Happy Thanksgiving – Win a Starbucks Gift Card

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Good morning Loves and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian friends. Today families all over the country are sitting down to celebrate and give thanks for all the great things in their lives.

I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons and this year I have a lot to be thankful for.  Of course with everything else in my life I want to share all of these awesome things with you.

And I’m hoping that you will tell me one thing that you are thankful for because it’s always good to share the love – if you do you could win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

I am thankful to be Canadian and I am thankful for all my friends south of the border, so all Canadians and Americans are welcome to enter to win the Starbucks gift card!

I love Thanksgiving because…

It’s in October and Fall is my favourite season.  The colours are gorgeous, the chilly sweater weather is still fresh and of course my birthday is in October.

Of all the great fruits and veggies that come with Thanksgiving.  Apples, pumpkin, pecans and squash – what’s not to love about all that?

There is totally yummy food.  I am a vegetarian so turkey is out of the question for me, but I love everything that comes with a turkey dinner such as cream corn, mashed potatoes and gravy and warm bread rolls. Oh and who can forget the apple cobbler and pumpkin pie – Yum!

Fall brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.  Hence the giveaway.  I absolutely love Starbucks and my favourite hot beverage is the Pumpkin Spice Latte – my fave cold drink is a Caramel Frappuccino.

This year I am thankful for…

My boyfriend.  We had a really great year and I’m happy to have him in my life.

My 9 to 5 job.  This year I made the switch from financial planning in a bank branch to a senior analyst in corporate communications.  I wanted to be a full time writer and now I am.

My own freelance business.  I love having my own business because it lets me do what I love – write and be creative.  It also gives me extra cash to travel and I am always thankful for a good vacation.

Tell me what you are thankful for this year and you could win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Leave a comment below, the winner will be chosen Friday October 25. Good Luck!

Love Always,

All photos by me. Available on Flickr

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Giveaway Wednesday: Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil

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Good morning Loves.  Today we have an awesome giveaway for you.

The great people at Skinny&Co. sent us a bottle of their all natural Coconut Oil to try out – and I have to tell you that I absolutely love it.  This Coconut Oil is made in Vietnam and you can use it on anything and everything in your daily life…really I mean it.

If you are into healthy cooking, strong shiny hair and soft glowing skin then you need this Coconut Oil. This all-purpose, all natural oil will help you in every aspect of your life…trust me.

Here was my week with Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil

Day 1: I used it as a body moisturizer after my shower and my skin was super soft – and not at all greasy.

Day 2: I dipped my cut finger (I accidently Slap Chopped it) into the Coconut Oil twice and within 24 hours it was healed.

Day 3: I used the Coconut Oil in my veggie stir fry, it was just enough flavour and not at all over powering

Day 4: I used Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil to control my fly-aways and add shine after blow drying my hair

Day 5: I was so excited about all the great things it does I lathered my body in Coconut Oil once again, but this time a little bit too much.  OOPS.

Day 6: I put two tablespoons of Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil into my bubble bath as a moisturizer. Hello soft, glowing skin.

Day 7: I used it as a topping on my popcorn – not great, but not terrible.

Although this product is amazing, keep in mind that it’s still an oil – a little bit can go a long way.

Ok enough about me.  Now it’s your turn to try out Skinny&Co. Coconut Oil for Yourself.

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Enter below to win your own bottle.  Good Luck to Everyone!

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The products in this giveaway were donated to us in exchange for the review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and there are no costs charged to the winner.


X1 Audio headphones giveaway – $50 value

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Good Morning Loves.  It’s time to start the day – and the week – off on the right foot…with a giveaway!  One lucky reader is going to win a pair of X1 Audio headphones. I have been using these headphones for over two weeks and I can tell you that they are great for running, sweating and, of course, listening to music.

X1 Audio Headphones are perfect for runners

X1 2The good people at X1 Audio are just as enthusiastic about running as I am and they were gracious enough to send over a pair of headphones for me to try while working out.  I have had my old headphones for almost three years and I have to say that although I was reluctant at first, I am absolutely loving my new headphones.

X1 Audio headphones are lightweight and the cord is a rope material instead of plastic or rubber, in my opinion this makes the cord more durable and less likely to break when wrapped around my iPod.

X1 Audio headphones are also:

- Sweatproof and Rinsable

- Have a Secure Fit for Athletes

- Reflective for Safety

Now it’s time for the giveaway

One lucky reader will win their own pair of X1 Audio headphones.  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win.

Open to all Canadian and U.S. residents.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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Win healthy snacks with a LUNA Bars giveaway

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It’s absolutely no secret that I love snacks, however snacking can be a very costly and very unhealthy habit.  With my recent decision to start running and training for my first 5k I have really been paying attention to everything that I put into my mouth from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed.

Snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy and it doesn’t have to be costly, the key to smart snacking is to find a food that is nutritious and can be eaten on-the-go.  Fresh fruits and veggies are a great healthy snack, I love packing mini carrots in my lunches. Another very healthy, yummy and easy to eat snack is protein bars.

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When the lovely ladies at Clif Bar heard about my plan to start running and keep snacking they sent over a box of LUNA Bars for me to try.  After substituting my normal breakfast with a LUNA Bar I have to tell you that I love them.

I chose the Caramel Nut Brownie flavour; they are the perfect combination of sweetness and nutrition.  LUNA Bars are the whole nutrition bars for women; they are full of both calcium and folate – which may be why they are so filling.

Not only are LUNA Bars already nutritional, but I don’t feel the need to snack afterwards – it’s a win win snack.

The LUNA Bars giveaway

The great ladies at Clif Bar want to help one lucky My Diary Entry reader get healthy and fill their belly at the same time.  Enter below for your chance to win your own box of LUNA Bars for women, there are a wide variety of flavours to chose from and you get to pick your own flavour.

This giveaway is open to all Canadian residents.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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$100 Giveaway: Family Pack of Hydros Water Bottles

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Good Morning Loves,

Today I am very excited about this giveaway. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to drink more water, but believe it or not my new office doesn’t have a water cooler.  We have a water fountain, but no water cooler.

I am super paranoid about germs and therefore I don’t want to drink out of a water fountain because I am not convinced that the water is purified.  As soon as I started working at my new office and I saw the water fountain situation I immediately knew that I had to find a clean water solution.  The great people at Hydros Bottle wanted to help and they quickly sent over some of their filtration water bottles for me to use and make sure that I drink at least 8 glasses of clean water per day.

I quickly fell in love with my Hydros Bottle for many reasons, the main reasons being that the bottle is very easy to fill with water and it doesn’t leak or spill. Sometimes when I fill my water bottle at a water fountain the water starts to spill out of the top before the bottle is full, but that’s not the case with the Hydros Bottle.  The creative minds behind this innovative clean water bottle have created a side opening that allows us to fill our bottle right to the top.

Hydros Bottle is a great company whose mission is to bring clean water to 1 billion people around the world. For every Hydros Bottle that you buy you also bring clean water to one person in need. This is why I am so proud to be working with a great company like Hydros Bottle.

Like most filtration water bottles and jugs there are a few steps that need to be taken to set up your Hydros Bottle but don’t worry, once again the good people at Hydros Bottle have come to the rescue.  They have created a short video to help you set up your bottle and start drinking clean water.

Check out their video below to learn more about Hydros Bottles:

Hydros Bottles come in 5 bright colours and we are giving away all five to one lucky winner – That’s a $100 value.  Enter below for your chance win.

Good Luck to everyone who enters!

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