Thursday, July 24, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Enough: 10 Things You Should Be Telling Teenage Girls by KateConner. A positive message we can all use.

Whether you a mom of a teenage girl, have a teen niece, sister, granddaughter, or have the teen years yet to come there are issues of emotions, drama, facebook conversations, personal topics, and more that will land on your thoughts. As a mom of two girls I am just out of the teen years and it's true-these issues are front and center. 

So what to do? Each chapter of ENOUGH: 10 Things You Should Be Telling Teenage Girls has a powerful message to let "your teen girl" know they are beautiful, valuable, and ENOUGH.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
One winner will be sent one copy of ENOUGH: 10 THINGS WE SHOULD BE TELLING TEENAGE GIRLS BY KATE CONNER. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oubly Baby Shower Invitations Giveaway from a family owned California based stationery company with quality and design.

Who doesn't love a baby shower! All those cute little outfits, newborn needs, and the mom to be all a glow in a setting of family and friends to wish her the best in parenting.

It's so fun to watch her open the gifts and help the family get the baby's room ready for the big day. If you are planning a baby shower, send a special invitation to the family and friends of the mom to be with baby shower invitations from Oubly. Premium quality cards and designs made from a at a family owned stationery boutique located in Los Angeles, California. 

Take advantage of their free shipping on orders over $49.00. Order the invitations and thank you notes all at once and make it easy for mom to write her thank you notes. Look for special offers on their web site too! 

Another great thing about Oubly is that they accept custom designs and custom print requests. They also have branded packaging. 

This baby shower invitations takes the cake! Cupcakes are perfect for baby showers and this invitation fits the bakery theme full of sweetness.

While you are there looking over the adorable baby shower invitations check out the full line of Oubly offerings such as business cards, event cards-such as holidays, birthdays, special occasions, business cards, address labels, and edge cards that make your business card stand out from other business cards. Quality paper and design from a family owned stationery company.

Be sure to visit their about Oubly page to see more about this company, who they are, what they offer, and special offers.

One entrant will be randomly selected and will receive a set of 30 baby shower invitations from Oubly.

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It's here! The NEW Walt Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 official US Trailer.

Did you know that “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios? That's something to celebrate! 

About Big Hero 6: 
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

 BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY: NEW from American Academy of Pediatrics,The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide To Your Child’s Health

I read a pile of books and magazines concerning pregnancy, child birth, and newborns. I even kept one of the books under my pillow. I had morning sickness all day, all the time and somehow that one book was my remedy for feeling queasy. Of course it didn't cure the morning sickness, but the peace of mind was worth it.

The Baby is here, now what? 
A new book from American Academy of Pediatrics, THE BIG BOOK OF SYMPTOMS: A-Z GUIDE TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH, a resource for your child's day-to-day health and safety issues is available this August.  

I might keep this one under my pillow too- but it will be on my bookshelf for quick reference.

In this book, parent's grandparents, and caregivers, can read over everyday symptoms your child may be exhibiting. I found the book to be easily navigated, informative, and a wonderful resource for any parent/caregiver. 

What a great baby shower gift! 

What's in The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide To Your Child’s Health?

  • How to handle colicky newborns that cry 3 to 5 hours a day.
  • How to ease your toddler into a normal sleeping routine, so you can all sleep.
  • Is it a fever, a symptom of something else, an illness? Pay attention to other symptoms before giving fever reducing medicines.
  • Bee stings and tick bites cause reactions, how do you treat them? 
  • What about teenage acne? Help your teen treat acne and keep that awkward embarrassment out of school.
  •  An illustrated first aid manual 
  •  A Cardiopulmonary resuscitation chart (CPR)   
  • Age specific safety and injury prevention tips. 
  • Table of contents, chapters and an index to help you locate your topic quickly
  • When to call the pediatrician
  • Feeding, vomiting, diarrhea, 
  • Over use of media
  • depression, mood swings
  • and many more concerns listed by chapter, text, charts, diagrams, and warnings
about the book:
"Edited by two esteemed members of AAP, Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, and Shelly V. Flais, MD, FAAP, The Big Book of Symptoms is an A-Z directory and ultimate guide to over 100 of the most common childhood symptoms from infancy to adolescence. From bee bites and colic to fever, sleep and skin problems, the new guide is designed to help parents evaluate their child’s symptoms and distinguish minor every day concerns from more serious conditions. It also includes an illustrated first aid manual, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chart, and age-specific safety and injury prevention tips."


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To purchase the book visit AAP web site.  ISBN 13: 978-1-58110-840-8

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of  American Academy of Pediatrics,The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide To Your Child’s Health for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Disney Planes Fire and Rescue offer lessons and reminders of Forest Safety along with Smokey Bear's FREE activity book.

About the film:
 “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero."

Music from your favorite singers:
Want to hear Brad Paisley's "All In"? head on over to to hear and see the video. Be sure to stick around for more videos from the film. Take the music with you wherever you go-order the soundtrack available form Disney Planes Fire and Rescue. 

Activities from the film:
Over at you'll find tons of activities and printables that are yours for FREE. Keep them on hand for rainy days, too hot to play outside days, car trips, or quiet time. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the freebies. 

Partners of Planes Fire and Rescue:
Smokey Bear has partnered with the film. You can get a FREE activity book!  Download it from Click on the Planes images to download your activity book-another freebie! Did you know Smokey Bear's name is just that-often "the" is added, but that's not his name! I've been a big fan of Smokey Bear as long as I can remember.

What I like about Planes Fire and Rescue:

  • Walt Disney production of quality family films
  • Awesome soundtrack from artists we know and love
  • Lessons in fire/rescue safety
  • Team work, friendships, and relationships to grow with
  • Characters that teach and inspire us
  • Cute characters that kids can identify with
  • Play games on the web site-like Dusty and Dipper extinguish fires in Piston Peak National Park
  • Storybook deluxe app to read along

Where to see the film:
In theaters nationwide Friday July 18, 2014
It's hot and humid in our area-a great time to head into the air condition theater and have a family movie day or night. Can you smell the popcorn!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Who's talking in Disney BIG HERO 6? Find out the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure.

"Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014"

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY #FoodieFriday recipes to keep you cool and flavorful this Summer.

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Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Special Extended Look and special look at Gamora

"Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe."

Gamora ,played by Zoe Saldana.


In theaters August 8, 2014. 




Disney Planes Fire and Rescue FREE printables and 2 movie trailers to watch!

Coming to a theater near you this Friday is Disney Planes, Fire and Rescue, on July 18, 2014.
Escape the heat of the Summer and take a movie vacation day! 

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Pixie Dust settles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Disney Social Media Moms. Let the magic begin!

There is a magical feeling about Walt Disney.
There is a magical feeling about Disney Social Media Moms.
Why is that? Because it  is a magical place and experience.

Mom bloggers such as myself attended a conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a short time ago and it was magical.

The conference is all about the magic families can experience at Walt Disney's parks with  attractions, characters, shows, lodging, food, fun, and more than you can imagine-well imagine!

The conference is also about using social media, mom entrepreneurs, and a line up of speakers I didn't want to miss. So I sat myself down and was ready to listen and learn.

I met online friends, met up with in person friends, and met new friends. That's magical. 

Here is a look into the Disney Social Media Moms Conference;
Fun, food, goodies, treats, and amazing speakers were in the house, and a surprise guest-Mickey Mouse!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Let's see your patriotic spirit! Send free treats to the troops from Slim Jim and Moon Pie

Help send 1 million Slim Jim's to the Troops.  It's free and easy.What better month than July to do this! 

Send Moon Pie Marshmallow Sandwiches to the troops! It's free and easy. 

Get a free sample of Airborne Everyday Chewables.

One of our favorite places to eat, Moe's Southwest Grill. Free chips and salsa bar with every entree! But wait, there is more! Join Moe's eclub for more freebies. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Helpful tips for attending the Burlington County, New Jersey 2014 Farm Fair.

The Burlington County Farm Fair is being held July 15-20, 2014
Route 206 & Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Springfield Township, NJ 08022

I have a feeling we missed the show last year, but we were there the year before so if you want to see more about the Farm Fair head on over to 2012 Farm Fair Photos from our visit.

Good to know about the Farm Fair:

  • It's usually a hot week-weather wise.
  • Dress lightly
  • Wear comfy shoes and clothing
  • Drink plenty of water. There are pottys available.
  • There is food and beverages available for sale. 
  • Bring Cash to buy refreshments, ride the carnival rides, or purchase souvenirs.
  • Allow plenty of time to see the fair.
  • There are farm animals, displays, vendors, local government stands, food stands, competitions, and new this year Water and Laser Tag, Star Search, Car Show, and Horse pull.
  • Learn more about the services your local government offers. This stand is good for free materials and giveaways for kids and adults, like magnets, pencils, activity books etc. 
  • There are giveaways at most of the vendors under the tents. Stock up on free pens, pencils, coloring books and other goodies. Bring a tote bag if you want to collect your goodies. Some vendors offer free totes or bags you can pick up also. 

  • There are wash stations to use if you visit the animal areas or just need to wash your hands. 
  • There are amusement rides, they are not free. Purchase tickets for the rides at the fair.
  • Enjoy the fair. 

The fair is free, but there is a fee for parking. 
Visit for dates, hours, schedule of events, and directions. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Giveaway: Prize pack from DELIVER US FROM EVIL in theaters now.

In theaters now! 

Deliver Us From Evil is an intense dramatization of actual events, following New York police detective Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) as he tries to solve a series of bizarre crimes. He turns to an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez) for help when it becomes clear the evil he is fighting is more spiritual than earthly. As he discovers the power of God is the only force that can defeat the enemy he is up against, Sarchie must decide whether or not to put his faith in something greater than himself.

One winner will be sent: 
Prize Pack:
1 copy of Officer Sarchie's book, "Deliver Us From Evil" (formerly "Beware the Night").
Open to residents of contiguous USA. Must have street mailing address, no Post Office boxes.

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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...