Ascenta''s NutraSea Kids - Omega-3 Supplement - 3/15 (US/CAN) - 2 winners!

Every one in our house takes Omega-3 regularly. It has numerous health benefits.I was pretty excited to have found a Canadian brand !

Over the past few years, increasing research has shown that essential fatty acids (EFAs) play an important role in the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children. But getting kids to eat fish 2-3 times a week is no easy task! Fish oils supplements are an effective way of getting those EFAs, but the often accompanying fishy taste and questions of purity often prevent kids from taking them on a regular basis and leave us uncertain of their safety. With Ascenta’s new NutraSea Kids supplement, Moms can provide EFAs to their kids with a great Very Berry taste and Pure Check quality assurance. And, because many kids have difficulty swallowing soft gels or capsules, NutraSea Kids great tasting liquid format is not only easy to take on its own, but also proves easy to add into smoothies, milkshakes, yogurt and other food favourites.

The liquid form is definitely easy to get in than a capsule. My son has no problems chewing on a gel like capsule but hey, how about some of this healthy stuff in a smoothie? Never thought of that! I definitely will not grind an omega 3 capsule in my blender. But now I can simply add them to any of our cold drinks and watch it go down! I do not know the effects of omega 3 in hot foods, so I will stay away from doing that.

The taste of the NutraSea Omega-3 is not so much like a fruit nor so much like eating fish. It is a bit viscous but tastes neutral. My 3 yr old gets a spoonful of it every day.

Though we try our best to eat a balanced diet which includes sources of omega -3 like salmon, nuts etc there are days when we just don't like to eat such foods. My son loves salmon but not much into nuts.So offering a supplement was the only option.

Just one daily teaspoon (5ml) of NutraSea Kids provides children omega-3 and vitamin D for their development. And since every NutraSea product undergoes rigorous testing to ensure purity and quality, you can feel good about adding it to your children’s diet.  Recommended for children aged 2-13, the Pure Check logo featured on all NutraSea products guarantees that they have been independently tested and certified for quality, purity and potency — a level of quality that sets Ascenta apart from its competitors.

 Compared to the other brand we were using, the daily value of NutraSea's EPA, DHA and GLA is high. So there is more of the healthy nutrient that our bodies benefit from in 1 tsp when compared to a capsule.

My son loves that Nutra Sea Omega 3 and I am happy that he is getting the essentials for his brain development.

You can read about why you need omega -3 here. It is quite informative and won't take much of your time!

 Buy it:

You can shop directly from Ascenta's website. The kids NutraSea 200 ml bottle sells for  $19.99 . Free shipping on orders over $40.


Thanks to Ascenta, two lucky readers will have the chance to win their own bottle of NutraSea Kids 
Omega -3 worth $20 each!

2012 Spring Trends at La Vie en Rose

In my previous review about La Vie en Rose, I shared with you about how comfy those darling pyjamas  were. I picked up one more pair and would love the chance to stay in them all day! But spring is around the corner and soon it will be time for those warm pyjamas to go into hibernation for a few months. 

( Tip: If you want a good deal on those pjs checkout those smashing prices on their website NOW!)

Let's Spring forward to new yet comfortable styles! 

I had the chance to do an in-store visit to check out the latest trends. I was greeted in beautiful colors of orange, pink, blue, white and black. They were vibrant, feminine, strong yet conveying  a subtle sweet persona.

This is not IT. Many styles and colors to suit your tastes. One piece or a two piece suit, you will find something that you might like.The bathing suits / swim sets are very stylish and I found them to be of good quality as I tried them on. The store personnel are always there to answer questions or offer suggestions.

The first set of pyjamas were something I coveted the moment I stepped into the shop. Not only do they look beautiful but they are equally high in comfort and quality. And that black bow in the pants, my favorite! The black roses against a pale pink background has made me fall in love with it.There are a lot of varieties to choose from. 

I find shopping for basic essentials to be a bit more difficult than it used to be.Post-pregnancy my body has undergone tremendous changes and this is one thing I dread spending time on shopping. But I knew it was time I spiced up my "basics" with some  colors. La Vie en Rose has a HUGE collection to choose from. Plain black and whites, skin tones, pinks, oranges, zebra prints and you can find matching basics to go with it. I am happy with what I chose and a bunch of thanks to the store manager for making this a pleasant shopping experience.I only wish that they include an anti-slip or slip resistant straps in their collection.

While you breeze through the spring collection , see what's on sale and take advantage of it!

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Disclosure: I received a few samples  for review purpose only. No monetary compensation  was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.



Here's a sneak-peek!

I grew up watching these and look forward to THE FRIENDSHIP EXPRESS on DVD!



Synopsis: A classic love story unfolds in the best Disney tradition as a lovely young pedigreed 
cocker spaniel named Lady, who lives a pampered life, finds herself falling romantically 
for Tramp, an amorous street-smart pooch without prospects. Although they have fun 
together on several dates, including a sentimental spaghetti dinner by moonlight at 
Tony’s restaurant, their relationship is strained not only by Lady’s loyalty to her human 
family and their newborn baby, but by Tramp’s devil-may-care attitude that eventually 
gets Lady in trouble and tossed into the dog pound. However, good-hearted Tramp 
redeems himself by saving the baby from potential harm and thus wins Lady’s love and 
the affection of her human family. 

Blu-ray Bonus:  Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings* 
Audio Commentary: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings 
Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad 
Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes 
Never Recorded Song: “I’m Free as the Breeze” 

Classic DVD Bonus: 
 Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp 
 Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard 
 Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film 
 PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs 
 “The Siamese Cat Song,” Finding a Voice for the Cats 
 “Bella Notte” Music Video 
 Excerpts from “Disneyland” TV Shows 

DVD Bonus:  Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad 
PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs 

Digital Bonus:  Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad 
Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes 
PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs 

We are so glad to have watched this classic come to life on Blu-ray! It was such a joy to enjoy this heart warming love story. When it comes to cute dogs, they just melt my heart! You can only imagine when they can talk, get into trouble, save each other, fall in love and even share a romantic spaghetti dinner! One of the best movies we have watched.

LADY AND THE TRAMP  was named number 95 out of the "100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" by the American Film Institute in their 100 Years...100 Passions special, as one of only two animated films to appear on the list, along with Disney's Beauty and the Beast (which ranked 34th).

The spaghetti dinner has become such a hit that even people are enacting the scene.We also thought that the Siamese Cat song was hilarious. 

Love the way the movie has been produced.

Suggested Retail Prices 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) = $44.99 U.S./$51.99 Canada  and Product 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada 

This is a great choice for a family movie night or even for a play date. My family enjoyed the charming animation against a classical backdrop. Songs keep ringing in our minds...totally enjoyable and my 3 yr old has watched it many times and still admires a different scene every time.

Thanks Disney for this fantastic release!

Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation  was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.


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Fusion Brands - Stacey Dempsey

Chuck and Friends DVD - Patricia Wojnar Crowley

I have been quiet for a while. My home computer is under repair, so will have to wait till we get it working again. So you might see some sporadic posts till I am all well-equipped technically. Till then will have to share hubby''s laptop and I hate to type from a laptop! So bear with me and appreciate your patience. 

Will have some fun giveaways soon! 

Winners !

Orb Factory -Patricia Wojnar Crowley
VIOlight - Terri Tarrant

Far Flutterby Book - Jen Michouris

Body Shop Gift Pack - belinda mcnabb

Congratulations winners! I will be emailing you soon. 

Ryobi Drill P205 - For my home !

Any Ryobi 18V Tool fits any Ryobi 18V battery. Three battery options enable you to choose between NiCd or Lithium-ion - compact or high capacity powering over 40 tools. The P205 drill features a 3/8" two sleeve keyless chuck for quick, easy bit changes. The ergonomically designed GripZone™ handle allows for more user comfort. MagTray™ magnetic holder keeps extra bits and screws within easy reach. The 2-speed gearbox and 24 position clutch allow for high torque applications.
  • 3/8 inch two sleeve keyless chuck for quick, easy bit changes
  • MagTray™ magnetic holder keeps extra bits and screws within easy reach
  • 2-speed gearbox and 24 position clutch
  • 0-350/0-1,300 RPM (no load speed)
  • ergonomically designed GripZone™ handle
  • Inlcudes: P205 Drill and Bit, P100 One+ 18V Battery, P111 Charger and Operators Manual

We have been on the lookout for a simple yet powerful drill that both hubby and I can use. We do not do a lot of work with it but it certainly is "The Tool" we turn to when we need our jobs done.
First, I have to commend that it is not as heavy as I imagined it to be. It comes with a battery pack and charger so that is a great feature. There are 2 speed gears, that can be adjusted depending on the nature of job being done.
The keyless chuck makes it easy to tighten or release the drill bit in the chuck.
The drill has a 24-position clutch.The torque adjustment ring can be turned to choose the right amount of torque that is needed for the job.
I have been using this drill to put up paintings on my wall and other such not so hard jobs. It is a great starter drill. There is a magnetic tray  in the drill to conveniently place the screws that you will need. You can also use this drill for all types of wood products, ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, laminates, metals and even mixing paints. You may need some accessories depending on what you are using the drill for.
Overall, it is a great piece to have around at home! Make sure you follow the manual for safety instructions.
You can find the Ryobi Drill at Home Depot for $49.99
Great Valentine's Day gift for a man! 
Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation  was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.

Review: Sogno Coffee

Is it your dream to find that perfect cup of coffee? But among the thousands of chain coffeehouses and the dizzying array of trendy brands, where do you start? Actually, it's simple. Here at Sogno Coffeehouse, we know it all starts with the beans... and we're here to spill the beans. Truth is, many people have not had the pleasure of enjoying a real quality coffee. No matter the price, brand, or packaging, it all comes down to the beans. Sogno roasts only the finest Arabica beans in our one of a kind, custom-built roaster. The product is unrivaled: the aroma, the body, and that very first sip... it's like un sogno, a dream.

I do love a cup of coffee 2 times a week. Atleast. The smell of coffee is so invigorating. I get attracted to flavoured coffee so much that I forgot what real coffee smells like! I was longing for a real cup of coffee and I had the chance to try Sogno coffee. It smells like aromatic. Pure coffee. 

Sole - The Sun [ Bold ]
Cielo - The Sky [ Medium Roast ]

Both the Bold and Medium Roast smelled wonderful. They make a delicious brew and  I love the real coffee aroma without any additives.Sogno Coffee is sure to take the world of coffee in its rich aroma! I really liked the blends and would definitely buy if they become available in Canada.
   Sogno Coffee comes in 10 oz and 16 oz bag  and available as whole bean or ground.
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Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation  was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.


A February 14th release!

Follow CHUCK THE DUMP TRUCK character and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled, high- energy series for preschoolers. Every visitor to the truck stop where CHUCK lives fuels his exciting fantasies, and he enlists his pals DIGGER, BOOMER, ROWDY, SOKU, BIGGS and HANDY to turn those fantasies into reality.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish is priced at $12.99.


Race To the Race
The Best
Chuck’s Big Break
Game On
Revving Up Rally
Grandpa Treadwell
Chuck Backs Up
Need For Speed
Vertie’s Stunt School
Dancing Wheels

My son was so thrilled to see Chuck & Friends go on adventures! His first Christmas gift was Chuck! So he has had Chuck for a long time now and it was perfect to see Chuck on screen. It is a treat for any little boy. Priced at $12.99, it makes a great gift too. There are many lessons to learn from Chuck and Friends. Lessons about helping, going out and playing instead of being stuck on a video game etc. The cast includes a variety of vehicles like fire-truck, garbage truck, car, dump truck and so much more that my little boy knows better than me. He has watched it so many times over and over again and still LOVES watching it. 

This story will help children learn while they have fun watching their favorite vehicles come to life. You should seen my son's joy when he saw Rowdy the garbage truck! Priceless!

You can also watch a slide show of Chuck and Friends to get a colorful sneak-peek! Click here!

It also has a colouring page at the back of the DVD cover.Something to do while watching! You can download the page from here:

Thanks to Shout Factory, one lucky reader will have the chance the win a copy of Chuck & Friends!

Fusionbrands - Useful products with a cooler look ( R+G) 2/17 (US/CAN)

We all have a lot of stuff in our kitchen we think we would use, but never end up using. 

There are also some stuff that we would so love to have, but we would never know how much we would use until we have it. I recently had the chance to try 2 such products from Fusionbrands

What is so special about them? They not only are like 2 extra hands but I love their colorful appearance that adds light to my kitchen.

Presenting, thelovehandle!

  • Heat-resistant to 500°F / 260°C
  • Snaps over all handle shapes and sizes
  • Conforms to grip securely
  • Built-in utensil rest
  • Teeth grab handle to keep from sliding inside the sleeve
  • Slip-resistant exterior groovy grips keep hand from slipping
  • 2" diameter x 6.75" long

This is a silicone grip that fits all handles in my kitchen and also serves dually as a ladle rest. Some of my cookware are steel and since heat gets transferred easily onto the handle, this love handle is a great option for such utensils. Doesn't matter actually even if you have a good handle, this love handle gives better grip on the utensil. It retails for $9. Fusion Brands  products are also available at 

Another interesting product was the fingertongs.

  • Heat-resistant to 500°F / 260°C
  • FDA food-safe silicone
  • Fits right and left hands
  • Reduces splatter when flipping
  • Protects fingers and knuckles
  • Safe for use on coated pans
  • Non-stick and flexible
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 6.625" long x 3.75" wide

These heat resistant finger tongs helps you with all those products that need careful flipping over. Be it a vegetable, chicken breast or fish fillet. these finger tongs are perfect! They slip right in over your fingers and they are designed well to give a good hold on the tongs from the inside.They were made to resemble a beak and they do an amazing job! They are priced at $16 and come in 2 colors as pictured above.

Some of the Fusion Brands products are available on

Thanks to Fusion Brands, one lucky reader will have the chance to win a thelovehandle and the fingertongs !

Book Review: NY Times Best Seller "The Circle Maker" by Mark Batterson

Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears


Would knowing that your prayers will be answered change the way you pray? In The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the Circle Maker, a believer who prayed miracles would happen to the people of God—and then they fell from the heavens like rain. Honi and Mark Batterson will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honor God and make the impossible come true.

Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Recognized as “one of America’s 25 most innovative churches,” NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark’s blog ( and webcast ( also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children.  You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson

I have been challenged much by the author's  walk of faith. My prayer life has been staggering of late as I have been facing some struggles and when I sit down to talk to God, I focus so much on my problems. I forgot what God was capable of doing. He has never let me down through all the rough paths I have trodden. So when I started reading this book, I was challenged to alter the way I pray. Seriously, I can now say that " My God is able!"

Mark takes the example of the legend Honi the Circle Maker. Honi stationed himself within a circle and prayed until it rained.In Honi's day miracles were a thing of the past and God was unheard of. Honi drew a circle and called upon God on behalf of the people, to send rain on the land. Sounds simple right? Honi's inspiration of the prayer circle is from the book of Habbakuk.

"I will stand upon my watch and station me within a circle".

What an awesome way to pray! Praying is circles is not "Mark Batterson style" but it has a 
strong biblical ground on which it is based. The book is wonderfully written and it was so engaging from cover to cover. Mark does not blindly say that you can just pray circles around anything and everything. He lays down clearly how to listen carefully to that still, small voice and pursue in prayer. He uses several real life examples from his own life to demonstrate how praying in circles have yielded results and blessed his ministry. We can never know that lengths to which God can bless us, until we let Him to. 

I have been challenged to be fearless and bold in my prayers, as Mark from his own experience says that "God honors bold prayers and bold prayers honor God".

When we pray circles around that tough person we deal with or that crippling pain in our body or that painful situation or something that cannot be diagnosed and all those things that remain a mystery in our life, we not only pray for one element but encompass every element of that thing we are praying for. I could strongly feel the power of prayer when I prayed a circle around a certain situation.

Mark also talks about how to pursue in prayer. The example of Daniel's prayer was amazing. Daniel received an answer for his prayer on the 21st day. What if he quit praying on day 20? It gave me motivation to continue to pray for the things that I am tired of praying for. Why? They are really worth praying for.

I highly recommend this book and encourage you to pick up a copy. You will not regret this purchase. 

A very good deal on - $11.99. They ship to Canada for a very reasonable price. Also available on for $15.80

Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation  was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.