Thursday, 30 May 2013

Lengths for Love - A review

I impetuously decided to be a part of the Charisma Media Book Tour for CS Patra's new novel Lengths for Love. I love fantasy novels and I love to read. So I was doubly excited to be a part of the blogs reviewing Lengths for Love. It has been awhile since I read a good vampire story. Plus, you can't beat the price or the freedom of reading a novel via kindle.

Description:   People say they will do just about anything for love. Some might go far enough to try and find the impossible. Some will stop at no lengths for the one they love. When Ian Choi’s girlfriend gives him the most difficult task…find her someone, a vampire, to turn her immortal…he is faced with a choice he never imagined he’d have to make. And little does he know just what could happen while he’s trying to make her wish come true.


It is outrageous (in a good way) about how far two people will go for love. Alexis is observed by vampire lore. She accumulates vampire stories and memorabilia like others collect baseball cards or coins. When she falls ill, she has an usual request. Will Ian move to Vienna with her to live with real vampires? Ian takes it with a grain of salt. However, because he loves Alexis, he agrees to travel with her to Vienna. What happens next is an unique twist on the typical vampire romance stories. Ian has a myriad of difficulties but is still someone you can relate to. 


It is well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue. There was a good mix of action and romance. The novel is a great length. It is also easy to read on Kindle. All in all Lengths for Love is the perfect summer read! I recommend it for anyone who enjoys fantasy romance.

The Author:

The author, CS Patra has written several books. You can connect with her on Facebook or Goodreads. You can purchase it on or 

Book Info: 

Published March 21st 2013 by Pendium Publishing. 
Genre: Supernatural Romance/ YA Fiction

What would you do for love? Relocate? End a relationship? Start a new career? Search for miracles? 

Thank you to Charisma Media for allowing me to participate! This review is 100% my own. 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Kindle Giveaway (Announcement)

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Coming Soon!
July 10 - July 30

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

Come Celebrate with us! Desiree from So Sew Mama is getting Married this August! What better way to celebrate then to have an awesome giveaway!! And you know you really want a Kindle Fire. 

Prizes are subject to change with the amount of sponsors and sign ups! 

Prizes will include a Kindle Fire HD.
Possible add-ons of Pay Pal cash or Amazon gift cards!
The more sign ups, the greater the prizes.

Free Co-Host, and Daily comment page to the blogger who refers the most! 

1 Free Twitter Link with announcement post or $5 waiver.
Twitter links will be on a rc form on Co-Host pages.

Additional links available for purchase.

Co-Host spots available at $25
You will get up to 5 links in the giveaway form.
Backlink to your website/blog in the giveaway. 
At least 1 twitter follow page with 10 links each.

If you would like to be a sponsor in the giveaway, Please contact Desiree at sosewmama @

Be prepared for a great giveaway in July~ Love you all~ 

Momzelle GC giveway (Natural Mama)

Are you expecting or nursing? Do you live in the US or Canada? Then, I have found a perfect give-away for you via Natural Mama. It is a $25 gift card for Momzelle. 

Natural Mama is a great blog and resource for going green in your family. They offer give-aways, reviews and more! I highly recommend it~ 

What is Momzelle? It is an apparel company that offers clothing - maternity, nursing and some infant wear and many support breastfeeding. The great thing about the company is that is was started by a mom who understands the difficulties of breastfeeding. 

Isn't this gorgeous?

I make milk, what's your superpower? Love this!

Good luck to all who enter! 

P.S. I am not responsible for the giveaway, nor am i a host. I am just informing all my lovely readers of this :) 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

500 GC Amazon Or Visa (May 22nd-June 11th)

Here is a great give-away for the summer! A great line up of bloggers have come together to celebrate their fans and avid readers!
Join the giveaway and get a chance to be the grand winner of $500 Visa or Amazon Gift Card!
Duration: From May 21, 2013 to June 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Eligibility: Worldwide! Giveaway is open to everyone, ages 18+.

Big thanks to their generous Sponsors:


My son at 14 months

I can't believe how big my little man is getting. Being a mom feels surreal at times-but I wouldn't change it. I am so grateful I have him for Mother's Day. 

He has learned so much!
From scooting downstairs on his bum and crawling up them to walking upstairs holding a banister
He likes to answer yes! To questions 
He will try to help clean up- sure he messes- but he does try lol For example he likes to try to sweep and the dirt pile gets bigger *but at least he is having fun~
If I am frustrated because I am tired and I yell at him- I apologize because he is a toddler- and it Is me having a hard time. Its hard to admit but we have our days.
What often works better is to come with humour and laugh

No doesn't work but redirection does and specify let's play with this or read a book.  

 He is the best. And he has learned to push shopping carts. I can't believe how fast he is growing. He loves cuddling with his pets, running away from his uncle and laughing and spinning in circles. If there is one truth, its that kids never stop learning, never stop growing and its bittersweet <3

My baby isn't a baby anymore~

Monday, 20 May 2013

Air Walker Bounce Castle Give-Away (US only)

Air Walker Bounce Castle Giveaway
Hosted By: So Sew Mama
Sponsored by: Blast Zone

We wanted something that was sturdy and would hold our three children. We purchased our Bounce House off Amazon. At a discount, mind you. As soon as it arrived the mail carrier stated how obnoxiously heavy the box was. HaHa. It weighs in at about 60 pounds. Which really isn't that bad. I was surprised at how sturdy it was. I was able to carry our Air Walker Bounce Castle around back to set it up with ease.

  "BLAST ZONE" are one of the best brands on the market. First off, they are American made. The second thing is, you need to decide is what features you want like Balls, slides, hoops or whatever features you think you want. We love that it is extremely vibrant and bright. You can tell by the look on my kids faces that they love it.

I would definitely recommend this castle to all families.

Buy It: Amazon for $199

Enter for your chance to win an Air Walker Bounce Castle!
Giveaway open to US residents 18+ only
All entries are optional but will increase your odds of winning.
May 20- June 14
There is a Mandatory email entry, all of the rest will increase your odds of winning. 
Good Luck!

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*Disclosure: So Sew Mama and Gluten Free + 2 are not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. I was not compensated for this post. So Sew Mama received a sample to try with her family. All opinions are 100% her own. Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest are not affiliated with this giveaway and are released of any obligations.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Blogger Opp (Free)

Free Blogger Opp!!
Calling all bloggers! Expand your readership for free! Paid options available- More details if you click the link.  Join the fun!! This delicious opportunity is hosted by So Sew Mama.

Air walker Bounce Castle Giveaway

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

Also looking for additional sponsors.

Please contact me at sosewmama @ gmail dot com

Referral Prize! Free co-host!!

5/20 - 6/14

Free Twitter link!

Free second link with announcement!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fit Mama Planner

Fellow blogger Fit Mama is planning an awesome give-away! Enter below for your opportunity to win! There will be 2 winners. How cool is that?!

Hello lovelies!! Tomorrow is Monday, which sucks, so let's make it awesome with a GIVEAWAY!

TWO lucky winners are going to get the Busy Mama Planner- Fit Mama Edition!

This a printable planner set from the Mama's Got It Together Etsy shop.

It includes:

The Schedules & Routines Planner

The Meal & Menu Planner

The Cleaning Checklist Planner

& The Health & Fitness Planner

click the links for more detailed info!

Over 55 documents to help get you and your family organized!

Use the sheets separately or put them together in an organization binder.

The documents are editable, you can type in the fields and save them that way also, so printing is not required!

This giveaway will run until May 27, and is only open to US residents.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win... please be sure that you are completing the entry instructions- entries WILL BE VERIFIED, so don't waste your time or mine! :)

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PS> I hope you all had an awesome Mother's Day!!  I am not responsible for the prize. And unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to my American readers!  But if it strikes your fancy- you can always purchase the set~

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Mother's Day

 I think Mother's Day is an important celebration.  Mothers have such an impact on our life.
What is on my Mother’s Day list?Of course mothers are more than blood kin- they can be another relative,  a friends mom or a teacher. Its important to celebrate the wise woman and mentors in our life

As someone attempting to live a greener lifestyle these are my top picks:  Hopefully this isn’t TMI but I would love:

  • Lunapads- A great green alternative to disposables 
  • The Diva Cup- same as above (or the Lunette) there are many options!
  • Bento Box – reusable lunch kit, cutlery and straws- I can’t say YES enough to this!
  • organic coffee- definitely a given- better for the environment and the workrse 
  • Fair trade chocolate- because everyone should have a living wage and chocolate is awesome 
  • Books:
  • Anything by Ina May Gaskins
  •  Food Inc. 
  • Other suggestions- support WAHM- vist Etsy :)  

However, this Mother’s Day, I am really hoping my fiancé can find a job. I would also love breakfast in bed (orange juice, bacon and pancakes and tea and fruit- anyone? ):P

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Kindle fire giveaway

Who wants to win a kindle fire, paypal cash or amazon card??  Try your chances below!!

May Kindle Giveaway


Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

Or $199 Gift Card (International)

Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)

Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors
  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Girls with Books
  4. Just Bookin' Around
  5. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  6. Books, Beauty and Bodacious Deals
  7. Author Emma Michaels
  8. Page Flipperz YA
  9. Lori's Reading Corner
  10. Oh, Chrys!
  11. Author Josh Baker
  12. Author Roxanne Crouse
  13. Eve's Fan Garden
  14. Author Elizabeth Isaacs
  15. Chapter Break
  16. Buku-Buku Didi
  17. Molly & Mel's Obsessions Book Blog
  18. Author Jennifer Laurens
  19. Author MK McClintock
  20. Bookhounds
  21. Step Into Fiction
  22. Author Lena Sledge
  23. Author Taylor Dean
  24. Leisure Reads
  25. Libby's Library
  26. A Bookish Escape
  27. Ramblings of a Diva Book Nerd
  28. Suspense Author Kim Cresswell
  29. Suzy Turner, YA Author
  30. Books Unhinged by StacyHgg
  31. Author Lori Verni-Fogarsi
  32. Fae Books
  33. Word to Dreams
  34. Kid Lit Frenzy
  35. Author Tressa Messenger
  36. Auggie Talk
  37. Phantasmic Reads
  38. Kerry Taylor
  39. Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
  40. Marissa's Space

Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International).

Ends 5/31/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
 Good luck! Enter correctly and fairly :)

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If you would like to be a sponsor of the upcoming May Kindle Giveaway you can sign up here:

Monday, 6 May 2013


Did you know that 7-9% of people in Canada are infertile? Roughly 1/3 is caused by men, 1/3 by women and the other 1/3 is by a combo. Infertility is a daily struggle for couples and some single women. It is scary how common it is- whether caused by stress, hormones or a host of other issues.  i had no issue conceiving my little monkey, but I am worried about the future. There are quite a few women who had no problem getting pregnant the first time.

 I got these stats from here-
If you are in Ontario and would like to support awareness of infertility, join this group! Here, you can bid on two Avon baskets. If you win, some of the payment will cover the cost of shipping.

Do you suffer from infertility? Do you know anyone who has?

Note: I am a Avon Independent Rep.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Mama's Got It Together- giveaway

Who doesn't love giveaways?

I'm participating in the FREE Mama's Got It Together giveaway event!

Sarah from Mama's Got It Together is giving away her Busy Mama Planner- Fit Mama Edition

She needs YOUR help to make this giveaway a success! This is for you, fellow bloggers~!

Important Information:

Dates: May 13-27

Prize: Mama's Got It Together

Links: TWO free- facebook, twitter, or pinterest

One lucky blogger will win $30 shop credit for participating!

Open worldwide. So if you are a blogger, feel free to join us!

Click the banner to sign up!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Celebrating Moms

Mothers play an important role in our life.  Generally, those without a mother have someone else as a role model. I know I am incredibly thankful for my  mom. She has taught me many valuable skills from learning to read to cooking. I would say that she is irreplaceable. How much is a mother worth? This interesting info-graphic highlights the numerous roles a mother plays.

Join us for an exciting giveaway from worth $800 in value, and enter for your chance to win one of four Amazon e-gift cards! One winner will receive the Grand Prize of a $500 Amazon e-gift card, and three winners will receive a $100 Amazon e-gift card! We hope this will be a very special blessing to all the moms out there. Enjoy this delightful infographic about mothers and don't forget to enter for your chance to win in the giveaway!

*Will you help Save1 reach their goal of feeding 100,000 children? Each time you and your friends share their website on Facebook, "Like" their Facebook page, and sign up for their newsletter, Save1 will provide three meals to a child in need. This takes just 60 seconds to complete! Go here to help make it happen now.

Giveaway Time!

This special Mother's Day giveaway is brought to you by the generous sponsors at

This event was organized by Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou.

Prize: There will be four winners total for this giveaway. One (1) winner will receive the Grand Prize of a $500 Amazon e-gift card! Three (3) winners will each receive a $100 Amazon e-gift card! The total value of all prizes included in this giveaway is $800 value in Amazon e-gift cards!

Location: Must be a resident of the USA or Canada.

Age: 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: This giveaway begins on 5/02/2013 and will end on 5/12/2013 (Mother's Day) at 12:01am Eastern time.

Please support the sponsor and follow Save1 on:

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. Once you have signed up for Save1’s newsletter, the only mandatory entry, it will unlock the additional optional giveaway entries that you can enter to increase your chances of winning. If you complete ALL entries in the giveaway form you are entitled to a free bonus of 10 additional entries! Best of luck to each of you! Happy Mother's Day!

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How do you feel about the infographic? Does it accurately depict what a mother does?
*Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou shares: "Special thanks goes out to the following blogs: My Journey to Living Well, Thrifty 4nsic Gal, Sweet Pennies From Heaven, Luker Family Tales, The Deal MatchMaker, the space between, Qpon Junkie, Finger Click Saver, and Lost Island of Book Reviews.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou and GlutenFree+2 not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. My Blog's Name was not compensated for this post except for a link on the giveaway form. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Amazon in any way. Please see official rules in the Rafflecopter giveaway form. All winning entries will be verified.


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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Camera Giveaway

Interested in photography? Heard about the giveaway for a D800 or 5D Mark III? Try you luck to win your choice from Snapknot. Whether you just like taking pictures for fun or are a professional, there is a camera for you!

Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway!

p.s. I am not affiliated with, responsible for or a sponsor of this giveaway. 

Grow your stash bash! #CFAC

There are many factors that impact a parent's decision to cloth diaper. One reason is because it is better to the environment. Another factor is that cloth diapers reduce your infant's exposure to chemicals. Others choose cloth diapers because of the long term cost savings. But did you know that one in three families in the United States and Canada have to pick between buying disposable diapers and buying food or paying rent. For all families, but especially those living in poverty, beginning to cloth diaper can seem out of reach.  That's where Cloth for a Cause, Cloth Diaper Addicts, Viva Veltoro, and Leettle Baby... and the Build Your Stash Bash can help.

What is Cloth for a Cause? Cloth for a Cause opened doors in 2011 with one goal- To get those 33% in diapers. WE started out with 1 chapeter and now have 14. We have helped almost 150 families and have become a legal charity. Well this is great, our costs and needs for cloth diapers have expanded.

How can you help?  Consider donating by paypal or cloth diapers are two of the ways you can help us. In Canada with a donation of $20 or more you will recieve a tax receipt.  Our newest chapter in Nova Scotia has a great need for cloth diapers.

Now for the Grow Your Stash part of the Grow Your Stash Bash!


Several wonderful companies have teamed up to put together to help us put together two awesome packages to Grow Your Stash!

Package #1 is open to Canada and the US:

One Best Bottom Shell and two medium inserts from Nicki's Diapers

One Glow Bug Spectrum Package (six diapers, eight inserts, and a wetbag)

One newborn diaper by Diapers by Chris

One pocket diaper and insert from Hunny Bunny Baby Wear

One fabulous bag of Rockin Green detergent!

One AppleCheeks swim diaper!

Package #2 is open to Canada only:

A Thirsties Package (Thirstiest Prefold, a Thirsties Stay Dry insert, a Thirsties Duo Cover, and a Snappi pack) and a Rockin Green sample pack, all nicely bundled in a Cozy Bums shopping bag.

A fifty dollar gift certificate to Lagoon Baby

One Glow Bug Spectrum Package (six diapers, eight inserts, and a wetbag)

One pocket diaper and insert from Hunny Bunny Baby Wear

One fabulous bag of Rockin Green detergent!

One AppleCheeks swim diaper!

One diaper and wetbag from EcoWays!

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As well , if you like to support Cloth for a Cause, there is a donate button below. Thank you for your support!