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Thursday, December 30, 2010


We all love food here at THE UTAH HIVE.

There are ALSO many needy families in our state that love and NEED food!

WE are trying to WIN a Million for The Utah Food Bank!

ALL you need to do is login to your Facebook account and vote by following the link below!
Help spread the word on facebook!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Congratulations to each of our winners!
I have emailed each of you, please email me back with your shipping info!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

Seventh Generation Winner-


Pillsbury Prize Pack Winnner-


Cheerios Barnes and Noble Prize Pack Winner-

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yoplait Yogurt Coupon

October may be over but you can still help support the breast cancer
cause through Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives until the end of the year.
For every pink lid sent in through December 31, 2010, Yoplait will
donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for up to $1.6 million,
with a minimum donation of $500,000. Visit for lid
collection tips and tools!
A few months ago, select individuals from around the country had the
chance to host an inspirational MyGetTogether in which they invited
friends and family to support the breast cancer cause and put their
breast health first. MyGetTogether is an exciting program where hosts
and guests get to experience a General Mills brand or product during a
fun, social event in their own homes!
Interested in hosting a MyGetTogether?  Visit for
information on how you can host a MyGetTogether, receive the inside
scoop from your favorite brands, and enjoy valuable savings.
To help support this cause Yoplait has offered a special Yoplait coupon - click on link
below - to help you enjoy a delicious product while supporting a
worthwhile cause. Hurry -supply is limited! 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman-Contest

This holiday season, the makers of Centrum® multivitamins and Molly Shannon are in search of America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman and they want your help!
In celebration of women who live life and love to the fullest by staying healthy and energized, even during the busiest time of the year, Centrum® is kicking off a new contest.
Visit to nominate yourself or someone special in your lifeTell them your secret to maintaining healthy energy levels so you can enjoy the great things the holiday season brings – including friends and family time, giving gifts, hosting parties, and so much more! 
Participants are asked to submit 300 words or less that explains how you (or who you nominate) does it all. Nominations are being accepted until January 3, 2011 (12pm EST).  Contest open to US residents only.

Five finalists will be selected and then, from January 17-31, 2011, the public can cast their votes for who should be coined “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman.”
  • Grand Prize: $3,000 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate.
  • Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes: $400 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate
XPERIENCE DAYS offers thousands of unique gift experiences nationwide
Achieve better health during the holiday season! Download a $3 coupon for Centrum® Women’s or Centrum® Men’s.

*Disclosure: I wrote this post for a blog campaign for the One2One Network, in exchange for a contest entry.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GiveBack and Give Thanks

GiveBack is a site where you can create your own personal giving foundation. You can donate money to your own foundation and get an immediate tax deduction and you can fund your account by shopping at any of GiveBack's hundreds or retailers through your GiveBack link and a percentage of your purchase (up to 15%) will go directly into your GiveBack account. Then, you get the satisfaction of donating your GiveBack funds to any charity registered in the U.S. be it a large national charity or a local organization in your community.

More information can be found here:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Seventh Generation Optical Brightener- Giveaway!-CLOSED

Congrats to Janice! You won the prize pack! 


As a mom, you already do so much to protect your family- buckling seatbelts, cooking healthy meals and requiring bike helmets. But did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners?

According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.

When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.

So how can you avoid these optical brighteners? Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they’re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment. 

When washed in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners, clothes appear to glow under a black light. When you use Seventh Generation liquid laundry products, you won’t see the same glow on your clothing. 

Take a look at this experiment in the photo below. We took two identical organic cotton shirts and washed one in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners and the other in Seventh Generation laundry detergent which does not use optical brighteners. 
Shocking, isn't it?  

For more information about Seventh Generation laundry products, please visit, or sign up for their newsletter at Be sure to visit Seventh Generation on Facebook and on Twitter to “Like” and “Follow”, so that you can keep up with the latest news from Seventh Generation.

Our Review:

A few of our kids have had mild eczema. It has since gone away, but one of the recommendations that our pediatrician gave us, was to use unscented and mild soaps and detergent. Especially for the babies clothing. I have heard great things about Seventh Generation Products but I didn't realize how fantastic they were until I received my set of Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets. I especially love how eco-friendly the products and packaging is. I definitely like the results I had with Seventh Generation Products. I must say though, I really do like having my scented laundry products. I received a Seventh Generation Prize Pack from Seventh Generation through My Blog Spark. 

The Giveaway: 

One of my lucky readers will win their very own Seventh Generation Laundry Products. 

Mandatory Steps to Enter: 

Follow my blog. Leave a comment with about your thoughts about Eco-friendly Laundry and household products.

This Giveaway Ends: 12/16/2010 11:59PM MST 

Pillsbury Pie Crusts Giveaway! CLOSED!

Congrats to Cheryl! You won the Pillsbury Prize Pack Giveaway! 
I will email you! Thanks to all who entered! 

What better way to celebrate than taking your family to visit a local apple orchard to pick fruit. Then, take those delicious apples home and bake the quintessential favorite – Apple Pie! It’s so easy when you start with Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts, which deliver the look and taste of homemade without the time and stress of making a crust from scratch.

To pick the best apples for your pie, gather the family for a road trip to the local apple orchard to savor the flavors of fall. Not sure which orchard is closest to you?

Log onto to find a list of orchards that are planning Love the Pie! baking demonstration events across the country. While there, you can learn pie baking tips and ideas from State Fair Pie Baking Champions, and pick up recipes and participate in other orchard activities.
The best part of baking an apple pie is the memories you make with your family. Don’t forget to capture photos and videos of your entire adventure from your apple orchard visit to baking the pie at home. We’d love for you to then share your photos and videos with your readers by posting them to your blog and to Pillsbury’s "Love the Pie" Facebook page too!  Join Pillsbury on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter at
In addition, you and your readers can visit to download a printable coupon for $0.50 off a package of Pillsbury Pie Crusts today!

After your orchard visit, get the family involved in making pies and other treats together. Pillsbury Pie Crusts are an easy base for your favorite warm apple treats. Simply unroll into a pie plate, fill with your favorite variety of sliced apples and filling, and bake! From orchard to oven, Pillsbury Pie Crusts make apple pie baking simple with delicious results.
Here are a few delicious recipes to help inspire your readers to create delicious, homemade apple pies!
  • Perfect Apple Pie is the model of a classic dessert — a beautiful double-crust creation with sugary cinnamon, nutmeg and a splash of lemon juice. So easy to make, this recipe is great for beginner pie bakers looking for impressive results.
  • Festive Apple-berry Pie is the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a gorgeous color palette of golden apples and dark red cranberries. Use frozen cranberries to make this dish even more quick and easy!
  • Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie combines two classics — apple and pecan. Invert the plate to reveal a gorgeous pecan topping. This is a dessert that both apple and pecan pie fans will “flip over”.
  • Easy Apple Pie Foldover is a great solution for keeping the kids happy; a simple mixture of apples and brown sugar folded inside a golden brown baked Pillsbury pie crust. With four servings, it’s a modestly sized apple treat that is kid-friendly to make, and eat.
  • Cinnamon-Apple Pie with Caramel-Pecan Sauce truly showcases apples in a clever presentation. Ready in just under an hour - each slice is topped off with a luscious blend of butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, pecans, whipping cream and vanilla for a saucy treat.
For even more delicious pie ideas throughout the year visit for fun and easy recipes to satisfy every season.

Our thoughts: 

There's nothing we love more than a freshly made pie. With a large family, although it's not hard, it can be a bit time consuming to make a fresh pie crust. We decided to make two delicious Pumpkin Pies. The Pillsbury Pie Crust made my dessert for that day so simple to make and tasty to eat. I often use Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts for Pot Pies when I don't have much time. I love the convenience and homemade quality. 

The Giveaway:

*Pillsbury sent me a Pillsbury “Love the Pie” prize pack through MyBlogSpark, which included a VIP coupon for a free sample of Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts, a pie dish, and apple themed kitchen items.All of these items are well-made and great kitchen items to have.

One of my readers will be selected to win the exact same Pillsbury Prize Pack!

How to Enter: 

Required steps to enter- Follow my blog and also leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Pie or dessert is.


This Giveaway Ends 12/16/2010 11:59 PM MST, this giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. 
 The opinions expressed in my post are my own. The Pillsbury product and kitchen items were given to me by the aforementioned companies to facilitate my review.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Giveaway! CLOSED!

To help grow kids’ love of reading at a young age, Cheerios® is once again inviting families to start the day with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young bodies and minds and helping families connect by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will provide more than six million children’s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. Over the past nine years, Cheerios has distributed almost 50 million children’s books in-pack.

This year’s free in-pack book offerings, appropriate for children ages three to eight and written in both English and Spanish, include:
  • All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, which discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares.

  • Chaucer’s First Winter, by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it’s much more fun to stay up and play.

  • Jump!, by Scott M. Fischer, chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!

  • No T. Rex in the Library, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, is a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex.

  • The Purple Kangaroo, by comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Peter Brown, which is a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo.
As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children,* a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today – lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.

To learn more about the Spoonfuls of Stories program or to donate to First Book, visit 

We definitely call ourselves a cereal family.  One of our favorites happens to be Cheerios. The kids love that Cheerios are yummy and fun to eat. I love them not only because they are  tasty, but I love that Cheerios make a quick and easy snack.  Cheerios is helping to  encourage healthy eating while at the same time they are influencing children to enjoy reading with their Spoonfuls of Stories Program. My kids love the books that come inside of their cereal boxes. It's exciting even for me as a mom to buy them Cheerios and let them discover a new book inside of the box. 

To facilitate this review, we received a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, all five of the new in-pack titles and a box of Cheerios through MyBlogSpark from Cheerios. Thank you Cheerios and MyBlogSpark.

One lucky reader will win-

A $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, all five of the new in-pack titles and a box of Cheerios 

Giveaway Rules: Open to US Residents only.  Must be 18+ to enter.  Winner has 48hrs to respond or else a new winner is selected. This contest ends 11:59pm on 12/13/2010.

To ENTER please answer the following question- 

What is your favorite children’s book?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tangled Contest Winner

Congratulations to Tricia!
You won the Disney Tangled Prize Pack! 

Thanks to all who entered! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Disney's Tangled- Review & Giveaway!

Brief Synopsis:

The long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when she falls in love with a bandit who was passing by she must venture into the outside world for the first time to find him.



This movie had an audience full of adults and children laughing throughout the film. This film was well written. I love that this classic tale has come to life on film. Rapunzel is not like the other Disney princesses, she's one tough princess.  The theme throughout this movie that we loved seemed to be that if you follow your heart, you will endure hard times on your journey through life. Our kids had a few moments that were a little scary for the kids 5 and under. But they were overall very satisfied with the movie. I think they have done a great job with the movie, other than the things I have mentioned in this post. On a scale of 1-10, we ranked this film a 9 out of 10. (Ten being our most favorite movie.) Mainly based on the brief scene of mild violence. The 3 D effects were definitely top notch. This film is worth seeing, keeps children entertained and parents too. Take your kids to watch Tangled for Thanksgiving!

Our favorite part of the entire movie....

Disney's Tangled can be seen at theaters near you on November 24th, 2010. (In the U.S.A.)

Be sure to LIKE Disney's Tangled on Facebook! 

Fun Facts:

  •   “Tangled” marks Walt Disney Pictures’ 50th full-length animated feature.
  •       Rapunzel has 70 feet of golden hair and more than 100,000 individual strands.

  • Special software had to be created to simulate movement for the hair, no one had ever animated that much hair before and no leading lady has ever had that much hair before!  

  •  If all the hairs on a single head of hair 12 inches long were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 26 miles. If all the hair on Rapunzel’s head were laid end to end they would stretch for 1,820 miles. 

  • Ten women from the production grew their hair out during the making of the film; ultimately each cut about 10 inches of hair to donate to an organization that makes real-hair wigs for people who’ve lost their hair due to illness.

One of you will win a 
Disney's Tangled Prize Pack!

This giveaway ends November 30th, 2010
Please fill out the form to enter.

Prizes include:

Female fit Rapunzel t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Flynn Rider t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Pascal t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- Silly Bandz – set of 4 characters (Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, Maximus)

Enter using our new form below, good luck!

Another Great CSN Stores Giveaway!

I am excited about this upcoming opportunity to work with
CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern furniture and great cookware! I have some ideas in mind for things that we need here at our house. One of those things is some new Bar Furniture for the kitchen island. I absolutely love the variety of  bar stools CSN Stores offers. My review will be hosted on this blog and the giveaway will be hosted on my cooking blog: The Polynesian Kitchen. 

Luvs Sample Pack Giveaway WINNER!



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speak Tongan

I am Tongan, my husband is Samoan. We absolutely love our cultures and the beauty that is found within them. I can understand most of what is being said in Tongan, but I need to work on speaking Tongan. The kids know a few words in Tongan and Samoan. The languages are similar. Most fluent speaking Tongans can understand Samoan and fluent speaking Samoans can understand Tongan.

Polynesians are blessed with cultures that are rich in traditions. Both of our cultures encourage selflessness, love, and family being the center of life. We are definitely learning to embrace our Polynesian heritage. One of the best ways to strengthen & embrace our heritage is by learning the languages of our ancestors. I am absolutely excited about this new website that I found out about on Facebook. It's called Speak Tongan

Speak Tongan is a fantastic site that is easy to use and features audio lessons. It's a beginners guide to speaking Tongan. Be sure to check out the Speak Tongan Terms section of the site. You can listen to the audio on the site for free, but downloads of the audio cost $5-$10. (Very budget-friendly!)

I hope the administrators and creators come up with a Samoan version of the site too. I know that learning to speak our Polynesian languages will bless our lives and the lives of anyone who wants to enrich their understanding of culture and Polynesian languages.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

30% 0ff at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic

Receive 30% off at Gap (adult, kids AND baby), Banana Republic and Old Navy ALL WEEKEND. Just click the link, print it off and shop away. Returns are good through January, this coupon cannot be used online.

HERE is the coupon link! Enjoy!

Luvs Sample Pack Giveaway!

Luvs is my diaper of choice. I Luv the quality of Luvs diapers and I also love the mellow scent that Luvs diapers have. I was previously a store brand diaper user and loyal customer. The old store brand changed the quality of their diapers and I went back to buying higher quality diapers. Luvs. I absolutely luv Luvs! Luvs contacted me and told me about their recent diaper design change. Luvs truly does care for the opinions of its customers. From recent feedback, they decided it would be best to change the back sheet on their diapers to a really adorable monkey design. The quality will not be changed.
So what does that mean for you?

Luvs is offering 1 of my readers, scissors a free sample pack SIZE 4 ONLY
of their newly designed diapers!

If you would like to win some free high quality fantastic Luvs diapers-- leave a comment on this post telling me what diapers you currently use.I will chose at random.

THIS contest ends 18th, 2010.

Good luck!                                                                                                                            

Friday, November 5, 2010

Disney's Tangled- Swinging Into Theaters Near You

Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told.  When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.  Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Thanks to Disney, we are viewing an advanced screening tonight! Yipee!

I am thrilled to take our kids to the newest Disney Movie -Tangled. We have a great giveaway for some Tangled prizes.

Here's what we'll be giving away, stay tuned for our next review & giveaway post:

Female fit Rapunzel t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- General fit Flynn Rider t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- General fit Pascal t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- Silly Bandz – set of 4 characters (Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, Maximus)

Disney Tangled Trailer Official

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pepperidge Farm Milano Moment- Susan G. Komen for the Cure

This month, Milano is turning their packaging pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and has launched a Facebook initiative to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. When someone posts a personal Milano Moment on Milano's Facebook Page. Pepperidge Farm will donate $.50 per Moment up to $50,000.

 I have aunts who lost their battles with breast cancer and a cousin who beat it!  
I am sure you have had someone you know faced with the same disease. It's heartbreaking. 

By supporting each other and sharing our strength, we can work together to find the cure.  You can help right now by sharing your Milano Moment.

Have you tried Milano's? They are soooo good! 

Disclaimer: By sharing this information with you I am entered to win a gift card or my very own package of Milano’s. I wrote this as a project for O2O Network Blogging Campaigns.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Barbie- A Fashion Fairytale" DVD- Review

MSRP- $19.99

 Barbie A Fashion Fairytale DVD synopsis:

Join Barbie™ in a colorful, modern-day fairytale filled with fashion, friends and fun! Barbie™ and her dog, Sequin™, jet off to visit her aunt’s amazing fashion house in Paris, and much to her surprise it’s about to be shut down forever. After she discovers three enchanting Flairies™ with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie™ comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business. She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show. Barbie™ shows that magic happens when you believe in yourself.

See the Trailer: HERE

 How to purchase this DVD:

This DVD was released Sept, 2010 and is available for purchase.
Visit for more information on buying this DVD, games, videos, coloring pages and more....


 The Mama Hood-

I was definitely a Barbie fan growing up, but unfortunately my poor Barbie's were destroyed or hidden somewhere, by my loving older brothers. lol! I sure do wish I had my old Barbie's and accessories for my daughters to enjoy. Now that I am a mother, I am cautious about what my kids watch. I definitely appreciate DVDs from their favorite toys and characters that are kid-friendly and mother approved. This DVD kept my kids (boys and girls), entertained. I loved the Parisian setting and the quality of Barbie DVDs is always fabulous. Jillian the cat from France was definitely a fun and sassy character.

One of my kids quotes:

"I liked the part when Barbie found out that there were three fairies. I also liked the dresses that she designed. I want to be a fashion designer someday."

Our Ratings compared to similar kids movies:

1- (Disliked Very Much) to 10 (Absolutely LOVED!)

Pearlie's Rating- 9

So we concur, that this DVD is definitely recommended for any child to enjoy!

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary DVD to facilitate this review. The opinions presented herein are true to our personal views.

(No Barbie's were injured by little brothers after viewing this DVD.)

Sunday, October 3, 2010




Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD – February 1, 2011

Burbank, Calif., October 1, 2010 – Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly announces the return of the greatest Chihuahuas to walk on all fours in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2! Chloe & Papi are back in an all new, ¡Ay yay yay! fun-filled adventure—and their family just got bigger. Meet their rambunctious, mischievous and hilarious litter on February 1, 2011 when Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 comes out on a Blu-ray™ combo pack (include Blu-ray and DVD of the movie), 1-disc DVD.

From the creators of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, everybody’s favorite talking Chihuahuas are back in a comedy that’s a pack of outrageous fun for the whole family. Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents, Papi and Chloe, upside down when their playful puppies present one challenge after another. But, when their human owners find themselves in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing to save them—because in good times and hard times, the family always sticks together. Papi, Chloe and the puppies embark on a heroic adventure, proving once again that big heroes come in small packages.

Featuring an all-star cast, including George Lopez (voice of Papi), and complete with a litter of bonus features, this heartwarming tale of the meaning of family, friendship and loyalty is a special breed of fun—times five.

The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has a U.S. suggested retail price of $39.99 and the 1-Disc DVD set has a U.S. suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, the Digital Download/Electronic –Sell Through (EST) has a U.S. suggested retail price of $19.50.

Bonus Features:


* French & Spanish Tracks and Subtitles
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws


* 1.78:1/ Enhanced for 16x9
* French & Spanish Tracks
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws
o Beverly Hills Chihuahua Challenge – interactive game show led by Papi

Film Credits:
· Voice Talent
o George Lopez as Papi
o Odette Yustman as Chloe
o Zachary Gordon as Papi Jr.
o Emily Osment as Ali, Pep, Lala and Rose
o Bridgit Mendler as Appoline
o Miguel Ferrer as Delgado

· Human Characters
o Marcus Coloma as Sam Cortez
o Erin Cahill as Rachel Ashe
o Susan Blakely as Aunt Viv
o Lupe Ontiveros as Mr. & Mrs. Cortez
o Elaine Hendrix as Colleen Mansfield (Appoline’s Owner)

About The Disc:

Street Date: February 1, 2011
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray +DVD):
$39.99 (US)/ $47.99 (Canada)
Feature Run Time: 1:23:51
Rated: G
Technical: FastPlay enabled
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)
Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Sound: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio,
5.1 DEHT French and Spanish Language Tracks
Languages: English SDH, English ESL, Spanish and French Language Tracks
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French subtitles

Street Date: February 1, 2011
Suggested Retail Price: Suggested Retail Price: 1-Disc DVD:
$29.99 (US)/ $35.99 (Canada)
Feature Run Time: 1:23:51
Rated: G
Technical: FastPlay enabled
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)
Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Sound: 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix (DEHT), 5.1 DEHT Spanish Language Track (US disc), 5.1 DEHT French Language Track (Canadian disc)
Languages: English SDH, Spanish and French Language Tracks
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French subtitles

About Disney Combo Packs (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package):
To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney classics, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD in a single package. Current Disney Animated Classic titles available as Combo Packs include Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

About Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment:
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Prize Pack Winner!

Congrats to Kuuipo!
She blogs at A Sweet Sale, check out her blog
for great tips on saving, couponing and more!

You won the Prize Pack! 
I am emailing you now to confirm! 
Thanks to all who entered!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Announcement & Giveaway!

There's a Party In My City! West Valley City!

Yo Gabba Gabba is coming to Utah on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at the Maverik Center (formerly known as the E-Center).  There are two show times for this event one at 2:00 PM and another one at 6:00 pm. Visit for more information, and to find out if they are coming to a city near you.  The 60-city tour across North America, will start on August 27th in Bethel, NY and finish yo gabba gabba liveup, in Dallas, TX on December 12th. While in each city, the Gabba gang will participate in community service projects aimed at building homes and hope, in the host cities. In addition to this, $1 from every ticket sold during this tour will be donated to a local Habitat for Humanity chapters. Watch the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang brought to life in this interactive experience, which features live music, dancing and singing, as well as, animation. Special guests will be joining the on-stage party, for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments too.

 My kids are beyond excited that we were provided tickets from Yo Gabba Gabba to attend this event! :) (Big Thanks to them!!)

Why should you keep reading this? 

Because...I have an awesome prize pack to give away to one of my fabulous readers!
(Fun way to kick off my blog return huh!?)

ONE winner will be selected randomly to win a DVD: “Yo Gabba Gabba! Clubhouse” - The Nickelodeon DVD “Yo Gabba Gabba!: Clubhouse” released on June 15 and features performances by musical guests Erykah Badu, The Killers, Jimmy Eat World and more....

The winner will also receive a CD- “Yo Gabba Gabba!: Music is Awesome Volume 2.” Fans can enjoy a new, super radical compilation of music featured from Seasons I, II & III, YO GABBA GABBA! MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 hit shelves nationwide on August 31, 2010, timed with the launch of the live tour, KIA Motors Presents YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY. Jam-packed with Super Music Friends & all of the songs you’ve grown to love including those from Weezer, MGMT & Jimmy Eat World. A deluxe edition featuring bonus songs from the hit series will also be available on iTunes. Fans can get a sampling of the record with a free download of our favorite Super Music Friends – Weezer’s track “All My Friends Are Insects” at

MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 is available on CD at Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and independent music retailers nationwide and for pre-order on Amazon (link below):   

Thanks so much to Yo Gabba Gabba for providing the tickets for my family and the fantastic prize pack for my readers!


One reader will be randomly selected to win this prize pack.

To enter, leave a comment with name of your child's favorite Yo Gabba Gabba character, or tell me who you would give this prize pack to.

This giveaway is open for US residents only.

Only after you have completed the first entry, you are qualified for additional entries.

To earn even more entries, you may do one or all of the following.
Each one of these count as "1 extra ticket"
but you must leave a separate comment for each one.
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Other ways to earn multiple entries:
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a linking to this post, tell me
you blogged in a comment. (5 extra entries)

  • If you are one of my FEEPS...
(follow any of my 3 main blogs

you get 3 extra entries per blog followed)

This giveaway will end on September 30th, 2010
@1:00am MST


 Disclosure: I will be receiving media admission to the event.

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