Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WRECK IT RALPH Wishes you Happy Halloween

WRECK-IT RALPH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph
 Follow WRECK-IT RALPH on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph
 Visit the official site: www.disney.com/wreckitralph
WRECK-IT RALPH smashes into theaters this Friday, November 2nd!!

ID Gum from Stride Giveaway #IDGUM

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, iD GUM.

ID GUM from Stride is here! It's art and gum and so cool. Try Spearmint, Peppermint, and BerryMellon. All three flavors are fresh, clean, and really good!  Once you unwrap the pack you'll find unique art work wrappers. The wrapper is neat too because it has a magnetic strip to keep the packaged closed in your purse, backpack, or car!

Check out thier Facebook page and see more art work, play fun cool games and see what's new. https://www.facebook.com/iDGumPage look for the Artcade tab, right now there are 18 games and more added weekly.
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Closed: Giveaway: ID GUM wants to share the fun. Leave a comment on this post to win three packs of ID GUM. One of Peppermint, Spearmint and BerryMellon. Two winners will be chosen to be sent three packs (one each flavor). Winners chosen by random.org. closes November 15, 2012 at 12 midnight EST. Please be sure your email is in your comment or google profile.

Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. I received a sample of ID GUM in order to write this review.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wreck it Ralph Halloween fun and activites are now available

Wreck it Ralph opens this Friday November 2, 21012. After Hurricane Sandy has passed it might be a good time to head out of the house and have some fun! Stop off at Subway for the  Wreck it Ralph kids meal on the way to or from the film.

you can download these stencils from Disney here: Pumpkin Stencils

Here are so fun games from disney you can play too:

Like" WRECK-IT RALPH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph
"Follow" WRECK-IT RALPH on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph
Visit the official site: www.disney.com/wreckitralph
Disclosure: information provided by Walt Disney Studios. The comments and views are my own. 

Chris Mann's new ablum ROADS is out 10/30

 Roads will be available on itunes and Amazon and his web site starting October 30, 2012!!!

You can listen to You were always on my mind, Need you NowThe Blowers Daughter on  sound cloud right now. It's totally great! He is awesome! go listen now! He has such a smooth voice, and the music is perfect. Listen at home, in the car, while you are working, It's relaxing,  and really nice to listen to anytime of the day.  I wasn't so familiar with Chris Mann, but now I really like his music!

Here is a bit about Chris Mann from his Biography:

This time last year, Chris Mann faced his make-or-break moment. “I remember it was Halloween night and my blind audition for The Voice was just a few days away,” Mann recalls. “I was a nervous wreck. I went to The Voice with the hope of just making the show.”
What a difference a year makes. Now Mann is signed to Faircraft/Universal Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair. He’s also releasing his major label debut, Roads, a bold re imagining of the classical-pop genre. The aptly-titled album represents the culmination of a long and challenging journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who’d been pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming odds.


 Roads boasts a wildly eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” to “Ave Maria” and Damien Rice’s “The Blowers’ Daughter,” with the latter featuring a special guest appearance from Christina Aguilera. Mann co-wrote two songs, “Cuore,” based on Bach’s “Air on a G String,” and the contemporary ballad “Falling.”

Disclosure: This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.

NEW Purex Triple Action with Zout and Oxi

Purex has made their triple action laundry detergent even stronger with Oxi!

 I tried out Fresh Morning Burst fragrance, it has a nice smell, fresh and outdoorsy. According to the bottle is is hypoallergenic with a light fresh scent. I'd agree. You can also use it for everyday laundry and heavily soiled laundry-just use the amount needed for your type of cleaning. Use the cap to measure for regular and large loads. For tough stains you can put the detergent plus Oxi right on the stain and let it sit for five minutes before laundering.

Closed:Giveaway: I have three coupons good for a FREE bottle of Purex to giveaway!  Since it's a big hurricane going on now, the first three comments on this post get the coupons! Be sure your email is in your comment or your profile so I can contact you as long as the electricity and Internet are on!
ENTER The Sweepstakes from Purex:
Head on over to Purex.com and enter to win cash prizes! Just fill out the quick form on Purex.com to be entered into the sweepstakes.
Enter to the Sweepstakes from Whirlpool and for savings too! 
 Disclosure: Purex provided me with a sample of Purex plus Oxi so I could review them. All of the opinions expressed here ae my own.                                                                                                      

Local Family Uses Halloween Trick to Reduce Stigma and Myths of AD/HD

A local family (Doylestown, PA) is participating in a nationwide campaign this Halloween to help dispel myths and raise awareness about ADHD, a disease that affects more than 10 million Americans, including millions of children.

Many Americans think that ADHD is caused, or made worse, by the consumption of refined sugar and candy. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, “the idea that refined sugar causes ADHD or makes symptoms worse is popular, but more research discounts this theory than supports it.”

According to ADHD Aware Founder Natalie Knochenhauer, Halloween provides a great opportunity to dispel this myth and educate people that ADHD is a serious disease of the brain. The organization is doing that by asking parents to distribute small, Halloween-themed cards (right) along with candy on October 31


“ADHD is not caused by bad parenting or unruly kids” said Knochenhauer. “It’s a real disease that affects more than 10 million Americans. However, because people often belittle or joke about ADHD, many families are reluctant to seek a diagnosis or support for their children.”

According to Knochenhauer, distributing cards on Halloween is one small way, ADHD Aware, can reach people. Knochenhauer, a mother of four, has ADHD as do all of her children.

visit adhdaware.org for more information and to get involved.

Friday, October 26, 2012


The title of this book alone catches my attention.
 What in the world is the author talking about?
 Her dress size?
 Her outfit?

The author, Rhoda Janzen,  returns to church  in her adult life, after not being an active church goer since she was 12.  She is dating a man who is an very active Church goer, so she begins to attend church with him. She finds herself going through a journey of faith and love. The book is really good!!!  Read it, give it as a gift to your girlfriend, sister, or anyone!

The church she is attending is not the Mennonite church she was raised in, but a Pentecostal church. If you are feeling distant from an organized church setting, this book might be a really good read for you. It's her story of love, faith, finding strength in her illness, and faith in God.
This book is about life as we know it: family, love, marriage, illness, and faith.

You can get a copy from the author over at her web site-look for locations where the book is sold near the bottom of the page.

closed,GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of DOES THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK FAT.  Winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner needs to have a valid USA mailing address. Please leave your email in your comment or google profile for contacting you if your comment is the random winner. Giveaway closes November 2, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to read for this post. The comments and views are my own.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sharpie markers work with a click! Even easier to use.

There is likely a point in each day we reach for a marker or pen.  Sharpie Brand is one we reach for when addressing a packaging, doing a school project or writing an important note. I'm usually writing something down fast, have my hands full with papers, or laundry and now Sharpie Markers are retractable, as in no cap!
Click and write!

For easy, one-handed operations use fine point retractable markers. There’s no cap to remove or misplace. Superior seal is made possible with the Safety Seal valve design which prevents markers from leaking or drying out. It features fade-resistant, water-resistant, quick-drying ink. It’s permanent ink marks on most hard-to-mark surfaces and is certified AP nontoxic.

Learn More and see the  available colors in the retractable markers. They are easy to use and have the same great quality we all know about Shaprie.
Disclosure: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.

Sharpie markers work with a click! Even easier to use.

There is likely a point in each day we reach for a marker or pen.  Sharpie Brand is one we reach for when addressing a packaging, doing a school project or writing an important note. I'm usually writing something down fast, have my hands full with papers, or laundry and now  are retractable, as in no cap!
Click and write!

For easy, one-handed operations use fine point retractable markers. There’s no cap to remove or misplace. Superior seal is made possible with the Safety Seal valve design which prevents markers from leaking or drying out. It features fade-resistant, water-resistant, quick-drying ink. It’s permanent ink marks on most hard-to-mark surfaces and is certified AP nontoxic.

 see the  available colors in the retractable markers. They are easy to use and have the same great quality we all know about Shaprie.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maine, United States of America

A trip to Maine in October:

This is Portland Head Light House, it's a working light house, so you can not climb to the top. We did visit the museum and learn the history.

A cruse ship coming out of the harbor in Portland

This is the source for Poland Spring Water. The Source is in this building below, but it had closed for the season when we were there.

Poland Spring Resort

WAR HORSE is Coming to Academy of Music in Philadelphia this November!

WAR HORSE is Coming to Academy of Music
Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday December 2, 2012
It's a great show especially for kids 11 and older!
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At it's heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage
For more information go to Kimmel Center Broadway to see ticket information and a video.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Iron Man 3 new trailer is out now!

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

You can watch the trailer on itunes: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/ironman3/

Visit the website: http://marvel.com/ironman3
“Like” IRON MAN 3 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ironman
“Follow” IRON MAN 3 on Twitter:@Iron_Man
IRON MAN 3 releases in theaters on May 3, 2013!
Disclosure: Information provided by Walt Disney Studios.

Monday, October 22, 2012

See how Shutterfly can make your Halloween more memorable

Have you seen all Shutterfly has to offer for Halloween?

StoryTelling help for photography tips and design tips.

DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags: Score Loads of sweets on Halloween by creating a customized candy sack with a photo or print of your child's artwork

Halloween /riddle Reveal Plates: Kids will eat their veggies to learn the answer, and maybe help them to finish dinner on Trick-or-Treat night so they can get out the door and gather up candy.

Tips for Taking Pictures at the Pumpkin Patch: Find fun ways to capture Fall outings.

Top 10 Halloween Photos to Take: Make sure you capture all the big and little moments of Halloween events.

Ever since my kids were old enough to go Trick-or-Treat, I have been collecting thier Trick-or-Treat bags. I love tote bags, shopping bags, paper bags, and tote bags from other countries. But Halloween is the most fun! These DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags from Shutterfly are so neat. Very light weight, they roll up into an easy to carry roll. You can take an extra one along for when your first bag gets full of candy!

They also make great gift ideas for Halloween parties, special friends, and your own kids.


this is the bag rolled up and fastened with the attached straps. Roll it up and store it for the next trip.

Disclosure: I received a Shutterfly Photo bag in order to write this review. The comments and views are my own.


Fun Size opens this Friday October 26, 2012

On Saturday Morning,FUN SIZE stars Victoria Justice and Thomas Mann joined special guest Carly Rae Jepsen at the Mall of America for a surprise appearance at the Nickelodeon Universe in celebration of the opening of FUN SIZE this Friday October 26, 2012.

Excited fans camped outside beginning the night before and thousands of fans attended

The three stars signed autographs, met with their fans and also exclusively debuted Carly Rae Jepsen's new video THIS KISS, which will also be seen by audiences in theaters this weekend ahead of the debut of FUN SIZE



The Heart Of Christmas DVD GIVEAWAY. It's the perfect holiday gift

I watched The Heart Of Christmas a few days ago. While watching this film I was reminded what the heart of Christmas is. To slow down, cherish every day, don't put your kids last, put them first, and to enlarge my territory. By that I mean share what I know, be nicer, be kinder, and it's not all about me.

You will see what I am talking about when you watch this film. You'll see the Mom of an ill child and how she touches every one's heart she comes in contact with while trying to find a cure for her ill son. It's a inspiring, sad, true, and hopeful story for families and parents to watch.

This Christmas consider supporting http://www.daxlocke.org  The Dax Locke Foundation.

Here is a more about the film:

Chatsworth, CA – It takes an entire community to make a little boy’s dreams come true in the Image Entertainment release of The Heart of Christmas, the heartbreaking yet hopeful film about a family faced with losing their child and their quest to give him one last Christmas.  Based on the inspiring true story that gained national attention, The Heart of Christmas boasts a stellar cast that includes Candace Cameron Bure (“Make It or Break It,” “Full House”), Jeanne Nielson (Faith Like Potatoes), George Newbern (Father of the Bride), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof).  The film recently received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for its title song, composed and performed by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, Matthew West, who is also featured in the film.  A wonderful gift for everyone, The Heart of Christmas heads to DVD on October 16, 2012 for an SRP of $27.97.


The Heart of Christmas tells the story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer.  With courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas – even if it has to be in October.  When the community sees the holiday decorations and learns the heartbreaking truth, what happens next is a miraculous outpouring of care and support.  The Heart of Christmaswill touch your heart and bring home the spirit of the holidays.

In 2010, singer/songwriter Matthew West asked his fans to send him their inspiring true stories so he could turn those stories into songs.  Among the thousands of submissions he  received, there were three separate letters about the Locke family and the community that came together to support them.  Moved by the letters, Matthew wrote “One Last Christmas,” which inspired the filmmakers to share the story with an even wider audience.  Premiering on GMC last December, The Heart of Christmas became the most-watched World Premiere Movie in the history of the network, drawing 3.6 million viewers.

closed: Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a DVD of The Heart of Christmas. Giveaway open to residents of contiguous USA . Winner will be chosen by random.org. Closes November 1, 2012 at 12 midnight. please leave your email in your comment or profile.

For more information about this inspiring true story of hope and compassion, visit the Dax Locke Foundation website at: http://www.daxlocke.org/

Disclosure: I was given access to view The Heart Of Christmas, the comments and views are my own.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cobie Caillat's tiltle track to new album is here. Listen for Free right now!

California songstress Colbie Caillat has released the title track of her upcoming album Christmas In The Sand, out on Oct. 23 on Universal Republic.

"I was thinking, what do they listen to over here at Christmas time? I bet they don't always want to hear songs about white Christmases and bundling up 'cause it's cold outside," she told Billboard. "They want to have a holiday song they can relate to."

You can listen to her music on this sound cloud. (FREE) You'll love her fresh sounding voice. This is a really cute song! go ahead and check it out!
It's good, right! I find it refreshing to have a new Christmas song, I do love the old favorites, but this one is really good.

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Two-time Grammy winning, singer songwriter Colbie Caillat will release 
her first album of holiday music, CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND, on October 23
on Republic Records. The Malibu-born, platinum recording artist 
brings her easy going rhythms and breezy style to CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND
 which features four original Christmas songs including the humorous,
 mid-tempo title track which was written by Caillat, Jason Reeves and
 Kara DioGuardi. Caillat also recorded classics like "Merry Christmas
 Baby," featuring Brad Paisley on vocals and a smokin’ guitar, and "Baby
It’s Cold Outside," featuring Gavin DeGraw on vocals. Grammy winning
 producer, Ken Caillat, who is Colbie’s dad, produced the album.

I have so many warm and sunny memories of Christmas, literally and
figuratively. Christmas means family, tradition, and the spirit of
 giving and sharing, but when you grow up in California, it can also mean 
sunshine and a beach day!” says Colbie. “I wanted to share all these
 wonderful feelings with my fans. It’s an album I’ve always wanted to 
make and was it was more gratifying having made it with my dad.”

It was while she was on vacation on a small island in Bali that Colbie 
picked the songs to record for this record. “I was staying in this tiny
 hut,” she said. “It was beautiful and sunny and the people were warm and 
wonderful. But I spent a lot of time listening to Christmas songs – and 
picked the ones I love to sing most of all. It was perfect for an
 album called Christmas in the Sand.” Other originals on the album are
 "Mistletoe," written by Colbie Caillat, Stacy Blue, Mikal Blue, "Everyday 
is Christmas," written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Kara Dio Guardi
and "Happy Christmas," written by Colbie Caillat and Toby Gad.

When Colbie returned from Bali and before heading out on the road for 
her hugely successful co-head lining summer tour with DeGraw, she and her
 father, recorded CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND at The Village recording studio 
in Los Angeles.

Caillat’s first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and raced its way past the
 multi-Platinum barrier. Her first single, Bubbly, caught a generation’s
 imagination and has become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all 
time. Billboard took note by naming Caillat its Break through Artist of 
the Year.
Her second album BREAKTHROUGH broke at No. 1 and was honored 
with two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for 
her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift.

Her most recent album ALL OF YOU netted Callait her sixth platinum
single in Brighter Than the Sun and a gold single for “I Do”. It was
Album of the Week at the NY Post and received rave reviews, with People
magazine saying it ‘brings on the glow of Summer. Brighter Than the
Sun was featured more than 20 film, tv shows and commercials. Caillat
and her original music were featured in the Cotton campaign. She also
wrote and arranged ABC Family Channel’s “25 Days of Christmas,” two
years ago.

Her embrace has stretched to include work for honorable causes including the Surfrider Foundation, Save the Music, Animal Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the U.S.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tiny Prints Holiday Collection is Fresh and Fun. Enter the Giveaway!

Last week when I was in the mall shopping, I thought I heard Christmas Music. I had to stop and listen to be sure it was what I heard. Yep, it's time to start thinking about the holidays.

I love the twinkling lights, the cheery holiday songs, the wrapping paper-I even like to wrap gifts,and all the yummy things to bake.  I know stores already have Christmas decorations out and I'm still trying to decorate for Halloween. What about Thanksgiving? It seems like the day after Thanksgiving every one's house is decorated for Christmas. Did they sleep that night? Did the elves come and decorate for them? I always wonder how people get their decorations up on Black Friday-me- I'm out shopping!

I've already marked my calendar to get my holiday decorations done early this year. That goes for sending out my Christmas Cards on time too. I still send them out. I love to get them too!  I could spend a lot of time looking at Christmas Cards.  I just love those winter scenes, the ones with skaters, sleigh rides, and small towns on the front.

My favorite place to buy cards is Tiny Prints web site. Last year for Christmas we sent out a beautiful religious card with the three wise men on it from Tiny Prints. I've ordered cards from Tiny Prints for other occasions, even graduation invitations and thank you cards. It's funny how people will tell you how nice the card was or where did you find those cards? Tiny Prints. Easy answer. The quality is superb, the service is great, and they ship fast.

Tiny Prints has cards for all occasions and don't forget to  check out their special offers page for great deals. This year they have new Premium DoubleThick™ Matte Paper, their most luxurious cards yet.

Since I am going to get my Christmas decorating and cards done earlier this year (I hope!) I am going to order my Holiday Cards now. It's so easy to order, add photos, and  the selection is awesome. There are so many choices! You can even order matching return address labels, have the cards addressed and shipped. How easy!

This card is neat because you can add photos plus a bit of news from the year. We send out a Christmas letter, but I like this idea of a quick update and it's something your friends and family will enjoy.

This one is too cute, great for the grandparents to hang on the tree, and perfect to send to everyone you know! 

Head over to Tiny Prints dot com and see the whole selection. It is hard to chose a favorite one! Every card is adorable. no kidding.

Want to see more? Join Tiny Prints in their social circles:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tinyprints
• Instagram: Tiny Prints

Closed: Giveaway: Tiny Prints is offering one reader $50 off their total purchase (does not include shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos).  Winner will be chosen by random.org. Giveaway closes October 27, 2012 at 12 midnight. Open to residents of USA only.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The comments and views are my own.

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...