Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I'm giving away a bottle of yummy Merlot. Yes, a WINE giveaway!

“I’ve been fortunate to be able to provide for my children. I want to do my part to make sure other kids get the opportunities in life they deserve." (Stuntman Stu)

Several years ago, I worked with a local television station on a show called Ottawa Living - which was - you guessed it - all about living in Ottawa! I was the 'Girl Around Town' and the show was hosted by a local radio personality, Stuntman Stu.

Recently, Stuntman Stu (who can be heard every morning on 93.9 BOB FM) launched his own wine label to raise money for the Sens Foundation. The Sens Foundation is an organization that supports hundreds of local charities dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Two dollars from the sale of every bottle goes to the Sens Foundation. Stuntman Stu teamed up with Ottawa sommelier Debbie Trenholm, president of SavvyCompany for this fun project. Because I am no good as describing wine to other people other than saying: "It was SO good! You have to try this wine!" I'm going to use a quote from Debbie Trenholm to describe the taste of this amazing Merlot: "This medium-bodeid Merlot has aromas and tastes of black cherry and plum, with a peppery finish. It is smooth and easy to drink with anything from pizza to barbeque steak."

I was given a bottle of Stuntman Stu's Red Line Merlot VQA 2008 to try and I can honestly say it was one of the best Merlot's I've ever tasted! And, um. I drink a lot of wine! It was smooth and I polished off 2 glasses in a very short period of time.

Do you want to try this yummy wine, too? Well - I am giving away a bottle right here! Just leave me a comment telling me what your favourite type of wine is. I will pick a winner using next Wednesday, August 4th!

Contest is open to anyone who lives in Ottawa, or is willing to come to Ottawa to pick up the yummy bottle of wine!

Good Luck!

Stuntman Stu Red Line Merlot VQA 2008 can be ordered from for $19.95 a bottle ($239.40 per 12-bottle case).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fantastic Crayola Giveaway!

Congrats number 37, you are the lucky winner! ModernMom, just send me your address so I can mail you your Crayola products!)

When you think of crayons, what do you think of? If you said Crayola, you're not alone! Crayola products are everywhere in our house, and the only crayons my children use are Crayola crayons because they are so much more vibrant than other brands, and the selection of colours is never ending!

One of my favourite things to do with my children is to draw and make crafts with them - it's our special time and we often do a craft or two every night before bedtime, even if it's just colouring. Also, in the summer, we spend a lot of time having fun with our Crayola Sidewalk Chalk!

As a member of the Crayola’s Mom Advisory Panel, I am fortunate to receive various Crayola products throughout the year to test out with my boys - we love using the Markers, Sidewalk Chalk, Crayons, Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio (especially on road trips!) and the Pip-Squeaks Color Writers.

Well, guess what? It's giveaway time! Crayola is offering one of my lucky readers two amazing products - the Pip-Squeaks Color Writers and the Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio!

The Pip-Squeaks Color Writers are a huge hit with moms and children because you'll never lose the caps of the markers - the cap is attached to the marker, which is a huge bonus because it means you don't have to worry about markers drying out or lost marker lids that could be a choking hazard for infants.

The Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio is a fantastic product that we always take on road trips - it's a perfect activity for summer travel because it has a section for marker storage and a section for book storage, allowing your kids to write while they're in their car seats without a hassle! And if children are happily occupied in the car, it makes for a much more pleasant drive for mom and dad, too!

Would you like to win these great Crayola products? (Of course you would!)

All you have to do is leave me a comment below!

Bonus entries:

Tweet about this giveaway!

Follow Loulou's Reviews and Loulou's Views!

Good Luck! (This contest is open to both US and Canadian residents. I will pick one winner using on July 28th!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lay's Chips Trips Summer Fun!

I'm so excited!

Next weekend we are packing up and heading on a road trip for our little summer vacation to beautiful Mont Tremblant.

Because I'm a Lay's Chips Trips Ambassador, I was able to use some of my points to score 50% off our second night at the Marriott Hotel!

Of course, what's a road trip without some yummy junk food to enjoy en route, right? You can bet you'll see some pictures of us enjoying some 'can't stop at just one' Lay's Chips along the way!

Once we arrive and check-in to our beautiful hotel, we plan on staying busy - taking in the sights of Tremblant, going on the Gondola ride over and over again, eating at some of the fine restaurants in the Village, walking around, doing some shopping, and, of course, swimming in our hotel pool, and exploring the beautiful lake!

We usually go to Tremblant in the winter months, so we're even more excited to experience the beauty of Tremblant in the summer - thanks to Lay's for helping make this trip happen!

Have you signed up with Lay's yet? Once you do, you'll be able to save on so much this summer - from amusement parks and hotels, to restaurants and local attractions! It's so simple - just go here to get yourself started! All you have to do is buy a bag of chips, (I know, I'm twisting your arm, right?) bank your points online, and then... find a trip and redeem your points as you choose! It couldn't be more simple - or more rewarding!

Disclosure - I am participating in the Lay’s® Chip Trips program by Mom Central on behalf of Frito Lay Canada. I received Lay’s® Chip Trip points and a gift card to off-set my trip costs to facilitate this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Try not to pee yourself - but - diaper giveaway!

Update: Winners have been selected using Congrats to: Sherriemae23 - you won TWO packs! And congrats to Krystyn and Lyndsey!

If you have an infant in diapers, this giveaway is for you!

My 2 year old son is almost all toilet trained - thanks in part to his big brother, because everything he does, my little one wants to do, too. However, we're not completely out of the diaper stage just yet!

Huggies has come out with some new diapers - have you seen the 'jeans' diapers? They're pretty cute, don't you think? I was given a pack of the new Huggies Jeans Diapers to try, but they were too small on my 40 pound 2 year old! The company were nice enough to mail me a coupon for another pack of Huggies, though! Thank you!

That doesn't mean you can't get some for your little fashionable babe - however, Huggies Jeans Diapers are here for a limited time only, so if you want your child to wear them, you're going to have hurry! Huggies Jeans Diapers are shaped to fit like classic Huggies Little Movers Diapers - offering great leakage protection moms can trust!

You have a chance to win! I'm giving away 4 packs of Jumbo Huggies diapers right here! The 4 winners will receive a coupon in the mail that will be good for one jumbo pack (any kind!) of Huggies diapers.

To enter:

Leave me a comment!

Bonus entry 1:

Follow Loulou's Reviews and tell me so in a seperate comment.
Bonus entry 2:
Follow @Huggies on Twitter, and tell me you follow them in a seperate comment!

Easy-peasy, right?

This giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. citizens.

Good Luck! I'll pick a winner on July 13th using