Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kulae green yoga set at {Natural} Mommie

Today kicks off the Spring Giveaway at {Natural} Mommie! I'm excited! And the first giveaway prize is an eco-friendly yoga mat set (mat and bag - nice!) from Kulae. These mats are "100% biodegradeable eco yoga mat that has no PVC, no latex, no rubber (that means NO allergies)"! Wow. Ends March 28!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hip-T at Mommy's Quiet Time - ends tonight!

Quick! Get your booty over to Mommy's Quiet Time and enter to win a Hip-T! What's a Hip-T? Well it goes around your hips and covers the gap when you get mid-drift. No more half-moons! Brilliant. Well, what are you waiting for?!

Snorg Tees at Fairy Blog Mother

I like Snorg Tees. :) They make me laugh. I can totally picture my DH in the "Don't Act Like You're Not Impressed" or the "If you find this on the ground, it's probably because WE'RE GOING STREAKING!"
Anyway. You can enter to win one of Snorg's amusing tees at Fairy Blog Mother. You know you want to. Ends April 12.

Ecostore products from Grab Bag Reviews & Hip Mama's Place

Grab Bag Reviews is giving us a chance to win two great EcoStore products: Ecostore's Dish Liquid and Laundry Liquid. These products are green cleaners, gotta love it. Enter by the 1st of April!


You can win a $25 gift certificate to Ecostore USA from Hip Mama's Place to pick whatever you want! Choose from cleaning products, baby products, and some great looking soaps and shampoos. Nice! Enter this one by the 26th of March!

Baby Dipper

This is just a really old post where I was hoping to win a Baby Dipper. I didn't. The end!

Giggles bib at My Organized Chaos

I haven't seen bibs like these before - they have some really fun patterns to choose from, like the glitter bib for your little glamourpuss, and the bubbles bibs. My Organized Chaos is giving away a Giggles Bib in the Goldfish pattern! Enter by the 28th of March.

The Ultimate Blog Party has begun!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Click the link on the sidebar or the banner above to check out the Ultimate Blog Party! There are prizes and a chance to virtually meet bloggers from all over the place. It runs for a whole week, starting today, the 20th of March!

While you're here let me introduce myself. I'm a work-at-home wannabe-mom living in Canada with my DH and my DDog! When I say wannabe, we're TTC so hopefully I can join the mom club soon. Working at home is great - no commute! - but it is very distracting with all the great blogs out there to read! I really like meeting other women and making friends in the virtual world. I recently started this blog, mostly to provide a source for Canadian women, new parents in particular, to find bloggy giveaways that are open to Canadians. I hadn't come across such a thing in my wandering online so decided to start one. I hope you enjoy your visit here and find something interesting! And have fun at the UBP 2009!

If you're just discovering UBP, check out the prizes here! There is a separate list for prizes for International as well as a list for prizes for US and Canadian entrants. Some of the prizes I was most excited about unfortunately are on the US only list - hey sponsors, if you're reading, Canadians get excited about prizes too! We're not that far away!

Some of the party prizes and what my top picks would be if I win...
1. USC 35 - a Hotslings pouch-style baby sling and nursing cover combo.
2. USC 66 - $50.00 Gift Certificate to the online maternity and baby boutique, Madre Gear.
3. USC 11 - See Kai Run baby/toddler shoes

Beyond that, I also would be very happy to win (all USC) 3, 12, 26, 46 and 55, in no particular order!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fat Quarters on Daffodillhill Too

For any fabric aficionados out there, and I know there are lots of them, Daffodilhill Too is giving away four fat quarters from her Etsy Shop! Really cute prints. I could see these making great quilt pieces or little zippered pouches...well, the possibilities are endless.
She draws the winner tomorrow, March 20, so get over there to enter!

James Patterson audiobook from At Home With Books!

I listen to audiobooks every single day during the week, while I'm working. I have a great job that allows me to do this! So I go through a lot of audiobooks. I can't tell you how nice it is to be read to while you get things done at work. It's great!

I usually hit the library for these but here is a chance to win Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge on cd! I have read most of Patterson's Alex Cross series and I really enjoy them. Enter on the At Home With Books blog for your chance to win, ends April 2nd. This would also be great for summer road trips (maybe not if you have little kids in the car though).

Miracle Blanket

The Miracle Industries Miracle (swaddling) blanket I can't endorse this through personal experience (yet) but I've heard great things and read lots of positive reviews. Apparently it helps baby sleep, always a good thing for exhausted parents.

I actually had a random stranger enthuse over these to me when I was out crib shopping!

FuzziBunz at Mommies with Cents!

Mommies with Cents is hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to FuzziBunz! FuzziBunz makes cloth diapering systems (that sounds complicated, I don't think it really is!). These diapers are not only more economical and environmentally friendly than disposables, they are easy to use and stylin'! Daily entry, ends March 25th!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jack and Lily shoes

Jack and Lily shoes come in some great designs. These zebras are cute - I hadn't noticed them the last time I checked out Jack and Lily!

See Kai Run at A Family Completed!

One more chance to win a pair of baby/toddler shoes of your choice from See Kai Run's regular line or Smaller line! Head over to A Family Completed by the 1st of April for your chance to win! Lots of extra entry opportunities too - though there are a lot of entries already for this giveaway!

Cottonseed basics at BabyLuxe

Cottonseed has solid basics (onesies, tees and pants) for tots. Enter to win your choice of basics (they have an amazing range of 24 colours) over at BabyLuxe! Enter by the 24th, I think, as the draw is on the 25th!

Naturepedic mattress for baby at My Organized Chaos

You may have heard of Naturepedic for mattresses for grown-ups, but did you know they also make crib mattresses, changing pads and cradle/bassinet pads? Naturepedic mattresses are organic, hypo-allergenic, phthalate-free and super comfy. Naturepedic and My Organized Chaos are giving away the 'No-Compromise' Organic Cotton Ultra crib mattress. Enter by the 28th of March!

Win $15 at Threadless Tees from Your Mama Reviews!

Think $15 doesn't sound like much? Think again! You can get THREE tees from Threadless in their $5 sale, on until the 23rd. And this giveaway from Your Mama Reviews for $15 is on until Friday March 20th, so if you win you have all weekend to browse and buy! I adore the Take a Hike design. Five bucks!! I think even if I don't win I'll be all over this one.
They have kids', men's and women's shirts!

See Kai Run at Mummy Deals!

I think by now every online mom has heard about See Kai Run. Maybe not? They're super cute baby shoes (Smaller), toddler shoes (See Kai Run) and kid shoes (Eleven).

Mummy Deals is giving away a pair of the winner's choice from the Smaller or See Kai Run lines! Head on over by the 22nd of March to enter!

Green to Grow bottles at Your Mama Reviews

Your Mama Reviews has paired up with The Soft Landing to give away two Green to Grow bottles and a package of nipples to a lucky reader! Green to Grow bottles are BPA-free and awfully cute. They have a regular mouth and a wide mouth version, and nipples are available with different flow rates for different ages. Nice! Enter by the 24th of March.

Baby Grins Giveaway at My Moms View

BabyGrins is another Canadian store featuring baby and toddler products. They carry Boon items, baby carriers and diaper bags/accessories, some lovely quilts and lots of other stuff - feeding, bathing, sleeping and toys, products for mom and dad - they even have a resource page with information about baby sign language programs across Canada! Definitely a site to look at for Canadian moms and moms-to-be.
BabyGrins is giving away $25 to a lucky My Moms View reader! Enter by the 31st, draw on April 1st.

Stainless steel sippy at Glimpse

I would not have expected a company called Better Baby Bums to carry stainless steel sippy bottles, but I learned that they carry all sorts of good stuff beyond diapers - "from diapering to feeding and everything in between". Plus it's a Canadian company! One thing you should check out while you're there: the many options for cloth and compostable, chlorine-free diapers.
Glimpse is hosting a giveaway for a Watergeeks 12oz stainless steel sippy; enter by the 25th! While this would be great for kids it would also be great for adults on the go.

Spoiled Mama skin care at Life Starring Ellie & Eve

Expecting or afterward, pregnancy can have some unfortunate effects on the belly skin! Stretch marks are pretty common and hard to avoid. Spoiled Mama aims to help with those marks with their skin care line just for bumps. And Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway (as part of her awesome March Maternity Jamboree) for a "Best of Bump" sampler set, which includes:
  • 1/2 oz. Tummy Butter
  • 1 oz Bump Gloss
  • 1 oz Extreme Mama Creme
  • 10% coupon for Future Purchase
Sounds like a great little treat! I also love that it's vegan-friendly.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trendy Tadpole at Jamie's Precious Peas

Win your choice of shirt or onesie from Trendy Tadpole! This is not just a baby giveaway; they have women's shirts too! I like this Japanese Bird onesie, but it was a hard choice. There are some great designs!

This giveaway is hosted by Jamie's Precious Peas and ends on March 26th.

By the way, if you are a US blogger, check out the Trendy Tadpole site for an opportunity to receive a free shirt by blogging about TT. No such offer for Canadians.

CozyCare Cape at Parents Gear

One more chance to win a CozyCare Cape - or mat, or cap, your choice - from Spa Time Baby! This time it's Parents Gear hosting the giveaway. These are brilliant for bath time. I can't wait to receive my CozyCare Mat in Ducky Bubbles that is coming my way, and I really do want the matching Cape! Maybe I'll be lucky - or maybe you will! Enter by the 22nd of March!

Maya Wrap Organic baby sling at Mommies with Cents

Here's your chance to win a ring sling from Maya Wrap. This time it's one from their Organic line - I love the Aqua Sea Glass sling, how pretty! Head over to Mommies with Cents to enter - daily entry, ends the 23rd!

DaBib at A Psych Mommy

When you go over to A Psych Mommy's site, you will have to check out how cute her little 'Bean' is in his DaBib! What a sweetie. Anyway, she is hosting a giveaway for a DaBib. These look like really well-thought out bibs with features like waterproof backing, a crumb catcher, and a neckline that prevents spills down the neck. Enter by the 26th!
Please note this has changed since I posted it to be a US-only contest (Thanks for letting me know, Nelly!)

Luckily there are lots of other contests for us Canadians to enter.

Try this one at Moms Most Wanted for two readers to win a three-pack of Bumkins Superbibs! It also ends the 26th. :)

$30 at The Children's Place at Barefoot Mommy!

If you have never been to The Children's Place, you are missing out. This store is jam-packed with trendy, quality clothing for kids. I love it and I've only been shopping for nieces and nephews so far. You could win a $30 gift card at The Children's Place over at Barefoot Mommy! Please note they only ship to the US. That said if there's a store near you (there are a few here in Ontario) you can use the card in store.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Win Fuzzibunz at A Psych Mommy

I'm irrationally excited about this giveaway for THREE fuzzibunz cloth diapers! My DH is SO against cloth diapers and I am SO for! Since I am not fooled by his empty promises and know it will most likely be me doing the diaper changes, I think I overrule the man. And if I can win the cloth diapers that destroys his argument about price (not that his argument really works anyway if you do the research)!
Okay, anyway, here's a great giveaway at A Psych Mommy, you can enter daily until the 26th (please read rules for entry requirements)!

Mei Tai Baby Carrier at Barefoot Mommy

Barefoot Mommy and Parenting by Nature are giving away a Kozy Mei Tai baby carrier. I take issue with the spelling, but not with the product! This looks like a great carrier. Parenting by Nature is a Canadian company - nice to see a website priced in Canadian dollars for a change, and that actually ships to Canada... I hate when I find a great product and then discover 'they' won't ship it here! 'k, rant over!

You can enter to win one in your choice of in-stock fabric - giveaway ends March 30 so there's lots of time.

Blog HTML anyone?

I've been messing with my template HTML... Added another sidebar (which I wanted) but now I don't like how the main body is pressed right up against the sidebars. I want some breathing room between them and I'm not sure how to do that.

Anyone know where in the Minima template I need to change values to get some space there?

Deadworry Babydoll top at Life Starring Ellie & Eve

This top is great for maternity, or for the rest of us :) I think baby dolls are so flattering - they are swingy and cute! Deadworry has some really nice looking clothing for the whole family in their Etsy shop, as well as bags and undies! Life Starring Ellie & Eve is hosting a giveaway for a Hummingbird Babydoll.

Posh Pastries

These are Bullfrogs & Butterflies Posh Pastries! The gift pack includes a Gerber organic onesie 3-6 mo, a pale yellow Gerber burp cloth and three reusable cotton terry wipes. This would make a great baby shower gift! I love the packaging. The Layette Bouquets that Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby Boutique has are gorgeous, too!

Method at Hip Mama's Place - last day!

This is the last day to enter to win a Method cleaning product prize pack from Hip Mama's Place! I absolutely love Method's glass shower cleaner and use it daily. We also use the wood cleaner and it leaves our living room tables looking nice and clean. Method products are non-toxic and earth-friendly (plus they actually work, and they smell great!). The prize pack up for grabs also has promo items from the new movie Sunshine Cleaning!

Peaz in a Pod at My Mom's View

Peaz in a Pod is a Canadian company making baby blankets, pacifier clips, nursing covers and mom jewellery. My Mom's View is hosting a giveaway for Canadians only (yay!) to win the item of your choice from Peaz in a Pod!
I like the reversible, machine-washable blankets. They're generously sized at 35" square, and made of soft flannel. Enter by the 29th of March!

Kushies and fuzzibunz at Mom Giveaways

Mom Giveaways is hosting a giveaway for a cute Kushies activity garden toy and three fuzzibunz cloth diapers! Wow! Ends March 25th. This would be a great one to win!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Jack and Lily shoes at Annie's Home!

Ah! Another chance to win a pair of the sailboats (my choice) or any other pair you like from Jack and Lily's collection of baby shoes! Head over to Annie's Home by the 30th to enter!

CozyCare Cape at Two of a Kind

Here's another giveaway for a CozyCare Cape from Spa Time Baby at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House! I do think these are a good idea. Enter by the 21st!

Heads up! Pregnancy Party at The Family Loop!

The Family Loop's Pregnancy Party started today with the Superfly Lullabies bib (previous post)!
They will "be reviewing some of the most stylish maternity clothing and some of the most practical products for your pregnancy. And of course, there will be giveaways!!" Sounds exciting! I've got the Pregnancy Party button over there in the 'On Now' section :)

Superfly Lulliabies bib at The Family Loop

Superfly Lullabies is a Canadian mom's store on Etsy. You should check out the adorable bibs, blankets, hoodies and more that she makes! If you like what you see (and who wouldn't!), enter to win a bib of your choice from her Etsy store at The Family Loop!

Shoo Shoos at Sweet n Sassy Girls

Quick! This one ends March 17th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of Shoo Shoos - they're awfully cute and would be great for your baby or as a baby shower gift! The giveaway is hosted by Sweet n Sassy Girls.

Fortune Tootsies Giveaway at The Posh Passy

The Posh Passy: Fortune Tootsies Giveaway On until the 28th, you could win some truly adorable baby socks in a little take-away container... with fortunes printed on the bottom! How cute is that?!

Heads up! {Natural} Mommie Spring Giveaway Event!

{Natural} Mommie is hosting a great big giveaway event of prizes for mama and baby. I'm talking "eco-friendly, natural, organic and fabulous giveaway prizes!" A whole month's worth of DAILY prizes! So mark your calendar for March 21st, when it starts (or keep your eye on my 'On Now' section in the right sidebar).

Meanwhile just to get all us bloggers excited she is hosting a giveaway for a $25 Starbucks card if you blog about the event! Enter here for that and do keep watching her site for more!

Fabric giveaway at MandMStudio

I love fabric. I have loads of it - it's turned into a collection. I can't even throw out scraps because "one day" I'm going to use it! And I have every intention of doing baby quilts for my three (!) pregnant friends! Here's a giveaway for four yards of fabric from the MandMStudio Etsy shop. That's a LOT of fabric - what a generous giveaway! Enter on the MandMStudio blog by the 20th for your chance to win.

BabyBug shoes at The Shopping Mama

When in doubt, buy handmade! BabyBug Designs on Etsy (love Etsy!) has some really cute Ultrasuede shoes for babies. And you can enter to win a pair of your choice (up to $19.50) at The Shopping Mama! I like the little two-colour athletic shoes. So cute! Enter by the 3rd of April for your chance to win

CozyCare Cape at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls

Bathtime for baby can sometimes turn into bathtime for mum or dad, too, with water going everywhere! The CozyCare Cape from Spa Time Baby is a towel you wear like a great big bib, keeping you dry when you bathe and pick up a wet little one. Great idea! You can enter to win one over at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls! Giveaway ends on the 22nd of March.

I was lucky enough to win a CozyCare Mat from Shannon Blogs Here! I picked the Ducky Bubbles mat. I can't wait until it arrives. So I'd love to win a matching CozyCare Cape!

Fresh Baby at Nurse Mommy

I have posted about the Fresh Baby So Easy feeding kit before. Here's another chance to win a kit for making your own baby food, from Nurse Mommy. Enter by the 22nd of March!

Favors With Love at My Organized Chaos

Someone's going to win a $50 gift certificate to Favors With Love at My Organized Chaos! This store has everything from wedding favors to baby gifts, and lots in between.

I like these little place card holders that look like birds' nests. So cute and perfect for spring!

Enter by the 23rd of March!