dragonfly Pendant

Who doesn't love shiny things?

I just stopped by Canadian Product Reviews and found out they are giving away a beautiful Dragonfly Pendant!! Enter for your chance to win here : http://canadianproductreviews.ca/win-dragon-fly-pendant-2

It is valued at $70 and it is just BEAUTIFUL!!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Give me a T-R-U

Give me a "T" !!

Give me an "R" !!

Give me a "U" !!

Whats that stand for??

TRU?? YUP. Or ... Toys R Us. Toys R Us around our house has been known as TRU for as long as I can remember. You will have to ignore my wannabe cheerleader excercise above (ummm.. can you say someone regrets not trying out for the Team in highschool?? LOL) apparently I didn't get enough sleep last night.


Rambling on... (and I do mean rambling - sorry all ) .. The reason I mention TRU is because I found a super fantastical wonderfullisciously good (did I mention I was tired?) giveaway for a $40 TRU gift card at this site: http://mamasavesalot.blogspot.com/2010/01/january-giveaway.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Starbucks GC

GRANDE WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA!!

Yup. I'll admit it. I'm a Starbucks junkie. I know its bad for me. I know it is expensive. I know it is packing pounds on my hips at a rate faster than any known to man. But I'm a junkie. I need it!! (and a 10 step program for my addiction to it by the way)

And helping along my addiction is this site here: http://www.goddessinthehouse.com/2010/01/10-starbucks-gift-card-giveaway.html

Head on over for your chance at a $10 Starbucks GC ( I won't turn you down if you ask me to attend with you lol)

GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

ALVIN!!

AAAALLLLLVVVIIIIINNNNN!!!!!!

Thats right!! The famous line yelled at the famous chipmunk by the famous caretaker Dave.

The 2nd Chipmunks movie came out this year and I have yet to see it but my son is really looking forward to it. He is a big Alvin fan!

Thats why I was so happy to stumble across this next contest!!

Sweeps4bloggers is holding a Build A Bear contest and the prize is all 3 chipmunks!! Thats right! Alvin, Simon, Theodore AND Brittany !!

Enter to win here: http://sweeps4bloggers.com/?p=895

Good Luck!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gracefully.. or not so...

Ok.. So I am not aging as gracefully as I had hoped.

Who knew that winter , kids, time , sun and the occasional (or more than occasional) glass of red wine would be so harsh on my face (and youth!)

Ok.. ok.. Someone might have told me somewhere along the lines (and the lines on my face are plenty now to prove this theory lol) that these things would affect me later in life.. but I was young.. and KNEW EVERYTHING..

Except that.. apparently!

Time to correct the damage done.

Thankfully I found a great giveaway for Dr. Perricone's Cold Plasma cream!

Enter to win here: http://www.lemusingsofmoi.com/2010/01/cold-plasma-cream-fiendsanother.html

Good Luck!

ToysRus GC Giveaway

If you have kids, You have heard about Toys R Us.

You have probably been there multiple times!

I am a Toys R Us fan! I will admit that sometimes I find things pricier there than other places , however, the selection sometimes outweighs the cost for me. (Especially when you have a Star Wars addicted little one like I have)

Of course, If I win this next giveaway I won't have to worry about the price so much ;)

Enter to win a $50 ToysRus Gift Card at Earl's Daughter Here: http://earlsdaughter.blogspot.com/2009/12/50-toys-r-us-gift-card-giveaway.html

Good Luck!!

SQUEEBALLS EVERYWHERE

SQUEEBALLS, SQUEEBALLS Everywhere!! (Yes, even Canada too!!!)

I have absolutely been dying to try this game! It just looks like so much fun!! The graphics look amazing.

I stumbled onto a blogger giving this game away, or more precisely giving TWO of these games away (one for Wii and one for DS)

This giveaway is Open to US & Canada and Ends Jan. 20, 2010 (midnight)

You can enter to win here: http://thesocalledme.net/archives/squeeballs/

Good Luck! Let the Squeeballs Fly!!!!