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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake #SnowberryDays #Giveaway

‘Tis the season for winter fun in these berry cool Strawberry Shortcake episodes. A fun-filled playtime is interrupted when someone notices that the squirrels are low on supplies in “The Berry Long Winter.” Blueberry’s success with her own specially designed ice skates have the other girls feeling left out in “The Big Freeze.” And Raspberry’s spring fashion show plans are put “On Ice” when cold weather and an out-of-control fountain covers the catwalk in fruit-colored ice. Join Strawberry and her berry best friends as they discover working with others ensures a Snowberry good time for everyone.
Timed to the release of Snowberry Days, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release 9 one-of-a-kind, limited edition puzzle faceplates in celebration of the 35th Anniversary. Capitalizing on this iconic Franchise, these faceplates will be available for the first time ever to consumers to purchase and share. Titles include: Berry Bitty Mysteries; Berry Friends Forever; Jammin with Cherry Jam; Bloomin Berry Garden; Bright Light, Big Dreams; Puttin on the Glitz; Glimmerberry Ball; Berryfest Princess Movie; and Sky’s the Limit Movie - Collect them all!

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KarePax - January

Like snacks? Feeling adventurous? Try a mystery box of snacks from around the country and around the world with KarePax. Each month you will get 11-12 snacks and a handful of little candies from various countries, plus 2-3 independent comic books.
I think each box is different. Like all January boxes do not contain the exact same thing. Each box is a surprise. We recieved the January box. It had a ton of stuff in it! It had some brands I knew, some I didn't. And only one comic book, but it is cool, and Callan digs it. We got candies and treats from: Pocky Sticks, Koala's Creme Filled Cookies, Dorina Chocolate Bar, Cow Tales, Hi-Chews, Kinder Chocolate (which I had to hide from Jason), and so so so much more! Quite the haul I'd say! Awesome!

Check it all out at KarePax on Facebook, as well as KarePax on Twitter.
 
 

Candy Adriatico - January

Candy Adriatico is a monthly subscription box filled with high quality candy picked by hand directly from Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, the countries that share the Adriatic Sea. As they have a common sea, such they have a common Candy Adriatico. Discover new flavors of sea and sun at which you will simply enjoy. Each Candy Adriatico box is a sweet surprise and in each Candy Adriatico box you'll receive an original postcard of one of the cities of the Adriatico Group written by hand.
I received the January Box, which included:
Mini Domacica from Croatia - Tasty crumpets coated in chocolate
Fruit Planet Candies from Slovenia - Strawberry, Lemon, and Orange fruit flavored gummies
Gran Cereale from Italy - A healthy cereal bar with almonds and cranberries, dried fruit, and cereal
Baci from Italy - A white chocolate hazelnut candy
Gorenjka from Slovenia - A thin bar of milk chocolate with raisins and hazelnuts

It is fun to try new treats from around the world! Yum!

 
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fun Treats For The Big Game!

Ready, set, hike! The Big Game is approaching and it’s time to prepare a menu of ultimate football fare. Your guests will undoubtedly expect the game day food and beverages they know and love; wings, dip, and beer. But what about the kids? Many times, this celebration tends to focus more on entertaining adults than the little ones. See below for some healthy (but fun!) options for the young football fans in your life:

·Fruit Salad, Football Style! We all would like our kids to eat more fruit, and what better way than to make it fun? Carve out a watermelon in the shape of a football helmet, and put the salad inside, like the one here. Kids and adults alike won’t be able to resist.

·Field Mix. Use your favorite whole grain cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and sunflower seeds and mix them in a festive bowl. Then, take almonds and draw laces like a football on them with fast dry white chocolate. The perfect combination of sweet and salty without going overboard.
·Water Packs a Punch. Instead of sugary sodas, try new good2grow Juicy Waters. Coming in grape and fruit punch, these all natural, no sugar added, and non-gmo waters are will be so popular, they will disappear before kickoff! Topped with some of the top characters in entertainment like Olaf, Hello Kitty, Captain America, and Scooby Doo, having good2grow at the party will make you a winner, no matter the outcome. 

Check it all out at good2grow on Facebook, as well as good2grow on Twitter.
 
 

Spice Up Your #ValentinesDay With Adam & Eve Products

Adam & Eve is the nation’s leading Internet retailer having served over 10 million customers through its website and catalog, and thousands more through their retail stores. With a long-standing history having a “sex positive” motto, Adam & Eve products have been spicing up the bedroom and enticing lovers for over 40 years. Adam & Eve sell only the highest quality products for individuals and couples looking to indulge in a positive sexual experience.
We recieved the Extreme Toyz Collection. Filled with a wide range of sex toys (including anal, couples, and vibrators), this huge sex toy kit is just what you need to fulfill your fantasies - no matter how dirty they get! The Extreme Toyz Collection includes: Multi-speed Vibrator, Waterproof Multi-speed Egg Vibrator, Realistic Dildo, Ben Wa Balls, Anal Beads, Butt Plug, Penis Ring, and two Penis Sleeves. The hubster and I have been together a long time, so sometimes it is nice to spice things up and try something new, especially with someone you love and trust!

Check it all out at Adam & Eve on Facebook, as well as Adam & Eve on Twitter.

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Orkin Bed Bug Feud Game #Giveaway



Play the Bed Bug Feud and beat the clock to make the leader board!
  
At Orkin, they use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.  
 

Best Of Me #Giveaway With #BestOfMeInsiders

Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope, and second chances. For the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love.
 
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Little Twig

Little Twig offers a personal care line for families made with natural and organic ingredients to nurture sensitive skin. The Little Twig organic baby bath line includes bubble baths, baby washes, shampoo, and more!
We received some great products! Calming Lavender Baby Wash - Shower your little one in serenity with this organic blend of essential oils and mild foam. The formula combines skin softening vitamin E with just a whisper of lavender and chamomile. Gentle enough for newborns.
Calming Lavender Baby Lotion - Bath time or anytime, the Pediatrician tested formula nourishes dry and troubled skin with gentle, milky moisture. Lavender and lemon soothes the mind, vitamin E, jojoba, and tea tree oil heals and softens the skin.

These are perfect for you and your family, or as a baby shower gift!

Check it all out at Little Twig on Facebook, as well as Little Twig on Twitter.
 
 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Glow 2 Go #Giveaway


Glow2Go is America’s brand new innovative and most talked about sunless tanning towelettes. This hip super saver pack of Glow2Go contains 20 individually wrapped premium towelettes which are perfect for sunless tanning at home or on the go. The super-saver box comes with a special ‘press to open’ area that will enable easy pulling of one towelette at a time – without opening the entire box! This will enable you to keep it in your closet under other products and stay organized.
Each towelette is concentrated with an innovative self-tan formula that will produce: •Quick •Even •Streak Free •Natural Looking Tan •In less then 4 hours! You will look sexy and attractive anywhere, anytime! Take the towelettes with you on the road and when you travel and you don’t have to carry a big self-tanning lotion bottle.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Master Lock Safe Space #MasterLockProtects

Master Lock is kicking off an initiative to keep consumers safe through all life stages and seasons. Starting January 19th through January 31st, anyone who tweets a response to the question, “When in your life has safety and security been most top of mind?” with the hashtag #MasterLockProtects will generate a $1 donation to the American Red Cross and be eligible for sweepstakes prizes.
I received the awesome Master Lock Safe Space! The Master Lock  Safe Space Portable Personal Safe features durable construction made to withstand abuse and is water resistant. The safe measures 2-1/5in (57mm) H x 9-2/5in (23.9cm) W x 5-1/10in (13.1cm) D; and is ideal for recreation, campus, office, travel, or leisure use. The safe includes a cable to wrap securely around a fixed object or use as a carrying handle. The Limited Lifetime Warranty provides peace of mind from a brand you can trust. Perfect for an on-the-go Mom like me!

Check it all out at Master Lock on Facebook, as well as Master Lock on Twitter.


 

The Magic School Bus Season 1

A classroom taught by Ms. Valerie Frizzle is always fun and exciting. The colorful teacher owns a Magic School Bus which can transform into different things like a spaceship, a battery, or even an alligator! These things can help Ms. Frizzle with visual teaching methods as she reveals information about anything in science. The students include Carlos, Phoebe, Keesha, Dorothy Ann, Tim, Ralphie, Arnold, and Wanda. Originally, The Magic School Bus aired on PBS. But when production ceased after four years, The Magic School Bus's run on PBS ended with it.
 
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Round Ice Ball Tray


This tray features a four ball silicone mold that makes 4 large ice balls. These ice balls melt slower than traditional ice cubes which makes them perfect for anyone who likes to savor their drink for a longer period without the watery mess. Try them in your whiskey, cocktails, iced coffee, soda - just about any beverage you can imagine! These molds are great for entertaining, parties, or everyday use. If you prefer keeping a larger inventory of ice balls, you could buy multiple trays or simply run multiple freeze cycles storing the ice in the freezer until needed.
Place the mold in sink and fill mold with distilled water to the top rim. Tap water will work but could bubble and create a cloudy ice ball. Press down on the top mold and release any excess water between the top and bottom molds. Place mold on a flat surface in the freezer. Once frozen, remove the top mold and place on the counter upside down. Flip the bottom mold over the top mold and separate the edges until the ice releases into the top mold slots.
 
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mini-Hiatus.....Maybe

As you may know, we just purchased our first house! Weeee! So exciting! But, as you can tell, the blog has been sort of slow the last few weeks. And I am afraid it will continue to be. I am trying to keep up with it, but it is a lot of work packing and moving and setting up a whole new house and home, plus chasing after a 6-year-old boy, and school for him, and taking care of Jason who is still hurting from his broken foot, and still off work! Agh!!! I've been so so busy. But I really do love it.
And I really do love my blog. And I am going to keep at it, but please be warned, it may be slow. I may not post in a few days. But I am always here, and always planning the next big thing for my blog! So stay tuned in, please, loyal readers! Good things are coming! I promise!