Giveaway RoundUp! – April 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)  “I Entered to Win an Oral Health Regimen #PGMom Giveaway CAN 27/05 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3G0 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

2)  “Clean Water Family Challenge Bundle Giveaway #cleanwater #PGMom CAN 25/04 8pmET http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Gb via @MyBitsandBleeps”

3)  “@StarsOnIce are Coming and I Entered the @JergensCanada Basket Giveaway #JergensStarsOnIce CA http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Hj via @MyBitsandBleeps”

4)  “Spring into SPRING cleaning your vehicle with @HyundaiCanada CAN 06/05 #HyundaiDriveSquad http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Hv via @MyBitsandBleeps”

5)  “I Want to Win a Nioxin System Kit Giveaway #PGMom CAN 24/05 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3HI via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Song of the Day – Land Of Confusion

Band/Artist:   Genesis

Song:  Land Of Confusion

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We Can Wednesdays – April 23, 2014

We Can make wise decisions.  That’s what ‘we can’ do today!

Last night I was supposed to go to the Raptors game.  I was looking forward to the excitement and fun … we’re in the play-offs after all.

My daughter came home after school and wasn’t feeling quite right.  Of course; just my luck, as I was about to leave for the game my daughter got sick.  I was faced with a dilemma … what do I do?

As a PGMom, I had received tickets (and besides that I wanted to go) and was suppose to show my support via live tweets.  As a mom, I had a sick daughter in front of me needing care and not wanting to be left alone.  Yes, my daughter is a ‘big girl’ but no one likes to be alone when they are sick!

At the last minute; without hesitation, I decided to stay home.  I sent my friends in my place; I was lucky that they were available (not like they didn’t want to go!) and I am appreciative that they tweeted too.

… watch for the upcoming post; it’ll be written by one of my friends!

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Thinning Hair? Try @NIOXIN System and Get Results #PGMom

The three parts of each NIOXIN system – cleanse, optimise and treat – work together to help create an optimal scalp environment and provide thicker, denser-looking hair.

1) NIOXIN Cleansers help to remove follicle-clogging sebum, fatty acids and environmental residues from the scalp skin and hair.

2) NIOXIN’s range of Scalp Revitaliser conditioners help to provide hair resilience and control moisture balance.

3) NIOXIN Scalp Treatments contain antioxidants and botanicals that help to thicken each hair strand and refresh the scalp.

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There are several reasons for thinning hair: medication, health issue, stress & trauma, genetics, nutrition & diet, and environmental factors.  I believe the reasons for my thinning hair are stress, genetics, and medication.  Of course I first noticed my hair thinning during my pregnancy (16 years ago) and I am astonished at how I’m not bald yet! You’d be amazed at the amount of hair I lose on a daily basis!  My hair use to be the thickness of my daughter’s hair; however, in comparison my hair is 1/6 of the thickness!

I received the NIOXIN System 4:

Designed specifically for noticeably thinning, fine, chemically-treated hair, System 4 includes a volumising cleanser, lightweight conditioner and a leave-in treatment to protect the scalp, amplify hair texture and providing moisture balance to coloured hair.

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You can’t expect miracles after one or two washings!  That’s just not realistic … it’s a treatment system after all … you need to give it a couple of weeks to see results! In actuality, NIOXIN’s Three-Part Thinning Systems delivers thicker, denser looking hair in 30 days guaranteed.

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After lathering is when I felt a ‘minty’ tingling feeling on my scalp … a sign that it was cleaning the residue from my scalp.  My hair felt rejuvenated, supple, and super clean.  I haven’t noticed thicker hair per se; however, my hair does feel fuller and more lush.

I’ll update you again soon.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway:    Nioxin System Kit Giveaway #PGMom CAN 24/05 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3HI 

Learn more about NIOXIN on YouTube.

Disclosure:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
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Tuesday Talk – April 22, 2014

I’m upset with myself.  I’ve somehow fallen behind on my posts … they’re review posts mostly but it really bothers me that I haven’t been on my ‘A’ game.  I don’t understand why either; it’s not like I have a gazillion of items to review.  The truth of the matter is that I have been feeling run down for several months now.  I am feeling tired and without as much energy as I normally have.  It’s easy to say ‘I feel old’ but I’m not really sure if that’s the case.  If anything, I’m beginning to think it might even be periomenopause.

Signs of Peri0menopause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Worsening of premenstrual syndrome
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex
  • Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
  • Urinary urgency (a pressing need to urinate more frequently)
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping

It sounds about right and it does explain a lot of things; especially the fatigue.  

I’m going to somehow figure out what to do.  I know, the reviews will have to be done (obviously).   I mean, going forward, I have to find a way to increase my energy.  Maybe some ginseng?  Extra iron?  More protein?  Something!

If you have any clues, please share them with me.

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#RecipetoRiches Finale Viewing Party @Bounty @DawnDish @PresChoice #CleanUpCrew #PGMom

If you follow the show Recipe to Riches, you know that recently the “Finale” was watched by thousands across Canada.  Bounty partnered with Recipe to Riches on CBC and held a Finale Viewing Party during its fifth and final week!  If you’re not familiar with the show, Recipe to Riches aims to discover the best of the best, inviting amateur Canadian home-cooks to create and share their original favourite personal recipes with the country.

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Each episode features a different food category with home-cooks competing for a weekly $25,000 prize and the opportunity to move on to compete in the series finale for a $250,000 grand prize. The best Dessert, Savoury Pie and Appetizer recipes have become the latest President`s Choice® products available at Loblaws® and Great Canadian Superstore® locations.

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The final episode revealing the show’s grand prize winner aired on Wednesday, April 2nd. There was an exclusive viewing party at the Maple Leaf Gardens Loblaw Cooking School and My Bits and Bleeps was among the very lucky people invited to attend. The party will included a chance to sample all of the winning recipes, a chance to speak with a product developer and President’s Choice® chef, fun giveaways, swag bags and even a fun question/answer/trivia period.

I had my favourite picked out before walking into the viewing party; by the end I remained true to my favourite dish.  I was saddened that he didn’t win … that’s ok Jesse, you’ll always be my favourite!

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R2R night group shot
Disclosure:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
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Monday Mumblings – April 21, 2014

I hope today’s ‘Monday Mumblings’ doesn’t sound too silly to you.

Yes, many do celebrate Easter Monday (our family doesn’t see the day as one that needs to be celebrated); after all, Easter is on Sunday.  In other words, it’s just a regular day.   We did have a very quiet Easter … most holidays are quiet mostly because we have such a small family.  My daughter is too old for Easter egg hunts and we don’t really have young kids in our family.  Well; at least, not near us.  The fact is when your kids are grown up it means that all of those kids activities are no longer required … so what do you do?  Don’t misunderstand; it’s not like it’s necessarily boring, it’s just that it’s not as exciting.

It just means that ‘other things’ become more exciting!  In my case what was really exciting, this past week, was the addition of my cat Josie.  We’ve now had Josie for an entire week and it has been amazing!!  Since the passing of Jasper, I have never been the same.  I’ve missed him so much and have felt the need to have another cat for some time now.  I’m so very happy that we now have Josie; she’s beautiful, she’s sweet, and she’s such a blessing.

 

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Make Huevos Haminados in Your Oven This Easter/Passover

Tired of decorating eggs for Easter?  Looking for something different?

Well, for me, Hueveos Haminados (Sephardic Jewish-Style Eggs) isn’t new.  Our family has made eggs this way for as long as I can remember.  Perhaps it’s due to the Sephardic Jewish customs that my ancestors have passed on?  I can’t confirm if I am of Jewish decent; however, I can’t confirm I am not.  There are too many indications that I may actually be a Sephardic Jew – several of my names are typical Jewish names – but; again, I have no way to be absolutely sure.

Either way, making Huevos Haminados is so simple; you’ll probably find yourself always coming back to this way of making eggs!  All you need are eggs and your oven!

Eggs in oven

One of my eggs cracked in the oven because of the heat … that’s ok though!  That egg won’t look like the others but it can be used for an egg salad sandwich.

Directions:  Preheat your oven to 220°F.  Then all you do is place however many eggs you want right onto the oven rack.  Leave the eggs there for 5 hours.

You won’t have to touch the eggs until you remove them.

It will help to dip the eggs in cold water for a few minutes before you crack the open … that’s so the shells can slip off more easily.

Finished eggs

The eggs are now ready to eat!  Yum!   If you place them in the fridge, you’ll discover that the eggs will last an extra couple of days.

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I Want to Win a Nioxin System Kit Giveaway #PGMom CAN 24/05

Did you know that 75% of new moms notice more hair shedding than normal after childbirth?  It is part of the many changes a woman goes through during pregnancy.  It’s not uncommon to go from thick, shiny hair before pregnancy to see it quickly transform to thin-looking, limp hair weeks after giving birth.

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If you want to experience thicker-looking hair, look no further than NIOXIN.  It’s the #1 choice of hair stylists to deliver fuller, denser-looking hair and it was developed by a mom!

I am one of several PGMoms that were selected to put NIOXIN to the test.  I received a NIOXIN system kit and NIOXIN DiaMax scalp treatment (valued at over $100*).   I also get to offer my readers a giveaway!

You’ll see results of thicker-looking hair after just two weeks of using the NIOXIN System Kit.  NIOXIN DiaMax is a daily leave-in treatment that increases the thickness of each hair strand by up to 4.5 % after one use.  I’ve already been told by many that the results of using NIOXIN are fabulous!  I have started using this new product and look forward to experiencing the NIOXIN difference first hand … I hope to show off my luscious locks in a couple of weeks!

The NIOXIN giveaway (valued at $105*) includes the following products for you to test out:

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: May 24, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program, however, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

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

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

You can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  leave a new comment on any of my non giveaway posts and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Tell me why you want the Nioxin System Kit? (+1 entry[once only]
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
*Pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer
* This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec
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Freebie Friday – April 18, 2014

… not FREE but a great deal …

When you’re out and about, don’t forget that McDonald’s Dollar Drink Days are back!

http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/dollardrinkdays.html

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