Saturday, October 22, 2011

GIVEAWAY: A clean home (You know you want this one)


The winner is Jenn

Jenn said...
I don't mind vacuuming… satisfying so quickly…never for long though.



The nice thing about cleaning is the immediate result. You can step back at the end and say, well, look at that! It wasn't clean before and now it is. I actually accomplished something today.

I prefer to either make my own cleaning products or use natural ones. One that I have grown to quite like is Green Works. 

Green Works surfactants are made from renewable resources (think corn and coconut)—meeting the sustainability criteria of the NPA Standard. Green Works surfactants—which are ingredients that help make a product foam up and remove dirt—are derived from corn, coconut and other renewable resources. They work just as well as a conventional petroleum-based surfactant but have the added eco-friendly bonus of being a renewable resource.

Green Works solvents come from corn. The ethanol solvent used in Green Works products comes from a popular summer vegetable: corn. This natural solvent helps both in cleaning and to help bind together the cleaner.

The fantastic fragrance in Green Works products are thanks to essential oils—remember “natural” and “sustainable” are both criteria for the NPA Standard. Essential oils, such as lemon and lavender, are a renewable resource and also perform double duty by helping both to clean and give Green Works products a fresh, natural scent.

Green Works buffers are all naturally derived, too—and have never been suspected to risk human health or the environment, meeting the “safe” criteria of the NPA Standard. Green Works buffers, which help keep the PH of a product stable to optimal cleaning, are all derived naturally. Some that are commonly used in Green Works products include boric acid (a weak acid that is found in most fruits and plants) and potassium carbonate (a water-soluble white salt).

Last but not least, Green Works products have not been tested on animals during the formula development process, meeting the responsible criteria of the NPA Standard. 
All Green Works natural cleansers are made from ingredients derived from coconuts and lemon oil.  
The products are biodegradable, non‐allergenic, packaged in bottles that can be recycled and not  
tested on animals. The line includes the following natural cleaning products for use in the home,  
kitchen and bathroom:  

Available across in Canada in grocery, drug and mass retailers. 


You could win a free 3-hour home cleaning session from a household cleaning professional using Green Works products. 


Open to Canadian address only. 

Just leave a comment on this post telling me the household chore that you don't mind doing along with an email address or way to contact you if you win.

That's it! If you want to Tweet it or Facebook the link or otherwise share it for this giveaway, that's great - just leave another comment telling me that you did so and you'll get another entry.

Contest closes 31 October at midnight. I'll draw a winner using

Good luck!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Free movies at Cineplex October 22

SAVE THE DATE FOR FREE MOVIES! October 22nd is Community Day at Cineplex. Join us on the morning of Saturday, October 22nd at all Cineplex Entertainment theatres for Community Day in support of Starlight Children's Foundation. Doors open at 8:30AM with a great selection of FREE movies beginning at 9:00AM. Plus, enjoy a regular popcorn, regular fountain drink and selected candy for only 2 DOLLARS each with 100% of the proceeds donated to Starlight Children's Foundation! For more information, please visit: 

About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada:
For more than 20 years Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries. Through a broad array of in-patient, out-patient and online resources, Starlight works hard to support seriously ill children and their families from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment and beyond. Whether it’s a trip to the zoo, a toy-filled playroom or an exciting sporting event, Starlight’s mission is to bring fun, joy and giggles right where they are needed the most!

GIVEAWAY: Roll Play to Live Animal Party - 4 tickets plus more!

Would you like to tickets to the Roll Play Live Animal Party concert tour? It's featuring live music  from Canadian Children's Music Group of the Year, Splash n' Boots!

Based on the TV series, the Roll Play Live Animal Party will inspire kids to sing and dance along to their favourite music from Roll Play, including musical hits written by well-known Canadian artists such as Broken Social Scene, The Guess Who and Kardinal Offishall. As well, fan favourites like Alice the Elephant, Felix the Frog, Dolly the Dolphin, Frank the Crab, Lola the Mermaid, DJ Robot, Jippy Dog, Furry the Flying Squirrel and a jungle of others will join in the fun.

They are about to embark on an 11-city cross-Canada tour with Treehouse LIVE entitled "Roll Play Live Animal Party" (based on Treehouse TV's award-winning show "Roll Play") from October 12 -- November 13.

Tickets are on sale now at

In addition, they have just released their highly-anticipated second full-length DVD "Act 2" available at

To celebrate the tour and help you get moving, I am giving away 4 tickets to one of the Roll Play Live Animal Party Shows as well as a Roll Play DVD and CD and Splash'N Boots' new DVD, "ACT 2". 

Open to Canadian mailing addresses. You are responsible for getting yourself to the concert closest to you, parking and all of that stuff. 

Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your music your kids like to listen to these days. 

That's it! If you want to Tweet it or Facebook the link or otherwise share it for this giveaway, that's great - just leave another comment telling me that you did so and you'll get another entry.

Contest closes 12 October at midnight. I'll draw a winner using

Good luck!