Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gap $15 Jeans Sale for Baby & Kids

Buy One pair of jeans and get One for $15.00 at Gap Canada right now! Also the adult jeans are Buy One Get One 50% off.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a Thought

I was reminded earlier tonight that tomorrow is dreaded anniversary for a dear friend of mine and her best friend. Tomorrow is a day that one family wishes never came at all and would never return again. A day no mother should ever have to endure.

I am choosing to write something because I want all of us to stop and remember what we are so privileged to have everyday. To stop, sit back and take it all in not only the smiles but the bickering, the laughter and the tantrums, the hugs and the sibling inflicted bruises. Soak it up, breath it in, cherish each mundane moment.

Tomorrow I will eat little toes, kiss some owies, raise my voice I am sure but because of "N" I will do it all with a grateful smile. Grateful that I have the toes to nibble on, the bumps to soothe and the rowdies to yell at. I couldn't imagine my life without the chaos, the love~ I am privileged.

Thank-you "N" for the reminder that life just isn't about carpool, who had the DS last, laundry and bills. The reminder that yes we must deal with all of life everyday stuff, but aren't we lucky that we get to do with our little ones by our side. Some days it hard, very hard but just think how much harder it could be.

Wake up tomorrow, a day when one Mother will only kiss two of her three beautiful babies and give yours and extra kiss for her angel. You are privileged.

My love to KT and her family, to her best friends and their family.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WINNER of Picadilly Circus Giveaway

Abbysmom (I would definitely get initial shirts for both of my girls.....LOVE IT! has won our contest this week - CONGRATULATIONS!!

If you didn't win, remember about the Christmas In July sale over at Picadilly's Etsy Shop! Buy 1 and get 1 half off!!

Stay tuned, we have a new contest coming tomorrow!!

Great Deal on a Nursing Cover

One of our readers sent us this deal and said it worked great for her!

This works and is awesome! I got a cover and re-usable breast pads for $20 delivered to my door!

Promo code for a free breastfeeding cover!

Udder Covers - For Nursing Mothers has a new promotion going where you can get any of our nursing covers (regular price $32) free! The code is "Thanks". If you're not currently nursing, this is your chance to stock up on great baby shower and Holiday gifts!

Once you get to the site, click on "Shop Now" and select the cover or gift set you would like. Type "Thanks" into the promo code box and it will bring your product total to $0. All you pay is the shipping. You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new browser window to do so. They are selling fast and we are not sure how long this promo will last. Good Luck!

Gap Corsica has hit the Outlet

Gap Corsica has hit the outlets and the sale is still on!! Toddler clothes are 30% off and Kids 40%!!

H&M Square One Grand Re-Opening

Get ready to do some serious shopping!! Go to the newly re-opened H&M at the Square One location on Thursday, July 29th at 10:00am and celebrate! The first 100 people in line will receive an "Access to Fashion" pass with values ranging from $15 to $300!! Plus, free giveaways!!

Go early - it's all while supply lasts! Have fun and make sure to come back and tell us what you got!

Back to School at TCP

Well, like we posted earlier it is back to school time in the retail world. TCP is also having a sale to celebrate this perfect time of year, when the kids leave us again for a glorious seven hours a day.

Right now denim is only $12 and graphic tees $6. When we were in there last week shopping the monster sale there tons of great fall pieces, "A" was in full shopaholic mode. They even had "jeggings" I am not sure if these are included in the sale but I will defiantly be buying a pair for my only girl.

Between TCP and Gymboree this week we could do a lot of damage!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gymboree Back To School Sale

A reminder of the Back to School sale that starts this week - the official start date is Wednesday but a lot of people are reporting that their stores are starting tomorrow, so you may want to call and check. 

Also, some Canadian stores are reporting they won't have the newest line out until Thursday, so call ahead on that one too!!

Don't forget your 20% off coupon from the August issue of Parents Magazine when you go.

PS - last chance to enter to win a t-shirt from our Picadilly Circus Design's giveaway - scroll down and good luck! We have another contest starting tomorrow :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gap Outlet Sales

Huge sales at Gap Outlet right now - I wish we had one in Winnipeg :(

Gymboree Coupon 20% off

Don't forget to pick up the August issue of Parents magazine for the 20% off coupon. This can be used with the Back to School sale!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Gymboree SKU's!!

I'm not sure what to make of the new Gymboree lines - there are a few outfits I really like for Kid Girl, but I have my doubts that A will like them too. We shall see...

Because the place I go to view SKU's doesn't want them shared (and I understand it, I'm not complaining in any way!!) I have decided to try and figure out how to "hunt" them on my own, so that I can share them.

While I don't have nearly enough figured out - here are the SKU's I was able to find to share with you!!

Remember, this line and Cowgirl At Heart will be included in the Gymboree Back To School Sale that we blogged about.

Gap Sale this Weekend!!

There is going to be a SURPRISE Gap Sale this weekend - 30% off EVERYTHING!!

I don't know if it will start Friday or Saturday but the email will be going out soon. Personally, I'm going tonight in hopes of them actually having the sizes I need. I'll do a price adjustment this weekend.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've thought about joining Swagbucks many times - but I always figured it was another "too good to be true" internet claim and never bothered to go through with it.

After having many friends tell me it really is worth the time - I have decided to join. I will post updates here and let you know what I find, and if joining really is worth it.

You do get referral "dollars" so if you do decide to join, I'd appreciate you going through my referral link!

First - what are Swagbucks? is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks", which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise. You can earn gift cards (Amazon, Starbucks, Macy's, Disney, etc.), PayPal $$ deposited right into your PayPal account, trading cards, electronics, the list goes on and on. The easiest way to earn Swag Bucks is by searching the web. You are already going to do this anyway, right, so just use the Swag Bucks search engine and earn swags bucks along the way. You don't earn swag bucks with every search, but when you do you earn denominations of 5 - 100 swag bucks (SB's) at a time! You can also shop their list of so many online stores and earn 2 SB's for ever $1 you spend at such shops as Target, Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, The Children's Place, Justice, Overstock, Wal-Mart, etc. You can also earn SB's by doing special offers (and most are FREE to do) and you get LOTS of SB's when doing them! Now you can earn swag bucks in their Trusted Survey section. First do the profiles; there are 14 of them and they earn you 10-25 swag bucks each, then start doing the surveys. You won't qualify for all of them, but the ones you do qualify for can earn you from 50-250 swag bucks each! Giving out your referral link and having people sign up for swag bucks with that link is another way to earn swag bucks. Everytime your referral searches and wins, you get the same amount that they win up until they reach 1,000 in searches. So you can potentially get 1,000 swag bucks from each of your referrals!!

So - wish me luck in getting some real dollars here, I'm hoping to help fill up that Paypal account ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Uggs at Winners!?!?

Some lucky shoppers have found children's Uggs at Winners for $69.99! These have been in Ontario, so you Ontario readers - go check it out!!

Please post back what stores you've checked and whether they've had any!! I will be going to the Pembina Winnipeg location shortly and will let you know what I discover.

Gymboree Back To School Sale

Gymboree's Back To School Sale is coming up - July 28th to August 8th.

This will include the two newest lines, so Cowgirls At Heart and the newest line to be released.

Price Points will be:

$12 - boys graphic t-shirts
       - girls solid t-shirts & leggings
         (regular prices $14-$22.50)

$18 - boys rugby shirts
       - girls knit tops
         (regular prices $25-$30.50)

$22 - boys & girls denim
       - girls skirts
       - boys & girls shoes
       - (regular $33-$44.00)

$28 - boys & girls sweaters
       - boys & girls outerwear
       - girls dresses
       - boys and girls boots
       - (regular $44-59.50)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Piccadilly Circus Christmas in July

Just a quick update about Piccadilly Circus Designs, they are having a Christmas in July sale. For the rest on the month t-shirts are buy one get one at 50% off and they are offering free shipping as well!! Now you won't feel so guilty buying two!! FINALLY shipping to Canada!! will begin shipping to Canada in August - I don't know when, but I'm hoping in time for Give and Get! Oh what an amazing thought, to be able to get anything, in any size - they have such skimpy selection at our local stores!!

Rumour has it they will be shipping from a warehouse in Canada too, so no crappy duty fees or expensive shipping costs!

Another choice for your Tween/Teen clothing?

I had no idea until recently that Abercrombie and Fitch shipped to Canada.

Abercrombie Kids sizes start at size 8 - and they have some really nice stuff, I am sure we'll be ordering M some jeans for back to school!

Friday, July 16, 2010

30% off Backpacks at the Gap

All backpacks and messenger bags are 30% off at Gap right now - we picked up this one and my 9 year old can't wait to use it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

20% Coupon for The Children's Place + Monster Deals

It's Monster Deals time at The Children's Place and all previously reduced clothing is an additional 40% off! PLUS print out this coupon and save an additional 20% off your total purchase!!

Converse Sale at Soft Moc

Adult and Youth Converse are on sale at Soft Moc right now. Happy Shopping!

Jeans BOGO 50% OFF at Gymboree

All jeans are Buy One Get One 50% Off at Gymboree right now!! Combine this with your Gymbucks and you can get a GREAT deal!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Picadilly Circus Designs Review and Giveaway

Picadilly Circus Designs is a fantastic shop where you can order the cutest shirts for your little ones. You can get custom numbers and letters for your little one, or choose one of the adorable pre-made designs! 

I was lucky enough to get to try out an awesome shirt from Picadilly Circus Designs. Suzanne sent us the number 6 baseball style shirt which Annika proudly wore on her 6th Birthday - and for many days after that! 

I love the bright colours and how stunning it is - everyone complimented everywhere we went! Annika loved proudly displaying she was 6 and how people stopped her to say "You must be 6!!" and "Happy Birthday!"

Suzanne, owner of Picadilly Circus Designs has generously offered a free shirt from her shop for one of our lucky readers!


Madatory entry: Visit Picadilly Circus Designs' Etsy Shop and tell us which shirt you'd choose if you won!

For each of these that you complete, enter one extra comment!

1. Follow our blog.

2. "Like" Picadilly Circus Designs on Facebook.

3. "Like" us on Facebook.

4. Tweet the contest for one entry each day.


Open to residents of Canada and the United States.
Giveaway ends July 26 @ midnight.

Winner will be selected by The winner will be contacted by email and given 48 hrs to reply. If there is no reply from the first name selected another winner will be chosen. Please leave your email if not on your profile so we can contact you if you win. Good Luck!!

It's GYMBUCKS time!!

Well we have been pretty quiet here at SBM (hah! you didn't think you could ever see that one coming ...)
With summer holidays and a broken computer it's been hard to get here to post all of the GREAT deals, and we're sorry for that.

BUT - we are back with some great deals, giveaways and more!!

First - today is early redemption for Gymbucks so go to, see what's new and get out to the stores!! I love the new soccer line since both of my girls LOVE soccer!!

Also - we have a GREAT giveaway coming later today, so be sure to come back and enter!! Some of our readers say they don't enter the giveaways because they don't understand all of the extras. Remember, it only takes ONE entry to win - so even just do the mandatory entry and leave it at that - you could still be our lucky winner ;)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Small Potatoes Review

I became a "fan" of Small Potatoes on Facebook about a year and a half ago, I browsed their page and checked out their website. I immediately was attracted to the fabulous fabric options that they carried, but alas at that time I didn't have any "babies" so I felt I couldn't justify a purchase.

Fast forward a year and here I am with two new babies and all the justification I need to shop! When Sarah and I were talking about home grown companies and we both thought of Holly at Small Potatoes. Sarah contacted her and she generously offered a few of her products to review. She sent us Binky Leashes and a toddler hat.

For all you out there who believe they can get along without a Binky Leash (we call them soosie clips in our house) think again. This is probably the most simple of baby must haves but is a definite can't live without. Since Abigail was the last of our kids to use a soother, the twins had been sharing one with a pink ribbon and a baby lamb clip to keep track of their soosies. When they got the Small Potatoes Binky Leashes I am pretty sure I heard a sigh of relief from them.

These Binky Leashes are obviously convenient but they are super stylish as well. The boys have coordinating stripe and polka dot ribbon in greens, blues ans greys. Coincidentally they match their actual soothers perfectly. Though these gadgets are small and simple they take on a lot of wear and tear, that's why Holly serge's all the loops and uses stainless steel clips. Like the website says "because gravity always wins and floors are never clean enough" this is reason enough to buy a Binky Leash and it doesn't hurt that they are only$5. At that price you can't afford not to buy more than one.

I was lucky enough to receive a toddler hat as well in the traffic jam pattern~too adorable. What I loved about if instantly, besides the fabric was how soft it was. I didn't need to wash it first just so Keaton would wear it. The brim folds up on it own when he is in his car seat, very important for actually keeping a hat on this child, as well it cleans up nicely (spot washed already thanks to a DQ dip cone). Tons of boy or girl fabric options, it will be very hard to choose, but I am thinking guitar hero next, for the babies.

Small Potatoes has hip fabrics and great baby gear, no fluff here just everyday stuff that helps simplify a chaotic life and looks good doing it. Her dresses are to die for and are my new girlie gift to give and her diaper clutches are prefect shower gifts. The clutches and bibs in select patterns are on special right now, so check it out.

Winnipeg Moms can shop locally or online, but you can find Small Potatoes gear across the country , click here to find out where. Thank-you again to Holly for her generosity and of course for her addiction to cool fabrics! Think Small Potatoes next time you need a hip gift or cool looking necessity, you won't be sorry!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Check your Emails - Old Navy Mailer

Old Navy sent out individual coupon codes for 30% off everything instore and a free pair of adult flip flops - check your emails!!

We may  have a few extras - if you need one email

Happy Canada Day

I know this place is where I am,
No other place is better then.
No matter where I go I am,
Proud to be Canadian!

I am, you know I am, I am Canadian!
I am, you know I am, I am Canadian!

I love this country where I am,
This land is where I make my stand.
No other heart is truer then,
The one we call Canadian!


I am, you know (you know I am), I am Canadian
I am, you know I am (you know I am), I am Canadian. 

While I'm pretty sure this started as a Molson Canadian commercial, it is now one of our girls' favourite songs, that they proudly sing at school, during Canada Day assemblies, fireworks, etc. 

Today is Canada Day - a day for enjoying our beautiful country and spending time building lasting memories with family and friends. For us it's always been the kick off to summer - and this year will be no different!!

Whatever you do - Wherever you are - Whomever you're with - 
Have a GREAT day!!

Free International Shipping from Gymboree

It isn't very often that we Canucks can get free shipping from Gymboree, but in celebration of Canada Day, that is exactly what they're offering!! This is valid on purchases $75 or more and only today, July 1st.
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