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

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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Persian Sensitive Skin Formula Review & Giveaway!

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I was offered to do another waxing review. I jumped at the chance to try a couple of different products from the Perisan-Luxurious hair removal for sensitive skin.


I received I parcel with Persian Cold Wax~ Sensitive Skin Formula  and Persian Wax Strips – For Sensitive Skin.

If I had any questions I could contact 1-888-986-9974 for the Customer Care Line. I love it when products have help available if you need it for using their products. It makes it easier for customers to try new products if they can get help when they need it!

I must say I love the sophisticated look of the packaging. Unlike a lot of containers in the bathroom, this looks very classy sitting up on your counter.

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The Persian Cold Wax is an All-Natural sugar based hair removal! It is only made of 3 basic ingredients of sugar, lemon and water! And it has remained unchanged since 1970!


Since it is all natural it is great for people who have sensitive or allergic skin.

When I tried it I placed it in the microwave for 10 seconds to heat it up. (you can also heat under a lamp)

I spread it on the area of my leg and used the re-useable fabric strips on top of the wax and pulled up.

It is amazing how it doesn’t hurt me. And so easy to do! When I am done, all I have to do is wash the strips with warm water and they come clean. Then hang them to dry until the next time! I love how they are re-useable!


The Persian Wax Strips are my favourite for when I don’t have a lot of time. They come already pre-waxed so all I had to do was warm them up in my hands and then place them where I want them on my skin and remove unwanted hair.

It was so easy and quick! I loved them!

No matter which one you use, always make sure you use the Aftercare Oil in your kit when you are done. To help soothe and clean the skin!

Persian Wax is offering one lucky Canadian Basics fan a chance to win what I reviewed. One Persian Cold Wax and One Persian Wax Strips package! Enter below in the rafflecopter form.

Giveaway ends Feb. 14/14 and is open to all Canadian Residents 18+

Good Luck!



Fun Fact: The centuries-old formula for Persian Cold Wax has never been altered since they started making it in the kitchen of their founder Azar Moayeri 30 years ago. Azar’s son remembers watching Scooby Doo while packing the jars into boxes as a kid so his mom could go out and sell it in the local stores the following morning!

It is amazing how far this product has come!

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Just' A Drop Review and Giveaway! #win #contest

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I have to admit, I have never tried Just’a Drop before. So when I was offered to do a review , I was looking forward to it!

I am someone who buys a lot of items to make my house smell fresh.






When the package arrived I received one 15 ml Refreshing Spring, one 15 ml Eucalyptus and one 6ml  Floral Oasis and a bottle holder.



I tried the Refreshing Spring in the upstairs bathroom and the Eucalyptus in the downstairs bathroom at first.

I have to say for a little drop the smell is a perfect amount! I really thought I would need more then a drop. I didn’t believe a drop would make wonderful flower scent noticeable but it did!

The next day I tried the Floral Oasis in the downstairs bathroom. When you see this little bottle you think to yourself “This wont last long” but you really only need “Just’a Drop” and it is a perfect amount of floral scent! I am going to bring this little bottle with me when we travel to Vegas. I bet it will make the whole room smell like flowers, from the bathroom.  (Instead of the normal musty hotel smell)

I use the handy stand to place in a new scent each day.

The great thing about Just’a Drop is I can use it after I dump my drain can for my dialysis. (For those that don’t know, I do dialysis in my home nightly, on a PD machine) My drain can is from my machine after a night of dialysis and is all the toxins from my body. It isn’t a pretty smell. Now with Just’a Drop it gets rid of that smell!

I will be getting Just’a Drop again for our household!


To purchase Just’a Drop for yourself , you can CLICK HERE and go and buy your own, or CLICK HERE to locate where they are sold.


One lucky fan on Canadian Basics will have a chance to win 3 x 15ml assorted scents that I  received plus a 6 ml bottle of eucalyptus and 10 single use pouches from Just’a Drop! Good Luck!


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Just’a Drop Facebook CLICK HERE

Just’a Drop Twitter  CLICK HERE

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Lakota Back Pain Combo Pack Giveaway

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Do you suffer from back pain?

Have you tried Lakota?

When it comes to pain relief, trust Lakota to quickly, effectively, and naturally relieve your pain.

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Lakota is a blend of traditional herbal medicines: white willow bark, yucca root and devil’s claw; combined with modern, natural ingredients: glucosamine and type II collagen.

An all natural source medicine that works!!

Lakota helps with:

Arthritis pain

Back pain

Muscle pain

Sleep aids

Diabetic pain

Canine Joint pain

You can purchase Lakota products HERE 

Lakota on Facebook CLICK HERE

Lakota on Twitter CLICK HERE 


Lakota is offering one lucky Canadian Basics fan a Back Pain Combo Pack ( includes 1 Back Pain Roll On, 1 Triple Action Back Pain Caps, and 1 Joint Care 60s Caps) Good Luck!

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Gemini Creations Giveaway

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Gemini Creations is one stop shop for GREAT gifts for everyone!

They make make handmade jewelery, knitted and crocheted items, all natural lip balm and crocheted photography props.



An Canadian small business that has items for every budget and any age group!

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Gemini Creations offering one lucky Canadian Basics fan their choice of necklaces between the Believe/Star necklace or the personalized Name necklace !

Enter in the Valentine’s Day Giveaway for your chance to win!

Gemini Creations Facebook CLICK HERE

If you want to purchase an item from Gemini Creations Etsy Shop CLICK HERE

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WOW! SwiPets Review and Giveaway!! If You Have A #Cat, Check This Out!

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I was happy to be asked to do a review about SwiPets!

We have a long haired Siamese named Coco and her hair gets EVERYWHERE!




Before it came I watched the videos on the site.

It was amazing what this SwiPets glove could do!

  • Reduced dander and allergens from the home (which was a big plus to me because Spencer (my 9 year old) is allergic to cats. (we just found out this summer)

  • Pick up cat hair from hard to reach areas (like down inside couches etc.) thanks to the versatile design.

  • Machine washable! Could be used over and over again!

  • So simple to use, my kids could use it to help.

You can check out the videos HERE to see more demonstrations of what the SwiPets glove can do!


When it arrived I tried it on Mike’s chair. Coco sleeps on that chair when Mike is gone. I think she misses him and that’s her way of being close to him.

So I put the glove on. It fit my hand perfectly.

Ran the glove along where she sleeps in the chair and in between the cushion and the side of the recliner.

I was impressed! I really didn’t think there was hair down the side but it picked it up!

And when I was done, all I had to do was throw it in the machine to clean it so I could reuse it again! This should help calm Spencer’s allergies to cats.

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If you have a cat or a long haired dog, this is a must need in your home!

You can purchase the SwiPets gloves HERE

As part of our BIG Valentine’s Day Giveaway on Canadian Basics and Coupon Nannie,

SwiPets is offering our fans a chance to win one (1) white double pack glove pack!!

Contest ends on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14/14)

Be sure to thank them for sponsoring this great contest!

Can’t wait for the contest to see if you win? You can use the following coupon
code: LUVSWIPETS and you will receive 20%
off each item you order from the store at

Good Luck!!


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