Thursday, April 8, 2010

Two things you need to know about.

1: For my Toronto area readers (and online shoppers too!), the super fashionable store My Bump is having a 4th Anniversary Sale on April 17th!

This is really something to get excited about. My Bump carries some of my favourite mama and baby brands (yes, despite still being in the 'trying to conceive' stage, I have favourite brands - I've spent 18 months now researching and trying out products!).

Here are the details:
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday the 18th
25 % OFF All Spring/Summer Maternity & Breastfeeding Fashions
(sweet! They have gorgeous stuff from Boob Maternity, Momzelle and more!)

Door Prizes & Free cupcakes for first 50 customers.
Yes! Free cupcakes!
If you can't make it to the store on the sale weekend (it's at 944 Kingston Road, in Toronto), for the entire month of May you can still get 15% OFF all new spring/summer fashions.

And if you aren't in the area, online shoppers get free shipping in May!

That's #1.

2:EcoMom is having an Egg Hunt (on until April 15th! There's still time!) on their website with three prizes of a $25 gift certificate! Another great store with products for mom, baby and dad too. Just find the 12 eggs on their website, drop a quick email, and you're in. Details here. There are lots of eco-friendly goodies here that you could buy with $25!

And, a little heads up - I'll be doing a review and giveaway for EcoMom sometime soon!

For the record, I wasn't paid for this post or anything... These are just two cool stores I am happy to support.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Skin MD Coupon Code! and, me prattling on.

Remember that review I did of Skin MD Natural a while ago? I'm still really happy with this product (my bottle is down to the last few drops after twice-daily use for 4 months!), and also happy to share a coupon code with you! If you use the code LATEST at the Skin MD website, you can get 20% off the purchase price! Sweet!

This is a brand new code so if it isn't working yet, give it a few hours - it will be soon! The coupon code expires on May 8th, 2010. A big thank you to Skin MD for creating this code for my readers!

In other news... I went ahead and joined the gym that my husband joined a few weeks back. We had left the gym for the last few years because when we moved to this small town, the nearest one was 20 minutes away and we thought we'd never go. But after a couple years of no gym membership, we are both feeling unfit and a little pudgy, so back we go, despite the 20 minute drive.

We've been going 3-4 times a week, to the BodyFlow and BodyPump classes. BodyFlow is an hour-long tai chi, pilates and yoga workout combined, all set to music - a class I LOVE and have been doing for years. BodyPump is less appealing to me - it's a weight-training class, kind of boring but definitely a good workout. So if I'm around a little less, it's partly because 6 1/2 hours are now 'gone' from my week.

Other than that... not much is up. I've been working a lot lately - the galleries are asking for more work and I've got a huge show in the summer to get ready for. Swamped is an understatement. And, I decided to run another beginners' class starting on Monday for eight weeks - what was I thinking?! Definitely under a little work stress right now.

As for the blog - I do have three reviews lined up (with giveaways!), I just need to find the time to get going on them. So hang in there, if you're into that kind of thing :) OH, and don't forget there are a few more days in the ABC Neckties giveaway! Win a $25 gift certificate!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A portrait of a woman

A woman who's trying to conceive, that is. There's me - and there are so many others who are trying for a baby. Who are they? Are you one?

The results from a recent survey (run by are up that paint an interesting picture of who we are. I was one of the respondents, and my answers are mixed in with the other 619 women who answered the questions about where we are in our journey to have a child. I found it very interesting to see the results.

Just wondering from my TTC readers, what do you think about the results? Do you feel represented here?

(ps, this is not a paid post or a plug for the website, just some interesting info!)


Time to draw the Eden Fantasys winner! With 198 entries, picked...which means...
Congratulations! Watch for an email from me.

Didn't win? I think you will find that Eden Fantasys has very affordable and fun options for anyone.