Category Archives: sponsored post

Web Hosting Resource

Ok, so this is a sponsored post. But oddly enough, it’s a good one.

It’s for this website called webhostinggeeks.com.

Back when I got my domain names and decided to make a go of it with this blog I considered purchasing some hosting and shifting everything over to a dedicated server. I did some research, asked my friends and actually remembered this website from previous sponsored posts, so I checked them out.

I like that they offer reviews of a lot of the companies out there, and also that they even have a list… if you just google “Web hosting” it brings about a gazillion results that you have to sift through.

They also have their own blog where they post articles on things like SEO, SEM and Webhosting 101.

If you’re looking for a host for your blog or other website, it is definitely worth it to check this site out before you make your decision!

Mmm… Frozen Delicious

*sponsored post*

As I was browsing the overly-expensive ice cream today at the grocery store I realized that I think I might actually prefer frozen yogurt. I like the tangy flavour and lighter feeling of frozen yogurt versus the heaviness of ice cream.

Especially when it comes to chocolate flavour–frozen yogurt definitely wins in that category for me. I wonder how easy it would be to make, though? Could you just pop a stick into one of those little cups of yogurt & freeze it, or is there more to it?

I don’t think it would be that hard to make. Maybe I should open my own yogurt franchise?

Web Hosting Resource

Ok, so this is a sponsored post. But oddly enough, it’s a good one.

It’s for this website called webhostinggeeks.com.

Back when I got my domain names and decided to make a go of it with this blog I considered purchasing some hosting and shifting everything over to a dedicated server. I did some research, asked my friends and actually remembered this website from previous sponsored posts, so I checked them out.

I like that they offer reviews of a lot of the companies out there, and also that they even have a list… if you just google “Web hosting” it brings about a gazillion results that you have to sift through.

They also have their own blog where they post articles on things like SEO, SEM and Webhosting 101.

If you’re looking for a host for your blog or other website, it is definitely worth it to check this site out before you make your decision!

Cruiser Customizing Community

sponsored post

You all know how I’ve been hankering for a set of wheels of my own… first a Vespa, then a car… to tell the truth I wouldn’t mind getting a motorcycle too at one point! I think they’re sexy :)

For those of you who already have a sweet, sweet ride of your own, there’s a cool metric motorcycle community online for you to check out!

It’s got some great photos, videos and forums to discuss one of life’s great pleasures: the motorcycle.

uPrinting Winner

Sorry for the delay, I forgot I had this going on!

It seems posters aren’t that great of a give-away (I can’t blame you) but we do have a winner anyway:

Jess from Cafe Jessica

Congratulations, Jess!

She will be receiving a 16″x20″ poster print from the online poster printing company Uprinting.com. I got my roommate to pick a random number to determine the winner.

Win a 16×20 Poster Print from UPrinting

I have a giveaway sponsored by UPrinting, a company specializing in online printing for over 25 years. One lucky reader will win a free 16×20 inch high gloss poster print.

There are two opportunities to enter, and you can enter once using each method for a total of two chances to win:

  • Leave a comment in this post telling me how you will creatively use your poster printing prize.
  • Write a post about the contest on your blog. Your entry must include a link back to this post, as well as one to the sponsor – http://www.uprinting.com/Poster-printing.html. Leave a comment on here with a link to your post.

All entries must be received by 11:59pm on May 21, 2009. The winner will be announced May 22, 2009 here. One winner will be selected at random from all entries.

The winner will receive the opportunity to print a poster for free using the sponsor’s website. Shipping and handling is free for the U.S. and Canada only. Winners from other countries will still receive a free print, but will be responsible for the shipping charges to their location.

Bonne chance!

Mmmmm Chocolate Review & Give-Away!

I think it’s clear to everyone by now that I love trying new things, and doing product reviews, too. As a consumer I think it’s very important to research things before you buy, and to see what other people are saying about it. Word of mouth is an invaluable way for me to get information, I definitely trust what my friends, family and fellow bloggers say over what the TV tells me about something.

Some of the best things I’ve ever purchased or tried have been because someone recommended the product to me, or because I found a great review on it. So I want to bring this feeling to you, my wonderful readers!

I need to start this by saying that I was provided free product by the featured company so I could review it. Other than that, I have not been compensated (sadly).

Anyway, who is up for a little bit of chocolate?

Nestle has developed a nifty new chocolate treat for us fanatics to revel in, called Nestle Noir Mousse Delicate. Wow. Even the name sounds delicious.

I was provided two flavours of the dru… I mean product to try out; Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. Both versions have a dark chocolate mousse inside.

The packaging was nice, though a little bit excessive I thought. I suppose it must be neccessary to protect the delicate little shells of chocolate inside–because that’s what I found. Each package contains 10 individual “pillows” of soft dark chocolate mousse inside a hard shell of chocolate. According to the press release they’re each worth about 55 calories, which ain’t bad! Depending on what diet you follow you could safely have 2-3 as a small snack.

But who cares about diets. Give me chocolate!

The little chocolate treats were pretty good in terms of taste and texture. I was a little bit wary of the combination of mousse and hard chocolate, but Nestle has combined them well. The shell gave a satisfying crunch and the mousse was nice and smooth, not at all like the Aero bar-feeling I thought it would be.

The pillows melt at a good rate in your mouth; and while they look bite-sized they’re just a tad too large to fit whole in your mouth! I recommend you take a few smaller bites and slowly savour the feeling and flavour for what it is.

I actually took these along with me on my trip to Las Vegas. I figured my friend and I would need a nice pick-me-up on all of our various plane rides. Boy, was I right!

We had the fortune of bringing some salted nuts with us… I love sweet and salty things so I took a bite of the Mousse Delicate and then popped a cashew in my mouth–Heaven! I really suggest trying out some salted nuts or any other type of sensation with these bad boys, it makes a good thing even better!

Overall I thought these were decent chocolates if you’re looking for something from the drugstore or supermarket that’s more luxurious than a plain old Mars bar. They can’t really be compared to the high-end stuff like Rheo Thompson or Godiva, but they are definitely a nice, affordable (suggested retail price: $3.99) way to indulge from time to time!

I think I might buy them again in the future… I gotta say I really liked the dark chocolate mousse in the milk chocolate shell, it was just so creamy. The only negative I can think of is that they just disappear too quickly! Bah humbug!
Oh man, I totally want to eat some chocolate right now. Not cool.

…What about you? Would you like to try Nestle Noir Mousse Delicate chocolates and tell me about your experience? What if I told you I would send you some for free? Does that “sweeten the pot”? hehe

Stay tuned for more give-away info!