Giveaway RoundUp! – July 30, 2014

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Hello everyone.  Feel free to follow me and to enter my giveaways.

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “Oh No Hair Moments Giveaway CAN 20/08 #PGMom http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3PS via @MyBitsandBleeps”

2)  “NEW Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Review/Giveaway CAN 31/07 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3QI via @MyBitsandBleeps”

3)  “Parenting Church Dwight Prize Pack Giveaway CAN 08/08 #ChurchDwightValue http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3R8 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Giveaway RoundUp! – July 23, 2014

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Hello everyone.  Feel free to follow me and to enter my giveaways.

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “Oh No Hair Moments Giveaway CAN 20/08 #PGMom http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3PS via @MyBitsandBleeps” 

2)  “Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Giveaway CAN 25/07 #CerealAndMilk http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Q4 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

3)  “NEW Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Review/Giveaway CAN 31/07 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3QI via @MyBitsandBleeps”

4)  “Parenting Church Dwight Prize Pack Giveaway CAN 08/08 #ChurchDwightValue http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3R8 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Become Kraft Canada’s Official Food Hacker @FoodHacks Win 25K!! #IAmFoodHacks

Did you ever think that life in your kitchen could be easy?  It can!

One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Everything goes in at once! The water, the seasonings and the pasta. Bring to a boil, then 12 minutes later you have a pot of perfectly cooked pasta!

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Prep and Cook Time: 25 mins

What you need:

220 g spaghetti, uncooked

3 cups water

1 cup halves cherry tomatoes

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

½ cup fresh basil, divided

¼ cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese

Make it

Bring spaghetti, water, tomatoes, onions, dressing and ¼ basil to a boil in large skillet

Cook on medium heat 12 min. or until spaghetti is tender and most of the water is cooked off, stirring and turning spaghetti frequently with tongs.

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Add cheese; mix lightly. Top with remaining basil.

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Think you got what it takes?

Starting on Tuesday, July 15, and running until Tuesday, August 5, Food Hackers are encouraged to participate in  the Competition via this link http://offerpop.com/foodhacks and upload  a personal video submission for a chance to become Kraft Canada’s official Food Hacker.

Help us spread the word by using the hashtag #IAmFoodHacks, and follow @FoodHacks on Twitter.For official competition guidelines and complete program details, please visit: http://offerpop.com/foodhacks 

Kraft Food Hacking Skills and Specifications

  • Workmanship – Proficiency with all kitchen tools of the trade, including but not limited to sporks, splades and trongs
  •  Ingenuity – Thinking “outside the box”  to develop recipes that avoid serving food “out of a box”
  • Adventurous – Eagerness to embark on kitchen odysseys to discover and refine signature dishes;
  • Digitally Savvy – You don’t use dial-up and you know how to express yourself within a 140 character limit.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Kraft Canada Food Hacker is a fearless kitchen leader who charts his/her own course with everyday ‘regular’ items and makes them new and exciting. Some of the roles and responsibilities include:

  • Create and curate food hacks;
  • Drive the Kraft food hacking conversation across the country;
  •  Be the face of food hacking for Kraft Canada;
  • Smile for the camera online, in print and on TV;

That’s right, Kraft Canada knows that consumers have never been more committed to eating better, yet busy lifestyles force many to make compromises for the sake of convenience.  Enter food hacking — a growing movement aimed at helping time-starved millennials cook tasty meals, using unexpected twists and elements of inspiration.

Food Hacking is serious business. It’s not just a fancy title for a foodie who can Instagram a picture of their meal.  It’s an emerging food trend and social conversation.  And it’s something Kraft Canada is helping to amplify in stores and online, showing consumers that when it comes to meal preparation, it can be as easy as “Get these. Do this. Done.”

To bring Food Hacking to a new level, Kraft Canada is launching a national talent search for our nation’s ULTIMATE Food Hacker that started on Tuesday, July 15th. This is the real deal! A real PAYING opportunity with real credibility.

The selected winning candidate will be Kraft Canada’s official Food Hacker, develop new Food Hacking recipes and drive food hacking content through Kraft social channels. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes with a one year contract including a total of $25,000 in compensation and a generous monthly food allowance designed to inspire creative food hacking solutions.

“We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to food hacking, has a big personality, is open to trying new things and — most importantly — loves to cook,” says Natalie Wallace, Brand Assistant, Kraft Canada. 

I know several people that could participate and have a real chance at this!  You still have time so give it a try!!

Disclaimer:  Kraft Canada has provided me with the above contest-related information to facilitate my post.  I was financially compensated to share this contest’s details; however, I did receive the item(s) in the above-posted picture(s).  A positive review is not required.  Opinions expressed (if any) are my own, and are honest.  Any information acquired from Kraft Canada’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Tuesday Talk – July 29, 2014

Blog-world; for a certain group of bloggers, has become very strange.  Lately, I’ve noticed that certain bloggers have been bullied, and harassed.  Lies and rumours have been spread, and people have been hurt.  Unprofessional behaviour that is completely unnecessary is happening and it has left many bloggers (including me) feeling dazed, confused, and really upset!  Really?  Does this kind of stuff really happen?  Unfortunately, it does … and it has.

I thought that adults would have outgrown childish, back-stabbing, tattle-tale behaviour by now!  It seems that some have not.  It’s astounding that this type of behaviour is actually happening, and I know that:

(1) there’s nothing I can do to change it

(2) I don’t want to be sucked into this drama

(3) this may have been the first you’ve heard of this happening, so I’m sorry to have burst the blogger bubble

In hopes of possibly making some positive impact and maybe even changing a few things; like tips for any kind of bullying, if you come across this type of cyber behaviour:

- do not share anything that can hurt or embarrass someone (including yourself)

- do not respond to negativity (silence can be golden)

- delete that blogger from your feed

- maintain healthy, positive contacts

Unfortunately, I can’t get more into details about whatever drama it is that is happening ‘out there'; however, I hope it doesn’t reach us (me and you)!  No more drama in my life, please.

 

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Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Giveaway #CerealAndMilk Winner Is … Is It You?

 “Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Giveaway CAN 25/07 #CerealAndMilk http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Q4 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

My Bits and Bleeps is happy to announce our latest giveaway winner(s):

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1  Max: 380

Result: 352 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Once again, congratulations to our winners! I hope you enjoy your prize!!  A big thank you to those who entered; better luck next time!

Terms and Conditions: Open to Canadian residents.  All entries will be verified.  Winner will be drawn using random.org .  Winner will be notified by email and/or blog announcement; you will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner is chosen. Prize will be mailed out by the giveaway Sponsor.  This giveaway ends July 25th 8:00 pm EST.  Winner will be required to, and understands that they will, provide their full name, address and telephone number which will be given to the Sponsor to mail out your prize.

NOTE:  My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

A special thank you goes out to the Kelloggers Network Team for sponsoring this giveaway.

Jeannine ~ Member of the Kelloggers Network Team

Visit:  www.kelloggsnutrition.ca                               To learn more visit:  www.kellogg.ca
Disclaimer:  As a member of The Kelloggers Network, Kellogg’s has provided me with information and facts to facilitate my post.  I was not financially compensated; however, I did receive the item(s) in the above-posted picture(s).  A positive review is not required.  Opinions expressed (if any) are my own, and are honest.  Any information acquired from Kellogg’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Monday Mumblings – July 28, 2014

Whoa, I’m really tired.  Tired, or not, I have to push through it all in order to get a few posts completed and set to go live..

I was thinking, with my daughter’s absence, that I’d have extra time to dedicate to the blog.  No.  This may not seem like a huge thing, but, since I’ve had to deal with the insurance companies (about two of our cars) I’ve really had to struggle to get stuff done.  Why, yes, I did say 2 cars!

A week after the slashing of our soft-top on the sports car, our Jeep suffered a crash!  The Jeep was parked in a parking lot and someone crashed into the back!  Thankfully no one was in our car when it happened.  Anyway, when we returned to our Jeep, the person was still there and all necessary reports were taken care of … so no worries about accountability there, but, talk about bad luck!!  Dealing with Insurance companies can be tiring.  You know the deal, phone calls, waiting, follow-up, and repeat!  Finally, our Jeep is being repaired.  We should have it back in 7 days.

By the way, the soft-top has been replaced.  Instead of a red soft-top on the red sports car, we now have a black soft-top on the red sports car.

Whew!  This mess is being taken care of; as you can see, but it’s taken a toll on our emotions, on our patience, and our life!  No wonder I’m feeling tired!

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Dr. Cool Wraps … Not Just For Athletes #drcoolwraps #arthritis #ice #compression

My daughter has taken her CPR (First Aid) course [bless her, at least someone in our family can help!]; one thing that stuck in my mind after helping her study for her test(s) was:  the R.I.C.E. method. Rest Ice Compression Elevation.  This is the KEY for injury recovery.  For me, having arthritis, I have to be concerned with on-going care.

Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are chronic diseases that may last a lifetime. Learning how to manage the pain over the long term is an important factor in controlling the disease and maintaining a good quality of life.

Heat and cold: The use of either heat or cold depends on the type of arthritis. Moist heat, such as a warm bath or shower, or dry heat, such as a heating pad, placed on the painful area of the joint for about 15 minutes may relieve the pain. An ice pack wrapped in a towel and placed on the sore area for about 15 minutes may help to reduce the swelling and pain. If you have poor circulation, do not use cold packs.

Dr. Cool Wraps … not just for athletes!

Since using Dr. Cool Wraps, I’ve discovered that compression, and use of heat and cold. helps reduce the pain I feel associated with my arthritis.  It’s not a cure; however, it is a great way to help manage my pain.  I still need to get around; I still need to get my day-to-day activities done.  Dr. Cool wraps can be used as a compression wrap, and as a cold/compression wrap!  I love it!

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Dr. Cool Wraps is an innovative product.  It is easy to care for, and works wonderfully [much better than my regular wraps]. Both the small and medium size wraps have a hole in them … this is perfect to either slip your thumb through them, or anchor it on your knee with.  It makes wrapping what you have to wrap much easier!  I love that it only takes 20 minutes to freeze, that it isn’t bulky, and that it doesn’t drip!  It lasts about 20 minutes, when applied directly to the skin.  This is perfect because that is approximately how long ice therapy should be applied for.  It’s a convenient, ice and compression wrap, that is an on-the-go solution so that you don’t have to slow down.

Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps: http://youtu.be/jSIGrI8JQOU via @YouTube

… as Dr. Cool says, “Dr. Cool is the ONLY product to combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap. Injuries happen, but life does not need to slow down to get better.

Wrap what aches in a Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wrap. Dr. Cool wraps can be used dry as a compression wrap to support and protect various body parts during activities, or frozen to combine cold and compression to reduce swelling and speed recovery mid or post-activity. To use Dr. Cool wraps as a cold compress, consumers wet the wrap then roll and freeze it; Coolcore’s patented material will keep the fabric colder, longer.

http://www.drcoolrecovery.com

With Dr. Cool you don’t need to slow down to get better. The Dr. Cool wrap is like a bag of ice woven into a bandage–minus the mess and the traditional crusty beige bandage material. The Coolcore fabric keeps the wrap cooler, longer and works without nasty chemicals, so the cooling benefits last the life of the product. It all equals life-friendly recovery for people who don’t have time to sit around and listen to their injuries nag.

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Available in three sizes [3” x 25”, 4” x 50”, 6” x 50”] to wrap anywhere, Dr. Cool is ready to handle any body part. Take it with you on any adventure (or just to work)–it rolls up small so it’s always at the ready when you need it. Get creative and wrap it however you like, anywhere that needs some cold therapy or simply a supportive compression wrap.

… and there are 7 gorgeous colours to pick from!  Hint: you can even co-ordinate with what you are wearing!  Here I go for my walk:

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Exercise is essential for your health; discover one of several full-length workouts: http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/full-length-workouts/

Connect with Dr. Cool!
Website | Dr. Cool Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

Disclosure:  I received one small and one medium Dr. Cool Wrap in exchange for my review.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Dr. Cool Wrap’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Freebie Friday – July 25, 2014

Get a free sample of Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief:

http: //www.colgatesensitiveprorelief.ca/EN/try#

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Song of the Day – Fancy

Band/Artist:   Iggy Azalea

Song:  Fancy

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Tuesday Talk – July 22. 2014

Obviously, this day was taken as an “off-day”

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