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Friday, August 29, 2014

Orkin Scientific Back-to-School Prize Pack #Giveaway

*Thanks to Orkin LLC and PartnersHub for this great giveaway.



About Orkin Fact or Fake 

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.” 
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.” 
“Ants can survive underwater.”
You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake? 

Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.  

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call (844) 503-8251.

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Prize Pack includes:
- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible)
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
- Orkin Drawstring Bag 
- Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen


Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes Please. Good luck!


*Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


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*Thanks to PartnersHub and Orkin LLC for providing my readers this giveaway.  The assets included within this message were provided to me to promote Orkin LLC. I will receive an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School Prize Pack for writing this post.  The opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Family Fun at Adventure Landing in Gastonia, N.C.

*Thanks to Adventure Landing and the USFG for providing us with a family of four AYCP passes so we can share our experience.



Adventure Landing is The Place to Play!  We have something for everyone, from kids to adults so the whole family can enjoy all of the excitement that Adventure Landing has to offer.  Adventure Landing is pay-as-you-play, so you can enjoy one or all of our attractions!  Stay cool during the summer and enjoy our indoor arcade!  Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Courses, take a swing in our Batting Cages or perfect your gaming skills in our Family Arcade.   Adventure Landing is affordable family fun...so close to home!
Adventure Landing in Gastonia, N.C. is a family fun attraction that is very affordable for everyone.  They have mini golf which my daughter loves and her all time favorite thing is the arcade.  She absolutely loves arcades.  We spend most of our time in the arcade area which is great on really hot days but some days we go for the mini golf.  It's really fun and a great way to spend time together as a family.  They also have batting cages as well.  You can even reserve to have your child's birthday party there too.  For more information and to get a money saving coupon CLICK HERE.
*I received no other compensation for writing this post other than the family of four AYCP passes that I will receive to help facilitate my review and share our experience of Adventure Landing.  
Thanks again to Adventure Landing and USFG for making this possible.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Gutsy Chewy Supplements #Review

* I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet™ program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meets™ blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.


Do you ever get an upset stomach or bloating after going out to eat? I do especially after going to eat at a buffet?  My daughter loves to eat at buffets but I always tried to avoid them as much as I could for that reason.  I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted without any trouble.  Over the past couple years I have realized that as we get older our body change and sometimes we need a little help getting over these changes.  I was recently introduced to a product called Gutsy Chewy.  After reading about it and learning that it could possibly help relieve my symptoms, I couldn't wait to try it.

It is a fast acting oral and digestive supplement that helps with the occasional queasy, uneasy, refluxy feeling you can get from eating certain foods, over eating or maybe you are just having one of those days where you just don't feel good.  Gutsy products were created by Dr. Doug Haghighi, a gastroenterologist and dentist to provide a natural way to help with the occasional digestive discomfort.




The supplement comes in two flavors, citrus and wildberry.  When my package arrived I just so happened to be having an upset stomach.  I received samples of both flavors.  After reading a little more about the product I immediately took one.  Within less than 30 minutes I was already feeling better.  I could actually feel the uncomfortable feeling subsiding.  The tablets are a little large, they are about the size of a quarter.  They do taste good though and of course you chew them instead of swallowing whole.  I like the wildberry flavor the best but the citrus flavor is good too.  They come in a travel sized container so they are easy to carry with me in my purse.  I don't leave home without them and now I can go out to eat without consequences and can even go to buffets more often with my daughter.  

Gutsy Chewy supplements are all natural, free of gluten and lactose, vegan friendly and made in the U.S.A., making them a safe choice.  They contain the perfect balance of apple cider vinegar, licorice extract, papaya extract and xylitol to help support your gut and oral health along with calcium and magnesium.  Try them for yourself to see if they work for you.  I would definitely recommend this product for anyone suffering from any of the symptoms I mentioned above.



Learn more about Gutsy Chewy Supplements at: gutsyproducts.com 


You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.









Disclaimer:
Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Gutsy Products. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. This product contains papaya and should not be used by people with a latex allergy. Keep out of reach of children
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*Disclaimer: 
Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Gutsy Products. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. This product contains papaya and should not be used by people with a latex allergy. Keep out of reach of children. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2014/03/for-bloggers-only-gutsy-chewy-supplements/?inf_contact_key=d2381ab3ff45c45953c4e8a5ed61781503657452b861cd1ebd95ff58cf64ff66#sthash.AHk7Tn62.dpuf

 

*Disclaimer: 
Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Gutsy Products. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. This product contains papaya and should not be used by people with a latex allergy. Keep out of reach of children. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2014/03/for-bloggers-only-gutsy-chewy-supplements/?inf_contact_key=d2381ab3ff45c45953c4e8a5ed61781503657452b861cd1ebd95ff58cf64ff66#sthash.AHk7Tn62.dpuf 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom, Backyard Explorers Kit #Giveaway

*Thanks to Orkin and PartnersHub for providing this great giveaway for my readers.  I will receive an explorer kit as well in exchange for writing this post.


When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
  At Orkin, they never stop learning. Their new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.   

Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!

 

When it comes to bugs I definitely do not like them in my home.  I try to keep my house as clean as I can but no matter how clean your home is, you will still get a few inside now and again.  Just as bugs are curious creatures so is my daughter.  She loves to learn and ask questions about everything: how, when, who, why...  We really can learn a lot from bugs, each one is unique in its own way.  

The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home.  If you want to learn more like my daughter and get exploration down to a science, be sure to enter for a chance to win an Orkin's Backyard Explorers Kit.  I am looking forward to going on a bug exploration with our kit as long as we are doing the exploring outside and not inside.



Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit Includes: 
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses


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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOGjPywXEjUitvXi22CXJTZNd4VVcP9LQ
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Giveaway! 
Are you ready to start exploring?  Enter for a chance to win an Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes please. 

Each household is only eligible to win 1 Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
 
 













*Thanks to PartnersHub and Orkin LLC for providing my readers this giveaway.  The assets included within this message were provided to me to promote Orkin LLC. I will receive an Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit for writing this post.  The opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The American Bible Challenge Prize Pack #Giveaway

*This post is sponsored by the Game Show Network and The American Bible Challenge.



ABOUT The American Bible Challenge

5 Things you didn’t know about The American Bible Challenge:
1. All the money won in every single episode is donated to charities
2. All of the questions come from the old and new testament
3. Your bible knowledge will be tested in physical challenges as well
4. The American Bible Challenge is the highest rated TV program in Game Show Network history
5. It is nominated for two daytime Emmy awards: Outstanding Game Show, and Outstanding Game Show Host, Jeff Foxworthy.



THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is a spirited game show that celebrates the Bible and its place in American culture. Bible enthusiasts from all across the country compete in a variety of challenges that put their knowledge of the Good Book to the test. The show’s prizing further reflects the celebration of faith, as teams earn money for the charity of their choice.

The American Bible Challenge returns for a two hour block May 22nd at 8/7c on Game Show Network. Don’t for get to tune in June 5th for the first episode of It Takes a Church premiering right after The American Bible Challenge.

Keep up with The American Bible Challenge on Twitter & Facebook
https://twitter.com/BibleChallenge
https://www.facebook.com/theamericanbiblechallenge

Did you know all the 5 facts about the game show?  If you were a participant on the show do you think you would win big?  I think this would be a fun game show to be on.  Watch the sneak peek video below to learn more about the show.





Want a chance to win an American Bible Challenge prize pack? Check out the prize below to see what you could win!
 





One lucky reader will have the chance to win an American Bible Challenge prize pack.  The prize pack consists of an official "The American Bible Challenge" tee shirt and an 11x13 official season 3 poster.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. boxes please.  

*Each household is only eligible to win One (1) The American Bible Challenge Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 


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*Thanks to PartnersHub, Game Show Network and The American Bible Challenge for bringing us this great giveaway.  The assets included within this message were provided to me to promote The American Bible Challenge and the Game Show Network. I will receive an American Bible Challenge Prize Pack for writing this post.  The opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Save Up To 60% Off Sports, Concerts and Theater Tickets With ScoreBig.com

*I received a free promo code so that I could use the website to buy tickets in order to facilitate my review. Photos courtesy of ScoreBig.com.


About ScoreBig
ScoreBig.com enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events – at guaranteed savings of up to 60 percent. ScoreBig.com customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters, always pay less than box office price, and never pay any fees. For its partners, ScoreBig.com is the first and only opaque sales channel to move unsold ticket inventory in a way that protects the ticket owner’s brand and full-price sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., ScoreBig.com was founded in 2009 and is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. ScoreBig.com was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Start-ups of 2012.



I was recently introduced to ScoreBig.com and even got the chance to try it out.  The website is very easy to use and navigate.  To get started you just enter the zip code or city for the area that you want to search for your tickets in.  I chose Charlotte as my area and I had 21 events that were available to choose from.  They had so many events that I could select from starting with the Coca Cola 600 to the Carolina Panthers, Luke Bryan tickets, Tim McGraw tickets and more.  My husband wanted to go with the Nascar or Football tickets but with me being such a Tim McGraw fan I could not resist choosing that one.

After I decided which event I wanted to choose I just clicked on the button to "Find Tickets".  Next I selected the number of tickets I needed which was two.  After that I got to select the area that I wanted to be seated in.  I wanted to get as close as I could and since the 5 star seating was unavailable I chose the 4 star seating. After you choose the area that you would like to be seated in you click on "Make Offer".  You simply choose the price you are willing to pay for each of your tickets.  When you are typing in the price that you would like to pay there is a meter underneath the area where you are typing in your price.  It tells you the potential of your offer being selected.  



You get your answer instantly when you make your deal.  I originally put in $60.00 per ticket but I was denied the first time.  They did come back with an offer of $65.00 per ticket so I accepted it because the original price per ticket was $85.45.  Another great thing is that there were no additional fees either like with other online ticket retailers.  You also get free delivery of your tickets as well.  I was really surprised because after I placed my order it shipped the next day and I received it within two days.  Some tickets you will have to pick up at Will Call at the event or they will email them to you.  I was very satisfied with using ScoreBig.com.  They only thing that I wish is that you could choose your exact seats or section because I did get put in the last section but my seats are near the front row of my section so they are still probably good seats.  I know that you are getting the tickets at such good deal since you only get to choose the seating area rather than choosing the exact seats.  It gives the ticket providers the flexibility they need to bring you the great deals.

With ScoreBig.com you never pay any fees and you get free delivery of your tickets.  After you choose your seating area any seats that you order at the same time will be next to each other.  You are also guaranteed to save on each and every ticket you purchase.  Just tell them what you want to pay for each ticket and if you are not satisfied you are under no obligation to buy.  You get instant answers and find out right away if your offer has been accepted.  They offer a wide variety of tickets for sports, concerts, theater, Broadway, family shows and attractions.  There is something for everyone.  

Order your tickets today and learn more at ScoreBig.com.  


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*Thanks to Scorebig.com for providing me the promo code so that I could experience using the website and provide my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.  The photos and some of the information was provided to me by: http://press.scorebig.com/. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day Trip to the Easter Bunny Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum #Review

*I received a four pack of tickets in exchange for my review. Thanks to U.S. Family Guide and the N.C. Transportation Museum for this opportunity.



 Here comes the Easter Bunny!  My daughter and her friend had such a wonderful time on the Easter Bunny Express.  They were so excited when they found out that they would be going on a train ride with the Easter Bunny.  The whole way there they kept asking the classical, "Are we there yet?" Finally we arrived just in time to get our tickets and board the train.  The staff was very friendly and they had plenty of seats for us to choose from.  We chose our seats and the girls were already looking for the bunny.  Right before we were getting ready to take off I looked out the window and saw the Easter Bunny riding in a cute little car with bunny helpers along side him.  The girls were jumping with excitement because they knew he was coming to board the train. They immediately starting peaking around the seats looking for him to come.






The train starts moving and the adventure begins.  As you can tell from the photo they finally saw the bunny.  He came up to them and sat beside of them for a minute and let us take some pictures.  The bunny's helpers gave the girls some candy and they were very happy about that.  The train took us to a little depot where the girls got to make an Easter craft and color.  They also had an interactive toy train set up that was really neat too.  Outside the girls got to play putt putt, draw with chalk on the sidewalk and play with bubbles.  Right before we left they had an Easter story read to them and then we went inside the gift shop where they also got a free tattoo.  This was a really fun day for us all.  I would love to go back soon for another experience.







 The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located in Spencer, N.C. and they have different themed train rides throughout the year.  To learn more about them you can visit their website at: www.nctrans.org.








*I received a four pack of tickets in exchange for my honest review. Thanks to U.S. Family Guide and the N.C. Transportation Museum for this opportunity.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Bunny Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum!

*I will receive tickets free of charge in exchange for my review.

Get the family together and enjoy a train ride with the Easter bunny aboard the Easter Bunny Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum.  This year there will be two weekends of fun beginning this Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13 then continuing the following weekend Friday and Saturday, April 18 & 19.  During the 25 minute train ride the Easter bunny will be handing out treats to the kids.  Children can also make a craft to take home and even get a temporary tattoo.  Your Easter Bunny Express tickets also include admission to the museum.
Get Your Tickets Today! 
http://www.nctrans.org/Events/Easter-Bunny-Express.aspx




On April 12th there will be an Antique Tractor Show.  The Iron Peddlers will be displaying their tractors and there will also be a Kiddie Tractor Pull.  On April the 19th only they will have the Big Easter Egg Hunt for kids 10 and under at noon.  In addition to the Easter Bunny Express this event will also feature the Lehigh Valley Steam Locomotive #126 pulling the museum's special Caboose Train.  During the egg hunt children will be divided into age groups, 0-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10.  Golden eggs will be hidden in each age group.  Eggs will be stuffed with small toys, candy and stickers.  You must bring your own basket.


                    (Easter Egg Hunt is April 19th Only!)


Train Ride Times

April 12 - 10, 11, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30
April 13 - 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30
April 18 - 10, 11, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30
April 19 - 10, 11, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 



Get Your Tickets Today! 
http://www.nctrans.org/Events/Easter-Bunny-Express.aspx







*I will receive a family of four tickets in exchange for my review.  Thanks to the U.S. Family Guide and the N.C. Transportation Museum for allowing us to participate.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NBC American Dream Builders and $50 Lowes Gift Card Giveaway #DreamBuilders



The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live! What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?
AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality...

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!
From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.


You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders!  Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at www.nbc.com/lowes.

Starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.

Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

Check out the Youtube video below!


How would you like to win a $50 Lowes gift card?

Does your home need some improvements?  How would you like a little help to get you started?  One lucky reader will have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Lowes.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes please.

(Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.) 


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*Thanks to PartnersHub and NBCUniversal for this great giveaway.  The assets included within this message were provided to me to promote NBCUniversal  The opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Magical Disney Kind Of Day... #DisneySide @Home Celebration

*I received a party kit free of charge so that I could host my #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  Thanks to MomSelect and Disney Parks for allowing us to participate and for supplying the free products.


If you come in my home as soon as you walk in signs of Disney are everywhere.  My family and I absolutely love everything Disney, especially my daughter.  Her favorite Disney characters as of right now are Sofia the First, Minnie Mouse and Doc McStuffins.  She loves to show her #DisneySide by dressing up in her Disney costumes.  For each character she dresses up like she really plays the part very well.  She amazes me at they way she actually "transforms" and becomes the character knowing exactly what they say and how they say it.  I could sit and watch her perform all day every day if I could.  Disney holds a special place in our hearts and it brings out our inner child.

Since we love Disney so much we were so excited to be selected to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration sponsored by Disney Parks.  We have already had a few Disney themed parties this year and they were all so much fun.  One party was my daughter's 5th birthday which was Sofia the First themed, it was so cute.  For our #DisneySide @Home Celebration party the theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  I was sent a wonderful kit to help make my party special for my guests.  They also sent me an American Tourist suitcase as a gift for hosting the party.  I was really surprised because it is a really nice, high quality suitcase.  I will definitely be using it when we go to Disney World this Fall.  Check out some photos of my party kit below.



The kit included Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed decorations, cupcake liners, plates, cups, napkins and a tablecloth.  Other items included, Mickey shaped cookie cutters, measuring cups & recipes cards from ABC's show The Chew, Mickey & Minnie Lithographs and bumper stickers.  I also received balloons, tattoos, bracelets, stickers and Crasins to give to the kids.  They sent t-shirts and fabric marker so that the kids could design their own shirts and show off their #DisneySide too.  To make the party more special they sent some games for the kids to play which included Bingo and Disney Trivia.  I had bought a few prizes to give out to the winners, they really enjoyed playing Bingo.  

During the party I had the Disney vacation planning DVD playing for the adults which was also included in the kit.  It made us all ready to go on a Disney vacation.  The DVD had a lot of great information on it about all the Disney Parks.  Each guest also received an HP photo card pack so that they could create and print their own Disney themed cards at home by going to www.disneysidecelebrations.com to find fun Disney designs.  I emailed each guest photos from the party so that they could use them when creating their cards.  I have made a few cards and they turned out great.  It is very fun and easy to create them.  I am going to mail some to my family for Easter.  You can get seasonal designs throughout the year so keep checking back.



  
The kids really had a great time designing their own shirts.  It was fun watching them make them and seeing the ideas they came up with.  My daughter came up with the idea to use the Mickey cookie cutter and trace it on her shirt.  She also put dots all over her shirt too which she calls them "fireworks".  She has a great imagination for a 5 year old.  Everyone's shirt came out great and each one was unique.  I think the shirts and fabric markers were my favorite items included in the kit.  It allowed the kids to use their imagination, show their creativity and really express their #DisneySide.  Plus it was something they enjoyed doing and it occupied them for a good while without losing their attention span and getting bored.  I think the party turned out great.  It was a "Magical Disney Kind Of Day", spending time with family and friends and enjoying the time we spent together.  Making memories is what it's all about and letting our kids have fun.

Are you a fan of Disney?  If so how do you like to show your Disney Side?  Since I was a child I have always loved Disney.  I liked watching all the Disney movies such as Bambi, Cinderella, Snow White and The Lion King.  My first trip to Disney World was so magical and something I will never forget.  Now I get to take my own child this year so that she can experience the magic too.  To show our #DisneySide we like watching Disney movies and singing Disney songs together as a family.  We like going to Disney shows and I like buying my daughter Disney themed clothes and costumes.  I already mentioned that my daughter loves to dress up.  I think it is her favorite thing to do.  Her Disney costumes consist of Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Tinker Bell, Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First.  

Do you have photos of you showing your Disney Side?  Go to www.disneysidecelebrations.com to share your Disney Side photos with #DisneySide.  If you don't have any photos to share you can also visit the website to get recipes and party ideas to help you throw your own Disney themed party and more.  Thank you for reading my post about our "Magical Disney Kind Of Day" and I hope you all have a Magical Day too.










*Thank you MomSelect and Disney Parks for allowing us to participate in the #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  Disney Parks supplied me with the party kit mentioned above so that I could host the party.  The opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Campbell's Address Your Heart Recipes and Coupons

*This post is sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company.  I received a gift card in exchange for writing this post.


Trying to keep my family healthy is definitely at the top of my list.  Cooking heart healthy meals is one of the ways I can insure they are receiving the nutrients they need to stay healthy.  At the beginning of the week I make a meal plan on what I will be making for dinner each night.  I try to incorporate a meat, two veggies, bread and a fruit with each meal so that my family is getting a well balanced diet.  I also chop up fresh fruits and vegetables and put them in separate containers/trays at the beginning of the week.  I have one tray just for veggies and the other just for fruits.  

My daughter enjoys helping me make the trays and she enjoys eating the fruits and veggies as we make them too.  I also make homemade dips as well because who doesn't love a good dip?  I am so glad I started doing this because if my family wants a snack then they always have a healthy option available quick and easy.  Sometimes I make a meat, cheese and cracker tray which is a favorite in my home.  I also keep quick and healthy lunch options on hand such as vegetable, tomato, chicken noodle soup and canned chicken or tuna which I use to make chicken salad or tuna pasta salad.

I think it is very important for me to teach my daughter early on that eating food that is good for you will help keep you healthy.  I also make sure that my daughter gets outside and plays for at least 30 minutes a day so that she is getting exercise which is another important way to stay healthy.  She will be starting school this year so I know she will be getting plenty of exercise then but for now we have our own daily play routine. 

Health is foremost on people’s minds, keeping your family in tip top shape can be a challenge in these busy times. Campbell’s Soup wants you to “Address Your Heart” with heart healthy tips, recipes and more!  Visit AddressYourHeart.com to get heart-healthy tips, including 21 Campbell’s recipes that are certified by the AHA and product coupons.  Get even more special offers, recipes and money saving coupons from Campbell's by going to www.campbellskitchen.com and also check them out on facebook at facebook.com/campbellskitchen.

Below are a few "Heart Healthy" recipes I found that I would like to try that are certified by the American Heart Association.  



Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

 
Creamy Turkey and Vegetable Lasagna 

 
Broccoli Cheddar Rice

 
Louisiana-Style Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

 
Turkey Meatloaf



I can't wait to try these new recipes and others I found from Campbell's.  I am going to try the Grilled Bruschetta Chicken recipe first.  They all look so appetizing and make me hungry just by looking at the photos.  Which recipe would you like to try first?









*This post is sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company.  I received a gift card in exchange for writing this post.  All the opinions expressed are my own.  
  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack #Giveaway



Bed bugs have come back strong over the last decade, keeping more and more people from sleeping tight. Now is the time to take control with a smart action plan - before the bed bugs bite.
Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat an infestation early. Take the “Don’t Let the Beg Bugs Bite” QUIZ and download the “5 Must-Know Facts” PDF for a few tips on how to spot a budding beg bug problem. 

And if you suspect an infestation, be sure to contact your Orkin professional. who will inspect your home thoroughly and design a treatment that’s right for you.
Visit Orkin.com or call 877-412-6806 for a free estimate. 




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-Each household is only eligible to win Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack (2 Mattress Safe Pillowsafe Protectors) via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.-


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Veronica Mars DVD #Giveaway & Blog App



On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
See it In Theaters MARCH 14
Pre-order on DIGITAL HD

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ABOUT HOW THE FILM GOT MADE:
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014. 




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-Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.-

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Feeling Thankful and Cherishing Today!

A year ago today I almost lost my dad. After his brain surgery the surgeon didn't give us much hope. He said that if he happened to even survive then he probably wouldn't be able to talk, see, walk or remember things. He said that the next 24 hours was critical. He made it through the night. Time was going by so slowly and they kept him in a medically induced coma for 2 days. My sister and I were in such shock because my dad had never been sick, he had always been very active and healthy. He was our rock and to think that he might be taken away from us was unimaginable. 

During the second day even though they still had him in a coma he began to wake up. They kept giving him a stronger dose to keep him sedated but he fought it. He even pulled the breathing tube out of his throat (we weren't too happy about that b/c it happened when my sister had to leave for quiet time and the nurse was supposed to be watching him). We always have bad experiences at hospitals. That one was the worst the entire time we were in ICU. Anyways, he was supposed to have the tube removed that day anyways so I got to the hospital super early so I could be there when they took it out. They were supposed to come and get us in the waiting room when they took it out but they never came and finally we were able to get in by someone that was leaving. 

When we got there the tube was out and he was trying to get out of the bed and the nurse was no where to be found. I was so mad because he had no idea what was going on and she didn't even come and get us to tell us what happened. She wasn't expecting us to be there and she tried to make up an excuse. I just ignored her because I had become very happy when I realized that he still knew who we were.  He could talk, remember and see us. The next day he got up and walked, they were all amazed at his progress. 

God is great and miracles do happen. God still has plans for him and we are so blessed to have him in our lives. He isn't the same as he used to be and he still has some challenges to overcome but I am praying that God will continue to heal him.  I cherish every moment that I have with him as well as my entire family.  Cherish your family today because you never know if they will be here tomorrow.









*This is not a sponsored post.  I am sharing a personal experience that has happened in my life.  All the opinions are mine and if you choose to take my advice that I have given it is totally your choice.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash #Giveaway

*Product received



I recently had the chance to try out the new Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash and I love it.  If you haven't had the chance to try it out you definitely want to consider it especially if your skin needs a little boost.  There are two versions available.  One is oil infused with vitamin C and the other is lotion infused with vitamin B.  I tried the lotion infused version.  It had a fruity kiwi scent that I really liked and it wasn't too strong like some other body washes.  It works great at moisturizing your skin and the vitamins helps to keep your skin healthy.  Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keeps your skin hydrated.  The advanced formula, with a moisturizing vitamin complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin.

This body wash is unlike any other that I have tried.  It doesn't dry out my skin and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after using it.  While applying it feels silky smooth, you can really feel the infused lotion and it doesn't feel greasy.   My skin had been really dry this winter, I had to apply lotion every time after showering but now I don't have to since using the new Dial body wash.  Everyone's skin is different so you may have a different experience with this product if you decide to try it but from my own personal experience I love it and it really works for me.  Remember that they do have an oil infused version available as well which you might find to be a better option for you but I myself prefer lotion over oils.





Learn more at dialsoap.com or visit them on facebook.


Who wants to win a coupon for a free bottle so you can try it for yourself?  Two lucky readers will have the chance to win a coupon for a free bottle of the new Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  All entries will be verified so please only claim the entries that you have completed.  Good Luck!




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*The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash in exchange for my review.  However, all the opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Warner Bros. February Month Of Love DVD #Giveaway

February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds. Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!  They have created a fun Blog App to celebrate as well.  Check it out and find out who your cartoon crush is.  I know my daughter's crush would probably come up as Charlie Brown.  She absolutely loves him.  We have the entire Peanuts DVD Collection and we all enjoy watching them.  My daughter would watch them all everyday if we let her.   Warner Bros. offers many movie options for everyone, check them out. You can also download some easy to make, love-ly recipes.  Snacks are a must in our home when having movie night.

 





One lucky reader will win a randomly selected DVD from the titles below:
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack


Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes please.  

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Green Mountain Creamery YoYummy Yogurt #Review

*Products received*
YoYummy was started by three guys with a very basic philosophy in mind: create a healthy, responsibly-made yogurt that tastes great and is affordable! YoYummy and Green Mountain Creamery strive to support their local dairy economy and community, using only Vermont cow milk from the Commonwealth Dairy. As a company, they are also committed to environmental sustainability and package all of their products using BPA-free materials.



YoYummy Yogurts are available in four flavors: Mixed Berry which was my favorite, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana and Cotton Candy, my daughter's favorite.  I have tried many different brands of yogurt and this brand is my absolute favorite.  My daughter has never really liked yogurt.  She would always just take one bite and leave the rest.  I bought different kid friendly brands and flavors for her but she just didn't like them.  I asked her to try the YoYummy yogurt and she agreed especially since I told her that they had a Cotton Candy flavor.  I handed her a pouch, she was even able to open it herself which she really liked.  She tasted it and by the look on her face I knew she loved it.  She said, "This tastes so good Mommy", she finished the entire pouch and then asked for another.  I was really happy that I finally found a yogurt that she enjoyed eating.  It has just the right amount of sweetness and is perfectly creamy.  They use real fruits and berries which helps to add some natural sweetness to the yogurt.  

Some great facts about this yogurt is that it contains 10 percent less sugar than the leading national brand.  It is also made in Vermont with Grade-A rBST-free Vermont milk and is a great source of calcium plus is rich in vitamin A and D.  It contains no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and is gluten-free.  YoYummy yogurt is available for purchase at Wegmans, Costco, Hannaford, Stew Leonard's, Fresh & Easy and Sprout's Farmer's Markets.  This product's retail price is $4.99 for a 4-pack, $9.99 for a 12-pack and $1.29 for single pouches.  I think it is worth every penny for the great taste and quality that you are getting.  It is a wonderful healthy snack option that you can feel good about serving to your family.  You can just grab a pouch and go... no spoon needed.





Learn more about YoYummy yogurt by connecting with them online.  Right now you can go to yoyummykids.com and cast your vote to help name their cow plus discover their new flavors.  You can also access fun coloring sheets for the kid's and get special offers and coupons for you.  Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to keep up with the latest information about their products.


Thanks to YoYummy and Green Moms Meet for giving us the chance to try this tasty yogurt.  If you would like to have the opportunity to try products such as this visit greenmomsmeet.com to sign up to be a Mom Ambassador or Mom Meet Blogger.








*I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.