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"Oz The Great and Powerful" Game Spot Sneak Peak for Super Bowl Sunday

Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful" release date is set for March 8, 2013. This Sunday during the Super Bowl a commercial will air for the film. For your sneak peak at the commercial check out the video right here! Don't forget to watch the entire commercial on February 3 during the Super Bowl. OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:   Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. 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

WIN personalized Valentine's day Cards from

Are you ready for Winter to be over? I love snow, but not the icy roads and walkways we have had this week. Hints of Spring are popping up in our flowerbeds with bulbs emerging from the cold soil. Valentine's Day decorations are adorning our house and yesterday I hung heart paper doilies in the windows for passersby to enjoy. February is full of sweet treats and sending those you love a special sentiment. This year send personalized greeting cards to your loved ones from Treat Cards. It is easy to order from TREAT . Just make an account with your email-then start looking over the great selection of adorable,cute, romantic cards they offer. If you can't find the right words to type in the text box check out their message library. Personalize the card with your photos and text. I've made thank you cards and birthday cards from TREAT. The service is fast, the quality is great, and the compliments are even greater! And you can even add a gift card from popular retailers to go

Win a bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby. Giveaway to three winners.

congratulations to: Michele P, Aunt Maggie Rocks, and Stephanie Gossett, your comment was randomly chosen to win a coupon good for a FREE bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby! ======================================================================= I've been using Purex Crystals since they hit store shelves. Well, actually before that. Being a blogger has it's rewards. I was sent a sample of Purex Crystals right before Christmas in 2010  and have been buying the blue bottle ever since. I love the fragrance of Purex Crystals . Now there is Purex Crystals for Baby!!!   What I like about New Purex Crystals for Baby: Natural  Formula, 87% natural. Safe for use on all clothes, including children's sleepwear Add it to the start of the wash,the crystals spend more time with your babies laundry infusing those soft, cute little clothes with freshness that last for weeks, not days. No having  to remember to add it to the rinse cycle or toss in a overly smelly dryer sheet later. Baby-ins

Why I chose Campus Book Rentals for my college kids

The month before my daughter began attending college we ordered all her required books from the college book store. The invoice amount was over $1000. Add that to all the other expenses and I thought, holy cow this is going to be more than I thought. Science books are expensive. For three years, that's six semesters of bookstore invoices like the first one. One day near the beginning of her last year of college my daughter shared a conversation she had  with a classmate and she said she rented her text books. What? Rented books?  We look into renting college text books and the savings were unbelievable. We saved well over half of what we were paying buying them from the bookstore. Just think of the amount of money we could have saved for six semesters. I am so glad we know now to rent college books since daughter number 2 is now in her first semester. Campus Book Rentals offers Free Shipping and returns which is great because books can be heavy and expensive to ship. If you have

Win Shutterfly Valentine's Day Gifts for the Cupid in Your Life

January and February seem to be the longest months of Winter. The holiday decorations are put away, the twinkling lights that adorn houses and trees are unplugged and the dark nights are here once again. By mid January I am ready to bring the Valentine's Day tote up from the basement and fill the house with hearts of all shapes and sizes. And how about those little conversation hearts-who doesn't love reading those!  My favorite thing about Valentine's day is the cards. Classroom cards that is. Do you remember hoping you'll get a card from that special someone one in your class you had a crush on?  On the day of the classroom party when you were allowed to open up your homemade "mailbox" it was like a bounty of little love notes and cards with lollipops attached. You could take home your "mailbox" at the end of the day and look at those cards for ever and ever. That is the great thing a greeting cards, you can keep them forever and re-read them as mu

Tune in for special Valentine's Episodes with "Doc McStuffins" and "Handy Manny"

Get ready for Valentine's Day fun starting February 1, 2013 with Disney. Tune into Disney Junior for Valentine's Day themed episodes of cable Televisions #1 series for kids ages 2-5 "Doc McStuffins" and "Handy Manny". Mark you calendar for these great episodes the kids won't want to miss. Make it a special day with Valentine treats like strawberries dipped in chocolate for a special treat before or during the show, or surprise the kids with their own stuffed Valentine's Day heart. In the new "Doc McStuffins" episode titled "My Huggy Valentine," Doc receives a stuffed Valentine's Day heart named Val as a gift and Lambie gets jealous because she thinks Doc likes her new toy better. After diagnosing Lambie with "splitheartitis," Doc reassures her that no one could ever take her place. This episode of "Doc McStuffins" premieres Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel and 4:00 p.m., ET/PT

Win a gift card to shop HSN and say Hello to the New Face of HSN

giveaway closed: congratulations to JoeyfromSC and Delco Deal Diva for being the comment winners!!! HSN has a brand new face! Have your seen it?  Take a look right here:   I love the crisp new look, so fresh and easy to navigate. You'll find all your favorite items here, you can search by price or brand, see what's new, see the daily special and much more.  I appreciate the new face, and how easy is to navigate. It makes the whole shopping experience so much better. Today it feels like no degrees outside, it is cold .  Stay home and take a tour of  the new Face of HSN. Cuddle up with a hot cup of tea, and shop from home.  Really any day is a good day to shop from home. "HSN’s platforms now offer a completely new look and feel designed to enhance the online experience and deliver greater shopping ease with a simplified user interface and user-friendly ‘shop by category’ options. Site navigation that is more intuitive allows customers to quickl

Martie Duncan partners with Food Safe Familes Campaign. Keep your Super Bowl food safe and yummy.

Martie Duncan of and Season 8 of Food Network Star Star is partnering with the USDA, FDA, CDC and the Ad Council’s Food Safe Families campaign to remind you to make food safety a big priority on game day! If you are putting out a bowl of nuts, or other foods that people tend to grab a handful of,  put a spoon in the bowl so everyone is not putting their hands into the bowl. Keep those germs at bay!  Always put out serving utensil for people to use. It keeps the germ population down, and sticky hands from getting all over your furniture too. I  keep a roll of paper towels in my downstairs bathroom at all times along with a foaming hand soap.  (I read somewhere that foaming hand soap covers more of your skin) I spray a disinfectant in the trash can, door nobs, sink, all around the toilet and even the light switch.I also keep a roll of paper towels by the kitchen sink along with a foaming hand soap so guest can wash up when ever they wish. Super Bowl parties oft

Emmy Rossum's Newest CD "Sentimental Journey" tops my Valentine's Day Gift list

Emmy Rossum's Sentimental Journey will be released on January 29, 2013. She sings beautifully in this collection of classic songs. It truly is a sentimental journey listening to these songs again, and she sings them so lovely. The first song on the CD is Sentimental Journey and it's great!  I love all the soft music, the instruments and her voice in the entire CD.  Summer Wind is so good!  I'm not sure I could pick a favorite song...every song is wonderful and heartfelt.     You'll find yourself singing along to Many Tears Ago , I'm sure we all have someone we had tears for and have picked ourselves up and moved on-she sings- cried you outta my heart, and many tears ago. There are twelve songs on the CD, each song for each month. She actually planned it that way. The song is either about the season or some thing about the season that brings out and emotion.  The CD is perfect for dinner music, date night, or the drive home from work, or just for some me time. Sha

Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Facebook Sweepstakes is live! Enter to win prizes!

From the makers of all natural  20 Mule Team Borax: Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry  Facebook Sweepstakes is now open! The Grand Prize is $1,500 or one of 171 coupons for a FREE box of BORAX. Why 171 coupons? If you add $1500 plus  the value of the 171 it equals $2013! Sign up once a day until February 22, 2013 What is Borax? you can find out right here on this post, and enter to win one of three coupons good for a Free box plus you can enter on their Facebook Page  for more chance to win!  

Kick the junk food off your Super Bowl Table and score a touchdown with UNREAL Treats

Wings, nachos, chips and dips ….. Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption in the US annually. This yea r, regardless of which team you’re rooting for, tackle the notion of a junk food extravaganza by reaching for UNREAL, a sweet treat that tastes great and can proudly claim more protein, more fiber and less sugar, as well as no corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, no GMO’s, no artificial flavors and no synthetic colors compared to leading brands.    UNREAL makes a great addition to any Super Bowl spread this year. Take a page from the play book of star quarterback and UNREAL ambassador, Tom Brady, who turns to UNREAL when he wants to indulge in something sweet that also tastes like a candy coated victory. Check out this innovative manifesto video for more on the brand, Tom, and the celebs who are rooting for UNREAL!   “Ultimately it’s our goal to change the food industry by taking the junk out of junk food. We have proven that great tasting candy can be made

"Oz The Great and Powerful" trailer and images are here!

Opens March 8, 2013 (not yet rated) 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)

WIN A DVD of LITTLE RED WAGON! Two winners will be chosen.

        LITTLE RED WAGON is based on the inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zach Bonner on his quest to change the world with nothing more than his beat-up red wagon and a blazing spirit of philanthropy. When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking from his house in Tampa, Florida to the White House, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters, and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation.        Bio of Zach Bonner Zachary Bonner was born in Searcy, Arkansas on November 17, 1997 but now calls Tampa, Florida his home. He is home schooled under the Florida Virtual School program and is in the 8th grade. Zachary started doing community service in 2004 after Hurricane Charley hit. In 2005 he formed the Little Red Wagon Foundation a non-profit organization designed to help underprivileged kids with a focus on homeless youth. Zach believes we all the ability to make a change in the world if we just try.

Catch Me If You Can Flash Ticket Giveaway at Academy of Music January 15-January 20, 2013

Grab you significant other, best pal or relative and head over to see the show! Have a night out on the town and get out of the cabin fever mode that is settling in this time of year!  This looks like a great Broadway show right here in Philadelphia. Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer—living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning 'dream team,' with a book by T