Spongebob Is Coming To A City Near You! & Ask Bikini Bottom Fortune Teller Game #SpongeOutOfWater

In celebration of World Oceans Day and The Spongebob Movie: Spongebob Out of the Water, SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore to 8 cities across the U.S., bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob frozen treats!

While visiting the Spongebob truck, you can keep cool with tasty snacks, pose for photos with SpongeBob as his superhero alter-ego Invincibubble, plus get a free reusable tote bag and tips on helping to keep the world’s oceans healthy. The Sponge Out Of Water eight-city tour leads up to World Oceans Day on June 8th.

World Oceans Day is a UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. This year, people are encouraged to pledge not to take any disposable plastic bags for a whole year and families can learn why it’s important to keep plastics out of the ocean at www.worldoceansday.org.

So come join the family-friendly fun with Spongebob and check out the truck, get your own ocean-friendly tote bag, plus more free goodies! The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is available now on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD June 2nd.

Below are the eight cities and times where the truck will stop.  Check out  www.SpongeOutOfWater.com for complete details of the tour stops and follow the hashtag #SpongeOutOfWater on Twitter and Instagram.

Miami -5/19
Zoo Miami (12-4pm)

Lowry Park Zoo (9:30 am-12:30 pm)
The Florida Aquarium (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Atlanta Aquarium “Dive In Movie” event (7-10pm)

Houston Aquarium (10:00 am-2:00 pm)

Dallas World Aquarium (10am-2pm)

Albuquerque Aquarium (10am-1pm)

Phoenix – 5/31
Location/time to be announced

Los Angeles—6/2
Location/time to be announced

Along with Spongebob making his way around town, here's a free Ask Bikini Bottom, a Fortune Teller Game that you can print out for your kiddos to play with before watching the movie at home. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Apricot Snack Bites #MyKPBsnackbite

A few weeks ago I shared our Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Snack Bites that I got to make with my kiddos. It was not only an easy, fast and delicious recipe that the entire family enjoyed, but it made me realize how many different ways Kraft Peanut Butter can be used. From easy Peanut Butter Snack Bites to making peanut butter cookies, there are so many different ways to use Kraft Peanut Butter.

Since making my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Snack Bites, I've found so many recipes that have different variations. My favourite has to be the Peanut Butter and Apricot Snack Bite. I absolutely love apricots, so I can't wait to try this recipe myself because it looks delicious and will still take little to no time to make.

Peanut Butter and Apricot Snack Bites
1/2 cup Kraft Extra Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup large flake rolled oats
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Mix peanut butter and honey in medium bowl until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Refrigerate 30 min. Roll into 20 (1-inch) balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each.

Follow the hashtag #MyKPBsnackbite to join the conversation on Twitter and to see more Kraft Peanut Butter Snack Bites recipes visit www.sticktogether.ca

I also want to congratulate the winners of the Make It Yours contest, Maria Medeiros, Debbie Flynn, Rebecca Hart and Shanaz Allia! Visit sheblogs Canada to see the Make It Yours photo contest entries and to see more great recipes.

Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.

Strange Magic DVD (Review)

“Strange Magic” is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!
If you're looking for a new movie to watch for the whole family on movie night then Strange Magic is the movie for you. The family and I recently sat down to watch this beautiful movie and we absolutely loved it. From memorable characters to the catchy songs this movie is a must watch for the entire family. Strange Magic is not your average love story. It's about finding love when you least expect it and opposites coming together. This was such a great movie to watch and had humor for both kids and adults to stay entertained throughout the entire movie. Strange Magic is now out and available for you to own.

Want to host a great movie night, click on the image below for a free party kit filled with kid friendly DIY crafts, recipes and much more to make watching Strange Magic even better.

Download Host A Strange Magic Party

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Strange Magic on DVD at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Day at the Races DVD (Review & Giveaway)

Everybody, on your mark… get set… and race your way to fun with Chuck and his very best friends — Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip! Join the gang as they race each other to win a radio contest, form and astronomy club, create the perfect Mother’s Day gift and more. Strap yourself in, sit back and enjoy the ride!

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.
My little guy absolutely loves anything with wheels. He's almost two and can play and watch trucks for hours. So I was excited to get the opportunity to review the latest DVD from The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Day At The Races. This show not only keeps my little boy entertained for hours, but I love how there is always a message involved in each episode that will also teach my son about sharing, caring for others and being a great friend. This DVD comes with ten episodes plus the bonus feature of a new sing-a-long which he loves. He dances to it every time it comes on. This is a great show for little ones.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Day At The Races is now available on DVD retailing at $12.99. For more information about this DVD and other The Adventure of Chuck & Friends be sure to head over to www.shoutfactory.com.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received The Adventure of Chuck and Friends: Day at the Races at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Transformers Rescue Bots: Return of the Heroes DVD (Review & Giveaway)

Everyone’s favorite emergency first responders — Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder — return for five new adventures with their Griffin Rock friends, the Burns family! And this time, they’re joined by iconic Autobots like Bumblebee and, of course, the greatest leader of all time: Optimus Prime!
My son absolutely loves Transformers and the television series, Rescue Bots is one of his favorites to watch. We had an opportunity to check out the latest DVD, Return of the Heroes and he was super excited because his favorite Transformer, Bumblebee was back in action and better than ever help saving the day. This DVD is filled with five different episodes that my son couldn't take his eyes off of. It definitely kept him entertained and playing with his Transformer toys all over again. This is definitely a great show for your little guys to watch and even little girls.

Return of the Heroes is now available on DVD and retailing at $14.93. For more information about this DVD and other Rescue Bots DVD's be sure to head over to www.shoutfactory.com.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Transformers: Rescue Bots Return of the Heroes on DVD at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

Surviving Your Daughter's First Period #PlayOnCA

I remember the first time Aunt Flow came to visit, I was staying at my grandparent's house for a few days and I was in the shower getting ready for school. I was ten and in grade five. I was nervous, freaked out and was screaming for my grandmother to come in and help me. To my surprise she was really calm and explained what a menstrual cycle was and handed me over a tampon.

Now, although I was really grateful that my grandmother was there, she didn't exactly tell me everything I needed to know about using a tampon, which left me hating to use them for a long while. Luckily, my mom came to the rescue and explained all of my unanswered questions.

Fast forward decades later, my oldest daughter is going to be turning ten this August, her body is already going through lots of changes. Although she hasn't had her first period yet, seeing how mine came pretty early, I'm getting prepared to talk to her so that when the time comes, she's prepared.

There are tons of myths out there about periods, so I was really glad when Playtex sent me over a Mom Survival Kit that included a guide that answered so many questions about Periods. They aren't scary and there is no reason why we can't still be as active as we are any other time of the month.

I remember when I was a kid and there was a pool party going on for a friend's birthday. I wanted to go really bad and was really excited about it until I got my period and was so nervous that my tampon would leak, so I opted out of going. I look back on that now and shake my head.

With the new Playtex Sport Combo pack, our daughters will have the best protection they need during their time of the month with lots of options to fit their need. The combo pack includes; Playtex Sport Tampons along with the new Playtex Sport Pads or Playtex Sport Liners.

This new Playtex Sport Combo pack is ideal for girls just getting their periods and are in the process of deciding which products best suit their needs. The Playtex Sport Combo pack gives our daughters the protection they need and also gives us a peace of mind knowing she's covered!

Playtex sent me an amazing Period Survival Kit that not only made it easier for me when talking to my daughter about her first period, but also was filled with lots of items that made her feel more comfortable as well. Though this kit isn't in store for sell, you too can duplicate this kit in many different ways so that you're well prepared when you sit your daughter down and talk to her about her first period. Items in my kit were:

Playtex Mom Survival Guide
Nail Polish
Teen Magazine
Itune's gift card
Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses
Magic Bag (used for cramps, aches and pain)
Playtex Sport Combo Liners & Tampons


This summer, Playtex Sport is celebrating young women across Canada with an Instagram contest that asks girls to show how they Play On. There's a grand prize and weekly prizes and all your daughter has to do is share her goals by sharing a picture and using the hashtag #PlayOnCA. For additional information on this contest follow them on Instagram at @PlayOnCanada.
If you're a mom with a tween/teen daughter and are looking for some tips and pointers on how you can have that talk with her, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and  www.playtexplayon.ca 

Disclosure: Although this post was sponsored by Playtex Canada, all opinions are my own.

Teething Babies Choose @MunchMitt #MunchMittTeether (Review)

My little one is not so little anymore. She's crawling around everywhere, climbing stairs, trying to walk on her own and she's also has teeth! I can't believe in two months she'll be a year old. The time has gone by so fast. Every little milestone has been celebrated, but hasn't all been easy.

Teething has been brutal for my little one. She has two teeth now, but she has more coming in really soon and this causes her to want to put everything in her mouth to gnaw on. So I was really excited when I got the opportunity to have her try Munch Mitt.

Munch Mitt is a silicone teething mitt that's made with food grade silicone and designed so that your baby can wear and chew to help with teething pain. The mitt can be worn on either hand as it has a Velcro strap to make sure that it stays on. It comes in two different bright colours to get your little ones attention and also comes with a drawstring pouch to put it in when your baby is done using it. 

The mitt also makes a crinkle sound when your little one is chewing and holding it. This is a sound that not only my little one loves, but my older two loved as well when they were her age. Something about the crinkle sound, babies just love it.

Over the last month my little girl has loved her Munch Mitt. It's been helping her with her teething and saving me hours of time trying to find a teething product that she absolutely loves. Since it's easy to take on the go, it's also been her favorite to have in the car when we're on the go. I can put it on her hand and not have to worry about her throwing it on the floor of the car and crying because she has nothing to play with. I've even given a couple to my sister in law who has a little girl 8 weeks older than my little one. Both girls have been enjoying their Munch Mitt.

Munch Mitt retails for $21.95. For more information on Munch Mitt and where you can purchase it, be sure to head over to www.munchmitt.ca.

Disclosure: I am taking part in the Munch Mitt Teething Mitt blog campaign. While I have received compensation as part of my affiliation with this program, the opinions shared are my own.

On The Go with GoGo squeeZ! (Review & Giveaway)

With Spring here and Summer around the corner, it's that time of year in my household where we're running in and out of the house with after-school activities going on with the kids. This week my son started his second year of soccer. He's excited to be playing again.

One of the things I am always having to make sure I have for him while he's practicing and during games is both water and a healthy snack that will help him stay energized until it's time to go home.

I was really excited when I was sent a few boxes of GoGo squueZ to remind me that these would be the perfect snack to not only bring for my son during soccer, but for his entire team. GoGo squeeZ is fruit applesauce in a pouch that has a resealable cap. Not only are their products made with 100% real fruit, but they're made natural with no preservatives, are gluten and dairy free and have no artificial flavors added. They come in eight different flavors:

Apple Apple
Apple Peach
Apple Banana
Apple Mango
Apple Berries
Apple Strawberry
Apple Grape 
Apple Pear 

I've talked about GoGo squeeZ before with you guys and shared with you how much my kiddos enjoyed it. Well, not much has changed. They still love it and enjoy having it not only in their lunch at school, but as a snack at home too. Besides being a healthy snack for my kids, what I love most about them is that they are so easy to take on the go. They take up little to no space and with the resealable cap, it's perfect when the kids don't feel like finishing it. They can close it back up and save it for later, no waste!

GoGo squeeZ would be a great snack for your kids and with the many different flavors they have, your kids will love them. For more information about the many different flavors of GoGo squeeZ, be sure to head over to www.gogosqueez.ca.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received samples of the entire line of GoGo squeeZ at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Reviews Are In! Our Readers Tell Their Thoughts on the new Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil

Last month, I got to share with you my review and thoughts on the new Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil. I loved it so much and was excited to offer 20 of my readers a chance to try out a full product of the shave gel. Once they tried the product, they were asked to share their review and thoughts on the product and would be automatically entered to win a $100 visa gift card.

Well our reviews are in; 17 out of 20 sent me an email with their thoughts and here they are in order from when they were received:

1. Nancy P: This product left my skin feeling soft and silky smooth. It smelled amazing and is very moisturizing. My sister also used it and she loved it. I will definitely restock once we are out.

2. Jenny M: I was excited to be chosen to review the new Skintimate Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil. I found it lathered very well, easy to shave with. It made my legs feel smooth and hydrated after shaving. It also had a nice scent, not over powering. I have recommended this product to my family and friends.

3. Natalie: I got the new Skintimate "Skin Therapy" Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil two weeks ago and I couldn't be more happier with the results. A few these I noticed: The smell is fantastic! It is not sugary sweet or overpowering - just enough smell to make you smile and make you content. The rinse off post shave is great - it doesn't leave a filmy residue on my skin nor on my bathtub, which I wondered about with the Moroccan Oil. This really helped with skin irritation. Before I was just using a shower gel, and then had to exfoliate regularly because of itchy skin and ingrown hair - with this. my legs have been itch free! It was even great for sensitive areas - I was going to get laser hair removal and this definitely helped with the razor burn! Thanks for the opportunity to test!

4. Cheryl H: When I received my Skintimate Skin Therapy shaving gel I was pleasantly pleased with the package, it had a very nice design and highlighted the Moroccan Oil and that its lotionized with vitamin E. When I was ready to use the shaving cream I squeezed a small amount into my hand and a luscious pink mound of shaving cream came out, the smell is amazing, I worked it onto my legs and it was a nice creamy lather, the smell seemed to get better as it was smoothed onto my legs. After shaving my legs and even days later, my legs felt silky smooth, I had no irritation and my legs felt hydrated and not dried out at all. I love the way it makes my legs feel while I am shaving and after I am done, I love the smell and I love the hydration I get from the Moroccan oil. I am so pleased with this product, thanks for letting me try this product. Thanks so much!!

5. Tanya B: I have to say I enjoyed using the new Skin Therapy Silky skin shave gel with Moroccan Oil. My legs were nice and smooth after using the gel. It has a great scent and provided moisture to my legs. It helped my razor glide on my legs and cleaned the hair easy off the blades. I will use this product again in the near future.

6. Joonie H: Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel is my new go-to shave gel. Right away, I noticed that it lathered up nice and thick with a lovely scent. But what really blew me away was how silky it left my legs! My skin was left so hydrated and smooth with no nicks or itching. I couldn't ask for more in a shave gel! Thanks for the opportunity to try this product!

7. Belinda M: Armed with a new shaver and the Skintimate Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil....and 10 minutes of me time I tested this new product. I suffer from dry skin and I find that many gels and creams cause my skin to be sensitive and flaky. Not the case with this product. I have used it three times now and love it! It lathered up all nice and thick and resulted in a nice close shave. My skin feels super soft, silky, smooth and did not zap the moisture from the areas I shaved. I totally recommend this product and thank you for the chance to review it.

8. Marla P: I love this new shave gel. I used it a few days ago and my legs still feel silky smooth. The container was great and easy to use. The shave gel came out easily with no mess. It was creamy and thick when applied and smelt great. I eould definitely use this product again in the future. Thank you for the opportunity and introduction to this fantastic shave gel.

9. Melissa D: So far, I love the shave gel with Moroccan oil! It smells amazing and is so light and creamy! And after shaving my legs feel so soft! While I still apply moisturizer as a habit, I can already feel the difference in my legs after shaving and before applying cream. Thank you so much for the opportunity to try this great shaving gel!

10. Melinda: After a long cold winter, I was excited to get my legs summer ready. This shaving gel is awesome! As soon as I applied the shaving gel on my legs, I can feel my dry legs (yes I’m guilty of not moisturizing often enough) being hydrated. After toweling off my freshly shaved legs, I can feel how smooth and moisturized they are. Hurray for not having to moisturize before and after I shave, since I’m super forgetful, and thank goodness I have Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin to do the job for me.

11. Steph T: My legs are so silky smoothe thanks to Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil! Before receiving this sample I just dreaded shaving my legs! I dreaded it so much so I barely shaved my legs during the winter (scary!). After using this sample it changed my thoughts about shaving drastically. My skin on my legs stopped cracking, I had no more razor burn and my legs had a beautiful shine after my shower. Not to mention the smell is amazing! I will definitely be buying this in the future and I will recommend it to all my friends! So glad I received the opportunity to try this product.

12. Marie S: I had an opportunity to review Skintimate “Skin Therapy” Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil for free. I have tried many versions of Skintimate Shaving cream in the past and quite enjoyed them. I really enjoyed using this product compared to their other shave gels. The texture is thicker which gave a good thick lather on my legs. This means less applications and more shaving cream. After a few experiences, I noticed my skin becoming softer due to the rich Moroccan Oil. Thank you for the opportunity.

13. Emma B: If you are wanting your legs to feel like they have been to a luxurious spa and drenched it rich moisturizer than this is the shaving gel for you. My legs have never felt so soothed and moisturized and for days after. The moroccab oil smell is claming and luxurious too. Not to perfumed, just right to add to the spa likefeeling. I was very happy with this product and would buy it for sure!

14. Rene B: It was the once-monthly "mom's night out", it was bedtime and things were hectic. No time for a shower or luxurious bath...BUT there was time to shave at the sink with Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil. The creamy silkiness, the rich pink color and the soft and pleasant scent all made me feel like a princess at storytime. The shave was smooth and full of luxury,even standing with a foot on the counter. No time to moisturize? No problem. I left the house feeling silky,lightly scented, and ready for a great night out!

15. Gillian M: I have used this shave gel four times since I received it. It leaves my legs feeling fresh and smooth. The shave gel doesn't dry out my skin at all. I cut myself while using this products and I was quite impressed that it didn't cause any stinging or pain. Before trying this shave gel, I was using Venus shaving gel but after trying this, I will never use it again.

16. Rajbinder K: I appreciate you giving me the chance to try this awesome shaving gel!! I'm a regular shaver, don't have the financial funds for more permanent solutions like laser hair removal. So it's extremely important for my skin and razor to find a gel that's nothing but the best! And this skintimate gel is just that! The best! Love how my skin feels during and after shaving, super soft! The Moroccan oil is genius! Cheers!

17. Andrea: I have extremely sensitive skin and can't use a lot of products on the market. This shave gel with Moroccan oil is great and caused no irritation for me. It takes just a small amount and produces a very close shave. It was great too at not leaving my skin dry! I'm glad I got to try this product, I think I will buy it when I run it!

The winner of the $100 Visa gift card is:
Melissa D!

Thank you ladies for your amazing reviews, I'm glad you all loved the Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil as much as I did! Congratulations Melissa, I will be emailing you today!

Playtex Playtime Cups With Twist ‘N Click Technology Review

My little one just turned 10 months old almost two weeks ago. Wow! Time sure has a waiting of flying by when you're busy. Now that she is 10 months old and has a couple teeth, she's not only starting to eat more solids, but she's also starting to use a sippy cup.

In the past with our older two kiddos, we started to wing them off of the bottle a little after they turned one and only use it at night before bed. At around 9-10 months is when we introduced a sippy cup for my other two, so that they could get comfortable and use to it and we're doing the same thing with our youngest.

I was excited when I was sent the new insulated spill-proof spout cups from Playtex. These cups are not only spill proof, but they also keep the drinks cool and fresh twice as long as a regular single wall cup. With the cup being a Twist ‘n Click, it allows us moms to hear the audible click that let's us know the cup is guaranteed 100% leak and break–proof.

The Spill-proof Spout Cup is made for little ones that are 12+ months. Although my little one is a couple months away from the recommended age, I still allowed her to try and use the cup and was very impressed with how she was able to hold it and try to take a sip of her juice from it. Since Playtex has cups for every occasion and for babies 4+ months and older, currently we are using the Playtex Anytime cup with our little girl, which is recommended for little ones that are between 9-12 months old. I absolutely love that there are cups made for every stage of my little girl growing from baby to toddler.

Playtex has teamed up with some of our kids favorite characters including My Little Pony, Thomas the Tank Engine, Batman and Superman. Perfect for moms with little ones on the go, these cups are retailed at $7.99 and can be found at all major retailers across Canada. For more information about the Insulated Spill-proof Spout Cups and other products from Playtex, be sure to visit them online at www.toysrus.ca
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a Playtex Playtime Cup at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Mother's Day Printable

I'ts been a long time since I posted any prints for you lovely readers, so I thought I'd create one and share it with you just in time for Mother's Day. I know things have been some what quiet on the blog and not as busy as it use to, the main reason for that is I've opened up an Etsy shop! I've been working hard on creating prints for the home and will soon be selling coffee mugs as well. This is something I've been wanting to do for a few years now and finally decided to just open up a shop and do it. YOLO, right?!

My shop is called, A Cup Of Pretty. If you'd like to check it out to see if there are any prints you'd love, I'd appreciate it so much. Right now I'm only offering digital prints, but actual prints that I mail directly to buyers will soon be an option.

Loyal readers, don't worry, the blog will soon be back to business with lots of giveaways and reviews for you to check out and enter. In the meantime be sure to download and save this print to give to a mom this Mother's Day. You can print it out on your home printer or have it printed out at your local photo center. Enjoy!

Lalaloopsy Tinies Review

Last month I shared with you all both mine and my daughter, Joey's thoughts on the Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Doll. Well, Lalaloopsy has done it again. This time Joey had the chance to review and play with their latest collection, Lalaloopsy Tinies and she had so much fun!

They are adorable and perfect for any child with an active imagination. I have four kids, two of the kids are still young enough to need a great deal of attention, but far enough apart to need much different kinds of attention which can be challenging with a bored 7-year-old and an active 1-year-old. We recently had a rather long appointment for my 13 year-old son and the Lalaloopsy Tinies kept Joey busy so I could run after her baby sister. They are easily portable taking up almost no space in her sister's diaper bag and hours of fun.

She has a collection going and is trying to get them all. With over 150+ dolls, she has her work cut out for her. What we also found awesome about these Tinies were that they had hair you could have soft, lanyard hair that you can style! Each set has comes with 5 brightly colored and uniquely named dolls. Also included is a guide that lists all the other available Tinies, which is currently pinned to Joey's wall and all those already collected dolls crossed off.

Perfect for any girl that's a fan of Lalaloopsy's or even for those that love starting new collections. Each pack retails for $12.99 and can be found at Toys R Us, Walmart, Loblaws and Sears.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Lalaloopsy Tinies at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones Review #MothersDayGiftGuide

Now that the weather is finally getting nice and warm, I figured it’s time to get outside and start running again. I'm an avid runner and love to run whenever I get the chance, it's a way to relax for me when I'm not busy working or taking my three kids to their soccer and hockey practice. One of the things I love doing while running is listening to some great music to help me pass the time.

So I was really excited when I got to try the Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones by Jabra during a couple of my long runs. I have always been quite intimidated by high tech gadgets, but I really hate my the headphones that I use when running because they weren't wireless and the long cord always got in the way.

I am not a very tech-savvy girl, but I found these buds easy to use and the set up was a breeze. It took me less then 5 minutes to connect them to my phone and be on my way, so easy! 

Another feature I really liked was they came with 4 ear-bud sizes and attachments. I always have a hard time finding the right ear piece to stay in my ear while I run. With these earphones, I had no problem. They stayed in my ear the whole run and were very comfortable to wear. These Buds even have a heart rate monitor feature, which let's you know your heart rate from your inner ear. These earphones even includes a real time voice coaching to help you when training for a marathon or just to reach your goal, how cool is that?!

The quality and sound were perfect and the charge lasted the entire time I was on my run. Once I got home, I popped them on the charger provided and they were good to go for my next run.

With Mother's Day around the corner, I think the Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones would be a great gift for any mom who loves to run or even mom's who love to take walks or even go to the gym, they not only are great for listening to music, but the added bonus of having a heart rate monitor feature brings these earphones to a whole new level.

The Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones retail for $249.99. For more information on the Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones and other products by Jabra, be sure to head over to www.jabra.ca

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Dove Vitality Rejuvenated Line Review

I'm always looking for hair products that will not only keep my hair looking shiny, but will also keep it healthy as well. So I was really excited when I was sent a few new items from Dove's Vitality Rejuvenated Line.

Dove Vitality Rejuvenated replenishes hair’s essential nutrients lost as women age, and restores hair’s youthful abundant look and feel. It is expertly formulated to deeply nourish while re-densifing dry, dull locks, bringing back their once youthful appearance.

I was sent the shampoo, conditioner and also the Silk Creme. I absolutely loved the Dove Vitality Rejuvenated Shampoo and Conditioner. Both left my hair looking healthier and feeling fresh. Although I'm still young and this line is geared to older women, I'm really glad I got a chance to try these products.

Over the last few weeks of using the products, I've been receiving lots of compliments and was asked frequently if I got my hair done. It was shiny and luscious and I can easily recommend this line to other people.

I also got to try the Silk Creme,  I wake up to my hair looking like a frizzy mess, so once I've washed my hair and in between blow drying and straightening my hair, I use the Silk Creme, which has been working great, leaving my hair looking fuller. I have already been noticing positive significant differences due to this product and am loving it.

The Dove Vitality Rejuvenated line can be found at a store near you with each product retailing between $6.97 - $7.98. To find more info about this line and other Dove products be sure to head over to www.Dove.ca.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Dove Vitality Rejuvenated Line at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant Review

With Spring here and Summer around the corner, it's time to pack away those sweaters and bring out the tank tops and maxi dresses. When I'm wearing a dress or top that can easily show my underarms, one thing I worry about is wearing a deodorant that can promise to not only give me the protection I need, but also let's me wave my hands in the air without seeing residue. I was really excited when I was sent the new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to try. I received all four different scents, Original, Cool Essential Cucumber and Green Tea, Beauty Finish Water Lily, Freesia & Jasmine. and Revive Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena. All four promises to give you 48 hour protection and leaving your underarms feeling smooth, soft and free of visible residue.

I have to say I was quite skeptical because I have never found a spray deodorant that was nearly as effective as a solid. I am already a fan of Dove antiperspirant in its solid form. I have very sensitive skin and anything with any scent usually leaves me with a pretty uncomfortable rash. I haven't had that problem with any dove products yet and this is no exception to that rule.

I was not expecting the dry spray to be as effective as it proved to be. I don't feel the dry spray is as effective as the solid but it's not far off. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the spray held up. I don't think I would choose the spray over the solid for going to the gym or anything overly active but for normal daily activities the spray was very effective and long lasting.

Each scent is light, clean and fresh and not smelling like a strong perfume but more like a soap or body wash.

The Dove Dry Spray worked great for me. My absolute favorite scent is the Cucumber and Green Tea scent and I will be a loyal customer of the dry scent now just as I will continue to be of the solid. There are times that the spray scent will be better like wearing sleeveless dresses or shirts since the spray doesn't leave behind any residue and even the best solids can leave behind residue. At other times the solid will be a better choice and I like having the versatility of both. I would definitely recommend this product, especially now with the warmer weather.

The Dove Dry Spray can be found at a store near you retailing for around $5.97. For more information about the new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant and other Dove products, be sure to head over to www.Dove.ca.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.