Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby Talk: Testing The Britax Stroller Organizer On Our New Stroller!

So we finally decided on a stroller that would fit all our present and future needs. We chose the Baby Jogger City Select and the Maxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat to go with it. Its been sitting in our hallway for a while now and every time I pass it I smile thinking that our baby will be here soon :)

For now though we have Lambie the Lamb strapped in and keeping the seat warm! This stroller has many many great qualities but ill admit the cup holder attachment (purchases separately) isn't one of them. I knew I had to have a cup holder but was a bit disappointed with the one made specifically for this stroller so there it sat in the packaging and will probably never be used.

Solution?
The Britax Stroller Organizer!

This organizer fits most strollers with handles 13"-21" wide which is a huge range. It comes with Two insulated beverage holders keep your cold drinks cold and warm drinks warm and big centre compartment that's magnetized where I will likely keep things like keys, pacifiers and my wallet and three outside pockets where you can keep your cell phone, keys or any other small nicknack you may need while out.

(can you spot Lambie the lamb strapped in?)

Love the magnetized compartment!

It holds my Starbucks Cool Lime drink quite well :)

The only down fall I had with the organizer was that because no matter how I strapped it on (perhaps I'm doing it wrong) it never sat perfectly up right so when I tried to place my very full Timmies cup in the cup holder some of it did spill out. It could just be the wide handles on the stroller or that I had it in the wrong spot but it wasn't a big deal after taking a few sips of my drink.

Since our stroller with organizer attached is sitting in our house we get asked about it quite often from my mommy friends. It seems that every mom is looking for something like this!

Well my mommy friends, look no more! no more reaching down to the basket of your stroller, no more pushing with 1 hand while you sip your coffee, no more fussing to find your cell when its ringing. The Britax Stroller Organized has got your covered!!


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Gift Basket For Baby From President's Choice!


This baby girl is spoiled already!

She and I received a lovely gift basket from Presidents Choice with some of their new baby products which included 2 cute Joe Fresh bibs, some fun PC feeding accessories for when shes on solids, a box of PC fragrance -free & hypoallergenic sensitive baby wipes and a some of their NEW supreme stretchy fit diapers.

I'm actually so excited to test out the diapers because they claim to be super absorbent and come with a wetness indicator everyone has been telling me is a must for my diaper choice.

More great things about these New! PC Supreme Diapers is that they are available in sizes 1 to 6, have a back waistband that helps prevent leakage, include a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free liner, have a size indicator on the diaper and are made of Soft and lightweight material that won’t slow baby down!

Did you know that Loblaw launched a Baby & You program across Canada to help make things easy and convenient.  The Baby & You program includes an active online forum and new parents are invited to join the Baby & You Facebook group as a venue for parents to talk and learn about new PC®  products. Such a great resource for all parents new and old ;)

Stay tuned after baby girl is born for a battle of the diapers post! I have a few different brands that Ill be putting to the test to see which ones hold up and which just don't cut it for my baby.


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Monday, September 24, 2012

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 Entire Face Mask Collections From MaskerAide! Open Internationally


MaskerAide is a brand that provides women with stylish yet affordable facial treatments that compliment any skin care routine. They go above and beyond when it comes to effective and safe ingredients and packaging, are Vegan friendly and are non-toxic.

Their masks are also FREE of Parabens, Harsh Dyes & Pigments, Mineral Oils, Artificial Fragrances, Benzophenone or Glycerins and unlike traditional clay or liquid masks they are mess free!

There are many reasons I love these sheet masks besides that they leave my skin feeling baby soft and refreshingly hydrated after every use. Below are just some of the benefits and features of MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Masks.


Don't be alarmed at the image below, it may not look so hot on me but it doesn't matter because it relaxed my skin and made me feel great after ;)


Well folks now is your chance to win all 6 masks in MaskerAide's collection you see below!


There will be 3 lucky winners and this giveaway is open Internationally!!

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baby Talk: Updated Pic 32 Weeks 6 Days :)

Taken at my in laws place :) The bump is taking shape finally!!


33 weeks tomorrow... 7 more to go! Come on November :)
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Baby Talk: 32 Weeks & In Full Nesting Mode!


Weeks Pregnant: 32 weeks

Weeks to go: 8 weeks

How I'm Feeling: A lot more preggo!
Not only am I showing way more (finally!) but baby is now head down and therefore kicking my ribs often. I'm still having sleep issues but I'm guessing it will be like this now until the end. Ive started to feel nauseous at time again which isn't fun but its no where near as bad as first trimester. 

What I'm Feeling: Excited, anxious and nervous all at the same time! I still feel like we have so much to do before baby arrives and with only 8 weeks left (if she is full term) every weekend is spent running around getting things done.

Craving: Nothing in particular at this point.

Projects on the go: Still working on the nursery! I think I'll be doing this right until the end. Her bedding came in after a minor set back of getting the wrong set but we don't have a mattress yet so we are still waiting for that to set up the crib. Most of her 100's of clothing items are washed and put away but I do want to organize the closet a bit better.

We are still waiting on the glider to come in, and because we want to make sure spacing is right in the room we are waiting to hang any mirrors or art until we settle on where everything will go.

Ive been nesting this week! I organized most of the cupboards in our kitchen that were over flowing and cleared 2 shelves for baby's items such as bottles, formula and a bottle sanitizer. 


We were in Orillia to spend a relaxing weekend by the lake with my parents and headed out to the local Zellers on its last day of business. We spotted an Philips Avent Bottle Sanitizer (second shelf on the right) reg. $45 for $8.99!!! Too good of a deal to pass up and after searching the Internet for reviews most were positive so I'm pretty happy with my bargain shopping ;)

Tomorrow is one of my baby showers woohoo! Cant wait to see all my friends before baby girls arrives!

Counting down the last few weeks... here we go!


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Giveaway: Win The Body Shop's Top 10 Items Valued at over $150!

Yesterday I told you all about The Body Shop's new concept Pulse Boutique, where I got to experience the new look, feel and top 10 goodies....

Now its your turn!!

TWO of my lucky readers will have a chance to WIN an amazing prize pack full of TBS's full sized top 10 products valued at OVER $150!!
What's Included:

Satsuma Body Butter - $19.00
Shea Body Butter - $19.00
Shea Body Scrub - $19.00
Satsuma Shower Gel - $8.00
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash - $11.00
Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover - $15.00
Hemp Hand Protector - $20.00
Vitamin C Skin Boost - $26.00
Vitamin E Moisture Cream - $16.00
Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream - $20.00


*products may vary


These prize packs are going to make two people very very happy!!


Enter now for your chance to win!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Event Recap: The Body Shop Pulse Boutique Grand Opening at the Toronto Eaton Centre

This past Friday I was invited to check out The Body Shop's new Pulse Boutique transformation at the Toronto Eaton Centre. I arrived with my BFF to a media wall and a red carpet entrance where we got our photos taken and were greeted by some of the warmest PR ladies ever!

Here's our mug!

As we entered we were given the "tour" by Stacie, showing off the new Pulse Boutiques.  I immediately noticed the large and in charge makeup up section which looked bolder than before.


We saw the new packaging for their Body Butters as well as their new body oils which I quickly had slathered on my arm. Not greasy at all and they left my skin feeling baby soft... I must get my hands on these!


Then we moved over to a section that really touched me. All the journalists at media Launch were given a tag and asked to share their favourite Body Shop item on it. In the days following the event, each of the items written on those tags were going to be donated to the women and children at Nellie's Shelter!

I added some of my favourites to the wall, the Rose Roll On Gloss & White Musk Body Wash Gel :)

We ended the tour appropriately at the yummy edibles which were almost too pretty to munch on... almost :)

I have always been a huge fan of The Body Shop, their products and their amazing work all over the world so I'm always happy when I see the brand coming up with innovative ways to reinvent themselves. 

The new style Pulse Boutique's are a worldwide redesign of their boutiques in more than 60 countries and are open concept, clean lined and more inviting for the customers to be able to sample & ask questions!

We left with an amazing gift bag full of their top 10 items which I was so excited about because there were items in there that I had been dying to try.... Look at these best sellers!


No need to be envious because Ive got a special treat for my readers coming up tomorrow ;)

HINT: Like what you see above? Well it could ALL be yours so stay tuned........



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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Giveaway: Win An Entire "Uptown Girl" Fall 2012 Colour Collection from Caryl Baker Visage!

Caryl Baker Visage and Faces By Farah have teamed up to give TWO lucky readers a chance to WIN an amazing Limited Edition prize pack!!

(Collections shown above Top to Bottom: Midtown Morning,After Hours,Powder Lunch)

Each collection retails for $69.50 but this giveaway includes the Limited Edition martini shaker!

This collection would make a great gift and with holiday season coming soon now is your chance to win it!

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*Contest closes on midnight Sept  20th 2012 at 11:59pm EST
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baby Talk: Keeping Baby Girl Organized In Style!

I had been on the search for an over the door, clear pocket accessory or shoe holder like this and I've finally found the perfect one!

Its not for over the door but I suppose if I place a hook on the back of the door it can be.


It has pockets on both sides and fits socks, infant shoes and hair accessories perfectly. I love that it goes with the Grey/white these of the nursery too even though its tucked away in her closet :)

Now even daddy cant mess up where her tiny socks will go!


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Win A Pair of Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses! Open Internationally

Summer may be coming to a close but this doesn't mean we put the sunglasses away right?!

These are the latest addition to my sunglass family! I love them ;) Say hello to my little friend from the Ralph by Ralph Lauren line....

Ive had nothing but great communication with the reps behind this site and once the order was placed my new sunglasses arrived really quickly, considering they offered free shipping I was really impressed. They came with a Ralph hard leather case, cleaning cloth and safety booklet.

LOVE how they fit!


Looking to add a new pair to your collection?

Well you're in luck because its GIVEAWAY time!!

I've teamed up with the awesome folks at SmartBuyGlasses.ca to give away the pair of Unisex Ray Ban aviator Sunnys you see below valued at over $130!!.

Want to win? 
Enter below for your chance!


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall 2012 Fragrance Launches You Need To Know About!

I don't know about you but I like switching up my scent regularly. There are some scents I prefer to wear during the spring/summer and others I like for fall/winter. Keeps things interesting ;)

This Fall you can look forward to new scents from Calvin Klein as they introduce Eternity Aqua - A scent that is inspired by the essence of femininity in all its ease. Sexy and refreshing, the fragrance is like a clean, crisp ocean breeze.


Available for a limited time only folks (beginning Aug 2012) so head on over the The Bay or Sears to pick up either the 50ml ($72) or the 100ml ($92).

Also new to the CK collection is their ckOne Shock Absorber Travel Spray for her. This has got to be one of my favourites because its simply a pocket sized version of their already popular fragrance. Its got the cutest pink rubberized case around the outside of the bottle which ads a bit of fun texture and colour to its packaging.

This little palm sized fragrance is available for a limited time (beginning July 2012) at select Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix locations for a great price of $18!

Also new for Fall is Vera Wang's Lovestruck Floral Rush which includes top notes such as  sparkling champagne accord, pink pepper, apricot blossom! The fragrance is just as beautiful as the bottle it comes in, similar to Wang's first release of Lovestruck which I wrote about back in February.


Fragrance available beginning Aug 2012.
The 30ml ($52) is a Sephora exclusive however the 50ml ($79) and the 100ml ($105) are  available at The Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix, Murale, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Sephora.

I will be choosing between these and other amazing scents this Fall, what will you be wearing?
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