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The Second Annual BIG Deal Toronto Blogger Closet Sale!!!

Come on out to the second annual BIG Deal Toronto bloggers’ closet sale! We’re hosting it at 3030 bar and lounge in Toronto this year, so there’ll be plenty of space for browsing and socializing, and we’ve got a great cocktail menu lined up!

I’ll be selling some of my wardrobe goodies and giving a sneak peek at my new image consulting services, for free! Come meet me and rifle through my stuff, you know you wanna!

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GIVEAWAY: With Heart Merch!

Yay! It’s time for another Ginger-tastic giveaway!

You know I love doing these things but the offers have been few and far between these days so I just decided to do my own to promote my boutique.

For those of you that are just dropping by now, I recently followed my heart and launched an online boutique called With Heart – Original & Interesting Stuff.

It specializes in curated collections of handmade and hard-to-find items, many of which are from local artisans. Some pieces are exclusive to the shop and I will be commissioning more special items in the future. This has been a dream of mine for years and I’m quite proud of it :)

Right now I’m trying to spread the word about the shop because it’s still a bit new. The holidays are coming up and there are a lot of great gift ideas available that I want to let people know about!

In exchange for your awesome word of mouth skills, I am offering a chance to win this:


An absolutely adorable set of puppy cupcake earrings by Twine Birds, exclusive to With Heart. Made from Polymer clay, artist Connie uses her tiny fingers to design and produce amazing little treats to wear. They are so cute I just want to eat them! (edit: Please don’t! They taste AWFUL! *shameface*)

Giveaway Details:

  • Open to Canadian and US residents
  • Winner will be randomly selected from the comments section
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, November 26th 2011

How To Enter:

Each of the following gets you one entry. Leave a comment for each task you complete!

  • Visit and leave a comment about your favourite item and why you like it
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog
  • Tweet about this giveaway and make sure to include the With Heart username: “@gingercorsair I entered to win a set of cupcake earrings from @With_Heart_Shop! Click here for details:”




Blurb Book Winners!

Congratulations to the three lucky readers to win the free custom book!

Each winner received a code worth $50 CAD–enough to create, print and ship a decent-sized book. How exciting!

Our lucky ladies were:

Asian Pear

I hope you three enjoy your book-making process and report back with the results!

Thanks for playing, gang; and stay tuned, I’ll have more giveaways coming up in the new year!

Free CoverFX Mint Glaze

Hello beauties,

Found this in my inbox and thought you might be interested! I love me some CoverFX products!

Giveaway: 3 Free Blurb Books!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a special event at the Gladstone hosted by

If you’re not familiar with the site, here’s the deal in a nutshell: is a book printing and self-publishing website, and it’s great! Regular people like you and I can use their free online or downloadable software to create beautiful photo books. You can print just one, or print thousands!

The service is really popular for wedding photo albums and photographers’ portfolios, but you’re really only limited by your imagination on what you can do in your book.

I originally learned about Blurb several years ago, when my friend was getting married. She told me she was thinking of doing up their wedding album in that fashion. I thought it was a great idea—it saves you the costs of printing out the film versions of the photos, they won’t accidentally slip out of the sleeves and doing a Blurb book gives you a lot more license for creativity!

Anyway, I was delighted to be invited to their special event! Each year Blurb has a contest for the best photo book (anyone can enter). The event was to showcase the winners’ work, bring together fellow Blurb-ers in a social setting and have a good time!

I’m glad I went to this event because I had some great conversations, met the VP of the company and finagled some books for a blog giveaway!


The books themselves are beautiful when you get them. The paper is good quality and the printing is top notch. The binding options were also sturdy and good-looking. All-in-all they make nice books. Before seeing them in person I was a little hesitant about the quality, but I can honestly say that they passed my snobby book-lover’s test.

I’m currently pulling together a photo book of my travels, as well as a cookbook to print out! I’m so excited, and I want all of YOU to share my excitement, too and win a free book from!

Giveaway Details

There are 3 free Blurb book codes to be given away by random draw. To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your idea for a personal book is! It could be a cookbook, portfolio, family history book, anything! I can’t wait to see all the ideas. Please include your email address if it is not in your profile already.

I will be randomly selecting 3 winners on Friday, December 3rd and they will be notified via email.

Fine Print:  This will give the person a chance to make a book and get CAD $50.00 off the order total. This will cover a nice sized book as well as shipping.   Each customer can use this promotion 1 time. Offer valid between 2010-11-23 and 2010-12-31. Promotion only valid for books created by the customer.

Good luck!

Giveaway: Get A My Bag of Your Own!

Well, it’s that time of year, folks!

The leaves have fallen, the cold weather is setting in and people’s thoughts are turning to the holiday season!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule/Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or any other holiday during the winter season there’s a good chance you’re going to be doing some shopping! (38 days left as of this posting!)

Presents for others, presents for yourself! And food to fill all the hungry bellies of your friends and family all need to be carried home in some fashion.

Enter the My Bag! These are great reusable bags that are not only strong and durable, but also totally stylish and Canadian-made (Click here for my review!). They are the perfect way to help you get your holiday shopping and preparations done, and make a great gift, too!

The good people at Grey Gourmet have generously offered to provide a My Bag of the winners’ choice to four (4) lucky readers, and it’s easy to enter!

TO ENTER: Tell me which holiday you celebrate (if any) and what your plans are for the season!

For Extra Entries do one or all of the following:
(but leave a separate comment for each!)

  • Subscribe to my RSS
  • Blog about this giveaway, with a link back to me.
  • Tweet the following (or something similar) and leave the link to your tweet in the comments
    “RT: @gingercorsair Win 1 of 4 My Bag reusable designer tote bags from! Enter now!

This contest is open to Canadian residents until November 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen from the comments via

Contest Reminder :)

I just want to remind everyone that the give-away for the Genuine Health gift baskets is still open! If you haven’t yet entered…why not?

It’s ridiculously easy to enter, and both Canadian and US folks are eligible to win!

So go ahead and enter, and spread the word! The more participants I can get, the more prizes I can give away!

That’s right! Coming up in November I have FOUR MORE PRIZES that you can win! And after that a little bird told me I might be getting more stuff to give away in the new year! How fantastic is that? All for reading my little old blog!

I really get a kick out of giving this stuff away, it’s a lot of work for me but it’s fun to do! Everybody loves free stuff, right?

Here are some of the things I’ve given away in the past:

  • Bombay Sapphire bar kit
  • Amazon gift certificate
  • Chocolates!
  • Gourmet cupcakes
  • KY gift basket
  • Custom made silver ring (made by me!)
  • 3 cases of Fuze drinks
  • Shampoo

and loads more! I’d say it’s worth it to stick around & read Ginger Won’t Snap… but then again, I’m biased 😉