Thursday, July 26, 2012

Frigidaire wants you to share your personal Adventures in Clean

Frigidaire is helping you get out of the laundry room faster with their new Affinity® washer and dryer.

visit Facebook.com/Frigidaire and share your personal Adventures in Clean.  Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of its $750,000 commitment to the cause. 
Upload a photo and the online app turns it into your very own movie poster! Participants will be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Affinity® washer and dryer featuring Ready Steam™.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green will be in theaters soon! Jennifer Garner plays the mother in this film. Timmothy Green springs to life in her garden, you know, where dirt is!


5 Summer Stain Tips or Frigidaire by Tara Aronson
Smudges, drips, drops and smears – no matter what their source, the key to keeping them from ruining your favorite shorts or T-shirt is to take quick action – before it gets a chance to dry.
For most fabrics, this means blotting up the excess or rinsing the discolored area with cold water (hot can set a stain.) Don’t rub: this spreads the spot and grinds it deeper into the fabric.
Summer spills are especially tough. Here’s how to remove the five most common:
1. Crayon.
Scrape off as much of the colorful surface as possible using a plastic picnic knife. Apply laundry detergent directly on the stained area. Gently rub the detergent into the fabric then let sit several minutes. Launder using the hottest water the fabric can handle - or the Sanitize setting of your Frigidaire Affinity washer. Dry as usual.
2. Iced coffee.
Sponge the stained area with cold water. Apply a pretreater to the blight. Wash as usual and air dry.
3. Grass.
Prewash the garment in warm water in your washing machine –the Rinse & Spin cycle on your Affinity washer – and a laundry detergent containing enzymes. Launder as usual (normal setting) with detergent and chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If the garment’s care label instructions advise against it, use oxygen (color safe) bleach instead. Dry as usual.
4. Juice.
Soak for a minute or so in cold water. Remove excess water, and then apply a pretreater directly on the stained area. Wash with detergent as usual. Air dry. Do not place in the dryer until the blight is completely gone – otherwise the stain is likely to set.
5. Chocolate (or chocolate ice cream).
Prewash the garment in warm water with a laundry detergent that contains enzymes using the Affinity’s Rinse & spin setting. Launder as usual, using the washing machine’s Normal setting. Dry as usual.

Steps to Cleaner Clothes for Frigidaire by Tara Aronson ( there are 10 steps, here are a few)

Dry only full loads. Tumbling a handful of garments prolongs the drying time by reducing the tumbling

Fold shorts and pants by aligning the inseams and outer seams of the legs and fold so that a crease forms at the front center of the legs. Fold in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the garment.

Before washing stained garments, pretreat or prewash the spot using the Affinity’s Rinse & Spin cycle.

Disclosure: By posting this information I am  eligible for a drawing and all  opinions are my own.

Emily Owens M.D. is on my televison line up this Fall

Have you heard about Emily Owens M.DIt's a new television show on the CW Network, staring Mamie Gummer. (You might just recognize her because her mom is Meryl Streep) I just watched the pilot and I am hooked on the show already.




Emily is an intern at a hospital. She finds that the hospital she is working at is like high school, her fellow interns are like the jocks, the popular girls, and the geeks in a typical high school.  On her first day she meets up with an old high school classmate.  She was not fond of this student in high school, and now she is working with her. Oh my!

 Her first day is full of all kinds of cases and events at the hospital.  Emily trys to interact with the other interns and you can tell she feels awkward and not sure what to say to them. 

Her attending Physician is tough. It's a hard day for Emily Owens M.D. She is comforted by her male friend and she spills her feelings to him. She tells him how much she likes him. You're going to have to tune in to watch what happens.

I've seen one show and I am hooked. Emily Owns M.D. is SO GREAT. There is the medical part of the show, but then there is the girl thing, the woman thing. Feelings of love. Feelings of trying to find, and be the person you want to be.

The show is almost like a self help book for women.  I can hardly wait to watch the show on t.v.!!! The Series Premier is Tuesday October 16, 2012 9/8 Central.

The shows screenwriter Jennie Snyder Urman has done a fine job with this new show. She totally gets how women feel and love. Emily Owens M.D. is smart, easy to relate to  and lovable.
So tune in on October 16, 2012 on CW Network.


Disclosure: I was given a copy of the pilot to watch. The comments and views are my own.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Matisyahu "Sunshine" Coloring Contest

Matisyahu wants to spread the "Sunshine" to people of all ages, so he is holding a  coloring contest going on now on his Facebook page. Have your kids, niece, or nephew, or grandkids draw a picture inspired by his son "Sunshine" and post it on Facebook. Be Sure to TAG it with @Matisyahu.




He will personally  pick his favorite top 5 and feature the wining designs on Facebook and Twiiter.
In addition winners will receive a personal video from Matisyahu, along with a "Sunshine" prize pack featuring a  CD and T-shirt.



Here's Matisyahu throwing out the first pitch at a recent LA Dodgers with his sons Laivy and Shalom


Monday, July 23, 2012

Mabel's Label's is ready to personalize all your kid's back to school stuff!

Mabel's Label's can help keep your kids stuff out of the lost and found by labeling all your child's school items with their name! Like their lunch box, back pack, water bottle, shoes, sports equipment, and more!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Special and save. Get everything labeled now so you don't forget before the first day of school rolls around. I even label the kids chargers and phones!



Ultimate Back-to-School Combo: buy this at the Early Bird Special until July 31, 2012!!!
The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo™ includes all the durable, waterproof labels for school things. Keep your kids stuff out of the lost and found!
They also have limited edition sets for a limited time.
Features:
Skinny-Minis™ are dishwasher and microwave safe
Tag Mates™ are washer and dryer safe
Shoe Labels and Teeny Tags™ are waterproof and UV resistant
Satisfaction guaranteed
Quantity:
40 Skinny-Minis™
50 Tag Mates™
16 Shoe Labels
2 Teeny Tags™
2. Preschool Shoe Labels

Personalize all those things that go to school with  Pre-School-shoe Labels  with a name and choice of 5 cute designs, including: butterfly, turtle, star, lightning bolt and soccer ball. Help them learn right and left and dressing skills.
Features:
Waterproof                                                    
UV resistant
Peel and stick to footwear
Satisfaction guaranteed
For the Older Kids Try the Tween Packs- above
Features:
Dishwasher safe
Microwave safe
UV resistant
Satisfaction guaranteed

Book Labels: peel and stick!


here are the labels I am using

I put a book label in my book from a book signing, don't want to lose it!




Write Away Labels: write you own name, item, or info on these.
 Dishwasher safe
Microwave safe
UV resistant
Self-laminating
Peel and stick
Compatible with any permanent marker
Satisfaction guaranteed


join the conversation:
www.mabelslabels.com
www.facebook.com/mabelhood
www.twitter.com/mabelhood

Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. I received a set of labels from Mabel's Labels for sharing this information.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shutterfly's Long Live Summer Photo Contest is on Now!

It's Summer time. Time for outdoor activities, sunshine and lots of photographs to take.
From vacations to sporting events to backyard fun we are all taking lots of photos.

Shutterfly is having a Multi Week Summer themed photo sweepstakes. There are instant win prizes! Head over to their Facebook page and see what it's all about.




Just upload your favorite photo with a caption based on the theme of the week. You'll get a gift from Shutterly just for entering. Nice! Don't delay, enter today! ends 8/12/2012

PHOTO THEMES
•       Week 1(7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

PRIZES
•      Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
•      Weekly prizes , you can enter once a week.
•      Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
•      Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

 Official Rules can be found here.

Disclosure: by writing this post I will receive a photo book from Shutterfly. The comments and views are my own.

Hellmann's shares big News at FOOD & WINE CLASSIC

Hellmann's was at the 30th FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen this past June. They celebrated their announcement of their mission to transition to 100 % cage-free eggs in all it's products by 2020. I use Hellmann's on all my sandwiches and in recipes. Really I do!!! I also like to buy cage free eggs from happy hens so this is really great news to me!



Check out a recipe on Hellmann's for a turkey and avocado sandwich. Avocados are pretty popular and healthy too! Even my kids are eating them in sandwiches. imagine.



Chef Tim Love and Hellmann's have teamed up to offer behind the scenes look from the show. The Chef shares secrets and essential ingredients that help make up some of America's favorite dishes. The video series offers an exclusive insiders look at famed events at the classic.  You'll see some famous chefs!



Visit Hellmann's on Facebook and enter there sweepstakes. The grand prize is a trip to next year's FOOD and WINE ClASSIC!

 
Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. By writing this post I am entered into a prize drawing.

Looking for Pain Relief? Have you tried NOXICARE yet?


Noxicare ™ is a natural pain relief cream. There is no odor, and it is easy to apply.  You can apply it 2-3 times a day.  I like the fact that it does not have an odor, you know like a strong menthol scent that everyone around you is going what is that smell?

I have been using Noxicare on my feet and back of my heels. I seem to be doing a lot of shopping lately and running around getting kids ready for back to school and off to college.  I'll be using it everyday since it is a natural pain releif cream. I don't notice the pain as much now.



Check out their facebook page and their web site too! You can read more about Noxicare and read  reviews from other happy users.


Closes: Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a a logo t-shirt and a tube of Noxicare to try for themselves! Please leave a comment with your email address (unless it is in your profile). Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would use Noxicare for. Winner chosen be random.org. Giveaway closes on July 25, 2012 12 midnight EST.



Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

Looking for Pain Relief? Have you tried NOXICARE yet?

Noxicare ™ is a natural pain relief cream. There is no odor, and it is easy to apply.  You can apply it 2-3 times a day.  I like the fact that it does not have an odor, you know like a strong menthol scent that everyone around you is going what is that smell?

I have been using Noxicare on my feet and back of my heels. I seem to be doing a lot of shopping lately and running around getting kids ready for back to school and off to college.  I'll be using it everyday since it is a natural pain releif cream. I don't notice the pain as much now.





Closes: Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a a logo t-shirt and a tube of Noxicare to try for themselves! Please leave a comment with your email address (unless it is in your profile). Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would use Noxicare for. Winner chosen be random.org. Giveaway closes on July 25, 2012 12 midnight EST.



Noxicare™  is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photos from the Burlington County Farm Fair 2012

The Burlington County Farm Fair ends today! It's a beautiful day today so head out to the fair!

www.burlingtoncountyfarmfair.com
 Route 206 & Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Springfield Township, NJ 08022

What you need to know:
$10 to park your car, so carpool!
No admission to enter the fair.
There is food for sale. We ate at the first stand on the left when you enter. It was really good! Pork Roast Sandwiches. There are more food tents, all kinds on yummy smells.
Visit the big white tents. In there you will find rows of vendors from county government to local services. Pretty much each table has some giveaways. Pens, Pencils, tote bags, magnets, flashlights and more. (Great way to stock up on school supplies for free)
Visit the animal tents, cows, sheep, goats, lamas, chickens, and more.
There are amusement rides so bring Cash.
It's is good ole Summer Family Fun!













Hope you have a great time!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Giveaway of Purex Triple Action Detergent. Want one?

Purex has some fun videos out, Let's Be Honest Videos.


And if you watch them, you can leave a comment on this post telling me which one is your favorite video.

CLOSED:Three comments will be chosen by random.org to win a coupon good for a FREE bottle on NEW Purex Triple Action detergent. Hey, you have laundry right?  A Free bottle of Purex is a help!
Please leave your email in your comment. Giveaway closes July 18, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.

You can watch the videos over at http://www.purex.com/lets-be-honest and on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/purexlaundry/videos.


Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. Free Purex Triple Action is from Purex.

Friday, July 13, 2012

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Trailer Debut!

Just out!  The Trailer Debut of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL:





OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
DISNEY
Website and Mobile site: Disney.com/TheWizard
Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/DisneyPictures


Genre:   Fantasy Adventure
Rating: TBD                       
Release Date:     March 8, 2013

Cast:                      James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Director:               Sam Raimi
Producer:              Joe Roth
Executive Producers:         Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer, Palak Patel
Written by:           Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final)


Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.


When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.


OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

Collect New Socks for Needy Families with Disney's The Odd Life of Timonthy Green Sock Drive


DISNEY LAUNCHES “THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN” SOCK DRIVE
 
Program to Collect New Socks for Needy Families Kicked Off on July 9th


Burbank, CA  (July 10, 2012)– The Walt Disney Studios announced today that they worked with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), to launch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive on July 9, 2012, aimed at providing new socks for families in need across the U.S.

People are asked to take new pairs of socks to any of the community drop-off locations nationwide between July 9 and September 3, 2012. Besides the community locations, people may also drop off socks at Carmike and Marcus theaters in their communities. Hanes will be standing by to match donations up to 10,000 pairs of socks. AGRM will distribute the socks to the families they aid.

For more details about “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive, please visit the film’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OddLifeMovie


ABOUT THE MOVIE
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

Disney presents “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” with Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker producing, story by Ahmet Zappa and screenplay by Peter Hedges. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is slated for release on August 15, 2012.


ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION OF GOSPEL RESCUE MISSIONS
The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) is an association of more than 275 rescue missions across North America.  Each year AGRM member ministries serve approximately 50 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights’ lodging, distribute more than 27 million pieces of clothing, bandage the wounds of hundreds of abuse victims, and graduate more than 18,000 homeless men and women from addiction-recovery programs into productive living. www.agrm.org


ABOUT HANES:
Hanes, America’s No. 1 Apparel Brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel, underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com.  Hanes is a flagship brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) (www.Hanesbrands.com).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN Clip now available!

I am looking forward to this film!  It really looks great!  A perfect Summer Film.


OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

Disney presents “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” with Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker producing, story by Ahmet Zappa and screenplay by Peter Hedges. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is slated for release on August 15, 2012.



“Like” THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OddLifeMovie

Follow THE OFF LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/OddLifeMovie

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, August 15th!






Disclosure: Video clip and images provided by Walt  Disney. The comments and views are my own.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Viva Napkins for Summer time picnics

My friend told me about these new pop up napkins from Viva!  I had to buy some the next day!  They are so cool. On sale at Acme 2/$5 with your shopper card.
What a great idea and fun decorated box! Great to use at in the backyard, beach, picnic, travel, party, BBQ, anywhere. Great for outside since they don't blow away.



Wordless Wednesday: Patriotic Day 2012

100th anniversary of the Fire Company in my town!






Monday, July 9, 2012

Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Newtown, PA on July 11 with a celebration and free kids meal giveaway!

Corner Bakery Cafe Opens Doors to Newtown Neighbors on July 11th
Free Coffee for a Year Will Be Offered to the First 100 Guests

[Newtown, PA] – (July 11, 2012) – Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to “Feed the Day” in Newtown, PA with a new cafe opening on July 11th. Whether it’s to discover the made-to-order Anaheim Scrambler for breakfast, the signature Chicken Pomodori Panini for lunch, the mouthwatering Pesto Cavatappi for dinner, or a slice of bakery fresh Cinnamon Creme Cake for dessert, Bala Cynwyd neighbors are invited to check out the newest location in Newtown at 3 West Road, Newtown, PA 18940.

As part of the opening day celebration, starting at 6:30 am, the cafe is offering the first 100 guests a commemorative Newtown Corner Bakery Cafe travel mug, which includes a daily coffee refill for one year, free of charge. Additionally, all guests that come in during the opening week will have the chance to enter a raffle for the “Free Panini for a Year” giveaway. This location is the 5th location in the Philadelphia Market, owned and operated by The Rose Group, headquartered in Newtown, PA.

“We’re excited to bring the Corner Bakery Cafe concept to our home community of Newtown, offering a comfortable and family-oriented atmosphere for residents and neighbors to come together, while dining on healthy food options,” said Jeff Warden, CEO of The Rose Group.

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The made-to-order food is delivered fresh to your table and it is comfortably affordable to all. Corner Bakery Cafe also prides itself on an efficient and reliable catering service, unsurpassed by others in the industry, for both business meetings and personal events.
Founded on a philosophy of creating a place to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Cafe is recognized for its unsurpassed catering experience delivering signature, made to order breakfasts, lunches and dinners for any occasion.

To learn more about Corner Bakery Cafe please visit www.cornerbakeycafe.com or “Like” our page at www.facebook.com/cornerbakeryphilly.


CLOSED Giveaway: The Corner Bakery Cafe is giving away 20 Free Kids Meals! Woot!  Leave A comment below!

About Corner Bakery Cafe
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 130 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe features innovative, seasonal menu options while delivering a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

About The Rose Group
The Rose Group, headquartered in Newtown, PA, is the 34th largest restaurant franchise company in the United States. They currently own and operate 59 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. The company is the only franchisee for Corner Bakery Café in the Philadelphia market, operating five cafes in Eastern Pennsylvania. The Rose Group also co-owns and operates 3 locations of “The Shannon Rose,” an independent Irish pub and restaurant in North Jersey. More information on The Rose Group can be found on their web site at www.therosegroup.com.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Matisyahu's New CD SPARK SEEKER giveaway

A new album from Matisyahu "Spark Seeker" will be out on July 17, 2013. Find him on Facebook and Twitter. and find out about his new look!  To enter the giveaway-read the details below!



You can listen to the lead track "sunshine" right here  on SoundCloud.com
You can pre-order the CD from itunes
You can watch the video right here from vevo.
You can watch Sunshine right here!







CLOSED Giveaway: Leave a comment (please have your email on the comment or in your profile so I can contact you) on this post for your chance to win the new CD- Spark Seeker from Matisyahu's. Giveaway Closes on July 17, 2013 at 12 midnight EST. winner chosen by random.org.

Check out the tour dates for a show in your area and find a concert near you from this list:
TOUR DATES
**Denotes show w/Dirty Heads
6/16 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino
 7/3 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds
 7/5 – Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
 7/8 - Vienna, VA - The Wolftrap **
 7/9 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live **
 7/10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
 7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom **
 7/12 - Stamford, CT - Alive at Five
 7/14 - Philadelphia, PA - XFINITY Live!
 7/15 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair and Event Center
 7/18 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel **
 7/19 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights **
 7/21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues **
 7/22 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage **
 7/23 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre **
 7/25 - Portland, ME - State Theatre **
 7/26 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom **
 7/28 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
 7/29 - Randall's Island, NY - Catalpa Festival
 7/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead **
 8/4 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room **
 8/5 – Detroit, MI Fillmore Auditorium**
 8/7 - Chicago, IL - The Congress Theatre **
 8/8 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave **
 8/9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave **
 8/12 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheatre **
 8/14 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
 8/15 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
 8/16 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless *Supporting Sublime
 8/18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre Outdoors**
 8/19 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore **
 8/20 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa**
 8/21 - Chesterfield, VA - Pocahontas State Park Amphitheatre **
 8/22 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 **
 8/23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Music Park**
 8/25 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues **
 8/27 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen **
 9/4 – Austin, TX Austin Music Hall**
 9/5 – Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom**
 9/6 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Casino at Stir Cove**
 9/8 – Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium**
 9/9 – Aspen, CO The Belly-Up**
 9/10 – Salt Lake City, UT The Rail**
 9/11 – Albuquerque, NM The Sunshine Theater**
 9/12 – Phoenix, AZ The Marquee**
 9/15 – Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel Pool Stage**
 9/22 – Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom**
 9/23 – Seattle, WA The Moore Theater**
 9/26 – Boise, ID Knitting Factory**
 9/27 – Lake Tahoe, CA MontBleu**

Disclosure: CD and information provided by Sneak Attack Media. The comments and views are my own.

Counting Crows Summer Tour Tickets Giveaway!

Counting Crows Embark On The Second Leg Of Summer Headline Tour
Stops in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Denver, SLC and more. 
 And, you could win a set two tickets!


In the spirit of their new album Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), the Crows will be introducing some of their favorite artists on the second leg of their headlining summer tour, The Outlaw Roadshow, which grew out of the Outlaw Roadshow indie rock showcases that Adam Duritz and Ryan Spaulding of Ryan's Smashing Life (www.RSLBlog.com) have been staging at CMJ and SXSW in recent years. Supporting Counting Crows on The Outlaw Roadshow's 2nd leg this summer will be We Are Augustines, Kasey Anderson and The Honkies, and Field Report.

For Tickets, Please Go To: http://www.countingcrows.com/

CLOSED Tickets? Did you say Tickets!  Leave a comment on this post telling me which location you would like to see Counting Crows in concert for you chance to win a set of two tickets to a show!  Giveaway closes on July 13, 2012 so you have time to get a sitter! One winner will receive two tickets at will call window at the show. (Winner will be chosen by random.org as always!)

Counting Crows with : We Are Augustines, Kasey Anderson and The Honkies, and Field Report
 
Counting Crows Tour Dates:
July 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront Park
 July 19  - Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
 July 20 - Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus
 July 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
 July 26 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Ragbrai 40th Anniversary
 July 28 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
 July 31 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
 Aug 2 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
 Aug 4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Rail Event Center
 Aug 6 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Gardens
 Aug 7 - Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
Aug 10 - Sandpoint, ID @ The Festival at Sandpoint
 Aug 11 - Billings, MT @ Magic City Blues Festival

More on Counting Crows and Underwater Sunshine
(Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)
Produced by Counting Crows and Shawn Dealey, Underwater Sunshine features tracks written by artists such as Big Star, Gram Parsons, Tender Mercies, Kasey Anderson and The Faces. Each rendition offers an entire spectrum of human emotion, delivered with the conviction and intense honesty the band is known for.




As their first independent release, it was the right time for the Crows to make this album. “If you wonder why we didn’t just write our own record, it’s simply because we wanted to do THIS one,” says Duritz.

Highlighting the independent approach to the record, the Crows are giving away a free download of their new song, “Mercy” on http://www.countingcrows.com/

In addition, the band recently partnered with San Francisco’s BitTorrent Inc., offering four songs for free download, Adam Duritz's liner notes, and high-resolution album artwork as a BitTorrent Bundle aimed directly to the young, digitally savvy users of the BitTorrent and µTorrent software. The tracks in the bundle include: “Untitled (Love Song)”, “Like Teenage Gravity”, “Hospital”, and “Meet on the Ledge”, and all are available for immediate downloadhere.

Listen to the entirety of Underwater Sunshine
 (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) over at the band's Soundcloud

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Disclosure: Information and tickets provided by Sneak Attack Media. The comments and views are my own.

OZ The Great and Powerful in theaters 2013

Did you see BRAVE yet? It is a good one!  Here is another Film coming out next March that looks good!  It's called OZ The Great and Powerful. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.




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Look for the film March 2013 opening!

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.


When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.



Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

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