Typo Pop Poster Giveaway

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POSTER GIVEAWAY

On Tuesday, I wrote a post about an Typo Pop, an awesome online business that I discovered in the lead up to Christmas. SportyDad and I are very much fans of pop culture – he loves his music and I love movies, TV and books (particularly all things Harry Potter!). I really loved the notion of being able to purchase a cool design and use it to create something awesome (and doesn’t cost a bomb!)

Today I am teaming up with the lovely Michelle from Typo Pop to giveaway one of their funky posters.

To win a Typo Pop poster of your choice, follow these three simple steps below:

1. Like Typo Pop on Facebook

2. Like MumWifeTeacherNerd on Facebook

3. Click on the image below to fill out a very simple entry form

                            …and then…

If you want a bonus entry, share the link to the competition on your Facebook page!

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Entries will be open from 6am Friday 8th Feb 2013 until 10pm Friday 15th Feb 2013, so like, like, like and share, share, share!

In the meantime, check out the fantastic posters at Typo Pop!

Which one do you want to win??????

Linking up with Grace at With Some Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday and Bree from Twinkle in the Eye for Flash Blog Friday

       

**This is not a sponsored post, it is simply a bit cross promotion between and small blog and a small business.**

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Mum/Wife – Online Christmas Shopping Success

A few days ago I posted about how I got ripped off when doing my Christmas shopping online.

But my online Christmas shopping experience wasn’t all bad. I discovered a really cool little business that I bought quite a few things from.

A few weeks before Christmas I received this message from SportyDad

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I love the office Kris Kringle but it can be tough to buy a present for a colleague, whom you often don’t know very well and usually have a very limited budget. Apparently SportyDad’s KK had gone to an office fancy dress as Dorothy.

I did some thinking and searching on Pinterest and started to wonder if anyone made any “Keep Calm” style stuff for Wizard of Oz. When I googled it – I found this website Typo Pop.
They sell wall art designs that you download yourself and print however you want. Their designs are dedicated to all things pop culture.

So for $5 I downloaded the “Keep Calm and Click Three Times” design and SportyDad bought a Photo Travel Mug from Officeworks and this is what we came up with:

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I found some other cool designs on the Typo Pop site that I bought too. A couple of Harry Potter ones that I love. I think I’ll put them on my desk at work and made some cute gift tags using some freebie Christmas designs.

A few different designs popped up on their FB page, so I placed a request and got a couple of posters made for SportyDad (aka BonJovi fan). I had the requested designs in less than three days (and for bargain price of $5 each) Printed at Officeworks for $10 and in a $5.99 Ikea frame and I have an awesome personal present!

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Not bad for a total of $41.98!

So my adventures of online shopping weren’t entirely ruined !

If you can’t already tell – I love these posters and I’ll be giving one away from Friday, so comeback and check it out! In the meantime – LIKE Typo Pop

Happy Tuesday! Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT

Wife/Mum – FAIL Online Christmas Shopping

With two kids now in tow, Christmas shopping was something I was dreading. Crowded shops, my over sized pram and cranky people. Thankfully Sporty Dad took care of all the kids shopping (including the extended family and friends), so I really didn’t have much left after that – just parents, grandmother and Sporty Dad himself and I did most of it online.

Months before Christmas I saw some cheap vouchers on OurDeal for photo canvases, I had bought canvases through OurDeal before and they were great, so I got three. One for SportyDad, one for my grandmother and one for the in-laws.

With two and a half weeks before Christmas, I placed my order with MyPhotoBox. I knew I was cutting it fine with a quoted 3 week delivery and so I paid extra for express post ($20 per canvas!)

Five days before Christmas I went to their website and it said something about hanging business name to SnappySumo and it simply quoted my order as being processed. SportyDad got other presents for his parents, I got something else for SportyDad and lived in hope that my Grandmothers canvas would show up. It didn’t.

Christmas came and went,
New Years came and went,
Another week came and went,
And then another.
…Still no canvases.

I sent them an email and waited a few days, no reply. I sent them a help request via their online support chat and my chat session was terminated. I went on Facebook to write on their wall and a FB search turns up 3 other pages of groups of people who also haven’t received their products….

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SHIT I have been ripped off!

Thankfully from there it was easy. OurDeal refunded my money from the vouchers on the spot and I had my money back within an hour. I then lodged a dispute with the bank for the money from the postage and I had my money back in 3 working days.

So now I am getting my canvas printed at a more reputable place (Remember my call to Officeworks)

Oh well, some lessons have been learned:
1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is (actually Mum taught me this one and throughout this whole saga I could hear her in my head telling me!)
2. Research suppliers before buying off third party group buying sites.
3. Pay unknown companies wit Paypal so I am not supplying CC details (kicking myself about this one too – I knew this too)

My adventures in online Christmas shopping weren’t all failures. Stay tuned next week, I’ll tell you about a really funky little online business I discovered.

MrsM

A revival

Over the past few days people have been asking me what happened to my blog. In short – life happened! But some of the more major things that have been taking up my time include (but are not limited to)
-Toilet training the Cheeky Boy (an ongoing venture)
-Smiley Girl’s Baptism
-Christmas

There have also been some smaller, less important though distracting and time consuming things such as Pinterest and Homeland.

I was quite touched that people asked about my AWOL blog and it was the kick up the butt I needed to revive it.

Over the Christmas/New Year break I’m going to try and get a few posts up and get it moving again – so watch this space!

-MrsM

Mum/wife – Where the F— is the remote?!?!?!???

It’s Friday afternoon, as my colleagues know, I get a bit loose with the swearing on Friday afternoon (more so than normal). However with a toddler this needs to be my inner voice.

It’s 4pm Friday, raining, we have been to a million appointments today (not really – 2 per child, but halfway across Sydney) and I’m shattered. Smiley Girl is asleep and Cheeky Boy wants to watch a DVD – awesome! A bit of time just to sit and chill!

One problem – cant find the DVD remote! Our TV/DVD/Foxtel is controlled by 3 remotes and 95% of the time one is not in the obvious place.

So Cheeky Boy and I start looking for the remote and as he is say “Where is the wemote? where? I can’t see him! Weeemote – where are you?” I am thinking “F—, I just want to f—ing sit down, where the f— is the f—ing remote”

Can anyone relate?

***The remote was found – otherwise I would never have written this post

-MrsM

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Nerd – The mystery of the MPC

Recently I started buying my cleaning products at Aldi, they are cheaper and, in my opinion, soap is soap and detergent is detergent, regardless of brand.

So I bought a bottle of lavender scented Multipurpose Cleaner (essentially Spray & Wipe), took it home and cleaned my kitchen. When I was done I put it on the window sill above the kitchen sink.

A few days later I went to use the MPC (multipurpose cleaner) so I got it from the window sill.

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The first thought that runs through my head is: “I must still have some serious baby brain because I could have sworn that was purple”

It was

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I picked it up and realised the bottle had expanded. This is when the science teacher in me kicked in.
Colour change + gas produced indicates a chemical reaction!
Cool! Will have to remember to demo this one next time I teach year 8 chemical vs physical change.

So after marveling at how cool it was that sunlight had caused a chemical reaction in my MPC (yes…nerd), it occurred to me that I have no idea what chemicals are in this product and this what chemicals might have been formed in my little kitchen chemistry. I’m not really sure if this is even safe to use anymore.

Opinions please:
What do with the MPC?
1. Keep it – it’ll be fine.
2. Chuck it – buy another one and this time store out of direct sunlight.

-MrsM

***this may explain why I get very little housework done, too easily distracted by trivial things