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The Candy’s Family 2012 Calendar

Need a new 2012 calendar?  Get your free calendar right here from candysfamily.com you can print it out or share the PDF file to your Kindle or iPad and view there.  It’s full of very useful dates, and a smattering of quotes from here and some from there.  Created as a bit of fun, but mostly just to see if I could.  Enjoy.

2012 Calendar

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My Nanna Hands & Busby Pure Tissue Oil – Updated with winners!

I inherited my grandma’s hands, not the hands she started with but the hands she finished with.  I have terribly old-looking hands, my dad used to say to me as a teenager that I had his ma’s hands with their thin papery skin.  My hands have always been a disappointment to me.  Even on my wedding day, you know that traditional shot the photographer does of your hand over the husbands so you can see the rings?  In our shot the photographer suggested it may be better if hubbies hand covered mine.  Yeah I certainly have nanna hands.

I’ve spend a fortune over the years on potions, and I think I’ve tried them all.  However last month the lovely people at FGB Natural Products (the people behind Bosito’s Tea Tree products) sent me their newest product to try Busby Pure Tissue Oil.  So I thought what the heck, it’s worth a shot.

I decided I’d try to be a little more thorough in this review, and conducted my own before and after test.  This means I’m going to scare you all with pictures of my nanna hands, and hey this freaks me out as much as it will you I assure you.

So, for a month I’ve been using Busby Pure Tissue Oil on my nanna hands, and before I get to the result let me show the before…  Yeah I know, not pretty.  There it is, that is my hand a month ago.

So what is it?  Busby Pure Tissue Oil is made from avocado, grape seed and rose hip oils (it smells lovely) it is a face and body oil that is formulated to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks within 28 days.  It has five times more vitamin e than other leading brands of tissue oils, plus vitamins A and C.  It doesn’t contain paraffin or petrochemicals, just natural oils.  Sounds good.

What surprised me about this oil was it is not greasy, ok it is when you first put it on, but a minute later it’s absorbed and the change to the appearance of your skin is immediate.  I like that.  A little goes a long way too, I’ve had to share this 100ml bottle with the spouse and I still have a third left after a month.  The spouse has seen a difference in his skin, especially his psoriasis spots.  And it is only $18 a bottle, compare that to a well known brand we all know and there is a saving to be had.

Now a month later, with almost applying it everyday…

There is a noticable difference.  I have to tell you I wasn’t expecting that, but the back of my hand where the skin is the most nanna like is definately smoother.  It’s going to take a LOT more to get rid of the nanna spots, but its a start!  If I injure my hands they take ages to heal and almost always scar (as you can well see), there has been improvement in that department as well.   So there you go, I’ll be buying it again and I’ve shared my secret shame of nanna hands with the world.  It must be good.

FGB Natural Products have kindly offered to send four of my readers their own bottle of Busby Pure Tissue Oil to try.  To be in my (random) draw for a bottle all I want you to do is like their page on facebook, bonus entry in the draw for liking mine and pop back here to comment letting me know.  Easy.    I will draw on New Years Day, or the day after depending on how awake I am 😉

And the winners are…

Amanda Mackie, 1littlebird, Mick and Peta – check your emails guys!

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment and enter 🙂

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! – only one of you replied to my email asking for an address to send your prize too, I’ve had to redraw.  Sorry, but prizes run out and I couldn’t wait.

So the new three winners are Brian, Janine and Lisa A.  Congratulations Guys 🙂



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The Tron DVD winner is…..

Jo-anne, has won a copy of the new Tron Legacy movie (an email is coming your way right now) – Check out my review of Tron here.  Her winning comment (drawn by Random.org) was:  

Jo-annesays:  April 16, 2011 at 12:29 am You have a copy of the original Tron? How on earth did you manage that? I tried getting it on ebay but was out bid :( I remember going to the movies to see that. My favourite 80′s movie .. well I am a BIG fan of Star Trek & I love Star Trek: The Voyage Home. Although that was my only favourite 80′s movie I loved Dirty Dancing as well. Oh I can’t forget American Werewolf in London. Sorry I couldn’t choose only one.

Jo-anne also has an awesome blog, check out her Dr Who knitting project!  Totally going to have to give that a go myself Jo-anne.


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A little gift for you.

The lovely people from Bamboo Village gave me a discount code for my readers, to use in their beautiful online store.  So until the 19th of April you can get $15 off purchases over $50, simply by entering GIFTV15 at checkout.  I’m loving what I am finding on their site, the Luxe Bamboo Go Towel looks like something I could use 50 of!  Look out visa card. Wait till you see the decor category.

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What is amazing everytime?

The kind people at Soup and Finish set me some Quantum Powerball dishwasher tablets to try out, slighty awesome because we go through a lot of them.  Let’s face it with this many kids my dishwasher gets a work out, it gets at least two runs a day with this lot.  I simply can’t do without it now. Just this week we have moved to a new town and a new home, first thing I did was go and buy a new dishwasher.  See, can’t do without it. Actually the first few days here having to wash up after all these kids was exhausting, my hands were in the sink all day.

I was also sent a bunch of samples to share around, and thanks to Twitter and Facebook I found some willing volunteers – who will also be telling me what they thought of Finish Quantum Tablets too.  I will post my readers reviews over the next few days do come back to check them out, and I have a good reason for you to come back and check them out – there is an awesome prize to win at the end of the promotion.

Finish Powerball Quantum

I have already washed my way through the tablets I was sent and have bought them again, and I’ll admit they are not my usual buy at the supermarket because of the price.  And well we have to feed a crowd, so generic brands are usually the go – unless it comes down to taste and quality.  So I have made the change here, for the quality of the product.  One of these funky little tablets will get a very full dishwasher clean.  I really fill my dishwasher to the brim, a bit like someone playing Tetris when I think about it – you should see me packing the car for a holiday 😉  On a big load I used to throw in an extra tablet just to get it all clean, I haven’t had to do that with the Quantum tabs and the generic tablets didn’t achieve that squeaky clean shine the Quantum tablets do – yes the cups and saucer do squeak!

I probably should tell what makes these tablets so different yeah? Actually I’ll let the people from Finish do that:

Finish Quantum uses unique 3 chamber technology to deliver the promised result of ‘the cleanest, shiniest dishes’.

  • The PowerBall Gel delivers the shine.
  • The light coloured chamber is for high efficiency cleaning.
  • And the dark coloured chamber is the unique stain fighting technology to help breakdown food residues.
  • The plastic wrap on the tablet dissolves completely in the dishwasher which means less fiddling with packaging.
  • Finish conducted research on 8 different dishwashing products (from both the Finish range and competitors) and found that Finish Quantum was rated as the best, with 79% of testers rating it as ‘Excellent/very good’

 I’m yet to have them fail yet and I’ve used them on pans that have sat overnight and not been soaked. But don’t take my word for it 😉

I asked Jemma George to try out Quantum Finish Dishwasher tablets, and this is what she thought of them;
I was actually a bit surprised. I generally think that marketing hype is just that, hype. I tried the Finish Quantum product and really did think that my glassware especially did appear ‘shiny’ or at the very worst, didn’t have those annoying water marks once they dried. I generally use the Aldi product but might reconsider depending on the pricetag when I go check out the cost of Quantum in comparison.  Jemma will be sent a $20 Wish Card from Soup as a thank you for providing this review.

So about that prize? 

In a couple of days I will start a little contest, first prize is a $100 Wish Card & $50 for second prize – all you have to is tell me: What is amazing every time?  So put your thinking caps on as I will pop the contest page up on Saturday. 

You don’t have to write a masterpiece it can be as simple as: That peace that comes after you drop all the kids at school… amazing every time.

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