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Freschetta Rally for Real Pizza

Frozen pizza is one of the foods I like to keep in the freezer for a meal. Add a salad and dinner is on the table. We don't have to go out to the pizza shop or wait forever for the pizza delivery. The pizza hot and fresh right out of the kitchen. Freschetta® frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients. It does make a difference! Join Freschetta's Rally for Real PIzza on Facebook and see what fresh pizza is all about! As a mom I don't want to serve food that is not good or fresh. Freschetta is all about real pizza. Just look at how good Freschetta pizzas are on thier facebook page. Keep a few in the freezer. You have a chance to get free Pizza from Freschetta! Submit a photo on their facebook page until March 30, 2012 and you could win 5 Freschetta ® Pizzas or a Freschetta ® Pizza for a year!   Disclosure: occasionally  I receive compensation in the form of products for posts. The comments and views are my own.

Mabel's Labels is having a sale today only!

Mabel's Label is having a sale, today only save 29% on your order. Visit Mabel's Labels to order. Label your stuff and the kids so you don't loose all your loot!

Get your Mabel's Labels Summer Camp Combo at the early bird speical right now

Who's ready for Winter to be over?  Bright colored clothing and housewares are being advertised all over the place and Spring is in the air.  Summer camps are advertising in newspapers and parenting magazines.  Parents are lining up the Summer activities and planning vacations. From Summer camp attendance to long hot days at the town pool to the backyard pool and beyond kids tend to loose stuff. The new towel you bought just for them, the swim goggles, the sports equipment, the lunch boxes, and the sweatshirt they took along in the early morning might all end up in lost and found or in another child's backpack. You call the organization or the neighbors house where you think the item was left behind and try to track the missing article down.  At laundry time you might not recognize the beach towel or sweatshirt in your laundry pile!  Who's is this? To help keep track of lost items in your household, label everything that is not tied down, well maybe that too.  From sneakers

JOHN CARTER Film "John & Dejah" Featurette

Photos from   JOHN CARTER Los Angeles premiere this week. John Carter opens March 9, 2012 From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. JOHN CARTER DISNEY Website and Mobile site: Like us

Feeling good on Friday (with a little help from this month's cravebox products)

This week the weather has been nice. Sunny blue skies, and 60 degree afternoon temperatures. People are out of their winter hibernation, taking walks, riding bikes. Today is it is windy and raining. At least it is Friday! Two more finds in this month's Cravebox are  thinkThin®  bars and EBOOST ®. thinkThin® bars are nutrition bars. Low in sugar, high in protein, gluten free. The bar I tried this morning is Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts. The bar tastes really fresh, the chocolate is good, and it's not too crunchy, not too chewy.This bar has 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of sugar and  190 calories. There are almonds, peanuts and cashews in this variety. The bar has a chocolate bottom layer. The other variety of thinkThin bar in this month's Cravebox shipment is Creamy Peanut Butter. I am not much of a peanut butter type person, so  I am going to let another family member give this one a try. I gotta say I am a fan of the Chocolate Dipped mixed nuts ba

Favorite Find of the week. Bic Mark it permanent marker

Permanent markers are good for making a poster or sign. But, broad tip markers don't make it easy to write in small spaces.  Bic Mark It Permanent markers now come in a fine tip! Writing an address on a package or envelope, a note to school, filling our a form, even making a grocery list is easy with these new markers. the left side is the fine tip, the right side is the broad tip marker How about these cool colors? Plumtastic Purple Pink  Flamingo Playful Purple Fandango Pink Desert Rose Rambunctious Red  These pens came in the recent Cravebox.  Every month a selection of really cool, neat products are packed neatly into Cravebox and delivered to my mailbox.  The pens were part of the contents in the box. Who doesn't like markers in fun colors! The colors are perfect for this time of year. Sign the Valentine's Day cards with the Rambunctious Red or Fandango Pink.  Plumtastic Purple Sounds like a good color for Easter Basket tags and cards. Looking for more cool colors?

Get a coupon for New Scotch Brite botanical disinfecting wipes. Easy, safe cleaning.

Disinfecting the kitchen counter is  a daily chore.   A disinfecting spray or wipe are all good ways to rid the germs on the counter, but what chemicals are left on the counter?   Scotch Brite™. from 3M offers as botanical disinfecting wipe. Nice right!   A new product available in stores now. Kills germs without harsh chemicals. You can use these new Soctch Brite wipes to sanitize and deodorize all the hard nonporous surfaces in your home, even at the office. Just wipe the surface, allow to air dry and the surface is clean.  A wipe that can sanitize, deodorize and disinfect is a time saver and a healthy option. What I like about New Scotch Brite Botanical disinfecting wipes: kills cold and flu viruses kills 99.9% of household germs Sanitize, deodorize, and disinfect can be used around children, pets and food. made with Clean Well   ™. made with botanically pure plant extracts (thymol) nice clean fragrance, not harsh chemical smell available in Breeze and lemongrass fragrance You can u

New clips from The Secret World of Arrietty and coloring sheets too!

New Clips from the movie: "The Secret World of Arrietty" opens February 17, 2012. An animated adventured based on Mary Norton's award winning children's book series "The Borrrowers For coloring sheets go to this post: The Secret World of Arrietty Disclosure: clips provided by Walt Disney Studios 

Giveaway of a signed copy of Celtic Woman CD, Save some green and enter today!

The promise of the Merry Month of March means all things Irish. To those of you who are Irish in birth or heritage and those of you who are Irish just for Saint Patrick's Day you should know about Celtic Woman.  Celtic Woman is an all-female singing sensation featuring vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.  They perform classic Irish songs (“Green Grow the Rushes"), timeless pop anthems (“Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and inspirational songs (“Ave Maria”) with their signature Celtic Woman twist.  The live concert DVD was filmed for the first time in America in front of some of their most loyal fans during two sold-out nights at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA this past September. Have yourself a listen from this   Stream of "Teir Abdhaile Riu":   It's good, go listen. Watch the   DVD trailer  and see the beauty and talent Celtic Woman have on the stage. It's just lovely. The DVD and CD are available for purcha

Favorite Find of the week: Therapon Skin Health

Skin care products are getting healthier with more companies taking out the harmful ingredients and using natural  ingredients. Age and the environment can take a toll on our skin. Sun, smog, and stress can make our skin look older than we really are!  Keep your skin younger looking and keep that healthy glow. travel size Therapon Skin Health   offers products for all skin types.  One of the products I like is Theraderm® OPC Reparative Gel.  It is one of the steps in a three part skin care routine.  The Gel contains antioxidants that protect your skin.  Botanical goodness decreases inflammation, protects, and repairs skin collagen and elastin.  That's a hard working product. Just apply Theraderm OPC Reparative Gel to your clean face and neck before you moisturize.  The gel works with your skin to naturally restore itself. The result is healthy, younger looking skin. You won't find Therapon in your local department store, beauty shop or drug store.  To learn more,  search for  a

Happy Saint Valentine's Day! Where is the candy?

       HAPPY SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY! my mom makes cards like these every year I have fond memories of classroom Valentine's Day parities. My favorite part was handing out cute little cards to all my classmates. The whole classroom was up out of their seats handing out sweet sentiments to Friends and crushes. We all had homemade  mailboxes that we could deposit the cards into. At the end of the day the teacher would allow us to take home our mailbox full of Valentine Cards.  We also had a party. Cupcakes, juice, treats, goodie bags and more!  Thanks Saint Valentine for being a romantic! Fast forward to 2012 and my own children having their party at school.  From my days of loading up my kids with a goodie bags for every holiday and I do mean every holiday, this is what my daughter and her "committee" made yesterday at our house.  Although it looks good, the "tea party" does relate to their school work. So you can have your cake and eat it too! or in this cas

Build A Bear is celebrating 100 million Friends!

My children have spent countless hours playing with Build-A-Bears. I feel like we visited the shop once a week. The promotions and fun kept us coming back week after week. The price is right, the fun factor is there, and it was a day out of the house.  The girls learned to make decisions; choosing which bear, what outfit, colors, accessories and even naming the bear all were part of their growing experience. Not only did my kids play with the bears for many hours, the quality of the Build-A-Bear friends is still going strong. Their cousins are now enjoying the furry friends and all their adorable outfits. Build-A-Bear has certainly grown!  2012 marks their 15th birthday.  2012 also marks another milestone for them; the celebration of selling their 100 millionth furry friend! Build-A-Bear opened in 1997 in St. Louis Galleria. I remember when our mall opened a Build-A-Bear store, and it is still there years later. To find a location and view all the cute furry friends  visit them!   Buil

The Vow is in Theaters Now!

The Vow is in theaters now!  I saw the screening of this movie a few weeks ago. It is a great movie! A really heart warming story. Without giving away the story and ending I won't say a lot here. But, I highly recommend the movie. This Valentine's day weekend is the perfect time to go see The Vow. Take your loved one, girlfriends, boyfriends, and go see it when you can.  This is the story : A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma.Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. This is the cast : RachelMcAdams ChanningTatum Sam Neill Scott Speedman Jessica Lange THEVOW has been rated PG-13

Share NEW Ghiradelli Milk & Truffle Squares with your Sweetheart

Just in time for Valentine's Day Ghiradelli ®  Chocolate introduces Milk & Truffle Squares. These are New and now available at Target and Walgreens. You can give the entire bag to you sweetheart or tuck a Ghiradelli Squares® into a hand delivered card. drop a bag into a pretty candy dish I am a fan of Ghiradelli brand anything. The squares are the same great quality as their other products.  The Milk & Truffle Squares have a melt in your mouth smooth rich chocolate taste. A nice after dinner treat or really anytime of the day you need a moment to re-group yourself. Look for the 4.63 ounces bag at Supercenters, Walgreens and Target. Pick up a bag or two for this Valentine's Day.   Give the whole bag or share a few with those special people in your life. The gourmet taste and truffle filling of Ghiradelli Squares are a nice hostess gift, or to serve at dinner party.  Stock up on the bags for Easter candy giving. The bag of Milk & Truffle Squares Disclosure:  I receiv

update, new tutorial video Giveaway, My Memories Digital Scrapbook software

A few years ago when Scrapbook parties, kits and workshops came around I bought a pile of supplies to use. I'll admit I did not do much with the supplies in the way of putting together albums.  Now there is an easier, more convenient way to scrapbook. Make Scrapbook layouts, photo books, cards, and videos with my memories suite   Right now you can get a $10 discount off the purchase of  the My Memories suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store. That is a $20 value.  Use code  STMMMS70410. Digital Scrapbooking software  is easy to use from My Memories! Look over the many kits and ideas for your own photos.  This is a nice site to use and find fun ways to make your memories into a scrap book.  You can even make a calendar with you photos. What a great gift idea for Christmas!  Visit  My Memories on their social sites to stay up to date on new products and see what others are saying: Visit their Blog  Like them on Facebook  Follow them on Twitter Gi

FREE ZhuZhu Pets® and DaGeDar™ Valentine's Day Cards For FREE

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Got the kids cards bought and filled out? This weekend you can print out the kid's favorite ZhuZhu Pets® and DaGeDar™  on Valentine's Day Cards, for FREE. See what ZhuZhu Pets  Pipsqueak, Chunk, Mr. Squiggles, and Num Nums are wishing you for this holiday.  Go to   Watch for the screen to change to the Valentine scene and click on it. Then print out your cards. Decorate and deliver! I printed ours on pink paper, added some stickers and then we glued it to a white heart shaped Dollie.  You can use white paper and capture all the cool colors and add your own decorations. For  DaGeDar's Valentine's Day cards;   Go to  and watch for the screen to change to the Valentine's day cards. Click on the scene and print out you cards. Decorate and Deliver. Easy, fun, frugal!  Share the links with your pals and let them print out their own FREE Cards. Make a few copies to save or take to school and let th

Plays & Players presents Hear Again Radio Project: Valentine’s Va-Va-Voom

Plays & Players presents Hear Again Radio Project: Valentine’s Va-Va-Voom Philadelphia’s premiere theatrical radio performers return to a simpler era of romance with remounted classic broadcasts including an episode adapted from the popular Blondie comic strip Who: Plays & Players What: Hear Again Radio Project: Valentine’s Va-Va-Voom When: February 11 at 7pm and  February 12 at 4pm and 7pm Where: Plays & Players Skinner Auditorium Tickets:  use promo code kitchentable to get $2.00 off your ticket price,  $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  Order online at or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX Philadelphia, PA - Plays & Players presents Valentine’s Va-Va-Voom, a special Valentine’s Day themed presentation by the Hear Again Radio Project.  The featured episodes are “Puppy Love” from the show Our Miss Brooks and “Blondie Gets a Valentine” from Blondie. Stepping inside the historic Plays & Players building is the beginning of a trip back in time.  The He

From Walt Disney, The Secret World of Arrietty in theaters this month

Cast Members: Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler and Carol Burnett in Los Angeles "The Secret World of Arrietty" opens February 17, 2012. An animated adventured based on Mary Norton's award winning children's book series "The Borrrowers". . Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.” Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the flo

Load up on business cards from Tiny Prints before your next media event

What is in your wallet? Along with money, credit/debit cards, insurance cards and more where do you store business cards?  In your wallet, in a separate wallet? Thrown in the bottom of your purse or bag?! When you attend your first conference don't go there without business cards. You will make contacts at these conferences you will want to visit their site once your get home.  Perhaps you met someone you can write a review for, do a giveaway, work with or for, and someone to  meet up with at a later date. I use a separate wallet type holder for my business cards. There is room to put mine in and a space for those cards I collect at a conference or workshop.   When someone hands you their business card I think it is good to look at their face and then the card so you have a better chance of putting a person to the card later.  Including a personal photo on the business card is helpful in remember the name to face. When I am home from a conference or event I place all the business c