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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Two Leaves Tea Company Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

 

 

Being huge tea drinkers at my house as well as at my par­ents, I just knew that I had to try all of the huge assort­ment of teas that Two Leaves Tea Com­pany car­ries! After com­ing across their web­site, my eyes lit­er­ally popped when I saw many dif­fer­ent mouth­wa­ter­ing fla­vors that I have never tried before!!

I was sent a some of their famous Pais­ley teas, and as expected, they tasted just as good as described! We all had a field-day exper­i­ment­ing all of the scrump­tious fla­vors in that box! These are the most deli­cious teas that I have tried yet!!

 

 

At Two Leaves Tea Com­pany, you will find the best organic tea ever! They offer so many vari­eties of yummy teas that you can try for your­self, or even offer as gifts for your fam­ily and friends! Almost every­one that I know is a tea-lover, and now I have the per­fect gift in mind for that per­son on my hard to buy for list!!

Choose from:

 

jas­mine petal green

assam break­fast

earl grey

tamayokucha

chamomile

pep­per­mint

gen mai cha

three tea sampler

bet­ter morn­ing blend

bet­ter belly blend

bet­ter rest blend

moun­tain high chai

orange sen­cha

 

And so many more!!

 

 

 

“Founded in 2005, two leaves tea com­pany™ began with a jour­ney. Founder Richard Rosen­feld trav­elled the world on busi­ness, where meet­ings are syn­ony­mous with amaz­ingly fla­vor­ful cups of tea. After return­ing to the states, Richard looked every­where for a good cuppa’ tea…but had a hard time find­ing one.

Richard trav­elled to gar­dens in China, Sri Lanka and Japan to estab­lish rela­tion­ships with tea grow­ers in order to bring pre­mium, whole-leaf tea from the best har­vests to tea drinkers around the world. Two leaves tea com­pany™ has been rec­og­nized for the pas­sion, care and effort that goes into cup­ping our tea, with awards such as the Best New Tea award for 2005–2006 from the Spe­cialty Cof­fee Asso­ci­a­tion of the United States, and the People’s Choice Award at the Great Cana­dian Tea Steep Off in 2006.”

 

“Our expe­ri­ences at the gar­dens have taught us one incred­i­bly impor­tant thing — how to rec­og­nize and appre­ci­ate great organic whole leaf tea. Our com­mit­ment to “go there” means we’re pro­vid­ing our cus­tomers with tea that tastes as if it has been plucked and steeped direct from the gardens.

Two leaves tea com­pany™ was one of the pio­neers of the pyra­mid shaped tea sachet that allows tea drinkers to expe­ri­ence whole leaf tea in the com­fort of their own home. The sachet gives the whole tea leaves the abil­ity to expand, yield­ing a rich, fla­vor­ful cuppa’ that can’t be paralleled.”

 

 

You just can­not go wrong when shop­ping at the Two Leaves Tea Com­pany. Their prices are very rea­son­able, their cus­tomer ser­vice skills are phe­nom­e­nal, and their deliv­ery time was also beyond out­stand­ing! I strongly rec­om­mend this scrump­tious tea to every­one!! At this time, two leaves’ pri­mary dis­tri­b­u­tion in Canada is in food­ser­vice (cafes and restau­rants). Some of these cafes/coffee houses may also sell whole boxes of their tea. How­ever, all of their prod­ucts are sold on the web­site twoleavestea.com.

 

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some of this awe­some tea! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Life without Plastic Freezycup™ Ice Pop Molds Review & Giveaway!!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

Back in 2009 I dis­cov­ered a phe­nom­e­nal com­pany called Life with­out Plas­tic when I had the oppor­tu­nity of doing a review and give­away with them. They sent me a Stain­less Steel Air­tight Water­tight Food Stor­age Con­tainer as well as a Stain­less Steel Hot Meal Con­tainer to test out, and these 2 prod­ucts are still used at my house to this day! These prod­ucts rock, period!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know too much plas­tic ruins the earth. And plas­tics con­tain­ing BPA ruin our health. BPA is short for bisphe­nol A, and stud­ies have shown that it can cause can­cer and other med­ical ill­nesses in ani­mals. Well, some com­pa­nies are pio­neer­ing the move to BPA-free prod­ucts, to keep us humans safe.

We’ve seen ref­er­ence to the dan­gers plas­tic poses to marine life and wildlife, garbage that we humans directly and indi­rectly deposit in the oceans or on the earth, but how clearly have we received the mes­sage? Not clearly enough it seems!

Once ani­mals, marine life or wildlife ingest plas­tic, thou­sands of spines lin­ing the throat and esoph­a­gus make it nearly impos­si­ble to regur­gi­tate. The plas­tic can lead to par­tial or even com­plete obstruc­tion of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract, result­ing in decreased diges­tive effi­ciency, ener­getic and repro­duc­tive costs and, for some, starvation.

Plas­tics inges­tion doesn’t always cause death, but there are clearly health risks! The frus­trat­ing, yet hope­ful aspect is that humans can eas­ily begin address­ing the solu­tion, with­out major lifestyle changes. It’s as sim­ple as reduc­ing pack­ag­ing and mov­ing towards alter­na­tive, biodegrad­able mate­ri­als and recycling.

And this is why I am cer­tainly grate­ful for “Life With­out Plas­tic”!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About this won­der­ful com­pany, a blurb from their web­site:

 

Who We Are: Activists for a Plas­tic Free Planet

“We launched Life With­out Plas­tic (“LWP”) in 2006 after sev­eral years of day­dream­ing about how to make a con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing the large quan­ti­ties of plas­tic that are con­sumed every sec­ond of every day around the world.  We played with ideas for rais­ing aware­ness about the issue. We wanted to address the envi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter that the con­sump­tion of plas­tic is caus­ing, and the dam­age that leach­ing plas­tic can cause to human and ani­mal health.  We quickly real­ized that before we could effec­tively help peo­ple reduce their plas­tic con­sump­tion, we had to be able to point them toward non-plastic alter­na­tives that could replace the plas­tic items cur­rently used in day-to-day life.  When Life With­out Plas­tic was cre­ated, very few alter­na­tives existed in the North Amer­i­can mar­ket, espe­cially for food and drink con­tain­ers.  Our son was born in 2003, and he was the cat­a­lyst. He made us look more actively for alter­na­tives in North Amer­ica and in other coun­tries around the world.  This is how Sanc­tus Mundo, our unique prod­uct brand, came into existence.

Fast for­ward three years to 2009 and here we are.  There are now many more alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts avail­able thanks, for exam­ple, to the tremen­dous media atten­tion on bisphe­nol A over the past two years.  Yet one thing we are notic­ing is that the qual­ity of these alter­na­tives varies sig­nif­i­cantly.  There are some won­der­ful new prod­ucts cre­ated with a real con­cern for qual­ity, health, the envi­ron­ment, and work­ers con­di­tions. But there are other prod­ucts out there that are unsafe.  For exam­ple, not all stain­less steel is cre­ated equal, and as with many things, price is often an indi­ca­tor of quality.

As we con­tinue to ful­fill our goal of mak­ing avail­able more and more high qual­ity alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts, we are now able to begin focus­ing increased atten­tion on an equally impor­tant ele­ment of our mis­sion:  rais­ing aware­ness about plas­tics issues by pro­vid­ing solid sci­ence– and experience-based infor­ma­tion and show­ing peo­ple, one per­son at a time, the beauty and sim­plic­ity of a life with­out plastic.”

 

 

 

 

 

This great com­pany car­ries all sorts of alter­na­tives to plas­tic, mak­ing the envi­ron­ment such a bet­ter place.

They sell all kind of sweet prod­ucts, including:

 

Bags

Child and Baby Products

Food Stor­age

Non-Plastic Toys

Table­ware

Water Stor­age

 

 

 

 

 

This time around they sent me some fan­tas­tic Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds to try out and as per usual, Life with­out Plas­tic did not disappoint!!

Sum­mer at the Diotte house­hold means refresh­ing pop­si­cle time. We eat pop­si­cles all through­out the day and the evening. We devour them when we’re blaz­ing from the hot sum­mer sun, like we have been for most of this sum­mer. We chow on pop­si­cles at any old time because they are refresh­ing, fun, and when they’re not loaded with sugar and arti­fi­cial food colour­ing like the ones you might buy in the store, they’re very healthy and also an eco-friendly sooth­ing snack for peo­ple both young and old!

These Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds are made of stain­less steel and come with three reusable bam­boo sticks and two sil­i­cone gas­kets each.

Pop­si­cles are one of the eas­i­est make-it-yourself treats both because they’re quick (not count­ing freez­ing time), and because they use up fruit that might be too ripe to eat but very easy to puree. All you need to make pop­si­cles is:

 

* Life with­out Plas­tic Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds

* a mix­ture of what­ever tin­kles your fancy, (what­ever you would like to eat in your popsicle)

* a blender of some sort to puree the ingre­di­ents so you can pour them into your Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds; and

* a fun­nel so you can eas­ily pour the puree into these awe­some Ice Pop Molds.

 

 

 

 

 

These are the best Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds by far that we have ever tried! No more shop­ping for super­mar­ket pop­si­cles now thanks to these molds from Life with­out Plas­tic! They rock!!!!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win 2 indi­vid­ual Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

 

 

 

Such high qual­ity prod­ucts at extremely low prices!! I would rec­om­mend this com­pany to any­one, you just can­not go wrong with Life With­out Plas­tic!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Yves Rocher Canada ~ D-14 Shape Refiner & Slimming massage accessory Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Being a HUGE fan of Yves Rocher prod­ucts, I was beyond ecsta­tic when they agreed to team up with Cool­Canucks to do a sec­ond review and giveaway!!

Yves Rocher is the world leader in botan­i­cal beauty prod­ucts! Yves Rocher  is the online des­ti­na­tion for beauty cos­met­ics includ­ing skin and body care, fra­grance, makeup, and bath.

 

 

Yves Rocher, a world leader in botan­i­cal beauty care, was founded over 40 years ago in France. Since its incep­tion, the com­pany has grown to more than 1,800 beauty cen­tres world­wide, and dis­trib­utes its cat­a­logue on five con­ti­nents, in 90 coun­tries and over 20 languages!!

Yves Rocher has a Foun­da­tion called the Yves Rocher Foun­da­tion. Here is a bit of info: The Yves Rocher Foun­da­tion – Insti­tut de France was an ini­tia­tive of Jacques Rocher, son of Yves Rocher. The Foun­da­tion sup­ports local and global ini­tia­tives that help pre­serve nature and edu­cate peo­ple about the envi­ron­ment all around the world. Cre­ated in 1991 and placed under the aus­pices of the Insti­tut de France in 2001, the Yves Rocher Foun­da­tion is work­ing towards cre­at­ing a “greener world” through 2 key ini­tia­tives: the Women of the Earth Awards and the Plant for the Planet Programme.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the Foun­da­tion, check out www.yves-rocher-fondation.org.

Yves Rocher sent me their FABULOUS D-14 Shape Refiner & Slim­ming mas­sage acces­sory to Review, and it is phe­nom­e­nal!

Slim­ming Care

“Yves Rocher has found the nec­es­sary ingre­di­ents for its slim­ming care prod­ucts in its botan­i­cals. After 4 years of inten­sive research, Yves Rocher Botan­i­cal Lab­o­ra­to­ries dis­cov­ered a vari­ety of Green Cof­fee Bean, Cof­fea Canephora Robusta, with 3 times more slim­ming effec­tive­ness than the tra­di­tional caf­feine based slim­ming prod­ucts. Test the effec­tive­ness of these tar­geted treat­ments for a vis­i­bly slim­mer look day-by-day.”

 

For who? For all women who are look­ing for vis­i­ble results in just 14 days, Yves Rocher’s Botan­i­cal Beauty research offers a dou­ble slim­ming and firm­ing action. :
Give it a try: the results are amaz­ing and proven sci­en­tif­i­cally.
How does it work? This prod­uct com­bines two plants for an inten­sive dou­ble action:
• Green Cof­fee bean to reduce the appear­ance of fat stor­age*
• Cen­tella Asi­at­ica extract to tone up skin
In only 14 days, skin is firmer, your fig­ure is rede­fined and looks slim­mer. On the start­ing blocks to sculpt your silhouette.

 

I was ecsta­tic to be able to review this prod­uct after hear­ing so much about it! I sim­ply applied it to my thighs and butt every day and night for 2 weeks and I saw a notice­able dif­fer­ence in the way my skin looked in those areas! My skin def­i­nitely looked firmer and rede­fined! I was impressed to say the least!!

Also included was the Yves Rocher Slim­ming mas­sage acces­sory which boosts your slim­ming massage!

A real boost to your detox pro­gram: the detox rolling-pressure and suc­tion tech­nique acces­sory.
• Helps prod­uct pen­e­trate • Acti­vates micro-circulation • More effec­tive draining

 

 

 

For the low price of $30 for these two prod­ucts, you can also achieve an awe­some firmer body with no use of pills or harm­ful diets! As usual Yves Rocher did not disappoint!!

Thanks to Yves Rocher Canada, there are going to be 10 win­ners of a D-14 Shape Refiner PLUS a Slim­ming mas­sage acces­sory! SWEET!!!!!

This com­pany scores a huge thumbs up from CoolCanucks!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to be 1 of 10 win­ners of a D-14 Shape Refiner & Slim­ming mas­sage acces­sory! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Steward Bags 100% certified organic cotton Reusable Bags Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

 

 

For some, it can be hard to imag­ine a world with­out plas­tic – espe­cially plas­tic bags.

 

The cons of using plas­tic bags are so over­whelm­ing I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pol­lu­tion prob­lem, their light­weight design allows them to blow away eas­ily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so peo­ple don’t think about how they dis­pose of them. They are made from petro­leum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biode­grade, instead they break­down and are mis­taken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine ani­mals which is fatal. They are found every­where and many ani­mals become fatally entangled.

They are not biodegrad­able, so they will per­sist pretty much for­ever, wher­ever they end up. Land­fills if we are lucky, but because of their wide­spread use and their abil­ity to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clog­ging the stom­achs of a vari­ety of ani­mals, most famously sea tur­tles look­ing for jellyfish.

 

The recy­cling of plas­tic bags, while prefer­able to other dis­posal meth­ods, is not cost-effective. Plas­tic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the bil­lions that have been pro­duced since then have caused immea­sur­able dam­age to the envi­ron­ment and to wildlife.

Thank Heav­ens for Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags!!

 

 

 

I was sent some Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags to review, and they are phe­nom­e­nal! The ben­e­fits of using these 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags are fan­tas­tic! They are a re-usable alter­na­tive to plas­tic, each one has the poten­tial to elim­i­nate hun­dreds of plas­tic bags!!

 

 

 

Their Mis­sion Statement:

 

“To pro­vide gro­cery shop­pers  with a high qual­ity, eco-friendly alter­na­tive to plas­tic pro­duce bags as  well as encour­age and chal­lenge oth­ers to become active par­tic­i­pants in  stew­ard­ship ini­tia­tives for our planet.”

 

Com­pany History:

“Stew­ard Bags was born out of our family’s love for the out­doors and our pas­sion for stew­ard­ship of the Earth.  We are com­mit­ted to learn­ing new ways to reduce our eco­log­i­cal foot print.  We waited for oth­ers to cre­ate an eco-friendly alter­na­tive to the plas­tic pro­duce bags and grew impa­tient.  In the mean­time we debated.  One of us insisted on tying a knot in the top of the bag so the pro­duce didn’t roll out. The other, how­ever, argued that knot­ting the top of the bag makes it dif­fi­cult to re-open and impos­si­ble to reuse.  Either way these bags ended up pil­ing up in our garbage and uti­mately in the local land­fill. Not only have we devel­oped this organic pro­duce bag as an Earth friendly alter­na­tive to plas­tic pro­duce bags, now we have one less thing to argue about. We feel that the devel­op­ment of our prod­uct is a nat­ural pro­gres­sion from reusable gro­cery bags.”

 

 

I give Stew­ard Bags 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags a huge thumbs up, and absolutely rec­om­mend that every­one pur­chase these phe­nom­e­nal reusable pro­duce bags!

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

Win It

Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some 100% cer­ti­fied organic cot­ton Reusable Bags! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Grab a Scab Permanent Stick-on Fabric Patches Review & Giveaway!!

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

 

 

Grab A Scabs are per­ma­nent stick-on fab­ric patches made by Scabbee. Scabs don’t require iron­ing or sewing.  Scabs can be cut to any shape and will not fray.  Best of all, Scabs are machine wash­able so they can be used to mend and acces­sorize all your clothes! They are avail­able in dif­fer­ent shapes, sizes and themes and can be used on clothes and back­packs, as well as water bot­tles, note­books and more. These fun Stick-on Fab­ric Patches are tak­ing the world by storm!!

 

 

 

 

Each Grab a Scab is also machine-washable, so you won’t be re-applying a new Scab every other week! They are extremely easy to apply, and no sewing required! Sim­ply peel and stick!!

My lit­tle Nate had a blast with his grab a scabs after I gave him the awe­some one’s that I was sent to review! He was cer­tainly the envy of the neigh­bor­hood, and his friends wanted some so he shared!!

 

Scabbee & Friends

“Scabs are made by Scabbee, a friendly mon­ster with lots of char­ac­ter. Scabbee hides his pic­ture on every Scab, so watch out for him!   Scabbee has three great mon­ster bud­dies; Goop, Brain Freeze and Cot­ton Ball who help him come up with the great­est and cra­zi­est new Scabs. Which mini-monster are you most like?”

 

 

 

 

Grab a Scab Per­ma­nent Stick-on Fab­ric Patches are so much fun and cer­tainly make great con­ver­sa­tion pieces! Some of the neigh­bor­hood moth­ers inquired as to where to buy them! And bet­ter yet? They are a 100% Cana­dian Company!!

 

 

 

 

Scabs are super sticky fab­ric sticker patches. “Once they are on your things, they won’t come off — not in the wash, not at play — SCABS STAY PUT!” Made of durable fab­ric these easy to apply patches make a won­der­ful fash­ion state­ment, while extend­ing the life of your clothes or adding flair to items like bike hel­mets and water bottles!

Avail­able in a vari­ety of sizes, and even in reflec­tive, allergy alert and cus­tom fund rais­ing styles ~ there is a Grab A Scab patch to please most anyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab a Scabs are so much fun and they have a zil­lion uses to boot! Here are just a few!!

 

* patch a whole in pants, coat, snow­suit and more with NO sewing or ironing

* dec­o­rate back­packs, bikes, notebooks

* dress up a plain t-shirt or cover a stain

* trade with friends

* use to list allergies

* use for sport teams

* reflec­tive scabs are great for cloth­ing and bikes

 

 

 

 

I rec­om­mend that every­one own some Grab a Scab Per­ma­nent Stick-on Fab­ric Patches! This com­pany scores a huge thumbs up from CoolCanucks!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a $25 e-certificate to the Grab a Scab Web­site! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Aurora World Raggedy Ann Doll Review & Giveaway!!

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

 

 

Aurora World is best known for it’s exten­sive quan­ti­ties of much loved children’s plush toys for boys and girls. Aurora World is the lead­ing sup­plier of afford­able, high qual­ity plush toys and gifts.

Plush toys are well loved by kids of almost all ages. Babies have their favorite plush toys and so do teenagers!

I know that I cer­tainly had my favorite grow­ing up, and I am sure that you also remem­ber your favorite! After find­ing Aurora World while surf­ing the net one day, I desired to know more about them!

Aurora World recently intro­ducted add a lineup of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy and I love the fact that my lit­tle niece Riley was excited and clung to the Raggedy Ann doll that Aurora World sent me to review!

Aurora World, Inc. has been named the newest plush license for Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“RAGGEDY ANN  & RAGGEDY ANDY CLASSIC Hand­made by Aurora — The beloved rag­dolls are back!  Aurora’s soft and hug­gable dolls are heir­loom trea­sures to be passed along for gen­er­a­tions.  Raggedy  Ann & Raggedy Andy were cre­ated by Johnny Gru­elle in 1918 for his daugh­ter, Mar­cella. Aurora has cap­tured the spirit of the heart­warm­ing orig­i­nals with ten sweetly nos­tal­gic styles in four sizes — 8″, 12″, 16″ & 25″. Beau­ti­fully made, with fine facial fea­tures in soft brown tones and yarn hair. Has the tra­di­tional embroi­dered “I Love You” heart on his chest. Larger dolls fea­tures plas­tic but­ton eyes, smaller sizes have embroi­dered eyes. Raggedy Ann is dressed in pro­pri­etary vintage-inspired fab­rics, and both Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy fea­ture their own unique styling. Each col­lec­table comes with a 4 sided hang tag that high­light Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy’s ori­gin and legacy.”

 

 

 

 

 

I used to have both Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls when I was a young girl, and I took them every­where with me! I slept with them, played house with them, hugged them, and even sat them at the din­ner table with us! :)

I am so happy that Aurora World brought back my mag­i­cal mem­o­ries after being able to review her at my age now!!

Again, Aurora World did not disappoint!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win your choice of either Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

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CoolCanucks Review of MIA AND THE MIGOO DVD!!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

 

 

 

 

What’s the story?

Mia (voiced by Amanda Mis­quez) hasn’t heard from her father, Pedro (Jesse Corti), in a long time and has a vision that she should go look for him. He’s actu­ally trapped in an under­ground tun­nel at his work site, which is run by a lux­ury real-estate devel­op­ment firm headed by Mr. Jekhide (John DiMag­gio), who must take his own young son, Aldrin (Vin­cent Agnello), to a trop­i­cal island where he plans to build an exclu­sive vaca­tion club. Aid­ing Mia on her trip to the remote island are her dead mother’s good luck charms, a sor­cer­ess (Whoopi Gold­berg), and even­tu­ally by the Migoo, a shape-shifting, marshmallow-like crea­ture (Wal­lace Shawn) that can mul­ti­ply into var­i­ous ver­sions of itself and whose job it is to pro­tect the Tree of Life, a spe­cial “mother tree” that resides in the mid­dle of the pro­posed devel­op­ment. Aldrin and Mia band together to both attempt to find Pedro and to try to stop Jekhide from destroy­ing the tree.

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

From the dis­trib­u­tors of the Acad­emy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells, comes MIA AND THE MIGOO, the gor­geous sec­ond fea­ture from renowned French ani­ma­tor Jacques-Rémy Gir­erd.  A fable-like jour­ney of a young girl who must over­come her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruc­tion, MIA AND THE MIGOO was cre­ated from an astound­ing 500,000 hand-painted frames of ani­ma­tion.  A stun­ning work of art, breath­tak­ing to behold, with back­grounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, it also fea­tures the voices of Whoopi Gold­berg, Matthew Modine, James Woods and Wal­lace Shawn.

 

Fol­low­ing a pre­mo­ni­tion, Mia sets out on a cross con­ti­nen­tal jour­ney, though moun­tains and jun­gles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a land­slide at a con­struc­tion site on a remote trop­i­cal lake.  In the mid­dle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by inno­cent, bum­bling for­est spir­its called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, mor­ph­ing from small child­like beings to petu­lant giants.  The Migoo have been dis­rupt­ing the con­struc­tion to pro­tect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia’s father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hang­ing in the balance.

Mia and the Migoo isn’t just beau­ti­ful to look at it, its an enter­tain­ing and thought­ful story. I hes­i­tate in using the word, as peo­ple have the impres­sion a movie can’t say any­thing of sub­stance with­out being preachy, but it also con­tains some nice mes­sages about respect: self-respect, respect for oth­ers, and respect for the world around you. While some might bri­dle at the rather sub­ver­sive idea that the envi­ron­ment and car­ing for those around you is more impor­tant than turn­ing a profit, con­sid­er­ing how so much pop­u­lar enter­tain­ment aimed at chil­dren these days cel­e­brates con­sumerism it makes for a refresh­ing change. The only prob­lem is the mes­sage is so sub­tle it will prob­a­bly be lost on most of its audi­ence. While Gir­erd and com­pany are to be com­mended for cre­at­ing some­thing which doesn’t assume its audi­ence is stu­pid, when peo­ple are used to being blud­geoned over the head they might not respond to a gen­tle tap on the shoulder.

 

 

 

 

The story is a com­bi­na­tion of a clas­sic road trip and adven­ture as young Mia leaves her vil­lage to look for her father, Pedro. He has taken a job far from home on a con­struc­tion site build­ing a resort in a remote wilder­ness area. Strange acci­dents have been hap­pen­ing on the site, cranes have fallen over and there have been land slides. When Pedro hears an odd noise in one of the tun­nels they are build­ing on the site he goes to inves­ti­gate and is trapped by a cave in. Hun­dreds of miles away Mia wakes up from a dream of her father in trou­ble. With her mother already dead, she’s not pre­pared to lose her father and after vis­it­ing her mother’s grave heads out to find him.

Aldrin lives in a world so com­pletely dif­fer­ent from Mia it might as well be on another planet. His mother and father are divorced and his father, Jekhide, the busi­ness­man behind the devel­op­ment project Pedro was work­ing at, is a worka­holic who ignores him. His mother is a sci­en­tist study­ing the effects of global warm­ing on the Antarc­tic ice-cap, so in some ways Aldrin spends the film in much the same way as Mia, look­ing for his father. For even though he ends up trav­el­ling with Jekhide to the con­struc­tion site to inves­ti­gate the mys­te­ri­ous acci­dents, they might as well be hun­dreds of miles apart even when they’re in the same room. In so many ways Aldrin is the par­ent in their rela­tion­ship as he’s always hav­ing to take his father to task for his self-centred and self­ish behaviour.

 

CAST

 

·         John DiMag­gio (Trans­form­ers: Dark of the Moon, Lit­tle Fock­ers, Bee Movie)

·         Whoopi Gold­berg (Ghost, For Col­ored Girls, Sis­ter Act)

·         Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Mar­ried to the Mob, Cut­throat Island)

·         Wal­lace Shawn (Toys Story 1, 2, 3, The Incred­i­bles, Mon­sters, Inc.)

·         James Woods (Once Upon a Time in Amer­ica, The Vir­gin Sui­cides, Casino )

 

BONUS FEATURES

 

·         “Mak­ing of” Featurette

·         Inter­view with the Director

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Type: DVD

Cat­a­log #:  EOE-DV-7081

Run­ning Time: 91 mins. + extras

Genre:  Ani­ma­tion

Rated:  PG

Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9/1.78:1

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Lan­guage: Eng­lish w/English SDH Subtitles

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Baby Butz Cream Review & Giveaway!!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

 

 

 

Baby Butz 100% nat­ural, 100% guaranteed.

Why force your child to suf­fer even worse dia­per rash because of creams that con­tain toxic chem­i­cals and alcohol?

 

Baby Butz is the ONLY dia­per cream in Canada stamped with the Health Canada Nat­ural Health Prod­uct number.

 

Baby Butz cream is made with their PFP (Pro­pri­etary  For­mu­la­tion Process) and the fol­low­ing nat­ural ingredients:

♥Zinc Oxide ♥Lano­lin ♥Petro­la­tum (Petro­leum jelly) ♥Starch

Baby Butz does not include per­fume, alco­hol or chem­i­cals which rocks!!

 

 

 

 

 

Tons of par­ents go through that annoy­ing phase of baby’s skin con­di­tions and it can be awful frus­trat­ing find­ing just the right prod­uct to cure these conditions.

Dia­per rashes tend to be the most both­er­some issues for babies because they occur in extremely sen­si­tive areas and are often very painful if left untreated. Just by the looks of these unfor­tu­nate dia­per rashes leaves a par­ent crushed at the thought of what their poor lit­tle one must be feel­ing, and know­ing that they are in pain hurts a par­ent so badly.

 

 

 

 

 

I just recently came across a Canadian-based com­pany that car­ries a fan­tas­tic dia­per rash cream that left me want­ing to know more. Baby Butz is a mom-founded com­pany and was cre­ated because a car­ing mom saw a need for a dia­per rash cream that was clear of per­fumes, chem­i­cals and toxins!

See more about this awe­some prod­uct here on this video!

 

 

 

 

Demitri was truly blessed with hav­ing such a phe­nom­e­nal mommy who loves him uncon­di­tion­ally! This story tugs at my heart, that’s for sure!!

Baby Butz Cream is 100% nat­ural and 100% guar­an­teed. The ingre­di­ent list is: Zinc Oxide, Lano­lin, Petro­la­tum, Starch. The tex­ture of this cream is very thick and dense which means you need very lit­tle. After all, a lit­tle goes a long way! :)

 

 

 

 

Baby Butz Cream worked like a charm on baby Riley and am so glad that we found this fan­tas­tic product!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Baby Butz Cream scores a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I hon­estly rec­om­mend this prod­uct to every­one out there!!

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some Baby Butz Cream as well!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Lilikin&Friends Review & Giveaway!!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Intro­duc­ing Lilikin&Friends, the hottest new plush toys avail­able on the mar­ket!

Most peo­ple absolutely adore stuffed toys, both young or old! We all have many emo­tions that we share … smil­ing when we are happy, frown­ing when we are sad, the look of won­der when we are con­fused. But no mat­ter what, Lilikin&Friends stand by your side no mat­ter what!

“Lilikin&Friends are top qual­ity plush toys made with cot­ton fab­rics that are cer­ti­fied organic by the Global Organic Tex­tile Stan­dard (GOTS). They’re stuffed with eco-conscious recy­cled polypropy­lene fibres, and have been tested and approved as safe for even the very youngest of our friends.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilikin & Friends were born in the sum­mer of 2009. Cre­ated by Kim­ber­ley Cle­land a sea­soned toy designer with 10 years of indus­try expe­ri­ence with children’s toys. The com­pany is based in Mon­treal and is 100% Cana­dian which rocks!!

Lilikin is the melan­choly grey kit­ten. Mol­ly­cod­dle is the ultra-dainty albino bunny, and  Eleven is the small-for-his-age mon­key! They are so soft, adorable, cer­ti­fied organic, and each has their own lit­tle personality!!

 

 

 

 

We had the oppor­tu­nity of review­ing the Mol­ly­cod­dle: The Ultra Dainty Albino Bunny and baby Riley went crazy over her! Mol­ly­cod­dle has fit in per­fectly since Riley loves bun­nies, and she shares her love of baked goods and cake pops with Mol­ly­cod­dle!! She is so beau­ti­ful because she’s more girly and wears a pretty pink bal­le­rina skirt!

 

 

 

 

 

Mol­ly­cod­dle is 18″ from head to toe and weighs approx­i­mately 1 lb.  All brand­ing mate­r­ial is printed on recy­cled post-consumer waste paper with vegetable-based inks. Stuffed with poly­ester fiber and recy­cled poly­eth­yl­ene pel­lets for a heavy, droopy body that can be gen­tly posed!

 

 

 

 

Lilikin&Friends gets a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend that every­one own one, or all three!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Lilikin&Friends of your choice!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Tatcha Japanese Skin Care & Beauty Products Review & Giveaway!!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

 

 

 

Japan­ese geisha are well known world­wide for their mys­tery and beauty. When Vic­to­ria Tsai, founder of Tatcha, learned of a book pub­lished in Japan in 1813 that described 156 skin care ingre­di­ents and detailed instruc­tions about how to use them, she was inspired to cre­ate a 4-step skin care reg­i­men, or “rit­ual,” based on that of the geisha.

Peo­ple by the mil­lions have been singing the praises of Tatcha blot­ting papers since they first swiped one across their oily fore­heads in 2009! Tatcha founder Vic­to­ria Tsai def­i­nitely proves that her phe­nom­e­nal com­pany is no one-hit won­der with the release of a full skin care line based on authen­tic Japan­ese beauty rituals!!

“To be clear, this is no Mem­oirs of a Geisha fan­tasy. Years of hard work, befriend­ing Kyoto locals, and much sleuthing led Tsai to a 200-year-old text and a rare oppor­tu­nity to meet with a real geisha girl (with skin so flaw­less, it brought the brand founder to tears).

Tsai enlisted schol­ars to trans­late the text and met with sci­en­tists who helped her for­mu­late a base recipe of green tea, Oki­nawa red algae, and rice bran. The awe­some result was a skin care col­lec­tion span­ning camel­lia cleans­ing oil, exfo­li­at­ing enzyme pow­ders, licorice-rich bright­en­ing serum, and a silky moisturizer!

 

 

 

 

When one looks at a Japan­ese ladies face, they see noth­ing but sheer beauty. You see per­fectly gor­geous milky white flaw­less skin, and never notice a flaw in my per­sonal expe­ri­ence. I am so jeal­ous of their nat­ural beauty, and often won­dered why their skin was always per­fect. After being able to review the Tatcha Japan­ese Skin Care prod­ucts, I see why now!! Have you ever seen a geisha that had a blem­ish or pim­ple? I haven’t!

The newly launched skin­care line cen­ters around 4 key prod­ucts; a 1-step Camel­lia Cleans­ing Oil, Rice Enzyme Pow­der, Bright­en­ing Serum and the Mois­ture Rich Silk Cream. Rather than load you down with unnec­es­sary prod­ucts, these are essen­tials per­fect for every day use. The Camel­lia cleans­ing oil is light­weight, yet loaded with camel­lia and rice bran – ingre­di­ents filled with skin heal­ing anti-oxidants.

 

 

 

 

 

For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been known for their beau­ti­ful, porce­lain skin. TATCHA dis­cov­ered their daily regimes in a 200-year-old man­u­script. Tatcha has worked with teams of sci­en­tists, schol­ars and geisha them­selves to deci­pher the rit­u­als and ingre­di­ents from this text.

Their all-natural for­mu­las car­ries the secrets of the geisha involv­ing the most pre­cious green teas, Oki­nawa red algae, rice bran and other time-tested ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

My own per­sonal main con­cern is red­ness on my cheeks and improv­ing the over­all tex­ture of my skin with­out irri­tat­ing it fur­ther as my skin is super sen­si­tive. I think Tatcha is an excel­lent line (if not, the best one that I’ve tried) for these kinds of issues. The biggest improve­ment that I’ve seen thus far after a week’s usage is the reduc­tion of red­ness and a clar­ity that hasn’t been there in years. It’s not instan­ta­neous mind you and does not acheive your best look overnight in just one dose, but with con­tin­u­ous usage it does work, I promise you that. After just over one week some lin­ger­ing spots have healed and light­ened! Tatcha Japan­ese Skin Care & Beauty Prod­ucts rock, believe me!!

 

 

 

I give Tatcha Japan­ese Skin Care & Beauty Prod­ucts a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend that every­one try these amaz­ing products!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Sam­pler Set of their great prod­ucts!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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