31 May

DYMO Label Manager – Closed

I can use a little organization in my home. I try to be as organized as possible, but there’s always room for improvement.  One way to be organized is labelling.  At work I use labels often to claim my stuff and to also try to make my files and books look neat and tidy.  When I was offered a labeller to review, I got a little bit excited.  It seems like a small thing, but such a handy tool can really help around the house.

When I received the DYMO Label Manager, I felt a little uncreative/overwhelmed, and wasn’t sure what I should start labelling.  I figured starting with my name on some things might be a good place to start.  Seeing as I want my things to remain mine and often little tiny fingers do tend to take over.  But then I remembered, she can’t even read.  So, I had to come up with another plan.

In less than a month, we are moving to a new home.  This was my Ah-Ha moment, I can use my labeller in my new home and start from scratch to label everything.  Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room,,, you name it, I have dreams of labelling it.  But in all reality, I think it’s just going to be used to label spices, shelves in the garage (so it doesn’t get turned upside down).

Here are some of the features of the DYMO:

  • Easy typing on the computer-style keyboard – check
  • Quick formatting with one-touch fast-format keys for text size, bold, italic, underline/box and vertical text – check
  • Previewing layouts and effects prior to printing on the large LCD display – saving potential labels from a wasteful misprint – check
  • Compatibility with DYMO D1 labels in ¼”, 3/8” and ½” widths – for any office application – ok, I believe you
  • 6 font sizes, 8 text styles, 4 boxes, 228 symbols – check
  • clip art images – check (lots and lots of them)
  • Portability, as it’s powered by 6 AAA alkaline batteries – Check, but not included

But the best thing about the labeller, it’s only $35 – bonus!  I kinda wish there were font choices, I like fancy printing/writing, but for under $35 I’m willing to forgive this minor detail.  I also like white tape with black letters rather than black tape with white letters.  Perhaps it’s just personal preference, but it’s what I’m use to in the office, so I guess I need to work on change.

In the meantime, I have started labelling items so people  who can read will know what belongs to whom. I may or may not have claimed the labeller.

Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky Canadian reader is going to receive a DYMO Label Manager
To Enter: 
  • Complete the Rafflecopter form below

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30 May

Your Kids Singing #OCanadaBaby for the Olympics ($200 Giveaway) – Closed

♪ ♫ Oh Canada ♪ ♫ Goo Goo Ga Ga ♪ ♫

I have hours and hours of My Wee Princess “Goo”ing and “Ga”ing.  When I was a child, video was very rare, but now with advancements in technology everyone has a video camera to capture all those special baby moments.  While we could easily watch hours of video of our own children babbling, it’s not overly enjoyable for company, ’cause they also have hours of their own kids.  So, what’s one to do with all that video?  How about a complementation of babbles, giggles, and coo’s into a song that we all know and love?  Like Oh Canada!

Pampers is on the hunt for Canadian Babies to star in our National Anthem.  With the Olympics just around the corner, it’s a great way to show patriotism for our county and support our athletes.  All you have to do is submit a short video of your child doing what they do best, and it could be part of Oh Canada Sung Entirely By Babies.  How great would it be to see your little one along with other adorable Canadian babies all singing, burping, drooling, crying…. or whatever you want… to Oh Canada.

If you’re looking for a little bit of an idea of what I’m talking about, check out this video:  It’s with Canadian Olympic Games Bronze medallist and new mother, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and her baby Nataliya.

As you can see, the babies are real, every day babies, just doing their thing.  Nothing fancy, just babies, being babies!

Pampers has made “O Canada, Baby” even better!  Now when you upload a video of your little one singing, humming, or goo-goo, ga-ga-ing you get a customized version of the national anthem featuring YOUR BABY…just in time for Canada Day!  Check it out at www.OCanadaBaby.com!

To help you get motivated to send your video in to be a part of the end result, Pampers has a little surprise package for you (and no it’s not the same kind of surprise babies leave – it’s one you will actually enjoy).

Giveaway:

  •  Kodak PlaySport video camera bundle Pampers diapers and Pampers wipes Total ARV $200.

To Enter:

  • Complete the Rafflecopter form below

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**DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST, BUT IT’S A Super fun opportunity to show off how adorable your little once is.

29 May

Wordless Wednesday: Peggy (w. Linky)

One of Nova Scotia’s most popular destinations is Peggy’s Cove.  We live about 30 minutes away, so at least once a year we make the trip out to see the “lighting” house.

If you have a Wordless Wednesday post, please link it up below and make a comment.

 

24 May

Summer’s here – $25 PC Gift Card – Closed

May long weekend is behind us, which means summer time is officially here.  Although the calendar may not yet be flipped to June 21st, the sun shiny weather and smell of burgers on the BBQ says otherwise.  Canadians live for the summer months and just like bears, we’ve all come out of hibernation and are spending our time in back yards soaking up the rays until the snow is upon once again.  The good news is, it’s only going to get better before it gets worse.

President’s Choice new Insider Report is filled with reasons to get family and friends together to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks, complete with marinades and new condiments (like avocado mayo).  While BBQing is probably my second favourite meal, we all know chocolate is my absolute favourite – whether it’s really considered a meal or not doesn’t exactly matter.   And the new PC report hasn’t forgotten chocolate lovers.

My favourite chocolate product that I was sent was the PC Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Clusters.  I may (or may not) have eaten the entire bag in less than 24 hours.  As a tip, if you plan on sharing these, get more than one bag.  It’s not that the bags are small, they are just so yummy you’re not going to want to share.  On the other hand, if you’re a major chocolate lover, skip the Chocolate Covered Crispy Coated Peanuts, too much crispy, not enough chocolate.

Last but not least, is a super fun treat the whole family can enjoy making together and then sharing with friends – cupcakes.   The PC Cupcake Kit comes complete with everything you need to make cupcakes all in a cute little carrying kit.

The kit includes:

  • cupcake liners
  • chocolate & vanilla cake mixes
  • icing mix
  • sprinkles

My Mom and the kids made cupcakes today (and the rest of us enjoyed eating them).  Rather than making chocolate and vanilla separate, they decided to make marble cupcakes and they were delicious.   With all the ingredients right at your fingertips, it was a great way to get the little ones involved in the kitchen without having to tear it apart.

Let the summer begin!

Giveaway: 

  • 1 lucky Canadian Reader is going to receive a $25 PC Gift Card

To Enter:

  • Fill in the Rafflecopter form below

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**DISCLAIMER: THE PRODUCT/S MENTIONED ABOVE HAVE BEEN GIVEN FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE COMPANY OR PR FIRM IN EXCHANGE FOR BEING FEATURED ON MY WEE VIEW. THE PRODUCT FEATURES EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE THOSE OF MY WEE VIEW AND HAVE NOT BEEN INFLUENCED IN ANY OTHER WAY. PLEASE SEE THE FULL TERMS OF USE.

24 May

Couponcodes.ca

Hello Canadian Frugal Shoppers,

When shopping online, do you surf the web for hours trying to find the best deals at your favourite sites?  Yeah, me too.  Eventually by the time I do end up purchasing something, it’s simply because I suddenly feel overwhelmed or frustrated with all the sites I’ve visited and all the broken links with coupon codes that are no longer valid.  Grrrr.
Here are some great pros to this website:
  • No sign ups
  • No discount codes to apply upon checkout
  • Deals are automatically linked to your favourite site
  • All Canadian
 With Father’s Day just around the corner, check out the deals at Sears for sports equipment, Amazon.ca, Sportcheck and even Weight Watchers, all at discounted prices.
The site is very simple to use, it basically points you to all the websites that currently have deals, sales or specials on at all your favourite online stores.  From my own experience, all the links are up to date and all the deals are current.  Bonus!
Happy Shopping and saving money.
**DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST, BUT IT’S A money saving website that I’m sure you will all appreciate.  Enjoy the savings.

22 May

Wordless Wednesday: Sold (w. Linky)

We’ve been in the house market for what seems like forever now.  We finally did it, we bought a house.  It’s not our dream home just yet (not a bungalow), but it is in our ideal neighbourhood and school district.   So, now that we’re here we can focus solely on bungalows rather than also worrying about neighbourhood and school deadlines.

If you have a Wordless Wednesday, or a semi-wordless Wednesday, please make a comment below and link it up.

 

 

20 May

Top 3 Way to Get Your Dishes Cleaner (Giveaway) – Closed

What do your dishes look like after they’ve been put through the dishwasher?  Do they get really clean? White filmy stuff left on them? Forks and knives with crud left behind?  Do you wash BEFORE you wash?  As a Finish Blogger, I had the chance to get the inside scoop from the Finish’s dishwasher technician trainer, Diane to get to the bottom of all our dishwasher woes.

My question would be: “How can I get the dishes to wash themselves and put themselves away”….

But looking for serious questions, I turned to my readers and received the following, more appropriate question: “Why is it my new LG leaves white filmy stains… and yes, the jetdry is full”

I sent this question forward, and this is the answer I received:

Types of Glass Corrosion (Etching) – Caused by soft Water

  • How do you know if you have corrosion? Do the vinegar test: 
    • Rub white vinegar on glass with a soft tissue and cloudiness goes away it’s hard water build up.
    • Using a good detergent will help.
    • If vinegar comes back, it’s soft water etching (permanent).
  • Partial corrosion: damaged in production of glass, flame too high when attaching stem, same with Line corrosion – damage in the mould.
  • Iridescent: rainbow-type look, cheaper/lower grade of sand used to produce glassware.
I always thought it was the quality of the detergent used, not the type of water and quality of the glass.

I also received questions such as:  “Would anyone like to do my dishes this week” and I can be pretty sure the answer is, only if you want to do mine.

If you’re having problems getting your dishes clean, here are some Tips from Diane:

  • Check your temperature – the water should be at least 120 degrees
  • Load it properly – make sure each dish will have a clear path to the water spraying around
  • Use a quality product – powered detergents are activated by water.  Under the sink is damp and your detergent could already have used it’s magic before it ends up in the dishwasher.
  • 80% of dishwasher repair calls are false alarms – check these simple things before you call a techie.
Also, on the Finish Facebook page, if you missed it, they are giving away free boxes of Finish.
Giveaway:
  • 1 lucky winner is going to receive 2 boxes of Finish
To Enter: 
  • Complete the Rafflecopter form below

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**Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.