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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Zagg iPad an Hour Giveaway

Enter to win an iPad 2 from in their iPad 2 an hour giveaway!
Starts on Friday November 25th, 2011@ Midnight!

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Big G Cereal Heroes Prize Pack Winner!

Congrats to Melissa!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba CD/DVD prize Winner!

Congrats to Dianna!

Betty Crocker Fun-da-middles Winner!!

Congratulations to Rebecca! 
She said in response to the question in the contest: 

My daughters 3rd bday party

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Last week we were able to take the youngest kids (Yo-Gabba-Gabb-ites ^pictured above) to watch Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! We attended the show at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. This audience participation-filled show, featured some Yo Gabba Gabba favorites: DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, and Toodee, with special guests Hip Hop Legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Superstar Leslie Hall. It was awesome to see how much the kids enjoyed the show.  For the most part our 3 year old sat still, watched and danced.  She LOVED the show!  I loved that the show had so much audience participation.  I loved how much fun it was.  It really kept the kids entertained and involved with the show.  We definitely look forward to seeing their favorite characters next year.   They sang some of our little one's favorite songs,  like "There's a Party in My Tummy!"

Compared to the last show, this show was much more exciting.  The cast and crew definitely KNOW how to make this show fun for all ages!  I loved the music that they used for the show.  Definitely my type of family music and fun!  I am sure your family will love it as much as we did.                                  

Thanks so much Yo Gabba Gabba! We had fun getting to know the characters and their songs.

At the end the kids were all smiles at the END! ^ The little one, well she didn't want to leave the show. I especially loved seeing, Leslie Hall she cracks me up, she sure is talented!

The show will continue running from yesterday(11/15/2011- 12/10/2011)

*Disclosure: Tickets, giveaway prizes and information about the Yo Gabba Gabba Tour and show were provided to me free of charge.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Big G Cereal Heroes Review & Giveaway! CLOSED

Big G cereals and DC Comics have joined forces to create a powerful breakfast for you and some of your favorite little sidekicks. Available now, specially marked Big G cereal boxes will feature collectable DC Super Hero comic books starring members from the Justice League, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Green Lantern!

Each box will be packed with action, adventure, and delicious cereal, not to mention a cut-out DC Super Hero mask your child can use to help the Justice League fight crime at breakfast time!
  • Collect all four comics – there’s one in each specially-marked Big G cereal box - and you’ll instantly be the hero of your house

  • Participating Big G cereal include; Cinnamon Toast Crunch (17 oz.), Lucky Charms (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios (17 oz.), Trix (14.8 oz.), Golden Grahams (16 oz.), Reese’s Puffs(18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs (16.5 oz.)
Let Big G cereals and DC ENTERTAINMENT feed your family’s bodies and minds while also giving them a super start to their day! Visit for more information on Big G cereals and DC Comics.

Follow Big G on Twitter:!/generalmills

Our Thoughts:

Our family loved the cereals we were sent. We received Lucky Charms and Honey Nut Cheerios.  Of course they are some of the classic cereals, what better cereals to pair up with DC Super Hero Comics.
 Each of the cereals have that distinct freshness and flavor that is always nostalgic for me, as a child of the 80's and 90's these cereals were always the most requested in our house. I love it that Big G Cereals makes reading an important part of a healthy meal.  I am sure that your family will enjoy some of these tasty cereals and the bonus comic books as well!

The Giveaway:

One of my fabulous readers will win a Big G Cereal Heroes Prize Pack, that includes:

  • 1 box of a participating Big G cereal
  • 1 set of the collectable DC Super Hero comic books
  • 1 Green Lantern action figure

Enter to win by leaving me a comment telling me how you use comics to promote children's literacy. (Mandatory-1 entry)
This giveaway ends on  Nov. 15th, 2011- 11:59 PM MST

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Yo Gabba Gabba Giveaway! * ENDED

The Yo Gabba Gabba Live! tour is coming to a town near you!  We loved the show last year, and I am sure that this year's show will be even more fun!  For tickets, locations and more information, please visit:   
(If you scroll down to my previous Yo Gabba Gabba post, you can also find some of the information about the concert.)

I am a HUGE fan of Yo Gabba Gabba!! Not just because my cousin is in the show,  but also because it's such a fun kids show.  I love the music, the interactive play and dancing and the characters.  My kids definitely are fans!  I am SOOOO thrilled to have the chance to give away a fantastic prize pack to one of my lucky readers who are Yo Gabba Gabba fans! Where are you all at?  The wonderful folks at Yo Gabba Gabba love their fans so much,  that they have offered my readers a CD/DVD prize pack!!


One of my beautiful and lucky blog readers will win a Music is Awesome Vol. 3 CD and a KIA MOTORS PRESENTS Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Live From Nokia Theatre L.A. Live DVD, the DVD is not sold in stores and is only available for purchase at the tours.

How to enter: Tell me that you would like this prize!

This giveaway will end on 11/12/11 @11:59 PM MST. Open to US residents only.

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The prize pack, information and were provided by the sponsor for free to facilitate this giveaway.

Betty Crocker Fun da-middles Review & Giveaway!

Light up your child’s face with a home-baked treat that can be a perfect snack any time of the day. Betty Crocker® Fun da-middles™ are the first boxed-cupcake mix of its kind that will leave you pleasantly surprised with their sweet center! Delight your family and watch the smiles unfold as you greet them with the delicious, fresh-from-the-oven taste of new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles cupcakes.

Combining cake mix and filling pouch in one box, Fun da-middles cupcakes have a special creamy filling that bakes inside the cupcake.
Available in three delicious flavors, Vanilla Cake with Creamy Chocolate Filling, Chocolate Cake with Creamy Vanilla Filling, and Vanilla Cake with Creamy Vanilla Filling, Fun da-middles cupcakes are a fun and portable treat that children can take everywhere they go!

With Fun da-middles, you’ll never need to frost cupcakes again. Because after all, it’s what’s on the inside that matters.

Our Thoughts:

We loved our fun-da-middles! I baked them as an after school snack for the kids.  They came home and thought they were just regular old, non-frosted cupcakes.  Once they bit into the cupcakes, they enjoyed the surprise.  These cupcakes remind me of Twinkies.  I think they tasted much better than Twinkies.The cake mix directions were easy to follow and they baked up really nicely.  I also enjoyed the Creamy Vanilla Filling. I definitely want to try the Chocolate filled Vanilla cupcakes and the Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Filling.Thanks My Blog Spark and Betty Crocker!

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To download a printable coupon for $0.85 off new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles, you can visit!


I am sure you and your family would love to try these!  I am so happy to give away yet another fantastic prize pack from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark!

To enter, please leave me a comment telling me of an upcoming event or gathering at which you would most like to debut the new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles cupcakes. (1 Mandatory Entry)
 *This giveaway will end on  November 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm MST.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Style Me Up!

Style Me Up! Arts & Crafts Collection 
for Style-Savvy Tweens Hits the Runway at
Target – November 1

Creativity-Inspiring Fashion-Forward Assortment
Lets Girls Express Their Unique Style as They Design Their
Own Accessories, Jewelry and More

Montreal – November 1, 2011 – She’s got the look…!  Tween fashionistas with a passion for fashion can step out in trendsetting style with Style Me Up!, a chic collection of do-it-yourself fashion kits from Wooky Entertainment, Inc. available exclusively at select Target stores just in time for the holidays.

“Girls want to look their best all the time and with Style Me Up!, they can create the designs they’ve always dreamed of and update them whenever they want,” said Christina Sklavenitis, Vice President of Marketing for Wooky Entertainment.  “The new collection lets girls tap into the latest red-hot fashion trends in an affordable way that lets them showcase their personal style and do it with flair.”

The debut Style Me Up! collection at Target features eight glam kits for girls ages 8+ that include everything they need to create one-of-a-kind designs with jewelry, fashion accessories and more.  The inspiration begins with the line’s distinctive geometric shaped packaging outfitted with stylized art in an invitingly warm color palette.  All kits include an instruction booklet to help ensure that every design a girl creates is perfect and entirely her own.  The Target collection includes:
  • Dazzling Key Pendants – Style is key!  Fashionistas can unlock their individual flair with their own fab key pendants.  The kit features six metallic key pendants for girls to personalize their way along with a working station and tweezers, adhesive sheet, rhinestones, jump rings and glitter powder.  SRP $9.99

  • Diamond Tags – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!  And this kit lets them make a stylish statement with tags that twinkle with their personality.  The package features eight plastic tags, printed patterns, working station and tweezers, seven tubes of glitter, more than 500 rhinestones, four ribbons and four metal chains.  SRP $9.99

•    Forever Friendship Bracelets – Make them, wear them and share them!  This kit lets girls design friendship bracelets with a professional look that will be sure to dazzle all their ”besties.”  It comes equipped with a foam friendship wheel with plastic top, eight thread colors, nearly 300 beads and two printed patterns.  SRP $9.99
•    Picture Perfect Bands – A bracelet kit and so much more!  Girls can personalize their wearable designs with their favorite photos so their BFFs are always close at hand.  The package contains four bracelets, four interchangeable photo frames, 60 pieces of glitter paper in assorted shapes, 70 rhinestone stickers, ribbon and glue.  SRP $9.99

•    Rock Star Jewelry – A star is born!  Now girls can “rock out” right down to their jewelry with customizable looks sure to take center stage.  Supplies include 14 guitar picks, rub-on sheet and stickers, cord, beads, clasps, earring wires, jump rings and a hook.  SRP $9.99

  • Sparkling Jewelry – Sparkle and shine!  Standout jewelry designs are a snap to make with this fab collection of four earring shapes, five ring bases, 500 rhinestones, sun catcher paint, six earring wires, ten jump rings, tweezers and a paintbrush.  SRP $9.99

  • Chic Purse – It’s in the bag!  Now girls can strut their stuff with a purse that reflects their personal style.  The kit features one denim purse, 45 rub-on transfers, transfer stick, fabric paint, ribbons and rhinestones.  SRP $14.99

  • My Fashion Scrapbook – Capture the moment!  Girls can proudly show off their creativity with a scrapbook filled with picture-perfect memories arranged and decorated just the way they want.  Contents include a beautiful scrapbook, glue stick, colored pencils, ribbon, scissors and rhinestones.  SRP $14.99

As a special style-savvy score, every Style Me Up! arts & crafts kit offers girls a one-time 20 percent discount on her order from the Style Me Up! Fashion Design Studio, an online design-it-yourself destination that makes her fashion-forward dreams come true.  The new service from Wooky Entertainment and FashionPlaytes lets girls design their own wearable tops, dresses and more – and then have their order delivered directly to their door!

About Wooky Entertainment Inc.
Wooky Entertainment is a Montreal-based brand development company that produces and distributes high-quality, trend-right product worldwide.  Wooky aims for excellence in design and creativity, as the company’s goal is to present the latest, freshest, fashion-forward innovations for everyone!  For more information, visit Wooky Entertainment at

Yo Gabba Gabba Tour!

For Venue information and ticket purchasing visit:


Hip Hop Legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Gabba!-Favorite Leslie Hall Join DJ Lance Rock and the Colorful Cast of Characters on Stage for
YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: It’s Time to Dance! Presented by Kia Motors

Los Angeles, CA (May 24, 2011) — On the heels of receiving two Daytime EmmyÒ nominations, a season 4 pick up from Nickelodeon and phenomenal ticket sales for their upcoming live tour in Australia, Yo Gabba Gabba! announced they will rock the preschool and young adult set in over 50 cities across North America in 2011 when today’s hottest live show returns this fall. Enthusiastic fans of all ages have the opportunity to see the characters come to life on stage for a live show experience like no other. Kia Motors America will reprise their role as presenting sponsor of the tour. The tour will kick off in Minneapolis at the State Theatre on Thursday, September 15 and will wrap on Sunday, December 11 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Citi® is the official credit card of the tour. Visit for complete tour, ticket and VIP package information.

YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: It’s Time to Dance! Presented by Kia Motors promises to be a memorable experience, featuring a mix of classic Yo Gabba Gabba! favorites, as well as new songs and new performances. The state-of-the-art, high-energy production features DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee, and a mix of music, animation, games, singing and dancing.

Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of the most popular series on television worldwide and on stage, with broad appeal among preschoolers, their indie-rock loving parents, teens and young adults. The award-winning series, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment. S2BN Entertainment, in association with The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, produces the live show. Kia Motors America began their relationship with Yo Gabba Gabba! when they kicked off 2010 with the biggest vehicle launch in company history for the Sorento mid-size crossover. The auto-maker’s “Joyride Dream” advertising campaign included the company's first-ever Super Bowl ad, which featured Muno. Building on the momentum of the Kia Motors Sorento “Joyride Dream” campaign, Kia Motors was named the title sponsor of the fall 2010 tour of YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY!.
Kia Motors Presents YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY took place in over 60 cities in the U.S. in 2010. The 2010 live show played to over 300,000 fans in sold out theatres in all major cities, including Radio City Music Hall in New York and NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The live show featured celebrity guest performers, including The Aquabats, Devendra Banhart, Black Kids, Zac Brown, Cold War Kids, Matt Costa, DMC (Run DMC), Drive By Truckers, Dave Grohl, John Heder, Kid Koala, Mates of State, Jack McBrayer, Mix Master Mike, Moby, Ozomatli, Shaggy, Snoop Dogg, Shooter Jennings, Steel Train, Talib Kweli, Nicole Richie, Kid Sister, Keri Russell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Reitman and more.
YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! is proud to support Baby Buggy and their work across the country. For more information, please visit:
Revolution Foods and Plum Organics are the official suppliers of snacks for the YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! VIP party experience.

For Venue information and ticket purchasing visit:

If you are in the Salt Lake area the tour will be featured at:

Kingsbury Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6:00 PM

If you have little ones like I do,  I am sure that they will be thrilled that the Yo Gabba Gabba Tour has started! We went last year and all of the kids, including our 6 month old, LOVED it!  Here are some photos of the last show. It was entertaining for the adults as well.  The audience participation makes it even more fun! The kids loved dancing along.  I am sure your family will enjoy this event as well. We were able to do the meet and greet afterwards. They provided some great healthy snacks for our family and we had some photo opportunities with the cast afterwards.  For my kids in particular,  it definitely was the most favorite event of the year.  They are still talking about how much fun it was.  I definitely recommend this fun-filled any family. Go check it out! You will be glad you did! :) Be sure to keep reading and following The Mama Hoods Goods! In the next post I'm giving away an awesome Yo Gabba Gabba CD/DVD Prize to giveaway courtesy of Yo Gabba Gabba!

About the Television show: 

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American children's television show currently airing on the Nick Jr. cable network in the United States and the Nick Jr. networks in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Italy, France and Australia as well as Treehouse TV network in Canada and RTE2 on RTEjr see Raidió Teilifís Éireann Ireland. Created by Christian Jacobs (lead singer of the Aquabats) and Scott Schultz, the show is produced by The Magic Store Productions and W!LDBRAIN. The series premiered August 20, 2007 on Nick Jr. and began broadcasting February 23, 2008 on Noggin, now Nick Jr..


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CARS 2 on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack

TODAY, Disney releases CARS 2 on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack! In celebration, we present you with brand new Q&A Interviews with the talent and filmmakers, a video clip from the film, tips from the animators and story supervisor, more family-friendly activities and a discount offer for your purchase! My kids loved Cars 2.  This second movie definitely has more action and a new story-line that the kids liked just as much as the first one. 

Also be sure to check out the free printable games for your little Cars 2 fan to enjoy on a road trip! This would could also be a fun, budget-friendly idea for a Cars themed birthday party!!

Download Printable Cars 2 Recipes!

Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives!

I have personally lost an aunt to breast cancer and I also have a cousin who is a survivor.  It's great to know that Yoplait has a great program to help fund the research and ultimately help find a cure for breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen foundation. Let's do what we can to save lives. 

Visit and click the Save Lids to Save Lives link ( to watch celebrity breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk and breast cancer survivor and Komen Los Angeles volunteer, Annette Reid discuss breast health and risk reduction. Annette Reid: Having a family history of breast cancer, Annette was always overly cautious about self-exams, regular screening, eating healthy and exercising. Thanks to early detection, Annette's breast cancer was caught early and successfully treated. The 9-year breast cancer survivor has turned her fight into inspiration to help other women in LA through her work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles.

(I missed the chat last week, but I am glad it's available to view online.)

Dr. Kristi Funk: Dr. Funk is a nationally known, board-certified, breast cancer surgeon and founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, a comprehensive and integrative breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Funk has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment, including well-known celebrities like Sheryl Crow, who have turned to her for her expertise.

Breast cancer awareness is important year-round - so tune in and find out how you can support women in your community fighting the disease with programs including Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives. For every pink lid redeemed online or via mail by December 31, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure - so it´s important to save those lids!

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Pillsbury Breakfast Sandwiches Winner

Congratulations to Sherry!
Sherry said... Ham & veggies

I have emailed the winner! 

Thanks to all who entered!! 

Thanks again to Pillsbury and My Blog Spark for 
sponsoring a great giveaway! 

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