4/30/13

The month of May is almost upon us already, crazy how fast time flies. Starting May 1st, I will be having a little fun with photos as a P&GMom by participating in a Photo-a-Day challenge featuring some of the great P&G products I have been able to try over the past six months. 

Each day we have a word to inspire us for our photo, I welcome you to follow along my day-to-day photos on Twitter (@AMotherhoodBlog if you don't already follow!) using hashtag #MonthOfMom or you can even join in the fun and share your own photos! 

Our words of inspiration!
I already have some ideas as to what I will be sharing! I have never done a photo-a-day challenge and I know it won't be easy but it will be fun nonetheless!



Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of P&G as part of the P&GMom program. Product, perks and compensation are part of this program. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

4/26/13



Transformers have been around since I can remember. My brother was a fan, my hubby is a fan and now my son is a fan. Did you know Transformers are celebrating 30 years of Autobots and Decepticons in 2014? 

Hasbro invites Transformers fans alike to celebrate Transformers 30th anniversary by submitting their idea for the next Transformer to join the Transformers Universe!

Fans can vote for their favourite attributes from faction (Autobot or Decepticon) to personality online at TRANSFORMERS.com/vote using the Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll from now through May 5th! When all the votes are tallied up, the winning transformer will be revealed and added to the "Thrilling Thirty" special edition product line, be in an IDW storyline and more! Hasbro will also give fans a chance to help name the new character! 

This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your own little transformers fan! Little guy and I sat down and picked out the features he thought would make the best next Autobot (he likes the good guys best!)! I can't wait to see who the newest Transformer will be! Will the Autobots get an extra hand in their army or will they be challenged by an all new nemesis Decepticon? It all lies in Transformers fans hands!

Have some fun and vote today, your submission could be the big winner!

Good Luck! 




Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Hasbro. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 


4/25/13


Something I use quite often when it comes to organizing the home is labels. I label everything from kids stuff for school to things around the house like storage bins, wires, folders you name it and it probably has some kind of a label on it. 

When I was asked to take a look at the Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Printer I was excited! Finally, I can make as many labels as I need and have them exactly as I need them without waiting on them to ship or writing ugly labels with my terrible handwriting. 



The Epson LabelWorks LW-300 is a portable, handheld label printer for creating extraordinary and professional looking labels at home or in the office. The LW-300 offers a range of symbols, frames and fonts. It has many different types of tapes available to address various label making needs like binders, file or storage bins, iron-on clothing labels, safety and warning labels, gift tags, scrapbook organizing labels and much much more. Whatever you can think of labelling, you can create it with LabelWorks. 



Key features include:

- 14 font types and 10 font styles
- Built-in memory stores up to 30 label design files
- Prints up to 2 lines of text
- Accommodates tapes from 6mm to 12mm wide. 
- Varied tape sizes and colours including unique specialty labels are available like work and home safety (fluorescent colours, reflective, glow in the dark etc), Iron on clothing labels and Decorative tapes for scrapbooking.

LabelWorks is very simple to use and can be set up within minutes. All you do in install (six AAA) batteries and any tape you want. Power on the unit, and a folder appears which is your first file on the LabelWorks. You can choose out of the 300+ symbols or 75+ frames to add a design element. Choose one of 14 font and 10 font styles to personalize the design. 

While designing a label, fonts can be easily changed without starting all over again. Print out the label by pressing the print button and once its done printing, remove it by pressing the big green cut button on the side. Voila! Instant labels of your choice. 

The first label I made with the Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Printer! 

After printing you can save your labels and also go back and edit them whenever you need to. It's a really smart device for something so simple. I can tell you the Epson LabelWorks LW-300 is something I was definitely missing out on plus the savings making my own labels for home or home office. 

You can find out more about this and other Epson products by visiting www.EpsonCanada.com! Show some love on Twitter by following @EpsonCanada


Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Epson. Product was received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are otherwise those of the author.Content copyright 2013.  


4/24/13







An important part of being a parent is teaching kids about the world around them. Teaching kids that helping others can make a difference, no matter what anyone can make a difference in their own way.


Founded by Marc and Craig Kielburger, Free The Children's National We Day is an extraordinary event dedicated to inspiring and educating youth from across the country to take initiative to change the world for a better tomorrow. National We Day is taking place in the Ottawa region this year on April 29th - next Monday! 


You cannot buy tickets to this event, they are earned by students/school groups participating in an annual We Act. They can choose one local and one global initiative to follow of their choice. We Day is a celebration of all their hard work throughout the year and an energetic informational day to inspire more to join in and make their difference. 


We Day is a day 4,000 Canadian youth, educators  entertainers and leaders come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our youth involved in We Act. We Day is the movement of our time, a movement of young people leading change in their own communities and around the world for good. 


Some of the speakers and entertainers lined up for this years National We Day (taking place in the Ottawa/Gatineau region) are Martin Sheen, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, Shawn Desman, Cast members from Degrassi, Rob Stewart, Molly Burke and Spencer West just to name a few! 


I am proud to say that I will be attending this years National We Day in Gatineau (along with other local bloggers I'm sure!) as part of the Telus VIP crew and I get to bring my oldest daughter K! Telus is one of the title sponsors of National We Day! 


We will have a behind-the-scenes look at We Day as well as the opportunity to ask questions and interviews too! I am so happy to have the opportunity to bring my daughter, although the age for students to attend is around 12 years old I think this would be something my daughter could benefit from, a learning experience. Plus she gets a day out to see some of what mom does :) 


I think National We Day is going to be a fantastic and informative event, I have read many great things about it from fellow bloggers who have went in other cities in the past. I can't wait to share our experience with all of you!


Speaking of sharing, as part of the Telus VIP crew they sent me this nifty Blackberry Z10 to capture our moments and memories with! Now, I have never owned a Blackberry. Frankly they didn't interest me before as I have always been the type to like a phone that just does more. Previous models had a keypad, I am no good with typing on a tiny keypad. Touch screen is the way to go for me. 








To my surprise the Blackberry Z10 is actually a really impressive phone, I am really enjoying getting to know the new operating system and apps, my favourite feature so far would have to be the new touch screen. I am happy they dropped the keyboard and updated the technology. It makes it a much more functional and useful phone for a social media person like myself. I will elaborate more about functions and so forth in an upcoming post! 


I have only had it for a couple of days and am still getting to know it (including the camera) but I can't wait to really put it to use at We Day and capture all of the memorable moments that will be happening that day! 


If you would like to learn more about We Day visit www.weday.com. There are videos and pictures, tons of info about it all. If you have a question you would like me to ask any of the speakers at We Day please feel free to leave your question in the comments below the post! :) I'll try my  best to ask what I can! 


Stay tuned for my official National We Day post next week, I can't wait to share! 

Don't forget to follow on Twitter @AMotherhoodBlog with hashtag #TelusforWeDay #WeDay :)






Disclosure: Posted by AME. This is not a sponsored post however I am participating in We Day as part of the Telus VIP crew. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 




4/23/13



Laundry, it will be a constant topic on this blog as long as I am the sole laundry-doer in the household. With that said, laundry as you may or may not already know is not exactly my favourite topic. Nor is it my favourite task when it comes to the everyday of taking care of the family. It's repetitive and just when you think you've got it covered, someone brings you a new load to do! 

One thing I do look forward to when doing laundry though is the fresh smell that comes from the freshly washed and dried clothes and linens. 

Back in November I was introduced to a whole new way to take fresh smelling laundry to the next level with new Downy Unstopables. I'm sure you've seen the commercials ;-) 




What are Downy Unstopables? In-wash scent beads that boost fragrance leaving linens so fresh smelling, you'll want to sit there and sniff your clean laundry. They leave fabric fresh smelling up to 12 weeks, your family won't notice those towels at the back of the closet were washed a month before. I am constantly telling family and friends about them when the subject of laundry comes up. 

They are simple to use and great for regular and high-efficiency washing machines. All you do is add a cap or less full of Downy Unstopables to your clothes and boom, they do all the work during the regular wash cycle making your laundry smell terrific! 

Honestly you don't need much either so the bottle can last a long enough time. I enjoy using them for things like towels, bed linens, curtains, pet bedding etc - things that can easily hold terrible odor even when washed on a double rinse cycle.  They have also come in very handy since I have begun putting away winter gear, washing everything using the Downy Unstopables and putting them in storage bags/bins until next season. 

Downy Unstopables In Wash Scent Boosters are available in Fresh, Lush, Shimmer and new Spring scents and can be purchased at most stores in the laundry aisle for under $8. 

Disclosure: Posted by AME in participation with P&GMom program. Downy Unstopables have been provided for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

4/22/13



Stars on Ice hit Ottawa, Scotiabank Place this past weekend and I had the opportunity to go with a guest. Thank you to Jergens for sending us the tickets! 

The Investors Group - Stars on Ice presented by Lindt brings Canada's top figure skaters together for one spectacular event. Performances from Patrick Chan, Ashley Wagner, Sinead and John Kerr, Virtue and Moir, and of course Kurt Browning were among the famous names to appear in this fantastic event.

Even if you aren't that big a fan of figure skating, this is a show I would recommend for a fun family outing, it's a great show for young and old alike. 



Stars On Ice 2013 brings music from different genres and different times together on one rink with Canada's best giving it their best as only they could do. Although we couldn't stay for the entire show, it was electrifying, moving and beautiful to watch what we did. I have heard great things from others, including a friends aunt who was able to attend the show at Scotiabank Place. 



Stars On Ice is currently on tour across Canada having already stopped in Halifax, , Ottawa and tonight Kingston! For more information about the show and to find out where the tour is landing next check out the Stars On Ice website



Sorry about the quality of photo - I was using non-flash iphone. 

Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Starts on Ice. Although we could not stay for the entirety of the show we thank Jergens for the opportunity to go. Opinions and Comments on this blog are those of the author. 

4/19/13



Ever find yourself needing a small tool like a screw driver or bottle opener and you don't? Or maybe you are one of the ones lugging around a swiss army knife on your keychain in your pocket. 

We were recently introduced to a tool that replaces the old swiss army and does more too! A tool that can do it all but small enough to fit into a credit card slot in your wallet or purse, the Pocket Monkey by Zootility tools can handle multiple jobs and tasks.




Pocket Monkey is an all-in-one tool similar to a swiss army knife, without the knife (which is dangerous anyway, right!). It has 12 functions packed into one slim, lightweight tool that can fit in any pocket, purse or wallet. 

A monkey-shaped piece of metal with rounded edges that serves a purpose besides being a great conversation piece. Pocket Monkey can be used every day as a phone kickstand, bottle opener, peeler, letter opener and door latch slip. Pocket Monkey can be used at work too as a flat screwdriver, hex wrench, micro screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, English ruler and straight edge. 

I thought this would be something unique and interesting for hubby to have, definitely not something we have ever seen before. He thought it was pretty useful for times he isn't around his tool box for a simple task like changing toy batteries or when he works on fixing computers etc. 

Lightweight, thin and convenient  Pocket Monkey can make a great addition to any handyman's tool collection. You can order yours online at www.zootilitytools.com for $12. 



Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Pocket Monkey and Zootility Tools. Product was recieved for review purposes. Comments and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author. 



4/18/13



Having a new baby means more time spent taking care of another being and less time taking care of ourselves. There are times when mom just wants to feel appreciated, even a little gesture such as a gift can brighten her day. 

MommiesFirst does just that! Love and Care delivered right to the door steps of new mommies and mommies to be! 

What is MommiesFirst? MommiesFirst are monthly care packages geared toward Moms and Babies with useful product samples tailored to your needs. It's as easy as A,B,C to get set up by choosing a MommiesFirst plan, Personalize your care package and have it delivered just for you!

Although the contents of your box will be a surprise, you can expect a custom box of products suited to your stage of pregnancy or baby's age. Everything is chosen to help you navigate that particular month with greater ease and comfort. MommiesFirst care packages start at $25 per month with FREE shipping!

I was sent a beautiful, custom MommiesFirst Care Package geared toward Baby M's next stage at four months old - first solid foods! 



In our care package we received:

- CleanWell all natural, non-toxic Hand Sanitizing Wipes
- Eco Parent Magazine - Canada's only national print mag that caters specifically to eco-curious and eco-savvy parents.
- Happy Baby Food Stage 1 (2 pouches)
- Munchkin Soft tip infant spoons
- Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder

Overall I think this is a great idea for new moms and moms-to-be. I like how everything is eco-friendly, down to the paper. It's totally personalized and custom too, perfect for your baby's age and stage. I also like how the MommiesFirst Notes tell you all about the products and they were put together with a diaper pin! Cute. There were even coupons included to use for more of the great products in the box. 

I was surprised and delighted with the items chosen for our first box! I would recommend this to friends and family. A great way to try out new products or surprise someone at their baby shower.

Learn more or sign up for a box today at www.MommiesFirst.com 

4/16/13



I absolutely love P!NK. Ever since I heard "Get The Party Started" in 2001, I have been a fan. She is an amazing vocalist, artist and performer (not to mention shes now also a mom too!). Sometimes listening to her music can bring tears to your eyes, it is easy to relate to her through her lyrics. She is strong, powerful and inspirational, the model of what every woman should be. 

That is what makes her unique and the perfect choice as the bold and beautiful face of COVERGIRL’s new Clump Crusher Mascara!

You can get P!NK's look with COVERGIRL's newest products for a new kind of beauty routine in three easy steps!

1) Dab Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation (concealer, primer and foundation in one step!) starting at the center of the face and blending outward toward the hairline. You don't need to use a lot to create your look, just a small pea-sized amount goes a long way.







2) Apply black eyeliner along the lash line and sweep a smokey grey eye shadow across the eyelid. Finish with Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast in Very Black applied to upper and lower lashes. I really like Clump Crusher, the special brush lifts and separates lashes, losing the clumpy eye look. 







3) Add a hint of shine with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm. This glossy balm is bright and bold! Silky lips and a look that pops with colour, this has to be my new favourite lip gloss! 






For me, the quicker the routine the better. Follow these three simple steps and you're good to go in just a few minutes. Easy, breezy, beautiful - COVERGIRL.

Visit www.covergirl.ca for more makeup tips and info about COVERGIRL makeup! 

Check out the posts by fellow P&GMoms Jeannine, Shannon and Julia who along with their daughters and lucky giveaway winners, had an amazing time celebrating GIRLPOWER with COVERGIRL P!NK, herself! 

Disclosure: Posted by AME as part of the P&GMom program. Product was received for review purposes. Opinions and comments expressed on this blog are those of the author.

4/15/13



We may still be several months away from introducing our baby to solids but did you know there is a special line of yogurt made for babies? 

Liberté, a family-known and trusted dairy brand recently released yogurt for babies with new Liberte Baby!




Because it can be difficult to know which yogurt is best for baby, Liberté Baby Step 1 is a plain, less sweet yogurt for babies aged 9 months and up. It's made from whole milk and has a milk fat content of 6% to promote brain growth and development in babies. It also contains probiotics and is vitamin D enriched. Step 1 contains 4g of sugar per container, 2g from lactose (the sugar naturally found in milk), and 2g from sugar cane which is used to take away the bitter aftertaste of plain yogurt. 




Liberté Baby Step 2 is a more textured yogurt for babies aged 12 months and up. Made from fruit purees and whole milk, this smooth stirred yogurt is available in strawberry and banana flavours. Liberté Baby Step 2 has a milk fat content of 5%, contains probiotics and is enriched with vitamin D.

You can find out more about Liberté Baby at www.liberte.ca. 


Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Liberté Baby. FPC were received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

4/12/13



With seemingly endless days and sleepless nights, Mom's have a tough job! One of the hardest yet most awarding jobs that we take on head first every day. Although some of us may seem composed to say the least, not every day is a sunny walk in the park. Even with Dads taking their share off the day to day, there are times we can feel misunderstood, unappreciated and just plain run down.

A simple gesture like being recognized for the smaller things in life can make any moms worst day turn right back around. That's why PlaytexMommyville is looking for the M.O.M (Mom Of the Month) every month throughout 2013 to recognize, appreciate and celebrate one special mom in the spotlight!

Moms who win the PlaytexMommyville M.O.M spot are featured both on the PlaytexMommyville website and Facebook fan page for all to see! 

Here's how it works:

Head over to the PlaytexMommyville Facebook page and fill out the three simple M.O.M questions, upload your picture (or picture of you and your little ones) and fill in your info for your chance to be featured! It's that easy!

Don't forget to sign up for great information about everything motherhood at www.playtexmommyville.ca too!


Win it!



PlaytexMommyville wants to make your life a little easier. One lucky AME reader has the chance to win a Playtex Smart Steam 3-in-1 Microwave sterilizer and Playtex Smart brush bottle brush




The Playtex Smart Steam 3-in-1 Microwave sterilizer provides ultimate hygienic sterilization. From dishwasher (or rack) to sterilizer to drying tray and includes tongs for removal of smaller parts when done. It fits up to 6 bottles and 12 nipples, killing 99.9% of bacteria from your baby's bottle in 2 minutes. The drying rack and dishwasher basket are removable for separate cleaning. Available at most major retailers for $30!




The Playtex Smart Brush bottle brush is one of the newest additions in Playtex infant care. This no-scratch bottle brush even has a smaller 360* brush for nipples and small parts to help provide a clean and hygienic feeding. The brush is comfortable with an ergonomic design and grip handle. Available at most major retailers for $6!

If you want to win this fab Playtex bundle all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter ballot below following the terms and conditions to be eligible to win!

Open to Canadian residents 18 years old and older. One mandatory entry per household. Ends April 30th 2013. Please read our Rules and Regs section if you are unsure about AMEGiveaways. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

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Disclosure: Posted by AME in participation as a PlaytexMommyville reviewer. Product was received as a Thank You. Giveaway prize sponsored by Playtex. Comments and Opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author. 








4/11/13



I have said it before and I will say it again, Pampers has always been one of my top choices for diapers for my babies over the years, including our newest addition who is now three and a half months old. In the beginning, she wore an assortment of diapers having received different kinds from family and friends. With some of the other diapers came trouble. Constant diaper changes to avoid leaks, rashes and all around misery for poor baby and me. 

Now that she's getting bigger (she already wears diaper size 3!), those bags have run out and we find ourselves going back to our old trusted favourite, Pampers.  

Baby M sporting Pampers Swaddlers!

Do you remember the #PGMom Pampers Ding Dong Diaper ditch movement? Well, a special package arrived earlier this week for Baby M and I, a Pampers Swaddlers bundle including diapers and wipes! What a nice (and unexpected) surprise! 


Did you know that Pampers Swaddlers Diapers are the #1 choice of Canadian Parents*? 

Pampers Swaddlers are made for baby's sensitive skin. Outside, the quilted, blanket-like softness wraps my baby in comfort. They are bigger in comparison to other diapers and the soft stretchy sides gives a flexible fit. The tabs are stretchy and durable, great for those quick diaper changes without having them rip when in a rush. 


Pampers Swaddlers compared to the other kind

Inside, the absorbent top sheet with ultra dry core locks wetness away from baby's skin leaving her dryer longer. For the amount of hours a new baby sleeps, you don't want to have them waking up more than they have to due to being uncomfortable from a wet diaper or worse, a wet pj from a leak.

A Pampers baby is a happy baby. There is no big question as to why so many parents choose Pampers.  

Don't forget, with every package of Pampers diapers and wipes come Pampers Gifts to Grow points! You can collect them and redeem them for great items for baby or for you! Recently Pampers added on some great new rewards like the diaper clutch which I am working toward earning, it's so nice! 

Visit www.pampers.ca for more info about Pampers Swaddlers and other great Pampers products!


Disclosure: Posted by AME in participation as a P&GMom. Product was received for review purposes however opinions and comments expressed on this blog are honest and my own. 

*#1 choice based on Pampers Swaddlers size NB & 1*






4/9/13



Outside things are starting to melt, starting to look more like Spring. With the change in season and the change in temperature, it has me inside getting started with my Spring cleaning and organizing. 

Spring cleaning in our house is doing all the major jobs we didn't do on a regular basis in the winter. This year I am getting things started by adding the line-up of Gain scented products to my Spring cleaning routine thanks to P&G



Upholstery like curtains, carpets, material sofas and so forth can be freshened up with new Febreze Fabric Freshener in Gain scent to eliminate unwanted odours. I do this on a regular basis having pets and kids who frequent the living room. It really helps freshen things up.

Closet clutter can be organized into bins or storage vacuum bags to make room for spring and summer clothing. Keep your winter clothes smelling fresh with Gain Fireworks scent booster in your laundry loads and use Febreze Fabric Freshener when its time to take them out again. I love using the scent boosters for towels as well, they can stay fresh up to 12 weeks so the ones at the back of the closet are just as fresh as the others!

Tackle areas of the house that tend to collect dust like baseboards and blinds with Swiffer Dusters. Swiffer Dusters have replaced any other type of dusting tool in my house (except wood polish because my dining table and coffee table need the extra TLC). They take the chore out of dusting by collecting and trapping dust and dirt, throwing it away with the disposable duster afterwards.


Get down into tough to clean places with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Remove marks like scuffs, crayon and oily finger prints from surfaces within seconds. I like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for every day use in the kitchen and bathroom as well. Those are two of the most lived in spaces of the house and tend to get dirty quickly. It's great to have something that works quickly and efficiently to get the job done. Visit www.MrClean.ca for more about Magic Eraser and other great cleaning tips!

Keeping the floors shining between major wash-downs is easy now with the Swiffer Sweeper and Swiffer Wet Jet. With dogs and kids tracking dirt through the house during this time of year, it's handy to have something you can grab and clean up a mess quickly without having to whip out the old broom and dust pan or mop and bucket. Swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning with new Gain Scent for both the Swiffer Sweeper dry, wet and Swiffer Wet Jet

With these and other great products from P&G our home is more cleaner and fresh smelling than ever!

For more information about Gain and new Gain scented products please visit the website www.ilovegain.ca or the Gain Facebook Fan Page


WIN IT!

Spring cleaning just got a whole lot easier thanks to P&G! One lucky AME reader has the opportunity to win a Gain Spring Cleaning prize bundle worth $80! This prize bundle includes:

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Select-A-Size
NEW Mr. Clean with Gain Spray
NEW Swiffer Dust & Shine with Gain
NEW Swiffer Sweeper with Gain Dry Refills
NEW Swiffer Sweeper with Gain Wet Refills
Swiffer Sweeper Kit
NEW Swiffer WetJet with Gain Solution
Swiffer WetJet Kit
Swiffer Duster Refill
Swiffer Duster Kit
Gain Fireworks Original Scent Booster

Please fill out the Rafflecopter ballot below following the terms and conditions stated. Giveaway ends April 30th, 2013.

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Disclosure: Posted by AME as part of the #PGMom program. Products and perks are received for participation. Opinions and comments expressed on this blog are otherwise those of the author. 

4/7/13



Looking for a new style this spring? Express yourself with colourful tights from We Love Colors online hosiery shop! They have tights of all colours and styles for men, women and children. A great place to look for something new and unique when it comes to athletic and dance wear.

Have a cute dress that's too short or a nice top that's too long? Footless tights can turn them into a light spring outfit. Leggings and tights are also great to wear out on an exercise routine. Light and stretchy, you won't over heat and you can keep on the move! 



My daughter loves tights. She wears them with over sized t-shirts and says they are more comfy than jogging pants and lighter to wear. I would wear tights under a dress or skirt, maybe an over sized top to go for a jaunt. The two pair we were sent (one footless in black and one footless Capri's style in grey) stretch long enough to fit me but also fit my daughter so I automatically gave them to her. She is quite tall and solid so I had a feeling the kids size may have been too small for her. She would get way more use out of them than I would that's for sure! 



We Love Colours also has great accessories like headbands, made from the same stretchy nylon material as the tights. My daughter has long hair and is always looking for head bands, clips and the like to keep her hair out of her face. She snagged the head bands out of the box right away to try them on. Anything fashionable and this girl is all over it.

With tons of colors and patterns to choose from you can find these and other great hosiery by visiting www.welovecolors.com!


Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of welovecolors.com. Product was received for review purposes. Comments and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author.

4/5/13





"Mom, can I have a snack please?" is a phrase often heard around our house. My kids are constant snackers. I usually encourage healthy snacking like fruit, vegetables, yogurt etc between meals but once in a while I let them indulge a bit.

Last year we were introduced to Twistos Snack Bites, poppable crispy bites inspired by gourmet food and made with all-natural flavours. There are four great flavours available including new Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil! 







Twistos brings a different kind of crispy snack with new Twistos Baked Snack Crackers in Cheddar & Chive and Parmesan & Oregano. 







Both Twistos Snack Bites and Twistos Baked Snack Crackers can be prepared in many different ways with only 90 calories per 20g serving (excluding the Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil which are 100 calories per serving) to suit your snacking taste.  Dip them, top them, use them as croutons or eat them as is, the possibilities are endless. 

We were excited when Twistos sent us a box of both Snack Bites and Baked Snack Crackers in a variety of flavours. 

Although different from our every day cracker, Twistos Baked Snack Crackers are pretty good! They are crispy but light, perfect snack for the kids to have after school. They can top them with cheese or whatever they like! Not only do the kids like snacking but Hubby and I love munching on snacks before bed *guilty pleasure?* and these are great when you want to avoid eating heavy! 

You can find Twistos in the chip isle at your local grocer or convenience stores! Check out www.Twistos.ca for more info! 

WIN IT!

Our friends at Twistos got us so excited about new Twistos Baked Snack Crackers that we are giving away a mixed box of 12 bags of Twistos! 6 bags of  Snack Bites and 6 bags of Baked Snack Crackers to try out for yourself!

Fill in the Rafflecopter ballot below following the terms and conditions to be eligible to win! Open to CANADIAN residents from April 5th to April 19, 2013!

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Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of PEPSICO. Product was received for review purposes. Giveaway prize sponsored by PEPSICO. Opinions and comments expressed on this blog are those of the author. 








4/4/13



What's the first thing you notice about someone when they smile at you? Their teeth of course! April is Oral health month and Crest knows how with a confident smile, life opens right up! 

Crest is dedicated to creating products to help improve your smile and overall oral health. During Oral Health month when you pledge to get a more confident smile by flossing, brushing and rinsing with Crest and Oral-B products for 30 days P&G will donate $1 to Dress for Success, a charity that helps give others the confidence they need in the work place. 

Crest is supporting Dress for Success in its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing proper attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help these women thrive at work and in life. 

Visit Facebook.com/CrestCanada or Facebook.com/OralBCanada to make your pledge today! 

Over the past decade, the way we care for our teeth has changed dramatically with advances in technology and knowledge. Canadians are quick to adapt to the every day change in technology like computers, TV and cell phones but many have yet to give up their manual tooth brush and give an electric a try, despite recommendations from dental specialists! 

I for one am happy to say I am NOT one of the manual statistics. My family and I all enjoy using our Oral-B electronic tooth brushes since we were introduced for the very first time last year!  


With the changes in technology comes a new way to clean your teeth with the Oral-B Professional Deep Sweep + SmartGuide! With cleaning action of 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute, its innovative triple zone motion sweeps in between teeth and removes up to 100 per cent more plaque than a regular manual brush, helping prevent and reverse gingivitis  It has five brush modes and a brand new brush head design to give you the deepest clean an electric brush can bring. 

You can find this and other Oral-B electric brushes where Oral health products are sold for the suggested retail price of $189.99. 


WIN IT!

In honour of Oral Health Month, P&G is giving ONE lucky AME reader the chance to make a switch in Oral health and take the Crest/Oral-B pledge with an Oral-B Professional Deep Sweep Triaction 5000 ($110 value)! 

Fill out the rafflecopter ballot below following the giveaways terms and conditions to be entered to win! 

GOOD LUCK!

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Disclosure: Posted by AME as part of the #PGMom program. Products and perks are received for participation. Opinions and comments expressed on this blog are otherwise those of the author. 




4/3/13





As the snow melts and the temperature rises just a little, Spring is finally in the air! One of my favourite seasons, the season we get out and enjoy the outdoors - sunshine and all.

Everything always feels so fresh in early Springtime, except my skin. The elements that come with the winter months including hot showers can seriously dry out the skin. It's time to freshen up and give my skin the moisture it deserves with new Softsoap Body wash!

Softsoap skin is in with irresistible fragrances and ultra-rich formulas to transform your shower into an indulgent experience! Softsoap offers two unique lines of body wash's to renew, refresh and rejuvenate your winter-tired skin. 




The Fragrance collection's intense fruity and floral scents turn the ordinary shower into a joyful celebration. Softsoap brings us a new, indulgently rich formula that delivers waves of moisture right down to your toes! 

The Body Butter collection is sinfully rich and delightfully creamy. Thick and sweet smelling formulas designed to revive and delight with naturally-inspired fragrances. 

I love trying new body wash and was so happy when Softsoap sent  a nice gift basket of all 9 fragrances for me to try out for myself! My favourites so far have to be Coconut Scrub and Sweet Honeysuckle & Orange Peel!

I love the smell, its refreshing and invigorating. I love the texture, thick and creamy. It almost feels like a mini-spa right in my own shower, leaving my skin soft and silky without having to use extra moisturizers. 

We will be Tweeting about Softsoap using hashtag #Softsoapskinisin and #Bodybliss so get chatting with us! Do you like coupons and savings? Click here to save on your next purchase of Softsoap body wash

WIN IT

I am so excited about this giveaway, not only is one reader going to win Softsoap but they will win the ENTIRE fragrance collection which includes 9 different scents to enjoy! You could have one for every day of the week and some! 

Simply fill out the rafflecopter ballot below follow the giveaway terms and conditions stated to be eligible to win. Open to Canadian residents only from April 3rd to April 9th, 2013! 

Good Luck!

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Check out what my fellow bloggers think of new Softsoap Bodywash and you can enter to win this fab gift basket on their blogs too! Have fun!

NuggleMama's Handful - Best Smelling Blogger on the Block Giveaway #Softsoapskinisin #BodyBliss


Tales of a Ranting Ginger - Softsoap #Softsoapskinisin #BodyBliss Giveaway

Rants and Rascals Give your skin the moisture it deserves with #Softsoapskinisin {Can Giveaway}

A Busy Mommy Softsoap Skin Is In

Yee Wittle Things - Softsoap Body Wash & GIVEAWAY (CANADA) #Softsoapskinisin #BodyBliss

Brooke Berry - When Your Mom Hates Your Body Wash




Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Softsoap in participation with Sheblogs Media. Product received for review purposes. Prize sponsored by Softsoap. Opinions and comments expressed on this blog are those of the author. 






4/1/13





Dressing is the topping that makes a salad. Giving it zest and enhancing it's already delicious flavours, I love adding new flavours to my food and trying new things when it comes to meals my whole family can enjoy. Kraft has always been a brand we enjoy in our house and this includes Kraft salad dressings.

New Kraft Pourables Fruit & Veg Dressings are made with real fruits and vegetables with a bold, fresh taste! With no artificial flavours, colours or added preservatives and also low in fat and salt (only 25-30 calories per serving). Kraft Pourables Fruit & Veg Dressings make a better choice for everyday family meals. 


Kraft Pourables Fruit & Veg Dressing is more than just your everyday salad dressing though! With four taste bud tantalizing flavours like Berry Balsamic, Roasted Yellow Pepper Garlic & Lime, Fire Roasted Tomato with Basil, and Garlic Parmesan with Roasted Cauliflower you're bound to come up with something delicious with the help of Kraft! 

We enjoyed several different meals with Kraft Pourables Fruit & Veg dressings, including salad! One of our favourites was trying the Garlic Parmesan with Roasted Cauliflower on rice or over steamed veggies, so yummy! It's also very good on baked potato too! If you want something with a little more zest try the Roasted Tomato with Basil on your average house salad.

One little recipe I tried was roasted potatoes with Garlic Parmesan with Roasted Cauliflower dressing! Peel, wash and cut your potatoes into slices or cubes (whichever you prefer). Put potatoes into a glass cooking dish and add a little vegetable oil (or margerine if you prefer) and as much dressing to your flavour preference. Make sure the potatoes are coated. Put a lid on it and pop it in the oven at 375* for 20-25 minutes or until desired tenderness. Simple and quick, this made a great side to chicken and veggies!

I really like the variety of flavours available, whatever your meal - there's a Kraft dressing for it! 

You can find Kraft Pourables Fruit & Veg wherever Kraft salad dressings are sold at a grocery store near you! 

Visit the Kraft Canada website for more information about these and other great products available!

For more food talk, Follow @KraftCanada on Twitter using hashtag #NewPourables!

Happy cooking!


Disclosure: Sponsored post by AME on behalf of KRAFT in participation with SheBlogs Media. Information and images provided by KRAFT. Opinions and comments are those of the author.