Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family. Hope you enjoy your day and all the festivities. Stay safe and have fun.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Raincoast Giveaway-Canada Only-Ends June 30/15 CLOSED

Today I have another giveaway from Raincoast Books. These books are awesome as I am sure some of our past winners will agree. First we have The Ravenous Gown and 14 More Tales. Some of the stories in this book are The Magic Mirror, A Real Princess, Fetch Me a Star and Discovering the Real Beauty in You as well as many other stories. I am sure any little girl or big girl for that matter would enjoy this book.

Our second book is Tell Me a Story in the Dark. This book is a guide to creating magical bedtime stories for young children. This book will tell you How to Prepare a Bedtime Story, Make a Bedtime Story an Occasion, Types of Stories, Myths, Fables and much more. There are storytelling tips and poems in this book. It too is a very interesting book.

Our third and last book is The Snow Princess Cookbook In this book you will find some great recipes which will remind people of the "Frozen" popularity. We have Snow Queen Coolers. Then we have the Snow Princess Coronation Cake as well as All Things Frozen and Fun! I know you will love this hard cover book. It has some great recipes in it as well as some Party Crafts.

One lucky person will win one book of their choice from these I mentioned above. This giveaway is running until the 30th,so get your entries in if you want to have your chance to win.
Good luck everyone.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Littlest Pet Shop-Paws for Applause-US/CAN-Ends July 5/15

Here we have another adventure of Blythe and her friends for all who love The Littlest Pet Shop.

These pets are a real trip! Blythe and her best friends from Mrs. Twombly's Littlest Pet Shop are back for more off-the-wall pet adventures! Join Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda and Minka the monkey as they plan a visit to Blythe's fashion camp, prevent the sabotage of an important photo shoot and catch a design thief! All of this and more give us a reason to Paws for Applause!

Episodes include:
Missing Blythe
Super Sunil
Blythe's Big Idea
Some Assistance Required and
Black Window

As a bonus feature there is a Sing-Along.
Running time is 110 minutes.

One winner is going to win this DVD. Enter today!

Patience Brewster & Leon Day-Review

Here we are at the end of June already and who wants to think about what is less than 6 months away, namely Christmas? Just the thoughts of it makes me shudder, I mean we just got over the holidays didn't we? But at Patience Brewster, they like to celebrate Christmas for all the different seasons.
First a little about who Patience Brewster is. She is a lady who is an artist and designer of handmade and handcrafted unique gifts and ornaments. Believe me when I say they all are beautiful ornaments and gifts.

My very favorite ornament that I just love is the Sugar Plum Fairy
I looked everything over and all the ornaments are so pretty.Take a look for yourself. It was a hard decision to choose which I liked best. Patience offers more than ornaments on her site. She has Gift Certificates, Gifts for Her, Gifts for the Home and Gifts for Baby. Also they have Figurines and Stationery for all holidays and every day.

At Patience Brewster, they live for Christmas and, though they do love basking in the warm weather and sunshine that the Spring and Summer bring, they strive to carry out the Christmas spirit throughout all the seasons. This is why they were thrilled to learn about Leon Day!

As you may or may not already know, Leon Day (“Noel” spelled backwards) is celebrated on June 25th and marks the halfway point to Christmas. For many, Leon Day is a time to begin thinking about creating gifts and decorations for the Christmas holiday.

So how do you spend Leon Day? Do you gather the family around the table and start making crafts for someone special at Christmas or do you sit and watch Christmas movies all day or read stories about Christmas? Or if you are into knitting or crocheting like I spend a lot of my time doing, will you start making something in that line for your family or friends on your Christmas list?

I like to begin these things in January and work at them year round so you may be sure on Leon Day I will be working at one of my crochet or knitting projects getting it ready for the holiday. I have some things already done but have much more to do yet. Have you begun anything at all yet for Christmas? Have you started your shopping yet? Or do you wait until the last minute like I used to do.

If you are looking for something this year that is unique and will be much appreciated by someone, take a look at all the items on the website and I am sure you will find something you would love to have for yourself or give as a gift. Believe me when I say they are all beautiful ornaments and gifts.

So isn't today a good day to begin? Or no, wait until Leon Day and start with everyone else. I am sure you will come up with some great gift ideas. Have fun and don't forget to check out the site.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lampe Berger Summer Fragrances - Review

So how does your home smell today? Mine smells like heaven. Why you ask? Its because I received two bottles of fragrance from and let me tell you, if I sit and close my eyes, I can imagine myself sitting on the beach in Hawaii or some tropical island taking in all the scents around me. The fragrance is wonderful. It is called Exotic Cocktail and is one of the new Summer scents. I absolutely love the smell of this fragrance. My hubby loves it too and he can be hard to please when it comes to a fragrance at times. This one we both love. I just wish computers had the "smellavision" so you could smell this fragrance yourself. This fragrance has the fragrance of Pineapple, Orange and Mandarin, along with Coffee, Rum and Coconut as well as Patchouli and Musk-Vanilla. Oh my its wonderful.

The other bottle is Daring Pepper. I have to say I have not tried this scent yet but will very soon. Now with this fragrance it has the smell of Saffron, Jasmine and Black Pepper, along with Violet, Raspberry and Plum Liqueur,as well as Vetiver and Vanill-Leather. Now don't these two new fragrances sound great? I know you won't be disappointed if you decide you want to order some of this.
One more new fragrance is called Summer Night. A simple ritual which combines the unique
Lampe Berger diffusion method with an effective insecticidal formula for long-lasting
elimination of mosquitoes. Perfumed with Ocean Breeze fragrance.

Lampe Berger also has some new lamps. Very pretty colors. Penta Blue and Penta Pink.

I can't wait now to try the Daring Pepper but I am sure it will be just as wonderful as all of the fragrances I have tried so far from Lampe Berger. If you are interested in buying some of the lamps or fragrances you can go to You can check the store locator to find a store near you. Make your home smell just as inviting as mine is and you will be the envy of the neighborhood. I guarantee it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

3 Book Giveaway-Canada Only-Ends June 19/15 CLOSED

This week I received 3 wonderful books and they are really nice. All hardcover books but the Aging Parents Guide, it is a quality paperback book.These would make perfect Fathers Day gifts.
First we have The Boy Who Loved the Moon.
This book tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win true love. The story is awesome and so are the pictures in this book.
Along with the great pictures in this book, its one that the children can read themselves. I know they will love it.
Our second book to give away is The Family Guide to Aging Parents and its 326 pages full of information we all can use as our parents grow older. My parents are both gone but I just might pass this book along to my boys.:)
When we are young, we never think of our parents getting older and what may happen to them. This book will give you answers to your Legal, Financial and Healthcare Questions. I think this is a must for everyone.
Now on to our last book and its a great one too. This is a super book called Truly Madly Pizza with great recipes in it. There are 222 pages and mostly all recipes are in color. Makes my mouth water just looking through the book.
One lucky person is going to win all three of these books. Open to Canada only, sorry everyone else.
Get those entries in and good luck!

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Last Unicorn-The Enchanted Edition-US/CAN-June 19/15 CLOSED

The Enchanted Tale of The Last Unicorn!

"When I wrote The Last Unicorn I had no idea that my story would someday have so many devoted fans. I am pleased beyond words that the staff at Shout!Factory are among them, and that they were so concerned with Getting Things Right. The 'Enchanted Edition' is the best home video version of The Last Unicorn ever, and I am thrilled to share it with the world," said author Peter S. Beagle.

Based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Hugo-Award winning author Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn boasts an all-star vocal cast, featuring the talents of Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Academy Award winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), Mia Farrow (The Purple Rose of Cairo), Angela Lansbury (Nanny McPhee) and Rene Auberjonois (The Little Mermaid), as well as unforgettable original music by Jimmy Webb, performed by the band America, and animation by the Japanese artists who later became the core of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away).
Upon hearing that she may be the very last of her kind on Earth, a unicorn (Mia Farrow) goes in search of others like her. Her quest won't be easy, as it leads her straight to the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee) and his infamous Red Bull! And the journey is made even more complicated when, to protect her from the envious wrath of Haggard, a spell is cast to turn the Unicorn into the Lady Amalthea, a young, beautiful, human woman. But with this new body comes new thoughts and feelings, such as love for Haggard's son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Will the Unicorn get lost inside this new body? Will she meet the fate of the other Unicorns? Or will she be able to defeat Haggard and his Red Bull with the aid of her friends, Schmendrick the bumbling magician (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes)?

Bonus Features:
A Brand-New Audio Commentary..
True Magic: The Story of The Last Unicorn..
Highlights from The Last Unicorn Worldwide Screening Tour with Peter S. Beagle..
Animated Storyboards.. Original Theatrical Trailer.
Running time: 93 minutes.

Take a peek at what this DVD is about:

One lucky person will win a copy of this DVD. Get your entries in and good luck to everyone!

Giveaways coming soon...

Hi everyone
Sorry about there not being any giveaways open right now. I have a lot coming but so far they have not reached me. I live in Canada and some of the products I receive come from the US so it takes a bit longer. Hopefully when Jen, our mail lady goes by today she will be nice and bring me something or my friendly Purolator fellow will stop in.
It won't be long and there will be more posted so please don't go away. They are coming. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Legend of Longwood-US/CAN-Ends May 26/15 CLOSED

Los Angeles, CA – A beautiful new film out of Ireland, The Legend of Longwood, is coming to DVD on June 4 from Shout! Factory, following its appearance at several film festivals in early 2015. An adventure for all ages, the release includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette as a bonus feature.

Crumbling castles, mysterious riddles, frightening spirits, beautiful horses and a plucky, fearless heroine - director Lisa Mulcahy has lovingly burnished the most beloved coming-of-age elements in this "quest" film, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of rural Ireland, set to music from Brave composer Patrick Neil Doyle.

The film stars Lucy Morton as Mickey Miller, a thoroughly modern 12-year-old American girl whose great love is horses. Not surprisingly, she has little enthusiasm for her mother’s plan to take Mickey and her little brother to start a new life in a run-down mill she has inherited in Longwood, a windswept Irish town at the end of the world. Mickey’s presence in Longwood coincides with the return of the Black Knight, a legendary ruler who found no peace after his baby daughter was taken from him, and whose appearances always mean that something evil is going to happen to the villagers. Mickey hears and sees things that others can’t, and forms an immediate bond with Silver, the proudest, haughtiest, most untamable horse in the stalls of a nearby castle. Realizing that she is directly linked to the story of the Black Knight, Mickey and her new friend Sean set out to redeem the knight so as to bring lasting peace to Longwood. But first she must save the lives of seven horses and thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman – a mighty handful even for the bravest girl!


Mickey Miller LUCY MORTON
Lady Thyrza Du Monceau MIRIAM MARGOLYES
Marc Du Monceau SÉAN MAHON
Chardonnay Lemon ANABEL SWEENEY
Collin Wicklow SCOTT GRAHAM

Length--99 minutes
Country of Origin-- Netherlands, Ireland, Germany
Year of production--2014
Shooting Locations--Wicklow/Dublin, Ireland and Germany

Bonus Feature:
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Check out the trailer here:

One lucky person is going to win one of these DVD's. It is recommended for those 12 years of age and up. Get your entries in and good luck to everyone.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

This goes out to all the Mothers and Mothers-to-Be. I hope you have a wonderful day full of pleasant surprises.