Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mom's Night Out Movie Sweepstakes offers a mom's night out with limo service and much more. Enter for your chance to win a night out!

Purex is celebrating Mother’s Day and the release of Sony’s new motion picture, Moms’ Night Out, by giving away a night out for you and up to five friends. Including limo service, movie passes, snacks and more! See an exclusive sneak peak of the movie on Purex.com

Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win a Moms Night Out

How you can help fight Childhood Cancer #OneCupAtATime during National Lemonade Stand days June 6-8 2014

Disclosure: I received a sample kit of materials for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

Ten years ago, Alexandra "Alex" Scott held a lemonade stand to raise money to find a cure for cancer, cancer that she had. Her life here on earth only lasted from January 18, 1996 to August 1, 2004. 

Since that first lemonade stand-Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged and is now a national movement with thousands of supporters like you and I across the country. You can help bring awareness to Alex's Lemonade Stand this June 6-8,  2014 by holding your own Lemonade stand and/or donating to a stand event.  It's the 10th anniversary this year! 

Order you Kit Now! Go to  AlexsLemonade.org
National Lemonade Days kits will be shipped to stand hosts in early May so sign up now. You can hold a Lemonade Stand any time of year, but the National stand days are June 6-8, so sign up now so you can get a kit sent to you and start inviting your community to support your Alex's Lemonade stand in person or online. 

How to get started with your Lemonade Stand:

  • Visit AlexsLemonade.org and click on "How to get involved"
  • Register your stand online.
  • A kit of materials will be sent to you to help you prepare and be ready for the day of your stand. (posters, balloons, and much more) Please note: some of the items may be for purchase only as shown in my sample kit, and are not included in the standard kit. 
  • Spread the word about your Lemonade Stand.
  • After your event, mail in your donations. (A guide is included in your kit with all the important info you'll need)
  • Checks should be made payable to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. 
  • You can also make a donation by text message (you'll need your event ID and text the word LEMONADE to 85944)  at your stand or if your guest can't make it let them know about easy ways to donate. 
  • Donations are tax-deductible. 

Where does the money go once you have sent it in?
Toward pediatric cancer research projects looking for better treatments and cures for all children with cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 375 research projects across North America. 

And look for special products that benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand from Just Born products, (also available to purchase for sale at your Lemonade Stand )

Let's get social:
o   http://www.facebook.com/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.twitter.com/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.instagram.com/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.pinterest.com/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.gplus.to/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.youtube.com/AlexsLemonade
o   http://www.linkedin.com/company/alex's-lemonade-stand-foundation/
o   http://www.vine.com/AlexsLemonade

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Between Friends Sale is here! See photos from preview day and tips for shopping the sale.

Just Between Friends Sale begins tomorrow, Thursday April 24, 2014.
I attended the preview day today and it's bigger and better than the last two times I attended!
  • Why shop JBF sale: 
  • Shop for bargains on clothing, toys, electronics, books, baby needs, furniture, bikes, strollers, and more, more, more!!! The items are clearly priced, great condition, brand names, in style, and organized by type of item in aisles and aisles of greet finds. 
  • Sell your own items, Consignors Price and tag their own items using an easy online system.
  • Consignors earn 60 % of the sales of your items.
  • Keep it local: families in the area earn money from their sales and shoppers save with great prices from local consignors. 
  • Unsold items are donated to Cradles to Crayons, The Children's Hospital of Reading, and Boy Scouts of America.
  • Just Between Friends was created by Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two, and her friend Daven Tackett in their living room in 1997 and has grown year after year. 
  • There are 140 franchises in 27 states and recently in Canada. 
Take a look at how humongous this sale is:

  • Western Mainline (Oaks) Pennsylvania
  •  100 Station Avenue Hall B
  •  Oaks, PA 19456
  • When:
  • Thursday April 24, 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday April 25, 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday, April 26, 8 AM to 5 PM  this is half price day.
$3.00 and charged first day only.
Tips for attending the sale:
  • Wear comfy shoes.
  • leave your coat in the car if you can
  • bring a laundry basket with a rope handle to drag or a small trolley or wagon. Shopping carts are not allowed at the sale.
  • Get to the sale early. It gets very busy and you might be online a bit.
  • Make a list. Bring the list. 
  • You can pay with cash or credit card.
  • Visit the web site before you go to the sale. jbfsale.com

    Find Just Between Friends online:
May 8-10, 2014 the sale will be at Body Zone, 3103 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing PA, 19610. Admission is $3.00 and is charged the first day only. 
Disclosure: I attended preview day at Just Between Friends, Western Mainline with Real Mom Media and  was given a free coupon to shop the sale. The comments and views are my own. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day freebies for today and all week long. Hurry some supplies are limited!

Happy Earth Day Freebies for you!  The images in this post are from my yard last Spring. Well, not the penguins, but I'd like penguins in my backyard, how about you? Do you remember that saying from years ago, "not in my backyard". Earth Day is a good time to think about conservation, the three R's, and being good stewards of Earth.

Like Paul Mitchell on Facebook to help plant 10,000 trees. 

Visit Pottery Barn Kids today for a free plant able book mark and treasure hunt in stores. See your local store for details.

Visit Disney store today with 5 plastic bags and redeem them for a free reusable BEARS tote bag. While supplies last.

Free butterfly craft at Anthropologie

Free Woodsy Owl coloring sheets.

Free Smokey Bear coloring and activity sheets.

Free admission to parks in the National Park Service during Earth Week.

Free organic milk shake at EVOS locations.

MILLION DOLLAR ARM is looking for EQUIPEMENT, watch this new video and see where it is! Plus lots more of the playlist to watch.

Like MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarArm

Follow MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Visit the Official Site: www.Disney.com/MillionDollarArm

It's more than just baseball! see MILLION DOLLAR ARM in a theater on May 16, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cheer on Reading with FREE Bilingual books inside specially marked boxes of Cheerios and Chocolate Cheerios.

On specially marked boxes of Cheerios and Chocolate Cheerios your kids can find a FREE Bilingual Book inside the box! Collect all six books

We found, Please, baby, Please, in our box of Cheerios and it's  written by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee. Each page has Bilingual words. 

In Chocolate Cheerios we found That's What I'd Do by singer songwriter Jewel.

There are six books to collect so stock up on Cheerios and fill up the kids library with cute picture books.

There is also a fun fill in the blank story on the back of the box. Collect all six books for reading fun for everyone and Cheerios activities on the back of the boxes. 

“Legacy” featurette, from MALEFICENT, featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Also enter for your chance to win a trip to World Premiere!

Enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of the film in the Maleficent!!!
 “Embrace Your Inner Evil”
Enter for your chance to win by recreating Maleficent’s laugh and posting the video to Instagram using #MaleficentLaughSweeps. Official Rules: http://di.sn/MaleficentLaugh.

join the conversation with MALEFICENT: 

Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent 
Follow MALEFICENT on Twitter: @Maleficent 
YouTube Playlist:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneystudios
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/maleficent/ 
Tumblr: http://disney.tumblr.com/

About the film:
Genre:   Action-Adventure
Rating:  PG
U.S. Release date: May 30, 2014

  • Angelina Jolie 
  • Sharlto Copley
  •  Elle Fanning
  • Sam Riley
  •  Imelda Staunton
  • Juno Temple 
  • Lesley Manville

Director:                       Robert Stromberg
Producer:                      Joe Roth
Executive Producers:    Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith, Sarah Bradshaw                    
Screenplay by:              Linda Woolverton


"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

New video clip from Disneynature’s BEARS featuring John C. Reilly,who narrates the film, and Dr. Jane Goodall who is the Disneynature Ambassador:

See and learn about Bears up close in this new film from DisneyNature. Tickets from the film's first week run will benefit the National Park Service. Celebrate Earth Week by seeing the film in a theater near you. 


FREE printables from the film are available from this post on BEARS

join the conversation: 
Disneynature on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature 
Follow Disneynature on Twitter: Twitter.com/Disneynature
use hashtags:
Visit the website: Disney.com/Bears

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Disney’s MILLION DOLLAR ARM Pitching Contest is open! Show us your skills!!!


Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida or
the Tribeca Family Festival in New York

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Official Rules. visit Million Dollar Arm

Like MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarArm

Follow MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Visit the Official Site: www.Disney.com/MillionDollarArm

In theaters May 16, 2014

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Day 18 of USA in a Day: Tractor Supply finds for the farm or homestead.

Dy 18 of USA in a Day. To see days 1-17 head up to the USA in a Day tab above.

Have you been to a Tractor Supply store? The mr. loves to look around the ailses for useful items for projects or for supplies for the garage. I try to find something in there that I might need or want! I found a few good items for keeping the garage clean: 

work brush/broom by Harper

Metal trash can from Behrens:

plastic trash can: 

Day 17 of USA in A Day: Family Furniture.

To see days 1-16 head up to the USA in A Day tab

Day 17 of USA in A Day: special pieces:

This is an easy find today! Around the time I was in college my Grandfather retired from his job and started making  Early American style furniture. By the time I was married and had a house, I had a enough furniture to furnish a house.  I think the only furniture we bought were beds, a few couches, and a dinning room table. From end tables to dish cupboards I have hand made furniture that my Grandfather made in his shop with wood from their family land in Pennsylvania. 

This piece is called a linen press to store table clothes, and linen that was pressed and put away for the next special meal:

A walnut Dish cupboard, (that I need to clean out). Most of the items in here are glass ware from Ireland, dishes from Germany, and serving pieces made in USA:

I have 8 of these chairs that my Grandfather refinished and re-caned the seats. 

The blue chairs next to the dish cupboard were old family chairs that my Grandfather refinished the wood Andy parents had them re-upholstered.

This dinning room table and chairs we bought, but was handmade by someone in Pennsylvania. 

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...