Friday, June 24, 2011

The Great Canadian Blog Bash (closed)

I'm very excited to be part of this great event!  I love Canada and I'm so proud to live in such an amazing diverse country!

It truly is an amazing place and this blog bash is for all the amazing people that live here!

The lovely ladies over at Whispered Inspirations, Pampered Patty, Kat's Confessionsgoodgirlgonegreen and Mom vs the Boys are hosting a link up for Canadian Blogs.  Which means there will be lots of great Canadian giveaways! :)

But first a bit about Canada 

  • We are the worlds second largest country (by land mass) and we have 10 provinces 
  • We have 6 time zones
  • Our motto is "From Sea to Sea"
  • We have a desert - yes that's right it's in British Columbia and is called Osoyoos (It's only 15 miles long)
  • Canada has the longest coastline in the world at 202, 080 km
  • Hockey and Lacrosse are Canada's national sports
  • Toronto is the largest city with more the 5 million people and they hold more university degrees then any other big city in the world
  • We (Canadians) consume more macaroni and cheese then any other place on earth
  • The baseball glove was invented here
Interesting eh?!

Alright so on with the GOOD stuff!  It's giveaway time!  I reached out to a few of my FAVOURITE Canadian companies to help make this a great giveaway so I hope you guys are excited! :)

I am giving away 
1 lucky reader will get...

2 knitted dishcloths created by MOI! :)
I love these knitted dishcloths, they are simple, stylish and make doing dishes a least a little bit enjoyable! :)  By the way, I'm using Canadian yarn, Lily- Sugar 'N Cream!

A Diva Cup in whichever size (1 or 2) the winner requires.  If you've never heard of the DivaCup before you need to read this (I have a review coming with more details)

  • Latex-free, plastic-free and BPA-free
  • No dyes, colors or additives
  • Comfortable, reliable
  • Worn for up to 12 hours
  • Clean, convenient, easy-to-use

Model 1: for women under 30 years old who have never had childbirth or c-sections.

Model 2: for women who have had vaginal childbirth or c-sections; and for women who are 30 years old and over.
1 package of Claudia's Choices Ultra phosphate Free Laundry Powder: 2.45 kg 70 load stand-up pouch

Claudia's Choices Ultra Phosphate Free Laundry PowderTM is a concentrated laundry powder formulated to provide you with an envirosponsible wash without the use of phosphates, dyes, bleach, sodium chloride, sodium sulphate or optical brightener while maintaining superior cleaning performance. 

1 gift from Everyday Style.  They are a wonderful Canadian shop-at-home company that specializes in home decorating, entertaining, dining and cooking.  I love their products and you can find them all over my house.  This prize has not be determined yet but the value is between $10-$20.  It will likely be a candle holder and candle or micro fibre cloths great for dusting, window washing, etc.  As soon as I find out I will post exactly what it is!

I'm not going to talk much about the companies in this post because I'm working on writing up my reviews but these are by far some of my favourite companies and how FANTASTIC is it that they are Canadian! 

I am so excited to be sharing some of my most favourite companies with you and I hope you are just as excited!  Please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know if you love them as much as I do! :)

The details

Congrats Krystal @ Stellar book blog for winning this great prize.  Contest now closed!

I'm going to make this as painless as possible for us both! :)  

1 very lucky winner will get all of this! :)  I know amazing right!  (I'd love to win my own prize! LOL)

You must be a Google Follower (you can find this on my side bar)
You MUST be Canadian
You must fill out THIS form for your entry to count (comments will not be counted as entries)

1 Extra entry - Head on over to The DivaCups FAQs page.  Tell me one thing you found the most interesting about The DivaCup (FORM)

1 Extra Entry - Now stop by Claudia's Choices and tell me something that you'd love to try from the shop (FORM)

1 Extra Entry - Check out the recipes at Everyday Style and tell me the one you are most likely to try.  (FORM)

Giveaway open from June 24th - July 1st.  Winner will be announced on July 3rd and is given until July 5th to respond.

*Disclaimer - Prizes were donated to me by respective companies and will be sent by them, excluding the dishcloths. Due to the Canadian Postal strike I cannot guarantee a delivery date.*


  1. I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I've stopped by from #TGCBB not to enter, just to say hi! I want to meet as many new people as I can, view as many new blogs during this week as possible! I've followed you on GFC and I already followed you on Twitter! Have a fun week :)

  2. Stopping by from #TGCBB! Great giveaway and great prizes :)

  3. Love all the facts, but, Ummmm you forget me! We are 5 hosts!

  4. Happy Canada Day!


  5. Hi there. I can seem to get the GFC box to's showing an error server not i can't follow. :(

  6. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    Fun facts.
    Never knew about the mac n cheese.

  7. isn't that funny about the mac and cheese, would have thought those in the deep south ate more lol
    thanks so much for taking part!

  8. Hello from a new follower from the TGCBB
    GREAT giveaway - I have wanted to try a Diva cup, but have been on the fence about getting one.

  9. Thanks so much for hopping with us and the mention! Happy hopping and have a fantastic weekend!

  10. Hi! Happy GCBB!

    We might see our first lacrosse game next week. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. yay GFC is working again. I entered, hope i did it right, I've never seen it done that way before.

    I now follow on GFC and twitter too. I added another giveaway to the link up just yesterday and it is for cookbooks so make sure to check it out.

  12. I'm just stopping in from TGCBB to say Hi. I'm always excited to discover another new (to me) Canadian blog! I've started following you on GFC and Twitter.

    I just HAD to Google and find out what the heck a Diva cup is?! Interesting stuff. CAn't wait to see your review.

  13. Hello m'dere!

    Thanks so much for linking up this year for TGCBB! We are so glad to have you and these prizes are awesome!

    Well, I always kinda wanted to try the DivaCup, simply because that is ONE area of my life that I'd like to be green in too.

    I found it interesting that they are 100% latex-free, plastic-free, BPA-free and odorless.


    That's always a bonus!

    Well, that's my entry and knowledge for the day! HEHE!

    See you next year and I'm your newest GFC follower!

  14. Thanks for adding my link, I really appreciate it! Thanks for participating in TGCBB! :)

  15. New Follower via TGCBB on GFC and Twitter! Nice to meet you! Feel free to head on over to my site and follow back!!

  16. Hi there! Thanks for joining #TGCBB!! Hope your enjoying the Blog Bash!

  17. Following you now from #TGCBB! It's great to be Canadian!!