Santa's Choice ( Canada only)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Have you heard of Santa's Choice?

All the Best Brands to create perfect Holiday meals! Santas Choice only chooses the top quality brands so you can serve your favourites at your table. Butterball Turkeys, Cadbury Milk Tray Chocolates, Sara Lee Pies, Schneider’s Ham… everything you need for the family Christmas!

Santas Choice gives you the opportunity to put your Christmas Groceries and Gifts on layaway, and at today’s prices. Gerry and I have been with this program from day 1 and get these packs every year. What we don't use for ourselves is shared with our family or the food bank.We really enjoy receiving these boxes filled with food every year, that help us fill our cupboards during the holidays.

Not only do they have food but toys and gifts as well.Free catalogues can be ordered off their web site, and if you do any ordering, please quote my customer # 26280. I am an agent and can receive a small commission in the new year, from any orders placed.

Thank you- and if you have any questions, you can call Santa's Choice at 1-800-847-0236

Pish Posh Baby Stroller Giveaway and Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Right now our friends at Pish Posh Baby are really feeling in the giving spirit with Christmas on it's way!

But who is Pish Posh Baby? one of the leading internet retailers of baby strollers and the website of choice for thousands of families for baby items such as strollers,car seats, high chairs, nursery items and so much more.

Right now, they have a giveaway for a Bugaboo Bee Baby Stroller,( $600 value) color of your choice, just by liking this page on Facebook.

Plus, they are welcoming all my readers to their site and offering a giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to spend at Pish Posh,offered to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA.

A random draw will be made by on December 11, 2011 from all entries recieved.

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You must Like Pish Posh Baby on Facebook and then come back here and tell me.

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jentam777 at gmail dot com
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Buy Your Sweetheart a Gift She Will Never Forget

Have you been thinking about popping the big question to that special someone? If so, now is the perfect time of year to do so. The holiday season is a magical time, and provides you with the perfect backdrop for your engagement. However, before you get down on one knee make sure you shop all certified engagement rings. When you are out shopping for the perfect ring keep in mind the 4 C’s of diamonds, which are color, cut, carat and clarity. Together these features makeup a stone she will love for a lifetime.

Help Us Win A Cruise! Ends December 2nd

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hey Everyone- Gerry and I are really wanting to win this cruise from Celebrity Cruises and I need your help as there's only a few days left! At the same time it also gives you a chance to win a cruise.

Please sign up here.In the referral box, please enter my name: Monique Fullowka and my email:

If you can Tweet this it would be great- so please Tweet this post!

Be sure to read the terms and conditions if you have any questions.

•Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and its territories, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are 21 years of age or older as of date of entry

Review: Tints of Nature Hair Dye (Canada)

Review by: Cynthia

I had my daughter, Monique, to put a rich copper brown permanent hair colour in my hair today, called Tints of Nature. Since I had not heard of this brand I was leery about trying it but must say I am impressed!

The dye went on without making a big mess, something that always happens with other brands, and it coloured my hair completely. I have some gray. I did not end up with having to scrub hair dye off my face or neck either. Tints of Nature did not burn my scalp as other brands have done, because I have sensitive skin.

I would gladly recommend this hair coloring to anyone, as it delivered exactly what it said. An excellent product.

*** Monique's note: this was an easy hair coloring to use, more than enough product in the bottle and I loved the color it turned mom's hair.

Tints of Nature is a highly effective range of 24 conditioning permanent hair colours. It employs an advanced formula to produce outstanding results whilst protecting and caring for your hair and scalp as naturally and gently as possible. Tints of Nature is the only range of hair colours to use high quality, certified organic ingredients. It contains no harsh chemicals, such as resorcinol or nonoxynol, thus guaranteeing damage free results without compromise.

Today's Winner!

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Stocking Stuffer-ILA DUSK Personal Alarm

When I first heard of the Ila Dusk personal alarm, I knew this was an item I had to promote for a stocking stuffer this year. I think every woman should have one of these personal alarms hanging off her purse. The personal alarms are sold in Canada from the Abbott Collection Giftware.

This item is a personal alarm with a unique woman's scream. When activated the alarm emits a scream for help at a piercing 130dB. It comes in a range of fun and fashionable designs, includes a bag clip and key ring and is activated by pulling a chain. This will stop any attacker in his tracks- and run the other way!

Great this year for grandmas, aunts, sisters,moms,your daughter or best friends.I personally think it's just such a great stocking stuffer to show you care and you want that person to always be safe.The Ila Dusk retails at $29.99

‘Tis the Season for KFC Deals ( Canada only)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Buy a 3 Piece Festive Meal for One in December – Get $5 Off KFC in January

‘Tis the season for great deals at KFC Canada. Treat yourself to a 3 piece Festive Meal for One in December — and KFC will give you a $5 gift voucher that can be redeemed in the New Year!

Featuring 3 pieces of irresistible Original Recipe chicken, fries, a regular beverage and your salad selection of choice, the KFC Festive Meal for One is a delicious antidote to all that holiday hustle and bustle.

Buy a Festive Meal for One at participating KFC Canada restaurants starting on November 28th and throughout December – and you’ll receive a $5 KFC gift voucher that can be used in-store between January 1st and 15th, 2012. The gift voucher can be used on any in-store item valued at $5 before tax — with the exception of Toonie Tuesday and Streetwise menu items. There is also a limit of one gift voucher per order.

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What Was Your Best Black Friday Deal?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Did you all get some great Black Friday deals this weekend?

Hope your weren't in one of those crazy stores we all heard or read about on the news where there was pushing or shoving going on, or even worst- pepper spray and shootings?!! What is wrong with people??

Although we live in Canada, Canada is trying to keep alot of Canadians from cross border shopping by offering Black Friday deals at home as well.( We celebrated our Thanksgiving in October).

Our best savings were:

-Rubbermaid front car mats for my car- reg $34.99- paid $9.99
-Suitcases- with all our travelling ours have taken a real beating- especially on this last trip: Regular $199- on sale for $59.99

Sold one of our smaller fibre optic trees last night and our bigger Christmas tree and got $65. Will be using that money towards buying a fuller tree today- regular priced at $199.99- now $79.98.

Tommorow there should be alot of Cyber Monday free shipping offers filling your inboxes. With the cost of shipping expenses , it's a great time to shop your favorite stores when the shipping may be free!

Today's Winner!

Today's giveaway:

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Stocking Stuffer: Book Review and Giveaway: Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Although we may not all be "bathroom readers",the book Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat would make a great stocking stuffer or quirky gift and is suited for outside the bathroom reading as well.( I enjoyed reading it while riding my exercise bike.)

Roto-Rooter has compiled a bathroom reader titled Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat with narration from the Ghost Hunters hosts Grant and Jason. The inexpensive, short 150 page book is complete with a little potty humor, some unusual finds and DIY disaster stories.

I enjoyed the book, as it told the history of Grant and Jason and how they got to have the Ghost Hunter show, as well as some good plumbers stories and tips.

Roto Rooter would like to also give one of our readers from Canada or the USA the opportunity to win one of these books as well. A random draw will be made by on December 9,2011 from all entries received.

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Happy Thanksgiving USA!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!

We wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. May you all be surrounded by your loved ones and people you care for. May you enjoy the wonderful smells and tastes of a time where we give thanks for what we do have. My you be warm in your hearts, with happy times to save for your memories. Relax. Enjoy. Give thanks.


Peace to you all on this Thanksgiving,

Monique and Gerry

Review: Ornaments With Love

I really love personalized Christmas ornaments and each year, for the past two years have gotten one from Ornaments With Love.This year, I chose one with bears as I really think teddy bears are cute, and one that I could personalize with both our names, and my new married last name,( since we only got married at the end of October.)

Gerry is going to really love this one. It's hard keeping it a secret till Christmas as I am so proud of the work that they did at Ornaments With Love.

I'll also have to make sure Gerry stays off my web site. I told him this is the time of year when I start sharing things with my readers that I might concern him and Christmas, so it's best he don't peak!

Ornaments With Love carries a fine selection of personalized Christmas ornaments for any occasion – a gift that tells someone how much you care.

Did you know that personalized Christmas ornaments are a wonderful way to record memories of life's events and activities and a thoughtful way to show how much you care?

Ornaments With Love carry over 2000+ ornaments, with many catagories to choose from- so many that you'll be spending alot of time looking and having a hard time to decide!

Ornaments with Love is a company run by a family that has been in the retail gifts business for over 50 years.A company trusted for great service and a great gift idea.

Today's Quick Tip

An Epsom salt bath can improve your health.The main ingredient is magnesium , which most of don't get in our diet. By using this in your bath water, you can help reduce inflammation,improve your circulation,flush toxins from your cells,reduce stress,and more.

Book Review:The Frugal Foodie Cookbook

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I enjoy reviewing cookbooks and frugal books. The Frugal Foodie Cookbook offers both.

Lara Starr is a baker, blogger, and a cook with a calculator. Lynette Shirk is a four-star Frugal Foodie who has cooked at Masa's, Postrio, Chez Panisse, and Williams-Sonoma. Together they have cooked up a recipe-filled guide to eating better than ever on less. The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will show you how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful, inexpensive meals for any occasion.

I greatly enjoyed reading this book as it gave some great cooking tips and was interesting to read. I’ve always been a bit of a foodie. I enjoy trying new things, and creating new recipes. Yet being a foodie can be a bit expensive, after all fresh and obscure are not cheap. However, The Frugal Foodie Cookbook really does a great job creating fun, new food on just about any budget. The book gives helpful do-it-yourself tips, and provides delicious recipes that are not only inexpensive to make but surprising easy. Eating and cooking have never been more fun after this read.

Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion Plus a Giveaway-The Orb Factory

The Orb Factory Limited is a provider of award winning crafts & activities products, recognized for innovative designs,and top quality products .Their kits are easy to use, mess-free, and give amazing results every time.

One of the cute products they sell is the NEW! Sparkle up your world! Jewel-by-number delicious Cupcake stickers.My 3 year old niece loved this.She had so much fun making her stickers on her own , into works of pretty art.

The Orb Factory offers other great activity kits for children 3-9+ as well, and produce toys that not only stimulate a child’s mind, but their creativity as well. Their kits allow children to lose themselves in a world of magic, imagination and artistic freedom.There is such a wide variety to choose from to make any child's Christmas fun of fun and creativity.

The Orb Factory would love to give away one of these stickers activity kits as shown above, to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA.A random draw will be made by Random. org on December 3, 2011 from all entries received.

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Cyber Monday Is November 28th

For those of you that do not know this is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Since the stores are bombarded on Black Friday internet sellers wanted to give shoppers deals too in order to increase business. The term first came about in 2005, and has recently found increased popularity among shoppers. This is most likely due to a greater number of people shopping the internet each year rather than fighting the crowds at the mall. Cyber Monday was created by after internet sales showed an increase of 78% the Monday after Thanksgiving. If you are new to Cyber Monday be sure to check out all the great deals online, and enjoy a mod free shopping experience.

Cyber Monday Deals:

Marchon3D's EX3D Eyewear -This Cyber Monday, a must-have for your product list is a pair of stylish, technologically advanced 3D glasses from Marchon3D’s recently launched line of comfortable, chic and affordable EX3D glasses. If the thought of endless lines at retail stores on Black Friday make you cringe, yet you want a head start on holiday shopping, we have great news! There's no need to leave the comfort of home to purchase EX3D glasses - every relentless style is available at with prices averaging at $35.

Twitter Help

Monday, November 21, 2011

I am looking for some help on how to link up the posts of my new site: The Life of Ultimate Luxury to Twitter. I know that I have the posts here go to Twitter but had someone help me with it before and don't know how to link up the new site posts to Twitter.
If anyone can help, most appreciated-


Today's winner!

Today's Winner:
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Winner of:

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Holiday Gift Guide Suggestion:Book Review: Frommer's Las Vegas -Day By Day

We love Las Vegas! Frommer's has a great book for anyone planning a visit, called Frommer's Las Vegas Day by Day. This book is compact enough to carry in your purse or jacket pocket,and is easy to follow .You'll want to take this guide with you on your next trip to Vegas, and be sure you won't miss anything you should be seeing.

Completely updated, Las Vegas Day by Day also offers a glossy paged,photo filled book that includes in-depth tours detailing the highlights of the Strip, special chapters on gambling and the area casinos, and a side trips chapter that includes a tour of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and the Valley of Fire

• The authors, both longtime Vegas experts offer up specialized tours catering to families, newlyweds & elopers, and those who want to sample Sin City's famous temptations (in one day!)

• Detailed walking tours of some of Las Vegas's most famous neighborhoods, including the South Strip and Downtown

This is a guide you will want to be sure you take along on your trip to Las Vegas.Would make a great Christmas gift as well for anyone you know may be going there after Christmas.

The Giveaways are Starting ....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The giveaways are starting on The Life of Ultimate Luxury...are you signed up as a Google Friend , on Twitter or by email, so you don't miss out?

Today's Winners


My 2 winners today for the following giveaway:

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Thank you to all who entered.

Today's Winner
is our winner today for the following giveaway:

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Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion Plus a Giveaway- USA only: Technogel Sleeping

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reviewing the Technogel pillow, I really found it was like no other I had reviewed before and a good night's rest is important to all of us.

This pillow has more weight than your normal pillow, but very soft and squishy.
They have developed a line of bedding and pillows that are using innovative materials that provide a higher level of comfort for your good night's sleep.They are made from memory foam, so they are extra soft but still provide the support your body needs. They also using thermal conductivity that gives the pillows a cool feel and keeps you from getting overheated in the night.

It comes with a washable cover and makes keeping it clean,easy.

Extremely comfortable and would make a great Christmas gift for anyone.

A restful night's sleep has positive effects on your mind and body, it determines the quality of your life. An appropriate pillow should be able to adapt and conform to your body.

When choosing your new pillow, you cannot ignore looking at high quality products that can enrich your sleeping experience.

The Technogel® Sleeping pillows, made in Italy with particular care and attention to details, use high technical and innovative materials that allow a higher comfort performance.

Technogel® is the unsurpassed 3-dimensional material for sleeping. The Technogel® layer, joined with the memory foam, adjusts in a gradual way adapting to each individual's shape. Furthermore, all the Technogel Sleeping pillows offer an Enjoyable Cool Feeling, thanks to the Technogel's good thermal conductivity that favors heat dispersion, helping to lower skin temperature.

Technogel Sleeping would love to give away one of these pillows( SRP-$199) of your choice of style to one lucky winner from the USA only. A random draw will be held by on December 1, 2011 from all entries received.

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Does anyone in your home have troubles with sleeping?

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Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion - Punch Time Explosion XL Plus A Giveaway

Do you have a gamer on your holiday gift list? The holiday brawler, Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL would be a great fit.Here's a game that will appeal to Cartoon Network fans as well as gamers looking for a fun, family-friendly fighting game, all set in familiar and vibrant, popular TV show environment.

This game features 26 fan-favorite cartoon characters from the Cartoon Network and will be available for the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii™. Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is an affordable and family-friendly title (rated E-10+) that everyone will love. The game is the only brawler of its kind this season and makes a great holiday gift, priced at $39.99 Xbox 360 / PS3 and $29.99 Wii.

Step into the shoes of 26 Cartoon Network stars (8 new characters) including: Ben 10, Samurai Jack, and Johnny Bravo to battle for cartoon supremacy. The fast-paced, all-new console fighting game features iconic locations with five new battle arenas. Additionally, the game has a variety of multiplayer options including numerous battle modes, as well as an in-depth story mode that introduces an all-new co-op gameplay experience – all supporting up to four players. Punch Time Explosion XL cinematic attacks and powerful dual-character team synergy attacks bring together unexpected, impressive blows to opponents. An in-game store will give fans an opportunity to unlock new characters and arenas, unique costumes, and memorable cartoon clips from their favorite TV shows.

Our sponser would love to give away one of these games in your choice of platform, to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA. A random draw will be made by on November 30,2011 from all entries received.

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Review and Giveaway: Discount Party Supplies (USA only)

Friday, November 18, 2011

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…" beautifully decorated trees with your classically designed Holiday Splendor Party Supplies Pack, complete with decorations and party tableware for you and seven guests!

Discount Party Supplies is a leading online retailer of party supplies, birthday supplies, and other party products. I came across their site and was lucky to have the opportunity to review a great party-Holiday Splendor Standard Party Pack.

I reviewed as well, a small kaleidoscope . It did not have a dial on the front to turn but it's great for a little one to use. Would fit into a little one's hands easy and just by moving it around they could see all sorts of pretty patterns. It brought back memories as I hadn't used a kaleidoscope since my kids were small, but my niece that's 3 loves it!

Also the Whimsical Snowman Hanging Decorations I reviewed will be nice to hang around the house once we start decorating in a few weeks.

The Holiday Splendor Party Pack is available along with over 20 more varieties of Christmas party supplies.It's definately a party in a box :

All this for only $18.99.

Besides the holiday parties, think ahead to New Years Eve parties as well.

Discount Party Supplies would love to give away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner in the USA to help to buy their own party pack for any holiday or occassion they wish.A random draw will be made by on November 29, 2011 from all entries received.

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Tell me what party pack you would get if you win. For a birthday, Christmas, New Years?

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Holiday Season Baking

The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you are like most moms you never have enough time to do the things you need to do let alone the things you want to do. The holidays should be a fun time filled with family, friends and good food. And few presents here and there always add to the fun of the season. However, this time of the year is also the busiest for just about everyone, which can leave many moms feeling a bit stressed despite all the love and joy the season has to offer.

This year Pillsbury wants to make life easier for all you moms out there with their three steps to wow. Not only are Pillsbury baked goods tasty, but they are easy to make. In three short steps you can have rolls on the table, cookie in the jar and much more. Additionally, with three steps to wow the kids can get involved to make tasty treats too.

These easily made baked goods can also be great additions to recipes you already have. Instead of making your own pie crust you can easily use theirs. Or, you can wrap crescent rolls around cocktail weenies for an easy and tasty appetizer that will be sure to please kids and adults alike.

While cooking and baking for the holidays can be stressful, it really doesn’t have to be. With three steps to wow you can easily make wholesome, tasty treats the whole family will gobble up.

The Christmas Cash Giveaway Event Is Finally Here {WW} PAYPAL CASH! #ChristmasCash

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Christmas Cash Giveaway event is finally here, hosted by Mommy’s Moments. 1st Place Prize is $200 PayPal Cash and 2nd Place Prize is $25 PayPal Cash!! One Rafflecopter entry form will be located on the participating blogs from November 18 to December 2nd 12:01 AM EST. Make sure to not duplicate your entries, I will be going through and checking and deleting those.

*** I can't get my Rafflecopter to work so please enter at Mommy's Moments- thank you.

Stocking Stuffers:Review and Giveaway: Burts Bees Lotion ( Canada only)

It's that time of year. The time that I am already starting to notice that my skin is drying out.My hands,and my legs in particular.After every shower or bath, I always use lotion. Not all lotions are created equally though. We know they can all "talk the talk", but can they "walk the the walk? "Well, Burt's Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion can.

I tried this new lotion last night after my bath.I squeezed it out of the tube and loved the fact that it had a nice scent.I love the smell of their products. It was nice and thick- another plus, and went on without any greasy feeling. After a few hours I could feel how my skin felt moisturized, and by morning, it still had that soft feel. It's really a plus for your winter skin care routine.Dermatologist-tested, and would make a great stocking stuffer this year!

Burts Bees would love to give one Canadian reader a tube of this lotion to pamper themselves or to add it in a loved one's stocking this Christmas. A random draw will be held by on November 27, 2011 from all entries received.

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Wednesday- November 16

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My daughter is moving out- again.She was away the year before in Calgary for school, then we moved her back. Living with us for half a year and now wants to move in with her boyfriend. Actually, she's already partially moved out. We spent the last few hours moving her, into an apartment with her boyfriend.Moving is not fun!

The place they rented is at the "top of the mountain" so to speak.There are so many stairs, and narrow too, plus it's winter and , and , and .Need I say more. I had to send Gerry out this last trip on his own and have her get her boyfriend there to help, ( as he wasn't there the first trip we made out). My back was aching and my calves were telling me to stop.

She has no washer or dryer in there though so that will mean bringing clothes still to "mom's", like the other daughter does. ( I may add too that I am a laundry service for my 89 year old grandma who chooses to live in her own house but can no longer go up and down the stairs to her basement.) That may cut our expenses here a bit as it will be one less person in the house using power, water and for food costs.She still will be close enough though, like the other one, to make trips back and forth to mom's so that will be nice.

My mom is off for bladder surgery tommorow, and I wish her all the best. Mom, your in my prayers. Is this something anyone else has had done.I would like to hear from you- and you can inbox me at

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone. I'll be getting a free oil change tommorow as part of a secret shop I have to do locally. Although I still have to pay out the $40, I will receive that back afterwards. We all know, free is nice.

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50 Things to Do with Your Family This Christmas Season

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vote for Me! Daily Voting

Do you know like this Canadian blog -The One Income Dollar? If so I'd like your vote.
From British Columbia and Alberta to Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Circle of Moms is looking for the best blogs written by moms living in Canada.
Help me get in the Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs by voting for this blog by Nov 17, 2011 at 5pm PST and by voting once every 24 hours for this blog.
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Flippin’ Awesome Vacation Giveaway (USA only)

FlipKey is proud to announce their first ever sweepstakes, the Flippin’ Awesome Vacation Giveaway! From now until January 10, 2012, you can enter to win a seven-night stay in one of three amazing luxury vacation rentals.
The basic details of the sweepstakes are as follows:

Grand Prize: A 7-night vacation in a luxury vacation rental in Bali, Costa Rica, or Tuscany. The vacation includes lodging and $3,000 for expenses. The winner can invite up to 10 friends to join them.

1. Entry is open from today until January 10, 2012

2. Each participant can only enter once on their Facebook direct page link here.

3. You receive an extra entry for any friend you invite who enters the sweepstakes as well.The best way to get extra chances to win is to invite your Facebook friends – you get an extra entry for each of your friends who also enters (plus, if they win they might bring you along on the vacation).

4. Select one of three vacation packages, and the winner receives the vacation of their choice

5. Open to U.S. residents only

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Become a Smarter Shopper for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us; which means spending lots of money on the season’s hottest trends, right? Luckily, this is not necessarily true. You can still get this season’s latest and greatest beauty and fashion trends without emptying your wallet. The trick is to become a smarter shopper.

First, consider cashing in on any reward points you may have from credit cards or other sources. Often, you can trade points for gift cards to your favorite stores. Second, use coupons. There are coupons for everything these days from beauty products to clothing. Many of your favorite stores may already be emailing you coupons almost on a daily basis, and instead of deleting these emails you should be printing them to save some cash. Finally, look for rebates. This is not to say, buy something simply because it offers has a rebate, rather if you are planning to make a purchase look to see if any stores or companies are offering rebates on that particular product.

The holidays can be stressful with everyone being stretched a bit thin when it comes to money. However, by becoming a smart shopper you can save yourself hundreds of dollars. So, before you hit the stores this season to shop for the people on your list make sure to turn in those rewards, print or clip those coupons and hunt down rebates. You will soon be singing along to your favorite carols if you try these three ways to save.

Dámská Móda

Customised Vertical Blinds – Things To Consider

Monday, November 14, 2011

When it comes to decorating tall, French and patio door windows, vertical blinds are a very good choice. For those not in the know, these hang off a rail at the top of your window and can be adjusted well to block out or allow light into the room, and also to help control privacy.

Vertical blinds are extremely flexible when it comes to appearance, and can be customised to the homeowner’s heart’s content. Some may be happy buying the blinds and leaving them as they are, but if you have your own ideas in mind you can have them ordered and made to your specification. If, on the other hand, you’re more confident in your own abilities then you could customise them yourself. If you do choose to do this, here are a few ideas and things to consider.

Rail Length

This is more necessity than choice, as the size of the rail is usually dictated by the size of the window. The majority of rails fit most standard sized windows and doors, however the specific sizes of overly large or small windows and doors will decide whether this is necessary or not. It’s always wise to measure your windows and doors before purchasing a rail – either standard or customised – just in case. After this, you should know whether you’ll be able to purchase a standard rail or whether you’ll need one manufacturing to your specifications.


It’s not always easy to match up everything in your room, and this is often where the DIY element of home improvement comes in. There are so many things to consider when making sure your room corresponds, such as wall paint, pieces of furniture and even the rugs on the floor. Often, people like to keep everything similarly coloured, or at least a colour that complements the existing furnishings, so it can be assumed that this is something you would also bear in mind with vertical blinds. It’s usually much easier to match up the slats from the blinds, as most rails are produced in a generic white colour.

Another option would be to purchase vertical blinds in a more contrasting colour to a room. Whilst this won’t match up well, the way the window treatments stand out will really complement the existing furniture and décor anyway, so that shouldn’t be too much of an issue.


Patterned vertical blinds are readily available from most vendors and can really add more character to a room. The chances are that a lot of traders will have ready printed patterns that could come somewhat close to what you are looking for. However, if this is not the case then many will have an alternative option – either a method of printing or a way of ordering your customised blinds in. No matter how you get there, there is a way to get the perfect vertical blinds for your home.

Guys- Great Stocking Stuffers for the Ladies: Pure Romance

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Well-priced, with a playful edge, Pure Romance makes for great stocking stuffers “For Her,” between couples, or fun gift between friends.

Also a great opportunity here to become a consultant to earn some money in time for Christmas.

Burning Desire $24

Ignite a flame with Burning Desire! Burn this soy massage oil candle and let the sweet, fragrant oil take over your body. Melted massage oil is great for doubling as a warm, rich body balm. Lasts up to 20 massages.

Entice, $16.50

Entice your lover with soft, silky skin that’s kissed with pheromones! The healing oils in this alluring lotion are combined with shea butter and moisturizing aloe to make for a transformative escape.

Bed of Roses $17

Bed of Roses Travel Pack is sure to transport you and your lover to an even more exciting destination, no matter where you are. Along with more than 100 scented silk rose petals, the mood setting kit contains four tea light candles to help you set a romantic mood no matter where you are.

Pulsa Bath Ball $16

Trade in your boring loofah for something you can both enjoy. Use the Pulsa Bath Ball Vibrating Sponge to lather up in the shower or bath — then turn on the discreet sponge and enjoy a massage. Requires two AA batteries.

Just a few great stocking stuffer ideas from Pure Romance.

My New Shelf-Another DIY By Gerry

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My mini clocks have been sitting in a box for a while,not on display like they should be so I had Gerry make me a shelf for them after seeing what shelving and display cases costed in catalogues and in stores.

I think he did a great job and it was all made from scrap wood and paint he had already.

Remembering Our Veterns

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Canada we honour our vets with Rememberance Day, and for those in the USA, it is called Veterns Day.
We should all take a moment in our lives today to pause and to think of those that who have died for our countries and those who continue to fight

Patriotic song giving tribute to our veterans and soldiers overseas

Patriotic song In America by recording artist Sunny James

is giving tribute to our veterans and soldiers overseas.

The song talks about what freedom is and standing strong as one to keep this country free and living in harmony.

I enjoy sharing the song at events that give tribute to our verterans like Veterans Day, or giving tribute to our soldiers so far away from home fighting for others freedoms.

It's touching to have people tell you that your creation brought tears to their eyes.

for more information about the song or music video

learn more visit

Author: Beth Schmader

Canada observes the Remembrance Day

During Canada Remembrance Day, certified ceremonies are detained at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. These events instigate with the dingdong of the Carillon. While this is played, active members of the Canadian Forces, the Ottawa diplomatic unit, Ministers of the Crown, unique guests, the Royal Canadian Legion, and associate-stately assistant disembark. The broad anthem, “O Canada,” is played. As with most armed ceremonies, there is a gun greeting, a bugling, and bells tolling. To pay their respects to the war over, the free place poppies on top of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Silver Cross sister chairs a garland at the pedestal of the memorial in behalf of other mothers who have gone children to the war.

If the US has its Veterans Day, Canada observes the Remembrance Day, a special day for all those who served in the armed navy during the First World War. In Canada, Remembrance Day is a festival for central government employees, while it may or may not be a general festival depending on the location. In Western Canada and Atlantic Canada, it is a general holiday, while in Ontario and Quebec; central-registered companies may assert it a detailed holiday or designate it such on a different day.

While the holiday was meant to pay respects to those who died during the war, it is also but right to show back to Canadian soldiers who're deployed in other countries by sending Canada Remembrance Day objects such as gifts, cards, custom chocolates, bear bears, photo frames behaviour pics of their loved ones, and little pillows.

You can commemorate Canada Remembrance Day with promotional substance printed with the Canadian poppy. Among the giveaways you can make use of are custom stress relievers, buttons, stickers, notepads, pillows, mouse pads, balloons, and small flags.

Families heap together during Canada Remembrance Day so objects such as custom paper plates, cups, apparatus, tablecloth, tumblers, paper napkins, and other revel essentials will come in near. Commemorative Canada Remembrance Day stuff such as custom cloth napkins and buttons can be embroidered and stamped with poppy patterns as giveaways for the episode.


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Green Christmas Gift Giving Guide Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the first annual Green Christmas Gift Giving Guide giveaway hop hosted by Home Grown Families and Just My Everyday Life.

The One Income Dollar is happy to be participating with over 60 other awesome sites to show you many ways that you can have an Eco-Friendly Holiday season!

Each blog participating is offering a prize package to a (in some cases, multiple) winner worth $25 or more consisting of Eco-Friendly, sustainable, up-cycled, and recycled items, as well as items from independent consultants, authors and Etsy!

We hope you have as much fun learning more about the different Eco-Friendly items you find on these sites and entering the giveaways, as we had putting this together for you!

Thank for entering and we wish you and your family Happy Holidays!

The One Income Dollar is giving away 2 copies of their book: Stretching The One Income Dollar. A random draw by will be made after the Give Away Hop is over.

To Enter: leave a comment below with your email.

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The Colonel Has a New Secret

Thursday, November 10, 2011

KFC Corp. announced today that it has discovered an unpublished “food autobiography” of the company’s founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, hidden in the company’s Louisville archival storage facility for the past 40 years. This food autobiography will be released next year.

The original autobiography provides an authentic look into the life of the world’s legendary entrepreneur and is centered on his passion for food, hard work and the importance of home-style country cooking. In it, the Colonel will share his personal memoirs and perspectives, life lessons, anecdotes and stories about everything from food to family, business, hard work, customers and franchisees and importantly, some of his own favorite personal recipes.

More interesting facts:

About Colonel Sanders
The Kentucky Fried Chicken concept was pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders (1890-1980), whose cooking career began at age six. Sanders held jobs ranging from streetcar conductor to insurance salesman, but his cooking skills were a constant throughout his life. In 1930, Sanders operated a service station in Corbin, Ky., and filled the stomachs of hungry travelers who stopped in to fill up their gas tanks. Sanders soon moved his restaurant across the street when he could no longer keep up with the demand from travelers who he had been feeding at his kitchen table. In 1935, the Kentucky Governor made Sanders an honorary Kentucky Colonel for his contributions to the state's cuisine. Over the next decade, the Colonel perfected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cooking technique still used at KFC today. When Sanders was 65, a new interstate highway forced the closure of his restaurant and he was left with only his recipe for fried chicken and a $105 Social Security check. The Colonel hit the road and struck handshake deals with restaurant owners who agreed to sell his fried chicken. What began as a dream fueled by the Original Recipe, a no-quit attitude and a Social Security check grew into the world's largest chicken restaurant chain.

Stocking Stuffers: Review and Giveaway: Nature Clean (Canada only)

From the moment I opened my box of Nature Clean products, I was hooked. The smell that came out of the box was absolutely wonderful. It really did have a clean smell. Like an outdoor fresh, like clean clothes out of the washer fresh. Just real refreshing.

I had never heard of Nature Clean until I received my shampoo, conditioner and 2 bars of soap to review. These would make real nice stocking stuffers though. Nature Clean is all about caring for families, our health and protecting our world.These products offer a healthier clean without parabens, sulphates, phthalates, propylene glycol, silicone, PEG, synthetic fragrances or dyes.

I see too that they carry a full line of household products too and are available at many Canadian retailers. I loved the smell and the way the products made me feel when using them.

A full line up of all their products can been seen on their site at Nature Clean.

Nature Clean would love to give away a shampoo, conditioner and bar of soap to one lucky Canadian reader. A random draw will be made by on November 21, 2011 from all entries received.

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Review, Giveaway and a Discount Code: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets: Kat Kabin

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

If you have someone on your gift giving list that perhaps doesn't have children of their own but "fur children" instead, you might like to think of getting them the KatKabin. Or give your own cat a HOME for the Holidays.

In Winter your cat needs:
•a warm cushion to sleep on
•air ventilation
•a clip on/off door

In Summer your cat looks for:
•a cool and shady outdoor space
•a place in the garden to hide away and relax
•a comfortable bed to stretch out

The KatKabin is a unique and innovative outdoor cat house that provides comfort, safety and shelter for cats. It is made from high grade materials designed to withstand all weather conditions and temperature extremes. The Katkabin is insulated to provide a warm, dry place for cats and peace of mind for their owners. The optional, washable, fleecy Winter Warmer lines the internal body of the KatKabin to provide additional warmth, even in the coldest conditions - available separately or as part of the Premium Combination KatKabin. The KatKabin comes in a variety of colors as well.

Kat Kabin is providing a discount code that is good for 20 % of any KatKabin product purchased on their website. It lasts until December 31, 2011.

Code: REF64693

P.S Although we didn't use the Kat Kabin for cats, my daughter was quite excited to use it for her 3 ferrets.

The folks at Kat Kabin would love to give away one of these kabins to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA. A random draw will be made by on November 20, 2011 from all entries received.

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