Friday, April 23, 2010

another cool contest

Over on my beauty blog (yes, I have a split blog personality!) I'm hosting a giveaway for a collection of Softlips lip balms and a Certain-Dri anti-perspirant - go check it out and enter!

It's open to all US residents and really simple to enter - so go check out the post on my Cinnamon Kitten blog and good luck!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

pandacub april giveaway

Yes, that's right! The pandacub giveaway returns for the third month in a row, but this time, with a twist!

I'm very excited that it's finally getting warmer here in Toronto so to celebrate I'm giving away some spring-inspired bobby pins!

THREE lucky winners will each receive a pair of spring welcome bobby pins. This lovely pair of bobby pins includes one bird and one blossom and the winners will get to choose the colours they want (see my Etsy listing for more details and all available colour choices)

There are THREE ways to enter (you can enter 1, 2 or all 3 ways to increase your chances!):
- Become a fan of pandacub on Facebook
- Sign up for the pandacub monthly newsletter (use the form at the top-left hand corner of this blog to sign up)
- Follow me on Twitter (pandacubcafe) and tweet about this contest (please use the tag @pandacubcafe so I can see your tweet). (Each tweet per day will count as one entry)

If you're already a pandacub Facebook fan or e-newsletter subscriber then you're already entered!

Winners will be contacted via the way they entered (email to the e-newsletter winner, Facebook message to the Facebook winner and Direct Message to the Twitter winner).

- This contest closes at midnight (ET) on Friday, April 30, 2010.
- This giveaway is open worldwide.


Saturday, April 10, 2010


My sister went to Las Vegas last week and brought me back a SUPER treat.

When my hubby and I went to Vegas back in November, we stayed at the Venetian and every day we had breakfast at the Bouchon Bakery (it was in our hotel lobby). I got to try a different item every day (mmmm, macarons, chocolatines, sticky buns...)

Anyhow, we had told my sister and her husband about the Bakery and they ended up falling in love with it as well. So as a souvenir they brought us back a pack of Bouchon macarons!

Look at them!!! (Did I mention that these are HUGE? Like almost 2.5 inches wide!)

MMM....each one was a different flavour:
- pink: passion fruit (I think - it was fruity)
- green: chocolate mint
- yellow: lemon
- cream: vanilla
- light brown: coffee
- brown: chocolate

Thursday, April 1, 2010

pandacub wants...a newspaper

Well, kind of. To celebrate the upcoming launch of the pandacub e-newsletter (have you signed up for it yet?) I did a quick search on Etsy for some nice newspaper inspired items and look what I found!

Top row:
1. Headline News Reusable Sandwich Baggie w/ Waterproof Lining, $6.75 by bellsandunicorns
2. On the Toilets - open edition print, $15.00 by TheNebulousKingdom
3. My Medium Purse- Extra, Extra, Read All About It, $16.00 by wildmustangs

Middle row:
4. The Daily Prophet Reporter - badge, $2.00 by celestefrittata
5. Newsprint and Dot Reversible Headband, $10.00 by darlingdaisy2468
6. Toronto Egg Prices, $35.00 by jennlawrence

Bottom row:
7. NewsPaper Retro Circle Pendant Necklace, $14.00 by PaisleyChainsaw
8. Newspaper and Billboard Messenger Bag, $69.99 by ReclaimedWreckage
9. Lovely Real retro Vintage Fabric newspaper Patch Petticoat skirt with Ruffles, $180.00 by malam