Last chance to enter the Samba Days contest!!!

The Samba Days contest.  Hurry up cause it closes at 12:00pm today!

You could win an Explore experience and could be doing something like:

Some of the experiences are for 2 or 4 people so you can treat your friends or significant other to an adventure!

To enter the contest you have to go to THIS POST and follow the instructions…

  1. Take a look through the SambaDays Explore Activitiesand post a comment below telling me which one you’d like to try (you can always change your mind if you win)AND
  2. Tweet or FB – I want to win an Explore Gift Experience from @carlyannedotcom & @SambaDays
    ***make sure you link to me on FB so I can see it***


Explore SambaDays Gift Experience for You!

At the beginning of August I announced that I was asked to be a part of the SambaDays Sambassador program.  This week I got confirmation of my 1st experience booked, Jason and I get to go away to Inn on the Twenty, a bed and breakfast on the Niagara Peninsula.  I don’t want to give away too many details before we get there so it’s a surprise 🙂  But we’re going to have a really nice, relaxing weekend away.

The best part of partnering with SambaDays is that they want to give YOU  the chance to experience SambaDays for yourself.  I’ve got one Explore SambaDays Gift Experience to giveaway, worth $89.  There are 110 Discovery Activities you can choose from all across Canada AND this contest is open to EVERYONE!!!

To enter the contest you have to do a little bit of work…

  1. Take a look through the SambaDays Explore Activities and post a comment below telling me which one you’d like to try (you can always change your mind if you win)


  2. Tweet or FB – I want to win an Explore Gift Experience from @carlyannedotcom & @SambaDays
    ***make sure you link to me on FB so I can see it***

And that’s it!

I’ll choose the lucky winner next Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00pm.

Good luck to you!

Stella Artois Legere Ultimate Block Party Winners!

There was a great response to this contest and guess what?  I actually have 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the Stella Artois Legere Ultimate Block party this Saturday!

Here’s how I picked the winners:

  1. Each person that emailed or tweeted went onto a list in the order they came in and each entry was numbered starting at 1
  2. Then I used the number generator to pick my 2 winners.


#2 drunkgirlTO


#5 RhianneCookson

Congratulations to you both!

***To confirm your prize please send me an email by 3:00pm today to carly[at]carlyanne[.]com to claim your tickets.


I love giving away stuff so much that next week we’ll have another contest and this time you’ll get to win a Samba Days Gift Box!

Dirty Screens Gettin Cleaned

I am constantly touching my computer screen and it is always covered in fingerprints, smudges, water marks and well it’s usually pretty filthy. My blackberry is the same and there is always makeup smudged on the screen.  (I am actually embarrassed to post this photo of how dirty I let it get)

I’ve tried cleaning them with the cloth for my glasses, windex & paper towel, toilet paper (very bad idea, leaves white pieces).  I was pretty happy to receive Brilliant Screen Wipes in the mail to test out and review.  Its a 2 step process – a wet wipe that cleans all the dirt off and a dry cloth to wipe the screen dry and get any left over smudges.

So I tried them out today to clean my screen and phone and they worked really well.  You would not believe how much dirt came off!  I also used the wet wipe to clean the keyboard and shell of my Mac and it got all the dirt and spills out.  It’s like I have a brand new computer and I’m going to try and keep it this clean in the future.

I’ve got 2 packages (5 sets in a pack) of these screen wipes to give away so if you’d like to receive them leave a comment with the weirdest thing you’ve spilled or done to get your computer or cell phone dirty.


Something interesting to note.  Because I’m in the US blogging and receiving product from here I have to add a disclosure that the company sends me.  So here it is:

“I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.”

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Redlight Eyewear Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered and it sounds like you had some pretty great summers!  My favourite things were going to Wakestock & BudCamp and getting to see Down With Webster play the CNE &  Hail The Villain play at the Molson Ampitheatre.

And the winners are…….

Tortoise Shell: Bethany Starr Heatley Ohhhhhh Carly!!! My favourite thing I got to do this summer was go on my first plane ride ever, to Banff, to a beautiful resort in the mountains-with my daughters! It was awesome to get some time away, but even better to share the experience with my girls! (fingers crossed-tortoise shell)

White: Karen Chan My favourite thing I did this summer? Went to my first concert Summer Rush at Canada’s Wonderland. Although I was at the very back in a crowd of over 15000 people, I enjoyed it very much with my friends. But, another thing I loved was meeting DWW and getting pictures with each one of them! I can honestly say this was the BEST summer ever! :) (PS. I like the white ones)

Ladies, send me an email – carly [at] and I’ll get the sunglasses out to you right away.

Thank you to everyone who entered, commented and RT’d my post.