Barbie has always been a part of my life. When I was five years old I was obsessed with Barbie and toy ponies. Obsessed. I had my dolls and ponies tucked in with me at bedtime, and sitting next to me for breakfast. Barbie came in the tub, played on the swings, and slept over at grandmas house with me. Sometimes I was even nice, and shared with my little sister. But that was because she had the Malibu Barbie Dream House!
My mom, being ever so awesome, always kept us stocked up on retro Barbie goodies via thrift shops and yard sales. Holidays were always the time for new dolls!
One of my favourite childhood memories include Barbie. My mom stayed up the night before my sixth birthday and made me the bestest most magical cake ever! She isn't the most talented baker, and most of our celebrations have been with store bought cakes, so this was an extra special cake. It was a 3-D Barbie cake! *squee* Her skirt was made of sweet white cake, with white vanilla icing and it was trimmed with red cinnamon hearts. Standing up in the middle of the skirt there was a beautiful Barbie with long blonde hair, and a crown. She was holding twinkling sparklers and there was a candle with the number "6" on it. Holy Hanna I swear I died that moment and went to Barbie Heaven! Cake candy and Barbie? Best. Birthday. Ever!
As I've grown up my Barbies and I have parted ways, but the memories are always there. I love watching my daughter and son playing for hours with dolls. They pretend to bake, go horse racing, and play car mechanic. It always takes me back to those happy days when my little sister and I would play for hours and hours with Barbie, Skipper, Ken and Whitney. Oh the good times! :)
Do your little ones play with Barbie?
Starting Tuesday August 7, 2012, Barbie and WebSaver.ca will be offering great mail out coupon savings on some of your favourite Barbie products. From clothes to dolls to accessories- every Tuesday and Thursday until September 13, 2012 will be a new chance to #SaveWithBarbie! Simply visit WebSaver.ca (its free to sign up) to request the coupons as they become available.
Do you think that your dog is the cutest most cuddliest pup in the world? Then this contest is for you!
The first ever GUND “Top Dog” Contest is in progress with a grand prize of “the Boo treatment” - a limited edition GUND plush in the winning pup’s likeness!
Inspired by the wildly-popular "World's Cutest Dog" Boo stuffed dog from GUND, the “Top Dog” Contest invites pup parents from around the United States to submit photos of their own four-footed friends on the GUND Facebook page in one or all of the following four categories:
· Most Beautiful Dog · Ugliest Dog · “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog · Dog that Most Resembles its Owner
The Grand Prize will have tails wagging; GUND will create a limited edition model of the winner’s dog, and each Grand prize winner will receive twenty–four (24) samples of their priceless plush pooch! How cool would it be to see your puppy for sale in gift and toy stores in 2013?
The “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest winner will be selected based on the number of times the entry is “liked” on the GUND Pinterest board and the winner will receive a selection of GUND products valued at $250 retail.
How would you like to win $500? Cold hard Cash. Dollars. Benjamins. Loonies. Moolah....Five. Hundred. Dollars. Um.... I don't know about you, but I would! (mama *needs* some more shoes!)
Well here is your chance...
Welcome to the Summertime CASH Giveaway BASHhosted by MamaNYC!
I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you a HUGE CASH prize giveaway! This giveaway will run from July 23- August 12, 2012 and is open WORLDWIDE!
One lucky winner is going to receive. . .
$500.00 PayPal CASH! (woo hoo!)
To enter simply use the Rafflecopter form below.
All entries are optional... (no mandatory entry- squee!) Remember- It only takes one entry to win, but the more entries you complete --- the better your chances will be to win this super prize! This giveaway will end on August 12, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm winnings or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.Open to residents WORLDWIDE; 18+. Winner must have a PayPal account in order to claim this cash prize. See form for full rules.
* Limit of one free pack of Trident Layers per person. Starting July 19 through August 31, 2012, 40,000 samples of Trident Layers gum (20,000 per flavour) will be available for giveaways. Offer expires the earlier of August 31, 2012 or when all 40,000 packs of gum have been given away. Must be 18+. Canada only.
Just a friendly reminder that its a new offer period for the P&G BrandSaver coupons! (Perfect timing because I just used the last of my 2 year stash of Swiffer refills). You can request the following coupons via the BrandSaver link following the list of super savings that are available!
Save $0.50 on any Bounty paper towel product (excl. single roll)
Save $1.50 on any Cascade® ActionPacs
Save $0.50 on any Charmin product (excl. single roll/pack)
Save $1.00 on any Duracell CopperTop or Ultra Power batteries (8 count or higher)
Save $2.00 on any Duracell NiMH Rechargeable batteries
Save $5.00 on any Duracell NiMH charger
Save $3.00 on any two Gain products
Save $2.00 on any two Gain products
Save $1.00 on Gain Scent Booster
Save $0.50 on any Gain product
Save $5.00 on any Gillette ProGlide Styler
Save $5.00 on a Gillette ProGlide razor wub any Gillette ProGlide cartridge
Save $2.00 on any Gillette 3-bladed razor
Save $3.00 on any size Iams dry dog food (3.5 lbs or larger)
Save $0.50 on any Iams wet dog or cat food
Save $3.00 on any size Iams dry cat food (1.5 lbs or larger)
Save $1.00 on any two Mr.Clean products
Save $0.50 on any Puffs product (excluding single pack)
FREE Swiffer WetJet 1,25 L solution, WetJet pad 12 ct, Sweeper Wet 12 ct OR Sweeper Dry 16 ct refill wub Swiffer SweeperVac OR WetJet starter kit
Save $5.00 on any Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit
Save $1.50 on any Swiffer refill
Save $1.50 on any Swiffer Sweeper or Swiffer Dusters Starter Kit
Save $1.00 on any one Tide product (excluding Tide PODS and Tide liquid 6 loads)
Save $1.00 on any Tide PODS
FREE Venus Satin Care shave gel wub any Venus cartridges pack
Save $3.00 on any Venus razor or Venus disposable razor
*Note- You do need to sign up for a free account to request coupons on BrandSaver. See site for details.
Two things that I love about being Canadian? We have good food, and generous hearts. When the two collide magic can happen!
"DonateNaturally.com is an online grocery shopping destination that sells organic and natural groceries, including everything from fresh organic produce, dairy and meat, to beauty, personal and household items. There’s a special diet and child/infant category too, so Donate Naturally really is a one-stop shop for your grocery needs. The best part is, the school or charity of your choice receives 15% of the value of every order you place. All groceries are priced the same, or less, than your local grocery or natural food store and there is no mark up in pricing to accommodate the 15% donation component. Donate Naturally even offers FREE next-day delivery right to your home, with no minimum order. Donate Naturally is easy and convenient, and you'll also be surprised how far your grocery dollars can go towards helping your favourite cause."
Long story short? Buy great products at a fair price, and support a cause near and dear to you. Talk about real Soul Food!
As part of The Great Canadian Blog Bash I am happy to highlight Donate Naturally, and their great approach to fundraising (seriously- 20 people buying steak or shampoo, and having 15% going to the same cause? Hello school fundraiser!)
I'll be posting a review of Donate Naturally in the coming weeks, but in the meantime Donate Naturally would love for you to experience the warm fuzzy shopping experience for yourself.
Donate Naturally is offering one lucky reader a $20 Gift Code to go grocery shopping. Simply check out their site, and let me know what you would buy! Fill out the Rafflecopter form for your entry to count, and check out the extra entry options!
Thank you for joining me for The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2012!
If you already follow me on Twitter you know how much I love my coffee! Seriously. LOVE. I think I tweet daily about it. (love it!)
To celebrate my love for coffee, and Canada, I'm giving away a $50 Tim Horton's gift card- thats like coffee for a whole month!!! (or a whole whack of Tim Bits!)
Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment letting me know what your big plans are for this Canada Day! Fireworks? Camping? BB-Q? We have a Birthday Party to plan, and fireworks are in our plans!
Giveaway ends a 12:01 AM on July 2,2012, and is open to Canada only.