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Friday, June 24, 2011

Chex Muddy Buddies Review & Giveaway!-CLOSED

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies offers a unique combination of Corn Chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate, dusted with a powdery sweet coating. It’s the same delicious snack you’ve been making at home for years, now conveniently packaged and sharable for all occasions. Plus, it’s made with 50% less fat than regular potato chips so you can enjoy the taste without the guilt. Yum! 

In addition, be sure to check out the Chex Mix Facebook page at Facebook.com/ChexMix and get involved in the conversation! Chex Mix Muddy Buddies might not be available year-round if others hadn’t shared their thoughts about how much they love this mix!


Our Review- 
We love making Muddy Buddies at home. It's great that Chex decided to make it more convenient for Muddy Buddy Lovers to have their favorite snack, on the go. We loved our Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, it's almost as good as making them fresh at home. Take them along on your next adventure! :)

 The Giveaway:

 To enter, leave me a comment telling me where you will 
enjoy a package of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies?


EXTRA ENTRIES:
Please leave a comment for each extra entry.

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Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Giveaway on TMHGs Blog ends 7/1/11-
 http://bit.ly/inYlkd



Disclosure: The Chex Mix Muddy Buddies and gift pack were all given to me from Chex Mix through MyBlogSpark to facilitate my review. Any opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is not sponsored by facebook.

Kung Fu Panda Prize Pack Winner!


Congratulations to Karin! 

You won the Kung Fu Panda Prize Pack! 

Please check your email! 
Thanks to everyone who entered! 




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day w/ Mufasa & Simba‏-Free Activity Pages

Can you feel the love? 

With the upcoming holiday this Sunday, June 19th, Disney would like to wish you a Happy Father's Day on behalf of The Lion King (3D Version in theaters September 16th, and on Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D October 4th)! Who's a better paternal role model than the brave and just Mufasa? And what's a more heart-warming relationship than the one Simba has with his dad? 

To celebrate, enjoy these Father's Day themed activity sheets and father-son themed film clips below.  We love The Lion King! This is one of our families favorite movies! Hope you enjoy the free activity sheets.


Have a Happy Father's Day!




Download Printable Activities!









Simba Wakes Mufasa
Simba's Pouncing Lesson

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Outdoors on DVD- Review

Disney’s New Preschool DVD Provides Kids With The Ultimate On-The-Go Experience

With Digital Copy And Hours Of Interactive Fun With The Mickey Mote! 




MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY'S GREAT OUTDOORS



Details:

This great DVD set is Available Nationwide Beginning on Tuesday, May 24th 

And Inspires Kids To Enjoy Outdoor Activities Such As Camping, Fishing & Exploring Nature





BURBANK, Calif., February 25, 2011 – For the first time with Digital Copy, this Mickey Mouse

Clubhouse DVD is ready for the summer fun and on-the-go adventure!  Available on May 24th, Mickey

Mouse and his famous pals (Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy and Daisy) join efforts to inspire preschoolers

around the country to enjoy the outdoors by camping, fishing and exploring nature in Walt Disney Studios

Home Entertainment’s latest DVD release, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors. 


As a great value for parents and a fun, portable play set for kids, Disney has packaged Mickey Mouse

Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors to include a DVD, a Digital Copy and a Mickey Mote –making this

the ultimate Play Set. The Mickey Mote (a child-friendly handheld remote control) provides hours of

interactive fun that allows kids to engage with their favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters while

watching Mickey’s Great Outdoors.  And the Digital Copy allows parents to download all the episodes

onto a secondary device for easy, portable on-the-go access.



Just in time to kick off the summer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors features four

episodes from the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” TV show plus one all-new, never-before-seen “Mickey’s

Fish Story” episode and comes packaged as a special DVD Play Set (DVD + Digital Copy + Mickey

Mote) that will retail nationwide for the suggested price of $29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada.


MICKEY’S GREAT OUTDOOR EPISODE LIST:

All-New, Never-Before-Seen Bonus Episode:

• Mickey’s Fish Story - Daisy wants to find a fishy-friend for her goldfish Goldy – and

we help her find other goldfish in the Jungle where we’re aided by the mysterious

conga drummin’ Jungle-Pete!  Boom-boom-bap-boom!  

 Episodes From “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” TV Show:

• Mickey’s Camp Out - Today Mickey and his friends are going to earn Clubhouse

“Camp Out Badges” by completing two tasks - setting up camp and fishing for Gummy

Fish.  Everyone’s planning to camp with a “Tent Buddy”, but Donald decides to camp

by himself – and he soon learns that camping with friends is much more fun than

camping by yourself.

• Mickey and Minnie’s Jungle Safari - Minnie is determined to snap a photo of the rare

Hula Hibiscus that only blooms once a year.  So the sensational gang go off on a jungle

safari and explore new territory to find this legendary flower.  

• Daisy in the Sky - On Balloon Day, Daisy grabs a large batch of balloons and gets

literally carried away along with Minnie and Pluto, who couldn’t hold her down.

Mickey, Donald and Goofy kick into high gear to save their friends: they use a Giant

Candy Cane (to rescue Pluto), a Party Horn (to warn animals out of the way), a Piggy

Bank (to weigh down one side of an elevator so that Mickey can reach the top of the

lighthouse), and a Toy Hammer (to fix the Ferris wheel).

• Daisy’s Grasshopper - Daisy has a new pet grasshopper named Wilbur, but the playful

hoppin’ fella hops away – and we help all our Clubhouse friends hop after him and find

him before the end of the day.  Boing-boing!


ABOUT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOTE:

Disney’s Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes the Discovery Mode™

feature – an interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD.  All parents have to do is program the

remote control - there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD - and select the Discovery Mode

feature on the menu screen.  Within minutes, kids will be easily able to respond to questions about

scenes they just watched by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device -- a yellow star,

green circle,  orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses.  Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows. 

To date, there are more than 13 Disney Preschool DVD titles for parents to choose from that can be used with the remote control.


Our Review:

I just loved how interesting this DVD set was for my family.  Disney has done a great job with this show and DVD. From a parent's perspective, the one thing that I enjoy about watching the kids as they enjoy this DVD is that they interact with the show.  The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a great DVD selection for families to enjoy.  I love listening to their input as Mickey and his friends ask them questions about which tools they should use to solve problems that they are faced with. I would highly recommend this as a must have for your family's DVD library.

Disclosure: I received a Free DVD set to facilitate my review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Kung Fu Panda 2-Prize Pack Review & Giveaway!- CLOSED!


Kung Fu Panda is back! General Mills is teaming up with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2 to bring the action-packed adventures right to your breakfast table.

Our Review: 


Our kids loved the first Kung Fu Panda. It's one of the most requested on our list for movie nights. It's such a fun movie that we adults love it too.  We were given Lucky Charms cereal to review and a Crane action hero, along with the first Kung Fu Panda movie. Lucky Charms is also one of the kids favorite cereals.  So we definitely loved this review.  They had some Lucky Charms for breakfast and then when it was movie time, they snacked on Lucky Charms without milk. We thoroughly enjoyed our cereal and movie night.

 The GIVEAWAY! 

One lucky blog reader will receive a Kung Fu Panda 2 prize pack similar to mine which includes:
  • One box of a participating Big G cereal, a Kung Fu Panda 2 spin fighter toy and the original Kung Fu Panda movie. 





**This giveaway will end on 6/20/2011 1:00 AM MST**




How to ENTER:

To enter to win, just leave a comment with your answer to the following question:

Who will you take with you to see Kung Fu Panda 2? 


 Extra Entries: 

  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (5 entries)
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Disclosure: General Mills and DreamWorks provided me with the prize pack, information, and additional prize pack through MyBlogSpark™. Any opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook or Twitter.   expressed are my own.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cascade Complete Review & Giveaway! CLOSED



I love making desserts and casseroles, but unfortunately some of my favorite desserts and casseroles leave a mess in my baking pans.  I don't have a dishwasher, so for this challenge I had to go to my mom's house to try these out.  When I did use a dishwasher in the past, I would usually buy the cheapest powders available.  They seemed to work well, but often left a residue.  I switched to a liquid and it seemed a little better. I disliked how messy powders and liquids could be at times when you are in a rush with chores.  I definitely miss having a dishwasher.  Especially with a large family and plenty of meals prepared at home.  The dish washing can be overwhelming at times.  

With new Cascade Complete – you won’t mind taking turns at the sink. And if the thought of dirty dishes in the sink has ever made you think twice about making a favorite meal, Cascade Complete is here to help.

The excess scrubbing of cookware and dirty tableware is not only tiring, but time consuming. Allowing the remains of a delicious dinner to set in its baking dish could mean water logged fingers and hours in the kitchen.

Put your pre-soaking days behind you, and lighten your load with Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs. They break down, dissolve, and rinse away tough food particles, leaving your hands free and your dishes sparkling. Sound too good to be true? Take the 24 Hour Challenge. 



Our Review:


We sure were happy with the way Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs worked. I made some chicken pot pie. My mom was very impressed as well,  she usually washes dishes by hand even though she has a dishwasher.  We loved the convenience and ease of use with this product. 




THE GIVEAWAY:


Would you like to try out a Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac? 


Leave a comment with your email address and I will contact you for more details and send you some free samples to use and so that you can test them for yourself.  


The first 5 people who respond will snatch up these freebies and this giveaway will be closed as soon as that happens! :) 





Disclosure:
P&G provided me with the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac Kit, trial packs, information, and the $15 Walmart gift card through MyBlogSpark, to facilitate my review. Any opinions expressed are my own.




Winner of the Pampers Pay-It-Forward Giveaway



Congratulations to Kim! You won! I am emailing you now! I am excited for you to pay-it-forward and please let me know if you blog about this! 

Kim said... 

Basics - pampers and food - are in need at House of Ruth, the shelter where I volunteer  
June 7, 2011 4:55 PM

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Goods: Giving Back-Help Me Win $50,000 For Charity




Help me win $50,000 for charity. Create a foundation for free, help any charity and put all your giving in one place. Check it out: http://bit.ly/jcZBRP






Disclosure-I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

The Goods- Free Bowling This Summer!













Fun. Active. Social. Local. 

AMF's Summer Unplugged
is this summer's best bowling deal!


Zip, Zero, Zilch for Kids 16 and Under


  • At select AMF centers, two free games of bowling per day for kids 16 and under. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.)
  • Time: open until 8:00PM, 7 days a week.
  • Dates: Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) through Monday, September 5 (Labor Day).
  • Parents go to http://bit.ly/AMFfree to select a participating center (over 200 locations) and complete a simple registration form.
  • Free game coupons emailed every Sunday starting May 29 for the following week – it’s that simple!
GREAT DEAL FOR EVERYONE OVER 17

  • Share the fun and save!
  • For families of registered kids, a one-time payment of $27.95 buys 2 games per day for 4 people all summer long – it’s the AMF Summer 17 Plus Pass. (Same dates and times as above.)
  • Less than $7 per person for 2 games everyday all summer.
  • Available online at http://bit.ly/AMFfree.
THE EXTRAS
  • Kids combo meals all summer for $2.99.
  • Pin decorating contest:
    • Most votes on Facebook in each of 4 age divisions wins a $2500 scholarship prize
    • AMF donates 25 cents per vote up to $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
  • Schedule of learn-to-bowl and fun competitive sessions.


We love bowling and so do our kids. I am not trying to brag, but I am a freakin' good bowler! 
I beat my husband every time we bowl! lol! :) He says he just "Allowed" me win. Hahaha!

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Facebook
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**Disclaimer:   


I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Centrum- GET FIT

 













Win a trip to LA and a one-on-one training session with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, creator of the 5 Factor Diet!  


To enter the contest, all users have to do is text the word "CENTRUM" along with an image of a Centrum multivitamin bottle to 89800 for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to receive a personal training session with Harley himself, whose clients include Jennifer Hudson and Lady Gaga. Contest ends June 14, 2011.

GET FIT and “Like” the new Centrum Facebook page to

* Receive exclusive fitness tips from renowned celebrity fitness and nutrition experts

* Learn how to enter for a chance to win a Wii Fit Plus every day between now and June 14th.

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There has never been a more rewarding time to GET FIT!

Disclaimer-


I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Food Storage- eFoods--Food Freedom Tour



I have been looking for some great ways to fill up the food storage here. It's very expensive and time consuming to do this for a large family.  But when disaster strikes it's well worth all the money and prep work.  I'll admit, I have definitely been slacking on getting things done for our family.  With the recent tragic natural disasters, I have a definitely refueled the desire and urgency that I have had before, to be prepared with enough food storage. I love finding any affordable ways to get this done.  I found an article that features information about how to receive a discount from eFoods to help you get your food storage jump started.  I hope you and your family will be prepared too.

Here is the link:


http://momandmore.com/2011/06/efoods-global-is-offering-6-free-meals.html




 

 ** Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign for Broadcast Bloggers. Any opinions are my own.  **

The Goods: Products We Love-FUMI




A few months ago, while I was dining out with my friends I saw a female customer with her purse hanging from the table. I was intrigued about how she had it hooked onto her table.  But I didn't ask her where she purchased the hook from.  Flash forward to today, I was introduced to Fumi products and I checked out their website to find out more information about their products. I realized that the same customer I had seen using a hook at that restaurant, had a  PurseHook. I definitely love the  ingenuity of the products they offer and the great designs that are incorporated into each item.



The Keep Safe is definitely a must have for homemakers. I just love this is such a great find.  How many times have you went to wash dishes, do some baking and you put your ring down only to end up losing it somewhere or even  down the drain.  Yes, I must confess. I have done this in the past.  Luckily I found my ring...my husband saw it on the floor and put it on his pinky finger and waited to see if I would notice it. lol! (Thanks hun!)
The Keep Safe is a fantastic looking necklace that can also double as a ring holder.  I am sure that this would make a great gift for any occasion. 










FUMI is offering our readers a 15% off coupon code.
Be sure to enter the following code when you check out:  iloveFUMI

Find out more about FUMI by visiting them on their FUMI Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/doyouFUMI

While you are visiting their Facebook page, be sure to enter their giveaway by liking their facebook page, and leaving a comment on their wall telling them which  FUMI item would help you most in your daily life, and also tell them that Broadcast Bloggers sent you. FUMI will pick one winner at random to receive either a Keep Safe and PurseHook or Keep Safe and Scarlett. 



** Disclaimer: This post was written as a blogging campaign for Broadcast Bloggers and is sponsored by FUMI.  Any opinions shared are my own. This contest is not in any way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook. **

 


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pampers Little Miracle Mission:Pay-It-Forward $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!



In celebration of its 50th birthday, Pampers is recognizing how much parenting has changed over the years, and is sharing their belief that every baby is a little miracle that deserves to be celebrated, supported and protected, by unveiling its Little Miracle Mission campaign – a program that delivers acts of kindness to miracles and their families while encouraging parents to support others.  


The brand recently kicked off the Little Miracle Missions campaign by delivering a giant act of support –donating care packages to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the country.  Celebs Joey Lawrence , Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos and LaLa Anthony were on-hand in New York City to personally deliver a care package and thank you basket to Mt. Sinai Hospital and their staff. 

The public can easily participate in the Miracles Missions programs, and support little miracles across the country, by logging on to Pampers Facebook page (Facebook.com/Pampers). Pampers is also asking everyone to pay-it-forward by participating in the first Little Miracle Mission- to congratulate and offer support to an expectant mother with a gift or surprise gesture.  Once more than 2,500 people pledge that they have achieved this mission, Pampers will respond by giving baby showers to expectant mothers nationwide just in time for Mother’s Day. Pampers will issue different missions throughout the entire year to celebrate all aspects of parenthood, and with the help of parents, family and friends, they hope to touch the lives of every baby born in the next year. 

 Pampers provided a $50 American Express Gift Card for me to Pay-It-Forward to someone in need.  My card arrived and I decided to use it for a fundraising event held for a sweet family in my community, The Falatea Family.  Their sweet daughter Lauren had a heart transplant. Her school along with McDonald's held a fundraiser for her. I was so happy that this card came in time to donate to this great family.  Here are a few photos of the event.


 My little girl getting excited for her dinner!


The fundraising was awesome! 
Donations were taken while we were in line. 
Outside in the drive-thru.

Teachers were selling cookies to everyone. 
There were some people who ordered 20 dozen cookies. 


This fundraiser was jam-packed with people inside 
and outside in the drive-thru. 


The hardest, part of this challenge....
Sadly, this sweet little girl passed away from an infection, as she was still recovering.
She was a beautiful girl, with a lovely smile and an amazingly strong will. Her family is definitely strong and I couldn't even imagine how hard that could be. I am definitely keeping them in my prayers. 


Thank you Pampers for allowing me to Pay-It-Forward! 


Now, it's your turn. 

  Pampers’ has extended the opportunity to my readers to take part in the Little Miracle Mission challenge. They are giving one of my readers a $50 gift card so that you can also Pay-It-Forward.

How to enter:


Leave me a comment with your idea of how you can pay it forward. I will use random.org to make my selection, because it will be too hard to pick one person. 

This Giveaway will end on June 8th, 2011 @ midnight. MST
USA residents only

(Please think of someone in your community that you could help. One thing you could do is, to buy diapers for a family in need. Or perhaps buy clothing for some children in need. Or  help an elderly neighbor.)

**Pampers provided me with a $50 Visa Gift Card at no cost. They've given the prize winner with their Gift Card at no cost as well. All opinions expressed are my own. **



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