Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: January 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway

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Book Review: 30 Days To Understanding Other People by Bev Flaxington

In my review of Understanding Other People by Bev Flaxington I talked about how I have had communication difficulties at work and how this book could help improve communication skills. I recently was able to review her next book, 30 days to understanding other people, a handy daily guide to improving relationships.

In this book Bev begins by explaining how quite often we naturally want to try and change others when we have an encounter that does not go our way. However, ultimately we cannot change others however we can change our communication patterns with them. This can be easier said than done,  so thankfully this book has 30 days of lessons to help you.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Create Unique Stickers with Sticker Hub




I recently had the opportunity to create some stickers through Sticker Hub. Using the logo for the Hearing Society where I serve as Vice President I created some great stickers for us to hand out to promote our services.

Creating the stickers was an easy process using the online Sticker Designer. Step by step I was quickly able to choose my template shape, size, material and quantity. First, I simply uploaded an image and was able to customize it by choosing borders, colors, adding text, etc and my sticker was ready to be ordered and shipped.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How long will it grow?? Wordless Wednesday {linky}

I snapped this picture of Nathan tonight to post on Facebook so our hairdresser could see how long his hair was. He has been growing it since after his last hair cut in September and is not planning to cut it until the snow is gone. Which could be as late as around the end of April. He then asked if I would post his picture for my Wordless Wednesday! So cute that he sees it as something cool to get his picture posted for everyone to see!
Photo: Nathan is not going to cut his hair until the snow is gone...wonder how long it will be by then!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Intense Hydration for Winter Skin with Burt's Bees


Given that where I live we experience winter weather for about 6 months I find that my skin definitely suffers once the cold weather hits. Throw in the fact that I also have sensitive skin and the harsh conditions can play havoc with my skin.

I admit that generally I have a pretty basic skin routine. A mild soap and a facial wash. I use moisturizer regularly on my hands since they get so chapped but neglect to think about my face.

With my issues with dry skin I was eager to try out the Burt's Bees products Intense Hydration to see if I could have moisturized skin for those six, long months.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

See Me Grow! Wordless Wednesday {with linky}

We recently had a visit to the hearing clinic where they have a growth chart and mark the children's height at each visit. Soon after I noticed the below on our Kitchen wall. Karensa clearly felt that she should also have her height marked at home and included her own unique signature.

I had to be sure to get a picture since I know that I will need remove this off the wall when we move.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Canadian Coupon Stash Giveaway - Minimum $60 value

I have been keeping myself busy during my week off from work getting rid of stuff around our house which we don't need. This means great news for my CANADIAN readers.

I cleaned out my coupon stash this weekend and found approximately $60 in coupons that my family will not use. So I am going to pass them onto one of my lucky readers.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Why I don't make New Year's Resolutions

I hear and see it everywhere this time of year..Scrolling down my Facebook Wall the word resolution is popping up everywhere and conversations abound about what everyone’s New Year's resolution is for the coming year..

I don't make New Year's resolutions because I am pretty sure that I won't follow through on them. After the Holiday's I am looking for things to slow down a bit rather than add something to my to-do list.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome to 2013: $25 PayPal Cash Giveaway!

I hope that everybody had a great time ringing in the New Year! 

In recognition of the start of a New Year I thought I would have a Giveaway for some PayPal Cash. Perfect to use for those leftover bills you still need to pay or something special you still want to buy.