Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gorton’s Grill Your Way To Gorgeous Giveaway



What was your new year’s resolution this year? Was it to eat better? To lose weight? To just plain get healthier? Are you a fish lover? Well I have something great for you!   Well Gorton's fish has a great option for you. The Gorton’s Grilled product line. This line is full of delicious healthier for you fish options.  My family are great fans of the Grilled shrimp classic from the grilled line. The shrimp taste fresh and delicious.  My daughter is a huge shrimp fan.



It seems like she could survive on shrimp alone (she likes it that much) and she just loved the grilled shrimp. And asked if we could get this again!  I will have to try the grilled Tilapia next I love the idea of having the grilled fish in a salad, it just looks crisp and delicious. The flame-grilled and seasoned fish will be a great complement to a salad.


Gorton's has this great new promotion called the Grill Your Way to Gorgeous Giveaway!  The  grand prize winner of the Gorton’s Grill Your Way to Gorgeous Giveaway will receive a $1,000 wardrobe makeover. I know I would just love that! My wardrobe would love a makeover.  Gorton's is also giving away 1,000 1st prizes of a coupon for a free Gorton’s grilled product, so there will be many winners!

So make sure to pick up great Gorton's Grilled items in your local supermarket, you can get a jump on your new years resolution to eat healthier. Without sacrificing flavor! Remember “Trust the Gorton's Fisherman” that song always gets stuck in my head (it is a great jingle).



The great folks at Gorton's are giving three of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win 2 FREE coupons for a Gorton's Seafood Product each! To enter please visit Gortons take a look around the site, then come back here and let me know your favorite recipe.  There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.


Buy it:

Visit your local supermarket to pick up some great Gorton's Seafood

Win it:

3 winners! Each will win 2 FREE coupons for a Gorton's Seafood Product.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I have received free product coupons from Gordons Seafood. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY Coloring Sheets


If you are as excited as I am for the February 17th release of The Secret World of Arrietty. And would love a sneak peak, here is the trailer and some great coloring sheets.  This looks like a great movie that the family will love. 








Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.”

Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom. The film hits theaters Feb. 17, 2012.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Dual Indulgence Fruit Tray Duo from Bella Viva Orchards - Review (And a Giveaway)


Are you looking for some healthy delicious snacks. Would you rather give a healthy treat to your Valentine this year? Well I have a great place to introduce you to Bella Viva Orchards. Here is a little more information about Bella Viva Orchards from the website:


Specializing in delicious California grown Dried Fruits grown in a sustainable manner and our American gift baskets.

Our gourmet dried fruit and nuts are sold individually packaged or are combined in our signature trail mixes. We also offer attractive gift baskets and tray assortments, perfect for gifts or to offer guests at a gathering. Bella Viva offers an assortment of gourmet chocolates including chocolate covered fruit and nuts. The chocolate morsels are a perfect addition in any one of our basket or tray arrangements.

Since 2006 Bella Viva has been a certified organic fruit grower and as of 2008, we are a certified organic fruit dry-yard as well. We are proud to offer authentic organic dried fruit to our customers. As of this date our organic dried fruits include oranges, mangos, peaches, pears, cherries, and more!


We offer easy online ordering and shipping that will allow you to get a taste of California 's delectable dried fruit, nuts and chocolate quickly and conveniently. What is better than having sweet treats delivered right to your door?




My Review:

I just love healthy snacks. And I think my daughter is taking after me, she just loves fruit snacks. Now we are not talking about the sugar filled sweet “candy” fruit snacks they sell at the supermarkets. She loves real dried fruit. With all of the sugary snacks my daughter is around, I just love the fact that she loved the fruit snack the most.

I was very fortunate to be able to review the Dual Indulgence Fruit Trays  from Bella Viva Orchards. This is a 2lb try of dried fruits, and a 2 lb tray of chocolate covered fruits and nuts.



The trays I received had: California Apricots, Pears, Pluots, Figs, Prunes, Apples, Chocolate Covered Apricots, Chocolate Covered Peaches, Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Chocolate Covered Almonds,  and Chocolate Covered Walnuts.

I just loved the Pluots, I had never even heard of a Pluot before. They are quite delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness. For those who do not know a Pluot is a   hybrid of a plum and an apricot. Delicious. The fruits were sweet and fresh.

My daughter just adored the Apples, and the sweet Apricots. I have to say I was also a fan of the prunes. Prunes are delicious, and I don’t think they deserve the bad “reputation” they are tasty : )


It was a great combo of fruit and delicious chocolate.  My husband just loved the chocolate covered almonds, and the chocolate covered bing cherries.

My daughter loved all of the chocolate covered fruits, and nuts. But she loved the dried fruit more. (good girl!)

So if you are looking for a different kind of gift for your Valentine this year, I would suggest a Dual Indulgence Fruit Trays from Bella Viva Orchards. If this tray is not what you are looking for, there are so many great items on the Bella Viva Orchards site, that would be great for that special someone!

The very generous folks at Bella Viva Orchards are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win the Dual Indulgence Fruit Trays! 

To enter please visit the Bella Viva Orchards site, take a look around then come back here and let me know your favorite item from the site. There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

Buy it:

Please visit Bella Viva Orchards to purchase
to get a  15% discount on the site. use the code disneyfamily. The code expires on 3/24/12.


Win it:

One winner will win the Dual Indulgence Fruit Tray Duo from Bella Viva Orchards ARV $39.95

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 trays to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Nutrisystem Week #15 #NSNation


Well here we are at week 15 NutrisystemI just love how Nutrisystem is constantly adding new items. It is nice to shake thing up at times. I like to try new things and I love the new breakfast option….. A chocolate donut! Oh yes you heard that right, a chocolate donut! Oh yea! I have to say this is very good. Now it does not taste like a donut from Dunkin Donuts., but it sure smells like it, and it is very yummy. So you can’t beat that, a diet donut : )

 Looks good huh? And believe me it is tasty!

So I have been having a good week so far, sticking with the program and my workout routine.


I am going out for my birthday dinner this week, so I will have to choose wisely at the restaurant because I want to keep on going strong.


Here is my week 14 results

Nutrisystem Week 15
Pounds Lost this week:  2
Total lost: 30.5


Yes! 30 pounds!

Dancing Banana

(yes I had to break out the dancing banana! )


I cannot believe it. This is not really true is it? But yes it really is true! And I could not be happier. I had to take a picture of my progress, so here I am 30 pounds down. Before I know it I will be slimmer and ready for swimsuit season, eating donuts and losing weight thanks to Nutrisystem.





Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem, and join me on the program? If you would like to follow my progress please click here.

Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: I have been selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. For the next four months, Nutrisystem will provide me with their meals at no charge for my review. I am not being compensated for my participation.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Disney iHome Review


My daughter likes to listen to music and thankfully for her my husband likes to buy MP3 players, he upgrades his all the time so he has several old one’s lying around. He gave our daughter one of his old MP3 players and loaded it up with music that she would like and a bunch of in park audio from around Disney World. This is all great she loves it but she loves to do her interpretive dances and I’m afraid the MP3 player would go flying across the room and breaking something. We have a solution Minnie speakers from IHome  iHomeaudio.com/Disney.

There are so very many cute IHome items from Kermit the Frog, to Perry the Platypus from Phineas & Ferb they even have some Nightmare Before Christmas ones! I would just love that! But the Minnie one was the most perfect one for my daughter, as soon as she saw this player she got so excited! She just could not wait to try this out (what happened to the little baby I had? My daughter is such a grown up big girl  7 year old now, where did the time go?) and listen to her music. She just loved the player, and I loved how easy it was to use and it is very cute, and looks great in her room.

 This is the perfect option, she can listen to her songs and dance all she wants and nothing gets smashed in the process. The speakers are super cute they’re polka dotted like Minnie’s dress and have Minnie’s face on the back, she absolutely loves these speakers. The speakers themselves are really good, the sound is clear and the tones are rich, everything you want in speakers these speakers give you and they only cost $19.99. If you’re looking for affordable speakers these speakers are a great choice.   

 
So if you are looking for a great sounding speaker system, at an affordable price. Make sure to check out the great items from Ihome, for great looking and great sounding speakers, for your mp3 players.
  iHomeaudio.com/Disney.
Stereo Speaker for all MP3 Share your sounds anywhere with the iHM9 portable speaker system. The contemporary space saving design fits anywhere, and looks great. Enjoy big stereo sound from a small unit. Built in audio cable lets you connect to any audio device that has a headphone jack.



Buy it:

Please visit Disney IHome https://www.ekids.com/DM-M9/ to purchase.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a mp3 player docking station to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Drain Claw - Review

Do you have clogged drains in your home? Do you just hate to use harsh chemicals but you do not know what else to do to help the clog? Well I have a great suggestion for you, a Drain Claw. What is a Drain Claw? Here is a little more information from the website:


It’s more than just a hair hook……..

• Save $$$ with The Drain Claw
• Stop using dangerous chemicals
• Use The Drain Claw over and over
• Safest-Easiest tool to unclog a slow or clogged bath drain
There is no better way to open a clogged drain caused by hair.  The Drain Claw is the GREENEST drain cleaner. 



My Review:


My husband has it rough living with two women with long hair, he’s constantly complaining about the sinks being clogged and having to clean them all the time. He uses this contraption that has teeth on it that pulls the hair out but it’s really hard to get clean and he’s been cut a few times trying to clean it. I was happy to give him a new tool to fight his ongoing clogged drain battles…the Drain Claw .
This little wonder made my husband’s job of playing Mario easier.

The Drain Claw is easy to use and the thing that made my husband happy was being able to clean the hair off of it was a snap. No more trying to get nasty wet hair off of a sharp piece of plastic. The Drain Claw is flexible wire instead of “flexible” plastic that is as sharp as our steak knives. My husband used the Drain Claw after having already used his nemesis and was amazed to pull out more hair!

So it’s better and less painful! One of the best features of the Drain Claw means we won’t be buying any more Draino, our pipes are old, almost a century old and Draino is harsh on pipes and it smells bad and is just something I hate having to get. After one pass through our sink and tub with the Drain Claw we no longer have issues with slow draining drains and my husband’s knuckles aren’t bloody!

 
I love this! I would recommend this for your clogged drains. So if you would like clean drains like us, make sure to pick up a drain claw or two.


Buy it:

Please visit here The Drain Claw to purchase.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Make the Superbowl the Party of the Year

The Superbowl is an occasion for high expectations: an intense game between two well-matched teams, commercials deserving of awards, and an awe-inspiring halftime show. Make sure that your party measures up by including all the essentials that make game day great.

A Big Central TV

If you don't have one large room where everyone can view the game, include smaller TVs in other rooms, even outside on a patio. Just ensure the TVs are protected from the sun's glare.

Plenty of Seating

Allow for traffic flow to the food table, bar and restrooms. A U-shaped seating arrangement makes the best use of available space, as does utilizing tall cocktail-style tables with barstools in back, and comfy pillows and bean bags on the floor in front.

A Great Bar

Keep it simple. Beer is a must, and local microbrews from each team's region are fun to feature. With liquor, keep costs down by limiting it to a few basic types. Vodka, the most popular, is made very versatile with assorted mixers like tonic, soda and 7-Up; or cranberry, grapefruit, orange and pineapple juices. Another great option is tequila for margaritas and celebratory shots. Want to feature a specialty cocktail? Consider a "Cape Cod," which is simply vodka with cranberry juice and a twist of lime. A "Big Apple" Martini is made unique and a touch more masculine with equal parts Crown Royal, Apple Pucker and cranberry juice, evoking a red apple instead of the overly sweet Green Apple Martini. Be sure to supply glassware and cocktail napkins; garnishes like limes, olives and cherries; and lots of ice. Offer non-alcoholic options like regular and diet sodas, lemonade or iced tea for the designated drivers.

Thematic Munchies

With food, you have an opportunity to showcase your creativity. Obvious choices for this year's game include tomato-infused Manhattan clam chowder and creamy New England clam chowder. Include other delicacies that evoke these two locales: thin crust pizza bites and mini versions of hot dogs sold by street vendors in NYC, or warm crab dip and Boston baked beans from Massachusetts.

Superbowl Pool

Encourage friendly wagers by tacking up some large sheets of paper on the walls, filling in the squares with guests' initials, and awarding prizes at the end of each quarter. For more information on how to play, go to =


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Cake Pop Creations – Review (And a Giveaway)


What is a cake pop? Well it is a delicious new way to have a bite of cake! And I have found a great place to pick up some tasty cake pops. Cake Pop Creations, here is a little information about Cake Pop Creations from the website:

Indulgent Cake Pop Creations™ made with cake covered in chocolate or vanilla candy. The perfect gift for any occasion! It's the most fun you will ever have eating cake! Order cake pops online and ship them anywhere in the nation!
To prove the world that Cake is sooo much better... on a stick!

The Largest Online Cake Pop Store In The Nation! The only cake pop store that can ship cake pops cold and safe to anywhere in the united states. Best cake pops in Orange County California. Best cake pops in Southern California. Best cake pops in the nation. Best cake pops on earth.
Cake Pop Creations™, Gifts for any occasion, holidays gifts, holiday cake pops, business gifts, business cake pops, customer appreciation program, custom cake pops, cake Balls, cake on a stick, cake pop bouquet, order cake pops, buy cake pops.


My Review:


When you’re looking for a quick sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth look no further than Cake Pops ! They will satisfy your sweet tooth and not make you feel bad if you’re trying to watch what you’re eating. Everything’s better on a stick and what could be better than cake on a stick? Nothing!



The pops were packed very well, in a great reusable/recyclable freezer box. With plenty of ice packs to make sure the pops arrived in good condition.  
 


We received a “bouquet” of cake pops vanilla and red velvet in flavor and after noticing the drizzle on the pops my daughter kept saying they looked like Elvis. I don’t where she came up with that….I don’t know where she comes up with half the things she says!  We loved the white chocolate coating over the vanilla cake pops, and the red velvet pops.

We love cake pops, they’re the perfect snack, just enough to satisfy but not too much to kill your diet. And they taste good which is the most important aspect of any food. My husband is the vanilla guy while my daughter and I are the red velvet fans so this batch was perfect for us.
With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks what better present is there? Send a bouquet of cake pops, it’s different, it’s thinking outside of the box and it lets the recipient know that you actually went out of your way to come up with something different. Avoid the flowers and chocolate they’re played out do something different! Like eating cake on a stick! And when the pops are done, your valentine will have a special coffee mug to use! The mug can remind them of the great cake pop gift you gave to them.




So if you are looking for a great valentine’s day gift, why not give some cake pops? They are different and delicious, and that special valentine will love them.

 
The great folks at Cake Pop Creations are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a small One Dozen Cake Pop Creation of your choice! Wouldn’t you love to win? To enter please visit http://www.cakepopcreations.com/ take a look around then come back here and tell me your favorite gift set, or pop! There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

Buy it:

To purchase these great pops please visit Cake Pop Creations

Win it:

One winner will win a small One Dozen Cake Pop Creation of your choice



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions, . No compensation was received. All opinions are my own. this is a unofficial fan site that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or Disney theme parks.

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