Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mother’s Day gifts for Gardeners, Tea Lovers, Wine Lovers & more at GourmetGiftBaskets.com #Giveaway

Looking for an amazing Mother's Day gift idea? From great baskets to delicious baked goods, Gourmetgiftbaskets.com has just the gift you have been looking for. Here is a little more information about this great company from the website: 





For over a decade, our family has shared our love of gourmet foods with others around the world by creating award-winning, handcrafted gift baskets. Every gift basket we sell is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your gift basket isn't up to your highest standards, we won’t rest until we make it right. Or your money back. Can’t decide? We’re here to help you find the best gift basket for that unique someone. Just give us a call toll-free: 866-842-1050. Gourmet Gift Baskets is committed to making both you and your special one happy - and making each gift basket a masterpiece. 

There are so many amazing gifts Mom would love, here are some of my favorites:

Mother's Day Gardening Gift Basket
Tea & Cookies Premium Basket
Mother's Day Wine 


Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, do you have a gift for mom yet? I tend to be the person who is shopping last minute, not because I enjoy shopping last minute, I just get tied up and lose track of time and boom, here I am shopping for a gift at the last minute. But if you are a last minute shopper like I am have no fear, GourmetGiftBaskets.com can help anyone to find a great gift for the mom (or moms) in your life. With quick shipping and a huge selection, you will find just what mom, grandma, or any special mom in your like would love.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Disney and Marvel Announce the Grand Prize Winner of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!!!



Remember I shared a great contest with you all al little while back? Well Disney and Marvel Announce the Grand Prize Winner of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!!! The amazing winner is Maia Dua! Be sure to read more about this winner below, she is going places!

Check out this great video with Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch”) and Emily VanCamp (“Sharon Carter / Agent 13”) sharing more information about this program and the finalists:
        
Maia Dua, from West Sacramento, California was selected from five finalist as MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE Grand Prize Winner and will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios. Over 1,000 young women from across the nation accepted the challenge to use science and technology to create a project that would create positive world change for their generation and beyond. Maia developed a “seeing eye” robot as a cost-effective and durable alternative to a seeing eye dog. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Surf Sweets Candy, delicious fresh fruit flavor organically-sweetened gummy candies everyone will love! #Giveaway


Are you looking for a sweet treat that is better than what is currently in your pantry? Did you know that some of your favorite gummy treats may contain, corn syrup, Red 40, Blue 1, artificial flavor, and artificial colors. Just read the back of that gummy sweet package you have in the pantry you will see there are a lot of out there unnatural ingredients in these treats. There has to be something out there that is better for you, that tastes just as deliciously sweet, right? There is a great option out there for jelly bean and gummy fans, I would like to introduce you all to Surf Sweets Candy! Here is a little more information about this great company from the website: 
Surf Sweets are all natural gummy candies made with organic sweeteners and are allergy friendly. Surf Sweets organically-sweetened gummy candies and jelly beans are drenched in fresh fruit flavor. Free of high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or sweeteners, these fun treats are great for all. All of our products are free of the top 10 allergens!  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Check out the great teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange! #DoctorStrange

Are excited for the release of the newest Disney/Marvel movie, Marvel’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch? I have to admit when I first heard that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as Doctor Strange, I thought... hmmm..  Benedict Cumberbatch? I was a bit skeptical... But after seeing the teaser trailer, whoo hooo I am pumped and excited this is going to be one heck of a great Marvel movie! Are you looking forward to seeing Doctor Strange?  Marvel's Doctor Strange opens in theaters everywhere on November 4th!
Check out the great teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange!    
Like Doctor Strange on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorStrangeMovie 
Follow Doctor Strange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrStrange 
Follow Marvel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvel/   
Visit the official Doctor Strange website here: https://marvel.com/doctorstrange

               Doctor Strange opens in theaters everywhere on November 4th!


Are you looking forward to seeing Doctor Strange?








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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Celebrate National Princess Week April 24-30th with Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia #NationalPrincessWeek #MermaidMagicSofia


Did you know this next week, from April 24-30th is National Princess Week? I never knew there was such a week! But why not take the time to appreciate the princesses you love, and the special little princesses in your life. Being Disney lovers  of course my daughter grew up being a huge fan of the Disney Princesses, from Belle, to Tiana and every princess in-between! One of today’s favorite princes with the little ones is Sofia the First. This special little girl became a princess overnight and must adjust to the life of being a princess, learning loyalty, honesty and compassion.  What little girl doesn’t dream of becoming a princess one day.
I know as a little girl I would day dream, dress up and pretend I was a princess all the time.  This year, we are celebrating this royal week with Sofia the First and Just Play’s Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia doll. This cute doll from Just Play Toys can be wound to and let loose to “swim” in the water.  This doll is the perfect friend to take into the tub, pool or beach this summer. 



Sofia the First Magic Mermaid Princess Sofia, Disney Junior's ​Sofia the First is one of the most magical princesses, both on land and under the sea! With the Magic Mermaid Princess Sofia Doll, girls will love to recreate Sofia's ocean adventures right in their own tub! Get ready for bath-time fun!

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist #Giveaway #LearnWithOrkin



Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.  To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with LG Energy Star certified appliances from Best Buy @BestBuy @LGUS #bbyed #ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


Earth Day, it's a day that reminds us that the planet we live on is really fragile and something we need to take better care of. The awareness that Earth Day creates have helped people open their eyes to the things that we've done in the past that have hurt Earth and how we can and should remedy these issues. One of the things we can all do to help our planet is to be more aware and vigilant of the appliances in our homes and make sure they're Energy Star certified.

Everything from cars, to home appliances, to practically everything in our life is being made to run better, smoother, more efficient. Efficiency is something that not only makes our lives better, but also puts less strain on our natural resources and that in turn makes all our lives better. One thing we can do to help is to purchase energy efficient appliances.
The refrigerator I had growing up, I remember that it would run, and run, and run...that's not good for a lot of things but especially your bottom line. The fridge probably cost my parents I'm not sure how much more money every month in electricity, add that up over the life of the fridge and you've got a lot of money just being wasted. Wasting anything (especially money) is a terrible thing, and with an estimated 170 million refrigerator and refrigerator-freezers in the United States 60 million of that is at least 10 years old (mine included) there is an awful lot of energy costs adding up.

My Little Pony and Transformer fans! Hasbro has some fun new toys you will love! #PlayLikeHasbro






The one theme that I love about the toys today is the throwback toys, toys that were around when I was a kid and my husband was a kid.. Of course the toys have gotten a bit cooler with more accessories and some new characters, but they still have the essence of the toys my husband and I grew up with and I love that. I grew up loving My Little Pony, and I am so happy that these toys are as popular as ever. As most know there is a little more grown up pony with the Equestria Girls. What is cuter than a little pony girl. Hasbro, has a brand new set that My Little Pony fans will love the: 
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Minis Rarity Slumber Party Beauty Set - What's one of the best parts of a slumber party? Makeovers! Get ready to imagine makeup and dress-up fun with this My Little Pony Equestria Girls Minis Rarity Slumber Party Beauty Set. Imagine Rarity giving her friends great advice and sharing beauty secrets at a slumber party with this set, which includes a vanity with makeup and hairstyling accessories! This cute, poseable mini-doll also comes with her cute kitty figure. 


Friday, April 15, 2016

Amazing eats at the Mount Airy Lodge!

***This visit was sponsored by the Mount Airy Lodge, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***


In our relaxing Pocono’s Mount Airy Lodge getaway, we relaxes had great entertainment and we were able to eat some fantastic food located right in the resort just a short elevator ride away from our room. After working Friday, we made the 2 hour drive up to the resort, so needless to say we were HUNGRY! After checking in, we dropped out bags off and made a b-line straight to Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen.
Being that we’re fans of Guy Fieri, we were excited to finally get a chance to eat at one of his establishments, and we weren’t disappointed! We started out with Guy’s Vegas Fries, this is something that was originally concocted on the campus of UNLV back when Guy was in college and for a let’s just toss stuff together college kid meal these fries were incredible. 
Crispy fries tossed in home-made buffalo wing sauce, topped with blue cheese crumbles and served with cool blue-sabi (blue cheese & wasabi) dipping sauce. These suckers were a meal all on their own. If you’re a fan of chicken wings, you’ll like these, if you’re a fan of fries, you’ll like these. If you’re a fan of flavorful food…again, you’ll like these. Not too spicy, the sauce had just the right amount of heat and it wasn’t just hot heat, it was flavorful heat.


Moving along to entrees, I went with the Turkey Picnic sandwich. House smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, citrus-cranberry relish, crispy BBQ chips on the sandwich and donkey sauce (mayo, garlic, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, & pepper.) This sandwich and accompanying donkey sauce were out of bounds. I love turkey sandwiches and this sandwich put me in mind of a jacked up Thanksgiving dinner on a roll.

It is finally time! Disney's The Jungle Book is in theaters today!! #JungleBook

 It is finally time! Disney's The Jungle Book is in theaters today!! Be sure to check out this amazing film with your family! My family and I plan to see it this weekend, we are pretty excited!
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Are you ready to relax at the spa then gamble and take in a show? The Mount Airy Lodge has it all!

***This visit was sponsored by the Mount Airy Lodge, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own*** 

Do you ever just want to get away? Away from the normal stresses from everyday life? With our busy lives it may be hard to get away as often as you can, but we really need to make the time for ourselves, time to enjoy life and each other. If you are looking for a great weekend getaway look no further than the Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos. The Mount Airy Resort has so many things to offer you while staying there, from a world class casino, top flight entertainment, a wonderful spa, a salon, great restaurants an 18 hole golf course, and so much more.  
The Mount Airy Casino is famous for our absolutely astonishing giveaways, prizes and winnings. From chances to win $1,000,000 to a new car, Mount Airy always has the most exciting promotions. Between the tournaments and the bonus slot play there was a lot to entice you to gamble and have fun.  While we were there the promotion was a kitchen appliance giveaway (each weekend in April you get a chance to earn a small kitchen appliance, from hand mixers to toasters and more) there were so many people happily walking around with electronic can openers!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Slip into comfort with Lugz Women’s Laurel! #Giveaway






Are you a big fan of comfortable unique shoes? I love to wear comfortable shoes, be it sneakers or comfy flats and I have found a place that has some great boots and stylish flats that will get noticed, Lugz.  Here is a little more information about the Lugz shoe company from the website:

 Lugz product is aggressively styled using the highest quality materials for maximum durability and superior comfort. Our footwear features premium leathers and durable construction. Everything is designed with the fashion forward customer in mind.  
Today Lugz has expanded beyond boots and has added casual shoes, sandals and athletics to the mix, and the brand can be found at major retailers across the country. Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Looking for a great getaway? Look no further than The Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos!

***This visit was sponsored by the Mount Airy Lodge, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***


When I think of the Poconos, I think of the Poconos of my childhood. Awful hotels that haven’t been updated since Eisenhower was in office, awful (but plentiful) food, and almost no amenities. I lived this as a child being bored out of my skull being trapped in a room that had awful beds, terrible bathrooms and ZERO televisions! This past weekend my husband and I had the chance to head up to the Poconos and experience what the Mount Airy Casino Resort had to offer….let me tell you this isn’t the Poconos of my childhood!
What a beautiful hotel. The outside of the hotel was simply stunning, it was well lit, well maintained and beautiful. From the outside this looked like a AAA 4 Diamond Award winner (because it is!) We arrived and were greeted by the lovely high ceiling lobby that has a warm modern cabin feel. Check-in was a breeze, finding our room was a breeze…..about our room….wow. We’ve stayed in a lot of hotels some good, some bad, and some great. The Mt. Airy Resort would definitely fall into the great category. 

Therafit cute shoes with reliable comfort, protection and relief from arch pain and more! #Giveaway


Spring is here and it is time to finally put away those clunky snow boots and break out some cute spring and summer shoes. Are you looking for a comfortable pair of shoes for the spring or summer? How about a pair of slip on ballet shoes that are not only cute looking but are comfortable as well? Therafit is a great shoe company that has a wonderful selection. They have great Athletic shoes, Uniform shoes and Walking shoes. These shoes are made to help with your posture, thus making walking or running more comfortable and less strenuous on your body. If you are looking for a pair of shoes that will make your spring and summer walking a better experience, you are going to love Therafit . Here is a little more information about Therafit from the website:
Our philosophy is simple: Make Your Whole Body Happy. We stay focused on giving you a really comfortable shoe. Our patented technology provides unique cushioning and impact absorption, with a goal to improve posture & support. Therafit Shoe is built on four key ideals: Comfort, Customer, Charity and Community. It is through these four pillars of strength that we hope to provide a lifestyle product that is dedicated to a woman's total body wellness. 
Our patented technology provides you with the ability to personalize your comfort, provides unique cushioning and impact absorption, with a goal to improve posture, increase support and reduce pain. Therafit Footwear products are designed for optimal support and cushioning with the goal of providing you with reliable comfort, protection and relief from arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, pronation and other foot pain symptoms.

I am always on the go traveling and on the go, from traveling for my work, to blog conferences to family vacations the summer is a big travel time for me.  I need shoes that are stylish and fit my foot and my fashion. Most shoes are stylish but not for me. Shoes may be cute, but they are not built with your feet in mind. The beds are flat with no support at all, and after walking for a while your feet will feel it. So when I had the chance to review shoes that are stylish as well as comfortable. Shoes that are made to walk in, with all of the support you need, I was so excited. I was very fortunate to be able to review two pairs of shoes from Therafit, Coco Women's Fabric Ballet Flat and the Rio Women's Ballet Flat. . 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Join in with Teleflora’s campaign, “One Tough Mother,” to honor all Moms with flowers this Mother’s Day! #Teleflora, #OneToughMother #ad

Being a mom is hard work, it is a tough job. I am in awe and wonder when I think of all the hard working moms out there. But being a mom is the toughest job you will ever love. When I found out I was going to become a mother, I knew it would be tough to work full time and raise a family. But I also knew it would be the only way I would be able to have a family, I had to make sure I could do it all. I knew it would be tough, and boy is it. I am on the go, all the time it seems, no rest for the weary.. But even though things can be hard and hectic, I love my life and I would not have it any other way. My family is my biggest accomplishment, and I love them so very much.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Check out the latest trailer for The BFG! #TheBFG




I have the latest trailer for The BFG to share with you all, this includes new, never-before-seen footage of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant). The film, is directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl. The BFG is in theaters everywhere on July 1st!  Be sure to check out Steven Spielberg’s Facebook Live tour of Amblin Entertainment too! 
          
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. 
It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mommy-hood is life’s greatest balancing act, it gets harder when, you realize Sick just got real™ #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream


“The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.”

Being a working mom is a tough job, it can be a real balancing act with my day work and my life work. It is like having two full time jobs life never seems to slow down. I have a calendar full of scheduled appointments, playdates, and school events. My life is full of sticky messes and late nights and early mornings I have been through it all. But as hectic and on the go my life is I would not change it, I love my life.  But there are sometimes you just dream of having some “me” time then, life gets even more hectic when sickness comes into your life! Oh no! 

Now things are about to get wild! When this happens know that you are not alone, it is tough enough for a mom when household is healthy let alone when some are not feeling themselves. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare have released a video depicting a small glimpse of what moms may feel and experience when their child is under the weather. Can you relate? Be sure to check out the video below:


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Coloring fun with Finding Dory coloring sheets! #FindingDory #HaveYouSeenHer


Everyone’s favorite absent minded fish Dory, is back in theaters soon! Fans of Finding Nemo, are going to love seeing Finding Dory. I know I am looking forward to this movie, one of my daughters favorite movies was Finding Nemo, we watched it again and again. 
It will be great to see Finding Dory who knows we may see some old friends? We will just wait and see? While we wait for Finding Dory to hit theaters, make sure to print out the fun coloring sheets for the kids, to print simply click on the coloring sheet image below, and a coloring packet of 5 fun images will pop up, then print and enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Come on and join along with some Star Wars Episode VII movie fun with Hasbro!

***As a Hasbro Blogger I received these toys for review. All opinions are 100% my own***

We're a Star Wars house, don't have much of a choice really. I knew what I was getting into when I first started dating my husband that he was a Star Wars guy, he never hid it and has never hid it. But his love of the movie franchise grew on me too, and was passed down to our daughter... From the our personalized star wars license plate, to our basement full of collectibles we are a Star Wars family plain and simple. We've become a Star Wars family, my daughter “is being raised the right way” according to my husband...ha ha.. but that's my issue. This is all leading to seeing a huge black box that simply said Star Wars on it sitting in between our doors. That big box was full of cool things and we were able to have a screening of the Force Awakens in our house and that made my Star Wars family extremely happy.

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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