Enter Crofter's Organic Earth Day Giveaway!




Enter Crofter’s Organic Earth Day Giveaway!

Chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card, Crofter’s Fruit Spreads, a bamboo tasting spoon and an eco-lunch bag!


I think they offered the bamboo tasting spoon as a prize because they know if I won, I would eat the Crofter’s Fruit Spreads from the jar!

Good Luck!!

CLICK HERE to enter

Purdy's 7 Day Easter Giveaway!! Enter Today!



Easter is just around the corner, and Purdy’s Chocolatier is offering a chance to win sweet selections from their Easter 2014 collection!

What a great win!

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If you win, you will have to make sure you have a great place to hide the prize if you don’t want to share with your family!

Good Luck!

CLICK HERE to enter

Marc Anthony Hair Care is giving away 500 Exotic Oils Body Butter

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Marc Anthony Hair Care is giving away 500 Exotic Oils body butters to celebrate the launch of the new Exotic Body Care collections at Walmart Canada

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Enter today for your chance to win

Open to all Canadian Residents

Closing at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on April 22, 2014

Good Luck!

CLICK HERE to enter

ICEcigs Review and Giveaway

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Mike has been looking for a good e-cigarette to allow him to smoke when he is on the road trucking.

His brother will be driving with him and doesn’t want to breathe in smoke.

He has tried a few and they didn’t taste like Menthol.

He smokes menthol so that’s what he has been looking for in an e-cigarette.

I was glad to do a review for ICEcigs because I did see them on Dragon’s Den, and was wanting Mike to try them out!

ICEcigs have NO nicotine, NO tar, No ash, NO smoke, just vapour.

CLICK HERE to check them out on Dragon’s Den

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In the package I received for review from ICEcigs, I received Menthol, Canadian Blend and Bold.

We also received two different ICEcigs Cigarillos. (Sweet Tobacco and Tobacco Nicotine Free)

Mike tried the ICEcigs Menthol. And loved it!

Finally a Menthol E-cigarette that tastes exactly like what he smokes.

He was pretty impressed with it.

Next he tried the Sweet Tobacco ICEcigs Cigarillo.

He likes to smoke wine-tipped cigars when he is golfing.

This was exactly like that for him. He enjoyed it.


He then tried the other ICEcig Cigarillo.

And enjoyed it as well!

His favourite out of the two was the ICEcigs Sweet Tobacco.

He then tried the ICEcigs Canadian Blend and Bold.

ICEcigs Canadian Blend tastes like a traditional cigarette.

Very similar as a blue label cigarette.

The ICEcigs Bold is like that of an red labeled cigarette.

All e-cigarettes and e-cigarillos were light and didn’t feel heavy like most do.

One comment about all the ICEcigs comments from Mike was that all the products were smooth.

Not harsh at all.

Some previous e-cigarettes he has tried when trying to find one that suits him, he find some were really harsh tasting.

I think ICEcigs has found a new customer in Mike.

He was pretty pleased with all the products and recommends it to any smokers out there!

recycleNot only are ICEcigs a great product but they also offer a GREEN option!

Send them 8 used REAL e-cigarettes or e-cigarillos and they will send you 1 back FREE!

By sending it back you ensure the batteries in them don’t end up in landfills and plus gaining a FREE product!

A win for the environment and you! (if you don’t wish to send them in. Please dispose of your used electronic cigarettes in your city)

What a great offer from ICEcigs!



ICEcigs also wants to offer a sample pack to one lucky Canadian Basics fan! (Valued at $100)

Enter the Giveaway Tool Below

Open to Canadian Residents at Legal Smoking age for their Province. (Excluding Quebec)

We were  provided with a sample of this product in exchange for an honest review.  We were not compensated in any other way.  These are our honest opinions.


Good Luck!!



WOW! Chance To Win Browns Wool Dryer Balls!

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Chance to WIN Browns Wool Dryer Balls!

Browns Wool Dryer Balls are Fragrance-free, dye-free 100% Wool Dryer Balls.  An alternative to fabric softener and dryer sheets.

 A 100% Eco-Friendly product for your home!

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Browns Wool Dryer Balls are made from Gettysburg PA from local sheep wool.

They last up to 5 years time!

They reduce drying time up to 25%!!


To order your own set of Browns Wool Dryer Balls CLICK HERE

For more information about Browns Wool Dryer Balls CLICK HERE

Now a Canadian Basics fan can have a chance to win a set of 8 Browns Wool Dryer Balls!

Just enter below in the Giveaway Tool

Good Luck!


Naosap Harvest ~ Organic Wild Rice Review and Giveaway!!

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Lately I have been reading the amount of “bad” stuff is in the foods we eat.

It explains why more of us are having food allergies and issues with our health.

In the past I was one to make a meal using the ingredients that made my cooking time shorter.

Now since I have been sick with Kidney Failure, I am watching what I eat and what my family eats more and more.

I was excited to try Naosap Harvest products for that reason.

Before I even received my review package, I checked out their website and saw that their products had No Gmo, it is  certified Organic!

That really peaked my interest, so I became more excited to try these products!




When the package arrived I received 1lb of Organic Wild Rice Flour (which is great for the baker in me.) , 1lb of 1 Pound Organic Wild Rice Linguine and 2lbs of  Organic Wild Rice. and a small package of Hemp Hearts.

Right away I was trying to think of ideas to make with these products.

I checked out their recipe area! Quite a few excellent recipes but I wanted to make something that would be a normal nightly dish for the family. I wanted to see if the taste changed at all.

CLICK HERE to check various recipe ideas on the Naosap Harvest site


photo(81)The first thing I decided to make was Chicken Alfredo with Organic Wild Rice Linguine.

I was nervous about this, because while I would eat whole wheat pasta in the past, Mike (my husband) was always complaining he didn’t like it and wanted white pasta.

Mike doesn’t like me changing his food up too much.

I cooked up the meal and gave him a plate with a side salad.

He LOVED it! He was wishing there was more!

Mike is a picky eater. So for him to say he loved an item.  It was a hit out of the ballpark for the Organic Wild Rice Linguine!

Thank you Naosap Harvest!

I found something healthy that both my family and I can agree to eat!


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Next I wanted to try the Organic Wild Rice.

I love to bake! I am not one for cooking but baking I can spend all day doing!

I had bananas that I wanted to use for some Banana bread.

I have never used rice flour. So I didn’t know how it would affect the recipe or if it would.

I added my ingredients and put it in the oven in the baking pan.

When it came out I waited until they cooled and then tried one.

It tasted exactly how my banana bread always tasted!

My kids can’t tell the difference! (Mike hasn’t been home yet to try it but I doubt he will see a difference either!)




I love that I can have good organic ingredients for my cooking and baking and not notice a change!

A great way to have a healthier lifestyle!

And another great bonus is all these products are Canadian made!





MyPakage Review and Giveaway!!

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My husband Mike is someone who when he likes something, that’s all he buys.

So for him to try a new product, it allowed him to expand his waters further, so to speak.

I was requested to have Mike try 2 pairs of underwear from MyPakage.

He tried what is called their Weekday and Weekend lines.

Mike’s words “both pairs were very comfortable and light. It felt like I wasn’t wearing any underwear!”

Mike is a man of few words, but his point comes across loud and clear!

He is quite happy with the MyPakage underwear!


Weekday has:

  • Lighter weight fabric

  • 1-inch no-roll coloured waist band

  • Ultra breathable

  • Support and comfort

  • 95% Modal, 5% Spandex


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Weekend has:

  • Heavier and more durable fabric

  • 1.5 inch silk jacquard waist band

  • Ultra breathable

  • Support and comfort

  • 95% modal, 5% spandex



MyPakage has other products such as the Weekday Trunk, Weekday First Layer, Action Series  and Limited Addition Tie-Dye (Mike is wanting me to purchase a pair for him! )

The best part of the MyPakage products is the KeyHole Comfort Technology™

It creates the best and most comfortable underwear experience for men. The 3-dimensional internal pouch provides both unparalleled support and comfort!

Another bonus about the MyPakage garments use a special blend of Modal (93%) and Spandex (7%).

Which means not only are they breathable and will remain soft but they will never shrink and stay wrinkle-free!

A great product all around!

Mike has now found a new favourite product! He will be happy to get underwear as a present now! haha just kidding…maybe!

I love that throughout the MyPakage site, you can tell they have a sense of humour and enjoy fun!

Check out the site by going to www.mypakage.com

You can also catch MyPakage on Facebook CLICK HERE


Pinterest CLICK HERE

MyPakage wants to offer a Canadian Basics fan their own pair of Weekday and Weekend underwear. (Size XL 40-44)

Enter below on the Giveaway Tool

Good Luck!!

GreenBean.ReLoved Scarf Review and Giveaway!!

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I love businesses that upcycle material!

So I was really looking forward to try out an GreenBean.ReLoved  scarf!!


I chose the Infinity 141 scarf to review.

I LOVE the design and blue colouring.

When it arrived I loved it. The scarf looked so sophisticated!

You wouldn’t have known the scarf was made from upcycled materials!


Hayley was bugging me to wear it.

This always happens when I review something she loves!

Like all teens, she is a picky person but I have a feeling when this goes missing, it will be because she is wearing it.

She loves the style and that it keeps her warm. (she already has been checking the GreenBean.Reloved site for other styles she wants! )

What I love about the scarf (not only that it is made with upcycle material) but that it dresses up my winter clothing!



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GreenBean.ReLoved also has kid scarfs & hats!

And makes a great gift!

GreenBean.ReLoved is offering a Canadian Basics fan a chance to win a scarf of their choice!


WOW! Udderly Smooth Review & Giveaway!

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I was excited when Udderly Smooth asked for us to do a review about their products.

When the package arrived it had one Shea Butter Foot Cream, one Body Cream, one 114g Hand Cream and one 57g Hand Cream! photo(60)

I couldn’t wait to try them out because I have very dry and itchy skin. The reason for that is because I have Kidney Failure. Sadly it one symptom I have to deal with. I have tried several creams and they only give me a bit of relief at night. I am hooked up to dialysis overnight so I can’t just get up and put more cream on.

I had a shower and after I dried off , I placed the Udderly Smooth Body Cream on. I love how it moisturizes my skin without the greasy feeling!

Because my feet are really bad, (Thank you old man winter and dialysis) , I used the Shea Butter Foot Cream on my feet and then put socks on to keep the moisturizer on my feet. To be sure that it wouldn’t come off during the night.

I also used the Udderly Smooth Hand Cream on my hands.

That night was the first night in a long time I didn’t wake up feeling “itchy”! I was impressed! Finally creams that give my skin relief!

I have to say, I love Udderly Smooth products! I am quite happy to get relief from the itchy & dry skin!



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Udderly Smooth is perfect for men, women and children. Your whole household will love Udderly Smooth!

Udderly Smooth was developed for use on dairy cows to used on the udders but now is used for dry, chapped skin.

Udderly Smooth have various uses:

* Dry and chapped skin
* As a shaving lotion
* Diabetes skin care
* Hand and Foot Syndrome- a side effect of chemotherapy drugs
* Chamois cream for bicyclists
* Needlework and quilting

Need to find where you can buy Udderly Smooth products in your area? CLICK HERE

To LIKE Udderly Smooth on Facebook CLICK HERE To Follow Udderly Smooth on Twitter CLICK HERE

Udderly Smooth wants to offer a Canadian Basics Fan a chance to win a Udderly Smooth package! (one body cream, one shea butter foot cream, one 114g hand cream and one 57g hand cream)

Be sure to thank Udderly Smooth for the giveaway!

Enter in the giveaway form below!

Good Luck!



WOW! Check out the SwaggerTag Review & Giveaway!

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I love this next review, and if you have children or lose your own items you will see why!


My 9 year old son, Spencer,  is forever losing his items at school and at friend’s houses.

I can put a SwaggerTag on his backpack and know that his information is on it so that the school or his friend’s parents can notify us on it. The personal information keeps hidden until you open up the locket to see it inside. So it isn’t like random people are going to get his information off it by looking at the SwaggerTag.

Another wonderful bonus is we can put a picture of his choice in the front window so that he can identify his items. Sometimes on the first day of school , I worry that Spencer will not remember what his back pack looks like. So by putting a picture in the front he can identify it.  My son is a BIG Lego and Starwars fan so I plan on switching out his pictures throughout the year!


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Spencer and I decided to put our SwaggerTag on my purse and his backpack. They were so easy. Both Spencer and I had no problems at all putting the SwaggerTag on our bags.

The SwaggerTag come with 3 ties so if you need to remove the SwaggerTag from your item, you have another cable tie to connect it to another bag! Putting the picture in was a breeze as well. And if you need help figuring out how to put everything into the SwaggerTag, on the back of the package comes step by step instruction card. There is also a template to use for your window art to fit and you have a guide on how as to how big to cut it out!

Here are some suggested places to use SwaggerTag:

  • Sportsbags

  • Backpacks

  • Luggage

  • Totes

  • Bicycles

  • Electronics

  • Cases

  • Pet Gear (a great idea so in case your beloved fur baby gets lost)

  • Tack

  • Golf Bags

  • And much more!

They come in 6 colours :

  • Dragon Red

  • Dolphin Blue

  • Spider Grey

  • Gecko Green

  • Hot Pink

  • Mustang Purple

It is water, weather and impact resistant and is manufactured using non-toxic, food grade plastic!

You can easily tell I love this product. It is such a great product. I will be getting a few for when we head on our Vegas trip!

You can purchase your own SwaggerTag on their website. CLICK HERE TO GO TO WEBSITE (you can also purchase the tattoos that we have in our pictures & refurbish kits for your SwaggerTag)

You can get some “window art” from their website CLICK HERE

SwaggerTag is available in Canada, U.S and UK!


SwaggerTag is founded by Karen Walker who is also a mother. You can vote for SwaggerTag today for Canada’s Mompreneur of the Year! CLICK HERE

SwaggerTag is offering Canadian Basics fans a chance to win 2 SwaggerTags! (your choice of colours)

Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! Good Luck!!

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