Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Road Tripping With Shell V-Power {Contest & Giveaway}

There is nothing I love quite as much as a road trip! My husband and I actually started dating while on a road trip across Canada and ever since then, I feel a sense of adventure whenever I hit the road. It's so nice to roll the windows down, crank the radio up and see what the road has in store for you. Shell is currently celebrating that adventurous, road tripping spirit with an amazing contest.

Whether you’ve been on a road trip across Canada or cruising to your local watering hole, we bet you’ve been on some exciting drives this summer. That’s why Shell just launched the Shell V-Power Formula for Driving Excitement Contest--to honour and discover the best drives in Canada.

From now until September 9, casual road trippers and driving enthusiasts can enter to win a chance to make their exciting drive a reality at One Grand Prize winner will receive a week-long luxury car rental and a year’s worth of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline. 

This is my dream prize! I would use the car rental to spend a week driving through the mountains between Jasper and Banff, exploring all the hidden treasures of the Rocky Mountains. Free gas for a year would be incredible and even better that it's Shell V-Power - the best of the best! Entering is really fun and easy. You actually get to design your ideal road trip by choosing your car, scenery, soundtrack and more. Head on over and enter today.

So, how would you use this amazing grand prize if you were the lucky winner?

Shell has generously offered a giveaway for my Canadian readers. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Shell gift card to use towards their next road trip! To enter just fill out the form below. All entries are optional so you can do as many or as few as you want but the more ways you enter, the better your chances. Be sure to come back for your free entry each day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Latest Kellogg's Innovations {Giveaway}

This is the first day back to school for my kids. That means we are back on a real schedule. We have to get up and get moving much quicker than we have been for a few months. Since I am not a morning person at all, we tend to rely on the speed and convenience of cereal on school mornings. Thank goodness Kellogg's has us covered!
When the latest box of Kellogg's innovations arrived on my doorstep, I was really happy to see some exciting developments in the cereal products. Not only is Kellogg's Krave now available in a family size package, but Special K Original has an updated recipe. Don't worry it's still deliciously crunchy. Rice Krispies has introduced Multi-Grain Shapes - a fun, delicious cereal that has no artificial flavours or colours and is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

I was really surprised (and excited!) to find Pringles in my box. Did you know they make Tortilla chips now? And not only regular tortilla chips, they've introduced three flavours - Original, Zesty Ranch  and Nacho Cheese. The Original flavour is perfect for dipping in salsa but also good enough to eat on it's own. I am currently addicted to the Nacho Cheese flavour and can't get enough. They are loaded with cheesy goodness! No one in my house is a fan of ranch flavour on anything, so we passed those on to a friend, but judging from the others, I'm sure they are yummy if you're into ranch.
Look at all that flavour!

Kellogg's has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. They will be sending a box of these latest goodies to the lucky winner. If you want a chance to win, just fill out the form below and you could be rockin' a Pringles t-shirt before you know it! All entries are optional and be sure to come back each day for your free daily entry.

*Disclosure-I received the products mentioned free of charge. Opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another Summer Comes To A Close #KinderMom

Everyone always says it, but this summer really did fly by! We stuck around home for the most part this summer with a few road trips thrown in to keep things interesting. We made great use of the new splash park built in our neighbourhood, spent lots of time with friends and explored some new areas of Alberta. We did tons of fishing, a bit of hiking and spent some time out on the ATV. Of course the biggest highlight is yet to come...we will be ending the summer with a bang this coming Monday when we get to see Katy Perry in concert! This is definitely a summer we will remember for a long time to come.

At the beginning of the summer, I worried we would regret not traveling but that wasn't the case. I really enjoyed having no big travel plans this year. It made for a laid back, spontaneous time filled with fun and smiles. If your summer was full of smiles too, you may want to check out the latest innovation from KINDER.

This summer, KINDER introduced a new “photo-strip” app that you can access right on their facebook page. It’s really easy to use and gives you a cute photo keepsake. I made this photo strip full of smiles using the app in under a minute! I kept mine simple but you can add some fun and silly frames and filters that are sure to make your kids giggle. It’s just a few simple steps:

Step 1: Fan KINDER on Facebook
Step 2: Start your photo-strip
Step 3: Upload your photos
Step 4: Choose a fancy KINDER frame
Step 5: Choose a filter (make yourself look silly)
Step 6: Save & share

Add #kindersmiles to any photo-strip and you can see your smile in the app’s gallery view.

What was the highlight of your summer?

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back To School With Dudley

It's that time of year again. The kids are getting ready to head back to school and I'm running from store to store trying to get everything they need. I'm always looking for products that are practical, stylish and good value. Thank goodness Dudley provides all three in their innovative products! They have a full line of products that any student would be proud to own. The latest items Dudley has introduced are the FULLY LOADED Lunch and the Load N Lock Pencil Pod and I received both to try out.

The Load N Lock Pencil Pod is the best pencil case I've ever seen! It is a hard shell to protect your supplies and keep them all in one place. The top section (where it's clear) is easy to access with a flip of the lid - great for pencils, erasers and the like. The bottom part can be locked with the built-in combination lock to keep your items secure - perfect for calculators, phones or any item you want to keep private. There are even elasticized bands to hold these items in place. The Pencil Pod comes in a wide variety of colours and retails for $14.99.
The FULLY LOADED Lunch is a lunch bag that's perfect for school or work. The first thing I noticed about this bag is that it seems compact but it is huge inside! There's tons of room for lunch, snacks and beverages. It is fully insulated inside and has a mesh pocket to hold your more fragile food in place. The bag itself is very sturdy and the handle is thick and rubberized making it really comfortable to carry. There are mesh pockets and zipper compartments on the outside to conveniently carry any small items you may be taking with you. The mesh pockets are also great to slip notes in to if your kids need a little reminder about something or if you just want to brighten their day with some words of encouragement! This item also retails for $14.99.
Dudley is hosting a sweepstakes over on their facebook page where you vote for the Outfit of the Day for your chance to win back to school prizes. The grand prize is a $500 back-to-school shopping spree and an assortment of Dudley products. The sweepstakes ends on August 31st so head over there quickly and get your vote in!

*Disclosure - I received the items mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Spend A Night With The Other Woman {Review}

With summer in full swing, I've been watching a lot of kids movies and have been craving some more mature entertainment. Thanks goodness for the recent release of The Other Woman on blu-ray and DVD! I had a great time watching Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann master the art of revenge when they find out they are being cheated on by the same man. It's the perfect movie to watch with a group of girlfriends or your husband. If he needs some convincing just mention the scene with Kate Upton running in a bikini and I'm sure he'll come around.

This movie is unpredictable and loaded with physical comedy. The actresses have great chemistry and wonderful comedic timing. A few scenes are a bit over the top but that's part of the fun. The laughs continue after the movie is over with several of deleted scenes and a gag reel so be sure to check out the bonus feature. The Other Woman is available on blu-ray, DVD and digital HD now!
Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him! 

Pick up your copy today!

*I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.