Win a Trip With Thomas the Tank Engine – June 1st

That beloved blue engine is back in Squamish again to fill the hearts of choo choo lovers with joy.  How many generations of boys and girls have loved Thomas the Tank Engine?

I have a family pack of four to giveaway to a lucky family!!



Thomas The Tank returns to Railway Heritage Park in Squamish for two separate back-to-back weekends beginning June 1 and 2. An annual favorite, the day offers plenty of fun from the ride aboard Thomas, arts & crafts, storytelling and much more!

Comment below about the favourite engine in your family (Percy was here) and  I will draw a lucky winner on May 29th.    Tickets for the lucky winner will be available at will call.

Good luck!!!

The Cat Came Back

But the cat came back the very next day.
The cat came back. They thought he was a gonner,
But the cat came back. He just couldn’t stay away. Meow.


My kids have a lovely illustrated book of The Cat Came Back. It is such a fun song and story…it never gets old.  And neither do Fred Penner of the awesome Jay Brazeau as we will get to see in the Manitoba Theatre for Young People production of The Cat Came Back.

The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company welcomes the story of Winnipeg’s most famous Cat to the Playhouse stage, in its first
theatrical incarnation – The Cat Came Back, co-created by the formidable trio of Fred Penner, Jay Brazeau, and Kim Selody. In this brand new, fanciful tale, inspired by the song Fred made famous, we meet a merry band of musicians who must deal with their grumpy neighbor Mr. Johnson and his mysterious cat. Together, they learn about the joys and challenges of friendship, and how we can take care of each other. Outstanding feline puppetry and masterful music make this a show you and your family won’t want to
miss! As Jay Brazeau so eloquently puts it, “The Cat Came Back is like Kraft Dinner: I grew up with it; it makes me feel good inside, and every time I have it I feel like I am home again.”

Tickets, from $10, can be reserved online at, by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 604 873 3311, or in person at the theatre box office Monday – Friday, 9:30am-5pm.

AND I have some tickets to giveaway.  Two Crunchy viewers can win a pair of ticket to the opening night performance at 7pm on March 31st.

Just comment below, by March 21st about your memories of Fred Penner or Raffi for a chance to win. Trying it the Rafflecopter way too…..let me know how that works out.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Moms Take over Northern Voice 2010

A while back the most awesome Jeanette Miller of Limelite PR, a local boutique PR firm that focuses wholly on connecting brands to moms, asked if I wanted to be part of a proposal to speak at Northern Voice about marketing and mom bloggers.   I was amazingly flattered and said yes.

Sadly, her proposal was not accepted.  However, they still wanted a mom panel and asked if I could still participate.  I said yes again and now with some other AMAZING mom types am presenting a panel entitled Family Matters: Blogging the Parenthood Experience.

I am speaking with Danielle Christopher, Amber Strocel, Harriet Fancott and Manda Aufochs Gillespie.

We are presenting on Saturday, May 8th, at 2:30.  The conference takes place at the Life Sciences building on the UBC main campus.

Am slightly freaked now.  But looking forward to it.

I have never attended Northern Voice…it always sells out before I have a chance to grab a ticket.

With that in mind, I have an amazing offer courtesy of Limelite PR.

Jeanette would like to offer a FULL TWO DAY PASS to the Northern Voice to the readers of Crunchy Carpets and Wet Coast Women.

That is both days..the Friday and Saturday of what looks like an interesting Blogging Conference….(so far) the only one of its kind on the west side of Canada.

You have until April 29th to post a comment here and I will draw a winner.

That is a FREE pass worth $90 for an event that sells out like crazy every year.

Go ahead….comment away.