Friday, January 23, 2015

$50 Amazon Giveaway-Jan 23-Feb.6-Worldwide

Here is a chance to win $50 Amazon cash. You are sure to find tons of things on there you will want. So get your entries in today and you could be the lucky winner.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

“Maya The Bee Movie”


“Maya The Bee Movie” TO CINEMAS

Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.

While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!
One of the best-known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Maya The Bee have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children’s novel by Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book, Maya The Bee is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now a major animated feature film.

Movie Trailer:

For more information about “Maya The Bee Movie”, please visit

“Maya The Bee Movie” is rated G and has a run time of 79 minutes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

WIN A WINNIE!-Canada Only-Ends Jan. 31/15

Do you remember reading or having the story read to you of Winnie the Pooh? Did you know he actually was a real bear? Here is the true story of Winnie: The True Story of the
Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
Written by Sally M. Walker.

When Harry Colebourn looked out of the train window, at the White River station in Ontario, Canada August 24th 1914, he had no idea he would meet a bear. He couldn’t believe what he saw: a bear at the station! The train’s stop would be short, but Harry had to get off and see the bear for himself.

Harry hurried onto the platform and sat nearby. "What are you doing here little bear?" The cub climbed into Harry's lap and licked his chin. "She's for sale," said the man holding her leash. "I didn't see her until after I shot her mother. I don't want her, I can't care for a bear."

Harry could care for a bear; he was a veterinarian! "How much?" Harry asked. "Twenty Dollars." The train whistle blew, and Harry decided. He paid the man, picked up the cub, and carried her onto the train.

Harry's friends asked a million questions. But the captain asked the loudest."Harry what in the world were you thinking?"
"That I had to save her." The cub rubbed her back against the captain's legs. The captain patted her head.
**One day when Winnie was about 11 years old, a little boy visited her at the London, Ontario zoo where Harry had placed her in 1919, knowing she would be happiest in the home she knew best. "Oh Bear!" cried the boy whose name was Christopher Robin. He hugged Winnie and fed her milk. Christopher's father was a well known author, A.A. Milne, and all the way home he heard all about Winnie. That night at bedtime it was story time and Christopher changed the name of the bear in the book to Winnie. As time went on, the stories turned into a book. Winnie then became more famous.**

Sadly, Winnie died on May 12, 1934 at the age of 20. According to Milne, Christopher Robin gave the name "Pooh" to a swan he once knew. When the swan flew off and made its home elsewhere, the name remained behind, unused. Therefore it was available to combine with "Winnie" when Christopher Robin needed it.Christopher renamed his teddy bear, Winnie the Pooh.

There is a statue of Harry and Winnie in the London zoo.
To read the rest of the story, you will have to win or buy the book.I remember this book from when I was small. Its nice to hear the true story though.

List of bookstore links:
Indigo McNally
Robinson (Winnipeg),%20Sally%20M&or_opt=au
(Vancouver) Mable's Fables (Toronto)

One lucky person will win a copy of this book by entering this giveaway. Sorry everyone, Canada only for this one. Good luck everyone

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chuck & Friends-Rev Your Engines-US/CAN-Jan. 26/15

Here we go with Chuck and his friends--Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip. They are back for more adventures, so get ready to throw fun into high gear! With this DVD, you will receive 10 new and exciting tales that are guaranteed to have you learning, laughing, singing along and, of course, revving your engines with enjoyment!

There is a bonus feature--A Brand New Sing-Along!

1-Boomer the Snowplow
2-Bridging the Gap
3-Brother Borrowing
4-Chuck in Charge
5-Did You Hear?
6-Little Big Chuck
7-Sitter Shenanigans
8-Special Delivery
9-Speed Indeed
10-The Bully

Total running time is approximately 110 minutes.
One lucky person will win a copy of this DVD. Get those entries in today and good luck everyone!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year everyone. May 2015 bring you lots of happiness, good health, prosperity and good friends. Take care and make it a good year.

New Years Rockin' Cash Giveaway-Worldwide-Ends Jan. 31/15

Giveaway Starts ===> THURSDAY January 1st @ 9 AM EST / 6 AM PST
Prize: $500 (via Paypal)
Who doesn't like some extra cash? Here is your chance to win big and start the New Year off with a bang. Come and enter every day and good luck to everyone! Happy New Year!

Co-hosts: Jenn's Blah Blah Blog • True Story Book Blog • Allisonleighann. • My Fashion On The Rox • Mae Amor • Bohemian Babushka • Finger Click Saver • The PinterTest Kitchen • Polished Closets • Blog by Donna • Misadventures with Andi • Nicole to the Nines • Stacy's Savings • • Palmtrees and Happiness • My Starlight Blessings • Mommy on the Money

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 1/31 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

HGG-The Tea Gallerie Giveaway-US/CAN-Ends Jan.11/15

TheTeaGallerie/ is a company that specializes in fragrant exotic loose-leaf teas and tea ware from around the world. In recognition for their dedication to providing the public with high quality gourmet tea, they have won the San Diego A-list award for the best tea house two years in a row.
They have Black Teas, Herbal Teas, Chai, Flowering, Green, Mate, Oolong, Pu-Erh, and White Tea as well as Teas for Kids. A great variety for you to choose from.

They also carry Specialty Rare Teas such as
Tea Cakes
Rare Oolong
Competition Grade Tea
Special Green Tea
Special White Tea

Have you ever wondered how tea is made? Well here is your answer.
Tea originates from China some 5,000 years ago, and is often attributed to Emperor Shen Nung. No matter which type of tea you prefer, all teas derive from the same shrub, Camellia Sinensis. What determines whether the leaf becomes black, white, green, oolong, or pur-erh tea, depends on the way in which it is harvested and processed.

White Tea

White tea often comes from younger tea leaves and more delicate buds, and is usually shielded from sunlight. The organic white tea we use is harvested in China, only a few weeks out of the year. White tea undergoes the least amount of processing and minimal oxidation. Leaf buds are processed into white tea immediately after picking by drying and withering the tea leafs.

Green Tea

Green Tea most closely resembles the original tea leaf because it is made solely with the leaves of Camellia Sinensis. The oxidation process is skipped by cooking the green tea leafs immediately after being harvested. Depending on the particular province or preferred method, the leafs can then be either be dry wok roasted or steamed.

Oolong Tea

This semi-oxidized tea involves a specialized technique. The oxidation process is specifically manipulated by massaging or basket tossing the leaves, withering, climate and the heating method selected. Perfectly hand roasting the tea leaves throughout the night in several steps is our heating method.

Black Tea

While in the western it is known as black tea, in East Asian countries and China commonly refer to it as "red" tea; this is evidently because of the bright golden-red color of the infusion. The tea leaves are withered and allowed to completely oxidize during the process of making black tea.

Pu-erh Tea

This bold and smooth tea is often called "dark" tea in China because of it's color, but it isn't to be confused with black tea. The earthy delight of pu-erh teas go through a distinctive fermentation process in which microbes act on the tea leaves causing them to darken and the flavor to alter. In the same way some individuals prefer aged wines, pu-erh tea is influenced by various environmental factors and conditions over a period of time. This unique method facilitates a superb richness, value.

This is the proper way to make tea:
Step 1) Heat the temperature of the water according to the type of tea
White Tea 175-185°
Green Tea 185°
Oolong Tea 185-195°
Pu-erh Tea 206°
Black Tea 192-205°
Herbal Tea 206°
Mate Tea 185°

Step 2) Place the loose-leaf tea into your tea maker. We recommend around 1 tablespoon for black, green or oolong; 1 ½ for white or herbal.

Step 3)
Add the hot water for steeping. Steeping time is another aspect that varies in regard to the tea type.
White Tea 1-3 Minutes
Green Tea 2-3 Minutes
Oolong Tea 3-5 Minutes
Pu-erh Tea 3-5 Minutes
Black Tea 3-5 Minutes
Herbal Tea 5-7 Minutes
Mate Tea 3-5 Minutes

Step 4)
Once the steep time is finished, simply place your tea maker on top of your favorite teacup or mug, drain and enjoy.

So here is your chance now to win some of these fabulous teas. One lucky winner will win two packets of loose tea of their choice. Good luck to everyone.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Little Pony-The Complete Series-Review

My Little Pony The Complete Series was sent to me from
for a review.
Go back to where the fun began! Ponyland is a mystical land, home to all kinds of magical creatures. The Little Ponies make their home in Paradise Estate, living a peaceful life filled with song and games. However, not all of the creatures of Ponyland are so peaceful, and the Ponies often find themselves having to deal with all sorts of creatures who are up to no good. On their side is a human girl, named Megan, who is there to lend a hand to her pony friends.
You're invited to return to Ponyland, the home of all your favorite classic Little Ponies, including the Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasus Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Sea Ponies, Baby Ponies, their human friends Megan, Danny and Molly and, of course, their dragon friend, Spike! Together, they live a life of games, songs and harmony with allies like the Bushwoolies and Furbobs. But, occasionally, there are problems in Ponyland and the Little Ponies of Paradise Estate must face evil witches, goblins, Stone Backs, Grundles and more! Now you can come join in the fun and adventure with My Little Pony: The Complete series.

This includes all 65 episodes of My Little Pony! 12 Hours of running time. This DVD as well as many others are available on Amazon.
Thank you to Shout!Kids.

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year. Sorry I have gotten behind in some giveaways but I have been sick since last week and just now beginning to feel better. I will do my best to get something posted either tonight or on Friday.
I hope Santa is very good to all of you. Enjoy your day with family and friends, stay safe if travelling and just enjoy! Merry Christmas from the Demell home to yours.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway! US/CAN/QUE Ends Jan. 17/15

Here is a great giveaway for you all. Some really great prizes here. So good luck to you all.

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway!

Winter Warmer Savings! Kawartha Lakes Mums,  Rumidifier,  Sarita BabyThe Contest Queen and some great bloggers are bringing you a Fab WinterWarmer Giveaway with FOUR Winners! This Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway is open to Canada including Quebec and USA where permitted by law and ends January 10, 2015.
FTC Disclosure: Kawartha Lakes Mums received a Rumidifier to reveiw for this giveaway no bloggers have been compensated for their participation. They are just Fab folks! Questions? Contact klakesmums AT gmail DOT com

What are the prizes?