For your home: Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover ( + Giveaway ends 4/21, Open to Canada)

Maximum strength oxygen power gets tough stains out in your laundry and throughout your home.

The original OxiClean®. An incredible oxygen-based stain fighter that’s chlorine free and color safe. Designed for maximum strength stain removal, in your laundry and around your home. Use in every load, or pre-treat and let it soak in! Soak overnight for powerful and astounding results – even the most impossible stains get washed away!

The unique formula is activated by water, unleashing bubbling oxygen power for safe, effective cleaning. It boosts your laundry water pH to improve your detergent’s cleaning ability, and its special ingredients are designed to help rinse soils away. Available in Regular and Free (scent and dye-free) varieties. 

OxiClean arrived just on time when we had 2 loads of laundry to do. Our washer is not the best as the landlord wouldn't do anything to change it. So lately I have been thinking about something that will boost my laundry detergent to perform better and make up for our under performing washer.

Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover is in powder form and comes in a easy-to-open tub, with a scooper inside.

There are several ways to effectively use Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover.  The most common way for me was to use it in laundry as a booster. I tried it in 2 different ways:

- I filled the washer with water and added Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover AND detergent. Washed it normally. Results were better than if I had used detergent ONLY. Clothes were cleaner especially socks came out really clean! But some stains were still present.

- The next time I used it, I dissolved in water as per instructions and let some clothes with really stubborn dirt, soak in it for 2 hrs. Then I followed the process I tried for the first load. Yes, you add Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover AND detergent again. Wash it in the washer normally. This time the stains were totally gone. It is best to presoak the clothes if you see visible stains.

Sometimes I do not have time to soak and wait. So I soak them around midnight just before going to bed and load them in the washer as first task in the morning. It doesn't make me feel like I have to wait around.

You can also pretreat clothes with stains. Just dissolve the powder in water and apply on stain, rub, wait for 10 mins and wash as normal.

Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover can be used on carpet, upholstery and hard surfaces. There are some exceptions to this so make sure you read instructions carefully! If you have light colored carpets and some very curious, creative children at home, you should consider having this on hand. It will do some amazing tricks on stains. 

Bathroom floor is another area where I see myself using this once a month. I made a solution as per instructions and I made it a bit milder so as to not having it to be rinsed out excessively. I just spread the solution on the tiled floor and used a mop to scrub it. Let it stand for 10-15 mins. Then I used a mop again to just rinse and wipe out the solution. It takes a good 30 mins to clean a little bathroom like ours, with the Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover. I wish that it did not foam as much, so that it can be cleaned easily from hard floors.

Depending on your lifestyle, you can use Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover in different ways.

In my house, Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover has certainly bowled me over with results, efficiency and performance in the laundry department! 

Available at retailers across Canada.
SRP: $5.99 / 680gm

Thanks to OxiClean, one lucky reader will have the chance to win their own tub of Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover

Coming up : Precious Pearls for a Precious Mom !

It is just over a month to a really special day - Mother's Day! 

We will be celebrating Mother's  Day on May 13, 2012 in Canada.

Mom's are THE BEST and a lot of things we do, often go unnoticed. As I have grown up and now a mom myself, I realize how PRECIOUS my mom is to me. 

I always ASK my mom what she would like as a gift. Now that I have come across this precious and pretty idea, I am going to WOW my mom this time! I can always buy my Mom what she needs.But to WOW her on Mother's Day, she will feel so LOVED!

I wanted to celebrate Motherhood in a big way along with my readers and thanks to Pure Pearls, one reader will have the chance to win a beautiful pair of Freshwater Pearl Earring!

Pure Pearls has great prices on pearls, low shipping costs and such a beautiful selection! Look for the best deal and have your gift ready to show your love and appreciation for your Mom.

I will be posting the review and giveaway in April.

Who's excited?!

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


Join real-life zoologists, writer/producers Chris and Martin Kratt as they transform into animated versions of themselves and embark on incredible edu-taining journeys in WILD KRATTS: Predator Power arriving on DVD March 20, 2012 from The Kratt Brothers Company, 9 Story Entertainment, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment.

 Combining humor, adventure and fun, WILD KRATTS: Predator Power brings kids face to face with some of the most wild and exciting predators in the animal kingdom through astonishing live-action footage and presents age-appropriate science concepts along the way.  As they explore the world and science through animals, the Kratt brothers and their trusty team actively apply their new knowledge to extricate themselves from hilarious and suspenseful predicaments while empowering kids to do their part in protecting wildlife and saving the planet. 

The DVD includes the following episodes:
  • Stuck on Sharks- Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with.
  • Mimic in the Grass- While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom.  But before they know it, the mom is ‘cat-napped’ so it’s up to the Wild Kratts team to spring into action on a rescue mission.
  • Little Howler- Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags.  They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack.   They learn that wolves are very social animals with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members.
  • Raptor Roundup- Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can.  But they soon realize that an evil villain has been capturing them all!  They’ll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong – living free and in the wild!
 The episodes in this DVD drive home a positive message - care and protect wildlife. The animation and real life scenes blend together perfectly to create a lively, natural learning experience for children. Martin and Chris take several adventure trips and learn along the way. Children will keenly observe how they interact with the animals and what they are talking about. That's how children learn the positive message behind the story.

A variety of animals ranging from wolves, crawling snakes, flying birds, fishes are featured in these episodes. It makes an interesting mix for children as they tend to get bored easily with one. My 3 yr old liked to watch it with me and I also enjoyed and brushed up my science facts! I personally thought that it was time well spent watching this as children really need to know / learn how to protect wildlife else they may never get to see some species.

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

Review: PBS Kids' Caillou's Outdoor Adventures on DVD


 Join Caillou as he embarks on another series of marvelous adventures that will lead him to new and exciting discoveries in THE BEST OF CAILLOU – CAILLOU’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. In these new-to-DVD episodes, Caillou learns what it takes to be an athlete, make a garden, build a scarecrow, and even celebrate Valentine’s Day! 

What a perfect time to watch this, than Spring! Adorable Caillou gets busy after winter. He has so much to look forward to in Spring. Learning always follows Caillou's adventures. That's why kids never get bored of watching this curious little toddler in action. The part about flu really hit home with my son. Not that he liked to watch Caillou sick! But it was something to see how sickness affects a little boy like him and EVEN Caillou stays in bed when he is sick! Little teaching moments fill the episodes and that is why mommy likes it too.

We enjoyed the coloring pages on days when we did not watch Caillou. My son can never get enough of Caillou, in one form or the other!

  THE BEST OF CAILLOU – CAILLOU’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES DVD includes 12 fun-filled outdoor adventures, interactive games, coloring pages and a special message to parents.  Over 4 million households tune in to watch “Caillou” each month.

Street Date:          March 20, 2012
Runtime:        Approximately 100 minutes

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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.

Berenstain Bear's celebrate Easter ( R+G) 3/31 ( US / CAN)

Brother, Sister and Honey Bear learn that there is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans when their Sunday school teacher has them sit in on a play entitled The Easter Story. This new book evokes the true meaning behind Easter as the Bear cubs learn about Jesus' resurrection. Young readers learn that while it is okay to indulge in Easter goodies, they must not forget that salvation is much sweeter than candy.

We have been reading this book for a while now and like always Berenstain Bears are great storytellers! The Easter story is brought to life as the Bear cubs watch a play in their Sunday school.Simple language that brings out some profound truth in an interesting tone with bright and colorful illustrations.

The Berenstain Bears: All Things Bright and Beautiful

 The Bear Cubs learn from Missus Ursula the Sunday school teacher that God's Earth is precious and will stay that way only if we care for it.

Missus Ursula takes the cubs for a walk and boy! there is so much to look and learn. This is a great boo to read as we see new life blossoming all around. God, the creator of all the beautiful things has created everything beautifully and meticulously! A lovely read to remind children of the beauty around us and how to care for it.

Thanks to Zonderkidz, one lucky reader will have the chance to win a copy of the above books!

Review: Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi

 A colorful, inspirational story that will motivate children to aim for the stars!

Poppy the Pig has big dreams—lots of them!

But following her dreams isn’t always easy, and whenever Poppy thinks it might be time to give up, her family reminds her to "Dream Big!" While on a "pig's day out," she has so much fun ice skating that she doesn't even notice those around her who think pigs can't skate…and without even knowing it, she achieves her dream while doing something she loves!

In this funny and inspiring tale that's perfect for a family read-aloud, Poppy realizes she can succeed at anything as long as she believes in herself and has fun doing it!

If I have to give some boost for my child to dream big, I will reach for this book. This was an easy to read, fun and thought provoking story. Poppy worked hard to be a star and finds an opportunity to make it even bigger. It gives the reader an opportunity to know the importance of having the right people in their life to cheer, support and guide you in the pathway to success. As the story unwinds more, the reader will get to see how a smile can make all the difference in the world. Children can also learn how to make and keep friends by simple and thoughtful gestures.

The star of the story is Poppy, a short and chubby pig who follows her dream till the end. The story also has other animal characters from different parts of the world and that definitely adds interesting elements to each turn.

Kristi Yamaguchi was a skating star herself and was inspired to write this book as she was influenced by kids and always dreamed of writing a book.

We are enjoying this book and this is definitely a keeper for many more years to come. Children can always use a helping of encouragement from this sweet story.

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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.

Review: Disney's Treasure Buddies on DVD

Digging Up Adventure, The Buddies Find Themselves Treasure Hunting in Egypt
On January 31, 2012, The Walt Disney Studios proudly unleashes Treasure Buddies, an all-new live action feature for the whole family on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. The 6th film in the Buddies franchise stars everyone’s favorite talking canine superstars Rosebud, B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha and Mudbud, as the pup pack journeys to mysterious Egypt in search of the greatest treasure known to animalkind, the legendary Cat’s Eye jewel, from the lost treasure of Cleocatra! Danger lurks around every secret sphinx, cryptic crypt and puzzling pyramid as Ubasti, a devious cat, schemes to possess the mystical jewel and use its powerful energy to rid the planet of all dogs! With help from new lovable friends Cammy, a baby camel - and a mischievous monkey named Babi - the gang and their new friends avoid booby traps, solve puzzles and explore a mysterious tomb in their most exciting and challenging adventure yet.

The cutest bunch of dogs we have ever seen! They decide to follow their little master all the way to Egypt for the greatest treasure hunt of all times. They cross many hurdles, meet Babi - a monkey who is so fond of things that belongs to others and together explore the tomb. What do they discover? Does everyone make it? The evil eyed cat gives Buddies a hard time but Buddies together deal with the biggest challenges that come their way.

We really liked the way the pets talk. That is some animation with the most natural effects! The story is a great fit for a family to watch together and children will love the animal cast and the thrills that come with it.

Bonus Features:

·       DIGS: B-Dawg Edition – In this fun bonus feature, B-Dawg the hip hop happening pup gives a tour of his home to kid reporter G.
·       “Roam” Music Video – A re-make of The B-52s song performed by Caroline Sunshine, Kenton Duty and Adam Irigoyen from the cast of the Disney Channel hit series “Shake it Up.”

Suggested Retail Prices:   
   2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
  1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
  High Definition Digital = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
Standard Definition Digital = $29.99 U.S /$35.99 Canada
Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.

Filing income taxes gets easier with TurboTax! (+ Giveaway - 2 winners) 3/31 ( Open to Canada)

 Intuit is a one-stop shop for all your tax related needs - be it personal or business. Some of my friends have been using TurboTax for many years. Since it was so highly recommended to me, I decided to use it last year. Even though I used the online tax software, I knew I could trust TurboTax with my information. This year, I am happy to share with you about my tax filing experience and give you some reasons why you should consider choosing TurboTax for filing your taxes.

TurboTax is Canada's #1 best selling software. I chose TurboTax based on reviews from my friends and many people would agree with me.

Is this your first time filing your taxes? Don't be nervous! TurboTax is extremely user-friendly and will prompt you step-by-step on how to enter your information correctly. It guarantees 100% accuracy.The software is designed for use by a person who has no knowledge about tax. You read it right. Been there and I was so glad with my choice of tax software!

Don't have much knowledge on the "how to's" ? TurboTax has got you covered.  
It guarantees you the maximum refund. The software will ask you questions along the way to ensure that you have covered all areas relevant to your file. 

TurboTax provides great support

Here's a scoop of what support you can expect in 2012, a never-before, new and professional support :

  • Free Tax Advice from Real Canadian Tax Professionals. 24/7. They're professional accountants, MBAs and tax professionals who have collectively filed thousands of tax returns for Canadians just like you.
  •  It's not a recording. It’s not a generic web search. It’s personalized guidance from a live, experienced tax professional, designed to give you confidence when it comes to your taxes. And it’s completely FREE.
  •  From February 10th through May 4th 2012, TurboTax Free Tax Advice is available by phone or live chat.
I am sure that EVERYONE will need help and this is kind of support is something really fantastic to have! Great value addition for money.

Do it yourself.Do it from home. It is easy and comfortable to get your papers together at home and pace yourself. Do you spend a lot of time comparing prices of accountants to do your taxes? I feel that they over-charge anyways. Before I discovered TurboTax, I remember not wanting to pay $100 to a company with whom I had to make an appointment and sit and watch them fill the boxes. When I attempted to do it myself, it was so easy and it was definitely a valuable learning experience. Save your time and money!

Are you ready to get started with TurboTax?

I thought it would be neat if we had a giveaway and thanks to the folks at TurboTax , TWO lucky Canadian readers will have the chance to win their own coupons to file their taxes online using NETFILE!

This is a brilliant idea from Seventh Generation. A Breakthrough in reducing use of plastic !

Beginning in March, grocery stores from Save-on-Foods to Loblaw’s will see an intriguing addition as Seventh Generation , the country’s leading non-toxic household product provider, has recently launched the first recyclable and compostable laundry container.

The new detergent packaging is made of an outer shell of 70 percent recycled cardboard fibers and 30 percent old newspaper fibers. By using 66 percent less plastic than typical 100 ounce Seventh Generation has been able to conserve mass amounts of plastic and emissions. If every household in Canada used the new 1.47 litre cardboard detergent carton instead of a 1.47 litre plastic bottle, in ONE YEAR we would avoid 24,000 tonnes of GHG , which is the equivalent of removing 7,000 cars from the road for one year. 

If we can have juice, milk in recyclable boxes, why not liquid detergent? 

About The Bottle
  • The new Natural 4X Laundry Detergent packs twice as much cleaning punch in the industry’s most innovative package—a unique new bottle made from (wait for it…) recycled paper that you can recycle or compost yourself!
  • This ground-breaking outer shell of rugged fiberboard made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper (70% old cardboard and 30% old newspapers), also contains a recyclable #4 plastic liner and a recyclable #5 spout and cap that hold the detergent and makes sure only your laundry gets soaped.
  • The new packaging system—fiber bottle, pouch, spot and cap—uses 66% less plastic than conventional 100 oz. 2X detergent bottles yet cleans the same number of loads. (It takes up less space in your reusable shopping bags and laundry room, too.)
  • New bottle’s 100% post-consumer content closes the recycling loop. It’s both recycled and recyclable in curbside bins. Our bottle gives this waste a second life and then some—the fibers we use can be recycled up to seven times.
  • The recycled cardboard uses 25% less energy to make and releases fewer sulfur dioxide emissions. Each ton also saves nine cubic yards of landfill space and 46 gallons of petroleum. The bottle’s plastic liner can be recycled in any plastic bag recycling bin.

 l really look forward to checking this out in person to see how this bottle feels.

Make sure you look for this bottle next time when you shop for laundry detergent!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. It is purely my love for environmentally friendly products that motivated me to post this information. The content in solely based on the information provided by the PR firm.

A mom''s take on 2012 Spring Collection from Geox

Geox has been one of my personal favorites for my son ever since he took his first steps. They were of such great quality and worth every penny spent. We do not compromise on quality when it comes to footwear, especially for little feet that needs space to grow.Geox has the best shoes for children!

Another reason that I chose Geox as my son's first pair was because of their technology that makes their shoes breathable. Geox shoes are also called as " shoes that breathe". This mommy has recommended Geox to many other mommies and their kids love Geox shoes. Our latest addition is the shoes that light up! I bought it one size up and sonny CANNOT wait to wear them! 

I had the chance to attend the media preview of the Geox Spring Collection and here's a sneak peek of their colorful Spring Collection for 2012. I loved that they had bright reds for kids!

 Geox has all the beautiful spring colors in their collection. If you want footwear that will give you total comfort while adding a splash of color to your outfit, you should consider choosing Geox. 

Ever since I started having back and knee problems, I am all for quality over style. Honestly, as a mom who needs to be on my feet through the day, I need to rely on comfortable, good quality shoes that will carry me around. Plus, it has to be durable. I find all my conditions satisfied in Geox shoes and they add style and color too! They are an expensive brand but I do not regret paying when I know that I will be comfortable all day in them. They hold up very well even when used everyday.

They also carry a huge collection for all of you who adore high heeled shoes.

I have my eyes set on a cool pair of sneakers from Geox! I can take on summer in full speed with these shoes!

 Everyone in the family can walk in comfort with Geox! They are suitable for work and just for a quick trip to the store. 

Have you tried Geox?

Disclosure: I received a discount for a store purchase.No monetary compensation was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.

Kelloggs - An easy and healthy way to start a day!

 I love Cereal not only for health benefits but for the ease with which I can make ( or pour?!) it. From my very early years, Kelloggs has provided families with tasty and healthy choice for breakfast. 

I take pride in being a part of the Kelloggers Network and will be sharing my thoughts with you from time to time on different products from Kelloggs.

 I received a box which contained the following products from Kelloggs - Cinnamon Pops, Brown Rice Krispies, Mini Wheats, All Bran Cereal Bars, Rice Krispies Bars in Strawberry and Cocoa.We also received 2 bowls with the roosters!

The Brown Rice Krispies is wonderful to have among all the sweetened cereal. It neutralizes your taste buds midweek. I also liked the fact that they are made with brown rice. I thought that it would be easy to identify this box at a store if Kelloggs would change the colour of the box into a light brown? I have to closely look for " brown" in the box or I will be bringing home a different cereal.

I loved the Cinnamon Pops as I am fond of cinnamon flavor. My son didn't seem to like it all that much. Maybe the cinnamon was a bit strong for him. I didn''t find it to be too sweet, just right.

Mini Wheats Centries are little bundles with fruit flavored filling inside. Personally, I prefer the plain ones over the centries. My son seemed to love them! He calls them "pillow" cereal as they resemble mini pillows. 

My favorite was the All-Bran Cereal bars in orange-cranberry flavor. They are crispy, crunchy, mildly sweet with just a tinge of orange-cranberry flavor. They give me so much energy and I always carry them in my bag to work. Truly, this was the winner of all!

The Rice Krispies in strawberry and cocoa flavor, was all gone even before I got around to asking my son if he liked them and wanted some more. Doesn''t that say it all? Here''s more from my son - " Rice Krispies are the best!".

We will continue buying Kelloggs as it makes my breakfast easy and healthy! 

My son loved the cereal bowl and asked why the rooster was not on any other cereal boxes?! Good question. 

My request to Kelloggs

It would also be nice if Kelloggs  mentioned on the cereal box where our food comes from. 
" Imported for ..." is all that is mentioned. I hope it is not from somewhere I do not want it to come from like most things are coming from ! Instead of leaving it to our imagination, it would be nice if it read something like " Product of ......" or " Manufactured in ......". 

Kelloggs, is that something worth considering?

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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Review: Adventures of Tintin on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 13, 2012

Based on One of the World’s Most Beloved Characters, Critically-Acclaimed Adaptation Debuts on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 13, 2012

 The incomparable team of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson brings the world-renowned stories of Hergé to life in the rollicking and wildly imaginative THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, bursting onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD (all with UltraViolet™), On Demand and for Digital Download on March 13, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Winner of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN has been called “a grand thrill ride of a treasure hunt” (New York Post) and the “most delightful dose of pure entertainment since Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).  Featuring groundbreaking and visually-stunning motion capture animation, an outstanding cast of voice talent headed by Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig, and a thrilling story filled with non-stop action, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a must-own film that the entire family will enjoy watching again and again.

Tintin was one of my favorite comics as far as I can remember. Seeing it come alive on screen is the best thing!

 From paper to big screen, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a spectacular journey filled with thrilling adventures shared by Tintin, Snowy and Haddock. They are an awesome trio who in their quest to find the lost ship eventually discover more than just a ship. Taking leads from clues, the treasure hunt takes them on high tides and leaves them in the wide blue ocean. Will they survive the wild waters of the ocean? Will they overcome the bearded villain? What is the secret inside the mansion? All the answers are brought to life on big screen with outstanding animation. We are all in appreciation and applause for the excellent animation that this movie has!

We also received the compass, magnifying glass, a fantastic globe and a little golden colored sac with gold coin chocolates!  My son found them to be of great value to his addition of treasures. What more do you need to go on a treasure hunt! We were also an adorable little Snowy to join in the adventure. My son thinks that Snowy will make a great detective!

My husband had his eyes glued to the screen for the entire movie. It is definitely a highly entertaining motion picture. We loved the set-up, backdrops and though it is not exactly comical, it is very aptly produced so that the story looks good on screen. We hope to see more adventures of Tintin!

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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.

Anchor Bay Entertainment's Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Best of Wubbzy: Fans’ Choice DVD

Have you watched  Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!? 
Me? I have not yet watched it. That means my little boy hasn't dragged me onto the couch to watch it with him or just that he hasn't watched it either. But that's about to change!
We will soon be reviewing and featuring this title ( psst..and Chugginton is joining us too) ! 
In the meanwhile, the folks from Anchor Bay Entertainment are running a promotion for this catchy title and need your help to choose the best episode.
If your child is a fan of this show, ask them about their favorite episode (you'll be surprised at how will kids can remember their shows!) and take a moment to vote on their behalf.
Visit the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Facebook page, and vote for your favorite episode out of the twelve choices (each represented by a very colorful piece of Wubbzy art!)!  The episodes that earn the most votes will be compiled in a very special Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! "Fans' Choice" DVD that will be available in stores nationwide later this year!
So please be sure to vote!  Click here (open until March 31, 2012)

Centuries - Epoque Espresso Gift Set 4 pieces from KAHLA ( + Giveaway!) 3/31 ( CAN only)

 I had featured the Touch! line from Kahla last Christmas and it is holding up to it's word on quality. 

KAHLA has many beautiful collections that have their own names. I got to review the Epoque Espresso Set from the Centuries collection.

Barbara Schmidt on the concept for Centuries:"I have loved porcelain ever since I was a child. It is a wonderful material, which is shaped into objects that are part of our daily lives. To rediscover it time and again is a pleasure. The idea of Centuries was to reinterpret trusted motifs and textures and to integrate them into KAHLA porcelain concepts for the present day. This isn‘t your standard dinner service; it‘s a colorful selection of beautiful objects that enrich their users with endless possible combinations."
Four design lines are part of Centuries: Thuringia, Mirasol, Feston and Époque.

Époque:Historical handles meet porcelain of the present day. Rich dynamic ornamentation marries reduced design. From the KAHLA design books we chose a handle each from the Classicism, Neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau era. With playfully ironic ease, these handles add a little lustre of bygone times to 21st century cups and jugs.

As much as I love colorful packing paper, I am not particularly fond of the task itself. This white espresso set comes neatly and colorfully packed in this box. No cutting and sticking work for me. Zilch. Just tie a ribbon if you want to gift it.

What I loved the most about this set was the unique design of the saucer. It definitely stands out. There is a little spot to place the cup and that extra space on the side can be for a sweet cookie to go with your beverage! That is indeed a SWEET idea!  This set has awesome functionality and the design is really wonderful and well thought of. Kudos to designer Barbara!

 The contents of the box are 2 cups and 2 saucers. You can buy this set for $37 from .

The cups have very comfortable handles and sometimes my little son likes to drink his milk in this cup, all feeling like a grown up. I would highly recommend this set for its class and quality as a gift or just yourself.

Thanks to Kahla and , one lucky Canadian reader will have the chance to win this Centuries - Epoque Espresso Gift Set 4 pieces from KAHLA.

2012 Hasbro''s Easter Specials for children!

Hasbro has some sweet toys for kids this Easter! 

Easter is a joyous occasion and we celebrate Easter not just as a tradition but in true spirit. So be it Easter or Christmas, I ensure that I talk to my son about why we celebrate these days. 

Toys, books and fun activities are always a part of the understanding I try to imbibe. This year as I help my son understand the true meaning of Easter, we will play and hunt for some eggs at home! Thanks to Hasbro, I can do it all amazingly well within a budget sans candies.

We were sent a pack of fun toys and you can see them in action!


Potato figure comes with 1 pair of eyes, 1 nose, 1 mouth, 1 pair of bunny ears, 2 arms, 1 pair of pants with feet and basket of eggs. 


Who doesn''t love this man? Sorry Mrs.Potato Head but we just have to admit that we love Mr more as he looks terribly cute with bunny years! My little boy has a lot of ideas for Mr. He has made a lot of combination emotions and it was a great conversation starter to talk about " feelings". Nice toy and good quality that will withstand tough play.

Make silly faces and don''t forget to capture the pose!  

Camera + Mr.Potato Head = Winning combo!

This will a great addition for an Easter Basket. My son understands more now and we have started to talk about the real meaning of Easter during our story time. We have many colorfully illustrated Bibles at home to read to him and he enjoys reading time with Mommy. These eggs will be a fantastic fun element to add to the theme. The 4 eggs pack are a neat treat for a child! My son will be giving one egg each for his friends at his preschool! 

Two stampers each come with two ounces of PLAY-DOH Modeling Compound. There are infinite things to do with Play-Doh. Now you can stamp fun shapes with these Bunny & Chick Stampers. Nice activity for Easter themed party.


These pastel-coloured egg containers hold a special surprise inside: each one is filled with PLAY-DOH Modeling Compound. Perfect for egg hunts, these fun egg containers and their PLAY-DOH Modeling Compound let you shape, mold and create anything you can imagine!

Ten eggs each come filled with one ounce of PLAY-DOH Modeling Compound. 

I think these eggs are fantastic for an egg hunt. They also come in a cute little box so it can be used an Easter gift for a friend. They come in different pastel colors with play-doh inside. Definitely a creative option to me instead of filling eggs with candies. This will be my son''s first egg hunt and he won''t find candy in eggs, for sure!

All the above toys are available at leading retailers across Canada. 

The above featured toys are very affordable and children can enjoy Easter eggs without sugar!

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