Who Doesn’t Love Free Samples? #BestBuyBaby

Best Buy Viva Baby

As a busy mom of two, saving time is crucial for me.  However, protecting the environment is also very important to me. I knew that cloth diapering was the right choice for me when it came to diapering options for my children, even if it meant dedicating a little more time towards the process. Still, finding time-saving options within the cloth diapering process is always very welcomed and Bumkins Snap-In-One cloth diapers have proven to be able to do this.

Overall, I have been happy with the quality and ease of my current brand until I was able to compare them to Bumkins Snap-In-One cloth diapers after being chosen by Best Buy Canada VIVA Baby Samplers Club to test them.


In order to help Canadian moms choose the best products for their new bundles of joy, Best Buy has come up with the VIVA Baby Samplers Club

The VIVA Baby Samplers Club is an opportunity for moms of children under two-years old to test and keep VIVA Baby products for FREE! All you have to do is sign up via BestBuy.ca for a chance to be selected to join the program! If you’re chosen, all you have to do is tell Best Buy Canada what they think of the product and it’s yours to keep!

VIVA Baby from Best Buy carries a huge selection of baby essentials from maternity to nursery to gear-to-go and more. A wide range of products are all available at BestBuy.ca including furniture, car seats, strollers, carriers, toys, monitors and more.


Good to know: products that you buy online at BestBuy.ca can be returned in store (we love this)!



I received this Bumkins Diaper Cover & Liner Bundle package in the mail and I was so excited to open it and see all the cute patterns inside!

Bumkins Snap-In-One Cloth Diapers

There are turtles, owls and some other gender-neutral colours. It also comes with a 100-pack of diaper liners which are a great environmentally-friendly option since they are biodegradable and flushable, making solid waste messes even easier to deal with since you simply dispose of the entire liner!

Bumkins Snap-In-One Cloth Diapers

The Diaper shell on Bumkins Snap-In-One cloth diapers also has button snaps on the inside to hold the inserts in securely, unlike my current brand which are inserted freely and tend to move around as baby sleeps, making the diaper less absorbent in some areas.

They are a one size, adjustable fit that grows with baby. They have a waterproof outer shell, which I’ve tested on my son overnight and he stayed completely dry, no leaks! The opening of the diaper is big enough to stuff extra inserts in for added absorbency, but I didn’t even need to overnight; one soft insert was enough!

The Bumkins Snap-In-One cloth diapers are made with an inner stay-dry wicking microfleece which really helps keep moisture away from contact with baby’s skin and they are designed for quick drying. They wash up really well too with hardly any staining!

I was so impressed with Bumkins Snap-In-One Cloth Diapers that I will definitely be buying more as I need them in the future!

Be sure to check out Best Buy`s Viva Baby Samplers Club to start enjoying this fun and unique opportunity.

This post was generously sponsored by Best Buy Canada, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit www.bestbuy.ca.

There are nearly 200 Best Buy locations to serve, including sixty-five former Future Shop stores which are now open and transitioning into a Best Buy. Visit BestBuy.ca to shop or find the store nearest you. You can return most products online and in-store at your local Best Buy. They do not accept every product back due to hygienic reasons.

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Stars on Ice: A Performance Not to Miss! #Giveaway #JergensOnIce


On Mother’s Day, I attended my third performance of Stars on Ice with my daughter, Mom and Mother-in-law. What a great way to celebrate the wonderful women in my life.

Each year I eagerly await my invite to Stars on Ice because it is one of my favourite live performances of all-time. Not only am I a huge fan of ice skating, but I am also an avid supporter of our Canadian athletes.

What these pros do in competition is awe-inspiring but it is really fun to get to see them outside of the judges scrutiny; performing for pure joy and fun!


Joannie Rochette

It’s really hard for me to say I have a “fave” Canadian skater because they are all so wonderful; and how can you top Kurt Browning’s skill, comedic flare and years of experience? But if I had to choose my vote always goes to Canada’s sweetheart, Joannie Rochette.

She represents everything I believe a female, professional athlete possesses. Her performances are always spot-on, moving and entertaining. She is beautiful, elegant and puts her heart and soul into her performances; just look at her face and hands in this photo. She gives us her all every time!


Another part of Stars on Ice that I always look forward to is the music they choose for the performances. They’re different each year and I always have Shazam open to capture titles to previously unknown songs. The Stars on Ice soundtrack often forms my summer playlist so I get to enjoy it all season long.

Stars On Ice

My favourite discovery this year was HipHip ChinChin (Maxim Illion Mix) by Club des Belugas. This song was set to a retro school girl performance that stared Tessa Virtue as a dance teacher to ’50s style school children; definitely one of my favourite performances.


Jergens On Ice

One of the biggest draws to figure skating (in my opinion) is the crazy, death-defying acts that the skaters can pull off. I almost had to cover my eyes, but as true pros, they pulled it off without a hitch. Getting an intimate, close-up look and these daring moves is priceless!

Check out Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford performing some move that I have no idea its name but one that truly sent a hush throughout the crowd!


Stars On Ice Supertramp

Again, speaking of favourites, the Supertramp compilation performance that filled most of the second half of the event was indescribable. There was so much going on that I couldn’t begin to tell the tale. In summary, you need to see the Stars on Ice performance to take it all in.

It started with Kurt Browning coming out on to the “stage” solo to share that as a young-boy, he admired his brother’s love of music, specifically Supertramp and it had always been a dream of Kurt’s to create a performance to titles from this band. Needless to say, he was successful in achieving his dream.


So clearly my recommendation if for you to attend a Stars on Ice performance in your area…but in the meantime, Jergens® Skincare (one of the Stars on Ice sponsors) would like to reward one City Mom reader with a Jergens® Skincare prize pack.


The winner’s package will include some of Jergens’ newest innovations and some classic favourites:

  • Jergens Shea Butter Lotion 620mL
  • Jergens Shea Oil 150mL
  • Jergens Soothing Aloe 365mL
  • Jergens Ultra Care 100mL
  • Jergens Ultra Care Fragrance Free 100mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer (Fair-Medium) 150mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow (Medium-Tan) 120mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Colour Primer 165mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender 220mL
  • Jergens BB Body Medium-Deep 220mL
  • Jergens Fine Liquid Hand Wash White Tea 287mL


There is no purchase necessary to enter and win. You must be a Canadian resident (excluding Quebec) and enter using the widget below. Sweepstake will run from May 20, 2015 to June 3, 2015 (11:59pm).

Winner will be asked to answer a skill-testing question.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was provided a Jergens® product gift basket and tickets to see the Stars on Ice performance. These opinions are 100% my own.

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Victoria Day Weekend Events in #LdnOnt 2015

Local Events Listing London Ontario

Whoot! My favourite time of year has arrived…the unofficial kick-off to the summer! Check out this list of Victoria Day fireworks, celebrations and holiday openings! And here’s to a fun and safe summer London.


  • Where: Fanshawe Conservation Area
  • When: Monday May 18, 2015
  • Time: Dusk (note: sun is estimated to set at 8:41 pm)
  • What: See the largest fireworks displays in the London area! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot.
  • Cost: Fanshawe Conservation Area admission
  • For more information: Visit Fanshawe Conservation Area


  • Where: Fanshawe Conservation Area, Beach Pavilion
  • When: Saturday May, 16, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • What: A ‘welcome back campers’ Hawaiian themed dance, everyone is welcome
  • Cost: Fanshawe Conservation Area admission
  • For more information: fanshaweconservationarea.com


  • Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • When: Monday May 18, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • What:  Nineteenth century games, historical speeches and vintage baseball and a Gardeners’ Seed & Plant Sale
  • Cost: $7.00 per person – children under the age of 3 are free
  • For more information: Visit Fanshawe Pioneer Village


  • Where: Victoria Park
  • When: May 16 – 17, 2015
  • Time: Various times, see More Info link
  • What: Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is Canada’s official street hockey tournament and largest sports festival of its kind.
  • Cost: Free to watch, pre-registration required to participate.
  • For more information: Visit playon.ca


  • Where: Eldon House
  • When: Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 pm 0 4:00 pm
  • What: Meet royal guest Queen Victoria at Eldon House and enjoy Victorian games, lemonade and cookies on Eldon House grounds and gardens. Events will be held indoors in our Interpretive Centre if weather is inclement.
  • Cost: $8
  • For more information: Visit eldonhouse.ca


London Children’s Museum: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Storybook Gardens: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Eastpark Golf Gardens: Intencity 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Go Karts 12:00pm-8:00pm, Golf Activities 8:00am-dusk (Wally World not open until May 23rd, 2015)

London Splash Pads: All Splash Pads open on May 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (Note: Kiwanis Park Spray Pad is currently closed for repairs.)

As always with City Mom round-up posts, please feel free to share any Victoria Day Weekend events you know of in the London area by leaving a comment below.

Happy Victoria Day!

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