Thursday, March 24, 2011

Out Of Order

Please note that My Secret Home will not be accessible on March 25th. I will be making a long planned move to Wordpress. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and it will be back up on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moving On

I think it's time for me to apologize for being completely absent from my blog. I've been hit with a complete case of computer laziness and have been doing absolutely nothing while logged on. Now I'm slowly working my way back into "computer work". 

Good news is I will be moving to Wordpress on the 25th! I'll leave another post before the big day to remind everyone that my blog will be down for a day and all comments will be closed. I already have a blog set up, just need to redirect the domain and move the subscribers and GFC. Hopefully I won't screw anything up! If you have any last minute tips, I'd appreciate any input :) Once I'm all moved, I'll post my personal reasons for moving considering that I love blogger and didn't want to move anywhere. 

I also have more reviews and giveaways coming up after the 25th so keep checking in :)

P.S. *Goes off to tackle 2 loads of laundry and 3 sinks' worth of dirty dishes*...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Celebrate Baby Winners [Part 2]

Congratulations to the Celebrate Baby Event winners!

Winner of the Kushies Hoodie giveaway is #75 missbobloblaw

 Winner of the Vyssanlull $40GC giveaway is #333 katklaw777

Winner of The Boy's Store $25GC giveaway is #179 leanne_mac

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celebrate Baby Winners [Part 1]

Congratulations to the first Celebrate Baby Event winners!

Winner of the Tommee Tippee giveaway is #240 Bree

Winner of the Mudpuppy giveaway is #39 Sweet Panda

Winner of the Eko Bear Toys giveaway is #324 Meegs

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Weekend Blog Hops & Ongoing Giveaway Linky 3/18

Welcome to My Secret Home! Please leave a comment here and I will always follow you back :)
 (If I already follow you, I might not leave a comment)


Celebrate Baby Event (March 1-11)
AGBC Kushies Hoodie (3/20 CANADA)
Vyssanlull $40GC (3/20 US&CAN)
The Boy's Store $25GC (3/20 US&CAN)
Bamboobino Bib (3/24 US&CAN)
Kidorable Umbrella (3/24 US&CAN)
Happy Green Bee (3/24 US&CAN)
Monster Factory Toy (3/24 US&CAN)

(by countries)
Enter your giveaways in the linky below. You HAVE to specify which countries (US, Canada or Worldwide) your giveaways are open to. Entries without countries will be deleted. This linky is ONGOING, meaning that you only have to enter once. I will delete all expired links.

- specify PRIZE, END DATE and who the giveaway is open to i.e. US (United States), CAN (Canada) or WW (Worldwide)
- link to the actual gveaway post 

Example - Amazon $15GC (11/11 US/CAN) 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Winner - Novica

Winner of the Novica giveaway is #303 - Anne-Marie T

Friday, March 11, 2011

*Celebrate Baby* Monster Factory Review & Giveaway [Ends 3/24]

I possibly couldn't have had a successful baby event without any plush toys. As a kid I had tons and tons of stuffed animals. They all had names and they all kept me company. Some I loved more than others. And that's just how life is :) I kept quite a few of them and passed them on to my son. He doesn't express too much interest in stuffed animals yet, but I know that will change as he grows.

Monster Factory sent us a Mini Plush Colin to play with. He's just a little thing (Size: 3" x 3.75" x 5.5"), but has lots of detail. My son figured out right away that he can pull down the hood and take the hands out of pockets. We both love this little toy. I've always had a thing for different and unique items. This plush monster is anything but a normal stuffed animal. Of course it's always good to get a teddy bear or a fluffy bunny, but I think there is more you can do with someone unique like Colin. Kids can really apply their imagination and create a whole world for this toy. I'd love to expand my collection of these monsters once my son starts playing with stuffed animals like I have in the past. And if he himself asks me for another one when he's older, I won't be able to say no. These are too cute!

Monster Factory carries over 70 various monster plushies and some of them come in 3 different sizes. Monsters are divided by series such as 8 bits, herbivores, monsternauts and many more. What's also great is that kids can go to Monster Factory's website and watch videos featuring the stuffed monster toys. There are also fun facts and stories posted over on their blog.

Each week Monster Factory features a monster of the week and you can get the featured toys for 20%! If that's not good enough, us Canadians can get these Monsters from Chapters!

Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Mini Plush Colin (RV $12.95)

How to enter: 
- Leave your e-mail address in every comment or make it visible in Blogger 
- Complete the mandatory entry and leave a separate comment for each bonus entry
- For Facebook entries leave your first name and initial; for Twitter entries leave your Twitter name

- visit Monster Factory and tell me which other toy is your favorite (by name & besides Colin)

EXTRA entries
- follow My Secret Home publicly via Google Friend Connect
- subscribe via e-mail & confirm (2 entries)
- subscribe via RSS reader
- add me as a friend on Facebook
- like My Secret Home on Facebook
- like Monster Factory on Facebook
- follow My Secret Home on Twitter
- follow Monster Factory on Twitter
- tweet (1 time per day) - #Win a mini Colin plush toy from Monster Factory | US&CAN Ends 3/24 #Giveaway @mysecrethome (leave direct link)
- grab my button & tell me where I can find it

This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on March 24, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.