Sunday, September 22, 2013

Behind the scenes with Bounty #PGmom

Before you read the next sentence, you have to promise to continue reading this post. It never occurred to me that paper towel, toilet paper or facial tissue would be made the same way as paper (sadly, my only saving grace is the fact that facial tissue doesn't have the word paper in it.)

Thankfully, I was able to participate in a P&Gmom Bounty webinar with Gregg Weaver, P&G research and development engineer for Bounty. He taught me a lot about how they make the Quicker Picker Upper!

Like all other P&G products, Bounty does a LOT of research with consumers to find out what they want in a paper towel.

Being klutzy (and having a toddler), I clean a lot of spills. And therefore I go through a lot of Bounty (remember my post about how dishcloths carry gross germs?) The worst thing in the world is when you are trying to wipe something up, and it drips all the way to the garbage can...creating even more mess. Enter Bounty's Trap & Lock technology. Watch the video featuring Gregg below:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Piggy Paint safe and "pretty" for my daughter's little piggies

"Open." "Me." "Pretty."

These are the words my daughter says when she a) sees a bottle of Piggy Paint, b) extends her foot for a pedicure and c) the morning after when she checks out her toes.

Since the day she was born, I was waiting to paint her super cute, teeny tiny toenails. She had eyed my polishes for awhile, so I was happy to find out about Piggy Paint so she too could enjoy having coloured nails (and boy is there a rainbow of Piggy Paint selection on Nail Polish Canada.)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

All Fisher-Price Imaginext toys half-price at Babies "R" Us on Sept. 13, 2013

I can't wait for Hannah to be old enough to play with action figures. Turns out, I won't have to wait much longer!

Fisher-Price has a line for "Pre-Coolers" those aged 3-6 called Imaginext. (Personally, I want Sponge Bob's bikini bottom...and OK, the Monsters University line looks really fun too - what kid wouldn't want their own Scare Factory?)

Fisher-Price and Babies “R” Us are introducing Fisher-Price Fridays. Every Friday in September, Fisher-Price will offer half-price Friday deals for one day only.
And this Friday - Sept. 13 -  ALL Fisher-Price Imaginext toys in stores and online at (site will be active as of 9/13/2013) will be half-price.

Will you be purchasing something for the "pre-cooler" in your life?

Disclosure: I was given a Babies R Us gift card as compensation for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

© 2013 YYZ Bambina. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Canning season made easy with Mabel's Labels Wash Away Labels

It's canning season and Mabel's Labels has the perfect product for you! 

Wash Away Labels are dissolvable and perfect for potluck dishes, bottles for daycare, frozen foods, containers of leftovers and of course canning jars! When no longer needed, simply pop in the dishwasher or under running water to rinse off. Organizing your canning jars has never been this easy!

Happy Canning!

Disclosure: I am a Mabel's Labels affiliate.

© 2013 YYZ Bambina. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Do you have an idea for the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have an idea that would benefit your community? Has your park’s playground seen better days? Does your school library need new resources? Do stray animals in your neighbourhood need help?

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If you have an idea,  Aviva Community Fund may have the funding. For the fifth year in a row, Aviva is committing to changing the little things that make a big difference in your community.

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Starting on September 23, 2013 you can submit your idea for positive change and have a chance at sharing in the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.

If you don’t have an idea, but would like to support a cause or your community, you can promote and vote for your favourite! This is important as finalists are chosen based on the number of votes. Also, getting an insurance broker to support an idea increases the chances of winning.

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For the latest updates in this year’s campaign, Like Aviva Community Fund on Facebook and Follow @avivacf on Twitter. And remember to submit your idea before November 25, 2013!

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Playtex Mommyville's Diaper Diaries (Giveaway)

People have a lot of advice for you once you become pregnant. Then even more people have advice for you after you give birth and are pushing a stroller or hauling baby in their bucket car seat. But none of this advice ever deals with diaper changes.
Thankfully, during the week of Sept. 23, the Playtex Mommyville Facebook page will be dedicated to Diaper Diaries, where fans can share their stories with others, creating a fun and informative dialogue all about the challenges of motherhood. Here’s my story:

When she was very little (but very, very cute), I dreaded changing Hannah in public. She usually cried the entire time and one out of five times she’d urinate while I was changing her. On to her clothes. On to the change table. On to anything the urine could travel to. Thank goodness for packing multiple outfits and for always carrying antibacterial wipes.
I can recall one particular messy and smelly situation that sums up the first six months of Hannah’s diaper changing life quite well.