Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quotes on Pinterest

Pin It The theme for Pretty on Pinterest this week is Quotes.

Such a fun theme since Pinterest is positively packed with quotes and I love them! So here are just a few of the ones I've collected:


Source: twitter.com via Tara on Pinterest


























Source: imagekind.com via Tara on Pinterest


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Source: etsy.com via Tara on Pinterest











Pretty on Pinterest is hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA. Be sure to find me on Pinterest as well! 


If you are new to Pretty on Pinterest be sure to check out some of the other themes we've done:

Black & White
Hot
Purple
Love
Audrey Hepburn
St. Patrick's Day
Beauty





Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dove #NourishYourSoul CONTEST

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This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Ksceviour for winning!




I have been a fan of Dove for years- partially because I really love their products but great products are only part of it. I have been in love with Dove ever since I first heard about their Campaign for Real Beauty.

I am passionate about helping girls and women see that they can be beautiful no matter what they look like- beauty is about so much more than our waist size and hair colour!

The first time I saw this video by Dove I knew I had found a brand I could support...




Don't believe me?

I wrote a post on November 25, 2008 about how much I loved that campaign!

I recently wrote a post called Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful about how many of us spend much of our time feeling like crap. We feel like we don't measure up to those around us- we aren't pretty enough, smart enough, capable enough, good enough... we just aren't ENOUGH.

But you know what? That is a lie- we ARE enough.

I want to invite you to come on a journey with me and take a break from all that. 


It's time to nourish your soul! 



You can win the chance to join Dove (and ME) at the incredible Canyon Ranch health resort and spa in Tuscon, Arizona!




Check out the prize for the Nourish Your Soul contest:


GRAND PRIZE:
There will be four (4) Grand Prizes available to be won consisting of:
  • -  All inclusive hotel accommodation and select meals for 3 nights, 4 days (single occupancy) 
    between May 25 - 28, 2012 at Canyon Ranch® Hotel and Spa in Tucson, Arizona 
  • -  Return economy airfare 
  • -  Travel Insurance (cancellation and health) 
  • -  Transportation to and from the major airport nearest to the winner’s home address and ground 
    transportation in Tucson, Arizona 
  • -  Spa treatments, wellness activities and workshops throughout the duration of the weekend 
  • -  Gift Basket upon arrival at Canyon Ranch 



I am beyond excited that I was one of only two bloggers invited to accompany the winners on this retreat. I get the distinct privilege of sharing about the retreat and the amazing time we are sure to have at Canyon Ranch and I really can't wait.




The contest is open to CANADIANS ONLY (including Quebec) and is very easy to enter.

Simply head on over to the Dove Facebook page and click on the Skin tab. From there you just fill out the entry form and you are good to go.

The awesome part is that you have the opportunity to give yourself more chances to win simply by sharing the contest with your friends.

Every time a friend enters, you get another entry.

As an added bonus you can keep track of how many entries you have by visiting the contest tab throughout the contest which is an exceptionally cool feature in my opinion.



I would sure love to have a few of you join me on this trip so head on over to the Dove Facebook page and enter the Nourish Your Soul contest right away!




As an added bonus Dove sent me some Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash to try and several to give away!

Only Dove has NutriumMoisture to nourish deeply - and nourishment is better care for your skin vs. moisture alone. Nourishment helps build and maintain beautifully softer smoother skin. 


 The body wash is lovely to use and certainly a wonderful way to nourish your skin.



WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN a bottle of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash?

Leave me a comment here telling me how you nourish your soul! 

Extra Entries:


  • share about this giveaway in any way you like and let me know that you did
  • follow me on twitter (@tarasview) and tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #NourishYourSkin
  • tweet about the Dove contest using the hashtag #NourishYourSoul. You can use this tweet if you want (optional): "Enter the Dove #NourishYourSoul contest and #win a trip to Canyon Ranch resort in Arizona! http://goo.gl/r0K2Y (Canada only)"



This giveaway is open to CANADA ONLY and ends April 15th, 2012.


PLEASE NOTE that Dove (or anyone else) is NOT paying me to say nice things about them or their products, nor are they paying me to go on the trip to Canyon Ranch. I do, however, get to go on the trip free of charge in order to share my experience with all of you! My opinions are 100% my own and I do not have to share anything if I don't want to :) 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cold in Spring

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(Olivia wrote her name in the sand with a stick... can you see it?! )





It was a chilly zero degrees here but my husband and the kids went and played in the park anyway!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Olivia Learning Money

Pin It We all know that it is important to teach kids about money otherwise they grow up thinking there is an endless supply and it has no value.

I'm sure many of us grew up hearing the words "money doesn't grow on trees" but my kids have an added problem... they think money is a little plastic bank card that mom and dad carry around with them. Olivia has a hard time even recognizing the different coins and bills half time because she so rarely sees them. We simply don't carry cash around that often!


When it comes to money our goal with the kids has always been to help them learn to be responsible with it. The trick has been HOW to teach that. Learning Money with Leo has been an excellent tool to help us begin to teach Olivia about money.

Olivia has loved playing Learning Money with Leo. She needs no encouragement from us to use the app- she chooses it all on her own. The app has a bunch of different games she can play and most of them she can do without any help. She did need some help reading some of the words occasionally though.




Learning Money with Leo is remarkably kid-friendly and we didn't find any "bugs" or "glitches" which was really nice considering it is a free app! Olivia loves Learning Money with Leo and I'm sure your kiddo will too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring has Sprung on Pinterest

Pin It The theme for Pretty on Pinterest this week is SPRING and although Spring hasn't really arrived where I am we had a brief and glorious taste of it over the past week. The weather was delightful and almost all the snow melted.

We all know that it will snow again and today it was back to being cold again... but that small taste of what is yet to come was wonderful. Although it really did confuse the kids.

This morning my daughter asked if Spring was done already! Poor kiddo.

I assured her that no, it was yet to come and she would know it had truly arrived when the grass turned green and the trees grew new leaves and the flowers started to bloom. She looked a little skeptical as she asked for her mittens but hope does spring eternal up here in the North :).

SO in honour of the Spring that is yet to come here are some of the beautiful things blooming on Pinterest this week....












































Pretty on Pinterest is hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA. Be sure to find me on Pinterest as well! 


If you are just discovering Pretty on Pinterest be sure to check out some of the other themes! I've done:

Black & White
Hot
Purple
Love
Audrey Hepburn
St. Patrick's Day
Beauty


 
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