Monthly Archives: August 2013

Survey Sites that Actually Pays you.

 

Hey, did you ever try doing surveys online? I’ve tried some and a few I got some cash for, but not often, or much lol.. I found one though, you get paid at least $1+ per survey, and I get them quite often too.

It’s totally free to sign up, no catch, and you can either get cheques or transfer your points to Air Miles.

 

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Its super cool, As for the qualifying part, it’s so frustrating when you start a survey and part way through your kicked off because you don’t qualify any longer and most times get nothing for your effort….1 survey of all of them I’ve done so far, part way I didn’t qualify any longer and they PAID me some for the questions I did answer..

I love it and recommend it to everyone If u wanna check it out, here’s the link :

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Mega Bloks Barbie build ‘n play super star stage review

When I first opened the box I am not going to lie I thought to myself “Oh Wow this is going to take me forever” and I can honestly say that it didn’t look like 290 pieces in there either, we actually thought for a second that some pieces were missing. Which is not the case at all, as the pieces are all different sizes from the big stage to the tiny microphone. The instructions booklet is really big and easy to read, and I would safely say that it took the 2 of us a good 45 minutes to put this together.

It comes with 3 different Characters:Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa. You can change their hairstyles, clothes and accessories. They are easy to put together and really fun to mix-n-match. In the center of the stage is a Star shaped button that plays 4 different songs and cheers for Barbie, this is really neat. Another great feature that you might not know of is that if were to play music yourself around the stage, the lights blink with the beat of your music 🙂 It has many different features on it such as a DJ Booth with turn table, stage elevator that spins, 2 large video screens, huge movable speakers, disco ball, keyboard, guitar, Microphones & more. This product is Ideal for children aged 5-10, but it’s okay for adults to play too (giggles)

The great thing about it is that you can build it any way you want (or the kids I should say). They can experiment with different levels of creativity and the best part: If you break Mega Blok toys such as Barbie’s Build -n- Play stage, you can always rebuild them unlike other toys that get broken and thrown away in the trash.

Hannah is 5 and she really loves this. She sat down for a good 2 hours after we finally got it built and played so quietly. This is also the first toy she grabs in the morning to play with before breakfast. This product is a winner in my books. I really recommend keeping the pieces in the bags they come in when building it, as it will be much easier for you to find them (assuming you are building it for the younger kids). Also the colors aren’t exactly as shown in the instructions, for example they show a grey piece when it is actually white. Most are easy to find though. Three (3) AAA batteries are included with this set. Retail Value is Approx $59.99.

Overall, if Hannah is happy, I am happy 😀 So I really recommend this product. Hey! Christmas is coming up, something to think about, it would make a little girl really happy on Christmas morning!

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Nellies All Natural Laundry Soap Review

I was given the opportunity to try this product by an all-natural Canadian company called Nellies All-natural laundry soda. I was super excited about this as for the last few years I have tried to incorporate more Eco-friendly and All-Natural products into our everyday lives. We all have laundry to do right? So why not try something that give you the same results without all the harsh chemical 🙂

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Since having my son I’ve tried many different laundry soaps as he has very delicate skin and most of them  irritate him. This is perfectly safe and gentle for his skin type. It gets your clothes clean with just a small spoonful (which is provided with the soap) how convenient! And best of all it dissolves quickly in hot or cold water and doesn’t leave your clothes stiff because of left over sticky residue. I will recommend that you dissolve the laundry soap in with your water and not pouring it directly onto your clothes. Follow those simple directions and your fabrics will come out fresh and soft.

It’s Natural but still harmful if swallowed so please keep away from Children, Pets and Husbands (giggles) As stated on the product 🙂 Each laundry bag of soap contains on average 50 loads. Which is awesome!!!

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Overall I am truly satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to everyone! Especially people with allergies!!!

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Nokia Lumia 520 Prepaid Smartphone Review

                         Telus’ Nokia Lumia 520 Prepaid Smartphone

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I was given the awesome opportunity to review this great phone from Nokia, the Lumia 520. I am going to confess I was a little scared at first (being someone who doesn’t know a whole lot about different cell phones and all the new technologies out there) that I was going to get lost and have a hard time navigating this thing 🙂 I can tell you that it was the complete opposite, it is such an easy phone to get to know. Once I got started and played around with it, I must say it came to me pretty naturally.

Some Reviews I have seen had me so overwhelmed that I couldn’t really understand all the gibberish and technical terms they were using. So I decided when I was writing this review, I wanted to make it as simple as possible so that others who aren’t as “Tech Savvy” like me..(giggles)

Below are some great features about this phone:

  • It’s a Windows 8 Phone
  • It’s powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Has a built-in 8GB memory so you can store your contacts, messages, apps etc….Memory card type: MicroSD 
  • The phone has an ultra-sensitive 4″ touchscreen that works even if you’re wearing gloves (which is great because Fall is just around the corner). 
  • It also has a 5MP built-in camera (which is awesome when you need to take a quick picture of something), it also has a 4X digital Zoom but the only little downfall is there is No Flash on the Camera. Which only means you can’t take pictures at night 🙂 It does take very beautiful pictures
  • Another great feature is it’s Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, which makes it easy to connect to the web or any Bluetooth-enabled device! 
  • Some other features include: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, Music, Radio, Unlimited Contacts, Email, Messaging and much more. You can also change the Back Cover to different colored ones! (Which you must purchase separately).
  • Sim Card & Memory Card slots are found under the battery! The Sim Card can be found for about $10 and Memory Cards range depending on size. At first, you don’t really need extra space, as 8GB is quite a lot to begin with.
  • I think the battery life is pretty good on it. Of course this will always depend on how much someone uses it and what they are using it for 🙂
  • Messaging Systems 

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It has so many great features, I love grabbing my Nokia Lumia 520 phone everyday and learning something new on it.

Overall it’s a well priced phone, and you really get a lot for your money. They sell for approx $125.

You can find all of the specific details about this phone HERE!!!

Nokia offers a wide range of different SmartPhones with lots of great features to suit everyone’s needs. I HIGHLY recommend this phone to everyone, but especially users who are “New” to the cell phone world. I love it because it is simple enough for even my grandparents to learn, which I am thinking about possibly getting them one for Christmas as it makes the perfect multipurpose gift as well And you won’t even have to break the bank!!! 😀

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  • I would love to hear your thoughts about this Review…
  • Have YOU ever tried this phone, if so what did You think???
  • How likely would you be to purchase this great phone?

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Best Places to get your groceries at the best prices~!

I have been thinking about putting this together for a little while now. I would love to know what you all think.

Since being out on my own, roughly 10 years now (eeesh lol), I have noticed that when I am grocery shopping, some stores sell brand name AND no name brands cheaper then other places, and are just as good. Now I know not everyone is like this (because I have some in my family too :P), but I will run to different stores to get the deals, as others are One-Stop-Shop kinda people 🙂 . I live in “the sticks” as some call it and have to drive about 15  mins to get into town but the good thing is that all the stores are pretty close together.

So I thought I could make a place where everyone would be able to make a list of stuff they buy at the cheapest price and the store’s name. It’s to help each other out, to cut our grocery expenses and best of all, make new friends:)

Here is an example:
* I get my Butter from Walmart (the great-value brand) for $2.78… My family and I like the taste and don’t always have to wait for a brand-name one to come on sale…..
* Another one is we usually try to get our BREAD in the 50% off section at the Atlantic Superstore because sometimes we get it as cheap as $0.50/loaf (depending on sale and coupons) and of course we have Never had a problem with anything being bad or moldy. Its good bread, we just come home and keep it in the freezer until we need to buy it..

I will eventually get my list uploaded and share it with all of you but in the meantime, I would love if you could share your ideas and lists/prices 😀
-Thanks so much ***~~Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom

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Arla Cheeses Product Review

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I have loved cheese for as long as I can remember, especially exotic (if you can call it exotic?) cheese such as Gouda, Swiss and Monterey Jack to name a few! So I was excited to be given the opportunity to review a couple of cheese products by Arla 🙂

The first product I decided to try was the Havarti Garden Vegetable. I must say that I have never tried cheese that has spices or vegetables added to it

imagehandlerother than pepper jack, so I was curious to know how onion, carrot, celery, green bell pepper and tomato would taste in a cheese? I can honestly say it was great! We first tried it on its own and then with crackers. It’s mozzarella-ish texture was something I really liked as well as the very mild spicy-ness coming from the mixture of garden veggies, the bell pepper and onion mixture standing out nicely! This is also a very delicious cheese to be added to a salad, even the kids like it (kids+lettuce=No way, lol)! This is definitely something I want to get creative with, who knows what types of meals I’ll create 😉

imagehandler (1)The second product we went with was another mixture of Havarti Herbs and Spices. This cheese had a wonderful blend of onion, red bell pepper and dill weed. I have to admit it was a bit stinky but tasted absolutely delicious, as does parmesan cheese! This would definitely be something to try in a Mexican dish, as well as in salads, Lasagna and sandwiches.

These are definitely 2 products I would buy again and recommend trying. The price for them is reasonable for the type of cheese, I believe it was roughly $5.00 that we paid for each block 🙂

Here’s the result of what I made with both these cheeses combined!!

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A yummy Egg Loaf packed with veggies!

Castello Cheese

 

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I was unsure of how to use brie in a recipe and upon searching, I’ve noticed that a lot of the recipes I found included sweet ingredients such as apples and maple syrup. I like cheese that is salty so these recipes didn’t really tickle my fancy! I decided to go with a simple baked brie and I loved it as did the rest of the family 🙂 There really isn’t much to brie, I found it to have the same characteristics as mozzarella cheese other than being more moist! It has that great chewy or stretchy texture as mozzarella does yet has a creamier taste to it. Most definitely a cheese I plan on buying again and the price is reasonable as well, being less than $5! If you want to try something out of the ordinary but don’t want to waste money on something you might not like, then this is the cheese to try 🙂

 

 

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Tre-Stelle Ricotta Cheese

COMING SOON!! I Plan on making some Lasagna with this cheese 🙂

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Thera Pearl Back Wrap Review

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So we were recently given the chance to review one of the many great products from Thera Pearl, the Back Wrap and I must say that I am quiet impressed with it. It’s very generously sized and it provides fast, penetrating relief for all types of back pain. It’s perfect for abdominal cramps (PMS :S lol) and muscle tenderness on large areas of the body. You can freeze these to use it as a cold pack or slip it into the microwave for a hot pack (directions below). The adjustable strap keeps the wrap comfortably in place. They are reusable and adjustable making them great for anyone in my house.

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They are latex, lead, and BPA Free. It’s better than taking pills to relieve muscle pain and it’s chemical free. Can’t get much better then this. You can purchase them for approx. $24.99 …Dims: 17 in x 6.75 in (43.2 cm x 17.1 cm)

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Directions

THERA°PEARL Pack should be applied to skin for doctor recommended time of 20 minutes. Remove and wait at least 20 minutes. Reapply pack for 20 minutes, if needed.

HEAT THERAPY – Microwave for time indicated below and test pack temperature. Heat for additional 5 seconds as needed until desired temperature is reached.

  • 700 Watt Microwave: 65 seconds
  • 1000 Watt Microwave: 55 seconds
  • 1250 Watt Microwave: 45 seconds

COLD THERAPY – Freeze for at least 2 hours.

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Softlips Lip moisturizer *NEW Watermelon flavor


I was recently given the opportunity to try and review the *NEW Watermelon flavored SoftLips Lip moisturizer with SPF 20. I am gonna say it right now. I LOVE it, and honestly don’t think I will buy any other kind of lip balm/moisturizer other than SoftLips from now on.

I love how it’s not colored just because it is flavored. Normally when lip balms are colored, they tint my lips which I am not a fan of. Also they tend to leave like a white scum almost on my lips. I am not sure if you know what I mean? but its gross and can be embarrassing. Not with this brand though.

SoftLips contains Vitamin E, which relieves chapped lips leaving them soft and healthy. I just love the convenient slim tube they come in, and of course the watermelon scent is by far my favorite at the moment♥. It’s super sweet and fruity tasting.

This lip moisturizer is perfect for daily use and it even contains SPF 20 UVA/UVB protection so it’s safe for your lips when your out in the sun. It can be used alone or as a base coat under a tint/gloss. They sell for a Great price and the best part is that Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

*Cruelty Free
*Gluten Free

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Scotch-Brite Products – Reviews

These were great. Being someone who loves being frugal, organic and all natural, I was very excited about this product. Go Green 🙂 They are durable and made scrubbing my pots and pans a lot easier to clean, which in turn makes my life easier 😛 We all know how much of a pain washing dishes can be, and No I don’t own a dishwasher hehe. Oh and just like it says, always make sure to test it out on a little area first!!! Just to make sure it won’t scratch it, as it will scratch some surfaces!! You can cut to size if you think the pad is too big. Even the packaging is made from 100% recycled content!!  

I use these on my dishes 🙂

So I use this on my stove….

This has become my new favorite tool in the kitchen. It’s so easy to use and great for the following:

 
  • Tough clean-ups made easier and keeps hands out of the mess.
  • Keep your hands out of the mess!
  • Heavy duty scrubbing surface
  • Refill heads available in Heavy Duty Scrubber, Non-Scratch Scrubber, and Cellulose Sponge
  • The plastic wand is easy to hold, and simply to fill with soap or cleaner.
 

 
 
I have since bought 2 for the Bathroom. Let me tell you that it makes those tough jobs in the washroom ALOT easier to manage. It gets everything clean in there, without having to touch anything!!. I use as my Toilet Bowl Scrubber and the other one is for the rest of the bathroom 🙂 Other ways I have thought to use the Scotch Brite Dishwand was to wash corners that your mop misses on the floor.. They really are a multipurpose product. You can get one for under $3 and they last quite awhile, I guess it all depends on what you use it for. I have found them at Walmart, Superstore, Sobeys, to name a few places.

These are also some nifty little gadgets. Everything is so useful and they just simply make tiny jobs around the house much easier and less time-consuming.

This is the “Pot & Pan Dish Brush”. The easy-to-hold handle, makes any greasy job a simple task when you have this tool. It’s rubber so your hands don’t slip. Best of all, it keeps your hands out of the water.. Try it, I bet you will like it too 🙂

Next is the “Soap Dispensing Brush”,  I honestly like using this one to clean the sink! 🙂 I can scrub it good and get it nice and shiny with this brush. The top of it fits the palm of my hand, giving me a good grip! I can’t get over how much I love all these products! You really can find a use for all of them!

I have decided to use this one as my Handy Little Helper for the shower!. I put vinegar and baking soda in my shower, let it set for a bit then scrub it all away with this great tool. It’s so small and light weight, that you can store it easily – anywhere. I am telling you, ya gotta try these products, you won’t be disappointed 😉

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Boogie Wipes Review

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These are great for your purse, diaper bag or car, because they fit easily, anywhere. Boogie Wipes were *DEVELOPED BY MOMS TIRED OF CHASING RUNNY NOSES!  They are gentle on runny/crusty little noses, dirty faces and sticky hands. This is where the multipurpose-use comes in. 🙂

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Boogie Wipes are thick, durable and just perfect for the job. They come in a resealable, handy, easy to use pack. Made with natural Saline and no harsh chemicals. They smell fresh (and the other scent they come in is grape), leaving my son and/or anything else I decide to wipe clean, soft and smelling good. I really think every parent/caregiver or anyone else who works with kids should own a pack of these.Overall I would highly recommend  Boogie Wipes. They are of great quality and a fairly good price!

Where to find Boogie Wipes!

Our new 45 count packs of FRESH scent Boogie Wipes are now available at Target stores nationwide! Our 90 count canisters are available now in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs. And look for our newest product – Boogie Blasters – in a 12 count pack of Boogie Berry scented wipes, available at Walmart and Kroeger stores! We also have a new 10 count pack (Fresh and Grape) available at most major retailers in the US and Canada!

 

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Simple Homemade Playdough

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It’s raining here today and my little one is starting to go crazy hehe. He loves being outside, so I was thinking of some ways that we could have fun inside, and Playdough came to mind! Below you will find the simple recipe we used, even my son helped me out. I am sure most of you have the 5 ingredients it takes to make this great fun for kids (adults too 😛 hehe)!! It only took us not even 10 minutes to get all the stuff and put it together 🙂

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food Coloring to preference

 

How to

  • Combine flour, salt
  • Add in your water and oil
  • Stir until all ingredients stick together

 

And voilà you have yourself some homemade, inexpensive fun!!! 🙂

Have you tried this recipe? What was the turn out for you?

Kandoo Moisturizing Foaming Body Wash

First off I want to say a huge thanks to Kandoo for letting me review these great multipurpose products they have out right now. This sure has helped us out in the potty training process!!! We also love the  frog shape bottle it comes in, very cute and it’s a perfect fit for the corner of the tub!!!

My 3-year-old son’s eyes immediately brightened up when he first seen this foam soap. It’s a nice bright purple, which is perfect for making sure his body gets completely washed and rinsed properly. It foams up nicely and leaves his skin clean, soft and smelling good. It’s great because its Tear Free, Contains vitamin E and Natural fruit extracts and it is Dermatologist tested!!

Now to be completely honest with you he has sensitive skin, so I don’t use it that often as a body wash for him, instead he uses it as his hand soap everyday. With the easy-to-use pump, it’s almost completely mess free 😉 With all that being said, it really does make him feel like a “Big Boy” being able to go in and wash his hands by himself♥

I would absolutely recommend this product! Its something I will now be adding to the shopping list 🙂 You can find them in stores across Canada, like Superstore and Walmart

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*New Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip Review

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Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip
 
Palmer’s is a multipurpose skin perfection product that can be used all over your body, including your face. It really does help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks (not that you have anything to be ashamed of Moms 🙂 , dry, damaged skin as well as uneven skin tone, aging, fine lines & wrinkles. 
 
I was recently given the opportunity to test out and review these great products by Palmers. They just came out with a brand new scent called “Rosehip” . I love the smell of fresh roses on the bushes, but normally don’t like anything else that is Rose scented, until Now!!. I actually enjoy the smell of this stuff. And you can use it as Bath Oil also.. Yum! 🙂
 
 
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I have used it almost everyday for the last 2 weeks and can honestly see a visible difference in my skin. It’s more smooth and silky feeling, I always smell good, and my skin just looks brighter 🙂 It rapidly absorbs and is ultra hydrating. I absolutely love this stuff because its non-greasy what-so-ever I don’t even have greasy hands after applying it and best of all it won’t stain your clothes. There’s no mess because it has a pump dispenser, it’s also Free of Paraben & Phthalate and is dermatologically tested! 
 
Overall my skin looks and feels a lot healthier and I will continue to purchase it once my bottle runs out. I highly recommend this product to everyone. A little goes a long way when you purchase this stuff!!!
 
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*Available at Walmart nationwide in August 2013
 
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Tetley Tea Review

I must say tea is a treat for me as I usually pump my veins full of coffee during the day, but I love sitting down after a long day and indulging in something that puts me at ease, Tea! That is why I’m extremely happy to have been given the opportunity to share my thoughts on a few of the many flavors made by the lovely folks at Tetley Tea!

The first flavor I went for was “Vanilla Chai”, I would have to say that Chai tea is one of my favorites, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that I would like it mixed with a hint of vanilla! This tea smells like a homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream and has the same type of taste, I swear! The subtle hint of the vanilla mixed with Chai is absolutely delicious and would be something I would serve in a Cafe, if I owned one that is 😉200213180504-maindiamond_vb_chai_en

If I were asked I would have to say that my 2 favorite tea’s would be Chai and Earl Grey (Fruit Loop taste hehe). I am not a huge fan of  “green teas” so I was a little iffy about trying an earl grey flavored one, but I always keep 1 thing repeating in my mind when trying new foods is: I’ll try anything at least once” and to my surprise this tasted no different than drinking a regular Earl Grey Tea.

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I love licorice, especially the black ones but don’t care much for it as a drink flavor, so I was again iffy about trying “Blueberry, Ginseng and Ginkgo” flavored one, as it smelled just like black licorice! To my surprise yet again, as soon as I added hot water to my cup, I could smell the very distinct scent of Blueberries and couldn’t really taste the other spices. This would have to be the best part about this tea, I’m getting the health benefits without the taste of them! After trying these new flavors (to me anyways), I recommend trying these flavors and any others you haven’t tried, you just might surprise yourself 😉

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