Thursday, May 31, 2012

Join StyleUnited beauty and fasion web site today, and oh, it's FREE!

Do you buy the same old products for skin care, hair care and even cosmetics? How about your fashion sense? Still wearing the style from the 80's?  There is a new beauty and fashion website by P&G. ready to help you with your appearance.  I'll admit I do like pretty much all of P&G's products from household cleaning to shampoo! So this is an easy one for me to join.

A special offer for you to join  StyleUnited is available right now! When you join, and it's free to join, you also are eligible to win their StyleUnited: New View, New You Giveaway. Click here for the details.

StyleUnited connects you to your full style potential with personalized recommendations. Style United is brought to you be brands like Olay, Cover Girl, Frederic Fekkai, and DDF skincare.

Get Started right now!

Join StyleUnited by going to It's free to join!
Take the Style 360,  fully personalized diagnostic quiz that is designed to understand your individual needs in skin care, hair care, and cosmetics and yes, fashion!
Build your profile and see what works for you.
Get customized Beauty and Fashion Content.
Curated articles are available, blogs, and how to videos from industry experts. Get the answers you
are looking for, and keep up with the latest fashion trends.

Join Style United

Sounds pretty good, right! Head over to StyleUnited home page  and see for yourself. You can even meet one to one with a style expert via web cam. Chat live with an expert and get beauty advice for hair, skin, and fashion right from your home.

StyleUnited offers: exclusive offers just for you, experts in the fields of skin care, hair care and fashion all right there for you to ask your questions or get advice. I'm working on the hair issues, my red hair is fading away and needs some shine!  I try different products, but I need some advice! So StyleUnited is my go to place for advice!

Disclosure: By writing this post I will receive a gift code for P&G store. The comments and views are my own.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Treat offers a greeting card and a gift card for Father's Day!

It's almost June and that means Father's Day is near. Last month I happened to be in the mall the day before Mother's day. The parking lot was packed, the mall was packed, and people were even waiting outside certain stores to get in to buy Mom that perfect gift.

What do you do for Father's Day? A special day out or a cook out?  If you are looking for a great gift you can also add a gift card to the greeting card when you place your order! How easy is that.

This year skip all the crowds with Tiny Prints new site Treat Father's Day Cards! Find the  perfect card just for Dad, Daddy, Pops, or what ever personal name you call you Father or Grandfather.  Here are a few examples, but go see the rest for yourself. It's so easy to order greeting cards from Tiny Prints. I really mean that too. Add photos for a real keepsake.

Check out these great features for Treat:

Your first Treat card is free! Use code FREETREAT at checkout.

· You can add a gift card to top retailers (such as Amazon, iTunes, Target & more) in any greeting card.

· Never forget a birthday again--import birthdays from Facebook and set up reminders.

· Schedule cards for delivery—up to year in advance!

Closed: Giveaway:  Leave a comment on this post  about your plans for  Father's Day to be entered into a chance to win 10 tokens to redeem for Father's Day Cards from Treat!!!   Susan is the winner!

Stay in touch with Treat:

Disclosure: By writing this post I will receive 10 tokens to redeem for Father's Day cards. The comments and views are my own.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Disney Pixar movies are coming to AMC for the weekend!

Kansas City, Mo.(May 16, 2012) – With the summer movie season heating up, four popular Disney•Pixar movies are returning exclusively to AMC Theatres for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 25 through May 28, “Toy Story 3,” “Ratatouille,” “Up” and “WALL•E” will be featured at AMC locations around the country. Each film will be accompanied by a classic Pixar short film and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie, “Brave.”

“There are some great films coming out Memorial Day weekend but nothing specifically for families and young children,” said Sun Dee Larson, vice president of Film Marketing at AMC. “We’re excited to provide our guests with an opportunity to take the whole family out to the theatre to enjoy some of the most treasured movies of all time, plus give our guests the chance to see a behind-the-scenes look at ‘Brave.’”

Priced at $6 per movie (pricing may vary), each movie will play once every day on a rotating schedule. Participating locations, showtime information and advance tickets are available now at
About AMC Theatres.
 AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 347 theatres with 5,048 screens across the United States and Canada. The company operates 22 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including the top three. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content.
About Pixar Animation Studios
 Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "WALL•E," "Up" and "Toy Story 3." The Northern California studio has won 29 Academy Awards and its 12 films have grossed more than $7.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. Pixar's next adventure, "Brave," takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012.
  Disclosure: Information provided by Walt Disney Studios. No compensation took place.

Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Post Cereal giveaway of New Honey Bunches Of Oats

Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal has added more of those delicious granola clusters to  each box!
4 nutritious grains, Wheat, Oat, Corn, and Rice are in the crispy crunchy flakes and crunchy granola. A great way to start your day. 

My family likes Honey Bunches of Oats, especially me!  They taste even better, for real.  Find out more on their Facebook page and see for yourself. (hint, you can get a $1.00 off coupon there too)

What is so good about Honey Bunches of Oats besides they taste good?

Just the facts:

10 Grams Whole Grain per serving.
6 Grams of Sugar
Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted provided 9 essential vitamins and minerals
Honey Bunches of Oats brings together 4 nutritious grains into crispy flakes and even more crunchy granola bunches.
Heart Healthy: 0 grams Trans Fat, 0 grams Saturated Fat, 0 milligrams Cholesterol

Giveway Closed. Here is your chance to try them for Free, leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite cereal is, and why you want to try New Honey Bunches of Oats. Three (3) winners will be chosen from the comments by and sent a coupon for a FREE box!  Giveaway closes on May 30, 2012 at 12 midnight.
Feel free to use the share buttons and tweet this post and visit their Facebook Page and tell them you read about it on this post:

Disclosure: Post ® provided me with a free sample of Honey Bunches of Oats -Honey Roasted so I could review them. All of the comments and views are my own. 

DreamWorks Pictures clip from "People Like Us"

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes,

Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.
The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer

Rating: PG-13
U.S. Release date: June 29, 2012

Get Social:
Website and Mobile site:
Like us on Facebook:
Follown on Twitter: @PplLikeUsMovie

Disclosure: Information provided by DreamWorks Pictures.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Building Blocks of Hope and Healing want to make Internet History with you!

Children's Hospital of New Jersey is asking for your help and to spread the word on their Mommies Helping Mommies Program.

When you have a child in the hospital the first place you want to be is right there in the hospital with them day and night. If you have to travel to the hospital or pay transportation fares back and forth that can get expensive and difficult for some families to manage Is is something you should not have to worry about. Spending days in the hospital without a warm bed to sleep in or not having  a place to take a shower can wear you down which is not good for your or your family. You can help those families by making a Virtual Block with your donation.

Building Blocks of Hope and Healing is a unique website that is working on raising enough money to create a home away form home for families. Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is looking to make Internet history!!!

Virtual Blocks of Hope and Healing are available for purchase at $25, $50, and $100 dollar increments. Feel like going big with your donation, they can accommodate you! Go to Building Blocks of Hope and Healing to get started go to

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Moo Inc. wants to give three lucky winners Free cards!

Have you ever had that conversation with someone referring to what do you do? Or what is your blog called, or even hey look me up on Facebook, this is a perfect time to trade business cards. From attending conferences to sharing your contact information with friends or acquaintances you need to keep that information current. Nothing like having a business card with a line drawn through old information to hand someone. not good.
Visit  that's good.  Moo is a digital printing company based in London and Providence, Rhode Island.

Take a look at the fun and handy minicards I ordered from 


Here is a sample of the neat business and greeting cards available from Moo.

I'm delighted to have  provide us with fantastic prizes for 3 lucky readers in an exclusive giveaway! If you're not familiar with Moo, they just love to print but also check our their range of Postcards, unique MiniCards, Sticker Books, Greeting Cards, and much more!

Moo is Who?
Moo Inc. was born from a passion for beautiful, high quality print and design. Upload your own images or artwork to create truly creative cards, or you can choose a designer business card template to personalize with your own details.

Closed, Giveaway: 1 set of 100 Classic Business Cards AND 25 too, all for 3, lucky winners!
For a chance to win one of the MOO prizes, all you have to do is post a comment below and tell MOO what dish you cook would look best on your business cards and why? They are looking for fun, creative and unique answers.  If you  make them laugh, you’re in with a good shot of walking away with some free business cards, it’s that simple. Giveaway closes May 31, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.

Winners will be chosen from the comments below.  Please enter a valid email address so we are able to contact you. J


Disclosure: The comments and views are my own.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sign up now for Free Bowling With AMF Summer Unplugged

FREE Bowling, yep, that's right. AMF Summer Unplugged offers kids 15 and under Free Bowling all Summer Long. The program is on now, so take advantage of bowling the rest of the Spring and Summer. And there is savings for those 16 and older who want to bowl. Here are the two programs:

AMF Summer Unplugged  is for kids 15 and under
kids 15 and under can bowl two free games per day.
Free bowling until 8PM, 7 Days a week.
Monday May 14, through Monday September 3,2012
Shoe rental is not included, but the bowling is FREE.

Summer Pass is available for ages 16 an up.

16 and up can bowl up to two free games per day, for up to four people.
The pass is only $29.95 and is good through September 3, 2012.
That's only  $7.95 per person, all season long. A bargain for sure.
Shoe rental is not included

Moms and Dads can go to AMF to find a participating center, there are over 250 locations. Fill out the simple registration form and off you go bowling.
The Free game coupons are emailed every week, so don't forget to check your email before you head out bowling. Take the coupon with you. You can also take advantage of $3.29 kids meals while you are there. Stay cool and have fun this Summer!

Connect and find our more:

 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,

Friday, May 11, 2012

“How to Throw a Superhero Party Worthy of ‘The Avengers"

Wow! The Avengers is really popular. I have heard several people talking about the movie and more people planning on seeing it this weekend. Some of those people are going to see it a second time.

Ms. Ricky Eisen, Founder and President of Events and Celebrations by Between the Bread shares:
 “How to Throw a Superhero Party Worthy of ‘The Avengers"

Invitations: Start your party off right with the perfect invitation. You can make your own postcard invitations with cardboard cut-outs of bright blue painted stars, and include the details about your party in a thin black marker. Decorate the front of each with classic comic book words like POW!, ZAP! And WAM!

Décor: The Avengers bring together 6 epic superheroes. Create your own easy decorations with cardboard cutouts of spiders and paint them black, neon green head’s of The Hulk and classic American flags for Captain America and, throughout the party, use bold colored streamers, which will add some mystery to the room.

Centerpieces: Choose your favorite Avenger and decorate the table around that character. Use lots of primary colors, since comic strips are usually blue, yellow and red. Print outs of comic book pages covered in contact paper make great placemats. Blanket your tables with these to tie the décor together and include stars, spiders and Hawkeye cut-outs on wooden sticks around the table with silver confetti.

Music: Keep the music simple but fun. “Live to Rise,” the original song written for and appearing in the film is the first single from the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records release Avengers Assemble.  The epic and cinematic video, featuring a searing live performance with film footage, was directed by Robert Hales (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janet Jackson, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake).  View “Live To Rise”: or

Menu: Mini snacks such as cut-out tea-sandwiches make great finger food. Look for cookie cutters in shields, stars and spiders to create these treats. For Incredible Hulk themed beverages, create trays of green ice cubes by freezing water with green food color, and WOW! guests as their clear citrusy beverages transform color before their very eyes.

Party Favors: As a parting gift, place a few Avenger designed cookies in a cellophane bag and close with a gold twist-tie – your guests can enjoy the party for days to follow with these treats!”


1.    Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use a cookie cutter to make character cookies.  They make Superhero cookie cutters in the shape of many Avengers heroes.  You can also use any oval shaped cookie cutter and instead fill in the details with your decorating.  Once your cookies are baked and cooled, you are ready to begin decorating.

2.    You can make your own royal icing (See:  How to Make Your Own Royal Icing included below) or use store-bought.  Color with food coloring to achieve the various colors you want for decorating.  We recommend green (for the Hulk), yellow, blue, black, white, and brown.  Place each color in a piping bag. 

3.    Begin by outlining the cookie in your base color.  (If you were starting with The Hulk, outline the entire shape in green.  Color in your outline with green icing and cover the entire cookie.  (You can actually use a paintbrush to “paint” your cookie.)  Give the base a few minutes to dry and choose your next color.  For The Hulk’s hair, outline his hairline in black and proceed to fill in with black icing.  You can continue to draw features in and watch your character come to life.

How to Make Your Own Royal Icing
3 egg whites, at room temperature.  We prefer dehydrated egg whites, available at most supermarkets.
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring (optional)
Mix above ingredients with a little warm water until smooth.  Add food coloring.

“Like” MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS on Facebook:


MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is now playing in theaters everywhere!

Disclosure: Information and photos provided by Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios. The comments and views are my own.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Disney Pixar Film Brave "Kilt" Featurette is here!

this is pretty funny! check it out:

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida(voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) andcantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor. Opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Like them on  Facebook:
Follow them on  Twitter:

Disclosure: video and information provide by Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios. The comments and views are my own.

Wordless Wednesday

Backyard update from last week:

Lilac bush is starting to bloom!

white Peony from my Grandmother's garden is blooming.

Pink Peony are still thinking about blooming.

Purple Iris are blooming. These are either from my Mother's garden or my Grandmother's garden. Or maybe they started at my Grandmother's garden!

The Clematis get better every week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Could your little girl be the next Little Miss Coppertone?

Are you thinking about Summer Sunshine? Don't forget the sunscreen on any day!

Here is a fun contest from Coppertone: If you have a daughter between the ages of 2 and 8 you can enter a her photo in a promotion of a family dream vacation and she could be featured in a Coppertone Ad!

Don't forget to stock up on sunscreen lotion now! visit for tons of great info and even find the UV index where you live.

Find out how to "S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim"

Cynthia Sass, has a new book out called "S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim". She is co-author of "Flat Belly Diet", a registered dietitian, and your may have even seen her on morning news shows.

The book is a two part plan, part one is a 5-Day Fast Forward that jump starts your results.
Follow the simple meals made from just five foods, spinach, almonds, raspberries, eggs,and yogurt. On this plan you can loose up to eight pounds in the first five days.

The foods selected are filling, and are detoxifying, along with health-protecting nutrients that have been show to specifically support weight loss. The five superior foods give your body, mind and taste buds a fresh start help you shed up to eight pounds quickly.

The book is on the New York Times Bestseller list. The book is easy to understand and offers many healthy options for conquering your food cravings! There are pages with personal stories of wight loss from readers that are inspiring.

Part two is a 25 day plan that you eat four meals a day. This plan includes more food choices, and is based on three key rules that work in synergy to give you real and lasting results.

Learn why you should eat breakfast within  one hour of waking up. Learn how to plan a five piece meal for each meal that consists of: produce, whole grain, lean protein, plant based fat and specific seasonings for your food.

The book is easy to read and follow. There are recipes such as berry almond french toast, Smoothies, and salads. There are chapters on emotional eating, walking and health and weight loss benefits of eating dark chocolate daily.

S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim teaches you how to get your body back. You can read how to refocus your thoughts and energy on your life and not on diet plans. Find out more about the book here:

Disclosure: I received a copy of S.A.S.S yourself slim from One2One Network.  The comments and views are my own.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Laugh and Win with Purex Let's Be Honest videos

Want a good laugh? Watch a series of short video vignettes that share honest and funny truths of everyday Life, Laundry, and Whatever else comes along during the day. Watch Second City Comedian Molly Erdman in a funny series called Let's Be Honest.

 Through mid July new funny videos will be uploaded every few days at for you laughter! While you are there you can enter to win a year's worth of Purex! sounds good right! So go ahead and laugh and see what is so funny in the lives of other people.

Disclosure: This information provided by Purex. The comments and views are my own.

Get Oprah's Magazine for only $10 bucks for a whole year!

You can get a years worth of O Magazine for only $10! What a low price. I have been taking advantage of really low prices on magazine subscriptions lately, and this is a great deal. Get a subscription and read it by the pool or at the beach! Makes a great gift too, or just because it's a great price!

To start your subscription go to O Magzine and start reading about life, home, relationships and more!

Disclosure: information provide by Purex.

Want a can of Fish Foam Premium Glass Cleaner?

After the winter months of rain, sleet, and snow, the windows in our house need a good cleaning. The sunny days of Spring let in the warm sunshine, and you can really see how dirty the windows are now.

I have been using Fish Foam for a few months and it works great!

Fish Foam is easy to spray on the windows
Fish Foam does not have a harsh smell
Fish Foam is ammonia Free
Fish Foam wipes off clean
Fish Foam leaves your windows, mirrors, or anything else glass with a shine and sparkle
Fish Foam does not leave streaks or a haze on glass
Fish Foam is professional grade window cleaner
Fish Foam is an all weather cleaner.

I find myself using Fish Foam more on things like the television set, the bathroom mirror, the car windows (it cleans off all those little hand prints in one wipe), and I even used it on my hurricane glass candle holders to remove the candle smoke smudges.

You can order Fish Foam HERE; The can size is 19 ounces, and it's only $4.95. You can order a three pack for only $13.95.

I used it to clean off my daughters biology lab goggles, who knows what kind of weird stuff was on those;

OK, I know I used more than I needed to, but you can see how the foam does not drip off as soon as you spray the foam. This makes it easier to wipe off and not have to reapply.

This is the glass storm door, and now look how clean:

Giveaway: Closed:  Congratulations to Shannon, #1 comment, was the random winner!
 Fish Foam will give one winner their own Fish Foam to clean and shine their own home. All you gotta do is leave a comment on this post, you can tell me about your dirty windows, or just say Hey I want to enter!  Giveaway closes on May 14, 2012 12 midnight EST. Due to shipping method, must be in lower 48 states of USA.

Connect with Fish Foam:

Disclosure: I was given Fish Foam premium glass cleaner. The comments, clean views are my own.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers shatters records!

Have you seen The Avengers?  While I was out shopping today I over heard several people talking about the film.

This is why:

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

In just three days, Marvel’s the Avengers is the fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday, May 4 and marks the second highest single day take of all time at $80.5 million. Saturday’s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time. Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.

Marvel’s The Avengers began opening internationally April 25 and crossed the $600 million mark globally May 6 after just 12 days in release.

Scarlett Johansson’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony held in Hollywood, CA 

International box office highlights include:

Opened May 3 in Russia with $17.9 million, the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever
Opened May 5 in China with $17.4 million
Biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Philippines

Marvel’s The Avengers has now opened in all major markets except Israel, Poland, and Japan.

The film’s success comes a month after Marvel and Disney announced that a sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summer’s Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.

Marvel’s The Avengers is the first Marvel Studios film to be marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.

Disclosure: the comments and views are my own, information provided by Walt Disney Studios.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Giveaway of Cheerios® in their New Package!

Cherrios®  is now available in a new 2 box packaging on the shelves at Costco, Sam's or BJ's wholesale club. The new 2 box Cheerios®  contains two individual boxes, easy to store, easy to pour.

By reducing the amount of air in each bag, these new containers fit 10% more cereal than before, that means less packaging!

Each box contains more cereal, and the packaging material has been reduced by over 200,00 pounds, saving 1,000 trees and taking 130 Cheerios®  trucks of the road. CO2 emissions have been decreased too. Watch the video and see for yourself! (sorry it's not working too good on my blog right now, so go to

Giveaway: Two winners will be chosen by and will be sent a Two pack of the new Cheerios®  packaging! All you gotta do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me how this new Packaging of Cheerios®  will help out in your house! Easy right! Giveaway Closes on May 21, 2012 at 12 midnight EST. Make sure your email address is in your profile or comment!

Disclosure: Cheerios® cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Free Cupcakes Today!

 Visit Sprinkles Cupcakes Today, May 2nd, when all ten locations across the country will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00p.m. and says, “People Like Us.”

 Any customer can vote online for the official PEOPLE LIKE US flavor and the winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected PEOPLE LIKE US holidays for a free cupcake. 

In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer, PEOPLE LIKE US opens in theaters June 29.

 Visit them on Facebook at to take the full quiz and see how well you know your brother and sister!

Disclosure: this information provided by Walt Disney, comments and views are my own.

Wordless Wednesday

Last week the purple Clematis were out, now the white are blooming

still waiting on the Peony,

and the Lilac

The Iris are from my Grandmother's Garden, waiting for them to bloom.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"People Like Us" teams up with Sprinkles Cupcakes

 BURBANK, CALIF. (April 26, 2012) — DreamWorks Pictures announced today that they are teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes stores around the country. The promotion will run from May 2-June 29, 2012, and is centered around five family-themed holidays: Brothers and Sisters Day (May 2), Mother’s Day (May13), Visit Your Relatives Day  (May 18), Father’s day (June 17) and National Forgiveness Day (June 26).

On the designated “People Like Us” holidays, Sprinkles Cupcakes in all ten locations will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m. and says, “People Like Us.”  Any customer can vote online for the official “People Like Us” flavor and the winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected ‘People Like Us” holidays for a free cupcake.  Follow the movie on for more details.

“People Like Us”-branded coffee trucks or carts will be at various locations on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2, to kick off the start of the promotion with free coffee. Visitors to can take the Brothers and Sisters quiz and enter the “Celebrate Family” sweeps to win a trip to visit their family.

“People Like Us” is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer

The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, and is rated PG-13.


Sprinkles Cupcakes opened “the world’s first cupcake bakery” in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Food Network, and is credited by the Los Angeles Times as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze.”  Founded by Candace Nelson, judge on Food Network’s hit show “Cupcake Wars,” and husband Charles, Sprinkles has inspired long lines of devoted Hollywood stars and serious epicureans alike.   Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles Cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats or artificial flavors.  Sprinkles has 10 locations nationwide, a traveling Sprinklesmobile - the world’s first cupcake truck, and sells its cupcake mixes at over 250 Williams-Sonoma stores throughout the US and Canada.  In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world’s first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles Ice Cream.  For additional information and a list of future locations, please visit www

Disclosure: information provided by Dream Works  Pictures

ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...