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CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Superior Soapnuts Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

 

WELCOME TO Supe­rior Soap­nuts! I stum­bled across this site awhile back and the prod­uct intrigued me so much that I knew I had to try them!

I had the plea­sure of try­ing out a 500g bag of soap­nuts and a soap­nut bar of soap as to which I was overly impressed!! It’s so easy being Green!!

About Supe­rior Soap­nuts, taken from their website:

SOAPNUTS ARE A COMPLETELY RENEWABLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL, THAT CAN BE PUT INTO YOUR COMPOST ONCE USED.

 

HOW TO USE SOAPNUTS

 

LAUNDRY

 

Shells: Place 4 or 5 soap­nuts in a small pouch of cot­ton or a sock tied at the top. Put this into your wash­ing machine load with tem­per­a­tures up to 90 Degrees.

 

Liq­uid: Use 2 to 3 table­spoons of soap­nuts liq­uid for a large load of laun­dry. (If your laun­dry feels a lit­tle stiff upon com­ple­tion of the cycle, you’ve used too much!)

 

Note: When mak­ing soap­nuts liq­uid it is impor­tant to remem­ber that, because soap­nuts are actu­ally a fruit and the liq­uid there­fore a ‘fruit juice’, if left at room tem­per­a­ture for more than a few days, it will begin to mold. If stored in the refrig­er­a­tor the liq­uid should last a cou­ple of weeks. Another great idea is to pour the liq­uid into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, store in the freezer in a well marked con­tainer! Each  frozen cube will be approx­i­mately 2 table­spoons which is the amount rec­om­mended for a load of laundry!

 

Soap­nuts are highly effec­tive and gen­tle at the same time. They will leave your laun­dry fresh and clean and com­pared to other deter­gents, its mild­ness will keep colours bright, main­tain­ing the fab­ric struc­ture of your clothes for longer peri­ods.  They can be used on all fab­rics and at all tem­per­a­tures (although the saponin is best released in a lit­tle warm water ini­tially).  They leave your clothes incred­i­bly soft with­out the need for fab­ric soft­en­ers or conditioners.

 

Soap­nuts are not a heavy stain remover. Although the liq­uid can be sprayed directly on fab­ric and suc­cess­fully remove minor stain­ing, heav­ier stains will still need to be pre­treated with a stain remover.

 

Soap­nuts are espe­cially effec­tive for wash­ing cloth dia­pers. They elim­i­nate all lin­ger­ing smells and will strip the dia­per of deter­gent build-up, increas­ing the dia­pers absorbency!

 

Soap­nuts are both eco­log­i­cal and eco­nom­i­cal when com­pared to other forms of deter­gents. A 500g bag of soap­nuts can be used for 200 or more loads of laundry.

 

Soap­nuts will leave your clothes fra­grance free. If you’d like to add a fra­grance, just add a few drops of your favorite essen­tial oil to the wash.

 

Shells can be used for more than one wash but the num­ber of washes per shell bag will depend on the water tem­per­a­ture used. Wash­ing at lower tem­per­a­tures, the soap­nuts can be used more often. You will know the soap­nuts need to be replaced when they become thin and dull with no shiny pock­ets of saponin left in them.

 

DISH WASHER

 

Fill the soap dis­penser with soap­nuts liq­uid (see liq­uid soap instruc­tions below) for wash­ing your glasses, dishes, cut­lery and pans. Don’t be deceived by the lack of bub­bles on the effec­tive­ness of the clean­ing. There are no arti­fi­cial foam­ing agents so there will be very few if any last­ing bub­bles but your dishes will be cleaned effec­tively even if left to soak. Soap­nuts can’t quite han­dle baked on food (i.e. casse­role dishes). As with most dish­washer soaps, some pre­wash may be necessary.

 

Alter­na­tively, just put 3 shells in the bot­tom of the cut­lery holder and some vine­gar in the rinse dis­penser and your dishes will come out sparkling clean.

 

LIQUID HAND/BODY SOAP, PEOPLE AND PET SHAMPOO

 

Add about 50g (a hand­ful — or about  8 to10 soap­nuts) soap­nuts shells to approx. 6 cups of water. Crush the shells into smaller pieces before adding — this aids in the release of the saponin. Bring to boil, then sim­mer for approx­i­mately 30 min­utes. The boil­ing process extracts the saponin from the nut shells and com­bines with the water. You can use the liq­uid imme­di­ately, or let it steep overnight. Strain into appro­pri­ate con­tainer and com­post the remain­ing shells.You now have a con­cen­trated, chem­i­cal free deter­gent that can then be used as a laun­dry soap, all pur­pose cleaner, car wash, liq­uid soap, people/pet sham­poo (the char­ac­ter­is­tic smell of the saponin will keep par­a­sites at bay for some time. It is very effec­tive against lice, fleas and ticks), or any­thing else  you would nor­mally clean with a liq­uid. Exper­i­ment with longer boil times and water to shell ratios for stronger and weaker con­cen­tra­tions. Fill a spray or pump bot­tle with the liq­uid and use to wash hands, body, hair or fur. Soap­nuts leaves your hair and your pets fur soft and man­age­able.  Make sure the liq­uid does not get into the eyes as it will burn.

 

CLEANING & DETOXIFYING FOOD

 

Soak your fruit and veg­eta­bles for approx­i­mately 10 min­utes in the soap­nuts liq­uid. Rinse off and enjoy this food free from harm­ful chem­i­cals and residue. The soap­nuts solu­tion can then be reused for house­hold cleaning.

 

WINDOWS AND GLASS CLEANER

 

Fill a clean spray bot­tle with 1 cup water, 2 table­spoons vine­gar and 1 table­spoon soap­nuts liq­uid. Spray and wipe win­dows or mir­rors clean. Pol­ish with a dry cloth or newspaper.

(I per­son­ally find that adding more water works bet­ter,  about 1 ½ cups).

 

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

 

Keep the liq­uid in a spray bot­tle and use to clean the bath­room, kitchen, floors, etc. Add a few drops of essen­tial oil if you pre­fer a dif­fer­ent scent.

 

CLEANING JEWELLERY

 

Soap­nuts are com­monly used in Indian house­holds for clean­ing and shin­ing jew­elry due to its effec­tive­ness. Jew­elry is soaked in soap­suds liq­uid and then rubbed with a cloth to give it a shine.

 

NATURAL PLANT WASH AND PEST REPELLENT

 

Add 1 cup water, 1 table­spoon soap­nuts liq­uid, and 1 table­spoon Neem oil (optional) to a clean spray bot­tle. Shake well. For plant wash, spray leaves and wipe clean. To repel pests (i.e. aphids and green­fly), spray plant thor­oughly, cov­er­ing all sur­faces, and allow to air dry. Your left over soap­nuts liq­uid from wash­ing or laun­dry can be used for this purpose.

 

Mos­quito repel­lent: wash or smear your exposed parts with the liq­uid and the mos­qui­toes will leave you alone, repelled by the smell of saponin. Give it a try!

 

DANDRUFF CONTROL

 

Apply the soap­nuts liq­uid on scalp and leave on for 5 to10 min­utes.  Make sure the liq­uid does not get into the eyes as it will burn.  Rinse hair with water.  Fol­low­ing this pro­ce­dure reg­u­larly will not only help pre­vent dan­druff, but will also keep your hair soft and strong.  You can also replace the soap­nuts liq­uid with soap­nuts powder.

 

STORING SOAPNUTS

 

Soap­nuts absorb mois­ture very eas­ily. They become dark & sticky in a very short period of time if left exposed to air. Ide­ally the nuts should be packed in an air­tight con­tainer or a plas­tic bag  tied tightly. How­ever, sticky soap­nuts do not mean that they have gone bad. They will still wash & clean per­fectly.  Soap­nuts pow­der, how­ever, if not stored in per­fectly  air tight con­di­tions, will become lumpy very eas­ily. Once in lump form, the pow­der is dif­fi­cult to use, even though it still retains all its orig­i­nal wash­ing prop­er­ties.
Extremely impres­sive!! Supe­rior Soap­nuts have so many uses, and the prices are surely unbeat­able!! I am now sold on these for sure and I hon­estly know you would love them too!!

 

The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Supe­rior Soap­nuts has offered to give away to 1 Lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win 500g bag of soap­nuts and a soap­nut bar of soap!

  

 *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

 

1) First check out the Supe­rior Soap­nuts web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you would love to try!

 

2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

 

3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

 

******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

 

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

 

EXTRA ENTRIES:

 

Fol­low @coolcanucks  on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

 

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Supe­rior Soap­nuts! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

 

Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

 
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Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

 
Pur­chase any­thing from Supe­rior Soap­nuts for the dura­tion of the give­away 
 and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

 

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 12th, 2010**

 

A HUGE Thank you to Supe­rior Soap­nuts for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

 

Con­grats to #262!

 

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  •  Vickie Bartlett
    Feb­ru­ary 27th, 2010 at 8:20 am 

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Aromatic Health Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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    Let me intro­duce you all to a phe­nom­i­nal web­site that I stum­bled upon called Aro­matic Health.

    Aro­matic Health is com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing phys­i­cal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual well being through prod­ucts that are safe and nat­ural. Tak­ing a clin­i­cal approach to essen­tial oil ther­apy, Aro­matic Health takes pride in know­ing that the prod­ucts and ser­vices we pro­vide offer our clients a safe and nat­ural alter­na­tive to achieve a healthy and bal­anced lifestyle.”

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    About Aro­matic Health, a blurb from their website:

    “At Aro­matic Health, we prac­tice clin­i­cal aro­mather­apy and offer prod­ucts for health and well­ness, pre and post­par­tum heal­ing, nat­ural baby care and skin care.

    As the com­pany founder, I wanted to intro­duce and pro­mote the health ben­e­fits of essen­tial oils. Also, through­out my preg­nancy, I was for­mu­lat­ing prod­ucts for myself and felt that other women would ben­e­fit from the alter­na­tives avail­able for pre and post­par­tum healing.

    The word “aro­mather­apy” has become a mar­ket­ing buzz word and has been used for prod­ucts which may con­tain nat­ural or syn­thetic essen­tial oils, even in minute amounts. Aro­mather­apy, and the use of essen­tial oils, has many clin­i­cal appli­ca­tions. It is this aspect of aro­mather­apy that is our focus at AromaticHealth.

    With over ten years as a prac­tic­ing aro­mather­a­pist, I use my knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence to cre­ate essen­tial oil prod­ucts, and pro­vide con­sul­ta­tion ser­vices to aid in the heal­ing of the body, mind and spirit.

    At Aro­matic Health, all of our prod­ucts are hand made, using only pure and organic essen­tial oils and raw ingre­di­ents. Our prod­ucts are cru­elty free and do not con­tain syn­thetic fra­grances, parabens, petro­chem­i­cals or preservatives.

    We also use a min­i­mal amount of pack­ag­ing and pro­mote the recy­cling or the re-use of our jars and bottles.”

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    I had the oppor­tu­nity of try­ing three GREAT Aro­matic Health prod­ucts ~ Head­Balm (a safe alter­na­tive to con­ven­tional pain reliev­ers), Stress Relief (A stress reliev­ing blend of essen­tial oils known for their relax­ing and anx­i­olytic prop­er­ties), and Cold & Sinus Pure Essen­tial Oil Blend (a pure essen­tial oil blend which helps to reduce con­ges­tion and aid with recov­ery from cold and sinus symp­toms. This blend will help pre­vent infec­tion when used at the first signs of a cold or ‘flu. The oils have anti-viral, anti-microbial and expec­to­rant prop­er­ties and help boost your immune system.)

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    All of these prod­ucts smell phe­nom­i­nal and work GREAT! I give a HUGE kudos to Aro­matic Health for their won­der­ful products!!

     

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    The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Aro­matic Health has offered to give away to 1 Lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win one prod­uct from their exten­sive line of their own choos­ing! You will cer­tainly not be dis­ap­pointed no mat­ter what you shall receive!!

     

     *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1) First check out the Aro­matic Health web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you would love to try!

     

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     

    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

     

    EXTRA ENTRIES:

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks  and @AromaticHealth_ on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @AromaticHealth_! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

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    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

     
    Pur­chase any­thing from Aro­matic Health for the dura­tion of the give­away 
     and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 10th, 2010**

     

    A HUGE Thank you to Aro­matic Health for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

    Con­grats to #33

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  •  Karry
    Jan­u­ary 30th, 2010 at 7:37 pm 

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Michael Season’s Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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    Non-greasy, light, and yummy potato chips are hard to find these days.  Michael Season’s offers baked ver­sions of all the pop­u­lar chips and I can­not believe how rich in fla­vor they are for being baked and bet­ter for you!!

    Michael Season’s has been mak­ing qual­ity snacks since 1983 when an organic farmer, Michael Sea­son, decided he wanted his fam­ily to be able to eat qual­ity foods that were free of toxic chem­i­cals and addi­tives. Soon that Ore­gon farm became the largest nat­ural foods dis­tri­b­u­tion ship in the US and ever since Season’s prod­ucts has grown.

    Feel Good Snacking

    The Season’s Snacks promise:

    •All Nat­ural Ingre­di­ents
    •No Preser­v­a­tives
    •No Arti­fi­cial Col­or­ings
    •No Arti­fi­cial Fla­vor­ings
    •No Hydro­genated or Par­tially Hydro­genated Oils
    •No MSG

    I got to try an assort­ment of the Michael Season’s snacks and was overly impressed with the deli­cious taste! The pack­ages are very clearly labeled to help you make good snack­ing choices – the Potato Crisps are Low Fat with 70% less fat! And the Cheese Puffs? Reduced Fat with 65% less fat! YUMMY to boot!!

    Michael Season’s Lite Puffs & Curls, and Mexi-Snax fla­vored tor­tilla chips — Pico de Gallo, Sesame, Nacho & Salsa Picante were all won­der­ful, myself nor my fam­ily had ANY complaints!!

    Hooray for healthy snack­ing! I would highly rec­om­mend Michael Season’s to ANYONE!! Their prod­ucts ARE that great!

     

    The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Michael Season’s has offered to give away to 1 Lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win the fol­low­ing prize pack! An organic T-Shirt, a reusable Tote, a chip-clip, PLUS all of the yummy chips that they sent me to review - Michael Season’s Lite Puffs & Curls, and Mexi-Snax fla­vored tor­tilla chips — Pico de Gallo, Sesame, Nacho & Salsa Picante. What a SWEET prize pack­age!!

     

     *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1) First check out the Michael Season’s web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you would love to try!

     

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     

    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

     

    EXTRA ENTRIES:

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks  on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Michael Season’s! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
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    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

     
    Pur­chase any­thing from Michael Season’s for the dura­tion of the give­away 
     and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 10th, 2010**

     

    A HUGE Thank you to Michael Season’s for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

     

    Con­grats to #368

     

    368

  •  Anne Tay­lor
    March 2nd, 2010 at 3:16 pm Tweet

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Small Potatoes Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

     

    What a ter­rific web­site I stum­bled upon, it is called Small Pota­toes.

    Small Pota­toes is a Winnipeg-based, all-Canadian com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in hand-made baby cloth­ing and accessories.

    If you’re look­ing for some­thing unique for your own lit­tle bun­dle of joy or some­thing spe­cial for a baby shower gift, you’re sure to find some­thing cool and styl­ish here!!

     

    Small Pota­toes has an exten­sive line of items all neatly cat­e­go­rized on their web­site so shop­ping is a snap!

    They sell:

    Dresses

    Slings

    Pants

    Hats

    Nurs­ing Covers

    Blankies

    Dia­per Clutches

    Chang­ing Pods

    Burp Cloths

    Bibs

    Bar­rettes

    Binky Leashes

    Drinky Leashes

    Mit­ten Leashes

    All of their gor­geous items come in many dif­fer­ent beau­ti­ful colours, and their size guide is as follows:

    Size guide:
    3–6 mo.: 24–27″ (60–69 cm), 12–17 lbs. (5–7 kg)
    6–12 mo.: 27–30″ (69–76 cm), 17–22 lbs. (7–10 kg)
    12–18 mo.: 30–33″ (76–84 cm), 22–27 lbs. (10–12 kg)
    18–24 mo.: 33–35″ (84–89 cm), 27–30 lbs. (12–13 kg)
    2T: 35–37″ (89–94 cm), 30–33 lbs. (13–15 kg)
    3T: 37–39″ (94–99 cm), 33–36 lbs. (15–16– kg)

    I was sent to review the “Leash Pack” which con­sists of a mit­ten leash — (No more los­ing mit­tens!!), the binky leash (no more look­ing for their soothers!), and the drinky leash (for those lit­tle sneaks who love to toss their sippy cups!) I was com­pletely impressed by all three of these leashes, what a God-send!!

     

     

    The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Small Pota­toes has offered to give away to 1 Lucky Cool­Canucks reader the same “Leash Pack­age” that I received to review in your very own choice of ribbons/fabric!! Sweet prize — you will LOVE IT!!

     

    *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1) First check out the Small Pota­toes web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you would love to have!

     

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     

    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

     

    EXTRA ENTRIES:

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks  on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Small Pota­toes! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

     
    Pur­chase any­thing from Small Pota­toes for the dura­tion of the give­away 
     and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 9th, 2010**

     

    A HUGE Thank you to Small Pota­toes for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

     

    Con­grats to #132

    132

  •  Missy
    Feb­ru­ary 24th, 2010 at 4:04 pm 

    Cool­Canucks But­ton on my blog http://frugalmisfit.blogspot.com/

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Lazy Dog Designs Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

    After find­ing this great web­site and all of the earth-friendly prod­ucts that they car­ried, I knew that I had to con­tact Lazy Dog Designs imme­di­ately to see if they wanted to par­tic­i­pate in a review and give­away at Cool­Canucks as to which they so hap­pily obliged!! I was ecsta­tic to say the least!

    About Lazy Dog Designs, a blurb right from their website:


    Lazy Dog Designs is a small, vegan, women owned busi­ness in the Santa Cruz moun­tains of California.

    We believe that it is impor­tant to pro­tect our envi­ron­ment, so we use Earth friendly mate­ri­als to man­u­fac­ture our prod­ucts. Hemp and organic cot­ton fab­rics offer the envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits as well as the desired feel and tex­ture. In order to find the sage color, we went with a hemp cot­ton blend grown in China. The plants are grown together with­out the use of pes­ti­cides or chem­i­cal fer­til­iz­ers, so even though the cot­ton is not cer­ti­fied organic, it is grown in an eco­log­i­cal method. We are assured that the farm and mill work­ers are paid and treated fairly.

    In keep­ing with our phi­los­o­phy, we use organic bat­ting and coconut shell but­tons. We use sus­tain­able kapok for our stan­dard pil­low inserts. Please con­tact us for cus­tom options.

    All Lazy Dog Designs are our own cre­ations. The appliqués are hand cut and hand stitched, so there will be slight vari­a­tions. All machine work is done by us in our work­room, with the dogs asleep on the floor.”

    Lazy Dog Designs car­ries an exten­sive line of pil­lows, quilts, and Farmer’s Mar­ket Bags! Every­thing that they sell is so breath-takingly beautiful!!

    Lazy Dog Designs sent me this stun­ning Farmer’s Mar­ket Bag made of Hemp to review and I absolutely LOVE IT!! It is in the colour dark green.

    Isn’t that awe­some?? It is of great qual­ity, and extremely roomy. Not only am I impressed with this won­der­ful prod­uct, but the deliv­ery time from Lazy Dog Designs was out­stand­ing! I got this prod­uct in no time at all, and their prices are unbeat­able!! I totally rec­om­mend this great com­pany to everyone!

    What a great plea­sure it was to review Lazy Dog Designs products!

    The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Lazy Dog Designs has offered to give away to 1 lucky Cool­Canucks reader – The exact same Farmer’s Mar­ket Bag in Hemp that they sent me to review!! Believe me, you will be just as impressed as I am with this SWEET bag!!

    *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

    1) First check out the Lazy Dog Designs web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you would love to have!

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

    EXTRA ENTRIES:

    Fol­low @coolcanucks on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Lazy Dog Designs! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments


    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments


    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!


    Pur­chase any­thing from Lazy Dog Designs for the dura­tion of the give­away
    and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 8th, 2010**

    A HUGE Thank you to Lazy Dog Designs for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

    # 180

    Melanie S
    Feb­ru­ary 8th, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Posted on weekly Linky at Min­nesota Mama’s Must Haves

    http://www.minnesotamamasmusthaves.com/2010/02/sunday-sweeps-link-your-giveaways.html

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca
    Entry 1

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    Canadian Contest ~ Tribute.ca ~ You could WIN a Valentine’s Day Inspired Trip!

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

    Enter HERE for your chance to win a $1500 travel gift cer­tifi­cate or a Valentine’s Day prize pack

    Con­test ends on Feb­ru­ary 28, 2010

    tribute

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest — Shaw Treatment Body Care Products Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

     

    Shaw Treat­ment is a body care prod­ucts com­pany design­ing qual­ity nat­ural & botan­i­cal skin­care prod­ucts that are paraben-free, petroleum-free, grapfruit seed free, & SLS free. As a social enter­prise they are ded­i­cat­ing a por­tion of prof­its to char­i­ties work­ing in Africa!

    Shaw Treat­ment has a grow­ing line of lotions, mas­sage but­ters, clean­ers, shower gels, sham­poos, con­di­tion­ers, scrubs and more!

    About Shaw Treat­ment:
    “the feel good body care com­pany“
    A social enter­prise founded by wife & hus­band team, Michelle Shaw & Brad Arse­nault. Design­ing and mar­ket­ing qual­ity body care prod­ucts that con­tain nat­ural ingre­di­ents and donat­ing 100% of the prof­its to char­i­ties sup­port­ing relief efforts through­out Africa. Together we are mak­ing the world a bet­ter place.

    Shaw Treat­ment sent me to review, their won­der­ful Organic Sugar and Jet Sets!

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    shaw_scrub_01

     

    These prod­ucts are com­pletely out­stand­ing!! Not only do they smell won­der­ful, I really loved how my skin both felt and looked after its usage!!

    I totally rec­om­mend Shaw Treat­ment Body Care Prod­ucts to every­one — their prod­ucts are excel­lent and they now have me sold on them!!

    Direct cus­tomers who may want to find these prod­ucts can visit their site by click­ing here, or you can pur­chase them directly from UPUREA.com (both Canada and US), and GlindaGirls.com (Cal­gary based).

     

    The extremely kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Shaw Treat­ment has offered to give away to 4 lucky Cool­Canucks read­ers — Two Organic Sugar Scrubs and
    Two Jet Sets!! (4 win­ners, 1 prod­uct each of Shaw Treat­ments choice of prize) You will love their prod­ucts just as much as I do, be assured!!

     

    *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1) First check out the Shaw Treat­ment web­site, and then come back here and tell me some­thing you have learned about this company!

     

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     

    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

     

    EXTRA ENTRIES:

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks  and @ShawTreatment on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @ShawTreatment! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

     
    Pur­chase any­thing from Shaw Treat­ment for the dura­tion of the give­away 
     and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me what it was in a comment!

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 7th, 2010**

     

    A HUGE Thank you to Shaw Treat­ment for host­ing this great Giveaway!!

     

    Win­ner 1 — #314

    314

  •  carolp8
    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:56 am daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/9872859001
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    Win­ner 2 — #413

    413

  •  Amy Brown
    March 18th, 2010 at 8:55 am tweet: http://twitter.com/amym_brown/status/10671985873
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    Win­ner #3 is #221

    221

  •  trish­den
    Feb­ru­ary 16th, 2010 at 4:46 pm I’m a reg­is­tered forum mem­ber. Thanks! trishden
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    Win­ner 4 is #319

    319

  •  Doris C
    March 3rd, 2010 at 5:06 am http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/9918222045
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    Canadian Contest ~ SaveLand.ca ~ Enter For Your Chance To Win A Luxury Vacation For Two

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

    Enter HERE now for you chance to win a Lux­ury Vaca­tion for two

    Win a dream vaca­tion at The Caribbean Resort of your choice (sub­ject to avail­abil­ity) or 1 of 10 $100 gift certificates
    Con­test ends on March 24, 2010

    saveland

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    Canadian Contest ~ Global TV and Sharpie Sends You To The GRAMMY® AWARDS 2011 Contest!

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

     

    Enter this con­test Daily until May 14th, 2010 from Global TV and Sharpie for your chance to win a trip to the 2011 GRAMMY® AWARDS!

    Grand Prize. There is one (1) grand prize “Grand Prize” avail­able to be won by the Grand Prize win­ner (“Grand Prize Win­ner”) con­sist­ing of:
    round-trip econ­omy air­fare for the Grand Prize Win­ner and his/her guest (the “Guest”) leav­ing together from the same Cana­dian Inter­na­tional air­port clos­est to Grand Prize Winner’s home (Van­cou­ver, Cal­gary, Regina, Win­nipeg, Toronto, Mon­treal, Hal­i­fax or St. John’s) to Los Ange­les where the 53rd Annual Grammy Award show (the “Show”) will be held;
    Tick­ets to the Gram­mys
    One thou­sand dol­lars ($1,000.00 CDN) spend­ing money for Grand Prize Win­ner.
    The Grand Prize has an approx­i­mate value of six thou­sand dol­lars (CDN $6,000.00). Actual value of Grand Prize will depend on depar­ture city.

    Sec­ondary Prize. There are five (5) sec­ondary prizes (each a “Sec­ondary Prize”) avail­able to be won by the Sec­ondary Prize win­ners (the “Sec­ondary Prize Win­ners”), each of which con­sists of: one (1) ET Canada Flip Video Cam­era. Approx­i­mate retail value is three hun­dred dol­lars (CDN $300.00) each.

    Third Place Prizes. There are twenty (20) Third Place Prizes (each a “Third Place Prize”) avail­able to be won by the Third Place Prize win­ners (the “Third Place Prize Win­ners”) con­sist­ing of one (1) Sharpie Pen Set

     

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    Canadian Freebies — Free Taxi After Your Meal at Alice Fazooli’s if You Have Raptors, Leafs or Theatre Tickets (Toronto)

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

    Get a FREE Taxi After Your Meal at Alice Fazooli’s if You Have Rap­tors, Leafs or The­atre Tickets!!

    This is for Toronto res­i­dents only — awe­some free­bie!! Keep in mind that you must spend $50+ on your meal.

    This offer is only valid at the 294 Ade­laide St. W location.

     

    aaaaaaaaaaaaalice

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