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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gluten Free Betty Crocker cake mix!


If my hubby is home for dinner, and not fishing, we are a full wheat free family!  The kids and I do like to eat bread and pasta etc when Kris is away or working so we do definitely eat it but we are finding so many great wheat free options!  When Kris was first diagnosed with a very strong wheat free allergy there was not many options out there.  The options that were, were very expensive and lots of them were tasteless and sawdusty.  Not fun and because of that Kris lost about 60 lbs!

He has definitely gained a lot of that back though once we slowly figured out what he could eat.  I am happy that I am finding more and more every time I hit up the grocery store.  More and more people are finding that they have wheat sensitivities, allergies and/or celiac so the options are piling up which we are loving!

This is the golden cake with strawberry icing and chocolate dipped strawberries!

When I found out that Betty Crocker was coming out with a gluten free cake mix I was thrilled but reserved.  We have tried a few cake mixes and usually you need to add banana or apple puree to make them not so dry and to add some flavour.  When the Betty Crocker cake mix arrived I really wanted to add to it because I didn't want it to turn out not so good but because I just needed to test it out as is I went with it. 

The mix was great!  I just added water and eggs and mixed away.  When I put it in the oven I was a little worried because it seemed a bit runny but I just trucked on.  When it came out it looked like a regular cake!  I couldn't wait for it to cool to see how it tasted!  I whipped up some homemade chocolate icing, because the first one I tried was the devils food chocolate, I saved the golden for next time!  I couldn't wait to eat it and was it ever worth the wait! 

It was moist and flavourful and so good! I can not wait until I find them on the grocery store shelf (they are available in July so soon I will see them!) If you spot them please let me know via facebook and I will let you know when I find them and where! Can't wait!  Make sure you check out Life Made Delicious and their easy recipes!

Disclaimer: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hidden Valley Ranch


We always have ranch dressing in our fridge.  Its great on salad but mostly we use if for veggie trays.  Now I will admit that I am not perfect at this by any means, in fact sometimes I have been known to go for months without making one, but my kids love veggie trays!  They really aren't that hard to make, you just cut it all up and its done, I usually make them a good size to and then only do it weekly or so. 


I like to put it out before dinner when the kids are feeling hungry and also after school with a granola bar or yogurt or something.  It fills them up and its good for them.  I am so happy that I don't have picky kids, they pretty much like everything, and will try almost anything!  They eat oysters, clams, love olives and even spicy peppers.  They are weird kids, I blame their father!



We were able to try out the regular, light, and fat free versions of the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and they each have a place and were all delicious.  They are all great with a veggie tray although Kris and the kids didn't like the fat free as much because it was more runny but they also don't care as much about how much fat is in things :)  I couldn't tell the difference from regular to low fat on the salad because its all so mixed in. 

There are also some great recipes that you can use Hidden Valley Ranch!  You can use it in ribs, chicken pasta and more!  Check out the recipes on the Hidden Valley site!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kidorable Giveaway

So we all know that I am a big fan of Kidorable, and I am pretty confident that all of you are as well.  I had the opportunity to host a giveaway for all of you and I think you will love it! Do you struggle to get your kids to put away there clothes?  Would some new and fun Kidorable hangers help them do it?  They come in all sorts of designs for girls, boys, or some that boys and girls could share.  They come in sets of all of the same hangers or sets of all different hangers.
Really you can get any sort of theme, Kidorable has so many to choose from.  I have the pirate one from the raincoat we got from Kidorable a few months ago and Brandon loves it.  I even have a great coupon code for you!  You can get 20% off your ENTIRE order!  From July 25 through August 8, just use coupon code CLEAN33 at checkout on http://www.kidorable.com/.

And one of you will win a set of hangers from Kidorable!

To Enter:

Go to Kidorable and tell me which set you would choose if you won
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***** Contest will end on August 20th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Live Clean with a Giveaway


The body's largest organ is skin, so it's no surprise that many people are concerned about what they applying to it. Many products have ingredients such as Phthalates and Parabens that have been linked to possible side effects. Cleansing and foaming agents (like SLS or Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and DEA) used in many products can be irritating or harsh on your skin. Live Clean eliminates all of these ingredients and uses only non-irritating, gentle, natural, plant based ingredients.

Many people are realizing that they can do their part and "go green" to improve the world, for themselves and for future generations. Many so called "natural" products claim to be "green" but they are using petroleum based ingredients and petroleum is not a renewable resource. Live Clean has less environmental impact. Live Clean uses only plant sourced or non-petrochemical based ingredients which are renewable and sustainable so they don't deplete our natural resources. Live Clean respects the earth and does everything it can to make the lightest possible footprint.


While online chatting with some local moms about what the best natural, affordable, and well working cleansers, shampoos and detanglers, the name that kept popping up was  Live Clean.  I hadn't heard of it and was surprised as I hear a lot online, I guess you just don't hear it all though :)  When I looked up Live Clean I was very happy with what I found.  They carry a wide enough range of products including shampoo, conditioner, detangler, all for kids, as well as a great line of adult products!


I was pretty pumped about how natural their products were, you can read in more detail here about whats in them and whats not in them.  Another great part about these products is the price.  I usually find products like these to be a lot more expensive.  Because they are more natural I don't honestly know if its more expensive or harder to make them but they tend to be a lot pricier.  This is not the case at all with Live Clean and for that I am very happy! 

Live Clean Enviro-Kidz is available for $6.99 Canada-wide at Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-Mart.  Not only is it affordable its available in stores we are in all of the time anyways so you don't need to be dragging your kids all over town to get them!  I should add that they all worked great and the kids skin didn't react at all to them.  Kristina loves the smell of her new detangler, I am sure you will remember how important that is to her ;)  Her favorite part about this line is how each of the Live Clean Enviro-Kidz products gives you tips on the bottle on how you can help the earth, recycling etc.  She is big into that so she loved it!

You can win the full set of Live Clean Enviro-Kidz products!  Canada only.


To Enter:

Go to Live Clean and tell me something from the adult line that you would love to try
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- follow me publicly (2 entries)

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Win the full kids line of Enviro-Kidz from Live Clean @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3ozn6sj


***** Contest will end on August 20th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

OBASAN with a Giveaway

I am a big sleeper.  I don't go to bed until late usually but I love sleeping, love laying in bed cuddling with my man and my kids, and love sleeping :)  I have a bit of a hard time getting up in the morning, a really hard time, Brandon is usually hitting me in the head with his juice cup to get me out of bed.  The other day he actually told me he pooped in his pull up, which he only wears in case he has an accident.  I got up, we went to the bathroom and I tried to figure out what to do.  We don't have any wipes or anything so I decided  to get all the bath toys out of the tub and give him a shower.  After he was jumping around for a while telling me to get it off I finally went to do the deed and surprise surprise there was NO poop!  He said "me no poo in my pull up mom, my trick you" and I burst out laughing! 

Thanks to OBASAN I now have an even harder time getting out of bed in the morning!  I was sent a Nahanni 4000 wool mattress pad and I am in love.  Brandon has been crawling into our bed in the middle of the night and was having accidents every week to two weeks.  It didn't seem like often enough to get him pull ups but when it started happening in our bed I needed a new solution. 



We purchased a new mattress a few months ago and I really don't want it ruined because we love it.  I had an old mattress pad that was about 10 years old, and was plain cotton, and it was falling apart so we really needed a new one.  The Nahanni 4000 wool mattress pad from OBASAN is amazing!  I was thrilled when it arrived, it was very quick as well!  They made it, all orders are custom, and it was in my hands in less than two weeks!  I have waited longer for things just to be shipped before!

I love that its made of all wool, is natural, and best of all, its 99% waterproof because of how dense the wool is.  The first question people have is, is it hot?  Its not hot at all, I think that's the biggest myth about wool.  Wool keeps you warm when you are cold and keeps you cool when you are hot, it naturally regulates your body temperature so that means that its great year round!


It fit my mattress perfectly, we have a really deep mattress and the elastic straps fit over no problem and it hasn't moved since we put it on over a month ago.  No bunching, moving, or twisting like our old mattress pad.  OBASAN carries all sorts of mattresses, mattress pads, pillows and comforters and even pet beds.  They carry many different types of each so that you can find the exact right fit for you, your bed and how you sleep.  I would love to try out one of the Saguenay pillows!  If you are sleeping on something for 8 or more hours a day why would you want to sleep on chemicals when you can rest your head, and your whole body on something organic and chemical free!

OBASAN has offered up an amazing giveaway for one of my readers!!  One of you can win a $100 gift card to spend at OBASAN!!

To Enter:

Go to OBASAN and tell me what you would buy if you win!
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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

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Win $100 to spend at OBASAN - maybe some organic pillows? @Funfunkymommy  http://tinyurl.com/3oq93f9


***** Contest will end on August 20th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Monday, July 18, 2011

Eden Fantasys

If you are under 19 years of age please move onto a different article as this is for adults only, while it only contains PG pictures and information the links in this article lead to a site that is intended for adults only!

Kris and I are always looking for new things to spice up the bedroom.  Things can get boring pretty quick and its important to keep changing things up and keeping it alive!  I am not so good at this.  I can talk the talk and know what I should do but I just don't.  I just don't have a high sex drive, I don't know why, but I don't.  Its not something that's important to me, but I know that it is important to my husband so I am always working to try and make it more important to me.

Eden Fantasys has so many things in their discreet online shop that can help.  They sell lots of creams, lotions, candles and oils if you are looking for something a little more g rated.  They also have everything else you could imagine.  Its one of those sites that you can end up looking at for hours.  There is lots that I would like to try out but wonder what I will use for the long term.

I don't want to purchase a $100 toy and end up only using it every few months.  Maybe I need to commit to using things more often ;)  Everything is not expensive though, far from it in fact.  In a local store they don't have nearly the selection, here anyways, and everything is expensive.  At Eden Fantasys they have so many products at all different price points.  You can get quite a few things for $75 and many toys are well under the usual $100 price point which is great in my books!

When I have reviewed in the past for Eden Fantasys I have to say how thrilled I was that it came in an unmarked box.  Because I see my mailman daily I really don't want to have to look at him everyday once he delivers something like that for me, its just something that you want him knowing you are using.  If you need to find more of a selection or some better prices you need to check out Eden Fantasys!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Skin MD with a Giveaway

Shielding lotion is a new scientific approach to dry skin care based on improving the skin's natural functions. Shampoos, antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, colorants and other irritants bombard and penetrate the skin. These harsh chemicals and irritants can break down the skin's natural protective ability. Some strip away moisture, while others lodge in the pores where they cause irritation and other negative reactions.

Skin MD Natural™ is a state-of-the-art shielding lotion designed to duplicate the skin's own protective barrier helping to protect skin against damaging irritants while providing hours of non-greasy moisture. This makes Skin MD Natural the ideal choice for dry skin treatment over other lotions for dry skin.

Conventional dry skin lotions don't protect against the causes of dry skin and have only one basic goal – to make up for the moisture that our bodies are losing by adding an artificial source of moisture. Replace your old dry skin lotion with Skin MD Natural lotion for naturally healthy skin.



I was able to review a bottle of Skin MD's Shielding lotion and was very happy with its results!  I am pretty picky when it comes to creams.  I don't like greasy creams, have oily and dry skin, and its very sensitive skin, some eczema and rosacia!  It can make for a tough time trying to find the perfect cream.  This new shielding lotion is amazing.  I don't even know how to describe the texture of this cream.  It looks like it will be greasy but isn't at all, I can't really describe it!

I love how smoothly it went on, and how it felt on my skin, it was absorbing right away and felt like I was being moisturized immediately instead of knowing the cream would work eventually.  My skin feels great all day long and it seems to be less dry than it normally is.  I definitely love this cream and will be using it again!  I can't wait to try it on other parts of my body this Fall and Winter when my eczema is usually at its worst!


I love that Skin MD has not only an itemized list of what ingredients are in their products, but they also have an explanation of what each ingredient is and what its used for!  Check it out here!

One of you is going to be able to try out a full sized bottle for yourself!

To Enter:

Go to Skin MD and tell me something that you learned
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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

- follow me publicly (2 entries)

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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

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Win a full sized bottle of Sheilding lotion from Skin MD @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/6edofu3


***** Contest will end on August 10th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Life Made Delicious - 3 Beach Towels Giveaway


You need to know about the most exciting offer of the summer, FREE Beach towels! That’s right FREE! Starting July 15th all you’ll have to do is find the code inside specially marked packs of General Mills cereals, go online to lifemadedelicious.ca/freetowel and enter it, then pick which towel you’d like!

They’re branded with all of our favourite General Mills characters: Buzz the Bee, Pillsbury Doughboy, Lucky Charms and more – 5 designs in total! PLUS (like this could get any better) they are proud to share the option to donate your beach towel to an underprivileged child through the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation!  How awesome is that?!?!?!?!



We have a small pool in our backyard and spend most Summer days outside in the pool, with Brandon and I on the deck or in the yard playing!  The pool is just to cold for him still, it really needs to warm up here on Vancouver Island!  Luckily for me Kristina doesn't seem bothered by it and is out there almost everyday.


There are some great new Summer recipes on Life Made Delicious!  Have you checked it out yet?  Its amazing, there are so many different easy recipes on there for you!  You can search by a recipe or by the main ingredient you want to use!  Great for a Summer BBQ or a picnic on the trampoline, that's our favorite!




You can win The “General Mills Free Towel Offer Giveaway” pack which is valued at approximately $50 and includes three (3), 60” x 30”, limited edition General Mills towels.  You may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win one Free Towel Offer prize pack as part of the contest.  Full promotion details can be found at https://www.lifemadedelicious.ca/freetowel

To Enter:

Share your favourite summer recipe
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Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

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- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

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- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

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Win 3 limited edition towels from General Mills and Life Made Delicious #LMDConnector @Funfunkymommy #GMFreeTowelOffer http://tinyurl.com/6a2gm5c




***** Contest will end on August 9th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own!

Penguin Sport Wash


I do a lot of laundry, like a lot of you I am sure. Most of my laundry is normal everyday kind of laundry, mine and the kids clothing, towels etc but I also wash my husbands work clothes.  Now, he works at a rental yard and is covered in dirt, mud, grease, and more when he gets home from work and it takes a good strong detergent to get his clothing clean and not to wear it out even faster than he manages to do.

Penguin Sport Wash is made for performance clothing, running gear or yoga clothing etc.  I do find though that it works great on Kris's clothing because he is so rough on them, they are stinky, sorry babe, and they have so much filth on them so they can be really hard to clean. 


Penguin Sport-Wash is no regular detergent.


Its residue-free, non-allergenic formula is designed to keep high-tech fabric at peak performance and odor-free by washing away residues left by regular detergents, removing dirt, neutralizing bacteria, and restoring breathability, moisture-wicking, and factory applied waterproofing (DWR).  And it's biodegradable, so your conscience is as clean as your gear.

- Removes trapped odors from fabrics
- Restores factory applied waterproofing (DWR)
- Keeps high-tech fabrics looking & working like new
- Restores wicking properties and eliminates odor to *Dri-FIT®, *Under Armour ®,Coolmax ® and - engineered polyester fibers
- Restores the loft & effectiveness to down & synthetic insulation
- Removes blood & grass stains
- Prevents color fading
- Biodegradable

(Contains biodegradable vegetable surfactants.)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bedtime in the Summer

The kids bedtimes, I love it and loathe it all at the same time!  Seriously its the nice and relaxing, its cooling off outside, time for some spouse time and then it all goes in the toilet!  My girlfriend likes to call it "the show" as its like watching a comedy apparently.  I have to tell you though its not so funny when you are in it!  While its mostly Brandon it is definitely still Kristina sometimes too!

Brandon is in the give me every excuse in the book to get out of bed and whine about what he wants!  He wants someone to sleep with him, more water, to go pee, he hurt his foot, and it goes on and on and on.  I can't handle it some days.  Lucky for me, not so much my husband but I work 3 nights a week and then the weekend so I get to miss 3 bedtimes a week.  That makes me happy, and sad all at the same time.  I wish bedtime was full of stories and cuddles and then happy sleeping kids.  Its not right now though so I am ok missing three of those super fun nights!

Kristina mostly just keeps talking to us about things that are "super important" and telling on her brother.  Its every other minute though and super annoying!  Basically I need help!  I am sure I am not alone and there are a lot of other parents out there that are looking for bedtime answers as well.  Lucky for all of us there is a new resource out there with tips from a professional!  Dr. Cohen is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in Toronto. Her clinical work involves counseling services for parents in the areas of infant, toddler and preschooler sleep issues

Some things that I find that work are being consistent, using a firm voice so that they know you aren't kidding around, and to have a nice, long, relaxing down time before bed.  I also like to give lots of warnings of when bedtime is coming.  Kristina only needs one or two but Brandon gets lots :)

Be sure to check out Dr. Cohen and his advice in the Summer Sleep articles on the Disney Junior website.  Best of all if you are a Facebook fan of Disney Junior  Canada you can ask Dr. Cohen questions yourself and have the answers featured on the website!!!  Good luck tonight ;)

Disclosure: I’m part of the Playhouse Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Sibu Beauty


Sibu Beauty was introduced in 2009 to provide customers worldwide with a comprehensive approach to beauty from the inside out and outside in. The Sibu Beauty product line is based on a powerful and
distinctive whole food source, the sea buckthorn berry. This superfood is backed by more than 130 scientific studies demonstrating its success at addressing a variety of consumer needs including improved skin tone and texture, healthy aging and digestive health.

The products in the Sibu Beauty system are made with only premium sea buckthorn exclusively grown and harvested for Sibu in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. Sibu's exclusive harvesting and manufacturing process produces more potent and hardy berries than typical sea buckthorn, and is one of the most nutrientdense sea buckthorn raw materials available on the market today.

All products in the Sibu Beauty system are paraben-free and cruelty-free and contain no dairy, wheat,
gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives. This product line includes:

• Revitalize & Renew liquid dietary supplement that is loaded with essential omega fatty acids 3,
6 and 9, as well as omega 7 fatty acids, a rare and vital component for healthy hair, skin and nails;

• Repair & Protect sea buckthorn facial cream which contains the fatty acid omega 7 to help
boost collagen production and create a barrier to moisturize, rejuvenate, repair and protect the
skin;

• Cleanse & Detox sea buckthorn facial soap that cleanses and moisturizes while repairing the
skin and creating a protective barrier against UV rays and cell-damaging free radicals; and

• Cellular Support sea buckthorn oil antioxidant & omega 7 complex, a softgel supplement that
nourishes and protects the body and promotes healthy hair, nails and skin from the inside out.



I was able to try out the repair and protect facial cream  from Sibu Beauty and I love it!  If you have been around here for a while you know tat I have tried it in the past but, had the opportunity to try it again!  I jumped on it, because well, I love it last time.  Guess what, I still do!!  Here are its benefits:

Promotes tissue recovery and healing


Rejuvenates sun-damaged skin

Protects against environmental stress

Preserves healthy skin tone and texture

Boosts collagen production

Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Helps address rosacea and eczema symptoms

100% natural


I love how rich it goes on, how it smells so good, and how you can really feel it working!  You can really tell when you are having some problems with your skin, you have a dry patch or some eczema or rosacea like I get.  It moisturizes so well and is so rich yet not greasy at all.  I am now a big believer of the Sea Buckthorn berry and would love to hear about the benefits people have had from using it as a supplement!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BIC Flex4 and BIC Soleil Gift Basket Giveaway

Its that time of year, shaving and lots.  Don't get me wrong I shave all year long but in the Summertime you really have to keep on top of it.  You can't have the extra few days of stubble that you can have in the winter when you wear pants everyday!


Kris and I are always trying out new razors.  We don't really have one favorite, we just buy what we find on sale, razors can be expensive!  When we had the chance to review some BIC Flex4 and BIC Soleil razors I was all over it.  Kris tried out the BIC Flex4 and thought that they cut very smoothly without any tension.  They seem to have cut back on the razor burn, and that's always a good thing.  I love the smell of his aftershave but his face must be on fire sometimes if the razor isn't very good.


Overall he was very happy with them and said he would like me to pick up some more.  I guess they are his new favorite.  I tried out the BIC Soleil razors and they were great as well.  BIC just makes some great razors.  They don't cheap on handles, they are disposable razors, and they don't look like it.  The have a good grip on them and the heads have a nice swivel on them so that they move with your curves.  The moisturizing strip around the blades on the BIC Soleil was great.  It moisturized nicely and smelled good too :)


I have a great giveaway for one of my Canadian readers!  You can win a $50 gift basket of BIC Flex4 and BIC Soleil razors!!

To Enter:

Tell me when you have gone somewhere and wished that you hadn't forgotten to shave ;)
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

- follow me publicly (2 entries)

- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)

- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

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Win a $50 basket of BIC Flex4 and BIC Soleil razors @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/5uz6elb



***** Contest will end on August 10th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gluten Free Chex

1 in every 133 Canadians suffers from Celiac Disease and 71% of Canadians are looking for more gluten free options!  We are a mostly gluten free family aside from when Kris is fishing :)  He has a very sensitive wheat intolerance/allergy.  There is getting to be more and more options now but lots of them are pricey.  Because its considered a specialty item companies tend to charge a lot more and you usually have to go to a specialty store to get them.


Breakfast and lunch are the hardest two meals of the day for Kris.  Dinners are easy, meat or fish with potatoes or rice and veggies.  I have even mastered some pretty tasty desserts as well.  Breakfast though is either expensive cereal, or pancakes which are also expensive or fruit.  I was pretty excited to learn that Chex was coming out in Canada with not one but two gluten free options that would be regularly priced!! 

Chex gluten free comes in rice and honey nut!  Not only is this great for a quick bowl or breakfast in the morning you can do so much with it!  I am going to try using it (either flavour would work) for the crust of cheesecake!  I have made it before with a different rice cereal but this would be really good with the honey nut! 

There are so many easy recipes on the Life Made Delicious page that sound so good.  I can't wait to try this tasty treat! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Nathan Performance Gear with a Giveaway


We are big water drinkers here, you can often find the kids in the fridge pulling out a bottle of water.  About 5 years ago we purchased water and I finally decided that it was a waste of money and we have water that tastes just as good in our taps!  We also moved to the country and are on a well now so we have AMAZING water!

The first few bottles I bought were really cheap and made the water taste like metal.  It didn't really bother me but my husband hated it and I was drinking less so I must have noticed somewhat.  Over the last 5 years we have been searching for the perfect water bottle.  Some of my requirements are, it can't taste like metal, must be cute, non leaking, like at all, easy to wash, and I am liking ones that are insulated so that the water stays cold longer.  High expectations right?!?!


When Nathan Performance Gear offered to send me some water bottles to try out I was all over it. I just had to throw out a few because they were all chipped and getting dingey!  I was pretty excited when I opened up the box and saw what they sent me!  I got two 700 ml steel bottles with silicone sleeves, one in black, for Kris, and one in purple for me.  Brandon got a green 320 ml kids steel bottle and Kristina just uses Kris and I's all the time!


We are very happy with them, you can tell right away that they are made with good quality materials and are built to last.  They meet all of the standards I have in bottles, other than being insulated although they do sell insulated bottles, and they are my new favorite!  Kris loves them and Kristina loves that its not a screw on cap, its a lift up straw which makes it great for everyone and of course some sharing!

Nathan Performance Gear carries so much more than water bottles.  They have all sorts of carriers for your drinks and music while you are out running, biking and more.  They also have reflective gear, vests, packs and more.  If you are into sports or know someone who it this is definitely a company you want to check out!  They have even offered up a set of bottles to one lucky family!

To Enter:

Go to Nathan Performance Gear and tell me what other product catches your eye
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- like Nathan Performance Gear on Facebook

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

- follow me publicly (2 entries)

- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)

- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

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Win a set of bottles from Nathan Performance Gear @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3syhhjs


***** Contest will end on August 1st at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cars 2 Giveaway

Are your kids pretty excited to see the new movie Cars 2?  I know both my kids are pretty excited about it, I hear all about it whenever a commercial comes on for it!  We are hoping to catch it in 3D but I am not sure if its in 3D here or not, I still have to look into it!  It doesn't really matter where you go right now there is Cars 2 products everywhere!  There it is on packages of pull ups, food, its even on paper towels!

Brandon was asking me for some of the new Betty Crocker fruit snacks the other day, he is huge into fruit snacks!  This of course went into a big long discussion about going to see the show!  The new Betty Crocker fruit snacks are delicious and come in all of the Cars 2 characters!  So not only can they play with there cars they can eat them too :)


You can win a $50 Visa to spend at the theatre taking someone special to see Cars 2 as well some Betty Crocker fruit snacks!

Contests open to Canadians residents only. Readers may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win one Cars 2 prize as part of the contest.

To Enter:

Tell me who you want to take to see Cars 2
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

- follow me publicly (2 entries)

- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)

- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

***Feel free to Retweet this***

Win a $50 Visa and Betty Crocker fruit snacks - Disney Cars 2 - @Funfunkymommy #LMDConnector
#FruitShapesCars2  http://tinyurl.com/3wzc7av

***** Contest will end on July 26th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Challenge and Fun - Charlie Hope - Giveaway

We are huge music fans, we listen to it all of the time!  The kids love having the music on while we are cleaning or doing dishes or laundry and we also love just dancing around the house to whatever we have on!  Brandon's new favorite CD is the new Charlie Hope CD called Songs, Stories and Friends : Lets Go Play!  There is so much on this CD, there are songs, of course, rhymes, the story of Goldilocks's and The Three Bears and much more.

Whenever we have it on in the car Brandon screams for the bear one as he calls it and I love the turtle rhyme!  Charlie Hope is a Canadian songwriter and singer and has two other albums out!  They are World of Dreams and I am Me!  Everyone can download the free Charlie Hope song The One That I Love at
http://www.mediafire.com/?imd05c840kjbab7 and be sure to enter to win her autographed CD!!

To Enter:

Go to Challenge and Fun and tell me what song sounds like it could be your favorite (other than the ones I mentioned here)
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)

- follow me publicly (2 entries)

- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)

- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

***Feel free to Retweet this***

Win an autographed CD from Charlie Hope via Challenge and Fun@Funfunkymommy  http://tinyurl.com/3z4lqnz



***** Contest will end on August 1st at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Friday, July 1, 2011

Win a new BBQ from the Grill Fairy and Pepto Bismol


To help kick-start grillin’ season and prepare for the mother of all summer celebrations – the Fourth of July - Pepto-Bismol* is turning up the heat with an exciting new Facebook photo contest. Fans of Pepto’s Facebook page can share a photo to enter to get a visit from the Grill Fairy and win a brand new grill!**

Pepto loves a good barbecue bash – and we’re getting ready to celebrate at this year’s Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by calling for pictures of the most deserving burned-out barbecues, fatigued flambĂ©-ers, crumbling cookers and grisly grills out there! The grosser, the better. The Pepto Grill Fairy will pick the most gruesome grill and award them with a brand new grill!

Fans of the Pepto-Bismol Facebook page can enter to win. See the video and the rules on the “Pepto Grill Fairy” tab at www.facebook.com/peptobismol.

US winners only!

Winners are announced every week until end the end of July. Fans can just enter once and they’re in it for the duration of the contest.