<![CDATA[lil-sugar.ca - Reviews]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:17:27 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The Blogging Mamas Holiday Gift GIVEAWAY - For The Kids Bundle]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:59:02 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/the-blogging-mamas-holiday-gift-giveaway-for-the-kids-bundle With wishlists a mile long and so many options to chose from, it's no wonder children are asking for the world during the holiday season. How does a parent keep up with the demands of their children and stay on budget? GREAT NEWS! One lucky person will be able to fullfill their child's wishlist with toys to spare with our Blogging mamas Holiday Gift Giveaway bundle! 

Yes, that's right I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you one heck of a holiday dream list! Together with Lisa from Fab Frugal Mama, Christine from Life on Manitoulin, Maya from Mayahood blog and myself...we have bundled our top picks for the holiday for the kiddos with a prize valued at over $1300!! 

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From fun, creative and exciting - you will be the coolest parent around with any or all of these amazing gift ideas! Check them out - how cool would it be to win all of them at once?
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Which kid doesn't have Beados on their holiday wish list? These things are everywhere and with good reason too - parent's and kids alike will spend hours of fun creating and re-creating! Create a Gem Suncatcher with Beados Gems Sunshine Butterfly Pack! 
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Super fun activities and craft kits for kids in a box or in email format. Each week for a year you will receive an email that includes step by step instructions for a craft an activity, a recipe and a FREE printable! Includes 3 crafts, 1 activity, adhesive, embellishments, a Curiosity Card with instructions, activity ideas, fun facts and so much more! 
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Barbie Career Dolls: Rock ‘n Royals Lead Doll (Courtney), Rock ‘n Royals Co-Lead Doll (Erika), Rock ‘n Royal Stage Playset, Barbie Fashionistas) – With over 155 careers and counting, Barbie has always inspired us to follow our dreams and imagine who we could be, generation after generation. From a rock star, to an astronaut to a doctor – or even a fairy princess – Barbie has taken on aspirational and culturally relevant roles for over five decades.
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Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing & Seat – This portable, easy-to-fold, two-in-one product combines a stationary seat and an infant seat. A removable newborn insert lets mom use this product from day one, while calming vibration settings soothe baby, as do six swing speeds with smart-swing technology.

Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 Projection Mobile – Connect this mobile directly to a smartphone or tablet to activate the spinning mobile, or to turn on the calming music and soothing lights without disturbing baby. The projection mobile also grows with baby from a motorized crib mobile (0-5 months) where a light show projects on the mobile canopy, to a crib soother for older babies where a light show projects on the ceiling.

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Say goodbye to lost mittens with this cool invention! Super comfy and keeps kids warm too! Made in Canada and a must have for all parents too! 
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They are a unique combination of 3 layers that creates a super-absorbent, waterproof bed-wetting mat that grips and doesn’t slip around. Use them at home or on the go - perfect for potty training or night time slip-ups too!
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Set up a stencil, blow into the pen and watch magic appear before your eyes! Super fun and tons of creative uses for this holiday must-have item!
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Each Bratz comes ready to hit the slopes in stylish snow gear including an après ski outfit, hot cocoa mug and a sticker sheet to customize their snowboards, sleds or skis -stylish Bratz dolls for that perfect little princess on the list!
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Five stand out movies in this wonderful collection! Something for every member of the family to enjoy - make it a movie night (or month) with this prize -pack!
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The world of Lalaloopsy™ is getting silly! The Lalaloopsy™ Super Silly Party Doll celebrates all the ways we are uniquely special. Characters like Mittens Fluff n Stuff and Jewel Sparkle are back, but these favourite original Lalaloopsy™ characters are now decked out in party outfits. Collecting them all has never been more exciting.
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Jam on word-building skills in 3 action-packed games that adjust to your child’s skill level.
Scout’s Build & Discover Tool Set – Count, measure, match colors and use 5 handy tools to build Scout a house. Then take it apart and build it again!
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Keep your holidays 'green' and waste-free with Funkins reusable napkins! No more paper napkins with these joyfully designed and patterned napkins you can use over and over again.
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Say goodbye to messy, unmade beds! Fun, fast, easy! Works like a sleeping bag…you just zipit!
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This tiny (fits in your hand) puppy can sit, bark and respond to your voice! He makes happy sounds when you pat him and wiggles his ears and tail too! Also interacts with other Teckno pets too!
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Playmobil, known for its imaginative play themes and its iconic figures, has a great new product available this holiday season. It’s also its first licensed product ever in its 40 year history. Playmobil will be releasing its NHL Interactive Hockey Theme this fall. Unlike Playmobil’s iconic figures, the NHL theme figures allow kids to shoot the puck into their opponent’s net.
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With the holidays just around the corner, houses will be filling up with the smells of freshly baked holiday treats. Parents will be baking cupcakes, cookies and other tasty baked goods with their young children looking on or joining them. Now, kids can not only help their parents, but they can also make their own yummy treats in miniature with the new Yummy Nummies. Yummy Nummies sets come with everything kids need to create fun mini foods from cupcakes to cookies to tasty candy bars without their parents help. YummyNummies inspires the bakers of tomorrow giving them the freedom to bake independently and create their very own holiday treats.
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Keep those kids chic and stylish all year long with trendy clothing that is affordable and fun! Shop in-store or online for a variety of tiny duds - from winter wear to skirts, pants, hats, shoes and pj's! 
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Winter vacation or summer fun! 
Making UV protection a ZIP! Swim shirts with UPF 50+ and a full length zipper for easy on easy off for parents and children alike!
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Spruce up your little one’s holiday outfit with this beautiful Christmas headband. Great way to get photo ready for all the family photo opps this season.
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Adorable Lil’ Turtle that swims in very own tank + additional turtle.

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Prize: One lucky winner will receive all of the items listed above
(please see Terms and Conditions), ARV $1300
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents, excluding QC and Nunavut
Giveaway Ends: December 11, 2015, 11:59pm ET

Blogging Mamas Holiday Giveaway Terms & Conditions

By entering a giveaway hosted by Multi-testing Mommy, Fab Frugal Mama, Life on Manitoulin, Mayahood, Lil Sugar and Family Food & Travel (referred to henceforth as “The Blogging Mamas”), you agree to understand and follow the Giveaway Rules & Regulations as set out below.

These rules and regulations apply to all open Giveaways hosted by The Blogging Mamas,unless stated otherwise.
By entering any giveaway on any of the sites noted above, you are giving your consent to be contacted by email should you be declared a potential winner.

To Enter:
There is no purchase is necessary in order to enter.
To enter each giveaway, simply fill in the Giveaway Tools form at the bottom of each giveaway post OR follow the specific giveaway rules/requirements.

Eligibility:

Giveaways hosted by The Blogging Mamas are open to Canadian Residents only, excluding Quebec and Nunavut.
Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations.
Giveaways are void where prohibited by law.
You must be 18+ (or the age of majority in your place of residence) in order to enter a giveaway hosted by The Blogging Mamas, unless otherwise stated.
If you are deemed a potential winner, you must answer a skill-testing question, unaided, in order to be declared the winner.

General Rules:

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the contest period.
Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
The Blogging Mamas assume no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails between the winner and The Blogging Mamas. In other words, if your entry isn’t received properly due to technical difficulties, The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible AND if you do not receive the email announcing that you are the potential winner (because it landed in spam or an email server had other technical difficulties), The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible for the loss of communication.
By entering giveaways on any of our sites, you are doing so at your own risk. The Blogging Mamas nor the giveaway sponsors assume any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival or quality of prizes. Prizes are shipped by the PR agency or directly from the company with a few exceptions. The Blogging Mamas are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment in any circumstances. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes based on availability.
All giveaways directly hosted by The Blogging Mamas are not endorsed, associated, nor sponsored by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform. We hereby release Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform of any liability.
One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.
If this giveaway is offered on other sites, you may enter as many of them as you like, but you may only win once!

Prizes:

Please wait 4-6 weeks prior to contacting us with regards to unreceived prizes unless it is a time sensitive prize. We’d love to hear from you when you receive your package and we’d also love to hear from you if you don’t so that we can help you out if we can, but we don’t take any responsibility for it as we aren’t the people doing the shipments!
The Prize for each giveaway will be listed on the giveaway form, including an approximate dollar value.
No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable.
Prizes are not necessarily exactly as shown and may be changed without notice.

Winner Selection:

Winners will be randomly selected using GiveawayTools.com and will be notified via email within 14 days of the giveaway end date.
Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent (unless otherwise specified in the giveaway itself) to fill in a giveaway winner form including answering a skill testing question and providing their full name, mailing address, phone number (required for shipping purposes only) and email address. If no response has been received by this time the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly selected OR the giveaway may end with no winner. (Note – The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email.) Potential or disqualified winners have no recourse towards The Blogging Mamas or anyone involved in the Giveaway.


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<![CDATA[The Blogging Mamas Holiday Gift GIVEAWAY - For Her Bundle]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:01:39 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/the-blogging-mamas-holiday-gift-giveaway-for-her-bundle The holidays often bring anxiety over me, and the absolute hardest people to buy for happen to be the women on my list. We are not complicated right? WRONG! Well, look no further! If you have a bunch of women without presents on your list you cna rest assured that my four other blogger friends (and myself) have got you covered with our Holiday Giveaway just for HER! 

Lisa from Fab Frugal Mama, Maya from Mayahood Blog, Amanda fromMulti-Testing Mommy, have teamed up with some of our favourite brands and products and have made a whack of a prize pack for you to enter in! 

What's even better is that One lucky winner will win ALL of the products (total AVR is $640)!! So you can keep them all to yourself, give some away or distribute them among the women in your life - it's your choice! 

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Ready to see what's included in this prize? WHOAH! Be prepared to be amazed! So much to gawk at and hope for this holiday season, that's for sure! 

A traveler, a dreamer, or someone with practicality in mind, this tote has it all! To be honest, it is the one thing I would probably use for years to come. Just an all-around great bag to sport!
**Remember, when you purchase a TOMS bag, or any other TOMS products, you’re making a real difference to someone’s life.
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This system has it all! With a large variety of settings to chose from, and chic design it will make any kitchen look like a showpiece and have your guests wanting more! Also has the capability of brewing into a carafe(sold separately)!
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Stunning jewelry that is hand-crafted! Anchored Jewelry handcrafted short (16 or 18 inch) brass stamped quote necklace ($30) & a pair of brass hoop earrings with sea glass beads (valued at $25).
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 Download your pattern, print and start sewing right with fun and easy sewing patterns in PDF format! Each one is in full color and photos and instructions are in English and are super-easy to follow.
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Give the gift of warmth! I just love all the various flavors and the names are super-adorable too! So much in a cuppa tea, don't you think? Perfect to enjoy with bestie that you have to catch up with! Just love this stuff!
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For that boho chic woman in your life! I just love this pattern, easily worn in the summer as a shawl or in the colder months as a scarf! 
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Because we all want to smell sweet too! Acqua di Gioia is a light watery scent with a hint of sugar, perfect to wear as an everyday fragrance. For reviews, giveaways and advice from Cityline’s beauty expert, visit http://davelackie.com.
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Personalized silver and gold heirloom jewelry that tells your story. Each piece is lovingly handmade in Canada from the finest materials, and customized just for you for your unique personality.
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Dish! Which of these gifts would you be most wanting to receive this holiday season? 
I've got my eye on the Keurig for sure! 
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Prize: One lucky winner will receive all of the items listed above
(please see Terms and Conditions), ARV $640
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents, excluding QC and Nunavut
Giveaway Ends: December 11, 2015, 11:59pm ET
Blogging Mamas Holiday Giveaway Terms & Conditions

By entering a giveaway hosted by Multi-testing Mommy, Fab Frugal Mama, Life on Manitoulin, Mayahood, Lil Sugar and Family Food & Travel (referred to henceforth as “The Blogging Mamas”), you agree to understand and follow the Giveaway Rules & Regulations as set out below.

These rules and regulations apply to all open Giveaways hosted by The Blogging Mamas,unless stated otherwise.
By entering any giveaway on any of the sites noted above, you are giving your consent to be contacted by email should you be declared a potential winner.

To Enter:
There is no purchase is necessary in order to enter.
To enter each giveaway, simply fill in the Giveaway Tools form at the bottom of each giveaway post OR follow the specific giveaway rules/requirements.

Eligibility:

Giveaways hosted by The Blogging Mamas are open to Canadian Residents only, excluding Quebec and Nunavut.
Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations.
Giveaways are void where prohibited by law.
You must be 18+ (or the age of majority in your place of residence) in order to enter a giveaway hosted by The Blogging Mamas, unless otherwise stated.
If you are deemed a potential winner, you must answer a skill-testing question, unaided, in order to be declared the winner.

General Rules:

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the contest period.
Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
The Blogging Mamas assume no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails between the winner and The Blogging Mamas. In other words, if your entry isn’t received properly due to technical difficulties, The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible AND if you do not receive the email announcing that you are the potential winner (because it landed in spam or an email server had other technical difficulties), The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible for the loss of communication.
By entering giveaways on any of our sites, you are doing so at your own risk. The Blogging Mamas nor the giveaway sponsors assume any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival or quality of prizes. Prizes are shipped by the PR agency or directly from the company with a few exceptions. The Blogging Mamas are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment in any circumstances. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes based on availability.
All giveaways directly hosted by The Blogging Mamas are not endorsed, associated, nor sponsored by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform. We hereby release Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform of any liability.
One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.
If this giveaway is offered on other sites, you may enter as many of them as you like, but you may only win once!

Prizes:

Please wait 4-6 weeks prior to contacting us with regards to unreceived prizes unless it is a time sensitive prize. We’d love to hear from you when you receive your package and we’d also love to hear from you if you don’t so that we can help you out if we can, but we don’t take any responsibility for it as we aren’t the people doing the shipments!
The Prize for each giveaway will be listed on the giveaway form, including an approximate dollar value.
No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable.
Prizes are not necessarily exactly as shown and may be changed without notice.

Winner Selection:

Winners will be randomly selected using GiveawayTools.com and will be notified via email within 14 days of the giveaway end date.
Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent (unless otherwise specified in the giveaway itself) to fill in a giveaway winner form including answering a skill testing question and providing their full name, mailing address, phone number (required for shipping purposes only) and email address. If no response has been received by this time the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly selected OR the giveaway may end with no winner. (Note – The Blogging Mamas will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email.) Potential or disqualified winners have no recourse towards The Blogging Mamas or anyone involved in the Giveaway.


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<![CDATA[Vitamin C Serum Skin Care Review.]]>Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/vitamin-c-serum-skin-care-review
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BEST ORGANIC Vitamin C Serum For Your Face. Botanical 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Anti Aging Serum Moisturizer with Natural Ingredients. + Organic Aloe + Amino Blend, Anti Wrinkle Serum Facial Skin Care, Helps Repair Sun Damage, Gradually Fades Sun & Age Spots & Reduces Fine Lines.

Like most people, I am willing to try anything once when it comes to my face and anti-aging products. I am really picky in terms of scent and touch when it comes to them though, so on first impression most of the time I am either sold or turned off from the product. 

When I received the opportunity to try out this serum, I was skeptical that it was simply water in a bottle sold for a price that would make anyone believe it works. I have to admit- I was wrong. I am not sure what exactly I love about it, but I know that since using this product my skin is noticeably softer to the touch, my pores are minimized and it has added a tightness to my face that I have longed for, for quite some time now.

I don't go a day without using this serum and I have now started using it as my moisturizer too. My summer skin looks and feels wonderful without any scents, or strange textures to cover up the already existing skin. I think the added vitamin C has really made a difference in my skin's glow too. Great product! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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<![CDATA[#GladGruesome Challenge And Our Lovely Pumpkin!]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:31:50 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/gladgruesome-challenge-and-our-lovely-pumpkinIf you are anything like me you have already decorated the house, picked out the costumes and even indulged in a treat or two. Yes, it is one of my most favorite holidays of the season, HALLOWEEN!! Most years, we carve our pumpkin the night before Halloween but this year Glad put us to the test with their Gruesome Challenge!
My children love a good challenge so we agreed  to try out Glad Easy-Tie Compostable Bags with Odour Guard for this challenge and compare them to a regular bag to see if they could withstand the incredible stench most pumpkin carving guts leave behind. The Glad Compostable Bags are available with Febreze (LOVE) freshness too...bonus!! Yes, like most mommy's I am a little obsessed with a nice smelling home and it isn't easy to do when time is of the essence. The bags are thin and fit perfectly in our recycling food bin, plus they were surprisingly durable enough to hold all the pumpkin guck.
Once our pumpkin was carved and all the inner parts of the pumpkin were placed into corresponding bags...the real challenge began. I promised not to open the lids of the containers until the 3rd day of the challenge and I am glad that I did. The regular bag was moldy and really foul smelling - so much so that I had to close the lid right away because the smell was unbearable! The Glad bag held pretty strong in terms of smell...yes it did really smell like rotting pumpkin but the tiny hint of Febreze really diluted the smell so that I could hold it open a little longer. I noticed that the Glad bag had a lot of condensation and it looked as if the remaining pumpkin was breaking down to a liquid form.
We loved participating in this experiment because the kids were so happy to watch the remains of the pumpkin decompose and it was a great way to teach them about what happens when we throw food out. I would highly recommend these bags to suppress smells and speed up the decomposition process! 
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<![CDATA[Sofia the First: Ready to Be a Princess Review]]>Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:14:33 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/sofia-the-first-ready-to-be-a-princess-review
Although I have 2 boys, I am excited to report that the are mesmerized by Disney's Sofia the First. So when I was given the opportunity to review her latest DVD release, I jumped at the chance! Sofia is probably (in my opinion) the most relate-able princess in the Disney crew. She is smart, sweet and most of all she's younger than the average princess, which makes her an instant hit with the 3-7 year old age group. 

GREAT NEWS for all you Sofia fans!! If your little ones are anything like mine, they will LOVE the enchanting music, the segments, and the talking animals in Sofia's latest DVD release coming to stores September 17th (today)!!

“Sofia the First” is set in the storybook world of Enchancia and tells the story of Princess Sofia, an adventurous little girl who is learning how to adjust to royal life after her mom marries the king and she becomes a princess overnight.  Sofia quickly discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but possessing the characteristics of a true princess –  honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace – is what makes one truly royal.   For more details, visit SOFIA

This package includes:

Episodes:
1- “A Royal Mess”
2- “The Shy Princess”
3 – “Blue Ribbon Bunny
4 – “The Princess Test”
5 – “Two To Tangu” (Jasmine Episode)

Run Time:  Approx. 110-minutes

Also included is this adorable paper doll dress up kit!! The kids loved this!

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<![CDATA[Disney Does It Again! Super Buddies Hits Homes Everywhere!]]>Tue, 03 Sep 2013 02:30:08 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/disney-does-it-again-super-buddies-hits-homes-everywhere
This past weekend, we were fortunate enough to be among the first to review Disney's Super Buddies in our home. The film was released August 27th officially however, we had the pleasure to watch earlier than most, thanks to Disney. (YAY)

Let me start off by saying that The Buddies have been a long-time favorite in our home, so I instantly knew my boys would love this film just as much as the others...what I didn't know was that they would love it the most!! This is by far my children's favorite film done by these adventurous pups! 

About the film:
Watch the fur fly as a new breed of super hero is born in Disney's fun-filled epic adventure. An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. Before you can say, "Buddies, assemble," the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. But can they succeed in kicking major tail without revealing their new secret identities?

My most favorite thing about all these films is the underlying message that they give to our children, the message of togetherness, friendship and unstoppable love. My kids (ages 4 and 6), my husband and myself all equally agreed that this film is funny, adventurous and full of friendship. An all around family film that anyone of any age would enjoy! I have a feeling these adorable pups are not going to quit yet...so many great adventures await!

Sit down, grab some popcorn and enjoy this family film!
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<![CDATA[Relieve Tired, Achy Feet With Revitive LV]]>Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:45:16 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/relieve-tired-achy-feet-with-revitive-lv
Whether you are sitting all day, walking or standing, the fact is our feet take a toll. I am the type of person who NEVER sits, I am always in constant motion without a pause to ever breathe, my feet are often tired and achy at the end of the day because of this. I have come to realize that my feet have become my source of happiness too, because when they are achy my whole body is achy too!!

So what's a girl to do with all these aches and pains, working, taking care of 2 active kids, and running errands all day long to relieve some of this pain and discomfort?

I recently discovered REVITIVE LV (thanks to Twitter) and it has worked wonders on me! Because of its compact design,  I have managed to store my REVITIVE LV under my sofa and every night when the kids go to sleep, I plug it in and let it do its magic for 30 minutes. At first I thought 30 minutes was a long time, but honestly, 30 minutes is a great break after a long day to get you refreshed and ready for the next. Besides, most nights I either watch a show or sit working on the computer anyway and with the REVITIVE LV I can now do that comfortably. 
  • Reduce tired aching feet and legs after a long day
  • Reduce puffy ankles and feet
  • Tone lower legs
  • Reduce discomfort
My husband often jokes that I have my own foot masseuse and hates that it is pink in color because I have claimed it as my own, and I really love that it is specially designed for women since we are often the ones who suffer but never really complain...am I right ladies?

The manufacturer describes it as "designed for those who, after a long day, experience mild swollen ankles and feet as well as tired aching legs and feet." So far, after 3 weeks of usage I can say honestly that it does help relieve some of the pain. The tiny pulses of electrical stimulation feels funny at first, but as time goes on it really does feel like it is activating the muscles your feet and legs-- amazing! 

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A REVITIVE LV FOR YOUR OWN HOME?
ONE LUCKY LIL-SUGAR.CA READER WILL WIN ONE IN THIS CONTEST!! 

($199 + Value)
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<![CDATA[Effeclean Bathroom and Hardwood Cleaner Review]]>Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:15:06 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/effeclean-bathroom-and-hardwood-cleaner-review
Ever since Cookie and Neigh were little I have been searching for a good natural product to clean my home with.  I have tried many different solutions and continue to make solutions that I feel my family can benefit from. When I was approached by effeclean to review their Eco Baby hardwood floor and bathroom cleaner I jumped at the chance, simply to see if it measured up with my ideals of what a 'good' environmentally cleaner should be.

Now, I don't have babies anymore, but I really think that the unique line of non-toxic cleaners works best for anyone with children, pets or allergies. The hardwood floor cleaner was my first product that I tested, simply because I have A LOT of hardwood floor in my home. I was really surprised actually, that it came in a spray bottle until I remembered that children have 'accidents' a lot and what better way then to have a cleaner accessible at ALL times? Smart.

How did it work?.....at first the smell was so minute that I thought it wasn't working much, until I went around and sprayed the entire surface. It left my floor shiny, and clean without a residue or thick film! I love it! I also use it daily on my wood table, but before you do so I would recommend you test a piece first.

The toughest thing for me is bathroom cleaning, because NOTHING ever works to get that soap scum out, smell or leaves my tiles shiny. I really find it hard to keep all 4 of my bathrooms clean without actually using chemicals. So here's how the effeclean bathroom cleaner worked. I sprayed the entire bathroom surfaces with the product, walked away for 10 minutes then came back to wipe down (typical of my routine). I have to say they scored pretty high for performance on this one. My bathroom was shiny, and clean without smelling like an overly perfumed old lady -just a hint of citrus. I also found that my glass showers were left shiny and clean, as if I used a specific glass cleaner. This cleaner does everything in a bathroom but the toilet scrubbing!! 

Overall, I wish I had known about these eco-friendly alternatives when I had small babies. I really trust that effeclean is manufacturing products that keep our home clean and safe. 

CONTEST TIME! 1 LUCKY LIL-SUGAR READER WILL WIN A SET OF THESE TWO CLEANERS!! WANT TO WIN?? ENTER HERE

Fore more: www.effeclean.com

I received 2 bottles  of effeclean products in exchange for my opinion. All opinions are my own. 
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<![CDATA[Donate Naturally - A Family Review!]]>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:22:30 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/donate-naturally-a-family-review
As you know, my new favorite thing is buying organic foods for my family. I have been on the search for some time now to find a home delivery service that I love and was contacted by Donate Naturally to try out their service in exchange for my honest opinion on the blog. To start off, I really love that Donate Naturally gives back 15% of each and every purchase is donated by them to the charity of your choice. This was a HUGE bonus to this amazing service. My box consisted of all the contents you see above, as that is a photo I took as soon as I received the delivery.

A few very important things to note (in my opinion) are that the milk comes in a GLASS bottle, and is packed with an ice pack to ensure freshness. To me, this meant a world of a difference, as I do not know if I will always be home upon delivery. I also LOVE that the delivery comes in a plastic reusable container that is not only functional but professional too. 
I decided to review the weekly staples bin that has eggs, milk and bread--everything you will need to get you through a basic week, PLUS a fruit and veggie bin! This order was enough to last my family 2 weeks! As you can see my order consisted of organic chocolate milk and yummy lemon poppy-seed cookies, both of which were devoured by the next morning by these hungry munchkins!
Overall, I really loved the extra personal touches that Donate Naturally gives to its clients. I really adore that they give back and are reliable with a HUGE selection of organic products. Did I mention FREE next day delivery Canada Wide too? How amazing is that...I know I love it!


For more information about the  Weekly Staples Bin as well as all other bin options check out Donate Naturally today!
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<![CDATA[#TurtlesTale2 Sammy's Escape from Paradise 'Dive Into a Fun Filled Adventure!']]>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:26:04 GMThttp://lil-sugar.ca/reviews/turtlestale2-sammys-escape-from-paradise-dive-into-a-fun-filled-adventure
My little munchkins are HUGE fans of the first A Turtle's Tale Movie so I couldn't wait for them to watch this one! Rarely do they ever like animated movies, but this one was a favorite for some time now so I thought why not try the second one to see if it had the same effect on them. I think this may be a winner in our home along with the first one for years to come! 

PLOT:

When Sammy & Ray find themselves trapped in The Tank, an underwater restaurant/aquarium, they must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids Ricky & Ella.  But they’ll have to get past Big D and his dopey thugs first.  With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy & Ray find that when you work together anything is possible!
Last week, we invited my best friend and her 2 daughters over for a fun filled movie matinee with my boys for a special screening of 'A Turtle's Tale 2' in our family room. The kids were super-excited and decorated accordingly, we had pizza, munchies, a ticket booth and air mattresses to give the whole movie theme an even greater appeal! --I did this to give mommy 30 minutes of rest while the kids decorated ;) I love having the kids get involved with whatever we are doing so that they too feel a sense of accomplishment. 
What We Thought:
For the most part, the kids LOVED this movie just as much as the first. I have to say thought that their focus was a little distracted by all the hype of having an event this 'grand' at home, so towards the end they got a little antsy. Overall we had great times of laughter, and sorrow with a lot of adventure!

For my kids, the environmental focus and the family focus are what hit home the most. Yes, there are a few 'scary' parts, but nothing too scary for even our youngest watcher. I love that these parts were overshadowed by the uplifting and heart warming parts in the movie though. The timeline and events were very exciting overall, I found that the movie kept adults and kids equally on the edge of their seats.  Enough to keep children aged 3-6 entertained for almost the entire film!!  As a mom, I really appreciated the humor, real-life stories,and animation of the movie. The characters make you fall in love with them instantly and the colors keep you captivated.

I strongly suggest that you sit down with your entire family to watch this film, it is great fun for people of all ages! I think I may actually host another one of these screening matinees at our house, because it was amazing to see the children bond, interact and talk about the film too! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes From ParadiseDVD release date: July 9, 2013

Disclosure: I am participating in A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes From Paradise Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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