Take Some Selfies with the Instax Mini 9


The Fujifilm Instax® Mini 9 instant camera is rocking with new colours and now a selfie mirror. That’s right, now you can take selfies!

The selfie mirror is easy to use so young and old can use it. I love the new colours of the instant cameras. The Lime Green one is my favourite. I love the bold stylish colour.

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Blinky Bill The Movie {Review}

Blinky Bill: the Movie Review #KidsMovie #FamilyMovie #BlinkyBill #ShoutFactoryKids #Movies #Cartoon #Review

Binky Bill: The Movie || Run Time 93 mins. || Rated PG || Screen Australia and Shout! Factory Kids 

Staring Voices: Toni Collette, Rufus Sewell, David Wenham, Ryan Kwanten, Robin McLeavy , Richard Roxburgh , Barry Humphries, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto.  


Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his explorer father’s footsteps. His father, Mr. Bill, went missing in the Outback sometime ago and Blinky is the only one who believes his dad is still alive.

When Blinky discovers a mysterious clue that hints at his dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the boundary of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback!

He makes a lot of friends along the way who work together to try to find Blinky’s father.

 Blinky Bill: The Movie Review #Review #ShoutFactoryKids #KidsMovie #ChildrensMovie #FamilyMovie #MovieReview


This movie is full of laughs and adventure. I sat down with both kids for a family night and we watched this movie together. This movie comes as a Blu-Ray/ DVD and allows you to do a digital download so you can watch it anywhere. Great if you going on a road trip. I love using movies like this for a night out at a hotel. Allows the kids to wind down after a day of adventure. This movie has quite a few colourful characters. I really love how it is set in the Outback.

Spencer gives it two thumbs up! 



  • Blinky Bill The Movie!
  • The Plot
  • The Characters
  • The Evolution
  • The Voice Actors
  • What’s Your Favorite Aussie Animal?
  • What’s Your Favorite Aussie Food?

PLUS a music video!

Order this and other movies online HERE

You can also check for Blinky Bill: The Movie at your nearest department store.

Check out the trailer below to find out more about this great family movie.




I received the above movie to review but I only post reviews that I think my readers will enjoy and the opinions expressed are my own.

Pip the Ostrich & Sam Sense Children’s Books Review


Sam Sense & Pip the Ostrich Children's Book Review #ChildrensLit #ChildrensBook #Review #Reading #Books

Since my children were little, I have always encouraged reading. My daughter picked up reading early on but preferred to read comic like books. While my son loved books that made him laugh or learn.


Pip the Ostrich and Sam Sense Children's Book Review #ChildrensBook #review #PipTheOstrich #SamSense

Pip the Ostrich & Sam Sense is perfect for those that love big coloured pictures that go along with a great story.  Both books are written by siblings. It has been on my bucket list to write a book, and both these children at a young age accomplished it.

Both these books were made for children, by children. Who knows what kids want more when reading a story?

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The Finest Hours



The Finest Hours DVD Review


The Finest Hours || 117 minutes || Disney DVD

Available May 24th

This movie is a great movie to watch with your family or just sit and enjoy it as a date night with your spouse.

There is a lot of action in this movie and it is intense in some moments. I enjoy action movies based on real life events that keep you on the edge of your seat cheering for the cast and hoping they beat all odds.

There is an all-star cast with Chris Pine, Casey Affleck , Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in the U.S. Coast Guard history, The Finest Hours is a tale of courage, faith and honour in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinky stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic action and thrilling bonus content, The Finest Hours Blu-ray is a triumph.

This movie also includes; A Look at the True Heroes Behind the Story and a French version included.



*I received the movie above in exchange for an honest review.  *

Breville Boss To Go™ Plus


Breville Boss to Go™ Plus #Review


Since receiving a kidney transplant, I have been eating better and enjoying more natural foods. I like making smoothies for us to enjoy and helping us get our daily fruit and vegetable intake.

The Breville Boss To Go™ Plus is a blender that should be in every home. I love that it comes with 2 (450ml) dual wall insulated cups and a (750ml) mega café-style tumbler with 3 travel lids. The lids give you a better drinking experience because it has a handle and you can close the drinking lid. It helps someone like me often spills their drinks while in the car, not to have to worry about them. They also fit in my cup holders which is a plus!

Key features of the Breville Boss To Go™ Plus:

  • Kinetix® Blade and Bowl System with unique folding system.
  • Central serrated blades that pull ingredients down, large curved sweeping blades rapidly turn ingredients into tiny particles.
  • 2 x 450ml dual wall insulated cups with a smooth edge and lid.
  • 1 x 750ml mega café-style tumbler
  • Smooth rimmed cups without clips or threads for a nicer drinking experience.
  • 3 Travel lids.
  • 1 stainless steel milling and grinding container and lid.
  • Overload protection.
  • Appliance science and recipe book.

The Breville Boss To Go™ Plus has helped me with making some amazing smoothies for my family to enjoy.  While I have a few recipes of my own of smoothies that I love, the Breville Boss To Go™ Plus comes with a recipe book that has a lot of great recipes for Smoothies, Smoothie Bowls, Milk Alternatives, Mocktails and Protein Boosters. The front of the book also gives you ideas on making your own smoothie recipe.  I keep this book handy when making my grocery list so I what I need to purchase to make some of these great recipes.

I made my Summertime Pineapple Smoothie with the Breville Boss To Go™ Plus. It was easy to use, which I liked and made making this smoothie, a breeze!


Summertime Pineapple Smoothie Recipe #Smoothies #Healthyliving #Recipe

First you add the ice and the yogurt together. Then blend until the ice is broken up.

Then place in the pineapple. (Don’t use as big as a measuring cup as I did. I had made a few smoothies that morning so I had a whole pineapple chopped up in there. )

Summertime Pineapple Smoothie Recipe #healthyliving #smoothies #recipe

Then blend again and enjoy! You can make the flavour more exotic by making ice from coconut water.

Summertime Pineapple Smoothie #healthyliving #recipe #smoothie

It is an easy to make recipe that can be enjoyed anytime.  The best part is putting it in a travel cup allows you to take it on the go for your morning walk or for traveling to work.

The Breville Boss To Go™ Plus is so easy to operate that my 15 year old daughter, Hayley, was able to make her own smoothies. I also love that it is compact enough that it doesn’t take up a lot of cupboard space in my kitchen.

Click here to purchase the Breville Boss To Go™ Plus or to find a retailer near you. 


Summertime Pineapple Smoothie
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  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks.


  1. Place ice cubes and yogurt in blender and blend until ice is broken apart. Then add the pineapple and blend until smooth.
  2. Place lid on cup and enjoy!
  3. You can also make ice cubes with coconut water to make it more like a tropical drink. I just used regular water ice cubes.

Oreck® Airvantage HEPA Air Purifier

Oreck Air Vantage HEPA Air Purifier


I have a love/hate with spring and summer. The reason for that is allergy season. My son and I both have seasonal allergies but Spencer has them worse. He is allergic to dust, pollen, feathers and grass. So that is why I have a love/hate relationship with spring and summer. I love being able to go out and not freeze or worry about snow. But I hate dealing with the allergy season for myself or my son. I hate seeing my poor son deal with all these environmental allergies.

The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier changed my feelings about my love/hate reaction to spring and summer.

3-Stage Filteration System

The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier traps allergens, dust and odor with the advanced 3-stage filteration; HEPA, Charcoal odor remover, and VOC filter. If you find you have a lot of dust or have an issue with your house smelling musty. The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier is the purifier you would want in your home to help clean your air.

The HEPA and VOC filter lasts 6 months and the Charcol odor remover
lasts 3 months I love that it traps all the dust, allergens and odor without having to keep changing them. There is also an indicator light that comes on when it is time to change your filter so there is no guessing on when you last put a new filter in. Also a handy remote control so you don’t have to get up to the purifier to turn it on. Very handy if you are in your bedroom and don’t want to get out of your bed to have it running during the night. Another bonus is that it is quiet. So it won’t disturb you while it is running.

Oreck® AirVantage HEPA Air Purifier -review

I ran the Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier for a month at various times when we needed it. Then I decided at the end of the month to it up and check the filter. I was shocked by the dust and pollen in the filter. I could see how it was cleaning my home. I have to say I was very impressed.

The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier also traps odor. My house is old and sometimes when we have been gone away for a weekend without airing out the house, I found that it has an odor that sometimes comes with older homes. The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier gets rid of that quickly and leaves the house smelling fresh. Cleaner air for your whole family to breathe.

The Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier is available at Canadian Tire in August 2016. 

Find out about how you can have cleaner floors with the Oreck® Venture Pro Bagged Canister Vacuum. Removing dirt, pollen and allergens from your floors and furniture. Check out my review here.

Check out my video below as I show how easy it is to use the Oreck® AirVantage™ HEPA Air Purifier.

I received the Oreck® AirVantage™  HEPA Air Purifier to try but the opinions are my own.

Breville Father’s Day Gift Guide



Growing up , celebrating Father’s Day was a lot of fun and a way to show my father how much he meant to me and that I appreciated his support all year. My father was a hard worker and worked through the week. He is the type of person that even today he rarely misses a day of work. He also was someone who was great at cooking. It didn’t matter what he needed to cook. He was good at doing it.

Breville has many items available for father’s this Father’s Day. It doesn’t matter if your dad is a foodie, coffee guru or gadget lover. Breville has something for every father. Even those hard to shop for dads.


The Boss to Go™ Plus (BPB625BL) SPR: $299.99

Breville Boss To Go Plus Personal blender

Pump dad’s day with healthy protein-packed nutrient-dense smoothies with the Boss to Go™ Plus personal blending system. Powered by 1000-watt motor, the stainless steel serrated and smooth blades rip and tear through tough ingredients kale, berries, and rock hard ice. Its die-cast metal base and all metal shaft, bearings and coupling are built to last.  Included are three to-go blending tumblers: 700 ml Cafè Cup and two 450 ml sports cups, each with a smooth edge finish for a pleasant drinking experience. Dad can even make his own protein powders by milling lentils, brown rice and flax seeds in the stainless steel milling container. The Boss to Go™ Plus is sure to make dad’s day go smoother.

SRP: $299.99

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 the Smart Grill ™ (BGR820XL)

Breville Smart Grill #FathersDay

Let dad be king of the grill all year round with the Breville Smart Grill™. Reaching an impressive 480°F with an adjustable top plate, it can grill anything from Tomahawk to chicken to delicate salmon filet. The removable non-stick cast aluminum plates with embedded heating elements are dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze. Element IQ™ senses temperature change and recovers heat loss quickly when frozen burgers are dropped on the plate. Use as a contact grill for Paninis and hoagies or open flat for a double cooking surface for breakfast sausages, pancakes and eggs. Dad’s sure to thank you for bringing in the big, bold BBQ taste of the outdoors in.

SRP: $429.99

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The Grind Control ™ (BDC650BSS)

the Gind Controls #FathersDay

Whether it’s a hot coffee in hand while taking in the view from the patio or fuel to get through his day, Breville’s Grind Control™ coffee maker with built-in grinder can adapt to the moment, and even the dad, to create a custom brew as unique as he is. The Grind Control™ allows dad to customize the grind size and coffee volume to suit his taste. Grind whole beans for maximum flavor and aroma, and adjust the grind size for lighter or darker roasts. Brew into the 12-cup stainless steel thermal carafe to enjoy a lazy Saturday or use the single cup setting to brew directly into tall cups and travel mugs—ideal for an early morning meeting or early practice at the rink. The Grind Control™ comes fully equipped from programmable Auto-Start, stainless steel burrs, flip-top lid and adjustable settings.

SRP: $399.99

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the Sous Chef™ 12 Plus (BFP680BAL)

Breville Sous Chef 12 Plus

Dads love to be a master chef in the kitchen. With the speed and precision of the Breville Sous Chef™ 12 Plus food processor he can slice zucchini from 0.3 mm to 8 mm thick, shred carrots fine or thick, chop onions in seconds, kneed dough for a pizza. Dad will be proud of its heavy duty die-cast base and powerful 1000-watt, direct drive induction motor. The large 12-cup working bowl will tackle large tasks while the 2 ½ cup mini bowl will tackle the small ones. Dads will love the tool box included to house all the accessories. This Father’s Day, make dad the hero of the kitchen with the perfect culinary sidekick — Breville’s Sous Chef™ 12 Plus.

SRP: $469.99

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the Dose Control™ (BCG400SIL)

Breville The Dose Control #FathersDay

Tell Dad to forget the long lines at his local coffee hub, and give him the secret to making café-quality coffee at home. The secret is in the grind. The Dose Control™ specialized coffee grinder has this mastered, providing a cafè-quality consistent ground using stainless steel conical burrs to minimize grinding heat, protecting the essential oils in the coffee bean. With 60 grind settings, the Dose Control™ will provide the perfect grind size for dad’s favourite cup of coffee, from espresso to French press. For added precision, the unit’s adjustable Razor™ dosing tool helps trim the coffee puck before each espresso extraction for an even dose of coffee grinds. Grind directly into the portafilter using the hands-free grinding cradle. Cleaning is made quick and easy with the removable grinds tray. Dad can rely on the Dose Control™ for any occasion or moment he wants to savour. He’s sure to love this customized convenience for a perfectly prepared brew that helps fuel his day!

SRP: $199.99

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The Juice Fountain™ Cold (BJE430SIL)

Breville Juice Fountain Cold #FathersDay

For the dad that’s conscious of his own health and wellness, gift him with the juicer of all juicers. The Juice Fountain™ Cold uses Cold Spin Technology™ to ensure insignificant heat transfer when juicing. Heat and process can damage the precious vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables. Thanks to Cold Spin Technology™, together with titanium-reinforced blades and Italian Made precision mesh filter, dad can enjoy a higher concentration of vital vitamins, minerals, and enzymes preserved by minimizing heat. What’s more, the Elevated Juicing System and two-litre juice jug is super-sized , allowing dad to prepare large batches of juice for the week or to enjoy with family. The Seal and Store juice jug keeps refrigerated juice fresher for longer. For easy, on-the-go convenience, the unit also features a juice nozzle attachment that allows dad to juice straight into a cup or travel thermos. Just like you can always count on dad when need him most, Breville’s Juice Fountain™ Cold is sure to keep dad hydrated and energized for the day ahead.

SRP: $269.99

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The Quick Touch Crisp™ (BMO700BSS)Breville the Quick Touch Crisp #FathersDay

Like dad, this microwave can do just about anything. Working with the integrated heating element, the Quick Touch Crisp™ ensures that the cheese in your grilled cheese sandwich is evenly melted, the bread is crisped to golden perfections, and your pizza is crispy and not soggy on the bottom. The Quick Touch Crisp™ uses smart settings that automatically set the power lievel and time to suit whatever dad is cooking. Complete with eight, one touch auto buttons, the Quick Touch Crisp™ makes common kitchen tasks fast and easy. The unique crisper pan keeps food crisp, so he can make chicken fingers and fries on a busy week night or crispy chicken wings on on game night. Say goodbye to soggy seconds and enjoy food as it was meant to b e with the Quick Touch Crisp™. Now dad can enjoy game-worthy food prepared by a game-changer of a microwave!

SRP: $599.99

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The Boss™ (BBL910X)

The Boss Blender #FathersDay

The Big Daddy to the Boss to Go™ Plus, the Breville Boss™ super blender is all dad needs for his daily rituals. The heavy duty base keeps the blender grounded, and the durable co-polyester jug is all he needs to create the finest green smoothie, the healthiest nut butter, and velvety hot soup. The Boss™ combines ingredients using a unique folding action led by the ProKinetix® blade and bowl system. The three serrated central blades and three sweeping blades pull ingredients down and tear into leafy greens, ice, and frozen berries for smoothies with unparalleled results. With six pre-set, one-touch programs, the Boss™ features the world’s first ‘Green Smoothie’ function, designed to blend whole fruits, vegetables, and tough kale. Likewise, the ‘Frozen Dessert’ function will turn frozen berries into a guilt-free sorbet. On the flipside, the unique ‘Soup’ function will blend cold ingredients into a hot creamy soup in a short period of time. From roasted almond butter, herbed pesto, marinades, dips , salsa, soups, smoothies, sorbets, and more, the Boss’ possibilities are endless! And because dad would rather entertain, he can count on the Boss’ fantastic ‘auto-clean’ function to ensure he can spend more time just having fun.

SRP: $599.95

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The Crispy Crust™ Pizza Maker™ (BPZ600XL)

Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker #FathersDay

Whether getting together with friends or kicking back with the family, dad will be a big fan of Breville’s Crispy Crust™ pizza maker . Whether he prefers Neapolitan-style pizzas or deep dish pies, the Breville Crispy Crust™ delivers crispy , golden crusts with perfectly cooked toppings, every time. Dual Heating elements on the top and bottom heat the oven stone to 660°F, replicating the cooking environment of a wood oven. Settings for thin, medium and thick crusts ensure pizzas are baked evenly-no matter how generous the toppings. A special ‘keep warm’ setting holds dad’s fresh-baked pizza at the ideal serving temperature. Use the viewing window to monitor baking without opening the lid and losing heat. The Breville Crispy Crust is a sure-fire way to bring the family together and create unforgettable memories. What dad wouldn’t love that?!

SRP: $229.99

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The Fast Slow Pro™ (BPR700BSS)

Breville the Fast Slow Pro #Fathersday

For the dad who has all the time in the world or no time at all. Introducing the Fast Slow Pro™ – A multi-cooker that can pressure cook and slow cook with an LCD screen that monitors the progress. Dad will be the King of the Kitchen creating roasts in 1/3 of the time or slow cooked beef ribs braised all day long. The dual-sensor technology monitors ingredients for accurate temperature and pressure control, while the hands-free steam release automatically releases steam when the time is right. The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking, ensuring that each meal reaches its full taste potential. The sleek , stainless steel multi-cooker comes with a steamer basket for cooking vegetables and seafood, along with trivet that elevates food from cooking liquids. Slow cooking setting can be selected from ‘HI’ to ‘LO’ with time settings from two to 12 hours. With eight pressure levels ranging from low (1.5psi) to high (12 psi) and options to pressure cook, slow cook, steam, saute, sear, reduce and keep warm all the time in the same bowl the fast slow pro will make dad look like a pro in the culinary arena.

SRP: $369.99

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The Oracle™ (BES980XL)

Breville Oracle #FathersDay

If dad loves his coffee almost as much as he loves you, then the Oracle is the Ultimate gift for your dad this Father’s Day. The Oracle offers the convenience of a fully automatic espresso machine with the café-quality results of a manual espresso machine. The Oracle has automatic hands-free grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the most difficult part of a manual espresso. The automatic milk frothing textures milk to selected temperature and style, from silky smooth latte to creamy cappuccino , delivering café-quality micro-foam every time. For filter coffee lovers, the innovative One-Touch Americano feature delivers a double espresso, and then separately through a dedicated spout, fills the cup with hot water, the same way as a good café. At the heart of the Oracle, are its dual stainless steel boilers, triple heat system and POD temperature controller to extract the espresso shot to within +/- 2°F (1o°C) of the selected temperature. Its dedicated steam boiler delievers instand and continuous steam on demand, allowing dad to extract espresso and texture milk simultaneously. It’s a taste of luxury at home, so simple to operate, dad can skip the Barista lessons and spend more time with you!

SRP: $2,499.95

Click HERE for more information.

Learn more about the Oracle through how-to videos, barista-inspired tips, recipes and more at BrevilleCafeQuality.ca

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Lots of people suffer from aches and pains in their daily living. Mike has back pain from a work related injury. It isn’t fun living with aches and pains while trying to do things in your daily life. The aches and pains can affect your sleep. Lakota has lots of products to help you and your family to get relief.

lakota pm

Lakota® pm is a natural source sleep aid that will help give you pain relief. It is a gentle sleep aid that will allow you to get the 8 hours of sleep that you need. When you need relief from pain to sleep. Going natural with Lakota® is the best way to go.

Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever

Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever will give you relief in the area on your back that the pain is located. A simple to use roll-on applicator will allow you to get the relief that you need. I would suggest not to use the roll-on applicator after having a shower. It seems to make it burn from the pure pepper extract. But it does work well when you apply it.

Lakota® Triple Action Back Pain caplets

Lakota® Triple Action Back Pain caplets are also great for back pain relief. You can pair this with the Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever to give you maximum relief. The caplets are all natural and it is recommended to take with your meal. The caplets are Gluten free, Yeast free , Sugar free and Dairy free. They have no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. So you know that you are getting a natural source of medicine and it works for any special diets.

Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever

Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever is a must have if you are an adult active in sports. This roll-on pain reliever is also fast acting and odourless. It will give relief to aches from working out, injury or sprains. I know when I have a sprain, it feels like I am forced to stay down and relax. Sometimes that isn’t possible but with Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever, I can still do my mom duties.

Lakota® Muscle Pain Maximum Strength caplets

Lakota® Muscle Pain Maximum Strength caplets will give you relief naturally from your muscle pain. Just like the Lakota® Back Pain products, you can use the roll-on plus the caplets for maximum relief.

Lakota® Joint Care caplets

Lakota® Joint Care caplets will help you if you suffer from pain in your joints. This joint pills will help your repair your cartilage with mineral nutrients, give you pain relief plus a relief from the joints being inflamed with natural ingredients.

Darby with Lakota

Lakota® also offers help for dog with Lakota® Canine Joint Care tablets. These tablets are in the form of little bones that have a beef liver flavour. An all natural product to help your furbabies by giving them relief from joint pain. I remember being a child and seeing my grandmother’s dog in pain as he walked around. I wish we had these Canine Joint Care tablets to give him to relieve the pain.

To see more products available from Lakota click here

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Enter to win $150 Lakota® Prize Pack & $50 Amazon gift card

Open to Canada & US residents 18+

Ends March 8, 2016

One entry per household


150$ Lakota Prize AND 50$ Amazon

Inateck MercuryBox Waterproof Speaker Giveaway

Inateck MercuryBox Waterproof Speaker Giveaway


Inateck MercuryBox Giveaway - Canada Only #contest #giveaway


Inateck MercuryBox Waterproof Speaker Giveaway: Who doesn’t love listening to music while showering or by the pool? I can’t be the only one who enjoys it. During the summer months when we are in the pool, the kids and I love playing music. We usually have a table away from the pool with a speaker on it playing music so that it doesn’t get wet. But  the Inateck MercuryBox is the way to go if you want it near the pool. Being that I am hearing impaired. I love having speakers close so I can hear it. The Inateck MercuryBox allows you get to get the sound you want at a price you will love.



The Inateck MercuryBox is easy to set up.

  • Turn on Bluetooth on your Smartphone or Tablet.
  • Press the Bluetooth button on the top.
  • Inateck pops up on your Bluetooth list
  • Select it and enjoy.



The sound on the Inateck MercuryBox is amazing. I love listening to music while blogging. Now I can without having to have a headset in to hear it.  The music is clear and you can use it also for watching movies on Netflix while you are on your smartphone or tablet.


Inateck MercuryBox Giveaway #Contest #review #win  - CANADA only - ends 02/02/16


Key Features: 

  • Built in Microphone to use as a hands free unit.
  • 15 hours of playtime with rechargeable battery
  • Durable aluminium casing and IPX5 Waterproof design
  • Alternative 3.5 millimeter audio jack
  • Can be used wireless or wired.


The built in microphone allows you to take calls with the hands free unit. It pauses your movie or music while you take the call and then once the call ends, goes back to where you left off.

The Alternative 3.5 millimeter audio jack allowed my teen daughter to use it for her computer when her speakers stopped working.

This is a great product for anyone that enjoys listening to music inside or outside and their smartphone speakers are not loud enough.

Great sounds, great price, wireless, hands free unit and waterproof. What more would you want from a great speaker?


You can order a Inateck MercuryBox for yourself CLICK HERE

Inateck Mercury Box

Inateck would love to give one of our readers a chance to win a Inateck MercuryBox Waterproof Speaker of their own. 

Enter below for a chance to win. 

Open to Canada Only 

Ends Feb. 2/16 

Inateck MercuryBox Giveaway

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Review & Giveaway

Fujifilm Instax® Mini 8 Review & Giveaway

fujifilm instax mini 8

The Fujifilm Instax® Mini 8 instant camera reminds me of when I had an old Poloroid camera as a teen and would take a ton of pictures with my friends at school. We had lots of these pictures up in our lockers. I even have some of those pictures around in my old photo boxes.

Fujifilm made it even better. Not only does it have a more modern look to the Instax® Mini 8, produces better instant photos but it comes in really cool colours that you or your teen would love.

The Instax® Mini 8 comes in Blue, Black, Pink, White, Raspberry, Grape and Yellow.

We received Instax Mini 8 instant camera in Raspberry.

Enter to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 ~ Canada ~ Ends 12/26 #contest #giveaway #Fujimoms #MyFujifilm

The features for the Instax Mini 8 are:

  • Built-In Lens Cover
  • Instant Photos (credit card sized pictures to fit in your purse or wallet.)
  • Electronic Shutter- 1/60 sec. shutter speed.
  • Brightness Adjustment Dial (automatically determines the best brightness and suitable setting.)
  • High-Key Photos
  • Auto Flash/Focus Free



The Instax Mini 8 kit comes with: 

  • Instax Mini 8 instant camera
  • Instax Instant Film (10 credit card sized instant photos)
  • Wrist Strap
  • 2 x AA Batteries


Instax Mini 8 instant photos


The Instax Mini 8 is a very easy to use point and shoot. I had Hayley take it with her to her friend’s house where she was getting ready for the Semi-Formal Dance. She tried it here at home to make sure she had no problems. She didn’t which isn’t surprising with all the technology now, kids can work equipment fast.  She took great pictures with her friend and can look back on her first Semi-Formal Dance.

Here is what my 14 year old Hayley says about her thought on the Instax Mini 8:

The Instax Mini 8 is really easy to set up. The setting on the lens tells you what lighting you should use and is really helpful to get the right picture. It is really fun to get a instant picture right away. You can get different films to personalize the photos. (Diane popping in to let you know the film she is talking about is the Instax® Mini Rainbow Film) The colours of the pictures are very nice and vibrant. I like that you can get different colours of the Instax Mini 8 cameras to show your personality.

Some great accessories you could purchase to go with the Instax® Mini 8 are:

Instax® Mini 8 Rainbow Film

instax rainbow film

NEW Instax® Mini 8 Photo Album – Blue (comes in other colours)

instax mini 8 photo album

NEW Instax® Personality Pegs

Instax picture pegs

NEW Instax® Pretty Magnetic Pegs

Instax Pretty Magnetic Pegs

The Instax Mini 8 instant camera is a perfect gift for tweens, teens and adults with lots of great accessories to add to the gift. The Instax Mini 8 Photo Album and the Instax Pegs are great stocking stuffers for the Holiday Season.

Check out where to buy Fujifilm Instax® Mini 8 and accessories Online

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Enter to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 ~ Canada ~ Ends 12/26 #contest #giveaway #Fujimoms #MyFujifilm

Fujifilm is offering one Canadian Basics reader a chance to win an Instax® Mini 8. 

Open to Canada only

Ends December 26/15 11:59:59 pm est 

Instax Mini 8 Giveaway

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