Friday, September 28, 2012

"Saving Mr. Banks" begins production of the film.

 
Los Angeles, Calif., September 19, 2012—Disney began production today on “Saving Mr. Banks,” the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the project’s pre-production in 1961.

Two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) will essay the role of the legendary Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar®-winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”) in the role of the prickly novelist. Before actually signing away the book’s rights, Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars® at the 1965 ceremonies (the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations).

When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney’s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario’s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book. 
 
None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other—her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aide). While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film—which, like the author, hints at the relationship he shared with his own father in the early 20th Century Midwest.

 
“Saving Mr. Banks” will film entirely in the Los Angeles area, with key locations to include Disneyland in Anaheim and the Disney Studios in Burbank. Filming will conclude around Thanksgiving, 2012, with no specific 2013 release date yet set.


WON'T BACK DOWN in theaters today. My thoughts on seeing the film already.

WON'T BACK DOWN - if your kid was in a school like the one in the film, what would you do?
If they are, what are you doing???  Read the title again.

I viewed this film on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. The theater had a talkative crowd in attendance. You could really tell they were into the film. It's almost as though they were having a conversation with the actors on the screen. All in a positive way.

I could tell there were parents in the seats, parents who were watching the film to see the outcome of one hard working parent's attempt to improve her daughters school environment. The audience was rooting for the Mom and teacher all the way!

Yes, there are famous actors in the film, but it could be you or me. It could be a mom or a dad you know doing the same thing, wanting a better education for their child.

I wasn't watching the film to see who wins in the end.
It's not about winning or loosing, it's about change.
I was watching it to see how change could be made.

This Mom, along with another teacher in her daughters school are tired of the school environment, not necessarily the teachers, the administration or others.
The teachers realize they want to teach, be creative, and that they have lost their way, for whatever reason that may be.

What do you think happens, does change take place? If you were the Mom in this film what would you do for your kids?   Go see the movie and find out! You might just be inspired, you might cry, you might clap, you might talk out load during the film. It's ok. afterall, it's our kids.

 


Disclosure: I attended the screening of this film in order to write this review. The comments and views are my own.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Let's get UNREAL for Trick Or Treat this year

In a few days it will be October, the month of Halloween, the month of sugar, the month of chocolate and the month of calories.

Don't you wish you could have your candy with less junked ingredients?
Now you can UNJUNK your candy!!!

 A new brand of candy is available just in time for Halloween!
 UNREAL™ BRAND is  now available in stores such as CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, and will be available in more retailers this Fall.
 
My favorite is UNREAL™ 54, candy coated chocolate with Peanuts. The candy has a nice crunch, the peanuts taste so fresh, just like you cracked open a peanut shell, and the coating is made with plant juices. I love the deep rich colors of the shells.

UNREAL Candy cost about the same as a typical Candy Bar.

There are five candies in the line up:

UNREAL ™ 54 : Candy Coated Chocolate with Peanuts  (my all time favorite)
UNREAL™  41: Candy Coated Chocolates
UNREAL™  5: Chocolate Carmel Nougat Bar
UNREAL™ L 8: Chocolate Carmel Peanuts Nougat Bar
UNREAL™ L 77: Peanut Butter Cups

So, what makes this brand different? also check UNREAL's comparison chart
No corn syrup
No hydrogenated oil
No artificial Flavors
NO GMO's  (that means the food is not genetically modified)
No Synthetic colors
Responsible source ingredients
All natural origin colors, coming from plants like beets, red cabbage and more
AND:
30% LESS SUGAR, 60% more protein and 250% more fiber per serving on average compared to leading brands.

Who's idea was UNREAL™ ? Head over to UNREAL's web site to read all about a 13 year old named Nicky Bronner. He was determined to prove he could unjunk candy, and he did.

Get Social with UNREAL™  and stay in the know:
Follow them on Twitter
Like them on Facebook
Web site: http://getunreal.com/

Disclosure: I received UNREAL™  BRAND Candy in order to write this review. The comments, taste buds, and views are my own.
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Enter to win a Yearbook From Shutterfly!

The new school year is in full swing. Back to school nights are on the calendars, and students are busy learning and sharing in the classroom.

From the first day of school parents are taking photographs of their child's  field trips, holiday parties, school plays, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies.

Instead of storing all those adorable photos on your computer, share them in a yearbook you can create from Shutterfly! 



These yearbooks are so adorable! Choose from a variety of templates, designed pages, and more. Shutterfly offers tips on making your yearbook, and even a disccount when you contact them. You can get the whole class a yearbook for as low as $6.00 each. What a great price. I've paid around $40-$80 for yearbooks for my kids and they did not look nearly as nice as Shutterfly's.

I really like that you can use your own photographs and chose the layout. You'll know what your are getting since you design the yearbook.
Hold a day of sharing when families can bring in their photos to put in the yearbook. Everyone captures different moments of the year so share your photos for the yearbook.

Head over to Shutterfly's yearbook site and see how easy it is to make your own yearbook. The templates, designed pages and colors are awesome!  This type of yearbook is perfect for pre-school all the way through high school. 

closed,Giveaway: Shutterfly is giving one lucky reader a 8x8 hard cover 20 page photo book, plus shipping (including Canada). This is a $38 value.
 Leave a comment on this post telling me something memorable you'd put in a yearbook for your chance to win a photo book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. Giveaway ends September 27, 2012 at 12 midnight EST

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Disclosure: I received  a Shutterfly Yearbook to review. The comments and views are my own.
 
 

Wordless Wednesday

Those busy squirrels are taking the acorns right off the tree!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Home Food Safety Mythbusters - so we all know

 

How food smart are you? Do you know these answers? Find out more on from the infographic!

MYTH #1: “If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe.”
 
MYTH #2: “Of course I wash all bagged lettuce and greens because it might make me sick if I don’t.”

MYTH #3: “I don’t need to use a food thermometer. I can tell when my food is cooked by looking at it or checking the temperature with my finger.”

MYTH #4: “I can’t re-freeze foods after I have thawed them – I have to cook them or throw them away.”
 
 Want to learn more?
 Go to:
 fightbac.org
www.foodsafety.gov



Monday, September 24, 2012

Jack Skuller Tour Dates and free SoundCloud

 Jack Skuller is a contestant on Radio Disney's N.B.T. (Next BIG Thing) Season 5, a multi-platform talent contest.

This 16 year old heartthrob-in-the-making is equal parts passion, vintage rock vibe and pure pop sensibilities.

Jack Skuller was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. Jack's influences range from Elvis Presley and The Beatles to The Ramones and the Black Keys.



 Jack started singing in school talent shows at age 8. At 13 he won first place in a NJ 101.5 FM radio sponsored talent show performing his own song "Love Is A Drum."

 Jack has received rave reviews in the press:

Teen Vogue called him its "new favorite singer songwriter"
New York Post dubbed him a "mini Jack White."
Time Out New York said "Jack Skuller is poised to become your family’s next obsession."

He's also been featured on J-14, Twist, the New York Press and the Examiner. Jack made his TV debut performing live on FOX TV's Good Day New York.

Take a listen to his song "You'll Never Take My Holiday" on SoundCloud
 
 
Upcoming tour Dates
Sept. 20 - Jimmy's No. 43 - New York, NY
Sept. 22 - North Georgia State Fair - Marietta, GA
Sept. 29 - Keller Rock The Park - Keller, TX
Oct. 13 - Hollywood and Highland Center - Hollywood,
CA
Oct. 21 - The Living Room - New York, NY

Progresso Recipe Starters Gift Pack Givaway

Progresso Recipe Starters sauces can help you make dinner!  Chose from five varities that you can turn into many home-cooked meals. You can also find recipes at Progresso.com/RecipeStarters. And to get a coupon for savings click here:Progresso. Save money and time with Progresso for dinner.



These sauces are pretty handy to keep in your pantry because you can get the recipe right off the can, and most likely already have the ingredients you need in your kitchen. On the recipe starters can you'll find a list of "things you'll need",  like for Chicken Parmesan-which is what I am making for dinner tonight! It list seven things including the can of Progresso Recipe Starters coking sauce- fire roasted variety.



The label has a pull away tab to reveal the recipe. How easy!  I have all the ingredients I need and don't need to make a special trip to the store for some fancy ingredient. Chicken, bread crumbs, cheese and the can of Fire Roasted Tomato and let's get cooking.



Check out the recipes and varieties on Progresso's Web Site and Like them on Facebook.

Make your meal times warm and delicious with these varieties from Progresso:
Creamy Parmesan Basil
Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock
Fire Roasted Tomato
Creamy Portabella Mushroom
Creamy Three Cheese

closed, Giveaway: Want to try Progresso Recipe Starters?   Leave a comment on this post telling me which Progresso Recipe Starters is your favorite for your chance to win this Prize Pack from Progresso. Giveaway closes October 1, 21012 at 12 midnight EST.
 Don't forget to print out your free coupon too.

Gift Pack contains:
  • Two cans of Progresso Recipe Starters
  • $10 Gift Card to purchase your recipe ingredients
  • Progresso Recipe Starters recipe book, including 5 recipes to get you started
  • Baking dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Sauce Scraper

  •   Disclosure: The information, products and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark





    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Enter to win Milk Unleashed Prize Pack of shelf safe milk

     

     
    Just imagine, a nice day outside, having a snack, milk, and reading a book.  I'd vote for that kind of day. The reality is its September and the kids are back in school. Parents are dropping off and picking up kids from school, sports, and activities that  keep families on the go.
     
    Milk Unleashed is here to help! Milk Unleashed is handy single-serving shelf safe milk. You can take it on the go without lugging along the refrigerator! Really!  Pack it in the kids lunch box, pack a few in the diaper bag, throw some in a cooler for a day out or even keep one in your purse. It's shelf save so you can store it out of the fridge!
     
    Milk Unleashed goes where you go. Is ready when you are. Home or away Milk Unleashed is ready to drink. 

    Want to learn more? Want to Try Milk Unleashed? closed. Enter this giveaway!
    Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite game is from Milk Unleashed app below. Take the Family-On-the-Go Quiztacular and tell me how you did. Your comment on this post gets you entered into a chance to win a gift pack from Milk Unleashed consisting of shelf safe milk from Hershey's LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley, a cow stress ball, and information on shelf safe milk. ( milk will be chosen random from the brands listed) Giveaway closes September 24, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.

    Check out the On-The-Go Games and Tips traveling.  Have family time even on the go.
    Check out the On-The-Go-Snacks! Make the world's best smoothie with Milk Unleashed. Find the best snacks to grab for your next outing.
     
     



    Follow them on Twitter for the latest news.

    Disclosure: I received Milk Unleashed to try. The comments and views are my own.
     

    Try New POMPEIAN OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend

    POMPEIAN has a new blend of extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, and grape seed oil. It is perfect for salads, sauteing and frying. You can also use it for grilling and baking.  Replace your  vegetable oil and butter for Pompeian OlivExtra® Mediterranean Blend .

    Head over to enter the sweepstakes at POMPEIAN's web site. There are daily chances to win a trip to the Mediterranean, IPads, IPods, free products and coupons.  Find some new recipes for the Fall Season.  Like them on Facebook for exclusive offers.



    I tired it out on a chicken Marsala recipe. It adds a nice flavor to the sauteed mushrooms and chicken.

    This unique blend of oils is made up of predominantly monounsaturated fats (7.8 g/serving), which are considered relatively “good” fats, essential omega-6 (3.4 g/serving) and omega-3 (0.8 g/serving), Vitamin E (0.25 mg/serving), and can also be used with high heat cooking of up to 450°F and is a perfect replacement for your other vegetables oils, shortening and butter that contain high level of saturated fats.

    Disclosure: I received a bottle of POMPEIAN OliveExtra to try from Smiley 360. The comments and views are my own.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Tune into Disney Junior for Halloween Fun

    Beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, DisneyJunior.com is inviting families to visit DisneyJunior.com/Halloween where parents can upload videos of their child explaining and acting out what he or she wants to be for Halloween for a chance to be shown on air!
     
    The videos will be selected at random and will be shown every Friday on Disney Channel and Disney Junior throughout the month of October. The site will also feature Halloween-themed music videos, games and coloring pages based on favorite Disney Junior series.
    Disney Junior is treating viewers to special Halloween-themed episodes and movies airing every Friday throughout the month of October. Highlights include:
     
     
    A new Halloween-themed episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 8:30 a.m., ET/PT, where Jake and crew invite Captain Hook to join them as they "Trick and Treasure" throughout Never Land and Izzy dresses up as the Pirate Princess to fool the Sea Witch, who has returned to Never Land to turn the real Pirate Princess into gold. Emmy Award-winning actress Carol Kane ("Taxi"), and “Beverly Hills 90210” alums Tiffani Thiessen ("White Collar") and Tori Spelling ("Craft Wars") guest star.
     

     
    On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 at 10:00 a.m., ET/PT, Doc and the toys celebrate Halloween in a new episode of “Doc McStuffins” where Doc helps a pop-up toy ghost overcome his fear of the spooky holiday and diagnoses Donny's toy glow-in-the-dark monster with "No-glow-atosis" and prescribes more time outside in the sun.

    Disney and ABC Interactive events at New York Hall of Science

    DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP SPONSORS INVENTIVE ACTIVITIES
    FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES DURING WORLD MAKER FAIRE 2012
    AT NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE, SEPTEMBER 29-30
    Interactive Events Celebrate Creativity and Innovation
    Celebrity Chef Carla Hall, Co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,”
    To Give Healthy Cooking Demonstration
    Disney/ABC Television Group will sponsor interactive activities for kids and families to celebrate creativity and innovation, at World Maker Faire 2012, a two-day exposition spanning science, technology and the arts at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), September 29-30. These next generation of thinkers and tinkerers are invited to take part in an inventive healthy cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s popular daytime series “The Chew;” participate in activities inspired by Disney’s hit series “Phineas and Ferb” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates;” and use human-power to activate an eco-friendly Disney XD game.
     
    The lineup of Disney/ABC Television Group activities at World Maker Faire 2012 includes:
    Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. Make: Live Stage (Zone D)
    · Carla Hall from ABC’s “The Chew” gives a culinary demonstration on making a delicious dish healthier for the entire family.

    Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    · Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb” inspire a kite-making activity worthy of the animated duo’s coolest inventions.
    · Disney XD goes green with “The Wash Out,” a clothes laundering game using human-powered technology.
    Sunday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    · Kid crafters can engage in Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” swashbuckling sword-making activity.
    · Disney XD goes green with “The Wash Out,” a clothes laundering game using human-powered technology.
    More information about World Maker Faire 2012, including ticket prices, is available at makerfaire.com.
    The Walt Disney Company proudly supports non-profit organizations in their endeavors to make the world a better place.
     
     
     
     
     


    Progresso Light Soup is here just in time for Fall. Enter to win an awesome prize pack too!

    Progresso ® Light soups are here just in time for cool weather. Two new creamy flavors at 100 calories per serving.-Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style are only 100 calories per serving!  Warm up with a bowl of light soup from Progresso. And you can get a coupon to save on Progresso Soups.

    Soup is the prefect lunch time meal or even soup and sandwiches for dinner on busy school days. Take a can to the office or send soup along to school for the kids lunch time.

     
    • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
    • These Weight Watchers® endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2 PointsPlus® value per serving
    • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
    • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables

    Closed: Giveaway: Look at this awesome gift pack one lucky winner will get!  Leave a comment on this post telling me which Progresso Soup is your favorite. Winner will be chosen by random.org. closes September 29, 2012 at 12 midnight EST. Like Progresso on Facebook

    Your  gift pack will contain:

    • (2) Cans of Progresso® Light creamy soup  
    • (1) Soup mug
    • (1) Lunch tote
    • (1) Water bottle
    don't forget to print out your coupon for Progresso Soup
    Disclosure: The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Progresso® through MyBlogSpark

     

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Get your checklist for emergency preparedness from about one

    AboutOne Supports FEMA’s National Preparedness Month with Recommendations to Help Families Prepare for Emergency
    AboutOne supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s September “Ready Campaign” with recommendations about essential information to organize and store for ready access in case of emergency.
    Paoli, PA, September 13, 2012 – Earlier this month, as Hurricane Isaac continued to affect parts of the country, the Federal Emergency Management Association launched the ninth annual National Preparedness Month. Spearheaded by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, this annual event is a nationwide effort to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Online family organizer AboutOne (http://www.aboutone.com/) has joined this effort by preparing a checklist and accompanying video tutorial (http://www.aboutone.com/checklists/) of recommended emergency preparedness documents and information families should have on hand.
    In 2009, the Citizen Corps National Survey (http://citizencorps.gov/resources/research/2009survey.shtm) revealed that only 44% of Americans have a household emergency plan, including ready access to family members’ medical information, emergency contacts, insurance paperwork, and other important information.
    “Hurricane Issac, July’s super derecho, and the recent wildfires in the western United States are all grim reminders that disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, said Joanne Lang, AboutOne’s founder and CEO. “Last summer, Hurricane Irene forced my own family to evacuate, so I understand the stress and worry an event like that can cause. I’m proud of the fact that AboutOne’s online family management system helps our customers be prepared for anything life throws at them by giving them instant access to the information they need to take care of their homes and families.”
    AboutOne’s family organizer helps customers save time, get organized, and be prepared. The password-protected companion apps (http://www.aboutone.com/product-tour/mobile-apps/) provide exceptional data security and make it easy to manage life’s details on-the-go – no more accumulating piles of paper to file, no more lost documents, and no more wasted time spent searching for family information and paperwork.
    The app uses gamification (http://www.aboutone.com/product-tour/organization-station/) to make it fun for customers to get organized, guiding them on the path to organization, and rewarding them with points and badges for meeting their organizational goals. As part of their efforts to support National Preparedness Month, AboutOne has released a special Emergency Preparedness badge.
    AboutOne can be used to quickly access family members’ health records and answer questions about medications, vaccinations, and conditions. In an emergency, AboutOne’s companion mobile apps provide online and offline access to emergency contacts and family member health information.
    Right at the point of purchase, a customer can snap a scan or photo of a receipt for a new possession and instantly add that item to their home inventory with links to warranty info, user’s guide, and purchase place. These details will then be available for insurance claims after a disaster.
    From the baseball game, the recital, or on vacation, parents can snap and add photos to record special memories, along with quick notes about the occasion and links to the people involved. Those precious memories will then be safely and securely stored in the cloud, protected from the destruction resulting from a natural disaster.
    “AboutOne is committed to helping customers get organized, save time, and be prepared with access to the household information they need, when and how they need it on a daily basis, and in case of emergency,” says Lang. “With AboutOne and our suite of mobile apps, a mom really does have family life in the palm of her hand.”
     
     
    AboutOne
    AboutOne (http://www.AboutOne.com) is the fast, easy way to manage your busy life – no matter where you are – guiding you along the path to organization and rewarding you for being organized. Its online organizer provides one place to quickly store and manage memories and household paperwork. AboutOne builds on calendar, contacts, and mobile tools you’re already using, enhancing them with document filing and reporting to make the information you store work for you in a way that other apps don’t, and making it readily available for informed decisions and fast response in an emergency.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    New alternaVites Kids for vitamin taking kids



    These are pretty cool. I even tried them! alternaVites Kids ® make vitamin taking a whole lot easier for kids.


    There is no sugary, gritty taste. I tried Raspberry Cotton Candy. That just sounds good.



    alternaVites Kids are different, here's why:

    Melts in your mouth
    Is truly delicious, available in two flavors:  Strawberry Bubble Gum and Raspberry Cotton Candy
    Just one packet per day
    0 Grams of sugar
    Free of Aspartame and high fructose corn syrup
    Does not contain artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives
    No animal products or by-products
    Does not contain egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shelfish
    Certified Kosher pareve



    How to use alernavites kids:
    Simply sprinkle alernavites kids onto the tongue where melts quickly
    Mix alernavites kids into yogurts, puddings, or smoothies.
    Sprinkle alernavites kids on top of fruit or lick it off a spoon.
    or be creative and find what your kids like



    For  information on the company, product and their philosophy visit; alternaVites.com. Use code Mom20 to get 20% off your order!



    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alternavites
    Twitter https://twitter.com/alternaVites

    Disclosure: I received a sample of alternaVites Kids to try. The comments and views are my own.


    Soft Scrub will work upside down for you

    Who likes to clean toilets? Not me. We have three bathrooms, that means three toilets. I'd really like one more bathroom on our first floor. I know-why would I want another bathroom to clean, right? When we have a party or company- two bathrooms on the first floor would be ideal. Not to mention when we come home from somewhere someone always heads right to the first floor bathroom.

    Three bathroom, one kitchen and one laundry room sink, all need regular cleaning. Spray cleaners are my friend. Spray cleaners that can spray upside down-well that's even better.

     I tried a new household cleaner from Soft Scrub that cleans great!

    Soft Scrub really does spray up side down, which is great to spray under the toilet rim-who knows what grows under there.


    What I like about HouseHold Cleaners from:
    Soft Scrub Total All Purpose, Total Bath and Bowl, and Total All Purpose with Bleach:

    Works Upside Down-
    Patented trigger that allows you to clean with a fine mist or a thick foam
    One product can clean bathrooms, kitchens, and more
    Tough on Stains, gentle of surfaces
    Cleans and Deodorizes

    closed. Want to try Soft Scrub for yourself? I have three coupons to giveaway to three readers! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a coupon. Winners will be chosen by random.org.
    Giveaway closes September 27,2012 at 12 midnight EST

    Soft Scrub is also holding a sweepstakes with $3000 is prizes so head over to Soft Scrub and enter.

    Like them on Facebook to keep up to date.

    Disclosure: Soft Scrub provided a free sample of their Bath and Bowl so I could review them. The comments and views are my own.


     

    Friday, September 14, 2012

    Finding Nemo 3D in theaters today!

    Last Saturday I spent part of the morning watching the screening of Finding Nemo 3D. Yes, I have seen the film a few years ago,  but this time it was 3D. We were given these really fun 3D glasses to watch the film:

    Nemoo 3D Glasses from the screening Day

    The sea comes alive when you are watching it in 3D. The colors are much deeper and vibrant too. You'll feel like you are swimming with Nemo and Dora! 

    Finding Nemo 3D is a fun film for the whole family. The kids loved the 3D glasses and so did the adults. If you have young kids take them to see this film or go see it again in 3D. I  give it an A+!

     

    Watch it here: The Official Trailer for LINCOLN




    “Like” LINCOLN on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LincolnMovie

    Follow LINCOLN on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lincolnmovie

    Official LINCOLN site: www.thelincolnmovie.com

    LINCOLN arrives in theaters November 9th (Limited) and Nationwide November 16th!


     

    New Trailer for WRECK-IT-Ralph is available here!


    Enter the Play & Win Sweepstakes! Complete missions, earn coins, and get the chance to win a hero's journey from Adventures by Disney: http://di.sn/k3h

     Like WRECK-IT RALPH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph

    Follow WRECK-IT Ralph on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph

     



     

    Get the #1 bible Triva game for Free! The American Bible Challenge Game is now available in an app

    The American Bible Challenge on Game Show Network is a hit! Have you watched it yet? Tune in on Thursdays at 8PM EST.  Jeff Foxworthy is the host of this exciting show. Watch, learn and test your own knowledge of the Bible.  It's the perfect Family show.

    Now there is a free game available in an app and for Facebook users!



    Santa Monica, CA – September 10,2012 – Since its record-setting debut on GSN, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE has continued to celebrate Bible knowledge with the growing success of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE GAME for iPhone, iPad, Android and Facebook.  The free game -- featuring several levels of increasingly challenging Bible trivia questions -- is an exciting extension oft he network's new hit original series.  The game has already attracted over 200,000 users, with over 2 million game plays and currently ranks as the #1bible trivia game and among the top 10 free trivia games on the iPhone.  

    The series earned the network's highest delivery in its 17-year history with 1.7 million total viewers for its series premiere at 8 pm ET on Thursday, August 23rd and reaching over 2million viewers for its first night.   Since its record-setting debut, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE has continued to draw new viewers tithe show, now reaching 7.6 million total viewers.  THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE airs all-new episodes every Thursday at 8 pm ET/PT. 

    To access the game on Facebook or download the free mobile app from the Apple iTunes store, visit: http://gsntv.com/bible-games 

    With THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE GAME, players can:

    ·      Play seamlessly across multiple platforms (Facebook/iOS smartphones or tablets and Android)
    ·      Enjoy a variety of trivia challenges—multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank ,picture scramble and more—spanning the entire Bible
    ·      Unlock new rounds and new levels of increasingly challenging questions
    ·      Earn extra points by completing rounds quickly
    ·      Check the leaderboards to compare scores with friends
    ·      Share scores and challenge friends on Facebook
    ·      Learn from incorrect answers via the "Bible Study" feature powered by American Bible Society
    ·      View exclusive content provided by American Bible Society
    ·      Watch episode recaps of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE
    ·      Learn more about contestants and their charities
    ·      Play anonymously on the app without logging on


    About THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE(Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT)
    Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts THE AMERICAN  BIBLE CHALLENGE, a studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible.  Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions are drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.  The contestants share their compelling back-stories and each team plays for a charity. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by Relativity REAL for GSN.

    About American Bible Society
    Headquartered in Manhattan, the 196-year-old American Bible Society exists to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. One of the nation's oldest nonprofit organizations, today's American Bible Society provides interactive, high- and low-tech resources enabling first-time readers and seasoned theologians alike to engage with the best-selling book of all time.

    About GSN
    GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites.  GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos.  GSN and its subsidiary, World Winner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  For further information, please visit www.gsntv.com.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Just Between Friends Philly Consignment Sale is a parents dream come true!

    How would you like to shop for shoes, clothes, toys, games, baby needs and way more under one roof? How would you like to save big time on these items? How would you like to make money on these items you have at home? Visit JBFSale.com that's how!

    Yesterday morning I attend the pre-sale blogger event at JBFPhilly with Real Mom Media.  Just Between Friends Consignment sale is at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hall C, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA this weekend.


    The sale is September 13-15 and another sale is happening at the Greater Reading Expo Center in Reading, PA September 27-29, 2012.

    Learn about shopping, selling and volunteering at these sales or a sale in your area from JBFSale.com. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jbfphilly for more information, photos and a coupon good for free admission for the first day. Other days are free!

    We were given $25.00 to spend  at the show. Since my kids are a bit older I bought some baby/infant items that were still in their new package to give as gifts. The prices are really reasonable. There is even a Mom table for household decorations and holiday items. All items are clearly marked with a price tag.







     
    There are rows and rows and rows and rows of clean toys, strollers, cribs, clothing, shoes, puzzles, games, crafts, and so much more! Brand names galore. Savings galore.

    Beth McIntyre and Tracy Panase are the two local moms who organize this event. And it is very organized!

    So clean out your closets , basements, and attics and get cash for your outgrown children items.
    You'll save 50 to 90%  shopping at JBF sales on thousands of items. Clothing for preemies through size 20 for boys and Juniors for girls.You'll also find maternity items, infant gear, outdoor equipment, shoes, accessories, books, movies, games, puzzles, room decor, furniture and tons more!

    Bring a big tote bag or a cart with wheels so you can load up as you shop the aisles. Pay by cash or charge. Go to JBFSales.com for more information on what types of cards they accept.

    Just Between Friends was created in 1997 by mom Shannon Wilburn and her Friend Daven Tackett. They hosted a sale  in their living room with 17 Friend consignors and grossed $2000 in sales. The sale quickly grew and in 2003 they formed Just Between Friends Franchise. Currently there are 124 franchises in 24 states.

    From winning awards and being featured on national television shows including CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning American, Fox News and popular web sites like yahoo, inc.com, shenows.com, and Disney's family.com Just Between Friends is growing. In the past four years it was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 Franchises.

    Disclosure: I was given $25 gift certificate to shop the sale and learn about JBFPhilly. All comments and views are my own.

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