Winter is just about here *sigh*. Yes the season that brings the sniffles and gloomy weather is just around the corner. I'm not a fan of the colder climate so I pretty much spend the winter months doing not much more than wishing it was summer. Of course I have my comps to keep me occupied but when it's time to take a break and it's either raining outside or I'm nursing a sick patient (always one of those in our household at any given time during winter) it's always good to have a collection of DVD's on hand to keep boredom at bay.
On a visit to the post office last week I was asked upon paying for the postage of my parcel, 'Would you like a digital receipt emailed to you?' Without giving it too much thought I replied, 'No thank you'. I was handed my paper receipt and as I walked away I looked it over - and could have cried. A message at the bottom read, 'Request a digital receipt on your next visit for your chance to win a vacation valued at up to $20,000 and daily prizes of a $500 gift card'. Uggh, I hate it when I miss an opportunity to enter a comp.
Window safety at home is so very important. Dreambaby is dedicated to keeping children safe, especially around danger areas at home including fixed and sliding windows. An alarming number of children - globally - fall from windows each year. Sadly these are often children aged 1 - 5 years who are too young to judge the potential dangers.
Each year, approximately 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Many suffer serious injuries, some are fatal (2015 www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au).
In response to the sad reality of these reoccurring accidents, Dreambaby has expanded its range of window safety products to include the Breezz-Safe Window Restrictor. Ideal for wood and aluminium windows and easy to install, the Breezz-Safe Window Restrictor is designed to limit the opening of a window, whilst still allowing fresh air to flow through the rooms of your house, townhouse or apartment.
The Breezz-Safe Window Restrictor fits perfectly onto any wooden and aluminium hinged, sash and sliding windows, restricts window opening with a strong, durable stainless steel cable, requires it's own unique key to open or release the lock and can help prevent break ins.
Charmazing is the hot new fashion accessory product for tween girls this year! It’s a design-it-yourself charm bracelet that comes with an interactive Charmazing APP software for sharing collections with friends and to complete challenges to become Charmasters. The expandable and stackable multi-coloured charm bracelets can be created from a collection of over 100 unique charms and personalised with a choice of fashionable beads, chains and threads.
Recommended for ages 8+, Charmazing is available from Toys 'R' Us stores nationally. View the full range at here.
As much as I hate to be having a whinge first thing Monday morning, something happened over the weekend that has really pressed my buttons. I have had to edit this post three times as when I wrote the first draft my blood was boiling, after the first edit I was still quite mad then for the final copy - just mildly to moderately annoyed.
I remember writing a post in the past encouraging compers to read the terms and conditions before entering any competition. They give us vital information about how a competition is judged (skill or chance), when it will be judged and what the word limit for your answer should be (if any). Serious compers will read these and make sure their entry is creative, in on time and that they don't go over any word limits. So what happens when not only does the entrant not follow the T&C's (because they probably didn't read them) but the promoter doesn't follow the rules either - the ones that they set out! I see it all the time and it always bothers me (not because I'm sour grapes about not winning but because it's not fair to those that played by the rules) but what happened this past weekend really has me peeved because of the way the promoter dealt with me questioning their decision.
We can't win all the time. We hope to, we strive to but sometimes it's just not meant to be. And for me, yesterday morning, I had one of those 'not meant to be' moments. I do have a lot of these moments and considering the amount of competitions I enter, I expect to have a lot of these moments but this time it was different - I was on live radio.
So starting from the beginning......it was Monday night, very late - closer to Tuesday morning actually, I was up entering competitions, as I do on all days ending in 'y'. I decided to check out the competitions on some of the local radio stations websites and of course entering all that I possibly could. During my search I came across a Mother's Day competition. The prize was pretty awesome - a $70 day spa voucher, a chocolate bouquet, plus Stan Walker and Kelly Clarkson's latest albums. Entry was simple, just fill in your name and contact details and wait for the phone to ring. The catch? You have to answer the phone with the phrase, 'I love my mum'. Pretty straight forward, right?
Along with the colder weather comes something that no one wants to experience - dry, cracked lips. Not a good look, not a good feel. Thank goodness for Carmex Moisture Plus.
Carmex Moisture Plus perfectly combines Lanolin, Theobroma, Cacao Seed Butter, Beeswax and Menthol to provide long-lasting moisturising and deep-penetrating, hydrating effects. Available in Peach, Pink and Sheer Tint, it's the perfect lip balm to combat dry lips while adding some colour to them.
The Carmex Moisture Plus range can be purchased for just $8.99 from Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies nationally. To view the complete Carmex range make sure you visit the Carmex website and be sure to follow Carmex Australia on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all their latest news and new product announcements.
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