Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shrek Celebrates 15th Anniversary {giveaway}

Hard to believe it has been 15 years since the lovable green Ogre appeared on the big screen - not only that, but the many follow up movies that came after as well.

Cirque Du Soleil : Toruk - The First Flight {Ottawa Giveaway}

I had the chance to attend a Cirque Du Soleil Big Top show a few years ago. It was my first experience with Cirque Du Soleil, and I really enjoyed it.  I was really excited to find out that a new show was coming to Ottawa this year, and I would have the chance to attend.  I also have 4 tickets to giveaway to one of my Ottawa readers!

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend was HOT. I hope you kept cool and stayed hydrated. We had a pretty good weekend.  Mr. J was in a karate tournament, he came in second in his division for both Bo and Kata.  My cousin had a baby so I got to sneak in some newborn snuggles Sunday afternoon - it was awesome!

If you are a blogger, feel free to list any open giveaways you have on your blog. Make sure to list the prize, end date and country eligibility (CAN/US/WW) any listed without this information will be deleted.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Picture Recap of Our Victoria Day Weekend

Some pictures of our Long weekend :)

It started off a little early on Friday afternoon, after volunteering in Mr.J's class for a field trip, I let him leave with me afterwards instead of finishing off the rest of the day.  We had a starbucks date.

Hubby worked at my moms fixing up her back yard on Friday and Saturday, with a little help from Mr. K and I.  This was taken when we were done for the day

Mr. K and I walked to the park to meet a friend on Sunday morning, we spent a lot of time there and then on the way home he grabbed my hand (I am cherishing these rare moments, as I know they will eventually stop altogether)

When we got back from our first trip to the park (we ended up back later in the day for a couple of hours again) hubby and Mr. J were home with flowers and veggie plants.  Mr. K helped me in the back with the veggie garden, and Mr. J put the flowers into pots in the front yard

Since we re-seeded the entire yard a few weeks ago, the kids have spent more time in the front.  Last year a neighbour was giving away their basketball net, so Mr. J made sure we knew and we ended up with it.  The only issue is that it doesn't lower, so it is set quite high.  It took a little while for Mr. J to get a basket, but now he manages. Mr. K, however, has not been able to.  He has spent hours on the laneway shooting at the net and finally on the long weekend he made his first basket (and then continued to make them) he was SO excited and asked me to take this video

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Groupon Coupons Helps You Save Money

Being a one income family, money can sometimes be tight.  I try and do the best I can at reducing our spending as much as possible.  There are a few ways I do this.  I use our local Buy Nothing facebook group to see if any items I need are being given away. I price match, and I also use coupons. One place I check for coupons before purchasing items is by checking Groupon.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Victoria Day Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying the Long Weekend!  We have been busy at my mother's house this weekend, helping get her backyard ready for the summer. She has quite a large lot, and has been plaqued by a herniated disc that has left her not able to do much.  Hubby has been fixing up her gardens and the kids and I have been over helping as well.  It was a LOT of work (still a little more to be done) but it's starting to look great.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Update On 2016 Reading Goals

After Christmas I made a post about my reading goals for 2016.   Below is an update on my progress!

These were the original books on my list
  1. Girl on The Train
  2. Me Before You
  3. After You (still waiting for it from the library)
  4. One Plus One
  5. Shopaholic To The Rescue
  6. Twilight Series (4 books)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's Official - I Am A Soccer Mom Again

Mr. J played soccer for a few years, but then decided to give it up and focus on karate.  Of course, once the season had started he was wishing he had signed up - but it was too late for that year.  He made sure we knew that he wanted to get back into it this season, so when registration opened I signed him up again, and the first time for Mr. K.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Schick Hydro® 5 Mens Amazon Rate and Review {giveaway} #SchickAmbassador

We were sent a Schick Hydro® 5 disposable razor for my husband to review. He gave it a try, and shared his thoughts with me

"It does a close shave, glides easily and has a smooth finish".
 He was happy with the results. 

The new Schick Hydro® 5 disposable razor has an upgraded Hydrating Gel Reservoir which hydrates throughout each shave, a larger Guard Bar for increased skin stretch, and reduced Blade Span to minimize skin bulge which all help to get a smooth shave – all the while with the signature Flip Trimmer for hard-to-reach places.

How would you like to try out a Schick Hydro® 5 disposable razor? I have 25 of them to giveaway to men. This works a little differently than the giveaways I usually run on Tales of Mommyhood. For this, it's an Amazon review and giveaway. Here is how it works:

We are looking for men to test out this razor, so the first 25 readers to fill in THIS form will receive a Schick Hydro® 5 disposable razor to test out (either for themselves or their husbands/son) Then you will write a review on Amazon.ca (note - you must have an account and made a purchase within the last 6 months to do this). Complete instructions will be provided along with your razor.

How To Write A Review On Amazon

1. Visit the new Schick Hydro® 5 product page on Amazon.ca by clicking here  
2. Scroll down to “Customer Reviews” and click “Write a Review”.  
3. Log in with your Amazon account.  
4. Select a star rating and share your thoughts including #gotitfree and #contest at the beginning of your rating on the new Schick Hydro® 5. 
5. Click “submit

After you have written your review, you will then send the link to me by email and be entered for the chance to win a $100 Gift Card! While you can enter on multiple blogs, you are only eligible to win once. If you are randomly chosen for the $100 gift card, there is a prize claim form you will need to fill out and send back to me to be passed to the prize sponsor.

Disclaimer: This program is only open to age of majority residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). To participate, you must have purchased an item on Amazon.ca within the last six months, otherwise you will be unable to leave a review; All participants will receive a Schick Hydro® 5 system as featured in this post. See full rules at Tales of Mommyhood.

Tales of Mommyhood is participating as a Schick Ambassador and has received compensation for this campaign.

May 16th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  The weather wasn't super around here, but the rain did hold off on Saturday for us to do some work outside at my mothers house.  Last night Mr. K started soccer - it went great, even though it was freezing cold.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Celebrate Sophie La Girafe's Birthday! {giveaway}

Sophie La Giraffe, an all natural baby teether, has been making her appearance in nurseries since 1955.  Originating in France, Sophie eventually made her way over to North America and other parts of the world.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Let's All #FlippForMoms This May {giveaway}

May is here, and with it brings Mother's Day!  It's a day I look forward to every year. Seeing what my kids have created for me, and spending time with my mom is always a lovely day.

This year started off with breakfast in bed (even though Mr. K ate half of it) and then we took a lovely walk and I went out for a few hours with my mom, aunts and cousins.
The day finished off with a delicious dinner hubby bbq'd and an ice cream cake the boys picked out for me.

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Welcome to the Tales of Mommyhood Giveaway Linky! I hope that all the Mothers had a terrific Mothers Day. I sure did!  The boys *surprised* me with breakfast in bed (I was given instructions before they went to bed Saturday to stay in bed until they came to see me).  They both had beautiful cards they had made at school, and a nice card from hubby too!

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 and Shrek Coming To Digital HD

Kung Fu Panda and Shrek fans, get ready!  May 13th sees the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 on Digital HD, and Shrek, celebrating it's 15th anniversary, all 4 movies will be available on May 16th  for Digital download!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Why Not Bring Some JOY To Your Home? {giveaway}

Why not bring some JOY into your home? The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence was released for home viewing on Blu-ray and DVD on May 3rd! Now is your chance to enter to WIN a copy of JOY!

Enter using the form below.  Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States that are 18+.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Grass Stains Make Me Happy

Grass stains make me happy.  It may seem like an odd statement to make, but it's true.  When my kids are outside playing soccer, climbing trees, riding bikes and skateboards or making up games about sharks - I love to see it.  Those all come with tumbles and rolls on the grass, but it's part of childhood.